Saturday, July 4, 2020

Celaya Guanajato: 12 Seconds

In 12 seconds sicarios arrive, exit the vehicle, shoot and kill 2, then flee without interference.  An unsuspecting woman is casually walking towards the execution....She spots the gunmen turns around and runs for her life.

Nini vs Ruso: Radio narrative says Negro Azabache is alive and joined Los Chapitos

Gus for Borderland Beat  TY  Hombre de Overol

In a Radiofrequency narrative, allegedly it states that Los Chapitos didn’t kill Negro Azabache.  

The information in the radio conversation is that he has left Rusos and joined Chapitos.

Azabache sends a message out that if anyone wishes to do likewise and wants to join Los Chapitos, they are welcomed but if they don’t…. they will die with Ruso. 

Additionally, they say that Ruso no longer has any backing.

Allegedly, it is Azabache heard speaking on the recording.

From HDO:  "Here is another audio of Los Chapitos sending a message to Rusos men that they abducted and have Negro Azabache. 

 They allowed him to communicate himself where he says he was given a second chance."

(image at left was emailed to me on June 25th.  Below   purportedly is El Nini...)

Celaya Guanajuato: Cartulinas, head and body parts found in hood and trunk

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat SoldeBajio

Residents of the Parque del Cimatario street of the Hacienda Natura neighborhood found a human head and dismembered body parts wrapped in a black bag.

After 10:30 p.m., residents of the area reported to 911 the discovery of human remains, the head above the hood of a dark-colored vehicle and underneath is a cartulina used by organized crime to send messages. There was a second message left at the scene allegedly from CSRL (Marro).
Manta reads as follows: Here lies the man who escaped you guys on the day of the explosions near the communal ranches. I’ve disposed of your bitch ass trash here for you Jalisca pieces of shit. Guanajuato belongs to Guanajuato. - Sol Prendido 
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Friday, July 3, 2020

Coahuila Security Forces repel attack and kill five in Torreón

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Siglo de Torreón

Fuerzas de Seguridad de Coahuila Secretariat confirmed the shooting of five people, after repelling a firearms assault earlier today in the city of Torreón.

According to the agency, the events occurred in the Miguel Hidalgo neighborhood when walking on a surveillance patrol, the elements were attacked by a man, who took refuge inside a home.

When the officers arrived at the site, they were attacked again, this time by four people. After repelling the attack, all five alleged assailants were killed.

At the scene short and long arms were secured and made available to the authorities.

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Nuevo Laredo Tamaulipas: Mexican Army kills 12 members of CDN Tropa del Infierno

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat 

A confrontation broke out between elements of the Mexican Army and members of "Tropa del Infierno”. (The Troop of Hell), the enforcer wing of the Northeast Cartel aka CDN.

The army was on a surveillance patrol on a highway close to the airport in Cd. Victoria, Tamaulipas, in the Los Fresnos neighborhood, when they were attacked by a group of Tropa, who immediately began firing at the elements with heavy weapons.

The Tropa members were wearing cloned uniforms of the Mexican Navy (Marina) and were identified as Tropa del Infierno sicarios.

The clash occurred around 5:30AM.

The army along with the National Guard managed to repel the attack which left 12 Tropa members dead.  Images depict the dead in the bed of a pickup and alongside the vehicle. Seized were various vehicles of the organized group, along with weapons.

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Silao Guanajato: Marro sends a message to Silao Police and Sec of security after the killing of 3 police

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   TY Follower via comments  Source Source
Marro's third video sent in 10 days, He says they tried to stop his mother as she exited prison…. "El Marro" mentions that they did not count on him already transferring the women to another car.” 

Se atribuye El Marro asesinato de tres policías en Silao 

On June 29, four elements of Public Safety in the municipality including a commander were ambushed by a commando while patrolling near the La Joya shopping center in Silao, of which three policemen died and one more was seriously injured.

Subsequently, the elements that entered on duty refused to go on surveillance tours. Hours later in a press release, it was announced that they would only go out to work under greater security conditions.

It was around 1:30 in the morning when the elements identified as Julio, Antolín, Eduardo and Francisco were in two patrols along Silao Avenue, located next to the shopping plaza. After the detonations, near the scene, they called the emergency services and these once on the scene, officers confirmed that two of the uniformed men were deceased, they administered  first aid to the other two and they were transferred to the hospital with one dying on the way.

