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June 11, 1993 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man widely believed to be Mexico's top drug trafficker and the target of gunmen who mistakenly killed a cardinal and six other people at the Guadalajara airport last month has been arrested, Mexican Atty. Gen. Jorge Carpizo announced Thursday.
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June 11, 1993 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man widely believed to be Mexico's top drug trafficker and the target of gunmen who mistakenly killed a cardinal and six other people at the Guadalajara airport last month has been arrested, Mexican Atty. Gen. Jorge Carpizo announced Thursday.
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July 4, 1993 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spooky, Puma, Popeye: the homeboys of the Calle Treinta gang earned their monikers in the old San Diego barrio of Logan Heights, a working-class enclave hemmed in by freeways, docks and a warehouse wasteland. Stealing cars, dealing PCP, dueling for control of narrow streets, they established themselves as a fierce but unremarkable Latino street gang. That was until about two years ago, when the gangsters who hung out at the park on 30th Street underwent a chilling metamorphosis.
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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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