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The Knights Templar Ranch is Raided

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 |

Borderland Beat


In Michoacan, army troops seized a ranch allegedly owned by Enrique Plancarte Solis, "La Chiva"/ Kike Plancarte or just "Kiki," noted as one of the main leaders of the criminal organization The Knights Templar.

The Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) said yesterday in a statement that the confiscation took place last Saturday after a gun battle with an  number of people in which one of the suspects died.

The Mexican army seized weapons, drugs, and money on a ranch in the western state of Michoacan apparently owned by Enrique Plancarte Solís, one of the alleged leaders of the criminal organization the Knights Templar.

The rest of the "Knights" managed to escape from the ranch, located in the town of Los Cuiniques, in the town of Apatzingán.  The ranch "was used by organized crime for various illegal purposes."

In the building, military personnel found 15 handguns, 19 rifles, 1 Barret rifle, more than a hundred grenades, three rockets, 1 anti-tank rocket launchers, 339 magazines of different calibers, over 22,000 cartridges and five swords.

Also confiscated 1.1 million pesos (equivalent to about $85,000), $3123.10 in American dollars, two vehicles, and small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and crystal. 

According to the Ministry of Defense, this operation "managed to affect the Knights  of Templar's criminal organization through limiting their operational and logistical structures and their areas of influence."

The Knights Templar is a pseudorreligious organization that emerged din 2011 after the death of the leader of the Familia Michoacana, Nazario Moreno Gonzalez, alias "El Chayo", in a clash with security forces in 2010.

Soon the group, led by Servando Gómez Martínez, alias "La Tuta"; Enrique Plancarte, "La Chiva," Dionisio Loya Plantare, "el Tio," managed to gain control of the drug trade in Michoacán and extended their  area of influence to neighboring regions.

Monday in Mexico 14 People Died  Alleged

MEXICO CITY (approved). - A total of 14 people, among them five women and a child, were killed Monday in separate cases in five states of the country, allegedly the incidents are related to organized crime.

In broad daylight, in a Guachochi supermarket , Chihuahua, gunmen executed a 30 year old woman identified as Elizabeth Castillo Carrillo, in front of a friend and her three year old son. She received seven bullets in her face, hands and chest outside a supermarket.

Castillo was shot when her  friend and her son were settling in the vehicle,  as she walked in the back of the car preparing to get inside. Still alive, paramedics took her to a hospital but died minutes later.

In Nuevo Leon, on Monday afternoon, two women and a 13 year old boy were killed while buying beer in the neighborhood Nuevo San Rafael, in Guadalupe.

Gunmen arrived on a premises on  Circunvalación and Privada Zuazua Streets, opened fire on their victims who were inside. Unofficially, it was reported that the three dead were relatives.

In Jalisco, seven people were shot dead in the last yesterday in different incidents allegedly related to organized crime

Tonala Police reported that Monday afternoon there was a shooting in streets of the town of San Miguel de la Punta, south of the metropolitan area of Guadalajara. 

According to police, gunmen stormed a house in the neighborhood Lomas de San Miguel. Three men died and the injured woman was rescued by local medical services while in one of the bedrooms.

Of the victims,  two of the men and women were apparently in the house, One of those who died was outside and assumed one of the alleged gunmen.

In another development, near José María Morelos, in the town of Tomatlan, on the north coast of Jalisco, the bodies of two men, ages 26 and 40 were found with multiple gunshot wounds. Both had been deprived of their freedom last Saturday night.

In addition, Monday morning, in an area at kilometer 23 of the road free  highway from Lagos de Moreno to Leon  the bodies of two  men about 25 years old were found. They show signs of being beaten and given the "coup de grace".

In Morelos, two women were killed in violent incidents in different municipalities Tlaquiltenango  and Yecapixtla, informed the Attorney General of Morelos.

One victim was found on a dirt road near the highway Cartonera to Yecapixtla, near Centennial Ranch. The body was lying on the ground and had various injuries.

