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Mexican Cartel Allegedly Hired MS-13 To Carry Out Torture Operation In Minnesota

Mexican Cartel Allegedly Hired MS-13 To Carry Out Torture Operation In Minnesota

The Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area is a long way away from the home turf of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, but that didn’t stop three cartel enforcers from making their way up the region in an attempt to hunt down two teenagers they accused of stealing drugs and money from a stash house.

The three enforcers were allegedly sent from Los Angeles to St. Paul on orders from the Sinaloa cartel to find the people who stole 30 pounds of methamphetamine and $200,000 from a stash house in St. Paul. The two teens that the cartel hit men snagged were tortured, had their lives and that that of their families threatened and were told to find the missing drugs or come up with $300,000 to compensate the cartel, according to court documents obtained by the (Minneapolis)Star Tribune newspaper.

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Interesting news in the wake of El Chapo’s capture.

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Hearing: Taking Down the Cartels: Examining United States – Mexico Cooperation | The House Committee on Homeland Security

Here you will find statements from members of Congress on the Mexican-American alliance against some of the drug cartels. These involve both the Zetas and the Sinaloa cartels. Here, Representative McCaul discusses cartel involvement in a plot to assassinate an ambassador to Saudi Arabia. It is interesting to wonder to what extent rival cartels might have cooperated with the Mexicans and Americans in the fall of “El Chapo?”

The weakening of one cartel means the strengthening of another.

Hearing: Taking Down the Cartels: Examining United States – Mexico Cooperation | The House Committee on Homeland Security

HSBC admits laundering money for drug cartels, terrorists and rogue states – video

This video is a bit dated, but it is no less important. HSBC is a major bank that has admitted to laundering billions of dollars for drug cartels.

HSBC admits laundering money for drug cartels, terrorists and rogue states – video

El Chapo, Most-Wanted Drug Lord, Is Captured in Mexico

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By Randal C. Archibold and Ginger Thompson, NY Times, Feb. 22, 2014

MEXICO CITY—Just before 7 a.m. on Saturday, dozens of soldiers and police officers descended on a condominium tower in Mazatlán, Mexico, a beach resort known as much as a hangout for drug traffickers as for its seafood and surf.

Probably the result of a turf war.

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El Chapo, Most-Wanted Drug Lord, Is Captured in Mexico

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