January 23, 1990 |
Secret Service agents are concerned that a cocaine cartel could try to kill President Bush, possibly by downing his plane, when he goes to an anti-drugs summit in Colombia next month, CBS news reported in New York. "The Secret Service is investigating a growing number of intelligence reports that members of the drug cartel will attempt to assassinate President Bush," CBS Evening News said. It cited reports that a cartel has obtained surface-to-air missiles.
May 5, 2001 |
A suspected member of a major drug cartel was extradited to the U.S., the first use of a landmark ruling that allows Mexico to send citizens north to face prosecution. Everardo Arturo "Kitty" Paez, believed to be a lieutenant in the Arellano Felix drug cartel, was arrested in Tijuana in 1997. A federal indictment alleges that he conspired to distribute about 2,200 pounds of cocaine in the United States.
May 22, 1995 |
A notorious Tijuana drug cartel ordered the murder earlier this month of a former state attorney general who led the investigation into the 1993 assassination of Guadalajara's cardinal, an 18-year-old arrested in the recent killing has allegedly told police. State authorities said late Saturday that Jose Luis Castro Ruiz, known as "The Donkey," implicated seven other men in the death of former Jalisco state Atty. Gen.
March 9, 1995 |
The government said Wednesday that it has evidence linking former Deputy Atty. Gen. Mario Ruiz Massieu to a drug cartel and believes that a major political scandal is related to tens of millions of dollars in alleged cartel payoffs to him and other officials. An official source, with direct access to a government inquiry, said evidence is being uncovered by U.S.
February 9, 2007 |
Reputed drug kingpin Luis Hernando Gomez Bustamante was deported Thursday from Cuba to Colombia, which plans to extradite him to the United States to face trafficking and other charges, officials said. Gomez, an alleged top boss of the Norte del Valle cartel, had been held in Cuba since his 2004 arrest at Havana's main airport. He fled Colombia after Washington offered a $5-million reward for the capture of Colombia's top drug traffickers.
December 23, 2003 |
Two brothers who helped found the Cali drug cartel were indicted Monday on counts that they continued to run the billion-dollar operation from their Colombian prison cells. Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela and Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela were charged along with nine of their associates. The brothers have been in prison in Colombia since 1995 for their leadership of the cartel. Investigators said they had gotten information two years ago that the brothers had resumed running the cartel from prison.
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July 9, 2003 |
Twelve leaders of an international cartel that has transported hundreds of millions of dollars worth of illegal drugs from Mexico into California have been indicted on conspiracy charges, U.S. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft said Tuesday in San Diego. The charges against alleged members of Tijuana's notorious Arellano-Felix drug gang represent an "unprecedented show of international cooperation" between drug officials in Mexico and the United States, said Ashcroft. "Today ...
September 12, 1989 |
U.S. anti-drug agencies suffer from "large gaps" in their knowledge of how the Colombian cocaine cartels operate, and even when important information is obtained, it is not used effectively, a Senate report obtained Monday concludes. The report of the Republican staff of the Senate Governmental Affairs permanent investigations subcommittee, which began its inquiry a year ago, charged that U.S.
May 2, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY - Against the backdrop of a deadly drug war and shifting security cooperation, President Obama joined his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Peña Nieto, here Thursday to promote economic integration, trade and jobs. The two leaders sought to emphasize a U.S.-Mexican partnership committed to growth, education exchange and a strengthened border, minimizing the dominant position that fighting drug cartels has occupied in recent years. Yet the topic was unavoidable. Obama acknowledged that the Mexican government was "organizing a vision" on how to reduce violence, a strategy that is expected to limit the U.S. participation in Mexican security affairs that had flourished under the government of former President Felipe Calderon.
May 20, 2007 |
The two thoroughbreds sprinted down a country track, a few million dollars in the bettors' kitty and an old-fashioned camera waiting at the finish line. When the race was over, as veterinarians guided the expensive equines back to their air-conditioned trailers, gamblers at the private track began to argue over the nose-to-nose conclusion. Among them were members of a band of hit men known as the Zetas, employees of the Gulf cartel of drug traffickers.