Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tijuana: A man is hanged from a bridge, amidst wave of relentless executions

Tijuana: A man is hanged from a bridge, amidst wave of relentless executions 

The killings have surged since 2016, an infestation of violence and blood, public executions and murders, thousands of dead, morgues that cannot sustain the flow of bodies.  They are shot, stabbed, strangled, bruised necks and severed limbs, charred, burned, and disarticulated, severed limbs wrapped in black trash bags, eyes leering from a head, stuck in an plastic cooler or suitcase.  

For some the degradation and violence can be seen in a single image of a body twisting in the wind, hanged from a bridge, in the early morning hours, a stillness of the day, a lifeless body swaying slightly, silently.

Xochimilco, from tourist attraction to disputed drug zone

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from La Silla Rota


Since 2010, the first multi-homicide linked to narcos originated with the battle between "Los Rodolfos" and "Los Susanos" 


One of the most traditional delegations for tourism in Mexico City has been cloaked in a spiral of violence, due to two groups of drug dealers who dispute their 112 kilometers of territory.

These are "Los Rodolfos" and "Los Susanos ", who since 2016 are related to some 23 murders, according to reports from the Ministry of Public Security (SSP) and the Attorney General's Office (PGJCDMX).

However, La Silla Rota consulted inquiries from the PGJ and found that in 2010 the first multi-homicide linked to the drug traffickers took place in this demarcation, which turned out to be the germ of the violence that continues now.

Attorney General of Quintana Roo says CJNG's responsible for the Cancun attack that killed 5

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat article from Proceso  backstory link here 

The State Attorney General's Office (FGE) confirms that hitmen of the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) attacked a group of fishermen and three elements of the Ministerial Police (PM) that were in a local seafood store, located in Puerto Juarez and Punta Sam, leaving five dead and three injured.

It also established that it was a command of five or six subjects perpetuating the attack. 

It is established that Commander Héctor and Officer Juan Carlos, ministerial elements attached to Isla Mujeres, after their workday returned to land in a private boat and disembarked at the fish wharf and shellfish trading company, which minutes later was the scene of the deadly attack.

Héctor and Juan Carlos chose were there to purchase fish.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Arrest CJNG operator for the murder of three Italians

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat  from Sinebargo  thank you "Char"

At a press conference, Omar Hamid García Harfuch, Chief Director of the Agency of Criminal Investigation (AIC), said that José Guadalupe "N" aka El 15,  is the likely responsible for the logistics coordination for the sale and transfer of narcotics in the municipalities of Jalisco. Guzmán City, San Gabriel, Tecalitlán, Tolimán, Tonalá, Tuxpan and Zapotitlán de Vadillo; as well as in Manzanillo, Minatitlán and Tecomán, in Colima.

Staff of the Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC) of the Attorney General's Office (PGR) yesterday arrested, in Zapopan, Jalisco, José Guadalupe "N" for his probable connection with the disappearance of three Italians, occurred in Tecalitán on January 31.

Omar Hamid García Harfuch, Director in Chief of the Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC), informed that José Guadalupe "N" is the alleged person responsible for providing payment  to members of the Municipal Police of Tecalitlán, who handed over the Italians to the Cartel Jalisco New Generation (CJNG).

VIDEO: Nayarit sierras, CJNG "caravan of vigilance"

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat from Sinbargo ..thank you Tully

The Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) has become a furious threatening criminal power, militarized, in just a few years. The cartel appeared in the middle of Felipe Calderón's government (2009), when it was founded by Erick Valencia, alias "El 85", and Nemesio Oseguera Ramos, aka "El Mencho".

But during the administration of Enrique Peña Nieto it became a force of such size that it ended up gaining ground to the Sinaloa Cartel - from where it split - especially after the apprehension of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Raymundo "N" aka "El Canada" of Los Viagras Detained in Jalisco

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: El Sol

"El Canada" was detained in Jalisco, presumed leader of  Los Viagras de Michoacán. They secured  him with  a .380 caliber pistol and two green plastic bags.

Raymundo "N" alias "El Canada", 26 years old, accused of being alleged leader of the Michoacán criminal organization called Los Viagras, was arrested by personnel of the Attorney General of the State of Jalisco , since in the entity he took refuge after of a shootout in Michoacán, in which there were six deaths.

His capture was derived from collaborative work between the Jalisco Prosecutor's Office and the Michoacán Attorney General's Office, as he is allegedly responsible for the murder of six people in the municipality of Zacapu in Michoacán.

