Friday, September 22, 2017

Tala, Jalisco: Land of CJNG Training Camps; 3 More Found

Translated by Yaqui from: Excelsior

3 More CJNG Training Camps Located in the Municipality of Tala, Jalisco
By: Adriana Luna, Sept 22, 2017
Backround read: Otis's BB Post from Proceso, July 28, 2017

19 persons were arrested by the FGJ and one man died in a shooting at another training camp of the CJNG (Cartel Nuevo Generacion Jalisco). There is an investigation being opened into whether any of the detainees had been recruited against their will, through social media, especially through Facebook. 

At least 400 intelligence agents from the Attorney General of Jalisco (FGJ) and members of four Sedena Reaction Forces located three more camps in the municipality of Tala, in which the Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) cartel trains its future gunmen, so the FGE added five camps found this  week.

The special operation began Thursday morning in five municipalities of the Five Valleys Region, (Tala, Ameca, Teuchitlán, Magdalena and Tequila), which resulted in 19 people arrested, one of them of Honduran origin, and one dead.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

El R7 alias El Piolin of the CTNG detained in Guadalajara

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Televisa News article
Subject Matter: Juan Jose Perez Vargas, El Piolin, El R7, JP
Recommendation: Read this article by BB reporter El Wachito see link

With information from Hiram Espinosa
In Guadalajara, Jalisco, authorities detained Alberto N one of the leaders of the Cartel Tijuana Nueva Generacion, allegedly responsible for the wave of violence in the frontier city. A Alberto N, is identified with the aliases El JP, El Piolin and El Amarillo and El R7. ( Otis: in previous Zetatijuana articles this individual has been identified as Juan Jose Perez Vargas).

According to investigations of the PGJE of Baja California, El R7 orders the assassinations of rivals. He is part of the struggle for control of Tijuana with the Cartel Arellano Felix. Alberto N has arrest warrants issued by the Baja California authorities.

His arrest occurred at the junction of Lazaro Cardenas and Lopez Mateos Avenues while travelling in a Jeep accompanied by two people in possession of drugs, ninety thousand dollars in cash in local and foreign currency.

According to statements of the detainee, he was in Guadalajara visiting a relative.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Veracruz: Three decap heads in sombreros have been identified

Last week macabre images of three decapitated bodies made the rounds on social media.  The victims bodies were carefully wrapped in black bags bound tightly with tape.  The decapitated heads were adorned with bright patriotic  colored sombreros.

The three decapitated bodies discovered in a street adjacent to a  Xalapa, Veracruz park, have been identified as brothers, members of a band, Juan Salvador, 27,  and Jorge Luis Patiño León, 31.

The third victim is Denisse Yazaret Morales Juarez, and English teacher and wife of Jorge Luis. On his facebook account, Jorge Luis Patiño León appears as teacher of the Ignacio Manuel Altamirano elementary school, based in Xalapa.

Denisse vanished on September 12, the brothers the next day.  

It was not the first killing befalling the band.  A 15 year old band member was previous kidnapped and killed.  

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

United States put sanctions on businesses and individuals linked to Los Cuinis and CJNG

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article

Subject Matter: Los Cuinis and CJNG
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

Reporter: Proceso Redaction
The Treasury Department of the United States listed four businesses and three Mexican citizens for their links to the CJNG. The USA authorities made reference to Abigael Gonzalez Valencia, the leader of Los Cuinis, and his associates as " special designated narco traffickers", as conforming with the law of designation of foreign heads of narco trafficking (Kingpin Law).

In the communication they detailed the imposition of sanctions against these organizations allied to narco trafficking on the 8th of April of 2015, together with their heads.

With these antecedents, all that these individuals posses are under the jurisdiction of the United States are frozen from today, and that USA citizens are prohibited from carrying out transactions with the businesses and individuals nominated.

Teloloapan Guerrero: Mexican Troops Kill 8 After Being Ambushed

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Proceso and El Financiero

Sept 18, 2017
MEXICO CITY - At least nine people died including eight civilians and one soldier, which was the result of a clash between military personnel and members of the La Familia criminal group in the municipality of Teloloapan, located in La Tierra Caliente region in the  north of the state of Guerrero.

Faced with the surprise attack, Mexican Army troops repelled the aggression and during the exchange of shots managed to shoot down 8 civilian criminals carrying large caliber weapons, while a military soldier by the name of Oscar Alexis "N", was wounded and later died while being attended to in the community hospital. 

