Thursday, January 12, 2012

“El Pepito” #4 Zetas leader caught in NL and Calderon boasts Mexico is not as bad as CA

by Chivis for Borderland Beat


 Soldiers of the Mexican Army stand aside Luis Jesus Sarabia alias "Pepito" or "Z44" during his press presentaion in Mexico City today January 13, 2012.  (AP Photo Christian Palma)
SEDENA in cooperation with “Operation Northeast” successfully apprehended a suspect described as an important leader of the Los Zetas Cartel in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas. 

Jesus Sarabia Luis Ramos, who goes by the moniker “El Pepito” is noted by authorities as “fourth of importance”, in the Zetas cartel.

According to El Universal,  the DEA agency of the United States considers Sarabia as  one of the main instigators of the murder of ICE agent Jaime Zapata, along with Miguel Trevino and Ramon Eduardo "El Mamito" (“The Mummy”).   Agent Zapata was killed on February 15, 2011 in San Luis Potosi.
ICE Agent Jaime Zapata
Sarabia is a native of Nuevo Laredo Tamaulipas, and is reportedly very close to Miguel Trevino Morales, “Z40”. 


"El Pepito"
The detainee is suspected of ordering more than 50 executions in Tamps and Nuevo Leon, in addition to controlling kidnapping and business extortion operations, and masterminding attacks against military, government, and police facilities. 

President Felipe Calderon took the opportunity to highlight the capture of another senior leader of organized crime.  The president boasted that of the list of most wanted established in 2009 in Mexico by the PGR 22 of the 37 have been seized. 

In speaking of the need of restorations of institutions, the president stressed needed is the same effort as the federal  government implemented in reconstructing  the federal police.; “It will be a powerful asset in the future of Mexico, with renewed and strong     institutions capable of implementing and enforcing the law”, said the president. 

While acknowledging Mexico’s crime problem, he oddly turned to Central American countries as comparatives.  “We do have a crime problem, but Guatemala. Honduras and El Salvador have an average of 70 homicides per 100 thousand inhabitants, Colombia 36, Brazil 24, and Mexico 16 per one hundred thousand”.

Ruben Moreira Valdez the new governor of Coahuila issued his praise at the high profile capture.  Dispatching a telephone call to General Noah Alcazar, Governor Moreira offered his congratulations for the arrest of such a major player in organized crime.  Further, he asked General Alcazar to extend his appreciation to the secretary of National Defense, Guillermo Galvan Galvan, and to all those involved in the operation that led to the arrest.

Referring to the armed forces as “courageous and patriotic” the governor went on to say “Actions like this show that we can fight crime, improve safety and provide peace and tranquility for citizens”.

Moreira Valdez is the brother of the former Coahuila governor Humberto Moreira Valdez. 

The former governor resigned early in his term of governor to become the federal president of the PRI party, leaving Saltillo and moving to Mexico City. Scandal followed him there, as rumor then news broke of misappropriation of Coahuila funds, missing money and falsified loan documentations.  The debt figure rose to four times what was previously reported ballooning to a figure of 33+ Billion Pesos. 

The resignation from the PRI presidency occurred as an obvious shield to prevent the scandal from tarnishing PRIs front runner stance in the upcoming election.  The PRI candidate Enrique Pena Nieto has enjoyed a wide margin lead and is in prime position of regaining the presidency for the PRI party.

 El Pepito was snagged at the Coahuila, Nuevo Leon border and was transferred from NL to Mexico City. A perp walk was scheduled sometime today but appears more likely tomorrow.
Havana posted a video on BB forum of the story check it out here

61 comments:

  1. calderon is right about the crime in other latin american countries they are more violent then mexico it pisses me off when people say mexico is the mot violent country on earth because it's not

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    1. U must bee crazy ciudad juarez -murder capitol of THE WORLD

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  2. Yea, way to go police!!!
    When u say pepito was very close to morales, do u mean they were LOVERS!!!
    This asshole looks like a pinche HOMO!!!
    Have a good day in jail, JOTO!!!

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  3. #4 ? Pretty damn good. Now all that is missing #'s 3, 2 and 1.

    Much props to the brave mexican government.

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    1. They supposedly already got #3. La Rana" back in November or October.

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  4. The murder rate in Mexico has soared since Calderon unleashed the army on his own people.

    At least 10,000 people have disappeared, more than 50,000 have been killed, and Calderon has accomplished nothing.

