Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Confession of an Alleged Extortionist of La Línea

October 12, 2010 by newspaper "El Mexicano."
With three gun shots wounds to the head, eyes and hands tied with tape, with a warning message on her back along with a single rose, authorities found a woman between the ages of 35 and 40 years old that had been executed in the street Prolongación in Ciudad Juarez.

The woman was found face down on the sidewalk in a pool of blood with her eyes and hands wrapped with duck tape. The woman showed signs of being tortured. She was wearing a white shirt with a message written on the back that read "for being an extortionist for la línea"

The video
On October 18, 2010 a user by the name "elpumaoriginal" posted a video on Youtube,  It showed a woman held at gun point with her hands handcuffed being interrogated by armed commandos.

video

During the video taped interview the captors admitted that they had been following the victim and at one point they were going to abduct her but did not "touch her" because she had children on her arms (she admits having two children). They ask her if she is not afraid of exposing her children to danger and responds that she is afraid.

The woman admits working for La Linea extorting money from numerous businesses in Ciudad Juarez. The woman said she manages about 40 businesses. The captor says that they found her in possession of a list of busnesses, which they show on camera. She said she works for "Janet" and Vicente Carillo Fuentes, but admits she has never actually met him. She says that the money was delivered to a machanic shop named "Leon."

The Captors ask her how they can also find Janet and the woman gives them a telephone number.

She goes on to says that for the business owners who don't pay, they burn down their businesses and the bus drivers (los de la ruta) who do not pay are simply killed.

She says that other women (knows of at least two) have been killed for working by La Linea and admits she is afraid the same thing is going to happen to her. At one point one of the captors places a rose on her hands. The woman has her eyes closed during most of the interrogation and is ordered to open her eyes, so the interrogator can know who she is.

The woman appears to identify herself as Juana Gabriel Galvan (or something to that effect) 29 years old from Torreon Coahuila. The woman said she is a widow as her husband was murdered and use to work for "El Dos."

At the end of the video they show a copy of a newspaper where the woman is seen executed.

37 comments:

  1. How sad that people die over a bus fare. I guess when a cartel loses it market share it has to make up for lost revenue somehow. At least they supposedly didn't harm the children.

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  2. Smurf, what the hell are you talking about? She didn't die over a bus fare, she died because she is an extorsionist working for the Juarez Cartel. She was Killed by Chapo Guzman and the Sinaloa Federation which are vying for the Juarez Plaza.

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  3. i was speaking in general terms. I understand that she was an extortionist. I was referring to the victims of her extortion, business owners and bus drivers, and the fact that her children will grow up as orphans. The whole situation revolves around busfare. Perhaps i didnt make that clear. If u cant watch the video and feel some sympathy for her, i dont know what to tell you.

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  4. It's hard to have sympathy. that in itself is the sad part.

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  5. So these clowns that killed her, how does that make them any better of a human being. Their product kills and destroys people basically all over the world. Nobody wins, everyone just gets a piece of the pie. Just like in the 15th century, Spanish blood fighting Aztec blood, El Chapo Guzman, a modern day Conquistador. History is amazing...LOL

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  6. The Juarez Cartel needs to hang the gloves.. They are not controlling the plaza anymore, it is said that Sinaloa Cartel controls most of the trade in that plaza... Bombs, extortions, and vicious killings of kids is not going to win the town over...

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  7. Amazingly I do feel sorry for those about to be executed. I hate that part that makes us human because I want these people gone by any means, but when you see the videos, for me, it humanizes them, in their fear and in this case her story. What I can hear of it. I thought she said why her husband was killed, can someone with better ears tell me.

    I feel sympathy for her children, who will grow up angry and as orphans perhaps living in a Hogar until kick to the curb at 18. Please do not focus on the evil deeds but look at the big picture..She did not deserve to be tortured and killed in this way...she deserved to be imprisoned. I do not like being in the position of defending bad people, but to cheer these executions on makes us like them.

    Though I must add if she was guilty of killing or harming children that is another story, I would be cheering her death in any fashion.

