Monday, October 22, 2018

Cd Obregon Awakes to Dismembered Bodies

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Tribuna

Ciudad Obregón, Sonora:  In the early hours of Saturday, October 20, in a new macabre discovery, the dismembered bodies of two people were discovered in the streets of the city center.  The dismembered bodies were located on Sinaloa and Nainari streets; So far the identity of the victims of violence is unknown.

The bodies were found around 03:10  in the morning when security officers received the report, which quickly moved to the place to cordon off the area .

Later the names of the two bodies were identified as Héctor and Julián SG, 50 and 46 years old, both brothers , who had their address on Durango street in the northern part of the city.

On the site of the report were agents of the Municipal and State Police , and elements of the Forensic Medical Service for the removal of both bodies and their transfer to the amphitheater .

It is unknown  if they had been reported missing.

GU's El Rana, another central character in the Iguala freed

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Reforma
"No evidence and Human rights association recommend his release. His charge of organized crime also dismissed, he says it was a case of mistaken identity"

Citing "lack of evidence"to prosecute for the kidnapping of the 43 missing Ayotzinapa normalistas, a federal judge ordered the release of Erick Sandoval Rodríguez, alias "La Rana". Sandoval will leave the federal prison of Durango in the next few hours. 

"Because his probable responsibility for the crime of kidnapping has not been proven, so far."  The 43 young people disappeared 4 years ago in Iguala, Guerrero, setting off global outrage. Most of the suspects  arrested have been released. 

Cooler with decapitated head and message discovered in Acapulco

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from VXT

A human head was left inside a cooler on the Acapulco-Mexico federal highway at La Tolva. 

The discovery occurred at 11:30 in the evening. The cooler was left on the sidewalk with the cover positioned  on it's side and inside the head of a man in addition to  narcomensaje. 

The head was taken to the Semefo.

Translated by Sol Prendido 
Message says: 

This happened to me because I supported Capuchino and the people of Cayeta. You gang of assholes will all end up like this. Keep trying to heat up the plaza with all the dumb shit you’re doing. You sons of bitches.

Protesters Burn Patrol Units in Jerécuaro, GTO

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Riodoce

                                     Protesters  burn patrol units in Jerécuaro, Guanajuato
October 21, 2018
Alleged protesters arrived on Saturday afternoon at the square in the center of the city of Jerécuaro, in Guanajuato, with cardboard sign demanding the withdrawal of the single police command of the area, and burned a motorcycle and a patrol unit of the Public Security forces of the area ie: State and Municipal Transit Police.

Those involved said they were originally from Apaseo el Grande and that someone had paid them up to 2, 500 Pesos for going to "relax the armaments " in Jerécuaro. At least six of the alleged protesters were arrested when they left Jerécuaro on a bus, Apro reported.

They arrived with posters  that said "Out with the bad government" and "Out with the Single Command" and "Enough with a Corrupt Government".

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Ciudad Juárez prison interview - sicario human sacrifice to Santa Muerte

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-From Small Wars Journal
"Edgar" in Juárez Cereso
Quite a bit if controversy now exists related to the narco variant of Santa Muerte veneration and worship which is very dark in its spirituality and amoral in nature. This is in contrast to more mainstream forms of Santa Muerte spirituality that are folk religion based within the broader Catholicism paradigm. As a result criticisms have now been made that narco variant perceptions are contrived, biased against the religious conventions of Santa Muerte adherents, or even part of some sort of conspiratorial agenda. Transcripts of a prison interview conducted by two Dutch documentary filmmakers—one of whom is a cultural anthropologist who recently completed his PhD focusing on the Mexican drug war—at VISITA CERESO CD with a Juárez Cartel sicario provides another example of the dark spirituality that the narco variant of Santa Muerte spirituality now represents. – The El Centro Senior Fellows

This interview of “Edgar” was conducted by Voeten and Engels, CeReSo, Ciudad Juárez, October 2016. It is an excerpt from the PhD thesis from Teun Voeten, titled: The Mexican Drug Violence: Hybrid Warfare, Predatory Capitalism and the Logic of Cruelty. 274-276. See also: Maaike Engels and Teun Voeten, Sacrifice. Belgian Canvas TV, 2017.

dgar is a young man of twenty-six years, and he is doing a ten-year sentence for illegal possession of firearms and kidnapping. He says he has killed nearly sixty people working as a sicario for the Juárez Cartel, but since there is no proof—he is not sharing the details—he cannot be convicted for these murders.

