• traffickers
  • At a cemetery just outside Culiacan, Sinaloa's capital, four 20-somethings are drinking scotch and singing narcocorridos , or ballads heralding the life of drug traffickers. (wlrn.org)
  • Enormous, ornate mausoleums - some of which are two-stories tall with air conditioning - fill the cemetery, which is known to be the final resting spot of drug traffickers. (wlrn.org)
  • At a large shrine downtown to Jesus Malverde, the saint of drug traffickers, worshiper Pedro Alvarez says it's too bad Guzman was captured, because he kept the peace. (wlrn.org)
  • He was elected July 4, 2010, defeating PRI candidate Jesús Vizcarra Calderón, a wealthy businessman and Culiacán municipal president who had been linked to local drug traffickers, including Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada. (wikipedia.org)
  • Violence in Mexico has risen dramatically since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon declared open war against drug traffickers and organized crime. (pewtrusts.org)
  • There's no real reason, in terms of (the traffickers') domination of various trade routes, that they don't come into the United States with the same level of violence they're using in Mexico," Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard (D) told Stateline.org this month. (pewtrusts.org)
  • Consequently, the AFI officers followed the truck with seven of their vehicles, triggering a shootout between the police officers and alleged drug traffickers. (wikipedia.org)
  • The vehicle the drug traffickers was then caught on fire, and two of the gunmen were burned to death. (wikipedia.org)
  • The charge alleged that he conspired with other people to import 500 grams of methamphetamines and 5 kilograms of cocaine to the U.S. The indictment, started by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in late 2011, was part of an investigation known as Operation Narco Polo, where federal agents intercepted several phone calls from March and October 2012 between Aréchiga Gamboa and drug traffickers from the San Diego-Tijuana area. (wikipedia.org)
  • Second generation Sinaloan traffickers such as Rafael Caro Quintero and Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo would claim they learned all they knew about drug trafficking while serving in the Avilés organization. (wikipedia.org)
  • In May 2009, the Mexican authorities listed him as one of their 24 most wanted drug traffickers, and posted a $30 million pesos ($2.3 million USD) reward for information leading to his capture. (wikipedia.org)
  • illicit drugs
  • The indictment accuses Veytia of conspiring to manufacture and distribute illicit drugs and import them into the U.S. from 2013 - the year he became attorney general - until February of this year. (studentnewsdaily.com)
  • Today's actions deal a significant blow to the Victor Emilio Cazares-Gastellum drug trafficking organization, whose members are accused of importing and distributing multi-ton quantities of cocaine and other illicit drugs to communities across the country on a monthly basis,' Gonzales said. (foxnews.com)
  • Miguel Ángel F
  • Through his brother Benjamín, Francisco Rafael joined the Tijuana Cartel in 1989 following the arrest of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, one of the most prominent drug czars in Mexico during the 1980s. (wikipedia.org)
  • The sister of Francisco Rafael's mother, Agustina Félix Zazueta, married Jesús Labra Avilés (alias "El Chuy"), a drug trafficker under the tutelage of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, the former leader of the Guadalajara Cartel and a high-profile drug lord in Mexico. (wikipedia.org)
  • Corruption of state officials was brokered by Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, an emerging capo who had spent time in Sinaloa working as a Sinaloan State Police trooper and serving as body guard to Leopoldo Sánchez Celis, governor of Sinaloa. (wikipedia.org)
  • army
  • While in the United States, decriminalization has boosted local economies and decreased mass incarceration, in Mexico the presence of the army in the streets has only demonstrated the country's fragile institutional framework. (crisisgroup.org)
  • In 2008, he founded Los Ántrax with another drug lord known as René Velázquez (alias Sergeant "Phoenix Ántrax", "El Gato Negro" (Black cat) and "El Taliban"), who was arrested by the Mexican Army that year and sent to jail in Aguaruto, Sinaloa. (wikipedia.org)
  • The 2001 movie La Clave 7 (Code 7) is the story of the effort by the Mexican Army to bring down Pedro Avilés Pérez, directed and played by actor Jorge Reynoso. (wikipedia.org)
  • Two months later, Coronel was killed in a shootout with the Mexican Army. (wikipedia.org)
