Friday, August 23, 2019

"Comandante Bombón", Head of Los Zetas Sicarias Sentenced to 17 Years

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Sin Embargo
La “Comandante Bombón, head of the Los Zetas Sicarias in NL, sentenced to 17 years in prison

María del Pilar Narro López, better known as the “Comandante Bombón”; Former member of the organized crime group “Los Zetas”, she was an important member of the cartel when she was still collaborating with the Gulf Cartel, under the command of Osiel Cárdenas Guillén.

María del Pilar was as cruel as any Zeta, she had the reputation of being everything but sweet, as her nickname might assume. She and other women members of "Las Panteras" were feared by anyone, and everyone , including members of the cartel itself. 

Another Environmentalist Murdered in Chiapas

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Infobae y televisa y
Murdered:  the environmentalist Nora Patricia López León in Chiapas: they found her body in a hostel in Palenque. The biologist was in charge of the reproduction project of the red macaw, in the Aluxes Ecotourism Park.

The Prosecutor's Office of Homicide and Feminicide of Chiapas, with the power of the detention of her murderer or murders, follows up on the investigation folder for the death of environmentalist Nora Patricia López León, after events occurred on Wednesday in the municipality of Palenque.

The State Attorney General's Office (FGE) indicated that the prosecution mentioned it will investigate the case, after the victim was found dead in a hostel on the Palenque-Ocosingo road.

Los Zetas: Overview of events leading to its dissension, split and transformation

By Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat - from BB archives originally published April 27, 2018
A republished post from 2018 updated

“El Huevo” CDN Supreme Leader
Los Zetas

As of December 2016 Los Zetas Group Bravo (Groupo Bravo) and Zetas Vieja Escuela (Old School Zetas) formed an alliance with the Gulf cartel to fight against Cartel Del Noreste (Cartel of the Northeast-Trevino group).

Once upon a time it was all so much easier for the Los Zetas cartel.  The group was formed by CDG supreme leader Osiel Cardenas as an enforcer group.  This worked well  under the direction of Cardenas.

It was subsequent to the arrest of Cardenas, and the weak leadership that followed, that Zetas became a power in their own right with infighting resulting in  their independence and  eventual split from CDG under the leadership of Heriberto Lazcano aka ‘Lazca”  or “Z3” in 2010.  He selected Miguel Trevino Morales “Z40” to share leadership, with Lazca taking the enforcement portion of operational leadership and “40” trafficking and diversification.  Folklore has “40” as the sadistic baby boiler and black hearted killer when in fact Lazca was in charge of killings, “settling” of scores and enforcement's.

Nephew for Nephew

Thursday, August 22, 2019

‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ Is a Supernatural Tale About Mexican Orphans Running From Ghosts & Cartels

Posted by El Profe for Borderland Beat from Remezcla


[This is a review of a film I have not yet seen and am posting because of obvious relevance to BB subject matter. I will write my own review upon viewing the film. This review does not reflect views of BB staff members including my own. - El Profe]

Trailer here.

By Carlos Aguilar

With graffiti scrawled on the walls of an abandoned city populated by orphans, Issa López’s poetically haunting fairy-tale Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) addresses Mexico’s ongoing drug-related violence with an unblinking brand of social realism. Tigers Are Not Afraid finds in dark fantasy the perfect visual vocabulary needed to transmit its pleas for awareness on a visceral level — comparisons to Guillermo del Toro’s sensibilities are entirely deserved.

From our disheartening reality, López took the alarming statistics of thousands of missing and displaced people in her homeland, a phenomenon that has rendered some communities into ghost towns, and formulated a mesmerizing genre knockout where factual dread intermingles with supernatural entities and wondrous visions.

How CJNG infiltrated Cancun

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Infobae

Translated by Cruz

Assault on Paradise: how "El Mencho" and the CJNG infiltrated Cancun and The Riviera Maya

The New Generation Jalisco Cartel (CJNG) is the fastest growing criminal organization in the country. Like cancer that metastasized in the body, it has expanded everywhere and the jewel of Mexican tourism has not been the exception.

Yes, the Riviera Maya fell under the tentacles of the group dominated by Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes alias "El Mencho".

CJNG's power managed to breakthrough a territory controlled by groups of organized crime like the Gulf Cartel, the Zetas, and the Sinaloa Cartel.

CDN: Tropa del Infierno cell attack Tamaulipas State Police

Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas - Yesterday afternoon the Tamaulipas State Police was attacked as they were going about performing their civil duties by CDN. Things quickly escalated into a broad daylight shooting involving a cell from CDN known as Tropa del Infierno (Troops from Hell) versus the Tamaulipas State Police. 

