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Nationwide, violence in Mexico has hit record levels, and 28 of the country's 32 states have seen increases in homicides.
Crime has increased steadily in Mexico over the past few years, and the government has faced withering criticism over its inability to stop it.
Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo was sentenced to 40 years for the killing of a DEA agent in the 1980s, and another judge has confirmed the judgment.
Killings in Mexico have rose to a new high in June, facilitated by competing criminal groups and the ineffectiveness of the government's response.
Deadly violence continues to climb in Mexico, where an ascendant cartel is strengthening its grip on power
The spike in homicides in Mexico over the last year is likely in large part tied to drug-related violence, and one cartel is making a push for dominance.
Tyler James Yeager, a US Marine Corps veteran, was arrested in Tijuana over the weekend. Authorities say he will be charged in relation to several robberies.
Despite month-to-month changes, violence in Mexico is still at elevated levels in many parts of the country.
Mexico’s criminal and political worlds are shifting, and 2017 is off to the most violent start on record
Upheaval in the criminal underworld and a changing political landscape suggest Mexico's recent bloodshed will not soon fade.
Officials estimate 143 million gallons of sewage flowed into the Tijuana River over a two week period.
Should the increase in homicides seen in 2016 continue apace, 2017 could be one of the most violent years in Mexican history.