La Crescenta Resident Allegedly Picked up in Fashion District Laundering Raid
According to the Glendale News-Press, a La Canada resident was caught up in the raid that netted drugs and $65 million in drug money. A store employee in the Los Angeles Fashion District -- who hails from La Crescenta -- reportedly was taken into custody by federal agents who contend the man and some others were closely involved with laundering money for a Sinaloa Mexico cartel, according to the Glendale News-Press.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Police bust clothing companies in LA's fashion district over drug cartel money-laundering
Tim Walker is The Independent's Los Angeles correspondent, covering entertainment and other concerns from the West Coast of the US. He was previously a features writer and the editor of the paper's diary column.
U.S. slaps sanctions on 3 Mexican lawyers linked to Sinaloa drug cartel
Thu Sep 11, 2014
L.A. is money laundering 'epicenter'
Los Angeles is known as the nation's capital of many things. Entertainment. Gangs.
The New Zealand Herald
Feds: Cartel laundered ransom money in fashion hub
A family pleaded for help from the FBI when an American who delivered cocaine for a drug cartel was kidnapped and held captive in 2012 in Mexico. However, it wasn't the end of the case that led FBI agents to what they now believe was a scheme to launder drug money in the fashion district of Los Angeles and return the cash to a Mexican cartel.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Los Angeles Times
L.A. fashion district firms raided in cartel money laundering probe
Federal agents huddle in the 700 block of East Pico Boulevard during a series of raids in the downtown L.A. fashion district. Nine people were arrested.
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My FOX LA
Feds Raid Fashion District In Drug Cartel Money Laundering Probe
Hundreds of federal agents swarmed through the downtown Los Angeles Fashion District today, arresting nine people and seizing $65 million as part of a crackdown on what prosecutors called a sophisticated operation to launder money for Mexican drug cartels. The raids coincided with the unsealing of three federal indictments, one of which alleged that a Fashion District business was laundering ransom money payments made to secure the release of a U.S. citizen who was kidnapped and tortured in Mexico by the Sinaloa drug cartel.
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The ingredients you need for classic aguachile in the Sinaloa style: serrano or jalapeno chiles, red onion, lime juice, toastadas, water, avocado, cucumber, salt and pepper, and raw shrimp. [Photographs: Vicky Wasik unless otherwise noted] What is aguachile ? Before I answer that, we need some music.
Carlos Cuadras Promises To Impress With Salgado
WBC super flyweight champion Carlos Cuadras is regally determined to continue and confirm his reign in front of his loyal and subjective fans in Sinaloa. On September 10th in Guamuchil, Sinaloa, the former gold medalist at Pan American Games, will grant the first defense of his WBC belt to precocious would be usurper Jose "Sugar" Salgado, ranked #3 by the WBC at the super flyweight division.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Alleged Cartel Alliance Could Mean More Violence For Mexico
An apparent alliance by four different cartels could mean a shift in power in the ongoing violent struggle that has led to Mexico becoming one of the most violent countries in the world. According to Mexican media reports, the top leaders of the Zetas, the Carrillo Fuentes , the BeltrA n Leyva and the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion met recently in the city of Piedras Negras Coahuila where they discussed a possible alliance.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
INSIGHT-Fueling drug gangs' impunity, unidentified corpses pile up in Mexico
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Men arrested indicted for smuggling cocaine
A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment today against Jimmy Gil, 34, of Shafter, Jose Luis Montoya-Salazar, 42, of Mexico City, and Luis Ricardo Eslava-Corral, 42, of Sinaloa, Mexico, charging them with conspiring to import, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. According to court documents, on August 19, Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa, California Port of Entry discovered cocaine in a hidden compartment in the floor of a trailer that was being driven by Eslava.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
El Paso Times
Reputed Sinaloa drug cartel bodyguard to be sentenced Wednesday
A reputed Sinaloa drug cartel bodyguard is to be sentenced Wednesday while his lawyer is arguing for a lighter punishment than witnesses in the case who were involved in abductions, mutilations and more than 100 killings in Mexico.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Nuno de Guzman: Spain's bad boy in Mexico
This is a story for vacationers heading to the golden sands of Mazatlan , Puerto Vallarta , Manzanillo and other spots on the Mexican Riviera.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Mexican Judge Rules Son of Sinaloa Cartel Leader Can be Tried
A man presumed to be the son of Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno, one of the leaders of Mexico's powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, will face trial on drug and other charges, the Attorney General's Office said, citing a ruling by a judge.
Mexican Cartels Increase Human Smuggling Portfolio
The Mexican crime syndicates may be murderous thugs but they didn't make billions of dollars by being stupid about business.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Dallas Morning News
For some cartels, human smuggling has taken priority over drugs
With recent waves of Central Americans seeking to reach the U.S., human smuggling along the Texas border has, at least for the moment, become more lucrative than smuggling illicit drugs for criminal organizations such as the Gulf and Zetas cartels, according to two U.S. intelligence officials.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Border Bust: Ice Seizes 3 Tons of Drugs in 7 Days
More than three tons of drugs were seized by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol in the El Paso, Texas area during the last seven days.