Friday, January 19, 2018

Mini Lic earning his plea deal, already snitched on 125 Sinaloa cartel members-and chapo?

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat translated and republished from Rio Doce

ámaso López Serrano, the Mini Lic , revealed names of more than 100 members (several of high rank) of the Sinaloa Cartel who, whether free or incarcerated, continue to operate, including Ismael Zambada Sicairos, el Mayito Flaco, Ismael Zambada Imperial el Mayito Gordo, and Serafín Zambada Ortiz, Rodrigo Aréchiga Gamboa el Chino Ántrax, among others.
Father and Son

That information, published by Univisión, would have been one of the agreements for the Mini Lic in a plea agreement in order to be protected by the government of the United States, from his fate of a probable, imminent death.  The danger initiated after the war broke out between his father, Dámaso López Núñez, El Licenciado, against the children of Joaquín el Chapo Guzmán, for the control of the plaza.

These names and mode of operation, which the Mini Lic had access to, will strengthen the accusations that exist against members of the Sinaloa Cartel, as it not only provides the necessary tools for prosecutors Adam L. Braverman and Matthew Sutton to have the evidence necessary for, to convict those facing accusations by the United States, but that Lopez Serrano himself could provide his testimony against drug traffickers in judicial confrontations.

Right after revealing that information, Mini Lic pleaded guilty to each and every one of the charges for which he was charged in a federal court in Southern California, which is the same court that conducts the trials against el Chino Anthrax, and Ismael Zambada Imperial.

He sold antiques in Florida, before he helped ‘El Chapo’ launder $100M of dirty gold

posted by Siskiyou_kid for Borderland Beat By Jay Weaver And Nicholas Nehamas
A Miami Herald investigation

The Chicago drug dealers working for notorious Mexican gangster El Chapo had a big problem on their hands: What should they do with the millions of dollars in cash they earned from selling cocaine?

They bought gold. Tens of millions of dollars worth from pawnshops — rings, necklaces and watches. Then they had to find a place to fence it all.

More than a thousand miles away, in an industrial warehouse in South Florida, they found the perfect partner: an obscure gold-trading company called Golden Opportunities. El Chapo’s crew shipped the metal in dozens of FedEx deliveries to the Hallandale Beach company, according to federal court records.
Never miss a local story.

The owners of Golden Opportunities, Jed and Natalie Ladin, may not have known they were working with Joaquín Guzmán Loera, better known as El Chapo — but between 2011 and 2014 his brutal Sinaloa cartel laundered nearly $100 million of cocaine cash through Golden Opportunities, court records show.

A drug cartel’s Midas touch

7 Sicarios taken down in BCS were Terogripenos or Guzmanes

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Zetatijuana article

Subject Matter: Terogripenos, Los Guzmanes
Recommendation: Read this article posted by myself on the original event

In the confrontation, Luis Alfredo Guevara Franco and or Jose Guevara was identified by intelligence forces as sicario and right hand man of Luis Fernando Villalobos Graciano, El Guero Rumble or El Guero Ruffles, who was at the service of Los Damaso, In Comondu there are also outbreaks of violence.

Reporter: Zeta Investigations

Just after eight o'clock on the night of January 6, when elements of the Ministry of the Navy made a stop of two vehicles that circulated through the streets of the Costa Dorada neighborhood in San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos municipality. 
At that time, Navy personnel affirmed:"The Navy was obliged to respond, the citizens were already reporting, because of the ineffectiveness of the intelligence strategy that had been proposed by other corporations;
 the confrontation in Cabo is the result of the pressure and the desire to present immediate results. 
"We had in sight two vehicles, a pick-up double cabin green olive, with plates of the State of California, USA, on board three people were seen of the male sex with tactical vests and long arms, apparently of those known as ' cuerno de chivo or AK 47 ' ; a second gray family van, with plates also from the State of California, you could see four people of the male sex with tactical vests and long weapons ".
It was the initial explanation that the troops gave to their superiors after starting a chase that would become a true massacre by the Marine Corps.

Niece of ex Mayor of Coatzacoalcos kidnapped, narco manta left

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Noreste article and NOTIMEXPR

Subject Matter: CJNG, Coatzacoalcos, Isis Morales de Madrazo
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

Reporter: Jesus Azamar
This Wednesday morning, a narco manta was discovered against Memo Wong and the kidnapping of the niece of the ex Mayor Lemarroy, who is a political operator of Governor Miguel Angel Yunes Linares in the south zone of the State.

Around 08:00 am, Mrs Isis Morales de Madrazo, niece of the ex Mayor of Coatzacoalcos, Rogelio Lemarroy Gonzalez, was kidnapped when various subjects intercepted her while she was dropping off her son to the Pearson College, one of the most exclusive in the city.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Murder of the Little Girl in Red Socks

Posted by DD Republished from Daily Times  and The Frida Medio Blog
Frida's Blog translated by Yaqui

Kneeling at four-year-old Lupita’s grave, Mexican activist Veronica Villarreal spoke to the murdered girl as if she had known her all her short life.

“Hey girl,” she said, laying flowers on the earth.

