Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Cartel de Ensenada Threatens "La Rana" w Narco Manta

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta


By: Marcos A. Flores
Ensenada, BC:  A Narco-manta signed by the "Cartel de Ensenada" with a message addressed to "La Rana" and  state and municipal police, appeared this morning on the pedestrian bridge located in front of the El Ciprés Military Garrison.

Across from El Ciprés on Federal Highway #1 and the bridge, the State Government Center and the Municipal Palace are also located.

"To all the people  who go working for the Cartel of "La Rana" or "El 90" and State  Policemen named Elmo, Leo, Burgon;  Municipales , they already felled "La Barredora", We are people of Work , Not Murderers or Thieves. Sincerely : Cartel of Ensenada ", reads the manta.

The report was received by 911 around 06:49 hours, and the document was withdrawn by elements of the State Preventive Police.

This is the second narcomanta with messages against "El 90", apparently a head of the Sinaloa Cartel.
The first manta was left in a corpse found a block from the Police Station in Porticós, in the first days of this month.

Court of Appeals confirmed extradition of Mexican González Valencia high ranking leader of CJNG/Cuinis

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-posted on forum by "MX" from Subrayado background read link to wiki written by "MX" 

Will Be extradited to the U.S. in the coming days


The Court of Criminal Appeals of the 4th confirmed the ruling and approved the transfer of the inmate Gerardo González Valencia. The sentence was signed on October 2 and notified only on Friday, October 26.

The defense of González Valencia has until Monday, November 8, to take his case to the Supreme Court of Justice, the last process by the system. Gonzalez González's lawyers are currently Gabriela Gómez and Ana Audiffred, who replaced Víctor Della Valle. 

First, the organized crime judge Beatriz Larrieu had set the extradition, but the ruling was appealed by the inmate's legal counsel.

González Valencia spent five years hiding in residential neighborhoods of Punta del Este and Montevideo, but in April 2016 he was arrested. The police managed to find him when he prepared his escape and stopped him when he went  for his children at school in Carrasco.

"Acapulco Shore" star admits she was "El Pistache's" girlfriend

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-thank you NEAL- from Milenio

Mane, a reality star from the show “Acapulco Shore”, was in a relationship with El Pistache, leader of La Union of Tepito, who was captured yesterday.

Four years ago, Manelyk Gonzalez aka “Mane”, participated in the reality MTV show “Acapulco Shore”, and posted a curious tweet on her account saying that no one will ever know who Pistache is.

In March of 2017, David Garcia Ramirez, El Pistache, a member of La Union of Tepito, was arrested for allegedly shooting a young man named Carlos Apaez in a Polanco neighborhood bar in 2015.  It was then he made himself known as “El Pistache”.

The Attorney General’s office captured the alleged murderer outside a hotel in the Santa Fe neighborhood.

SJ del Cabo, BCS: 3 Cadaveres Found in Clandestine Graves

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: BCSNoticias


The State Attorney's Office announced that 2 bodies belonged to a women and one more to a man near San Jose del Cabo.

The Attorney General of the State confirmed the discovery of the bodies of 3 people, who were in clandestine graves, in a town near San José del Cabo , this Saturday at 8:00 am. First report was only 2 cadavers.

According to the authorities, the location of the dead -2 women and a man- occurred about 6 km  from El Zacatito ; the victims, were half-buried, 100 meters away from the road, mentioned above.

The Procurator's Office explained that the bodies of the two women were in one of the pits, while in the other excavation there was that of the man; that is, they were separated.

To the place, experts arrived to carry out the necessary investigations and seize the evidence;  The Forensic Medical Service carried out the lifting of the persons, to determine the cause of death of the same, as well as the time they had without life.

This is not the first time that human burials of this type have been found in the tourist destination; in 2017, 18 bodies were found, which were found in 12 presumed narcofosas.

Mexicali BC: 4 Executed, 1 Decapitated Alive, 131 Murders this Year

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta and UniMexicali


A man beheaded alive, a handcuffed corpse and the murder of two members of a family, were the impact crimes recorded during the week in Mexicali, where the number of intentional homicides amounts to 131 victims in 2018.

One of the crimes caught the attention of society, when the director of the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo), César Raúl González Vaca, confirmed that one of the victims had been decapitated alive.

