Monday, February 24, 2020

Bloody weekend in Zacatecas as CDS and CDG clash

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Seven bodies found on a bridge in Rio Grande Zacatecas that leads to the community of Loreto.  Five bodies found on the bridge and two others close by.  There is  a narco banner left hanging on the railing.

Cuernavaca, Morelos: Two Bagged Bodies Are Left in The Tulipanes Neighborhood

On Friday afternoon, two bodies inside black plastic bags were found abandoned in the Tulipanes neighborhood, municipality of Cuernavaca.

It was between the streets Tulipán Cubano and Tulipán Bélgica in the aforementioned neighborhood, the two bodies were bagged and were reported shortly after three in the afternoon.

According to witnesses, unknown men aboard two vehicles abandoned the human remains, fired several shots in the air and escaped.

At the crime scene next to the bodies a cardboard message was located with threats against alleged criminal groups.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Chihuahua: A 15-year-old among those who attacked Governor's bodyguards

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  material from    El Heraldo Chihuahua

A 15-year-old is one of those arrested as allegedly responsible for the attack against the bodyguards of Governor Javier Corral Jurad. The teen was secured after a chase which ended on  Escorsa Street behind the facilities of Avenida 1,  where another person was also arrested.

An assault was registered against elements of the State Security Commission assigned to the State Governor’s residence.

From this aggression, two elements were shot, who nevertheless managed to repel the aggression by injuring one of the attackers.

Riverside County California Sheriff: 3 men were slain at Perris cemetery; possible cartel connection investigated

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The three men found dead in a Perris cemetery Monday morning were killed near the grave of a man who was slain in Mexico, and investigators are trying to determine whether there is a connection, Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said at a Tuesday afternoon news conference.

Detectives were looking into whether the location of the homicides was meant to send a message and whether a cartel or a gang was involved.

“Three people killed at the same time, that was a message for something, whether it was for someone else or whether it was to them, three people being killed in a cemetery is not the norm,” Bianco said.

Reports out of Mexico say the man was slain in December. A grave marker with that man’s name at Perris Valley Cemetery says he died in December. His gravesite was elaborately decorated Tuesday with a crucifix, hearts, flowers, balloons and solar lights. Bianco would not confirm whether the man named on the grave is the person killed in Mexico. Detectives from Riverside County have been in contact with Mexican authorities, the sheriff said.

NFL Offensive Lineman Greg Robinson Found with 157 Pounds of Weed in Vehicle

Robinson and a second suspect face up to 20 years in prison.

Former Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Greg Robinson was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Administration in El Paso, Texas, after he was found with 157 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle at a checkpoint.

Robinson, according to a federal complaint, was charged by the Department of Justice Wednesday with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Also arrested and charged was another former NFL player, Jaquan Tyreke Bray, 26, who played for three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts from 2015-2017.

The pair approached the Sierra Blanca checkpoint station, where a U.S. Border Patrol canine unit alerted authorities to their vehicle, the DOJ said in a statement Wednesday. Agents then asked Bray to park the vehicle in the inspection area for further investigation.

A subsequent inspection by agents, according to the complaint, revealed 157 pounds of marijuana inside several large duffle bags in the back of the vehicle.

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Greg Robinson smiles during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Robinson was being held Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in a Texas jail on a...
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Robinson allegedly rented the vehicle in Los Angeles Sunday and arranged for a third person to drive the three of them to Louisiana, the complaint said. The DOJ said the third person was an Uber driver Robinson met in 2018.

When the trio reached El Paso and was getting inspected, authorities said Robinson asked the Uber driver to take the fall for the marijuana and that he'd pay him later. The driver purportedly refused and told Robinson he wouldn't have agreed to drive them had he known they were transporting drugs.

Both suspects are being held without bond pending an initial appearance before a U.S. magistrate judge. If convicted, Robinson and Bray face up to 20 years in prison.

After playing with the team for the past two seasons, a Browns team source told ESPN the organization previously told Robinson that it would not re-sign him for the 2020 season. Robinson was selected with the second pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. He also previously played for the Detroit Lions.

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DEA Agent Accused of Conspiring With Cartel

A once-standout U.S. federal narcotics agent known for spending lavishly on luxury cars and Tiffany jewelry has been arrested on charges of conspiring to launder money with the same Colombian drug cartel he was supposed to be fighting.

Jose Irizarry and his wife were arrested Friday at their home near San Juan, Puerto Rico, as part of a 19-count federal indictment that accused the 46-year-old Irizarry of “secretly using his position and his special access to information” to divert millions in drug proceeds from control of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

“It’s a black eye for the DEA to have one of its own engaged in such a high level of corruption,” said Mike Vigil, the DEA’s former Chief of International Operations. “He jeopardized investigations. He jeopardized other agents and he jeopardized informants.”

