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Mexican town turned to war zone fears new era of narco violence

Oct 26, 2019 - 4:51 PM

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's government deploys 400 reinforcement troops to the streets of Culiacan. Not everyone is happy with the tactic.

TENSION. Heavily armed gunmen in four-by-four trucks fought an intense battle against Mexican security forces Thursday, October 17, 2019, in the city of Culiacan, capital of jailed kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's home state of Sinaloa. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Mexico admits freeing Chapo's son after 'badly planned' operation

Oct 18, 2019 - 8:43 PM

(UPDATED) Defense Minister Luis Sandoval says soldiers briefly arrested Ovidio Guzman but released him after being overpowered by cartel gunmen

CULIACAN. A truck burns in a street of Culiacan, state of Sinaloa, Mexico, on October 17, 2019. Heavily armed gunmen in four-by-four trucks fought an intense battle against Mexican security forces Thursday in the city of Culiacan, capital of jailed kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's home state of Sinaloa. Photo by STR/AFP

Drug kingpin El Chapo sentenced to life in U.S. prison

Jul 17, 2019 - 10:47 PM

(UPDATED) A US court sentences Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to life in prison plus a symbolic 30 years, as well as ordering the former mob boss to pay back $12.6 billion of the proceeds of his crimes

EL CHAPO. This handout picture released by the Mexican Interior Ministry on January 19, 2017 shows Joaquin Guzman Loera aka "El Chapo" Guzman (C) escorted in Ciudad Juarez by the Mexican police as he is extradited to the United States. Handout file photo by the Interior Ministry of Mexico/AFP

PH court convicts Mexican suspected to be member of Sinaloa drug cartel

Feb 13, 2019 - 1:03 PM

Horacio Herrera is sentenced to life imprisonment

GUILTY. Mexican national Horacio Herrera is found guilty of selling illegal drugs in the Philippines. Photo sourced by Rappler

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' convicted by New York jury

Feb 13, 2019 - 8:17 AM

Joaquin Guzman, former boss of the Sinaloa cartel – famed for his brazen escapes from Mexican prisons – faces life in prison for smuggling tons of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the US

U.S. prosecutors to El Chapo jury: 'Do not let him escape'

Jan 31, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'We've presented an avalanche of evidence,' said US federal prosecutors to the jury in the trial of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman. 'Do not let him escape responsibility. Hold him accountable for his crimes. Find him guilty on all counts.'

NARCOS. Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, arrives at the US Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn on January 30, 2019 in New York. Photo by Angela Weiss/AFP

'El Chapo' trial: A 3-month plunge into the bloody ways of the drug trade

Jan 27, 2019 - 10:35 AM

The trial has drawn a blood-soaked picture of the Sinaloa cartel, once led by Mexican drug boss Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman

EL CHAPO. Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted into a helicopter at Mexico City's airport on January 8, 2016 following his recapture. File photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Colombian confesses to over 150 murders at El Chapo trial

Nov 30, 2018 - 4:28 PM

US government turncoat, Juan Carlos 'Chupeta' Ramirez, is allegedly one of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's two main Colombian suppliers

JAILED. In this file photo, drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is escorted into a helicopter at Mexico City's airport on January 8, 2016 following his recapture during an intense military operation in Los Mochis, in Sinaloa State. File photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Mexican presidents accused as defense opens El Chapo trial

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:05 AM

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals, is on trial in New York after twice escaping from prison in Mexico

ON TRIAL. This handout picture released by the Mexican Interior Ministry on January 19, 2017 shows Joaquin Guzman Loera aka 'El Chapo' Guzman escorted in Ciudad Juarez by the Mexican police as he is extradited to the United States. HO/INTERIOR MINISTRY OF MEXICO / AFP

Hurricane Willa slams Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct 24, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Forecasters warn that even at Category 3, the major storm still has the potential to unleash deadly flooding and landslides

WILLA. Workers use tape to protect windows from Hurricane Willa, before its arrival in Mazatlan, Sinaloa state, Mexico on October 23, 2018. Photo by Rashide Frias/AFP