The body of the man, around 45 years of age, arrived at the Semefo from a vacant lot that is located in the surroundings of the Laguna Campestre; it  did not have the head.

Municipal and ministerial police attended the emergency and, after inquiries in the area, located the skull in a puddle of water not very close to where the body was found.

González Vaca commented that a very sharp instrument would have been used, in addition to the overuse of force to make the cut that, according to his estimates, could be a machete.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

El Chapo trial: Continuance request denied, Jury selection begins Monday

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

Government almost doubles "murder conspiracy victims" list


There was a hearing today with respect to defense’s requests for a continuance.  Citing last minute document dump that required translation and review, the addition of cooperative witnesses, and 16 newly named alleged conspiracy murder victims.

Judge Cogan ordered today:
Order for Motion Hearing as to Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera held on 10/30/2018 before Judge Brian M. Cogan. All parties present with interpreter. Motion to continue trial and motion to preclude is denied.

Successor to Betito, "El Pistache", leader of La Unión Tepito is arrested

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-thank you BB Follower-from Radio Formula-

"El Pistache", leader of La Unión Tepito, in Santa Fe, is arrested


This morning, elements of the Navy and the SEIDO captured David Garcia,  better known as "El Pistache", successor of "El Betito" in the leadership of the criminal organization "La Unión Tepito". 

He was captured when he was in High Park, a luxury building in Santa Fe.

Mexican Navy conducted an operation for his capture, that ended in gunfire during the early morning in the neighborhood Narvarte Oriente, perimeter of the Benito Juárez delegation, in which three people were arrested, two of them were injured, so they were taken to a hospital.

Tijuana BC: 2,039 Executions and Counting

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta

By: Patricia Tamayo
Thanks to Neal !

The PGJE aims to stop the drug trade by implementing legal tactics, while the Municipal Police uses an "emerging strategy" in four areas of the city to reduce crime, while murder rates soar in Tijuana.

An unidentified man was found cut in half; his brutal assassins cut him at the height of the pelvis, stuffed his mutilated body into  two plastic bags; in one bag was the top half of the body (seen from the abdomen to the head)  and in the other bag, the lower half of the victim's body , ie  from the hips to the feet. The remains were placed in a trash can on Mulegé street in Colonia Herrera, Delegación Playas de Tijuana.

Municipal and detective agents arrived on the scene and confirmed the macabre discovery. The victim had a tattoo on his right arm with the legend Ezekiel. He wore a gray short-sleeved shirt, a black vest, blue shorts, and black-and-white sports shoes. The man, still unidentified, became number 2,000 murder victim so far this year.

Around 9:55 am on Saturday, October 20,  neighbors reported that a human head was observed in a plastic container.

IDPC Report: War on Drugs a Failure

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Vanguardia


The world market is bigger than ever, despite the millions of dollars invested in 10 years: IDPC NY

The objective set by the member countries of the United Nations (UN) 10 years ago to eliminate or reduce the trafficking, consumption, production and use of illicit drugs in the world has failed and has often been counterproductive, a report said. released on Monday.

Prepared by the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) , based on data from the UN and other academic studies, the report noted that the heartbreaking figures demonstrate the carnage that the war on drugs has unleashed in the last decade.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Armed group kills 4 state police after ambush

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-Thank you BB Follower-From El Debate



México.- members of organized crime ambushed five elements of the Ministry of State Security of Mexico (SSEM) on a dirt road in an area of the municipality of Almoloya de Alquisiras, where they caused capsized patrol vehicle they were traveling in.

Sources from the SSEM reported that the attack occurred around 2:00 pm yesterday inside the village of Sexta Manzana, between the communities of Los Pinos and Plan de Viga.

The state agents, who were traveling in the Ford Lobo pickup patrol with number 230873, were surprised by a group of armed men related to organized crime.
The policemen did not realize that the criminals were hidden among the trees on both sides of the dirt road.

Family killed in Guerrero by gunmen, including 1 yr old baby

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Reforma and Periodistas Guerrero

Baby Christian had three impacts, one in the left eye and two in the chest . 


Chilpancingo, Guerrero; State police reported that three members of a family, including a one-year-old child, were killed on a dirt road that connects the communities of Juquila and El Paraíso, in the municipality of Ayutla de los Libres.

According to the reports, Silvestre García Catarino, 24, died in the attack, which occurred on Sunday afternoon in the mountain of this municipality; also killed were his wife Aliviana Sabino Librado, 22, and the child Cristian, one year old.

