Saturday, September 9, 2017

"El Pozolero": 10,500 Bones Found in Narcofosa La Gallera

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from Zeta



Sept 4, 2017 Tijuana, BC

Six years after the first human remains were found at the site where "El Pozolero" dissolved 300 bodies in acid, 10, 000 additional bone fragments were found, which represent a new hope for the families of missing persons.

 The United Association for the Disappeared in Baja California, headed by Fernando Ocegueda, will initiate a state campaign jointly with federal authorities to take genetic samples of relatives of missing persons in all of Baja California in an  attempt to identify the more than 100 kilos of bones found recently.


The Burial Grounds: Narco Fosa of "El Pozolero" is Located
About 10, 500 bone fragments with a total weight of 100 kilograms were the results of the search in La Gallera, conducted by the United Association for the Disappeared of Baja California, presided over by Fernando Ocegueda Flores, in collaboration with experts in genetics and forensic anthropologists of the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Investigation of Organized Crime (SEIDO), under the Attorney General's Office (PGR).






Property Known as "La Gallera "/ The Cockpit
Photo: Jorge Dueñes.- Land known as La Gallera, located in Ejido Maclovio 

La Gallera (the Cockpit) is the name of the property located on the Calle Cioac in the Ejido Maclovio Rojas, where Santiago Meza López, "El Pozolero" dissolved in acid about 300 bodies, according to his own confession when he was arrested in 2009.

The most recent excavations were made on a surface of one square meter located at the bottom of the land, just five meters from the two narcofosas found in 2011, in which Meza López discarded the human remains.



According to Ocegueda Flores, who was interviewed by the PGR, declared on August 9 that La Gallera property had "not been reviewed well" and provided information for further searches. Therefore, agents of SEIDO contacted the activist again on Thursday August 10 and asked him to temporarily suspend his group's searches elsewhere to focus their efforts in La Gallera.

 On Tuesday, August 15 federal authorities with trained cadaver dogs inspected the site and once they detected the remains,  experts in genetics and forensic anthropologists entered to begin identifying the body parts and labeling them.

This first phase of search was completed on Tuesday, August 22, and the remains were taken to the laboratories of the National Security Council, in Mexico City, where they will perform the respective DNA tests.

Forensic Experts Collecting Human Remains

Ocegueda Flores assured  us that he will continue to work in La Gallera until September 2, to follow up the tests and be more closely involved in the process and thus prevent these human remains from being archived or stored in warehouses.

Victims of "El Pozolero":

Santiago Meza Lopez: "El Pozolero "

The activist, who founded the United Association for the Disappeared in Baja California, searches for his own son who was kidnapped and disappeared in 2007. He has joined forces with relatives of other missing people in the region to get the Federal Government to collaborate in these searches.

Among the multiple declarations of detainees collected by authorities, Santiago Meza López's own statement, produced the  greatest results as to the locations used to bury or abandon the remains of hi victims.
"El Teo" : Teodoro Garcia Simental
Former Head o Hired Hitmen for CAF
According to criminal investigations, Meza López, originally from Guamúchil, Sinaloa, worked as a bricklayer until he was employed by Teodoro García Simental, "El Teo", who was formerly the chief of hired hitmen of the Arellano Felix Cartel (CAF) and later criminally sponsored by the Sinaloa Cartel.

For four years, "El Pozolero", nicknamed as such for using acid to dissolve bodies that were taken by other members of the CAF by disappearance, used the property known as La Gallera for these purposes.



Some of the remains were poured into a pipe connecting the two clandestine graves, originally found,  which were of a very small size. The remains located this last week are larger, so Ocegueda Flores says that authorities are studying the possibility that some of  the bodies were  buried and not dissolved in acid.
Bone Fragments in a  Connecting Pipe
The group found the location of the property thanks to a previous investigation:

Ocegueda Flores shared with ZETA in 2011, he and a group of people found the exact point of the La Gallera property, thanks to a preliminary investigation prompted by a statement by Meza Lopez,"El Pozolero".

At the time Zeta was assured that the information was shared with the group and the authorities anonymously and they mentioned the address of the property, but it took them a year to actually find the site, since in those years the Ejido Maclovia Rojas was not developed; but with the help of GPS locators and continuous brigades exploring and patrolling the area, they finally found the exact location of the property.

