Friday, September 21, 2018

Ol time boss Rolando "El Roly" López Salinas body dumped in San Pedro N.L.

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

Ministerial authorities of Nuevo Leon revealed that the man found executed and bagged, at 3AM Monday morning in San Pedro, is criminal leader of the "Vieja Guardia” originally from Ribereña Zone of Tamaulipas.

It is confirmed it is Rolando López Salinas, alias "El Roly", between 65 and 70 years old, 15  days after he was kidnapped  in front of a convenience store on the Avenida San Agustín, in upscale San Pedro, Monterrey.  It it was reported that criminals who were in three vehicles intercepted him, forced him into one of the three vehicles and drove off, also taking his vehicle.  There were several cameras at the kidnapping site, but authorities have yet to release footage or information.

The remains were identified by relatives at the University Hospital of Monterrey.

In the 90s, López Salinas had survived two previous bullet attacks in Tamaulipas.  He is known as an "old boss" in the border city of Miguel Aleman; an “independent trafficker”, who was an important figure in trafficking in the 90s.

Colombia Breaks Record in Cocaine Production

Posted by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: The Guardian

                 Colombia continues to break records for cocaine production, UNODC report says

By: Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

Colombia is desperate to shed its reputation as a nation dogged by the drug trade, but new figures from the United Nations show that it continues to break records for producing cocaine. The South American nation produced a record estimated 1,520 tons of cocaine last year – up 31% from 2016.

In 2017, around 171,000 hectares (423,000 acres) of the South American nation’s land was used to grow coca, the plant whose leaf is the base ingredient of cocaine – up 25,000 hectares (17%) on the year before, according to a report published on Wednesday by the United Nation’s Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

The same report estimated that enough coca was grown to produce 1,379 UK tonnes or 1,520 US tons of cocaine – up 31% since 2016.

Narco Violence in Guanajuato: 21 Murdered in 9 Municipalities in 1 Day

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Vanguardia

The narco violence continues in Guanajuato: 21 killed people in 9 municipalities of the state in a single day.  The crimes occurred five days after Governor-elect Diego Sinhué Rodríguez Vallejo assumed command of the administration.

On the evening of Thursday, 21 men were shot dead in different regions of the state of Guanajuato , including 6 young people who were placed in line by a commando and shot in the municipality of Pénjamoin the community of Montebello. Among the six young men was Jonathon Garcia Munóz, 28 years old and son of the ex Interim President of the Municipality, Miguel Garcia.

The homicides occurred in the municipalities of Pénjamo (8), Salamanca (4), León (3) Irapuato (1), San Luis de la Paz (1), Cortazar (1), Abasolo (1), Apaseo el Grande (1) ) and Valle de Santiago (1).

CJNG kills a PEMEX engineer in front of his son for "being an informant"

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat -Thank you Neal in Nevada- from El Diario Sonora

A Pemex engineer, Gabriel Alejandro Aguilar Mancera, was shot to death while taking his son to school.  Through a narcomensaje, the Cartel Jalisco New Generation was named for the murder.

The murdered man worked for Petróleos Mexicanos refinery in Salamanca  was executed Thursday morning in the presence of his child.

In addition, on the windshield a cartulina was found, presumably from the Cartel Jalisco New Generation,  in which they accused the engineer of being an informer of a criminal group.

Translated by  Sol Prendido-Message reads:
Here is your bitch informant. Marro you dirty bitch. The only company here is CJNG. 
          Elite Group

The two people butchered in Acapulco were a 15 year old and a taxi driver...

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-Thank You MM- from Sol de Acapulco

The two dismembered bodies that were found on Tuesday in the Emiliano Zapata neighborhood, located in the suburban area of Acapulco, were identified by their relatives, one is  15 years old.

According to information from the Public Prosecutor's Office, one of the victims was identified as Jonathan "N", aged 15, who lived in the Colonia Renacimiento neighborhood; while the other man was called Fortunato "N", a taxi driver.

