September 9, 2001 |
The capture last week of the brother of Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman, one of Mexico's most-wanted drug traffickers, has fed hopes among law enforcement authorities on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border that the audacious capo himself might soon be reapprehended. Head of the so-called Sinaloa drug mafia, Joaquin Guzman staged a dramatic escape from Guadalajara's high-security Puente Grande prison Jan. 19, apparently hidden in a laundry cart after prison video cameras were disabled.
June 14, 2001 |
The Mexican government announced Wednesday the capture of one of the country's most wanted fugitives, Alcides Ramon Magana, a major step in President Vicente Fox's crackdown on drug trafficking and corruption. Hours after Magana's arrest, an indictment against him was unsealed in U.S. federal court in the Southern District of New York, the same venue where U.S. charges against former Gov. Mario Villanueva of Quintana Roo state in southern Mexico were made public last month. The U.S.
April 22, 2001 |
Mexican police at a roadside checkpoint in Michoacan state arrested a taxi driver on drug charges after they found that he was carrying 20 pounds of opium in sealed cans of cling peaches in heavy syrup, prosecutors reported. Police said they became suspicious about the taxi driver's odd diet after they stopped him and found one loaf of bread and eight large cans of peaches in his car.
April 3, 2001 |
A top lieutenant of a drug-trafficking gang once known as the Gulf cartel and 19 of his subordinates have been arrested, a presidential spokeswoman said. Gilberto Garcia was arrested last week in a raid that also netted 35 rifles, 36 pistols and several grenades, said spokeswoman Martha Sahagun.
May 12, 2000 |
Emboldened by the recent arrest of an alleged top lieutenant of a suspected Tijuana drug cartel, U.S. law enforcement officials predicted at a news conference Thursday that the arrest of the brothers behind the murderous organization may be near. "They are more vulnerable than they have been in many, many years," said Bill Gore, agent in charge of the San Diego office of the FBI. "We have a good chance for some arrests." Gregory Vega, U.S.
May 5, 2000 |
In what could amount to the most serious blow ever against the Tijuana-based Arellano Felix drug gang, Mexican authorities on Thursday announced the arrest of a senior cartel figure who they say ran vast cross-border trafficking operations and directed the torture and murder of rivals that serve as the group's bloody hallmark.