Authorities confirm the arrest of El Chino Ántrax, a high-ranking Sinaloa Cartel leader, in the Netherlands.
Sources: UT-San Diego
Sources: UT-San Diego
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports that in August it discovered a 1,313 m smuggling tunnel running from Tijuana to San Diego, making it the longest tunnel of its type along the Mexico–United States border. It was possibly used by the Sinaloa Cartel.
Mexican authorities arrest Jesús Peña (alias "El 20"), the leader of Los Ántrax, an armed squadron of the Sinaloa Cartel. Peña was part of Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada's inner circle and the successor of El Chino Ántrax. [https:--web.archive.org-web-20140223115413-http:--www.aztecanoticias.com.mx-notas-seguridad-183381-cae-el-20-lider-de-sicarios-de-los-antrax "(Azteca Noticias)"]
The U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctions the Sinaloa Cartel enforcer El Chino Ántrax under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, which virtually prohibits U.S. citizens from conducting any financial deal with the drug lord and freezes his assets.
High-ranking Sinaloa Cartel leader Gonzalo Inzunza Inzunza is killed in a shootout with the Mexican Navy in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. [https:--web.archive.org-web-20131219043809-http:--www.debate.com.mx-eldebate-noticias-default.asp?IdArt=13860743&IdCat=17402&sl=2 "(El Debate)"]
Mexican drug war: A car bomb explodes outside the city hall in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, injuring 7 bystanders. This is the third car bomb in Nuevo Laredo this year, and much of the violence is blamed on the country's most powerful cartels: Los Zetas and the Sinaloa Cartel.
Mexican Drug War: The dismembered remains of 7 bodies are found in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. The bodies are discovered along with a written message accusing the authorities of cooperating with the Sinaloa Cartel, suggesting that the message may have been written by Los Zetas.
15 mutilated bodies are found inside two abandoned SUVs in the state of Jalisco, a region that is under dispute between Los Zetas and the Sinaloa Cartel. The Mexican authorities believe the massacre is a response by Los Zetas for the 2012 Nuevo Laredo massacres reportedly carried out by Joaquín Guzmán Loera (a.k.a. "El Chapo"), Mexico's most-wanted drug lord.