All About Sinaloa Cartel

JUAREZ CARTEL / 30 NOV 2010

Mexican authorities have found at least 18 bodies in a mass grave in the state of Chihuahua.

MEXICO / 12 NOV 2010

BBC reports on the discovery of a tunnel connecting Mexico and the United States in the Tijuana area and the subsequent seizure of 25 tons of marijuana.

JUAREZ CARTEL / 12 NOV 2010

Five hundred seventy-two police have left the municipal force in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, the embattled town along the Texas border, Mexico’s El Milenio news organization revealed.

JUAREZ CARTEL / 12 NOV 2010

Hundreds of marchers in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, called for the federal police and military to vacate the city Tuesday, Informador reported.

MEXICO / 11 NOV 2010

After a gang of masked gunmen burst into a rehabilitation center in Tijuana and methodically assassinated 13 patients, El Universal reports that the Sinaloa cartel is behind the massacre. …

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.

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 1 NOV 2010

Mexico's newspaper La Crónica says there are ten versions of how the drug trafficker and hitman Edgar Valdez Villareal, alias La Barbie, was captured in late August just outside…

EL CHAPO / 2019-03-29

Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzmán Loera, alias "El Chapo," heads up an alliance of powerful drug traffickers known as the Sinaloa Cartel. His ability to simultaneously co-opt public…

EL MAYO / MAY 5, 2021

Ismael Zambada Garcia, alias "El Mayo," heads a faction of the Sinaloa Cartel. Along his recently escaped partner, Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias "El Chapo," El Mayo is one of…

MEXICO / 1 NOV 2010

Mexico’s marijuana business is booming, according to a McClatchy report in the Miami Herald. The story says that production is up 35 percent and 32,000 tons of the drug…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 31 OCT 2010

Mexican authorities are making it seem as if Edgar Valdez Villareal, alias “La Barbie,” is cooperating with them following their recent capture of the drug lord. The police released a…

ALEJANDRO FLORES CACHO / 2016-11-17 15:35:25

Alejandro Flores Cacho runs the air operations of the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico. A mysterious figure, relatively little is known about Flores Cacho except that he has created an operation…

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