Sunday, December 16, 2018

5 found hanged in a Tlajomulco, Jalisco, ranch

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

On Friday night, the bodies of three men and two women were found inside a ranch in Tlajomulco, Jalisco, they were hung.

The Public Security Commissariat of Tlajomulco received a report at 8:00 p.m. of several people killed at the Las Palmas ranch, near the road to Santa Cruz del Valle, behind the autodrome.

A person in charge of feeding the animals arrived at the ranch and made the gruesome discovery. 

The victims were two women and three men, whose ages are between 20 and 40 years, they were workers of the ranch.

Mexico City: He Survived the Plaza Garibaldi 'Mariachi Attack--Then Executed outside his home

Oaxaqueño for Borderland Beat

On Tuesday night, a 35-years-old man, identified as Daniel “N”, was shot dead by two armed perpetrators outside of his home. The incident took place in Calle Darío Garza of the Colonia Revolución, in the Venustiano Carranza delegation, located about 3 kilometers northeast of the Zócalo. Daniel “N” was one of the survivors of September’s attack in Plaza Garibaldi. This assault, which had caused significant media attention, left six people dead and several wounded, including Daniel “N”. His execution came just a week after he was released from hospital (he is said to had been still in a wheelchair at the time of his killing). Reportedly, Daniel “N” accompanied by another man arrived in front of his home when being approached by two armed men, disembarking a car. The two men shot him several times, while Daniel’s companion managed to flee.

Guerrero Gov't Agrees to Truce w Self Defense Groups

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Proceso

Truce includes withdrawal of self-defense group in Petatlán, but they will maintain check points / revisions etc.            NOTE: Update since my post on Dec 15th/ Meeting soon followed.

By: Ezequiel Flores Contreras

Chilpancingo, Gro.  The government of Hector Astudillo Flores agreed to a truce with the self-defense groups that disarmed the Petatlán police and assumed control of security in the municipality.

On Friday night, a meeting was held at the Petatlán City Hall in which the PRD mayor, Esteban Cárdenas Santana, the representative of the state government, Martín Maldonado Moral, and members of the self-styled Civic Police of the Sierra, participated and the Costa Grande, headed by Crescencio "El Chano" Arreola.

The meeting was also attended by representatives of residents of Petatlán, who demand the removal of the community guard, which they consider a criminal group.

Mexican Drug Smuggler Pleads Guilty in Florida

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Citrus County Chronicle

                                                  "El Pony" , Gabino Peralta-Saucedo

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — An organizer for multiple Mexican drug cartels has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge for his role in smuggling thousands of kilograms of cocaine from Mexico into the United States.

The United States Attorney's Office in Tampa said Friday that 43-year-old Gabino Peralta-Saucedo of Michoacán, Mexico faces up to life in prison.

Federal prosecutors say more than 12,000 kilograms of cocaine was distributed around Manatee County on behalf of Peralta-Saucedo, also known as Pony. Prosecutors say he smuggled and distributed the drugs on behalf of various Mexican drug cartels, including La Familia Michoacán and Los Caballeros Templarios.

One of the most wanted alleged drug traffickers by the United States and Interpol, Gabino Peralta, "El Pony" , or "El Amigo" , wanted in 180 countries for the transfer of heroin and cocaine, was arrested by members of the Ministerial Police in this municipality, in Cuajilote, after intelligence investigations.     He was arrested in Mexico in 2016 and extradited to the U.S. in September.

Peralta Saucedo, had a warrant of arrest issued since 2012 since it has at least 10 properties in the state of Michoacán between the municipalities of Huetamo and San Lucas, as well as others in the state of Guerrero, its operational area. He also operated in the United States, where he has an arrest warrant in the state of Florida.

He is the son of the drug trafficker identified as "El Boni" Peralta, detained in Coyuca, Guerrero, in December 2015.

Missing Mayor of Juarez Coahuila found dead

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Vanguardia
        The state attorney general's office will give more information at 1 pm at a press conference.
                                                  They find remains in Sabinas, Coahuila
1 PM Press Conference : Mayor de Juárez was murdered, confirms the Attorney General of Coahuila.

By:  Nadia Betancourt and Josué Rodríguez
Sabinas, Coahuila:  Three people, among them a businessmen of the construction branch, are being detained for their presumed relationship with the disappearance of the Mayor of Juárez, Olga Gabriela Kobel .