15 Cartels Fight Over Plazas Generating Wave Of Violence

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Milenio

 July 29, 2018
By: Ignacio Alzaga

Alliances, ruptures and the consolidation of criminal organizations make up the most recent map of drug trafficking in Mexico, where 15 groups define themselves as cartels and have generated a wave of violence over the control of places, the distribution of drugs and various criminal activities, especially the practice of illegal fuel takes known as "Huachicoleo". 

Guanajuato has become the epicenter of a war between the Cartel of Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) and the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel, particularly for the theft of fuel from Pemex pipelines or huachicoleo .

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Uruapan Michoacan: Funeral homes guarded of 8 killed while they were attending a funeral

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat  Excelsior and Michoacan 3.0

The bodies of the 8 victims of the attack on a funeral home in Uruapan Michoacán were handed over by the Regional Prosecutor's Office to their relatives and transferred to the facilities where their wakes are being held. Those facilities are being guarded by the Michoacán Police.

Two injured remain hospitalized and those locations are also monitored by the authorities to prevent another attack.

“They are taking care of the hospitals, and they are going to watch over these young people, in seven locations. We have information and seven locations are going to be guarded“ said Undersecretary of Public Security, Carlos Gómez Arrieta.

An armed group attacked a funeral ceremony and killed eight people in Uruapan, There are two lines of investigation: a conflict between criminal groups or the attack was for the family not to report a kidnapping.

At Least Five Dead in Cancun Shootout

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: El Pais

July 28, 2018
By: Rafael Martínez | Correspondent

Five people have died and two were injured after  a shooting in Cancun , Quintana Roo. The first versions point out that it is a confrontation between policemen and assassins occurred at 10:45 pm  (local time) Friday night. At least one ministerial agent has died and another is wounded, as reported by the State Government in a statement.

The event has occurred in Puerto Juarez, about 15 kilometers from the hotel zone of this well-known Mexican city, in the local Mar Azul, a center ( often called Salons in Mx) that is rented for meetings and parties and not in a restaurant as indicated by the first versions. 

Military sources told the newspaper Reforma that there were at least seven ministerial police at a party there when a group of about 20 armed men arrived and opened fire at the agents. The authorities have ruled out that there are foreigners among the victims, even though it is an area frequented by visitors because it is the starting point for the ferry to Isla Mujeres.

Municipalities in Morelos Establish Their Own Autodefensas

Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat

The first six months of 2018 became the most violent so far for the Enrique Peña Nieto administration.  From January to June of this year, there were 13,738 murders.  This figure meant that, on average, 76.32 daily homicides were committed in the country, according to the data of the Secretariado Ejecutivo del Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Pública (SESNSP) (Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security) with a cutoff date of June 2018.

Fed up with this type of violence, kidnappings, extortion from organized crime, and the lack of response from authorities, residents of Tlalnepantla, Yautepec and Atlatlahucan decided to form their own autodefensas.

Mexico City, July 20, 2018— Residents of Tlalnepantla, Yautepec and Atlatlahucan, Morelos announced the creation of autodefensas in order to confront violence, kidnappings, and extortion from organized crime.

“Many (criminal) cells arrived to charge quotas and to kidnap,” a member of this community police that maintains a checkpoint at the entrance to the municipality of Tlalnepantla told EFE.

Fed up with this type of attack and the lack of response from the authorities, the Morelenses decided to form a community police, he explained. 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Cemei Verdía and the Resurgence of the Coastal Autodefenses

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Mich321

July 21, 2018                                         Cemei Verdía Zepeda

Aquila, Mich -  Just past 6:30 in the morning of Friday the gathering of armed civilians began in the municipal seat of Aquila. They met the same as in 2013 when they started the self-defense groups in the Sierra-Costa region to fight organized crime. Unfortunately, as the resurgence of the mostly indegenous peoples of the coastal autodefensas began, their previously beloved leader Cemei Verdía was rejected and shunned.

His big mistake was taking the risk of running for a local Pan party position in the July 1st election, a position highly frowned upon by those same indigenous community members who distrust most in "the Bad Goverment". In their eyes, his running for a government position meant abandoning their interests. (more below)

Cemeí Verdía Zepeda, a leader of the armed civil war in Aquila, warned that with this resurgence -  they have begun to clean up criminals who threaten their families, poison them with drugs, kidnap them and even kill them.