The confrontation was recorded Saturday night at 10:45 p.m., at the crossroads to the town of Pachivia , on the highway that connects the municipal head of Teloloapan with the town of San Antonio Acachautla, official reports indicate.

Boss of Los Cuinis captured in Uruguay will be extradited to the US

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article

Subject Matter: Gerardo Gonzalez Valencia
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

Reporter: Proceso Redaction
The Uruguay Justice Department accepted the petition of the United States for the Mexican narco trafficker Gerardo Gonzalez Valencia, member of Los Cuinis, part of the Catel Jalisco Nueva Generacion, who can be found in prison in Montivideo for suspected money laundering activities.

The Mexican narco trafficker, who was detained at the end of April of 2016 in the Uruguayan Capital city is accused in the United States for the crime in the decade of the 1990's in the State of California, as well as drug trafficking.

In June of 2016, the United States solicited Uruguay for the extradition of Gonzalez Valencia, and the extradition request was finally accepted by the Judge Beatriz Larrieu, according to details of a sentence of the 28th of August passed on today for public opinion from the EFE.

Monday, September 18, 2017

A paradigm shift in illegal border crossings-those aren’t Latinos coming across.

by Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat
In this tunnel, Border Patrol agents discovered 30 illegal immigrants, including 23 Chinese nationals.   (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP) 
Undocumented Chinese immigrants take the lead in apprehension numbers
                 At around 1 a.m on Saturday August 26, California Border Patrol agents made a surprising discovery; a crudely constructed tunnel that was being facilitated to smuggle illegal immigrants in to the United States. 
And the overwhelming majority of the immigrant group were not Mexican, or even Latino, 23 of the group of 30 were Chinese.  There were 21 Chinese males and 2 females.  There exists a new human smuggling trend that is setting records, as it did in 2016, when the number of undocumented Chinese migrants, surpassed the number of Mexicans.  The steep price tag that Chinese migrants must pay to be smuggled into the U.S. is 50 to 75 thousand USD, making it a very lucrative industry.

He brought death and bullets to Tijuana, El Guero Chihuahua,will be extradited to the United States

Translated by Oits B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from an El Debate and Zetatijuana articles

Subejct Matter: El Guero Chihuahua, Oscar Adan Rodriguez Guevara, CAF
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

Detained in coordination with the Government of the United States, he will be sent to that country. Even thought the Attorney General of the United Stattes has not published the charges against Oscar Adan Rodriguez Guervara. According to the coordination group of Baja California, El Guero has interests in the businesses, Tabule, Futbol 7, and Charey; as well as a relation with the family of Ayon Diaz of Centro Cambiaro Bulevar, accused of money laundering and criminal service to two heads of the CAF, Jose Manuel Lopez Nunez, Don Balas, and Juan Lorenzo Vargas, El Chan.

Participating in the transit of drugs to the United States, laundering funds of illicit activities for old members of the Cartel Arellano Felix, as well as investing in real estate and establishing lawful businesses, these are the operations of Oscar Adan Rodriguez Guevara, El Guero Chihuahua, as reported by the Security Coordination Group in Baja California. However, US prosecutors continue to fail to report the charges which will be raised against him.

According to the investigation that led to the capture of the criminal, for purposes of extradition to the United States, according to authorities, Rodriguez Guevara will be linked to money laundering to at least three companies.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Tijuana BC: 105-110 Murders in 15 Days

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from Zeta

BC GOV "Kiko Vega " Formally announcing his Crusade for Security
Sept 17, 2017

The statistics of bloody events in Tijuana continues to increase and seems to have no end. Malicious homicides amount to 1,169 events so far in 2017. As of the close of the edition, 105 people had lost their lives in September.

On September 12, 100 days had passed since Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid launched the Crusade for Security, with various initiatives to reduce violence, however in those same days 511 murders were committed.

The murdered were dismembered, calcined, signed, bagged; executed by shots or blows and have increased the number in the last seven days to 50 dead. Monday, September 11 is considered the most violent day of the year with 13 homicides. Most of the crimes were committed in the Eastern Zone of Tijuana.

Ruling against Chapo's motion to dismiss indictment due to improper extradition

by Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat
click on image to enlarge
On Friday, a no surprise decision was filed in the U.S. case against Joaquin El Chapo Guzmán. U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan overruled an effort by Joaquin Guzman, challenging his extradition from Mexico to face charges in New York and Florida of international narcotics conspiracy, and the indictment against him, based on the foundation he was extradited improperly to NYC. Without touching on the evidences of the case, Guzmán’s attorneys focused on the indictment being improper, violating the extradition treaty between Mexico and the United States.

