With a few rudimentary modifications, Mexican criminal groups can use commercial drones bought in the US as weapons or to move drugs
"The members and leaders of the organization are in Mexico, not in the US," a Sinaloa Cartel operative told Insider.
Homicide and other violent crime is on the rise in Mexico. In recent years, the violence has both increased and spread, affecting areas of the country that were long spared. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Deadly violence has steadily risen in Mexico since the country launched an offensive […]
Unrefined coca base is increasingly being smuggled out of Colombia, rather than refined powder cocaine, the country’s top counter-drug official said in May. That change hints has a broader shift in the cocaine trade being driven by Mexican criminal groups. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Mexican criminal groups […]
Sinaloa cartel chief Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, convicted in New York in February, is awaiting what will almost certainly be a life sentence. In Mexico, cartel violence churns on as cartels jockey to fill the void, and recent incidents suggest the organisation he helped build is pursuing its next target. […]
US troops have piled concertina wire along the US-Mexico border, which has been criticised as security theatre with little practical use. In Tijuana, where violence is climbing, Mexicans have repurposed the wire for their own protection. Voluminous bundles of concertina wire strung up by US troops around ports of entry […]
Fuel theft has increased dramatically in Mexico. The crime has diverted billions of dollars in profits from Mexico’s state oil company. The theft, and the government’s crackdown on it, has also pushed up the country’s already high level of violence. On March 2, the 135th victim of a mid-January explosion […]
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new transnational organised-crime task force on Monday. It’s part of the Trump administration’s crackdown on crime that has been one of its priorities since President Donald Trump took office. The Justice Department, following Trump’s lead, has intensified its efforts against the transnational gang MS-13, […]
The Jalisco New Generational cartel has risen to the top of Mexico’s criminal hierarchy. The group made its mark in 2015, when it brought down an army helicopter in western Mexico, killing six soldiers. But pressure on the group is mounting, and Mexico says it caught some of the gunmen […]
Mexico appears to have hit record levels of homicides in 2017. The violence last year is also the third consecutive year of increases under President Enrique Peña Nieto. While much of the violence is drug related, other factors have contributed to the bloodshed. Mexico saw its most killings in decades […]
The son of one of Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s closest associates has pleaded guilty to drug-trafficking charges in the US. There are already signs the son is cooperating with US authorities, and he could provide them with detailed information about the cartel’s inner workings. The details he […]
Jose Gonzalez Valencia was arrested at a resort area near Fortaleza in northeastern Brazil. Gonzalez Valencia is believed to be a leader of the powerful Jalisco New Generation cartel and is wanted by the US government. The CJNG is one of Mexico’s most powerful criminal organisations. Brazilian police have arrested […]
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