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  8. -Mark
    Who is executing justice? The other cartel? of course they do the same, this is Juarez, they just want to soothe their conscience, we're killing for the sake of justice - yea right!

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  9. Some hard working bus drivers and small business owners trying to simply make a living to feed and clothe their families might have a small bit of relief..........if just for a little while.

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  10. I read Gente Nueva kidnapped a nephew of Amado Carrillo's yesterday, and Juarez hung banners saying to return him, or they kill start killing family members. Hope it doesn't get any uglier.

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  11. The Juarez Cartel needs to get wiped out. In my area in durango people were afraid that Sinaloa cartel would bring crime. And in 3years no ones been kidnapped, extortioned or killed. I saw armed gunman carry out a guy for not paying 150pesos at a dance and walking in , it wasnt a cartel bosses dance hall or someone shady owening it. Just a reg. family. They saw the owner telling the guy to leave and took him out. They got respect from the community for that. Crazy to see 2guys with ak's and bulletproof vest just take him out outside. ARRIVA EL CARTEL DE SINALOA

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  12. Well it's obvious this woman was not working with criminals because she was starving.

    By now everybody in Mexico knows the consequences of being caught by rival cartel members. The stupid criminals get no symppathy from me. She was/is part of the massive problem in Mexico. Hasta la Vista Miss Pendeja.

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  13. Buela is right. To think that all people who are involved in the narco biz are all murderers and deserve to be tortured is ignorance. They are human beings living under really tough circumstances. She wasn't virtuous and maybe was a cold hearted woman but no one deserves to be tortured. Check your humanity.

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  14. CHAPO USED TO BE FRIENDS WITH THE JUAREZ CARTEL.NOW HE WANTS TO RULED ALL OF MEXICO.THE RUMOR IS THAT HE HAS A COUPLE OF BODY DOUBLES AND HE NEVER SPENDS MORE THAN 1 DAY AT ANY SINGLE LOCATION.ECUADOR SEEMS REALLY NICE THIS TIME OF YEAR.

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  15. I cannot support cartel justice, they have no authority to terrorize, torture and execute, they are as bad and in the process innocents are killed or effected. That is the point, they deserve punitive actions such as imprisonment but not this and not by the cartels. This woman was assisting extortion, a terrible thing, but are you saying she deserved torture and death? and her children to see pic of their mother in this condition? Have you ever given thought as to what effect this will have on them? Have you ever given thought to why this woman was killed? perhaps you think the answer is simplistic "to punish her and alliance to la linea? If so you know little and understand less.

    I can have compassion for her and still have intolerance for her actions. Look at her expression when she talks of having children, she knows she is about to die. I say she deserves imprisonment for her crimes, not this. And if you cannot see the distinction, and have no compassion for her torture, then I think I will have to repeat what Smurf posted "I don't know what to tell you" . Your remark about her not starving I am not sure if you were trying to be funny, or what...but I will comment as though you are being serious. there are many reasons that a person may have turned to this to earn money. A large portion of the population has few options with education and employment opportunities being woefully inadequate, perhaps one may have a child that is ill and no insurance. I had a mother come to my office asking for assistance for her child. his brain tumor was so large he would pound his head on the walls & floor because of the pain, Mx did NOTHING for this child, just so much attrition is the reasoning. She, herself has cervical cancer and could no longer work her Maquila job. They live in abject poverty and there are many in that same situation, I am not giving an excuse for her actions, but a possible reason. We do not know if there is a reason for her poor choice, but at what line would you cross for what reason, if you felt you had no options?If you were desperate? as a human I can have compassion for her on some level. Perhaps because I have worked for years in Mx and have been up close and personal with its people, and I offer to you that it is not always black or white, not so clearly defined what desperate people choose, and why.

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  16. She probably was a mean s.o.b. you have to be to do that kind of work. You have to be cold-blooded. She threatened people all the time probably. And la linea are nasty people known for their reckless tactics. They want complete control of juarez so they can abuse their own people without any interference from other cartels. That's what's frustrating to me watching these things. You just don't know the whole story. But i stand firm on my beliefs. Im not against cartel justice, as long as its done properly but i am against torture of any kind. And i do feel sorry for her kids too. They have lost both parents and have probably seen their mom on the front cover of the PM newspaper already because in juarez they are not discreet when displaying violence.

