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Wife of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' gets 3 years on US charges

Nov. 30, 2021 14:21 PM EST

The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison after pleading guilty to helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar criminal empire. Emma Coronel Aispuro also helped her husband plan a dramatic escape...

Mexico's army stands between gangs, enforcing turf divisions

Nov. 08, 2021 10:54 AM EST

AGUILILLA, Mexico (AP) — In western Mexico a small squad of soldiers with about a half-dozen trucks and sandbag emplacements stands guard on a rural highway. In one direction, almost within earshot, one drug cartel operates a roadblock extorting farmers. In the other direction, a rival...

US offers $5 million rewards for 4 Mexican drug lords

Nov. 05, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. government offered $5 million rewards Friday for information leading to the capture of four Mexican drug lords. Those subject to the $5 million bounty included Aureliano Guzman-Loera, the brother of imprisoned capo Joaquin “El Chapo”...

Charges: 3 federal jail workers took drugs, booze to inmates

Nov. 04, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two guards and a jail secretary were bribed to smuggle drugs, booze and cellphones to inmates at the troubled Metropolitan Correction Center in lower Manhattan for over a year, authorities said Thursday as they announced charges against the trio and eight former inmates. ...

Appeals court hears claims of jury bias at 'El Chapo' trial

Oct. 25, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court should overturn the U.S. conspiracy conviction of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman because of claims that his anonymous jury flouted warnings to avoid media accounts of the case, a lawyer for Guzman urged a three-judge panel on...

Ex-Mexican federal officer admits taking bribes from cartel

Oct. 19, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

Associated Press (AP) — A former Mexican federal police commander admitted Tuesday that he accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to help cartels ship cocaine into the United States. Ivan Reyes Arzate served for years as a main point of contact for...

The jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself is crumbling

Sep. 23, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Inside the notorious federal jail in Lower Manhattan, small chunks of concrete fall from the ceiling. Freezing temperatures force inmates to stuff old coronavirus face masks into vents to try to stop the cold air. One cell is off-limits because the door...

Officials: US citizen living in Mexico indicted in drug case

Sep. 15, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. citizen living in Mexico who claimed ties to the Sinaloa cartel faces a 17-count indictment related to a drug trafficking operation between Mexico and Alaska, federal authorities announced Wednesday. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Alaska...

Mexico to give away 'El Chapo' safehouse in lottery

Sep. 14, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — The house former drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán fled in 2014 when Mexican marines had him surrounded underwent some changes recently as the Mexican government prepared to give it away in a national lottery. The surveillance cameras...