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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1990
A plea bargain for a Honduran drug kingpin--already convicted in the kidnaping of slain U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena--failed to materialize Tuesday.
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NEWS
May 4, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mexico City's current chief of police was present at one of the meetings where the kidnaping of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena was planned, federal prosecutors have alleged in court documents filed in Los Angeles. The U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A key prosecution witness in the trial of four men accused of involvement in the murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena was caught in several significant contradictions Tuesday while under cross-examination by defense attorneys.
NEWS
May 26, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A ranking Mexican police official "got loaded" on cocaine while he attended parties at the home of a Guadalajara narcotics cartel leader, a prosecution witness testified Friday during the federal trial of four men accused of murdering U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena.
NEWS
May 26, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Drug Enforcement Administration has paid about $60,000 to a group of Mexican people who kidnaped a Guadalajara doctor and brought him to the United States to face charges stemming from the 1985 murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, the man who orchestrated the kidnaping testified Friday in Los Angeles federal court.
NEWS
April 27, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari delivered a stern lecture Thursday to Vice President Dan Quayle and demanded "new rules" to govern U.S.-Mexican cooperation in anti-drug efforts, as officials scrambled to repair a potential major rift between the two countries.
NEWS
October 24, 1995 | From Associated Press
A man arrested earlier this month is not the man Milan police thought he was--a former Mexican police commander wanted in the United States in connection with the killing of a U.S. drug agent. Fingerprints proved that the arrested man is not Jorge Armando Pavon Reyes, a police captain said Monday. The arrested man's identity was called into question last week after another man held a news conference in Mexico City to declare that he is Pavon Reyes.
NATIONAL
August 20, 2005 | Cynthia H. Cho, Times Staff Writer
A 10-month investigation led to more than 160 arrests in four U.S. cities and two foreign countries this week, and broke up three major transportation rings that smuggled methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and other drugs into the country, the Drug Enforcement Administration said Friday. The foreign rings, which had ties to 27 U.S. distribution groups, brought in enough methamphetamine to provide the drug to more than 22,700 people each month, the government said.
MAGAZINE
January 18, 2004 | Lee Green, Lee Green last wrote for the magazine about secular ethicist Michael Josephson.
On an otherwise unremarkable day nearly 30 years ago, in a San Fernando Valley head shop, an ordinary man on LSD had an epiphany. The one thing that could save the world, it came to him, was hemp. Thunderbolts come cheap on LSD, but this one looked good to Jack Herer even after his head cleared. The world needed relief from its addiction to oil and petrochemicals. From deforestation and malnutrition. From dirty fuels, sooty air, exhausted soils and pesticides.
WORLD
March 2, 2014 | By Richard Fausset and Richard A. Serrano
MEXICO CITY - With the arrest of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the leadership of Mexico's largest and most sophisticated illegal drug operation has probably transferred to Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, a 66-year-old former farmer with a knack for business - and maintaining a low profile. But Zambada is likely to discover, much as Guzman did, that inheriting the throne of top capo comes with a series of complications worthy of a Shakespearean king. Like his predecessor, Zambada is a country boy made good who hails from the badlands of Sinaloa, the traditional heart of Mexican drug-smuggling culture.
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