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Alfredo Cesar Meza García, alias “El Tacks”, extradicted to USA

The Department of Justice United States today announced the first extradition of a significant drug trafficker by the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto.

Alfredo Cesar Meza García, alias "El Tacks", identified as lieutenant of the Tijuana cartel

Alfredo Cesar Meza García, alias “El Tacks”, identified as lieutenant of the Tijuana cartel

Alfredo Cesar Meza García, alias “El Tacks”, identified as lieutenant of the Tijuana cartel, was extradited to San Diego, where he faces charges of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.

The Federal Attorney in the California region bordering Mexico extradited is reported that the leader of a cell of 19 drug dealers to whom a grand jury brought charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine.

Garcia Meza, 38 years old, faces a minimum sentence of five years imprisonment and maximum of life imprisonment. Also have to pay a fine of $ 10 million, according to judicial sources.

Duffy thanked the government of Mexico and said that drug trafficking is one of the greatest threats to the United States.

The attorney said that the extradition of Garcia Meza means “a step towards the safety of our communities on both sides of the border.”

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Posted by on 03/08/2013 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels

 

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Women used as drug mules enter Arizona from Mexico

NOGALES, Arizona,  For the third time in a week, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested women who were walking south entering Arizona with heroin hidden under thier bra.

Drus strapped to a womans abdomen and Bra

Drus strapped to a womans abdomen and Bra

Officials of Customs and Border Protection said Friday that a Mexican woman age 18 was arrested on Wednesday in the city of Nogales, in the most recent case of this type.

They added that the woman had nearly 1.8 kilograms (4 pounds) of heroin – with an estimated value of $ 47,000 – with tape attached to her abdomen.

Officials said a California woman, 37, was arrested days earlier with almost three kilos of heroin hidden under her bra.

On February 21, another Mexican 18 was also arrested with a pound (1 pound) of drugs taped to the abdomen.

Authorities would not comment on this method, apparently growing, of smuggling drugs.

 
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Posted by on 03/02/2013 in Crime!, Drug Abuse

 

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New narco tunnel discovered in California

Elements of the Mexican Army discovered a narco-tunnel and arrested eight suspects who worked in the excavation

Narco tunnel in California eith arrested

Narco tunnel in California eith arrested

TECATE, The Mexican Army discovered a narco-tunnel and arrested eight suspects who worked on the excavation inside a house in the center of the city, said the commander of the Second Military Zone.

The commander of the Second Military Zone, Gilberto Landeros Briceño, said when attending a citizen complaint, went to the place located in the alley Madero, and far looked at people coming in and out of the house acting suspiciously.

Upon arriving at home, he said, they saw a person down tool of a vehicle, who realizing military presence tried to flee, but was caught with a bag containing 294 grams of marijuana.

When you review the property, they discovered that there was a water purifying company name “Water and now”, then located underneath a bath tub a hydraulic system to be powered up a cover and showed off the entrance to a tunnel .

Briceño Landeros said the tunnel characteristics that have an entry of 1.60 by 1.50 meters, a depth of 12.7 meters, a height of approximately 1.6 meters and a width of 1.5 meters.

He also said that the tunnel had a length of 135 meters, however, not yet reached the international boundary, as it was under construction.

It also has a stretch of 49 meters long rails conditioning, ventilation and lighting, the background was diverse material that was used for excavation, such as shovels, picks, buckets and wheelbarrows, among others.

During its review were apprehended seven others who excavation They performed with different tools, so they were made available to the competent authority, he said.

 
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Posted by on 12/07/2012 in Crime!, Drugs

 

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Eduardo Arellano Felix, will be tried in the U.S. tomorrow

Manuel Ocaño, correspondent for Notimex San Diego.

The last of the Arellano Felix brothers will be tried in the U.S. tomorrow

The eldest brother, Francisco Rafael, was sent to San Diego in September 2006. He was the first major Mexican drug lord to be extradited

The Justice Department on Tuesday presented before a court in San Diego Eduardo Arellano Felix, the last of the five brothers who founded the cartel with his surname in U.S. courts face.

Eduardo Arellano Felix, the last of the five brothers will be put on trial starting Tuesday

Eduardo Arellano Felix is ​​charged with conspiracy, trafficking tons of cocaine and marijuana and money laundering, according to official information.

Extradited from Mexico last week, Eduardo, 55, is the last of five brothers who founded the Tijuana drug gang face justice in U.S., except Ramon, who was killed in a shootout in Sinaloa in February 2002.

Francisco Javier El Tigrillo, the youngest brother, was captured at sea off coast of Baja California Sur by the U.S. Coast Guard on August 24, 2006 and sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in San Diego on 6 November 2007.

