Drugs trade

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Land of no return: the Mexican city torn apart by cartel kidnappings
Violence in Fresnillo between Sinaloa and Jalisco groups mirrors national trend – and critics say Amlo has failed to act

Oscar Lopez in Mexico City

13, May, 2023 @10:45 AM

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Gang violence could end open cannabis trade in anarchist commune Christiania
Organised criminals have taken over ‘Pusher Street’ market in the Danish capital and are vying for dominance

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

09, May, 2023 @4:30 AM

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Police detain 130 in raids across Europe targeting ’Ndrangheta mafia
Raids form part of three-year investigation into crime syndicate controlling cocaine flow into Europe

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

03, May, 2023 @10:19 AM

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US drug tsar warns xylazine tranquilizer mixed with fentanyl is ‘emerging threat’
Dr Rahul Gupta says drug has become increasingly common nationwide and is particularly dangerous when mixed with opioid fentanyl

Guardian staff and agency

12, Apr, 2023 @1:54 PM

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Mexican president bemoans ‘rude’ US fentanyl pressure in plea to Xi Jinping
Andrés Manuel López Obrador asks China to curb exports of opioid after lengthy denunciation of similar calls from US

Staff and agencies in Mexico City

04, Apr, 2023 @8:46 PM

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Mexican ex-security chief on trial: multimillion bribe claims and a cat named cocaine
Cartel operators, ex-police and a former government official have testified against Genaro García Luna with allegations of cash drops and kidnappings

Oscar Lopez in Mexico City

12, Feb, 2023 @11:15 AM

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New Zealand intercepts 3.2 tonnes of cocaine worth $500m floating in Pacific Ocean
Authorities say the haul, which is the largest seizure of illicit drugs made by the country’s law enforcement, was destined for Australia

Charlotte Graham-McLay

08, Feb, 2023 @2:52 AM

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From the archive: El Chapo: what the rise and fall of the kingpin reveals about the war on drugs – podcast
From 2019: As the capture and conviction of Mexico’s notorious drug lord has shown, taking down the boss doesn’t mean taking down the organisation

Written by Jessica Loudis, read by Christopher Ragland, originally produced by Simon Barnard with additions and scoring by Jessica Beck. The executive producer was Ellie Bury

18, Jan, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Ex-Mexico security chief’s trial poised to lift lid on US and Mexico’s ‘war on drugs’
Genaro García Luna, accused of accepting millions in bribes from cartels, in trial that could implicate officials on both sides of border

Oscar Lopez in Mexico City

16, Jan, 2023 @11:30 AM

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Twenty-four hours of terror as cartel violence engulfs Mexican city
At least 29 people killed in Culiacán as drug cartel gunmen fight bloody battle to stop transport of El Chapo’s son after arrest

Tom Phillips and Analy Nuño in Guadalajara

06, Jan, 2023 @9:18 PM

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Sinaloa cartel launches violent response as Mexico recaptures El Chapo’s son
Ovidio Guzmán’s arrest on Thursday prompted heavy fighting from cartel gunmen in the city of Culiacán

Analy Nuño in Guadalajara and agencies

06, Jan, 2023 @3:42 AM

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Brother of top Mexican drug lord arrested in Jalisco state
Antonio Oseguera Cervantes, brother of cartel boss ‘El Mencho’, is third member of family to be arrested by Mexican authorities

Oscar Lopez in Mexico City

20, Dec, 2022 @7:20 PM

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