Arturo Beltrán Leyva

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Mexican drug lord's wife arrested for trying to resurrect his cartel

Clara Elena Laborín Archuleta, the wife of imprisoned drug lord Hector Beltrán Leyva, was reportedly planning to retake turf in Acapulco that was once held by her husband's cartel.
Jo Tuckman
9.13.16
mexico

Alfredo Beltrán Leyva, Friend Turned Foe of El Chapo, Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking

The Beltrán Leyva family grew up alongside El Chapo before waging a bloody battle against him. With this guilty plea, Alfredo may be called to provide information against Guzmán.
Jo Tuckman and Nathaniel Janowitz
2.23.16
drugs and crime

Sex, Snacks, and Soccer: How Mexican Drug Lords End Up Captured

El Chapo's now famous mobile conversations with actress Kate del Castillo while he was Mexico's most wanted fugitive are just one of many examples of seeming carelessness that has brought down capos who are supposed to be experts in security.
Andrea Noel
1.20.16
crime & drugs

Mexican-American Drug Lord ‘La Barbie’ Has Changed His Plea to Guilty

Edgar Valdez Villarreal pleaded guilty in US District Court in Atlanta to charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and money laundering in a brief “change of plea” hearing that suggested some kind of leniency deal.
Daniel Hernandez
1.6.16
crime & drugs

The People Displaced by the Hunt for El Chapo Tell of Helicopter Attacks

Escaped Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán narrowly avoided recapture in a mountain raid in October, and also left the navy facing accusations that its efforts to hunt him down included targeting the civilian population.
Daniel Hernandez
12.23.15