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  • Authorities say they've busted large Mexico-to-US drug ring

    08/09/2018 10:26:02 AM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies
    columbiamissourian.com ^ | 8/8/2018 | MICHAEL BALSAMO
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly two dozen people were arrested Wednesday and charged with using small aircraft to smuggle heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine over the U.S. border at the behest of one of Mexico's most notorious drug cartels, authorities said. The arrests of 22 suspects come on the heels of a nearly three-year investigation into three drug trafficking organizations that authorities say were working on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel. The groups, which received the drugs from the cartel in northern Mexico, would then stash them in soup cans, inside hidden compartments in cars and used small aircraft — though...
  • 13-year-old girl beheaded after seeing grandmother killed in Alabama cemetery

    07/13/2018 10:37:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 58 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | July 13, 2018 | Crystal Bonvillian
    OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. - An Alabama 13-year-old found dead in a wooded area last month was beheaded after she saw two men stab her grandmother to death, an investigator testified Thursday. The grisly details of Mariah Lopez’s slaying came out during the preliminary hearing of Yoni Martinez Aguilar, AL.com reported. Aguilar, 26, and Israel Gonzalez Palomino, 34, are each charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of Lopez and her 49-year-old grandmother and legal guardian, Oralia Mendoza. Palomino is also charged with possession of methamphetamine. Members of the middle schooler’s family wept as Investigator Stacy Rutherford...
  • RUSSIA HAS WON IN SYRIA, WILL IT CHALLENGE U.S. IN LEBANON NEXT?

    05/06/2018 1:42:16 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 66 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/6/2018 | Tom O'Connor
    Lebanon held on Sunday its first parliamentary elections in nine years, as citizens expressed cautious optimism that the country's rigid, oft-deadlocked sectarian political system could be swayed. Behind the scenes, however, one of the world's leading powers has quietly eyed the small state as a potential ground to project its power in the Middle East and into the Mediterranean. But it won't be easy. With Syrian rebels and jihadis at bay, and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government set to further extend its comeback, Russia has pursued a cautious overture across the border into Lebanon—a $1 billion dollar arms deal, including...
  • Smashing the Sinaloa cartel: Major coup for DEA as agents seize $6MILLION cash[tr]

    03/09/2018 12:16:09 PM PST · by bgill · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 9, 2018 | DailyMail
    Federal prosecutors have indicted 75 people including 40 in San Diego in a massive drugs and money operation which has been called the biggest money laundering investigation ever in the Californian city. The defendants allegedly laundered drug proceeds from the Sinaloa cartel for years, U.S. Attorney Adam Braverman said at a news conference in downtown San Diego. He said the network was responsible for laundering tens of millions of dollars in drug profits over the past three years. 'We have siphoned the cash and life out of a San Diego-based international money laundering organization with ties to the Sinaloa cartel,'...
  • US slaps highest-level 'do not travel' warning on five Mexican states...

    01/10/2018 8:20:35 PM PST · by caww · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 10, 2018 | Fox News
    All five states -- Tamaulipas on the U.S. border and Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero on the Pacific coast -- are hotspots of drug cartel activity, either hosting trafficking routes or extensive drug-crop cultivation. The new warning system designates the states as a "level 4" risk, the highest level of potential danger. Mexico as a whole has a level 2 rating, meaning Americans should "exercise increased caution" because of concerns about crime. But an additional 11 Mexican states got a level 3 warning Wednesday, which urges people to "reconsider travel" there. Mexico has 31 states in all. Those states where...
  • (Vanity) Updated Mexico Travel Advisory from U.S. Gov

    01/10/2018 7:45:44 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 25 replies
    Travel Advisory January 10, 2018 Mexico – Level 2: Exercise increased caution C Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico as U.S. government employees are prohibited from travel to these areas. U.S. government employees are prohibited from intercity travel after dark in many areas of Mexico. U.S. government employees are also not permitted to drive from the U.S.-Mexico border to...
  • 19 killed in clashes near city of Mazatlan, Mexico

    07/01/2017 4:46:36 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 12 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | 01 July 2017 | Ap
    Mexican authorities said Saturday that at least 19 people died in clashes involving armed men and security forces in the gang-plagued northwestern state of Sinaloa, where homicides have spiked dramatically following the capture and extradition of convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
  • Who is 'El Chapo' Guzman, Public Enemy Number One?