Escaped Fugitives from Culiacán Prison Reveals Alliance Between Rivals

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: LaSillaRota

July 27, 2018
The escape last Sunday of two high-profile criminals from rival criminal organizations ie, Julián Grimaldi Paredes  and Jesus Carlos Salmón Higuera, "El Macaco"  from the Aguaruto Penitentiary Center revealed an alliance between the criminal groups led by Fausto Isidro Meza Flores, "El Chapito Isidro", and Aureliano Guzmán Loera, "El Guano", brother of the leader extradited from the Sinaloa cartel , ie "El Chapo" Guzman Loera as part of the violent fight that is being carried out against the children of Chapo Guzmán.

Video of Sinaloa prison escape of Paredes and Higuera

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat

“BBfollower” posted this video of the Culiacan prison escape of  Grimaldi Paredes and Salmón Higuera. Denise Maerker had posted the video on YouTube from her program on Televisa.  The video on YT now says “not available”.  I found it on her twitter….[see next page for play by play]

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Gov claims conspiracy murder against Sinaloa Cartel "threats", in El Chapo case

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat

List lack details, among those identified include “JL”, Ramon Arellano Felix, Juancho, “Informants” and “Members of Law Enforcement” 

The government claims Chapo conspired in the murder of his cousin. Above El Juancho and Guero Bastidas

On July 20th, the United States prosecution team sent a letter to Eduardo Balarezo and William B. Purpura, the defense team for Joaquin El Chapo Guzmán. 

In the communication, the government provided a "bill of particulars" , supposedly specifying the murder victims and dates relating to count one, charging conspiracy to murder individuals whose posed a threat to the Sinaloa Cartel, although he is not charged with any violent acts himself.

The government goes on to state, “The government intends to prove the following murder conspiracies at trial.”

However, the government does not disclose the complete list of specific names of conspiracy victims, or any other information pertinent to the claims, citing “the disclosure would reveal the identity of cooperating witnesses”, which the government has yet to forward to the defense.

Background on those narco banners in Acapulco

Posted by Chava for Borderland Beat from ANG

Chava provided this article with background on those narco banners that appeared in Acapulco this week

After answering a call on the 911 emergency line, it was reported that several armed people were in a vehicle in the Las Parotas neighborhood in the port of Acapulco, the Army and the state police apprehended a male and a vehicle.

When implementing a search to locate the armed persons, the Army and the state police, arrived in the Parotas community and at the corner of Ignacio Manuel Altamirano and Naranjos, they located a white Jetta Volkswagen vehicle with the characteristics received in the report; aboard this vehicle they apprehended a male who said he was Baltazar "N" who had in his possession a short firearm of the brand STURM RUGER & CON INC. Caliber 9 mm, serial number 315-50278 and a metal charger with 7 clips of cartridges of the same caliber.

It should be noted that Baltazar "N" collector of quotas, completed a sentence for carrying and possessing a firearm exclusively for the use of the Army, Navy and Air Force, from February 12, 2011, having been released on February 11 of this year (2017).

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Tijuana: 15 murders in the last 24 hours

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from Zeta Tijuana

In Tijuana, unstoppable violence continues. In the last 24 hours, 13 men and two women have been killed in different parts of the city. 

At 07:00 hours in the Nueva Esperanza neighborhood, two lifeless bodies were found and their faces were wrapped in plastic bags. They died from apparent strangulation. 

A burned body was located in a water basin of the CESPT located on Roble Street, in the El Carmen neighborhood. 

The corpse of a male aged 60 to 70 years was found in a bag located on the Libramiento Rosas Magallón in Cañón del Matadero.

In Palmas street in the Campestre Murua neighborhood, the charred body of a man was located. 

CJNG and Zetas Old School intensify war

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from Notinfomex
                    Image result for Fredy Maldonado cjng

In the twilight of Miguel Ángel Yunes Linares' administration in Veracruz, two criminal groups have started a war to control the southern part of the state, bordering Tabasco and Oaxaca.

Zetas Old School, predominant group in that region, and the New Generation Jalisco Cartel, have been in contention of the territory for years; nevertheless, in the last [days] threats and executions between both groups have grown and spread through social media networks.

Videos of dismemberment by hooded men with high-powered weapons are not new in Veracruz, they have happened in other escalations of violence such as at the end of Fidel Herrera Beltrán's term (2010) and the first three years of Javier Duarte de Ochoa's (2010) -2013).

For 15 months, already in the administration of Yunes Linares, the violence has intensified in municipalities such as Las Choapas, Coatzacoalcos, Acayucan, Minatitlán and Cosoleacaque.

Jury Convicts Kiko Trevino after Two Hour Deliberation

Posted by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: My San Antonio

July 25, 2018                                                                                                           
A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a leader of the Zetas cartel on all seven drug-trafficking related charges he faced.

