Tijuana drug cartel leader Fernando Sanchez Arellano was arrested Tuesday while at home watching the telecast of Mexico's soccer team playing in the World Cup. Sanchez Arellano had $100,000 in cash when he was arrested by soldiers before the game ended.
Stolen radioactive cobalt-60 was found in central Mexico. The atomic energy agency said it is radioactive enough that 'it would probably be fatal to be close to this amount of unshielded radioactive material for a period in the range of a few minutes to an hour.'
Radioactive theft: There's no health risk, say officials, if the thieves don't open the lead-lined container carrying radioactive medical waste. The theft of a truck occurred just north of Mexico City. Did the crooks want the truck or the radioactive material?
Virtual kidnappings: Telemarketers targeted US immigrants for ransom money, but the kidnappings were fake. No one was abducted. "Virtual kidnappings" are a common scam in Latin America, especially in Mexico, Brazil and Guatemala.