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Drug kingpin’s bodyguard nabbed in Mexico

Mexican authorities on Monday said they had nabbed an alleged lieutenant and bodyguard of Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman, the billionaire boss of the Sinaloa drug cartel. Authorities said the arrest of Felipe Cabrera, a man with a reputation for violence who is known by the nicknames “College Grad” and “Lord of the Mountain Range,”…

More bodies turn up in Veracruz gang war

Ten more bodies have been found in the Mexican Gulf coast city of Veracruz, just a week after authorities found another 32 cadavers stashed in two homes, authorities said Saturday. “The bodies of seven people” were located late Friday stacked in the back of a pickup truck, a state government…

Mexico arrests eight blamed in Veracruz massacres

Mexican authorities Friday detained eight members of the “Zeta Killers” gang blamed for at least 67 recent killings in eastern Veracruz state, the latest flashpoint in the country’s drug violence. The suspects were blamed for the deaths of 35 people whose bodies were dumped on a road in the city…

Feds bust Iraqi crime ring said to be selling IEDs to Mexican drug cartels

By Grace Wyler Federal law enforcement agents in San Diego arrested 60 people in connection with an Iraqi criminal ring with ties to Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa drug cartel. The gang is accused of selling drugs, machine guns and improvised bombs (IEDs) out of a social club for Iraqi immigrants in El…

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