  • Notiver requested publicly the resignation of Escobar for these declarations A few days after the crime the Mexican army killed two alleged drug cartel members, and the prosecutor said that one of them had an identification of Yolanda Ordaz. (wikipedia.org)
  • His other son, Vicente Zambada Niebla, was arrested by the Mexican Army on 18 March 2009. (wikipedia.org)
  • El Güero) was arrested on 23 June 1995, by elements of the Mexican Army, his partner Joaquín Guzmán Loera took leadership of the cartel. (wikipedia.org)
  • Torres Félix, brother of Javier Torres Félix (now imprisoned), was killed in a gunfight with the Mexican Army on October 2013. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Mexican Army asked the Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC) branch of the Office of the General Prosecutor (PGR) to investigate the neighborhood and the two mobile lines more closely. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Army and the Navy decided to send a Special Forces unit from Mexico City to Zapopan to investigate the incident. (wikipedia.org)
  • President Felipe C
  • Caro-Quintero's extradition brings the number of suspects sent to the United States to 195 since President Felipe Calderon took office in 2006. (foxnews.com)
  • Since 2007 , when President Felipe Calderon declared his government's war on the drug trafficking organizations operating in his country , the level of narcotics related violence has increased dramatically . (oclc.org)
  • lord
  • Diablo's" arrest comes a little over a month after the Department of Treasury said that Venezuela's vice president is in fact a drug lord. (studentnewsdaily.com)
  • Pedro Avilés Pérez was a Mexican drug lord in the state of Sinaloa in the late 1960s. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nemesio or Rubén Oseguera Cervantes (born July 17, 1966), commonly referred to by his alias El Mencho, is a suspected Mexican drug lord and leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), a criminal group based in Jalisco. (wikipedia.org)
  • Abigael González Valencia (born October 18, 1972), commonly referred to by his alias El Cuini, is a suspected Mexican drug lord and former leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), a criminal group based in Jalisco. (wikipedia.org)
  • Edgar Valdez Villarreal (born August 11, 1973) also known as La Barbie ("The Barbie"), is a Mexican American suspected drug lord and leader of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel, a criminal group based in Sinaloa. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mexican police said they tracked Valdez across five Mexican states for a year, a pursuit that intensified in the latest months as they raided home after home owned by the drug lord, missing him but arresting several of his allies. (wikipedia.org)
  • Rubén Oseguera González (born February 14, 1990), commonly referred to by his alias El Menchito, is a suspected U.S.-born Mexican drug lord and former high-ranking leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), a criminal group based in Jalisco. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tijuana
  • Between 1995 and 2009 it operated in prisons in the Mexican cities of Tijuana and Ensenada and in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • It was subsequently approved for use in the state prison at Tijuana, though that program was suspended due to prisoner moves. (wikipedia.org)
  • Francisco Rafael lived most of his early life as a businessman and playboy while his brothers, Benjamín and Ramón, became involved in the drug trade after moving to Tijuana in the 1980s. (wikipedia.org)
  • narcotics
  • Robertson, who said the bust is the largest in about a decade in terms of amount of drugs and assets seized, as well as number of arrests, said law enforcement is seeing a disturbing new trend in the world of narcotics. (foxnews.com)
  • Once in Mexico, the narcotics were transported into the United States through various border entries in the Southwest. (foxnews.com)
  • He was allegedly responsible for managing the CJNG's operations in buying and selling narcotics from South America to Mexico. (wikipedia.org)
  • organizations
  • But given the fact that he escaped from a maximum security prison some 13 years ago, has since evaded capture despite a worldwide dragnet, and ran one the most far-reaching drug organizations in the world with annual profits in the billions of dollars, many in Sinaloa say he's larger than life. (wlrn.org)
  • Evaluating the impact of drug trafficking organizations on the stability of the Mexican state. (oclc.org)
