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August 15, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A Mexican national suspected of involvement in a shootout in which a National Park Service ranger was killed was charged with transporting bullets into the U.S. U.S. Magistrate Bernardo Velasco ordered Dionicio Ramirez Lopez, 20, held after he waived a preliminary hearing in Tucson.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2011 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
The three grandchildren of U.S. Rep. Gary Miller (R-Diamond Bar), missing for nearly four years, are now in protective custody after their mother was arrested in Mexicali, Mexico, authorities said. In November 2007, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detectives were dispatched to the 22000 block of Cello Drive in Diamond Bar to investigate the suspected abduction of the three boys by their mother, Jennifer Lopez DeJongh. DeJongh, 34, did not have legal custody of the children.
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.
WORLD
September 20, 2008 | Ken Ellingwood, Times Staff Writer
Authorities have cleared three men who were arrested in connection with a deadly grenade attack on a public celebration in western Mexico. The federal attorney general's office said in a statement issued late Thursday that the men had "no link" to the attack Monday on crowds gathered for Independence Day festivities in Morelia, capital of Michoacan state. Seven people died and more than 100 others were injured in the twin blasts, which Mexican authorities blamed on organized crime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2009 | Richard Marosi
A Mexican man wanted in connection with the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent last year has been arrested in Mexico and is being held pending extradition, according to U.S. federal authorities. This is the second time Mexican authorities have arrested Jesus Navarro Montes, a 23-year-old alleged drug smuggler who U.S. officials suspect drove a sport utility vehicle that ran over agent Luis Aguilar at the Imperial Sand Dunes in Imperial County on Jan. 19, 2008. After an intense, three-day manhunt, Navarro was captured in Mexicali, but Mexican authorities released him last June, drawing criticism from U.S. officials.
WORLD
September 14, 2010 | By Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times
In nine months of actions against the Beltran Leyva drug cartel, Mexican authorities have taken down three of its four most-wanted suspects. The latest is Sergio Villarreal Barragan, a scowling figure known as "El Grande," who was captured Sunday along with two other suspects at a luxury home in the central city of Puebla. Villarreal's capture marks another big blow against the reeling Beltran Leyva organization, which a year ago was considered one of the most formidable drug-trafficking organizations in Mexico.
NEWS
July 20, 1990 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Mexican government said it would formally request today the extradition of two men who allegedly plotted the kidnaping of a Guadalajara doctor accused in the murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique S. Camarena. The bulletin from the Mexican Foreign Ministry, released Thursday, also stated that the U.S. State Department has replied to Mexico's requests for information about the abduction and the return of the doctor for questioning by Mexican authorities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2008 | Richard Marosi
Tijuana gunmen fatally shot a Mexican immigrant safety officer and injured his partner Wednesday night as they patrolled a dangerous border neighborhood across from San Diego. The officers were approaching a popular staging area for smugglers when a group of masked assailants in a truck blocked their path. The gunmen opened fire with high-powered weapons, spraying the officers' vehicle with more than 150 bullets, according to Mexican authorities. Alejandro Rivera Melendez, 34, died later at a hospital.
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