Saturday, December 15, 2018

El Chapo Trial: Transcript of recorded conversation between Chapo and FARC representative

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

Who exactly recorded this call between Chapo and a FARC representative, wasn’t made known in the trial of El Chapo. However this recording and transcript was entered into evidence. [use full size viewing option]

To read post on the recorded phone call, use this hyperlink by clicking on here.

Friday, December 14, 2018

3 Federal police and a sicario killed in Morelia attack

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat- Thank you 'Tu Fren'---from LaVoz and Primera Plana

Three vehicles were  traveling in convoy. One was stopped by two Federal Police pickups. The occupants of the other two vehicles opened fire. Three cops killed. In the counterattack, one sicario killed and left in vehicle. This happened just a couple miles south of Morelia:

An armed attacked against the Federal Police, left three police dead in addition to 1 civilian [sicario].

This was the first aggression against federal police since AMLO took office, but such attacks have experienced an uptick at the end of the previous administration.

He perps fled in two trucks down a dirt road and left a dodge truck behind with the dead sicario inside. 

El Chapo Trial: "He is a really good businessman" cooperative witness says of Chapo

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-Mica and Chivis' trial Coverage

Jorge Cifuentes, a cooperative witness in the trial of El Chapo, testified that in 2007, Chapo  met with executives of Pemex to request that oil tankers be use to facilitate cocaine from  Ecuador.

He further explained that Vicente Zambada the son of El Mayo Zambada, leader of  the Sinaloa Cartel,  was the contact  with Pemex and that the meetings took place at the end of 2007 in the highlands near Culiacán.

The plan, Cifuentes said, was for the company's ships to go to Ecuador to collect oil and cocaine and take it to the Lázaro Cárdenas port in the Mexican Pacific.

Without specifying why, he said the plan was not carried out, the witness said.   Cifuentes only appointed one Pemex official present at the meetings: Alfonso Acosta.

The Colombian also explained that Chapo gave him money generated by the sale of drugs in the United States.

With the money, a Colombian named Gilberto García, aka "El Político", bought cocaine in the Colombia, in  an area controlled by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

The drug then was transported to Ecuador by the Colombian Army in military trucks to warehouses in Quito and Guayaquil.

Subsequently, the cocaine was transported to Mexico in shark boats, and  bribes paid to members of the Ecuadorian Navy to inform the cartel  the location of the US Navy in the area.

USCG Brings in Lots of Weed and Traffickers

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: USCG 

Photo by: Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley , U.S. Coast Guard District 11 PADET, San Diego

Fireman Patrick Saragoza ties off a fender aboard a Coast Guard Station San Diego 45-foot Response Boat-Medium during a joint patrol with the Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour off the coast of Southern California Nov. 27, 2018. The crew of the Rednour made the ship's first drug bust during the patrol.

San Pedro, Calif: The crew of a San Pedro-based Coast Guard cutter returned to their homeport Saturday following a two-week patrol that included the ship’s first drug bust.

The crew of the recently commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour interdicted approximately 1,000 pounds of marijuana from a suspected smuggling vessel on Nov. 28 in international waters, approximately 30 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico maritime border.

A Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations Multi Enforcement Aircraft spotted a northbound 25-foot cuddy cabin boat with three people aboard just before midnight, Nov. 27. The Forrest Rednour crew arrived on scene, deployed their interceptor boat and stopped the suspect boat. 

Colombian Drug Exports: Marketed by Mexican DTOs

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Proceso

                              Drug trafficking in Colombia generates $15 billion dollars a year
By: Rafael Croda

BOGOTÁ , Colombia:  The value of drug revenues in Colombia reached the previous years at some 15,000,695 billion dollars, equivalent to 5 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP), estimated on Thursday a government report .

The document "Integral policy to confront the problem of drugs", presented by Colombian President Iván Duque, also points out that drug trafficking revenues in the country multiplied by 150 percent between 2016 and 2017.

This, because in 2016 this illegal activity generated resources equivalent to 2 % of GDP, while in 2017 the percentage rose to 5 %. According to the report, drug trafficking produces more income than the coffee sector, which participates with 1 percent of GDP.

The $ 15,000,695 billion generated by drug trafficking in Colombia in 2017 represented 41 percent of the country's total exports during that year.

