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Chaos in Ciudad Juárez after cartel gunmen attack
The attacks left 10 dead, six injured, and 15 burnt-out vehicles
Gang clash leaves six dead in Morelos prison
Raymundo Isidro, the former Morelos state leader of criminal gang Guerreros Unidos, was among those who were killed
Over 40 bodies found in Sonora
The skeletons of 40 people and two recent corpses were discovered by officials and a searching group of mothers during searches for missing people near Puerto Peñasco, Sonora
AMLO rebukes U.S. official’s criticism on drug cartel violence
Mexico’s president accused senior U.S. diplomat Richard Glenn of lacking respect for Mexican sovereignty after he questioned the Mexican government’s strategy for quelling drug cartel violence
Drug cartels clash in Guerrero, 9 found dead
As Mexico grapples with a wave of violence, nine men allegedly linked to organized crime were shot dead in southern Mexico during a confrontation with other armed civilians
Venezuelan drug mules detected in Mexico City Airport
Drug mules are convinced to ingest from 30 to 35 cocaine packages, transport them to Cancún or Mexico City, and are paid from USD $500 to $1000 in exchange
Pemex platforms targeted by organized crime
Until August 2019, 15 robberies to Pemex platforms have been registered, some of them with extreme violence
Mexico ranks first on organized crime
The Organized Crime Index Africa 2019 includes human and arms trafficking, human smuggling, and flora and fauna crimes in which Mexico is ranked over other 64 countries on civil war or with serious security threats
Former Nayarit attorney general Edgar Veytia jailed for drug trafficking
Edgar Veytia, who was Nayarit's top law enforcement official, admitted to conspiring with a drug cartel operating in his home state to smuggle thousands of kilograms of narcotics from Mexico into the United States for distribution in the New York area
New southern routes for arms trafficking in Mexico
Due to increasing surveillance measures in the Mexico-U.S. border, new routes for arms smuggling have found their way to Mexico from the southern border with Guatemala and Belize, all the way from Nicaragua