Hours after the statement that the police corporations of the municipality of Silao issued in Facebook groups an edited video began to circulate with audio of who is presumably José Antonio Yépez Ortiz. In the video, at least one SUV-type truck and a car with public safety features can be seen in the background.

Jerécuaro Guanajuato : 5 police killed in attack, 2 wounded

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Reforma

Five Guanajuato Public Security police officers were shot to death this Friday in the Municipality of Jerécuaro.

The justice institution revealed that the attack on the Apaseo El Alto-Jerécuaro highway also left two female officers of the Single Command with gunshot wounds.

"In the face of this criminal attack perpetrated by members of Organized Crime, the Secretary of Public Security of the State reiterates that this attack will not go unpunished, which is why at the moment it supports and contributes to everything necessary before the competent authority for the total clarification,  of the facts but also so that all the weight is applied against the alleged perpetrators, "reported the State Public Security.

Sanctions are sought against judges who released El 'Marro's' mother

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Aristegui Noticias

This Friday, at the security meeting, the Secretary of the Interior, Olga Sánchez Cordero, released a theory that exists in the Judiciary about the search, which states that when there is information that a home is committing an unlawful, you can intervene, said President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

The aforementioned, after it was announced that the release of several members of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel was due to an alleged search without a warrant, since it was late. (judicial citing procedure errors and violation of civil rights is the most common method of releasing arrested organized crime leaders and influential members)

Regardless of what time the order came, when the police and the National Guard entered, what they found is drugs and money; and yet, another criterion was applied.” he said during the morning conference.

New Index Finds Corruption Worsening Across Latin America

"MX" for Borderland Beat; InSight Crime
Mexico ranks 8th on the list (Source: CCC)
An index looking at the ability of Latin American countries to combat corruption has highlighted that signs of progress are still few and far between, and the region as a whole is backsliding.

The 2020 Capacity to Combat Corruption (CCC) Index found that, in 2019, many countries in the region have moved away from anti-corruption measures. And the timing could not be worse, since corruption and graft have held back Latin America’s pandemic response in myriad ways.

To measure the degree of impunity in each country, the report — put together annually by the Americas Society and Council of the Americas‘ (AS/COA) Anti-Corruption Working Group and Control Risks — examined legal capacity, political institutions and civil society responses. Below, InSight Crime takes a look at how the countries compare — from above average to worryingly poor.

El Marro didn't show up at his "daughter's birthday".....and evaded capture

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   Milenio

It was supposed to be a set up in the capture of El Marro.

A phone call intercepted by federal authorities, which revealed he planned to visit his daughter for her birthday last weekend, led to an operation in which they failed at capturing  him but it did cost his mother, sister, and his cousin, their freedom.

According to information confirmed by MILENIO with first-rate sources, it was on Friday when the National Intelligence Center detected a telephone conversation in which José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, El Marro had contemplated his possible presence at the celebration.
Authorities hoped that the Huachicolero (fuel theft) leader to spend Father's Day behind bars.

But once again, they failed.

From Mexico City, in a matter of hours, an operation was orchestrated in which no other authority would be informed to avoid leaks. They left on Saturday morning heading to Guanajuato and they had detected a ranch in the rural community of Celaya where it was assessed, that the party would be. Without further details, the Guanajuato State Attorney General's Office asked for rapid approval for searches and thus avoid stumbling blocks, as happened with the capture of El Marro wife, who had to be released due to lack of basic legal paperwork.

Authorities freeze 127 bank accounts linked to suspects in Mexico City's police chief attack

"MX" for Borderland Beat; TY to "Chava"
UIF chief Santiago Nieto Castillo
Mexico’s Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) confirmed yesterday that they froze 127 bank accounts owned by people linked to the assassination attempt against Mexico City police chief Omar Garcia Harfuch carried out last week.

30 of them were owned by the would-be assassins; the remaining 97 were owned by family members or people who worked closely with them. The total monetary amount frozen was not publicly released to the press but the UIF said they were working together with the banks to determine the exact amount.

