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15 Tons Of Meth Seized In Mexico
2012-02-10 14:26:24

Mexican troops reportedly seized 15 tons of pure methamphetamine in the western state of Jalisco on Wednesday. The historic seizure was an amount equivalent to half of all meth seizures worldwide in 2009.  Experts say the haul could have supplied 13 million doses worth over $4 billion on U.S. streets. "This could potentially put a huge dent in the supply chain in the U.S," U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) spokesman Rusty Payne said in a statement. "When we're taking this...

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2009-04-11 08:00:00

The warring drug cartels along Mexico's border region have begun spreading their violence from the streets to the internet, as drug bosses post brags, threats and gruesome videos to chat rooms and websites. With modern-looking new videos posted on YouTube and Mexican-based websites, drug cartels seek to intimidate enemies and recruit new members, praising the "virtues" of their leaders amidst upbeat music and images of bullet-riddled bodies, says Scott Stewart, VP of tactical intelligence for...

2007-04-09 18:00:14

By Manuel Roig-Franzia, Washington Post Foreign Service MEXICO CITY -- Bloody bodies -- slumped at steering wheels, stacked in pickup trucks, crumpled on sidewalks -- clog nearly every frame of the music video that shook Mexico's criminal underworld. Posted on YouTube and countless Mexican Web sites last year, the video opens with blaring horns and accordions. Valent n Elizalde, a singer known as the "Golden Rooster," croons over images of an open-mouthed shooting victim. "I'm singing...

2006-08-16 12:25:35

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials have arrested Javier Arellano Felix, a leader of one of Mexico's most feared drug cartels, a federal law enforcement official said on Wednesday. The official gave few details of the arrest, which took place on a boat at sea and included other people believed to be part of the same organization. Further information was due to be released at a news conference at the U.S. Justice Department at 2 p.m. (1800 GMT). The Arellano Felix family gang was...

2006-06-30 11:12:06

By Tim Gaynor TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Hitmen strafe two women with machine guns, severed heads are dumped in garbage bags near the U.S. border and outside public offices in Acapulco, a police chief is gunned town in a Caribbean tourist resort. The grisly murders, all in the past week, are among the latest in an increasingly savage and spectacular wave of drug gang violence sweeping across Mexico as the country heads to the polls in a presidential vote on Sunday. The dead are...

2006-06-13 19:54:41

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) - Three prisoners and a visitor died on Tuesday when inmates armed with machine guns fought their way out of a jail in a violent Mexican city on the U.S. border, sparking a deadly gun battle. Inmates carrying AR-15 assault rifles burst out of the federal jail in Nuevo Laredo, south of Laredo, Texas, exchanging fire with guards, prosecutors said. Prosecutor Eduardo Anaya said sentries in a watch tower shot dead three fleeing inmates. A woman visitor was...

2006-05-27 20:51:36

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) - The leftist candidate in Mexico's presidential race vowed on Saturday to give more power to the army to fight violent drug gangs, which he said have hopelessly corrupted the country's police force. Mexico has been in the grip of a drug war between rival cartels since last year and some 1,500 people have been shot, beaten or suffocated to death as bands of gunmen battle for control of the lucrative cocaine, heroin and marijuana trade. "I'm going to...

2006-02-07 21:49:34

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) - Gunmen thought to be working for a drug cartel shot and seriously wounded a reporter during a raid on a Mexican newspaper near the violent U.S.-Mexico border, reporters at the paper said on Tuesday. At least two hooded men burst into El Manana newspaper in Nuevo Laredo, over the Rio Grande River from Laredo, Texas, late on Monday, tossing a grenade in the lobby and raking the newsroom with automatic weapons fire, they said. Night-shift reporter Jaime...

2006-01-21 01:11:08

ACAPULCO, Mexico (Reuters) - Drug gangs mowed down three people in a drive-by shooting in Acapulco on Friday, a day after members of a drug cartel in the northern border town of Nuevo Laredo murdered 3 others and set their bodies on fire. The killers in the Pacific resort of Acapulco shot their victims in the street in an outlying district of the city, home to some 700,000 people. "The characteristics of the crime show it was an execution by those who are caught up in drugs,"...

2005-12-20 12:35:05

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead five men in a vehicle workshop in this violent city on the U.S. border in a brutal resurgence of suspected drug violence, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Hitmen toting pistols surprised the five men late on Monday night at the workshop in Nuevo Laredo, which lies over the Rio Grande from Laredo, Texas, firing at least 15 shots at close range. The city of 300,000 people is the front line of a war between traffickers from the western...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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