In reality, Villalvazo never met the child long known only as “the little girl in the red socks.” But she was determined not to let her be just another anonymous statistic in the wave of violence against women and girls in Mexico.

Lupita’s semi-naked body, beaten and sexually assaulted, was found in a Mexico City suburb on March 18.

No one came forward to claim her, and for months, she was known only by the clothing she had on when locals found her in a vacant lot: a pair of bright red socks.

CJNG Narcomanta: "We have arrived" and "The Governor of Puebla is protecting Los Zetas"

Guest reporter "LR"  for Borderland Beat Translated and Republished  from Proceso 

PUEBLA, Pue. - Suspected hitmen of the Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generation (CJNG) hanged a Narcomanta in Puebla. The Narcomanta launches a direct threat against Governor Antonio Gali Fayad, and his Secretary of State Security Jesús Morales, whom they accuse of protecting The Zetas.

The Narcomanta, hung on a bridge on the 16th of September warns: 
"... the government gave entry to the filthy Z ... The population is asked not to cooperate with them since everyone who is detected will be executed, whoever it may be, especially you Gali and Chucho Morales who protect the Bukanas and the Cachetes”

In 17 days, organized crime responsible for 90 murders in Chihuahua

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from La Jornada
The number of alleged homicides committed by organized crime groups rose to 90 in Chihuahua during the first 17 days of the year, according to a newspaper account prepared based on reports from the State Attorney General. The 11 most recent murders in this area occurred between Tuesday night and Wednesday.

An attack on Wednesday left three dead and one wounded, after men armed with high-powered rifles fired at their victims at the corner of 55th and Rosales street, in the neighborhood Popular, of the capital of Chihuahua. The assailants fled in a vehicle. 

Also in the Chihuahua capital, a young man was shot to death in Teófilo Borunda street in the Santo Niño neighborhood. Another young man was injured in the attack and the identity of the victims is still unknown.

Video: Sicarios attack in Salvatierra Hospital, Guanajuato

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Esnoticiasdeveracruz article

Subject Matter: Sicarios storm into hospital to finish off injured person
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

Five killed in Guanajuato, sicarios return to kill a survivor wounded in an earlier shootout

An armed commando of no less than four subjects broke into the General Hospital of Salvatierra this morning in Guanajuato, to execute a patient and the police who had him in custody.

According to preliminary reports, the gunfight was registered around 08:00 am Wednesday morning. The victim had been taken into hospital the night before after surviving another armed attacked in a house in the La Hacienda colonia where five persons lost their lives.

The information portal Agora, published a video that showed the moment when the assassins broke into the lobby and fired at the inhabitants of a particular room. At this time the identity of the victims are unknown, and the authorities have established a security perimeter around the area to carry out the corresponding investigations.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The bloody battle for the Veracruz Plaza

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article

Subject Matter: Veracruz, Los Zetas, CJNG
Recommendation: Read this article by BB forum contributor Mica

Reporter: Noe Zavaleta
In the first 12 days of January, a dozen human heads were abandoned in the insides of four vehicles, with the advertisement that a " criminal cleaning" was going on in the southern zone of the State. The dismembered corpses of the victims, alleged criminals, according to the governor Miguel Angel Yunes Lineares - were left in black garbage bags, the same were found inside of cars in Tlacotalpan, with five bodies, Sayula de Aleman with four bodies, Minatitlan two bodies, and Cosoleacaque with one. The macabre photos from the scenes were circulated in national and international media.

The capital saw a night of terror this past Saturday the 13th, when alleged sicarios of Z-35 ( old school zetas) left nine dismembered corpses in the inside of a minivan, as well as three cartulinas threatening the Secretary of Public Security, Jaime Tellez, and his Director of Operations, Gerardo Guzman, whom were responsible for "not respecting our agreement".

"More united than ever, the people respect", was the phrase that they left in the three messages. In the morning a man had been kidnapped in the Laureles colonia and executed with 14 bullets in front of the Judicial power base of the State.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Emeli, 11 years old, murdered by asphyxiation; stepfather suspected

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from Periodico Central

The mother admitted that she was taken from her house to attend a party, supposedly forced by her husband, the stepfather of the girl, who was the victim of the sixth feminicide in Puebla this year.

By Edmundo Velázquez

Emeli, the eleven-year-old victim of the sixth feminicide in Puebla, was suffocated, according to the necropsy law that was stated in the preliminary investigation. So far, her stepfather is the main suspect and her mother has already testified before the General State Prosecutor's Office (FGE).

According to officials of the Prosecutor's Office in the area, the mother of the minor - sexually abused before being murdered - was initially questioned before the regional Public Ministry, but will have to go to the central building of the Prosecutor's Office in the capital of Puebla to give more details.

So far there is a key witness, her brother, 15 years old. The young man has provided important information about the events. Unofficial versions indicate that the teenager was not in the house because his stepfather ordered him to leave and arrange a stand where they sell vegetables every Sunday. This fact also leads to the stepfather being the main suspect of the feminicide.

