A massive surge in the number of synthetic drug labs discovered in Mexico indicates a nationwide shift of traffickers away from traditional drugs like cocaine and towards the more profitable methamphetamine.
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REYNOSA — A violent push by the Zetas for control of the rival Gulf Cartel’s turf in Matamoros and Reynosa has shattered the relative peace of recent weeks, said sources outside law enforcement familiar with organized crime in Mexico.
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[caption id="attachment_22114" align="alignright" width="300" caption="President Felipe Calderon has deployed some 45,000 troops to fight the cartels"][/caption] The Zetas cartel has become the biggest drug gang in Mexico, overtaking its bitter rival, ... Sinaloa Cartel Regional Boss Dies in Shootout with Mexican Army
MEXICO CITY – An important Sinaloa cartel boss was killed and 11 of his associates were arrested in a shootout with the Mexican army, a military spokesman said Monday. [caption id="attachment_11949" ... MEXICO CITY, A Pacific Cartel leader arrested in Sonora
The Federal Police captured Mancinas Fidel Franco, alias Fidel, suspected of the Pacific cartel in Sonora and who is wanted in the United States following the death of 11 illegal immigrants in 2009, ... Mexican strike on Sinaloa cartel
The Mexican security forces have arrested 11 alleged members of the country's most powerful drug gang, the Sinaloa cartel. [caption id="attachment_21116" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Ten of the detained were paraded in front ... Officials confirm death of Sinaloa Cartel leader ‘El Arqui’
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican officials say members of an army special forces unit fatally shot a high-ranking aide to the country's most-wanted drug dealer in a gunfight in the ... Mexico Dismantles Synthetic Drug Lab, Seizes Ton of Marijuana
MEXICO CITY – Mexican army soldiers dismantled a synthetic drug laboratory and confiscated more than a ton of marijuana in two separate operations in the northwestern state of Sinaloa, the ... 1 hatchet buried, another ax to grind
[caption id="attachment_20261" align="alignright" width="300" caption="This bronze rooster appeared overnight in Reynosa, a sign some say celebrates a stronger alliance between the Gulf and Sinaloa cartels. The two groups banded together ... Mexico Arrests Key Gun Smuggler for Powerful Sinaloa Cartel
MEXICO CITY – Federal police have arrested a man suspected of being one of Mexico’s leading smugglers of firearms, ammunition and explosives, the Public Safety Secretariat said Thursday. In a statement, ...
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