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Sinaloa Cartel Already Operating in Mexico City

By MARK LORENZANA Elements of the Citizen Security Secretariat (SSC) of the Mexico City Attorney General’s Office, in coordination with Mexico’s National Defense Secretariat (Sedena), have seized drug shipments, searched homes and even detained leaders of Los Chapitos (Little Chapos), a faction of the Sinaloa Cartel, which has been attempting to expand its operations in Mexico City for almost a

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UN: Methamphetamine Use Skyrockets in Mexico

By MARK LORENZANA Drug treatments in Mexico for methamphetamine use have already outnumbered those for alcohol, showing a sharp rise of the synthetic drug throughout the country, warned the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). In its World Drug Report 2022, which was presented at the international level on Monday, June 27, the agency revealed that the use

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Cartel Arrests and Product Seizures Lowered under AMLO

By KELIN DILLON As the administration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) continues its policy of “hugs, not bullets” against Mexico’s widespread narco trafficking cartels, arrests and seizures by the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) against the groups have gone down in tandem. Between 2020 and 2021, a total of nine anti-cartel practices have been reduced by Sedena,

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Mexican Police Seize 600 Kilos of Cocaine

XINHUA Mexican police seized 627 kilograms of cocaine and arrested the driver of the truck transporting it in the southern state of Chiapas, near the border with Guatemala, the Fiscal General’s Office said on Monday, Sept. 21. According to the office, federal police seized the drugs at a checkpoint in the city of Huixtla, about 80 kilometers from the Chiapas-Guatemala

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