Saturday, January 7, 2012

Mexican Soccer Star arrested in Monterrey for helping CDG kidnapper gang

by Gabriela Lopez Monterrey Mexico

(Reuters) - Mexico arrested former international soccer goalkeeper Omar Ortiz on suspicion of working for a gang of kidnappers, fanning concerns about lawlessness plaguing the United States' southern neighbor.

The 35-year-old Ortiz admitted helping to pick out two rich victims for the kidnappers, said Jorge Domene, government security spokesman for the northern state of Nuevo Leon.
The gang, who said they belonged to a drug cartel, sought an average of 1 million pesos ($73,000) per victim, of which Ortiz received a cut of more than 100,000 pesos, Nuevo Leon's government said.
Omar Ortiz

"I'm speechless," said George W. Grayson, a Mexico expert at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, after the news of Ortiz's arrest. "I suppose it's an indication of the possible ubiquity of organized crime."

Sporting his trademark goatee beard, Ortiz looked impassive as masked soldiers paraded him and three other suspects in Nuevo Leon state capital Monterrey, a city that has increasingly come under attack by organized crime.

Domene said the gang operated by selecting victims at social gatherings, who were then snatched and ransomed.

Nuevo Leon attorney general Adrian de la Garza said the suspected kidnappers were captured on January 5 and noted that the gang's leader, who is still at large, told them they were working for the Gulf Cartel.

The conservative government of President Felipe Calderon has staked its reputation on rooting out Mexico's drug gangs, some of which have branched out extensively into other activities like robbery, extortion and kidnapping.

Ortiz's gang is suspected of over 20 kidnappings, among them the 2011 abduction of the husband of Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi, Domene said. Kidnapping is punishable by a jail term of up to 50 years, the state government noted.

Jorge Domene, the Nuevo Leon government's security spokesman, said the gang operated by selecting victims at social gatherings, who were then snatched and ransomed.
After Ortiz disappeared earlier this week, Mexican media was awash with speculation he himself had been kidnapped.

The soccer star, who is currently serving a ban for a doping offence, only helped choose victims and provide information to the gang, whose suspected leader is still fugitive along with several others, Nuevo Leon said.

Between 2007 and 2010 kidnappings in Mexico leapt by nearly 200 percent from 438 to 1284, according to government data.
THE CAT

More than 46,000 people have been killed in the gang violence that has erupted since Calderon began his crackdown on drug cartels soon after taking office five years ago.

The war on the gangs is one of the main issues under debate in the Mexican presidential elections in July.

Drug gangs have long been suspected of corrupting public officials and politicians. Calderon's National Action Party (PAN) has sought to tar the main opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) as susceptible to the cartels.

But public probes into sports stars and entertainers for suspected ties to organized crime have been rare.

Nuevo Leon attorney general Adrian de la Garza said there was no indication other soccer players were involved in the gang's kidnappings, which stretch back at least two years.

Nicknamed "El Gato" (The Cat) for his bright eyes, Ortiz played a single match for the Mexican national side in 2002.

In 2010, Ortiz was suspended after testing positive for anabolic steroids. That ban is due to expire in April.

Famous for his many tattoos and earrings, Ortiz was a longtime regular for top division side Monterrey.

Long seen as the jewel in the crown of Mexican industry, Monterrey has become mired in violence over the past two years as the Gulf Cartel has fought a bloody turf war with Los Zetas, a drug gang that once worked as enforcers for the cartel.

Murder, extortion and kidnapping have spread fear in the city of 4 million people that lies about 140 miles from the Texas border.

"This goes to show Monterrey is no longer this island of tranquility," said Grayson at William & Mary.






Texcoco of BB forum also has a post on this story check it out here

24 comments:

  1. Steroids! To play soccer? What a fuckin idiot!

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  2. My brother was surprised to know he was involved in kidnapping activities, my brother also said this guy was a good player.

    If he is guilty he should pay for what he did.

