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Emma Coronel Aispuro (far left), wife of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, is facing several charges in connection with her alleged involvement in the Sinaloa cartel's drug trafficking, as her husband sits in a U.S. prison. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, and former Mexican Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda during an honor cordon at the Pentagon in 2017. Mexico cleared Cienfuegos of all charges related to drug trafficking on Thursday. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Mexican defense secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, pictured in a court sketch, had been accused of helping the H-2 Cartel, an extremely violent Mexican drug trafficking organization, traffic thousands of kilograms of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the U.S. Bill Robles/AP hide caption

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'We Are Shipping To The U.S.': Inside China's Online Synthetic Drug Networks

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Then-Mexican Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos (right) with then-U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at the Pentagon in 2017. Cienfuegos was arrested Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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U.S. Arrests Mexico's Ex-Defense Chief, Accused Of Helping Drug Cartel

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In an image from a YouTube video released on Aug. 29, 2019, shows Former senior commander Iván Márquez (center) and fugitive rebel colleague, Jesús Santrich (wearing sunglasses), of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia at an undisclosed location announcing they are taking up arms again. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. Attorney of Puerto Rico on Wednesday announced 75 alleged gang members have been charged with conspiring to distribute marijuana, cocaine, heroine, oxycodone and alprazolam as part of a vicious drug trafficking ring. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was extradited to the U.S. in 2017 after two successful escapes from Mexican prisons. On Thursday, the Justice Department announced two of his sons have been indicted on a drug conspiracy charge. Both brothers are believed to be fugitives in Mexico. Eduardo Verdugo/AP hide caption

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Juan Antonio Hernández, the brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández and a former congressman, was arrested in Miami on Friday. He is accused of collaborating with multiple criminal organizations in Honduras, Colombia and Mexico to smuggle tons of cocaine into the U.S. Orlanda Sierra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On Monday, 43 alleged associates of the Ghost Face Gangsters were indicted on federal charges related to drug trafficking and firearms possessions throughout eastern Georgia and beyond. U.S. Attorney's Office of the Southern District of Georgia hide caption

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A farmer shows cocaine base paste, made from coca leaves in Colombia's Guaviare department in 2017. Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Colombia Is Growing Record Amounts Of Coca, The Key Ingredient In Cocaine

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