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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Jalisco: Dismembered body and narco message left in Tlaquepaque

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat from Milenio thank you greywold

In the Las Liebres colony of the municipality of Tlaquepaque, [suburb of Guadalajara] they located human remains inside two black bags containing a dismembered corpse.

The bags were left on Rayón between Avenida Alvarez Esparza and Vicente Guerrero.

According to the first reports, the remains were that of a male.

Zactecas: Los Talibanes leave numerous narco messages

SteveCpta for Borderland Beat message translated by Sol from VXT

Early Saturday morning, organized crime placed several narcomantas in at least five municipalities.

In the first hour, officers of the police corporations were alerted about the appearance of several ‘mantas’  with a message from a criminal cell.

The finding of these messages was recorded in the municipalities of: Pinos, Loreto, Villa Garcia, Fresnillo, Guadalupe and Zacatecas, places where violence has worsened in recent days.

Culiacán, Sin: 5 Tons plus 19,000 Liters of Precurser Chemicals Destroyed

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Riodoce
          Destroyed:  5 Tons of chemical substances and 19,000 liters of precursors in Culiacán

March 27, 2019 by Editorial Staff

More than 5 Tons of chemical substances and more than 19,000 liters of precursor liquid chemicals, secured in operations carried out by security institutions in the state, were destroyed by elements of the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Attorney General's Office (FGR) in Sinaloa.

Incinerated 2 tons 899 kilos , 978 grams 500 milligrams of lead acetate, 512 kilos 990 grams of phenylacetic acid, 339 kilos 994 grams of sodium cyanide, 519 kilos 990 grams 7 milligrams of sodium hydroxide, 840 kilos of unknown substance, 400 milligrams tartaric acid and 200 milligrams of sodium acetate.

"Also, 2,599 liters were destroyed 815 milliliters of hydrochloric acid, 912 liters 990 milliliters of sulfuric acid, 399 liters 990 milliliters of benzyl alcohol, 509 liters 965 milliliters of ethyl alcohol, 2,312 liters 960 milliliters of methyl alcohol, 119 liters 990 milliliters of ethyl benzene, 60 liters 990 milliliters of hydrocarbon mixture and 899 liters 975 milliliters of benzyl cyanide ", are detailed.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

4 Convicted Kidnappers Sentenced to More than 1000 Years in Tamaulipas

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: El Sol
      FGR in Tamaulipas sentences four kidnappers to more than a thousand years in prison EACH
All of them were also denied the benefits of substitution of the penalty and preparatory freedom, in addition to ordering their public reprimand.

Reynosa, Tam (OEM / Informex). -The Public Ministry of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) in Tamaulipas, obtained, in oral proceedings, conviction against four men for their full participation in the crimes of illegal deprivation of liberty, in the form of kidnapping and trafficking in people.

The evidence obtained by the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) allowed a Judge of Prosecution to impose a 1,872 years in prison and 4 Million795,700 pesos fine Rolando "C" and Jorge "E"; meanwhile, Horlando "C" was sentenced to 1,702 years of prison and a fine of 4 million 231 thousand 500 pesos; while José "H" was sentenced to a 1,172 years and a fine of two million 241 thousand 900 pesos.

Xalapa, Veracruz: Human Rights Activist Assassinated

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Animal Politico

                                        Activist Abiram Hernández, in Xalapa, Veracruz
By Political Animal Staff

The activist and human rights defender Abiram Hernández Fernández was murdered at his home early this Saturday morning, March 30, 2019

The body of the young activist, 37 years old, was found in the living room of his home, in the colony Arboledas del Sumidero, in Xalapa, Veracruz.

According to the first reports, Abir received a blow to the head that caused his death. The causes of his death were severe cranioencephalic trauma with brain mass exposure, police sources confirmed to E-Consulta Veracruz.

People of El Chapito: recordings of members of the Sinaloa Cartel

Sol Prendido for Borderland Beat EmeNoticias

Through social networks, videos recorded by alleged sicarios of the Sinaloa Cartel circulate in which they boast their weapons, and even women exhibit their figures while operating heavy firepower.

