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17th Mexican Border State Police Officer Murdered in 2019

A municipal police commander in Empalme, Sonora, was killed by multiple cartel gunmen Monday. The officer was driving his personal vehicle when he was intercepted and shot. He marks the seventeenth officer killed in the border state abutting Arizona in 2019.


Cartel Hangs Bodies from Overpass in Northern Mexico

Three murder victims were hung from a highway overpass in Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua. Another two were discovered dumped at the bottom of a second intersection. All were badly beaten, bound, and displayed signs of torture.


City Police Force in Mexican Border State Arrested for Protecting Drug Cartels

Investigators of the Chihuahua state prosecutor’s office arrested 15 members of a Mexican border state municipal police force, including their commander, earlier this week for allegedly protecting drug cartels. The arrests took place in the border state of Chihuahua in the municipality of Ciudad Madera.

Mexican federal police arrive at crime scene. (File Photo: Jesus Alcazar/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexican Border State near Arizona Marks 15th Police Death in 2019

A Mexican municipal police commander was gunned down by a cartel gunman in Sonora Sunday. The commander was not on duty when he stood at his front doorway. The murder marks the 15th recorded this year in the border state abutting Arizona.

Sonora state police man a roadblock days after a gunbattle between police and a drug cartel assault force that overran a town last May 16 near the Arizona border that left 23 dead, including five police officers in the town of Cananea, Mexico, Friday May 18, 2007. The nation's top …

Juárez Registers 889 Homicides So Far in 2019

Cartel-fueled violence in El Paso, Texas’ sister city Juárez continues at an alarming rate with 889 killed during the first seven months of 2019. The northern Mexican state of Chihuahua registered 1,536 homicides total over the same period.

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Mexican Feds Capture 13 Cartel Hitmen in Border State

Elements of the Mexican Federal Ministerial Police arrested 13 suspected hitmen during a raid at a cartel safe house in Cajeme, Sonora, Tuesday. Those apprehended are believed responsible for at least four recent homicides, including a 3-year-old boy and his father.

Mexican federal police arrive at crime scene. (File Photo: Jesus Alcazar/AFP/Getty Images)

Cartel Gunmen Attack Mexican Border State Police Patrol, HQ

Suspected Sinaloa Cartel gunmen attacked a police convoy in Chihuahua and later a station, spraying the building with hundreds of rounds. The attack left four municipal officers wounded and several cars set ablaze Saturday.


Seven Sinaloa Cartel Gunmen Arrested in Mexican Border State

Elements of the Mexican Army and investigative personnel from the Chihuahua State Police captured seven Sinaloa Cartel gunmen during a joint operation spanning two raids Friday. The seven are being held on various charges to include murder and are also under investigation for possible involvement in the execution of four municipal police officers earlier in July.


Tijuana: 20 Murdered in 24 Hours

The cartel-fueled violence in Tijuana continues to rage with at least 20 killed during a 24-hour period this past Saturday and Sunday. The unofficial total of homicides in the city now sits at more than 1,200 for 2019.

Stewart Williams works with a crew removing border to be replaced with new border wall Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. U,S. President Donald Trump walked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday — "I said bye-bye," he tweeted— as efforts to end the 19-day partial …

Feds Seize 300 Pounds of Fentanyl, Heroin, Meth at Arizona Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized more than 300 pounds of heroin, methamphetamine, fentanyl, and small amount cocaine last weekend. The seizures came in four separate incidents at the Port of Nogales on the Arizona-Mexico international border. The officers arrested one Mexican national and four U.S. citizens and seized an estimated $4.2 million in drugs.

This Jan. 31, 2019 file photo shows a display of fentanyl and meth that was seized by Customs and Border Protection officers over the weekend at the Nogales Port of Entry at a press conference in Nogales, Ariz. Law enforcement officers in the U.S. Southwest say they have also seen …

Six Sinaloa Cartel Operatives Arrested in Mexican Tourist Hotspot

Mexican police arrested six Sinaloa Cartel operatives including a suspected “plaza boss” late last month in the tourist hotspot of Playa del Carmen. The arrest came during a combined military and police operation. The Secretary of Public Security waited until this week to announce the news of the arrests which took place on June 29.

Municipal police trucks drive past strolling tourists, as they leave the Blue Parrot club, where several people were killed in early morning gunfire, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. Deadly gunfire broke out in the crowded beachfront nightclub throbbing with electronic music before dawn on Monday, setting …

Photos: Second California Border Fence Breach Spotted in One Week

For the second time in one week, human smugglers were observed breaching the border fence separating Mexicali, Baja California, and Calexico, California, with power cutting tools. The smugglers then illegally guided two migrants into the U.S. Friday.

Mexican federal police officers stand guard on the Mexico side of the border on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Tijuana, Mexico. President Trump is scheduled to visit the site of the border wall prototypes which can be seen in the background behind the wall. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Another Narco-Music Singer Killed in Mexican Border City

Cartel violence in the border city of Tijuana continued this week as cartel gunmen murdered a Mexican narco-music singer at an upscale outdoor mall. A total of 145 homicides have been registered in Tijuana during the month of July as of late Friday night bringing the total killed in 2019 to, 1,244.

Cartel gunmen killed Samuel Barraza in Tijuana, Mexico. (Photo: Facebook/Samuel Barraza)

Mexican Border State Cops Kidnapped by Cartel Gunmen Found Murdered

Officials found the remains of the four kidnapped municipal police officers on Wednesday morning. A team of cartel gunmen in the Mexican border state of Chihuahua kidnapped them on July 14. The four municipal police officers responded to a disturbance call at “La Presa El Tigre” — the Tigre Dam — when the group of cartel gunmen carried out the kidnapping.

Mexican police carry body. (© AFP/File Pedro Pardo)

Mexico-Based U.S. Citizen Admits Smuggling 450,000 Fentanyl Pills

A U.S. citizen who resided in the Mexican border city of Tijuana admitted to smuggling more than 450,000 fentanyl pills from that country into the United States. The drug smuggler made the confession during a guilty plea before a federal judge in a U.S. District Court. The alleged criminal activity occurred during a nine-month conspiracy from February to October 2018.

Fentanyl pills seized in Phoenix. (File Photo: Drug Enforcement Administration)

Three Members of Mexico’s New National Guard Arrested for Kidnapping

Police arrested three members of Mexico’s newly formed militarized National Guard police force for the alleged kidnapping of a 14-year-old teen in the state of Guerrero. Authorities took the three National Guard members into custody along with an adult civilian male. The arrests came during a joint operation by investigative anti-kidnapping personnel from the state prosecutor’s office of the states of Mexico and Guerrero.

Mexican National Guards (GN) stand on the bank of the Suchiate River during a press tour organized by the GN near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. A National Guard commander explained to the agents that they were there to support immigration enforcement, but not to interfere in the …

Cartel Gunmen Kidnap Four Mexican Border State Cops

Cartel gunmen kidnapped four municipal police officers in the Mexican border state of Chihuahua late Sunday night in a rural area south of the municipality of San Francisco de Conchos. The four municipal police officers responded to a disturbance at “La Presa El Tigre” — the Tigre Dam — when the group of unknown cartel gunmen carried out the kidnapping.

Mexican federal police arrive at crime scene. (File Photo: Jesus Alcazar/AFP/Getty Images)