  • The NM Hispanic Medical Association and Drug Policy Alliance were among the members of the group of individuals and organizations repeatedly calling for the Martinez Administration to cover methadone maintenance therapy under the state's Medicaid system. (drugpolicy.org)
  • Mexican drug trafficking organizations have realized 'ok, there's a new need,'' Robertson said. (foxnews.com)
  • prison
  • Caro-Quintero is the brother of Rafael, a legendary drug baron, who is in a Mexican prison for the 1985 slaying of DEA Special Agent Kiki Camarena. (foxnews.com)
  • He was released from prison two years later and deported back to Mexico. (wikipedia.org)
  • if he pleaded not guilty, his brother Abraham-who already had felony drug sentences in his record-would probably face life in prison. (wikipedia.org)
  • On July 11, 2015, he escaped from the Federal Social Readaption Center No. 1, a maximum-security prison in the State of Mexico, through a tunnel in his prison cell. (wikipedia.org)
  • If sentenced for such charges, he will face one to ten years in prison in the United States and forfeit all the drug proceeds he earned from his criminal activities. (wikipedia.org)
  • On February 1, Oseguera González was taken to Federal Social Readaptation Center No. 1 (also known as "Altiplano"), a maximum-security prison in Almoloya de Juárez, State of Mexico. (wikipedia.org)
  • Guzman's
  • Four days after Guzman's capture, Mexican marines raided a ranch in Culiacan, where they found a pit filled with empty plastic cucumbers. (wlrn.org)
  • Senate
  • He was elected in 2006 as the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate for the Mexican Senate, where he served on the Regional Development and the Environment, Natural Resources and Fisheries, and Agriculture and Water Resources commissions. (wikipedia.org)
  • The involvement of Nevada Assembly member Sharron Angle with Second Chance was a significant issue in the 2010 United States Senate elections. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, the amendment was defeated after the head of the Arizona Department of Corrections was strongly critical of Second Chance in hearings before the Arizona Senate Judiciary Committee, in which he noted that no nationally recognized drug treatment expert or institution had studied the program. (wikipedia.org)
  • Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, a conservative Republican, said that Trump s plan was the final offer after Trump rejected a bipartisan Senate deal brought to him last month, when he reportedly called African countries s--tholes and stated his desire for immigration for places such as Norway. (alipac.us)
  • Gangs
  • Gangs had threatened to force two of his children into organized crime in his home state of Michoacán, and seeking refuge in the United States seemed his only option. (crisisgroup.org)
  • Los Negros have been known to employ gangs such as Mexican Mafia and MS-13 to carry out murders and other illegal activities. (wikipedia.org)
  • Veracruz
  • Yolanda Ordaz de la Cruz (1963 - 26 July 2011) was a crime reporter that had worked for nearly three decades for Notiver, the largest-circulation newspaper in Veracruz, Mexico. (wikipedia.org)
  • The general attorney in the state of Veracruz, Reynaldo Escobar, said that the investigation was considering the alleged relationship of some journalists with the organized crime. (wikipedia.org)
  • Yolanda Ordaz de la Cruz was the fourth journalist killed in Veracruz in 2011, in the context of the Mexican Drug War. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2012 drug trafficking related violence increased in Veracruz, including the murder of Proceso's journalist Regina Martínez in April and the killing of four media professionals in May, including Guillermo Luna Varela, who had been colleague of Ordaz at Notiver. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mexico City Veracruz Yolanda Ordaz received several letters with death threats before she was killed. (wikipedia.org)
  • Coahuila
  • Its operational area was originally Tamaulipas, and later extended its influence to Nuevo León and Coahuila states. (wikipedia.org)
  • Valdez pleaded not guilty and took out advertising in the local Monterrey newspaper, El Norte, describing himself as: "a legitimate businessman who had been forced to leave Nuevo Laredo and move to the neighboring state of Coahuila because he was being harassed for bribes by local police officers. (wikipedia.org)
  • incarceration
  • Averaging $5,000 a year, methadone maintenance therapy has proven to be a cost-effective way to break the cycle of incarceration, preventing the state from paying an upwards of $40,000 a year to incarcerate someone for their addiction. (drugpolicy.org)
