July 28, 2000 |
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.
February 4, 1995 |
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.
October 15, 1988 |
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 |
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.
July 31, 1995 |
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.
November 19, 1996 |
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.