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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.

06/24/2014

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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.

05/25/2014

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.

02/24/2014

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.

01/31/2014

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.

07/15/2013

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.

03/01/2013

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.

11/27/2012

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.

11/08/2012

A Mexican army soldier stands guard beside a placard with pictures of alleged drug cartels members already arrested. (credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexican Officials: Body Of Top Zetas Leader Stolen In Raid On Funeral Home

Top Zetas drug cartel leader Heriberto Lazcano has apparently been killed in a firefight with marines in the northern border state of Coahuila, the Mexican navy said late Monday.

10/09/2012

'El Angel', a bronze sculpture of Nike, goddess of Victory, is covered with 24k gold atop the Indpendence monument (a Mexican icon) in Mexico City.  (credit: Don Klumpp/GettyImages)

17 Mutilated Bodies Found In Central Mexico

Mexican officials say the dismembered bodies of 17 slain men have been found on a farm in central Mexico, in an area disputed by violent drug cartels.

09/16/2012

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