Tag: cartel

US Sanctions Logistics Allies of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel

MEXICO CITY—The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday sanctioned individuals linked to Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, days after bilateral security talks aimed at cracking down on trafficking of fentanyl and other contraband. The Treasury said Juan Francisco Valenzuela and his family-run drug organization are accused of transporting “multi-ton quantities of illicit drugs” into the United…


US State Department Issues Kidnapping Advisory for Americans in Mexico

The U.S. Department of State issued an advisory warning Americans about an increased risk of kidnapping when going to Mexico, amid heightened cartel violence in several areas. “Violent crime—such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery—is widespread and common in Mexico,” the State Department said Wednesday in its notice. The federal government and State Department have…


Cartel Imposes Curfew on Border City Near California as US Embassy Issues Alert

The Jalisco New Generation Cartel threatened widespread violence over the weekend in Baja California, prompting warnings from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico. A message reportedly sent out from the cartel threatened violence to urge the government to free captured members. “Be warned. As of Friday at 10 p.m. through Sunday at 3 a.m. we’re going…


Latin Record Business Moguls Arrested for Ties With Mexican Drug Cartel

Federal authorities arrested and charged two Latin music business executives June 14 for allegedly conducting business with a Guadalajara-based concert promoter tied to Mexican drug cartels, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). In a conspiracy to violate the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, a law that prohibits Americans from dealing with foreign drug traffickers,…


Victor Avila: Retired ICE Agent Warns Open Border Ultimately Benefits Cartels and China

Special agents are under pressure to defend America at the southern border as the country is hollowed out by illegal immigration, cartel-run traffick rings, and fentanyl precursors from China. What must be done to stop it? I speak with Victor Avila, author of “Agent Under Fire,” to discuss the border situation and why it needs…


Mexico Deports Gang Leader ‘El Huevo’ After Arrest Sparks Attacks

MEXICO CITY—Mexico deported the suspected leader of a drug gang to the United States, authorities said on Tuesday, after an arrest that spurred armed attacks by his organization on almost two dozen military installations and a U.S. consulate. Juan Trevino, also known as “El Huevo” or “The Egg” was arrested on Sunday in the northern…


At Cartel Extermination Site; Mexico Nears 100,000 Missing

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico—For the investigators, the human foot—burned, but with some fabric still attached—was the tipoff: Until recently, this squat, ruined house was a place where bodies were ripped apart and incinerated, where the remains of some of Mexico’s missing multitudes were obliterated. How many disappeared in this cartel “extermination site” on the outskirts of…


EU Fines HSBC, Credit Suisse, Others Over ‘Sterling Lads’ Forex Cartel

BRUSSELS—EU antitrust regulators on Thursday fined Barclays, Credit Suisse, HSBC, and NatWest 344 million euros ($390 million) for foreign exchange market rigging, closing a key chapter in a high-profile investigation. UBS avoided a 94 million euro fine by alerting the European Commission to the cartel, which was set up via a chatroom known as “Sterling…


‘Cartelville, USA’ Exposes Illegal Drug Cartels Taking Over Small California Towns

Illegal drug cartels and gang activity are taking over small Southern California towns and causing residents to flee their homes, according to a new investigative documentary released by Daily Caller reporter Jorge Ventura. Cartelville, USA, released Nov. 4, documents Ventura’s investigation into the illegal marijuana growing operations popping up in Los Angeles County, particularly in…


EU Competition Commissioner Warns of More Anti-Cartel Raids, Criticises ‘No-Poach’ Deals

BRUSSELS—EU enforcers are planning a series of raids against companies suspected of illegal price-fixing, Europe’s antitrust chief warned on Friday, as she also sounded the alarm about competition in labor markets due to “no-poach” deals. The European Commission last week raided Europe’s largest pulp producers Stora Enso and UPM, and Metsa Board unit Metsa Fibre,…