All About Tijuana Cartel

KIDNAPPING / 5 MAR 2012

The San Diego trial of two gang members once linked to the Tijuana Cartel is a reminder that Mexican groups have long used the city as a base. However, this…

EXTRADITION / 5 JAN 2012

A former leader of the Tijuana Cartel, and one of the most powerful drug barons ever prosecuted in the United States, has pleaded guilty to racketeering and money…

MEXICO / 12 DEC 2011

Since his arrest, Tijuana Cartel lieutenant “El Ruedas” has handed over a treasure trove of information about the group’s operations and relationship with the Sinaloa Cartel.

EL INGENIERO (TIJUANA) / 16 NOV 2011

A high-ranking Tijuana Cartel lieutenant was arrested last week, sparking commentary that the trafficking organization is on the ropes. Not so fast; experts have said this since 2002, but the…

MEXICO / 26 AUG 2011

A Mexican court has confirmed the release of the former mayor of Tijuana, Jorge Hank Rhon, after rejecting an appeal by prosecutors to overturn his acquittal on weapons charges.

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 18 AUG 2011

Mexico's current unprecedented level of cooperation in extraditing organized crime suspects to the U.S. is good news in the short term, but could build stronger ties between U.S. prison…

MEXICO / 18 JUL 2011

The arrest of Armando Villareal Heredia, alias “El Gordo,” is a blow to the weakened Tijuana Cartel that could increase the likelihood of conflict with the Sinaloa Cartel in the…

MEXICO / 15 JUL 2011

The Mexican Army found a 120-hectare plot used for growing marijuana in north Mexico, the largest such plantation ever discovered in the country.

MEXICO / 12 JUL 2011

Mexican police have captured a U.S.-born suspected drug trafficking operative, who is allegedly one of the leaders of the Tijuana Cartel.

EL INGENIERO (TIJUANA) / 11 JUL 2011

The guilty plea of a major Tijuana Cartel operative is an important achievement for U.S. law enforcement, but the real victory could lie in the information he provides against his…

MEXICO / 21 JUN 2011

In the fourth of a series busting the "myths" around the war on organized crime, Mexico's government has released a blog entry on why it would be wrong to negotiate…

MEXICO / 15 JUN 2011

In a giant setback for the Mexican government, Jorge Hank Rhon, the flamboyant former Tijuana mayor with an uncanny ability to escape prosecution, was released (twice) just days…

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