More Sinaloa Cartel News

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Investigation Highlights Miami’s Role in Turning ‘Dirty Gold’ Into ‘Clean Cash’

A new journalistic investigation reveals the inner workings of Miami’s dirty gold trade, which has helped powerful Latin American crime groups whitewash their...
Sean Penn and El Chapo
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Weekly InSight: Sean Penn, Kate del Castillo and the Hunt for El Chapo

In our November 9 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime co-director Steven Dudley spoke with senior editor Mike LaSusa about our recent article examining questions...
Sean Penn, El Chapo and Kate del Castillo
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Did Sean Penn’s Meeting With El Chapo Help Authorities Track Down the Kingpin?

When Mexican authorities captured Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in January 2016, they suggested that their success stemmed in part from an...
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos announces the country's largest-ever contraband sting
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Sinaloa Cartel Drug Money Behind Colombia’s Biggest-Ever Contraband Sting

Merchandise seized during Colombia's largest-ever anti-contraband operation was allegedly linked to the Sinaloa Cartel, an apparent illustration of the importance...
The scene of a deadly attack against a night establishment blamed on the "Aztecas"
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Mexico Rehab Center Massacre Tied to Conflict Over Local Drug Trade

Authorities have blamed conflict over local drug markets for a bloody massacre at a drug treatment center in Mexico, the latest example of violence fueled by...
FBI wanted poster for 'Chapo Isidro'
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US Offers $5 Million Reward for Mexico’s Other ‘Chapo’

The US government has offered a $5 million reward for the capture of a Mexican drug trafficker who has kept a low profile while allegedly playing a major role in...
Álvaro López Nuñez is the brother of Dámaso López Núñez
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After Another Arrest, Is the Sinaloa Cartel Nearing Its End?

The brother of a jailed former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel has been arrested by US authorities, raising further questions about the future of the once-dominant...
A US judge will not guarantee payment for El Chapo's lawyers
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US Judge Casts Cloud Over El Chapo’s All-Star Defense Prospects

A US judge has refused to rule out the possibility that the defense lawyers looking to represent Mexico's most famous drug lord, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, could...
Raúl Flores Hernández of the Flores Drug Trafficking Organization
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Biggest US Sanctions Target Mexico Narco You’ve Never Heard Of

The DEA has announced what it claims is the largest kingpin designation ever made against a Mexican drug trafficker and criminal organization with virtually no...