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Mexico Arrests La Familia Leader

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican President Felipe Calderon says police have arrested the leader of a powerful drug cartel, dealing a major blow to organized crime. Mr. Calderon congratulated police for the arrest of one of Mexico’s “most wanted criminals” on his personal twitter account Tuesday. A government spokesman identified the gang leader as Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, […]

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Mexico Arrest Alleged Drug Cartel Boss

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican federal police have arrested the man accused of leading the enforcement unit of the Juarez drug cartel. They say Marco Guzman, nicknamed “El Brad Pitt”, was taken into custody on Wednesday in Chihuahua state. Police say he was involved in a 2010 car bomb attack that killed a police official and two of his […]

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Police in Mexico Seize Armored Drug Trucks

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Mexico have seized two homemade armored freight trucks believed to be altered for local drug cartels during a raid and shootout in a warehouse in the northern state of Tamaulipas. Two suspected drug traffickers were killed during the raid in the town of Camargo. Authorities say the tanks – dubbed “monster trucks” by […]

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US Blasts Call from International Panel to Legalize Some Drugs

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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The United States is dismissing as “silly” a new report that calls on governments to fight the use of illegal drugs by making some of them legal. The Office of National Drug Control Policy says drug addiction is a disease that can be treated successfully. A spokesman with the agency says drug use in the […]

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Major Panel: Drug War a ‘Devastating’ Failure

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A panel of former world leaders says the so-called war on drugs has failed with “devastating consequences” for individuals and communities worldwide. In a report released Thursday, the Global Commission on Drug Policy said governments should consider fundamentally reforming their approach to drug use, including making marijuana legal. The report says “vast” sums have been […]

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