Latest Drug cartels News

Mexican army seizes 1.5 tons of meth from truck

Aug. 11, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Acting on a tip, Mexican soldiers seized almost 1.5 tons of meth and 328 pounds (149 kilograms) of apparent powdered fentanyl at a checkpoint in the northern border state of Sonora, the army said Thursday. Soldiers also found 816,486 pills apparently containing...

Arrests in western Mexico set off destruction in 2 states

Aug. 10, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Drug cartel gunmen burned over two dozen stores and blocked streets with blazing vehicles in western Mexico in a response to a series of arrests of drug cartel figures, authorities said Wednesday. Images circulated on social media showed men commandeering cars...

Mexico City police find 1.6 tons of cocaine in 2 trucks

Jul. 26, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

Mexico City police made one of the biggest drug busts in recent memory in the capital, stoppingd two freight trucks carrying about 1.6 tons of cocaine, officials said Tuesday. City police chief Omar Garcia Harfuch said the cocaine was worth about $20 million on the street in Mexico....

EXPLAINER: 37 years later, Mexican drug lord to face justice

Jul. 19, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The capture of fugitive drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero was hailed by U.S. authorities as an example of cooperation with Mexico in the fight against drugs. But in fact Caro Quintero had been the source of 37 years of tension between the two countries. Caro...

Mexico's capture of drug kingpin could be signal to US

Jul. 16, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States’ motivation to find infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero was never in doubt — hence the $20 million reward for information leading to his capture — there was less certainty about the commitment of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who...

Mexico captures infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero

Jul. 15, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, who was behind the killing of a U.S. DEA agent in 1985, was captured Friday by Mexican forces nearly a decade after walking out of a Mexican prison and returning to drug trafficking, Mexico's navy said. Caro Quintero was...

Mexican prosecutors seize half a million fentanyl pills

Jul. 08, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors announced Friday they have seized a half-million fentanyl pills in a raid at a warehouse in the northern city of Culiacan. The statement came one day after the army announced a “historic” seizure of over a half-ton of...

US judge orders Mexican cartel to pay billions for killings

Jul. 07, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Mexican drug cartel accused in the gruesome killings of nine women and children from an offshoot Mormon community must pay $1.5 billion to the families, a federal judge from North Dakota ruled. The family members of the victims filed a lawsuit accusing the...

Mother and son who ran drug ring get lengthy prison terms

Jul. 01, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts mother and son who ran a large-scale drug ring that made and distributed hundreds of thousands of counterfeit pills containing the powerful opioid fentanyl to the region north of Boston have both received lengthy prison terms. Vincent Caruso, 27, was...

Killing of Mexican reporter may be linked to local politics

Jun. 30, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico’s president said Thursday that the killing of a reporter in the northern border state of Tamaulipas — the 12th so far this year in Mexico — may be linked to local politics. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said federal prosecutors...