June 26, 1997 |
A seven-month investigation by federal and Orange County drug agents led to the arrest this week of more than a dozen people suspected of moving cocaine from Mexico through Southern California to Chicago. Authorities said the investigation involved the Orange County Regional Narcotics Suppression Program, the Internal Revenue Service, Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Customs.
May 15, 1997 |
ICN Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s antiviral Virazole capsules have been approved for government reimbursement by the Mexican federal health authorities, the drug maker said Wednesday. Virazole is approved for marketing in Mexico for a number of viral infections, including viral hepatitis and AIDS. The company said that patients prescribed Virazole by their physicians were previously not eligible for government reimbursement.
April 3, 1996 |
The streets of this tough, tin-roofed town--which U.S. and Mexican federal agents say helps supply hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of heroin to America each year--are not paved in gold. They're dirt. Carved into a plateau high in the Sierra Madre, this remote hamlet is accessible only by 100 miles of bad road or a gravel landing strip. It has one telephone, two sawmills, five restaurants and a small generating station that provides power just five hours a day.
February 23, 1996 |
A week before President Clinton is to decide whether Mexico is cooperating in anti-narcotics efforts, a Mexican official warned here Thursday that anything less than a full endorsement will damage his country's ability to work with U.S. law enforcement agencies. Juan Rebolledo, Mexico's foreign relations undersecretary, said the worst possible outcome would be if the United States declares that it is not fully satisfied with Mexico's anti-drug actions but believes that U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1994 |
When the two undercover Drug Enforcement Administration agents in Arizona received the shipment of 11,000 pounds of high-grade Colombian cocaine from across the Mexican border last week, their job--carrying out the largest undercover cocaine bust in U.S. history--was just beginning.
September 29, 1992 |
SPI Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Monday that it has received approval from the Mexican government for use of its antiviral cream Virazole to treat shingles and genital herpes. Virazole, also known as Vilona and Virazide in Mexico, is a ribavirin-based cream that has been used in the United States and 20 other countries as an aerosol to treat infants with lung infections. SPI, a subsidiary of ICN Pharmaceuticals Inc.
June 1, 1991 |
Lax security and a violent, affluent drug culture have combined to create a crisis in Mexico's already troubled prison system. Although the surrender Thursday of a drug baron-inmate who had controlled Matamoros prison ended a two-week siege of that border institution, the incident contributed to what has become a pattern of jail uprisings across Mexico. Inmates in Leon, a city in central Mexico, rioted the week after the Matamoros uprising.
July 11, 1990 |
A Los Angeles federal judge Tuesday agreed to admit into evidence a 1985 telegram that could severely weaken the credibility of a key prosecution witness in the Enrique Camarena murder trial. The telegram was sent by Mexico-based U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Robert Castillo to his superiors in Washington. It dealt with revelations about the Jan.
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.
June 12, 1990 |
In a blunt warning that could lead to the withdrawal of a secretive new U.S. military team from Mexico City, the president of Mexico declared Monday that his government will not permit any foreign "military unit" to assist its anti-drug efforts. The statement by President Carlos Salinas de Gortari came in response to a report by The Times last week that the U.S. military had installed a counter-narcotics group in the U.S.