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U.S. Breaks up Arms Smuggling Ring in Arizona

The United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) arrested 20 suspects on Tuesday in an operation the bureau said disrupted a gun trafficking ring...
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Police Arrest Link between Colombia’s Rastrojos and the Sinaloa Cartel

Colombian police, working with the DEA, have captured in Cali a man they insist is the link between the Rastrojos and the Mexican Sinaloa...
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Beheadings in Acapulco Point to Sinaloa Cartel

A grisly weekend killing spree left 28 people dead, 16 of them decapitated, in the Mexican resort city of Acapulco, Guerrero. Several notes left with the bodies...
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Tracking Drug Routes through Ecuador

In 2009, Ecuadorean authorities stopped 63 tons of cocaine, a record for Ecuador and a nearly 100 percent increase from...
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Sinaloa Cartel Operative Arrested in Ecuador

Police arrested a leader of the hemisphere's most powerful criminal syndicate, the Sinaloa Cartel, who ran an armed cell based in southern Ecuador, authorities said...
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Ciudad Juarez Registers Record Murder Rate

Ciudad Juarez, the epicenter of the Mexican drug war and the strategic crossing point for illegal narcotics entering the United States, recorded its highest rate of...
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‘Mexican Cartels Buying Drugs in Afghanistan’

A noted Mexican crime analyst and scholar says that the Sinaloa Cartel is buying heroin and precursor chemicals in Afghanistan, in collaboration with Turkish and...
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Sinaloa Cartel Expands Reach in Peru, Australia

The Sinaloa Cartel reportedly maintains two armed cells at the border between Ecuador and Peru, according to a district attorney general's office. Another report by...
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Computer Shows FARC Links to Sinaloa Cartel

Colombian authorities have released information on a computer seized from the commander of the FARC’s Southern Bloc, Jose Benito Cabrera, alias "Fabian Ramirez,"...