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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2011 | By Richard Marosi, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from San Diego -- A federal judge on Friday sentenced a Mexican drug smuggler to life in prison for running over a U.S. Border Patrol agent in 2008 while speeding across the Imperial County sand dunes to Mexico. Jesus Navarro-Montes, 25, swerved and hit Agent Luis Aguilar, 32, at about 55 mph after the officer laid down a spike strip in an attempt to stop the Hummer that Navarro-Montes was driving. The life sentence marks the end of a long and sometimes frustrating cross-border effort to arrest and extradite Navarro-Montes — who fled to Mexico and, because of a prosecutorial snafu, was able to avoid extradition for more than a year.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2008 | Richard Marosi
An alleged Baja California gang leader wanted by Mexican federal authorities has been arrested in Riverside, U.S. authorities said. Jose Manuel Garibay Felix, 24, headed a Mexicali-based gang involved in drug trafficking, kidnapping and the murder of a Baja California state police officer in 2002, according to the complaint. At a raid on his property in 2002, Mexican authorities discovered a weapons' cache that included a .60-caliber rocket launcher, a machine gun, an AK47 and several other high-powered weapons.
NEWS
October 24, 1992 | From Associated Press
Police said Friday they are continuing their investigation of the yogurt shop slayings of four teen-age girls last year despite the arrest of two men in Mexico in the case. Officials have said the men, who have confessed to the slayings, will be tried in Mexico. "Whether they're in Mexico or here, we want to be certain we have the right people," Deputy Police Chief Ken Muennink said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2009 | Richard Marosi
A U.S. man found dead on a Tijuana street last week has been identified as 19-year-old Shane Pennington, according to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana. The Baja California attorney general's office, which has not confirmed Pennington's identity, said the body had suffered stab wounds and was left on a street near a beach-side bullring. Mexican authorities have not determined a motive and did not know why Pennington was in Mexico. Pennington worked at a restaurant in Orange County and was born in North Carolina.
NATIONAL
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.
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.
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.
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