A cartel gunman entered a Tijuana hospital early Sunday morning and opened fire on a patient being treated for wounds sustained earlier, raising the total number of homicides in March to 81 with 446 in 2019.
MixedTimes - Robert Arce
The Mexican government announced that security operations led by La Secretaría de Marina or the Mexican Navy (SEMAR) located and dismantled 31 drug labs in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa since December 1, of 2018.
Tijuana is listed as the deadliest city in the world per capita based on its 2018 registered homicide count, according to a new study released this week by the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice (El Consejo Ciudadano para la Seguridad Pública y la Justicia Penal).
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized approximately 100 pounds of methamphetamine, 55 pounds of cocaine, 5 pounds of fentanyl, and 2 pounds of heroin worth $1.7 million last week during three vehicle inspections at the Arizona border.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador authorized the deployment of a coordinated security operation with the military, state, and municipal police along the Guatemalan border to fight the increase in violent crime coinciding with the arrival of several caravans since October 2018.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized approximately 320 pounds of methamphetamine, 32 pounds of marijuana along with heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine worth $1.3 million over the weekend during four vehicle inspections at the Arizona border.
A team gunman opened fire on three trucks transporting migrants on a highway in the southern border state of Chiapas Sunday morning, leaving two dead and seven wounded.
A cartel gunman opened fire on a vehicle stopped in traffic on a highway leading into the main Hotel Zone in Cancún, leaving three dead and one injured.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized approximately 350 pounds of hard drugs consisting of methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl worth over $6.1 million this past Saturday during three vehicle inspections in southern Arizona.
Mexican immigration authorities were attacked by members of a new Central American caravan which illegally crossed from Guatemala on Monday. The group of at least 500 pelted officials with rocks, causing damage to vehicles and minor injuries at a roadblock.
Four cartel gunmen carrying rifles and handguns stormed into a bar in the tourist resort city of Cancun and began firing indiscriminately. The attack on Friday left five dead and 12 others injured.
Mexican Federal Police and elements of the Army arrested two cartel gunmen over the weekend with an arsenal of rifles, handguns, grenades, and ammunition. The duo was arrested in a stolen vehicle in southern Chihuahua.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a half a ton of methamphetamine estimated to be worth more than $14 million dollars as smugglers attempted to move the drugs through a South Texas border crossing.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 395 pounds of methamphetamine during a commercial vehicle inspection last Friday in California. The alleged seizures resulted in the arrest of a Mexican national on drug smuggling charges.
U.S. Border Patrol agents seized 395 pounds of methamphetamine during a commercial vehicle inspection last Friday in California. The alleged seizures resulted in the arrest of a Mexican national on drug smuggling charges.
The homicide count continues to rise in Tijuana with at least 218 registered in January. Eleven bodies were recently discovered in a 26-hour span.
Seven men were gunned down in a Cancún residence Sunday as cartel-related homicides continue to shock the traditionally tourist-friendly city.
The United States Consulate General in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, issued a security alert following a series of coordinated attacks against police officers in that city and for Ciudad De Chihuahua.
A group of 376 Central American migrants illegally crossed into the U.S. on Monday by crawling underneath a border fence in Yuma, Arizona, and immediately surrendered themselves to U.S.
A Mexican police officer from Mexicali, Baja California, was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agents on January 12 after he attempted to cross the border with his family and a load of drugs in tow.
Mexican state police and soldiers arrested two Sinaloa Cartel operatives with an arsenal of rifles, ammunition, and a grenade on Wednesday. The pair were involved in drug smuggling activities near the California and Arizona borders.
Cartel violence in the Mexican border state of Sonora continues in 2019 with the police discovery of four male bodies dumped in a canal this week.
Two cartel hitmen belonging to the Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG)--believed responsible for the murder of two Tijuana municipal police officers in early January--were arrested late last week.
Two human smuggling attempts were thwarted by Border Patrol and Mexican police after they observed groups of migrants attempting to cross into the United States from Baja California by cutting holes in a border fence.
A group of Central American migrants being held in a Mexican immigration detention center in Mexicali began rioting Wednesday afternoon, requiring the deployment of police and troops.
The cartel-related drug violence in Tijuana continues to rage into 2019 with 18 killed in as many hours this past Monday and Tuesday, leaving at least 68 dead in the new year.
A team of cartel hitmen opened fire on two Tijuana police officers inside a Chinese restaurant. The attack left one officer dead and a second officer and restaurant employee wounded this past Thursday.
A Sinaloa Cartel-aligned gang leader’s murder sparked fears of escalated violence in Juarez after the city closed 2018 with a record 1,247 homicides.
A pregnant, 19-year old-Central American migrant from Guatemala was rescued from the top of the border wall in Mexicali after becoming unable to safely continue to the U.S.
A pregnant, 19-year old-Central American migrant from Guatemala was rescued from the top of the border wall in Mexicali after becoming unable to safely continue to the U.S.
A team of cartel gunmen stormed a funeral home in the state of Veracruz, gunning down the father and brother-in-law of a male homicide victim who was being mourned by his friends and family.
