Jul 9, 2012

Drug trafficking news: underground tunnel discovered, gang arrests, and drug flight pilot shooting

Mexico discovers drug tunnel under Arizona border
AP: MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's army has uncovered a 755-foot (230-meter) tunnel running under the Sonora-Arizona border that was used to smuggle drugs into the United States. Read more.

Gang Linked to Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel Busted in Arizona
Fox News Latino: U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents and police in the Arizona city of Tempe have arrested 20 members of a criminal gang linked to Mexico's powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, authorities said. In addition to the arrests, made within the scope of "Operation Nayarit Stampede," authorities also confiscated $2.4 million in cash, an airplane, 10 vehicles, three tons of marijuana and 30 pounds of methamphetamine.Read more

US agents shoot dead Honduras 'drug flight pilot'
BBC News: Two agents from the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) shot dead the pilot of a suspected drug flight last week, a DEA spokeswoman has said. Read more.

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