Sinaloa Cartel

The Sinaloa cemetery: How drug traffickers show off their wealth in death with gaudy tombs costing up to $500,000

Even in death, Mexico’s drug lords can’t resist showing off the enormous power and wealth obtained thanks to their murderous careers.<p>In a cemetery on the outskirts of Culiacán, capital of the Mexican state of Sinaloa and home of the infamous cartel of the same name, some of the most elaborate and …

Mexico

Prosecutors say accused trafficker linked to Texas, Mexican cartels

EL PASO, Texas, July 19 (UPI) -- Jury selection has begun in the trial of Hector Noé Mota Nevarez, an accused member of the Texas-based Orrantia Drug …

El Paso

Alleged Sinaloa Cartel lieut. Arturo Lozano Méndez waives El Paso court appearance

Arturo Lozano Méndez, a former Ciudad Juárez police officer and a suspected Sinaloa Cartel leader, refused to appear in U.S. court in El Paso, Texas.

Mexico

Drug traffickers 'beheaded a special needs girl, 13, in Alabama'

Drug traffickers 'BEHEAD special needs girl, 13, in Alabama cemetery because she witnessed them stab her grandma to death over her links to El …

Crime

Mexico extradites Sinaloa cartel capo 'El Licenciado' to the US

Mexican drug boss Dámaso López – who unleashed a bloody wave of violence when he tried and failed to take over the Sinaloa cartel – has been extradited from the border city of Ciudad Juárez to the US.<p>Known by his alias “El Licenciado”, which is a title for college graduates, Lopez was a former …

Mexico

Mexico's $500,000 bulletproof graves

Culiacan is home to the unofficial graveyard of the Sinaloa cartel, where graves can come with CCTV, air conditioning and satellite TV.<p><i>Video produced by Daniel South</i><p><i>Listen to</i> Newsday on the BBC iPlayer<i>.</i>

Mexico

Members of Sinaloa Cartel Moved Drugs in Costa Rica Using Helicopters

Image for Illustration Purposes Only<p>Information released by Channel 7 regarding the drug trafficking cell associated with a Mexican cartel operating …

Costa Rica

Members of Sinaloa Cartel Moved Drugs in Costa Rica Using Helicopters

Image for Illustration Purposes Only Information released by Channel 7 regarding the drug trafficking cell associated with a Mexican cartel operating …

Costa Rica

Judge considers change of venue for 'El Chapo' trial

Each time notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman appears in court in his U.S. case, authorities transporting him to and from jail shut …

Sinaloa Cartel

Lawyer says US prosecutors have evidence 'El Chapo' Guzman wasn't the top leader of the Sinaloa cartel

Lawyer Eduardo Balarezo said at a hearing in Brooklyn federal court that prosecutors had disclosed evidence of statements suggesting Guzman, widely seen as the one-time leader of the international drug trafficking organization, in fact played a lesser role.<p>He said prosecutors should be required to …

Mexico

Lawyers argue 'El Chapo' wasn't a leader in the Sinaloa Cartel

June 26 (UPI) -- Lawyers for accused drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman demanded the government release evidence indicating he was actually not in …

Mexico

Everything You Need To Know About Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, The World’s Most Dangerous Man

Few people had the courage to try to expose the connections between Mexican government officials and Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman — the most notorious and successful drug trafficker in the world who recently escaped from prison in grand fashion (again), a man so bad that even Dog the Bounty Hunter …

Mexico

U.S. extradites alleged Sinaloa cartel member for marijuana, cocaine trafficking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States extradited an alleged member of the Sinaloa drug cartel on Thursday on charges of funneling massive amounts of marijuana and cocaine into the country, the Justice Department said.<p>Arturo Shows Urquidi aka “Chous,” 47, faces charges including racketeering, …

World News

Alleged Member of Sinaloa Cartel Extradited on Drug Trafficking Charges

An alleged member of the Sinaloa Cartel will make his initial appearance in federal court in El Paso, Texas today. The 47-year-old Arturo Shows …