Once they located the site, the extraction of human remains from the graves extended for two months; in large measure because the activists did the work on their own without help or guidance from the federal authorities.  Because the bones were exposed to moisture and due to the large amount of organic matter that surrounded them, it led to decomposition, thus DNA evidence could not be obtained from them.
Estimated:In these "Fosas",  We will find 17, 0000 Liters of Human Remains Dissolved in Acids


"A hunch" took Flores back to the ranch property three months ago, without any information about it and after  searching in a specific location, they found a femur, which made them establish a new line of investigation, but did not give it continuity until the authorities informed them of the recent declaration of a detainee, namely: Santiago Meza Lopez, "El Pozolero". Finally, this was the information which led to all the new search which, oddly enough,  coincided with the date of August 20,  the date the International Day of the Disappeared is commemorated.

As in other years, on that day, relatives of the disappeared brought flowers and candles to the place to remember their loved ones.  An agent of the Federal Public Ministry also attended, who promised to expedite the taking of DNA samples to be able to find  matches with relatives, according to Ocegueda Flores.

Searches in other properties used by "El Pozolero":

The president of the  United Associated for the Disappeared of Baja California indicated that two other rural properties used by "El Pozolero" were inspected in 2016. One of them, located in Ejido Ojo de Agua, the group located about 1, 200 human remains, between bones, teeth and dentures.

The other locatation in Loma Bonita they found at least 2 thousand pieces of human remains. However, of all the bones, only 12 DNA profiles could be obtained, the rest were contaminated by chemicals, but none of the 12 genetic profiles served to make the connections with the blood samples, and therefore  forensic experts were unable to identify individual  skeletal remains.

Relatives of the disappeared can contribute their DNA for matching:

September 3 the group will continue with the search for bone fragments and remains at the locations, said Fernando Acegueda Flores. They will be present when representatives of the National Security Council and SEIDO will give statements of all findings and results of the tests.

In addition, he will be accompanied by the head of the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) and the State Commission for Human Rights of Baja California (CEDHBC), but clarified that officials of the State Government, the State of Baja California Government ie, will not be invited because the relatives are "very disappointed" in its performance over these years.

They now are going to start an information campaign in the five municipalities of Baja California starting September 5. The goal is for people with a missing family to go to one of the modules that will be set up for DNA capture. This would allow for the creation of a larger gene pool. This project  will be available for 15 days; and hopefully by the end of September the results can be analyzed. The group does not rule out that in the newly located graves, remains of inhabitants of other municipalities could have been  found.

Ocegueda said that the search on the property of La Gallera, with an approximate extension of 100 square meters, will take the time necessary until all the hidden remains have been recovered.



Finally, after that extensive work, the group will be able to make an installation of the project: "Memorial for the Disappeared" planned since 2013, when the PGR agreed to donate the property to the association.

CEDHBC, pending the whole process:

Due to the discovery of these human remains in the city, the CEDHBC confirmed to ZETA that as an institution they have maintained contact with the relatives of the disappeared, through the United Association for the Disappeared of Baja California, to offer attention to the victims.

In addition, they opened a file asking the PGR, the authority in charge of this search, as well as the Attorney General's Office in the State (PGJE), for information regarding the victims, since the Commission has registered about 30 cases and, after the recent finding, it is necessary to carry out a new exchange of information.

These cases are in file 310/2015, which were presented by relatives of missing persons, but it is mainly due to the lack of diligence of the PGJE investigation teams that the investigations have been lagging;
meanwhile, the PGJE also claims to: "seek the truth of such disappearances."

The CNDH and the UADBC insists on working on a "stronger legal framework" for protecting the human rights of victims of crime and human rights violations. In this way, a regulatory law in this area would "enforce the rights of victims to truth, justice and integral reparation based on institutions, procedures and mechanisms to ensure their realization."

"There is hope to provide tranquility to families":

For Fernando Ocegueda Flores, this finding and the combined work of the CNDH and UADBC itself means "a new hope for our families" in the entity. After so many years of not having results, this opens a window of opportunity to be able to obtain these DNA tests and in time give some families peace of mind.