A total of 21 murder victims were discovered in the Tijuana River Channel in 2018, with 15 located in the last four months.
Formerly peaceful Cancún continues to experience shocking levels of cartel violence. At least eight individuals were murdered over the past weekend.
Mexican federal investigators discovered an active fentanyl lab belonging to the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico City.
Members of the “Honduran Migrant Caravan” marched to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana on Tuesday and delivered a letter directed to President Donald Trump, demanding entry into the United States or $50,000 each to return home.
United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the Arizona border with Mexico seized nearly $2.5 million in drugs, including 43 pounds of heroin, during five separate inspections this week.
SAN YSIDRO, California -- Officials in Tijuana moved approximately 2,000 caravan migrants from their original shelter site due to health and sanitation concerns.
Two U.S. teens from San Diego were discovered murdered execution-style at an apartment complex in Tijuana over the weekend.
Nearly 3,300 additional Central American caravan migrants arrived at the Mexican northern border city of Tijuana on Saturday, authorities in Mexico stated.
Portions of the migrant caravan consisting of nearly 900 Central Americans in 22 buses arrived in the northern border state of Sonora, escorted by state and federal police on Wednesday.
The cartel violence in Tijuana continues with at least 36 murders registered in the first week of November, bringing the unofficial total to 2,124 for 2018.
Six decapitated bodies dumpedin the border state of Chihuahua last month have been identified as cartel gunmen by Mexican government authorities. They are believed to be victims in an ongoing cartel war between El Nuevo Cártel de Juárez and the Sinaloa Cartel—La Gente Nueva.
A municipal police officer in Chihuahua who was kidnapped by cartel gunmen on October 18 was found murdered Wednesday after appearing in a forced interrogation video released on social media.
An alleged serial rapist reportedly living in the U.S. illegally attacked at least seven Phoenix area women in a year, local police say.
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge in Phoenix sentenced an illegal immigrant previously protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) to 35 years in prison followed by lifetime probation for the kidnapping and attempted abuse of a 3-year-old girl.
Authorities in northern Mexico are investigating the murder of Catholic Priest Ícmar Arturo Orta, whose lifeless body was located Friday inside his vehicle in Playas de Rosarito.
The investigation of a recently discovered yet incomplete narco-tunnel into California revealed structural features such as a rail system and ventilation powered by solar energy.
The Mexican Army discovered a large weapons cache on Tuesday after repelling an ambush by cartel gunmen in Sinaloa.
Five police officers were murdered during two separate attacks carried out by cartel gunmen in Guaymas, Sonora, on Thursday.
The Mexican Army seized 950 pounds of methamphetamine, fentanyl, and heroin on Sunday in Baja California--adding to the number of significant drug busts within the past two months.
A pack of street dogs were discovered fighting over a discarded human head late last week in Tijuana.
Mexican police discovered an active cartel drug lab this week in the border city of Tijuana. A raid on the labresulted in the seizure of 350 pounds of methamphetamine according to government security officials.
Mexican border city cops in Tecate discovered five murder victims in advanced stages of decomposition with a threatening narco-banner.
A gang hit in a Chihuahua state prison targeting a high ranking Los Aztecas member is believed to have unleashed a wave of violence which resulted in the killing of 26 people during a 24-hour period.
Three FBI fugitive MS-13 gang leaders who fled Los Angeles after a 2017 police roundup were captured in Tijuana.
A total of 15,973 murders were registered in Mexico during the first six months of 2018, making it the deadliest year since 1997 when a tracking system was implemented.
Formerly peaceful Cancún continues to experience shocking levels of cartel violence as the total number of murders reached a new record of 286 for a single year.
The United States Consulate General in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico has issued a security alert prohibiting U.S. Government employees from traveling into downtown Ciudad Juárez without advance permission for the next 30 days.
Mexico’s national elections are underway -- ending a bloody 10-month electoral cycle which has highlighted the government's inability to provide basic security for politicians and their families.
May 2018 became the bloodiest in the history of Mexico with 2,890 registered homicides nationwide.
The El Paso-Juarez Metropolitan Border Area registered 22 murders in a 24-hour time span this past weekend.
The police commander of Grupo de Operaciones Especiales (GOE), a special operations unit from the beach city of Rosarito, was murdered outside the popular tourist nightspot Macroplaza during the early morning hours of June 20.
A former police commissioner and a commander were arrested for the kidnapping and execution-style murders of six officers under their command in Puebla.
Four men with ties to Mexico face federal charges involving the seizure of approximately 20 pounds of fentanyl in Clark County, Ohio, by members of the Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force.
The Tribal Governor of the Tohono O’odham in Sonora, Mexico, placed the blame for the mass exodus of the population from tribal lands south of the U.S.
A federal judge in El Paso, Texas, sentenced former Chihuahua State Police Officer Mario De La O Lopez aka “Flaco” to 27 years in prison for his role in Sinaloa Cartel’s narcotics distribution operations.
