Thursday, May 23, 2019

In confrontation, 1 dead and 7 arrested in Zapotlanejo, Jalisco, in operation by Sedena

During an operation carried out by elements of the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) a confrontation with armed civilians took place in the municipality of Zapotlanejo. Additionally, a person who had been kidnapped was rescued.

SONORA: 14 apprehended in binational operation

As a result of a binational operation that took place in Sonora, where elements of the Regional Security Division of the Federal Police and personnel of the US Customs and Border Protection Office (CBP) participated, 14 people were arrested who allegedly guarded a clandestine camp.

The events occurred when federal agents received an alert from the international border patrol liaison, in which they reported a group of people camouflaged in tactical clothing who remained in a camp set up on a hill very close to the border between the U.S. and Mexico.

Mexico City:2 gangs of drug pushers are dismantled in Tlalpan, main cause of violence in the south

Mexico City police captured two gangs of drug dealers in the Tlalpan city center called Los Macedos and Los Cambrón, identified by the authorities as the main generators of violence in the south of the capital for control of the territory.

From the first group was achieved the detention of six people under the command of Eduardo Mejía Herrero El Macedo, they were caught with 124 plastic bags of marijuana and 50 pesos

Meanwhile, five members were arrested from the second criminal gang, a group led by Jorge Romero Cambrón El Boludo (Mr. Big Balls), who was caught with 75 wrapped rocks of cocaine and cash.

CJNG leaves manta in Uruapan

Authorities of the C5 region in Uruapan, Michoacán, reported the following: Around 10:00 A.M., Elements of the Michoacán Police, located on a pedestrian bridge at Boulevard Industrial
and the corner of Avenida Prolongación Jalisco, Colonia Eduardo Ruíz, township of Uruapan,
Michoacán, a manta, with the following message:

A Boom in Narco - Laboratories as Synthetic Drugs Become More Popular at Home and Abroad

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta
                                                       Narco-laboratories on the rise
                 Synthetic drug dealers have increased profits by reducing their operating costs.

By: Luis Carlos Saénz
Since 2016, the Mexican Army has secured 273 methamphetamine factories. Sinaloa, once resistant to enter that market, now leads Michoacán and Jalisco. Only three people were put in a prosecutorial process during that period. Narcos take advantage of low production costs, the secrecy and immediacy to distribute their products and the addictive power of the substances to enhance their illicit business, estimates the organized crime investigator, Sergio Manuel Robles.

In recent years the number of clandestine laboratories for the manufacture of synthetic drugs in Mexico has increased, but their assurance by the authorities is going down, as well as the arrest of alleged criminals involved and the confiscation of substances within the establishments, that have decreased, according to statistics from the Ministry of National Defense.

Video Interview: "I Survived a CJNG Training School"

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: GrupoFormula y Vanguardia
            "I tasted human flesh"; Hired assassin of the CJNG tells how he survived his atrocities
   "You see how they kill people, they test human flesh, you live in terror":  his testimony on video

By: Mariana Cervantes May 21, 2019
"With feet in front" is the only way to escape from the training camp of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), said "Francisco".

"Francisco" - the name he chose to protect his identity - spent three months in a CJNG training camp and gave his testimony to Noticias Telemundo Investigación.

In that time he learned to respect the rules, the handling of short and long weapons, to ambush, and not to be a gossip, however, the most chilling was not to learn to kill, but to eat human flesh.

"You see how they kill people, they test human flesh, you live in terror," he said in an interview with Telemundo.

Francisco, who previously worked in a cookie factory, had to endure physical and psychological resistance tests and overcome loyalty tests. Video Interview on next page:

Tip Leads to $1.3 Million US Dollars and Arms in an OXXO

Yaqui fro Borderland Beat from: GrupoFormula
After anonymous complaint, Authorities find $1.3 million dollars and weapons hidden in an Oxxo.

Elements of the Sedena and the Federal Police carried out the assurance of $1, 373, 235 US dollars plus long and short arms in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora.

