Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Arrest "El R" the author of the 2008 massacre of 24 innocent people

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   La Silla Rota
Raul Ortega Villa aka “El R” a former collaborator of BLO was arrested in Polanco. He was the author of the massacre of 24 innocents people

Intelligence agents detain one of the men who between 2002 and 2010 was among the closest to the Beltran Leyva bosses, Arturo and Hector Beltran Leyva, in addition to El Indio and La Barbie.

In the words of Oscar Oswaldo Garcia Montoya La Mano con Ojos “The Hand with Eyes” former body guard of Arturo Beltran Leyva, during 2010 and 2012, they hit the metro area with murders and dismemberment during 2010 and 2012, and it was “El R” who recruited them and who murdered 24 people in La Marquesa.

According to police reports “El R” was arrested in Horacio and Moliere aboard a Suburban.  He was captured in 2010 but released shortly after by a judge.

Mexico's Former Security Chief: Genaro Garcia Luna Is Not Interested in Plea

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   TY GUS  KVIA

NEW YORK, NY — Mexico’s former top security official is “very much looking forward” to fighting charges he took tens of millions of dollars in drug-money bribes to protect Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s notorious Sinaloa cartel, a defense attorney said Tuesday.

Genaro Garcia Luna “adamantly denies that he accepted any bribes” and is not interested in negotiating a plea deal with the U.S. Justice Department, defense attorney Cesar de Castro told reporters.

“He intends to go to trial,” de Castro said, adding Garcia Luna is in “very good spirits” .

De Castro’s remarks followed a hearing in Brooklyn federal court in which U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan urged prosecutors to begin handing over discovery to Garcia Luna’s defense.

Genaro Garcia Luna:U.S. judge signals slow-moving corruption trial for former Mexican security chief

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TY GUS  WTVBAM and Reuters

A U.S. judge designated the drug corruption trial of former top Mexican security official Genaro Garcia Luna as "complex" on Tuesday, raising expectations for slow-moving proceedings as he set the next court date for April 2.

The arrest of Garcia Luna in Dallas last month sent shockwaves across Mexico, where he spearheaded the country's "War On Drugs" for many years beginning in 2006.

Federal Judge Brian Cogan in New York granted U.S. prosecutors' request to declare the trial "complex," which effectively waives the need to bring a person to trial within 70 days once they have been indicted, as stipulated under the U.S. Speedy Trial Act.

Michoacán: Monarch Butterfly Activist Vanishes in Mexican Cartel Country

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   ElHeraldoMexico

On January 13, the disappearance of Homero Gómez, defender of the forests of eastern Michoacán and main promoter of the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary of Ejido El Rosario was reported missing…..

The Attorney General of the State of Michoacán reported that municipal police officers from Ocampo and Angangueo were called to testify about the disappearance of activist Homero Gómez González .

On January 13, the disappearance of Homero Gómez, defender of the forests of eastern Michoacán and the main promoter of the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary of the El Rosario El Ejido, classified as the largest in the world, was reported.

The agency added that work continues to locate Gómez González, who was last seen in the town of El Soldado, municipality of Ocampo.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Nuevo León, Mexico: El Monstruo from Cartel del Noreste Captured

Esteban Cantú, director of the AEI, informed that Rodolfo N., alleged leader of the Cartel del Noreste in Nuevo León, could be related to the mutilated and burned bodies found in different parts of the city.

After the arrest of Rodolfo N., alleged leader of the Northeast Cartel in the state of Nuevo León, the State Investigation Agency (AEI) announced that they are already investigating possible operations and criminal acts in which he has been a material or intellectual author.

Rioverde, San Luis Potosí: CJNG Executes And Dumps a Male Corpse

The first homicide of the day was registered in this municipality.

Rioverde, San Luis Potosí - On the morning of January 21, a report was made to the 911 emergency system in Rioverde where it was reported that a dead man had been thrown outside a private home with a narco manta.