    Mexico is less safe than if was when he took office, the cartels and drug gangs have more soldiers than ever, and there's absolutely NO change in the availability of dangerous narcotics, like methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine. If anything there's a more abundant supply than ever.

    Calderon can't be blamed for all of Mexico's problems, but he hasn't accomplished anything with regards to combating crime.

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    1. Nothing? Then where do you suggest he start????

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  5. Yes props to the brave men who put thier lives at risk every day fighting this war. Good will trump evil

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  6. Yes he was correct, however that is not a way to promote security by comparatives to impoverished countries with little resources. Calderon is always bringing in other countries, the US or whichever to bolster his stance. He should stand on his merit. He has achieved sucesses and needs to concentrate on Mexico when speaking.

    If he would like to be completely fair and factual, he should take the 1/3 of the country with high homicide rates per capita and then compare. there are twists and tweeks one can use to prove a point. I say, stick to your concerns, because someone is "worse" that does not make you "great" ~ or so my dos centavos

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  7. No more chistes from pepito

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  8. I agree with both siskiyou kid and BUELA.

    Calderon could have done more and it was immature to declare an all out war with the cartels. But he has had some successes as well. He has captured or killed some heavy-hitters in the industry and has in many ways, fought relentlessly against the cartels. This lil' man does have a pair of cojones.

    Right now, Calderon is ending his term with a continued bloodbath happening in mexico and only time will tell wether his intentions were successful in the end.

    But as I've studied the drug war, my opinions have matured and I also agree with Buela that Calderon's intentions were initially good. He really wanted to change Mexico for the better and that his connections to Chapo were probably fabricated. And he should stop playing the blame game and hold up his head and admit that he is not a perfect man but that his intentions have been good and that the drug war will eventually come to an end but in order to take on the cartels, there has to be bloodshed.

    Would I have done the same if I were president? I don't think so. This war has claimed too many lives that can never be brought back and died senselessly. And this war has distracted Mexico in accomplishing other things and has ruined it's tourism.

    But my days of refering to him as "pendejo calderon" are probably over....I think. I give respect though, to Calderon for sticking to his guns.

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    1. I agree with you in the most part of your comment, but..... People are always leading towards saying "oh 50000 deaths damn that is a dangerous country". Please..... If you have really studied the drug war and it's consequences you need to assert that 99.9 % of those deaths have been a bunch of low life scumbags - humans beings yes, but with no other purpose on life other than to do bad - now , as far as civilians being killed. Well again. Just like in any war there will always be casualties - unfortunately - Borderland has been a good / in the most part - source of information it's people that think they can contribute something with their lack of knowledge that infuse doubts and completely twist things around ...

      Mexico is as dangerous as any big city In the US. Crime statistics show that It all balls down to what you do and were you hang out.

      By the way I've been commuting from/to US/Mexico for the past 10 years. And have never been bother nor I have seen any incidents other than the ones I see on the news papers. Thousands of people do the same every day across the us border line - EVERY DAY. Just be cautios and mind your own business. And avoid the wrong side of town ..... Just like any other us citizen avoids going to the gettho or to dangerous areas of town - Washington dc , Detroit , new York, Dallas , Memphis , LA just to name a few.

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  9. U can thank the cappture of el amarillo for making all this possible he was the highest ranking zeta(viejon ) caught he's giving up everybody great intelligence look at all the captures after el amarillo got caught !!

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  10. Now that he's caught, he's gonna change his name to... El Putito!!....

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  11. Is that a breast on that dude's face? or am I imagening things!

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  12. Here is an old story from PBS very interesting and with facts hopefully it gets posted. This can make a lot of borderland beat readers understand why things are happening the way they are !!!!

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/drugs/special/math.html

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  13. @1/12/11:34pm, yeah that is his first cock sucking lesson, but he will get better in jail!

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  14. @Ajulio

    nice...very well said. Calderon is stubborn, slow to change when something is not working, but really how do we know to the extent his military presense deterred greater violence? Cartels are much dif and varied and numerous, they are not the same as of the 80s or 90s.

    He is a arrogant ass but he is the best arrogant ass that the young democracy has ever offered.

    and more importantly mexicans by 80% support his military offensive/stance, no one speaks of that.

    I cringe when I hear Pena-Nieto. I cringe because I fee things will get worse.

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  15. @12:34AM

    You see breast? I see shoulder! jaja not sure and I apologize for the bad foto but trusth is I searched wide and deep and there was nothing out there.

    @5:50- good points! factor in that the majority of the the violence is in 1/3 of the country leaving the reaminder as safe or safer as the US..well a dif picture surfaces.