All three were shot in the head and neck.

According to the official information, the victims left their community at 8:00 am on Sunday, heading to the town of El Paraíso, to visit relatives.

The criminal career of "El Betito" and his Family

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from La Silla Rota

                     
Since the 90s, relatives such as sisters and brothers-in-law have dedicated themselves to committing crimes and taking over real estate.

By Antonio Nieto
The criminal career of Roberto Maldonado López or Roberto Mollado Esparza "El Betito," leader of the La Unión de la B, can be explained from the criminal history of his family.
Composed of 10 siblings, 8 of them women, and numerous brothers-in-law and nephews, the family of "El Betito " has been the dominant criminal group in the Guerrero neighborhood for decades.
According to the report " La Unión", prepared by the Center for Research and National Security (CISEN), this family is related to robberies, kidnappings, crimes against health and taking over territory since the 90s.
The head, in addition to "El Betito," is his sister Rosana and his older brothers Ramón Mariano and José Arturo Mauro "El Pepe," the latter arrested with "El Betito" last August in Jardines del Pedregal.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

8 Killings in Tijuana in 24 hours including dismemberment and decapitated head in an ice chest

Chivis martinez for Borderland Beat from Zeta Tijuana

Human head found in foam ice cooler
Eight murders occurred between Saturday and Sunday morning in Tijuana.

The first report was given on Saturday at 12:19 hours in which it was reported the discovery of two black bags containing the dismembered body of an unidentified male, approximately 40 or 45 years old, this on Condor Street and Santos Martínez, Colonia Altiplano 5th. Section, Rural Dam Delegation. 
At 12:55 am in the interior of the channel Alamar fast track, Ejido Chilpancingo colonia, Centennial Delegation, a body was discovered in the street, a male, who was tied hand and foot.

PGR Sonora and Tamps: More Drugs Go Up in Smoke

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: La Verdad

                                                  Drugs destroyed in Sonora

Staff of the Attorney General's Office (PGR), attached to the State Delegation in Sonora, in coordination with elements of the National Defense Secretariat  (SEDENA)  and the State Public Security Police, destroyed more than a ton and a half of narcotics; the incineration event took place at a station near the city of  Hermosillo, Sonora.

More than a ton and a half of drugs of a variety of drugs were destroyed:

928 kilos 280 grams were destroyed 200 milligrams of marijuana;
679 kilos 413 grams 200 milligrams of methamphetamine 
15 kilos 606 grams 900 milligrams of heroin 
eight kilos 819 grams 200 milligrams of cocaine 
six kilos 979 grams of fentanyl. 
1, 860 units of 3,4 methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDEA) were also destroyed
38 grams 800 milligrams of marijuana seed.

For those unfamiliar with 3,4 MDEA:
3,4-Methylenedioxy-N-ethylamphetamine ,"MDEA"; also called "MDE", is an empathogenic psychoactive drug. MDEA is a substituted amphetamine and a substituted methylenedioxyphenethylamine.
 MDEA acts as a serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine releasing agent and reuptake inhibitor. It is illegal in most countries and is used on its own, similar to Ecstasy but more usually added to it to make it the Ecstasy more potent or longer lasting. Used alone it produces similar effects to Ecstasy but milder and shorter lasting. Chemically similar to MDMA.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Video of shootout at Cardinal Norberto Rivera's house

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-Excelsior, El Universal Reforma


Mexico City.... Video footage from last Sunday when  an armed attack took place at the home of former Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, in which his bodyguard, José Javier Hernández, died, preventing the assault.

A gunman shot and killed the bodyguard of the house of Cardinal Norberto Rivera, located in Colonia Florida, in Álvaro Obregón, and then fled aboard a green truck, the Attorney General's Office informed. 

The agent of the Public Ministry of the Territorial Coordination in Álvaro Obregón 3 started an investigative folder, after preliminary reports indicated that the one implicated arrived at the address at the corner of Camelia and France streets, dressed as a soldier, and knocked on the door saying that he would deliver a package.

Deaths from drug overdose reach new record in San Diego

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat -thanks Neal from Frontera


Deaths from drug overdose reach new record in San Diego
Deaths from drug overdoses reached new records in San Diego County with a total of 527 fatalities recorded in 2017.

