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Tijuana Tops 1100 Homicides in 2019

The cartel war in Tijuana continues with homicides topping 1,101 for 2019 (217 in June). The totals are slightly down in comparison to 2018 when 1,201 deaths were registered in the first six months. There was a total of 2,518 murders registered in 2018.

Cartel Gunmen Kill 3 — Attack Police Station in Northern Mexico

Juni 29, 2019No Comments

Cartel violence in the border state of Sonora continued late Thursday and early Friday morning as gunmen carried out a series of attacks. The attacks left three people dead. The gunmen went on to riddle a police substation with gunfire.

Cartel Attacks Leave Child Dead, Baby Wounded in Northern Mexico

Juni 28, 2019No Comments

Cartel gunmen in Sonora opened fire upon a parked van, killing an adult male and his 3-year-old son. Two other children were also in the vehicle with one sustaining a minor injury. In a separate incident on Thursday night, a 3-month-old baby was wounde…

Mexican National Guard Deploying to Border State near Arizona

Juni 27, 2019No Comments

A total of 1,800 Mexican National Guard personnel will deploy to Sonora starting July 1 to help fight the escalating violence attributed cartel and gang turf wars. The state primarily abuts Arizona.

Major Sinaloa Cartel Meth Lab Seized in Mexico

Juni 22, 2019No Comments

Mexican security personnel in the state of Sinaloa seized a major meth lab connected to the Sinaloa Cartel. Since 2018, Mexican officials busted over 20 similar labs in the state.

Tijuana Cartel War: 18 Murdered in 24 Hours

Juni 21, 2019No Comments

Tijuana continues to notch cartel-related homicides with 18 registered in a 24-hour period from Wednesday to Thursday morning. As of Thursday, a total of 146 murders have been recorded in June.

VIDEO: Mexican Border State Braces for New Violence After Cartel Threats

Juni 19, 2019No Comments

Recently released video by presumed members of “La Gente Nueva del Tigre” of the Sinaloa Cartel threaten “La Linea” of the Juarez Cartel. The poor-quality footage circulated on social media for several days and has authorities bracing for more violence…

GRAPHIC — Two Dismembered Bodies Dumped in Mexican Border State

Juni 19, 2019No Comments

Police in the Mexican border state of Sonora discovered two dismembered bodies abandoned on the side of a road with a narco-message Sunday night in Ciudad Obregón. The discovery was made after police received a report from a passing motorist.

Watch: Cartel Gunmen in Cancun Ambush Mexican State Police

Juni 15, 2019No Comments

A team of cartel gunmen in the popular resort city of Cancún ambushed members of the Quintana Roo State Police. The officers traveled along a busy street in a private non-duty vehicle this past Tuesday night.  The brazen attack left one police officer …

210 Pounds of Fentanyl, Meth Seized at Arizona Border Checkpoints

Juni 14, 2019No Comments

At least 210 pounds of hard drugs like fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin were seized in Nogales, Arizona, over the past week by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The seizures occurred during multiple vehicle inspections worth an es…