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#Drug cartels

# drug-cartels - Friday 25 November, 2016

Anonymous tip leads Mexico police to 32 bodies and 4 human heads in mass graves

Drug cartels have been burying their victims in hidden graves across the country for years.

# drug-cartels - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Son of notorious drug lord 'El Chapo' kidnapped in Mexican resort city

Gunmen in pickup trucks abducted six men in what is thought to be a settling of scores between rival drug cartels.

# drug-cartels - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Opinion: Marijuana is legal in nearly half of US States – Ireland should follow suit

Robbing murderous criminals of revenues for selling a drug that’s no more harmful than tobacco and alcohol is a no-brainer.

# drug-cartels - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Mexico confirms 22 killed in coordinated attack on police

Attackers equipped with high-powered rifles and grenades carried out a carefully-planned attack against federal police in western Mexcio.

# drug-cartels - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Mexico: Leader of powerful Zetas drug cartel killed in shootout - report

Officials believe the man killed in a shootout near the US border is that of Heriberto Lazcano or ‘El Lazca’ who is one of the most wanted men in the country.

# drug-cartels - Monday 20 February, 2012

Mexico prison riot 'may have been cover for breakout'

Security officials believe a riot which killed 44 prisoners at the Apodaca prison may have been staged to cover a breakout.

# drug-cartels - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Over 47,500 killed in Mexican drug wars

Figures released by Mexico yesterday show that thousands have been killed in drugs-related violence

# drug-cartels - Thursday 1 December, 2011

In pictures: Huge drug smuggling tunnel discovered between US and Mexico Drugs This post contains images

In pictures: Huge drug smuggling tunnel discovered between US and Mexico

The 600-yard tunnel 30ft underground was equipped with lighting, ventilation and rails for carts.

# drug-cartels - Friday 25 November, 2011

Bound and gagged bodies of 26 men found after Mexico massacre

The bodies, which were dumped in vans on a main highway, had the name of a drug cartel written on their chests in oil.

# drug-cartels - Sunday 13 November, 2011

Colombian president urges rethink on drugs war

Juan Manuel Santos says he’s open to discussing the legalisation of marijuana as well as other substances in an effort to tackle the drugs trade in a new way.

# drug-cartels - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Iran 'tried to hire Mexican drug cartel to kill diplomat'

The Obama administration said it has foiled a plot by Iranian agents to blow up the Saudi ambassador to the US.

# drug-cartels - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Mexico: Bodies hung from bridge as warning to social media users

Mexico’s notoriously vicious drug cartels are trying to crack down on members of the public who denounce their activities online.

# drug-cartels - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Drug traffickers 'using submarines' to ship cocaine to Europe Trafficking This post contains videos

Drug traffickers 'using submarines' to ship cocaine to Europe

Cartels operating drug routes through West Africa may be using submarines – which can be ‘bought freely on the international market’, a UN official said.

# drug-cartels - Monday 16 May, 2011

At least 29 dead as some victims decapitated in brutal Guatemalan massacre

Two children and two women were among the dead who were mostly farm workers according to reports. One person survived by pretending he was dead. The massacre has been linked to drug cartels.