MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's government confirmed late Sunday that the leader of the Knights Templar
Last year, CBS News correspondent Armen Keteyian interviewed a Chicago drug trafficker who worked
The United States will seek to extradite Mexican drug cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman from
On a busy stretch of Ponce de Leon Boulevard in Coral Gables, between Madeira and Majorca Avenues,
EL PASO, TEXAS – The ongoing trial of a man accused of killing three U.S. Consulate workers and family members in Juarez is revealing the shocking depravity of one of Mexico’s most violent gangs, including the charge that it had a daily murder quota calibrated to instill fear in police and the public.
MEXICO CITY – Mexican officials say federal police have arrested a man suspected of leading a drug
The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has people talking about heroin. But here in metro
SOUTH TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and agriculture specialists at eight South Texas ports of entry seized a significant amount of narcotics, currency, false documents, and uncovered numerous immigration and agricultural violations during fiscal year 2013. Fiscal Year 2013 began October 1, 2012 and ended Sept. 30, 2013.
What is the Sinaloa cartel?The Mexican crime syndicate is the world's most powerful drug trafficking
The past year has seen a decline in murders in Mexico's brutal drug war, but a rise in kidnappings and the growth of self-defense vigilante militias.
Civilian 'self-defence' groups trade gunfire with Knights Templar cartel in Nueva Italia in Michoacán state in fight over territory
PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say they have discovered an incomplete smuggling tunnel along the
The Feds can't see them. Or hear the digging. They don't know how many there are or where they are headed. They know only that the tunnels are coming. And when they cross our border, when the soil gives way and the drugs start flowing, it's already too late. Jason Kersten uncovers a battleground hidden beneath our feet
City's Open-Air Drug Markets' Surprising Connection To Mexican Drug Cartels
PHOENIX - 12 of 13 suspected members who work for the Sinaloa Drug Cartel in Mexico have been arrested as part of a year-long multi-agency law enforcement investigation known as "Operation Kruz Control."
They aren't just about Mexico or drugs anymore.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The same people who leave dead bodies and severed heads littering a busy highway in
Mexican police have arrested a man in the western state of Jalisco suspected of orchestrating a
The bodies of eight members of the same family, including two women, have been found in plastic bags
A man linked to a Mexican drug cartel will be sentenced Friday in San Diego after pleading guilty to
Mexican drug cartels looking to diversify their businesses long ago moved into oil theft, pirated goods, extortion and kidnapping, consuming an ever larger swath of the country's economy. This month, federal officials confirmed the cartels have even entered the country's lucrative mining industry, exporting iron ore to Chinese mills.
MEXICO CITY: A total of 64 bodies have been found in mass graves in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, authorities said Monday as they wrapped up a probe of alleged victims of a drug cartel. A total of 35 graves were found, an official at the attorney general’s office said.
Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba, the former governor of the State of Tamaulipas, Mexico, has been indicted in the U.S. under the RICO statute. Yarrington, along with Fernando Alejandro Cano Martinez, the owner of a Mexican construction firm, is also indicted of conspiring to launder money, conspiring to defraud and conspiring to make false statements to federally insured U.S. bank
This has been the bloodiest year since 1998 when it comes to drug violence here in the state of Michoacan. For Miguel Patiño Velazquez, a 75-year-old bishop with a white frock and dark circles under his eyes, it is time to speak out. The bishop has criticized drug gangs by name, supported village vigilantes anddemanded that the government restore order. Where other church fathers have spoken in generic terms about the violence, the bishop has been bold, leading the Catholic Church into the heart of the public debate.
MEXICO CITY - A teenage U.S. citizen who acknowledged being a drug-cartel killer has finished his three-year juvenile-offender term for homicide, kidnapping and drug and weapons possession. The interior secretary of southern Morelos state, Jorge Messeguer, told Milenio television the teen has been released and taken to an airport to be sent to the United States, where he has family.
The number of exhumed bodies now stands at 42 -- and the digging continues at the latest clandestine mass grave to be discovered on Mexican soil. This month, Mexican authorities declared that they had exhumed 19 unidentified bodies from the unmarked burial ground along the Lerma River, in the western state of Jalisco. The site is near the border with Michoacan, a state reeling from the presence of violent drug cartels. Since the initial announcement of the discovery, the number of exhumed bodies has continued to grow as officials continue their grisly work.
BOISE -- Methamphetamine use is a problem that has plagued Idaho since the 1990s. As meth gained popularity, so did the home meth lab. People were creating the drug in their homes using household chemicals. That is no longer the trend. Meth is now a major item for the Mexican drug cartels.
The House Judiciary Committee has begun looking at reports that Mexican drug cartel members are abusing the U.S. asylum system to bypass regular immigration checks and get into the country, where some are setting up smuggling operations and others engage in the same violent feuds that caused them to flee Mexico in the first place.
The son of one of the world’s most-wanted drug lords was arrested at an Arizona border crossing to face drug-trafficking charges in the United States, authorities said Friday. Serafin Zambada, 23, was arrested Wednesday afternoon while crossing the border from Mexico in Nogales, Ariz., accompanied by his wife in a pedestrian lane, said Kelly Thornton, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office in San Diego. The wife was detained and released.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in El Paso found $421,770 hidden in a car headed to