12 arrested, $2.5M in drugs seized in sting

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Leo Stallworth (KABC) | December 12, 2013 PASADENA, Calif. — A major raid targeting alleged gang members in a widespread Southern California drug distribution network netted 12 arrests Thursday. A massive 18-month investigation called “Operation Rose Bud” has culminated in arrests and the seizure of $2.5 million worth of drugs. Federal agents and Pasadena police […]

Mexico’s largest pot bust even bigger than originally thought, officials say

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Richard Marosi (LA Times) 10/19/10 Mexico’s largest-ever pot bust tipped the scales at 134 tons, far more than the original estimate of 110 tons. Mexican authorities believe the dope may have belonged to the country’s most powerful drug cartel. The Mexican military announced the updated figures after weighing 15,300 packages discovered in a pre-dawn raid […]

AP Interview:Mexican president declares Tijuana a drug war success as other border cities reel

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ELLIOT SPAGAT (Associated Press) | October 8, 2010 TIJUANA, Mexico — President Felipe Calderon calls Tijuana a success in his four-year-old war on drug cartels, though he is unsure that making the border city safer has reduced the flow of drugs to the United States. In an interview with The Associated Press, the Mexican leader […]

Exodus from Mexico border towns as drug gangs torch houses, terrorize residents

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ALICIA A. CALDWELL, MARK STEVENSON (Associated Press) April 16, 2010 EL PORVENIR, Mexico (AP) — The 14-year-old boy tied a few mattresses and a bedstead to the family pickup truck. He went back into his single-story yellow house for the cat, and chained up the gate. Then he drove off with his family, which was […]

Mexico captures major Tijuana drug gang leader

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Lizbeth Diaz (REUTERS) 01/12/10 TIJUANA, Mexico – Mexican police captured a drug kingpin on Tuesday known for having the corpses of tortured rivals dissolved in acid and blamed for much of a surge in violence in the northern border city of Tijuana. In a fresh victory for Mexico’s bloody war on drug gangs, Teodoro Garcia […]

Eight people murdered at party in Mexico

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Four gunmen leap from a pickup truck and fire semiautomatic weapons at revelers in the town of Navolato in Sinaloa state. The shooters escape. By Tracy Wilkinson August 31, 2009 Reporting from Culiacan, Mexico – It was a street party at a popular gathering place, typical of Saturday nights in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. […]