The second was found in a building in the town of Tlaquiltenango on Isabel la Católica  in the neighborhood of Gabriel Tepepan. The woman's body was lying in one of the bedrooms of the house, with an impact from a gun.



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72 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

The army forgot to take pictures of the dildos that LCT use in their iniciation rituals.

Anonymous said...

I almost had your last story memorized-glad you came with something else, Havana! What you slept in today or with your forum friends? Just funnin'

Capo said...

Does anyone really think that Los Caballeros Templarios will make any gains in Northern Mexico? They still seem like small time to me. I haven't heard any responses from the other cartels that La Tuta calls on for help?

Anonymous said...

Why do you get no feedback, here? I like your posts- they are varied, not predictable which is good and you don't lecture. So, here is your only decent comment yet today-Havana - I guess?

Anonymous said...

Well it is about Halloween. More costumes.

Anonymous said...

El chapo Les puso El dedo...

Anonymous said...

Wtf I think those sword in the top left were bought on an informercial in the us tosh.o used that sword on on of his scetches

Anonymous said...

Wait.... so all BB does is halfass translate and re-post information already posted days before in other internet and news sources?? Lame!!!

Anonymous said...

How sad. They only raid-catch cartels at the end of each presidential term.

Havana said...

I'm kind of despondent that the police didn't confiscate any more of those nifty, plastic, Knights of Templar helmets that I love so much. Maybe they were carefully stashed in a tree house in the forest where all good apprentices (allegedly) go to practice maneuvers with swords.

Anonymous said...

El chapo Guzman is a rat...

Anonymous said...

seems like their are getting closer to grabbing the knights... but apatzingan is one of the main fortresses, where else is there castle located?

Anonymous said...

Lol thats funny

Anonymous said...

These "Scum Bags" who have the balls to call themselves Sicarios, think nothing of murdering
Women and Children as well as Geriatics. What type of lives do these "Dirt Bags" profess to Live..?
They all need to be Exterminated like the insects
that they are. Most of these bottom feeders would be absolutely homeless nobodies if they didn't have guns to cause mayhem thru-out Mexico!!

Anonymous said...

That looks like more than $3100 to me

Anonymous said...

Those samurai swords would tear someone up quickly.

Anonymous said...

I think it is great that you put all information up here even if it is reported in another forum or newspaper. Makes it easier to get the the meat of what is happening. I do not have time to search all the publications so I am glad you do it for me. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Havana.

Anonymous said...

Do not think because a group is not in the media so much that they are small or incapable. If you ever come down to Apatzingan you will see how small we are, we patrol openly more than police and military combined. The government is trying to steal money that they have promised to perform actions and are setting up. We are not CDG, we will not now to the government traitors. We try to conduct ourselves in peace but that is no longer possible, citizens are completely safe, we do not target the clean hands.
El Soldado
Viva de la Orden!!!
Mis hermanos del escudo nunca doblará una rodilla. Todos moriremos en un baño de sangre antes de encendemos nuestro escudo. Hay orden con nosotros, es muy importante los demás no cualquier orden.

Anonymous said...

Friends,
At this time we can no longer be at peace with our backstabbing government. To the citizens of our motherland are safe from harm as their hands are clean. Do not be deceived, we own Michocan, and we totally run Apatzingan. The government will not take us until every knight is dead in a pool of blood. We are warriors who will never lay down our shield. We will take on any traitor whether it be Z-50, Los Zetas or the so called armada de Mexico. We will not run away in our own home. If our money was good and you shook our hands many times why now are you turning against us. Since when have we kidnapped innocents other than drunks rapists murderers and theives. When our police could not control our state WE took control and WE the Templarios cleaned our state. We put the curfews, we got rid of the town drunks and built homes and play grounds. There are plenty tyrant groups with no order and you embarrass us as if we are street hustlers? We demand a return to peace on your end or we can play the same game as you.
El Soldado
El rifle calibre 50

Anonymous said...

chingen su madre los michoacanos

Anonymous said...

