organized crime http://michiganradio.org en Shoplifting rings on the rise http://michiganradio.org/post/shoplifting-rings-rise <p>Organized gangs that steal from retail stores in Michigan are not only driving up prices, they're putting the public at risk.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 20:59:51 +0000 Rina Miller 9274 at http://michiganradio.org Shoplifting rings on the rise Mexico Captures Alleged Head Of Cultlike Cartel http://michiganradio.org/post/international-mexico-captures-alleged-head-cultlike-cartel Mexican federal police said Wednesday that they had dealt a lethal blow to one of the country's most notorious drug cartels following an operation that nabbed the alleged leader of the cultlike, pseudo-Christian La Familia cartel.<p>Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, nicknamed <em>El Chango</em>, or "The Monkey," was apprehended Tuesday in the central state of Aguascalientes, officials said. Wed, 22 Jun 2011 18:55:22 +0000 NPR.org 2992 at http://michiganradio.org Mexico Captures Alleged Head Of Cultlike Cartel