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The Arzate brothers, among Tijuana's most wanted

Sinaloa Cartel Members Rank as Tijuana’s Most Wanted

In one indication of how much the conflict in Tijuana has evolved since 2009, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a new poster identifying the six...
A Tijuana murder scene

Baja California: A Test for Mexico’s Pax-Mafioso?

In one indication that the Sinaloa Cartel may be wary of attracting federal government attention back to Tijuana, one of the cartel's top leaders reportedly told...
Guns found in previous failed operation against "El Fantasma"

Did El Chapo Betray Top Hitman to Mexican Govt?

A Mexican investigative news outlet questions whether a recently-arrested top Sinaloa Cartel hitman was handed over by cartel bosses, perhaps in order to...
Manuel Torres Felix, alias "El M-1" or "El Ondeado"

Regional Leader’s Death is Blow to Sinaloa Cartel: Officials

The Mexican military has claimed that the death of Sinaloa Cartel lieutenant Manuel Torres Felix, alias "El M-1" or "El Ondeado" is a major blow to the...
Sinaloa Cartel bodyguard Juan Angel Santos Lara

Bodyguard of Sinaloa Cartel Leader’s Son Arrested

Mexican authorities have arrested an alleged bodyguard of the son of Sinaloa Cartel leader Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, one of the few captures this year to hit...

US Unseals Latest ‘El Chapo’ Indictment

US federal authorities have unsealed the latest indictment against Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman and 23 of his alleged associates -- but unless...

Brother of Sinaloa Kingpin Extradited to US

Jesus "El Rey" Zambada Garcia, brother of Sinaloa Cartel kingping Ismael Zambada Garcia, has been extradited to the United States to face drug trafficking...

Sinaloa Trafficker Complains of Conditions in Chicago Jail

A high ranking member of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, imprisoned in the United States, has won concessions after complaining about harsh conditions in the Chicago...

Mexico Blocks Extradition of the ‘Queen of the Pacific’

A federal court in Mexico has ruled that Sandra Avila Beltran, also known as the “Queen of the Pacific,” cannot be extradited to the United States on drug...

‘Queen of the Pacific’ Becomes Botox Queen

Authorities have fired a prison director for allowing an alleged female Mexican drug trafficker, known as 'The Queen of the Pacific,' to undergo plastic surgery...

Ismael Zambada García, alias ‘El Mayo’

Ismael Zambada Garcia, alias "El Mayo," heads a faction of the Sinaloa Cartel. Along his recently escaped partner, Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias "El Chapo," El...