That's looks like a lot more than $3,123.10

Anonymous said...

October 30, 2012 12:45 PM
"Wait.... so all BB does is halfass translate and re-post information"
Oh shit.Einstein just woke up!Yes,its 2012 now?

Anonymous said...

@12:45 Most people here dont know the lingo. How can you be so educated in tongue but so dumb in street knowledge? BB Rocks!

Anonymous said...

Lmao that's some funny shit.

Anonymous said...

Go Mexico! I see the authorities are cleaning up the cartels as the Colombians did in Pablo Escobar days and like the Cali-Cartel. Hey! I cant wait to see Sinoloa cartel get theres

Anonymous said...

why dont they get that money and feed our starving people in mexico. instead the goverment keep packing thier endless pockets.

Anonymous said...

@12:45...hehe yeah but on BB its translated hell better than any other sites,plus we can throw in our two dimes worth and ask questions...hell we can even troll if we wanna.
BB is just better set up compared to other sites,i go too 12 other sites but always come back here..Love it or lump it,BB kicks ass!!

FRQ said...

Taking swords to gun fights. -_- lol

Anonymous said...

Good work Havana, i have to say im sad too about the lack of helmets =***( Also sad to hear Chivis has to waste her time moderating comments by spineless trolls who wanna talk shit to me but don't have the nuts to do it on the forum cause they fear their identity being known and them being outed for the two faced coward they are.. Ahwell alls good i still get a laugh out of it.

Peace, Baggy

Anonymous said...

i like how the mexican army guys show the swords as weapons, im pretty shure they are decorations, anyone can get one of those at any flea mkt....

Anonymous said...

so, how much usd would it take to buy into the templar cartel???

Anonymous said...

Did they find more plastic helmets?? I wonder what the knights Templar are doing for Halloween? PARTY AT LA TUTA'S HOUSE.. DRUNK WHITE WOMEN FOR EVERYONE...

Anonymous said...

I feel like we might be seeing some head way against some these cartels. I'd like to see z-40, el azul, el mayo, la tuta, in the next couple of weeks

Anonymous said...

What's with el soldado?

Anonymous said...

Lol it's funny everyone knows that when the cartel dosent cooperate with the goverment they get shutdown just like pablo Escobar now el chapo is the smart one He cooperates with the goverment and has infaltrated the govt either way people are always gonna hate on some ones shine lets not forget the sinaloans are the originals of the drug trafficking trade iin Mexico It's where it all started in Mexico if not look into it it's the sinaloan cowboys running the show in Mexico as much as anyone hates or there's rival cartels they can't compare two the originals such ass Miguel angel Felix gallardo Manuel salcido uzeta Pedro avilez don Neto the real starters of the game in Mexico

Anonymous said...

I have family in apatzingan and they have good things to say of the temps. I hear they take care of children and let farmers use land on there ranches to grow avacadoes etc. they built a church and some playgrounds have parties for the children and give good to the starving. They run a lot of legit business in Apatzingan, I think we just need to let them be order the murders to stop and let them do there business as long as they get along. I'm all about business and there is a lot of money to be made I don't see how it's any different from alcohol or cigarettes which kill more people than all drugs combined. It's never going away we need to learn from our mistakes it's not worth these good young soldiers lives, I don't choose to use drugs, but a lot of people do and that's their choice. I had to get violent a few times selling drugs, but that's because these punks want to short you cut your shit or short change you. And in the business if you get pinned once your fucked,

Anonymous said...

I don't think they celebrate Halloween in mexico....

Anonymous said...

I was thinking the exact same thing

Anonymous said...

Sinaloas are not the originators. Idk where these stories are coming from but all people seem to know about is today's news this has been going on for decades even during alcohol prohibition

Anonymous said...