A federal jury deliberated for about two hours in Waco before returning its verdicts on charges of conspiracy to traffic drugs inland through South Texas, conspiracy to possess firearms and laundering millions of dollars in drug proceeds. He could be sentenced to up to life in prison.

He was arrested nearly two years ago outside Houston. Records show he refused a plea deal that carried a 30-year prison sentence.

Juan Francisco Treviño Chavez, 38, who is the nephew of the two previous bosses of the now-splintered cartel, now faces at least 10 years to life in prison when he’s sentenced later this year for trafficking multi-kilogram quantities of marijuana and cocaine.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Reporter murdered in Playa Del Carmen; second in a month in Q. Roo

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from Proceso                    

                            El periodista Rubén Pat, propietario del portal Semanario Playa News. Foto: Facebook

CANCUN, Q. Roo (apro). - The journalist Rubén Pat, specializing in nota roja reporting, and owner of the website Semanario Playa News, was murdered this morning by several bullet shots, in the old town of Playa del Carmen. 

According to the first reports, at 5:48 today, the Municipal Preventive Police received the report of a man shot on Juarez Avenue, between Avenida 20 and Avenida 25, in the center of Playa del Carmen.

The man was identified as Rubén Pat, a local journalist, apparently while at the bar "Arre", located on Juarez Avenue. He was murdered outside the establishment. 

Through a statement, the municipality of Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen), reported that "the Municipal Police has made the corresponding protocols for the intervention of the staff of the Attorney General of the State (PGE), with the purpose of carrying out the relevant investigations to reach the final conclusions.

Busted: Clandestine Fuel Operation in a Mexico City Cemetary

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: NoticierosTelevisa

July 24, 2018
With info from: Guillermo Segura

An alleged clandestine fuel "take" was discovered this morning in the Santa Lucía pantheon, in the Azcapotzalco delegation of Mexico City.

The pantheon is located at the corner of Tezozomoc and Camino a Nextengo Barrio Lucia, where a man was arrested and presented to the appropriate authorities.

In the place were also two trucks and two hoses with which supposedly the extraction of the fuel was carried out. Just in front of the pantheon there are concrete poles that announce the high pressure pipelines and the danger of any excavation in this area.

The entrance of the pantheon was under police guard  until dawn.

Narco banners flood Acapulco

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat  from Reforma  Thank you Chava

At dawn yesterday, there was the finding of at least 20 narcomantas in different points of the port of Acapulco.

Copies of the same message were placed mainly in crowded areas, such as Avenida La Escénica and Área Diamante, announcing a proposed union between criminal cartels.
“To the citizens of this beautiful port!! Peace is returning, and this is not the work of the government, but the coordination and respect of a single group called 'Los Amigos' (sic)".

Chihuahua : Cartel Del Tigre ?

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Rumbodechihuahua

 July 23, 2018                  Efraín VB, Adrián MC, José MJ and Homero HA

CHIHUAHUA.- In response to a report received in the 911 emergency system, elements of the State Security Commission located and detained four alleged members of a criminal group, calling themselves Cartel Del Tigre, arresting them with long weapons and ammunition. 

The police action was recorded on the road section that leads to the town of Lázaro Cárdenas, where the uniformed officers asked the driver of a vehicle, Ibiza line, of recent model, to stop the car for an inspection. 

During the inspection and after the state agents were fully identified, high-caliber weaponry was located inside the trunk of the vehicle.

Monday, July 23, 2018

El Marro and El Señor de la Silla, the huachicoleros behind the Guanajuato violence

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat from Silla Rota

In the past two years, violence in Guanajuato  has exponentially increased by 160%.  In January of 2016, 60 murders were registered.  In the month of  February, 2018 there were 156.  [ population of Guanajuato is 6M]. 

The reason for the violence? The so called “Triangle of Guanajuato” or “Triangle of Bermuda”, a corridor that goes from León to Los Apaseos and passes through Salamanca, Irapuato and Celaya.

In this corridor passes pipelines of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), the main source of the “huachicoleros”, or gas thieves.

Data reveals that Guanajuato is the state with the largest clandestine fuel intakes.   

Mexicali BC: 37 Detained w Arsenal and Drugs

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from :Unimexicali

July 22, 2018

Mexicali: Special operations by the State Preventive Police (PEP) in the Valley of Mexicali against crime in the first semester of the year, resulted in the arrest of 37 people, some of them with an arrest warrants, confiscation of firearms, thousands of doses of drugs, as well as the recovery of vehicles with theft report. 