Arrested In Guerrero: “El Chaparro” Another Leader of "Los Rojos"

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta
Zenén Nava Sánchez, alias 'El Chaparro', alleged leader of the criminal organization of Los Rojos - who is credited with the situation of violence in the regions of the Montaña Bajo and the center area of the State of Guerrero - was arrested on Wednesday 21 August in Chilapa, by elements of the State Police.

David Portillo Menchaca, head of the State Department of Public Security (SSP), reported at a press conference that “El Chaparro” was arrested with three more people after state police intercepted a suspicious vehicle.

The state official stressed that the detainees did not put up resistance and left the unit, and then were identified as José Luis "N" or Senén "N", 37 years old; José Rolando "N" of 33, Gerardo "N" of 23 and José Alfredo "N" of 20.

Clashes in Tamps: 2 Hitmen Dead 3 Officers Wounded w Video

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Excelsior y Eldiaro
The elite group of the Secretariat of Public Security of Tamaulipas had a double confrontation with members of organized crime, in the triangle formed by the municipalities of Valle Hermoso, San Fernando and Reynosa, resulting in two alleged criminals killed , three police officers injured , a vehicle and armament confiscation.

The first attack was recorded at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday on the San Fernando-Reynosa highway, at the height of the La Purísima ejido, near the point known as “La Y” and which separates the route to Matamoros.

A group of elite agents belonging to the Tamaulipas Intelligence and Studies Analysis Center left Victoria City for a base near Reynosa. On the way they were surprised by an armed convoy.

45 Kilos of Cocaine Found in Banana Boxes in Washington State Safeway Stores

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: King5
                     NOTE: You will have to use the link to the source at top to see the Video

Kilos of cocaine found in banana boxes at 3 Washington Safeway stores:
Cocaine valued at more than $1 million was found inside shipments of bananas at three Safeway stores in Western Washington.

The King County Sheriff's Office recovered 22 kilos, nearly 50 pounds, of cocaine at a Safeway in Woodinville. The drugs were valued at roughly $550,000. 

“That’s huge, we don’t see that very often," said King County Sheriff's Sgt. Ryan Abbott.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

CJNG interrogates presumed kidnappers accused of murdering military personnel

Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación recently uploaded a video online.  The video is an interrogation of 2 men kneeling for the camera. They’re accused of being responsible for the recent deaths of military personnel in and around the states of Veracruz and Oaxaca. Broadcast is safe for everyone to see. No torture or murder takes place throughout this film. 

Video translation is as follows:
Captive name is Felivue.
Interrogator: Whats your primary purpose?
Captive #1: I’m a kidnapper. 

Video: Police Chief Murdered in Empalme, Sonora

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: mvsnoticias y lavision
Police chief killed in Empalme, Sonora Marrufo Duarte was on board his vehicle, when he was intercepted by an armed group that fired at least six times on late Monday afternoon.

Manuel Oswaldo Marrufo Duarte , recently appointed head of the Operational Group of the Municipal Police of Empalme, died last night in a hospital in the area, after suffering an armed attack while traveling aboard his vehicle. 

Around 19:00 the aggression was recorded, while Marrufo Duarte was driving his vehicle on Calle 5 de Mayo and Juan Álvarez alley, in the Modern neighborhood, when he was intercepted by an armed group that shot at least six times. 

5 Bodies Hanging from Bridges in Chihuahua

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: ddgnoticias y mvsnoticias
Early Tuesday morning the lifeless bodies of five people were located , three of them hanging on a bridge in the town of Santa Lucia , while two others were tied up on the ground under a bridge in the Pampas field sector. 

The bodies of the three people - two women and one man - were hanged this morning on a bridge on federal highway number 16, which leads from Cuauhtémoc to Chihuahua , at kilometer 98 + 200, in the town of Santa Lucia. One of the women had no pants.

They belong to a woman between 45 and 50 years old, another to a woman of approximately 20 to 25 years, as well as to a man from 25 to 30 years old, where firefighters lent their ladder car to be able to lower the bodies. 

Mexico court rules cocaine use is ok: " in adults does not pose a significant health risk"

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Reforma

A judge from Mexico City granted two amparos that order the Federal Commission for the Protection against Health Risks (Cofepris) to authorize the possession, transport, use and use of cocaine, excluding the all trade act

The amparos were granted to members of the Mexico United Against Crime organization. "Cocaine use in adults does not pose a significant health risk, except in the case that it is used chronically and excessively," said Víctor Luna Escobedo, Tenth District Judge in Administrative Matters.

“This moderate consumption is up to half a gram daily, it must be in private spaces, without the presence of minors, without being able to take to work, drive vehicles, incite third parties or handle dangerous instruments or machines.

CJNG: 'El 20', prison murder or suicide? .

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Milenio

Madrigal Virrueta, leader of the Cartel Jalisco New Generation in the South Coast region, had been in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Prison since last March.

