Monday, April 22, 2019

Fmr Gov Feliz Arturo González Canto and his alleged links to drug trafficking

Sol Prendido  Borderland Beat from Perspectives MX

For at least 12 years, the former governor of Quintana Roo and former senator, Felix Arturo González Canto, along with the former state governor, Roberto Borge Angulo, have been repeatedly singled out for their alleged ties to drug traffickers; today they are mentioned again, but internationally, in the trial against Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, described as "the criminal leader of the largest drug cartel in the world".

Jesús Reynaldo "El Rey" Zambada García, one of the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel, third in hierarchy within the criminal structure, turned into a collaborating witness in exchange for benefits, points out those who were once his accomplices and exhibited not only to former governors, but to the military, police chiefs, high officials and even former presidents.

Quintana Roo: Caribbean Narco Corridor

Osiel Cardenas transferred within ADX Florence Colorado affording more privileges

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

BB forum user “MX” reports that Osiel Cardenas has been transferred within the Florence Prison, from the ultra-strict ADX Florence to USP Florence High.

From “MX”; “He will now be able to interact other inmates. I'm not entirely sure when this happened, but if it was recent, it may have been done because El Chapo may be taking his place soon. Cárdenas will be out in about six years and before the age of 60. I think we can expect for his conditions inside the prison to improve as the years progress and the government prepares for his reinstatement into society. “

In 2009, after pleading guilty in U.S. Federal court, Cardenas, Gulf Cartel top boss, was sent to Florida prison where he enjoyed an array of privileges while in U.S. custody. 

Assault on highway Tehuacán-Puebla video

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat from YT and econsulta

In the first minutes of this Friday a video began to circulate on social networks of a live  transmission on Facebook, where armed individuals try to assault a driver on the Puebla-Tehuacán highway.

Although there is no certainty about the origin of the video, social networks viralized the images recorded from the inside of a vehicle, apparently a truck, that circulated on that road at the height of the vicinity of the municipality of Tlacotepec de Benito Juárez.

The original video consists of just over 8 minutes of recording and it’s at minute one when you hear what appears to be a shot. Then you see a vehicle that tries to block the path of the truck.

Tensions Run High in Veracruz over the Minatitlan Massacre

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from:  PorEste!
See my original Post for more on "La Beky": here

The State Prosecutor's Office confirms that the death toll of Friday's attack in the Minatitlan massacre of the family of "La Beky" is 13.

The tensions are  increasing before a few hours of the scheduled visit that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador  (AMLO) will make to the State today.

Mexico City, April 20 from SinEmbargo:
It is confirmed that the number of fatalities left by the attack that occurred on Friday night in a palapa party hall in Minatitlan, Veracruz, is 13. The massacre took place at  La Potra Palapa on Primero de Mayo street where the family of "La Beky" had gathered. She was the target of the attack.

Warning: graphic images on next page:

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Interview with "Buggs", Borderland Beat founder, as Borderland Beat Book releases

by Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

Book Intro: 

The Borderland Beat Project is collaboration from a group of people of different backgrounds located in the US and Mexico that gather information related to the Mexican drug cartels and presents it in English through the internet, publications and presentations. Almost all content in this book comes from the result of reporting in the Borderland Beat blog and, the personal experience and research of the author. It primarily covers a time frame when the author was an active contributor between the last part of 2008 and when he stopped getting directly involved around 2013. Information from this book is a reflection of the Borderland Beat blog that is derived from research, open media source, informal official authorities and people on the ground, which is gathered by collaborators from Borderland Beat Project. This represents the most extensive and comprehensive source of information between the years 2008 and 2013 covering a very wide range of topics related to the Mexican cartels and the Mexican drug war in Mexico and along the US/Mexican border. All material covered can be found at

Buggs Interview Questions

Congratulations Buggs!  It has been a long time coming.  Over the years, particularly when you were very active on BB, followers, including myself, would encourage you to write a book.  I know you always had the desire to, what urged you to go forth?