After Joaquín Guzmán Loera, alias El Chapo, was found guilty of the charges against him in a federal court in the United States, everything seems to indicate that a faction of the organization is led by Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar, El Chapito, arrested in 2005 for alleged money laundering, but released only three years later for lack of evidence.

The people of El Chapito have taken advantage of social networks to show their power from Sinaloa. With phrases like 'the brothers continue at 100 percent', the members of the cartel boast their vehicles and their tactical equipment.

Baja California: shot by Marina, fisherman is leader of poachers

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat from Reforma

Semar Marina blames poachers for violent acts in BC, fisherman who was shot attempted to disarm a sailor

The Secretary of the Navy assured that the subjects that participated in a fight against naval elements in San Felipe, Baja California, and the civilian who was wounded by a firearm, were poachers.

"The people who were involved in these acts do not belong to the Cooperativas Ribereñas Federation or the Cooperativa Pescadores Libres del Mar of San Felipe, they are poachers," he said.

The documentation, provided by the Social Communication Office of the Presidency of the Republic, indicates that the fisherman who was injured attempted to disarm one of the sailors.

CDG: Tamaulipas Priority target, "El Pause" Arrested In Roma Texas

El Armadillo For Borderland Beat From LaPrensa
Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas .- This Tuesday authorities arrested Andrés Martínez Granados, alias "El Pause", a priority target of the Campaign for Security and Prosperity, launched in June by the Government of Tamaulipas in coordination with the West Joint Task Force of the Federal Government of the United States.  

"El Pause", is the seventh priority objective of this campaign whose main purpose is to strengthen the coordination between the security agencies of Tamaulipas and South Texas to takedown the priority operatives of criminal organizations that operate on the border between both entities.

Martinez Granado was arrested in the city of Roma, Texas, by agents of the Border Patrol, one of 7 US federal agencies that are part of the binational campaign.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Covert Operation: "Operation False Gold"

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Excelsior and WildAid
                                                         Confiscated totoaba swim bladders
Thanks to a Special Amiga!

Mexico City: After a covert investigation of 14 months, the Elephant Action League (EAL) organization uncovered the composition, location and modus operandi of the "totoaba cartels", made up of the Chinese mafia and Mexican organized crime, that with the illegal capture of This fish, baptized as "the cocaine of the sea" , has the vaquita on the verge of extinction.

The Operation Fake Gold , headed by a former FBI agent a former captain of the group Sea Shepherd, specialists in crime analysis and Andrea Crosta, executive director of EAL, who worked to infiltrate and extract information first hand, was filmed for the documentary "Little cow: Sea of ​​Ghosts ", produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, whose launch is scheduled for early 2019.

Acapulco: CJNG leaves a flayed face of a man and a narco message

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from VXT and IRZA

The severed face of a man was found inside a black plastic bag  Thursday night, in the colony Emiliano Zapata of the port of Acapulco.

According to information from the authorities, inside the bag was only the flayed face of a person, without the skull. .

The discovery occurred around 9:30 pm on 14th Street, between El Veladero Avenue and 4th and 6th streets of Emiliano Zapata neighborhood in that tourist port, a few meters from the truck terminal that covers that route.

Cartulina translation by Sol Prendido
To the 3 levels of government. Municipal, state, and federal. If you can’t handle the package then get the fuck out of the way. We’ve already arrived to clean Acapulco of all the trash. To all the public transports who support that trash the same will befall them. C.J.N.G. for an Acapulco free of extortion
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VIDEOS: Caos in San Felipe, BC; Marines Shoot a Fisherman

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta, UniMexicali
Marines shot a fisherman in Baja California, one day before the National Guard reform takes effect; amidst turmoil and confrontations over fishing rights in the protected Marine Sanctuary in the upper reaches of the Golfo de California.

Mexicali, Baja CA: A San Felipe fisherman was shot and apparently badly wounded by elements of the Navy/ Marines around 07:00 this Thursday morning. 

Enrique García Sandez, 37, was wounded by sailors according to a video posted on Twitter. The events occurred on Gulf of California Avenue in the Port of San Felipe, reported the PGJE.