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Tirso Martinez Sanchez: Another sweet deal cut for ratting on El Chapo.....May be out in 1 year

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He operated Chapo’s Mexico to NYC “Cocaine Train”

Yet another sweetheart deal given to a former Sinaloa Cartel operator was handed down on Thursday.  Another sweetheart deal, which in all probability, wasn’t needed to achieve the goal of putting away “El Chapo” for his natural life.

Tirso Martinez Sanchez, “El Futbolista” , who testified against his former boss in the trial of El Chapo, could have received a life sentence had he not sang like a canary.

Brooklyn federal Judge Brian Cogan sentenced him to a nine year sentence, with six years’ time served in US and Mexican prisons.

He could get out in one year.

Tamaulipas, Mexico: CJNG Interrogate and Execute a Drug Distributor for Cartel del Noreste

I wasn't told but I am assuming this is graphic

Video translation is as follows:
Sicario #1: Go ahead.
Sicario #2: Get on your fucking knees fool.  
Sicario #1: Get on your knees. 
Sicario #2: Get on your knees. 
Drug Distributor: No bro. Just kill me right here like this. 
Sicario #1: No,no. Get on your fucking knees fool. 
Sicario #2: Get on your knees. 
Sicario #1: Who do you work for?
Drug Distributor: I worked for...well, like I said before I didn’t work for anyone bro. 

Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua: Criminal Explosion in Juarez!

The narco-war against the state government is very serious.

An intense shooting between police and criminals was recorded this afternoon in Los Kilometers to the south-west of the city.

State agents were attacked in the Kilometer 29 neighborhood. Furthermore, the criminals barricaded themselves in a house on Calle Crisóforo Caballero.

Police reinforcements immediately arrived. And the shooting lasted more than half an hour, while neighbors hid scared by the hail of gunfire.

Friday, February 21, 2020

El Menchito is Extradited to The U.S.

The Mexican government handed over Rubén Oseguera González to the United States, El Menchito, identified as number two of the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación, federal officials said. The authorities consulted indicated that the extradition was carried out during the day, leaving El Menchito available to US agents.

Last September, a Collegiate Court refused to grant an amparo to Rubén Oseguera, with whom he sought not to be handed over to be tried by the Federal Court of the District of Columbia, in Washington.

Extradited to the U.S.: CJNG Background and indictment of El Menchito, the son of El Mencho leader of CJNG

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First Court hearing held on Friday
Mexican agents hand over Menchito to U.S. agents
Menchito's first court appearance was held today; he entered a “Not Guilty” plea on all counts, and requested a court appointed attorney, additional hearing and scheduling information below.

According to federal authorities, Menchito, Ruben Oseguera Gonzales, a U.S. citizen, the son of El Mencho, was released from the Federal Criminal Court of Hermosillo, Sonora, and was transported by air to the U.S. 

Early  September, the Second Collegiate Court in Criminal and Labor Matters of Oaxaca denied the amparo protection which Oseguera González intended to prevent his transfer to the United States. 

Below is the background and indictment of El Menchito. more than five years, Menchito was imprisoned in the Federal Penalties of the Altiplano, Oaxaca and Hermosillo. 

The government of Mexico has not issued a violence alert for any outbreak that may occur in “protest” of the extradition.
Leaving Hermosillo with U.S. Agents
Enters “Not Guilty” Plea today,  in first court proceedings:
Proceedings held before Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey: Initial Appearance on Arrest Warrant/Arraignment as to RUBEN OSEGUERA-GONZALEZ (1) Count 1,1s,2,2s held on 2/21/2020.
Not Guilty Plea entered by RUBEN OSEGUERA-GONZALEZ (1) as to all counts. 
Oral Motion to Appoint Counsel held today. For  RUBEN OSEGUERA-GONZALEZ  Heard and Granted.

Oral Motion by the Government for Temporary Detention (3 Day Hold) Heard and Granted.

Detention Hearing set for 2/26/2020 at 01:45 PM in Courtroom 6 
Status Hearing set for 2/28/2020 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom 22A before Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell.

Bond Status of Defendant: Defendant Held without Bond.

Cuernavaca, Morelos: Kidnapped Journalist Adrián Fernández Guerra Rescued

The Attorney General of the State of Morelos reported that the release of a journalist who was kidnapped yesterday was achieved; as well as the detention of 10 people.