On Tuesday morning, the dismembered bodies of two males were found in the neighborhood of Emiliano Zapata, on 14th Street, a few meters from Boulevard Vicente Guerrero, next to a fast food restaurant, inside two plastic boxes and a wooden crate.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The once powerful Los Valencia (Milenio Cartel), the precursor of the Cuinis and CJNG

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat From Proceso
The power alliances: Top left clockwise- Armando Valencia aka El Maradona,  Erick Valencia aka El 85 Nemesio Oseguera aka El Mencho, El Mayo Zambada, El Azul and Joaquin Guzman aka El Chapo
Note from Chivis: This Proceso article from 2007 takes us back in time when the Milenio Criminal Organization, were powerhouse traffickers who began as avocado merchants, who began in the marijuana business in the 70's and trafficked drugs until the 1990’s.  They became cocaine lords of the Pacific, moving the most drugs in Mexico, including marijuana cocaine and synthetic…yet under the radar, even the PGR did not know who they were.

Within the Valencias Milenio organization,  there was a kid who began with the organization at a young age. He began  in the avocado fields.  He became hitman and narco with the Valencia. Later he became an operator for the trafficking of marijuana and poppy from the municipality of Aguililla, Michoacán, eventually, he even looked after the patriarch, El Maradonas boss. He married one of the Valencia’s. 

His moniker is “El Mencho”.

This Milenio organization became “Los Cuinis” and the creation of a new  partnership immediately followed, Cartel Jalisco New Generation. Headed by El Mencho….

Noteworthy in this article, it states what has surfaced in the El Chapo case, that El Mayo was the real leader and Chapo an emblematic figure to keep the heat off Mayo. Sinaloa was allied with Milenio. 

Narco message left with body, claims CNP is responsible for commander's killing

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-Thank you Char and BB follower

The body of an  executed and bagged male, was left on a highway in Guadalajara, Jalisco .

The discovery occurred on the road to Zapotlanejo near the Camichines Bridge in the municipality of Tlaquepaque.

To one side of the body was a narcomensaje read:
"This is what will happen to those who don't respect my terrain on the Hill 4, the same will happen as happen to the cop  of Tlajomulco."

Lazaro and Tino
CNP [Cartel Nueva Plaza]

CNP is headed by El Cholo, who is in violent war with his former boss, El Mencho leader of CJNG.

On Tuesday when returning home, the commander of sector 1 of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, José Luis Flores Zimbrón, was assassinated.

Inside the murder of Javier Valdez

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Thank you TuFren from Esquire by Ioan Grillo

"While it is unknown how much of a part, if any, the López story in Ríodoce played, Bohórquez told me he regrets having published it. 'I think we made a mistake in interviewing Dámaso,' [Dámaso López Núñez] he said. 'They were in a bad war, a war to the death, and we got in the middle of it.'....Ioan Grillo


n January 19, 2017, less than twenty-four hours before Donald Trump was sworn in as president, a plane landed on Long Island carrying a prized cargo: Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, the kingpin of the Sinaloa Cartel. After escaping from prison twice in Mexico, he’d been recaptured and extradited to the United States to face seventeen charges, including trafficking cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and crystal meth. If, as prosecutors claim, his operation netted $14 billion, he will be the biggest trafficker the Drug Enforcement Administration has helped bring before an American judge. His trial is set to begin the first week of November in federal district court in Brooklyn.

Back in Guzmán’s home state of Sinaloa, in northwest Mexico, rival factions fought for control of his empire. Squads of sicarios, or hit men, shot at one another with AK-47’s and AR-15’s in the very heart of neighborhoods around the state capital, Culiacán, sending residents fleeing for cover. A group of local reporters, led by the weekly newsmagazine Ríodoce, braved the bullets to cover the mayhem.

Veteran journalists Javier Valdez and Ismael Bohórquez founded Ríodoce in 2003. Its name derives from the local geography: Sinaloa has eleven rivers, and “River Twelve” intended to be its current of information. The spirit of the magazine was set by Valdez, who wrote with a

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Guadalajara: Commander of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga is killed when he arrives home

Char Borderland Beat forum republished from Proceso

Last night, when returning home, the commander of sector 1 of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, José Luis Flores Zimbrón, was assassinated.

The attack occurred at the intersection of Terranova Avenue and Nova Scotia, in the Villa Terranova subdivision, in Tlajomulco.

