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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2008 | Richard Marosi, Times Staff Writer
Mexican authorities have arrested eight men after discovering a sophisticated tunnel, believed to be designed to ferry drugs, that nearly reached into U.S. territory. Baja California state preventive police said Tuesday that they were acting on a tip when they raided a Mexicali home Monday afternoon and found some of the suspects hard at work in the passage, which was longer than a football field. The tunnel's destination appeared to be a residential neighborhood across the border in Calexico.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2011 | By Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
Months before her death last year, Monica Beresford-Redman told friends and family members that her husband was having an affair and that she had moved money out of their account and planned to leave him, according to documents filed Monday in federal court in Los Angeles. Mexican authorities seeking to extradite reality TV producer Bruce Beresford-Redman to stand trial on charges that he killed his wife at a Cancun resort detail a poisonous relationship, expensive sex hotline sessions and repeated attempts at reconciliation.
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
January 13, 2010 | By Richard Marosi and Ken Ellingwood
A Mexican drug cartel kingpin accused of dissolving victims in barrels of lye and waging a terror campaign that turned Tijuana into one of Mexico's most dangerous cities was captured early Tuesday in the port city of La Paz, federal authorities said. Teodoro Garcia Simental, blamed for a years-long campaign of massacres, beheadings and kidnappings that chased away tourists and caused social upheaval in northern Baja California, was arrested by Mexican federal police without the suspect firing a shot, and immediately flown to Mexico City.
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
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.
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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