drug cartel


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

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1,000 Number of people killed each MONTH in the drug cartel wars
Grillo said: "When you feel there is nothing offered to you, you feel rejected, and you're more likely to think the drug cartel is offering them a way out.
Self-defence vigilante groups have also formed in several towns vowing to fight the violence, kidnappings and extortion carried out by drug cartels.
This trial documented the violence, brutality and corruption generated by Mexican drug cartels, in this case the particularly ruthless Los Zetas," U.
The US agency said at the time that Coronel "plays a key role" in the Sinaloa drug cartel led by Guzman, who is also known as "El Chapo".
Zetas is one of the two largest drug cartels in Mexico.
Meanwhile Colombian police have seized some $250 million dollars in property and other assets belonging to drug operatives with ties to Mexico's notorious Sinaloa drug cartel.
The attack, which claimed the lives of eight people, was thought to be the work of the regional drug cartel La Familia SourceMex, Sept.
More than 30,000 people have died in drug-related killings in Mexico since 2006, and President Felipe Calderon has deployed thousands of troops to battle the drug cartels.
Elsewhere in Mexico, four people died in the affluent city of Monterrey during a shootout between marines and suspected drug cartel members.
While there, a news article was published asking: Since Mexico is 90 percent Catholic, why doesn't the church threaten the drug cartel members with excommunication for their actions?
This is part of a large Mexican drug cartel," Attorney General Bill Lockyer said.
The new plants were most likely created not through centralized genetic engineering carried out by a drug cartel but through decentralized selective breeding carried out by the coca farmers themselves.
Recently positioned as the center of a drug cartel war on the border between Mexico and the United States, Nuevo Laredo captured headlines for violence related to police corruption, as more of the force switches to the criminal side.
The plane, officials say, was to be used to bomb a Colombian prison then housing Pablo Escobar, who ran the now-defunct Medellin drug cartel.