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Mexican cop reportedly busted in Texas smuggling cocaine

(BREITBART) — LAREDO, Texas — A Mexican police officer has been arrested after he allegedly tried to enter the country with more than 30 pounds of cocaine hidden in his vehicle.

The recent arrest took place at the Lincoln Juarez International Bridge in Laredo when 40-year-old Ricardo Octavio Guerrero was questioned about the purpose of his trip by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer. The questions came after a police K-9 alerted authorities about the presence of contraband inside hidden compartments in Guerrero’s Mazda.

A detailed search of the vehicle by CBP officers revealed two compartments, one on the passenger and one on the driver’s side. Inside, authorities found 13 packets of a white, powdery substance that was tested and found to be cocaine, U.S. federal court records obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed.

Four days before Guerrero’s arrest, his vehicle went through a similar inspection when he drove south from Houston to Mexico. The inspection took place when authorities found some hidden compartments that were empty. Since Guerrero was not doing anything illegal at that time he was allowed to continue his travel.

An intelligence document from Mexican law enforcement agencies that Breitbart Texas was allowed to inspect revealed that Guerrero had been the top cop in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon from 2012 until September 2015 when he was removed from his post for administrative reasons and then his contract was terminated.

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Queen of Cartels: most famous female leader of Mexico’s underworld speaks out

(UK GUARDIAN) — Inside the front door of Sandra Ávila Beltrán’s home is an altar and lit candles that form a crowded shrine to her first husband (riddled by gunfire), her second husband (stabbed through the heart) and her brother (tortured to death). All were murdered during Mexico’s ongoing cocaine wars.

Ávila is the stuff legends are made of – one of the few women with access to the highest levels of cartel life. She has lived, worked and loved inside the upper echelons of the Mexican drug world since the late 1970s. At the height of her career, she showed a propensity to carry suitcases with millions of dollars in crisp $100 bills.

Her status led her to become known as “The Queen of the Pacific”, in honor of her alleged prowess organizing a fleet of tuna boats laden with 10 tons of cocaine each as they navigated north from Mexico’s Pacific coast towards the world’s number one cocaine market: the United States.
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Ávila has spent the last seven years in prison for money laundering, including two years in solitary confinement. Now free, she gave an exclusive interview, her first in nearly a decade, from her home near Guadalajara, in which she lashed out at Mexican politicians’ corruption, mocked the futility of drug prohibition and celebrated the escape of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.

Her three-decade rise to power has provided her with a front-row view of private jets, clandestine plastic surgery operations to disguise identity, murderous shootouts at VIP parties and one non-stop constant: massive bribes to Mexican public officials. “The most I ever heard about was a $100m [bribe] to a Mexican president,” Ávila said. “A million dollars is nothing. I have seen one [politician] look into the bag to see if it was there. He knew everything.”

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