The timeline of the drug cartel on the border land beat
Created by buggs2001 on Feb 14, 2010
Last updated: 03/18/11 at 09:08 AM
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Edgar Valdez Villarreal, aka "La Barbie," heir to the Beltran Leyva cartel, was arrested by Federal Police in the state of Mexico.
The Secretary of the Navy reported Tuesday night that 72 bodies, 58 men and 14 women, were found on a ranch in the municipality of San Fernando, Tamaulipas, 150 km. from the the U.S. border city of Brownsville.
Is abducted from his home, is tortured and killed. Members of his police force are arested for the killing.
Ignacio”Nacho” Coronel Villarreal, one of the heads of the Sinaloa cartel and considered one of the most powerful kingpins in Mexico, was killed this afternoon during an armed encounter with the Mexican military in Zapopan, a suburb in the Guadalajara metropolitan area.
In another massive blow to the electoral process and stability in Mexico the candidate of the populist PRI political party for the governor’s race in the violence plagued border state of Tamaulipas was assassinated this morning outside of the state capital, Ciudad Victoria.
Prosecutors said that the car of Diego Fernandez de Cevallos "Jefe Diego" was found near his ranch in the central state of Queretaro. It said some of his belongings were found inside the car as well as unspecified "signs of violence." It is uncofirmed that traces of blood and two bullet impacts were found in his vehicle.
Alleged drug lord extradited to Texas after eight year fight to stay in Mexico.
Wife of "El H" Abducted and Set Free
Mexican have soldiers captured an alleged drug lord with a $2 million bounty on his head, dealing a blow to a brutal narcotics gang with tentacles in South America, officials said Thursday.
Jaime González Durán, The Hummer, founder and one of the main leaders of the group of sicarios Los Zetas, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for money laundering, one of the charges levied against him.
The slaying of an Arizona rancher Robert Krentz by a suspect who apparently fled to Mexico
Protest in Ciuadad Juarez during the visit of Mexican President Felipe Calderon.
Ciudad Juarez had a huge military and police movilization as a result of the visit from President Felipe Calderón who arrived in order to talk to the relatives of the students that were killed last month.
A much-sought member of a violent drug gang operating in the Tijuana region has been captured by Mexican federal police forces in Baja California Sur, U.S. officials said.
A gangland death squad killed at least 16 people, all but two of them high school students, and wounded as many as 10 others in an attack shortly after midnight Sunday in the bloody border city of Ciudad Juarez.
Suspected drug trafficker Teodoro "El Teo" Garcia Simental is arrested in Mexico on suspicion of involvement in at least 300 murders.
Due to high crime rates in the munipality of Tancítaro, Michoacán its Municipal Police force have been disbanded. City officials will leave the Army and Policia Estatal (State Police) incharge of public security
Carlos Beltrán Leyva brother of Marcos Arturo Beltrán-Leyva was arrested by Federal Police officers in Culiacan, Sinaloa.
Only hours after the burial of 3rd Petty Officer Melquisedet Angulo Córdova, gunmen break into his family's house and kill Angulo's mother and three other relatives. The shooting was believed to be retaliation for the death of Marcos Arturo Beltrán-Leyva, as well as a warning against the military forces involved in President Felipe Calderón's war on Mexico's drug cartels
Arturo Beltran Leyva capo of the Beltran cartel and one of the reputed Beltran Leyva brothers operating in northern Mexico was killed yesterday in Cuernavaca in a clash with naval soldiers (equivalent to U.S. Marines).
About 40 arrested in a narco party in Morelos, along with norteno muscian Ramon Ayala and his group Los Bravos del Norte. 3 sicarios were reported killed. The party was attended by Arturo Beltran Layba, who managed to escape.
One Federal Police officer was killed by gunmen while the officer was conducting a traffic stop, instead the men in the vehicle opened fired and killed officer Valentin Manuel Gutierrez Heredia, 34, who was assigned to the Mazatlan sector. shortly after in the afternoon, Mexican troops conducted a raid in the residential zone of Mazatlan leading to a gunbattle. One civilian was killed while one soldier and one police officer were injured.Unofficially, it was reported that the armed group is the same one that killed federal agent Valentin Gutierrez, Thursday night
10 people are killed in another gun attack on a drug clinic in Ciudad Juarez