Friday, February 22, 2019

El Chapo Trial: Chapo letter to the court regarding possible jury misconduct [Vice interview}

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

Because the Rules of Criminal Procedure require a motion for a new trial to be filed within 14 days of the verdict, this letter simply requests 30 days to file the motion. 

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Hermosillo Sonora: Narco mantas alledgedly from El Mayo

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Radar Sonora and Facebook

At dawn on Wednesday a narcomanta was hung in this capital city under the alleged authorship of Sinaloa capo  Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, who vows to undertake a criminal cleanse of the country with the support of the Federal Government.

The message says:  The cleansing  begins in the country, we come with the support of the Federal Government, the old school returns. We welcome dialog with all cartels. If cartels do not align, they will be aligned

Sincerely,  Mayo Zambada "

The last of these narco-messages posted in Hermosillo, was against Célida Lópezon the morning of September 15.

The warning was brief and clear: "We do not want cartels from other states, or Hermosillo will get worse than (Ciudad) Obregón."

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Michoacán: 8 Los Viagras Sicarios Killed while covering leader's escape

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  from La Silla Rota

Eight members of Los Viagras, were killed in a clash with soldiers and police in Michoacán.

The State Prosecutor’s office reported that the confrontation occurred at 12:40 local time in the town of Pinzandaro, in the municipality of Buenavista Tomatlán.

Police and the army surprised the group as they travelled in a convoy of trucks armed with assault rifles and grenades.

The suspects attempted to flee by opening fire on the soldiers, seriously injuring a soldier and a police commander.

Eight of the aggressors were killed and 12 were arrested.

Xochimilco: "El Chicatronik", leader of Sicario group for Los Coti, captured

Throw Away for Borderland Beat source La Silla Rota

Since last year In Xochimilco, a wave of homicides had something in common: they were committed with a .40 caliber pistol, "matapolicías", because it perforates armored vests. Experts, informants and investigative agents led to a suspect: Édgar Aníbal "El Chicatronik" or "Tío Chato", leader of assassins of the criminal organization of "Los Coti". At 21 years of age, "El Chicatronik" is already linked to at least five murders, including that of a federal police officer.

He was arrested this weekend by PDI of Xochimilco, in possession of drugs and the weapon linked to the crimes. A fan of in fast motorcycles and jewelry, "El Chicatronik" was one of CDMX's most wanted and some of its homicides were recorded on video, the copy of which La Silla Rota has. According to investigation CI-FXH / XO-2 / UI-3C / D / 0094 / 02-2019, the alleged gunman was captured in Guadalupe I. Ramírez and Callejón de San Bernardino, Potrero de San Bernardino colony, in Xochimilco.

He had cocaine and a .40-caliber Smith and Wesson pistol.

A judge issued an arrest warrant against him for the homicide of Axel Misael, 21 years old, perpetrated on January 3 in Southern Residential Forests.

Sons of El Chapo Ovidio and Joaquin unsealed indictment for arrest and extradition preparation

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat 
Ovidio is the son of El Chapo and Griselda.  Joaquin has the same surname
but has never been listed as one of Griselda’s offspring, 
Some in the Mexican press say they are brothers

On Valentines Day, the indictment and arrest warrants against the sons of El Chapo, OVIDIO GUZMAN LOPEZ, 28, and JOAQUIN GUZMAN LOPEZ, 34,  have been partially unsealed, along with the arrest warrant in the case.  They have been unsealed for the purposes of requirement in the extradition application process, so details are omitted.

