Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Federal Police arrest "El Koreano", leader of the Independent Cartel of Acapulco

Moises Montero, aka 'The Korean', suspected of being the leader of the ' Independent' drug cartel of Acapulco, is escorted by police officers during his presentation to the media in Mexico City, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011. Montero is also suspected in the kidnapping and killing of 20 Mexican tourists in Acapulco in 2010.(AP Photo/Christian Palma)


By Jonathan M. Katz

AP

An alleged drug trafficker suspected of helping abduct and kill 20 Mexican tourists has been arrested in the resort city of Acapulco, federal police said Tuesday.

Moises Montero Alvarez, nicknamed "The Korean," was captured Monday along with a 21-year-old and two teenagers believed to be accomplices. Alvarez is suspected of being a leader in the local Independent Cartel of Acapulco.

Alvarez, 42, is accused of helping to carry out the Sept. 30 kidnapping of 20 vacationing men from Michoacan state. Some of the men's decomposed bodies were later identified in a mass grave by relatives.

Authorities believe the tourists had been mistaken by drug traffickers for members of the rival La Familia cartel.

Alvarez is also suspected of ordering the killings of rival cartel members at in the port of Acapulco, the kidnapping of police officers and the April 7 burning of a supermarket that left at least one man dead. He was previously arrested in 1999 on extortion charges, police said.

Federal police have reported more than a dozen killings have been reported in the area in the last two days. In one case, a 35-year-old man's torso and right arm found on a busy street near the 23-story beachfront Grand Hotel Acapulco. In another, a taxi was found with the bodies of three men in their 20s killed with assault rifles.

At least five women in their 30s and 50s were also reported killed in that period, several in outlying areas of the surrounding state of Guerrero. The women were shot and several were found bound with ropes and tape.

It is not known if the murders are linked.



Additional links:

Las autoridades mexicanas descabezan a cártel que bañó de sangre a Acapulco

Capturado en México el máximo líder del Cártel Independiente de Acapulco

Otro golpe de la Policía Federal, captura al "coreano": Felipe Calderón

32 comments:

  1. I heard they also got Gonzalo el Macho Prieto.... Can anyone verify if its true?

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  2. This is a big fish down there, but I really wonder if it will have any positive effect. As you can see he's already been arrested and released before only to commit some of the most violent crimes Mexico has seen. Why should this time be any different. Amazing how these guys survive so long out in the open. I mean he was busted directly in the tourist zone. Yesterday they executed a well known crippled pan handler in the tourist zone. I guess he was a look out or something. What a shit show

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  3. Man the federals are on a roll!

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  4. Kill this motherfuker on the spot ! Watch...it won't be long before expert law constitutionalist, Ardent comes out in defense of these dogs.

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  5. This 'cartel' is little more than a glorified cell. Good fucking riddance to the scumbag and all his ilk.

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  6. So, he leads one faction of CIDA, and El Cremas and El Melon lead another? Hopefully he can reveal more about the violence in Acapulco. I doubt we'll get it anywhere else.

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  7. @2:52
    Man the federals are on a roll!

    Yea, Thanks D.E.A , I.C.E and all of the good U.S law enforcement and oh yea, Thanks Mr.Mexican "Policeman" for handcuffing them.

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  8. Well this Koreano should be given the lead to the head treatment and so that he will be cured of his life of crime and he will never repeat his mistakes again. Its a very, very effective treatment that should be reserved exclusively for dickheads like him.

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  9. @5:47

    LOL!! Your right!!!

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  10. @ 1:25pm...You Heard???..who did u hear this from??.sumone that's in the game??...or did u mean to say "I READ"....I'm assuming that was a typo...cause I can bet anythin u didn't "hear" that from a reliable source...Its the Internet...DON'T believe everything you "hear"....RUMORS...SMH...

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  11. @DFL

    "Yea, Thanks D.E.A , I.C.E and all of the good U.S law enforcement and oh yea, Thanks Mr.Mexican "Policeman" for handcuffing them."

