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Border News


May 21, 2015

Long before the Bandidos motorcycle gang became an international headline for taking part in a

San Antonio Express-News: More than 70 immigrants arrested near Texas border for crossing into U.S.

May 13, 2015

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 73 immigrants last week for allegedly illegally crossing into the

The Guardian: Mexico declares all-out war after rising drug cartel downs military helicopter

May 06, 2015

Mexico has declared an all-out offensive against the relatively new drug cartel which shot down an


April 27, 2015

MISSION, Texas — A fully operational criminal organization connected to the Gulf Cartel in Mexico

Los Angeles Daily News: Mexico’s drug cartels make millions robbing multinational corporations

April 24, 2015

MEXICO CITY — When gunmen in Mexico carried out one of the world’s biggest ever gold heists this

The Week: This is Mexico’s fastest growing drug cartel

April 17, 2015

From the outside, the two buildings looked like thousands of other farmhouses in Mexico's


April 10, 2015

MCALLEN, Texas — The sentencing of a Gulf Cartel commander has been postponed after a federal judge

Mexican Los Zetas Cartel Grew $2 Million Drug Field on Texas Soil

April 07, 2015

U.S. law enforcement discovered a two million dollar marijuana field in Texas linked the Mexican Los

Breitbart: Texas Cattle Raisers: Border Not Secure, Drug War Hurting Business

March 31, 2015

There are few things that are more American than raising cattle in the great State of Texas. Every

AP: Mexico nabs suspected Zetas cartel figure near Texas border

March 24, 2015

MEXICO CITY- A suspected leader of the violent Zetas drug cartel who was on Mexico's list of 122

My Harlingen News: Alleged High Ranking Member of Los Zetas Cartel Arrested

March 19, 2015

LAREDO, Texas – Jose Manuel Saldivar-Farias aka “Z-31” or “El Borrado” has been charged with

Breitbart: Two Gulf Cartel Commanders Arrested in Texas Sentenced to Federal Prison

March 16, 2015

MCALLEN, Texas – A Gulf Cartel commander who at one time commanded a strike team of 60 trucks with

Houston Chronicle: Are Mexico tech experts being kidnapped to run drug cartel networks?

March 10, 2015

Just like legitimate businesses, Mexico drug cartels put a premium on the use of technology, such as

My San Antonio: 10 arrested in Amarillo for drug smuggling linked to Mexican drug cartel

March 10, 2015

Ten Amarillo men and women have been arrested on felony drug smuggling charges in connection with a

Breitbart: DPS Report Mexican Drug Cartels are Texas' Most Significant Threat

March 06, 2015

A Department of Public Safety (DPS) report states that Mexican drug cartels are among the “most

Yahoo News: Mexico nabs Zetas drug cartel leader 'Z-42'

March 06, 2015

Mexico City (AFP) - Mexican authorities captured Zetas drug cartel leader Omar Trevino, dealing a

Washington Post: Texas officials warn of immigrants with terrorist ties crossing southern border

February 27, 2015

A top Texas law enforcement agency says border security organizations have apprehended several

Breitbart: US Arrests 17 Suspected Members of Mexican Zetas Cartel Cell Operating in Texas

February 24, 2015

Federal agents arrested 17 suspected members of a Mexican Zetas cartel cell operating in Texas.

KVUE: Wife of Central Texas man kidnapped by Zetas tells their story

February 19, 2015

AUSTIN -- Paul and Mary Roland never expected their lives would take such a bizarre turn when he was

Yahoo News: Son of Mexico cartel boss pleads guilty to U.S. smuggling charge

February 13, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The son of a former Mexico cartel boss faces up to 10 years in prison

My San Antonio: Mexican authorities discover cartel's vehicle armoring factory near Texas border

February 09, 2015

Mexican soldiers have discovered a shop for armoring vehicles near the border with Texas.In a news

KVUE: Mexico's drug war: A new way to think about Mexican organized crime

February 03, 2015

Editor's Note: This week's Security Weekly is a condensed version of our annual Mexico drug cartel

Yahoo News: Mexican opium farmers expand plots to supply US heroin boom

February 03, 2015

SIERRA MADRE DEL SUR, Mexico (AP) — Red and purple blossoms with fat, opium-filled bulbs blanket the

The Washington Post: Losing marijuana business, Mexican cartels push heroin and meth

January 30, 2015

SAN YSIDRO, Calif. — Mexican traffickers are sending a flood of cheap heroin and methamphetamine

The Monitor: One month after abduction, Reynosa university director still missing

January 27, 2015

A Reynosa university director remained missing after unknown kidnappers took him from his home the

Business Insider: Mexican Drug Cartels Are Using Magnets To Create Unwitting Mules

January 26, 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Drug smugglers are turning "trusted travelers" into unwitting mules by placing

CBS News: Meth-filled drone crashes in Mexican border town

January 22, 2015

TIJUANA, Mexico - Police in a Mexican border city say a drone overloaded with illicit

Houston Chronicle: Son of major drug lord busted at border for ammo smuggling

January 16, 2015

The son of one of the biggest Mexican drug lords ever to see a U.S. courtroom is charged in Texas

KSAT: Suspected ex-cartel chief enters guilty pleas in Texas

January 14, 2015

Suspected Mexican cartel leader pleads guilty in Texas to drug trafficking, money laundering

Fox News Latino: New cartel emerges in Mexico as government dismantles larger drug gangs

January 13, 2015

A new cartel has emerged in the southern part of the state of Mexico – home to the country’s capital
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