June 3, 2000 |
Launching a process intended to take some of the profit out of the narcotic trade, the Clinton administration on Friday named 12 international drug kingpins--half of them Mexicans--to a new list of criminals considered so evil that Americans can draw jail time just for doing business with their associates.
October 31, 1999 |
Mexican officials said Saturday that they have arrested a veteran boss of a drug cartel that smuggles Colombian cocaine up Mexico's Pacific Coast into the United States, and thus crippled a major branch of the Juarez cartel. Mariano Herran Salvatti, Mexico's top drug prosecutor, told reporters that agents arrested Juan Jose Quintero Payan, a longtime trafficker, when he arrived at a house in Guadalajara on Friday night for a tryst with his lover.