Police authorities report that they were informed about an alleged corpse thrown outside a house. At the crime scene, elements of the State Police came who confirmed the finding of a male corpse, this in the María del Rosario neighborhood in San Ciro de Acosta, Rioverde. At the crime scene a manta was found with the message:

Monday, January 20, 2020

Hitmen kill a 5-year-old boy and his 18-year-old sister in Huimanguillo, Tabasco

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   TY GUS  from Proceso

An armed commando murdered a 5-year-old boy, his 18-year-old sister and left another 15-year-old brother dying in the municipality of Huimanguillo, Tabasco.

The massacre occurred on Thursday morning, although the news transcended Friday afternoon and was confirmed by local authorities at night.

According to the first investigations and testimonies of neighbors, gunmen stormed a house in the Gilberto Flores Muñoz neighborhood, in Huimanguillo, in search of a young man allegedly involved in drug trafficking.

When they did not find him, they beat a woman and tortured and murdered her 5-year-old son Moses, whom they left tied.

They then  took the daughter Marisol, 18, and the other son, Jesús Ramón, 15.

Hours later, the girl was found dead, half-naked and bagged near the train track of the Villa Estación Chontalpa.

Near her, inside a pool, her brother Jesús Ramón was found seriously injured.

Until noon this Saturday, no authority had officially reported this crime.

Huimanguillo, adjacent to Veracruz, as well as the municipalities of Centro (capital of this capital) and Cárdenas, are the three most violent municipalities in the state.

Chilapa de Álvarez, Guerrero: All 10 Musicians From Sensación Musical Were Set Ablaze

On Friday, January 17, the musical group was returning from playing in the community of Alcozapan

This Friday, January 17, ten members of the Sensación Musical group were killed in the community of Mexcalzingo, in the municipality of Chilapa de Álvarez, Guerrero.

Around 11 in the morning, when they returned from playing in the Alcozapan community, armed men detained them in a checkpoint they had installed on the road at the height of Mexcalzingo.

However, according to the story, the armed men burned, first, the two trucks and then killed them.

Madera, Chihuahua: Burning Houses, Executions and Kidnappings

An armed criminal cell burns 22 houses and 7 vehicles in Madera, Chihuahua

Prosecutor Jesús Manuel Carrasco reported that there are preliminary reports of deceased people after the attack, although he did not specify the number of victims, according to the Diario de Chihuahua.

An armed criminal cell aboard dozens of vehicles burned 22 houses and 7 vehicles on Thursday night in the Las Pomas community, in the municipality of Madera, in Chihuahua, the State Attorney General's Office (FGE) reported.

In a statement, the FGE said that 14 of the burning houses were located in the lower part of Las Pomas, while 8 were in the upper areas.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Mexico extradites to the US the 'Lord of the Tunnels'

Chivis Martinez  Borderland Beat   Reforma

José Sanchez Villalobos also known as "El topo" or "El Quirino" will be prosecuted by a Federal Court of California

The Attorney General's Office (FGR) extradited to the United States a boss of the Sinaloa Cartel, José Sánchez Villalobos, alias "The Lord of the Tunnels".
Also known as "El Topo" or "El Quirino", will be prosecuted in a Federal Court of California.

Sánchez Villalobos is designated as the financial operator of the Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Cartel, and responsible for the narcotunnels of that organization in Tijuana, Baja California.

He was arrested on January 15, 2012 in Zapopan, Jalisco, by Army elements based on a provisional arrest warrant for extradition purposes.

The alleged drug dealer was captured following the assurance of $ 15 million in Tijuana on November 18, 2011.

“Chuyín”, The alleged leader of the Juarez Cartel is released

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   El Diario 

Ciudad Juárez—  More than four years after being arrested in a federal government operation in Villa Ahumada, the alleged leader of the Juarez Cartel, Jesús Salas Aguayo, “Chuyín”, was released last December 19th  from the Center for Social Readaptation number 3, located on this border.