According to intelligence sources, most of the cocaine produced in Colombia is transported and marketed outside the country by the Mexican drug cartels.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Canadian killed in Mexico City washed money for El Pistache of La Unión de El Betito

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-thank you BB follower-from Diario Contra Replica

Jodh Singh Manj, the Canadian man who was executed last week in the parking lot in a Santa Fe shopping center was the main money launderer for David García Ramírez, “El Pistache”, ex-leader of the La Unión de Tepito cartel.

The woman who accompanied him is the one who helped “El Pistache” and Roberto Moyado Esparza, “El Betito”, to rent apartments and other places to hide or live.

Reports obtained by ContraRéplica reveal that the Canadian who was 31 years old, worked with the criminal group of La Unión de El Betito.

In recent months, the Canadian helped El Pistache to launder the money they obtained from their various illicit activities. He invested it in shadow businesses and then returned the cleansed money to the Union leader.

Cd Hidalgo, Coahuila: SEMAR Patrol Attacked by Armed Criminals

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Vanguardia

According to local media, authorities of the Coahuila government report a balance of one Marine dead and two civilians killed.

This Thursday morning there was a confrontation on federal highway number 2 Piedras Negras- Nuevo Laredo , between elements of the Secretariat of the Navy and armed men, which left at least three people dead; one on the side of the armed forces and two on the side of the criminal group.

The facts were recorded the morning of this Thursday in the vicinity of the town of Hidalgo, Coahuila, almost on the border with the State of Nuevo León, near the border area with the Rio Grande.

Although the facts were recorded around six o'clock in the morning of this Thursday, it was around 10:30 am that federal highway number 2 was closed to traffic, in the vicinity of the municipality of Hidalgo, due to the research work carried out by the staff of the General State Prosecutor's Office (FGE).

As a result of this situation, long lines have been created in both directions of the road, since the aforementioned road is one of the busiest routes for those who travel from the North region of Coahuila to Nuevo León or Tamaulipas and vice versa.

Guerrero: Community Police Take Over Security from Petatlán Municipal Police

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Excelsior

Elements of the Civic Police of Costa Grande, attached to the Union of Peoples and Organizations of the State of Guerrero, (UPOEG) took control of the Municipal Directorate of Public Security and Traffic of Petatlán Guerrero and disarmed the Municipal Police in turn , to whom they accused of working with an organized crime group called 'Guerrerense Guard'.

The disarmament of Municipal Police occurred around the 5 pm on Monday, when the group of Community Police burst into the municipal seat, from the community of Santa Rosa, where on December 2 announced their conformation.

The Municipal security elements did not resist and were placed face down on the esplanade of the barracks , while the Community Police took control of the facilities.

The community spokesman, Víctor Espino Cortés, said they discovered that the radio communications equipment of the Municipal Police were connected to the radio equipment of the criminal group that operates in the area .

Reynosa Tamps: Military Confrontation May Have Unleashed New Wave of Violence

Yaqui for Borderland Beat  from: Debate

                           Military repels attack of alleged assassins in Reynosa, Tamaulipas
            The balance of the crossfire was a detainee, a gunman shot and a high power arsenal

However today : Clashes in Reynosa unleash panic, a possible reprisal for yesterdays Military action.
A person without life and two students injured was the balance left by the violent day.

Alleged members of the CDN, the Cartel de Noreste, engaged in  a confrontation against elements of the Eighth Military Zone in the municipality of Nueva Ciudad Guerrero, with the balance of a gunman shot , one arrested and an arsenal of high-powered weapons secured in two vehicles that left abandoned when fleeing.

The state delegation of the PGR did not specify the day of the events, but according to residents of the neighboring border municipality could be derived from an intense shooting occurred last Saturday in the rural area of ​​the municipality. ( Don't forget the bloodbath at Bar Carpa, Sat/ Sunday)

The PGR explained in the communiqué that elements of the Ministry of National Defense maintained a confrontation with armed civilians in the vicinity of the town of Nueva Ciudad Guerrero, where a dejected aggressor, who wore a cap with the acronym "CDN" (Cartel from the Northeast) and a gunman was arrested.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

CJNG's "Changa" Arrested for Extorsion in Morelos

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: UnoTV

                                                           Rubén "N", aka "Changa"
     The man operates in the eastern region for "Ray", a boss of the CJNG. Photo: Fiscalía Morelos

Rubén "N", alias "Changa" , was arrested in Morelos for extortion ; In addition, he is an operator in the eastern region of the state for "Ray", a member of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel . 

