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Cartel Gunman Executes Patient in Tijuana Hospital

Cartel Gunman Executes Patient in Tijuana Hospital

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.

31 Drug Labs Busted in Mexican Coastal State Since December 2018

31 Drug Labs Busted in Mexican Coastal State Since December 2018

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.

Study Lists Tijuana as World Murder Capital in 2018

Study Lists Tijuana as World Murder Capital in 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).

160 Pounds of Meth, Fentanyl Seized at Arizona Border

160 Pounds of Meth, Fentanyl Seized at Arizona Border

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.

Mexico Deploys More Forces to Its Southern Border to Combat Crime amid Caravans

Mexico Deploys More Forces to Its Southern Border to Combat Crime amid Caravans

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.

366 Pounds of Meth, Fentanyl Seized at Arizona Border

366 Pounds of Meth, Fentanyl Seized at Arizona Border

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.

350 Pounds of Fentanyl, Coke Seized at Arizona Border, Say Feds

350 Pounds of Fentanyl, Coke Seized at Arizona Border, Say Feds

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.

Cartel Gunmen Storm Cancun Bar — 5 Killed, 12 Injured

Cartel Gunmen Storm Cancun Bar — 5 Killed, 12 Injured

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.

Two Cartel Gunmen Captured with Grenades in Mexican Border State

Two Cartel Gunmen Captured with Grenades in Mexican Border State

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.

$14 Million in Meth Seized at Texas Border Crossing

$14 Million in Meth Seized at Texas Border Crossing

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.

400 Pounds of Meth Smuggled Inside Fake Rocks, Say Feds

400 Pounds of Meth Smuggled Inside Fake Rocks, Say Feds

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.

Tijuana: 218 Murders in January 2019

Tijuana: 218 Murders in January 2019

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.

Mexican Cop Allegedly Busted Smuggling Meth, Heroin into U.S.

Mexican Cop Allegedly Busted Smuggling Meth, Heroin into 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.

Two Sinaloa Cartel Smugglers Caught near U.S. with Weapons Cache

Two Sinaloa Cartel Smugglers Caught near U.S. with Weapons Cache

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.

Tijuana: 18 Murdered in 18 Hours

Tijuana: 18 Murdered in 18 Hours

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.

Cancun Cartel War Kills 525 in 2018

Cancun Cartel War Kills 525 in 2018

Formerly peaceful Cancún continues to experience shocking levels of cartel violence. At least eight individuals were murdered over the past weekend.

Some Caravan Migrants Demand Entry to U.S. Or $50K Each to Leave

Some Caravan Migrants Demand Entry to U.S. Or $50K Each to Leave

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.

22 Buses with 900 Caravan Migrants Nears U.S. Border

22 Buses with 900 Caravan Migrants Nears U.S. Border

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.

DACA Recipient Sentenced to 35 Years for Child Sex Abuse

DACA Recipient Sentenced to 35 Years for Child Sex Abuse

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.

Mexican Catholic Priest Killed near U.S. Border

Mexican Catholic Priest Killed near U.S. Border

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.

26 Murdered in Day in El Paso-Juarez Metro Area

26 Murdered in Day in El Paso-Juarez Metro Area

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.

Police Commander Killed near Tijuana Tourist Spot

Police Commander Killed near Tijuana Tourist Spot

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.

Feds Probe California Cop for Alleged Mexican Mafia Ties

Feds Probe California Cop for Alleged Mexican Mafia Ties

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.

Mexican Army Seizes 2 Tons of Drugs in Tourist Beach Hub

Mexican Army Seizes 2 Tons of Drugs in Tourist Beach Hub

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.

Cancun: 50 Murders in May

Cancun: 50 Murders in May

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.

Study: 100 Mexican Politicians Assassinated Since 2017

Study: 100 Mexican Politicians Assassinated Since 2017

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.

Tijuana: 207 Killed in April

Tijuana: 207 Killed in April

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.

Five Tortured Murder Victims Found in Cancún

Five Tortured Murder Victims Found in Cancún

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.

Tijuana: 147 Killed in April — 691 in 2018

Tijuana: 147 Killed in April — 691 in 2018

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.

11 Killed in Tijuana in 24 hours — 650 Murdered in 2018

11 Killed in Tijuana in 24 hours — 650 Murdered in 2018

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.

Mexican Border State Authorities Unearth Bodies in Tourist City of Ensenada

Mexican Border State Authorities Unearth Bodies in Tourist City of Ensenada

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.

Tijuana: 549 Homicides in Three Months

Tijuana: 549 Homicides in Three Months

Cartel violence in Tijuana continues at an alarming rate in 2018 with 549 homicides registered in the first three months, according to government statistics.

Phoenix Human Smuggling Bust Detains 30

Phoenix Human Smuggling Bust Detains 30

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.

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