The State Attorney General's Office (FGE) of Morelos reported that the release of a journalist who was kidnapped yesterday was achieved; as well as the detention of 10 people.

Yesterday, an armed group entered the Bar Mexico Lindo Restaurant located in the immediate vicinity of the Center colony of the Municipality of Cuernavaca, where they shot and kidnapped journalist Adrián ‘N’ who was taken aboard a vehicle.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Cuernavaca, Morelos: Adrián Fernández Guerra the General Director of Perfil Político Magazine Kidnapped

An armed group on Wednesday night broke into the Mexico Lindo bar, located in the heart of Cuernavaca, killed a valet parking lot employee and kidnapped a man who was celebrating his birthday.

The state government confirmed the attack, which left a balance of one dead and a kidnapped male by the group of gunmen who first shot at the business and then stormed the establishment to take the man.

The Morelos government statement hasn’t officially identified the kidnapped victim, but eyewitnesses say that the person they removed from the establishment is Adrián Fernández Guerra, director of the monthly magazine "Perfil Politico", he is also involved in the real estate market and years ago was in the nightclub business.

La Unión Tepito: Captured twice--released twice, El Lunares finially charged with murder

Chivis Martinez  Borderland Beat   Reforma

Oscar Andrés Flores Ramírez "El Lunares" was finally charged for the crime of qualified homicide.  He was arrested for the third time on February 15th

The Control Judge Roberto Enrique Castellano determined as a precautionary measure the informal preventive detention in the Reclusorio Oriente and detainment of one month for the investigation.

After two orders of apprehension completed against him and also released twice, finally, the Fiscalia capitalina gathered the necessary evidence to charge him to the process.

Flores Ramírez is considered the leader of the group of La Unión Tepito narcoenudists  (retail drug sales)  that operates in Mexico City.

Tijuana: Serial "Grasshopper" Chapito Leal arrested

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He was an operator of CAF who changed sides to CDS and then returned to CAF

TIJUANA BC FEBRUARY 20, 2020 (AFN) .- Octavio Leal Hernández, alias "El Chapito Leal", who has already been detained on some other occasions and  changes loyalty  from one "side to another", as he was alleged operator in Tijuana of the Sinaloa Cartel and now he is related again to the Arellano Félix Cartel (CAF), he is one of those arrested after the armed confrontation last night in the vicinity of the Río Zone.

Unofficially, the identity of Leal Hernández was announced, which had already been arrested on at least two occasions, the last of them in 2017 in the vicinity of the Cacho neighborhood.

"El Chapito Leal" was captured last night along with seven other people (one of them who was injured), after an assault at used cars lot, in the vicinity of the El Chamizal neighborhood, which resulted in a chase and armed confrontation with agents of the Municipal Police when they fled in at least three units, one of them, a pick up equipped with strobes, with men carrying long weapons.

Morelia, Michoacan - 24 bodies Found in the Coeneo Grave; Many Dismembered or Beheaded

There are 24 bodies that were in a state of decomposition in the clandestine grave in Coeneo, Michoacán, the prosecutor Adrian López Zolís reported this morning.

After the acts of investigation, the head of the State Attorney General's Office explained that, last Friday, in Pátzcuaro a criminal cell was dismantled to which weapons of exclusive use of the army were secured. The fact allowed information to be obtained that a property located in the community of Comanja, municipality of Coeneo was used for clandestine burials.

Therefore, a search warrant was requested. Last Tuesday, agents of the public prosecutor's office, assisted by the expert services and crime scene personnel, as well as agents of the Investigation Police, moved to the building, located at the exit of Santiago Azajo, said the prosecutor.

Tijuana: Former Ministerial is executed in restaurant; in 2008 was linked to El Teo

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It is also presumed that he participated in the kidnapping of Mr. Víctor Alejandro López Soto, father of a woman who was romantically involved with  Teodoro García Simental aka “El Teo” and when she terminated the relationship,  she was murdered and allegedly her remains were diluted in acid by Santiago Meza López, aka "El Pozolero", as well as some of her relatives who accompanied her at the time of her disappearance.

A former Ministerial Police agent, identified as Marcos Javier Luján Rosales, was killed while in a restaurant in the Rio Zone, Tijuana, this Monday, February 17.

The first data indicate that today  the victim was accompanied by another man, who would later be identified as Jesús Valencia Mendoza,  inside the IMO Sushi, located on the Paseo de los Héroes avenue.

It was around 4:45 p.m., when unknown subjects entered the business and shot the victims at close range.

