Timeline for entries tagged “Organized Crime”

A chronology of events related to U.S. border governance and migration

November 24, 2020

  • Three Mexican nationals tied to cross-border trucking companies were charged in San Diego federal court following the discovery of a massive cache of drugs, cash and ammunitions stockpiled at an Otay Mesa truck yard, the U.S. attorney’s office said. The cumulative seizure — $3.5 million in cash, 685 kilograms of cocaine, 24 kilograms of fentanyl, about 20,000 rounds of .50-caliber ammunition and hundreds of body armor vests — is believed to be the largest of its kind in the Southern District of California, federal prosecutors said. 

Tags: Border and Migration Politics, Drug Seizures, Narcotrafficking, Organized Crime, U.S. Policy

January 2, 2020

  • The U.S. consulate in Nuevo Laredo warns against ongoing gun battles between organized crime groups and urges U.S. government personnel to shelter in place. Nuevo Laredo is one of the Mexican border cities where the U.S. government sends asylum seekers to wait for their hearings under “Remain in Mexico.” Tamaulipas governor Francisco Cabeza de Vaca blames the attacks on the Cartel of the Northeast.

Tags: Laredo, Organized Crime, Remain in Mexico