Archive for Cartel Chronicles

EXCLUSIVE — GRAPHIC: Mexican Southern State Mayor Outed as Cartel Ally by Execution Victim


The mayor of a rural community in this southern state has been outed as an ally of one of Mexico’s most violent cartels. The politician was outed by a cartel gunman who was tortured and murdered by his rivals.

Bodies of Mexican Federal Agents Previously Kidnapped by Cartel Found, Say Authorities


The Mexican government confirmed the discovery of two bodies they believe are related to the recent kidnapping of two federal agents who were forced to record a video message accusing the government of violating the law in secret operations against the drug cartels.

EXCLUSIVE — GRAPHIC: Five Partially Incinerated Bodies Discovered in Mexican Border State


CIUDAD VICTORIA, Tamaulipas -- Cartel gunmen murdered and incinerated five men whose remains were discovered in a rural community in the south-central part of the state.

GRAPHIC — Mexican Federal Narcotics Agent Kidnapped, Killed in Cancun


Mexican authorities investigating how one of their elite federal drug enforcement agents was kidnapped and killed near Cancun. The murder comes days after cartel gunmen kidnapped two others in the coastal state of Nayarit.

Gunmen Storm Mexican Border City Home, Shoot One


Authorities in this border city are working to track down a team of cartel hitmen who raided a home in an attempt to kill a local drug smuggler.

Cartel Gunmen Murder Two Catholic Priests in Southern Mexico


Two Catholic priests from coastal Guerrero were murdered by a group of suspected cartel hitmen while returning to their parish. One other priest was shot.

EXCLUSIVE — PHOTOS: Mexican Cartel Improves Weapons Manufacturing Capabilities


Intelligence reports indicate that one of Mexico’s most dangerous cartels continues to increase their capabilities by manufacturing weapons. The arms are built in clandestine factories with advanced technology and practices.

Mexican Border State Cops Seize Russian RPG in Traffic Stop


MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon -- State police officers found a Russian RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) during a traffic stop as part of an enforcement operation targeting street-level dealers in this border state. Authorities also seized some drugs and a handgun.

Cancun Suffers 30 Executions in January 2018 amid Rising Cartel Violence

Police and soldiers take cover during an attack on the Quintana Roo state prosecutor's office in Cancun, Mexico, which left the gunman and two staff dead
Violence at various businesses in Cancun has not slowed with at least 30 cartel-linked executions taking place in January.

GRAPHIC — Hooded Cartel Gunmen Kill Nine in Mexican Border State House Party


MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon -- A team of hooded cartel gunmen barged into a suburban home of this metropolitan area to execute nine men at a party. The women and children were locked in a room while gunmen executed their victims.

Over 100 Migrants Found Dying of Asphyxiation in Tractor-Trailer Headed for Texas


CIUDAD VICTORIA, Tamaulipas -- The discovery of over 100 migrants headed to Texas took place at a military checkpoint just 30 minutes north of Ciudad Victoria, the capital of Tamaulipas. According to information released by Mexico’s National Immigration Institute (INM), the discovery became a rescue operation once authorities realized the health conditions of the migrants.

WATCH: Mexican Border Mayor Dives for Cover near Cartel Shootout


NUEVO LAREDO, Tamaulipas -- Mayor Enrique Rivas was forced to dive for cover after cartel gunmen opened automatic fire in a clash yards away from a public event. While the mayor was not a target, military forces moved him as a security precaution.

Border City near Texas Considered Mexico’s Most Dangerous, Finds Survey


REYNOSA, Tamaulipas -- The citizens of this border city consider it as one of the most dangerous in Mexico.

GRAPHIC — Human Head Found in Mexican Border State Walmart Cart


CIUDAD VICTORIA, Tamaulipas -- Narco-terror suddenly spread after members of the Gulf Cartel left a human head inside a Walmart shopping cart.

Mexican Cartel Hitmen Beaten to Death in Border State Prison


MONTERREY, Nuevo León -- State authorities are looking into the murder of two cartel gunmen who were beaten to death soon after they entered a local prison.

GRAPHIC — Mexican Cartel Cuts Out Living Victim’s Heart near Acapulco


A group of cartel gunmen fighting for control of a Mexican coastal state cut out the heart of one of their living victims while another was beheaded. The violence took place not far from the beach resort cities of Acapulco and Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero.

Mexican Border Press Silent on Murdered Journalist After Receiving Cartel Threats


NUEVO LAREDO, Tamaulipas -- Media outlets are being kept from covering the murder of a respected journalist killed over the weekend. The order to prohibit reporting and protests about the matter came from the criminal organization controlling this city.

Mexican Border Press Silent on Murdered Journalist After Receiving Cartel Threats


NUEVO LAREDO, Tamaulipas -- Media outlets are being kept from covering the murder of a respected journalist killed over the weekend. The order to prohibit reporting and protests about the matter came from the criminal organization controlling this city.

Los Zetas Cartel Faction Heiress Arrested for Murder of 5 Lawmen in Mexican Border City 


Mexican Marines arrested the heiress to what is left of one of the factions of the Los Zetas Cartel. Prosecutors charged the woman with the murder of five state law enforcement officials who were killed in this border city. One of her alleged victims served as the highest ranking prosecutor in the border region.

Journalist Murdered In Mexican Border City After Writing about Cartel Violence


An unknown assailant murdered a Mexican journalist in front of his daughter and grandson. His death marks the first murder of a journalist this year in Tamaulipas and the second murder of a journalist in Mexico since the start of 2018. The two murders took place only 8 days apart.

Journalist Murdered In Mexican Border City After Writing about Cartel Violence


An unknown assailant murdered a Mexican journalist in front of his daughter and grandson. His death marks the first murder of a journalist this year in Tamaulipas and the second murder of a journalist in Mexico since the start of 2018. The two murders took place only 8 days apart.