    Yeah thanks DEA for protecting the Sinaloa cartel. Thanks, ATF for letting thousand and thousands of guns go into criminal hands. Thanks ICE for not doing a goddamn thing, except being stupid enough to let your agents travel on Mexican highways and getting your men killed. So thank you for nothing " good U.S law enforcement."

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  12. This guy was a liutenant for La Barbie from what I heard. Things heated up big time after La Barbie's arrest and guys like Koreano, Creme, Padrino (or what ever that fat Effers name is) took over and destroyed Mexico's coolest tourist spot....Now that this low life is busted, the dirt bags under him will step up and make things just as bad, but I guess eventually they'll all be killed by La Familia or Sinaloa

    Eventually when these little cartels are knocked off, maybe the bigger players could then make some sort of peace and leave the good people of this city their lives back....Local friends tell me Zetas, La Familia, Sinaloa and CIDA are all down there fighting. The place was very safe before....I often wonder how it spiraled so far out of control....I think there were 24 people killed in 2 days.

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  13. @8:16pm
    "I often wonder how it spiraled so far out of control".

    When Hector beltran was caught and Arturo and Mario decided to take on Sinaloa under their new alliance with Los zetas. La barbie followed the beltranes to southern Mexico and became lituentent. Barbie got arrested and cida was formed. Now everyone (cartels) wants a piece of acapulco.

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  14. Thank you U.S government, now what about the sinaloa cartel?

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  15. Now they need to catch "EL MELON" he is up in the ranks with EL KOREANO in C.I.D.A

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  16. @7:16 yeah that's right LFM or Sinaloa are on a whole more dangerous level than this cartel and La Familia will seek revenge for the killings of innocent Michoacanos I feel bad for CIDA they will get man handled badly

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  17. Sinaloa doesn't fight for Guerreo, that's either Koreano's or the other faction of CIDA trying to create fear or confusion with those banners. They aren't from Sinaloa. LA Familia isn't in great shape to win either, if they haven't yet, why would they now, much weaker then they were a year ago. Beltrans/Zetas's could take it back, but my feeling is it will stay like this in purgatory for awhile.

    I disagree, these small 'cartels/cells' are the most vicious/brutal, short sighted and psychopathic with the killings and criminal activities, look at El Teo, Manos Con Ojos, etc. Teo killed more, kidnapped more in 2 years then probably had been in ten years in Baja.

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  18. @8:16Pm yeah what you said it's true but your forgetting la barbie was a member of the beltran leyva organization Guerrero is Beltran leyva and zetas, also their is a presence of LFM but who knows if their with BL or CT?

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  19. J is right about these little cartels being extremely brutal...Koreano's crew is the same that kidnapped the 20 Michachanos, dismembered the 15 people sprawled out by Plaza Sendero and responsible for many other crimes.
    Where I disagree is that Sinaloa is not involved. I have friends down there and they tell me 100's if not more gunmen from Sinaloa are in town...Lots of new faces and lots of shady characters at local restaurants. Non local people being killed etc. Also the military raided a home a few weeks back and arrested people from Sinaloa who admitted being sent to Acapulco to assist in flushing out rival cartels. They found all sorts of weapons, duct tape and masks and rope.

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  20. 08/02-7:16PM,

    Your welcome, Mexico! But watch your attitude "little finger" or I'll have to punish you..

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  21. Texcoco Mex said

    Is the D.E.A or I.C.E behind the arrest of this guy?

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  22. You guys are all dumb Guerrero is no one its in dispute beltrans/zetas doesnt control it really. the beltrans getting their ass kicked and the 25 people who we're killed are beltrans.... so stop talkin shit putos

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  23. ehh, unless they were people from CDS, that doesn't strike me as strong evidence, Beltrans are all from Sinaloa too, and from what I read, need all the help they can in Guerreo.

