HSBC Fined for Money Laundering in Argentina

June 12, 2013 in News

Insight Crime | Argentina’s financial crimes unit will fine the local branch of London-based bank HSBC some $1 million dollars for failing to report a money laundering case, as part of an investigation into the bank’s weak anti-money laundering controls.

Mexican Cartels Move Agents Deep Inside US Borders

April 4, 2013 in News

Borderland Beat | Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the U.S. border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work deep inside the United States — an emboldened presence that experts…

Sinaloa Cartel Kingpin “Chapo” Guzman Replaces Al Capone as Chicago’s Public Enemy No. 1

February 14, 2013 in News

Michael Tarm Associated Press (via CNS news) February 14, 2013   CHICAGO (AP) — A drug kingpin in Mexico who has never set foot in Chicago has been named the [...]

Under New President Peña Nieto, Mexico’s Security Strategy Shifts To Muzzle Press Coverage

January 31, 2013 in News

E. Eduardo Castillo Associated Press (via The Republic) January 31, 2013   MEXICO CITY — Two months after President Enrique Pena Nieto took office promising to reduce violent crime, the [...]

Scores of Mexican Police Detained for Links to Drug Cartels

January 20, 2013 in News

Al Jazeera | The army and state police had to take over security in both towns since the remaining municipal officers will undergo training and background checks to ensure that “links with criminal groups are eradicated”, the office of Sonia de la Garza Fragoso, Durango state attorney general, said in a statement.

DEA Busts Billion-dollar Drug Trafficking Operation Involving Canadian Mafia, Hells Angels, and Sinaloa Cartel

January 17, 2013 in News

Daily Mail | Court documents reveal a huge network of drug dealers that included outlaw bikers, the Canadian Mafia and a Mexican drug cartel responsible for supplying New York City with nearly a billion dollars in marijuana was taken down by the Drug Enforcement Agency and Canadian authorities.

Family of Fugitive “Godfather of the Drug World” Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán Among the Ranks of Sinaloa Cartel

January 13, 2013 in News

Wired | If there’s one rule to running the mob, it’s to keep your family close. For Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the cocaine kingpin of the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel, he’s kept his family so close to the business that it’s attracted the attention of the U.S. government.

Zetas Smuggling Arms and Immigrants Busted in Laredo, Texas

January 11, 2013 in News

Traces of Reality | Two groups of Zetas cartel members are facing prison sentences after entering guilty pleas on charges brought by federal officials. San Antonio Express-News reports on one cell uncovered by a DEA investigation which revealed weapons-smuggling and kidnapping

Jenni Rivera Linked to Drug Cartel, Witness Claims in New Report

January 10, 2013 in News

Fox News | On the one month anniversary of Jenni Rivera’s death, new details are emerging about the alleged involvement that “La Diva de la Banda” had with a drug cartel in Mexico.

13 bodies found in vehicles in northern Mexico

December 8, 2012 in News

Huffington Post | Police found the mutilated bodies of 13 people inside two vehicles abandoned in separate towns of the northern border state of Tamaulipas, an official said Friday.