Well part of the reason was to inform people, especially English-speaking people who do not speak Spanish, about the cartel violence in Mexico. Part of the plan was to use any means to do so, the blog has been the main source to do that. I felt it was important to document my experience while contributing with BB and really try to reach a broader audience, who otherwise do not read the blog. This project was a passion of mine, like it was to many other contributors, from the past and present. People really need to know what BB is all about!

I know your background but most do not.  Can you give readers a synopsis?  Where are you from originally? I know one of your brothers is a long time great humanitarian on the border.  How many siblings in your family? Do they know of your project called “Borderland Beat”? I ask because only a hand full and one child of mine know of my work at BB.

I was born in Ciudad Juarez, my father commuted every day to El Paso where he worked for Tony Lama making cowboy boots. We lived in a very poor community named La Cuesta that had no running water and the streets were made of dirt. The little house where we lived was built by my father and my two older brothers. When I was ten years of age, my father was fired from his job after the employees at Tony Lama went on strike to demand better wages. Because he could not afford to be unemployed, he moved to Albuquerque, NM to work with my uncle for the city. He was able to get us papers to move also, as he had permanent residency that he got when he worked as a bracero in the fields in Chicago during the 2nd world war. We were 12 children, but the youngest, Martin, was killed in Amarillo Texas several years ago. My siblings are spread out all over the US. 

Meth, murder, and malandros in Guadalajara

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from The Outline Thank You 'Tu Fren' 👏 by Steven Woodman

 April 19 last year, the body of the 42-year-old Mexican rapper Mr. Yosie Locote was dumped in an empty lot in the western city of Guadalajara. A note claiming he had been killed because of a connection to an enemy of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel was pinned to his chest with a screwdriver. In a separate case three days later, authorities arrested another local hip-hop star, the 24-year-old Christian Palma, known as Qba, who confessed to dissolving the dead bodies of three film students in sulfuric acid on the orders of that same organization.

Both artists were pioneers of rap malandro (thug rap), a style of hip-hop the Mexican press has cast as the soundtrack to the country’s drug war. With performers rapping about meth abuse and massacres, the media blames the music itself for perpetuating gangland violence. But defenders of the genre argue that rap provides youngsters from poor urban areas with an attractive alternative to drug cartel recruitment.

Veracruz: Tipster Leads Authorities to 36 Mass Graves with Múltiple Corpse in Each

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from:
                                        Mexican State of Veracruz: ''Strewn with corpses''

Suspect with ties to criminal gang leads Mexican authorities to cartel's secret grave site where DOZENS of their victims are buried. The state government of Veracruz was tipped off to the location of a clandestine grave site.

On Wednesday, police, military and a missing persons group began digging at the site which has at least 36 different 'graves'. Each of the grave sites can contain multiple people. So far, at least four craniums and other body parts have been recovered.

State Attorney General Jorge Winckler said they learned of the secret burial site following the arrest of a suspect with ties to a criminal organization.

On Wednesday, police, military and a missing persons group began digging at the site which has at least 36 different 'graves'. Each of the grave sites can contain multiple people. So far, at least four craniums and other body parts have been recovered.

SLP: Muralist and his Family Assassinated in their Home

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: 

The painter Hector Dominguez Rodriguez was killed in gunfire last night around 21:30 pm with his father and brother,  in his home in Colonia Antonio Esper of Ciudad Valles , San Luis Potosi .
                                                                                      In social networks, inhabitants of the area reported having heard more than twenty gunshots .

According to the first versions, armed individuals arrived at the house and opened fire on the young artist of 35 years , his father and his brother Julio , director of the Colegio de Bachilleres number 15 in the municipality of Ébano.