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  17. she was beaten badly by that bat the way miguel peralta was beaten. judging by what i saw with the miguel video, i can imagine what she went through. that bat is probably in the video to send a message to la linea for what they did to miguel. i believe that not always, but usually, when they torture you, its cause you were doing really bad things. i feal bad for my mexican people.

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  18. good riddance, another scum gone. I don't care what circumstance some one lives under. people from all over the world have risen above the poverty they live by making right choices. Mx should do a better job taking care of their people so they have a better life, shame on the government, bunch of low filthy scum tyrants! That is the problem in this world, no body cares about anybody, they care about them selves. And Chapo if you are reading this or one of your puppets, go fuk your self. You should help the people, spend money on them, you will be the true victor! killing over a plaza, what a joke.... fuck all the cartel, they are nothing but a bunch of murders, caring for numero uno!

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  19. Buela Chivis
    So very well said.

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  20. @Wayne

    Gracias..It's all so complex, I appreciate the anger people express, but we cannot lose our humanity or we become them. I keep thinking of her children, and as a mother of 3 and grandmother of 3, I think of this womans mother, & how would I feel.. for no matter the sins of the children a mother still loves. To see the graphic fotos of her child like that will haunt her forever. No life deserves torture.

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  21. lets assume that the sinaloa cartel did commit this execution. im surprised that they didnt show the beating. is it becuase the victim was a woman? or is it becuase the sinaloa cartel are trying to seperate themselves from the other cartels? a person made a comment earlier that there hasnt been any violence in durango since the sinaloa cartel arrived. the last narco portrays el chapo as the remaining narco of the old mold who ruled with class and lived by principles, unlike todays thugs who desecrate bodies and kill in public. there seems to be a comparison to miguel angel felix gallardo, the original godfather. most of the more publicized massacres and killings in juarez seem to have been made by the juarez cartel. he allowed the tijuana cartel to destroy themselves and then he creates an alliance with the gulf cartel and watches them go to war with los zetas. el chapo is the master of deception and manipulation. he will probably become the most powerful drug lord ever.

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  22. October 19, 2010 1:52 PM
    Anonymous said...
    The Juarez Cartel needs to get wiped out. In my area in durango people were afraid that Sinaloa cartel would bring crime. And in 3years no ones been kidnapped, extortioned or killed. I saw armed gunman carry out a guy for not paying 150pesos at a dance and walking in , it wasnt a cartel bosses dance hall or someone shady owening it. Just a reg. family. They saw the owner telling the guy to leave and took him out. They got respect from the community for that. Crazy to see 2guys with ak's and bulletproof vest just take him out outside. ARRIVA EL CARTEL DE SINALOA


    what is the name of your town/pueblo in durango friend?

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  23. hahahhaha
    no mames, ojala y le hubieran cortado la cabeza en el video. Those sort of people deserve no simpathy at all. My ex's parents have a business in Tijuana and they were being extorted for a while, being threatened to get killed if they didn't pay. Oye Buela, are you seriously feeling sympathetic towards that woman? I think it's a shame they didn't rape her or at least cracked her head open on camera.

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  24. @ 1:51 AM

    Yes, on a humanity level. I do think she deserves to pay for her crimes, but I am of the opinion no one deserves to be tortured. I do believe death is just is come cases, but not torture. I do not get that death is not enough with these bastards. Remember KiKi Camarena? He was near death from torture and a physician was brought in to bring him back so he could endure prolong torture...torture is not right.

    Just my opinion I respect your right to have yours..and I do think your anger is just, I get that but we cannot turn into animals like them...

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  25. In Durango especially in towns like Santiago, you are mistaken. People are killed and extorted everyday. Both by Zetas and other Cartels

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  26. @1:51am
    i am not from durango. I just found you're comment interesting. That the sinaloa cartel are acting like professionals in durango.