From request to seal the documents on 4.2.18 [motion to seal]

This case involves two cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana traffickers who are responsible for conspiring to distribute large quantities of narcotics. The defendants are charged with conspiracy to distribute five kilograms of cocaine, five hundred grams or more of methamphetamine, and one thousand kilograms of marijuana for importation into the United States. The defendants are citizens of Mexico. While it will be necessary for law enforcement officials to disclose the existence of the Indictment and arrest warrant to foreign and domestic law enforcement officials as part of the extradition and investigative processes, public disclosure of such information could jeopardize the investigation and put law enforcement officials, their sources of information and their families at risk.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Narco message appears showing the person responsible for the murder of six people in Iztapalapa

Sol Prendido for Borderland Beat from Noventagrados

For backstory read Oaxaqueño's post using this hyperlink 

Mexico City, February 19, 2019.- 

Last weekend there were 5 men and a woman killed in the streets of the Los Reyes Culhuacán neighborhood. In the city hall of Iztapalapa, a manta appeared in which the alleged perpetrator is shown, who is assured that he is protected by federal and capital agents.

According to the manta, Gerardo M., "El Yayo", leader of the criminal group "Los Rodolfos", is responsible for the crime at dawn on Sunday.Mexico City, February 19, 2019.- 

The manta is signed by "Pueblos Unidos" and in it they accuse that "El Yayo" is protected by federal agents, from the SSP (Delegation of the Public Security Secretariat) of Coyoacán, and the Public Prosecutor's Office of the sale of illegal drugs.

Oaxaca: A couple is executed in their home, CJNG returns to leave narco manta

Sol Prendido for Borderland Beat

“The cleansing has begun; this morning is a warning to those who owe commander “R8”

Sincerely, CJNG

The case of a couple who was brutally executed in their home is causing a sensation on social medias because, through social networks, it was announced that moments after the crime a narco manta signed by the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) appeared at the scene.

The events occurred around 08:20 hours this Monday in an address located on Second Private St. and Ninth North in the Cuauhtémoc neighborhood, in the municipality of Santa Rosa Panzacola, in Oaxaca.

The victims were identified as Soledad, 28, and Fredy, 30, who are presumed to have only lived for six months at the address where they were executed.

According to El Imparcial de Oaxaca, a group of strangers knocked on the door of the building, so Fredy, who allegedly was waiting for a delivery from a postal worker, opened and was shot several times at point-blank range.

El Chapo Trial: Juror claims during trial, 5 jurors followed Vice's Trial coverage

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

Juror says he also checked press trial coverage

“A lot of people were having difficulty thinking about him being in solitary confinement, because, well, you know, we're all human beings, people make mistakes, et cetera,” the juror said. A handful “talked about whether or not he was going to be in solitary confinement for the rest of his life, because if he was, they wouldn't feel comfortable finding him guilty.”…Chapo Juror

A juror has spoken out to Keegan Hamilton of Vice news and has made the stunning claim that at least 5 jurors, during the trial, followed news coverage including Keegan’s coverage. 

The juror also defied court instructions and kept his/her notes taken during trial

Topolobampo: 630 kilos cocaine seized from a boat

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from Riodoce


Six hundred and thirty kilograms of cocaine were seized by Navy elements from a boat in the port of Topolobampo.
The Secretariat of Navy-Armada of Mexico reported that in addition to the seizure of the drug on Sinaloa's coast February 18, they also detained 15 crew members from the small speedboat type vessel with four high-powered engines.
"This action was carried out after an air and maritime surveillance patrol operation, in which a Mexican Navy plane sighted a suspicious vessel sailing at high speed, which led to the establishment of a joint operation between aeronautical units, personnel of the Marine Corps and surface units (ships) under the concept of trinomial, in order to intercept the vessel and inhibit the alleged criminal action," he details.

Chihuahua: West Zone La Linea leader arrested

Stevectpa Borderland Beat republished for VXT

He threaten then attempted to bribe arresting officers

On Sunday  an alleged leader of the criminal group "La Línea" was arrested by elements of the State Investigation Agency in the municipality of Guerrero.

Through a statement, the State Attorney General's Office (FGE) reported the arrest of Jorge Luis "N", brother-in-law of Julio César "N", alias "El Sixto", who is also a prisoner and was leader of "La Linea "in Temosachi, Matachi and Guerrero.

