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'Largest Ever' Cash Seizure Made on US-Mexico Border

'Largest Ever' Cash Seizure Made on US-Mexico Border

Authorities in San Diego County, California, have reportedly made the area's largest-ever cash seizure, drawing attention to the role of bulk cash smuggling as a simple yet enduringly popular money laundering method for transnational organized crime.

Massive Shootout Shakes Mexico's Epicenter of Violence

Massive Shootout Shakes Mexico's Epicenter of Violence

A prolonged shootout between over 100 armed civilians and a dozen police officers in Guerrero, Mexico, has left six dead, another example of how the state's complicated criminal dynamics have helped turn it into the country's epicenter of violence.

Arrest of Alleged Cartel Operative Shows Mexico Drug Interests in Spain

Arrest of Alleged Cartel Operative Shows Mexico Drug Interests in Spain

An investigation by Spanish authorities has uncovered an alleged cocaine trafficking network headed by a Mexican citizen linked to several different drug cartels, shedding light on the "franchise model" Mexican crime groups use to traffic drugs to Europe.

Mexico Minister Says US Gun Control Laws Fuel Criminal Violence

Mexico Minister Says US Gun Control Laws Fuel Criminal Violence

Mexico's foreign minister has blamed lax US gun control laws for the flood of illegal weapons into the country, in an unusually frank assessment of the impact of US domestic policy on violence and organized crime in Mexico.

Sons of Mexico Drug Lord Freed After Kidnapping

Sons of Mexico Drug Lord Freed After Kidnapping

Two sons of Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, allegedly kidnapped from a restaurant in Jalisco by rivals, have been released unharmed after secret negotiations.There is still uncertainty surrounding the incident as well as the implications for Mexico's underworld.

As a bitter war between rival cartels grinds to an end, Ciudad Juarez has lost the title of world murder capital, and is moving towards something more like normality. InSight Crime looks at the role politicians, police, and for-hire street gangs played in the fighting -- asking who won, and what is next for the Mexican border city.