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May 31, 1997 | GEORGE RAMOS and ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a major victory for federal prosecutors, 12 members of the Mexican Mafia were convicted Friday of racketeering and conspiracy charges, including murder and extortion carried out in a ruthless bid to extend the group's influence beyond California's prisons.
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December 12, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Authorities indicted two dozen members and associates of a Pasadena-based gang that was working with the Sinaloa cartel to sell methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin from Mexico. Dubbed Operation Rose Bud, the 18-month investigation targeted members of Varrio Pasadena Rifa, a multi-generational gang known to sell drugs in the city, the Antelope Valley and Kern County, Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez said during a news conference Thursday.  More than $2.5 million in narcotics was seized during the operation, officials said.
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March 23, 1987 | DAN WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
In what may be the world's most populous city, youth gang activity is a North, South, East and West Side Story. The gangs are everywhere, and their numbers are growing. In Mexico City's middle- and lower-class neighborhoods, not to mention its numerous poor and anonymous squatter colonies, there is hardly a vacant wall that does not bear the distinctive scrawl of a gang advertising its dominance over a few streets and alleyways.
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July 28, 2000 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven years, two months and three days after hired gunmen pumped 14 bullets into Guadalajara's top Roman Catholic prelate, a joint civilian-government inquiry commission Thursday backed federal prosecutors in concluding that Cardinal Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo's murder was a case of mistaken identity during a shootout between rival drug mafias. But the cardinal's successor and the opposition state government of Jalisco, of which Guadalajara is the capital, immediately rejected the findings.
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July 28, 2000 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven years, two months and three days after hired gunmen pumped 14 bullets into Guadalajara's top Roman Catholic prelate, a joint civilian-government inquiry commission Thursday backed federal prosecutors in concluding that Cardinal Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo's murder was a case of mistaken identity during a shootout between rival drug mafias. But the cardinal's successor and the opposition state government of Jalisco, of which Guadalajara is the capital, immediately rejected the findings.
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February 4, 1995 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. and Mexican law enforcement officials were trying to determine Friday if a man being held by authorities in Miami is a fugitive Tijuana drug lord wanted in the murder of the Roman Catholic cardinal of Guadalajara. Details remained sketchy about the reported arrest of Javier Arellano Felix, one of three fugitive Arellano brothers who run the Tijuana cartel. Officials said they could not confirm that Arellano had been arrested. Mexican investigators received information Thursday from U.S.
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October 15, 1988 | LEE MAY, Times Staff Writer
While reporting a six-year low in border apprehensions this year, U.S. immigration officials on Friday expressed growing concern over gangs of Mexican youths who, after using drugs, attack U.S. agents by firing weapons and throwing rocks across the border. Officials at the Immigration and Naturalization Service here said the incidents, most of which occur near San Diego and along the Texas border, have increased during the last two years, despite continued talks with Mexican officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1996 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Los Angeles detectives are investigating whether suspects who abducted a man from a downtown restaurant are linked to crime gangs in northern Mexico and were involved in similar incidents here. Two of the suspects were killed Wednesday in a shootout with police at a Florence intersection, where they were told to collect a ransom left by the restaurant owner, described as a close personal friend of the kidnap victim, said Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Cmdr. Tim McBride.
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July 31, 1995 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last Monday morning, reporter Dante Cortez, a veteran of this border city's police beat, and his 19-year-old son, Galileo, hurried out of their house on their way to a news conference. They were wearing business suits--and pistols in their belts. Dante Cortez had organized the news conference to criticize the police for failing to catch drug gangsters suspected in the murder of his eldest son.
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November 19, 1996 | RICH CONNELL and ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Drifting between Los Angeles and this wild border city, 18th Streeters are confounding law enforcement efforts to tame the gang's mobile criminal network. Tijuana is home to an 18th Street cell that authorities believe was formed in the early 1980s by Los Angeles gang members fleeing prosecution. Today, 18th Streeters frequently venture south to party and, according to law enforcement officials, pursue their criminal endeavors.