    02/15/2013 1:49:00 PM PST · by AuntB · 16 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Feb. 15, 2013 | Michael Tarm
    A drug kingpin in Mexico who has never set foot in Chicago has been named the city's new Public Enemy No. 1 — the same notorious label assigned to Al Capone at the height of the Prohibition-era gang wars. The Chicago Crime Commission announced the move Thursday, saying it considers Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman even more menacing than Capone because he's the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, which supplies most of the narcotics sold in the city. "Of the two, Guzman is by far the greater threat. ... And he has more power and financial capability than Capone ever dreamed...
  • Eric Holder Accused of Cover-up in Scathing New House Oversight Committee Report

    06/07/2017 8:45:02 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 35 replies
    Politistick ^ | 06/07/2017 | The Politistick Team
    The House Oversight Committee released a scathing report Wednesday that accuses former Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice of covering up Operation Fast and Furious and misleading Congress’ investigation into the botched gun-running operation. The nearly 300-page report states that the Justice Department under Holder actively tried to hide the facts from the loved ones of slain Border Patrol Brian Terry – seeing his family as more of a “nuisance” than one deserving straight answers — and at times being openly hostile to them. {..snip..}
  • Mexico captures Sinaloa cartel leader Damaso Lopez

    05/02/2017 8:40:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 2, 2017 | mark stevenson
    One of the Sinaloa cartel leaders who launched a struggle for control of the gang following the re-arrest of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was captured Tuesday ... Damaso Lopez, known by the nickname "El Licenciado" — a title for college graduates. Lopez was long considered Guzman's right-hand man and helped him escape from a Mexican prison in 2001. Lopez, 51, is believed to have been locked in a dispute with Guzman's sons for control of the cartel's territories. The head of Mexico's federal detectives' agency, Omar Garcia Harfuch, said Lopez was "one of the main instigators of violence in Sinaloa...
  • Massive drug bust in Dayton connected to Mexican drug cartel Sinaloa

    04/13/2017 11:46:31 PM PDT · by RC one · 36 replies
    WDTN @News ^ | 4/13/17 | Jordan Bowen
    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – 20 kilos of deadly fentanyl are off our streets after a major drug bust, but authorities say more is coming, and they can’t keep up. The Montgomery Sheriff’s Office is already predicting that overdose deaths in 2017 will be double the amount reported last year.We’re gonna crush records,” Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer said. “This year, at this pace unfortunately.” Setting the pace, is a Mexican drug cartel known as Sinaloa. They’re the source of the more than 20 kilos of fentanyl recovered in Wednesday’s massive drug bust.
  • Mexico finds 2 border tunnels leading into US

    12/13/2016 2:53:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 13, 2016 2:15 PM EST
    Mexican police and soldiers have discovered two tunnels in the border city of Tijuana that lead into California. […] Prosecutors said Monday that one of the tunnels reached to San Diego, California, and the other was unfinished. The Attorney General’s Office said the tunnels were apparently used by the Sinaloa drug cartel to move drugs into the United States. …
  • Mexico warns of repercussions if remittances from US are blocked

    05/21/2016 6:44:35 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 91 replies
    .msn. ^ | 5/12/2016 | Tracy Wilkinson
    If a new U.S. administration blocks the flow of remittances — the estimated $20 billion that Mexicans working in the U.S. send home each year — then joint efforts to stop money laundering and other illicit forms of finance will be dealt a dangerous setback, a senior Mexican official warned Thursday. Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has vowed, if elected, to make Mexico pay to build a wall along the entire Southwest border, even if it means impounding remittance payments. Fernando Aportela, Mexico’s deputy secretary for finance, said any attempt to seize remittances would force Mexicans to hide...
  • Border Patrol Union Chief: Obama’s Policies Are Helping Bankroll Drug Cartels