In a series of operations PEP has detained a total of 378 persons for various crimes.

From January 1 to July 20 of this year, the operational strategy of the PEP was deployed in these Ejidos in the Municipality of Mexicali:

Choropo, Compuertas Carejey, Hermosillo, Chiapas, Colima, Lázaro Cárdenas, Merida, Pachuca, Guadalupe Victoria, Janitzio, Vicente Guerrero, Oviedo Mota Reacomodo, Ciudad Morelos, Uribe del Real, Benito Juarez, Quintana Roo, Paredones, Bonfil, Hipolito Renteria, Michoacan de Ocampo, Jalapa, Tabasco, Mexico.

The results were the following: A total of 37 arrested persons, of which 23 were for federal crimes, 10 for crimes of common law, 3 with arrest warrants or national recapture and 1 with foreign arrest warrant, the main crimes were against health, homicide, carrying a firearm, possession of contraband, injuries equated with robbery and fraud.

Using prison guard uniforms, two highly dangerous inmates exit the main entrance of the Sinaloa State Prison

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat from "El Norte"

Higuera and Paredes

Paredes linked to Sinaloa Cartel as financial operator, was involved in the 2016 military ambush and  Higuera is a leader of the BLO linked "Los Mazatlecos" involved in the 2012 police ambush

Inmates in the Culiacán Aguaruto Sinaloa State Prison, dressed in prison guard uniforms and exited through main entrance.  

Two inmates of the Aguaruto state prison, considered highly dangerous and who remained in a special cell to avoid possible escape, did just that early yesterday from the penitentiary center with support from prison staff.

The head of the Secretariat of Public Security of Sinaloa, General Brigadier Fermin Hernandez Montealegre, who took office a week ago, confirmed that Julián Grimaldi Paredes and Carlos Jesús Salmón Higuera, each of them related to antagonistic cartels, exited  through the main door of the prison  wearing guard  uniforms.

Buried Treasure in Matamoros Basement

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Unamexicali
July 22, 2018
Soldiers of the Mexican Army seized in the basement of a house in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, nearly $1,000, 900 US dollars and 130 kilograms of cocaine.  The search was made after receiving an anonymous report about suspicious activities in a house marked with number 210.

They detail that after entering the site a movable floor of approximately 1.50 meters long and 60 centimeters wide was located, which was covered by two washing machines, which allowed its concealment.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Irapuato Guanajuato: CJNG murders and dismembers son of police commander

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat  material from AM, facebook and 1Plano

The dismembered body of a man was abandoned at a public security booth, with narco messages for a police commander.

The abandoned body was identified as the son of police commander Francisco Zavala Diaz.  The son was kidnapped a few days ago during an armed attack.

The related events began on the 18th, when armed men entered the commander's  home and began shooting. In the end, two men were dead, and the chief’s son was kidnapped.

The son of the police chief, is identified as Francisco Zavala "El Chico", a taxi driver, age 33.

Juarez: 14 dead in 6 hours

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat information from Manuel Chacon

Plus 20 found in Juarez narco fosa

In the last six hours, organized crime left at least 14 murders in Ciudad Juarez, among the victims is a family of five.

The authorities said that the wave of violence was recorded between 10PM  on Friday and midnight on Saturday, where 11 people were killed.  

Also confirmed that they are investigating the clandestine grave of about 20 people in Juarez.

It was reported that Felipe Reyes Morales, 43, and his daughter Carolina were shot in the head and chest while traveling in a van with three other relatives, including two children, who were injured. and they were reported in serious condition.

2018 Mexico Murder Rate Set to Break Record

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Animal Politico

 July 21, 2018

It's official, Mexico is going through the most violent year of the record. With a total of 15, 973 people killed in the first six months of the year, the country accumulates a rate of 11.01 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, the highest since there are official figures, displacing the most violent first semester that had been the 2011 with 9.7 murders.

The data on crime incidence updated by the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP) show that last June there were 2,668 victims of intentional homicide. With this, the first semester of 2018 closes with an average of 88.7 homicides committed every day, or what is the same, 3.7 crimes committed every hour.

Jalisco: At Least 14 Found in Narco-Fosas

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: El Mundo Digital

July 21, 2018
Guadalajara, Jalisco

This Thursday at least six bodies were found , presumably of five men and one woman, in a narcofinca located in the Villa Fontana Aqua colony , in the municipality of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Jalisco, although there could be seven, the Jalisco attorney general confirmed in an interview. , Raúl Sánchez Jiménez.

