April 5, 2003 |
Police arrested nine suspected members of the powerful Juarez Cartel during raids in seven Mexican states, including those believed to be the drug gang's main killers, said federal Atty. Gen. Rafael Macedo de la Concha. The cartel reportedly operates in 15 Mexican states. The gang is based in Ciudad Juarez, across the Rio Grande from El Paso. Among those arrested was the cartel's suspected security chief, Arturo Hernandez, a former police commander.
July 13, 2004 |
Mexico has required some prosecutors to have tiny computer chips implanted in their skin as a security measure for access to the Attorney General's Office National Information Center, authorities announced. Atty. Gen. Rafael Macedo de la Concha said his chip, implanted in his arm, also could be used "to locate me wherever I am." The information center is part of a new anti-crime effort to combat kidnappings, armed robberies and drug trafficking.
April 23, 2004 |
Mexican agents arrested a Guatemalan described by U.S. authorities as Central America's most wanted drug smuggler. Otto Herrera, a 39-year-old trucking company boss, did not resist when federal authorities seized him at Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport, Atty. Gen. Rafael Macedo de la Concha said. Mexico made the arrest at the request of U.S. authorities, who had offered a $5-million reward.
December 2, 2004 |
Mexico's attorney general's office fired its representative in Cancun and took him into custody, charged along with a group of suspects in connection with the killings of nine people, including three federal agents. Miguel Angel Hernandez was among a group of suspects flown to Mexico City, Atty. Gen. Rafael Macedo de la Concha said. Another suspect was Felipe de Jesus Arguelles, who oversees Cancun's police.
October 22, 2002 |
Mexican authorities said Monday that they have arrested 22 current and former government officials accused of giving key information about drug investigations to powerful drug cartels in exchange for monthly payments. Among those arrested are current employees of Mexico's drug crime prosecution agency, the federal police, the attorney general's office and the Defense Ministry, as well as former members of the military and other former government employees.
April 17, 2005 |
A radio reporter who was riddled with bullets nearly two weeks ago outside a radio station here died of her injuries Saturday, authorities said. Guadalupe Garcia Escamilla, 39, had been hospitalized since being wounded in the chest, abdomen, legs and arms during the April 5 attack in this city across the border from Laredo, Texas. The Tamaulipas state attorney general's office announced her death in a written statement.