The eldest brother, Francisco Rafael, was extradited to San Diego in September 2006, after spending ten years in a prison in Mexico. It was the first major Mexican drug lord to be extradited to the United States.

Francisco Rafael, 62, has been in all the Arellano Felix brothers who faced lesser charges in San Diego, just to attempt to sell nine ounces (about 258 grams) of cocaine to an undercover agent.

The drug dealer has pleaded not guilty, was tried, and he gave the U.S. authorities on the border between El Paso (Texas) and Ciudad Juarez (Chihuahua), on February 2, 2008. As he had already served his sentence in Mexico was released.

Benjamin The Min , 58, was extradited to California on November 29, 2011. Under an agreement with federal prosecutors he avoided a potential sentence of 150 years was sentenced to 25 years in prison and $ 100 million for the Treasury.

He was returned to Mexico to finish serving his sentence of 22 years in prison, of which he had already served 17.

 
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Posted by on 09/04/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels

 

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Mexico extradites former drug lord Eduardo Arellano Felix to U.S.A.

Responds to a court in San Diego on charges of conspiracy, money laundering and drug trafficking

Mexico extradites former drug lord Eduardo Arellano Felix to U.S.A.

The government of Mexico extradites Eduardo Arellano Felix to the U.S., to respond to charges of conspiracy, money laundering and trafficking in cocaine and marijuana in a court in San Diego, California, on.

The attorney for the California border city with Mexico, Laura Duffy, reported that the government of Mexico had been requested since 2010 to extradite Arellano Felix who was arrested in October 2008 in Tijuana, Baja California.

The former head of the organization of the Arellano Felix will be filed with the federal court in San Diego on 4 September.

“We thank the Government of Mexico for this extradition,” Duffy said, adding that delivery of Arellano Felix is ​​”a step in bringing to justice another figure U.S. to face drug trafficking charges serious.”

The regional director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), William Sherman, said for his part that “the extradition of Eduardo Arellano Felix marks the end of 20 years of research by the DEA to the cartel.”

He said Arellano Felix’s extradition “illustrates how the DEA and other agencies to relentlessly pursue drug traffickers to bring them to justice.”

The indictment states that Eduardo Arellano Felix and other leaders of the organization are responsible for purchasing large quantities of cocaine to Colombian groups.

 
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Posted by on 09/01/2012 in Border, Crime!

 

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anti-drug operation in California nets 40 suspects

English: View of the San Fernando Valley from ...

The mobilization was performed in a workshop in which adjustments were made to the cars to be used by drug traffickers

About 40 people were arrested in Los Angeles in a raid on a workshop where air-conditioned Vans were being made ready to smuggle drugs in secret compartments, authorities said.

In the operation, performed after several months of research, involving federal and local agents raided Wednesday in a paint and body shop located in the San Fernando Valley, about 50 miles north of Los Angeles.

The spokeswoman for Citizenship and Immigration Service (ICE), Virginia Kice, confirmed the operation and said that the workshop was made adjustments to the cars, which were used by drug traffickers.

He noted that vehicles were adapted to place them secret compartments to smuggle drugs between Mexico and the United States.

Authorities did not spread further details or the names of those arrested, saying that the investigation is continuing and further arrests could be made more.

 
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Posted by on 08/30/2012 in Crime!, Drugs, Smuggling

 

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La Familia Cartel gang members accused in the U.S. of drug trafficking

Members of La Familia cartel accused in the U.S. for drug trafficking

More than two dozen people were indicted for sending methamphetamine from Mexico to southern California

La Familia cartel is charged with drug trafficking in the USA

More than two dozen people were indicted for being part of an organization that shipped methamphetamine from Mexico to Southern California, authorities said Thursday.

Sixteen of the 27 people facing conspiracy charges related to drugs were arrested Thursday as part of an investigation that began 16 months ago. In case of being convicted, face a minimum sentence of ten years in prison, while those who are charged with other drug-related charges could receive up to life imprisonment.

The organization involving members of La Familia cartel, which operates primarily in the Mexican state of Michoacán, and members of two criminal organizations Latinas in Southern California, authorities said.

Methamphetamine was imported in liquid or unfinished and then was crystallized, a step called “frosting”, the researchers said.

Jose Juan Garcia Barron, 33, of Ontario, controlled shipments by air, sea and land through the border between Mexico and the United States, said the feds.

The drug sold in the county of Los Angeles gang members or their associates, who gave a portion of the proceeds to the Mexican Mafia gang in exchange for protection, authorities said.

 
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Posted by on 08/24/2012 in Border, Drugs

 

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