Hours later, two more clandestine graves were located in the La Noria and La Mezquitera neighborhoods, in the municipality of Tlaquepaque. At the close of this edition there was talk of eight bodies. 

It is estimated that the corpses have been buried clandestinely for more than a week.
In the first case, the prosecutor explained that "(the bodies) apparently are five men and one woman. 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

CJNG Announces Another “ CLEANING “ in Oaxaca

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Proceso

By: Pedro Matias July 20, 2018

Oaxaca:  "We're here and we're not going from here!" was the warning they made, through a video on social networks, alleged members of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG )

In the images of 44 seconds, a commando of about 25 presumed members of said cartel, with their faces covered and carrying high power weapons, reported that they came to clean nine municipalities in the central valleys of Oaxaca that include the capital, Xoxocotlán, Santa Lucía del Camino, San Dionisio, Ejutla and Miahuatlán.

In addition, they were given a list of alleged kidnappers, extortionists and thieves, which includes "porros" of the "Benito Juárez" Autonomous University of Oaxaca.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Migrant Woman Returns to Mexico, Sweeps 2018 Senate Race in Guerrero

Posted by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Latinorebels

Moreno's Party;  Nestora Salgado  in middle

By: Sara Gurling
Thanks to Tu Fren once again

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA — At a concrete table painted green, white and red, I sit down to interview the senator-elect from the leftist party of Mexico’s new government MORENA.

Nestora Salgado appears to me valiant but she quickly corrects me and tells me she is not  “valiant” at all, rather she protests, is a “dreamer.”  This woman who migrated to the United States many years ago and labored in blue collar jobs, did something very uncommon, unheard of really. She returned to Mexico and launched a grassroots fight to restore dignity to her township which she had found in distress due to insecurity. A major public figure on the left now, Salgado is charting new territory.

Video: GTO CJNG enforcers interrogates and tortures member of rival group

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat

CJNG Special Forces
Char found this video published by CJNG Special Forces of Guanajuato, who are interrogating an individual who works for a rival group.  The name Bufalo is mentioned in the video and this individual was threatened in previous banners by CJNG. The video basically mentions law enforcement authorities who are supporting rivals of CJNG.

The person being interrogated says his name is Alfredo Leny Martinez Hernandez alias ‘El Barbas’. When asked he says he works for “La Union de Leon”. 

It was a over a year ago that El Mencho, premier leader of CJNG,  advanced to Guanajuato. 

Since then there have been mantas from both La Union and CJNG.

CJNG states in the mantas that they want known their presence is to “finish off small groups” and to clean the state of scourge the other groups bring, kidnappings, extortion etc.

Photo of Miguel Trevino Z40 during prison transfer

Chivis for Borderland Beat  - Thank you Char!

Wonder no longer what Z40 looks like now.....This photo was taken during his prison transfer that initially was reported to be his extradition to the U.S.  Myself I was thinking it was way too soon for an extradition, so I was very surprised.  He has several amparos, as all the Trevino's.

BUSTED: 8 1/2 TONS of Cocaine in EPO Region

Posted by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: US Coast Guard News

SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast offloaded approximately 7,800 kilograms of cocaine, worth nearly $260-million wholesale, seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off Central and South America at the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal, San Diego, Monday.

Crews from the cutters Steadfast and Alert interdicted the drugs from four suspected smuggling vessels between late June and mid-July. Steadfast’s crew was responsible for two interdictions totaling approximately 5,450 kilograms and Alert’s crew seized some 2,392 kilograms in two seizures.

“I continue to be impressed by the dedication and tenacity of the crews aboard our cutters and the difficult, dangerous missions they perform,” said Cmdr. Alain Balmaceda, commanding officer of the Steadfast. “Their hard work means two things. First, more than eight tons of cocaine won’t reach our streets and add to the drug-related deaths and health problems facing our nation. And second, hundreds of millions of dollars are being denied to transnational criminal organizations who spread instability, death and despair wherever they operate.”

Thursday, July 19, 2018

FAKE NEWS: Reports of Miguel Ángel Treviño "Z40" being extradited to the U.S.

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat

Sorry folks!  This report of an indictment appears to be fake news.  Many credible main stream Mexican media also were caught up in the mistake.  Trevino was taken from the Juárez prison No.9 but only for a transfer within Mexico.  The location has not been disclosed as of yet. 

It is common to conduct rotation transfers periodically and his last transfer was in 2017, when he was transferred from Maximum prison No.1, Altiplano to No.9 in Juárez.