In September of last year, Héctor suffered an attack that left him injured, but he managed to recover after resuming his passion for painting and although he filed a formal complaint after the attack, there were never results.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

FEDS: Guatemalan Presidential Candidate Conspired to Import Cocaine to the US

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: SinEmbargo and NYP
                         Mario Amílcar Estrada Orellana. Photo from his political campaign
  Presidential candidate offered the Sinaloa Cartel "full access" to Guatemala for money, accuses EU

A Guatemalan presidential candidate was busted Wednesday by the DEA for conspiring to import “tons of cocaine” into the US for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s infamous Sinaloa drug cartel — and allegedly attempting to arrange the assassinations of his political rivals, according to prosecutors.

According to the communiqué of the US justice system, of the seven documented occasions in which the candidate of the UCN and his aide negotiated the financing with the Sinaloa Cartel, in three of them they requested the physical elimination of two presidential candidates.

Mario Estrada, 58, was charged in Manhattan federal court following a months-long investigation.
Juan Pablo Gonzalez Mayorga

He and another individual, Juan Pablo Gonzalez Mayorga, were arrested Wednesday in Miami and are scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate on Thursday.

They are accused of conspiring to solicit cartel money “to finance a corrupt scheme to elect Estrada president of Guatemala,” according to prosecutors.

“In return, the two allegedly promised to assist the cartel in using Guatemalan ports and airports to export tons of cocaine into the US,” said Geoffrey Berman, attorney for the Southern District of New York, in a statement. “As further alleged, Estrada and Gonzalez attempted to arrange the assassinations of political rivals.” The pair allegedly conspired to use and possess machine guns throughout their murderous election campaign.

Update: Commando Kills at least 13 at a Family Party in Veracruz

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Milenio
The assailants arrived at the scene asking for one person, but when the attendees did not want to deliver him they fired at the party goers; Among the victims there was a baby.

Authorities now say the motive behind the attack is part of the ongoing war between Los Zetas and CJNG.

By: Isabel Zamudio
At least thirteen people died after an armed attack against those who were in a palapa party hall in Minatitlan, Veracruz last night.

The party was held in the La Potra Palapa , on Primero de Mayo street, in the Obrera neighborhood, in  the municipality of Minatitlán, where armed individuals arrived.

When the armed commando who arrived at the scene asked for a person known as "El Beky" , they opened fire on the people present which caused the death of seven men, five women and one baby.

In a statement, the Public Security Secretariat reported that "El Beky" is designated as the owner of a bar located in the municipality of Minatitlán . 

According to the Veracruz Public Security Secretary , federal and state forces have deployed a search and capture operation for those responsible.  Update next page:

Cuautla/Morelos: Several Fatalities in Presumed Attack Against CJNG Plaza Chief

Oaxaqueño for Borderland Beat

On Saturday, the 13th of April, around 17:30 hrs, an armed attack occurred in the restaurant “Los Estanques”, located the northwestern outskirts of the municipality of Cuautla, in the community of El Hospital. Four people, including a 24 years old man, a 63 years old woman, as well as two minor girls aged 8 and 9, died on the spot. Another two people, a 54 years old woman and a 5 year old boy, later succumbed to their severe wounds in the hospital. In addition to that, nine people were wounded in the shooting. Reportedly, roughly eight hit-men arriving in two cars staged the assault. After the attack, the sicarios fled the scene. However, arrests including two men who are believed to have participated in the attack have been made.

Oaxaqueño Analysis:

There have been plenty of articles and official statements by different authorities regarding the incident, some of them contradicting each other. Having said that, it seems clear by now that the prime target of the attack was Raymundo Isidro Castro Salgado “El Ray”, who is the alleged plaza chief of CJNG in the eastern region of Morelos. 

"Las Marucheras", do women command in the Northeast Cartel?

Sol Prendido for Borderland beat from LaOpinion

"Here we are and we won’t leave, we’ve come to the battle", with this message starts a video spreading on social networks where women who belong to a cell of the drug trafficking group of the Northeast Cartel (CDN) known as" Las Marucheras "are heard.

The images show that they travel through the streets of the municipality of Reynosa in the border state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. Apparently in search of members of rival groups, despite the strong presence of Mexican authorities in that entity.