One family accused the man of extortion:

"The victim arrived at his home and told  his father excitedly that moments before, a man on a motorcycle had impacted his truck. Then they immediately began receiving extortion calls, telling them that if they did not pay a large sum of money, he  would cause harm to some family member. 

"Out of fear, the victims gave away land, cash, a vehicle and cattle. " says the statement of FGE Morelos 

As the threats continued, the family presented the denunciation, to the FGE, which was then executed during the weekend against "Changa" for the crime of aggravated extortion.

Magdalena, Sonora: Violent Confrontation Leaves 2 Dead, Vehicles Burned

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Imparcial
VIDEO next page.
The confrontation of two antagonistic armed criminal groups in Magdalena de Kino, Sonora, left the balance of three people dead and a pregnant woman wounded by a gunshot, as well as cars burned and damaged  homes and vehicles were registered in Magdalena after the shootout was provoked.

Magdalena de Kino, Sonora:  The afternoon of this Tuesday the population of Magdalena de Kino , saw its tranquility interrupted after a scuffle with firearms was recorded among alleged members of organized crime , where apparently one  of the assassins was left dead, another man shot dead in the face, which provoked a strong mobilization of the security bodies, municipal, state and federal.

According to state authorities, "El Audi", originally from Ciudad Juárez , Chihuahua , is alleged to be the leader of a criminal group and was one of the dead.

In addition, the State Attorney's Office reported on three people injured by bullets: two of them are out of danger and the other is attended by doctors. People had to shelter in place.

El Chapo Trial: Emma's interview, "I am a normal person"

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Op-Ed
Inset Emma at 17
I wasn’t interested in watching this Telemundo interview with Emma Coronel, the wife of El Chapo.

But I was encouraged to do so, told it was informative.  I still feel these interviews are more self-serving at this point and probably surfaced because of the negative press attributed to Coronel, and the window to humanize her husband, at any level, slammed shut when the trial began.  She was to conduct interviews in October.  She decided not to do interviews. 

And she is an excellent interview.  She artfully dodges delicate questions, answers others with grace and good articulation.  She is warmly guarded, beams when speaking about her 7 year old twin daughters, and does humanize her husband in a way that others can’t. 

Her interview was not without missteps, nothing a little more prep and small adjustments wouldn’t have secured.

Truck Driver Held While his Trailer was Loaded w Drugs

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Riodoce

                           Truck Driver alleges kidnapping and threats to bring drugs to the US
The long haul trucker owns the  truck and for 23 years he has had a US visa to deliver commercial goods and has regularly entered the country.

By: Alejandro Monjardín

The cartels have developed novel methods to pass drugs to the United States: from hiding it in the bodies of people, to packages that simulate fruits, tamales or cakes and even in drones.

They have also used blind mules, those people who hide the drug in their vehicle without realizing it, but there are also those who claim that they were kidnapped and threatened with death to carry a shipment.

One of them is Sinaloan Enrique "V", who says he was kidnapped and held for several hours and then released and returned his trailer in which he had chiles.The defendant alleges that he was threatened to carry the load.

According to his defense, the kidnappers told him to continue his way to the United States and that everything was already arranged so that he would cross the border with more than 6 tons of marijuana, but in the secondary  inspection in the Customs Facility he was arrested.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Madera Chihuahua: People Trust "El Jaguar" Not the Federal Police

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: El Heraldo

                              They run off Federal Police and cheer on the "Narco of Madera"

Thirty-five or more people  block the passage of eight vans of the Federal Police in an area dominated by "El Jaguar" who disputes the plaza with the Juarez Cartel.

Madera, Chih: At the cry of "We feel more secure with "El Jaguar" , the unusual demonstration, which included women and children who were used as a shield, expressed slogans of repudiation towards the uniformed authorities,  who chose to avoid confrontation. 

