Colombian authorities have captured the leader of a criminal group that once worked for Pablo Escobar, a police spokesman said Wednesday.
Affiliate KGUN reports drug smugglers would cut tunnels through parking spaces in Nogales, Arizona, to transfer drugs.
As Mexicans elect a new president, CNN discusses if now is the time for a new strategy in the fight against drug cartels.
Seven members of Mexico's Zetas cartel were arrested Tuesday after a U.S. indictment accused a total of 14 cartel members of laundering drug money through the breeding and racing of American quarter horses in the United States, authorities said.
A Texas man releases a YouTube video announcing he will join Anonymous in the fight against a drug cartel in Mexico.
Federal agents arrested dozens of airline workers and baggage handlers at Puerto Rico's busiest airport, targeting what authorities say are two drug smuggling rings working together to move cocaine into the United States aboard commercial aircraft.
A top Colombian drug trafficker who partnered with Mexican cartels to smuggle cocaine into the United States turned himself in to U.S. authorities in Aruba, Colombian police said.
The United States has extradited a suspected leader of the Sinaloa cartel to the United States, Mexico's attorney general's office said Wednesday.
The nephew and protege of an imprisoned Mexican drug cartel kingpin pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy charges in a federal court in Brownsville, Texas, on Monday.
A U.S. Coast Guard unit that uses armed helicopters to go after maritime drug runners announced on Thursday that, working with federal partners, it has intercepted more than $10 billion in illegal drugs and related assets since it was commissioned in 1998.
A top Mexican drug trafficker has been arrested by Mexican police, authorities said Wednesday.
Authorities in Arizona said Tuesday they seized 44 firearms, 650 pounds of marijuana, 435 pounds of methamphetamine and $7.8 million in cash as part of a sting operation that successfully dismantled an "extensive" drug-trafficking ring.
His nickname is "The Fever." Mexican officials say Jose Carlos Moreno Flores was a major drug lord in charge of trafficking and operations for a large Mexican cartel in the coastal state of Guerrero, where the beach resort of Acapulco is located.
U.S. federal authorities arrested more than 70 people this week in the United States as part of what one official called a "successful, strategic and surgical strike" against a notoriously violent Mexico-based drug cartel.
Where the debate over gun control intersects with concerns about border security, things are getting complicated for a political party that has painted itself into a corner with alarmist rhetoric and short-term thinking.
Mexican authorities arrested a Zetas drug cartel leader allegedly connected to the murder of U.S. ICE agent Jaime Zapata.
If you are a Mexican cartel kingpin -- or even a second-tier player -- this is what you can expect if you are captured:
The leader of one of Mexico's most violent drug gangs is now in chains. CNN's Jonathan Mann reports.
A federal judge in San Diego has yanked a lawyer from the case of an alleged drug lord, citing conflicts of interest.
Walid Makled Garcia, accused of being one of the world's top drug lords, was extradited from Colombia to Venezuela on Monday, Venezuelan state media said.
Drug kingpin Benjamin Arellano Felix, one of the leaders of the major Tijuana cartel, was extradited to the United States on Friday, Mexico's attorney general's office said.
Three Philippine nationals convicted of drug trafficking in China were executed by lethal injection on Wednesday.
Eight drug traffickers belonging to Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's organization have been captured, including a man presumed to be Guzman's relative and confidant, officials said Wednesday.
A suspected leader of a Mexican drug cartel was arrested in Tijuana, Mexico, along with four other alleged cartel members, the Mexican military said.
Two days before Christmas, the alleged smuggler apparently thought Easter eggs would be the perfect ploy to conceal 14 pounds of cocaine.
The U.S. diplomatic cables obtained and released by WikiLeaks frequently rely on unnamed sources for delicate information. But one such source -- a businessman in Mozambique -- has furiously denied making remarks about high-level corruption attributed to him by a U.S. diplomat.
Dozens of the U.S. diplomatic cables obtained and published by WikiLeaks cover a worldwide phenomenon that has been persistently troubling to the United States: drug trafficking. And those cables come not just from Mexico City, but from many corners of the world -- including Cuba and several embassies in West Africa.
Most Americans probably still believe the biggest threat to our national security is terrorism. We're debating increasingly intrusive security measures, and not long ago we heard about a homegrown terrorist in Oregon who wanted to cause a huge explosion at a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.
A Japanese man accused of operating a drug trafficking ring between Mexico and Japan was arrested in Mexico last week, the Ministry of Public Security said Saturday.
Temporary calm returned to Rio de Janeiro on Saturday as anxious residents remained locked in their homes, awaiting developments in the week-long conflict that has turned their picturesque city into a de facto war zone.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday a high-level drug-trafficking suspect wanted in the United States will be extradited instead to Venezuela, which also has asked that he be turned over to authorities in that country.
