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KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 1 MAR 2012

Mexican security forces found 120 plastic Roman warrior-type helmets at a safehouse belonging to the Knights Templar, an offshoot of the once powerful Familia Michoacana criminal organization, in an illustration…

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 8 FEB 2012

The Knights Templar, an offshoot of the Familia Michoacana, one of Mexico's most prominent drug cartels, issued warnings to other criminal organizations to avoid violence during an upcoming visit by…

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 3 FEB 2012

Mexico deployed approximately 4,000 troops to the western state of Michoacan, where rival criminal gangs are engaged in a heated battle over control of the region.

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 13 JAN 2012

The Caballeros Templarios drug gang have hung banners throughout the state of Michoacan, criticizing Mexico's security forces for alleged human rights abuses, in their latest attempt to win grassroots…

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 21 SEP 2011

The Mexican army captured a man they say is a key deputy of the Caballeros Templarios drug gang in the western state of Michoacan.

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 15 AUG 2011

Mexico's Federal Police have reported successes in their struggle against the emerging Caballeros Templarios drug gang, including the arrest of a key financial operative.

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 2 AUG 2011

Mexico’s Federal Police have arrested two suspected members of the Caballeros Templarios drug gang, one of whom is allegedly chief chemist in charge of the group's methamphetamine production in Apatzingan.

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 20 JUL 2011

A series of government takedowns of leaders of the Familia Michoacana drug gang seemed to herald the end of the group. But recent events suggest that the organization, one branch…

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 14 JUL 2011

Federal Police arrested a man accused of being the top hitman of the Caballeros Templarios drug gang, in south Mexico.

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 8 JUL 2011

At least seven people have been killed in the western Mexico state of Michoacan in battles between the federal police and members of criminal group the Caballeros Templarios.

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 20 JUN 2011

Twenty-three people were killed in the Mexican state of Michoacan in one weekend, as the split between different leaders of the Familia Michoacana continued to exact a bloody…

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 14 MAR 2011

Citizens of the Mexican state of Michoacan woke on Thursday morning to banners hanging from bridges, monuments, and school gates proclaiming the emergence of a new group, the Knights Templar…

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