As a sign of damage to the social fabric in several communities in the mountainous area of Chihuahua, the atmosphere of narcos, lack of social actions of the authorities and the impunity with which acts organized crime, Sunday, residents of the Ejido El Largo Maderal , ran to agents of the Federal Police, and chanted praise and cheers to the drug lord of the area, known as "El Jaguar."

A convoy of 8 trucks of the Federal Police was blocked by residents of El Largo Maderal who with banners in hand demanded that the more than 35 agents leave the town , this because they argue that they feel more secure with the presence of Francisco Arvizu Márquez , "El Jaguar" of CDSinaloa.

Chapo Trial: "El Mayo almost killed me"..says Tirso

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

Tirso Martinez Sanchez, aka “El Futbolista” was questioned under cross about his futbol teams.

Tirso admitted to using millions of drug money to invest in Mexican soccer teams.

He named the cities where he owned teams, La Piedad, Celaya, Merida, Queretaro and Irapuato.  He told the court he later sold the La Piedad team for 10M making a profit of 4 million.

Between the years of 2000-2003 he netted 40 to 50 million dollars in the drug trafficking business.  He says he made so much money he didn’t mind losing a couple of million on cockfights and gambling.

El Mayo almost killed me

Terror Continues it’s Reign in Reynosa

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Vanguardia

Terror continues in Reynosa, Tamaulipas: armed group attacks bar, kills four and leaves 10 wounded

In the club was one dead man , another person in the parking lot, and two other people died in nearby hospitals. Four dead and 10 wounded were the result of an attack that armed men perpetrated in the La Carpa bar in this city. At around 4:30 am, two bursts of detonations were heard from  the armed convoy that arrived aboard a BMW car , with which they then fled at high speed.

There were approximately 250 people still there at dawn, when armed men arrived in a black BMW car and went to the entrance of the site. When they arrived, they opened fire and, according to the witnesses, before the first shots the young people who were there looked for a way to escape, which caused chaos.

According to local media, one man was left without a life, another person was in the parking lot, and two others died in nearby hospitals , one of them being a minor, aged 17. At least 10 bullet wounded patrons were also treated by public and private medical services.

"El 20" aka "La Mole" Captured in Guerrero

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Proceso y BajoPalabra

Acapulco, Guerrero:  The state government announced the arrest of an alleged criminal leader, identified as Benjamín Flores Agatón, "La Mole", or "El 20" aka Miguel Martínez during an operation carried out by Marines and ministerial agents in a nightclub linked to crime in the tourist strip of Acapulco.

After a shooting in the Club Deportivo division, agents of the Armed Navy of Mexico and ministerial police officers arrested Miguel Martínez or Benjamín Flores, alias "El 20", presumed leader of the Independent Cartel of Acapulco (CIDA).

According to information unofficially, at dawn on Saturday there was a shooting in the vicinity of a table dance club. After the report, the security corporations moved to the area and made security tours, managing to stop a group of between 3 and 4 people.

Monday, December 10, 2018

El Chapo Trial: Chapo ran "Cocaine Trains" to NYC, says Tirso Martinez

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat
Prosecutors want "Fast and Furious" off limits

About the cooperative witness:

Tirso Martinez-Sanchez a Mexican native, was arrested in Mexico on Feb. 2, 2014, and extradited 
from Mexico to the United States on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015.  He was facing decade-old charges that he shipped tons of cocaine into this country.

Martinez employed a network that included railroad cars to ship and store cocaine between 1999 and 2003, according to the 2004 indictment. [see hearing transcript below]

Martinez worked with the Carrillo Fuentes and Beltrán Leyva organizations, as well as Colombian traffickers  Victor and Miguel Mejía-Múnera.

Martinez had been held in the Altiplano No.1 prison in Mexico before being brought to New York.

"If only they had let me touch his skull": Forensic knowledge from mothers of the dissappeared

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat


Mothers are experts in the knowledge of their children's bodies, in their medical histories, and in their daily practices, which are part of what forensic sciences call antemortem information.