A fisherman was shot by elements of the Navy in Baja California , reported the Ministry of Public Security and the Attorney General's Office.

Video Michoacán: CJNG executes three in Morelia via firing squad

El Armadillo For Borderland Beat 

The executioners claim the men were kidnappers, a favorite term in attempting to gain empathy for their actions, as if justified.  They also claim they are retail drug salesmen, and traitors.  The men are obviously are aware of their fate as they await the guns to begin blasting.

In the video, CJNG  gunmen surrounds three men during an interrogation. They are identified chapulines [grasshoppers. Which is  referring to those who are traitors who have jumped sides] as El Flaco, El Gordo and El Chocoflan.  Two  claim to be kidnappers and extortionists.  The third says he is a retail/street drug dealer.

"We will demolish cartels by attacking their finances": Alfonso Durazo, Secretary of Security

SteveCtpa for Borderland Beat from LapalabraDelCaribe 

The Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection, Alfonso Durazo Montaño, indicated that the new strategy of the federal government is to attack the finances of all the drug cartels that operate the country, on all those that generate more violence, among which is the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) and Santa Rosa de Lima.

In an interview after the installation of the anti-corruption and open government program of the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection, the federal official stressed that the strategy of priority objectives implemented by the government of Enrique Peña Nieto was left behind.

12 members of CJNG indicted, members lived in Henry County Virginia

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat from WDBJ7

HENRY CO.,Va. (WDBJ) - A federal grand jury sitting in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg has indicted 12 members of Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), a Mexican-based criminal organization considered by the Department of Justice to be one of the five most dangerous transnational organizations in the world, on federal drug conspiracy charges, United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen announced today.

In an indictment returned under seal on March 5, 2019, and unsealed Monday, following the initial court appearance of two defendants, the grand jury charges:

1. Ramon Carillo-Ruvalcaba, a.k.a. “The Barber” one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, heroin, and marijuana.

Video: Armed Command breaks into the ranch of Sonora governor's father-in-law

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Razon

A group of armed men broke into the ranch of the father-in-law of the governor of Sonora, Claudia Pavlovich Arellano, confirmed the Ministerial Agency for Criminal Investigation.

According to the agency, there is already a complaint about these facts filed by Sergio Torres Serrano, father of Sergio Torres Ibarra, husband of Claudia Artemiza Pavlovich Arellano the Sonoran governor.

According to the date of the recording, the events occurred around 1:00 pm yesterday at the ranch "La Noria", located at kilometer 45 of the road that leads to the municipality of Mazatán, in the rural area east of Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora.
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Governor of Sonora
The Attorney General's Office confirmed the complaint, but refused to elaborate further of the events so as not to “obstruct the investigation”.

A video released this afternoon shows the images that were presumably captured by a ranch security camera.

The clip shows five men dressed in black getting out of SUV’s ; In addition, one of them is seen carrying a long weapon. They exited carrying long, heavy caliber weapons, which they exhibited in front of the surveillance cameras.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Michoacán: Smaller Cartel Groups Unite to Defeat “ El Mencho”

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Vanguardia
Originally Published by La Silla Rota

The expansion of the CJNG in Mexican territory continues, therefore, small cartels have come together to stop "El Mencho". 

In recent weeks, and even months, the violence in Michoacán lands has skyrocketed, the fighting has become constant , while the number of dead are soaring.

Tamaulipas:4 CDN and a policeman arrested for the murder of Anti-Kidnapping prosecutor

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat La Jornada

5 suspects arrested or the murder of the anti-kidnapping prosecutor  Tamaulipas . Four of them are alleged members of the Northeast Cartel and one is a policeman.Killing may be connected to the arrest of José Alfredo Cárdenas Martínez, "El Contador"

The Attorney General of Tamaulipas (PGJT) reported that five of the six suspects were arrested, material perpetrators of the execution of prosecutor Lucia Patricia Butrón Rivera, who was gunned down last Thursday at the door of her home in this capital city of Victoria. One of the detainees served as an agent of the Anti-kidnapping Group of the State Attorney's Office.

