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Organized Crime

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  • Back story of Yasiel Puig's journey to America should concern Dodgers

    Back story of Yasiel Puig's journey to America should concern Dodgers
    Seemingly from the moment Cuban refugee Yasiel Puig showed up at Dodger Stadium out of nowhere, arriving last June unwilling to discuss his unknown background, the talk behind the batting cages has been rife with unprintable rumors. There were rumors...
  • In Mexico, activist mother of missing man is slain

    For 2 1/2 years, Sandra Luz Hernandez, like so many Mexican mothers, searched for her missing son. Her activism grew steadily over time. She hung posters of her son and others who had disappeared. She led marches through her hometown of Culiacan, in the...
  • Shifting drug smuggling routes bring contraband to Florida

    Under cover of night, speed boats sneak into Florida coves and inlets, hauling bundles of marijuana and cocaine. Drugs wash up on shore. Radar aircraft hover, searching for smugglers. And beachgoers stumble onto abandoned bundles of contraband. Like a...
  • Gunfights kill at least 15 in Mexican border state

    MEXICO CITY -- At least 15 people were killed in brazen shootouts over the weekend in the large coastal city of Tampico, in a border state that had been experiencing a relative lull in organized-crime-related violence. Mayor Gustavo Torres said Monday...
  • Top drug cartel leader pleads guilty, cooperating with feds

    Top drug cartel leader pleads guilty, cooperating with feds
    Just over a year ago, the highest-ranking leader of the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel ever to be arrested on U.S. charges stood in a quiet federal courtroom in Chicago for a secret hearing. Raising his right hand and speaking through a Spanish...
  • 1970s narco queen Camelia scores on Telemundo

    1970s narco queen Camelia scores on Telemundo
    Last month, after years of futile goose-chasing, Mexican authorities captured the country's most-wanted criminal, the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel boss Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán. But another legendary Mexican desperado remains at large after 40 years,...
  • Colombia's Urabeños criminal gang traffics in mayhem

    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Human Rights Watch on Thursday blamed the Urabeños criminal gang for helping cause one of Colombia’s worst humanitarian crises in years: the forced displacement last year of 19,000 people from the city of Buenaventura. The...
  • Meth entering U.S. mainly through California, report says

    Meth entering U.S. mainly through California, report says
    California has emerged as the major gateway for methamphetamine into the country, with Mexican organized crime groups smuggling an estimated 70% of the U.S. supply through state border crossings, according to a report released Thursday by state Atty. Gen....
  • Asian gang figure 'Shrimp Boy' at center of Yee scandal

    Asian gang figure 'Shrimp Boy' at center of Yee scandal
    The arrest of state Sen. Leland Yee shook California political watchers Wednesday, but for followers of Bay Area crime it was the arrest of a San Francisco figure known as "Shrimp Boy" that caught their attention. Both Yee and Raymond Chow, AKA...
  • A guide to Leland Yee corruption scandal: 'Shrimp Boy' to guns

    The corruption case involving State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) has been described as one of the most colorful in recent history. Here are some key questions and answers in the legal and political drama: What is Yee accused of doing? An...
  • Seized phone 'turning point' in arrest of cartel leader

    The seizure of a phone belonging to the son of Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman's deputy at the U.S.-Mexico border was an important break in the operation that led to the drug lord's capture, a senior U.S. law enforcement official said on Sunday. Guzman, who long...