By R. Aída Hernández Castillo (CIESAS-GIASF)
Photographs: Social and Forensic Anthropology Research Group (GIASF)
In the last two years I have joined the walk of organizations of relatives of the disappeared, constituted mainly of mothers and wives, who, faced with the inability of the Mexican State, have taken on the task of searching for the human remains of their relatives in clandestine graves.
As happened with the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo in Argentina, or with the Mutual Support Group in Guatemala, it is mostly mothers who have mobilized in the search for their children, politicizing their maternal identities to transform all the disappeared men and women into their sons and daughters. The labeled T-shirts used in the marches or in the search days have changed from "I will look for you until I find you" to "We will look for them until we find them." Their identity as "mothers" has been  politically mobilized in order to obtain the solidarity of civil society and the logistical support of local institutions in the face of what they consider a "relative protection" of organized crime groups that control the area. (1)

El Chapo Trial: More insight into Emma's cell gate as prosecution withdraws request for sanctions

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat

Wanted sanctions all around
The prosecution has withdrawn their request for sanctions against the defense team, over prohibited cell communications allegedly implemented between Emma Coronel and El Chapo.

The motion was withdrawn “without prejudice” meaning it is not dead and could be refiled.

In reading the motion one is given a greater insight as to what exactly the prosecution is saying.

Although there are two defense players pointed out in the scenario, the government wanted the entire team to be sanctioned. 

Here is what the government claims;

San Jose, CA: Police Arrest 4 in Organized Crime Ring

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: SJMercNews Thank you 'The Guy who knows nothing'

SAN JOSE CA :  Following a two-year investigation, police have arrested four San Jose men suspected in a “highly organized” transcontinental drug-trafficking operation posing as a phony South Bay electronics company to move marijuana to the East Coast, authorities said.

The suspects, Anthony Le, 42, Barry Phan, 42, Jose Garcia, 41, and Alejandro Garcia, 35, all of San Jose, are suspected of manufacturing and selling narcotics throughout San Jose and the Bay Area, and transporting drugs to the southern and eastern United States, according to San Jose police.

The four men were arrested Nov. 28 and booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail on a variety of charges, including manufacturing and transporting of narcotics and possession of illegal weapons, police said.

50 Armed Huachicoleros Steal Fuel in Chihuahua; Police Arrested

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: La Jornada

Ciudad Juarez, Chih: Some 50 armed men, members of organized crime, recovered in the morning three pipes loaded with gasoline that they had stolen  in the municipality of Rosales, in the south central zone of the state of Chihuahua after they had extracted the fuel from a clandestine outlet.

Through a special operation and with the participation of elements of the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), Federal Police, state and municipal implemented an operation to locate the units.

The first investigations indicate a confrontation between rival gangs of organized crime, allegedly related to the theft and transfer of fuel.

Information from a source from the State Attorney General's Office confirms the theft of gasoline and mentions that "one of the pipes was recovered on the short road that runs from the city of Chihuahua to the municipality of Parral."

The three pipes with the stolen fuel were retrieved from last Wednesday night by huachicoleros in an area where they extracted the fuel.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

3 prison guards killed after hanging of el gafe

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat material from El Universal

This is a few days old but some of you probably did not hear of these events subsequent to the body of “El Gafe” was discovered hanging.

The prison guards were shot dead in two different incidents.  Two of them were shot as they boarded a public transportation bus.  The other guard was shot, while he was riding in a van.

The three men were attacked after finishing their work shift at Centro de Ejecucion de Sanciones [Cedes], in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas. Just hours after Juan Alfonso “N”, alias El Gafe or Chucho was found hanging in his cell.

The first attack occurred at approximately 8:30 am on Wednesday, in front of the Cedes on route13. The guards were shot by two armed men.  They guards were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Simultaneously to the gun attack of these two guards, a report came into authorities regarding a third guard being shot and killed while driving his van in the San Marcos area.  He was taken still alive to the hospital but later died.

Yucatan judge orders Chelelo released...PGR says, "not so fast"

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat material from El Universal and yucatan

After a hearing at the Oral Justice Center of Merida, Judge Luis Mugarte Guerrero declared "illegal" the arrest of Eleazar Medina Rojas "El Chelelo" for what he was arrested for, and ordered  released immediately but was immediately arrested by the federal  Attorney General's Office (PGR ).

The PGR agents decided to attend the high security hearing, and  were waiting for him, at which time they presented an arrest warrant.

A hearing was held in the CJOM to to determine the legality of the arrest  of "El Chelelo" and and if so to charge him with   for falsification of documents.