The release was confirmed in the State Government.

The FBI identifies "Chuyín" as the "second in command" in the structure of the cartel, while the information of the Anti-Drug Office of the same country (DEA) placed it next to those already detained Carlos Arturo Quintana, "El 80", and Julio César Olivas, "El Sexto" in the leadership of the organization. 

“Salas Aguayo, the supposed second in command at the Juarez Cartel, is the leader and general manager of the cartel on a day-to-day basis. He is also allegedly responsible for ensuring that the cartel's cocaine and marijuana charges are smuggled into the United States, “says the FBI file.

"El Rey Midas", alleged money launderer of "El Chapo" and "El Mayo", fights for seized assets in Sinaloa

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   TY GUS   Zeta and Reforma

Reforma reports an extradition is near

Juan Manuel Álvarez Inzunza , "El Rey Midas", alleged money launderer of Joaquín Guzmán, "El Chapo", litigates with the purpose of having his house returned and seized property, bank accounts and vehicles insured in Sinaloa.

The alleged drug trafficker, a prisoner in the Federal High Court of the Altiplano, in the State of Mexico, filed an amparo claim alleging that the term of the seized assets has been "excessive", issued in 2016 by the Office of the Special Prosecutor in Investigation of Organized Crime (SEIDO).

María Catalina de la Rosa Ortega, Ninth Judge of the Amparo District in Criminal Matters in Mexico City, declared herself incompetent to handle the lawsuit of "El Rey Midas", since the claimed assets are outside the capital of the Country .

Torreón, Coahuila: The Grandfather Provided The Cervantes School Gunman The Weapons

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat Read original post on shooting using this hyperlink

Torreón, Coahuila - The General Prosecutor's Office of Coahuila announced that, through a WhatsApp conversation, the grandfather of the minor who shot at the Cervantes College knew his intentions and provided him with the weapons with which he injured six people, killed a teacher and afterwards killed himself.

According to the investigations, in the cell phone of the man identified as José Ángel ‘N’, conversations were found with his daughter, where the following is read: “Dad why did you give him those weapons, did you see what happened ? When I saw him I wasn’t surprised, I knew it was you who gave it to him. ” To which the grandfather only replied that the boy wanted to do it and couldn’t do anything to stop him.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

The Anonymous Elite Mexican Commando Challenges AMLO

Video translation is as follows:
In 2019 we saw a relentless president smashing corrupt heads and drinking their blood to rejuvenate himself and become stronger in power. Without a doubt it was certainly of great benefit to the country.

But it would also be much better if he decapitated the white collar rats he covers with his cloak and attends to his political party. Because aside from it being a purge it would also seem as revenge against all his adversaries.

I want to ask the entire civilian population not to be frightened with all the violence. And don’t think that in this sexennium the black thread is being discovered.

Mr. Andrés Manuel López Obrador lit the fuse of what has always been an open secret. That officials and authorities threatened by the power of drug trafficking have had to work with them.

Durango, Mexico: Cartel de Sinaloa Hold a Checkpoint

Video translation is as follows:
They are members of the Sinaloa cartel according to the information published in the video that circulates on social networks. In the first images at a highway crossing, several men with long weapons can be seen holding a checkpoint.

A place in which vehicles with mostly hooded hitmen are also seen. Another group of young gunmen with their faces uncovered patrol down a dirt road. Information gathered is that this happened in a municipality in the state of Durango.

In both videos narco corridos are heard in the background. The Sinaloa Cartel also known as the Pacific Cartel has a presence in more than half of the states of Mexico. And almost the entire border with the United States.

Friday, January 17, 2020

GTO: A CJNG commando kills 7

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TY GUS  Source

A command killed 7 people inside a car in Tarimoro , Guanajuato . In a cartulina thee attacked was attributed to the elite group of CJNG.  In video/slide presentation there are graphic images:

On the Celaya-Salvatierra highway, located in the state of Guanajuato, the Jalisco Cartel (CJNG) executed 7 people.