Friday, April 19, 2019

GTO: "El Marro" Threatens AMLO Again

Armadillo For Borderland Beat From ElUniversal

On Friday, a blanket appeared on a bridge of Constituyentes Boulevard, in which the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel threatens President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and alludes to the armed attack recorded at the North Police Headquarters, which left four dead and one soldier injured. According to municipal authorities, the cartel, led by José Antonio Yépez "El Marro", directs the warning to President López.

A citizen call to 911 alerted the Municipal Police about the appearance of the blanket with white color and black letters. The police withdrew the message from the bridge, which is located between Adolfo López Mateos Boulevard and Miguel Hidalgo Avenue, of this city, and made it available to the Public Ministry.

GTO: Jail Break Attack On Police Station Leaves 4 Dead, Including Judge

Armadillo Borderland Beat From MexicoNewsDaily & Proceso
A jailbreak by gangsters in Celaya, Guanajuato, left four people dead yesterday.State officials reported that a group of uniformed men who identified themselves as judicial police entered a police station in the north of the city and proceeded to the cells.
There they freed a man police identified as Armando, apparently from a community that neighbors Santa Rosa de Lima, believed to be the base of a fuel theft cartel of the same name.

Reynosa Tamaulipas: Federal police facility come under gunfire

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat VXT

Reynosa, Tam.- The facilities of the Federal Police came under gunfire  at dawn on Wednesday by unidentified individuals who were traveling aboard several vehicles.

The events were reported at 02:00 hours on the Reynosa-Monterrey highway, at kilometer 196 + 950 of the La Sierrita road section, close to Libramiento Sur II.

Unofficial versions indicate that there were no injured elements, but several units were damaged when hit by bullets.

In the area were found casings caliber .50 and 7.62x39.

Chihuahua: Sicarios set a trap for the police and storm command headquarters

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat ElSur

An armed group attacked with high-powered weapons the Police Command of the Anáhuac branch where one person died, the same group attacked a police unit in 17th and Ejido streets where the group leader died and another element was injured after being attacked when they went to the call for help from a business that requested help during the night of Tuesday.

Anáhuac, Chihuahua.- A first report received in the emergency system at 9:19 pm alerted the police authorities at different levels tonight about an armed attack that took place in the community of Anáhuac, facts in which the death of an element of the Municipal Police is reported, highlighted to the branch and who was the head of the Group

Survey: 7/10 Mexicans Feel Unsafe In Their City

Armadillo For Borderland Beat From Proceso
Mexico City .- Although President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has insisted again and again that the crimes committed in the country are going down, Mexicans feel more insecure in the cities where they live, according to the National Survey of Urban Public Safety (ENSU) done by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography.

According to the survey done in March 2019, 74.6% of the population aged 18 and over, said that living in their city is unsafe. The figure is higher than that registered in December 2018, when it was placed at 73.7%.

Zetas try to ambush federal police in Guerrero, Tamaulipas

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat from Mipagina
Tamaulipas. - A group of individuals who tried to ambush elements of the Federal Forces left abandoned a van with firearms, tactical equipment and clothes with which were identified with a criminal group, in a gap of Nueva Ciudad Guerrero when failing in its attempt.

Last Saturday afternoon when elements of the Federal Police conducted a tour of surveillance by that population, they ran into armed individuals who shot at them, without making a target.

There was a quick reaction from the feds that forced the individuals to retreat and enter the breaches in place, where they finally left the Ford van equipped with abandoned donkeys and went into the bush on foot.

Alex or Alexis Delgado Villareal CDN sicario firing in the air

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat Narcoviolencia

Nuevo Laredo.-Video showing an assassin of the Northeastern Cartel firing an assault rifle into the air.

The events would have occurred in Nuevo Laredo, where the allegedly family hit man of a Northeastern Cartel commando fired a burst of an AR-15 rifle with impunity.