“Armed Commando” Attacks Truck w CA Migrants

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: La Jornada

Xalapa, Veracruz:  On Saturday morning, armed people attacked a group of migrants who were traveling through the southern area of ​​Veracruz . The assault left one woman dead, and at least three wounded, including a three year old.

The first police reports identified the deceased as María Herlinda Ruiz Tapería. While among the injured are: Keren Paola Barco Benavides, 31; Yoel Méndez Barco, 3 years old, and Hamilton Gedanias Soicoi, 26 years old. 

The migrants are originally from Guatemala, they were traveling aboard a cattle truck, which had left San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, and which was intended to take them to the north of the country.

It was during their transit through the south of the state that they suffered an attack by hooded people with heavy weapons, ie long guns.

The hooded people carried “large weapons” and traveled “extra-officially” on a vehicle which read “police,” according to locals who reported on the incident. At the moment, there are no official reports which can confirm the type of weapons used to harm the migrants or the identity of the perpetrators.

Florida DEA Agent Charged w Facilitating Drug Shipments

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: First Coast News

              'Dirty' DEA agent  Nathan Koen facilitated drug influx to Jacksonville, complaint says

Special Agent Nathan Koen used his position to assist large-scale drug transactions, warning dealers of pending investigations and otherwise enabling shipments of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to a complaint.

The 21-page document says Koen, 42, accepted $62,000 from one particular drug dealer, and sought an additional $17,000, though it’s not clear if that particular payment was made. Koen worked in Jacksonville for 12 years before being promoted to a Group Supervisor position in Little Rock, AR, in September 2016.

The complaint is largely based on alleged interactions between Koen and dealer turned informant, Francisco Benitez, between late 2016 and October 2017.

Guanajuato: Interrogation then dismemberment with message to Marro

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat from Muerte/Twitter

2 people interrogated by CJNG then dismembered and left in a Miguel Hidalgo street with cartulina messages for Marro and Explosivo in Rancho La Luz,  Salamanca.

Message Text
CJNG Elite Group 
Here lies your fucking filthy people that steal and kill innocents. Marró we are coming for you. 
CJNG Elite Group


If the Bones of the Disappeared Could Speak

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Vanguardia

Note: I think of this as something of a "Sunday Special" rather poetically written by Jésus Peña:

Once there was a country that more than a country looked like a mass grave. People stopped "burying their dead" to go out to look for them in the bush. Because any depopulated area was an extermination camp. The drums with acid silenced and ended the lives of almost 40,000 Mexicans. Still today, forensic genetics will take a declaration to a huge pile of bones and tears.

The Scope of Horror:
The processes of torture in the period of the War on Drugs made the bones  of the missing  more difficult to identify than a hominid skeleton Lucy 3.5 million years old. This is how barbarism is measured.

- Where we are?
- This is where the bone will be crushed, the bone pulverized, when working with bone remains; that is according to Édgar de la Rosa Alvarado, the coordinator of the Forensic Genetics Laboratory, a pharmacobiologist chemist by profession, specializing in genetics.

These bones will be the bones that until very recently were in Patrocinio, Claudio Station, Santa Elena, San Antonio de Gurza, El Venado, San Antonio el Alto and Flores Magón, scattered, abandoned, forgotten, orphaned, the bones that no one veiled or buried, but someone cried and are still being cried for......

Saturday, December 8, 2018

High security surrounds El Chelelo's presentation who was 'captured by luck'

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

In Merida, Yucatan, an intense security operation is being implemented at the Oral Justice Center in Mérida, near the Mérida Prison, where the alleged leader of the Gulf Cartel, Eleazar Medina Rojas 'El Chelelo', arrested a few days ago, was to be presented.

A helicopter flew over the area, reported that since the morning the elements arrived to protect the area.

'El Chelelo', together with three other people was detained by an element of the Public Security Secretariat of the state and it happened on a fortuitous basis, the events occurred last Wednesday, December 5, in the Fraccionamiento Monte Bello, north of the city of Mérida.

The detainees were traveling in a vehicle with registration of Quintana Roo, which had been polarized,  not allowed in the entity; agents asked them to go down to do a routine review, it should be noted that in the State these revisions are very common, especially when they are with plates from other states; however, when requesting the documents the subject was identified as Maximum TR

Video of Culiacan plane crash

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat thank you 'ER'

Below is a video of Panteón Jardines del Humaya-Narco cemetary in Culiacan Sinaloa

Below are two videos

One is footage of the Culiacan plane crash reported by Yaqui.  As it turned out there was never a narco connection but that was widely reported.

