2009 Cartel News

  • DEA's "Operation Xcellerator" targets the Sinaloa Cartel
  • Zetas leader SERGIO PE√ĎA MENDOZA arrested
  • Vicente Zambada Niebla arrested with 5 bodyguards and 3 guns
  • Hector Huerta Rios a leader in the Beltran-Leyva cartel arrested
  • 321 high ranking cartel members were arrested
  • Mexican Army captures Roberto Beltran Burgos aka "El Doctor"
  • Juan Manuel Jurado Zarzoza aka "El Puma" of the Gulf Cartel was captured
  • Mayors receive prison sentences for involvement with "La Familia Michoacana"
  • A rescue attempt of Arnoldo Rueda Medina sets of a wave of attacks
  • Luis Gerardo Ibarra Cardona of the Tijuana Cartel was captured
  • Dimas Diaz Ramos "El Dimas" was arrested by Mexican Federal Police
  • Kingpin Arturo Beltran Leyva killed
  • Carlos Beltran Leyva arrested