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  3. Pendejo y baboso....You had the whole dream in reality ahead of you. But you rottened the great talent that you have. YOU are a LOSER NO GOL for you.
    Enjoy playing with other balls. PENDEJO

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  4. WAIT A SECOND BUT I THOUGHT THE CDG DIDN'T KIDNAPP OR EXTORT PPL FROM WHERE THEY DOMINATE OR WELL AT LEAST TRY TO....JAJAJ IM TELLING YOU CDG CHEERLEADERS THIS GUYS ARE THE SAME LIKE ZETAS,ONLY DAT THE CDG IS SOO COWARDS THAT THEY WON'T ACCEPT THEIR DIRTY JOB,ALWAYS BLAME IT ON LOS ZETAS.JAJAJAJ I WONDER WHAT EXCUSES OR JUSTIFICATIONS FOR HIS CRIMES THE CDG CHEERLEADERS WILL COME UP WITH.DID'NT THE CDG SAY IN THEIR VIDEO THAT THEY DIDN'T EXTORT,OR KIDNAPP JAJAJA BUNCH OF COWARDS AND DISHONEST MOFOS.BE REAL CDG CDS CT....YOU GUYS HIND BEHIND A CURTAIN AFTER YA DO YOUR MESS AND BLAME IT ON LOS ZETAS,BUT YOUR STRATEGY AND PROPAGANDE ISN'T WORKING NO MORE,PPL ARE STARTING TO FIND OUT THE REAL STORY BEHIND ALL YA PUSSIES!!!

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  5. Soccer superstar?? Haha please!! Wait that can't be true because CDG doesn't kidnap? Right? What a shame someone who children may look up to is now a criminal. What kind of role model is he? Hope someone chops his head off so he can learn his lesson.

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  6. Get ready for a bunch of znutriders to blame every crime ever commited on los golfas

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  7. They'll make an example out of him. The government have to start showing teeth when charging the fringe people who are aiding these gruesome & thuggish cartels.

    What a waste of athletic talent.

    Even soccer players take steroids as they aid in the rehab of an injury.

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  8. This bitch should be handed over to the zetas. And just goes to show about all that CDG propaganda, they're just as nasty and vicious as the zetas. They're also into killing children and women, kidnappings dismemberments and all the other crap they profess they never engage in. All cartels need to be exterminated !

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  9. First off, CxDxG dont control all of NL... But they do extorsions... No matter what they say, yet mostly they tax the ppl who do this 4 a living... Puro CxDXG!

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  10. the only good cartel is a dead cartel.

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  11. The people should lynch this scoundrel and chop off his hands and balls....a just punishment for an ex-con goalie.

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  12. Znut riders haha typical cdg cheerleader ...nobody blaming them for ever crime you stupid retarded person,were just saying to not fucking hide or deny it like they do on their videos dat they don't kidnappl n extort ppl.and to the stupid one that said they just tax the ones that the do that haha another fucking excuse you guys are full of shit.I WONDER WHAT OTHER EXCUSE YOU NUTHUGGERS ARE GONNA COME UP WITH.TRUTH HAS BEEN SPOKEN

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  13. The the person who posted at 12:06, take some English classes. My goodness, how far do you expect to get in life if that is how you express yourself.

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  14. Le tenian que decir "el perico", x la naris que tenia; pero parece que ni pagaba x el polbo...pobre "gato" los !!!zzz, se lo van a cojer en la porteria...

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  15. scalp that cock sucker soccer sucks

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  16. Again, with the font!?!?! Don't you guys understand that its hard to read a story, or take it serious, if the article is written in the same font you would use to announce a wedding!?!?! Is this a news site? Are these stories serious? If so, please delete that font from your edit list!!!!!! Thanks.

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  17. For the 3 comments that say "just wait for all the cdg cheerleaders to come out", theres only one person that actually said anything positive about CDG. If you want to clean up these boards, try keeping the "no more znutriders" comments to yourself. There are 3X as many anti-cheerleader posts than there are anything else

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  18. CDG,ZETAS,JUAREZ,LA FAMILIA,ETC. ALL OF THEM CARTELS EXTORT,KIDNAPP,ETC. EXCEPT THE SINALOA CATEL, THEM CHAPO BOYS R ABOUT MAKING THAT REAL MONEY...

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  19. All you zetas bitches are doomed soon you wil just be a bad memory

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  20. @501 FontsyPants
    Stay focused on the content of the post. The font style is irrelevant. Please be respectful of the contributor. No one needs Gary Kupke graphic design techniques here. We need the content which Chivis provides.

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  21. This is for opinions,is it not?The font issue is irritating and is easy to fix.By the way who is querying this?

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  22. Font .. crybaby .. shut up just read the story . Reading is 1st grade stuff... Its not that hard

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  23. A little Update:

    I heard today that they haved linked Ortiz to kidnappings in Saltillo the capital city of Coahuila. That begged the question had he lived in saltillo or played there at one time. Indeed he did and both are true. It appears his involvement was greater than first thought.
    Paz, Chivis

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