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Top Mexican cartel leader cooperating with US

A son of fugitive Mexican cartel leader Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada Garcia has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges and is cooperating with the American government, US authorities revealed Thursday. Arrested in Mexico in 2009 and extradited to the United States the following year, Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla entered a guilty plea in April 2013 before US District Chief Judge Ruben Castillo in Chicago. His written plea agreement was made public for the first time Thursday.

Drug cartel internal feud leaves 28 dead in Mexico

An internal power struggle within the once-powerful Gulf drug cartel has left 28 people dead in gunfights on Mexico's northeastern coast this week, authorities said Thursday. Ten suspected criminals were arrested after a series of shootouts rocked the Gulf of Mexico towns of Tampico and Ciudad Madero, in the state of Tamaulipas, between Saturday and Tuesday. Authorities also seized cocaine, 16 high-caliber rifles, three handguns and 11 vehicles, said the Tamaulipas Coordination Group of federal and state security forces.

Son of Mexican drug lord cooperating with U.S.

Chicago, Apr 10 (EFE).- The son of the acting head of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel has been cooperating with U.S. authorities as part of a plea bargain reached a year ago, federal prosecutors said here Thursday. Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla pleaded guilty in April 2013 to one count of conspiracy to distribute tons of cocaine and heroin in the United States, according to a documented presented in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Son of Mexican drug lord cooperating with U.S.

Chicago, Apr 10 (EFE).- The son of the acting head of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel has been cooperating with U.S. authorities as part of a plea bargain reached a year ago, federal prosecutors said here Thursday. Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla pleaded guilty in April 2013 to one count of conspiracy to distribute tons of cocaine and heroin in the United States, according to a documented presented in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Drug cartel internal feud leaves 28 dead in Mexico

An internal power struggle within a drug cartel has left 28 people dead in gunfights in Mexico's northeastern coast this week, authorities said Thursday. Ten suspected criminals were arrested after a series of shootouts rocked the Gulf of Mexico towns of Tampico and Ciudad Madero, in the state of Tamaulipas, between Saturday and Tuesday. The Tamaulipas Coordination Group of federal and state security forces said in a statement that 16 high-caliber rifles, three handguns and 11 vehicles were seized along with cocaine.

Suspected Mexican cartel hitman charged in California murders

(Reuters) - An alleged Mexican drug cartel hitman was charged on Tuesday with nine murders in a killing spree spanning three decades in California, Central California officials said. Jose Manuel Martinez, a California native awaiting trial in Alabama since 2013 on a separate murder charge, could face the death penalty if convicted, Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward said in a statement.

17 Die in shootouts between gunmen in Mexico

Monterrey, Mexico, Apr 8 (EFE).- At least 17 people have died in a series of shootouts that started over the weekend in Tampico, a city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, and continued into this week, the Tamaulipas Coordination Group, or GCT, said. The shootouts began around 3:00 p.m. Saturday in the neighboring city of Madero and spilled over into the streets of the port city of Tampico.

Two days of gunfights leave 24 dead in Mexico's north

The death toll from two days of gunfights in Mexico's northern state of Tamaulipas rose to 24 on Monday after authorities reported six more slayings in the drug violence-plagued region. Authorities said 15 men and two women were killed on Sunday in a series of shootings between criminal groups in the towns of Tampico and Ciudad Madero, on the Gulf of Mexico coast. A man's body wad found on a bench and two others on a street in Tampico early Monday, according to the Tamaulipas Coordination Group of federal and state security forces.

Two days of gunfights leave 24 dead in Mexico's north

The death toll from two days of gunfights in Mexico's northern state of Tamaulipas rose to 24 on Monday after authorities reported six more slayings in the drug violence-plagued region. Authorities said 15 men and two women were killed on Sunday in a series of shootings between criminal groups in the towns of Tampico and Ciudad Madero, on the Gulf of Mexico coast. A man's body wad found on a bench and two others on a street in Tampico early Monday, according to the Tamaulipas Coordination Group of federal and state security forces.

Mexican official met Knights Templar capos

The former number two official in Mexico's troubled western state of Michoacan held meetings with leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel, the attorney general said Monday. Jesus Reyna, a member of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, was sacked as Michoacan's secretary of the interior after authorities placed him under arrest Saturday.
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