4 Arrested with 100 Kilos of "Possible" Pot

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Excelsior

Derived from a security operation, the Ministry of Public Security (SSP) arrested four people for drug dealing and carrying guns in the streets near the city ​​hall of Cuauhtémoc; and another person who tried to release the accused was also arrested.

Preventive police conducting a patrol in the Morelos neighborhood when they detected a man carrying a shotgun, who upon noticing the police presence tried to flee and entered a neighborhood on Tenochtitlán street.

Upon entering a building, the soldiers observed three more people who were processing/packaging/guarding  about 100 kilograms of "possible" marijuana.

Immediately, the police arrested three men and one woman, and confiscated  the drugs, a scale, cell phones and  long weapons; a person showed up claiming to be a lawyer and said he knew the officials , however, the man was also arrested.

According to the protocol of police action, the arrestees were informed of their rights and transferred to the corresponding Ministerial Agency.

2 US Criminals Hide Out for 19 Years in Pescadero, BCS

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: El Mundo Digital

La Paz, BCS:  The couple of US citizen / criminals detained by the Attorney General's Office in the town of Pescadero lived 19 years in hiding in Baja California, while the FBI was looking for them in their native North Carolina for money laundering and commercial selling of marijuana.

The elements of the attorney general's office, together with the staff of the National Institute of Migration, have arrested two Americans in Baja California Sur who have been searched for by the FBI for 19 years.

The two inmates are Robert Edward Freer , 61 years old and Wendy Galbraith or Wendy Galbraith Col Freer, 52 years old who are husband and wife and have been prosecuted in the East District of North Carolina November 8, 1999 for conspiracy to distribute marijuana and money laundering, but they quickly escaped from the area when they learned of the existence of federal charges.

In mid-July this year, Commissioners Dan Tubman and Bryan Koning of the DEA  found information indicating that the couple lived on the peninsula of Baja California Sur in Mexico with different names.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Arrest 6 on suspicion of hanging the narco messages in Durango

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat -from El Siglo Durango-Thank you Roberto R

It would appear that the narco mantas in question are those displayed at two parks and cathedral in Durango City and signed CJNG and CDNG.  The initial investigation was to first rule out if they were a hoax. 

An investigation has been ongoing since October 14 to determine the origin of the displaying of three narco messages with intimidating messages. The investigation led to the arrest of six alleged perpetrators; five Durangoans and one foreign.

Drug Ring Busted in So Cal Using Aztec Replicas for Smuggling

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Debate

Los Angeles, Ca: A network of drug dealers in Southern California who shipped drugs to Hawaii hidden in Aztec calendars and effigies was dismantled today. Eight residents of Southern California were arrested today by authorities while another was already in jail, accused of sending about 90 pounds of methamphetamine in the replicas of old figures.

According to the Central District Attorney's Office of California, the arrests correspond to seven charges made on October 10, against defendants accused of "conspiring to distribute methamphetamines."  The indictment includes an attempt to board 11.7 kilos of pure methamphetamine on July 17 through a Postal Service office in Garden Grove, southeast of Los Angeles, California.

Those that seemed to be decorative replicas of the famous Aztec calendar and effigies of this culture were stuffed with drugs, according to the authorities who managed to seize three shipments.

Gro: 200 Women Assassinated; 160 in Acapulco Alone

Translated By Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: El Sol

By: Carlos Moreno A.

Around 200 women have been killed in this 2018 in Guerrero, according to figures from representatives of feminist organizations, of which Acapulco has more than 160 cases.

Although Acapulco, Guerrero, has been one of the best tourist destinations in Mexico for its beaches and nightlife, for women it has become an unsafe place according to the United Nations Organization for Women.

