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#Drugs War

# drugs-war - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

China offers Philippines weapons to continue its bloody war on drugs

“We’re exploring the possibilities of providing arms,” the Chinese ambassador to Manila said.

# drugs-war - 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.

# drugs-war - Thursday 12 January, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# drugs-war - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Ten more bodies discovered in illicit north Mexican graves

Over 280 bodies have been found in Durango state so far this year and are believed to be linked to drug gang violence.

# drugs-war - Friday 11 November, 2011

Mexico's interior minister dies in helicopter crash

Francisco Blake Mora, who was the government’s strongman on the country’s violent drugs war, was among the eight victims of a helicopter crash outside Mexico City today.

# drugs-war - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Elite troops help in Mexico's drug war... but some switch sides

They’re supposed to be fighting against the drug traffickers but some soldiers are joining them instead.

# drugs-war - Monday 1 August, 2011

Meet the man who says he ordered 1,500 killings in Mexico

Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez or ‘El Diego’ is a former state police officer who is said to have built a criminal empire.

# drugs-war - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

Twenty-year-old Mexican police chief fired after going on the run

Student and single mother Marisol Valles Garcia made international headlines when she took on the job no-one else wanted. Now she’s apparently fleeing for her life.