Friday, May 24, 2019

Video: Convoy of CDN sicarios getting gasoline before "topón" with Coahuila State Police

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

Minutes before the confrontation that left twelve CDN enforcers dead, the convoy stopped for gas, video footage gleaned from a security camera surfaced Thursday in social media.

The assassins are shown driving into a gas station, where their vehicles were being filled with gasoline.  Some of the heavily armed assassins  exited their vehicles and stood guard as the attendant filled the tanks.

The governor of Coahuila, Miguel Angel Riquelme Solis, reported that the number of dead totaled 12.

The shootout between the Fuerza Coahuila [state police] and CDN occurred on Sunday on the Minas La Florida Highway, towards Planta Lavadora,  in the municipality of Múzquiz

The shooting, according to reports, began after the police detected a 30 truck convoy with armed civilians on board.

Through Facebook and Twitter residents of towns close to Múzquiz, such as Barroterán, and Sabinas, warned of the risk situation, advising to avoid going out into the streets. Even Monclova, which is further South, issued a Red Alert to its residents. [Click on image to view]

CANCUN: Possible identification on dismembered individual

A quartered body was located inside an oil drum, on a dirt road from the El Pedregal neighborhood, about 500 meters from Cancún Avenue, where the neighbors made the grisly discovery.

Early reports indicated that the corpse could correspond to one of the people who was kidnapped on Wednesday afternoon, in another point of the city.

The police corporations received the report of the discovery of human remains inside black bags, in El Pedregal neighborhood, in Supermanzana 523, nine blocks from Cancún Avenue, near a company of transport vans.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

In confrontation, 1 dead and 7 arrested in Zapotlanejo, Jalisco, in operation by Sedena

During an operation carried out by elements of the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) a confrontation with armed civilians took place in the municipality of Zapotlanejo. Additionally, a person who had been kidnapped was rescued.

SONORA: 14 apprehended in binational operation

As a result of a binational operation that took place in Sonora, where elements of the Regional Security Division of the Federal Police and personnel of the US Customs and Border Protection Office (CBP) participated, 14 people were arrested who allegedly guarded a clandestine camp.

The events occurred when federal agents received an alert from the international border patrol liaison, in which they reported a group of people camouflaged in tactical clothing who remained in a camp set up on a hill very close to the border between the U.S. and Mexico.

Mexico City:2 gangs of drug pushers are dismantled in Tlalpan, main cause of violence in the south

Mexico City police captured two gangs of drug dealers in the Tlalpan city center called Los Macedos and Los Cambrón, identified by the authorities as the main generators of violence in the south of the capital for control of the territory.

From the first group was achieved the detention of six people under the command of Eduardo Mejía Herrero El Macedo, they were caught with 124 plastic bags of marijuana and 50 pesos

Meanwhile, five members were arrested from the second criminal gang, a group led by Jorge Romero Cambrón El Boludo (Mr. Big Balls), who was caught with 75 wrapped rocks of cocaine and cash.

CJNG leaves manta in Uruapan

Authorities of the C5 region in Uruapan, Michoacán, reported the following: Around 10:00 A.M., Elements of the Michoacán Police, located on a pedestrian bridge at Boulevard Industrial
and the corner of Avenida Prolongación Jalisco, Colonia Eduardo Ruíz, township of Uruapan,
Michoacán, a manta, with the following message:

A Boom in Narco - Laboratories as Synthetic Drugs Become More Popular at Home and Abroad

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta
                                                       Narco-laboratories on the rise
                 Synthetic drug dealers have increased profits by reducing their operating costs.

By: Luis Carlos Saénz
Since 2016, the Mexican Army has secured 273 methamphetamine factories. Sinaloa, once resistant to enter that market, now leads Michoacán and Jalisco. Only three people were put in a prosecutorial process during that period. Narcos take advantage of low production costs, the secrecy and immediacy to distribute their products and the addictive power of the substances to enhance their illicit business, estimates the organized crime investigator, Sergio Manuel Robles.

In recent years the number of clandestine laboratories for the manufacture of synthetic drugs in Mexico has increased, but their assurance by the authorities is going down, as well as the arrest of alleged criminals involved and the confiscation of substances within the establishments, that have decreased, according to statistics from the Ministry of National Defense.

Video Interview: "I Survived a CJNG Training School"

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: GrupoFormula y Vanguardia
            "I tasted human flesh"; Hired assassin of the CJNG tells how he survived his atrocities
   "You see how they kill people, they test human flesh, you live in terror":  his testimony on video

By: Mariana Cervantes May 21, 2019
"With feet in front" is the only way to escape from the training camp of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), said "Francisco".

"Francisco" - the name he chose to protect his identity - spent three months in a CJNG training camp and gave his testimony to Noticias Telemundo Investigación.

In that time he learned to respect the rules, the handling of short and long weapons, to ambush, and not to be a gossip, however, the most chilling was not to learn to kill, but to eat human flesh.

"You see how they kill people, they test human flesh, you live in terror," he said in an interview with Telemundo.