"It was not one, not two months, it took six years to return to this place; I think it is extremely valuable that a detainee has given this information and although this is only the beginning of a process, we are very hopeful that by the end of this month, we are delivering bone remains with DNA to some families to close their  family search cycle,"said activist Fernando Acegueda Flores for the United Association of the Disappeared of Baja California.

66 comments:

  1. Applause for the diligent work and continuous efforts to bring closure to families.
    We are all aware of the horrors committed by these demonic individuals.
    Can only pray justice is served for those responsible.

    E42

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    1. Don't think it will happen

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    2. applauses and prayers will not help anybody

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  2. That's one bad ass hombre, but the guy in the 2nd pic is not pozolero

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    1. 300+ people fighting for a just a tiny morsel, a tiny little silver of the enormous appetite the Americans have for shooting, smoking, snorting, eating, anything that will get them high..lol. Here in Singapore people are focused on self improvement and not poisoning themselves; although there are a lot of people brokering chems to American, Mexican, Columbian cooks that are serving up to American dope users and getting people rich herein in Singapore. Seems since you Americans love your fuckin dope so much you should try to stop your illegal flow of guns and ammo down south to Mexico since their serving up the dope so well to you. Fucking lazy poison eating glutanous country.
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    2. It's easier said than done!

      E42

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    3. Where to begin? I know Singapore very well, we Lived in KL Malaysia across the water from you and manufactured there for a few years. Until 9-11. We sold as we felt it was too dangerous. We have/had offices did business in and homes in 11 Pacific Rim countries since 1984. We now are in HK, Dongguan city mainland china, Taichung, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Pros: Singapore city is a pretty little place, well organized, relatively safe, very efficient airport. Cons: the weather is the worse in the world, people are the least friendly than any nation I have visited or lived in. Rarely will a Singaporean smile off the cuff, and rudeness is the norm. Your comment gives good example of that. The U.S. has apx 335M people. Singapore has 5.6M or about half of LA county. We average 50k drug related deaths per year, out of 330M people. Sure we don’t like it, because when the greatest, richest large country, most innovative, strongest, most charitable nation in the world has a flaw, we focus on it and try to work through it. We are an open, free society; we do not hide our issues.
      Your tiny little country does have a growing drug problem, a worrisome issue and you rebuff rehab. But alcohol is much easier to get, so easy that the age that Singaporeans began dinking has lowered to 12 instead of 15. Those kids easily pick up liquor anywhere, go the banks of Singapore river and fight, have sex, party, leaving filth, including trails of vomit everywhere. Alcohol is your drug. If the Muslim population is kept out of the equation it leaves a serious problem. Racism is extremely widespread. Especially against black skin. Even children stare. Yes, Singapore is the 4th largest supplier of exports of both ephedrine and pseudoephedrine. Are you proud? And you mfg knock offs, unable to create your own designs, only to copy the work of others. From Louis Vuitton to mircrosoft software, nothing is sacred. Your country is corrupt, crooks, lazy ass rip offs. You portray superiority that is a huge laugh, your moral base is in the tank. When one checks in within 15 minutes dozens of business cards appear from the floor or desk hotel sex monitors. under the door for any sex desired, children not exempt. I was with my white husband going to our mandarin oriental hotel room [bayside on raffles] after clubbing, I was wearing a white mini dress, the monitors came to us and asked if I signed in! We had to prove we were married. I was enraged. But seeing how beautiful the sex workers are I guess I can take it as a back handed compliment. Yes I know you Singapore! Come back when you are a nation of 300M and brag how perfect you are, because you have big bad issues as it is. This comment is too long to keep up more than a few hrs. Hopefully you see it and if not, it felt good to write it. You never dreamed one of us could counter your BS.

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    4. Nice to put someone in their place, only way to work at a problem is with one another. Idiots like this deter others from working with each other at life's problems.

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    5. Well hello Chivis

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    6. Dang Chivis ! You put that sorry little troll in his place . I started to try but changed my mind because I figured it wouldn't be posted . You did it so much better than I could have anyway . Although we disagree on some issues and I do try and give you a "jab" sometimes , I LIKE YOU .

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    7. To Chivis 12.49.. U come out from ur cave 2 the light when it hurts.. I know ur Government.. Thata how u get alot of info.. That journalist dont know.. But that chinito from Singapore telling it how it is hurt ur feelings.. Chinito 1 - Chivis 0

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    8. I was going to reply to 10:18 but Chivis, you said it all.

