While the fate of the man suspected of selling a weapon used in the fatal Matamoros kidnapping of four U.S. citizens unravels before a federal court, the problem of gun smuggling underscored by the arrest will likely continue.
Scott Stewart explains the economics behind gun smuggling and money laundering.
The kidnapping and killing of U.S. travelers this week in the Mexican city of Matamoros, just over the border from Brownsville, Texas, has put a glaring spotlight on violence in a country that millions of international visitors flock to each year.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to avoid traveling to Mexico during spring break, and beyond, due to the ongoing violence throughout that country.
It took almost a decade, but mounting U.S. pressure to capture a Mexican cartel leader wanted for a sensational daylight murder in a busy and affluent Southlake shopping center paid off.
José Rodolfo Villarreal Hernández, a cartel boss known as “El Gato” or “the Cat,” was one of the most wanted men in Mexico, with a $1 million U.S. bounty on his head. The feds say he ordered the brazen, 2013 mob-style murder of a cartel lawyer at Southlake Town Square over a personal grudge he harbored for years after the murder of his father.
EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – The warden of a prison from where 30 inmates escaped on New Year’s Day, the corpses of 10 security officers and seven prisoners left behind, has been suspended.
Alejandro Alvarado Tellez is under investigation in connection to the escape and the discovery of at least 10 cells where drugs, guns, cash and a plasma TV set were found, the Chihuahua Attorney General’s Office said on Tuesday.
Scott Stewart, Vice President of Intelligence for TorchStone Global, is a pioneer for protective intelligence and counter surveillance. The Great Conversation had the opportunity to meet at a protective intelligence summit hosted by Ontic and decided to compare notes on their learnings in this great conversation podcast.
Featuring TorchStone VPs, Scott Stewart and Chris Sanchez
Sky Sports’ Anton Toloui spoke with Scott Stewart, Vice President of Intelligence and Chris Sanchez, Vice President, both representing TorchStone Global, to assess the threats that face sports and entertainment venues around the globe.
EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – The arrest and extradition of Juan Gerardo “El Huevo” Treviño Chavez is hardly the end of the powerful and ruthless Northeast drug cartel, a U.S. security expert says. The Associated Press on Tuesday reported the U.S.-born criminal nicknamed “The Egg” was flown to Tijuana and turned over to federal […]
The event had all the trappings of a new-year celebration. Fireworks lit up the sky. Young men danced arm-in-arm, singing, waving flags and blasting music. Only it was not an end-of-year party, but an evening in July. The fireworks were accompanied by rounds of gunshots. And the revellers in Santiago, the capital of Chile, were mourning a young man with alleged ties to drug traffickers during what was supposed to be a national lockdown.