The UIF confirmed that they carried out this measure after Jose Armando Briseno (El Vaca), the suspect mastermind of the attack, told investigators that he paid each sicario MXN$100,000 to participate in Garcia Harfuch’s hit.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Irapuato: They identify 'El Marro' as the mastermind of the massacre that left 28 dead

Chivis Martinez  Borderland Beat  Source and Milenio

Survivors of the attack detailed that when armed subjects broke into the property, they shouted that "they were from El Marro"

José Antonio Yépez, better known as ' El Marro ' and leader of Cartel de Santa Rosa de Lima operating in Guanajuato was identified as the mastermind of the murder of 28 people in the rehabilitation center of Irapuato.

According to authorities consulted by Milenio, the survivors detailed that when armed subjects broke into the property, they shouted that "they were from El Marro."

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US Nat Guard, FBI, DEA Assist Local LEOs in another Big Covelo, California Bust

Yaqui for Borderland beat from: MCSO / /

On June 24, 2020 the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Mendocino County Major Crimes Task Force,  Mendocino County Probation,  the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency,  the California National Guard Counter-Drug Task Force Unit/High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) members, and the Round Valley Indian Tribal Police Department each served two search warrants in the 77200 Block of Crawford Road in Covelo, California on adjoining properties. 
The warrants were issued for the properties based upon probable cause showing the illegal cultivation of commercial marijuana. At the location 8 persons were detained on site with one having fled the scene. An observation helicopter spotted the fleeing person who entered a white SUV, a short distance away, and a high risk car stopped was initiated, and three more persons were detained.

''El Alacrán'' falls, Implicated in the Murder of Judge Villegas Ortez

Yaqui for BorderlandBeat from: Excelsior / El Sol / LaJornada
                           ''El Alacrán'' falls, implicated in the murder of Judge Villegas Ortez:

Uriel Villegas Ortiz, who handled drug trafficking and other organized crime cases, and Verónica Barajas were shot and killed in front of their two daughters, aged 3 and 7, and a domestic worker.

The gunmen fled the murder scene and remain at large. Upon arrival at the judge’s rented home, the murderers feigned interest in a pickup truck he was selling him before opening fire, the newspaper Reforma reported, as we did here on BB. 

A person identified as Jaime "T", alias "El Alacrán", hitman of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG) , was arrested for his involvement in the murder of federal control judge Uriel Villegas Ortiz, and his wife, which occurred on Tuesday, the 16th June in the city of Colima.

According to the investigations, Jaime Tafolla Ortegaa CJNG's hitman, is also related to the disappearance and feminicide of the deputy Anel Bueno Sánchez.

5 Criminal Subjects Given 55 Year Sentences for Human Trafficking, Mostly Minors and Women

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Excelsior /
          55 years in prison is the sentence of 5 subjects for organized crime and human trafficking:

The five, 3 men and 2 women, are accused of trafficing undocumented immigrants from Ecuador, Colombia, Honduras, Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico to the United States. A trial judge sentenced five people for organized crime offenses in order to commit the crime of trafficking in undocumented immigrants and for trafficking in persons.

The District Judge issued a sentence of 55 years in prison and two million 963 thousand 588.23 pesos of fine against Jesús “H” , alias “El Padrino”, of 38 years six months and two million 26 thousand 710.47 pesos against Benigno "H", alias "Güero" and 16 years six months and 13 thousand 593 days fine against Alma Delia "J", Norma Nidia "M", José Dolores "A".

 Jesús Herrera Rodríguez aka "El Padrino"

- Benigno Herrera Rodríguez aka "El Güero"

- Alma Delia Jiménez Rodríguez

- Norma Nidia Muñoz Guijarro

- José Dolores Aguilar Lira

The five people are part of a band of smugglers of undocumented immigrants, who are attributed to smuggling undocumented immigrants from Ecuador, Colombia, Honduras, Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico to the United States, mainly minors, adolescents and women.

The SEIDO Specialized Unit for Investigation of Traffic in Minors, Persons and Organs (UEITMPO) will provide the evidence, the Fourteenth District Court for Federal Criminal Proceedings in Mexico City, determined the aforementioned penalties.

