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Spanish National Police said Friday they have seized hundreds of kilograms of cocaine in an operation that they said thwarted an attempt by Mexican drug dealers allied with the Sinaloa drug cartel to establish a foothold in Europe.

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Police in Arizona arrest 20, dismantle drug trafficking cell of Sinaloa Cartelupdated: Sat Jul 07 2012 15:32:00

Authorities in Tempe, Arizona, dismantled a drug trafficking cell associated with Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, arresting 20 people and seizing three tons of marijuana, 30 pounds of methamphetamine and $2.4 million in cash, police said.

Son of Mexican drug lord not arrested, authorities say updated: Sat Jun 23 2012 00:43:00

Mexican authorities said Friday that they have not arrested the son of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, contrary to what they had said a day earlier.

Bodies dismembered in cartel violenceupdated: Tue May 15 2012 05:59:00

Mexican authorities found dozens of decapitated bodies along a highway. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Mexican official calls cartel violence 'irrational'updated: Tue May 15 2012 05:59:00

The 49 decapitated bodies authorities found on a roadside in northern Mexico over the weekend were likely the result of a fierce feud between rival drug cartels, a top Mexican official said Monday.

Sinaloa cartel members named kingpinsupdated: Tue May 08 2012 13:50:00

The U.S. Treasury Department added four figures in the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel to its kingpin list, including two sons of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Border Patrol: Alleged Mexican hit man lived for decade in Ohioupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 22:09:00

An alleged hit man for the most powerful Mexican drug cartel lived in the small town of Sandusky, Ohio, for 10 years before being arrested earlier this year, the U.S Border Patrol told CNN on Tuesday.

Texas grand jury indicts Sinaloa cartel leadersupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 19:50:00

A U.S. federal grand jury in Texas has indicted the suspected top leaders of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel.

U.S. extradites suspected drug lord from Mexicoupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 21:26:00

The United States has extradited a suspected leader of the Sinaloa cartel to the United States, Mexico's attorney general's office said Wednesday.

Mexico captures suspected methamphetamine producerupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 12:43:00

Police have captured a man they allege is one of the main producers of methamphetamine for Mexico's Sinaloa cartel, authorities said.

Mexican actress: Drug lord could be 'hero of heroes'updated: Wed Jan 11 2012 19:15:00

A well-known Mexican actress who has played crime bosses on television says she trusts the purported head of the Sinaloa cartel more than government officials.

Alleged Mexican drug trafficker snaggedupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 14:00:00

A top Mexican drug trafficker has been arrested by Mexican police, authorities said Wednesday.

Ariz. police, DEA bust 'extensive' drug-trafficking ringupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 21:57:00

Authorities in Arizona said Tuesday they seized 44 firearms, 650 pounds of marijuana, 435 pounds of methamphetamine and $7.8 million in cash as part of a sting operation that successfully dismantled an "extensive" drug-trafficking ring.

Mexico's military seizes vehicle containing $15 million updated: Tue Nov 22 2011 11:13:00

Mexico's military has seized more than $15.3 million in cash from a vehicle in the border city of Tijuana, authorities said Tuesday.

Mexican army arrests top Tijuana cartel lieutenantupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 12:15:00

Authorities have arrested a top lieutenant of the Arellano Felix cartel, the Mexican defense ministry announced Monday.

Officials: Four dismembered bodies found in Mexican city of Juarezupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 01:12:00

Mexican officials found four dismembered bodies scattered in two neighborhoods in Ciudad Juarez on Tuesday, with a message by a "new" drug cartel at one of the scenes.

Major Mexican drug lord capturedupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 17:07:00

His nickname is "The Fever." Mexican officials say Jose Carlos Moreno Flores was a major drug lord in charge of trafficking and operations for a large Mexican cartel in the coastal state of Guerrero, where the beach resort of Acapulco is located.

American citizen in Mexican custody on arms-trafficking allegationupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 17:52:00

Mexican authorities have an American citizen in custody who they say is suspected of trafficking firearms and grenades to a major Mexican drug cartel.

60 arrested, bombs and drugs seized as part of California crime probeupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 20:32:00

Sixty people are under arrest for their role in a Southern California crime alliance between members of an Iraqi social club and a Mexican drug cartel that involved the illicit sale of drugs, guns and bombs, police said Thursday.

