January 17, 1994 |
Mexican federal police have made the largest heroin seizure in Mexican history, breaking up what authorities described Sunday as an unprecedented Asian-Mexican alliance that shipped Asian heroin into the United States through an unusual route: the border. In a series of raids over the past five days, police seized 52 kilos--114.
January 3, 1997 |
Towering above the audience in 10-gallon cowboy hats and leather-trimmed Western wear, Los Tucanes electrify a swaying sea of fans with a cautionary song about the rise and fall of a reputed drug baron who enjoyed wealth, fame and power until hubris--and the law--caught up with him. The youths at concerts sing along, much as their great-grandparents once sang the ballads of Pancho Villa during the Mexican Revolution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1990 |
My escort, Jose Luis, barreled down Paseo Alvaro Obregon along the La Paz waterfront in his yellow Volkswagen dune buggy. The shocks were long since spent and every rut and chuckhole of that Baja California road sent vibrations of earthquake quality through the vehicle. All the way to the prison, Jose Luis dabbed his thinning pate with cactus juice, a home remedy for baldness.
July 3, 1990 |
Daniel James Fowlie, the alleged patriarch of a vast drug-smuggling operation at a remote Orange County ranch, was extradited to the United States from Mexico on Monday, ending a 20-year effort by law enforcement authorities to apprehend him. Fowlie, 57, wanted on 26 drug charges filed in U.S. District Court, arrived at John Wayne Airport about 5:30 p.m.
July 3, 1990 |
Daniel James Fowlie, the alleged patriarch of a vast drug smuggling operation at a remote ranch in southeastern Orange County, was extradited to the United States from Mexico on Monday, ending a 20-year effort by law enforcement authorities to apprehend him. Fowlie, wanted on at least 26 drug-related charges filed in federal court, was turned over to U.S. authorities at a Baja California prison in the afternoon and flown to John Wayne Airport aboard a U.S. Customs Service plane.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1988 |
A former Mexican state policeman was sentenced Friday to 240 years in federal prison for his role in the 1985 torture-murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena and his pilot in Mexico. Raul Lopez-Alvarez, 29, a one-time Los Angeles resident, will not be eligible for parole until he has served at least 60 years for his participation in the murder of Camarena and the pilot, Alfredo Zavala Avelar. The murders were committed, authorities said, at the behest of a Mexican drug lord. U.S.
August 19, 1997 |
During the final, desperate months of his life, accused Mexican drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes moved to Chile with his family, lieutenants and bodyguards to run a cocaine empire from the unlikely refuge of South America's most prosperous nation, Chilean police said Monday.
June 15, 1995 |
Six months ago, President Ernesto Zedillo took over a nation in crisis. A confidential report that landed on his desk in his first week spelled out a major reason why--drugs. The warning from the government's National Institute for Combatting Drugs was ominous: The increasing power of Mexico's drug cartels threatens the nation's stability and, indeed, could ultimately make the country ungovernable.
June 21, 2001 |
Federal agents have arrested 261 people in connection with a Mexico-based drug trafficking cartel responsible for putting millions of dollars worth of cocaine and marijuana on the streets of 16 U.S. cities, government officials said Wednesday. The Drug Enforcement Administration, working with agents of the FBI and Customs Service and assisted by local law enforcement, made 76 of the arrests in the early morning hours Wednesday in more than a dozen cities, adding to 185 arrests made previously.
October 1, 1994 |
The solitary corruption fighter who has rocked the government here and riveted the nation with his denunciations of "narco-politics" is not a tenacious prosecutor, a crusading politician or a tough cop. They call him "the Owl." He is a bespectacled, fiercely outspoken journalist named Eduardo Valle Espinosa. He is a former '60s-era student activist, left-wing congressman and top aide to Mexico's attorney general.