The Sinaloa drug cartel recently suffered what Arizona law enforcement agencies are considering a "significant blow" -- a 15-month investigation has led to the arrest of more than 200 people, the seizure of hundreds of pounds of various drugs, and close to $8 million in cash. The Phoenix New Times has the full story.
Saturday reading from the Village Voice Empire: Houston cops arrested or were looking for several people with Romanian names this week. Two of these people declined to give police an address, and three others told the cops they lived in a Red Roof Inn. Houston Press has the story.
Afternoon reading from the Village Voice Empire: ATM skimmers are equal-opportunity crooks. But perhaps some discrimination is in order for their future criminal enterprises --particularly the ones against federal prosecutors. Seattle Weekly has the story.
Saturday reading from the Village Voice Empire. Texas' war with Mexican drug lords isn't just fought on the border. The Feds say they are all linked to the Los Zetas cartel, which consists of former Mexican Army Commandos. The Dallas Observer has the full story.