Saturday, September 30, 2017

20,000 Narco Tienditas in Mexico City

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland from: Eluniversal

By: David Fuentes Sept 9, 2017
NOTE: Sorry, I finally gave up on getting a graph/map in here!

Mexico City: In January 2017, this Capitol City's Public Security Minister released a census with the number of places for the sale and distribution of drugs and illicit substances : 20, 000.

The "Narcomenudeo" or retail daily drug sales has grown exponentially during the past three years and although the authorities know of the problem, they have basically ignored it, nor have they sized it up. In 2015 the Ministry of Public Security (SSP) was aware of 13,000 points and /or places of sales of narcotics.

The sale of narcotics now takes place on soccer fields, parks, recreational areas, neighborhoods, grocery stores, "ambulatory sales ", taco stands, convenience stores, garages, alley-ways, in front of police stations and across from schools. As a matter of fact; the statistics show that there is at least one "Tiendita/Puesta", ie, point of sale of marijuana and other illicit drugs for every two two schools in Mexico City.

Dark Web drug dealer "Oxy Monster" tripped up by beard contest

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat Miami Herald

He's not Pablo Escobar, not by a long shot but...... authorities 
say Gal Vallerius is a modern version of a cartel kingpin

He operates anonymously as a lord of the internet's “dark web” bazaar where buyers and sellers conduct cocaine, fentanyl, meth, LSD and oxycodone deals in the virtual currency bitcoin. on left in photo)

Vallerius, 38, recently made the mistake of traveling from his base in France to Texas to compete in a world beard-growing championship in Austin. After arriving on Aug. 31 in Atlanta, the brown-bearded Vallerius was arrested by U.S. authorities on a distribution complaint filed in Miami federal court.

“A border search of his laptop upon his arrival at Atlanta International Airport confirmed his identity as ‘OxyMonster,’ ” according to a Drug Enforcement Administration affidavit. Vallerius’ laptop also contained the Tor browser, which allows users to conceal their true internet protocol addresses on that network; his log-in credential for Dream Market, an eBay-type marketplace for illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia; and $500,000 worth of bitcoin.

Vallerius chose not to contest his identity and detention at a court hearing in Atlanta. His defense attorney there could not be reached for comment. Vallerius is soon expected to be transferred to Miami to face a new conspiracy indictment that carries up to life in prison.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Where did all the main page posts go?

I have no clue as of yet....but hopefully it will return to normal soon.  Sometimes these quirks fix themselves.  Meanwhile, if you click on older posts at bottom right hand, the posts will appear.

CDG Capo, "El Coss" pleads guilty to drugs and 1999 assault on U.S. Agents

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat
On right as he departed for U.S. he agreed to extradition 
Jorge Costilla Sanchez pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana, plus two counts of assault on a federal officer. The 46-year-old Costilla remains in custody pending sentencing in Brownsville.

When  he was arrested “El Coss” was the premier leader of the Gulf Cartel aka CDG. He was arrested in 2012 in Mexico and extradited to the U.S. in 2015.

The infamous attack on U.S. agents

The assault charges stemmed from a 1999 event in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, in what reads like fiction.  Two U.S. agents, one DEA and the other FBI, Joe DuBois and FBI agent Daniel Fuente assigned to the Monterrey N.L.  Consulate, were driving in a vehicle with diplomatic license plates, in Matamoros for a meeting with and transportation of  an informant.  

They were seen near the home of Osiel.  Osiel Cardenas, El Coss and several CDG members noticed the vehicle and later who was riding inside.   The narcos surrounded the agents’ vehicle, where the narco leaders told the agents they were going to kill them.

El Commandante Fierro, linked to El Mayo Zambada arrested

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

Subject Matter: Cesar Rafael Vazquez Perez, El Commandante Fierro
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

Reporter: Ruben Mosso
Cesar Rafael Vazquez Perez, El Commandante Fierro, alleged regional plaza boss of the Sinaloa cartel was detained by the Criminal Investigation Agency for the crime of homicide, informed the PGR.

The institution signalled that Vazquez Perez, who worked as logistic and financial coordinator, is the principal operator of the Sinaloa cartel in the towns of Zapopan, Jalisco, Manzanillo and Tecoman in Colima.

El Commandante Fierro, 33 years of age and originally from Guadalajara, Jalisco, functioned as a direct link between Ismael El Mayo Zambada and those under his control.

They indicated that Vazquez Perez allegedly was responsible for the function of narco-laboratories established in the city of Zapopan, Jalisco.

He is also considered one of the principal generators of the violence in Manzanillo.

US Offers $5 Million for Information about "El Chapo Isidro"

Translated for Borderland Beat by El Profe from Jornada

                                     Image taken from @FBIMostWanted via Jornada

Mexico City. The United States government is offering a $ 5 million reward for anyone who provides reliable information leading to the arrest of Fausto Isidro Meza Flores, ‘El Chapo Isidro’, identified by Mexican authorities as one of the main leaders of the Beltrán Leyva brothers cartel, who have a territory dispute in the states of Sinaloa and Chihuahua with the Sinaloa Cartel, following Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Loera’s arrest.

The FBI's Washington Field Office, in partnership with the State Department's Anti-Narcotics Bureau and International Justice Procurement Program, announced the offer of "a reward of up to $ 5 million for information leading directly to arrest and / or the sentence of Fausto Isidro Meza Flores ".

Meza Flores was charged in the District of Columbia court with violations of US laws related to the trafficking of narcotics and firearms. The US government said that Meza Flores is the alleged leader of "a major cartel based in the state of Sinaloa. Previously Meza Flores was head of high rank of the Beltrán Organization. Meza Flores was considered Alfredo Beltrán Leyva's right-hand man before his arrest in 2008.

"Meza Flores' organization is allegedly responsible for possession, distribution and importation of large quantities of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana to the United States, and has controlled drug distribution in southern Sonora, parts of Sinaloa and Nayarit" .