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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,"...
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‘Sinaloa Cartel Entrenched in Costa Rica’

The Sinaloa cartel controls the drug trade in Costa Rica and coordinates cocaine shipments from there to the U.S., a DEA agent said...
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Guatemala to Assess Public Security Near Border After Week of Violence

The mayors of Huehuetenango, a western department in Guatemala known for high levels of drug-related activity, have called on the federal government to increase...
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Mexico’s ‘Queen of the Pacific’ Acquitted

Sandra Avila Beltrán, better known to the Mexican media as the "Queen of the Pacific," and her love interest, Colombian Juan Diego Espinosa Ramírez, alias "El...
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Mass Grave Found in Chihuahua

Mexican authorities have found at least 18 bodies in a mass grave in the state of...