The 12 year old poses with a gun but is said to prefer cutting throats
A 12 years-old child, nicknamed “El Ponchis” (the cloak) has become one of the most bloodthirsty murderers of the world. He is a member of the Cartel of the South Pacific (CPS), in the state of Morelos, Mexico, and can be seen in a video beheading one of his victims, hitting another, and posing next to a corpse.…
Twelve years ago, Jose Saenz was an LAUSD dropout and run-of-the-mill tagger known on the Eastside as Smiley, a nod to how much he enjoyed flashing his trademark brilliant grin. One day at age 22, he sidled up to two Eastside gangsters, pretending to be friend not foe. When Smiley got within point-blank range, he blew both young men away. Eleven days later, worried about a Prizzi's Honor-style scenario,…Continue
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican drug cartel massacred 72 Central and South American migrants within 100 miles of the U.S. border that they were trying to reach, according to an Ecuadorean survivor who escaped and stumbled wounded to a highway checkpoint where he alerted marines, official said Wednesday.
The marines fought the cartel gunmen at a ranch in San Fernando on Tuesday,… Continue
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MEXICO CITY - A high school football star from Texas who went on to become one of the most wanted drug traffickers in Mexico was arrested Monday by federal police.
Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "La Barbie," was captured alive north of Mexico City after being the subject of an intense, year-long manhunt by Mexico and the United States, according to a statement from Mexican… Continue
Garden where many of the party victims were shot--Photo:AFP
NyTimes.com MEXICO CITY — Gunmen burst into a birthday party where celebrants were dancing to live music and opened fire early Sunday, killing at least 17 people in an attack that was violent even by the bloody standards of Mexico’s drug war.
The government said the attack, in a dance hall in the… Continue
(AP) CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Gunmen ambushed two police vehicles at busy intersection in Ciudad Juarez on Friday, killing six officers and a 17-year-old girl who was passing by, authorities said.
Chihuahua state spokesman Enrique Torres Valadez said five of the six police officers were federal, and one was municipal. Authorities said the police officers in the vehicles were distracted by someone selling items on the street when… Continue
(Reuters.com) - A powerful drug cartel is buying off journalists in northern Mexico to work as spies and smother coverage of a spike in killings on the U.S. border in the latest attack on the media in Mexico.
Hitmen from the Gulf cartel based over the border from Texas are paying reporters around $500 a month and showering them with liquor and prostitutes to intimidate and silence… Continue
In a new incident of grisly drug war violence, a man's face was skinned and stitched onto a soccer ball as a threat to members of Mexico's Juarez drug cartel.
The unknown assailants cut up the body of Hugo Hernandez into seven pieces and left him on a street in the northern city of Los Mochis, a spokesman for Sinaloa prosecutors, Martin Robles, told the Associated Press.
Reuters: Gunmen burst into the family's home in Quintin Arauz in the southern state of Tabasco just before midnight on Monday, firing assault rifles. It appeared to be a revenge attack for a Mexican navy operation last week that killed Arturo Beltran Leyva, the boss of a major drug cartel.
"They broke the door down with a sledgehammer and sprayed them with bullets in the living room and… Continue
Mexico City, Mexico (CNN) -- A reputed Mexican drug lord with a $5 million reward on his head has been named to Forbes magazine's list of the most powerful people in the world.
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who authorities say heads the powerful Sinaloa Cartel, is believed to have shipped $6 billion to $19 billion in cocaine to the United States over the past eight years, Forbes says in the listing.
In the 80s, it was small low-flying plane with secret landing strips that helped cocaine traffickers bring most of the drug into the country. As the years have progressed, so have the creativity of traffickers.
As radar technology improved, the Colombian cartels switched to superpowered ships that somebody let a kindergarten class name "go-fast boats." Every time the Feds get hip to the latest conveyance, the smugglers head back to the drawing board, making… Continue
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