Guanajuato: Armed attack kills Salamanca Family including 9 month old baby girl

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

Three fatalities of an armed attack that occurred during the mid-afternoon of March 27, on Cazadora Avenue, have already been identified.

The armed attack that left a  murdered family aboard a sand-colored Chrysler 300, has already begun investigations and released the first data, revealing the identity of the victims.

This is José Guadalupe Martínez Cervantes, 45 years old, who was driving the vehicle, in addition to 23-year-old Vanessa Alejandra Martínez Fonseca, who was traveling on board, in the company of her baby Genesis Daylin Martínez Flores 9 months old, who was killed in  the armed attack.

The number executed in the month of March in Salamanca reached 53.

Veracruz: Shootout with agents leaves 4 CJNG dead

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Noreste

Zempoala, Ver.-  Today, Wednesday, a large police mobilization, with air support,  was generated in the town of Zempoala, in the municipality of Ursulo Galván.

According to official sources, they confirmed a confrontation with armed civilians [CJNG]. It was specified that when the elements arrived at the scene, they observed a man who wore a tactical vest and carrying a long weapon. As they approached him he saw the agents and fled towards a home, firing his weapon at the agents.

Faced with this situation, the police elements repelled the attack by initiating a shootout that left four people killed.

Found and seized in the CJNG safe house were weapons and tactical gear with CJNG and Veracruz emblems. 

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How Mexican Cartels are Leading to the Vaquita’s Extinction

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from:
                               Rare and endemic Vaquita Porpoise caught in an illegal gill net

BY: Matthew Podolsky, who is a filmmaker at Wild Lens Inc. and producer of Souls of the Vermillion Sea, directed by Sean Bogle, and filmed in San Felipe, Gulf of California, Mexico

The vaquita is a species of porpoise endemic to the northern Gulf of California in Mexico, but illegal fishing means this fascinating creature is doomed to extinction, says Matthew Podolsky.

Three years ago, when I began working on a documentary focused on the vaquita’s extinction crisis, the species was a complete unknown. Even experts in the field of conservation had never heard the name when I pitched them the idea of making a film about the plight of this animal, the world’s smallest species of cetacean (the group that includes all whales, dolphins and porpoises). The situation was dire then, but there was still hope. We began shooting for our film right as the Mexican government imposed a ban on the use of gill nets throughout the vaquita’s range in the northernmost corner of the Gulf of California – it is the use of gillnets that is responsible for the species’ dramatic decline because the vaquita become entangled and drown in the nets.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Drugs, arms,cell phones, and a marijuana plant seized at Monterrey’s Topo Chico Prison

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from facebook

Drug, cell phones, metal shanks, bottles with distilled alcohol, are just some of the items confiscated during the inspection of inmates and cells at the  Topochico prison.

Through a statement it was reported that, in the cells of the Center for Prevention and Social Reintegration, were located a total of 28 pieces of metal weapons  of different sizes, eight mobile phones of different brands and seven bottles of alcohol distillate of 600 milliliters each a. That the prison and Civil Force personnel also seized three doses of cocaine in its rock form, marijuana, as well as a marijuana plant.

Tijuana: "El Patas" of CAF gunned down

Throw Away for Borderland Beat from PuenteNorte

El Patas an old time CAF sicario and killer of women and children

The man shot yesterday in front of the Municipal Palace of Tijuana is one of the main members of the old guard of the Arellano Félix Cartel (CAF), for which he went  from a drug dealer to a bloodthirsty assassin who participated in the execution of 19 members of a family, including a pregnant woman, children and babies, in Ensenada in 1998.

His name is José Gerardo Malagón Maciel "El Patas" and he had also been arrested with hundreds of kilograms of drugs and thousands of dollars in cash.

On Monday, March 25, around 6:30 in the afternoon, the CAF member was shot and killed by another man while he was inside a gray Nissan Sentra vehicle in front of the Municipal Palace on Avenida Centenario.