Mexico braces for 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Willa

Oct 23, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Willa now has maximum sustained winds of 250 kilometers per hour, according to the US National Hurricane Center

Satellite image for Hurricane Willa as of 03:00 UTC (11 am Manila time) October 23, 2018. Image courtesy of NOAA

The week in photos: April 28-May 4, 2018

May 05, 2018 - 7:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

BIRTHDAY SUIT. A photo posted by TV host Troy Montero on his Instagram on May 2, 2018, shows him with long time partner Aubrey Miles enjoy the beach while posing naked in Coron, Palawan. Photo from Instagram.com/troymontero

New York judge delays 'El Chapo' hearing

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:45 AM

The 60-year-old Mexican drug kingpin, accused of running one of the world's biggest drug empires, has been held in solitary confinement since being extradited on January 19, 2017

ARRESTED. This handout picture released by the Mexican Interior Ministry on January 19, 2017 shows Joaquin Guzman Loera aka "El Chapo" Guzman escorted in Ciudad Juarez by the Mexican police as he is extradited to the United States. HO/INTERIOR MINISTRY OF MEXICO / AFP

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' pleads not guilty in U.S.

Jan 21, 2017 - 8:19 AM

US prosecutors say Joaquin El Chapo Guzman s Sinaloa cartel is responsible for distributing hundreds of thousands of kilos of heroin cocaine methamphetamine and marijuana throughout the United States

Extradited Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' arrives in U.S.

Jan 20, 2017 - 7:55 AM

3rd UPDATE His extradition caps a Hollywood worthy cat and mouse game between Mexican authorities and the slippery drug lord who escaped twice from prison

EXTRADITED. This file photo taken on February 22, 2014 shows Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka "el Chapo Guzman" escorted by marines in Mexico City. File photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

Part 2: The Philippines as target market for illicit drugs

Dec 20, 2016 - 2:00 PM

A public health approach rather than a law enforcement one should form the basis for a response to drug use and dependence

BUST. Police seize P2-B worth of drugs at Subic port. File photo by AFP

Mexico fears new cartel war after 'El Chapo' son abducted

Aug 18, 2016 - 9:49 AM

Police confirm that Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar – one of Guzman s sons from his first marriage – was abducted from an upscale bar in the resort city of Puerto Vallarta on August 15 along with 5 other men

Mexican police stand guard on street during security operation in Bahia de Banderas, Nayarit State, Mexico, on August 16, 2016. Hector Guerrero/AFP

'El Chapo' appeals extradition to US

May 28, 2016 - 8:45 AM

The appeal comes a week after the foreign ministry announced it had agreed to extradite Guzman who escaped from a maximum security prison in July 2015 and was recaptured in January

APPEAL. File picture taken on January 8, 2016 showing Mexican drug lord Joaquin "el Chapo" Guzman Loera after arriving to Mexico City to the Altiplano maximun security prision, after been captured in Los Monchis. File photo by Mario Guzmán/EPA

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' undergoes jail transfer – official

May 08, 2016 - 6:21 AM

The authorities say they are moving Guzman to prevent any escape attempt during construction to strengthen his maximum security prison in Altiplano

EL CHAPO'S TRANSFER. Mexican federal agents stand guard on the road leading to the Federal Social Readaptation Center (Cefereso) Number 9 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, 07 May 2016. Photo by Alejandro Bringas/EPA

Captured Mexico kingpin: 'The Lord of Tunnels'

Jan 09, 2016 - 10:43 AM

UPDATED The man whose old nickname means Shorty uses the money from a drug empire whose tentacles reach Europe and Asia to dig himself out of trouble again and again

File photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Sinaloa drug cartel suspect files motion for bail

Sep 03, 2015 - 3:29 PM

Mexican national Horacio Hernandez Herrera is allegedly the number 3 or 4 man in the drug cartel that operates in the US Australia Europe West Africa the Philippines and other Asian countries

SYNDICATE MEMBER? Horacio Hernandez Herrera denies he is part of the Sinaloa drug cartel. Graphics by Alyssa Arizabal

Cops from US to Australia in hunt for Mexican drug lord – DEA

Jul 30, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Police from around the world are on the case of Mexican drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman relying on human intelligence and electronic surveillance to track him down