The officer, who was wearing  his police uniform, was aboard a Chevrolet Chevy vehicle white plates MXL-4248, from the State of Mexico, the vehicle received numerous bullet  impacts.

According to witnesses, the assailants were aboard a white Toyota Sienna station wagon, E68AVX, and in a black Hummer, plates JPH 3340, which fled towards 8 de Julio Avenue in a northerly direction.

After the homicide, the municipal president posted on his Facebook account: "Tonight Tlajomulco lost an exceptional, honorable policeman.  Commander José Luis Flores Zimbrón died in a cowardly attack while returning home. I share the pain of his family and of those who had the distinction of knowing him. "

Sierras of Guerrero: Schools and Hospital Closed Due to Insecurity

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Excelsior

Schools and hospitals are closed because of the overwhelming violence in the Sierras de Guerrero

By: Rolando Aguilar

According to the inhabitants of the Sierra, there are some 50 schools that are closed, from preschool, to primary, secondary and high school levels.

Since September 5, when an attack in La Laguna occurred and shootings were reported in Puentecillas and Carrizal de Bravo, school classes were suspended, in addition, the regional hospital closed its doors; the villagers affirm that the PF and Army operatives have decreased.

Schools and hospitals of the Sierra de Guerrero continue to be closed due to the fear that exists, after the violent acts that occurred in days past in several communities of three municipalities.

Inhabitants of several villages in the Sierra, belonging to the municipalities of Tlacotepec, Chichihualco and Zumpango, confirmed that on Monday they did not restart the classes, because the teachers did not arrive , in addition the hospital remains closed and communication with Chilpancingo has not been restored with the transport vans.

TWO Trailers Full of Bodies in Jalisco: The State Washes its Hands

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Excelsior

               The saga of truck filled with bodies of homicide victims sparks scandal in Mexico
                                        Thanks to Mica for this photo from social media

Extra Material from: El Sol , thanks to Neal in Nevada

It is not one, they are two trucks that move about Jalisco with 300 bodies: there is a second trailer "of death" rented for 80 bodies.

Given the lack of space to shelter bodies in the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences, the  former director said that there are two refrigerated containers used by the Prosecutor's Office for the "protection" of some 300 bodies.

In Mexico, officials and citizens routinely announce the discoveries of clandestine graves baring skeletal remains from the gang violence that has convulsed the country for years. 

The official count of the “disappeared” nationwide exceeds 30,000, and relatives of the legions of missing call that a low-ball estimate. 

But the macabre saga of a roving government-contracted truck ferrying the corpses of scores of apparent murder victims from one town to the next in western Jalisco state has added a bizarre new twist to Mexico’s violent narrative. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Butchered human remains found in Acapulco

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Guerrero Al/Instante

In the early hours of this Tuesday, dismembered human remains were found lying on Vicente Guerrero Blvd in the Zapata neighborhood, of Acapulco.

It was around 05:20 in the morning that through a call made to the emergency number 911 the authorities were alerted to the carnage. 

The human remains belong to the male sex, which were in wooden crates, and so far it not confirmed as to how many bodies are involved.  Two severed human heads were found.

At the site was a cartulina with a message.
posted by Chava
More or less: To all that work for the trash called Virus’ or CIDA, understand that if you don’t stop bothering the citizenship, this will be your end. It is not our intention to harm their families by killing them but you do not understand when  you kill Acapulco families and take away their patrimony! Understand that what was once yours is now over with. This plaza has an owner! Denounce lowlifes scum to the Marines, Army, or Federal Police so that this violence ends!
Attn: you know who [second message on small paper "Becareful crazy baby]

Warning!  on the following page there are extremely graphic images of dismembered human remains.  There is no further text

Video: SEMEFO Acapulco; Unidentified Bodies Stored Since 2011

Translated By Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: El Sol

          Semefo de Acapulco is crowded with corpses, many of them have been stored since 2011.

VIDEO at bottom.
Staff of the morgue reported that there are bodies stored since 2011 in the cold rooms. In  the entire state there are 751 corpses unidentified.    There are more than 300 corpses stored in the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo) of Acapulco; at least 80% were victims of violence.

Staff of the morgue reported that there are bodies stored since 2011 in the cold rooms.  In the state of Guerrero they have an additional 751 unidentified corpses, stored in refrigeration systems whose capacity is for 270 bodies.

