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Mayhem in Monterrey: 4 cops die in Monterrey

Saturday, April 7, 2012 |

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

Four Monterrey, Nuevo Leon police agents, presumably Monterrey Policias Regales were shot to death in Monterrey Friday night, according to Mexican news accounts.

The officers were identified as Roberto Lara Cruz, Juan José Ines Alamilla Martinez, Rigoberto Martinez and Javier Eduardo Vazquez Gonzalez. The officers were all from assigned sectors in eastern and southern Monterrey.

An armed group dismounting from a Ford Crown Victoria and a Volkswagen Beetle sedans entered a residence on Calle Nueva Rosita in Madero colony in Monterrey, started firing their weapons in the area, and then took the four officers from the home.  Authorities found several spent shell casings for AR-15 assault rifles at the scene.

A fifth unidentified police agent was also at the residence when the assault took place but was not taken by the armed suspects.

The suspects then drove the four to calles Julian Villareal and Nardo near a warehouse in Cementos colony, where the suspects fired on the officers, killing three.  The fourth victim survived the shooting but later died a university hospital.

A total of seven other individuals were killed or found dead in Nuevo Leon state including in Monterrey city.


  • Two unidentified inmates, one male and one woman were found dead at the Topo Chico Centro de Readaptacion Social (CERESO) in Monterrey city early Saturday morning at about 0130 hrs.  The male inmate was apparently attacked and stabbed to death.  Prison authorities did not disclose the cause of death of the female.
  • An unidentified woman in her 30s was found  dead on the road to Tampico and Calle 21 de marzo,in Madero colony at around 0830 hrs Saturday morning.  The victim has been kidnapped and gagged at the mouth by tape before she was killed.  The victim had been bludgeoned and then shot to death.
  • An elderly couple were found by relatives shot to death in Cadereyta late Friday afternoon.  Noel Lorenzo Abreu, 60 and Diana Valez Castro, 50 were found in their home on the Cadereyta to Santiago road at about Kilometer 10, apparent victims of a home invasion robbery.
  • Two unidentified men were found dead and in a state of advanced decomposition near a farm in Hidalgo municipality Saturday morning.  The find was made by a Mexican Army patrol.  The victims were in a shallow grave near the intersection of calles Vicente Fox and Fernando Canales in Crescenciano Lozano colony.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com

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13 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

We would always stop in Monterey on our way up the coast to San Francisco. It was such a picturesque town back then, and a true jewel of the pacific coastline. Oh my, how things have changed. There's so many mexicans now.

Anonymous said...

"A fifth unidentified police agent was also at the residence when the assault took place but was not taken by the armed suspects."

Good they don't kill innocents and informats.

Anonymous said...

Francisco Medina Mejia aka El Quemado, one of the Zetas responsible for setting The Casino Royale on fire in Monterrey NL was killed with three other zetas by Mexican Army soldiers after a brief gunfight in Nuevo Laredo about a week ago. In Nuevo Laredo he was second in the zeta's chain of command after Miguel Trevino aka Z40.

Anonymous said...

Yeah there was no news about el quemado, & there was a narco mensaje the other day aimed at "la aranja" of the zetas I guess from the CDG saying they're looking for him, please can we see more news or reports about/from Monterrey. #### Also was this the work of the CDG? ###Also when are the authorities going to start dealing with the prison system in Mexico I mean referring to the 2 people murdered in topo Chico everyone knows it was zetas that killed them as that prison is run by the zetas. Keep up the good work at bb guys.

Anonymous said...

some think eliminating guns will stop crime and killing? guns don't kill or commit crimes criminals do.
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Anonymous said...

Wrong Monterrey

Anonymous said...

And the beat goes on,keep in mind that this Memo is just about Monterrey area, Mexico ,land of Horror!! We wonder will any of us live long enough to see Mexicos turmoil calm down. We all long for the days when we could hunt,fish,surf in a beautiful friendly country. Now it seems half the population of Mexico are criminals, Mexico is dangerous, Friendley, my ass. SAD

"lito"brito said...

jajajaa..this is pretty funny:

(Anonymous said...
We would always stop in Monterey on our way up the coast to San Francisco. It was such a picturesque town back then, and a true jewel of the pacific coastline. Oh my, how things have changed. There's so many mexicans now.
April 8, 2012 1:18 AM)


it is even worse in Monterrey Mexico...you would not believe how many Mexicans are there...they are all over the place..i mean literally EVERYWHERE!!!!

i hope your comment was meant to be funny..mine was..

if it wasn't ...i feel ashamed of you as a fellow American..you don't know the difference between cannery row ..and el sultana del norte..in addition to your racism against Mexicans

Anonymous said...

There taking about monterrey nuevo leon mexico not monterey,california lol

Anonymous said...

Different monterey haha

Anonymous said...

It was the 5th cops lucky day!

Anonymous said...

@ LiTO bRiTo
" la sultana del Norte" not el sultana del Norte.

Anonymous said...

For 10:57 The 5th cop wasnt lucky , he gave up the other 4cops for $20 bucks ,

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