Monday, May 1, 2017

26 years in prison for Millitary who helped Los Zetas

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Noreste article

Subject Matter: Military collusion with Los Zetas
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required


For crimes against health in respect of collaboration, a Military court martial condemned eight elements to 26 years in prison, the defence will appeal the sentence in the following five days before the Superior Military Court.

After more than 60 hours in the audience of the Counsel for War, the first Military Court for the First Military Region estimated that there had been enough evidence to sentence the military men, to uphold the charges and levy fines of 15,000 pesos, the men will be held in Federal prison of Villa Aldama, Veracruz.

The sentenced are Lieutenants in the infantry, Javier Rodriguez Aburto, Marco Agusto Perez Cisneros, Carlos Miguel Gallardo Ibarra and Edgar Valencia Cardenas, Pedro Montes Vazquez and Omar Alejandro Martinez.




They are part of a group of 16 soldiers detained on the 13th of March of 2011, from the 69 Battalion of Infantry in Saltillo, Coahuila, for alleged collaboration with the criminal organization of Los Zetas.

In his resolution, the Counsel for War absolved the Lieutenant Julian Castilla Flores of organized crime and crimes against health, and ordered his immediate liberation.

In the case of Castilla Flores, from Coahuila, asked for a transfer to Chiapas where he was detained, the defence was able to verify that he was not part of the alleged network that provided information to Los Zetas of  the operations they performed.

The remaining seven who did not go to the Court Martial, had sought an amparo, and expect that by the end of the year they will be tried.

During the processing of the eight military infantry Lieutenants, Socrates Humberto Lopez Escobar and Francisco Javier Soto Nunez, it was reported that they have Istanbul protocol practised by the National Human Rights Commission, which established there were acts of torture at the time of their arrest.

In the case of the eight sentenced, experts from Sedena carried out tests in which the existence of alleged acts of torture against them was proven, but that they were part of the network that had relations with Los Zetas , and that was not enough for the Judge to dismiss the charges against them and issued the sentences.

Original article at Noreste

18 comments:

  1. Too much time

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    1. And the politicians get no jail time. Good job Mexico.

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  2. Not even costilla got 26 years

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    1. Costilla wasn't tried by a military tribunal, either....

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    2. The ones punished are the ones that confessed the truth under torture, the mexican military are famous for punishing the "traitors" that sing, and political enemies within the military, this bunch of lieutenants does not include captains or majors or higher degreed military, because the torturers did not want to know, but the shit rolls down hill, from the "powerful" president to the secretary of defense,

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  3. S/o Otis thanks for the post

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  4. Love the judge's decision in the case. "Well you WERE tortured...but you helped los Zetas, so that outweighs the torture."

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  5. This should go into future history school books in Mexico . This is certainly a historical event .

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    1. No mames puro pedo compa pa calmar al pueblo. Alrato van a andar comiendo tacos en la corner ya veras

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  6. Arrested in 2011 and tried in 2017. The dude who was absolved spent 6 years in jail for nothing. Viva Mexico!

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  7. Anyone that says it's too much time is obviously Mexican. Your penalties are too soft and 26 years in prison is how the legal system should always work. You do a crime, you should do hard time for it. I can only think though, if the Zetas were still a powerhouse cartel, would the sentence have been so stiff? Not likely.

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  8. zetas and military are like two fingers

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  9. Not sufficient enough of a sentence for these individuals.
    Treason should have been applied with a life sentence.

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    1. Yes their actions could have resulted in the killing of other soldiers or put their families in danger.

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  10. Back in days when Zetas were Zetas... now they're group of children and local thugs.

    I wish that Z&CDG would never split

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    1. @11:03
      I wish the guy on bike with the cooler on the front gave out free coconut Popsicles.

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    2. Back when the "zetas were zetas",
      they were already government puppets, taking over the drug trafficking from the real narcos, like raul salinas de gortari and ernesto zedillo who was already stealing from narcos of the past, specially since carlos salinas de gortari stole the military budget and sent the mexican army to earn their keep by themselves, robbing from mexicans even if they are not narcos.

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  11. 5:09-Kind of like the police in Mexico eh? They have to earn their keep by moreless robbing civilians and tourists and kicking the $ on up the line to the chiefs.What happens when they don't get their daily quota? Do they get fired? Are they more likely to get fired for not bringing in the illegal quota or more likely to be fired for not passing the vetting test.I will bet their more likely to be hired by failing the test than passing a vetting test!

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