All About Sinaloa Cartel

CHAPITOS / 18 OCT 2019

Residents of Mexico’s Sinaloa state capital of Culiacán were paralyzed with fear as gunfire erupted after authorities briefly detained and then released a son of former Sinaloa Cartel capo “El…

JALISCO CARTEL / 27 AUG 2019

The defection of a cell of the Jalisco Cartel New Generation in Baja California has stoked the flames of violence and highlighted internal problems within one of Mexico’s most powerful…

MEXICO / 20 AUG 2019

The murder and lavish funeral of a violent clan boss linked to the powerful Sinaloa Cartel has shown the outsized influence of Los Salazar in a strategic region of Mexico. …

COSTA RICA / 16 AUG 2019

Authorities have taken down the boss of the Moreco gang -- a uniquely powerful Costa Rica-based drug trafficking group with apparent ties to Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel.

ARGENTINA / 12 AUG 2019

A series of small seizures in which Argentine cocaine smugglers sought to reach New Zealand provides evidence of the growing appeal of Pacific markets for Latin American crime groups and…

EL CHAPO / 17 JUL 2019

A US federal court has sentenced former Sinaloa Cartel capo Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera to life in prison, but in the drug lord’s absence, any semblance of criminal order…

JALISCO CARTEL / 11 JUL 2019

The brazen slaying of a trusted Sinaloa Cartel operative may look like just another symptom of rising violence along Mexico’s Caribbean coast, but a closer look suggests a potential power…

GULF CARTEL / 10 JUL 2019

A new set of migrant protocols implemented in the United States is requiring asylum seekers to wait out their court proceedings in various border towns in Mexico, where organized crime…

FEATURED / 21 JUN 2019

Mexico crime groups are targeting Australia, where high methamphetamine prices are attracting traffickers willing to negotiate the long and difficult journey with other syndicates.

COLOMBIA / 29 APR 2019

A series of arrests of alleged Mexican drug traffickers in Colombia has revived controversy over the establishment of foreign cartels in the South American country. However, their presence does not…

ELITES AND CRIME / 18 APR 2019

US authorities have charged a Guatemalan presidential candidate with soliciting campaign funds from Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel…

EL CHAPO / 8 APR 2019

The arrest of Juan Guadalupe Jacobo Regalado, alias "El J3" or "El Chepa," in early April marks a significant blow against the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico and marks an interesting…

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