Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Badanov's Buzzkill Bulletin

Friday, February 24, 2012 |

Mexican Army units operating throughout Mexico have seized 1,215.845 kilograms of marijuana and two kilograms of opium gum, as well as smaller quantities of various drugs since February 17th, according to information posted at the website of Secretaria de Defensa Nacional (SEDENA), the controlling agency for the Mexican Army.

  • A detachment of the Mexican 5th Military Zone arrested two individuals for possession of firearms February 20th in Chihuahua state.  The patrol was in Lo Largo Maderal in Madera municipality when the arrest took place.  Weapons seized included one rifle, one handgun, ten weapons magazines, 107 rounds of ammunition and a vehicle.
Mexican Army units with the 8th Military Zone killed eight armed suspects in two separate engagements in Tamaulipas state February 19th.

  • An army patrol in Narciso Mendoza colony in Reynosa came under small arms fire by an unknown number of shooters.  Army return fire killed four.  Nine unidentified armed suspects were detained.  Seized following the gunfight were nine rifles, one grenade launcher attachment (probably 40mm), 131 weapons magazines, 1,700 rounds of ammunition, tactical and communications gear, one motorcycle and three vehicles.
  • In Ciudad Victoria, an army patrol came under small arms fire from armed suspects in Modelo colony.  Army return fire killed four.  Materiel sized following the confrontation included four rifles, one 40mm grenade launcher, one 40mm grenade, 40 .223 weapons magazines, 1,302 rounds of .223 caliber ammunition, tactical and communications gear and one vehicle.                                                                                               
A Mexican Army unit with the 13th Military Zone in coordination with a Policia Federal Preventiva unit stopped a tractor trailer rig in Nayarit state February 19th.  The stop took place in Acaponeta municipality where security forces discovered 29 tons of chemicals intended to be used to produce synthetic drubs. Two unidentified individuals were detained at the scene.
  • An army detachment with the Mexican 4th Military Zone seized a number of weapons in a presumed traffic stop in western Sonora state.  The stop took place Ciudad Obregon where soldiers took possession of eight rifles, one grenade, 36 weapons magazines, 600 rounds of ammunition, and one vehicle.  One unidentified individual was arrested at the scene.
  • Army units with the 29th and 19 Military Zones in at least two incidents detained five individuals and seized a number of contraband February 20th in Veracruz state as part of Veracruz Seguro security operation.  Contraband taken included three handguns, one rifle, three weapons magazines, 135 rounds of ammunition and three stolen vehicles.  A total of two kilograms of marijuana were seized.
  • Three armed suspects were killed by an army detachment of the Mexican 21st Military Zone in Michoacan state February 18th.  The unit attempted a traffic stop of three vehicles in Las Parotas in Tuzantla municipality, but were instead fire on.  Army return fire killed three including one individual identified as El Perro, who is said to be the leader of La Familia criminal gang in the area.  Seized materiel included seven rifles, one handgun, one fragmentation grenade, 38 weapons magazines, 912 rounds of ammunition and three vehicles.  Drugs seized included 6.845 kilograms of marijuana.
  • A unit of the Mexican 45th Military Zone found several kilograms of marijuana in Sonora state February 21st. The unit found a  vehicle and 437 kilograms of marijuana in 43 packages.
  • A Mexican Army unit with the 13th Military Zone detained one unidentified individual with drugs and weapons in Nayarit state February 22nd.  The arrest took place in La Presa in Santiago Ixcuintla municipality where soldiers seized two kilograms of opium gum, personal quantities of cocaine and marijuana and quantities of crack cocaine divided for retail sale, two handguns, one weapons magazine, two rounds of ammunition and one motorcycle.
Army units with the Mexican 15th Military Zone arrested six unidentified individuals and seized several packages of various drugs in five separate incidents between February 17th and February 19th in Jalisco state.
  • An army unit on patrol on the Atotonilco-Tototlan road near  El Castillo in Atotonilco colony February 17th detained four individuals in a presumed traffic stop. Contraband seized included 114 packages of methamphetamine divided for retail sale, 20 packages of marijuana, 13 packages of cocaine, one rifle, one handgun, 50 rounds of ammunition and two vehicles.
  • On Calle Allende in Jocotepec municipality February 17th an army unit found an abandoned vehicle with one rifle, one weapons magazine, 55 rounds of ammunition, three packages of cocaine and one package of marijuana inside.
  • On February 18th an army unit on Calle Barra de Navidaa in Jalisco colony in Tonala municipality found small quantities of , methamphetamine and marijuana, one rifle, one handgun, four weapons magazines and six rounds of ammunition.
  • On February 19th an army unit on Calle Zaragoza in Zona Cdentro of Ocotlan, detained an unidentified individual with 340 grams of methamphetamine, one rifle, one weapons magazine and 39 rounds of ammunition.
  • In the village of Santa Rita in Ayotlan municipality, soldiers detained one unidentified individual with 118 packages of cocaine, 108 packages of marijuana, 60 packages of methamphetamine and one package with 33 grams of methamphetamine.
An army unit with the Mexican 45th Military Zone February 23rd while on patrol between Puerto Peñasco a San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora found 75 packages of marijuana weighing a total of 770 kilograms.

Badanov's Burnt Blunt Special

A unit of the Mexican 9th Military Zone incinerated 52.8 kilograms of marijuana and small quantities of glass methamphetamine and cocaine February 21st in Los Mochis, Sinaloa.

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4 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

wow great work keep those rotten scum reeling from military operations.

Anonymous said...

What a frigging depressing story. All those individuals "detained" and then what? When are they going to learn that you just have to kill them? Sure it still leaves other assholes to kill but at least those assholes are dead.

Anonymous said...

6000 keys in michoacan hmmm

Anonymous said...

our real problem is right here, until we address the demand it's our kids who will get it from somewhere. We could use our military at the border but addressing the constitutional issues would take an act of our congress that can't agree on anything but their next pay raise when our income is just going down

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