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August 20, 1999 | JAMES F. SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three high-profile shootings in the Mexican capital in three months, with targets ranging from a famed TV host to the nation's anti-drug czar, have stoked fresh fear and anger over increasingly brazen violence by criminal gangs. City prosecutors said Thursday that they had arrested a suspect in the June 7 gangland-style slaying of talk-show personality Francisco "Paco" Stanley.
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February 14, 1998 | From Associated Press
The death of Mexico's No. 1 cocaine trafficker, slain by his own plastic surgeons, was ordered by his own cartel because he had become a liability to a thriving business, investigators allege. Casting new light on the slaying, Mexico's top drug fighter said in an interview this week that investigators now believe that Amado Carrillo Fuentes was killed because the manhunt for him hurt the cartel's business.
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May 31, 1997 | GEORGE RAMOS and ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a major victory for federal prosecutors, 12 members of the Mexican Mafia were convicted Friday of racketeering and conspiracy charges, including murder and extortion carried out in a ruthless bid to extend the group's influence beyond California's prisons.
NEWS
November 19, 1996 | RICH CONNELL and ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Drifting between Los Angeles and this wild border city, 18th Streeters are confounding law enforcement efforts to tame the gang's mobile criminal network. Tijuana is home to an 18th Street cell that authorities believe was formed in the early 1980s by Los Angeles gang members fleeing prosecution. Today, 18th Streeters frequently venture south to party and, according to law enforcement officials, pursue their criminal endeavors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1996 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Los Angeles detectives are investigating whether suspects who abducted a man from a downtown restaurant are linked to crime gangs in northern Mexico and were involved in similar incidents here. Two of the suspects were killed Wednesday in a shootout with police at a Florence intersection, where they were told to collect a ransom left by the restaurant owner, described as a close personal friend of the kidnap victim, said Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Cmdr. Tim McBride.
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July 31, 1995 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last Monday morning, reporter Dante Cortez, a veteran of this border city's police beat, and his 19-year-old son, Galileo, hurried out of their house on their way to a news conference. They were wearing business suits--and pistols in their belts. Dante Cortez had organized the news conference to criticize the police for failing to catch drug gangsters suspected in the murder of his eldest son.
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February 14, 1998 | From Associated Press
The death of Mexico's No. 1 cocaine trafficker, slain by his own plastic surgeons, was ordered by his own cartel because he had become a liability to a thriving business, investigators allege. Casting new light on the slaying, Mexico's top drug fighter said in an interview this week that investigators now believe that Amado Carrillo Fuentes was killed because the manhunt for him hurt the cartel's business.
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November 27, 1994 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Any day now, the U.S. marshals will come for Tarzan and Cougar, two gang members imprisoned in the high-rise federal jail here on charges of killing a Roman Catholic cardinal in Guadalajara. The homeboys from the Logan Heights barrio will be shackled, turned over to Mexican police in a top-security operation at the border and then flown to a Mexican prison to stand trial. Recruited in an unprecedented alliance between a Mexican drug cartel and a U.S.
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February 4, 1995 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. and Mexican law enforcement officials were trying to determine Friday if a man being held by authorities in Miami is a fugitive Tijuana drug lord wanted in the murder of the Roman Catholic cardinal of Guadalajara. Details remained sketchy about the reported arrest of Javier Arellano Felix, one of three fugitive Arellano brothers who run the Tijuana cartel. Officials said they could not confirm that Arellano had been arrested. Mexican investigators received information Thursday from U.S.
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November 27, 1994 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Any day now, the U.S. marshals will come for Tarzan and Cougar, two gang members imprisoned in the high-rise federal jail here on charges of killing a Roman Catholic cardinal in Guadalajara. The homeboys from the Logan Heights barrio will be shackled, turned over to Mexican police in a top-security operation at the border and then flown to a Mexican prison to stand trial. Recruited in an unprecedented alliance between a Mexican drug cartel and a U.S.
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