He was for a time seen as the right-hand man of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, once the world’s most notorious drug kingpin, now jailed in the United States.
More recently, Damaso Lopez Nunez has reputedly been at the center of a bloody, multi-sided turf battle for the control of the powerful Sinaloa cartel long headed by Guzman.
Continue reading Mexico captures Sinaloa drug cartel leader Damaso Lopez, a former associate of ‘El Chapo’ Guzman
The sting occurred Friday around the Arizona border with Mexico, local media reported.
It also netted “assault-type weapons” and hundreds of pounds of narcotics, said spokeswoman Gillian M. Christensen of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Continue reading Breaking News: 85 Sinaloa cartel members arrested in U.S.-Mexico border raid
The staggering death toll in Mexico’s drug war has outpaced the number of civilian deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.
A new documentary by Spanish journalist David Beriain discloses what and who is behind the brutality that has turned Mexico into one of the most violent places in the world.
Beriain spent several weeks in northwest Mexico filming the inner workings of the Sinaloa Cartel, whose leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s arrest and recent extradition to the United States has thrown the group—and Mexico—into an even more chaotic spiral of violence.
Continue reading NEW DOCUMENTARY GOES INSIDE EL CHAPO’S SINALOA DRUG CARTEL
MEXICO CITY, March 16 (Reuters) – The son of one of Mexico’s most notorious drug lords is missing from prison in the capital of the northwestern state of Sinaloa and is presumed to have escaped, local media reported on Thursday.
Juan Jose Esparragoza Monzon was missing from a prison in Culiacan, the deputy security minister for Sinaloa state told national newspaper Excelsior. Reuters could not immediately confirm the reports with state authorities.
Continue reading Son of Sinaloa drug lord missing from prison in Mexico
TUCSON, Ariz. — The highly secretive, daylong law enforcement operation around the Arizona border with Mexico resulted in the arrest of two dozen alleged high-level Mexican drug cartel members, according to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman.
The sting known as Mexican Operation Diablo Express took place all of Friday as numerous law enforcement agencies converged onto Lukeville, Ariz., which sits on the border with Mexico.
The arrests are the latest blow to the Sinaloa Cartel after the arrest of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman (pictured) on Jan. 8.
Continue reading 24 members of El Chapo’s Sinaloa Cartel captured along Arizona border in ‘Operation Diablo Express’
Former Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has pleaded not guilty to the array of charges against him and his next court date is May 5 .
But the legal wrangling around the Mexican capo has not slacked.
In the most recent development, US prosecutors slated to face Guzman in an Eastern District of New York courtroom have asked that US authorities investigate any foreigners added to Guzman’s legal team.
US Attorney Robert Capers and Arthur Wyatt, Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section chief for the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, argued that, based on their experience , an unvetted member of the defense team could compromise the case brought by the government.
Continue reading The US government is worried ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s legal team may have cartel infiltrators