Monday, April 30, 2018

Narco submarine intercepted off the coast of Guatemala

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

Subject Matter: Narco submarine with 1 ton of cocaine intercepted
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

A total of 967 kilos of cocaine, which was being transported on a mini-submarine in packets of football cards, was decommissioned by authorities in Guatemala, after the submarine was intercepted while sailing through the Pacific Ocean waters.

According to Yecenia Enriquez, spokeswoman for the Attorney General of Guatemala, during the operation they arrested and detained three men of Colombian origin. The submersible had departed from Colombia and was intercepted by elements of the armed services while carrying out a routine patrol in the Pacific Ocean area. The submersible was taken to a naval base where the drugs were offloaded and decommissioned.

Firearms Out of Control in Mexico: But Only for Criminals

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta

   More than 28,000 arms have been secured in the last six years through exchange programs

By: Luis Carlos Sainz/Special Report
April 2018

While criminals carry weapons indiscriminately and commit robberies and wholesale murders, citizens are  barely able to exercise their constitutional right to possess a firearm at home. The current number of registered arms in the hands of private individuals is only 3, 153 in the entire country of Mexico. The Ministry of National Defense has only granted 68 such licenses of that type to 2016, but, in exchange programs during the sexennium, it has collected more than 93,000 weapons of war, mainly delivered by heads of households; another 28,000 weapons were secured during arrests.

"Russian Mike" fighting extradition in El Chapo case

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat  Journal News AP

A Canadian known as "Russian Mike" who has been charged in the drug trafficking case involving notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman sought Thursday to block his extradition to the U.S. from the Caribbean.

Mykhaylo Koretskyy, who was born in Ukraine, appeared before a three-judge panel at an extradition hearing on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao, where he was arrested earlier this year after arriving on a flight from Canada. It was a continuation of a hearing that began Tuesday.

Koretskyy, 43, has been indicted in federal court in New York on charges that include conspiracy to import cocaine. U.S. court records list him among the defendants in the case that includes Guzman and say he also goes by the nickname "Cobra."

The indictment, unsealed when he was arrested in January, alleges he took part in a drug smuggling conspiracy from 2008 to 2014, but does not go into detail about any connection to Guzman, who was turned over to U.S. authorities in 2017.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

"Black April"...5th priest killed in one month, Body of abducted 84 year old priest found in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat republished from

Exclusive interview with a Mexican priest tracking the persecution of the Church in Mexico: 

The message is clear: If I can kill a priest, I can kill anyone."

The Catholic Church in Mexico is experiencing another tragedy during this “Black April” marked by the death of priests. On April 25, Fr. Moisés Fabila, the 84-year-old chaplain of the Choir of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe was found dead in Cuernavaca, the capital of the state of Morelos, south of Mexico City.

The information available to date is that Fr. Moisés had been kidnapped last April 3; the ransom demanded by his captors had been paid, but due to the priest’s delicate health (he was in Cuernavaca to rest, due to illness) he was unable to survive his captivity.

He is the fourth priest to be found dead (three murdered and one the victim of a supposed accident) in less than a week. This chain of homicides makes Mexico the most dangerous place in the world to be a priest, with 24 (or 25) priests having been murdered in the five and a half years during which the current administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto has been in power.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas: Huge Confiscation of CDN "war weaponry"

Fotos Posted by Char for Borderland Beat  Info from "#LaVozDelPueblo" and SEDENA Bulletin 

Ready for War Expensive and new including RPGs

by Chivis

On Friday, in an operation by SEDENA,  a massive confiscation of weapons was seized. In the operation Marina bullet vests were also seized.  The cache belonged to Cartel de Noreste, CDN, The action occurred Veracruz Street in the Colonia of Madero behind the Colegio America in Nuevo Laredo.  There were four operations at four safe houses.

Check out weapons on following page.

