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How a California Conservation Officer Took On Illegal Cartel Grow Operations

After two encounters with illegal marijuana grow operations maintained by the cartels—one of which turned dangerously violent as responding LEOs came under ambush attack—Lieutenant John Nores decided to stand up a team of special operators.

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Cartel Leader El Chapo Gets Life in Federal Prison

“Why did we go to trial?” Guzmán asked rhetorically. “Why didn’t you sentence me on day one?” Sentencing judge Brian Cogan provided the answer in handing down the maximum sentence, citing the “mountain” of evidence presented against Guzman.

Enforcing the Wild West of Weed

Legalizing marijuana is requiring law enforcement to rethink and retool its drug enforcement efforts.

Florida Sheriff Dismayed About Drugs Smuggled Over Mexico Border

Polk County (FL) Sheriff Grady Judd appeared on Fox and Friends on Friday, decrying the illegal drug trafficking over the US-Mexico border, saying, "You want to just pull your eyeballs out."

DEA, Charlotte Police Take Down Mexican Cartel Drug Traffickers

For roughly a year, investigators with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC) Police Department partnered with the DEA, State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), and the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office in an effort to stop the distribution of illegal narcotics by the Jalisco Nueva Generacion drug cartel.

Drug Lord "El Chapo" Found Guilty on All 10 Counts

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will live the rest of his life in prison after a jury said he conspired to commit murder, engaged in a continuing criminal enterprise, and other crimes.

Entire Acapulco Police Force Disarmed and Placed Under Investigation

According to NBC News, authorities in southern Mexico disarmed and placed under investigation the entire police force in the resort city of Acapulco on Tuesday, alleging that the force was overridden and infiltrated by drug gangs.

Details Emerge in Grisly Beheading of 13-Year-Old Alabama Girl

During a preliminary hearing for Yoni Martinez Aguilar — who is suspected to have murdered 13--year-old Mariah Lopez and her legal guardian, 49-year-old Oralia Mendoza — details began to emerge about the killings.

2 Cartel Members Found Guilty of Killing ICE Agent in Mexico

A federal jury found two Mexican nationals guilty Thursday of murder of a federal officer, attempted murder of a federal officer, and related offenses in the killing of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent Jaime Zapata and the attempted murder of ICE Special Agent Victor Avila on Feb. 15, 2011, in Mexico.

NYPD Officer Promoted After Helping Bring El Chapo to Justice

Det. Diana Spangenberg, a 15-year NYPD veteran who worked on the investigation that led to the arrest of Mexican drug lord El Chapo, has been made detective first grade, police said Friday.