The original agreement contained the agreement that Guzmán would be extradited to either Texas or California.  However, when Guzmán was awoken for the middle of the night transfer, it was done without prior attorney notification, or prior documentation of the extradition city change.  The contention is that this action or inaction violates the confusing, ambiguous “Rule of Specialty” doctrine. Essentially, in the cases of Mexico to U.S. extraditions, within the four corners of the agreement, there can be no additions.

Remember the case of Alfredo Beltran Leyva? His appeared to be a clear violation of the Rule of Specialty. For two reasons; one, charges were added when he arrived in the U.S. and there was not a “waiver” signed by Mexico. The waiver is a caveat, stipulating to changes, post extradition.   There was not one in the Beltran Leyva case. There is a contention that there is one in Guzmán’s case but he denies there is one, or one he has ever seen or signed.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

"Narcos" series location scout murdered in Mexico

Material from El Pais and Variety 
Narcos scout was only 37 years olf

Variety reports; Mexican location scout Carlos Muñoz Portal was shot to death in a violent region in central Mexico Monday while scouting for season four of Netflix’s hit show “Narcos.” The seasoned scout, who worked for Stacy Perskie’s Mexico City-based production company Redrum, has a slew of high profile credits to his name, including, “Sicario,” “Spectre,” “Fast & Furious” and “Apocalypto.”

Netflix issued the following statement: “We are aware of the passing of Carlos Muñoz Portal, a well-respected location scout, and send our condolences to his family. The facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate.

Muñoz’s bullet-riddled body and car were found in a remote area near the borders of Hidalgo state, which is said to have the highest murder rate in Mexico. In July, 182 cases of homicide were reported in the densely populated state, a ratio of 12.2 for every 100,000 inhabitants.

Nuevo León: El Gafe of CDN apprehended, Rumors of A CDN split

by Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat

omandante GAFE, of cartel CDN, has been apprehended in Guadalupe Nuevo Leon. A suspicious truck evolved into a routine check by police were attacked by armed men who were in the vehicle, which led to a chase and shooting this morning through several streets of Guadalupe.
The incident resulted in an injured police officer and two narco criminals being apprehended.  Seized were weapons, the vehicle, which damaged in the shootout.

A woman and a man managed to escape.

"Comandante Gafe", is one of the leaders of the CDN-Northeastern Cartel, who is in dispute over Tamaulipas narco plazas.

“El Comandante Gafe" is responsible for piso [extorted tax] murders, including women and children in a never-ending war against the Old School Zetas and CDG cartels.
CDN is the Treviño faction of Los Zetas cartel. 

They are in conflict with the other Zetas group Los Zetas “Vieja Escuela”, or old school Zetas.

Friday, September 15, 2017

García, Nuevo León: PGR Confirms the Finding of 149,000 Human Remains (bones)

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: PubliMetro

"Extermination Camp"
Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Extra Photos: Fundel
Sept 14, 2017

From May 31 to date experts from the State Attorney General's Office have found 149,000 bones in a building in the municipality of Garcia, Nuevo Leon, detectives revealed to the  relatives of missing people on Thursday.

In a tour carried out within the estate between family members and prosecutors in charge of the search, they were informed that from the fragments obtained it may still not possible to obtain any genetic profile to identify the victims. "We do not know how many people account for this many fragments," said one of the persons responsible for the search of the families.

The group belonging to Families United for Our Disappeared in Nuevo Leon (Fundenl) said they are not satisfied with the information obtained, because there is nothing concrete about what was found there. "We only know that there are almost 150,000 remains, but we do not know to they belong, we don't know who they are" said one of the mothers who accompanied the group.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

50,000 CA Marijuana Farms: Banned Pesticides Showing Up in CA Water

Posted by Yaqui from: US News and World Report


Intro thanks to: Kym Kemp Sept 10, 2017

Yesterday, U.S. News and World Report posted an article from Reuters about how banned pesticides and other chemicals found in illegal marijuana grows may be affecting drinking water. Tests done by various official entities show toxic chemicals in “rivers and streams that feed the state’s water supply, prompting fears that humans and animals may be at risk.”

Dogs and even law enforcement officers have gotten ill from coming into contact with the poisons.

Mourad Gabriel of Integral Ecology Research Center stands amid an illegal marijuana grow site in Northern California. Gabriel led research with UC Davis connecting rat poison at such sites to the deaths of fishers, weasel-like mammals proposed for federal listing as a threatened species.