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Organized Crime

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  • Mexican drug cartel Jalisco New Generation flexes muscles

    An increasingly strong drug cartel known as Jalisco New Generation was showing off its power with a spasm of violence that killed seven people and forced down a military helicopter in western Mexico, analysts said Saturday. Jalisco state was relatively...
  • Guatemala extradites alleged drug kingpin to United States

    An alleged narco-kingpin wanted in New York for his purported role in an international drug trafficking conspiracy was extradited to the United States on Thursday, Guatemalan authorities said. Elio Alexander Lorenzana Cordon, 44, was handed over to U.S....
  • 'Gotti's Rules': A window on the decline of the Cosa Nostra

    "Gotti's Rules: The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti and the Demise Of the American Mafia" by George Anastasia; Dey Street Books (341 pages, $27.99) The autumn of an institution, when its legends are replaced by pretenders and its moral codes become...
  • Cash handoffs, extortion fuel Mediterranean trafficking

    Fleeing war, persecution and poverty, migrants desperate to reach Europe are paying thousands of dollars apiece to become pawns in a multimillion-dollar trafficking network that stretches from the Sahara to Sweden. By the thousands, they're handing...
  • Mexico arrests alleged Sinaloa cartel cocaine trafficker

    Mexican marines and police have arrested a man authorities describe as a leading cocaine trafficker for Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel, authorities said Sunday. Monte Alejandro Rubido, Mexico's national security commissioner, said Cesar Gastelum Serrano...
  • Federal investigators target 700 Miami firms for money laundering scrutiny

    Federal investigators are targeting 700 businesses in the Miami area for enhanced scrutiny to detect trade-based money laundering schemes involving Latin American criminal organizations, authorities announced Tuesday. U.S. Immigration and Customs...
  • UN anti-crime commission's future uncertain in Guatemala

    Even in crime-ridden Guatemala, the headlines were startling: Prosecutors busted a customs bribery ring that likely defrauded the state of millions of dollars, with the current and former Tax Authority chiefs and a top aide to the vice president...
  • Underwriters Labs tries to protect trademark in age of 3-D printing

    So far this year, Northbrook-based Underwriters Laboratories has issued four public notices against manufacturers that it says have counterfeited its "UL" label. UL certifies the safety of more than 100 items in the average home. Check your blow dryer....
  • Ambush in Mexico kills 15 police officers, wounds 5

    Ambush in Mexico kills 15 police officers, wounds 5
    Gunmen ambushed a police convoy in the western state of Jalisco, killing 15 state police officers and wounding five as bullets riddled their vehicles in the deadliest single attack on Mexican police in recent memory. The attack happened late Monday as...
  • How twins from Little Village rose to win trust of drug kingpin El Chapo

    How twins from Little Village rose to win trust of drug kingpin El Chapo
    Margarito Flores was cruising through Humboldt Park in a brand new Cadillac on a fall evening when Chicago police stopped him. At the time, Flores, 22, and his twin brother Pedro had built a drug empire that, at its peak, would move tons of cocaine...
  • Imprisoned gang leader's daughter sentenced in racketeering case

    The daughter of an imprisoned Mexican Mafia member who relayed information between her fatherĀ and various South Los Angeles gangs was sentenced to prison Monday on racketeering charges. Vianna Roman was sentenced to 15 years by U.S. District Judge R....