    It is very true that people do become desensitized by all of the violence. We forget that these bad people do have families too but im not against process of elimination either. If these idiots want to take each other out, that's fine with me. Just don't kill innocent people, especially children.

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  27. all executions that are recorded and shown are mainly scare tactics its making a point total intimidation for joining that particular rival you can lose your life. Its nothing against that particular person its against the organization and to expose rivals and hopefully get them in trouble or under investigation . this one showed that not even females are safe . she was chest deep in the trade.

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  28. @2:20PM

    My friend you are spot on..if you read my post @6:24 I pose the Q "have you ever given thought to why this woman was killed?" read what I wrote, I surmised exactly as you offered in your post. To terrorize...not only the "bad" narcos but in effect to intimadate and terrorize everyone, good people, children, everyone. That is the motive, but I say torture is wrong. WHen she was killed, her suffering stopped..but the suffering of her children, parents & family began. My life would change forever seeing that photo of her dead, or the video. Don't think her children won't see it at some point in their lives..they will, for that I have compassion, the big picture.

    Desensitization has occured but realize who it has hit the most...the children..for many areas this is their norm, it is frightening to think how this effects their psyche. They become numb to violence. Study fotos in the narco blogs, you see children at the scene, young 7-8-9 Y/O standing gawking, like it is a parade or entertainment, sometimes they are taking photos. That has to have a price to pay with respect their developing moral, character, and emotions..

    as for this woman...I missed the part where it states she was "chest deep" in the trade. SHe was not in Juarez that long, she is from Coahuila, a widow with 2 kids, I have not heard she was someone who tortured or an asassin. It appears she is a money collector. SHe is not wealthy nor is she sophisticated, look at the handwritten list found with her, most likey does not even own or know how to operate a computer.

    SHe was still doing bad...BUT chest deep in the trade? are you serious????

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  29. con el culo parado

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  30. Buela: I don't know why you waste your time trying to gain sympathy for a woman that probably brought much pain and hardship to more than a 40 families. Millions of people are born into poverty, into really shitty situations, but it's up to you to decide how you'll turn your life around. There really is no excuse for entering the drug trade or any of its side businesses. Hell, I think her kids should probably watch this video so they know what will happen to them if they follow their parent's footsteps. Please cut the trail of tears, it's just not convincing.

    Una pinche mugrosa menos...

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  31. The guy getting dragged out from a baile was in santa maria del oro durango 2years ago. As he was being dragged out people thought he was going to get killed, they threw him out and said if he comes back they'd kick hiss ass(not kill).I was super amazed and shocked.There sicarios from sinaloa and durango that dont mess with people and chill. Bosses r local but word is a zambada is in charge and is a cool guy.cartel activty has picked up alot but it hasnt had a negetive zeta like affect.My eyes the sinaloa's r the less of the evils.

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  32. there are points in the video where I feel sorry for her. and the one thing I agree with buela is the torture part, that is plain evil, not that killing is any less evil, just that the torture seems to me to be cruel especially if you know you are going to kill the victim in the end. You would think that would be cruel enough for anyone.
    That being said, I could also imagine her demanding payment from HER VICTIMS without pity and she knew full well going in what the risks were from her husband being killed. but perhaps she had grown accustomed to the pay from the cartel.
    As to desperation, sorry but I don't buy that. You either have morals or you don't. there are millions of desperately poor people who would never consider crime. imho

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  33. When you see the video, you know that she's in trouble as soon as you see the masked men

    This would make a good PSA on why one shouldn't join the cartels.

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  34. Then they'll(cartels) make a PSA showing the only way to get rich in 3rd world conditions. By the way, it's a war FOR drugs not AGAINST. The Gov wants their fair share too, NO Good Guys..... Only BAD vs. BAD vs. BADDER. Wake up people, THE WORLD IS GREY.

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  35. Zane: Then make a PSA saying "the only way to get rich in 3rd world conditions" is also "a great way to live in fear, and you won't ENJOY your riches"

    But I understand that we also have to slap the Mexican rich people in the face until they agree to establish social programs, AND allow themselves to be taxed more. People have less of an incentive to join Communists/Narcos/whatever if their basic needs are provided.

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