I was talking to Chapo he told me that Mexico will always. Be on his payroll

Anonymous said...

If u look into the originators pablo acosta was one of them alongside avilez ,gallardo etc he was from chih,so not all originators were from sinaloa, the gulf also had their reps, and not from sinaloa

Anonymous said...

Sinaloa cartel soon or later will kill you all scammbags

Anonymous said...

It is astounding how many freakin' losers there are in the world. I for one thank all of you at BB for giving all of us such valuable information. To have to wade through all the b.s. that people send you is another fete. Keep up the great job and hopefully you just LOL at all the losers and whiners!

Anonymous said...

CARTELS smugglers jeep gets stuck on border fence ! :-)))

U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma foiled the
smuggling attempt when came across a Jeep Cherokee that had become "high centered" at the top of a make-shift ramp.

Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Enrique Zarate told "We've also seen attempted
smugglers trying to ramp over the Normandy barrier using sandbags to
build a bridge".

The two suspects fled into Mexico.

KikiGrande said...

The army forgot to take pictures of the dildos that LCT use in their iniciation rituals.


hilarious!

Anonymous said...

yes i agree it looks like much more than $3100, maybe they forgot a zero. and i hate when people trash on the work others do to bring us info/translations, cuz i know i dont pay to come on BB and read the articles, so if its free how can you complain, A$$hole?! also, i dont know if el soldado is real or not (sure sounds like hes drinking the kool-aid), but this has been brought up before whether real narcos come on the forum and post. maybe not all of em, but def some of em. if there was was a site w thousands of people posting articles and info about YOU would you check it out? OF COURSE YOU WOULD!many criminals and celebs are very interested whats being put out about them in the media, its a natural human tendency! thanks

Anonymous said...

"The rest of the "Knights" managed to escape from the ranch"
========================================

Isnt there a Spanish word for "SURROUND"? ...lol...

Anonymous said...

LISTEN, WE ALL ARE IN AGEEMENT THAT BB DOES A FINE JOB AND AS STATED FROM THE OTHER POSTS..WE CAN PUT IN OUT 2 CENTS WORTH OF OPINIONS AND ASK QUESTIONS...THEN GET THEM ANSWERED. UNLESS YOU'RE A RHODES SCHOLAR QUIT YOUR BITCHING AND MOANING ABOUT THE TRANSLATION ON THIS SITE.

Anonymous said...

Getting rid of town drunks?? why not get rid of the people that are decapitating others? I mean really a town drunk is more annoying than dangerous. You are still using violence, selling and/or using drugs and do you really need those weapons to keep the town in check? You want the the world to believe this is a save the world organization however it is a save yourself and continue a life of crime period. Lazca built a church or gave funds for the construction so what? lipstick on a pig is still a pig. What a shame this guy who heads this "cartel" was a respected leader in the teaching arena and now he resorts to lame youtube videos calling for help to kill the Z's. Sorry to break your bubble but the Z's will go down like they all do and it won't be because of some centuries old relgious fanatics playing knights and swords. get real. This cartel is not a huge threat to the security of mexico like the others because they are showing crackhead moves and the background in your videos look like dollar store trinkets pinned to the wall. We are not laughing with you rather at you.

Anonymous said...

Theyre not originators this has been going on sinwas before chapo was shitting his diapers

Anonymous said...

Lol...El Puta must have stuck all the dildos up his ass to conceal them.all

Anonymous said...

Yes they la Cuna de Los narcos Sinaloa es vivir con el narco it's where it started in Mexico yea it's been around since prohibition but it was the sinaloans doing it research it don't just blur shit out ure mouth really look into it

Anonymous said...

What is the difference between El Puta & A Bucket Of Shit? Answer: The Bucket.

Anonymous said...

It wasent no one in the gulf who started it all they did in the 1930s was bring boose till the 1970s that's when they started drug trafficking where do you think They got opium from in world war 2 ? It's was from the sinaloans they always have been the originators of drug trafficking in Mexico just in Mexico If you don't no then don't run your mouth do your reasearch.

