President Donald Trump repeatedly referenced the threat of drugs and violence brought to the US by Mexican cartels during his presidential campaign.
Less than a month into office, he signed an executive order directing the federal government to “thwart transnational criminal organisations” and calling for the removal of foreigners involved in those organisations.
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Juan Antonio Villarreal is led to a van Monday January 23, 2017 at the John Wood Federal Courthouse. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to launder money.
Two leading members of a South Texas family have each been sentenced to 18 years in federal prison for their roles in trafficking drugs for Mexico’s cartels.
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The FBI on Wednesday said it is offering $5 million for information leading to the arrest of the head of a drug cartel in Mexico’s Sinaloa state.
Fausto Isidro Meza-Flores, also known as “El Chapo Isidro,” was charged in a federal indictment on narcotics and firearm violations.
Continue reading FBI arrests Fausto Isidro Meza-Flores, who allegedly leads the Meza-Flores drug cartel in Mexico’s Sinaloa state
- Data shows 2,186 murders were committed in May, surpassing May 2011 record
- Crackdown on organised crime has consumed Mexico for more than a decade
Mexico marked another murderous milestone in its conflict with organised crime as the monthly homicide rate hit its highest level in 20 years.
Government statistics showed that 2,186 murders were committed in May, surpassing the previous monthly high of 2,131 in May 2011, according to a review of records that date back to 1997.
Continue reading Mexico’s monthly murder rate reaches 20-year high
Tsunami waves have been confirmed off the southern coast of Mexico after a magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck shortly before midnight local time.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said waves of 3.3ft (1m) had been measured off the port of Salina Cruz.
Continue reading Tsunami alert as deadly quake hits off southern Mexico
Mexican police arrested a woman suspected to be the leader of an organized crime group operating in the tourist resort areas of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, media reported Friday.
Leticia Rodriguez Lara, 48, known as “Dona Lety” or “La 40” is accused of running an independent criminal organization in Cancun that is affiliated with factions of the Sinaloa, Gulf, and Los Zetas cartels.
Continue reading Mexico Captures Cancun Drug Cartel Boss