Agents of the Model Unit of Attention to the Crime of Kidnapping implemented an operative in coordination with the Intelligence Unit of the State Security Commission in the Magisterial colony.

There they intercepted a white Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD pick up vehicle that was driven by Jorge Luis "N", 38, on Joaquín López Ulloa street.

House arrest denied for "El Padrino" (El Jefe de Jefes)

Steve-ctpa for Borderland Beat from excelsior

A federal court denied amparo to Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, who was the leader of the Guadalajara cartel, to serve his sentence of 37 years in prison at his home

The Second Collegiate Court in Criminal Matters of Mexico City denied an amparo  of federal justice to Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, who was the leader of the Guadalajara cartel, to serve his sentence of 37 years in prison at his home, and will continue interned in the maximum security prison of Puente Grande, Jalisco.

The federal magistrates explained that the granting of the domiciliary prison, by age, constitutes a
facultative power of the Judicial Power, depending on each case and is not a right of the person.

"Although due to his age he has a deterioration in his health, the suffering he presents does not show an unnecessary notoriety that he will comply with the sentence imposed".

In his lawsuit, Felix Gallardo argued that he is over 70 years old and his health condition is precarious, so he could reach the benefit of house arrest and in case of not granting it, a case of discrimination would be incurred.  The capo known as "The Boss of Bosses", was convicted for participating in 1985 in the murder of the agent of the Drug Control Administration (DEA), Enrique Camarena Salazar and the Mexican pilot Alfredo Zavala Avelar.

Guerrero: Auto-defense leader and businessman disappear after threats

Throw Away for Borderland Beat from El Diaro

Autodefensa leader and private security entrepreneur disappear

CHILPANCINGO. GRO.- The leader of the Coahuayutla self-defense group, Eleazar "El Chay" Mercado Rodríguez, as well as Leonel Vargas Mata, private security entrepreneur and former escort chief of the former PRI governor, René Juárez Cisneros, were reported missing by their relatives for two weeks.

Mercado Rodríguez and Vargas Mata were candidates for the Mayor's Office of Coahuayutla during the last electoral process. The first was nominated by the PRI-PVEM alliance, and the second by the Social Encounter Party (PES).

Mercado Rodríguez's wife, María Montaño Herrera, told the newspaper El Sur that on the 6th, the two former candidates left the Coahuayutla to hold a meeting with the leader of the Union of Peoples and Organizations of the State of Guerrero (UPOEG), Bruno Plácido Valerio, in El Ocotito, municipality of Chilpancingo, but they never arrived and his whereabouts are still unknown.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Michoacan:: CJNG Narcomantas appear in Uruapan

Throw Away Borderland Beat  from noventagrados

It was Monday morning that police authorities were alerted on one of the pedestrian bridges of the industrial boulevard, on the Benito Juárez road, in front of the Don Vasco University and General Gabriel Cervera Street, in the Mexican Army neighborhood, east of the city, there were "narcomantas".

The narco mantas read:
"for the people of Uruapan, receive greetings from ‘Senor de Los Gallos’, we are already here countrymen

CDMX/Iztapalapa: Targeted Attack Leaves Seven People Dead

Oaxaqueño for Borderland Beat from Animal Political images from Sol 

On Sunday morning at around 03:45 hrs, seven people were shot dead while four others were wounded (two of them seriously and two others minorly). The armed attack occurred in Iztapalapa’s Los Reyes Culhuacán colonia, at the corner of the streets Benito Juárez and Cuitláhuac, situated about ten kilometers southeast of Mexico City’s Zócalo. Most reports indicate that the attackers, said to be up to ten people (reportedly at least three people), were travelling in two vehicles and immediately opened fire upon arrival. The victims, who were gathering next to vehicles and drinking alcohol at the time of the assault, were shot at more than 20 times with three different caliber weapons. Out of the deceased victims, six (five men and one woman) died on the spot, including local neighbors identified as one 18-years-old and two 24-years-old men, while the seventh’ victim, a 25-years-old woman, later succumbed to her wounds.