Drug lord's capture means demise of La Familia cartel, experts sayupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 16:26:00

If you are a Mexican cartel kingpin -- or even a second-tier player -- this is what you can expect if you are captured:

Mexico captures top drug cartel leaderupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 16:26:00

The leader of one of Mexico's most violent drug gangs is now in chains. CNN's Jonathan Mann reports.

Documents detail accusations against Arpaio's employees after stingupdated: Fri May 27 2011 17:35:00

Three Arizona law enforcement officers arrested on suspicion of aiding human traffickers and drug smugglers allegedly had close ties to a member of the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel, court documents say, a Mexican narcotics gang that operates along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Mexican drug arrests come close to drug lord's inner circleupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 13:22:00

Eight drug traffickers belonging to Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's organization have been captured, including a man presumed to be Guzman's relative and confidant, officials said Wednesday.

Gunmen kill 3 children while looking for the father of two of themupdated: Thu Feb 24 2011 18:31:00

Three children were killed Wednesday night by a group of armed men who were looking for the father of two of the girls, a spokesman for the Chihuahua state prosecutor's office said Thursday.

Will resort tourists keep coming as Mexican violence spreads?updated: Tue Jan 11 2011 22:44:00

It's one of the most famous tourist destinations in Mexico.

Mexican military: Suspected drug cartel leader arrestedupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 06:54:00

A suspected leader of a Mexican drug cartel was arrested in Tijuana, Mexico, along with four other alleged cartel members, the Mexican military said.

American-born Valdez among most wantedupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 05:16:00

A high school football star is accused of being a Mexican drug kingpin.

Calderon touts successes in Mexico's war on drug cartelsupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 05:16:00

Mexican authorities have had significant successes against drug traffickers, President Felipe Calderon said in his fourth annual state-of-the-nation speech Thursday, noting that three major kingpins have been captured or killed in the past year.

Mexican security official dies in ambushupdated: Sat Aug 21 2010 13:40:00

Gunmen shot dead the Sinaloa state director of Mexico's security agency, the agency said Saturday.

Drug cartel behind Mexican journalists' kidnapping, official saysupdated: Sun Aug 01 2010 10:26:00

Mexico's top security official says the Sinaloa drug cartel was likely behind the kidnapping of a group of four journalists, two of whom were freed in a police rescue.

Top Mexican drug lord killedupdated: Sun Aug 01 2010 10:26:00

Ignacio "Nacho" Coronel, a top Mexican drug lord, is killed during a raid by the Mexican army. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Officials: Mexican drug lord killed in raidupdated: Sat Jul 31 2010 14:32:00

Ignacio "Nacho" Coronel Villareal, a principal leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel, was killed during a military raid in a suburb of Guadalajara, Mexico's defense department said.

Sunday shootout in Juarez leaves three cartel gunmen dead, police sayupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 23:11:00

A predawn, hourlong gun battle -- the latest volley in an escalating series of attacks on Mexican federal police by drug cartel hit men -- left three cartel gunmen dead Sunday in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a federal police spokesman told CNN.

Graffiti message warns of more violence in Juarezupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 20:41:00

A graffiti message on a wall in Juarez, Mexico, warns of a car bombing if U.S. authorities do not look into alleged ties between Mexican federal police and drug traffickers, a police spokesman said Monday.

Alleged Sinaloa cartel leader arrested in Mexicoupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 20:46:00

A leader of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel, Manuel Garibay Espinoza, was detained Friday in the northwestern border town of Mexicali by Baja State Police, a federal police spokesman said.

Mexican police: 5 admit to wedding kidnappingupdated: Fri May 21 2010 09:22:00

The Mexican Federal Police captured eight people involved in a daylight shootout that paralyzed three sections of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Wednesday afternoon, authorities say.

7 killed in Mexico shootoutsupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 10:59:00

Shootouts between drug suspects and the military in the Mexican northeastern border state of Tamaulipas have left seven dead and 11 wounded, the government reported.

Alleged drug lord from Sinaloa cartel extradited to U.S.updated: Thu Feb 18 2010 18:13:00

A suspected top Mexican drug kingpin who allegedly smuggled hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cocaine and heroin into the United States has been extradited to stand trial in Chicago, Illinois, federal law enforcement sources said Thursday.