The Attorney General's Office confirmed that it will will carry out the DNA studies on all the bodies and then bury them in the common grave of the Semefo in Chilpancingo, but search groups, such as the Association of Families of Disappeared in Acapulco, and relatives of disappeared victims say that the state government told them that there is no budget to identify the accumulated corpses, so they are looking to hire independent experts, for which they require 20 million pesos.

“Los Laredos” Detained in Chiapas, Wanted in the US

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Milenio

                                   PGR and Marina detain leaders of Los Laredos in Chiapas
By: Rubén Mosso

Mercedes Barrios Hernández and her husband Antonio Laredo Donjuán are accused in the United States of drug trafficking and money laundering.

Antonio Laredo Donjuán and his wife Mercedes Barrios Hernández , alleged members of the criminal organization called Los Laredos , identified by the United States as one of the main heroin carriers in the United States, were detained in Chiapas by elements of the Attorney General's Office in Mexico. coordination with personnel of the Secretary of the Navy.

The US Treasury Dept has identified a third brother named Job Donjúan, along with Antonio and Ismael as the leaders of the DTO, sanctioned them  and frozen their assets under the Kingpin Act and forbids US citizens of doing business with any of them.

The personnel of the federal forces completed a provisional arrest warrant for extradition purposes issued by the Eighth District Judge of Federal Criminal Proceedings in Mexico City. 

Tijuana: Narco message hung and signed by CTNG addresses "El Alante murder"

Chivis Borderland Beat-Big thanks to BB follower for link and translation from Sin Censura

Narcomanta signed by CTNG at Benitez Bridge in Tijuana, reads:
“Keep barking motherfuckers and the same will happen to you as it did to Alfonso Lira Sotelo “El Atlante.  Traitors are good for something and you really did (Jesus Rafael Yocupicio “El Cabezon; you set up your boss with us on a silver platter and some time ago you gave us his brother (Javier “El Carnicero”) Now, who are you going to set up? Because we don’t want you back with us traitor, and now you are next (David Lopez Jimenez “El 20”) we are going after you and all your crooks. You know LA NUEVA has no borders hahahaha."
Sincerely CTNG

Video: Commando Convoy Reynosa preempts a day of shootouts and chases

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat sent in by "Noah" thank you👏 facebook,twitter, zocalo

A commando convoy of 14 or more vehicles driving around Reynosa, Tamaulipas on Carretera Ribereña [ highway 2], a main highway. [other reports say SMA from Monday followed by today in Reynosa]

A prolonged shooting in neighborhoods of Reynosa this morning and with a confrontation yesterday afternoon in Miguel Aleman, the cell of a criminal group clashed against rival groups who want to displace them from the Ribereña region and Reynosa.  There were several hour long chases and shootouts throughout the day.

The first reports of shootings began to spread in networks at 2:30AM, the groups used radio communication to warn the population of the “situations at risk”  in diverse points of the city, urging citizens that may be out to seek shelter.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Mexico without convictions against Cartel Jalisco New Generation-CJNG

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat From Milenio

Over the past year, the PGR has obtained the highest number of sentences against members of the Sinaloa Cartel, with 15, followed by those belonging to the Zetas and La Familia Michoacana, with 13 each.

Government announced the arrest of El Mencho;s wife, but organized crime charges were dropped.

Although the governments of Mexico and the United States have identified the Cartel Jalisco New Generation, CJNG, as the most powerful in the world of drug trafficking, the Attorney General’s Office [PGR] failed to obtain a single conviction during the last year against any of its members or leaders.

This includes Rosalinda González Valencia, wife of supreme leader Nemesio “El Mencho” Oseguera Cervantes. Rosalinda was arrested last May and charged with organized crime and money laundering.
Rosalinda was released on bail last week, after a judge ruled that there was not sufficient evidence to bring a conviction for organized crime.  She still faces money laundering charges, a lesser crime that qualified her for bail.

She is reportedly the “financial brain” of the cartel that supports La Union Tepito in the sale of drugs in Mexico City.  La Union is suspected of being responsible for an attack Friday night at Plaza Garibaldi, known for Mariachi music.  The sicarios were dressed as Mariachis as they killed 5 and wounded 5.