Francisco, who previously worked in a cookie factory, had to endure physical and psychological resistance tests and overcome loyalty tests. Video Interview on next page:

Tip Leads to $1.3 Million US Dollars and Arms in an OXXO

Yaqui fro Borderland Beat from: GrupoFormula
After anonymous complaint, Authorities find $1.3 million dollars and weapons hidden in an Oxxo.

Elements of the Sedena and the Federal Police carried out the assurance of $1, 373, 235 US dollars plus long and short arms in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora.

The Fourth Military Zone of the northern state reported that the search was made in response to an anonymous report.

According to the reports, the cash was hidden along with two long guns and a short one among drinks of tomato juice. In addition, ammunition of different calibers was also found.

The organization did not give details about the type of warehouse in which the money was found, but it is speculated that the property belongs to an OXXO convenience store .

Money and firearms were made available to the corresponding authorities.

10 Dead in Bloody Confrontation in Uruapán

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Excelsior
Confrontations between antagonistic groups of organized crime left ten dead and three more wounded, police said.

State authorities indicated that the exchange of bullets was recorded in the Colonia Arroyo Colorado; Municipality of Uruapán, Michoacán. 

At the close of this edition, the mortal victims remained as unidentified, while the wounded were taken to hospitals for medical attention, in police custody. When the authorities arrived they described the scene as a battlefield.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Acuña: 2 civilians die in clash against Fuerza Coahuila

Chivis Martinez  Borderland Beat from SigloTorreon 

Note:  North East Coahuila continues to be a hotbed of violence, in the cities north of Saltillo.  In the past week there have been 7 clashes between CDN and Fuerza Coahuila. Fuerza is the so called elite state police force, who replaced GATE.  GATE was created by Humberto Moreira who was governor at the time.  GATE force became as terrorizing as the cartels, according to citizens reports.  Fuerza’s force of 3000 and according to the Governor, their main purpose is to fight Zetas.  CDN has had a hold of  this territory, which is not far from Nuevo Laredo, their most important plaza. 

Zacatecas: "La Barredora" announces arrival and plans to cleanse the plaza of Talibanes

In different locations of Zacatecas La Barredora advertises images of sicarios. They announce their arrival and cleansing plans of Los Talibanes belonging to Z50. And someone known as El Mama Chile (The Cock Sucker) of El Chorizo (Mr. Sausage) and Cabuto.

Manta reads as follows:
La Barredora has arrived. Talibanes belonging to Z50: Mamachiles of El Chorizo and Cabuton

Mantas and a human head are left for Los Virus of Acapulco

At the Calle 25 on the bridge of the Lopez Portillo and Emiliano Zapata neighborhoods. The scene was cordoned off by the police, while personnel of the State Attorney General's Office carried out the legal proceedings.

The severed head was transferred over to the harbor SEMEFO facilities for the applicable legal procedures. While the taxi was towed away to the motor pool for the integration of the investigative folder.

Mantas read as follows:

DOJ Announces Trafficking Ties Between Sinaloa Cartel and UAE

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: USDoJ Photos from Zeta
               Office of the United States Attorneys The United States Department of Justice
                                                     Southern District of California

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of California

Major Takedown Dismantles Multi-State Methamphetamine Network Tied to Sinaloa Cartel
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matthew J. Sutton (619) 546-8941 and Ryan A. Sausedo (619) 546-9689


San Diego, Ca: Indictments were unsealed today in San Diego federal court charging 43 members of a methamphetamine distribution network tied to the Sinaloa Cartel with federal drug trafficking and money laundering offenses.

During the coordinated takedown that began early this morning, investigators executed over a dozen search warrants and seized approximately 80 pounds of methamphetamine, four firearms, and more than $100,000 in U.S. currency. As of today at 5 p.m., 33 of the forty-three defendants are either in federal or state custody. Authorities are continuing to search for 10 defendants. Many of the defendants are scheduled to be arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda Lopez at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow.

930 pounds of meth-embedded carrots stopped at Reynosa-Pharr bridge

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat material from U.S. Customs

Customs and Border Protection officials found $18.5 million worth of methamphetamine in a commercial load of carrots crossing into Pharr, Texas.

The shipment was stopped at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge and searched at the port’s cargo facility May 17, according to a CBP news release. A secondary inspection of the tractor-trailer, using non-intrusive imaging equipment and a canine team revealed 384 packages of methamphetamine in the trailer, weighing almost 930 pounds.

Plan antihuachicoleo has not reduced fuel theft

The federal strategy to combat huachicoleo has not managed to stop the number of attacks on Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) pipelines: despite social programs aimed at discouraging fuel theft and unprecedented deployment of federal soldiers and police to attack the milking, the number of clandestine pits remained practically at the same levels during the first quarter of this year. 

In response to a request for transparency made by this newspaper, Pemex revealed that its pipelines have suffered a total of 4,374 attacks from January 1 to March 31 :1565 in January, 1342 in February and 1467 in March. 