A California narcotics officer arrested in May for suspected ties with the Mexican Mafia and Armenian organized crime is now facing additional charges after federal prosecutors filed one count each of soliciting a bribe, obstructing justice by helping a contact avoid arrest, and making false statements to investigators.
A vehicle inspection of two pickup trucks by the Mexican Army security checkpoint on Wednesday led to the discovery of 1.5 tons (3,064 pounds or 1,390 KG) of hard drugs consisting of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine in Ojos Negros, located in the municipality of Ensenada.
In less than six months, Tijuana registered over 1,000 homicides for the year as of Friday.
The once peaceful tourist hotspot of Cancún lodged another deadly month of cartel-related violence with 50 homicides in May. The total number of murders for 2018 now sits at 207.
As next month’s elections in Mexico approach, a disturbing trend continues with the government's inability to provide basic security for politicians as the number of those assassinated exceeds 100.
Six cartel assassins belonging to the armed wing of the Juárez Cartel, known as “La Línea,” were captured in Juárez during two separate police operations in the El Paso-Juárez Metropolitan Border Area.
Cartel gunmen attacked two municipalities in Chihuahua this past Sunday, leaving eight dead according to the state attorney general’s office.
A raid on a municipal police force in Central Mexico by the State Police (SSP), supported by the Mexican Marines (SEDENA) and State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) led to the discovery of 136 fake police officers.
A shocking cartel execution captured on security video by multiple hitmen in Mexico City sparked fears of escalating narco-violence.
Cartel killings in Tijuana continued at an alarming rate with 207 registered in April, bringing the total for 2018 to 758—a 67 percent increase over the same period in 2017.
Four homicide victims were discovered on Monday in the once peaceful tourist city of Ensenada, Baja California.
A cross border narco-tunnel leading into Calexico, California, from Mexicali was discovered shortly after 11 am on Sunday.
Cartel Violence continues in the beach resort hub of Cancún with the grisly discovery of five murder victims left inside an abandoned vehicle on Wednesday.
A series of five cartel attacks on state ministerial and municipal police occurred in less than 24 hours in Chihuahua last week, beginning after midnight on April 19.
Cartel killings are continuing at an alarming rate in Tijuana with 41 homicides registered since April 16—raising the total number for 2018 to 691.
Two cartel gunmen on jet skis opened fire on a mobile food vendor on a crowded beach in Cancun. The attack caused panicked tourists including children to flee and take cover.
Cartel violence in Tijuana continues with no end in sight as 11 killings were registered in a 24-hour period earlier this week. The deaths brought the number of homicides to 650 in 2018, according to government statistics as reported by local media.
A former Mexican municipal police officer and two prior soldiers were identified as the cartel hitmen responsible for a deadly attack against active officers over the weekend in Chihuahua.
A deadly April in Chihuahua has so far left six police officers dead and eight wounded in at least seven attacks.
The discovery of six bodies in shallow graves in the tourist city of Ensenada set off a forensic investigation to identify the victims. Officials made the discovery on April 10 and 11, 2018, in an unpopulated area between El Saizal and Maneadero according to the State Attorney General's Office.
A brazen cartel execution captured on security video carried out by two hitmen in Nuevo Leon sparked fears of escalating narco-violence.
Cartel violence continues in Cancun with nine murdered in a 24-hour period.
Cartel violence in Tijuana continues at an alarming rate in 2018 with 549 homicides registered in the first three months, according to government statistics.
Cartel violence in Cancun continues in 2018 with 98 homicides registered in the first three months of the year.
Two alleged Sinaloa Cartel hitmen were captured on March 29 in rural Compuertas Carejey near Calexico, California.
Nine kidnapping victims were rescued but a state police commander and three cartel gunmen were killed during an operation in the Mexican coastal state of Nayarit last week.
A human smuggling operation was busted in Phoenix which resulted in at least 30 illegal immigrants being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement during a raid on March 27.
Two former police officers from Ciudad Madera, Chihuahua, were arrested for weapons and drug violations on Sunday in Namiquipa, according to the State Attorney General’s office.
A ministerial police agent and administrative assistant for the Chihuahua State Prosecutor’s Office were shot and killed by suspected cartel gunmen while traveling in an unmarked vehicle in Ciudad Juarez on January 16, 2018.
The U.S. State Department is wasting our tax dollars in Mexico on a series of programs tied to the Merida Initiative to battle cartels and drug trafficking.
A police commander in the popular tourist port of Guaymas, Sonora, was assassinated as he drove his duty SUV along a local street.
A municipal court judge from Tijuana was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol on February 10, 2018, after he attempted to smuggle 38.75 pounds of cocaine into the U.S.
U.S. Embassy Bans Staff from Popular Mexican Tourist Spot after Alleged Cartel Bomb Injures 7 Americans
The United States Embassy in Mexico City issued a new security alert on Wednesday after receiving information of a threat in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo.
The United States Embassy in Mexico City issued a security alert on March 1, prohibiting all federal employees from boarding any tourist ferries operating between the popular vacation destinations of Cozumel and Playa del Carmen.