The Fourth Military Zone of the northern state reported that the search was made in response to an anonymous report.

According to the reports, the cash was hidden along with two long guns and a short one among drinks of tomato juice. In addition, ammunition of different calibers was also found.

The organization did not give details about the type of warehouse in which the money was found, but it is speculated that the property belongs to an OXXO convenience store .

Money and firearms were made available to the corresponding authorities.

10 Dead in Bloody Confrontation in Uruapán

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Excelsior
Confrontations between antagonistic groups of organized crime left ten dead and three more wounded, police said.

State authorities indicated that the exchange of bullets was recorded in the Colonia Arroyo Colorado; Municipality of Uruapán, Michoacán. 

At the close of this edition, the mortal victims remained as unidentified, while the wounded were taken to hospitals for medical attention, in police custody. When the authorities arrived they described the scene as a battlefield.

Extremely Graphic Images on Next Page:

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Acuña: 2 civilians die in clash against Fuerza Coahuila

Chivis Martinez  Borderland Beat from SigloTorreon 

Note:  North East Coahuila continues to be a hotbed of violence, in the cities north of Saltillo.  In the past week there have been 7 clashes between CDN and Fuerza Coahuila. Fuerza is the so called elite state police force, who replaced GATE.  GATE was created by Humberto Moreira who was governor at the time.  GATE force became as terrorizing as the cartels, according to citizens reports.  Fuerza’s force of 3000 and according to the Governor, their main purpose is to fight Zetas.  CDN has had a hold of  this territory, which is not far from Nuevo Laredo, their most important plaza. 

Zacatecas: "La Barredora" announces arrival and plans to cleanse the plaza of Talibanes

In different locations of Zacatecas La Barredora advertises images of sicarios. They announce their arrival and cleansing plans of Los Talibanes belonging to Z50. And someone known as El Mama Chile (The Cock Sucker) of El Chorizo (Mr. Sausage) and Cabuto.

Manta reads as follows:
La Barredora has arrived. Talibanes belonging to Z50: Mamachiles of El Chorizo and Cabuton

Mantas and a human head are left for Los Virus of Acapulco

At the Calle 25 on the bridge of the Lopez Portillo and Emiliano Zapata neighborhoods. The scene was cordoned off by the police, while personnel of the State Attorney General's Office carried out the legal proceedings.

The severed head was transferred over to the harbor SEMEFO facilities for the applicable legal procedures. While the taxi was towed away to the motor pool for the integration of the investigative folder.

Mantas read as follows:

DOJ Announces Trafficking Ties Between Sinaloa Cartel and UAE

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: USDoJ Photos from Zeta
               Office of the United States Attorneys The United States Department of Justice
                                                     Southern District of California

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of California

Major Takedown Dismantles Multi-State Methamphetamine Network Tied to Sinaloa Cartel
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matthew J. Sutton (619) 546-8941 and Ryan A. Sausedo (619) 546-9689


San Diego, Ca: Indictments were unsealed today in San Diego federal court charging 43 members of a methamphetamine distribution network tied to the Sinaloa Cartel with federal drug trafficking and money laundering offenses.

During the coordinated takedown that began early this morning, investigators executed over a dozen search warrants and seized approximately 80 pounds of methamphetamine, four firearms, and more than $100,000 in U.S. currency. As of today at 5 p.m., 33 of the forty-three defendants are either in federal or state custody. Authorities are continuing to search for 10 defendants. Many of the defendants are scheduled to be arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda Lopez at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow.

930 pounds of meth-embedded carrots stopped at Reynosa-Pharr bridge

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat material from U.S. Customs

Customs and Border Protection officials found $18.5 million worth of methamphetamine in a commercial load of carrots crossing into Pharr, Texas.

The shipment was stopped at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge and searched at the port’s cargo facility May 17, according to a CBP news release. A secondary inspection of the tractor-trailer, using non-intrusive imaging equipment and a canine team revealed 384 packages of methamphetamine in the trailer, weighing almost 930 pounds.