126 lbs of meth discovered in semi-truck hauling Starbucks products from California to Washington

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat  Republished from The Chronicle [Washington]

Meth, Oxy, Heroin and Cocaine seized from semi-truck

Far left, Luna-Rodriguez, from Mexicali, to his left Olivas-Leyva of Fontana, California
A traffic stop Thursday in Centralia led to the seizure of 126 pounds of methamphetamine, thousands of Oxycodone pills and smaller amounts of heroin and cocaine hidden in a semi truck, according to the Centralia Police Department.

Two suspects — Carlos Alejandro Luna-Rodriguez, 22, of Mexicali, Mexico and Bernardo Olivas-Leyva, 62, of Fontana, California, were arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail Thursday morning on numerous felony drug charges.

They made their first appearances on three charges each of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of heroin and possession Oxycodone and are both being held on $1 million bail.

DeFazio asked Superior Court Judge James Lawler on Friday to impose $2 million bail for each defendant, citing the massive amount of illegal drugs found in the men’s possession.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Los Zetas:overview of events leading to its dissension, split and transformation

by Chvis Martinez for Borderland Beat

As of December 2016 Los Zetas Group Bravo (Groupo Bravo) and  Zetas Vieja Escuela (Old School Zetas) formed an alliance with the Gulf cartel to fight against Cartel Del Noreste (Cartel of the Northeast-Trevino group).

Once upon a time it was all so much easier for the Los Zetas cartel.  The group was Formed by CDG premier leader Osiel Cardenas as an enforcer group for his cartel.  This worked well for all concerned under the direction of Cardenas.  It was subsequent to the arrest of Cardenas, and the weak leadership that followed, that Zetas became a power in their own right with infighting resulting in  their independence and  eventual split from CDG under the leadership of Heriberto Lazcano aka ‘Lazca”  or “Z3” in 2010.  He selected Miguel Trevino Morales “Z40” to share leadership with Lazca taking the enforcement portion of operational leadership and “40” trafficking and diversification.  Folklore has “40” as the sadistic baby boiler and black hearted killer when in fact Lazca was in charge of killings, “settling” of scores and enforcements.

October 2012 a pivotal month in Zetas History

In 2012 the nephew, Alexander Trevino Chavez,  of “40” was killed by state police, it was Lazca that quickly called for the murder of Lalo Moreira in Acuna, Coahuila.  

“Nephew for Nephew” the narco banner read; Lalo was the son of Humberto Moreira and the nephew of the governor Ruben Moreira.  Lazca blamed Ruben for sending forces to Pideras Negras which resulted in the shootout and death of “40’s” nephew.  Hence, “Nephew for Nephew”.

El Tomazin, sicario from Los Zetas, killed, killed and returned to kill 28 times more in Oaxaca

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

Subject Matter: El Tomazin, Tomas "N", Los Zetas
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

He killed, killed and killed twenty-eight others. His name is Tomás "N". They call him                "El Tomazín". He was a hitman of the Cartel de los Zetas and one of the main generators of violence in the municipality of Tuxtepec, Oaxaca. He shed blood until he was captured by federal police. 

Reporter: Sinembargo Redaction
Tomás "N", alias "El Tomazín", considered one of the main generators of violence in the municipality of Tuxtepec, Oaxaca, was arrested.

The subject, who worked as a hit man for the Cartel de los Zetas, is linked to at least 30 homicides, the Federal Police (PF) reported this afternoon.

"Derived from office and field investigations, elements of the corporation completed an arrest warrant against the alleged killer, who apparently is related to Los Zetas with a presence in the Papaloapan Basin, Veracruz, and Tuxtepec, Oaxaca".

El Diablo, another of the alleged killers of Javier Valdez executed in Sonora

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

Subject Matter: Luis Idelfonso Sanchez Romero, El Diablo
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

Luis Idelfonso Sanchez Romero, El Diablo, one of the sicarios that allegedly assassinated the Journalist Javier Valdez Cardenas, was killed, confirmed the Special Attorney for the Attention of  Crimes Committed against the Freedom of Expression, Ricardo Sanchez.

Reporter: Proceso Redaction
According to a report from the notice portal, Riodoce, the remains of Sanchez Romero were discovered by the Ministerial Police of Sonora in the Moctezuma de San Luis Rio Colorado colonia.