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    9. 10:18, you have never been to the US. If you had, you would know that we have alot of beautiful proud people who may be poor but have a heart and soul to die for. Your version of the US appears to come from TV and movies, completely fake. Keep watching TV dude.

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    10. 7:57 cave? can you read? she has been everywhere fool. Journalist? Chinito is no journalist and doesn't claim to be. learn to read & write English.

      this reply was beautiful, I see her not hurting I see her saying "gotcha my little "chinito cabron"

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    11. Chivis that brain of yours makes yo twice as attractive 😍

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    12. Singapore? I've been there and their stupid laws like chewing gum is illegal, oral sex is illegal,walking naked in your house is illegal and the stupidest law is committing suicide is illegal. On top of that, the rudest folks this side of the Mississippi.

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    13. I been to Singapore, nice country to visit. Every country has their flaws though, it's just up to people in that country either go with it or not. We all have a choice on what to do and what we consume in our bodies

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    14. Senora, you have completely changed my view of you with that one comment. I do find it amazing, how so many from around the globe, chomp at the bit to find any little morsel with which to shit on America. It's not as free as I would like, but it's still the only place with legit friends freedom of speech the last time I checked. When Singapore has a problem, national disaster, etc...who do you think will be first on their list to ask for a handout? I'm amazed every single day that the US functions as well as it does, considering the low levels of authoritarian government control relative to most of the world, and the vast differences in cultures, educations, incomes, and morals throughout the citizenry. But the little angry fella from Singapore shouldn't make too many people upset. He apparently thinks he is from Korea, Japan, or some other Asian country that has actually contributed to the world culturally or scientifically, and not just as a haven for pedo's. I would rather live with maximum freedoms and the corresponding fuckups, than worry about catching a caning every day for standing too near a spot of chewing gum stuck to the sidewalk with a pack in my pocket. We will all hold our breath waiting for the Singaporean cure for cancer, or more likely, a new flavor of extra small condom.
      -Finesse in Texass

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    15. curious...what was your opinion before? Anti USA?

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    16. Hahahahahahahahaha

      Chivis: 1,000 - Dumbass Troll: 0

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    17. china went from drug addicted colony to captive communist slave manufacturer for the owners of the world, but they supply drug trafficking all over the world with precursors, to supplement their take, because they do not own their companies, or their banks, most are the property of the american and other global offshorers.

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    18. you rob my peace again Chivis, that white minidress must have been something to see,
      this is not a back handed compliment, thanks for sharing.

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    19. 12:56 you must be on ctack, the U.S. is in debt to China by the trillions. Trump tried to put ectra taxes on their imports but China was not having it and now that topic is out the window.

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    20. 11;34 china may hold the US debt,
      --but the real owners of the US debt are the the offshoring geniuses that stole most of the biggest american manufacturing by investing 10% of the company value and getting it in debt and stealing all the resources and pension funds, and then offshored it to china, using government subsidies and tax breaks in exchange for promises of some success trickling down some day, baby, classic pimp promises, and they used drug proceeds to do their little investments all over the place, right after nixxon and kissinger kiss and made out with chairman MAO and Co.

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    21. 11:34 you do not know what you speak of. Trump has threatened not tried. It will be difficult but it has my vote. that will mean you will pay more for goods, but i promise china will bend eventuality. they have big economic troubles. you should study global economic/ financial news.

      let me illustrate:
      american products being mfg in china are not taxed. so OF COURSE they can sell cheap. their wages are able to increase because they grab the lion share of the market of mfg.
      in our business we were taxed to death in the states. and personal taxes in the when we left 3 and half decades ago were 85 cents t0 90 cents per dollar.

      don't believe me? look up federal tax rate in 1980 it was a whopping 70% and had been that way in the 70s
      in the state we were operating and living in more than 50% of time the tax was 20%
      then property tax, sales, etc. we were busting our behind, no vacays, missed holidays, worked 7 days wk 12 to 15 hrs a day. since we were a new business any profit was rolled back in. and gov rewarded our hard work and hiring of 500 employees by letting us keep 10 cents of every dollar.

