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File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-Cartel Figure Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

Federal authorities say a former top lieutenant for the Gulf drug cartel has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for organizing large shipments of cocaine and marijuana into the U.S.


Mexican drug kingpin Hector Beltran Leyva, aka the "H," was arrested in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato State, Mexico. (Photo by ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexico: Drug Boss Beltran Leyva Captured

The purported head of the Beltran Levya drug gang was captured in a seafood restaurant in San Miguel de Allende, a city in the central state of Guanajuato.


Mexican federal officials say Sanchez Arellano, head of a powerful drug cartel based in Tijuana, was arrested wearing a green soccer jersey and with his cheeks painted with green, white and red, the colors of the Mexican flag. (ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexico Arrests Drug Cartel Leader While He Was Watching World Cup

Head of the once-mighty Tijuana-based Arellano Felix drug cartel was arrested while watching Mexico’s soccer team play in the World Cup, say Mexican authorities.


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Drug Cartel Leader Captured Near Texas Border

Mexican authorities say they have captured a regional leader of a drug cartel who controlled illegal trafficking of drugs, guns and money in a frontier region bordering Texas.


Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka "el Chapo Guzman", is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on Feb. 22, 2014 in Mexico City. (credit: ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Unlikely To Be Extradited To US Anytime Soon

Mexican authorities have set in motion a legal process that makes it unlikely drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will soon face U.S. cases also pending against him.


Suspected members of the Mexican drug cartel 'Los Zetas' from Guatemala and Mexico wait in court for a judgement in Guatemala City on June 27, 2012. (credit: Luis SOTO/AFP/GettyImages)

6 Sentenced In South Texas For Smuggling Firearms

Federal prosecutors in South Texas say six people have been sentenced to prison for trafficking in firearms that were smuggled to the Zetas drug cartel in Mexico.


An assault rifle, semiautomatic pistols, ammo and other stuff seized in the arrest of ten alleged members of the drug cartel "Los Zetas", are presented to the press in Monterrey, Mexico, on February 9, 2012. More than 40,000 people have been killed in rising drug-related violence in Mexico since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon deployed soldiers and federal police to take on organized crime. AFP PHOTO/Julio Cesar Aguilar (Photo credit should read Julio Cesar Aguilar/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Head Of Zetas Cartel Captured

According to reports, a U.S. federal official stated that Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, head of the brutal Zetas drug cartel, had been captured in northern Mexico Monday.


Suspected members of the Mexican drug cartel Los Zetas from Guatemala and Mexico are guarded by police as they wait in court for a judgement in Guatemala City on June 27, 2012. (credit: Luis SOTO/AFP/Getty Images)

13-Year-Old Mexican Drug Cartel Hitman Found Dead, Tortured

A 13-year-old Mexican drug cartel hitman was found dead along with five other people.


Fans offer official condolences on website of beauty queen gunned down. (credit: Facebook)

Mexican Beauty Queen Killed In Shootout Between Drug Cartel, Soldiers

A 20-year-old state beauty queen died in a gun battle between soldiers and the alleged gang of drug traffickers she was traveling with in a scene befitting the hit movie “Miss Bala,” or “Miss Bullet,” about Mexico’s not uncommon ties between narcos and beautiful pageant contestants.


An El Paso attorney is expected to plead not guilty to charges he laundered over $600 million in Mexican drug cartel money. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Lawyer Charged With Laundering $600M In Drug Cartel Money

A West Texas lawyer is expected to enter a no guilty plea at a detention hearing for charges that he laundered more than $600 million in drug profits for a Mexican drug cartel.