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.
The Year in Mexico’s Drug Wars: A Jailbreak, a Chocolate Cake, and a Washed-Up Strategy
Drug lord Chapo Guzmán's escape from a maximum-security prison overshadowed the arrest of other capos and underlined how few new ideas the government has brought to the fight against Mexico's cartels.
‘Only Two Cartels Are Left in Mexico,’ Government Official Claims
Mexico's chief criminal investigator said hundreds of smaller splinter cells continue to affect millions of Mexicans across the country. The statements were the most frank assessment made in years about Mexico's cartels.
Drug Lord Known as 'Z-42' Is Second Mexican Capo to Fall In Less Than a Week
The current leader of the Zetas cartel will likely be extradited to the United States to face charges. His arrest came less than a week after the capture of Knights Templar leader 'La Tuta.'
Mexican Drug Lord Lived in a Cave and Was Caught Because His Girlfriend Brought Him Birthday Cake
"I led a gang of pendejos," or idiots, drug lord La Tuta said after his arrest on Friday. The details on the Knights Templar leader emerged as officials leaked word that another cartel kingpin has been arrested.
Leader of Knights Templar Cartel 'La Tuta' Is Captured in Mexico
Servando Gomez Martinez, known as "La Tuta," had been isolated in recent months under pressure from federal forces and the community militias known as autodefensas.