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US Coast Guard cutter Midgett crew members seized more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine from a low-profile go-fast vessel interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, July 26, 2019.

The Coast Guard’s newest cutter busted 2,100 pounds of cocaine before it even got to home port for the first time

The Coast Guard has been hauling in record amounts of cocaine, and this was likely the first of many such busts for the cutter Midgett.
A man walks by the number 701, referring to the world billionaires ranking given to Guzman by Forbes in 2009, in the state of Sinaloa, February 15, 2019.

‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s family is starting fashion brands inspired by the jailed kingpin, and the US might not be able to do anythi...

With Guzmán's permission and clean records for the owners, Chapo-inspired fashion brands may be out of the reach of US authorities.
A worker with coca paste after drying it on a stove top at a small farm in Guayabero, in Colombia's Guaviare province.

Mexico’s cartels appear to be shaking up the cocaine trade

A change in what's being smuggled hints at a change in how Mexican criminal groups are doing business.
Suspected Mexican drug trafficker Vicente Zambada Niebla is presented to the media in Mexico City March 19, 2009.

16 of the most shocking twists and turns of El Chapo’s drug-trafficking trial

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was found guilty on all 17 counts of an indictment that included drug-trafficking, conspiracy, and use-of-firearms charges.
A policeman patrols around a police station attacked by unknown assailants, in Ciudad Juarez, January 17, 2019.

The US has issued a security alert for a major border city in Mexico after a wave of attacks on police

After a series of attacks on police in Ciudad Juarez, the US Consulate General there issued an alert about violence the city, which borders El Paso.

A man allegedly shipped a package with more than a pound of meth to Apple’s Grand Central Station store in New York and was arrested when he tri...

Richard Dean Desain, 32, was arrested at Apple's Grand Central store in New York City after allegedly shipping more than a pound of crystal meth to the store.
Recaptured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted by soldiers at the hangar belonging to the office of the Attorney General in Mexico City, Mexico, in January 2016..JPG

El Chapo’s mistress detailed how the drug lord fled Mexican Marines through a bathtub tunnel while naked in shocking testimony at his federal tr...

Lucero Guadalupe Sánchez López, 29, took the stand in Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's federal trial in Brooklyn on Thursday.
A police officer guards packages of seized cocaine in Panama City in 2016.

Army war hero pleads guilty to trying to smuggle over $1 million of cocaine into the US hidden in gutted punching bags on a military aircraft

X-rays at the US Embassy in Bogota revealed the drugs in gutted punching bags. Master Sgt. Daniel Gould could face 10 years to life on each charge.

El Chapo’s wife was absent from his trial for the first time since it started 6 weeks ago

Until Monday, Emma Coronel Aispuro had attended every day of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's federal trial in Brooklyn.
Emma Coronel Aispuro

El Chapo’s beauty queen wife says the drug lord is a ‘simple’ and ‘normal’ guy who the media made ‘too famous̵...

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman’s wife Emma Coronel Aispuro, 29, spoke to Telemundo about Guzman’s trial.