Local media information ensures that  El Diablo  was killed along with Ricardo Romero Landeros. Their charred bodies were found, along with that of a 23-year-old woman, inside a vehicle destroyed by fire.

Relatives came to identify the remains and asked the State Prosecutor's Office to do DNA tests. In February of this year, the results confirmed the identities of Sánchez Romero and Romero Landeros. The next day the two bodies were transferred to Sinaloa by their relatives to bury them.

El Ejote, of the Beltran Leyva Organization detained in CDMX

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

Subject Matter: Lenin Lopez Neira, El Lenovo, El Ejote, Beltran Leyva Organization
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

Lenin Lopez Neira, El Ejote, alleged leader of the Beltran Leyva cartel, to whom are attributed various homicides in the state of Morelos, as well as being in charge of purchasing arms for the cartel, was captured in an apartment of the Gran Tower in the Miguel Hidalgo delegation.

The criminal leader was found by intelligence elements of the PGR. Lopez Neira was dedicated to the sale and transfer of drugs such as methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine.

His detention came about with a search warrant from the Second Control Judge attached to the National Centre of Justice specialized in Control of Research Techniques and Communications Intervention.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

CdN executes members of CDS in Durango, they have returned to heat the plaza

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Epoca Violenta article.

Subject Matter: Cartel de Noreste, Sinaloa Cartel
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

The Cartel de Noreste, who used to be Los Zetas in Nuevo Laredo, who were led by Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, El Z-40 and El Z-42, today have returned to La Laguna in Durango to dispute the plaza with the Sinaloa Cartel.

In La Laguna, people from CdN murdered Gabino Ortiz and Omar Moreno who were Sinaloa Cartel operators in the La Laguna region and operated a horse stud farm, with large betting to money launder. It is on the outskirts of the town of Tlahualillo, Durango, close to Gomez Palacio, Durango.

This is where, in 2007, El Lazca kidnapped the Anti-Kidnapping Police Chief as part of plan to visit extreme violence against the Sinaloa cartel. (Otis: while Epoca Violenta is not a mainstream news outlet, they do have most articles that are run by the main news outlets, and have been shown to be accurate. With the lack of information coming from Coahuila, Epoca is one of the most useful sites for news. This is unusual that CdN would be pushing out into CDS territory. CdN dont have an MO of plaza expansion, preferring to root themselves in Nuevo Laredo among other areas).

Women criminals in Tijuana, most are accomplices, few are leaders

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

Subject Matter: Lady criminals
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

The participation of women in crime in Tijuana has augmented, but few manage to achieve high positions in criminal groups. Since January of 2017, 17 women have been detained for homicide, 68 for carrying weapons and 154 for possession of drugs.

Reporter: Ines Garcia Ramos
The body was cut in two. The torso in one suitcase and the legs in another. The state of putrefaction was such that the eyes and nose were barely distinguishable on the man's face.
The arrest of those who tried to get rid of the body transpired in the news, but not who ordered the killing.

Early morning of January 10, 2018, agents of the Municipal Police of Tijuana drove on Garcia Avenue in Colinas de La Presa. From the patrol car they observed a gray Chevrolet Aveo car parked on the side of the street and three men unloading objects from the trunk.
As they approached, they spotted two suitcases that the subjects were trying to get rid of. Inside the luggage were human remains wrapped in plastic.

One of the men, Juan Rubén Sánchez Lara, a fugitive after Judge Martha Elvia Luna Vargas released him two days after being arrested, confessed that a woman was behind the crime.
It's about Cynthia Sugey López Luna. The woman offered 5 thousand pesos to the man of 24 years of age to get rid of the suitcases. Nicknamed "El Yiyo", Sánchez was the only one of the detainees with information from Cynthia Sugey, but some corporations place the woman by the nickname "La Mimi", a drug dealer of the Aztec colony.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Death Penalty? SI!! How-- Lethal injection? Gas Chamber? Electric Chair? or PULIC HANGINGS?

