Tag: narcotics

Mexico politics: Whither the war on drugs?

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT There has been widespread domestic and international criticism of the Mexican government’s inability to tackle spiralling levels of drug-related violent crime. Increasingly, Mexicans are calling for a new approach to the drug war launched in…

Mexico/Organised crime: Six hotel guests kidnapped by gunmen

At least 6 people, including an American woman, have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from two hotels in downtownMonterrey, Nuevo Leon state, early on Wednesday. About 50 gunmen stormed into the Holiday Inn and Hotel Mision and took the hostages away, said a…

Mexican army captures Juarez Cartel Leader’s brother

The Mexican Defence Secretariat stated on Monday that government troops captured Roberto Sanchez Arras, third in command of theJuarez drug cartel, on Thursday in the violence-plagued state of Chihuahua.

21 drug traffickers arrested in US-Colombia operation

In a joint operation on Monday morning Colombian national police and US authorities arrested 21 suspected drug traffickers in several cities around Colombia and the raid is still ongoing in the US.