Mexican drug cartels
Suspected Mexican drug cartel members confessed to killing the men and incinerating their remains; the grisly case shocked the country and triggered angry protests.
A 17-year-old American citizen who confesses to being a killer for a Mexican drug cartel has finished his three-year juvenile-offender term for for murder and other charges and is returning to the U.S.
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 believe is meant to tighten their grip on the world’s most lucrative narcotics market and maximize profits.
State and federal agencies are cracking down on border town corruption as part of the larger effort to battle Mexican drug cartels.