Posted by DD for Borderland Beat

This is an article I wrote on May 23, 2012 and posted on BB Forum.  My intention was to discuss and maybe provide some answers to 2 questions that were frequently asked on the Forum and are still being asked in the comments today here on the Main Page of BB. 

(1) What type of human being can do these things to a fellow human being?

(2) What is the solution to stopping the violence in Mexico?

Those questions and a discussion of them are still relevant today. 

The solution that I proposed for stopping the violence in Mexico was definitely “thinking out of the box” and probably unthinkable in 2012.   Six years later, in 2018, it is still “thinking out of the box” but I am not so sure that it is “unthinkable”. 

Something like 87% of Mexicans expressed frustration with the corruption and violence in their country.  They are angry. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Mexican journalist Javier Valdez's alleged killer arrested

Posted by DD

 JavierValdez, an award-winning journalist who covered Mexico's powerful drug cartels, was gunned down in broad daylight just over a year ago in May 2017  outside the offices of Riodoce, the newspaper he co-founded in Culiacan, the capital of his native Sinaloa state. He was 50 years old.

The subsequent list of stories that we published chronicling his career  as journalist, some stories he wrote and his death is too long to list here but if you will just type "Javier Valdez in the search box at the bottom right side of this page it will take you to probably a dozen stories about one of the most prominent chroniclers of Mexico's deadly drug war.

The rapper "QBA" confesses to dissolving the three missing film students in acid

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat from Radio Formula 

Authorities describe him as "a member of Cartel Jalisco New Generation"

The singer known as QBA, Christian Omar "N", is one of those involved in the murder of the three students of the Audiovisual Media University (CAAV) who disappeared on March 19 in Tonalá, Jalisco.

The young man, who identified himself as a rapper, would have collaborated in the disappearance of film students as well as the disappearance of their bodies by dissolving them in hydrochloric acid, according to the Attorney General of the State of Jalisco.

According to the authorities cited by the newspaper Mural, the two detainees, Omar "N" and Gerardo "N", confessed that they had collaborated  in  the chemical process of the disappearance of the bodies in a Tonala estate, which was searched in past days.

CJNG accused of murdering 3 missing film students who were dissolved in acid

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat  from  Reforma

Javier Salomón Aceves Gastélum, Jesús Daniel Díaz García and  Marco García Ávalos the three film students, missing since March 19, were murdered and dissolved in acid, according to the investigations of the Attorney General.

In a press conference, Prosecutor Raúl Sánchez Jiménez informed that Gerardo "N" and Omar "N" were detained in the case, who received one year of preventive detention.

It was also reported that there are 8 other people related to the crime, and that the facts are due to an alleged conflict between cartels.

In a video, it was detailed that 15 farms were inspected, 400 interviews were conducted and 6 vehicles were insured.

Monday, April 23, 2018

US reports systematic violation of human rights and impunity in Mexico

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from La Silla Rota
Photo: Bernandino Hernandez/AP
Recognizes legislative advances against torture and disappearances, but reprimands extrajudicial killings, kidnappings, as well as crimes against journalists.

The Department of State of the United States made a long list of human rights violations in Mexico under the government of Enrique Peña Nieto its annual report on the subject.

While it establishes that in principle civil authorities in general maintain effective control over security forces, it also highlights that among the issues related to the violation of human rights include the participation of the police, the military and other state officials, sometimes in coordination with criminal organizations, in illegitimate homicides, disappearances and torture.

In addition, harsh and potentially deadly prison conditions in some prisons.

In addition to that, arbitrary arrests and detentions; intimidation and corruption of judges; violence against journalists by the government and organized criminal groups.

Reports of 5 CdG sicarios killed in Reynosa

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Reforma article with additional information from Valorportamaulipas

Subject Matter: Reynosa, CdG
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

Reporter: Reforma Redaction
A confrontation between armed men and elements of the State Police has left no less than 5 dead in the common land of Los Cavazos, after a chase that started in the Rancho Grande colonia.

