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HomeEl Chapo/Sinaloa Cartel 2014 Updates - Page 1

El Chapo/Sinaloa Cartel 2014 Updates - Page 1


08/21/2014 -- El Chapo Guzman's First Six Months In Prison: No U.S. Extradition Request And A Successful Hunger Strike

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Although Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has multiple U.S. criminal indictments pending against him, Washington seems to have given up on the possibility of his extradition. Six months after his extraordinary arrest in Mexico on February 22, the world’s most powerful drug kingpin has not been tried in Mexico or the U.S.

Soon after Guzmán was captured at a condominium in the Pacific port city of Mazatlán, in his home state of Sinaloa, a public brawl broke out in the U.S. over which jurisdiction would try him first. Guzmán—who was once considered by Forbes “the biggest drug lord of all times” – has been indicted in Arizona, California, Texas, Illinois, New York and Florida. Prosecutors and law-enforcement officials in New York and Illinois argued that they had the strongest case against him."

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08/18/2014 -- Guatemalan alleged drug lord pleads guilty in US court

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Washington (AFP) - A Guatemalan with ties to Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to ship more than 450 kilograms (992 pounds) of cocaine to the United States.

Waldemar Lorenzana had his plea entered by US District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in federal court in Washington, the US Justice Department said in a statement. No date was set for sentencing."

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08/18/2014 -- Honduras takes 42 properties for alleged drug ties

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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Honduran authorities say they have seized 42 properties that belong to an alleged drug-trafficking family with links to Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel.

 

Prosecutor spokesman Carlos Vallecillo says 200 police officers, soldiers and investigators simultaneously raided the properties in the provinces of Copan and Cortes, both on the border with Guatemala and along drug trafficking routes."

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08/15/2014 -- Five Found Murdered in Northern Mexico

"MEXICO CITY – Five young men kidnapped last weekend in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa were found slain in the northern state of Durango, authorities said Friday.

The bodies, which bore signs of torture, were discovered Thursday in Banquetas, Durango, according to a statement from the Attorney General’s Office in the neighboring state of Chihuahua."

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08/14/2014 -- Sinaloa Cartel: "El 9" captured in Chihuahua City

"The prosecutor for the central zone of  Chihuahua, Sergio Almaraz , reported the capture of Javier Alonso López Zafiro, alias "El  9", who is allegedly the second in command of the Sinaloa cartel , for operations in the area of the Sierra Tarahumara .
He reported that in addition to "El 9",  was the arrest of three others operating like hawks in the town of Creel, the mountain town of Bocoyna."


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08/12/2014 -- Mexican Drug Cartel Violence Spreading To Rural U.S. As Police Crack Down In Big Cities

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A bloody, bullet-riddled body slumped inside of an SUV on a lonely stretch of road. Five people shot execution-style inside a sparsely furnished apartment. Drug disputes turning into violent kidnappings and brutal deaths.

These stories have become commonplace in Nuevo León, Michoacán, Sinaloa and other Mexican states, but they’re not from Mexico. They’re from quiet areas in Minnesota, Oregon, South Carolina and across rest of the U.S. as Mexican drug cartels – and groups affiliated with them – move deeper into the country and bring with them their violent tactics."


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08/01/2014 -- Sinaloa, one of Mexico's most violent states, limits crime coverage

Is most violent states, it is now illegal, essentially, for reporters to cover the violence.

New laws in Sinaloa, home to Mexico’s most powerful drug cartel and where kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman sheltered for years, bar journalists from fully reporting news about crime.

It may be part of a trend fostered by the national government of President Enrique Peña Nieto to downplay news about drug wars and other violence as a way to attract outside investors."

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07/30/2014 -- Cartel presence in Utah 'exploding' with violence likely to increase, police warn

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SALT LAKE CITY — The cartel presence in Utah has “exploded” in recent years and increased drug-related crime and violence could follow in the future, Unified police narcotics detectives cautioned.