In a Twitter account, several images were disseminated in which the bodies of the workers are seen.  In addition, at the scene, the CJNG Elite group left a narco-message.

The message is that they are present in Celaya and are after the “filthy ones”. “Here we leave your filthy people killing innocents."

Among the 7 executed, there is a murdered woman.

It is worth mentioning that this road belongs to one of the places with the greatest confrontation between criminal groups , which fight the area for fuel theft.

CJNG: Pity Those We Catch Stealing or Extorting

Video translation is as follows:
4 alleged members of the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación appear in a video circulating on social networks. According to the information disseminated with the video, the hitmen are displayed on board a vehicle while driving on roads in San Luis Potosí.

The 4 subjects appear strongly armed and with their faces covered. One of them has a clown mask. While the others wear balaclavas and caps. A narco corrido  can be heard that warns that those who are discovered stealing, extorting will be sent to the kitchen.

Sinaloa Cartel: Jose Torres Marrufo aka “Jaguar” appears to made a deal with the U.S.

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TY GUS Pacer and US Atty Office Texas

Government documents filed last week indicate that Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo (aka “Jaguar”) sicario for the Sinaloa Cartel has reached a plea agreement with the United States.

The government website to access records is down, however Alan Feuer posted the dockets list, see below, indicating a “plea addendum”.  Most of the dockets (documents) in the case are sealed.  

Torres was extradited to the US in May of 2019.  See below for the press release at that time.

High Ranking Sinaloa Cartel Member Extradited to the United States
Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo (aka “Jaguar”) charged in April 2012 RICO indictment alleging conspiracy to commit murder, impingar, money laundering and drug distribution
Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo (aka “Jaguar”) has been extradited from Mexico to face federal racketeering charges in the Western District of Texas, stated U.S. Attorney John F. Bash; Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Kyle W. Williamson, El Paso Division; FBI Special Agent in Charge Emmerson Buie, Jr., El Paso Division; and, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey C. Boshek, II, Dallas Division.

Torres Marrufo remains in federal custody awaiting his initial appearance in federal court tomorrow morning in El Paso.

Midwest City, Oklahoma: José Ángel Ramos Apprehension

Video translation is as follows:
The operation was carried out by DEA agent Colby J. Cason. Who on May 26, 2016 received information from an undercover agent who assured him that José Ángel Ramos would receive 31 kilos of methamphetamine in Oklahoma City.

Equivalent to almost 3 million dollars. 2 days later with authorization from a judge José Ángel's telephone was wiretapped. Initially he was located in hotels in Dallas, Texas.

But by June 1 at 6 a.m. José Ángel was already in Oklahoma. So DEA agents deployed a surveillance operation to track each of his movements.

At noon José Ángel arrived at an IHOP restaurant located in Midwest City, Oklahoma. The agents saw that he was accompanied by another man. Who was later identified as Alejandro Favela Santamaría, his assistant.

Guadalajara: Introducing "El Chapo Beer" from the 701 Brand

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TY BB Follower Razon

The daughter of El Chapo introduces her latest product in the brand tug of war with Emma Coronel

Image result for chapo 701 beer

The Chapo 701 brand, of the daughter of the boss, today presented the new product in the framework of Intermoda; offers a lager and handcrafted drink.

Alejandrina Guzmán, through the 701 brand, will sell the craft beer with the alias of the drug trafficker who is  imprisoned in the United States,  the former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, Joaquín Guzmán Loera: El Chapo.

At the event that brings together several fashion and other products firms, Intermoda México, held in Guadalajara, Jalisco, highlighted the display that exhibited El Chapo beer; where Adriana Ituarte, told the media about the launch.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Dámaso López Núñez, "El Licenciado" set for a reduction of sentence hearing, requested by the government

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TY Mica  Pacer and BB Archive

The U.S. Government has filed a motion for the reduction of sentence in the case of Damaso Lopez Nunez.