According to the primary reports, the shoot out occurred after State Police intercepted an apparently armored pickup in common land close to Los Cavazos. The confrontation left five criminals dead, others in diverse vehicles fled the area and a search operation to locate them was launched in the city.


Mexican Army raids cartel camp in Guerrero ( Video ), with more arrests

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

Subject Matter: Raid of a cartel camp
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

In a video from the United States site Breibart News, it shows soldiers of the Mexican army and Police forces searching for and piling up weapons that could have been used during the attack against Municipal police on 17th of April

Reporter: Sinembargo Redaction
The State of Guerrero Attorney General informed of a special operation that has been implemented to find those responsible for the recent assassination of 6 State Police, in coordination with elements of Special Forces of the Secretary of Public Security and personnel of the Mexican Army assigned to the 27th Military Zone.

They continue patrolling around the location of the site of the ambush near the community of El Naranjo, Zihuatenejo, where they arrested 4 persons, two male, two female, pertinent to a criminal group.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán Armed Convoy Culiacán Sinaloa

Char for Borderland Beat

Part 1

Note from Char:

This video  was published in 04-20-2018 there is definitely more than 30 trucks, all the subjects are armed with assault rifles and some trucks appeared to have 50 cal. Guns in the back.
In one of the videos I saw some of the hitmen say “puro Ivan......a la verga ‘Guano’ ”..........

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Mireles heads "pluris" of Morena in Michoacán Congress

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from El Universal

Although José Manuel Mireles faces criminal proceedings for federal crimes, the "presumption of innocence" allows him to retain his political rights for his aspiration 

Morelia, Michoacán.- The ex-leader of the self-defense groups in Michoacán, José Manuel Mireles Valverde, heads the list of candidates for local deputies through the proportional representation of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena).

The candidacy of Mireles Valverde was approved tonight during the session of the General Council of the Electoral Institute of Michoacán, where the lists of candidates for ‘plurinominal’ local legislators and other positions of popular election were given the green light.

The arguments to give rise to the aspiration of José Manuel Mireles to reach the State Congress was that, despite facing criminal proceedings for federal crimes, the "presumption of innocence" allowed him to retain his political rights.

Priest Shot Dead in Mexico Marks 2nd Clerical Murder in Week, 23rd since 2012

Posted by El Profe for Borderland Beat from Washington Post

alphaspirit via via CNA.
MEXICO CITY — Roman Catholic authorities in Mexico say a priest has been killed in the west-central state of Jalisco, the second cleric slain in the country this week.

The Catholic Multimedia Center says that 33-year-old Juan Miguel Contreras Garcia was shot dead late Friday in Tlajomulco de Zuniga, on the outskirts of Guadalajara.

It said Saturday that early reports indicate he was killed by unidentified attackers in the parish office while performing the sacrament of penance.

According to the center, at least four priests have been slain in Mexico this year and 23 have been murdered since 2012. It says Mexico leads Latin America in the killings of priests.

On Wednesday, Rev. Ruben Alcantara Diaz was stabbed to death in his church on the outskirts of Mexico City.

Sinaloa: Culiacán and Mocorito area schools closed due to 'huachicolera' violence

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from Noroeste

Note: A Huachicolero is "one who sells adulterated (possibly stolen) gasoline outside of normal distribution channels."

Noroeste traveled through the area of Guamuchilera, Recoveco and Villa Angel Flores, where it was observed that the schools of these communities remained closed. 

Schools in the communities of Caimanero, El Limón of Los Ramos, Tamarindo, Guamuchilera and Recoveco temporarily closed due to violence caused by criminal groups that are struggling to control the sale of illegal fuel.

In the community of El Tamarindo the inhabitants were questioned about the reason for the absence of educational establishments, and they responded that it was due to fear of the "scoundrels.”

Since the 15th of April videos began to circulate of armed men in different points of the central zone of Sinaloa, like Culiacancito, El Tamarindo and El Limón de Los Ramos.