The main cause of overdose deaths was the misuse of prescription drugs with 273 cases, which reached a new record, according to a report from San Diego County, which was published this Friday.

The previous record of deaths due to the misuse of prescription drugs was in 2012, when there were 268 deaths of this type.

The deaths due to the misuse of controlled drugs had an increase of 8% in 2017 compared to 2016, the report indicates, when there were 253 deaths of this type.

Colombian Associates of Chapo gunned down in the southern part of Colombia


Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Rio Noticios 



Authorities confirm that a 27-year-old woman and a man that, according to preliminary reports, was in possession of a false id, they were murdered during the afternoon/early evening last Wednesday when they were traveling aboard a vehicle during the rural area in the township of Orito, Putumayo.

It is known that the couple was intercepted by armed men with rifles. The couple was traveling in a Black Nissan with plates HYK-773. "They were intercepted in a very desolate area a killed with firearms", said Colonel Edilberto Garcia Guauta, commander in charge of the police in Putumayo.

The woman was identified as Diana Sofia Ibarra, who died at the scene of the crime due to the 20 plus bullet wounds she received while she was riding as the passenger. According to authorities, she did not have any priors and she was a native of Borondo, Cauca but lived in the township of Pitalito, Huila.

Mexicali: "El Wicho" Garibay arrested in PEP operation

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-thank you NEAL-from Zeta Tijuana



In an operation carried out by the State Preventive Police (PEP) in the Chiapas ejido of the Mexicali Valley, one of the main objectives of organized crime in Baja California was captured.

Luis Garibay, known as "El Wicho",  was arrested in possession of marijuana and two AR-15 assault weapons.
The PEP has not officially reported the capture of the dangerous drug lord,  from the historic Garibay family, whose cousins ​​and uncle operated for many years drug trafficking and kidnapping, with its main point of operation the Southern Zone of the Mexicali Valley .

200 Kilos of Cocaine Seized at Galeana NL Checkpoint

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Vanguardia


Monterrey, Nuevo León.- The authorities of Nuevo Leon obtained the seizure of 200 kilos of cocaine that were transported in a trailer on highway 57 in the municipality of Galeana .

Elements of Civil Force detected the drug at the point of review of San Roberto when the heavy unit went through gamma rays that detected suspicious packages.

When proceeding to the review they located the packages that inside contained white powder with the characteristics of cocaine.

The unit with 03AD5 N circulation plates was secured while the driver identified as Aurelio (N), 47 years old, was arrested by the authorities.

When the shipment was transferred to the facilities of the Attorney General's Office, in Escobedo it was specified that the consignment consisted of 152 packages with total weight of 200 kilos with 105 grams.

Gabriel Soriano, Another journalist murdered in Guerrero

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-from Telesur-

The journalist worked as an announcer on Radio and Television, he was also a cultural promoter in Acapulco and the son of journalist Javier Soriano, Chief Information Officer of the newspaper La Jornada Guerrero.




The United Nations called it a "terrible reminder that... Mexico is one the most dangerous countries for journalists."

Journalist Gabriel Soriano was murdered this week in Guerrero, Mexico. According to the records of the United Nations, Soriano became the tenth journalist murdered this year. International human right groups, the United Nations, and the European Union have condemned Soriano’s murder.

From La Silla Rota
Gabriel Soriano, was a employee of the state news system Radio and Televisión of Guerrero (RTG), died after an attack on the press van of the company where he was being transported. Soriano worked in the technical area of ​​RTG and worked as an announcer. He was returning from the transmission of Governor Hector Astudillo's regional report, which took place yesterday at the Forum Mundo Imperial auditorium, in the Diamond Zone of Acapulco, when the van was shot. According to the authorities, the attack occurred around 8:00 pm on Wednesday at the Puerto Márquez roundabout.
The murder of Gabriel is a new terrible reminder that violence against journalists in the country does not stop, reinforcing what we already know: Mexico is one the most dangerous countries in the world for those for whom the work of informing society is their passion and profession,” UN representative in Mexico Jan Jarab said in a press release published Thursday.

Friday, October 26, 2018

7 Murders in Tijuana on Thursday, October murder toll rises to 177... so far

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat -Thank you Neal from Nevada- from Zeta Tijuana




Seven people have been killed in various armed attacks in Tijuana during this Thursday, October 25. The number of intentional homicides rises to 177 victims in the month.