Anonymous said...

The Chinese showed them how to grow opium in chihuahua Sinaloa and Durango mainly in Sinaloa it was taken over by the campesinos.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering the same thing, I think Havana knocked off all the other reporters. someone said on forum that chivas is very ill. hey if you are reading comments get well pronto amigo we need your dos centavos

Anonymous said...

You're a idiot soldado. Your cartel brings death, misery, and poisons people. Your costume parties are a laughing point for everyone. If u want to help out you're community you don't join a cartel. Brainwashed clown

Anonymous said...

El Soldado.
Have you got permission to be talking about your workings?Don't get me wrong,it clears things up a little if you show us what your intended mission is?
Sometimes what you are doing is undoubtedly needed,when the police are on offer to the highest bidder,even the killers are the police.I hope you speak the truth,and also that you regulate your member's.If members commit certain transgressions again and again,if you don't act against those rogue members,it shines a light onto you all.
You know this already,it has to be policed by its own members.I hope you can be successful for your own decent people,most people do not have the stomach to kill and possibly lose their lives,that is why we have soldiers and"others"
El Soldado tener cuidado

Anonymous said...

"Ahwell alls good i still get a laugh out of it"
And we get a laugh out of you ballbag

Anonymous said...

So that means it was the sinaloas that fuked up méxico. now they ruined mexican music. Balen verga!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Jajaja! Holding my splitting sides! Thanks for the laughs, en serio!

Anonymous said...

Im from morelos and this war is not goin to stop soon es como una moda. Si no an estado en mexico mejor no habran la boca most of this people falking about narcos have never been to mexico ao please do your self a favor and stfu u dont kno nothing about mexico. Menos de los narcos.

Anonymous said...

I also have family near los Reyes and are involve in farming avacados. These family members have work hard for years selling there goods. Now these knights Templar ocme and demand a percentage. These fucken baboons are like the rest of the leeches stealing from the working poor because they are all involved (thevies,police,cartel).So stop this shit that they are for the community, bull shit..And yes they will be dealt with if blood is spilled

Anonymous said...

@11:18am Dude,did you know Alcohol is also a drug?

Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with that. If all other "cartels" operated with honor and respected the sanctity of the innocent, yes a good living can be made...

Anonymous said...

7:42 PM
"I also have family near los Reyes and are involve in farming avacados""Now these knights Templar ocme and demand a percentage"
El Soldado,how do you answer this young dude?
If you are a member of CT how can that be right?You say you don't touch"clean hands"these are farmers who work hard for not much money,they don't deserve to be extorted for their hard earned money?
If the extorters are not members,they are using your name?As protectors this is exactly the type of behavior you should stop.If it is your members,then your CT is no good to the community at large?

Anonymous said...

This is something I have left in answered, I will now do so. Some of these so called extorters are not brothers. Some are brothers but with a force as large as ours how could we keep up with all? Not even the most trusted state or federals can keep order over every single person. Also some farmers we let them use land on our ranches to grow. I know that there are ones who join us only to abuse our name, but it's something we try to control I am personally sorry for those members but they will soon be found out and taken care of

Anonymous said...

Above was written by me El Soldado
Viva de la Orden

Anonymous said...

At least the Zetas dont hide underneath sheep clothing like some(cough)CJNG(cough)KnightsTemplars (cough)CDG(cough)CDS(splutter)

Anonymous said...

"Not even the most trusted state or federals can keep order over every single person"
Of course not,but in time you can get a grip on the ones using your name for their own ends.Anyway,if you are doing what you are doing to help people live safely,hopefully that can't be a bad thing?

Anonymous said...

Mira pendejito, antes de mencionar el estado de Micoacan en tu apestosa boca piensa en cuantos Michoacanos hay alredor tuyo. Fuck you! Arriva Michoacan.

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