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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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Mexico’s Ongoing Opium War: Genesis of the Poppy Problem

  By KELIN DILLON Mexico has cemented itself in recent history as the world’s largest provider of illegal heroin to the United States, contributing to the northern country’s opioid crisis and exacerbating the southern country’s issues with narcotrafficking. As conversation increases more and more about Mexico’s potential decriminalization of opium production, it’s important now more than ever to understand how

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US Treasury Increases Pressure on Mexican Heroin Traffickers

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF     The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)  increased its pressure on major Mexican heroin traffickers on Tuesday, March 6, by targeting individuals and companies close to the new leadership of the Ruelas Torres drug trafficking organization (Ruelas Torres DTO). The Treasury imposed additional sanctions on eight Mexican individuals and

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