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Organized Crime

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  • A dad's influence: How the Flores twins learned the drug trade at home

     A dad's influence: How the Flores twins learned the drug trade at home
    Margarito Flores Sr. was by all appearances living an immigrant's dream in 1981. A father of five, he drove a forklift at the Brach's candy factory and had a new Chevrolet station wagon parked in front of his home in the heart of Chicago's Little...
  • Mexico drug violence intensifies as elections approach

    Mexico drug violence intensifies as elections approach
    A month before national elections, Mexico is witnessing a level of violence in which drug traffickers have directly confronted the army, raising questions about whether the government's progress in combating crime might be a hollow victory. In an...
  • 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...
  • Gun smugglers shipped weapons to Colombian drug cartel in exercise machines, feds say

    Gun smugglers shipped weapons to Colombian drug cartel in exercise machines, feds say
    They were hidden inside exercise machines. But the secret payloads weren't for working out. They were for arming South American drug lords. Two Central Florida brothers were recently sentenced in Orlando for their roles in an unusual gun-smuggling...
  • Two Northlake men charged with money laundering

    Homeland Security arrested two Northlake men on Feb. 10 and charged them with money laundering. Northlake police worked with Homeland Security to arrest Anthony Leiva, 53 and Alfonso Nevarez, 40 at about 6 a.m. Tuesday. The two were charged federally...
  • 32 in U.S., Mexico accused in $100 million gold-for-cash money laundering scheme

    32 in U.S., Mexico accused in $100 million gold-for-cash money laundering scheme
    Thirty-two people from the United States and Mexico are accused of running a multistate gold-for-cash scheme that laundered more than $100 million in U.S. profits for Mexico's powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, a complaint unsealed this week in federal court...
  • 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....
  • Mexico arrests fugitive drug lord, head of Knights Templar cartel

    Mexico arrests fugitive drug lord, head of Knights Templar cartel
    What distinguished drug lord Servando “La Tuta” Gomez was the way he courted the spotlight. From his not-so-secret hiding place, the fugitive former teacher released numerous videos and audiotapes, many featuring him with local politicians and...
  • Mexico: Head of Knights Templar drug cartel captured

    Mexico: Head of Knights Templar drug cartel captured
    Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police as he tried to sneak out of a house wearing a baseball cap and a scarf...
  • 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...
  • The Latin American gun leak

    The Latin American gun leak
    During the 1980s, El Salvador was the single largest recipient of U.S. military hardware and weaponry in the Western Hemisphere. Although the Central American country's civil war ended in 1992, the guns, grenades and bullets linger, as do their...