Drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman extradited to US, Mexico says

In this photo provided U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. The infamous drug kingpin who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in Mexico was extradited at the request of the U.S. to face drug trafficking and other charges, and landed in New York late Thursday, a federal law enforcement official said. (U.S. law enforcement via AP)

By Petter Orsi and Bradley Klapper Janury 19, 2017 Los Angles Daily News   MEXICO CITY >> Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s most notorious cartel kingpin who twice made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run as the country’s most wanted man, was extradited to the United States on Thursday to face drug […]

Drug Kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Escapes Mexican Prison Once Again

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By abcnews July 14, 2016 MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (AP) — Early this morning, drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, head of the Sinaloa Cartel, escaped from the Altiplano maximum security prison once again. It is unclear at this point what exactly happened, but these are the details ABC News has received from Mexican officials so […]

12 arrested, $2.5M in drugs seized in sting

Pasadena drug trafficking raid

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


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


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


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


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


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. […]