Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Mexico Nabs Boss of Cartel Linked to “Chapo” Guzman

Sunday, February 26, 2012 |

Mexican marines arrested a reputed boss of the Jalisco Nueva Generacion cartel, an organization allied with the country’s most powerful drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” (Shorty) Guzman, officials said.

Adolfo Solis Bejarano, also known as Ernando Mendoza, the alleged leader of the drug mob’s operations in Veracruz, was arrested when the marines raided a home in that port city in response to an anonymous tip, the Navy Secretariat said in a statement Thursday.

It added that Tuesday’s arrest was carried out as part of “Operation Safe Veracruz,” an initiative aimed at cleaning up police departments, gathering intelligence and fighting drug-related violence in that Gulf coast state.

Several armed men found inside the home managed to escape after spotting the marines, although one of them was later captured after trying to hide out in another residence.

The 42-year-old Solis, known by several aliases including “El Fito” and “El Apa,” confessed that he was the Jalisco Nueva Generacion cartel’s boss in Veracruz.

Marines confiscated an AK-47 assault rifle, numerous ammunition clips for that weapon and a packet containing 10 kilos of marijuana from the suspect.

The detainee was turned over to authorities responsible for investigating drug-trafficking cases.

Veracruz has been plagued by a turf war between rival drug cartels that has sent the state’s murder rate skyrocketing.

Residents of Veracruz city were stunned on Sept. 20, 2011, by the discovery of 35 bodies dumped on a busy thoroughfare.

A week later, 32 bodies were found at three drug-gang “safe houses” in the Veracruz-Boca del Rio metro area.

The Gulf, Los Zetas and relatively new Jalisco Nueva Generacion cartels, as well as breakaway members of the once-powerful La Familia Michoacana organization, are fueling the violence in Veracruz, which is Mexico’s third-most populous state and coveted as a key drug-trafficking corridor to the United States, officials say.

The Jalisco gang is allied with Guzman’s Sinaloa cartel, whose stronghold is western and northwestern Mexico.

Mexico’s drug war death toll stood at 47,515 from December 2006 to Sept. 30, 2011.

The death total has grown every year of President Felipe Calderon’s military offensive against the well-funded, heavily armed drug cartels.

Unofficial tallies published in December by independent daily La Jornada put the death toll from Mexico’s drug war at more than 50,000.

Source: EFE

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15 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

I just heard the weather forecast. There is baseball size hail hitting everywhere the Sinaloa Cartel is from Columbia to Baja to Veracruz. I hope Chapo is in his hail resident cave. LOL

Anonymous said...

He looks stoned! Too bad. I am sure the panic of getting busted will be less on the initial shock he is experiencing.

Anonymous said...

Just wondering if CJNG r the same as Gente Nueva?

Anonymous said...

he looks he is on something lol maybe stoned or tweeked out or both.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous tip my ass..Los Zetas cleaning house

Anonymous said...

No there seperate groups

Anonymous said...

Stop the war. Divide the territiories and share the pie. Stop killing each other. Obviously theres enough money to go around! How many belt buckles do you need? How many pairs of pointy boots do you need?

Anonymous said...

Este guey tiene miedo

Anonymous said...

Mofo looks high as shit...they'll never take me alive!

Anonymous said...

that foo is lit like a light

Anonymous said...

this fool has shitted draws

Anonymous said...

Your on a presumption. Good people could indeed be turning in the scat of the streets. Nothing unusual there. Maybe not as common as we should be seeing.

Anonymous said...

Like corp CEO and others... It starts off about being rich then it moves on to see just how rich you can take it. This often will go to the point where they also want to be the richest. It's a disfunctional and yet powerful few. The worst of them are then ones who were born into a very wealthy family. These people don't have a clue to what the hardships of common folk are. There is a rare exception to these rules. Sadly not common enough.

Anonymous said...

You would think with all that money you could afford a hair cut!

Anonymous said...

thats a good lookin dude...............................................hahahahahaah

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