Likely El Chapo Trial Witness Pleads Guilty in Chicago

A former top lieutenant to Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and likely witness at the Mexican drug lord’s New York trial has pleaded guilty to trafficking conspiracy in Chicago, saying in a plea agreement unsealed Friday that he will cooperate with prosecutors in hopes of a reduced sentence and protection from cartel retribution for his family.

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Seven Indicted in Bust of International Cocaine Ring

An airplane full of cocaine that crashed in the Caribbean Sea, submarines and fast boats were just a few of the ways a drug-trafficking ring operated its international network to smuggle its product through Mexico and Los Angeles, according to federal prosecutors who indicted seven suspects and extradited one high-ranking member to the United States late Thursday.

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Sixth Circuit Rules for Mother Deported to Mexico

An Ohio mother of four children who was deported last year to Mexico scored a vital appeals victory on Wednesday when the Sixth Circuit vacated a federal immigration decision rejecting claims that she would face retribution from a prominent drug cartel if she was removed.

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