Detain 4 suspects in ambush leaving 6 policemen brutally murdered in Guerrero

by Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat

Killing was not enough

The video released on social media was horrific, even by Mexico standards of violence.  Six Guerrero State policemen were ambushed in Zihuatanejo by armed gang members.  One of the gunmen videotaped the aftermath. 

Killing the policemen was not enough for these vile assassins, giving each policeman a shot to the back of the head.  But as their corps lay on the pavement, they abused the bodies, making animalistic sounds, cursing kicking the heads so that brain matter was forced out of the skulls, assuring a shocking sight to those who will bear witness to what remained of six men.  A video was sent in to BB and it was posted yesterday.  

If you missed it, the video is below, however be forewarned it is very graphic.

"This is to let you know that with El 40 and El Chivo Loco no one messes with, our comrades are not going to die in vain, enter here you will leave the same way you came in.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Italy extradites Mexican Governor to the U.S. accuses Mx of systematic human rights violations

by Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat
In Italy moments prior to extradtion

Mexico denied extradition  because of systematic human rights violations

Former Tamaulipas, Mexico governor, Tomás Yarrington, has been extradited to the United States from Italy.  This comes on the heels of Italy denying Yarrington’s request to stay in Italy and avoid extradition to Mexico or the U.S. 

Yarrington’s attorney’s has argued that extraction of their client to Mexico would place him in harm’s way. The man, 60 years, was hiding in Paola Italy for at least 6 years, where he lived incognito, posing as an entrepreneur. Yarrington was arrested last year in Southern Italy.  He had been a fugitive since 2012.

Yarrington was the governor between the years of  1999 and 2005, representing the PRI Party.

In 2012, a Mexican federal judge issued two warrants for his arrest on charges of organized crime and drug-trafficking.

In 2013 he was indicted in Texas for racketeering, money laundering and fraud charges.

Yarrington was a equal opportunity colluder, having ties with both Zetas and CDG cartels while being on the payroll of both and receiving large payoffs.

Yarrington in 2017, inset photo with EPN taken in 2012

The Pacification of Mexico

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

Subject Matter: Rampant criminality in Mexico
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

Since the first half of the nineties, Mexico has experienced a security crisis. At the end of his six-year term, Carlos Salinas had to create a Security Commission that depended directly on him. It was only to manage his departure, while Ernesto Zedillo presented the National Public Security System in his first year in office.

Reporter: Jorge Carrasco Araizaga
Since then, those who have succeeded have improvised around this proposal and have created, dissolved, modified  the police corporations and the bodies responsible for developing public safety policies.

In that quarter of a century, crime followed its own dynamic. It grew and developed, for internal and external reasons, until it became what it is now: a belligerent force that challenges the State on a daily basis.

It has taken territory, plundered and murders its population, wins cultural battles and even receives indirect subsidies from the police and military personnel who have been trained with resources from the treasury.

For some time now, the Mexican State has failed to guarantee the integrity of people and the possession of their property, the premise from which the State emerged as an institution.

Navy and PGR detain "El Tolin", in law of El Menchito and son of El Chelo

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

Subject Matter: Jose Luis Ochoa, El Tolin
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

Reporter: Carlos Alvarez
Elements of the Secretariat of the Navy of Mexico (Semar) in coordination with the Attorney General's Office (PGR) detained José Luis Gutiérrez Ochoa, alias "El Tolín",  in the municipality of Bahía de Banderas, state of Nayarit, he is the son of José Luis Gutiérrez Valencia, "Don Chelo" and brother-in-law of Rubén Oseguera González, "El Menchito", son of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, "El Mencho", leader of the Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación (CJNG).

Through a statement, the federal institutions announced that "El Tolín", and / or "77" and / or "El Senor de la TT", was arrested during an operation carried out in the residential complex Green Bay II, located in the interior of the El Tigre golf club, where they were confiscated two handguns with  cartridges -among them a 9 millimeters-, and synthetic drugs (around 300 doses of crystal meth).

"El Tolín" was made available to the agent of the Public Ministry of the Federation, in order to determine his legal status. According to the PGR, this subject served as operator of the CJNG in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.