Municipal and paramedical agents of the Red Cross arrived at the site, who declared the former Minister dead, while his companion was transferred to the General Hospital for his attention. His health status is reported serious.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Tijuana: Dismembered human remains and message left at former mayor Carlos Bustamante's casino

Chivis Martinez  Borderland Beat   TY "M"  Zeta Tijuana

A message on a sheet of paper, two fingers, an ear and an eye were found in the bathroom of the Grand Arenia casino, belonging to the former mayor, Carlos Bustamante Anchondo, in the first minutes of February 15.

According to information from the Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC) at 00:54 hours on February 15, the discovery of human remains in the men's room was reported, as well as a blanket addressed to the former  mayor and owner of the casino, located on Agua Caliente Boulevard, inside the Grand Hotel Tijuana.

Until Friday

I am without internet service for at least 6 to 8 hours today and tomorrow.  
Image result for without internet

CJNG: Grupo Arabe Interrogate and Execute a Los Viagra’s Member

Note:  Not sure if the video is graphic, maybe Sol can give guidance, I would assume it is

Video translation is as follows:
Sicario #1: Why are you here all alone?
Sicario #2: Hey, didn’t Los Viagra’s send you a message?
Viagra: No, I don’t work for them?
Sicario #2: No? Let’s see turn this way so that the camera can see you. 
Viagra: Me, what?
Sicario #2: Take that suitcase over there. 
Sicario #1: Why did you kill her you son of a bitch?
Sicario #2: You’re missing an ear. Who cut it off?
Viagra: Sir, I’ve come to support you guys.  
Sicario #2: This will be the fate of all the Viagra’s. Sons of bitches. Who sent you?
Viagra: No one sir. I’ve come to support you guys. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

El Progreso, Honduras: The Violent Rescue and Escape of El Porky

Video translation is as follows:
Cristian Rodriguez: Moments of terror were experienced in this court in Honduras. The security cameras show the armed criminal cell made up of about 20 hitmen who visit in uniforms almost identical to those used by the anti gang agents. They were pretending to escort a phony protected witness who was covered in black. They managed to enter the court without raising the suspicion from guards who were protecting the entrance.

Ramón Flores: The coordination for the rescue of that young man was so exact that we’ve only seen this in movies.

Cristian Rodriguez: Once inside the hitmen immediately distributed the assault rifles that they had hidden in the robes of the phony witness. They broke into the court room where an audience was held with Alexandro Mendoza aka El Porky, the dangerous leader of the MS-13.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes: Carteles Unidos and Cartel de Sinaloa Executions and A Manta

Six people were killed in events related to organized crime in the last 15 hours in this city.

The first was around 9:00 am on Sunday where the body of a man between 20 and 25 years of age was found with traces of violence and the coup de grace on the side of State Highway 13 close to 750 meters of the entrance of El Hotelito community in the east side of this capital. This person was found with a manta signed by the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación.

The second….

Apparently this unleashed a response from antagonistic groups, such as Carteles Unidos and the Sinaloa Cartel. Sometime after 10:30 pm on Sunday a 21-year-old man, known as El Robertillo, committed to the sale of drugs was killed by at least 8 bullet impacts from an AR-15 rifle by two hooded subjects when they were at the corner of Calle Andalusia and Calle España, in the southern end of the city.

Reynosa,Tamaulipas: Sedena Troops Discover a Narco Bunker (Video)

Elements from the Ministry of National Defense carried out a military surveillance on February 12 and located a bunker. It is approximately 70 meters long by 6 meters wide and 2.5 meters high. This in the vicinity of the Vista Hermosa neighborhood in the municipality of Reynosa, Tamaulipas.

Signs of gunfire, various cartridges and helmets scattered on the floor were located in this underground shelter. As well as a burning vehicle was inside the aforementioned bunker.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Vacated on appeal: Zetas convicted of ICE agent murder, win new sentencing

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   

The conviction of the two Zetas was vacated on January 21, 2020 and sentences sent  to a lower court for limited re-sentencing.

Jose Emanuel Garcia Sota, aka Juan Manuel Maldonado Amezcua, Zafado or Safado, 34, of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, was charged on May 6, 2013, in a four-count indictment with one count of murder of an officer or employee of the United States; one count of attempted murder of an officer or employee of the United States; one count of attempted murder of an internationally protected person; and one count of using, carrying, brandishing and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence causing death.

ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata was murdered by members of Los Zetas in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, on Feb 15, 2011.  Special Agent Victor Avila suffered critical injuries; they were ambushed by gunfire while on assignment in Mexico.

The agents came under attack by the cartel members while driving on Highway 57, while the Zetas were conducting a narco carjacking operation.