Control for street drug trade pushes Tijuana to grisly new record: 1,744 homicides in 2017

Posted by Chvis for Borderland Beat  from SD Union Tribune  Written by Sandra Dibble
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elcome to 2018,” read the threatening and neatly penned message left early this month with the bodies of a man and woman gunned down in the outlying Tijuana development of Villa del Alamo. “The plaza is not Sinaloa’s, it belongs to Nueva Generación.”

After spiking to unprecedented levels last year, the bloodshed in Tijuana has continued at an unrelenting pace in these first days of the new year as two powerful drug trafficking organizations battle for control of the city’s lucrative street drug sales: The long-established Sinaloa cartel and a newer, aggressive group known as the cartel Nueva Generación Jalisco, often abbreviated as CJNG.

As homicides soared to unprecedented levels across Mexico in 2017, Tijuana registered one of the steepest increases in the country. The tally for the year was a record 1,744 homicides — almost double the record of 910 homicides set in 2016, according to figures from the Baja California Attorney General’s Office.

Video:Toys from CJNG leader, El Mencho, given to Children on Kings Day

Posted by Char for Borderland Beat Video from Gillonautas

Nueva Italia, Michoacán

Chivis Note: In Mexico the last celebratory day of the Christmas Holiday season is Mexico, Día de Los Reyes (known elsewhere as Epiphany) to honor the Three Wise Men denoting when they brought gifts to Jesus Christ. 

It occurs on January 6th and people celebrate by exchanging gifts. 

Seemingly, taking a page out of the book; how to win hearts and minds, reminiscent of Osiel Cárdenas Guillén, El Mencho has a toy give away.  You can see Mencho’s men with weapons, guarding the situation on the side, and hearing children thanking Mencho.

Char’s Note: 6 days ago this video was published I just found it. Cjng armed men lead by El Arabe, el Chaparrito, and maestrillo give free toys to the kids you can even hear the kids saying “Tío Mencho” “Uncle Mencho”.

Let’s take a look at what else Mencho gives to children in this archive article written by my cousin Lucio.  Use this hyperlink to the dynamite story

Monday, January 15, 2018

Tijuana BC 2018 : 77 Murdered in the First Two Weeks

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: El Sol de Tijuana

                                                                  Welcome to 2018

By: Uriel Saucedo Jan 14, 2018
Angel F. Gonzalez Jan 7, 2018
Extra Material from: UniMexicali/ Uniradio Informa

The three people killed on Jan 6, 2018,  make of total of 32 violent deaths, ie, criminal murders in the first five days of this year. At least 5 people were found in various incidents  and Colonias of Tijuana in the last 24 hours. With this figure, January averages just over 6 people executed every day in its first five days.

At 11:35 am, Municipal Police officers went to the Colonia Valle Imperial, Section One, where they reported the presence of what looked like human remains. Elements of the Attorney General's Office of the State (PGJE) arrived moments later and, when going down to a ravine, they confirmed that they were indeed human bones. The remains were transferred to the facilities of the Forensic Medical Service so that the cause of death is defined and the deceased is identified through necropsy.

Los Rojos leader arrested after being recognized in elevator by PGR prosecutor

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat translated and republished from Reforma

Los Rojos second in command in Guerrero

Jorge Higashi Chávez, "El Higashi", alleged leader of the criminal group Los Rojos, was casually recognized by a prosecutor of  SEIDO while the two were in an elevator of the luxurious CDMX Reforma complex. [Mexico City formally changed its name from 'Distrito Federal' or 'DF' for short, to 'Ciudad de Mexico', abbreviated as 'CDMX]

"El Higashi", who according to the PGR led a band of kidnappers who operated in Guerrero, Puebla and the CDMX, lived in apartment 222 of the complex,  just in front of the PGR headquarters.

Sources close to the case reported that, after the narco was recognized; "immediate orders" were issued for the search of his apartment, resulting in the seizure of weapons and 3 vehicles,  and his arrest.

On January 5, SEIDO Prosecutor Abraham Huertas, was in the complex to render reports as to the owner of the 1001 parking space.

Marinas Capture Sofia del Carmen Treviño, Niece of “ Z40 and Z42"

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Proceso
"La Jefa del Plaza" By: Juan Alberto Cedillo Jan 12, 2018

Nuevo Laredo, Tamps -- Sofía del Carmen Monsiváis Treviño, niece of brothers Miguel Ángel and Oscar Omar Treviño Morales, "El Z40 and El Z42", respectively, and presumed leader of the sicarios for the CDN was captured for her probable responsibility in the murder of Ricardo Martínez Chávez, regional coordinator of the local Attorney's office, and four other ministerial agents, the PGJT reported today in a press release.
                                                       Ana Isabel Trevino Morales, Sister of "Z40 and Z42"

Sofía del Carmen is the daughter of Ana Isabel Treviño Morales and inherited the direction of the Cartel del Noreste (CDN) in Nuevo Laredo after her mother was captured last November.

Ricardo Martínez Chávez, regional coordinator of the Attorney General's Office (PGJT), two of his bodyguards and two dependancy officials were killed with more than 200 shots on Thursday Jan 4 at about 10:30 pm after a meeting in this city. They were ambushed by various gunmen and at the corner of Eva Samano and Municipio Libre Streets.  In addition a Ministerial Agent was wounded.