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Border Battle

Hope Dwindles For DNA Evidence At Tijuana Body Dump

Sept. 3, 2014
By Jill Replogle
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More than 22,000 people have gone missing in Mexico since the country declared war on drug traffickers in 2006. Some family members of the missing hoped to find answers at a body disposal site in Tijuana. But so far, they have only frustrated hopes.

Why Nicaraguan Kids Aren’t Fleeing To U.S.

July 29, 2014
By Jill Replogle
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Nicaragua is Central America's poorest country, yet its children aren't fleeing to the border along with their Salvadoran, Guatemalan and Honduran neighbors. Experts say that's because of the country's low crime rate, effective police force and unique migration history.

Tijuana Blocks Three Narco-Corrido Stars From Annual Fair

July 14, 2014
By Jill Replogle
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The city of Tijuana is trying to keep three singers of so-called "narco ballads" from performing at the city's annual fair.

Arellano Felix Cartel Leader Captured In Tijuana

June 24, 2014
By KPBS
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Fernando "El Ingeniero" Sanchez Arellano was arrested Monday afternoon by the Mexican Army, according to reports.

Border Patrol Seizes Nearly $1M Of Hard Narcotics In San Diego County

June 3, 2014
By Quinn Owen
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Border patrol agents arrest four men and seize nearly $1 million worth of heroin, meth and cocaine last week.

Border Patrol Seizes Nearly $500,000 Worth Of Narcotics In San Diego

May 23, 2014
By Quinn Owen
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The U.S. Border Patrol intercepted two shipments of hard narcotics this week in San Diego.

Mexico Forbids Drug Lord's Extradition Even As Negotiations With U.S. Continue

April 25, 2014
By Lorne Matalon
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Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, known as El Chapo, has been indicted in San Diego and three other U.S. cities. After his arrest in February in Mexico, U.S. authorities began negotiating for his extradition.

Mexico's Drug-Related Homicides Are Down But Not In Tijuana

April 16, 2014
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico, Jill Replogle
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A University of San Diego report on drug violence in Mexico finds that homicides are down overall in the country, but the number of killings in Tijuana is up from 2012.

Border Patrol Seizes Drug-Laced Lollipops At San Clemente Checkpoint

March 6, 2014
By Quinn Owen
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U.S. Border Patrol agents seized approximately 23 pounds of drugs with a value of $160,000 at the San Clemente checkpoint Wednesday.

Border Patrol Agents Intercept $630,000 Of Narcotics In Temecula

March 6, 2014
By Quinn Owen
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In two separate incidents Monday, US Border Patrol agents seized more than 46 pounds of narcotics and arrested three U.S. citizens.

Arrest Of Sinaloa Kingpin "El Chapo" Won't Reduce Drug Trafficking Through San Diego

Feb. 25, 2014
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico
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Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is in a maximum security Mexican prison following his capture. His prosecution on dozens of charges could last for years. But experts say it won't stop the flow of drugs across the border.

Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Guzman Charged In Mexico

Feb. 24, 2014
By Associated Press

Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been formally charged with violations of Mexico's drug-trafficking laws, starting a legal process that makes swift extradition to the U.S. unlikely.

Seafaring Drug Smugglers Challenging Coast Guard

Feb. 24, 2014
By Associated Press
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The tiny Coast Guard is doing its best to optimize its resources but overseeing 95,000 miles of coastline and 4.5 million square miles of maritime territory can be a challenge.

Mexico's Sinaloa Drug Chief Arrested

Feb. 22, 2014
By Associated Press
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A senior U.S. law enforcement official said Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was taken alive overnight in the beach resort town.

Path From Pain Pills To Heroin Addiction Nothing New In San Diego County

Feb. 17, 2014
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico
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Addicts who abuse prescription drugs like Oxycontin have been switching to heroin for a number of years now. While tragedies like the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman remain shocking, they are not actually surprising to those who track the epidemic of opiate abuse in the Unites States.

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