The businessman, David N , owner of Fabricaciones Metálicas Especializadas, and two others are declaring in the delegation of the prosecutor's office of this city, for his probable participation in the deprivation of liberty of the mayor.

The businessman David 'N' took her life after an argument on a farm of his property.

Int'l Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Milenio
By: Adyr  Corral

Dozens of organizations and activists from nine states, almost simultaneously, marched to demand the eradication of violence against women, justice in cases of feminicide ( murder of women , specifically) and the fight against discrimination.

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in Mexico City, hundreds of women marched from the Monument to the Mothers to the Hemicycle to Juarez to demand equality and an end to gender violence. This day is NOV 25 Internationally.

The contingents, wearing a purple theme color, marched chanting and with  banners with slogans: " All People Men and Women  do not be indifferent, women are raped in the face of the people" and " Si Se Puedes !" ie, "Yes you can ! or  yes we can !, if  women advances no man backs down ". 

In addition, activists for the rights of women and relatives of victims of feminicide symbolically closed the offices of the PGR, in protest of their "negligence, omission and obstacles to guarantee access to justice."

Saturday, December 15, 2018

"El Comandante Diablo" Sentenced to 53 Years

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Milenio
By:Rubén Mosso

David Rosales Guzmán , "El Comandante Diablo" , identified by the Federal Government as head of the plaza for  Gulf cartel , in Monterrey, Nuevo León, was sentenced to 53 years in prison for the crimes of organized crime, kidnapping, homicide, crimes against health and carrying a firearm for the exclusive use of the armed forces.

Said person was detained by elements of the Federal Police in 2012, in the Los Independientes neighborhood, municipality of Nuevo León.

At the time, it was pointed out that the previous Federal Public Security Secretary  as responsible for multiple homicides, kidnappings, extortion and attacks.

More Autodefenses Rise Up in Guerrero

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Proceso

                                                 "Alianza de Autodefensa Ciudadana"
By: Ezeqial Flores Conteras

Chilpancingo, Gro : Inhabitants of Técpan de Galeana announced the creation of the community guard called "Alianza de Autodefensa Ciudadana", with which they seek to prevent the entry of the armed group that assumed the security of the neighboring municipality of Petatlán, on the Costa Grande.

Leaders of the new self-defense group said that the so-called Citizen Police of the Union of Peoples and Organizations of the State of Guerrero (UPOEG) is led by the leader of La Familia Michoacana , Johny Hurtado Olascoaga, aka "El Pescado" , based in the municipality of Arcelia , in the region of Tierra Caliente and who, they say, for two months mobilized an army of gunmen in the mountains to take control of the Costa Grande.

For this reason, the "Alianza de Autodefensa Ciudadana" decided to install checkpoints with armed civilians on the federal highway Acapulco-Zihuatanejo, at the height of the town of El Llano, Guerrero.

Tijuana: A corpse and a message to municipal police

 Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Zeta Tijuana-thank you NealinNevada

The corpse of a man along with a narcomanta was abandoned on the steps of a pedestrian bridge in the La Mesa Delegation in Tijuana.

Three subjects aboard a black Chevrolet Blazer, left the body covered with a blanket on the bridge located on the Boulevard Federico Benitez, at the height of the Yamillé colony.

Manta translated by Sol for Borderland Beat

Fentanyl Now the Leading Killer Drug in the US

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: La Jornada
Janel Wentz and Tim Firestone hold up an image of their son, the former mayor of Mount Carbon, Washington; Brandon Wentz, who died from this drug. Fentanyl outweighs heroin as the most lethal drug in the US.

Washington: Fentanyl, a synthetic drug, has overtaken heroin as the deadliest drug in the United States, claiming more than 18,000 lives in 2016, federal health officials said Wednesday.

In 2016, the last year for which complete data are available, 29 percent of deaths from drug overdoses were related to fentanyl, said the report from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diseases of the United States.

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic narcotic that has been attributed the death of rock stars like Prince and Tom Petty. It works in the brain like morphine or heroin, but is 50 to 100 times more potent, and can easily lead to an overdose.

Arsenal seized in Tecámac EDM

Posted on Forum by Stevectpa from VXT

Investigative Agents of the Special Affairs Prosecutor's Office FAE of the Edoméx [Estado de Mexico] Prosecutor's Office conducted a search of a building in Tecámac, where 26 firearms and more than 7,000 useful cartridges of various calibers were located.

