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US Mailing System Key to Future Fentanyl Trafficking Prevention

Authorities in the United States and Mexico are working together to combat criminal groups capitalizing on growing demand for the deadly and highly lucrative...
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Sinaloa Cartel Places Unwanted Surprise Inside New Ford Cars

Authorities say the Sinaloa Cartel hid a haul of 180 kilograms of methamphetamine inside the spare tires of new cars sent from Mexico to Canada, showcasing the...
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The Fentanyl Trade Through Mexico, Explained in 8 Graphs

Fentanyl use is booming in the United States. With support from the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, InSight Crime...
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US Jury Finds El Chapo Guilty, But Mexico Drug War Wages On

A US jury has found former Sinaloa Cartel kingpin “El Chapo” Guzmán guilty of heading a massive, murderous drug trafficking organization. The landmark...
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Cartels Reopen Old Migrant Routes Through Arizona, New Mexico

Border Patrol agents have found several large Central American migrant groups crossing the US-Mexico border along remote stretches of desert -- a smuggling tactic...
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Narco-Tunnel on US-Mexico Border Points to Sinaloa Cartel

Authorities in Mexico and the United States have yet to identify who is behind the construction of a recently dismantled narco-tunnel near the US-Mexico border. But...
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Are Mexico Crime Groups Fueling Rise in US Overdose Deaths?

New data shows synthetic opioid drugs are driving a sustained increase in overdose deaths in the United States, and booming seizures of these drugs by US and...
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US-Mexico ‘Action Plan’ Thinks Big, but Impact May Be Small

The United States and Mexico have announced plans for renewed cooperation on combating Mexico-based drug trafficking groups. But although the proposed strategy...
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How and Where Organized Crime Preys on Migrants in Mexico

A new report shows how and where organized crime groups victimize Central American migrants in...
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Barrio Azteca Leader’s Arrest Casts Doubt on Trump Border Rhetoric

The recent arrest of a top Barrio Azteca leader in Mexico offers additional insight into the criminal and drug trafficking dynamics along the US-Mexico border at a...
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3 Big Questions About Mexico Security Policy Under AMLO

Voters in Mexico elected a new president who has promised to clean up a graft-ridden government and move the country away from a deeply entrenched militarized...
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Weekly InSight: How Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Benefits Organized Crime

In our June 28 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime Co-Director Steve Dudley and Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos discussed how the "zero-tolerance"...