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Alfredo Beltran Leyva was extradited to the US

Leader of Mexico’s Beltran Leyva Organization Extradited to US

In a surprise move, Alfredo Beltran Leyva, the former leader of Mexican drug trafficking group the Beltran Leyva Organization, was extradited to the United States...
German Alberto Perez Ocampo

Unknown Colombian Drug Trafficker Added to Kingpin List

The US government has placed a relatively unknown Colombian on the Kingpin list, suggesting that the individual may be one of the so-called "invisibles," high level...
Police arrested in student disappearances case

Guerreros Unidos Leader Captured As Search for Missing Students Continues

Authorities in Mexico have captured an alleged leader of the criminal group Guerreros Unidos, who have been accused of collaborating with police in the...
Photographs of the missing student protesters in Iguala

Guerreros Unidos, The New Face of Mexico Organized Crime?

A recent massacre of student protesters in the turbulent state of Guerrero has shined a spotlight on the Guerreros Unidos -- the criminal organization reportedly...

Mexican Police Handed Missing Students to Drug Cartel: Official

Police in Guerrero state, Mexico, collaborated with a drug cartel to kill a group of student protesters, according to the state attorney general, highlighting...

Hector Beltran Leyva, the BLO’s Gentleman Operator, Captured in Mexico

Hector Beltran Leyva’s criminal career is an illustration that even the most violent groups need a soft side.  Beltran Leyva was captured exactly where...
The Gulf Cartel (CDG) relies heavily on smaller gangs

Mexico Counts Over 40 Gangs Working with Drug Cartels

According to Mexico's Attorney General's Office, there are nine major criminal cartels working with some 43 gangs in the country, further indication of just how...
Violence is creeping upwards in Baja California Sur

Beltran Leyva, Zetas Battling Sinaloa Cartel in Baja California Sur

In the past month, the normally peaceful state of Baja California Sur, Mexico has seen a rash of murders, which authorities have blamed on a conflict between the...
Juarez Cartel chief Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, alias "El Viceroy."

Reported Narco-Summit Could Herald Upheaval for Mexico Underworld

The leaders of some of Mexico's principal drug cartels recently staged a narco-summit to reconfigure the criminal landscape, according to reports in local media,...

Fausto Isidro Meza Flores, alias ‘Chapo Isidro’

Fausto Isidro Meza Flores, alias "Chapo" or "Chapito" Isidro, is a relatively young, formerly low-profile figure believed to have operated in the Mexican underworld...
Chapo Isidro is designated as a trafficker by the US

Mexico Steps Up Search for Rising Drug Boss ‘Chapo Isidro’

The killing of a dozen alleged criminals in federal operations in Sinaloa state, Mexico, is one step in the government's concerted push to take down drug boss...
A displaced family living in makeshift housing in Sinaloa

Mexico’s Internally Displaced An Invisible Problem: Report

Hundreds of thousands of people in Mexico have been internally displaced due to violence perpetrated by organized crime groups but the majority have yet to receive...