As a result of the complaint, the Agent of the Public Prosecutor's Office requested that a search warrant be issued for that property. At the site they located:

El Chapo Trial: Transcript of recorded conversation between Chapo and FARC representative

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

Who exactly recorded this call between Chapo and a FARC representative, wasn’t made known in the trial of El Chapo. However this recording and transcript was entered into evidence. [use full size viewing option]

To read post on the recorded phone call, use this hyperlink by clicking on here.

Friday, December 14, 2018

3 Federal police and a sicario killed in Morelia attack

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat- Thank you 'Tu Fren'---from LaVoz and Primera Plana

Three vehicles were  traveling in convoy. One was stopped by two Federal Police pickups. The occupants of the other two vehicles opened fire. Three cops killed. In the counterattack, one sicario killed and left in vehicle. This happened just a couple miles south of Morelia:

An armed attacked against the Federal Police, left three police dead in addition to 1 civilian [sicario].

This was the first aggression against federal police since AMLO took office, but such attacks have experienced an uptick at the end of the previous administration.

He perps fled in two trucks down a dirt road and left a dodge truck behind with the dead sicario inside. 

El Chapo Trial: "He is a really good businessman" cooperative witness says of Chapo

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-Mica and Chivis' trial Coverage

Jorge Cifuentes, a cooperative witness in the trial of El Chapo, testified that in 2007, Chapo  met with executives of Pemex to request that oil tankers be use to facilitate cocaine from  Ecuador.

He further explained that Vicente Zambada the son of El Mayo Zambada, leader of  the Sinaloa Cartel,  was the contact  with Pemex and that the meetings took place at the end of 2007 in the highlands near Culiacán.

The plan, Cifuentes said, was for the company's ships to go to Ecuador to collect oil and cocaine and take it to the Lázaro Cárdenas port in the Mexican Pacific.

Without specifying why, he said the plan was not carried out, the witness said.   Cifuentes only appointed one Pemex official present at the meetings: Alfonso Acosta.

The Colombian also explained that Chapo gave him money generated by the sale of drugs in the United States.

With the money, a Colombian named Gilberto García, aka "El Político", bought cocaine in the Colombia, in  an area controlled by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

The drug then was transported to Ecuador by the Colombian Army in military trucks to warehouses in Quito and Guayaquil.

Subsequently, the cocaine was transported to Mexico in shark boats, and  bribes paid to members of the Ecuadorian Navy to inform the cartel  the location of the US Navy in the area.

USCG Brings in Lots of Weed and Traffickers

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: USCG 

Photo by: Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley , U.S. Coast Guard District 11 PADET, San Diego

Fireman Patrick Saragoza ties off a fender aboard a Coast Guard Station San Diego 45-foot Response Boat-Medium during a joint patrol with the Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour off the coast of Southern California Nov. 27, 2018. The crew of the Rednour made the ship's first drug bust during the patrol.

San Pedro, Calif: The crew of a San Pedro-based Coast Guard cutter returned to their homeport Saturday following a two-week patrol that included the ship’s first drug bust.

The crew of the recently commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour interdicted approximately 1,000 pounds of marijuana from a suspected smuggling vessel on Nov. 28 in international waters, approximately 30 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico maritime border.

A Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations Multi Enforcement Aircraft spotted a northbound 25-foot cuddy cabin boat with three people aboard just before midnight, Nov. 27. The Forrest Rednour crew arrived on scene, deployed their interceptor boat and stopped the suspect boat. 

Colombian Drug Exports: Marketed by Mexican DTOs

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Proceso

                              Drug trafficking in Colombia generates $15 billion dollars a year
By: Rafael Croda

BOGOTÁ , Colombia:  The value of drug revenues in Colombia reached the previous years at some 15,000,695 billion dollars, equivalent to 5 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP), estimated on Thursday a government report .

The document "Integral policy to confront the problem of drugs", presented by Colombian President Iván Duque, also points out that drug trafficking revenues in the country multiplied by 150 percent between 2016 and 2017.

This, because in 2016 this illegal activity generated resources equivalent to 2 % of GDP, while in 2017 the percentage rose to 5 %. According to the report, drug trafficking produces more income than the coffee sector, which participates with 1 percent of GDP.