The first case was recorded at seven minutes of this day. In Camichín street, corner of La Joya, the body of a male with burns was found. A green card with a threatening message was left next to the body. Data obtained by ZETA report that the alleged perpetrators are four men who fled aboard a red sedan vehicle.

In  the colonia Urbi Villa del Prado a male was shot to the head. The injured man was transferred to the General Hospital where he died later.

Two messages and a beheaded male in Acapulco

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat 


Messages:

Taxi drivers, store owners and lookouts. Keep cooperating with scum. You will end up beheaded. Lol. Sincerely, You know who.

Virus, Ardillo (Squirrel), and Wero (Blondie or white skinned person) You suck my dick just like this. El Rena already has an owner you little bitches!

Images of decapitation on following page No further text

Uses biker outlaw gangs, Mencho is now Australia's top target for "Ice" trade, having 75% of the market

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat material from Au Daily Telegraph

Mencho responsible for 75% of meth into Australia the second greatest user in the OECD world...CJNG already a 20 Billion dollar drug enterprise


MEXICO’S deadliest narco, has ordered his cartel to target Australia, forge closer ties with outlaw biker gangs and open regional meth labs in a move that has already pushed ice use in this country to the second highest level in the world.

His name is Ruben Nemesio Oseguera ‘El Mencho’ Cervantes, one of the founders of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.

After the arrest of Joaquín ‘El Chapo‘ Guzmán, a new narco is poised to take up the void in the drug market and he has his sights set on Australia.

The Australian Federal Police have specifically set their sights on CJNG who they allege has targeted the Australian drug market.

‘Mexico has been a weakness for us in the past as we didn’t have a presence there but since (October 2017) last year that changed when we opened up a post in Mexico  and  we saw what was happening,’ a senior AFP law enforcer said.

Reports of a letter sent by CJNG leader El Mencho vows to "continue fighting"

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

This supposed letter from Mencho has no guarantee of authenticity.  Although historically this type of communication has been used by narcos, it seems out of character that Mencho would send a letter.  He communicates by his killings and advancements. He is a pragmatic narco, whereas his moves are calculated for a specific goal.  He has not demonstrated any interest to gain the hearts and minds of anyone. He appears not to care what the public thinks, he has no boundaries even the killing of children. 

But stranger things have happened.  So here is the post from Radio Formula. ~Chivis~

After the discovery of the 19 corpses in three graves located in a property in Lagos de Moreno,  Jalisco, supposedly, Nemecio "El Mencho" Oseguera Cervantes, leader of the Jalisco Nueva Generacion Cartel, sent a letter to a media outlet warning that he will continue fighting.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

US Tres Dept: González Valencia Sisters Lead CJNG

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Vanguardia


Extra Info from: OFAC

The United States Department of the Treasury has designated eight women who are laundering money for the Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación (CJNG).

The González Valencia sisters who appear as operators in the drug trafficking network led by Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, ''El Mencho '', are: Rosalinda (or Rosalía), Noemí, Berenice, Marisa Ivette, María Elena, Érika and Abigaíl; as well as his half sister Estela Valencia Farías.

In addition to money laundering, women have a leading role in the most dangerous criminal organization, since according to the United States, they are responsible for the transfer of drugs from Mexico to that country.

Captured on video an armed convoy searching in the streets of Naucalpan

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Soy Naucalpan Facebook thank you BB follower

During the night of Sunday and the early hours of Monday, security cameras in Naucalpan captured the moment in which convoy of alleged assassins circulated through the streets of the municipality.


In video, they recorded the moment in which armed convoy, circulated in the streets Avenida del Río and Colinas de San Mateo, in the municipality of Naucalpan, México.  in the images you can see at least seven trucks with armed men who apparently are in search of someone.

"I am still SNTE president!" shouts Elba Ester 2 months after prison release

Civis Martinez Borderland Beat material from facebook and aristegui noticias

Her hunger for power did not dissipate during her so called imprisonment.  She's looking very healthy  now after pleading with the court for home imprisonment due to severe health issues. 

The video below is how Elba Esther Gordillo attempted to gather support for her  while speaking at the 2018  group Maestros X México [Teachers for México] on October 22. 

Two months after her release,  former Teacher Union boss  Elba Esther Gordillo reappeared publicly and assured that she still has the leadership of  the National Union of Education Workers (SNTE).