Plan antihuachicoleo has not reduced fuel theft

The federal strategy to combat huachicoleo has not managed to stop the number of attacks on Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) pipelines: despite social programs aimed at discouraging fuel theft and unprecedented deployment of federal soldiers and police to attack the milking, the number of clandestine pits remained practically at the same levels during the first quarter of this year. 

In response to a request for transparency made by this newspaper, Pemex revealed that its pipelines have suffered a total of 4,374 attacks from January 1 to March 31 :1565 in January, 1342 in February and 1467 in March. 

The numbers - disaggregated at the municipality and day levels - not only make it possible to map the behavior of the gangs dedicated to the theft of huachicol at the start of this government, but point to the fact that the milking attempts have not diminished significantly, even in areas of strong military presence, like Hidalgo.

Leader of hacker cartel was earning over 50-100 M pesos per month.

Elements of the Criminal Investigation Agency, of the Attorney General's Office, captured in León, Guanajuato, Héctor Ortiz Solares, El H-1, El Patrón or El Bandido Boss, identified as the alleged leader of the criminal organization called Bandidos Revolutions Team, a group made up of hackers that infected the SPEI system of banks with malware (virus) to extract money and deposit it to third parties.

Officials of the federal government clarified that this criminal organization is not related to last year's attacks on the SPEI system, but that their way of operating was different and they had been operating for five years.

The criminal group had 27 luxury cars of various brands, including Ferrari, Mercedes Benz, Audi, McLaren and Lamborghini, which have an approximate value of between 14 and 16 million pesos.

Forensic Services and Morgues Overwhelmed in Veracruz

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: MND
                               Forensic services overwhelmed in Veracruz: too many bodies
Bodies in hidden graves, violent crime and the closure of morgues have made a bad situation worse

The discovery of scores of clandestine graves in Veracruz in recent years, high levels of violent crime and the closure of several morgues have overwhelmed the state’s forensic services, forcing authorities to acquire another refrigerated container to store unidentified bodies.

From Poza Rica, a municipality in the central north region of the state, to Coatzacoalcos in the south, morgues have been shut down and abandoned, according to a report in the newspaper Milenio. The VIDEO is worth watching.

Chinese Being Trafficked Through Tijuana

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta

Authorities on both sides of the border have identified a human trafficking cell that operates in northwest Tijuana. Despite being an area linked to the CAF, the leaders of the group are linked to the Sinaloa Cartel, the polleros are mostly people born in Michoacán, old residents of the United States, deported on multiple occasions. Victims pay from $25,000 to $70,000 US dollars to reach Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York or Chicago, Illinois.

Information from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE) indicates that for Asians, crossing the United States illegally through the border with Baja California, it costs $45,000 to $70, 000 dollars per person .

The figure can be reduced to around $25,000 - $30,000 dollars, if the transfer of migrants is not in charge of the criminal group from Asia, also depending on the crossing point, how dangerous are the conditions of the transfer to the United States and from the city where they are going to leave.

Sidney Aki, director of the San Ysidro Port of Entry for Customs and Border Protection (CBP, for its acronym in English), explained that at that point it is common to find illegal immigrants of Chinese origin inside the cars: "In the trunk, down between the luggage, between the clothes, on the floor board and near the engine ".

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

VIDEO: Guerrero Auto Defenses Mobilizing Against “Los Dumbos”

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Proceso
     Alert for mobilization of self-defense groups; they fear another shock in Xaltianguis (Video)

By: Ezequil Flores Contreras
Chilpancingo Guerrero:  The Secretary of Public Security of the state (SSP) warned that members of the self-defense of the Union of Peoples and Organizations of the State of Guerrero (UPOEG), moved from the Costa Chica region to the Acapulco-Chilpancingo corridor, which they are currently fighting with the "Los Dumbos" group and the community guard of Tlacotepec.