Los Guerrilleros (The Guerrilla Fighters), new cartel leaves narco manta in Chilpancingo

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat from VXT

Chilpancingo.- The afternoon of Thursday a male was found dead inside a house located on the street Durango of the colony Lomas de Xocomulco in Chilpancingo.

The report to 911 was received around five in the afternoon. Police corporations moved to the place where they confirmed the report.

Inside the house, a lifeless young man was tied up from both his feet and head with tan tape, face down.

He was dressed in red shorts and a gray shirt, barefoot.

According to information from personnel of the state attorney's office, the deceased had already been dead two to three days inside the house.

Next page contains graphic photos

EPN Owns a Gun Known as "matapolicías"; model that has been Confiscated from Narcos

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: RadioFormula

By:  Estela Juarez   April 19, 2019
Weapon acquired by EPN is a "matapolicías"; model that has been confiscated from narcos
It is a weapon 5.7 of FN Herstal,  a gun which is known in the police and Mexican criminal as "mata policias".

On April 17, the dead body of the ex-secretary of  the Presidential Chief of Staff  of the government of  Enrique Peña Nieto ,  Sergio Armando Hernández Vega , was found dead at his home in the State of Mexico.

Chapo action figure more popular than ever in Culiacan

Stevecpta Borderland Beat Depeso

The resin figure is a prototype from a well know photo.  Trademark or not, these narco trinkets have long been on sale in Culiacan...

CITY OF MEXICO, Mexico.- T-shirts, caps, and figures made with resin, are the products with the face of 'El Chapo' Guzmán that have gone on sale at the local San Jesús Malverde, located in Culiacán.

The products with the image of Joaquín 'El Chapo Guzmán' began to be popular after the capo was found guilty in a US court.

TJ Couple Shot in the trunk of their Car while Hitmen Rape their Daughter

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: ZETA By:  Inés García Ramos

A couple was murdered in the trunk of their car for drug trafficking to the US; their daughter forcibly raped then forced to move their bodies.

A married couple was executed in the trunk of their vehicle by a group of men, who also sexually abused their minor daughter. The teenager was then forced to drive the car where the bodies of her parents were found. The line of investigation of the crime points to drug trafficking. 

The PGJE already searched the address where the crime occurred.

Twenty year acquaintances of the family of Jaqueline and Andrés Martínez claimed that both were quiet people, merchants and parents of three children.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

"El Huevo", nephew of Miguel Trevino, and leader of Cartel Del Noreste, allegedly arrested

Armadillo For Borderland Beat From El Universal

Nuevo Laredo.- The presumed arrest of the leader of the Cartel Del Noreste (CDN) Juan Gerardo Treviño Chávez, alias "El Huevo", generated blockades, car burnings and tire popping at different areas. Treviño Chávez is the nephew of the last leader of Los Zetas, Miguel Angel Treviño Morales.

After the alleged arrest, his lieutenants unleashed a series of blockades through the city, mainly in the western sector.Users of social networks denounced the theft of cars, as well as the chaos generated by the blockades in various areas of the city.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Reynosa: 18 AK47's Found In Truck

Armadillo Borderland Beat From VXT
Reynosa, Tam.- Elements of the Federal Police of Reynosa Station secured 18 long AK-47 "cuernos de chivo" hidden in a compartment of a Windstar truck, stopping the driver on the La Sierrita section of the Monterrey highway.

.The events took place on Monday night, around 8:00 pm, at kilometer 197 + 500 of the highway Monterrey-Reynosa, section connecting La Sierrita-Reynosa.

Chicago: Chapo Lieutenant Pleads Guilty To Drug Conspiracy

Armadillo For Borderland Beat From ChicagoSun
A top lieutenant in the drug cartel led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy Wednesday in federal court in Chicago.
Jesus Raul Beltran Leon, 35, admitted his role in the sale of 46 kilograms of cocaine sold in Los Angeles between June 8 and June 10 in 2013.