KINGPIN. In this file photo, Mexican military hold Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias 'El Chapo' (C) at the Navy hangar in Mexico City, Mexico, February 22, 2014. Mario Guzman/EPA

Sinaloa drug cartel suspect indicted in PH

Jun 06, 2015 - 9:15 AM

The case of Mexican Horacio Herrera – involving the sale of P12M worth of cocaine – has all the elements of prohibited acts under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act

Sinaloa drug cartel suspect accuses cops of extortion

Jan 27, 2015 - 6:31 PM

Mexican Horacio Herera says cops arrested him after he refused to pay P7 million The justice department has asked anti narcotics agents to explain

POLICE HQ. The Philippine National Police on Thursday announced the arrest of 3 people allegedly connected to a Mexican drug cartel. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Immigration on alert for assassins sent by drug cartel

Jan 24, 2014 - 7:21 PM

Canadian authorities opted out of extradition so the Philippines can pursue its charges against the alleged drug ring members arrested in Taguig

NBI nabs alleged drug syndicate members in BGC

Jan 15, 2014 - 7:38 PM

Intelligence reports from the bureau say a big time syndicate with ties to a Mexican drug cartel has been operating the drug facility for 7 months now

Levistes deny links to illegal drug ops in family ranch

Jan 15, 2014 - 3:42 PM

The Levistes tell NBI that their family ranch in Lipa City has been leased to a certain Jorge Torres

Leviste denies involvement in illegal drug activity

Jan 09, 2014 - 4:55 PM

Ex Batangas Gov and ex convict Antonio Leviste presents evidence before the DOJ denying involvement in the illegal drugs trade

PH boosts efforts to probe Mexican drug cartel

Dec 27, 2013 - 7:29 PM

The cartel s leader is the most powerful criminal on the planet Forbes says

POLICE HQ. The Philippine National Police on Thursday announced the arrest of 3 people allegedly connected to a Mexican drug cartel. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP 7 Sept 2011

PH arrests 3 linked to Mexico drug cartel

Dec 26, 2013 - 3:43 PM

Two Filipinos and one Filipino Chinese were arrested in a raid on Wednesday in Lipa City after weeks of intelligence operations by local and US anti narcotics personnel

POLICE HQ. The Philippine National Police on Thursday announced the arrest of 3 people allegedly connected to a Mexican drug cartel. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP 7 Sept 2011

US finds new drug 'supertunnel' under Mexican border

Nov 01, 2013 - 8:07 AM

The supertunnel zigzags beneath the border between San Diego and Tijuana

DRUG TUNNEL. Authorities unearth the drug supertunnel. AFP PHOTO / Immigration and Customs Enforcement

More than 100 killed in Mexico landslides, flooding – official

Sep 21, 2013 - 11:03 AM

UPDATED The good news for increasingly angry beachgoers contrasts with the grim search for scores of people missing in nearby mountains

MANUEL'S DESTRUCTION. An old woman resident of a rural zone of Acapulco called Agua Caliente walks amid the rubble of of her home, in Guerrero state, Mexico on September 20, 2013. AFP/Claudio Vargas

Rescuers pull bodies from Mexico mudslide

Sep 20, 2013 - 10:40 AM

Rescuers pulled two bodies Thursday from a mudslide that buried a Mexican village as storms lashed the country killing almost 100 nationwide

SEARCHING FOR THE DEAD. Deaths from floods and landslides battering Mexico on  September 19, 2013, neared 100 as a fresh hurricane hit the northwest and rescuers faced a risky mission in a village buried in mud. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

At least 26 dead in Mexico drug gang violence

Jan 06, 2013 - 1:05 PM

At least 70 000 people have died in drug related violence in Mexico since 2006 when troops were deployed to battle drug cartels

DRUG WAR. Police stand near the car where the body of a dead 13-year-old boy in Juarez, Mexico in this file photo by AFP

23 killed in day of horror for Mexico border city

May 05, 2012 - 10:03 AM

Gang violence leaves 14 headless bodies stuffed in a vehicle and 9 bodies hanging from a bridge