Second arrest made in connection with Juarez party massacreupdated: Sun Feb 07 2010 00:16:00

Federal authorities arrested a second person in connection with last weekend's massacre at a house party in southern Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, that killed 15 people, government officials said Saturday.

3 headless bodies found in 'narco-grave,' Mexican military saysupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 22:55:00

The Mexican military arrested 10 people associated with the Sinaloa drug cartel after three decapitated bodies were found near Juarez, Mexico, a Mexican military operations spokesman told CNN late Wednesday.

Cartel turf war behind Juarez massacre, official saysupdated: Tue Feb 02 2010 22:13:00

A war between drug gangs was behind this weekend's massacre in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, that left 16 dead, including 10 teenagers, an official told CNN Tuesday.

Notorious drug trafficker arrested, Mexico saysupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 17:41:00

Teodoro "El Teo" Garcia Simental, one of Mexico's most wanted drug traffickers, was arrested Tuesday, Mexican and U.S. authorities said.

10 killed in attack at Mexican rehab centerupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 14:03:00

Ten people have been killed in a shooting at a drug rehabilitation center in a Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, state-run news agency Notimex reported.

Juarez, Mexico, killings reach new highupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 22:25:00

The number of drug-related killings in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, so far this year has reached 1,647, surpassing the death toll for all of 2008, a city spokesman told CNN.

Mayor of violence-torn Juarez: 'We're at turning point'updated: Tue Sep 01 2009 11:06:00

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, may be one of the world's most dangerous cities, but an influx of new police officers will stem the wave of violence set to make August the deadliest month yet, Juarez Mayor Jose Reyes Ferriz told CNN Monday.

Drug cartel allegedly plotted to kill Mexican leaderupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 15:39:00

A suspected drug cartel lieutenant was in charge of a plot to kill Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Mexican government officials said.

Killing shows Mexico clergy no longer cloaked from cartels' aimupdated: Wed Jun 17 2009 09:27:00

The killing last weekend of a Catholic priest and two seminary students in southwest Mexico marked the first time that drug cartel hit men have purposefully targeted a clergyman, said Manuel Corral, public relations secretary for Mexico's Council of Bishops.

The big business of marijuanaupdated: Mon May 18 2009 11:18:00

Which drug is the cash cow of the Mexican drug war: cocaine or marijuana? Jeanne Meserve takes a look.

Hitmen's bloody reign all about logic, trafficker saysupdated: Sun Apr 19 2009 11:22:00

There are no welcome signs on the approach to Camargo.

Mexican cops crackdownupdated: Sun Apr 19 2009 11:22:00

Mexican cops say Juarez street gangs are a recruiting ground for drug cartels. Karl Penhaul's exclusive report. Viewer discretion

Son of drug cartel chief arrested in Mexicoupdated: Thu Mar 19 2009 12:59:00

The Mexican military has arrested the son of a top drug cartel lieutenant, the government said Thursday.

5 human heads discovered in ice chests in central Mexicoupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 03:32:00

Five human heads were found in ice chests on Tuesday under a ficus tree in the central Mexican state of Jalisco, police said.

Arrests 'crushing blow' to Mexican drug cartel, U.S. officials sayupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 21:47:00

U.S. investigators have wrapped up a major 21-month drug-enforcement operation aimed at crippling a powerful and violent Mexican cartel operating in the United States, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday.

Cartel 'stewmaker' says he dissolved 300 bodiesupdated: Sat Jan 24 2009 22:36:00

A suspect in police custody calls himself a "stewmaker" for a Mexican drug lord, saying he disposed of about 300 bodies by dissolving them in acid.

4 'executed' bodies found in Baja Californiaupdated: Tue May 20 2008 07:23:00

The bodies of four people, including at least one American, were found in the Mexican state of Baja California on Sunday, police said Monday, part of a wave of violence sweeping the country.

Time.com: Is Mexico's Drug War Escalating?updated: Tue Feb 19 2008 16:00:00

A deadly blast in Mexico City raises fears that Mexican drug cartels are adopting the tactics of their Colombian allies

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