    05/19/2016 12:24:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/19/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    The president of the National Border Patrol Council testified in the Senate Thursday that the Obama administration’s loose immigration policy is the biggest factor driving illegal immigration into the United States, which in turn helps fund Mexican drug cartels. “Most illegal immigrants believe that they will either not be caught, or even if they are caught, they will not be deported back to their home country. Most believe that they will simply be issued a Notice to Appear (NTA) and will be released,” Brandon Judd said before the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest. “Candidly, they are not...
  • U.S. confirms .50 caliber rifle found inside El Chapo's hideout (trunc - Fast & Furious)

    03/16/2016 11:41:16 AM PDT · by Sergio · 26 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 16 March 2016 | Chris Pleasance
    The Justice Department has confirmed that a .50 caliber sniper rifled found at El Chapo's Mexican hideout and used to shoot down helicopters was sold through the Fast and Furious program. The rifle was found inside the Los Mochis property where the Sinaloa Cartel kingpin was discovered hiding on January 8 this year before a raid by the Mexican Marines that led to his capture. Excerpt, more at link. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3495177/US-Rifle-El-Chapo-hideout-tied-gun-smuggle-operation.html
  • Mexico sees attempt to loosen security on "El Chapo"

    03/07/2016 1:25:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 7, 2016 4:20 PM EST
    The Mexican government is warning of a strategy by drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to try to loosen the security measures at the maximum-security prison where he has already escaped once. National security commissioner Renato Sales told reporters Monday that recent statements made by an alleged daughter of Guzman to The Guardian newspaper that the government had betrayed him suggest a media strategy. …
  • DOJ: Mexican Cartel Used Middle Eastern Honor System to Launder U.S. Currency

    10/04/2015 12:56:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Oct 2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Court documents filed in federal court claim that a suspected drug traffickers linked to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel used a Middle Eastern honor system to launder drug proceeds. Known as a Hawala, members of the conspiracy would be hired by cartel members in Canada and Mexico to move drug proceeds through the honor system that does not leave a paper trail as couriers move the money between countries. “Drug traffickers in Canada would generate drug proceeds from multi-kilogram and multi-pound sales and distribution of drugs provided by Mexican cartels, including the Sinaloa Cartel,” court records obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed. A...
  • N4T Investigators: U.S. trying to keep Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal out of slain agent's

    09/03/2015 9:06:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    kvoa.com ^ | 9/2/15 | Written By Michel Marizco Connect Reported By Lupita Murillo
    The U.S. government is fighting to keep details of how its own federal gun agents let Mexican drug cartels buy rifles in Arizona illegally out of an upcoming murder trial in which two men will be tried for the killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry who died after he ran into men carrying those same illegal guns. In a court filing Monday, prosecutors are trying to keep some details about the guns found at the slain agent’s murder scene away from the jury. Terry, 40, was part of the Border Patrol’s elite BORTAC unit. In December 2010, the...
  • U.S. Government Invokes National Security to Conceal Deal Cut with Mexican Drug Cartel

    10/04/2011 8:17:02 AM PDT · by thouworm · 42 replies
    Boiling Frogs Post ^ | 10-04-2011 | Sibel Edmonds & Bill Conroy
    Media Cover Up: U.S. Government Invokes National Security to Conceal Deal Cut with Mexican Drug Cartel Tuesday, 4. October 2011 Mainstream Media Assists Government in Cloaking Evidence of an Ugly Duplicity in the So-Called Drug War On Saturday, October 1, 2011, investigative journalist Bill Conroy of the Narcosphere reported scandalous and highly troubling new developments in the criminal case against accused Mexican narco-trafficker Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla. The breaking story unravels the U.S. governmentÂ’s ugly national-security interests in the drug war by exposing a quid pro quo deal between the US government and the most powerful international narco-trafficking organization...
  • New Details Emerge in Prison Escape of Mexican Drug Lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman; Manhunt Underway

    07/12/2015 7:52:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Mexican authorities have launched a manhunt to find drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman, who has broken out of prison again, the country’s National Security Commission said Sunday. Guards at the Altiplano Federal Prison discovered during a routine check on Saturday that Guzman, known as “El Chapo,” was missing, a statement from the commission said. Guzman escaped through a hole in his cell that led to a tunnel nearly a mile long, Mexico National Security spokesman Monte Alejandro Rubido García confirmed Sunday morning at a press conference in Mexico City. The hole led to a tunnel that was lighted and ventilated, the...