Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Cartel Got DEA, Police Reports, Mexican Daily Says

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 |


The Sinaloa cartel obtained key information about Federal Police anti-drug operations and even “the reports that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) provides to Mexico,” the Reforma newspaper reported Monday.

A front-page story in the daily says Sinaloa cartel chief Joaquin “El Chapo” (Shorty) Guzman knew, at least until May 2009, “the details about investigations being conducted by the navy and the Special Organized Crime Prosecutor’s Office (Siedo),” a unit of the Attorney General’s Office.

Army troops found classified documents about communications and federal security forces deployments in the possession of Roberto Beltran Burgos when he was arrested on May 29, 2009, in Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa state.

The documents contained “information that only circulates among a few high-level officials in the government,” Reforma said.

Guzman was aware of “every step that the federal government” took against the Sinaloa cartel, Mexico’s oldest and largest drug trafficking organization, the newspaper said.

The classified documents contained “descriptions of ranks and responsibilities, code names, e-mail addresses, cell phone numbers and the identification numbers for the Nextel radios used by the main federal armed forces support commanders,” Reforma said.

The drug traffickers kept an accounting book with the codenames of federal officials on the cartel’s payroll, a list that “has not been completely deciphered,” the newspaper said.

“The original documents are written in code and the only clear thing is that there was a schedule of deposits for all Sinaloa cartel associates,” Reforma said.

The Sinaloa cartel, whose other leaders include Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, “has an efficient system for obtaining information from the main intelligence agencies of the state, allowing it to even obtain the reports that the DEA provides to Mexico,” the newspaper said.

The powerful cartel has used this advantage to “reduce the risk” in its criminal activities “since it has obtained precise information about the government’s operations and targets at just the right time, allowing it to evade them,” Reforma said.

These revelations demonstrate the “extremely serious problems that exist for international cooperation” in the war on drugs, security specialist Samuel Gonzalez, a former head of the UEDO organized crime unit, told MVS radio.

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6 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Andele Chapito:
Cuando vamos a tomar cafe juntos en este mundo loco a tu rancho? Despues cafe, 6's de Pacifico y Tecate con Ramon Ayala y Los Capomenos de El Fuerte. Como no?
Sumpbut Johanson

Anonymous said...

Chapito:
Por favor, no molesta la gente de Batopilas. Son muy amigo en este barranca bonita.
El Burrera

Anonymous said...

Both anonymous comments above are made from idiot savants! Losers! Why bother posting stupid comments at all.

Anonymous said...

Yeah no kidding this guy has been in the game for how long. But I ask you one favor please print my comment. El Chapo or the most powerful man in mexico and latin america has set up his Narco- monopoly from Baja California and throught Chihuahua, Sonora and making his way eastward towards the gulf. It's no secret that the Calderon Adminstration is covering for him. Tijuana they say has fallen now Juarez and it's the mexican government that helps him . You never hear any drug busts or killings of any of his organization. If they really want him they'd ask for help from the Americans just like Colombia did in the 90's with Pablo Escobar. It all can be accomplished but the man generates too much money for everybody.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I mean JGL is one of the powerful drug lord kingpins in the world. He is very intelligent man with plenty of money that the federal authorities is yet to find him. He probably has bribed with officials so they can keep him away from the opposed ones. Sorry to say this, but Mexican drug traffickers are bloody pain in the neck. They just keep breaking the law. Well, almost everyone in the world break the law for many different reasons from smaller to biggest things, but Mexican drug lord kingpins and traffickers - no shitting.

Anonymous said...

todos nomas tienen celos al chapo por que el trai buena feria

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