The Mix Up occured when intense security,  including a Federal Police convoy, protected the transfer of Miguel Treviño, from  Juarez Cefereso 9 to the Abraham González international airport.

Early today, federal elements guarded the airport in preparation of the transfer. 

Miguel Ángel Treviño Morales is a former leader of the Zetas.  He was captured in Nuevo Laredo in 2013 .  

indictment below

Acquitted of all charges: Mireles may sue Peña, Osorio and Castillo for robbing him of almost 3 Years of life.

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Doc M at a Morelia rally a week prior to election....Photo credit "Tu Fren"

Dr. José Manuel Mireles, founder of the self-defense groups in Michoacán, celebrated the ruling of a Federal Court that declared his absolute freedom and acquitted him of all charges. 

He also reiterated via twitter, that the charges were fabricated, after he decided to save his people.  

He is considered by many of having been a political prisoner incarcerated  for 2 years and 11 months in federal prisons.

His defense attorney reports they are considering filing a lawsuit against  former Commissioner Alfredo Castillo, the former Secretary of the Interior, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, and  President Enrique Peña Nieto, for false imprisonment and fabricated charges. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

New US State Dept Travel Warning Highlights 5 Mexican States

Posted by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: US State Dept

July 18, 2018
NOTE: I first read this is Mexican Press. Check out this cool website where these images and much more come from: HERE

Mexico Travel Advisory:  July 16, 2018  Mexico - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
       Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime. Some areas have increased risk.

Please read the entire Travel Advisory.
Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico as U.S. government employees are prohibited from travel to these areas.

U.S. government employees are prohibited from intercity travel after dark in many areas of Mexico. U.S. government employees are also not permitted to drive from the U.S.-Mexico border to or from the interior parts of Mexico with the exception of daytime travel on Highway 15 between Nogales and Hermosillo.

DO NOT Travel to:

Colima State due to crime.
Guerrero State due to crime.
Michoacán State due to crime.
Sinaloa State due to crime.
Tamaulipas State due to crime.

The War on Drugs 2017: Sedena Deployed 52,807 Troops

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Milenio
July16, 2018 By: Rubén Mosso

The Secretariat of National Defense deployed in 2017 the largest number of soldiers in 12 years of struggle against drug trafficking, Sedena commissioned to that task  52,807 elements. It is the highest number of Army personnel that daily fights the nine drug cartels that operate in different regions. 

At the beginning of Felipe Calderón's administration, in Mexico there were 37, 253 soldiers in work to reduce violence, which includes the security of strategic facilities, tasks of eradication and interception in application of the Federal Law on Firearms and Explosives, as well as as support for public safety. 

After a criminal assault against federal, state and municipal forces, 45,000 soldiers were commissioned to fight the criminal groups in 2007 after Calderon won the 2006 presidential election.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Four TONS of Drugs Destroyed in Baja, CA

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Unimexicali

July 17, 2018

The Attorney General's Office (PGR) incinerated nearly four tons of narcotics in Baja California and destroyed 86 slot machines, all of which related to various preliminary inquiries, investigative files and criminal cases. 

The Deputy Attorney General for Regional Control, Criminal Procedures and Amparo (SCRPPA), through its Delegation in Baja California, reported that 3 Tons, 107 kilos 495 grams plus 100 milligrams of marijuana were incinerated; 438 Kilos, 146 grams plus 800 milligrams of methamphetamine hydrochloride; 37 Kilos, 773 grams plus 750 milligrams of cocaine hydrochloride; and 19 Kilos 802 grams plus 419 milligrams of methamphetamine.

They also incinerated 8 Kilos 697 grams plus 100 milligrams of Fentanyl; 5 kilograms 90 grams plus  800 milligrams of diacetyl morphine hydrochloride; 8 grams 500 milligrams of Mescaline; one  gram of Peyote;  2 kilos 11 grams plus 400 milligrams of Heroin; as well as 4 marijuana plants and 132 tablets, ie pills type unnamed.

Monday, July 16, 2018

"Kiko" Trevino, Last Leader of Los Zetas, Goes on Trial Today in Texas

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Proceso

         Texas "Kiko" Treviño, US Citizen, last leader of the Zetas, is being tried in Waco, Texas

By: Juan Alberto Cedillo  July 16, 2018
Nuevo Laredo, Tampaulipas

Juan Francisco Treviño Chávez Jr., "Kiko" , the last king of the Zetas who renamed the Northeast Cartel (CDN), will be tried in Texas this Monday on seven counts, "including five that go from 10 years in prison to life imprisonment, " the Texas newspaper San Antonio Express News reported.