    I am working on an article about Mexican Math and the Org Crime death Tally. I think most will be stunned to see the reality of the numbers. I just rec all the stats for PGR.You point that the deaths are of bad guys in general used to be ironclad, however more innocents are being killed as boundaries matter nothing to narcos. Hoever we can safely say the chances of a foreigner getting wacked by narcos in Mx is almost nil.

    But the numbers are way off. and as distrubling is the lack of standards in collecting and inconsistancies of methods. It is a tool the calderon administration should have emplemented at GO. Yesterday Calderon inadvertantly gave prrof how numbers are important to his administration by his comparitives. not good.

    What does it mean? Its truth, and we need to own the truth, accept it in order to emplement change. Numbers, and logistics are strategically vital in any war. Paz, Chivis

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  16. So where was he caught? the article mentions the border area of Nuevo Leon and Coahuila,
    Mountain hideaway? small town?

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  17. What Calderon comfortably omits is the fact that the some parts of Mexico are as bad as Afghanistan or Iraq (in the bad days). He comfortably only uses national statistics, not regional numbers.

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  18. January 13, 2012 8:36 AM , Really?
    Are the Americans looking for their WMD in Sinaloa now? thats about the only thing which comes to mind since the whole reason Afghansitan is a fucked up mess is because you Murricans made it that way.

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  19. now tie him up put his ass in the middle of a plaza.Let the people take care of him.or just cut his head off eye for eye.

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  20. I don't believe any of the statistics coming out of Mexico and don't believe 16 out 100k people is even close to accurate. No way all the deaths, in some of the remote areas, and with cops working for rival cartels, are ever reported or entered into a database. Are there even computers in some towns??? Mexico IS safe, but you have to mind your manners and maintain a low profile.

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  21. kill him and get american marines to give him a golden shower

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  22. The Mexican Government has to be kidding. This guy doesn't even seem he can walk and chew gum at the same time.

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  23. Dear Chivis,

    I enjoy the flow of your writing and I understand this is just to post comments but it hurts my eyes when I come across misspelled words and abbreviations. But that being said, keep up the great work and looking forward to your next article.

    Namasate _/\_

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  24. No Doy....Nothing is as bad as California

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  25. anyone notice that el puto or whatever, in his pic has a babies head? (looks like it) Don't these guys realize they have families like everyone else??? Proves Zetas ain't shit, they can feel the same pain as their victmins. Mexico should detain these families to force the zetas to calm down or retreat.

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    1. dont think its a baby's head...extreme left is not rounded..looks more like a bare shoulder..no matter, anyway..hes in lockup where he belongs!

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  26. @8:30AM says;

    "So where was he caught? the article mentions the border area of Nuevo Leon and Coahuila,
    Mountain hideaway? small town?"

    Is a guess ok? When researching for this post nowhere could I find a precise location. Strangely, references were "at the border of Coahuila and NL", or at the edge of NL and Coahuila. SO I simply went with that.

    However, I THINK it was Garcia NL. For one that is where the operation is and they kept him in NL before transfer to DF. If you peek at a map you will see Garcia has a hefty borderline with Coahuila. Additionally, it is on route to Saltillo, where the suspect had deep ties and was once the jefe of the plaza.
    That’s my best guess.

    @Namasate Your comment is a bit ambiguous, are you referring to the comments I post or the articles? I appreciate your comment of course more so the compliment :) I am a good speller but I double check with spell check and I do abbreviate words such as CA for Central America, or DEA and the like. I am sorry but I am sticking with that and hope it will not cause you too much grief. Your comment is a great example of how to get a gripe across in a respectful manner. Paz, Chivis

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  27. January 13, 2012 10:21 AM You should became a reporter since you are close to perfect.

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  28. @10:21 depending on your computer, you should easily be able increase the small type for easier visibility. Chivis has good spelling and the abbreviations are inherent in the nature of law enforcement

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  29. @ January 13, 2012 12:17 AM .January 12, 2012 10:51 PM .January 12, 2012 10:30 PM hijos de puta fea, You would.This the local cheer-leading team again.Give yourselves a pat on the back.Spineless suckers.At least Calderon got what you haven't,balls.It is so easy to blame other bodies,when the blame lies squarely on the shoulders of the inhabitants,and we got to see it.Profesionales mexicanos,when it suits you,viejo pedos.

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  30. @ January 13, 2012 2:22 PM

    Cabron, why don't you shut the hell up. I'm sick of pendejos like yourself who have nothing constructive to say but complaining all the time. What do you know about politics? You talk like a middle school drop out. What the hell is a viejo pedo?

