All About Beltran Leyva Org

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 11 MAY 2011

At least 14 municipal police officers from a town in Mexico State are under investigation for links to the Mano con Ojos (Hand with Eyes), demonstrating the growing clout of…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 19 APR 2011

According to the Mexican Attorney General's Office, there are currently more than 500 U.S. personnel operating in Mexico, up from 60 U.S. agents in 2005, reports Juarez-based newspaper…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 14 APR 2011

Authorities have arrested Raul Sabori Cisneros, an alleged lieutenant for the Sinaloa Cartel, reports El Universal. Cisneros is reportedly the number two commander in the state of Sonora,…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 5 APR 2011

Between March 2011 and the last day of President Calderon’s mandate in 2012, Mexico’s narco-underworld will evolve at a fast pace as Calderon’s strategy forces more fractures between…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 2 FEB 2011

(With permission from the Center for Public Integrity.) Camron Scott Galloway, 21, walked into X Caliber Guns in Phoenix, Ariz., on Jan. 30, 2008, and filled out forms…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 2 FEB 2011

(With permission from the Investigative Reporting Workshop.) Armed with assault rifles and hand grenades, Arturo Beltran Leyva, head of one of the most ruthless drug cartels in…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 2 FEB 2011

When war broke out between the Beltran Leyva Organization (BLO) and the Sinaloa Cartel in 2008, it was the bloody culmination of the unraveling of the Federation, the most powerful…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 2 FEB 2011

United States and Mexican authorities were on the heels of Arturo Beltran Leyva, alias 'El Jefe de Jefes' (The Boss of Bosses), for nearly ten months before they finally surrounded…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 6 DEC 2010

A U.S. government cable, reprinted in full here, from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico and various Washington government agencies says an "Embassy interagency" gave Mexican Marines (SEMAR) the…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 22 NOV 2010

Mexican authorities formally began extradition proceedings for Edgar Valdez Villareal, alias "La Barbie," a former top-level member of the Beltran Leyva Organization (BLO) who was captured in August. He is…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 12 NOV 2010

A Mexican judge jailed Francisco Javier Gómez Meza, the warden at the Puente Grande, Jalisco prison, where he will await trial for his connections to the Beltrán Leyva…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 1 NOV 2010

Mexican authorities Sunday announced the capture of Sergio Villareal Barragán, alias El Grande, allegedly head of an assassin's network for the Beltran-Leyva DTO.

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