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Cartel Henchman Gets 22 Years for Drug-Smuggling Scheme

He plotted to bring cocaine from Mexico by train

(Newser) - A man prosecutors say was a top member of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel was sentenced to 22 years yesterday after what the Chicago Tribune reports has been called the most significant drug prosecution in the city's history. Alfredo Vasquez-Hernandez, allegedly the cartel's logistics chief and a lieutenant of... More »

Mexico: We Killed Druglord ... Again

Nazario Moreno reportedly died in gunfight 3 years ago

(Newser) - Mexican officials say they killed a Mexican drug kingpin three years after the government supposedly killed him the first time, Reuters reports. Nazario Moreno was leader of the drug cartel La Familia when officials said he died in a two-day gunfight with government agents—but as his cartel morphed into... More »

With Kingpin Gone, Cartel Turf War Looms

But in Sinaloa, Guzman is remembered for generosity

(Newser) - The world's most powerful drug lord is now being held in an underground cell, but few expect Joaquin Guzman's arrest to stop either the flow of drugs or the flow of blood in Mexico's cartel wars. In Sinaloa, the state that gave its name to Guzman's... More »

Drug Kingpin Had Escape Tunnels Under Bathtubs

Seized phones led to Guzman's downfall

(Newser) - A network of escape tunnels with entrances concealed under bathtubs helped the world's most powerful drug lord evade capture before his arrest over the weekend , investigators say. Early last week, Joaquin Guzman is believed to have escaped just minutes ahead of Mexican authorities, using a network of tunnels under... More »

World's Top Drug Kingpin in Underground Cell

US aiming to extradite Joaquin Guzman

(Newser) - Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, is being held in an underground cell near Mexico City following his arrest this weekend —and US federal prosecutors in New York want to extradite him. He's wanted in six districts in this country, NBC News... More »

World's No. 1 Drug Lord Arrested

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is caught in Mexico

(Newser) - A joint US-Mexican force captured the world's most powerful drug lord without firing a shot, reports the Wall Street Journal . Authorities arrested Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at a hotel in Mazatlan overnight, reports AP . Guzman runs Mexico's notorious Sinaloa Cartel. The 56-year-old has been captured before, but... More »

Rumors Swirl Drug Lord Joaquín Guzmán Shot Dead

Guatemala sends investigators to determined what happened in jungle fight

(Newser) - An intense gun battle yesterday in the remote jungle of northern Guatemala has people wondering if notorious drug lord Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera could be dead, reports the Los Angeles Times . Guatemalan authorities are sending in security forces to investigate, but at this point officials cannot even confirm... More »

Chicago Gets First 'Public Enemy No. 1' Since Capone Era

Cartel boss Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman gets dubious honor

(Newser) - Authorities in Chicago are naming a drug kingpin in Mexico as the city's Public Enemy No. 1—a label first given to gangster Al Capone and one that hasn't been used since Prohibition. Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is being singled out for his role as leader of... More »

Whoops: Mexico Admits Suspect Isn't Kingpin's Son

Police arrest wrong man, a car salesman

(Newser) - Mexican authorities celebrated a huge arrest on Thursday, the son of Sinaloa cartel chief Joaquin Guzman. But it turns out that the man they paraded before the cameras wasn't Guzman's son after all; instead, it was a used-car salesman named Felix Beltran Leon, reports the BBC . Now Mexico... More »

Mexico Busts Drug Kingpin's Son

Guzman's son had major role in Sinaloa cartel

(Newser) - The Mexican Navy has captured a man believed to be the son of Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, the country's most-wanted drug lord. Jesus Guzman Salazar, 26, was paraded before the media in Mexico City after his arrest yesterday. His father runs the Sinaloa cartel, and officials say Guzman Salazar... More »

How Mexico's Biggest Drug Cartel Looks Like Facebook

Joaquín Guzmán runs Sinaloa like a legitimate business

(Newser) - Joaquín Guzmán is bigger than Pablo Escobar ever was. The CEO of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, Guzmán is behind up to half the drugs that enter the US from Mexico. At 55, the short and stocky drug-runner with a third-grade education has become a driven, obsessed entrepreneur... More »

Weeds Actress Praises Mexican Drug Lord

Joaquin Guzman could be 'hero of heroes,' Kate del Castillo says

(Newser) - Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, best known in the US for her role in Weeds, has shocked Mexico with praise for Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin Guzman. In an open letter slamming the Catholic church, the media, and the Mexican government, Castillo—who played a drug boss in the Telemundo hit... More »

Mexico Activists to Hague: Investigate Drug War

Human rights activists also want president, officials investigated

(Newser) - With an estimated 45,000 dead in Mexico’s drug-related violence, and a growing number of those civilian casualties, human rights activists think it’s time for the Hague to step in. A petition signed by 23,000 citizens asks the International Criminal Court to investigate President Felipe Calderon, top... More »

17 Burned Bodies Found in Cartel-Plagued Sinaloa

In total, 24 were killed yesterday

(Newser) - Attacks in Sinaloa, the home state of Mexico's most powerful drug cartel, left 24 people dead and 17 of the victims' bodies were found burned in two pickup trucks. Neighbors called police after seeing a pickup truck on fire early yesterday in the state capital Culiacan; investigators found 12... More »

Mexican Drug Lord's Twins Born in LA County Hospital

Joaquin Guzman's wife, daughters hold US citizenship

(Newser) - Mexico's most wanted drug lord is the proud father of two of America's newest citizens. Emma Coronel, the wife of Sinalao cartel kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, gave birth to twin girls in an LA County hospital last month, the Los Angeles Times reports. The 22-year-old former beauty... More »

11 More Bodies Dumped in Mexico

That makes 46 this week alone in Veracruz area

(Newser) - Another mass dumping of bodies in Mexico in and near the port city of Veracruz: Police found 11 more victims in four separate locations yesterday, just days after 35 were brazenly dumped on a busy city street, reports AP . Police suspect drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman" for the... More »

Top Mexican Drug Boss Killed in Raid

Arturo Beltrán Leyva died in shootout with 200 sailors

(Newser) - One of Mexico's most powerful drug bosses has been killed in an "intense" firefight, giving a much-needed boost to President Felipe Calderón's 3-year war on drug traffickers. Arturo Beltrán Leyva died yesterday in a two-hour shootout with 200 sailors at an upscale condominium complex in Cuernavaca, said... More »

Authorities Say Time's Nearly Up for Mexico's Drug King

Head of Sinaloa cartel uses wealth, ruthlessness to avoid capture

(Newser) - Joaquin Guzman grew up in grinding poverty in Mexico, but today he's on the Forbes billionaires list as a larger-than-life "narco folk hero," write David Luhnow and Jose de Cordoba in a profile of "El Chapo" for the Wall Street Journal. Guzman, kingpin of the Sinaloa cartel,... More »

11 Mutilated Bodies Found in Arizona Van in Mexico

Bodies left with threatening messages from drug cartels

(Newser) - Mexican police have found the shot and mutilated bodies of 11 men in a stolen van with Arizona plates near the US border, Reuters reports. The arms and legs of most of the bodies had been hacked off. Threatening messages believed to be from a drug cartel were left with... More »

Mexican Drug Lord Makes Forbes Billionaire List

Guzman controls 20% of all cocaine traffic in Mexico, Colombia

(Newser) - Many of the world's richest people have lost their spots on Forbes' list of billionaires, but there's at least one head-turning new addition: the head of the Sinaloa cartel, currently embroiled in a Mexican drug war that's left 7,000 people dead. Joaquin Guzman, the 5-foot-tall drug trafficker known as... More »

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