Federal authorities dismantled a large-scale cocaine trafficking organization in Denver, Colorado, with the indictment of 35 people, officials said Monday.
Gunmen and security forces exchanged fire near the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday, one day after a top leader of the Gulf drug cartel was killed, the Mexican state media reported.
A leader of the Gulf drug cartel -- Antonio Ezequiel Cardenas Guillen, also known as "Tony the Storm" -- died during a clash with security forces in the border city of Matamoros, Alejandro Poire, security spokesman for the Mexican government, said Friday.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the U.S. can do more to help Mexico battle drug cartels that have started operating more like terrorists and insurgent groups.
Mexican authorities have rescued six undocumented Cuban migrants who had been held for ransom for a month in Cancun, a vacation hotspot on the nation's Yucatan Peninsula, the state-run Notimex news agency reported Wednesday.
CNN's Rafael Romo explains how an alleged drug kingpin was taken down by Mexican police.
Authorities in Mexico revealed additional details Tuesday about an accused American-born drug kingpin detained Monday who they say moved tons of cocaine into the United States.
American-born Edgar Valdez Villarreal, believed to be one of Mexico's most ruthless drug traffickers, was captured Monday, Mexican authorities said.
Ignacio "Nacho" Coronel Villareal, a principal leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel, was killed during a military raid in a suburb of Guadalajara, Mexico's defense department said.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has been criticized for her take on why most undocumented immigrants come to Arizona.
A labor union representing nearly 20,000 border patrol agents and staff Friday disputed comments made by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer that most illegal immigrants coming across the southern border are smuggling drugs.
Mario Morales keeps his Commando assault rifle propped up on the seat of his patrol vehicle. The car snakes along a dirt road about a half-mile from the Mexican border.
CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports that Mexican drug cartels are now threatening police by name on Arizona's border.
Christopher "Dudus" Coke, who controls the impoverished West Kingston enclaves now blockaded by gang members, is likened by experts to both Robin Hood and Pablo Escobar.
Drug cartels are making direct death threats to U.S. law enforcement officials in Nogales, Arizona, the police chief there told CNN.
Federal authorities have charged alleged drug cartel leader Edgar Valdez-Villarreal -- known as "La Barbie" -- and five other defendants with trafficking thousands of kilograms of cocaine from Mexico into the United States between 2004 and 2006, according to an indictment unsealed in federal court Friday.
Atty. Gen. Eric Holder says 2,200 people were arrested on drug-related charges in a probe called Projective Deliverance.
Federal agents trying to disrupt illegal drug trafficking from Mexico arrested more than 400 people in raids Wednesday, bringing to more than 2,200 the number of arrests from a two-year investigation aimed at cartel transportation operations.
Brazilian football star Adriano appeared before a prosecutor on Wednesday and denied accusations of associating with a top Rio de Janeiro drug gang, according to state officials and the player's lawyer.
Osiel Cardenas Guillen, the former head of a powerful Mexican drug cartel, was sentenced to 25 years in prison and will forfeit to the United States $50 million in illegal proceeds, a judge ruled.
Teodoro "El Teo" Garcia Simental, one of Mexico's most wanted drug traffickers, was arrested Tuesday, Mexican and U.S. authorities said.
Mexican Navy officials say alleged drug cartel chief Arturo Beltran Leyva was killed in a shootout with Navy personnel.
In a strong blow to one of Mexico's most notorious drug cartels, Mexico's navy killed a top drug kingpin in a shootout Wednesday at an upscale resort.
The reputed leader of the Zetas drug cartel in the Mexican state of Veracruz was killed in a gunbattle with federal authorities, the Mexican attorney general's office has said.
Mexico's arrest of drug cartel suspects has become fairly commonplace. On Thursday, it was six suspected members of La Familia, based in Michoacan. A day earlier, it was a man identified as a top leader of the ruthless Zetas.
A former kingpin for a Colombian drug cartel pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to charges of drug trafficking, obstruction of justice by murder and racketeering, federal officials said.
The U.S. military hopes to kill or capture some 50 Afghan drug traffickers with financial ties to the Taliban in an effort to shut down one of the insurgency's biggest sources of revenue, a U.S. Senate report says.
Authorities have seized $1 billion worth of marijuana plants and have arrested 82 Mexican nationals with ties to drug cartels in the first week and half of an effort to eradicate marijuana fields from California's Fresno County, the county sheriff's office said Wednesday.
Mexican authorities were searching Wednesday for two politicians accused of belonging to the Familia Michoacana drug cartel, which is blamed for killing more than 30 federal police officers in a series of attacks since Saturday.
In recent days, Michoacan, the home state of President Felipe Calderon, has become a flashpoint of violence in Mexico's deadly war against drug cartels. Since Calderon went after the drug cartels shortly after coming into office in 2006, more than 10,000 people have died across Mexico, about 1,000 of them police.