Acapulco will end the year as the most violent city for women in Mexico, as indicated by representatives of organizations and civil associations, despite the fact that the gender alert was declared in 2017 in municipalities of the state, through the National Commission for Prevent and Eradicate Violence against Women (Conavim), in Acapulco, Chilpancingo, Zihuatanejo, Iguala, Coyuca de Catalán, Ometepec, Tlapa and Ayutla de los Libres.

Caleta Acapulco: Tourists Hang Out with Dead Bodies

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: El Sud

                              Tourists hanging out next to corpses of two men killed on Caleta
By: Carlos Moreno A.

The normalization of violence in the port of  Acapulco  has reached levels where bathers of  Caleta,  the iconic beach of the traditional tourist zone, keep enjoying the sun and the sea in front of the bodies of two young men who were killed in an armed attack , perpetrated by unknown men last Sunday.

The State Prosecutor's Office reported that the victims were being chased by a moving vehicle and when they tried to flee to the beach area of ​​Caleta, they  were attacked with bullets on the Malecon.

Also, the agency said that the two deceased were not tourists and that the Public Prosecutor "suspects that they were drug dealers or extortionists who were deprived of their life by a criminal group", because in the place of the murder they found five bags with presumed marijuana.

Playa Difuntito, BCS: 289 Kilos of Pot, Crystal and Coke

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Debate

La Paz, Baja California Sur : The Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), through its Delegation in the State of Baja California Sur, initiated an investigative portfolio for the commission of a crime against health, after locating and securing of 41 packages of marijuana on a beach near La Paz.

The operation was carried out thanks to an anonymous report, which indicated that on Playa El Difuntito, several boats had come into shore to unload various packages that apparently contained marijuana , crystal meth and cocaine. Men arrived in trucks without plates of circulation and tinted windows for the pick up.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Veracruz: Clandestine Grave May Contain 500 Bodies

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: UniMexicali

From November 3 to 9th, the search for clandestine graves will begin at kilometer 13 1/2  in Veracruz; after two long years of bureaucratic struggle.

Through an anonymous message addressed to Colectivo Solecito de Veracruz, as happened with Colinas de Santa Fe, ( another common grave location ) they were given the exact point to carry out the search.

"Just as the information came in about  Colinas de Santa Fe , this is how it came to us, so we do have hope, because when I joined in 2016, there was already a  lot of evidence. By means of a digital mail called Notinfomex, they tell us, it was addressed to us, sent anonymously, to the mothers of the Solecito Veracruz Collective who are looking for their children, with instructions to look in 143 1/2 zone and  there you will find them and we may find as many 500 bodies. 

They sent us the map, the crosses and GPS coordinates, " said Rosalía Castro Toss, mother of Roberto Carlos Casso.

Yuriria Gto: Son of Deputy Attorney General Assassinated

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Proceso

GUANAJUATO, Gto :  Juan Carlos Tinoco Hernández, son of the head of the Deputy Attorney General for Specialized Care, Zucé Hernández, was murdered on Thursday in the municipality of Yuriria.

The Attorney General's Office (PGJ) confirmed the homicide of  Juan Tinoco, who worked as an expert in the Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC).

According to the first report of the municipal police, at noon neighbors of Cantera Street, in the Lindavista neighborhood, reported to the 911 emergency number that they heard multiple gunshots in a building in the area and then saw several men leaving who continued firing their weapons in front of the building, before fleeing.

When the agents arrived at the scene they found the young man lying on the floor with several bullet wounds. Paramedics came to help him, but seconds later he died.

Juarez: 4 state and municipal police suffer reprisal attacks in 48 hrs after torture video is published

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

There were rumors yesterday that Commander Armengol, who tortured a La Linea Member caught on cell phone footage, was killed.  However his name was not released as being hurt or killed.  Further, he was being detained.  

He was terminated from his position in the aftermath.

An element of the State Security Commission (CES) died this afternoon after a new attack on police officers in Ciudad Juarez, the State Attorney General's Office said.

This makes four assaults against state and municipal police in 48 hours.

The last event was recorded in the Avenida de las Torres and Paseo de los Compositores, in El Campanario Fractionation.