Isaac Manuel Godoy Castro, El Dany of the Cartel Arellano Felix, killed in Tijuana gymnasium

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

Subject Matter: Isaac Manuel Godoy Castro, El Dany, Cartel Arellano Felix
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

Reporter: Ines Garcia Ramos
Isaac Manuel Godoy Castro "Dany", who was arrested by federal forces in April 2009 for his participation as leader of a cartel cell Arellano Felix (CAF), was executed this afternoon while exercising in a gym in Tijuana.

According to the first reports, Godoy Castro, who had just left prison, was in the Family Fitness establishment in the Alameda Otay shopping plaza, located on the Lázaro Cárdenas Boulevard and near the US Consulate in Tijuana, when he was shot in the head.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

'We are watching you': Political killings shake Mexico election

Posted by DD Republished from Reuters  

 CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Magda Rubio had just launched her campaign for mayor of a small city in northern Mexico, when a chilling voice came through her cell phone. “Drop out,” the caller warned, “or be killed.” 
File Photo Guachochi mayor candidate Magda Rubio speaks during an interview with Reuters in Ciudad Juarez , Mexico, March 31.  Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzales
It was the first of four death threats Rubio said she has received since January from the same well-spoken, anonymous man. She has stayed in the race in Guachochi, located in a mountainous region of Chihuahua state that is a key route for heroin trafficking. But two armed body guards now follow her round the clock.

“At 2 a.m., you start to get scared, and you say, ‘something bad is going on here’,” she said.

An explosion of political assassinations in Mexico has cast a pall over nationwide elections slated for July 1, when voters will choose their next president and fill a slew of down-ballot posts.

At least 82 candidates and office holders have been killed since the electoral season kicked off in September, making this the bloodiest presidential race in recent history, according to a tally by Etellekt, a security consultancy based in Mexico City, and Reuters research. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Video: 6 police in Guerrero were given coup de grace, 24 hrs, 23 dead

Chivis Martinez  from Reforma:  This post is an update to Otis' post 

UPDATE: with video (Discretion advised, video contains graphic content).

The six state police officers who were ambushed and murdered in the community of Las Mesillas, in the municipality of José Azueta (Zihuatanejo), received the coup de grace and were robbed of their weapons, state authorities reported.

According to the report, the ambush suffered by the officers who were in a patrol occurred almost parallel to the events that were registered in the community of Coacoyul, where another group of state police officers were attacked by some 15 armed criminals.

In Coacoyul, where after two clashes between federal forces and assassins there was a balance of ten dead and a wounded ministerial police.

According to the report, the criminals carried assault rifles of AK-47 and AR-15.

In the ambush registered in Las Mesillas, six agents were the deceased, who were returning from a community in the Municipality of Petatlán, where they took into custody a group of people for precautionary measures.

Cuauhtémoc: The heart of Mexico City amidst deaths and narcos

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from La Silla Rota

Just this month, the Cuauhtémoc delegation has registered four incidents linked to organized crime.

by Rodrigo Gutiérrez González

Insecurity is felt in the center of Mexico City. Several neighborhoods of the Cuauhtémoc delegation have been the scene of violent acts related to organized crime.

This lived reality by the residents of the area are reflected in the data: homicides, injuries, and drug dealing has been on the rise.

Just this month, the Cuauhtémoc delegation has registered four events allegedly linked to organized crime.

US Judge dismisses torture by Semar of "El Chuy Raul", bodyguard of "El Alfredillo"

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

Subject Matter: El Chuy Raul,  Jesús Raúl Beltrán León
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

Reporter: Carlos Alvarez
US federal judge Rubén Castillo ruled Tuesday that Mexican citizen Jesús Raúl Beltrán León, alias "El Chuy Raúl" or "Trebol," can not contest drug trafficking charges in Chicago, Illinois, on the basis that elements of the Secretary of the Navy (Semar) tortured him in the presence of agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA, for its acronym in English), when he was arrested in Culiacán, Sinaloa, in November 2014.