Mexicali Bust : 300 Liters of Liquid Meth - Plus

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Debate

                           Almost 300 liters of liquid methamphetamine seized in El Centinela

In addition, almost 500 liters of ammonia was also seized which is used as a precursor for the drugs manufacture.

Mexicali, Baja California.- More than 700 liters of prohibited substances were secured by elements of the Mexican Army in the security revision point of " El Centinela ".

The seizure occurred last Thursday night, when the soldiers and agents of the Federal Police carried out security checks on vehicles .

When inspecting a Kenworth tractor trailer with a closed container box, white color, labeled with the logo of a well-known parcel company, 12 white bottles that appeared to be herbicide and 56 five-liter drums with a label indicating that it was an environmental improvement product were located.

“El Mandril” Captured in Mazatlán

Translated By Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Debate

                                                   ''El Mandril'' : Captured in Mazatlán
By: Edith  Andrade

The secretary of Public Safety, Inocente Fermín Hernández, explained that José Guadalupe "N" , "El Mandril" is responsible for the wave of violence in the south of the state.

Last Saturday José Guadalupe Siquieros Ortega, "El Mandril" was arrested, in a residential subdivision of the port of Mazatlán , confirmed the Secretary of Public Security of the state, Inocente Fermín Hernández Montealegre.

The alleged criminal was considered one of the most dangerous because the investigations of the police corporations consider him as one of the main responsible for the wave of violence generated in the south of the state.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

BP Agent gives details of the murders he is charged with, has a 2.5M bond

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat republished from LMT online
Previous post on this story use this hyperlink

When they stopped at a gas station, she began talking about first victim Melissa Ramirez. Ortiz told investigators that he pulled out a pistol and pointed it at her. They struggled inside his truck and she ran out.  He picked up two more people and killed both….

A 10-year Border Patrol agent accused of killing four people and trying to kill a fifth in less than two weeks was arrested early Saturday after he ran from Texas troopers who confronted him at a gas station in the central part of this border city.

Juan David Ortiz, 35, was behind bars in Webb County Jail, charged with four counts of first-degree murder, one count of aggravated assault and one count of unlawful restraint.

He was found hiding in the parking garage of a hotel just off Interstate 35 about 2 a.m., officers said. He was arrested without incident.

Jalisco: 157 Unidentified Bodies with Nowhere to Go

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Sin Embargo

                                 The image is from a video taken by residents of Tlaquepaque.

The unidentified bodies did not fit in the facilities of the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences. They put them in a trailer, and drove them from municipality to municipality. 157 unidentified dead roam Jalisco in trailer; nobody wants them and they do not fit in the forensic coolers.

A trailer with 157 bodies has traveled through at least three municipalities of Jalisco and has been stationed near housing areas. It is a refrigerated box that belongs to the State Prosecutor's Office and that protects the bodies of unidentified persons and that do not fit in the facilities of the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences.

The trailer was housed in a warehouse in the La Duraznera neighborhood, in the municipality of San Pedro Tlaquepaque, waiting for the construction of 10 crypts modules with a capacity to house 800 bodies, since the facilities of the Institute of Forensic Sciences are full to the top. These crypts would be built in the area of ​​El Vado, in the municipality of Tonalá.

CJNG and CDP Busts: 100 TONS of Drugs

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Vanguardia and Excelsior

                           Semar hits the Jalisco Cartel New Generation and the Pacific Cartel:
                           they secured  drugs worth $60 billion USD dollars so far this year.

Reports from the Secretariat of the Navy (Semar) indicate that their elements confiscated from these two criminal organizations 104 tons, 450 kilos of various drugs that they stored, manufactured in clandestine laboratories or transported in the high seas along the Pacific route, from South America to Mexico.

More than 100 tons of drugs worth almost $60,000,000,000  Billion US dollar  have been seized from the Pacific Cartel and Jalisco New Generation cartels , by the Navy's special teams of Mexico so far this year.

According to the calculations made by the federal authorities with the destruction of the 90 tons of crystal, "El Mayo" Zambada was stopped from receiving billions of Pesos, a figure so high that with it 10 airports could be built , like the one currently being built in Texcoco, valued at 190,000,000,000 billion Pesos or 10 Mayan trains with a construction value of $8,000,000,000 USD dollars.

