All About Sinaloa Cartel

ECUADOR / 6 JAN 2011

Police arrested a leader of the hemisphere's most powerful criminal syndicate, the Sinaloa Cartel, who ran an armed cell based in southern Ecuador, authorities said Wednesday. The government did not…

HOMICIDES / 5 JAN 2011

Ciudad Juarez, the epicenter of the Mexican drug war and the strategic crossing point for illegal narcotics entering the United States, recorded its highest rate of homicides ever in…

HEROIN / 4 JAN 2011

A noted Mexican crime analyst and scholar says that the Sinaloa Cartel is buying heroin and precursor chemicals in Afghanistan, in collaboration with Turkish and Indian criminal groups.

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 3 JAN 2011

The Sinaloa Cartel reportedly maintains two armed cells at the border between Ecuador and Peru, according to a district attorney general's office. Another report by Australian press highlights the cartel's…

FARC / 22 DEC 2010

Colombian authorities have released information on a computer seized from the commander of the FARC’s Southern Bloc, Jose Benito Cabrera, alias "Fabian Ramirez," allegedly showing rebel links with the…

COSTA RICA / 13 DEC 2010

The Sinaloa cartel controls the drug trade in Costa Rica and coordinates cocaine shipments from there to the U.S., a DEA agent said Monday.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 9 DEC 2010

The mayors of Huehuetenango, a western department in Guatemala known for high levels of drug-related activity, have called on the federal government to increase security measures after a spike in…

SINALOA CARTEL / 6 DEC 2010

Sandra Avila Beltrán, better known to the Mexican media as the "Queen of the Pacific," and her love interest, Colombian Juan Diego Espinosa Ramírez, alias "El Tigre," were acquitted last…

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.

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