Mexico

Drug Trafficking Cell Dismantled Today in Costa Rica Linked to Sinaloa Cartel

As The Costa Rica Star reported earlier today, the Judiciary Investigative Police (OIJ) conducted several operations this Saturday morning to take …

Costa Rica

El Chapo partner Sergio Neftali Mejía Duarte sentenced to life in US

A police officer stands on confiscated packages containing cocaine on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, July 10, 2012.<p>Some of the drugs El Compa trafficked were hidden in banana containers coming out of Colombian ports on the Atlantic Ocean, including Cartagena and Santa Marta. They then …

Mexico

Inside the Sinaloa Cartel's drug operations fueling US's heroin addiction: Part 1

Cartel members demonstrate how they cook poppy flower gum to make heroin and then how they transport it over the border.

Heroin Addiction

Sinaloa Cartel member shows how he moves drugs across US-Mexico border

The cartel member says he drivers drugs to the border and gives them to American citizens to move them into the United States.

Mexico

Official: Mexican reporter Valdez killed because of his work

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico’s national security commissioner says respected journalist Javier Valdez was killed last year because of his work.<p>National …

Mexico

Lawyer: El Chapo's mental health is deteriorating

(AP) The lawyer for notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (wah-KEEN' ehl CHAH'-poh gooz-MAHN') says his client's mental health is …

Mental Health

Sinaloa Cartel Leader Added To FBI's "Ten Most Wanted"

A Sinaloa Cartel leader is now on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list. <b>Rafael Caro-Quintero</b> was put on the list yesterday for his suspected …

Mexico

FBI offering $20M reward in hunt for Mexican drug kingpin who killed DEA agent

The FBI's "10 Most Wanted" list has a new member.<p>The feds put a $20 million bounty on a Mexican drug kingpin Thursday and added him to the infamous …

Mexico

Veteran Mexican drug lord added to FBI's most wanted list

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A veteran Mexican drug lord drug, who is accused of murdering a federal agent in 1985, was added to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list on Thursday after a newly unsealed indictment charged him for his continued criminal drug activities.<p>Rafael Caro Quintero, a …

U.S. Federal Courts

Mexican drug kingpin behind DEA murder added to FBI most-wanted list

Rafael Caro Quintero served 28 years in Mexico for killing of Enrique ‘Kike’ Camarena but was released on a technicality in 2017<p>A veteran drug kingpin convicted over the murder of a DEA agent and then released on a technicality from a Mexican prison has been added to the FBI’s list of its 10 …

Mexico

Sinaloa Cartel Lieutenant Sentenced to 11 Years, Educated Businessman Trafficked Drugs into San Diego

Share This Article:<p>A former lieutenant for a Mexican drug cartel was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in prison for his role in a criminal …

San Diego

Sinaloa Cartel Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 11-Plus Years

A Sinaloa Cartel drug trafficker who pleaded guilty in 2017 for arranging to smuggle narcotics across the U.S.-Mexico border was sentenced Friday to …

Crime

The Sinaloa Cartel Is Recruiting Air Traffic Controllers

This article originally appeared at InSight Crime. The recent arrest in Colombia of two veteran air traffic controllers linked to Mexico’s Sinaloa …

Mexico

Correction to InSight Crime’s March 28 CJNG Article

SHARE<p>InSight Crime’s March 28 article, “Cracks in Mexico’s CJNG Could Lead to Avalanche of Violence,” incorrectly reported that the Northeast Cartel was a breakaway faction of the Jalisco Cartel – New Generation (Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generación – CJNG), which represented further fragmentation …

Mexico

Colombia arrests 11 airport workers it says aided Sinaloa cartel

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia has arrested 11 airport employees who it says provided documentation allowing charter flights hired by Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel to move cocaine out of the country, officials said on Wednesday.<p>Authorities in the Andean country have long grappled with the presence of …

World News

Colombia arrests 11 airport workers it says aided Sinaloa cartel | Reuters

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