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Remains of Missing Mexican Politician Found in Mass Grave

Monday, March 19, 2012 |


One of the victims in a mass grave discovered in May 2011 has been identified as a politician who went missing in July 2010, authorities in the Mexican state of Durango said.

Alfonso Peña, a former mayor of Tepehuanes who disappeared after winning election to the state legislature, was positively identified using DNA samples, said a spokesperson for the Durango Attorney General’s Office.

The bodies of Peña and 300 other people were discovered in several mass graves in various parts of Durango city, the state capital.

Authorities have managed to identify only 13 of the victims, according to the state AG’s office.

Durango and the neighboring states of Chihuahua and Sinaloa make up a “golden triangle” of marijuana and opium-poppy cultivation. Mexico’s most powerful drug lord, fugitive Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, is rumored to have a hide-out in Durango.

Source: EFE

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18 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

who are these people that want to become cops and politicians in Mexico?

Anonymous said...

What else can they do?? There is no welfare like there is here in the states.....no food stamps either. Every man for himself, so they do what they gotta do.

Anonymous said...

Cry me a river....ppl say he let the plague hit the teps/santiago area and had to pay for it. who knows....

Anonymous said...

Word is that he got caught up on the game and some young guns picked him up for sinaloa. Can't play with both the z's and chapos

Anonymous said...

He gave the opposition an opening in Tepe and Shago City and alowed them to take out a long time Sinaloa loyal Ruperto Ruacho and attempt to take his hole family out in the same municipality plus numerous arrest made to his croup of followers up in El Conejo, all while pledging his support to other Sinaloa loyals in El Oro, Inde,San Bernardo and El Palmito bassically he was playing both sides, might I add that he was banging my little cousin whom was 17 at the time.He was full of shieett and was a dead man walking when he decided to go bigger then Tepe.

Anonymous said...

Ruberton died? Heard from a primo that just came from over there that the zetas got kicked out of nuevo ideal and santiago?

Anonymous said...

where did the zetas go hide..Herreras

Anonymous said...

March 20, 2012 12:55 PM .
Ey man,this dude looks full of shit,like some half assed film player.I wouldn't buy a used car off this dude.Son payed the price,no one is to big to get murked.This guy was supposed to help people,make things a little better if he could.
Elected representatives,ye sure.

Anonymous said...

"Zetas" are out they where brought in by Los Riveras/Corral of Tepe and Los Pizarros of San Bern, Back when Juarez had a little relationship with them, All the Pizarros are dead there is a younger refugee in Illinois but he aint on shit..The war around that area is betwwen Sinaloa fractions but its mostly confined to Shago City not tepe or el oro or there on north into Parral, Chiwas, The guy that murked Ruperton did it via sniper riffle former Mexican Milatery sniper I actually knew the dude, well him and a few of his posse where found charred to death that marked the end of the so called Zs in that area.

Anonymous said...

from what ive heard r is not dead...there have been many times that claim made, but if that were true Tep would have been in shamble by the wrath of his kids. Not one to look but they are not the easiest going. Dont know about the latest in the spat but its been 4yrs and going...zetas were rumored to be herrera but never confirmed. some say up la mesa....

Anonymous said...

Los M's don't work for sinaloa anymore get that through your heads!! Sinaloa can't even take them on with all the people they brought in from other states!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ruperton is dead I know people that attended his funeral and Ruperto Jr aka R1 is a nutcase and a coke thirsty monster.

Anonymous said...

Heard ruperton smacked the governer of durango. Good to hear the zetas got kicked out of there. Seems like el chapos people got stronger and threw out zetas and liñeros

Anonymous said...

"who are these people that want to become cops and politicians in Mexico?"

Probably the same type of people who in the USA become cops. I've heard all the factual info about USA cops taking money from drug dealers - you know same shit that goes on in Mexico. In the USA it's kept hush hush they're not brave when it comes to reporting like in Mexico.

Anonymous said...

you mean the riveras from la sierra i think las quebradas? those dudes been at it with everyone, now corral? maybe from Herrera's was rumored to be the one then again its grapevine. rup sniper?? i heard it was a family member got close and caputzksy...pizzaros ehhhh i dont know it out my region. to one who said r1 a nutcase exactly if he was dead im sure his son would of snapped. aaaaah who knows. ill believe since nothing been heard from

Anonymous said...

I remember when everyone worked in the same direction. Hope things get controlled soon enough.

Anonymous said...

What happened between the ruachos& the Martinez

Anonymous said...

Whos this,, im from el conejo, el huacal.and im Ruacho..saben muy poco raza..puro DGO/sinaloa

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