The 60-year-old man received two shots in the chest and his companion, who was driving the car, was injured in the arm, so he was able to drive to the General Hospital, where both were treated. [Patas later died according to several reports]

Their attackers, who shot them from another vehicle, fled the area in the direction of Colonia Libertad. When the Municipal Police

An alleged letter is revealed in which El Chapo’s daughter asked AMLO for support on legal project

SolPrendido for Borderland Beat LaNetaNoticias

After her detention in the United States seven years ago, Alejandrina Giselle Guzmán Salazar, daughter of Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán, ex-leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, news on social media circulated of a letter asking President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for support on a legal project.

Alejandrina Guzmán, 37, tried to return to the United States with false documents when she was seven months pregnant, so she was detained for 60 days and deported a few months later.

At the hearing, held in the Federal Court of the Southern District of California, Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo determined that the daughter of the Mexican capo had concluded her sentence, while Guadalupe Valencia, one of the lawyers in the case, explained that Alejandrina “Pleaded guilty to using a false document and the sentence was time served.

Ioan Grillo: The Incredible Plunder of Mexico's Black Gold

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: NYT
                                                           "And How to Prevent It "
              Mexican Soldiers Flying over the State of Guanajuato to fight illegal Pemex taps

By: Ioan Grillo

Mexico City:  In the first months of this year, the word “huachicolero” — once a rarely used term — has been on the lips of people all around the country. Car owners particularly have cursed it, but I’ve even heard schoolchildren shouting it. Etymologists debate the word’s origins and whether its root comes from a Mayan term for thief or a French word for watered-down paint. But today, it’s used almost solely to refer to people who steal gasoline, diesel and even some crude oil, usually directly from pipelines, so they can sell it. This has become an extremely lucrative illegal business in Mexico.

The term was brought to national attention by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who has made a crackdown on these huachicoleros a cornerstone of his administration, which began in December. Soldiers have been securing pipelines, the police have raided the thieves’ mansions, and the authorities have recaptured tanks of stolen gasoline.

It’s been a messy operation. When Mr. López Obrador shut down some pipelines in January, to stop the huachicoleros stealing from them, it caused shortages of gasoline in swaths of the country. The fuel thieves have fought back against the police and soldiers, blocking roads with burning cars and ambushing convoys. In January, they hung a banner with a message threatening to kill innocent people if Mr. López Obrador didn’t end the offensive.

Vaquita Porpoises Doomed Plus a Ton of Illegal Lobster Seized

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: NBC and MND

March 27, 2019   To read my previous Posts called: Cocaine of the Sea use Search engine

    For the first time in four years, fishermen are back on the water in the Upper Gulf of California fishing inside the Vaquita Marina Sanctuary, the only place in the world where the smallest marine mammal can be found.

In 2015, the Mexican government prohibited commercial fishing in what is also known as Sea of Cortez. On March 21, the government announced that it will place buoys to set boundaries around the reserve, where it is believed fewer than 10 vaquita porpoises remain.

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources promised to provide social programs and jobs for fishing communities, but during an assembly, fishermen refused the initiative, arguing that it does not give an immediate solution for their people who are facing hunger.

Unstoppable Huachicoleo: Stolen Gasoline is even sold in plastic bags

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  from Tribuna

uebla de Zaragoza, Puebla.- After the Department of the Navy detained two people on board a car in acting suspiciously, the elements discovered that in the trunk they transported more than a thousand liters of gasoline in plastic bags.

In addition, a hose of about 500 meters in length was found connected to a clandestine outlet and along with it another 45 bags with hydrocarbons.

Veracruz: CJNG Members Behead a Zeta Rival

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat  
A video surfaced social media depicting a beheading, allegedly, somewhere in Veracruz.

The masked men identify themselves as working under the command of “Comandante Catrina” and warn several men that they’re going to end the same way; some of the mentioned are Roberto Acevedo, Cucho, Martín Ramírez, Ángel Castellanos, La Ajolota and “all extortioners from the region”.

It has not been confirmed if the video was actually recorded in Veracruz, but, “Comandante Catrina” appeared on a tarp on February 25th in front of Plaza Bella aimed at the mayor of Tecámac Mariela Gutiérrez demanding she liberate his people form a prison in Ecatepec.