It has nothing to do with Michael Jackson or Sarah Palin, but there's a big story brewing south of the border to which Americans should pay close attention.
The killing last weekend of a Catholic priest and two seminary students in southwest Mexico marked the first time that drug cartel hit men have purposefully targeted a clergyman, said Manuel Corral, public relations secretary for Mexico's Council of Bishops.
A top Mexican drug cartel suspect has been arrested along with 12 accomplices, including five women, federal authorities said.
Which drug is the cash cow of the Mexican drug war: cocaine or marijuana? Jeanne Meserve takes a look.
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, a 54-year-old drug cartel leader whose nickname means "Shorty," is the most wanted man in Mexico. He's also one of the most wanted men in the United States.
Feds says teen drug smuggling is on the rise. A veteran smuggler takes CNN's Ed Lavandera inside this dangerous world.
Sitting in high school, math and history lessons never captured Danny Santos' imagination. The drug-fueled streets of the Texas-Mexico border provided his education, and he was an excellent student.
CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports on the creative ways in which cartels try to smuggle drugs into the U.S.
Drug traffickers are throwing everything they've got at getting drugs into the United States any way they can.
President Obama travels to Mexico on Thursday as the United States' neighbor to the south continues to wrestle with increasingly deadly drug wars.
Former Mexican president Vicente Fox speaks to CNN's John Roberts about drug violence across the border.
A bloody war between Mexican drug cartels is no longer solely a south-of-the-border problem, members of Congress said Tuesday at a hearing on the issue.
Jose Molinar knew something wasn't right. He hadn't heard from his wife for a few hours, which was not sitting well with him.
American Morning's Kiran Chetry talks to Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard about gun trafficking into Mexico.
Ciudad Juarez was converted into a fortress as members of President Felipe Calderon's security cabinet met Wednesday in the border town to devise a strategy to combat narcotraffickers.
U.S. investigators have wrapped up a major 21-month drug-enforcement operation aimed at crippling a powerful and violent Mexican cartel operating in the United States, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday.
No one, especially not one of Mexico's top law enforcement officials, denies that killings by drug cartels have reached record levels.
A shootout in a border city that leaves five alleged drug traffickers sprawled dead on the street and seven police wounded. A police chief and his bodyguards gunned down outside his house in another border city. Four bridges into the United States shut down by protesters who want the military out of their towns and who officials say are backed by narcotraffickers.
A reporter attempts to work as Mexican police and presumed drug traffickers exchange fire in Reynosa, Mexico.
The United States and Mexico pledged Friday to redouble efforts in the war against drugs.
Mexican authorities have detained the country's former drug czar on suspicion that he may have accepted $450,000 a month in bribes from drug traffickers, Mexico's attorney general said Friday.
Whatever the outcome of the official inquiry into the death of officials central to the government's anti-drug effort, the public will suspect the cartels were responsible
Afghan drug lords are increasingly converting opium into heroin at home with outside technical help and chemicals smuggled from abroad, the U.N. said
The boy looked to be about 12 or 13 years old. Chubby, he struggled a bit with his bicycle as he rode to where we stood. He had a slight smirk as he played a tape that blared music from speakers tied to his bike.
Colombian police have killed a drug trafficker who the government says is one of the most sought-after fugitive outside the country's rebel leaders.
The United Nations is calling on NATO to do more to stop the Afghan opium trade after a new survey showed how the drug dominates Afghanistan's economy.
Reputed drug kingpin Diego Montoya was arrested in western Colombia.
An alleged drug kingpin was captured in his underwear Monday, hiding in a bush outside a house in western Colombia, government officials said in Bogota.
Opium cultivation in Afghanistan has hit record levels -- up by more than 40 percent from 2005 -- despite hundreds of millions in counternarcotics money, Western officials told The Associated Press.
A man on the United States' list of most-wanted international drug traffickers was arrested Wednesday morning in Brazil, officials said.
The Drug Enforcement Administration announced the arrest Wednesday of 78 people as part of a probe into a suspected Colombian heroin ring accused of using artwork, furniture and clothing to smuggle drugs into the United States.
Luggage security at Sydney airport is under scrutiny amid revelations more baggage handlers may be stood down next week.
An accused heroin kingpin has been indicted and arrested in a massive narcotics conspiracy involving Afghanistan's former Taliban regime, U.S. Attorney David N. Kelley has said.
A major drug trafficking operation that allegedly moved cocaine, marijuana, and cash between Colombia and the United States through the Caribbean has been dealt a major blow, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced Wednesday.
U.S. federal agents have arrested Haiti's former national police chief in Miami, as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in the Caribbean nation, according to a DEA spokesman and court documents.
Innocent bystanders shot down on city streets. Overdosed teenagers dying in emergency rooms. Newborn babies writhing in pain from cocaine withdrawal. The ugliest images of our country's drug epidem...