In Garibaldi even children are Halcones

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from El Universal

El momento en que unos ‘mariachis’ irrumpen a tiros en la plaza Garibaldi
Security camera footage from the night of September 14

On March 20 he was going to play a quick semifinal game on a soccer field in the San Simón Tolnáhuac neighborhood located near Metro Tlatelolco. The players waited for the referee's whistle. It was approximately 10:30 p.m. 

At that time a man approached the stands and shot three of the players. He fled on a motorcycle in which an accomplice was waiting for him.

Two of the victims died on the field. They were Víctor Jesús Barajas and Sergio Andrés Giovanni Chávez. According to reports collected by the press, a third man, brother of Sergio Andrés, survived the attack and went by foot to an IMSS clinic located two blocks away. 

The authorities only informed that this was part of "an adjustment of accounts.” 

“El Parra” Detained: “It was only a Matter of Time”

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: ZETA

                                                                  Óscar Parra Aispura
                        "El Parra", the main traffic operator of totoaba bladders finally detained.

By: Eduardo Villa Lugo/ Zeta
NOTE: See my original post entitled: Totoaba Bladders, The Cocaine of the Sea here.

One Kilo of Totoaba Bladder is worth $60,000 - $100,000 USD in China. The illegal poaching of Totoaba for their bladders is what has put the barely surviving Vaquita Porpoise near extinction which is endemic to the upper Sea of Cortez.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Garibaldi CDMX: Video of Mariachi Sicarios escaping

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat -Thank you"N"- from twitter

Security cameras captured the moment in which those responsible for yesterday's attack in Garibaldi escape on motorcycles.

In the video of Mariachi dressed sicarios flee after killing 5 and wounding 5.  Unconfirmed reports of at least one innocent being shot.  In the video three motorcycles arrive to meet the fleeing sicarios, each mounting the back of a motorcycle and riding off,  along Violeta Street, in the direction of Colonia Guerrero.

Laredo: U.S. Border Patrol supervisor suspect in serial murders confesses

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-Thank you BB follower-Material from eptxn and LMT

Authorities believe Ortiz is behind the murder of four women in a nearly two-week span. a fifth woman escaped from him on Friday. Authorities found  Ortiz, who has been employed by the federal agency for 10 years, in the parking lot of a local hotel off Interstate 35.   He had tried to escape....
Ortiz,  a supervisor with the Border Patrol agency, confessed to murdering the four victims and abducting the other. 

The first known murdered is Melissa Ramirez, whose body was discovered on September 4th.   A woman described by authorities as a "second victim" was found Thursday "with head trauma injury" off state highway 255, according to a statement from Texas Rangers. She was identified as Claudine Anne Luera, 42, of Laredo, Texas.

A third body was found Saturday morning, then a fourth was found just after noon along the highway
north of Laredo, no details or identification were given for the 3rd and 4th. On Friday, a fifth woman, Erika Peña, fought for her life, managed to escape. She told police right after Ortiz picked her up, she felt she was in danger. She said Ortiz told her he was married and had two children.

Peña, who authorities say was picked up by Ortiz late Friday, told police she fled from his vehicle after he pulled a pistol on her. Earlier, she said, they had visited his house off Loop 20.

The four murders were conducted off duty.   

Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar said at a news conference that Juan David Ortiz 35,  was booked Saturday morning after the woman he  attempted to kidnap Friday, went to law enforcement.

He said authorities believe Ortiz is behind the murder of four women in a nearly two-week span.

Macabre discovery in Bacum Sonora, 7 decapitated heads and body parts in cooler

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-Thank you "N" 👏 For sending story- Silla Rota and Sol Caborca

A macabre find was made by citizens of Bácum, in southwest Sonora, who reported finding a cooler with seven human heads inside.  A foot and a hand was among the carnage, found on Friday at 4:00 in the morning.  The cooler was left by a bus stop assuring that it would be found.

Municipal and state authorities were called to the site.

All seven were males with an apx age of 25-45 years old.  They are assumed to be the remains of 7 males who had been abducted hours earlier.