      so we like the majority of others, left to asia.
      back to china now----- any american product are highly taxed unlike china product. we pay double for an american car. We bought 6 mini vans [dodge] which were 35k each. the chinese tax made it double at 72k each. see what trump means? people criticize him for making his ties in china, well I don't want a pendejo president that will pay 10 dollars to make a tie here when he can do the same for 2 in china. and no duty. I don't like some of what he says or sometime how he says things, but I did not vote for a friend or celebrity, I was hoping we would get someone to shake up the economy and make things fair for americans. the jury's out but i like what i hear. time will tell, if congress will cooperate. that is a big IF

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  3. El JP from CTNG CJNG died in a car accident in Jalisco

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    1. U beat me to it i was gonna ask that

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    2. Time to celebrate. One less parasite cockroach.

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    3. No se aguiten aun rifa la nueva generación

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  4. Dam that Sinaloa guy is crazy dissolving 300 bodys how in the hell can you sleep at night ?

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    1. And why is he still alive?

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    2. Los de sinaloa fuman mucho cristal

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  5. la Mencha is an "Osegueda" not many famous oseguedas to kick around...
    -- CISEN is a corrupt organization that has never acknowledged their roots, the DFS originally formed by the US ambassador Win Scott "to fight communism" in mexico that became the worst drug trafficking organization the mexican and the american governments have ever known, they are lucky the mexican mob still works with them.

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  6. Thats not the right image of el pozolero ...lol

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    1. OK, I am working on it, altho you would be surprised what some age and yrs in prison can do :) (:

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    2. No is not but he is one of them . She is still called a pozolero too

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  7. I do understand one thing about Mexico government, they don't Care

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    1. Unfortunately, a daily common practice!
      However, there are those who do care and want change. Unfortunately, political elements refrain those from doing so!

      E42

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  8. Support ur Mexican drug dealer. And make Mexico great

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    1. Please kick yourself in the head for that comment!

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    2. @5:19Lmao can't lie your comment made me laugh

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    3. 3.00PM ... I Wonder how much of MX GDP is derived from narcotics?

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    4. 9:52 10% is supposed to cover all the expenses, materials and labor, but about 8% must be profit for the capos, that why murdering the kidnapped narco seasonal workers is critical to the take.

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  9. Let's make drug trafficking Great Again!!!

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    1. Must be on door and dog food!
      Ignorant bastard

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    2. Still waiting for mom to take away grown up device from your hand!

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    3. Meant to say dope and dog food.

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    4. Never heard of any region where "dope" & "dog food" did not refer to the same thing..
      Everywhere I know of in USA..dope and dog food both refer to heroin..not sure if ya knew and meant this or what, but figured Id point it out.

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  10. My mom lives like a block or 2 away from this property in maclovio Rojas and they've been digging for bones for the past month or 2

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    1. @8:40 Hey thanks . Always like local insight. keep us posted. Poor Mom !

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  11. According to bajanomad forum historian Doug Means this never happened.

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    1. 50.9 maybe the head was left in a manta and burned the body

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  13. Damn to many evil people in Mexico . I supposed they are well represented in hell also .

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  14. Dammmmmm, chivis you threw the whole guacamole at them

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  15. This is Genocide type of murder, does mexico even have a laws on genocide, because most of these Mexican cartel capos, should be put on trial at the Hague

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    1. Never any justice . The needs to be a real elimination against the cartels . Take the glove off and get rid of them.

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    1. Pues que te hizo la Chivis para que digas esas locuras cabron? Te traicionó o que chingados? - Sol Prendido

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    2. se le perdio su Juan a la rielera, y la Chivis no jala, ezz all, never mind Chole.
      we love you Chivis, specially pendejos like la rielera who can't get anywhere with you.

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    3. Looks like my friend Otis took down the comment that wished me death and beheading of me and my family. the statement was from rielero80. he is a pendejo as you say, but on some level he must be pitied.

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    4. Dear Chivis, i have been wondering all week about you on that white mini-dress, how about a photo?
      --i hope you stole your husband's wallet next day, to make it worth your while.

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  17. The human body has 206 bones so i would say there was about 53 bodies in that acid found but i bet it was more bodies because the smaller bones would have dissolved in the acid.

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  18. Chivis..Your response is classic! :)


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