Beltran Leon now faces a maximum penalty of life in prison. He admitted his guilt in court after signing a written plea declaration, meaning he did not reach a deal with the government.
Sentencing in U.S. District Court was set for July 10, but it may take multiple hearings to decide his fate. Prosecutors asked for time to bring in witnesses to testify. Defense attorneys said they want that testimony to happen before the sentencing hearing.

American hiker missing in Baja California

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat NBC San Diego

Friends and family want help from the United States to find an American citizen living abroad who disappeared during a hike Thursday in a Baja California, Mexico desert.

Kat Hammontre, 68, and her dog, Tootsie, went hiking in the desert near San Felipe with a group of about six friends but she started to have difficulty walking the trail and told her friends to go on without her.

Hammontre said she would wait in the parking lot, but when the group returned, she was nowhere to be found.

"When they came back about 90 minutes later, she was gone. There was no trace of her or the dog; No sign of a wild animal attack," Victoria Langsett, a friend of the missing, said.

Jalisco: Kidnappers cut fingers to 5 young people then released them

Stevecpta Borderland Beat from PorEsto! and Universal

GUADALAJARA, Jalisco, April 16  .- After kidnapping  five young men and keeping them hostage,  a criminal group that operates in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Zone, cut off an index finger of each of the victims then set them free.

The State Prosecutor's Office located the whereabouts of the young people when they went to the Old Civil Hospital on Monday to receive medical attention; there they took the testimony of the victims, who said that they were deprived of their liberty by a group of armed and hooded individuals.

According to the story of those affected, on April 10 they were inside a house located in the Los Encinos subdivision, in Tlajomulco, when an armed group broke into the building and took them all by force.

“Vanilla Gold”: Mexican Vanilla, a New Victim of Organized Crime

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Milenio
                  Pillage and robbery: Ejidatarios have been killed for defending the vanilla crop.
                                                            (Photos Héctor Tellez)
Vanilla, another ''Black gold'' commodity ripe for exploitation at the hands of organized crime cartels.  Because of insecurity, the vanilla plant and its aromatic, flavorful pod is in danger of extinction. Vanilla is endangered by massive theft.

Vanilla Planifolia is a genus of orchid native to Mexico, it is the only orchid not used for ornamental reasons and is the most widely used flavoring agent in the world. Cultivated since pre-Hispanic times, vanilla was positioned as one of the most expensive species in the world for its production and transportation costs. At present, the demand of different markets has potentiated the purchase of synthetic vanilla, whose cost is 10 times lower. This displacement has caused the fluctuation of the price of vanilla in Mexico.

"Gente Nueva": Armed Wing of CDS , 5000 Strong

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Vanguardia
"Gente Nueva"........ The Army of 5,000 men that emerged to protect ''El Chapo'' Guzmán and is now an armed wing of the Sinaloa Cartel

These soldiers received training in Veracruz or Chihuahua where they learn to decapitate, disappear people/ bodies and torture whoever they are ordered to.

This criminal group emerged to protect the famous drug trafficker. They are called "Gente Nueva" and their members were trained to kill in the cruelest manners; they decided to join the narco-trafficker's side, the Sinaloa Cartel , most of them after serving for some time with he Army or the Federal Police .

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Confrontations in La Sierra de Chihuahua: Rumor of Sedena Helicopter Downed Denied

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Various Sources
Chihuahua, Chih., April 11, 2019 
After various media reported the shooting down of a military helicopter and the death of 14 soldiers in Atascaderos, the State Attorney's Office of Chihuahua denied that version.

In a statement, the State Attorney General's office "categorically" denounced an attack on military personnel and the shooting down of a helicopter in the town of Atascaderos, municipality of Guadalupe y Calvo.

"So far, more than one hundred elements of the State Research Agency, State Security Commission and Municipal Public Security Directorate maintain an operation on roads and gaps, in order to provide certainty and tranquility to the public," said the agency.

The Prosecutor's Office said respectful of the different journalistic publications that were made in this regard, "however, it is considered that there must be a sense of proper handling of the information, in such a way that the work of communicating truthfully is fulfilled."