The $ 15,000,695 billion generated by drug trafficking in Colombia in 2017 represented 41 percent of the country's total exports during that year.

According to intelligence sources, most of the cocaine produced in Colombia is transported and marketed outside the country by the Mexican drug cartels.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Canadian killed in Mexico City washed money for El Pistache of La Unión de El Betito

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-thank you BB follower-from Diario Contra Replica

Jodh Singh Manj, the Canadian man who was executed last week in the parking lot in a Santa Fe shopping center was the main money launderer for David García Ramírez, “El Pistache”, ex-leader of the La Unión de Tepito cartel.

The woman who accompanied him is the one who helped “El Pistache” and Roberto Moyado Esparza, “El Betito”, to rent apartments and other places to hide or live.

Reports obtained by ContraRéplica reveal that the Canadian who was 31 years old, worked with the criminal group of La Unión de El Betito.

In recent months, the Canadian helped El Pistache to launder the money they obtained from their various illicit activities. He invested it in shadow businesses and then returned the cleansed money to the Union leader.

Cd Hidalgo, Coahuila: SEMAR Patrol Attacked by Armed Criminals

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Vanguardia

According to local media, authorities of the Coahuila government report a balance of one Marine dead and two civilians killed.

This Thursday morning there was a confrontation on federal highway number 2 Piedras Negras- Nuevo Laredo , between elements of the Secretariat of the Navy and armed men, which left at least three people dead; one on the side of the armed forces and two on the side of the criminal group.

The facts were recorded the morning of this Thursday in the vicinity of the town of Hidalgo, Coahuila, almost on the border with the State of Nuevo León, near the border area with the Rio Grande.

Although the facts were recorded around six o'clock in the morning of this Thursday, it was around 10:30 am that federal highway number 2 was closed to traffic, in the vicinity of the municipality of Hidalgo, due to the research work carried out by the staff of the General State Prosecutor's Office (FGE).

As a result of this situation, long lines have been created in both directions of the road, since the aforementioned road is one of the busiest routes for those who travel from the North region of Coahuila to Nuevo León or Tamaulipas and vice versa.

Guerrero: Community Police Take Over Security from Petatlán Municipal Police

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Excelsior

Elements of the Civic Police of Costa Grande, attached to the Union of Peoples and Organizations of the State of Guerrero, (UPOEG) took control of the Municipal Directorate of Public Security and Traffic of Petatlán Guerrero and disarmed the Municipal Police in turn , to whom they accused of working with an organized crime group called 'Guerrerense Guard'.

The disarmament of Municipal Police occurred around the 5 pm on Monday, when the group of Community Police burst into the municipal seat, from the community of Santa Rosa, where on December 2 announced their conformation.

The Municipal security elements did not resist and were placed face down on the esplanade of the barracks , while the Community Police took control of the facilities.

The community spokesman, Víctor Espino Cortés, said they discovered that the radio communications equipment of the Municipal Police were connected to the radio equipment of the criminal group that operates in the area .

Reynosa Tamps: Military Confrontation May Have Unleashed New Wave of Violence

Yaqui for Borderland Beat  from: Debate

                           Military repels attack of alleged assassins in Reynosa, Tamaulipas
            The balance of the crossfire was a detainee, a gunman shot and a high power arsenal

However today : Clashes in Reynosa unleash panic, a possible reprisal for yesterdays Military action.
A person without life and two students injured was the balance left by the violent day.

Alleged members of the CDN, the Cartel de Noreste, engaged in  a confrontation against elements of the Eighth Military Zone in the municipality of Nueva Ciudad Guerrero, with the balance of a gunman shot , one arrested and an arsenal of high-powered weapons secured in two vehicles that left abandoned when fleeing.

The state delegation of the PGR did not specify the day of the events, but according to residents of the neighboring border municipality could be derived from an intense shooting occurred last Saturday in the rural area of ​​the municipality. ( Don't forget the bloodbath at Bar Carpa, Sat/ Sunday)

The PGR explained in the communiqué that elements of the Ministry of National Defense maintained a confrontation with armed civilians in the vicinity of the town of Nueva Ciudad Guerrero, where a dejected aggressor, who wore a cap with the acronym "CDN" (Cartel from the Northeast) and a gunman was arrested.