Guerrero: Sicarios celebrate alongside the corpses of their rivals

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat from Letraroja

Mexico. In a video broadcast on social networks, a group of gunmen appear who celebrate after having killed their opponents in, Guerrero.

In the recording you can see several armed men who shout that "with the family you do not mess with” while recording the bodies of at least three men shot.

Although it is unknown what group the hit men are, they could be related to la Familia Michoacana

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tijuana:: 488 murders since January 1st

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from El Sol Tijuana

Tijuana.- The homicides have become endless in various areas of Tijuana, 488 executions that have been committed in the first 85 days of this year in the city give an average of 5.5 violent deaths daily.
To these deaths are added the five that were counted between the early hours of Sunday and the morning of Monday.
The first violent incident occurred at 3:38 in the Buena Vista neighborhood, where the body of a man with bullets impacts in his back,  was abandoned on the Avenida de los Insurgentes.

On the morning of that same day, the body of a man of approximately 35 years, with traces of violence and gunfire, was left on the street of the Federal Electricity Commission of the Lomas de Matamoros neighborhood.

El Chapo Trial: Defense files motion for a new trial based on jury misconduct

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat 

Comment from defense:  “We believe that juror misconduct deprived Joaquin of a fair trial in a case in which the defense was extremely restricted to begin with.  We look forward to vindicating his rights in a new trial before a jury that will abide by its oath.”

The motion is based on alleged jury misconduct.

A juror contacted a VICE reporter a day after the verdict to volunteer that jurors had violated their oath and rejected the Court’s incessant instructions by actively following and discussing the blizzard of media coverage, and falsely denying it upon judicial inquiry, throughout the three-month trial.

Of special note was Keegan Hamilton’s play by play coverage via social media.  In this forum many people, journalists, attorneys and the public became a part of the court news discussions.  Including myself.  

The juror’s accusation, if true, exposed the jury to a mountain of prejudices information that was not allowed to be entered into evidence.

Why there won't be another Chapo--The end of the big cartels

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat by Steve Dudley for Foreign Affairs

Earlier this month, a federal jury in New York convicted Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, the former kingpin of Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa Cartel, on ten charges related to drug trafficking. El Chapo was stunned, his wife cried, and U.S. authorities crowed.

For some, the verdict offered finality: “The reign of Joaquín Guzmán Loera’s crime and violence has come to an end,” said FBI Director Christopher Wray.

For others, vindication: “There are those who say the war on drugs is not worth fighting,” said Richard P. Donoghue, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York. “Those people are wrong.”

Some spoke of heroism: “Today’s verdict,” said U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, “sends an unmistakable message to transnational criminals: You cannot hide, you are not beyond our reach, and we will find you and bring you to face justice.”

Monday, March 25, 2019

Tamaulipas: "Topón" between Metros and Scorpions of CDG in el Becerro-Reynosa

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from VXT

Sicarii from the factions of Los Metros clashed with members of Los Escorpiones, both from the Gulf Cartel, in a breach near this border.

Although there were several hit men killed in the brutal confrontation, the Attorney General of Tamaulipas, has not issued official information about it, as it has done in previous cases, registered in Reynosa, Matamoros, Rio Bravo and Miguel Aleman.

Through social networks, the citizens of this border, warned about the confrontation between members of different factions of the Gulf Cartel and that threatened to spread to the city.

The confrontation between Metros and Escorpiones, this group was led by Alfredo Cárdenas alias El Contador, nephew of Osiel Cárdenas who was recently arrested,  to seek control of the CDG in this plaza.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

C.D.G. leaves manta and executed two youths in Juarez, Nuevo León

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat from Loba Indomable and VXT

The bodies of two men were found executed, with the so-called coup de grace on the side of Bulevar Miguel de la Madrid, in the municipality of Guadalupe.

It’s presumed that the now deceased, could’ve been involved in the attack that took the life of an element of the State Agency of Investigations.

The Attorney General of the State, informed that an anonymous call was received, which warned about the presence of two people lying on public roads.

