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an illicit cartel formed to control the production and distribution of narcotic drugs

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The human rights commission (CNDH) said in a statement it had found evidence to suggest that police and marines were involved in the murder of the four people in the state of Tamaulipas, which has been roiled by years of drug cartel violence.
Both men were transferred to Bogota in 1991 and it was there that they set out to bring down the Medellin drug cartel and its leader Pablo Escobar.
The US Treasury accuses Chacon Rossell of acting as a supplier for various Mexican drug cartels and describes her as "the most active money launderer in Guatemala" and one of Central America's most powerful drug traffickers.
could go after drug cartels and crime associated with the groups.
The most important aspect of the contemporary Latin America drug production and trafficking scene is that the oldest drug cartels and militant organizations involved in production and trafficking of illicit drugs like cocaine, marijuana, heroin and other substances have weakened.
Tunnels have also proved to be essential accomplices in allowing senior members of Mexican drug cartels to evade capture, notably El Chapo, the former head of the Sinaloa cartel.
The foreign officers allegedly arranged "sex parties" with prostitutes funded by the local drug cartels for these DEA agents at their government-leased quarters, over a period of several years.
Although unlikely, if the US discontinues their funding and help to Mexican forces, this could have disastrous effects for the country's security and ongoing war against the drug cartels.
West zone tops the list with 47 drug cartels whereas south, central, Malir and east zone have 12, 13, 14 and 20 respectively.
A number of different groups are active in hydrocarbon theft, including corrupt Pemex workers, but the drug cartels are increasing their involvement, analysts say.
Finally, I believe that the drug cartels would collapse, the immigration problem would be greatly diminished, and the prison population would shrink.
Major commercial banks in the US are under probe for ties with Mexican drug cartels.
Bataoil, a retired police general, said global manufacturing of illegal drugs and its extensive trafficking network now span the Pacific, connecting Chinese chemical factories, drug cartels in Mexico, and drug users not only in the Americas but in Asia as well.
Narco-terrorism refers to the nexus between drug cartels, transnational criminal organisations and terrorist groups.
And now the news tells us that big-time drug cartels have penetrated the country.