Suspect in case of Mexico's 43 missing students is arrested, released and then re-arrested outside the prison

"MX" for Borderland Beat; TY to "leChef"
Jose Angel Casarrubias Salgado
Mexico's Attorney General's Office (FGR) apprehended Jose Angel Casarrubias Salgado ("El Mochomo") in Metepec, State of Mexico, last weekend. He is a high-ranking member of the Guerreros Unidos criminal group, which was involved in the infamous case where 43 students went missing in September 2014.

Casarrubias-Salgado was imprisoned at the Federal Social Readaptation Center No. 1 ("Altiplano"), a maximum-security prison in the State of Mexico. However, hours after he was processed, another federal judge ordered his release after determining that there were not enough evidences against him for the organized crime charges the prosecution presented.

After setting foot outside of the penitentiary, he was re-arrested by police officers. His lawyers told reporters that they was not notified of the new charges. There could be a chance that he is released a second time if the charges are deemed insufficient by a judge.

92 People Murdered in the First 48 Hours of July

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Excelsior
                                         Scene outside the Massacre in Irapuato this morning
The month of July began with 92 people killed, of which 33 cases occurred in the state of Guanajuato. Photo: Dark Quarter

The month of July began with 92 people assassinated, of which 33 cases occurred in the state of Guanajuato , 30 percent, according to the report of victims reported for the crime of homicide (State Prosecutors and Federal Dependencies).

In the document, prepared by the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP), it is established that the other entities with the most homicides on Wednesday were Michoacán and Puebla, with 8 victims each.

The daily average of 92 homicide victims, with which July opens, exceeds the 80.4 with those that closed June, month in which 2,413 cases of murdered people occurred.

Gunmen kill 28 people inside rehab center in Irapuato, Guanajuato

"MX" for Borderland Beat; TY to "leChef"
Mexican authorities arrive at the scene and cordon the area
Gunmen stormed into an unregistered drug rehabilitation center in Irapuato, Guanajuato, and killed at least 28 people. The police said that the attackers burst into the rehab center with the intention of killing everyone inside since no one was abducted.

Eye-witnesses said that the gunmen arrived at the scene in a red vehicle and ordered everyone to lay down on their stomach next to each other. Photos circulating on social media show that the victims were lying down when they were sprayed with bullets. Twenty-four people were killed at the scene but four more died while receiving medication attention.

No motives were given by press time, but investigators say that the attack was likely drug-related. Guanajuato is Mexico’s most violent state this year and is the battleground of a bloody turf war between the local Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel (CSRL) and the rival Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).


Two dead men in Sinaloa were stuffed in bags while still alive; both victims could be foreign nationals

"MX" for Borderland Beat; TY to "Parro"

On Sunday afternoon, Sinaloa authorities stumbled upon a gruesome discovery: two men were kidnapped and stuffed inside a bag and a suitcase while they were still alive. The victims were not dismembered. They were forced in their bags and left to die. The autopsy confirmed that both of them died of asphyxia inside their bags.

Their bodies were found in a dump yard in northern Mazatlan after several eye-witnesses called the police. One of the victims was placed inside what appears to be a travel bag. His body was wrapped with a rope to prevent him from breaking free. The other victim was placed inside a suitcase. The identities of the victims have not been fully identified, but investigators say they could be foreign nationals. 

The victims could be Oscar Fabian (aged 30) from Chile and Cristian Ignacio (age 29) from Argentina. Their surnames were not released to the press. Both men arrived in Mazatlan on June 20 to promote an investment network about cryptocurrencies.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Mike Vigil: RCQ Will Fall Before He Dies Of Old Age

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Infobae
"He will fall before he dies of old age", Mike Vigil's warning to Caro Quintero, "the Narco of Narcos"; also known as RCQ and Rafa. The Mexican drug trafficker is pointed to for the recent violent events in Sonora, a place that would be challenging other criminal organizations.

Rafael Caro Quintero, the "Narco de Narcos" , is the trafficker for whom the United States Government offers a higher reward, well above that offered by other drug traffickers, such as Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, CJNG's Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes "El Mencho" and that of the Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro.

For the US, his head is priced at USD $20 million, but, in addition, it also means a kind of trophy, since he is accused of the murder of former DEA agent Enrique Kiki Camarena Salazar, in 1985, a crime for which he was imprisoned in Mexico for more than 29 years.