The authorities reported that the agent was transferred to the Regional Hospital 66 of the IMSS, where despite receiving medical attention his death was reported.

Additionally, yesterday an element of the Municipal Public Security Secretariat (SSPM) was shot dead in his house in Colonia Los Ojitos.

The SSPM reported that the attack against agent Miguel Ángel Salas López, 35, was a reprisal killing.  

Matamoros Tamaulipas: Arrest "El Panilo" CDG's Reynosa Leader in, priority for Texas and Tamps

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Reforma

Petronilo Moreno Flores, aka "El Panilo", was arrested in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, in an operation carried out by elements of the Mexican Army.  He was a "Most Wanted" by the Mexican federal government,

The operation was carried out in the residential Paseo Fractionation, in the northwest of the City.

According to witnesses, it was around 6:30 am today when Army elements arrived in the area in vehicles and helicopters. Elements arrived in the area in vehicles and helicopters.

"El Panilo" is one of the priority objectives of the federal government, Tamaulipas and Texas.

No shots were reported in the area and so far it is unknown if there were more people detained.

He is the leader of the CDG Scorpions group of Gulf in Reynosa,

Thursday, October 18, 2018

CJNG Guanajuato leader, "El Señor de la Silla", has reportedly died in León

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-Material from Milenio-

Note:  I know some of you have sent this story in for few days.  I was hesitant to run with it as I was not certain it was factual. Milenio is now reporting State Officials have confirmed to them El Señor de la Silla is dead. El Señor de la Silla was an integral figure in Guanajuato for CJNG against El Marro for control of fuel lines…If true his death would have been on the 14th or 15th ...Chivis

The alleged leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, Francisco Cerda Guillén, El Señor de la Silla (Lord of the Chair), died a few days ago in one of his properties located in the city of León, Guanajuato.

So far, no federal authority has confirmed the death; however, state government sources told MILENIO that El Señor de la Silla has died of a heart attack.

Torture Video: and fall out from Juarez Police torture of detained La Linea member

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland beat from: El Diario

                  Municipal Police of Cd Juarez Torture member of "La Linea"; accused of attacking State Police

Ciudad Juarez: The images of the exact moment when agents of the State Police were attacked in the exchange office of a commercial plaza on Las Torres Avenue. The images of the security cameras show the interior and exterior of the establishment.

The officers of two units were outside the business when they were surprised by the hitmen, it is observed in the recording. Two agents and a local worker ran inside to get to safety and the other officers took shelter behind their units while the gunmen carried out more than 27 shots.

In the outside shot of the establishment you can see the moment when a car passes in front of the officers and turns to then return and park next to the exchange house. After stopping the car, three men descended and with long guns fired at the police.

Badiraguato Sinaloa: Fighting of "Chapitos" against Chapo's brother has caused hundreds of families to flee

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat- From Reforma

More than 300 entire families from seven villages of Badiraguato have been  displaced since July of this year by disputes between the children and one of the brothers of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera.

According to the Secretariat of Social Development of Sinaloa, the towns that had displacements are Potrerillos, Carricitos, Saucitos, and San Javier, San Javier de Arriba, Cieneguita de los López and Sierrita de Potrerillos.

These towns were turned into disputed land by Aureliano Guzmán Loera, brother of "El Chapo", and of Jesús Alfredo and Iván Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar, sons of the capo who faces a trial for drug trafficking in the United States.

Inhabitants of San Javier, San Javier de Arriba and Potrerillos, who requested anonymity, narrated that the struggle began in 2017.

Juarez: Tortured while in police custody, identified as La Linea hitman

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-El Diario and Reforma-thank you Javier!

Sources within the Municipal Public Security Secretariat (SSPM) revealed that the person seen in a video being tortured by one of the Coordinators of the Municipal Police, is  Rogelio Celaya Maynez, presumed member of the criminal group 'La Línea'.

This morning he was arrested after an attack on elements of the State Police, outside a house of exchange of  Ramacoi Ave, a few meters from De las Torres Ave.

In the video that was sent anonymously to El Diario, the alleged hit man is interrogated under torture by Commander Armengol, while he is trying to extract information in relation to people and places where weapons are kept.