Medical authorities from Obregon were called to collect the remains,  testing will transpire to determine the identity of the deceased.


CJNG and Viagras battle: Schools closed, authorities are MIA, and now new mayor says you're on your own

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-thank you Tu Fren!-from El Heraldo Infobee

As violence continues unabated, Mayor, who is out of the area, suggests taking refuge, and "seeing what tomorrow brings" as CJNG and Los Viagras clash

120 families fled in one day-above one of the shelters

The municipal president of Parácuaro, Huriel Bautista Cabrera, made a call to the residents of Antúnez to leave their community and take refuge in one of the shelters that the municipality has enabled for them ; this, due to the threat of organized crime groups.

In an audio that circulates in social networks and instant messaging services, the mayor of Parácuaro, who won as a Morena party candidate,  invites the residents of Antúnez to take shelter in the Municipal Auditorium. Also some churches have been qualified as hostels.
President elect AMLO and mayor, both frm Morena political party

CDS Threatens CJNG with 8 Narco - Mantas in Aguascalientes

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Vanguardia

                                              Narco - mantas appear in Aguascalientes

The Sinaloa Cartel claims to be the owner of the plaza and threatens to kill all those who cooperate for the Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación.

A total of 8 narcomantas were located in the capital of Aguascalientes last Friday, where allegedly, the Sinaloa Cartel claims to be the owner of the square, leaving death threats to all those who cooperate or work for the Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación (CJNG) .

One of the blankets was found on the Bicentennial Bridge to the south of the city, another in the pedestrian bridge of Clinic 1 of the IMSS , another in the Cbetis 39, one on an overpass on Alameda Gomez and Mórin, one at Rodolfo Landeros Park, another on Bridge 45N near the Agricultural Trade center,  and two others on Aguascalientes Ave. 

Principal Sinaloa Cartel operator in Tijuana, "El Atlante", gunned down in Culiacán

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  from Linea Directa
Read Yaqui's post for backstory by using this hyperlink

The fight for control of the Tijuana-San Diego traffic corridor could intensify 

Culiacán, Sinaloa.- Alfonso Lira Sotelo, alias "El Atlante", head of the plaza and operator of the Sinaloa cartel in Tijuana, was gunned down Thursday night in the city of Culiacán, Sinaloa.

The preliminary information that has been obtained is that there was a shootout, between two alleged organized crime cells in the aforementioned city.

The events occurred in the colony of Ignacio Allende.

Below is narco manta that appeared in January of this year. Translation of narco manta text by “El Botas”

Dressed as Mariachis, gunmen kill 5 and wound 5 in Mexico CIty

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat -Posted by Steve Ctpa on forum - from Milenio 

In one of the most violent attacks perpetrated by alleged assassins of La Unión de Tepito against their rivals in the sale of retail drug distribution in Mexico City, at least five people died and five more were injured, last night after being shot in the tour corridor of Garibaldi.

The events occurred minutes before 10 pm at Callejón de la Amargura and Calle Honduras, Colonia Centro, where other victims were injured and taken to hospitals such as the Red Cross, Rubén Leñero and Balbuena.

In a statement issued around midnight, the capital's SSP confirmed that three men died instead, attacked by three subjects with alleged mariachi clothing.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Wixárita Leader, Shaman and Activist Assassinated

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Animal Politico

Extra Material from Ja Jornada

On Saturday, September 8, 2018 Maracame Margarito Díaz González, representative of the Wirikuta Security Council, was murdered when he arrived home.  Armed men arrived at his home, located in Aguamilpa, municipality of Nayar, in the state of Nayarit, and shot him in the face, according to the website Somos el Medio.

Margarito was known for his defense of the sacred sites of the Wixárika people, before the arrival of the Canadian mining companies in the Wirikuta area in the state of San Luis Potosí.

This Tuesday the Marakame was dismissed, ie enterred,  by his community, who considered him "an honest, fair human being, a man of great faith in his Wixárika culture", according to Somos el Medio.

The Wixárika people demanded that the Governor of Nayarit, Antonio Echevarría García, demand an investigation, clarify the murder and respect indigenous rights.

