Monday, January 23, 2017

Colima:Saturday 7 decapitated Bodies discovered in taxi, Sunday 5 more

Javier Guest reporter  for Borderland Beat  and Siskiyou_kid second report

Seven bodies were found in an abandon Taxi, in Manzanillo, Colima.  Passerby drivers called into the emergency center on Saturday at about 6AM, notifying authorities.

The stolen vehicle was abandoned on the Manzanillo Colima to Cihuatlán Jalisco Highway.

Inside the Taxi were the decapitated bodies of males and one female, accompanied by a narco message.  The contents of the message was not made public, but was signed by CJNG and reportedly the bodies were members of the Sinaloa Cartel.

On Sunday, five more bodies with signs of torture were found on a dirt road near the community of Punta de Agua, in Manzanillo.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

CAF: Narcos extort narcos in Mexico, Victims of their own methods

Original article available at VICE
Translated by El Wachito

In less than 72 hours after the assassination of his son, Ms. Reyna Gonzales was notified: the dismembered body of a dog has been thrown next to the tombstone where his son was buried.

The dead body of the animal left a purple color and the blood fell between the trenches that form the marked letters "Efrain Alvarez Gonzalez".

Over the ribs of the dog a narcomanta was left for the family: "The whole family is next". The message was quickly fading away due to the decomposed body of the dog.

The Alvarez Gonzalez knew that the message was not for the deceased. A few hours after his assassination, the rumors were quickly spreading like gunpowder. Efrain had been assassinated by the Cartel Arellano Felix -also known as the Cartel de Tijuana-, one of the most violent cartels in the history of drug trafficking.

El Chapo: A look at ADX Florence Colorado Supermax Prison

It is the home of the Unibomber, Green River Killer, Boston Bomber, The 9/11 conspirator, Atlanta Olympics Bomber and many other of the most notorious convicts. And consensus is that it is the probable home of Joquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, should he be convicted.

It is the U.S. Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility in Florence Colorado.  Built as the “Alcatraz of the Rockies”, escape proof with the highest security in the United States.  Built to house the worse of criminals.

Mexican narcos incarecerated in ADX:

Francisco Javier Arellano Felix (AFO) The life in prison sentence for former drug cartel leader Francisco Javier Arellano Félix has been reduced to 23 1/2 years because he’s provided crucial information to the government that has led to prosecutions in the U.S. and Mexico, according to federal court records.

Juan Garcia Abrego (CDG) serving 11 consecutive life  sentences

Osiel Cardenad Guillen (CDG) serving 25 year sentence pleading guilty, release date 2025

The Concrete Cell
Cells are a 12X7 foot structure. On the wall is a concrete platform for a black and white TV, which broadcasts closed circuit programming of classes and religious programming. It also has a built in radio.

Son of El Azul arrested

Posted on Borderland Beat by Siskiyou_kid 

A son of Sinaloa drug capo "El Azul", Juan Jose Esparragoza Monzon, was reportedly arrested in Culiacan on Wednesday night. He was arrested with several other individuals in downtown Culiacan, while he was dining at a restaurant called Paseo del Angel. The detention by Federal Police specialized in narcotics was completed without firing a shot.

Esparragoza Monzon is the son of Juan Jose "El Azul" Esparragoza Moreno and Gloria Monzon Araujo, who has been sanctioned by the US Treasury Department for using a network of gas stations in Culiacan to launder proceeds that are allegedly obtained through criminal enterprise.

The 44 year-old son is reportedly married to Gloria Beltran Leyva, the sister of the leaders of the notorious Beltran Leyva Organization, who carried out a protracted battle with other Sinaloa capos, particularly Joaquim "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, following the arrest of brother Alfredo "El Mochomo" Beltran Leyva in 2008.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

El Chapo: Florida Indictment and the Colombian Cifuentes Cartel connection

Chivis for Borderland Beat

How the case of El Mochomo may be a factor in the case of El Chapo...........

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There are indictments against Chapo in six federal districts.  The feds say they decided to prosecute Chapo in Brooklyn, with the assistance of Miami federal prosecutors, determining the two offices working in conjunction would bring the strongest case against Chapo.  Below is the Florida indictment. Notable is they are charging him with 5 counts and asking for a life sentence.

Coronel Barreras
There are two other co-defendants in the indictment.  One is Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa.  He is the leader of the Colombian Cifuentes Villa drug organization.

It was the Sinaloa Cartel connection to Cifuentes Villa, that authorities were able to connect Chapo's father in law, Inés Coronel Barreras, father of Emma, as the connection or liaison between the Colombians and Chapo.  And according to the Florida indictment was one of Chapo's money launderers, funneling money into the United States.

Below is taken from  a BB 2013 article.  The Florida indictment follows.

Video: El Chapo is awaken and told of his extradition

Friday, January 20, 2017

El Chapo: "No tunnel will be built to his bathroom" say feds

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat Includes Pretrial Detention Filing and Indictment

The capo had the look of “surprise, shock and even a bit of fear” now that he was facing “American justice.”

In Brooklyn
This morning Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn New York, issued their plan in keeping the Sinaloa Cartel leader known as “El Chapo” Guzman in custody.

The feds distributed the memo (full document below) saying that measures have been made to assure there will be no prison outbreaks while Chapo is in United States custody.

Angel  Melendez, the special Homeland Security Investigation agent, said at a news conference “I can assure you no tunnel will be built to his bathroom”,   this in reference to Chapo’s tunnel escape from Mexico’s maximum security prison No. 1 known as “Altiplano”, in the state of Mexico.  Before Chapo’s escape from Altiplano, there had never been a successful escape from the prison.

Chapo’s escape tunnel was created from one mile away, and opened into his shower floor.

