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DelawareOnline: Feds Tell of Plot to Kill Attorneys

April 21, 2014

According to court documents, apparently while incarcerated, Miguel Lavenant "expressed an intent to kill the District of Delaware prosecution team that was responsible for the case against him."

KETKNBC.com: 40 Illegal Alien Criminals Arrested by ICE in East Texas

April 17, 2014

TYLER, TEXAS (KETK) — Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers arrested 40 convicted

Washington Times: Sheriffs Warn of Violence From Mexican Cartels Deep Into Interior of U.S.

April 16, 2014

Outmanned and outgunned, local law enforcement officers are alarmed by the drug and human

NY Times.com: Hoping for Asylum, Migrants Strain U.S. Border

April 11, 2014

“Word has gotten out that we’re giving people permission and walking them out the door,” said Chris Cabrera, a Border Patrol agent who is vice president of the local of the National Border Patrol Council, the agents’ union. “So they’re coming across in droves.”

USA Today: Feds Worry That Drug Cartels are Moving Into Colorado.

April 10, 2014

DENVER — An ongoing federal investigation is raising questions about the Colorado marijuana

Reuters.com: Two Drug Tunnels, With Rail Systems, Found at U.S.-Mexico Border

April 08, 2014

U.S. federal agents have uncovered two drug-smuggling tunnels underneath the U.S.-Mexico border,

Yahoo News: Mexico Takes Out Drug Lords But Violence Persists

April 03, 2014

"The dismantling of a criminal group causes gangsters to flee like cockroaches to neighboring regions, in this case the State of Mexico that wraps around most of the capital."

FOX News: Enforcement ‘Crisis’? Documents Show 68,000 ‘Criminal Aliens’ Released Last Year

March 31, 2014

Immigration and Customs Enforcement released 68,000 foreign nationals who had criminal convictions

Press-Telegram: Cross-Border Gangs, Mexican Drug Cartels Gaining Hold on California, Report Says

March 27, 2014

A report released Thursday from California Attorney General Kamala Harris shows the union between

Mexican cartel henchman arrested for killing children to harvest their organs

March 20, 2014

Atrocities committed by Mexican narcotics syndicates have reached a new low with the announcement that a henchman for the vicious Knights Templar has been arrested on suspicion of killing children by removing their internal organs.

Chron.com: More Than 100 People Found in Suspected Stash House

March 20, 2014

The phone call to police was a plea to help save a family held by smugglers. But when authorities

FOX News: Cartel connection? Senator Presses Agency on 'Mexican military' Incursion into US

March 13, 2014

Individuals in Mexican military uniforms drew their guns on a U.S. border agent earlier this year

Lancaster Online: How a Notorious Mexican Drug Cartel Operated out of Lancaster County

March 11, 2014

The recent arrest of a notorious Mexican drug lord had tentacles that reached back into Lancaster

El Paso Times.com: Mexico Government 100 percent Sure Knights Templar leader Killed

March 10, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's government confirmed late Sunday that the leader of the Knights Templar

Drug trafficker to CBS News: Mexican cartels in U.S. are a "time bomb"

March 03, 2014

Last year, CBS News correspondent Armen Keteyian interviewed a Chicago drug trafficker who worked

NBC News: U.S. Seeks To Extradite Mexican Drug Cartel Kingpin

February 24, 2014

The United States will seek to extradite Mexican drug cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman from

Miami Herald: Court Papers Tie Mexican Drug Cartel to Mailbox at Coral Gables UPS Store

February 18, 2014

On a busy stretch of Ponce de Leon Boulevard in Coral Gables, between Madeira and Majorca Avenues,

Cartel hitman testifies to 800 murders, daily quotas at kingpin's trial

February 12, 2014

EL PASO, TEXAS – The ongoing trial of a man accused of killing three U.S. Consulate workers and family members in Juarez is revealing the shocking depravity of one of Mexico’s most violent gangs, including the charge that it had a daily murder quota calibrated to instill fear in police and the public.

FOX News: Mexican Federal Police Arrest Purported Drug Lord Sought by US for Allegedly Smuggling Cocaine

February 11, 2014

MEXICO CITY –  Mexican officials say federal police have arrested a man suspected of leading a drug

ABC 7 in Chicago: Chicago Strike Force Chases 'Perfect Storm,' Gangs Linked to Mexican Heroin Cartels

February 03, 2014

The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has people talking about heroin. But here in metro

CBP Officers, Agriculture Specialists in South Texas Seize Large Amounts of Narcotics, Currency, Fake Documents, Prohibited Items in FY 2013

January 27, 2014

SOUTH TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and agriculture specialists at eight South Texas ports of entry seized a significant amount of narcotics, currency, false documents, and uncovered numerous immigration and agricultural violations during fiscal year 2013. Fiscal Year 2013 began October 1, 2012 and ended Sept. 30, 2013.

The Week: A Mexican Drug Cartel's Rise to Dominance

January 27, 2014

What is the Sinaloa cartel?The Mexican crime syndicate is the world's most powerful drug trafficking

Mexico’s Drug War Leads to Kidnappings, Vigilante Violence

January 17, 2014

The past year has seen a decline in murders in Mexico's brutal drug war, but a rise in kidnappings and the growth of self-defense vigilante militias.

The Guardian: Mexico Vigilantes in Turf War with Drug Cartel

January 16, 2014

Civilian 'self-defence' groups trade gunfire with Knights Templar cartel in Nueva Italia in Michoacán state in fight over territory

Tuscon 13: Authorities Find Unfinished Smuggling Tunnel

January 10, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say they have discovered an incomplete smuggling tunnel along the

GQ.com: Inside the Incredible Booming Subterranean Marijuana Railroad

January 06, 2014

The Feds can't see them. Or hear the digging. They don't know how many there are or where they are headed. They know only that the tunnels are coming. And when they cross our border, when the soil gives way and the drugs start flowing, it's already too late. Jason Kersten uncovers a battleground hidden beneath our feet

Huffington Post: Chicago's Heroin Problem

December 20, 2013

City's Open-Air Drug Markets' Surprising Connection To Mexican Drug Cartels

12 members of a known drug trafficking organization arrested

December 18, 2013

PHOENIX - 12 of 13 suspected members who work for the Sinaloa Drug Cartel in Mexico have been arrested as part of a year-long multi-agency law enforcement investigation known as "Operation Kruz Control."

ForeignPolicy.com: Think Again, Mexican Drug Cartels

December 16, 2013

They aren't just about Mexico or drugs anymore.

News9: Mexican Drug Cartels Bringing Crime, Violence To Oklahoma Streets

December 13, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY - The same people who leave dead bodies and severed heads littering a busy highway in
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