For the Wixárita people, a Marakame is a type of Huichol "shaman" who knows the ritual texts and knows how to recite them, as well as having a magical ability to communicate with the gods. He is also responsible for the welfare of the community as its guide.

20% of California marijuana products failing tests for potency and purity

Canadiana BB Forum Republished from AP

Nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity since the state started requiring the checks on July 1, a failure rate some in the industry say has more to do with unrealistic standards and technical glitches than protecting consumer safety.

The testing has been especially tough on cannabis-infused cookies, candies and tinctures: About one-third have been blocked from store shelves.

In much smaller numbers, testing companies licensed by the state are finding unacceptable levels of pesticides, solvents and bacteria, including E. coli and salmonella, according to data provided to The Associated Press by the state Bureau of Cannabis Control.

In the first two months, nearly 11,000 samples were tested and almost 2,000 failed. In some cases, the product must be destroyed. But many involve labeling issues that can be corrected. For example, a marijuana bud that’s tested to show a different potency than what’s on the label can be relabeled and sold with the right specification.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Viagras and 'El Tukan' battle it out in Parácuaro, Michoacán

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-Thank you Tu Fren👏 from El Excelsior

From 11:00 am on Monday, members of two rival groups of organized crime that are disputing control of the municipality of Parácuaro, were engaged in a shootout, keeping the residents terrorized.

According to versions of inhabitants, gunmen of the self-styled "Los Viagras" and people of the Mario Romero Rodríguez group, nicknamed "El Tukan", staged pursuits and confrontations through the streets and roads of Parácuaro before noon.

Both Foreigners Shot Dead in Culiacán were Colombian

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Noroeste

NOTE: This information is also run in Debate; It is a correction from the first incorrect reports that one of these foreign men was an American. We were suspicious from the time the news broke and now it has been confirmed that both men were Colombian citizens.

The two foreigners who were murdered on September 11, are both of Colombian origin. One of them resided in the entity since 2015 and had a parcel business, said Deputy District Attorney Nuria González Elizalde. It was originally reported that one was a US citizen. 

"They are of Colombian nationality, so they were recognized by the consular authorities of the country of Colombia," he said. The crime occurred on September 11, when the men were attacked with bullets upon arriving at a home in the Pradera Dorada subdivision. The victims were identified as Jhon "N" and Alexis "N".

Chapo's son "Alfredillo" placed on DEA most wanted list

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

Jesus Alfredo Guzman-Salazar aka “Alfredillo”, was added to DEA’s 10 Most Wanted List.  The 35 year old joins Mexican drug traffickers, Nemesio Oseguera-Cervantes aka “El Mencho” supreme leader of CJNG, Ismael Zambada Garcia, “El Mayo” leader of Sinaloa Cartel and Rafael Caro Quintero accused of kidnapping and murder of DEA agent Kiki Camarena.

Alfredillo,  the son of Chapo and his first wife, Alejandrina Salazar Hernández,    is wanted for the crimes of conspiracy for possession and attempted distribution of controlled substances.

The drug administration has identified him as logistics coordinator for trafficking of cocaine into the United States from Central and South America.  Reports in Mexican media describe him as closest to his father and the “business”.

3 killed while baby is left unharmed in Guanajuato

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Reforma

A baby of at least eight months was found alive in a Pick-up truck in which three were executed in Irapuato, Guanajuato.

According to reports, this morning it was reported that the unit was abandoned, with several bodies inside.

First responders flocked to the site and found the unharmed baby in the cab of the vehicle.

The agents located the corpses of two men and a woman in the truck bed.

More Cocaine of the Sea: Poached Lobster and Turtle Meat

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: ZETA

Mexican Soldiers and Conapesca inspectors found the cargo in a cooler truck, in cardboard boxes.

By: Marco A Flores

More than 3 tons of lobster and sea turtle meat were seized by elements of the 67th Infantry Battalion on Sunday, September 9, at the Ejido Ajusco military post, the Ministry of National Defense said in a statement.

Lobster and Turtle meat, along with many species of mollusks and the infamous Totoaba bladders are favorites of a big black market run by organized crime groups, most often ending up in China.

The soldiers and authorities of the National Fisheries Commission carried out a review in the back of a white ice-cube truck that circulated from South to North.