    Pinche chango feo.

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  31. I live in Southern California and its pretty damn safe here. Even the bad parts of LA, compton, watts, etc have been cleaned up. There are still some dangerous areas such as Oakland, but by and large its very safe here. The crime I see regularly is people cars being broken into. I'm not commenting on Mexico but I do know that in Los Angeles you can walk around every part by yourself at night except for a few select neighborhoods and those are very well known gang areas not something you can just stumble into.

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  32. Y'all notice all this zeta guys look homeless!! Leader #4 jajahajaja sela jalaron

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  33. This guy is/was a leader of the Zetas. What a joke, I could take this guy down with one blind eye and only with my left hand. Come on, let me at em, let me at em.

    What a pathetic goon.

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  34. pepito looks more like a payaso

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  35. Why is his mouth open?

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  36. Ahi la llevan un millon mas de ZETAS y ya los acavan jejejeje

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  37. There is only one Sarabia family in Nuevo Laredo, now they are going to be in danger. This guy should have keep working as an automatic transmission mechanic like his dad. But he decided to play Scarface. Now he is going to do big time and someone else is going to move in with his wife. What an asshole!

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    1. They should kill his complete family like the zetas do

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  38. El Pepito looks like he mentaly challenged if not completely mental? I do know that his days are definately numbered. he has quite a few enemies
    as well as police enemies, so I'm sure he's not
    long for this world. The Z's are about as loyal to each other as rats. i should say all these cartels
    turn their backs on their crews once they get busted because they know that everyone is going to rat on each other; because they have No Honor!

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  39. @ January 13, 2012 10:42 PM
    "Why is his mouth open?"

    He is practicing , for what is awaiting him.

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  40. HEs drug up thats why he got his mouth open.HE got a dose of the same stuff they would give to there victims.now its his turn!

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  41. What bridge did they find this troll under? His mouth is open becouse he was slapped around a couple times as you can tell in the pic. Zetas keep taking hits but dont crumble. Only if a group split off and there was infighting could there strength really be neutralized. Sorta of like the beltranes from cds and el teo from the caf. In my view anyways- Da Bulls

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  42. Rookie ICE agent..He got tooken out by a Z..Wait till the end of the year..The Z are gona be involved in sumthing big..People, its not the end.. Its just gona become a new era.. Probably the 3rd & final war..New Nationz are arising.

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    1. 1 08 never thought id say this, but u have smoked yourself retarded

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  43. @1/14/12-1:08pm. Yeah! Took about 8 stinky ass cuntz to kill an unarmed agent, of he had had a gun it would have been different. Just wait until they star throwing these panochazz at the supermax federal prision in Colorado and theiy all will be crying their pussy out. You know next is el PUSSY 40, with all the ztupid azz punkz that have a z code(clave) in Nuevo Laredo and some of them snitching their azz out at the crime stopper's office is well k.own that La Cuarenta is next on the list. Zorry Miguelona you znitched, now they are znitching on you.

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  44. I know he knows he is next. La Cuarenta sleeps in a vest and helmet with 2 body guards in sitting in chairs in his room

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  45. 6:11 god damn does your spelling suck! You write like one of them.haha

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  46. i doubt he is who the "authorities" claim he is...i thought the murderer of Agent Zapata had already been caught? Piolin was his nickname was it not? ....the guy in the picture with the "authorities" does not look like the guy in the picture below it,....

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  47. @7:43pm. I have to write and spell like one off them, so people with lower IQ's like you can understand. And I use a lot of Z so they know their code letter means shit to most of us.

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  48. Chivis give more info on miguel trevino and his brother. But please dont put he was an ex military because he wasnt. How he started washing cars for the tejas and then became a zeta . And about the guys he killed in monterrey and in laredo tx for dating his ex .

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  49. Calderon is so right -- California is so much worse than Mexico, decapitation-wise.

    Why, just last week I saw 4 heads stacked in front of the local Starbucks when I stopped by for my morning latte. And it was this Tuesday, I recall, that someone dumped 65 mutilated bodies in downtown LA.

    Yup, Mexico is MUCH safer than CA. At least there they don't skin you alive, kill your family in front of you then cut off your head.

    Oh, wait, yes they do!

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    1. CA means Central America NOT California.

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    2. I had a blond moment. But thank you.

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  50. So many dumb fucks, who don't know how things are in Mexico. Really sad!

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