The son of El Chapo's secret trip through Medellín

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from El Tiempo Thank you BB follower for the heads up

Hijo del Chapo Guzmán
Jesús Alfredo Guzmán Salazar, son of drug trafficker Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán. 

                         
By: Rafael Croda*

*This work was published by the Mexican magazine Proceso that circulates this week. El Tiempo reproduces with permission of the weekly.

Jesús Alfredo Guzmán Salazar, son of drug trafficker Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán and who was last month included on the list of the 10 most wanted by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), spent several months living in Medellín, the second most important city in Colombia and which has become a "safe" site for senior Sinaloa Cartel officials with problems in Mexico.


This is what an informant from Colombian security agencies says, who also works with  DEA and FBI agents based in this country.

The source consulted, who spoke with this weekly on condition of anonymity, states that Guzmán Salazar, known as the 'Alfredillo', arrived in Medellín two years ago, after he was kidnapped and released in August 2016 by a rival group of the Sinaloa Cartel at the La Leche restaurant in Puerto Vallarta." He arrived in Envigado (a municipality in the metropolitan area of Medellín) protected by 'La Oficina' (the dominant criminal group in this city) and here he gave himself a great life and did not stop doing drug business," the source says. 

Mexico and the U.S. will try body scans at the border

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Reforma


The Government of the United States, in collaboration with Mexican authorities, will begin a pilot program to scan pedestrians crossing the border between both countries, in search of all types of contraband.
The Department of State informed interested suppliers on October 10 that it plans to purchase 14 "compact detection units" that will be installed in designated lanes at three border crossing points between Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, and El Paso, Texas.

There will be two types of devices: one to detect contraband hid under clothing and another for objects or substances within the body of people, which currently can only be confirmed by X-rays in a hospital.

The Thru Vision TS4-C detects hidden items in clothes with high definition images up to a distance of 8 meters and transmits real-time information to customs monitoring centers of the SAT and the United States Customs and Border Protection Service (CBP, by its acronym in English).

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Video: 6 Decapitated bodies with a message from El H2 discovered in Creel

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-El Diario and La Silla Rota


Elements of the State Attorney General's Office (FGE) Zona Occidente, confirmed the finding of six decapitated bodies at the exit of the community of Creel towards San Juanito.

Authorities say this was a retaliatory action due to the rivalry of antagonistic groups of organized crime in the region.

It was learned that the bodies were found at a gas station near the road to Creel.

The victims were also wrapped in black blankets, apparently were killed during the early morning.

At the site a cardboard message of orange color was found, with reference to the rivalry of groups of the crime, informed the Office of the public prosecutor.



El Gafe or "Cucho" CDN Leader arrested in Nuevo León

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from PGJE [attorney General of Tamaulipas]


I don’t have details other than his arrest transpired in Nuevo León yesterday

Working in conjunction, Tamaulipas police officers and their counterparts in New Leon arrested Juan Alfonso Vasquez Canto, a man better known by the nicknames "El Gafe or Chucho." Authorities transferred El Gafe to Tamaulipas where he is expected to go before a state judge.

The government of Tamaulipas located Vázquez Canto as one of the most wanted criminals and had offered 2 million pesos in reward for his capture.

Trial on November 5th: El Chapo requests a delay to translate and review a mountain of new material

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

3 additional cooperative witnesses added

“As much as the defense would like Joaquin to have his day in court sooner rather than later, we are extremely concerned that our ability to defend him vigorously is greatly diminished by the short period of time given to review the massive amounts of information dumped on us recently.  We want to be able to defend him properly and for him to have a fair trial. Nothing more.  Nothing less.”...Eduardo Balarezo


13 days prior to the November 5th trial, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has filed another request for a continuance.  

The basis for the request has remained unchanged; the defense tells the court there is not ample amount of time to digest the astonishing mountain of discovery evidence produced by U.S. prosecutors.

For starters, there is over 330,000 pages of documents and tens of thousands of recorded communications.

Sunday in Tijuana: 8 dead, including one calcinated and another decapitated, add 143 murdered in October

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Zeta Tijuana-thank you Neal

Sunday......So far in October, 143 people have been deprived of life in Tijuana. Eight people dead in the last hours swell the statistic.