    Those narco messages are not from Sinaloa though, it's funny that was never really addressed, after they arrested that El Padrino, and he was with CIDA, no mention that they claimed to be people of Chapo.

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  24. J, it's strange because when they found the 15 chopped up bodies by plaza sendaro shopping center, the talked about the Sinaloa messages, never casting doubt, but then a few weeks later they arrested some pudgy fat kid and his friends in a convoy of SUV's and said they were responsible and part of CIDA.

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  25. beltran leyvas definately operate in guerrero they have influences in most major cities of the state.

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  26. TO everyone who thinks beltran leyca cartel just emerged out of no where, or was barely born after they split from the sinaloa cartel are totally wrong.They operate since amado carillo fuentes actually arturo beltran leyva was one of amados body guards or sicario then he moved up and gained his trust and started working for the juarez cartel when amado carillo was the boss,by the time amado died arturo and his brothers were already known in the mexicos mafias.AFTER amado died beltran leyvas,mayo,chapo,el azul didnt like or didnt think vicente was the right leader for the juarez cartel so the beltrans left the juarez cartel and joined the sinaloa cartel after they left the sinaloa cartel they united with zetas,and back with carillo fuentes,el viceroy also it is well known that some unknown number of zetas work for beltran leyva,hector,the currently leader has zetas working for him in sinaloa,sonora,morelos,guerrero,durango,nayarit,jalisco,mexico city.HE also has his own hit squad groups such as,los mazatlecos,la mochomera,los gueros,los pelones,los zafiros,los rojos,la mano con ojos,and F.E.D.A.SO please dont think this organization is anywhere near over its just reorganized under a new leadership el H,hector beltran leyva.And yeah they could go toe to toe with any other cartel out there,inluiding the govermwnt,that has already been shown.

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  27. @4:17 no your an idiot how can you possibly say BLO can go toe to toe with any cartel? They were getting fucked up by Sinaloa and their allies not to long ago and quickly asked another cartel to intervene (Zetas), Sinaloa, Gulf, LFM/CT have always had control of they're areas and sometimes ask for small assistance not like the BLO basically showing the Zetas how to run Sinaloa

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  28. luciferkilla didnt you read what I wrote,I said beltran leyvas have zetas working for them as sicarios,thats it.And i said they could go toe to toe with anyone cus they have already, with the two biggest cartels in mexico,they already fought cartel del golfo and los zetas when they were united and now they have been fighting the sinaloa cartel.The beltran leyvas have zetas working for them as sicarios.Its well known in sinaloa,sonora,nayarit,thats all im saying,cus theres ppl out there who think zetas will take over BLs territory but dont realize that zetas are the ones being used, working for BLs.SO the idiot here is you.

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  29. It may look like they were getting fucked up,but that means nothing,has the sinaloa cartel been able to take any plazas from the beltran leyvas?Think about that one luciferkilla.Yea the goverment attacks them,then chapos sicarios move in an attacks them again,but they still have their plazas,not even with the goverments help the sinaloa cartel has been able to.

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  30. I heard in koreano's arrest, they also killed Pelon (another leader), but didn't release the info to avoid more splintering of CIDA. It's probably true because the blood bath over the past few days is unreal directly in the tourist zone, multiple executions with so much security around, nobody chasing the gunmen or stopping them. I think CIDA is being flushed out big time..

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  31. @2:40 2:50
    wow Nayarit is Chapo Guzmans turf (GN) and how's that fight going on with them and Chapo? Not to good for BLO? I thought so, the term Toe to Toe means you can cause equally amount of damage to your opponent. BLO has not done any damage to CDS or CDG show me facts

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  32. Nayarit is not chapos plaza fool i dont know where you heard that from the sinaloa cartel shares it with the beltran leyvas.In tepic Nayarit the lugarteniente for hector el H,is Juan fransisco patron sanchez el H2,remember when they killed Those 29 sicarios in ruiz nayarit well they were mayos and chapos ppl who were trying to kill H2.

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