El Cartel del Mar

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Sin Embargo

Tijuana, April 15 (Zeta / SinEmbargo)
Officials, fishermen, assassins, and a criminal structure: now there is the "Cartel del Mar", an organized crime group that deals in the Totoaba Bladders on the black market.

Enrique García Sandez "El Kiki", the man shot in San Felipe , BC  by members of the Secretariat of the Navy, was not an ordinary fisherman but he was the former Profepa inspector.  The Coordination Group identified him as an element close to José Luis García Ruiz, known as "La Yegua", partner of the already detained Óscar "El Parra" Aispuro, whose capture left an empty space that several have tried to occupy in what is now called the "Cartel del Mar", but to date there is a definite leader.

In a conversation with ministerial police, "El Parra" claimed to have a hundred fishermen under his command, while the other cells barely hovered around with about ten pangas. "El Kiki" García's case will be handled by the FGR.

Chivis is Sick !

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Chivis Martinez

Tues, April 16, 2019

Fellow BB contributors and readers:

Chivis has taken unexpectedly ill, she is currently at the doctor and has asked me to let you all know.

She hopes it is minor and can return to us tomorrow,  Ojala !

Please wish her well and bear with us, your comments will be posted eventually, Please be patient !!

I will keep you posted in the event of change of plans.

Get Well Soon, our dear Chivis !

Study: Young Boys Dreaming to Become Narcos and Sicarios

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: laopinion
        Murdered YouTuber "El Pirata de Culiacán", a role model for young children, study finds

Children in northern Mexico dream of being drug traffickers and assassins according to a study by university students. The lack of consequences for crimes and the lack of values ​​could be the main cause.

In the state of Coahuila in northern Mexico with the United States , children dream of becoming drug traffickers , assassins and drug users according to a recently published study.

These are young, between 5 and 11 year old children, who live in the northwest area of ​​the capital of that state, Saltillo , are those who yearn to consume drugs and also be part of an organized crime band. 

This tough conclusion was reached by university students from the Faculty of Social Work of Coahuila , who for two years have participated in the project " Looking to the Future ", in which they analyze the living conditions of minors and with which they seek to promote the development and welfare of children.

Monday, April 15, 2019

More Horror in Mexico; Zapopan, Jalisco: 14 Cadavers Found

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from Riodoce and laopinion
        A total of 14 bodies have been found in the Colonia El Colli Urbano, in Zapopan, Jalisco.

On the third consecutive day of expert work in the area this Sunday, two more bodies were removed, bringing the total to 14, the State Prosecutor's Office said, according to La Silla Rota.

The search began on April 4, in a neighborhood on Popocatépetl Street, near Avenida Patria. That day the agents made the discovery of two bodies, but they could not work until this weekend.

The location, identified by neighbors as a point of sale for drugs, will remained sealed off as a judge has authorized the continuation of the investigation. The work is not finished yet and will continue tomorrow, said the state agency.

“El Rafa” Captured in Bogota, Columbia

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta
         Captured in Bogota ''El Rafa'', Mexican capo sent to Colombia by ''El Mayo'' Zambada
By: Carlo Alvarez

The Colombian Anti-narcotics Police carried out an operation on Saturday, April 13, in Bogotá, Colombia, in which they arrested alias "El Rafa", one of the most wanted Mexican drug traffickers by the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol, for its acronym in English) and American intelligence agencies.

According to local media Noticias Caracol and El Tiempo, who reported the incident, "El Rafa" was captured while walking down a street in the center of the Colombian capital, and as he did not carry identification documents with him at the time of the capture, he asked the agents to take him to his Mercedez Benz vehicle, from which he extracted a false identity.

Special investigations of the Colombian Police, cited by local media, assure that "El Rafa" is the main emissary in Colombia of Ismael Zambada García, "El Mayo", leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, to whom he handled his business in the country South American.

