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October 4, 1990 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal investigator testified Wednesday that a defendant in the record cocaine seizure in Sylmar said the operation was linked to a deep-rooted drug organization in the border cities of El Paso and Juarez with tentacles that included a corrupt American border guard.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1990 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal investigator testified Wednesday that a defendant in the record cocaine seizure in Sylmar said the operation was linked to a deep-rooted drug organization in the border cities of El Paso and Juarez with tentacles that included a corrupt American border guard.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1989
A drug trafficker gunned down in Juarez earlier this month had ties to Colombia's Medellin drug cartel and was involved in a record cocaine bust in Sylmar, federal officials said Thursday. The suspect, Roberto Najar, 28, was one of two men killed Dec. 1 in Juarez. Federal police commander Elias Ramirez said Najar was a close friend of accused Juarez drug lord Rafael Munoz, who is believed to have masterminded the shipment of 21.4 tons of cocaine seized Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1998
Two days after she pumped life back into Tito Rafael Munoz, 14-year-old Sofya Kagan watched Wednesday as the boy raced happily across the living room of his Winnetka apartment. Tito, who will turn 3 this month, nearly drowned in a swimming pool Monday afternoon at the International Village apartment complex where Sofya lives. She and her mother, Yelena Kagan, heard women screaming near the pool and rushed outside. By the time they reached the boy, he had no pulse and was not breathing.
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April 15, 1993 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rafael Aguilar Guajardo, a former federal police officer and one of Mexico's most-wanted drug traffickers, was shot to death while vacationing with his family in the Caribbean resort of Cancun, officials confirmed Wednesday. An American tourist from Colorado also was killed in the attack in the southeastern state of Quintana Roo. She apparently was walking by at the time of the shooting and was caught in the automatic gunfire.
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February 18, 1990 | SUZANNE GAMBOA, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Inga Lourey says she has never met a drug trafficker, but for seven months she and other business owners unwittingly paid rent to one. Now they are paying the federal government, which seized the property. Lourey and her husband, Carl, own a supermarket in the Park II Alto Mesa shopping center on El Paso's upscale West Side. Unbeknown to them, the $4.
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September 30, 2000
For complete coverage of the Sydney Olympics, including photo galleries and up-to-the-minute stories and results, go to http://www.latimes.com/olympics. Among stories that will be available this morning from Sydney: * Women's high jump final * Men's and women's relays * Women's basketball, gold-medal game * Diving, men's platform final STARS * Birgit Fischer, Germany--Won the women's four for her sixth gold medal and ninth overall, becoming the greatest medal winner in Olympic kayak history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1998 | SUE FOX
Two days after she pumped life back into the tiny heart of Tito Rafael Munoz, 14-year-old Sofya Kagan looked on Wednesday as the boy raced happily across the living room of his Winnetka apartment. Tito, who will turn 3 this month, nearly drowned in a swimming pool Monday afternoon at the International Village apartment complex in Canoga Park, where Sofya lives. She and her mother, Yelena Kagan, heard women screaming near the pool and rushed outside.
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September 1, 2000
1999 RECORD: 5-5 overall, 3-3 in league COACH: Bart Recktenwald (0-0 at school) RETURNING STARTERS: 3 on offense, 4 on defense TOP RETURNERS Art Bustillos, OL, 6-5, 265, Sr.; Nicholas Fitch, OG/LB, 5-11, 185, Sr.; Randall Huffman, RB/DE, 6-1, 190, Jr.; Johnny Leuta, OL/DL, 6-2, 285, Sr.; Dennis Lopez, OT, 6-0, 265, Sr.; Marcus Lua, OL/DL, 6-1, 210, Sr.; Rudy Rodriguez, WR/SS, 5-7, 156, Sr.; Nelson Santos, OT, 6-0, 234, Sr.; Viliamu Taafua, RB/LB, 6-1, 275, Jr.
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October 8, 1998 | CLAUDIA KOLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal authorities, making public a 27-count indictment, Wednesday identified Vicente Carrillo-Fuentes, brother of a Ciudad Juarez-area drug lord who died after plastic surgery in 1997, as the bloodily contested cartel's new leader. Although a federal grand jury had returned the sealed indictment in August 1997 and requested the extradition from Mexico in November, authorities only unsealed the documents this week.
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November 2, 1989 | From United Press International
Federal police said today they arrested Rafael Munoz Talavera, a reputed smuggler believed to be the owner of the record 21.4 tons of cocaine seized in September in the Sylmar area of Los Angeles. Officers said Munoz Talavera was arrested Wednesday afternoon at a Juarez motel. Under Mexican law, he must be charged with a crime within 24 hours or be released.
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