Mexico's most-wanted: A guide to the drug cartels.
Formed around 2010, the Jalisco New Generation cartel has expanded rapidly and aggressively across Mexico and is now challenging Sinaloa for control of strategic areas, including Tijuana and the port of Manzanillo
By Duncan Tucker, BBC News, July 5, 2017: TEXT | PICTURES | MAPS
Mexico arrests Zetas cartel leader Omar Trevino Morales.
Alias "Z-42," he is believed to have run the Zetas cartel since the capture of his brother, Miguel Angel, in 2013. BBC News, March 5, 2015: MULTIMEDIA
Alleged new boss of Mexico's Zetas cartel spent time living - and smuggling drugs - in Dallas.
Juan Francisco Treviño Morales, 60, is the older brother Omar Treviño Morales. Fox News Latino, March 5, 2015: TEXT | PICTURES
Mexico drug lord Servando 'La Tuta' Gomez arrested. Channel 4 News managed to secure a television interview with him a year ago. He told me that it was the last interview that he was going to give. By Guillermo Galdos, Channel 4 News: TEXT | VIDEOS
How chocolate cake helped capture Mexico’s most-wanted drug lord.
That was the dessert that his girlfriend, María Antonieta Luna Ávalos, delivered to the hideout of the the top surviving leader of the Knights Templar cartel, Servando Gómez Martínez. By Joshua Partlow, Washington Post, March 2, 2015: MULTIMEDIA
Mexico's top drug baron Joaquin 'Chapo' (Shorty) Guzman arrested.
The head of the Sinaloa cartel has been on the run since 2001, when he escaped a high security prison in a laundry basket.
BBC News, February 23, 2014: TEXT | VIDEO
Detentions of major Mexico drug chiefs in recent years. Arrest chronology: Dec. 16, 2009 - Feb. 27, 2015. By AP, The Island Packet, February 28, 2015: TEXT | PICTURE GALLERY
Mexico arrests Zetas cartel leader.
Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, the leader of the Zetas cartel, aka "Z-40," was arrested 17 miles outside the border city of Nuevo Laredo. By Jo Tuckman, The Guardian, July 16, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE
Why Killing Kingpins Won't Stop Mexico's Drug Cartels. Former mexican President
Calderón was a staunch proponent of the "Kingpin Strategy," developed by the DEA in the early 1990s to cripple Colombia's infamous Cali and Medellín cartels. By
Keegan Hamilton, The Atlantic, February 27, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE
Shorty Guzman's 'security chief' arrested in Mexico. The Mexican military says it has captured
Jonathan Salas accused of being the security chief for Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, Mexico's most wanted drug lord. BBC News, February 11, 2013: TEXT
Mexico to create new police force in drugs policy shift. Troops would continue to patrol until the new force was fully trained
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said. BBC News, December 18, 2012: click here
Body of Zetas drug cartel leader Lazcano stolen. The corpse of Heriberto Lazcano, founder of Los Zetas gang, was being stored by the authorities at a funeral parlour in northern Mexico. BBC News, October 9, 2012: click here