It appears to have been mechanical difficulties, as radioed in by the pilot just before going down.  

But something interesting I learned.  That there have been many crashes of small planes due to stunt flying.  It is something engaged in by Culiacan pilots.  Not in this crash but multiple others. 

And when I state stunts, it is the caliber of stunts that assures death.  Supposedly the famous narco cemetery of Culiacan has many  mausoleums dedicated to dead pilots.  I don’t recall that being signified in any special away, but the second video was sent to me with footage of stunt pilots doing their thing at a memorial for a dead pilot whose hearse can be seen in the video.  In fact, one plane flies just inches above it in a swoop.  

3 Dismembered on their Vacation to Veracruz

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Proceso

Xalapa, Veracruz : Three young people from Mexico City reported missing since December 1 were found dead Thursday night and their bodies dismembered inside bags in an abandoned truck on the federal highway #145 Sayula - German city.

Identified victims are:  Jonathan Eduardo Rocha Cruz, 23, a private security guard; Carlos Iván Reyes Ramírez, 31, of carpenter trade and Fidel Enrique Elizalde Flores, a 22-year-old merchant, friends who had gone on vacation to the region of the Tuxtlas, Catemaco and surroundings.

However, on Sunday Dec 1, a mechanical failure in the vehicle in which they were traveling forced them to stop and stay at a hotel in Acayucan, Veracruz, they went out to buy food and since then their relatives did not hear from them or know any more about them.

This Friday, elements of the State Regional Prosecutor's Office with detachment in the city of Acayucan confirmed that the dismembered corpses found Thursday night on the federal highway 145 Sayula - Ciudad Alemán correspond to young people from Mexico City.

Among PGR's 47 Most Wanted Criminals

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Milenio

By: Nancy Enriquez

Among the list of 47 people presented on Wednesday as "priority objectives" by the Attorney General of the State of Mexico (FGJEM) are involved in crimes such as homicide, femicide, kidnapping and drug dealing, among other crimes.   The list includes "plaza leaders" of criminal organizations.

For seven people of this "selection", the Committee of Rewards of the institution approved to offer an amount of up to 500,000 pesos for each one for those who provide timely and accurate information to facilitate their prompt location.

Gabriel Mendoza Huerta:

Among them is Gabriel Mendoza Huerta, who is investigated for his probable participation  in the crime of qualified homicide,  who also has an arrest warrant for the murder of his partner, her daughter and a neighbor; these events occurred in the municipality of Ecatepec, on January 16, 2017, reported to FGJEM through a statement issued in that year.

Journalist Diego García Corona Murdered in Ecatepec

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Riodoce

Journalist Diego García Corona, a reporter for the weekly Morelos, was murdered while driving in his car near the Colonia Jardines de Morelos, in the municipality of Ecatepec, State of Mexico.

Radio Fórmula reported that the 35-year-old man was riding aboard his Nissan Tiida red car when he was intercepted on Wednesday night by a group of armed men, who shot him at point-blank range.

The facts were recorded at the corner of Playa de Marquelia and Avenida Jardines streets in the aforementioned municipality. Local media spread the news on social networks.

After the attack, the aggressors escaped, while the communicator's body was left inside the car, where a credential was found that accredits him as a reporter for the local newspaper Semanario Morelos.

Friday, December 7, 2018

A New Way to Move Narco Money

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: El Sol

Colombia and the US dismantle networks of "tragabilletes" at the service of Mexican drug traffickers.

Colombia dismantled four organizations that recruited young people who ingested dollar bills covered in latex capsules, a method to launder Mexican drug traffickers money into the South American country's economy, a senior police official said on Thursday.

In the "Operation Eslabón'' the Colombian National Police, with the support of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service of the United States, ie ICE, captured in Colombia 27 people and dislodged the foreign exchange traffic organizations connected with Mexican cartels.

The director of the National Police, General Jorge Hernando Nieto, revealed that the networks recruited poor and unemployed youth in Columbia who traveled to Mexico where they ingested between 80 and 120 capsules of latex with money to return to Colombia.

