A former state attorney general from Mexico is facing life in prison for using his position as a top law enforcement official to facilitate drug trafficking into the United States in exchange for bribes, the US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York announcedlast week.
Joining the biggest caravan of Central American migrants heading North is not just a matter of escaping gang violence, it is a better alternative to more dangerous and expensive human smuggling routes,the Washington Post reported on Thursday.
The US is offering US$10 million for information on “El Mencho,” the alleged leader of a Mexican drug gang that has replaced the infamous Sinaloa Cartel as the country’s largest and most violent drug-traffickers.
The District Court in Atlanta said on Monday it sentenced a US-born former high school football player who joined a Mexican drug cartel to 49 years in prison for cocaine trafficking and money laundering.
A video circulating in local media showed a man approaching and shooting a candidate for Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies after an electoral debate.
A Mexican soccer star who captained the national team was among 22 people sanctioned by the US on Wednesday for alleged drug cartel links, according to the US Treasury.
A Sinaloa cartel boss was arraigned in federal court on Monday on a drug smuggling indictment after he self-surrendered at the end of July at the border to Mexico.
Activists claim that China’s demand for swim bladders of an endemic fish from the Gulf of Mexico has put not only that species in danger of extinction but also a rare porpoise that gets tangled in the criminals’ gillnets.
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