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December 15, 2001 | Associated Press
The former director of the federal highway police--who allegedly collaborated with a major drug cartel--was sentenced to more than four years in prison on charges of illegal arms possession, the attorney general's office said Friday. Enrique Harari was convicted of possessing 21 weapons permitted only for the military. They were found in his home in Ensenada in Baja California.
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August 21, 2001 | JAMES F. SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In just one bust, Mexican police seized 15 suitcases full of nearly $13 million in U.S. money and jewelry, more than all the loot captured in a much-vaunted joint U.S.-Mexican anti-drug operation that culminated earlier this year, officials say. Local police in a suburb of the northern city of Monterrey last week responded to reports that a family was "scandalizing" the neighborhood with gunshots and shouting, according to a federal police statement issued Sunday.
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February 28, 2001 | From Associated Press
Riot police beat and kicked rock-throwing protesters Tuesday during demonstrations to demand that political and business leaders gathered at a resort hotel here do more for the world's poor. Several bleeding protesters were loaded onto ambulances, and many more suffered cuts and bruises. About 30 were detained in the fracas, which occurred shortly after Mexican President Vicente Fox delivered the closing speech at the World Economic Forum's meeting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2001 | JENNIFER MENA and TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Last week, Felipe Gutierrez Nino repeated to his daughter what he had told his wife for years: "When I pass away, it will be on the news." "He told me, 'Don't buy expensive flowers, don't wear black clothes, because I know the pain is not on the outside,' " recalled Elizabeth Nino. Days later on Jan. 19, Nino was shot to death at close range in the parking lot of his family's Santa Ana apartment as he left for work at a local Mexican restaurant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 2000 | MATT LAIT and SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The FBI's top agent in Los Angeles on Wednesday defended the Mexican authorities' actions in an ongoing murder investigation involving two former Los Angeles police officers. James V. DeSarno, an assistant director of the FBI, said Mexican federal agents have been swift and professional in responding to requests for assistance by U.S. authorities investigating the statements of 23-year-old Sonia Flores.
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October 14, 2000 | From Associated Press
Two Marines were arrested in Tijuana for allegedly attempting to smuggle immigrants into the United States, U.S. military officials said Friday. Mexican police arrested Cpl. Franklin M. Juarez and Lance Cpl. Osman S. Fuller with a man and a woman in the trunk of their car, Marine Corps spokeswoman Lt. Lara Bennett said. Both Marines are military drivers based at Camp Pendleton, about 40 miles north of San Diego.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2000 | LOUISE ROUG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Santa Ana man wanted in connection with the shooting death of a friend and the wounding of the victim's cousin as they watched videos last weekend has been arrested by Mexican police in Tijuana on suspicion of bringing a gun into the country, authorities said Monday. Investigators had been looking for Manuel Salas, 20, since early Saturday, after he allegedly opened fire on two friends, killing Robert S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1999 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Buena Park man charged in the sniping death of a Southern California woman in Mexico has one year to prove his innocence or face up to 50 years in prison, a Mexican judge ruled Tuesday. A review of the case showed that Dennis Albert Macchione fired the rifle shot that killed Debra Lynn Campos of Brawley July 2, said Judge Hector Manuel Gil Rivera in Tijuana. Campos was shot while riding in a pickup with two companions on the toll road south of Rosarito.
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March 28, 1999 | Associated Press
Police have uncovered an international auto theft ring that stole cars in Mexico and sold them in France, Mexican prosecutors and Interpol said Saturday. The operation was headed by French suspects who got vehicles from armed carjackers in Mexico and Florida. Authorities believe the case may signal that criminal organizations are diversifying their sources of income by mixing car theft with drug trafficking.
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November 11, 1998 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a two-month investigation, authorities Tuesday announced their first arrests in the gruesome slaying of 19 men, women and children in Baja California, the bloodiest episode of drug violence Mexico has witnessed. Authorities said the Sept. 17 massacre near Ensenada was committed by a gang that apparently worked for Ramon Arellano Felix, who is on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list and is allegedly one of Mexico's top traffickers.
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