Around 10:20 am on Sunday, October 21, a man identified as Edgar del Angel Loera, 41 years old, was shot to death when he was on Arroyo Verde Avenue and Arroyo Seco in the Hacienda Las Delicias section. . At the scene of the crime, a bullet and two 9mm casings were located.

Two hours later in the same Hacienda Las Delicias subdivision, but now in Arroyo Mirador Privada Ulmarias street, two unidentified men between 25 and 30 years old were shot dead. Three caliber .230 shells and one bullet, were seized by experts.

Acapulco: Messages translated of cartulinas left with dismembered bodies

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

These are the messages left with body parts at OXXO.  Please refer to Yaqui's post of same event use this link


Cartulina text translation by Sol Prendido for Borderland Beat
Javi Daniel Magno and Irvin Avecedo Magno. We challenge you to fucking fight. Respect the innocent people, women, sites and children. I myself can show you how to properly work. I will fuck up your gang of extortionists. Barbas (Beards) remember when you were in Caletas like scum cowards. Now you are bothering innocent people. I will fuck you all up individually. Learn how to work. Sincerely, The Grand Dick. 

Acapulco: Body Parts Strewn Along Busy Main Streets and bagged parts left at an OXXO



Yaqui for Borderland Beat from El Sol

The inhabitants of the port of Acapulco witnessed this  a shootout, the execution of a person and the abandonment of the remains of two dismembered men.

Around 6:00 pm on Monday, a group of armed individuals threw human remains on the busy street Ejido and in an Oxxo store. The ministerial authorities reported that it is at least two dismembered bodies. Undeterred, some of the motorists who passed through the site passed over the human members, and even recorded videos that they later spread on social networks.

Almost simultaneously there was a shooting in the middle of the harbor, in front of Costera Miguel Aleman Avenue, which left three injured traders.

One more person was executed inside another OXXO store located also in the center of the city.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tuesday night, 7 Tijuana murders in 90 minutes-3 others earlier in the day

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Zeta Tijuana and AFN


Derived from various armed attacks, eight people were killed Tuesday night of October 23, in Tijuana.

The first incident occurred around 8:00 pm on  Avenida Lomas Verdes, in Infonavit Cachanillas. There was executed a young man between 20 and 25 years, which has not been identified.

Then two people were attacked by gunfire in the vicinity of the Cañadas del Florido neighborhood. At the site one of the victims was declared dead, the other was transferred to the General Hospital where he died within minutes.

Cancun QR: The Balance Between Tourism and Insecurity

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: UnionCancún

                                    Cancun, one of the most insecure cities in the country
                         Nine out of 10 people over 18 feel insecure in the tourist destination

Cancun, the reference city of national and international tourism, as well as the most important city of Quintana Roo , is one of the most insecure cities in the country of Mexico.

In the first 10 months of 2018 there have been 512 known murders and 9 armed bank robberies. Authories expect that number to excede 600 by the end of this year. 

Although at least 39 leaders of 6 different criminal organizations have been arrested in the last 2 years, the extorsion, kidknappings, homicides and drug dealing continue. These have been members associated with CJNG, Los Zetas, Los Pelones, Golfo and Sinaloa Cartels.

3,000 more Military elements have been sent to the region to safeguard 11 municipalities of Quintana Roo. Whats more: The state of Quintana Roo reports a rating of 0.36 on the State of Law Index in Mexico 2018: Perspectives and experiences in the 32 states, which places it in 27th place nationally, and below the national average of 0.39.

Chilpancingo: dumped under the Autopista del Sol, dismembered body with message

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Periodistas Guerrero



The body of a murdered man was found wrapped with black bags over the channel of the Huacapa River, in the Benito Juárez neighborhood of the city of Chilpancingo.

According to information from the authorities, the deceased was Germain "N" from approximately 30 to 35 years of age, officially taxi driver. He had been abducted on Monday afternoon north of the capital, at the point known as "Tierras Prietas".

The finding occurred around 06:30 in this morning, under the vehicular bridge that crosses Vicente Guerrero boulevard and Autopista del Sol, in front of the Benito Juárez market and the bus terminal.

After an anonymous call to the 911 emergency number, elements of the State Police went to the site, then locating the body and cordoned off the area.

The victim was completely wrapped with black bags sealed with transparent tape, and next to the body his victimizers left a piece of cardboard reading "this will happen to all those who charge a quota", a message that was signed by "La Emprresa” [Company]