They were elements of the Preventive Police of Guadalupe, those who approached the scene of the events, confirming the finding.

Son of 'El Mono' Muñoz, Zetas financial boss, displays his collection of lux watches

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Reforma

Rolex, Tiffany, Audemars Piguet, Mont Blanc. Omega, Bulgari and Hublot

This is the collection of watches boasted by Luis Javier Muñoz, son of "El Mono" Muñoz, alleged financial brain of Los Zetas.

A report by the Spanish Police gives an account of the collection of luxury watches that Luis Javier Muñoz Ayup himself captured.

The images were on his computer and were found in a search.

Mono, good buddy of Humberto Moreira, was extradited to Texas from Spain. 

Tamaulipas: Hell unleashed in the Tamps war

SteveCtpa for Borderland Beat from VXT

Note: The cartel northeast, continues to attack and advance in the area of  area of Miguel Aleman Tamaulipas, which is  controlled by the " Gulf Cartel ".

It is rumored that CJNG is financing the CDN advancement and warring.   This is something I wrote about and predicted a year ago.   This is also their MO; enter into short term agreements or limited alliances to achieve a goal, then cutting ties and turning on those who allied. 

And this would be a tremendous achievement for the cartel, having good control on both coasts, with the star “Nuevo Laredo’ on the gulf or east side of Mexico. It made sense to me that they advance to control TJ, then some of the interior states, then Tamaulipas especially NL. If that occurs they will then attempt to advance in key places on the frontera and Veracruz.  I hope I am wrong.  [Chivis]

Shortly after 11 o'clock last night and approximately until 6 o'clock today, there was a fierce confrontation in the town of Los Guerra de Miguel Alemán Tamaulipas, with unknown groups that clashed but left several trucks burnt, in the streets of the city.

Until the first hours of this day, blockades were reported in the main access to the town, where armed individuals placed heavy units on the Ribereña highway, to avoid the authorities from entering.

The residents of the town of Los Guerra could not sleep last night and had to lie on the floor for hours, even until dawn, due to the bursts of bullets that seemed to be endless, as loud detonations were heard. The buzz of projectiles that were shot, came from different directions.

Sonora: journalist's murder may have been a crime of passion

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Tribuna thank you defLuis via email

Luis Río Colorado, Sonora.- According to unofficial information, the author of the murder of journalist Santiago Barroso was arrested by elements of the Ministerial Agency.

This alleged killer was identified as Omar 'N'  and it is mentioned that he is a union worker of the Municipality and that he was commissioned to the Héctor Chávez Fontes Cultural Center.

It has also transpired in the line of investigation that the murder could be a crime of passion,  because Santiago Barroso was having an  extramarital affair with his murderer's wife.

Declares war after the kidnapping of Chuy Labra's son

Throw Away for Borderland Beat from VXT
A placement of a 'narcomanta'  on the Benítez Boulevard bridge, at dawn on Friday, March 22nd.

The message said in its entirety:

"Tijuana declares war on the “sisters’ La Rana and El Aquiles for the kidnapping of Chuy Labra’s son.  We do not want kidnappers."



Sonora: Playing basketball when shots rang out

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat from Reforma

Young people playing basketball in  Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, when a shooting broke out in the vicinity. You can hear the shots in this video.  At first the players did not react, until they see people running away from the sound of the shots.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Morelos: The Old School leaves manta in Cuernavaca

Sol Prendido for Borderland Beat from VXT

Today at approximately 6:45 am, the location of a narcomanta was reported on one of the pedestrian bridges of Paseo Cuauhnahuac, in the Flores Magon neighborhood.

Police units arrived to secure said narco manta. Which had the following message:

"Abel Maya Garfias, you and your filthy gang that you command. Tom, Checo, Ataques (Attacks), El Gordo (The Fat One), Ivan, La Lombriz de Agua (The Water Worm), Puerca (Female Pig) Alias, Mirris. Just like in Zapata, you are involving yourself in other people’s wars and in the people’s voice that you extort and all of Morelos. We are going to fuck you up. You went to ask others for their tit and they all told you to fuck off. You just didn’t know how to work.