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July 20, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Fugitive Mexican banker Carlos Cabal Peniche, wanted in Mexico on fraud, is set to leave jail after a court granted what has been called the highest bail ever set in Australia. Cabal, who has been behind bars for more than 2 1/2 years and is fighting extradition, will probably walk out of prison today in Melbourne. Australian High Court Justice Michael Kirby set bail at more than $1.02 million.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2005 | Jia-Rui Chong, Times Staff Writer
One of Mexico's most notorious fugitives -- wanted in numerous bank robberies, kidnappings and murders but perhaps most famous for his daring escape from prison 20 years ago -- has been captured living on a tree-lined residential street in South Gate.
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December 16, 1996 | GEOFF BOUCHER and DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On the trail of two suspected killers, Anaheim Det. Charlie Chavez arrived in Mexico in 1985 with names, addresses and a stack of evidence to prove his case. Police in two cities politely took the paperwork and told Chavez to wait for them to make an arrest. Eleven years later, Chavez and other Anaheim investigators are still waiting. Chavez's ordeal is an extreme example of a familiar frustration for Orange County police who often see their suspects evade or stall American justice.
NEWS
July 20, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Fugitive Mexican banker Carlos Cabal Peniche, wanted in Mexico on fraud, is set to leave jail after a court granted what has been called the highest bail ever set in Australia. Cabal, who has been behind bars for more than 2 1/2 years and is fighting extradition, will probably walk out of prison today in Melbourne. Australian High Court Justice Michael Kirby set bail at more than $1.02 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1996
Sheriff's homicide investigators have contacted Mexican authorities, seeking help in tracking down the companion of a 72-year-old Manhattan Beach artist who was recently found slain in his home. Roberto Lopez, 27, is believed to have fled to an unspecified location in Mexico after the beating death of Lester Hunter, whose body was found on the floor of his home Jan. 14.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2001 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year and a half ago, as detectives tell the story, a man obsessed with his ex-girlfriend stormed into the home of a family he didn't know and began shooting at point-blank range. Among the four people he killed that night in Rosemead was a 14-year-old boy whom he hunted down on the sidewalk and shot in the head in front of the boy's pleading mother. The suspect then fled to Mexico, where he has remained free.
NEWS
September 7, 1992 | Reuters
Mexican police hunted for Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar after a tip that he may be in hiding here after escaping from a prison in his home country, the official news agency Notimex said Sunday. Dozens of federal and municipal police officers, working with Interpol agents, looked for Escobar in Guadalajara homes and hotels, the agency said. On Saturday, they conducted a room-by-room search of the luxurious Hotel Fiesta Americana, but to no avail, police said.
NEWS
October 18, 1994 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Viewers of Television Azteca, Mexico's newest television network, woke up one morning early this month to see a live interview with Maria Eugenia Ramirez Arauz, a fugitive from justice. On the screen, Ramirez Arauz, a suspected conspirator in an audacious political assassination, smoked nervously and glanced around the studio as two newscasters peppered her with questions, sometimes interrupting each other.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2005 | Jia-Rui Chong, Times Staff Writer
One of Mexico's most notorious fugitives -- wanted in numerous bank robberies, kidnappings and murders but perhaps most famous for his daring escape from prison 20 years ago -- has been captured living on a tree-lined residential street in South Gate.
NEWS
March 1, 1998 | Reuters
U.S. and Mexican authorities Friday announced the seizure of $4 million in property and the freezing of more than $10 million in Mexican bank accounts as part of a joint effort to break up a large cross-border drug conspiracy. U.S. Atty. Alan Bersin said four people were indicted on suspicion of organizing the drug smuggling operation between Mexicali, Mexico, and Calexico, Calif., and of laundering proceeds by buying property in Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2001 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year and a half ago, as detectives tell the story, a man obsessed with his ex-girlfriend stormed into the home of a family he didn't know and began shooting at point-blank range. Among the four people he killed that night in Rosemead was a 14-year-old boy whom he hunted down on the sidewalk and shot in the head in front of the boy's pleading mother. The suspect then fled to Mexico, where he has remained free.
NEWS
December 16, 1996 | GEOFF BOUCHER and DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On the trail of two suspected killers, Anaheim Det. Charlie Chavez arrived in Mexico in 1985 with names, addresses and a stack of evidence to prove his case. Police in two cities politely took the paperwork and told Chavez to wait for them to make an arrest. Eleven years later, Chavez and other Anaheim investigators are still waiting. Chavez's ordeal is an extreme example of a familiar frustration for Orange County police who often see their suspects evade or stall American justice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1996
Sheriff's homicide investigators have contacted Mexican authorities, seeking help in tracking down the companion of a 72-year-old Manhattan Beach artist who was recently found slain in his home. Roberto Lopez, 27, is believed to have fled to an unspecified location in Mexico after the beating death of Lester Hunter, whose body was found on the floor of his home Jan. 14.
NEWS
October 18, 1994 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Viewers of Television Azteca, Mexico's newest television network, woke up one morning early this month to see a live interview with Maria Eugenia Ramirez Arauz, a fugitive from justice. On the screen, Ramirez Arauz, a suspected conspirator in an audacious political assassination, smoked nervously and glanced around the studio as two newscasters peppered her with questions, sometimes interrupting each other.
NEWS
September 7, 1992 | Reuters
Mexican police hunted for Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar after a tip that he may be in hiding here after escaping from a prison in his home country, the official news agency Notimex said Sunday. Dozens of federal and municipal police officers, working with Interpol agents, looked for Escobar in Guadalajara homes and hotels, the agency said. On Saturday, they conducted a room-by-room search of the luxurious Hotel Fiesta Americana, but to no avail, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2012 | By Richard Marosi, Los Angeles Times
A former Mexican liaison officer who worked closely with U.S. law enforcement was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to passing on sensitive information to organized crime members in Tijuana, federal authorities said. Jesus QuiƱonez Marquez, 51, the former top liaison official for the Baja California attorney general's office, was arrested in 2010 as part of a wide-ranging investigation targeting the remnants of the Arellano Felix drug cartel. QuiƱonez, in his plea agreement, admitted that he provided information to help crime bosses avoid arrest in a double homicide case in Tijuana.
WORLD
October 9, 2012 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
MEXICO CITY - He was called the Executioner, a founding member and top leader of the vicious Zetas paramilitary force. On Tuesday, the Mexican navy said fingerprints confirmed that it had killed him in a shootout last weekend. But before the government could even begin to celebrate such an important victory in its battle against the drug cartels, officials learned that an armed gang had invaded a funeral home and snatched the body. The embarrassing turn of events left a raft of unanswered questions, including: How do you identify a body if there is no body?
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