Monday, September 26, 2011

22 Criminals Die in Military Operation in Mexico


A 15-day operation staged by the armed forces in four states in northern Mexico resulted in the deaths of 22 suspected criminals in shootouts, the seizure of arms and drugs, and the rescue of 14 kidnapping victims, the Defense Secretariat said Monday.

The second phase of “Operation Scorpion” was carried out Sept. 10-24 by army and air force personnel, the secretariat said.

The operation’s goal was to “rein in the activities of the criminal organizations that operate in the states of Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Coahuila and San Luis Potosi in a forceful manner,” the secretariat said in a statement.

The four states have been plagued by drug-related violence blamed on a war for control of smuggling routes into the United States being waged by the Los Zetas and Gulf drug cartels.

Military personnel arrested 307 suspected criminals during the operation, the secretariat said.

The operation resulted in 13 engagements with criminal organizations, leaving 22 suspected gunmen dead and three soldiers wounded.

Military personnel seized 4.8 tons and 2,099 individual doses of marijuana, 6.9 kilos and 474 doses of cocaine, 2.3 kilos and 357 doses of crack cocaine, and 202 doses of crystal methamphetamine, the secretariat said.

The operation also led to the seizure of 459 rifles, 118 handguns, 108,000 rounds of ammunition, 3,237 ammunition clips, 84 grenades, 272 vehicles, including nine equipped with homemade armor, nine boats, $292,191 in cash and 7.2 million pesos (about $526,000).

Jonathan Emmanuel Estrada and Tomas Barbosa Sanchez, who allegedly participated in the Aug. 25 arson attack on the Casino Royale in Monterrey that killed 52 people, were arrested during the operation, the secretariat said.

The arrests of the two suspected Los Zetas drug cartel members had been announced last week.

Source: EFE

16 comments:

  1. They need to KEEP SWEEPING back and forth across the entire country! When they get to one end they need to turn around and do it all over again until ALL the narcos are dead or imprisoned! Its when they take the heat and pressure off that gives the cartels a chance to regroup...

    WHY do they never capture or kill Chapo, Coss, Lazca, Z40, Z42 it is always the disposable canon fodder...

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  2. The ONLY breaks they should be taking is to reload ammunition!

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  3. 11:30 PM...That is simple! Why arrest your cash cows?

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  4. This is useless, the 300 men they arrest only like 20 will go to jail for the guns, ammo and drugs they seized,and they will break out soon, 300 arrested today, 400 will replace them tomorrow with more guns hidden in an army barracks or police station, if they cant catch the bosses then this is all for nothing, because these foot soldiers are replaceable, because the cartel bosses has the money to buy another 300 to replace the ones arrested today.

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  5. First I want to tell Borderland Beat to keep up the great work in keeping us up to date.

    Here is something of interest for your site. I just posted a study conduct by two retired US Army Generals regarding MEXDRUGCARTELS activity in the US...more people are reportedly killed than what's making official government reporting...this observation was reportedly made by two highly respected generals. here's the link... http://www.mexdrugcartels.com ... Depending on who you talk to the war is here in Tejas too. The name of the study is “Texas Border Security A Strategic Military Assessment September 2011.”

    Cheers, SWOT Hunter

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  6. Texcoco Mex said

    Well I wish the military will just kill them all.

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  7. Congradulations Salute to the Military,keep up the good work. Be positive people,Mexico can evolve into a great place, blame it on drugs or the US whatever,fact is Mexico has never grown into a functioning State,the process is painful but is at leastv underway, FANTASTIC. I look forward to a stable,safe,productive Mexico,THIS COULD HAPPEN,stand by.

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  8. Isn't it something how daddy chapo gets the free pass by the military?

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  9. Usually in the initial ambush the narcos will fight to the death because they don't know for sure if it is really the military. The last thing they want to do is surrender to a rival cartel and get their heads chopped off with a machette.

    Once it is confirmed that it is indeed the military they will try to run away then surrender only if there is no path to escape.

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  10. Texcoco Mex said

    Not only that Emma Coronel Aispuro just have twins in LA, this will be Chapos new baby girls. Turns out Coronel, a 22-year-old former beauty queen, holds U.S. citizenship, and she is the wife of Chapo Guzman.

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  11. Good job guys keep up the good work , smoke them out like rats that they are ,where ever they come from , who ever is sending them eliminate all those bastards , muy buen trabajo muchachos viva mex

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  12. They drive down the street and shoot petty drug dealers, a pimp or two, rape and kill a few whores and report that they knocked a hole in the Zetas asses.

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  13. This is just like in the U.S. when the bust a $20 rock smoker they waste $50,000 putting him through the courts and housing him in prison, any cop busting someone for under an ounce of dope sould be locked up... The system is so ass backwards its insane...

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  14. ALL OF YOU WHO ASK "WHY NOT CHAPO?"......YOU ARE SO DUMB AND HAVE NO CLUE....THEY ARE FOCUSSING ON ONE AT A TIME AND THE ONES WHO POSE A BIGGER THREAT!!!! ITS BASIC MILITARY TACTICS....FUCK TARDS I SWEAR!!!

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  15. The funny thing about this operation is that in all those states mentioned Zetas have full control.Whats it to them if they lose 300 people?Its obvious that the Zetas are the most powerful cartel in mexico.Sinaloa Cartel cant even take on Beltran leyvas in the pacific,much less the Zetas on their turf.

    Everything I mentioned in this comment is true.

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  16. 2:53 PM....What about Chapo? Why haven't they ever gone after him? Why has the military supported every action he has taken for 5 years? And why did they allow him to escape in that roodie poo laundry truck?

    LOL....Guess you are one of those Chapo Nut Huggers everyone talks about.

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