  • Valdez
  • Mario López Valdez (born January 18, 1957 in Cubiri de la Loma, Sinaloa), popularly known as Malova, is a Mexican businessman and politician, a member of the National Action Party. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, López Valdez pledged to repeal the law just a few days after its unanimous passage in the state legislature, following a national outcry. (wikipedia.org)
  • Valdez was arrested on August 30, 2010 near Mexico City. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] On August 30, 2010, Valdez was captured by the Mexican Federal Police near Mexico City. (wikipedia.org)
  • indictment
  • If convicted, the U.S. would seek at least $250 million of Veytia's assets linked to his drug manufacturing and distributing, according to the indictment. (studentnewsdaily.com)
  • border
  • and e) lack of coordinated care across health jurisdictions on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. (cdc.gov)
  • Prevention and control efforts that address the challenges created by border-crossing populations require collaboration among local, state, and national TB control programs in both countries. (cdc.gov)
  • In addition to that, lax security at the border with Mexico makes it possible for large amounts of drugs to pour into the state. (rehabilitationusa.com)
  • Operation Phalanx was a United States National Guard program to assist the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the security of the United States-Mexico Border. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since the beginning of Operation Phalanx in 2010, National Guard airmen flying UH-72 Lakota helicopters have been credited with stopping 64,000 illegal border crossings in the Rio Grande sector of the United States Mexico border, along with an additional 25,000 in the Laredo sector and 21,000 in the Tucson, Arizona area. (wikipedia.org)
  • In an earlier tweet, Trump wrote, 'We must have Security at our VERY DANGEROUS SOUTHERN BORDER, and we must have a great WALL to help protect us, and to help stop the massive inflow of drugs pouring into our country! (alipac.us)
  • Mexican presidential candidates use Trump s border wall as. (alipac.us)
  • According to border entry records, Oseguera Cervantes crossed the U.S.-Mexico border several times during the late 1980s under other aliases. (wikipedia.org)
  • charges
  • The charges against Joaquin Guzman, whose nickname El Chapo means shorty, make it unlikely that he will be extradited to the United States any time soon. (wlrn.org)
  • He was arrested on December 30, 2013 at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands at the request of the United States, which contacted Interpol to arrest him for charges relating to drug trafficking. (wikipedia.org)
  • He was arrested near Mexico City in August 2010 on charges related to large scale drug trafficking. (wikipedia.org)
  • He faces charges in both Mexico and the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, he is not wanted for any criminal charges by Mexican law enforcement. (wikipedia.org)
  • prosecutors
  • As fostered by the partnership, at least seven states-Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington-plan to conduct workshops and training exercises over the next three years with investigators, prosecutors and judges from Mexico to help them win convictions in the drug war. (pewtrusts.org)
  • Mexican prosecutors and investigators are offered temporary housing in the United States, bilingual educational materials and one-on-one instruction from legal experts. (pewtrusts.org)
  • And state employees who would inspect and audit dispensaries and growers under the bill "would not be immune from liability" under federal drug laws, the prosecutors wrote. (cannabisculture.com)
  • Valencia
  • According to the Mexican government, the González Valencia clan was made up of 18 siblings. (wikipedia.org)
  • The court ordered him to appear in court on April 28, but González Valencia fled to Mexico and joined organized crime. (wikipedia.org)
  • After returning to Mexico, González Valencia worked for the Milenio Cartel along with his brother-in-law Oseguera Cervantes. (wikipedia.org)
  • González Valencia helped expand the criminal group's presence throughout the 1990s in several states across Mexico. (wikipedia.org)
  • Under Coronel, González Valencia and Oseguera Cervantes held leadership positions and helped their criminal group expand to southeastern Mexico, particularly in the states of Chiapas, Campeche, and Yucatán. (wikipedia.org)
  • allegedly
  • Drugs allegedly are stored at the ranches, and drug operations into the United States are staged. (foxnews.com)