“There are crimes that are going unsolved,” said an undercover detective who asked not to be identified for safety reasons. “It’s very real. It’s very, very concerning.”

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07/25/2014 -- Drug Cartels active in mid-Missouri


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From Kansas City to Columbia to St. Louis, the drug cartel is actively smuggling drugs into 16 counties in the state of Missouri.

Sergeant Shannon Jeffries with the M.U.S.T.A.N.G. Drug Task Force said it's a growing problem."

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07/23/2014 -- Possibly 30 years for Canadian Narco with ties to Sinaloa Cartel and the mafia

"Canadian Drug Kingpin , Jimmy Cournoyer, with Ties to the Rizutto and Bonanno Crime Families, the Hells Angels and the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel Plead Guilty in 2013 to Narcotics Trafficking Crimes Carrying Sentence of 20 Years to Life and $1 Billion in Forfeiture.


He will discover his fate on August 20th when his sentence will be handed down. 

However, U.S. feds are now seeking a 30 year sentence, arguing that a lighter sentence would amount to little incarceration time for Cournoyer, due to the fact he has elected to spend his sentence in Canada. Canada has a very liberal probation system that would drastically cut actual time spent behind bars."

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07/21/2014 -- Five bodies found left in pits in Sinaloa

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MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Authorities in the northern Mexico state of Sinaloa say they have the found the bodies of five men in a clandestine burial site.

An official of the state prosecutor's office who was not authorized to be quoted by name said Monday that the bodies were found one day earlier in a wooded area near a village."

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07/21/2014 -- Mexican Judge Who Freed Drug Lord El Chapo Guzman's Son Under Investigation

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If you wonder what’s wrong with Mexico–a nation that despite decades of economic and democratic reforms is often seen as a collection of stereotypes associated with drug-related violence–take a look into its judicial system. With one of world’s highest rates of impunity (estimated by Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission at 99 % in 2008), Mexico has a dysfunctional judicial system, marred by corruption, cronyism, incompetence and crime.

Mexican Judges, notorious for letting criminals off the hook and releasing drug lords from prison, are rarely prosecuted or investigated. At best they are sanctioned or relieved from duties."

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07/17/2014 -- Blog del Narco: Godson of El Chapo captured with Kilo of Cocaine

"Federal authorities and the Ministry of National Defense (Department of Defense) are insisting that they have arrested Damaso Lopez Jr., aka the “Mini Lic.”


He is the son of Damaso Lopez Nunez, known as “The Bachelor” and godson of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. It is reported that he was arrested in possession of a kilo of cocaine and several weapons. He posted on “Facebook”, yesterday where he was so it is thought perhaps this aided authorities. "

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07/17/2014 -- Meet the journalist who accuses Mexican presidents of links to drug cartels

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MEXICO CITY — It is not easy for any reporter to cover drug trafficking in Mexico, a country where more than 80 journalists have been shot, stabbed, bludgeoned to death or decapitated since 2006.

But despite the risks, journalist and author Anabel Hernandez not only covers the issue, but also levels accusations of narco corruption in the country’s most powerful institution: the presidency."

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07/16/2014 -- Making Deals With Informants: US Visas And The Juarez War

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On March 13, 2010, gunmen deployed by the Juárez cartel took up their positions as guests filtered out from a child’s birthday party.

Many of the guests worked at the United States consulate in Juárez.

A Chihuahua state police officer named Jorge Alberto Salcido, whose wife was a Mexican citizen employed by the consulate, left the party with his children, ages 4 and 7. One team of gunmen went after Salcido. He was shot to death; his children survived."

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07/16/2014 -- Pentagon expands training of Mexican military

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WASHINGTON — The United States is quietly expanding its training of Mexico's armed forces, helping to reverse decades of mistrust that made Mexico's military reluctant to cooperate with its northern neighbor.

The amount the Pentagon spent on training Mexico's armed forces, though small, increased to more than $15 million last year, up from about $3 million in 2009, according to U.S. Northern Command, which oversees U.S. military contacts with Mexico."

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