Thursday, June 6, 2013

Mexican Army rescues 165 migrants in Tamaulipas



By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

A total of 165 migrants from central and south America were rescued Monday by a Mexican Army unit in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, according to Mexican news and official sources.

A news account in Milenio news daily of a press conference conducted by the Mexican Secreteria de Gobierno (SEGOB) or interior ministry said a Mexican Army road patrol was dispatched to Diaz Ordaz municipality Monday on an anonymous tip about the presence of armed suspects in the area.

On arriving in the area, a lone armed suspect was observed, who then tried to escape only to be detained at the scene.

The migrants, among them 77 Salvadorans, 50 Guatemalans 23 Hondurans, 14 Mexicans and one Indian, had been kidnapped and were being held captive in a safe house in Las Fuentes colony.Included in that number were 20 children and two pregnant women.

The kidnappers had forced their captives to call home and demand ransom while they were at the safe house.  According to the report, migrants were afraid they would eventually be turned over to local drug cartels gangs that likely operate in the area.

The fear is well founded.  Three years ago 72 migrants from central and south American were massacred by a local Los Zetas group in San Fernando when some of the migrants refused to give ransom.  That murder was a precursor to an even more gruesome mass murder which took place over six months ending in June, 2011 which took the lives of 193 in San Fernando municipality.  The San Fernando mass murder is one of the worst is Mexican history.

One suspect was detained at the scene, identified as Juan Cortez Arrez.

The Mexican government plans to move the migrants to a holding facility in central Mexico.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com.  He can be reached at grurkka@gmail.com

40 comments:

  1. good work military they would have likely ended up worm food.

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  2. ok, now this is actual news. some of your countrymen are some really nasty people,private citizens keeping hoards of people couped up like that, totally undercuts human rights.. when you have shit like this pop up it diminishes any criticisms you may have of other counties.

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  3. when it says one of them an indian, what does that mean? like a pueblo indian or??

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  4. Damn zetas only zetas resort to this sort of thing talk about desperation any which way of makin that almighty dollar what ever happened to drug trafficking? Besides ranson they'd either get killed or be forced to join the ranks of the underworld as sicarios damned if you do damned if you dont . Keep em coming chris.

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    1. The Zetas were Armed wing of CDG they only fought and CDG made the negotiation so when they broke they had to start making money somehow
      Twister

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  5. bb vas muy retrasado en tus noticias sube mas videos del cdg y zetas

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  6. Why, move them to a holding facility? Just give them medical attention and citizenship and let them go!!

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    1. Yea so they can get killed in retaliation??? Fucking retard

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    2. Hahaha..I guess not everyone understands your humor!

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  7. Wow mass shooting mass killing and now mass kidnapping its like the the government of Mexico don't even care anymore we all know the story the Mexican police stumble upon it from a tip, a tip my ass, they were driving through the neighbor hood and found the house just by "dumb luck" that's how Mexicans work in Mexico justice 101 "dumb luck"

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  8. Knowing Mexico this Juan Cortez Arrez probably won't even go to jail.

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  9. If this story was North of the Rio Bravo it would be on every media outlet 24 hours a day all week for three months. Then a Hollywood movie would follow. Plus , book deals, interviews. But , it happened in Mexico.

    Ask yourself this. How many of the pregnant women were impregnated by the captors ?

    How many of the women were raped ? How many men were raped ?

    Lets never forget the San Fernando Massacre !!!!

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  10. BB , Thanks for getting the news out !!!!

    Could BB repost/refresh the Missing Marine Story again ? Thanks !!!

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  11. Thank god this didn't turn out like the San Fernando massacre...Z40 dissolving kids alive in acid for no reason...
    I'm interested to hear any follow up on this if they question the guy they detained. Hopefully he says more than "I needed money to feed my family".

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  12. Does anyone know what they might do with the migrants after they take them to the holding facility? Hopefully they don't just turn them over to a cartel after all...I've met police officers in Tamaulipas before, and I can imagine their saying something like "We had to give these migrants back to Los Zetas, because we found no physical evidence that they were not the cartel's property."

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    1. The people that dont pay up get their organs sold by people that are in that busness or they are often force to become sicarios without any training force into their battles or drug mulers

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  13. Wow someone has to up the ante after the 49 bodies last year 172 is quite a jump but what the heck they only migrants when will they stop 250? 500? 1000?

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  14. I got two guns one for you and the other one for the fucking cartels big boy

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  15. This is a sad story that the cartels are doing this am about to cry

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  16. Im just glad they didnt make it across the border into the US.

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    1. True!!!!..we wouldn't want them selling fruit or flowers off the freeways to make ends meat,while you're begging for money with a sign.