On an official card, the command of the State Preventive Police (PPE) attached to the sector headquarters of El Limón, reported that on Sunday at about 13:20 hours, at least 60 vehicles were observed in which armed civilians were traveling.

Members of the self-defense of the UPOEG were heading to the town of Tierra Colorada, the municipal capital of Juan R. Escudero, in the Central region of the entity, according to the official statement.

The SSP broadcast a video where the members of the self-defense are observed aboard trucks on the Tierra Colorada-Tecoanapa state highway.

“El Mono” Muñoz Makes Plea Deal, Now is US Informant

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: MySan Antonio y Vangurdia
Juan Manuel “"El Mono” Muñoz Luevano, Politically connected Mexican businessman, once a fugitive, is now a government witness in San Antonio, Texas, USA

By: Guillermo Contreras
A politically connected Mexican businessman pleaded guilty Monday in San Antonio to conspiracy to launder drug money, formalizing a deal that turned the former high-value fugitive into a government informant.

Juan Manuel “"El Mono” Muñoz Luevano, who is from Coahuila, Mexico, was extradited to San Antonio in March from Spain, where he was arrested in 2016 on allegations of importing drugs through one of the European countries’ busiest ports.

Vicente Zambada Niebla' Full Plea Agreement

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

In November 2018, Vicente Zambada entered into a plea agreement to cooperate with the government on several drug trafficking cases.  His sentencing was postponed at that time to await what he testified to during the trial of El Chapo.  He admitted to as much during his testimony at the trial.

Prosecutors have recommended he be given a 17 year sentence, for his ‘Unrivaled’ cooperation against drug lords.  That means he could be out free to live in the U.S. with his family and at least 1 Million USD in the witness protection program.  His family was safely moved to the U.S. when he agreed to cooperate.

It also came out in the trial that he had gained permission from his father, “El Mayo” to leave the organized crime life, just before his arrest.

Subsequent to his receiving his father’s blessing to leave, a meeting was arranged in Mexico City with DEA agents, and it was promised he would not be arrested.  It was a trap.  When he arrived however he was arrested. 

Plea Agreement:

Feds recommend 17 years in prison for Vicente Zambada, out in 5

BrownTown for Borderland Beat from ChicagoSun

 ‘Unrivaled’ cooperation against drug lords, prosecutors say

Federal prosecutors in Chicago are asking a judge to sentence one of Mexico’s most powerful narcotics traffickers to 17 years in prison, giving him a break because of the extraordinary help he gave in providing information about leaders of his Sinaloa drug cartel and their rivals.

Vicente Zambada-Niebla, 44, coordinated trains, ships, Boeing 747s and submarines to move cocaine from South America to Mexico between 1996 and 2008. He also supervised Margarito Flores and Pedro Flores, twins from Chicago who smuggled tons of coke to Chicago. They both got 14-year sentences after they cooperated against the Sinaloa cartel.

Zambada-Niebla moved his family to Spain and Canada, only to get pulled back to Mexico to live and work under the umbrella of his father, the Sinaloa cartel’s shadowy co-leader Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, who remains on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s most-wanted list.

10 Confirmed Dead in Múzquiz, Coahuila Confrontation; State Authorities Refusing to Report Details

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Proceso
                                 Ten confirmed dead in the  Múzquiz, Coahuila confrontation

Saltillo, Coahuila:  The death toll from the armed confrontation occurred on Sunday night in the municipality of Múzquiz, Coahuila is now confirmed as 10.

The local newspaper Zócalo confirmed that the commander of the Criminal Investigation Police at the Mineral de Palaú, Yunir Marcelino, died at 8 a.m. this Monday due to a shot he received in the head. The death of three alleged members of the Northeastern Cartel criminal group (CDN) was also confirmed.

However, municipal authorities unofficially report at least 25 deaths, including three members of the Fuerza Coahuila corporation, which is not yet confirmed by state authorities, who have refused to report details of what happened since Sunday night.