Drug cartels

  • Spanish Police Bust International Money Laundering Group

    Authorities in Spain arrested four accused of a money laundering, debt collection and murder-for-hire entreprise with ties to South American drug cartels.

  • 2020’s Deadliest Country for the Press: Mexico

    An international press freedoms watchdog has found that Mexico was the deadliest country in the world for media workers in 2020, with nine reporters killed in the last twelve months.

  • Inside the Sinaloa Cartel’s Move Toward Europe

    Police agencies have long known that Mexican drug cartels help supply Europe’s nearly US$10 billion annual cocaine habit, but acknowledge they have little idea about the workings of these highly organized and well-financed operations.

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  • Yachts and Bikini Parties: DEA Agent in Bed with Cartel

    A highly respected U.S. anti-narcotics agent has pled guilty to working with the same Colombian drug cartel he was formerly commissioned to investigate.

  • Mexico Arrests Cartel Leader Who Threatened Government

    Authorities in Mexico have detained the leader of one of the country’s powerful criminal syndicates after he made threats against the government following the arrest of several of his family members last month.

  • Mexico’s AMLO Undeterred by Cartel Arms Video

    The president of Mexico has again refused to deploy the army against the country’s cartels, saying “evil must be confronted with good” in response to a showcasing of firepower by one criminal organisation in a video posted online.

  • Mexico: Extradition, Gold AKs and Bearded Ladies

    It’s been an eventful week for Mexico, with the extradition of two high-profile cartel members to the US, threats made against a national newspaper by organised criminals and the seizure of a gold-plated assault rifle from the leader of a murderous syndicate calling themselves ‘The Women with Moustaches.’

  • Police in Mexico Unearth 25 Bodies From Mass Grave

    Mexican authorities made a gruesome discovery this weekend when they exhumed the bodies of 25 people from a mass grave near a farmhouse just outside of Guadalajara - against the backdrop of increasing cartel violence across the southwestern state of Jalisco.

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