Journalist Murdered In Mexican Border City After Writing about Cartel Violence


An unknown assailant murdered a Mexican journalist in front of his daughter and grandson. His death marks the first murder of a journalist this year in Tamaulipas and the second murder of a journalist in Mexico since the start of 2018. The two murders took place only 8 days apart.

Journalist Murdered In Mexican Border City After Writing about Cartel Violence


An unknown assailant murdered a Mexican journalist in front of his daughter and grandson. His death marks the first murder of a journalist this year in Tamaulipas and the second murder of a journalist in Mexico since the start of 2018. The two murders took place only 8 days apart.

EXCLUSIVE: Authorities Find Cartel Human Incineration Camp in Mexican Border State


CIUDAD MANTE, Tamaulipas -- Authorities in this Mexican state bordering Texas have found a cartel killing field where it is believed that gunmen murdered and incinerated their victims. The killing field was recently discovered in the city of Mante in the southwestern part of the state. Breitbart Texas sources believe the cartel responsible is Los Zetas. The cartel is broken into two warring factions: Old School Zetas (Vieja Escuela) and Cartel of the North (CDN or Cartel Del Noreste). Our sources believe it is more likely that Old School Zetas is the faction of Los Zetas responsible, due to the group's recent movements in the area.

Cartel Shootouts, Executions Continue Plaguing Mexican Border City


Casualties continue to mount as rival factions of organized crime groups continue fighting for control of this border city. The list continues to build as authorities fail in their attempts to stop them.

Cartel Gunmen Ambush Police Convoy near Texas Border


MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas -- The calm enjoyed in this border city for several days came to an abrupt end over the weekend following a series of fierce shootouts. Cartel gunmen attempted to ambush a convoy of police officers responding to the gunfire.

Cartel Gunmen Ambush Police Convoy near Texas Border


MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas -- The calm enjoyed in this border city for several days came to an abrupt end over the weekend following a series of fierce shootouts. Cartel gunmen attempted to ambush a convoy of police officers responding to the gunfire.

GRAPHIC — WATCH: Local Police Chief Executed in Mexican Border State


A team of gunmen entered a restaurant to execute a local police chief in the Mexican State of Chihuahua. The attack appears to be an escalation of the violence between the Juarez and the Sinaloa Cartels for regional control.

Leftist Mexican Presidential Hopeful Proposes Cartel Crime Amnesty-For-Peace


With less than seven months left for Mexico’s presidential election, the leading candidate caused controversy when he announced a willingness to forgive cartel leaders' crimes to restore peace throughout the nation.

Mexican Feds Mum after 30 Pounds of TNT Stolen in Border State


MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon -- One of the largest mining companies in Mexico reported the theft of various explosive packages setting off a large-scale investigation. Mexican federal authorities have been careful in revealing details about the case, claiming that it is a matter of national security.

Cartel Gunmen Leave Human Heads at Mexican TV Station


Mexico’s Cartel Jalisco New Generation (CJNG) continues spreading bloodshed and death threats after gunmen left two human heads outside of the Televisa TV station in Guadalajara, Jalisco.

Mexican Cops Discover Weapons Cache near Texas Border


CIUDAD ACUÑA, Coahuila -- Authorities in this border region found a weapons cache, ammunition, and drugs hidden in a property near the border with Texas.

Mexican Border City Suffers 60 Cartel Murders in November


The raging cartel violence in this border city resulted in 60 murders in November. Rival factions of the Gulf Cartel continue their fight for control of drug trafficking territories and access to Texas. The 60 victims include military and police officers killed in shootouts as well as innocent civilians killed in the crossfire.

EXCLUSIVE — Mexican Border State Judge Continues Releasing Los Zetas Cartel Gunmen


PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila -- A team of cartel gunmen belonging to one faction of Los Zetas were released after a state judge dismissed their cases. At least four of those gunmen are now linked to a double execution.

EXCLUSIVE — WATCH: Mexican Cartel Kidnaps Innocent Victim in Broad Daylight


APATZINGAN, Michoacan -- The kidnapping of a local man cleaning a sidewalk by cartel gunmen reveals the level of impunity criminal organizations enjoy in the Mexican state of Michoacan. While government officials try to push an image of safety, cartel gunmen grab innocent victims and carry out battles for local control, killing dozens per week.

Mexican Cops Escorting Travelers on Border Highways


MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas -- State and federal police officers will escort travelers along various highways in this state amid a spike in cartel gun battles and armed robberies.

Sinaloa Cartel Uses Cannon to Launch Drugs over Border Fence


Smugglers from the Sinaloa Cartel continue using air-powered cannons to launch drug bundles over the fence that marks the border between Arizona and Sonora.

GRAPHIC: Mexican Border State Businessman Found Executed Amid Cartel Turf War


MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon -- Fighting between rival cells of the Beltran Leyva Cartel was highlighted by the kidnapping and murder of a businessman in this border state. The attack took place in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods.

Mexican Border State Cops Executed U.S. Tourists and Covered It Up, Say Sources


SALTILLO, Coahuila -- Authorities in this border state set their sights on a group of police officers believed to have executed two U.S. tourists and then covered up the crime by claiming the victims were armed drug smugglers.

EXCLUSIVE — GRAPHIC: Mexican Cartel Dismembers, Grills Innocent Civilians


MORELIA, Michoacan -- One of the Mexican cartels fighting for control of this state escalated their terrorist activities by dismembering innocent victims and roasting their body-parts to leverage local support. Such tactics are becoming a part of everyday life in this state while officials continue to minimize regional safety concerns.
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