Viagras cruise through Michoacán after a firefight with the CJNG

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat from Reporteniveluno 

MICHOACÁN.- A video has quickly become viral on social networks, where a Los Viagras convoy is shown cruising through the streets of Michoacán, after starring in a brutal shootout against hit men of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG).

Since last week, there have been shootings and clashes between groups of armed civilians and enemies among themselves in different parts of the municipality of Parácuaro, Michoacán.

Local reports state that on April 4, residents of Ordeñitas, Tepehuaje and Maravatío registered attacks and shootings against the populace, as well as direct attacks and house fires.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

QR: A human head and an announcement of a new group found in Playa del Carmen

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat from Noticaribe

Warning Brutal execution video below

A decapitated human head, with narcomanta, was left behind the Municipal Palace of Playa del Carmen.

The head with its eyes and mouth covered with tape, was found in the early hours of this Friday behind the Municipal Palace of Playa del Carmen.

Manta reads as follows:

"People of Playa del Carmen. We have already arrived in this municipality to cleanse out the scum, traitors, and sellout faggot cops. Do not be scared people. The problem is not with you. But it is against all those faggot taxi drivers, hawks, state commanders and prosecutors who are at the service of these fucking faggots. You’ve already been located. We really are a cartel. So be fucking ready.  Because I'm going to tear you into pieces. And here’s the proof. We are going after everyone who’s on the list. You’ll be caught defecating all over yourself."

"Sincerely, The People of Aquiles"
Video translation is as follows:
Sicario #1: Here we go bitches! This goes for all the vane and treacherous people. And also for all the corrupted and the police. Keep sending us your people. And all will be left in pieces. Holy fuck! This is the people of Aquilles brother.
Sicario #2: Stay still, stay still bitch! (Hack sawing away here)
Sicario #3: Go,go,go....go,go,go,go.
Sicario #1: Keep sending your people and this is how they will end up motherfuckers!
Sicario #2: We are the grand dick here.
Sicario #3: We are sicarios of Aquiles. (In a low voice coaching sicario # 1 on what to say next).
Sicario #1: We are sicarios of Aquiles.
Sicario #3: Politicians and police.
Sicario #1: Just as well for you politicians and police.
Sicario #3: Pull it, pull it (Severed head).... Go fuck your mother.

- Sol Prendido
Grotesque execution video on following page--no further text

Salamanca: Red Cross Suspends its Work due to Violence

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Debate y ElSol

Guanajuato- The Red Cross stopped providing service indefinitely in the Mexican city of Salamanca , hit by criminal violence , after an ambulance was attacked by an armed commando on Saturday to take the wounded man, the institution reported Sunday.

"The Mexican Red Cross Delegation Salamanca closes its doors until further notice for security reasons, no medical service will be provided in its facilities, and ambulances will not be attended to," he said in a statement.

GOOD NEWS: The State has provided security so that the Red Cross may resume their valuable activities.

Cajeme, Sonora: 27 Bodies Found in Clandestine Graves

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Televisa and Diario de Yaqui

By: Laura Lizbeth Hernández Estrada April 14, 2019

This Saturday, a group of women, relatives of the disappeared, found remains of 25 bodies, 22 of them of men and three of women, in  clandestine graves located in the rural area of ​​the Municipality of Cajeme, in the state of Sonora. 

According to the authorities, at least two gangs of organized crime operate in the state, dedicated mainly to drug trafficking, are fighting for the plaza.
In this area, 13 more bodies were located 13 days ago, among them men and women. With picks, rods and shovels,  is the method used which led to the discovery of 19 more pits , where it is presumed that they have already found women and  a minor.

The women, accompanied by at least ten experts and forensic doctors, carried  sticks that they buried in the ground to look for bones, as well as picks and shovels to excavate where they found signs that the earth had been removed.

More than 30 women combed about 30,000 square meters of the field, where they found clothing, jewelry, wallets, handbags and identification, as well as signs of clandestine burials.