All About Tijuana Cartel

MEXICO / 3 OCT 2013

A new report examines the factors behind Tijuana's relative lack of violence compared to other northern Mexico cities, and raises questions about whether the recent peace experienced in the…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 25 SEP 2013

It is tempting to separate Mexico's drug cartels into six hierarchical groups, each competing for trafficking turf. The reality, however, is that the Sinaloa Federation, the Gulf Cartel, the Tijuana…

EXTRADITION / 20 AUG 2013

The United States has declared the end of Mexico's once mighty Tijuana Cartel following the sentencing of kingpin Eduardo Arellano Felix to 15 years in prison -- a claim that…

MEXICO / 2018-02-13

The Tijuana Cartel, also known as the Arellano Felix Organization, is based in one of the most strategically important Mexico border cities for trafficking drugs into the United States.

MEXICO / 29 JUL 2013

A newly leaked declaration from a former leader of the Tijuana Cartel offers insight into the operations of what was once among Mexico’s foremost criminal organizations.

EL CHAPO / 6 MAY 2013

In one indication of how much the conflict in Tijuana has evolved since 2009, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a new poster identifying the six most-wanted drug traffickers in…

EL MAYO / 14 APR 2013

In one indication that the Sinaloa Cartel may be wary of attracting federal government attention back to Tijuana, one of the cartel's top leaders reportedly told other criminal bosses to…

JUAREZ CARTEL / 31 MAR 2013

Mexico’s battles with drug trafficking have been a constant in the country’s modern history, but the activities and organization of the criminal groups operating in the clandestine industry…

MEXICO / 12 DEC 2012

A noted Tijuana architect received a lenient sentence for cocaine smuggling after authorities confirmed that he'd been forced to do so after being threatened by an unidentified client, highlighting the…

TIJUANA CARTEL / 5 SEP 2012

The last of the Arellano Felix brothers to be arrested has now been extradited to the US, a testament to how far the family has fallen since the 1990s, when…

MEXICO / 19 JUL 2012

A string of arrests and extraditions of important members of the Tijuana Cartel over the last month show the group is debilitated but resilient, able to maintain control of its…

TIJUANA CARTEL / 3 APR 2012

The sentencing of a former Tijuana Cartel kingpin to 25 years in a US prison has prompted the director of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to proclaim that…

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