16 left dead after confrontation between civilians and Police in Zihuatanejo

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Ya Vas article and image from Google Maps

Subject Matter: Confrontation between civilians and State Police
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

No less than 16 people were left dead after a confrontation between State Police, Ministerial Police, Marines and Army against civilians in distinct points of this town. A Police report gave an account, around 6pm in the afternoon, a first confrontation happened in the locality of La Quebradora, El Coacoyul, with three civilians killed.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

14 murders in a 36-hour period as drug cartels overrun Cancun

Posted by Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat
Forensic tam carries the body of a Canadian woman stabbed to death 

Violence rocked Mexico’s most popular tourist town, leaving 14 dead and five more injured in a 36-hour span, Noticaribe reports.

The deaths and injuries were the result of six separate incidents between the morning of April 4 and the evening of April 5.

Nine people were killed on April 4 alone.

In the past decade, the highest number of people killed in a single day in Cancun was five.

The killings are  linked to organized crime.

Chapo's wife speaks publicly for the first time since his extradition

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat from El Comercio

Chapo’s wife breaks her silence outside courtroom

Atty Balarezo far left, Emma and Atty William Purpura to her right

The young wife of Mexican Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán , spoke for the first time on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, since her extradition to the United States more than a year ago and said she was worried about his health.

Emma Coronel a 28 years, mother of twin girls, he had with the former head of the Sinaloa Cartel, complained that cannot visit her husband or talk to him on the phone after a hearing in the Federal Court of Brooklyn, where on September 5th  the trial against her husband will begin.

"I have not seen him for 15 months, I see him in the Court nothing more. I do not have any kind of communication with him, neither visits nor calls. The only ones who see him are the girls and the lawyers," Coronel said in Spanish..

The defense, with lead atty Eduardo Balarezo, complains about his clients  detention in almost total isolation since his extradition to the United States on January 19, 2017.

Jalisco: Mexican Navy were looking for Mencho, when attacking state police

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat

Mexican Navy, SEMAR, were searching for El Mencho when mistakenly  attacking police.  Mencho, whose name is Nemesio Oseguera is the leader of the CJNG cartel and is often  transferred between points via cloned patrol vehicles.

Governor of Jalisco, Aristoteles Sandoval, traveled to Mexico City to file a complaint because the navy seized five patrols of a single force when undertaking the operation in Jilotlan de los Dolores, after the killing of mayo Juan Carlos Magana.

The mayor was shot dead on Sunday.  In an official statement, prosecutors said that municipal police received a report on Sunday of a body in a vehicle on a highway outside town.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Leader of CDN in Tamaulipas arrested

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Reforma article with additional information from Epoca Violenta

Subject Matter: Ismael Gilberto Lopez Guerrero, El Mayito
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

Reporter: Benito Jimenez
Elements of the Army detained a subject with the nickname El Mayito in Tamaulipas, identified as leader in the structure of the Cartel del Noreste and identified in a preliminary manner as Ismael Gilberto Lopez Guerrero.

The capo was captured in the Los Garza colonia, of this frontier city, together with another subject in possession of two rifles, an AR-15 and and AK-47 also known as Cuerno de Chivo or goats horn, as well as a 30-30 caliber rifle, a 12 gauge shotgun, two pistols, one 5.7mm and one .40, 4 weapon magazines for different weapons, 600 rounds of ammunition of different calibers, 50,000 dollars American and two vans.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

43 Student attack in Iguala was guided from Chicago

Posted and translated by El Profe from Reforma

Chivis Note; Intriguing events in the case of the Iguala deadly attack and disappearance of 43, (one murdered student left  the scene had his face skinned and eyes gouged, therefore there were 44 altogether) . It was during a drug trafficking bust,  and investigation of GU targets in Chicago, that the information was gleaned from Blackberries used by suspects and confidential informants.  Revealed in those transcripts were conversations with GU in Chicago and GU in Mexico from and about the Iguala massacre on September 26th and subsequent days. Mexico GU called to seek guidance regarding how to proceed.

The entire massacre was from bad information.  GU was told Los Rojos were the targets.  And they worried that the mess would cause them the business.