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Michoacan: In one year, PGJE opened 320 investigations against it's agents

Throw Away for Borderland Beat from Quadratin

Morelia, Mich.- The Attorney General of the State (PGJE) opened 320 investigations against its agents for complaints and complaints from citizens; of these, in 92 cases liability was found.

According to official figures from the Attorney General, from January 1, 2018 to January 25 of this year, the result of the investigations led to 40 officers being suspended for their actions and another 12 were dismissed from their jobs.

Officers of the Ministerial Police have also been identified by organized crime groups to engage in acts of corruption, among the most recent is the case of the ministerial command Felix Hernandez Hernandez, whose name appeared last year on two narcomantas in Morelia.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Veracruz: Kidnapped and decapitated woman's husband is accused of Zeta ties

Sol Prendido borderland Beat 

From CJNG manta

What happened to thewife of Luis Manrriguez was for supporting the filthy Zetas of Mr. Pablo Herrera, El Mamito and El Pana. The deal was to deliver those two dogs. But since he didn’t here are the consequences. This goes for all white-collar entrepreneurs who support Mamito and Pana. You’re next Luis Manriquez. We are already locating you. The war started.

Commander 20 Commander 50

Veracruz: Federal Police Sub-Inspector kidnapped on video

Throw Away Borderland Beat translated from Vanguardia

On social networks videos circulated showing the agent taken by force by armed men.

The sub inspector of the Federal Police, Gabriel Pulido Noguera, was kidnapped over the weekend on a highway in the state of Veracruz.

Although the authorities of the Cuitláhuac García Jiménez Morenista government have not spoken about the incident, videos appeared on social networks where the agent is taken by force by armed men.

Sonora: Journalist killed another injured in Hermosillo -3rd in Mexico in 2019

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from CNN Espanol and Animal Political

Journalist Reynaldo López was killed by armed men while driving his car in the city of Hermosillo, Sonora, in northern Mexico. Lopez was traveling with reporter Carlos Cota, who was also injured. The authorities ruled out that the incident is related to the journalistic activity of the victims. Authorities are actually saying it was probably related to illegal activities by “someone close” to the two men.

The Committee to Protect Journalists to classify Mexico as the most dangerous country in the Western Hemisphere for media workers, and second for the most dangerous in the world. 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

GTO: Violent Weekend In Guanajuato, 11 killed

Throw Away Borderland Beat republished from Proceso thank you Sol for images

GUANAJUATO, Gto.- Eleven people were killed in different events in Salamanca, Pénjamo and Abasolo in the course of Saturday, including six men who were executed inside a house in black work in a colony of Salamanca.

The multi homicide was committed almost simultaneously with another homicide in the community of Recuerdo de Ancón also in Salamanca, where a taco street vendor was riddled with bullets.

The Municipal Police of Salamanca received several reports for gunshots in several points of the city. One was referring to a house allegedly abandoned and in black construction on the corner of San Marcos and San Carlos in the San Francisco de Asís neighborhood. It is unknown how the events occurred. The bodies were taken to the Forensic Medical Service and a investigation was initiated. Simultaneously, in the community of Recuerdo de Ancón, another man was killed; his body was lying face down on the side of a car of blocks; the motive of the aggression is unknown.

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BLO: "El JJ" sentenced to 20 years in prison for organized crime

Throw Away Borderland Beat from Proceso

Narcotrafficker José Jorge Balderas Garza, alias "El JJ" ", who shot former player Salvador Cabañas in 2010, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for organized crime.

"El JJ" was convicted by the First District Judge of Federal Criminal Proceedings in the State of Mexico.

This is the second sentence against Balderas Garza. In September 2011, he was sentenced to three years in prison for using a false document and has an open criminal trial case for the attempted murder against Cabañas.

He was arrested on January 18, 2011 in Mexico City by officers of the Federal Police, in compliance with an arrest warrant derived from his participation in the Beltrán-Leyva Organization, as an operator in the Valley of Mexico.