An alleged former leader of Mexico’s bloodthirsty  Los Zetas cartel is going on trial , which starts Monday in a federal court in Waco, Texas accused of conspiracy to traffic multi-kilogram quantities of marijuana and cocaine inland through South Texas and laundering millions of dollars in proceeds.

El Chapo granted a short continuance, New trial date in November 5th

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A partial victory for El Chapo, jury selection begins November 5th

Joaquín “El Chapo Guzmán’s trial has been continued to November 5, 2018. The defense had asked for an extension of 5 months,.  The added time was to be allowed sufficient time to, review the massive amounts  of information forwarded  by the government earlier this month.

In commenting on the ruling, Eduardo Balarezo, El Chapo’s defense attorney said;
"Mr. Guzman is highly disappointed with the decision to continue the trial for only two months. Given the immense amount of information dumped upon the defense by the government at the last minute, Mr. Guzman thought a 5 month continuance was appropriate. He believes that the prosecution is purposely playing games in an effort to deny him a fair trial and trusts that an impartial jury will see through the smoke and mirrors at trial.”

Colima: Governor confirms murder of "El Americano"

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Colima governor confirmed the death of Luis Antonio Torres "El Americano", ex-member of the self-defense groups in Michoacán and designated as a member of organized crime. The murder was conducted during the attack on a popular nightclub in Manzanillo.

The attack occurred on Saturday night, outside the "Bar Nudus" nightclub, located on the Miguel de la Madrid coastal boulevard.

It was there that Luis Antonio Torres "El Americano"  died.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Cd Obregon: Father Shot Dead inside Church

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Uniobregon

                   Saturday Night Massacre: El Buen Pastor Church, Ciudad Obregon, Sonora

Ciudad Obregon, Sonora  July 14, 2018

A man was riddled with bullets and killed before the altar of a church, where he tried to take refuge with his son in his arms when he was persecuted by his aggressor with a rifle who shot him several times in front of the crowded church congregation with no regard for the child or the gathering of about 40 people. 

In an attempt to flee his assailants, Victor Alejandro "N", got out of his car and entered  the church of El Buen Pastor with a child in his arms where he was murdered last evening while the people calmly waited for the beginning of the mass at 7:00 pm in the parish of The Good Shepherd, located in the Casa Blanca neighborhood.  He was screaming: " No ! Not my my child ! "

"Canasto" , CJNG Financial Officer Arrested in Queretaro

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Milenio

                                                   Jesús Contreras Arceo, "Canasto"

By: Ignacio Alzaga  July 15, 2018

The PGR captured, without firing a single shot, Jesús Contreras Arceo, 'Canasto', allegedly in charge of operating the finances of the criminal organization. He is also identified as one of the leaders of the Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación.

The detainee was wanted by the United States government, which intends to prosecute him for money laundering and drug trafficking , particularly for the distribution of large shipments of methamphetamine. He faces charges for using the illicit proceeds of drug trafficking for the financing and operation of the CJNG.

Without firing a single shot, staff of the Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC) made the order of provisional detention for extradition purposes in the state of Querétaro.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sinaloa cartel: 13 y/o Alabama girl beheaded, after witnessing her grandmother's murder

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat WSB Atlanta

Beheaded a 13 Year Old girl with special needs

The grandmother was associated with the Sinaloa Cartel, a drug-trafficking organization, a Madison County sheriff's investigator testified today.

OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. - An Alabama 13-year-old found dead in a wooded area last month was beheaded after she saw two men stab her grandmother to death, an investigator testified Thursday.

The grisly details of Mariah Lopez’s slaying came out during the preliminary hearing of Yoni Martinez Aguilar, AL.com reported.

Aguilar, 26, and Israel Gonzalez Palomino, 34, are each charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of Lopez and her 49-year-old grandmother and legal guardian, Oralia Mendoza.

Tamaulipas:: “El Cadete” leader of CDN 2M Reward

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He was once the police commander of Nuevo Laredo police, before joining the ranks of  Cartel del Norteste  aka CDN.   He is one of the leaders of the cartel along with Huevo Treviño.  His name is Martin Rodríguez Barbosa, aka “El Cadete”.

Now he is one of the most wanted in Tamaulipas, with a reward offered of 2M MPs.

Rodríguez is suspected of being responsible for the March attack on the Mexican Marines that resulted in the death of a family hit in the crossfire.