  • During that same time, Veytia allegedly knew of and would attempt illegal importation of those drugs outside the U.S. as well. (studentnewsdaily.com)
  • He fled to Mexico to avoid capture, where he allegedly joined the Beltrán-Leyva Cartel and quickly moved up through the ranks due to his connections in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • Under his father, he allegedly worked as the CJNG's second-in-command and managed international drug trafficking operations. (wikipedia.org)
  • crackdown
  • The agreement on Caro-Quintero's extradition was related to a drug cartel crackdown announced Wednesday that involved the arrest of hundreds of suspects. (foxnews.com)
  • arrest
  • In addition, the report stated that the attack was provoked by the arrest of 15 suspected CJNG members following an assassination attempt against Francisco Alejandro Solorio Aréchiga, Jalisco's security commissioner, on March 30. (wikipedia.org)
  • importation
  • The interstate shipment, including importation, of unapproved new drugs is prohibited in the U.S. "Unapproved" drugs are any medicines that have not received the FDA's approval and include foreign-made versions of U.S.-approved drugs. (rehabilitationusa.com)
  • Mencho
  • Born into poverty in Mexico, El Mencho grew avocados and dropped out of primary school before immigrating illegally to the U.S. in the 1980s. (wikipedia.org)
  • government
  • Today, Aarón, a former member of a vigilante militia disarmed by the Mexican government, and his family are being held at the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona, waiting for their asylum claim to be processed. (crisisgroup.org)
  • In 2005 Governor Jesús Aguilar Padilla appointed him secretary of Planning and Development in the state government. (wikipedia.org)
  • Its Mexican operations were closed down after it lost government funding. (wikipedia.org)
  • It was funded partly with his own money and partly with financial support from the Mexican government. (wikipedia.org)
  • And I don t know why he would humiliate the United States, humiliate himself and humiliate his party by having a government shutdown,' Leahy said. (alipac.us)
  • The Mexican government is working on extraditing him to the U.S., where he is accused of drug trafficking and money laundering. (wikipedia.org)
  • organized crime
  • The Pax Mafiosa is a term describing a state of relative non-violence in the territories of organized crime groups caused by agreements not to interfere in criminal activities. (wikipedia.org)
  • He is wanted for drug trafficking, organized crime involvement, and illegal possession of firearms. (wikipedia.org)
  • violent
  • In December, Goddard's office targeted a drug-smuggling cartel, a human-trafficking ring and a violent urban street gang that resulted in 188 people being indicted and dozens of violent criminals taken off the streets. (pewtrusts.org)
  • marines
  • Los Negros used to work with the Beltrán-Leyva Cartel but following Arturo Beltrán Leyva's death in December 2009 during a shootout with Mexican Marines, infighting broke out for the control of the Beltrán-Leyva Cartel. (wikipedia.org)
  • operations
  • He is reportedly responsible for coordinating drug trafficking operations in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • addiction
  • Medication assisted therapy along with behavioral health services is a comprehensive approach to addiction treatment that demonstrates promise in helping those with the disease of addiction maintain a healthier quality of life,' stated Steve Lucero, Executive Director of the New Mexico Hispanic Medical Association. (drugpolicy.org)
  • The CDC also indicates the state is in the midst of an opioid pill addiction epidemic among adolescents and young adults with a significant proportion of them progressing to heroin. (drugpolicy.org)
  • The program utilizes a combination of saunas, vitamins, minerals and oils to tackle the effects of drug addiction. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nationwide, New Mexico has double the percentage rate of drug and alcohol addiction. (rehabilitationusa.com)
  • They are the build-up of years of addiction and availability of hard drugs and alcohol starting at a very young age. (rehabilitationusa.com)
  • Protection provided by Mexican settlers became an open door for Pueblo addiction problems starting with alcohol. (rehabilitationusa.com)
  • Many have blamed this period, along with Mexican colonization in prior years of Pueblo tribes, as the root cause of generational weakness, setting the stage for mass addiction of tribespeople and poor families across the state for years to come. (rehabilitationusa.com)