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    2. Thats true. I always see Anglos, whites asking for handouts by Seven Eleven. From what i seen hispanics always working doin sumthin for a lil cash.

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    3. This is very true I shit u not I just passes by walmart and I saw to white ladys with a cardbord box that said homeless please help. Atleast hispanics work

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    4. Yeah these 165 didn't make it but 1000's of others do every other day u freaking BOZO!!! Haha!

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  17. I'm just sad they didn't make it across the border to the US. Because unlike some people I have both a heart and a soul.

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  18. Hopefully they can interview some of the captives on live TV, rather than just taking the word of the corrupt military guys on what happened.

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  19. @ June 7, 2013 at 9:00 AM
    I agree. I keep hearing this "I needed money to feed my family" excuse. It's infuriating when guys justify things like MURDER that way. If you've committed a crime, at least have the decency to take responsibility for it, rather than trying to get people's sympathy because you're a 'family man'.
    I honestly think the crime scene would be different if more Mexican people were responsible about having kids, instead of having as many as possible as young as possible. Those kids make up the majority of drug traffickers.

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  20. @ 10:02 please you probably shit yourself if u ever use them guns

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  21. 11:56 am,you're quite the humanitarian.I bet you're handing out sandwiches along the border when you're not posting dumb comments online .

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  22. Whenever my great uncle and I travel in the desert, we often leavr gallons of water in plain view hoping that one day they will save someones life.

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  23. The mighty U.S should invate Mexico for once,and for all and eliminate corruption,I'm tire of hearing about this people sufferring in hands of them criminals,alla akbhar,allaa!aaaafuck the zetas,gofas,sinaloa

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  24. @ June 7, 2013 at 9:00 AM
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    @ June 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    The problem here in Michoacan where I live, and I think everywhere in Mexico, is that couples have kids when they're so young that they don't yet have maturity. They don't think how hard will it be to raise many children, and their parents tell them they have no honour unless they have many children and marry rich husband.
    Then they reach age 20 and see cannot support their children, but they think it is someone else's fault. Then the husband goes into crime because he is desperate. The children are neglected because with so many children and so little money. They get into crime when they are then very young too.
    I am mother in Michoacan, I got married at 30 and had two children at 33. My family is very stable and happy, and I owe it to waiting until I was ready. I recommend it! :)

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  25. Damn zetas only zetas resort to this sort of thing talk about desperation any which way of makin that almighty dollar what ever happened to drug trafficking? Besides ranson they'd either get killed or be forced to join the ranks of the underworld as sicarios damned if you do damned if you dont . Keep em coming chris.

    stupid you must be bro,these migrants were held captive by you one and only SAVIORS cause by the way you expressed yourself i can tell your a golfa cheerleader....come over to tamps so u can see for your self PENDEJO ,tampz is basically split up in 2 sides golfas and zetillas.rio bravo,vallehermoso,gonzales,diazordaz,reynosa,matamoros are all golfo territories PENdejo, nuevo laredo,mante,llera,victoria,y el sur de sanfernando es de los zetillas pendejo!!!!!!yup your golfos rely on kidnapping as well dumb ass...oh yea by the way that 15 year old kid who got beheaded by los golfos was one of the honduran migrants the golfos had captive PENDEJO thats how your golfos work like always..they pick up any pendejo on the street and declare him zeta and like most of you internet gangbangers belive los golfos are the good guys you stupid idiots are automatically gonna believe them jajaja what a joke,fucking golfos always do shit and kill inocents but like the cowards that they are ,they always blame los zetillas.here in reynosa come take a look around and you will see for yourself that your golfos or chapos are not no good cartel..there is NO good cartel PENDEJOO!!!!!

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  26. This is total genocide the U.N needs to step in CNN needs ti broadcast these atrocities

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  27. Yes, actually, I do send bread and food to Mexico almost daily. I also give to the orphans in Mexico and have been doing this for decades. I don't just type comments here. I take this drug war seriously because I've lost innocent people due to it. Even though I am angry, I still pray for even the criminals that God my put love back in their hearts and for the people that they continue to let Mexico know that this is unacceptable.

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  28. "The Zetas were Armed wing of CDG they only fought and CDG made the negotiation so when they broke they had to start making money somehow
    Twister"

    By kidnapping poor people for ransom??, was honest work not an option?

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    1. They made their choice

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  29. These cartel scumbags hitmen will get their comeuppance. There a bunch of teenage/early
    20 somethings anyway. Canon fodder for the military and rival cartels. More power to the bosses, corrupt politicians, and bankers, there is an idiot born everyday.

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  30. I wonder if cartel members use 5 hour energy drinks...

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    1. Yeah they do its called escama just look at the video from creel sniif sniff al morning keep u going for days with balls of steel

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