The Prosecutor of the State of Jalisco, investigates the death of Heleno or Eleno Madrigal Virrueta, aka “El 20”, leader of CJNG in the Costa Sur region, who had been in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Prison since last March.

Inmates who shared a cell with Lieutenant of Nemesio Oceguera Cervantes, leader of the CJNG, were the ones who gave notice to the prison authority.

DEA targets meth in three states

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from DEA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The United States Drug Enforcement Administration this week announced the conclusion of Operation Crystal Mountain, a sweeping enforcement action spanning three states. DEA special agents, working closely with their state and local counterparts throughout Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia targeted Mexican drug cartels, drug trafficking organizations and other individuals involved in the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine. More than 800 pounds of methamphetamine were interdicted or seized during the operation.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Dominican Republic:  “Largest Operation Against Organized Crime” In Country's History, Octavio Dotel, Luis Castillo -- ex-MLB stars -- Arrested

Armadillo BorderlandBeat From KHOU & Treasury

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested former MLB pitcher Octavio Dotel and cited ex-infielder Luis Castillo for their alleged links to a drug-trafficking and money-laundering ring, officials said Tuesday.

Dominican Attorney General Jean Alain Rodriguez said police are also actively pursuing the alleged leader of the ring, Cesar Emilio Peralta, also known as “Cesar the Abuser.” Castillo — not the current Cincinnati Reds’ pitcher — has not yet been arrested.

“Eighteen other people are linked to this network, including athletes and baseball players Octavio Dotel and Luis Castillo,” Rodriguez said in a news conference, calling it “the most important drug trafficking structure in the region.”

"How Could My Son's Body Be Found Incomplete?"

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from

The irregularities in the work carried out by the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences border on the illogical and inhuman. Specialists in any place of discovery should include a thorough review of the area. However, in this story, a mother had to collect her son's remains one by one.

June 3, 2019 

By Darwin Franco Migues

All she had to do was remove the weeds and garbage to find the skull of Oscar Eduardo Núñez Bustos, 18, emerging from the earth. His mother, Nancy Bustos, found it because the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences (IJCF) specialists did not correctly remove his remains the first time they went to the well after her son's body was thrown into it after a huachicolero group murdered him. 

Canada: restaurateur alledgedly killed over $5M cocaine debt to Mexican cartel

Canadiana for Borderland Beat from Toronto Star

A Roncesvalles wine bar owner may have been shot dead Friday afternoon because his associates had an outstanding $5-million debt to a Mexican drug cartel, police and underworld sources say.

Paolo Caputo, 64, of Richmond Hill, was killed in a targeted shooting in front of Domani Restaurant, on Roncesvalles Ave. near Grenadier Rd., shortly after 4 p.m. on Friday.

The suspected gunman fled in a waiting SUV, police say.

Witnesses reported the sound of two gunshots. A gun was found at the scene.
Note: CJNG / Los Cuinis has a strong presence in Canada. Abigael González Valencia had a Canadian passport (official but obtained through fraudulent methods) and some of his extended family still lives there. [note and image courtesy from MX of forum]

Escobedo, NL: 3 Bagged Bodies

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Valorportamaulipas

The bodies of three lifeless people inside plastic bags were located in the Colonia Alianza Real, in Escobedo. The report was made at 8:00 am, when residents of the sector saw the stacked bags and where limbs were sticking out.

The bags are located on Calle Article 123 and Avenida Antiguo Camino a San Miguel, where elements of the Municipal Police attended, who confirmed the facts. 

Warning : Graphic Images next page

Video: A convoy of CJNG on the road Jilotlan-Tepalcatepec, Michoacán

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Gus!  From LaVozMichoacan  @LPueblo2

3M pesos Reward for the head of Abuelo offered by CJNG

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat La Voz del Pueblo and La Verdad TY Gus

In recent days the Cartel Jalisco New Generation  (CJNG) declared war on Juan José Farías Álvarez, better known as "El Abuelo", alleged lieutenant of the "Los Valencia" cartel.

A few days ago in social networks a video began to circulate where 18 men with military clothing, bulletproof vests and weapons of thick caliber are observed, in addition, they have their faces covered, in the background the voice of a man is heard who launches the threat indicating that El Mencho, leader of the CJNG, will go for the 'abuelo cartel'

They announce that they will arrive in the municipality of Tepalcatepec, Michoacán, to attack the group of 'El Abuelo' and direct the message to the inhabitants of Tepalcatepec and ensure that problem or complaint is not against the residents.

Los Zetas: When their silence speaks louder than words

A video has surfaced in recent days where CDN (Cartel del Noreste) let’s the world know that their cartel is still around. Moreover, the broadcast shows us all the gear that promotes their image. 

As well as the ostentatious weaponry that they have at their disposal. Many of their leaders may have been killed or imprisoned since their formation back in the late 90’s. But their existence continues as a force to be reckoned with.