"With each ingestion a person could enter with  up to $ 40,000, including there is one case of a single traveler  that  entered with  $ 75,000",  said the official at a press conference. "The money seized in this investigation amounts to $11 million dollars."

Chihuahua: High level officials paid to go after Gente Nueva, allowing La Linea to control the state

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

A ex-policeman of Cuauhtémoc, accuses alleged acts of corruption committed by high security commanders in the state, including the governor, reported the Chihuahua Daily and El Diario.

The publications mention that the  state of Chihuahua attorney general,   Prosecutor César Peniche, [at left] the commissioner Óscar Aparicio and Gov. Javier Corral, receive 5 million pesos per month [apx 250k usd] for operating against the 'Nueva Gente” cartel, a Sinaloa Cartel armed group that seeks to take control of the region. He establishes that there are at least 8 subjects who pay the authorities to 'clean' the city.

Sergio Paes, 'Flaco Paes', René Rojo, 'El Bolas', 'El soldado', Jacobo, Neufeld, 'El Master' and Ulises Castillo.

Within the list, there are at least two businessmen of the municipality, owners of a hotel and various businesses located in the commercial corridor.

450 Troops Ordered to Chihuahua

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: El Heraldo

The main task is to regain control of the country's security, through the 150 coordinations that have been established in different states.

An approximate group of 450 elements of the Secretariat of National Defense, are those who arrived in the state of Chihuahua, to collaborate with the security tasks, under the instruction of the new President of the Republic Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who deployed elements in 150 to the so-called "regional entities".

In Chihuahua, 10 military links were installed in the municipalities of Chihuahua, Cuauhtémoc, Delicias, Parral, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Juárez, Ojinaga, Guachochi, Guerrero and Urique, from where the security works and strategies of the entity will be coordinated, in collaboration of the Secretariat of the Navy and Federal Police.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Guadalajara: CJNG denies accountability of U.S. Consulate attack

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat- from loba_indomable Twitter

At dawn, narco mantas were hung in several points in the city of CJNG establishes the attacks that occurred at the Guadalajara Consulate were not executed by CJNG nor ordered by CJNG leader Mencho.

Manta text translation by Sol for Borderland Beat
Our Cartel sets itself apart totally and completely from what happened in the United States embassy. We are not responsible for those actions, nor have we ordered any type of attack against that institution. You the government, know perfectly well who is doing things* in order to dirty our image as an organization.


Chivis Note *[referencing Cholo]

Canadian executed in Mexico City mall parking structure

Oaxaqueño Borderland Beat

For the third time this year, a Metro Vancouver gangster has been shot to death in Mexico…Jodh Singh Manj, 31, of the United Nations Gang, was gunned down after leaving a gym in a commercial complex in the Mexico City neighborhood of Santa Fe. [Vancouver Sun Update follows analysis below]

Mexico City: Canadian Executed in Shopping Mall Parking Lot

A 30-years-old Canadian citizen was shot dead by unknown assailants in Mexico City on Wednesday afternoon. The incident took place at around 13:00 hrs in the parking lot of the Via Santa Fe shopping mall, located in Mexico City’s Cuajimalpa district, situated some 17 kilometers southwest of the city center. Reportedly, the man was shot while approaching his luxury car. 

He was accompanied by his wife, a Colombian citizen, who remained unharmed in the attack. Ten cartridges were found at the crime scene. The victim showed four bullet impacts. It is said that the perpetrator, who allegedly approached his victim without saying a word, was accompanied by another armed man. Both fled on a motorcycle. No arrests have been made yet.

Sierra Tarahumara: 4 Executed w Heads Left in Coolers

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Excelsior

Four men were tortured, executed and their heads left in white coolers, in the municipality of Madera, in the Sierra Tarahumara reported the State Attorney's Office of Chihuahua.

The Western District District Prosecutor's Office carries out investigations into the location of the human remains, which were located at the entrance to the Las Varas community, municipality of Madera.

Unofficially it was announced that the criminal group that was accredited with leaving  the card messages is La Línea. The messages allude to criminal groups.

The finding was reported at 8:45 pm on Wednesday, when elements of the State Research Agency found four coolers and on them, some cardboard with messages alluding to crime groups.