Melendez also spoke of seeing Chapo for the first time upon his arrival, he said he looked into Mr. Guzman eyes and saw “surprise, shock and even a bit of fear” now that he was facing “American justice.”

That is no surprise to anyone following the extradition saga of El Chapo, his surrogates speaking on his behalf, have often mentioned the fear El Chapo had of being extradited to the United States.  He was under the impression he could even receive a sentence of death.

Guerrero: Woman and 2 Year Old Found Dismembered

Photo by:
Jorge Alberto Martínez

By: Ezequiel Flores Contreras | Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat

On Thursday night, the bodies of a woman and a two year old boy were found dismembered in a ravine located east of the capital.

The finding was reported at around 8:30 pm in the neighborhood Norberto Flores Baños, considered as part of the city of Chilpancingo’s miserable belt, where criminal gangs fight for control of this strategic place in the city. 

According to the preliminary reports, it is indicated that neighbors of the place found remains of a child dismembered on the main street of the colony.

Ministerial authorities arrived at the location, which them confirmed the event and also recovered the remains of a woman also dismembered inside plastic bags.

So far, state authorities have not issued a position on the findings of the bodies of a child and a woman who were found dismembered in this spiral of violence that does not stop in the state.

Morelos: Human Remains Found In Different Parts of Cuernavaca

Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat

Cuernavaca, Morelos; January 18, 2017 – The dismembered body of a man was left in three different locations of the state capital. The remains were found on Wednesday morning.  At one of the locations, a message from the Jalisco New Generation Cartel was found.

It was around 6:00 hours when emergency personnel were alerted on the discovery of human remains inside black bags in the vicinity of the Secretary of Public Safety, located on Heroico Colegio Militar Avenue.

The location of body parts under the same conditions was also reported outside of the general hospital of Cuernavaca and a few meters from the main entrance of the Social Security Clinic #1 on Plan de Ayala Avenue.

The head, from what is now known to be a single person, was found a few steps from a police base where a message was found that threated a man that allegedly works for Los Rojos.

Children See Violence As Normal

By: Perla Miranda & Alejandra Canchola | Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat

Previously, on the streets of Mexico, children would play with spinning tops, marbles, doctor or police, they got along together and assumed roles that were constructive and functional in a peaceful society; today, given the climate in which violence prevails, they must learn to be victims or aggressors and have modified their behavior to use their creativity in actions that make them feel safe, according to specialists in the human rights of children.

Nelia Tello, a researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and a specialist in intervention models among young people, explained that children are influenced by a violent environment that internalize it as if it were something natural, “[it] doesn’t cause them any surprise, it’s the world in which they were born in and in which they develop,” she said.  She added that minors can create two sense of defense: being aggressive or tolerant to violent acts.

The first case has to do with those children who, when witnessing any kind of violence, become anxious and this feeling of uncertainty causes them fear, which in turn makes them aggressive even when no one is bothering them.

This social violence that is seen in the media, assaults and deaths, is affecting their customs of everyday life; then, they are incited to defend themselves and they become very aggressive, all the while they are waiting for others to attack them and they prepare themselves to defend,” she explained.

On the other hand are children who learn to tolerate violence, who are educated under a system of overprotection that don’t learn to live together and live in isolation.

That is why, according to Tello, violence has become a means in which children have to survive and for that, they create different social skills.

At 11 years old, Juan David Hernández designed a backpack that serves to protect himself from the shootings and robberies that occur every day in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, the city in which he lives in.

At a state-level science fair, he explained that his backpack has a bullet-proof vest, an alarm, a lamp, and a GPS system that connects to his parents’ phone.

New York's Indictment against El Chapo

  Video: El Chapo's arrival to Long Island

El Chapo.s-1 Filed Indictment by Simone Electra Wilson on Scribd

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Airplane carrying "El Chapo" has landed on Long Island

Borderland Beat

The plane carrying Mexican drug lord Joaquin Archivaldo "El Chapo" Guzman Loera has landed at MacArthur Airport on Long Island Thursday evening just hours after it was announced he was being extradited to the United States. 

El Chapo’s attorneys say they were not notified of the extradition. “It was illegal. They didn’t even notify us,” said lawyer Andres Granados, who accused the government of extraditing his client to distract from nationwide gasoline protests. “It’s totally political.”

The Sinaloa capo will be incarcerated in the maximum-security Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Mexico says the extradition was a goodwill gesture towards both the outgoing and incoming U.S. administration.  

Chapo on his way to New York

Within one day of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, and on the last full day of Barrack Obama’s presidency, the Sinaloa Cartel leader known as “El Chapo” was extradited to the United States.

The aircraft transferring Chapo, departed at 5:31 pm (ET) from Mexico to New York. The DEA agency received custody of the capo in Ciudad Juárez, on the border with Texas.

Today the Supreme Court of Mexico rejected the last two appeals filed by the Sinaloa captain against his extradition.

The U.S. Justice Department issued a statement confirming that Guzman was en route to the United States and expressed gratitude to Mexico for its cooperation.

 “We extend our gratitude to the government of Mexico for their extensive cooperation and assistance in securing the extradition of Guzmán Loera to the United States.”

Breaking Story; Chapo extradited today

Posted by DD

The New York Times and NBC news are reporting that Mexican authorities had today extradited Drug Lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman  to the United States.
Several U.S. jurisdictions want to try the former leader of the Sinaloa cartel on federal drug trafficking charges, including prosecutors in San Diego, New York, El Paso, Texas, Miami and Chicago.

Guzman was recaptured in January of 2016 in the town of Los Mochis, almost six months after he used a tunnel to escape from a maximum-security Mexican prison in a brazen and elaborate jailbreak. 

This is a developing  story and we will provide more details and coverage from the Mexican press.