He was previously sentenced to natural life.  From my post at sentencing:

Life in prison “Dámaso López Núñez, "El Licenciado" the man who got El Chapo out of prison in his laundry cart escape has been sentenced today to life in the federal court of Alexandria, Virginia, after pleading guilty. 
López Núñez apologized to the people of the United States in his court statement. 
His pre-sentencing report recommending life was filed on Wednesday. 
In his previous plea agreement he was given a possible offer of a three level down grade.On its face the life sentence mean just that, that the 51 year old will leave prison in a pine box.”

Part II Former Agent Duncan: The backstory of Gustavo Rivera aka El EPI and his nexus with other players in Arellano-Felix Organization

 Steve Duncan for Borderland Beat  Use This Hyperlink for Part I


n early 1993, A DEA Agent, Jack Robertson, who was the case agent of the AFO Case, learned the AFO was at war with “Chapo” Guzman and that Barron was recruiting from his street gang in Logan Heights to beef up AFO security. At the time, I was assigned to DEA to work in on a task force team targeting gang members who distributed significant amounts of drugs. 

Jack took a couple steps across the hallway and asked me for help since I had expertise on the Logan Heights Gangs. Jack eventually delegated the monitoring and investigation of the enforcement arm of the AFO to me. He mentioned to me that my ultimate target should be Barron. But Barron was in Tijuana and never to be seen again by us until his death in 1997. We did make the case however.

The new recruits were dispatched to Guadalajara in May of 1993 along with Barron and Ramon Arellano. After several days of searching for “Chapo” the gang members were told to return to Tijuana. As they filtered through the airport, they were given notice that “Chapo” would be arriving in a white Gran Marquis.

Judge rips DEA’s deception that got Portland warehouse manager kidnapped (video)

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   TY GUS   Source

A judge Wednesday said he was troubled by a “sneak and peek deception’’ used in a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration operation that allowed marijuana trafficking suspects to think a storage warehouse manager had stolen their nearly 500-pound stash when it was the federal agents themselves who took the drugs.

Jody Tremayne Wafer and his accomplice, Trent Lamar Knight, showed up at the Public Storage warehouse in Southeast Portland shortly after 9 a.m. on Dec. 2, 2017, after finding their storage unit empty, its door left ajar and broken.

They confronted the storage manager, pushed him into an empty unit at gunpoint, tied his wrists and ankles with duct tape and pressed a pistol to his head while demanding to know who had taken their pot.

They were stunned to learn the answer. “You trying to tell me the police took my (expletive)?!’’ Wafer asked the manager.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

8 suspected narcos extradited to the US

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   Reforma  TY Gus


The Government of Mexico extradited eight suspected drug traffickers from the Gulf, Juarez and Los Zetas cartels to the United States, including Pedro Sánchez Arras, "El Sol", right arm of Vicente Vicente Carrillo Fuentes "El Viceroy".

The Attorney General's Office transferred the extraditables from different federal penitentiaries  to the Toluca International  Airport, where they were handed over to the US authorities and transferred to the neighboring country.

Of the so-called Juarez Cartel, three of its alleged members were extradited, the principal being Pedro Sánchez Arras "El Sol", head of the square in Parral, Chihuahua, and one of the lieutenants of "El Viceroy", who assumed the leadership of the organization after the death of his brother Amado Carrillo Fuentes, " "El señor de los cielos."

El Sol
His alleged accomplice, Benjamín Valeriano or Mario Hernández Cázares, "El Cachitas", who was identified as the leader of a drug distribution structure in the United States, where he is considered a person of "high danger" was also handed over.

The other extradited of this criminal group is Luis Carlos Vázquez Barragán, "El 20", supposed operational leader of La Linea, armed arm of the Juarez Cartel. According to the FGR, it operated under the direct orders of "El Viceroy", coordinated financial operations and ordered executions of rival groups.