The numbers - disaggregated at the municipality and day levels - not only make it possible to map the behavior of the gangs dedicated to the theft of huachicol at the start of this government, but point to the fact that the milking attempts have not diminished significantly, even in areas of strong military presence, like Hidalgo.

Leader of hacker cartel was earning over 50-100 M pesos per month.

Elements of the Criminal Investigation Agency, of the Attorney General's Office, captured in León, Guanajuato, Héctor Ortiz Solares, El H-1, El Patrón or El Bandido Boss, identified as the alleged leader of the criminal organization called Bandidos Revolutions Team, a group made up of hackers that infected the SPEI system of banks with malware (virus) to extract money and deposit it to third parties.

Officials of the federal government clarified that this criminal organization is not related to last year's attacks on the SPEI system, but that their way of operating was different and they had been operating for five years.

The criminal group had 27 luxury cars of various brands, including Ferrari, Mercedes Benz, Audi, McLaren and Lamborghini, which have an approximate value of between 14 and 16 million pesos.

Forensic Services and Morgues Overwhelmed in Veracruz

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: MND
                               Forensic services overwhelmed in Veracruz: too many bodies
Bodies in hidden graves, violent crime and the closure of morgues have made a bad situation worse

The discovery of scores of clandestine graves in Veracruz in recent years, high levels of violent crime and the closure of several morgues have overwhelmed the state’s forensic services, forcing authorities to acquire another refrigerated container to store unidentified bodies.

From Poza Rica, a municipality in the central north region of the state, to Coatzacoalcos in the south, morgues have been shut down and abandoned, according to a report in the newspaper Milenio. The VIDEO is worth watching.

Chinese Being Trafficked Through Tijuana

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta

Authorities on both sides of the border have identified a human trafficking cell that operates in northwest Tijuana. Despite being an area linked to the CAF, the leaders of the group are linked to the Sinaloa Cartel, the polleros are mostly people born in Michoacán, old residents of the United States, deported on multiple occasions. Victims pay from $25,000 to $70,000 US dollars to reach Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York or Chicago, Illinois.

Information from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE) indicates that for Asians, crossing the United States illegally through the border with Baja California, it costs $45,000 to $70, 000 dollars per person .

The figure can be reduced to around $25,000 - $30,000 dollars, if the transfer of migrants is not in charge of the criminal group from Asia, also depending on the crossing point, how dangerous are the conditions of the transfer to the United States and from the city where they are going to leave.

Sidney Aki, director of the San Ysidro Port of Entry for Customs and Border Protection (CBP, for its acronym in English), explained that at that point it is common to find illegal immigrants of Chinese origin inside the cars: "In the trunk, down between the luggage, between the clothes, on the floor board and near the engine ".

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

VIDEO: Guerrero Auto Defenses Mobilizing Against “Los Dumbos”

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Proceso
     Alert for mobilization of self-defense groups; they fear another shock in Xaltianguis (Video)

By: Ezequil Flores Contreras
Chilpancingo Guerrero:  The Secretary of Public Security of the state (SSP) warned that members of the self-defense of the Union of Peoples and Organizations of the State of Guerrero (UPOEG), moved from the Costa Chica region to the Acapulco-Chilpancingo corridor, which they are currently fighting with the "Los Dumbos" group and the community guard of Tlacotepec.

On an official card, the command of the State Preventive Police (PPE) attached to the sector headquarters of El Limón, reported that on Sunday at about 13:20 hours, at least 60 vehicles were observed in which armed civilians were traveling.

Members of the self-defense of the UPOEG were heading to the town of Tierra Colorada, the municipal capital of Juan R. Escudero, in the Central region of the entity, according to the official statement.

The SSP broadcast a video where the members of the self-defense are observed aboard trucks on the Tierra Colorada-Tecoanapa state highway.

“El Mono” Muñoz Makes Plea Deal, Now is US Informant

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: MySan Antonio y Vangurdia
Juan Manuel “"El Mono” Muñoz Luevano, Politically connected Mexican businessman, once a fugitive, is now a government witness in San Antonio, Texas, USA

By: Guillermo Contreras
A politically connected Mexican businessman pleaded guilty Monday in San Antonio to conspiracy to launder drug money, formalizing a deal that turned the former high-value fugitive into a government informant.

Juan Manuel “"El Mono” Muñoz Luevano, who is from Coahuila, Mexico, was extradited to San Antonio in March from Spain, where he was arrested in 2016 on allegations of importing drugs through one of the European countries’ busiest ports.

Vicente Zambada Niebla' Full Plea Agreement

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

In November 2018, Vicente Zambada entered into a plea agreement to cooperate with the government on several drug trafficking cases.  His sentencing was postponed at that time to await what he testified to during the trial of El Chapo.  He admitted to as much during his testimony at the trial.

Prosecutors have recommended he be given a 17 year sentence, for his ‘Unrivaled’ cooperation against drug lords.  That means he could be out free to live in the U.S. with his family and at least 1 Million USD in the witness protection program.  His family was safely moved to the U.S. when he agreed to cooperate.

It also came out in the trial that he had gained permission from his father, “El Mayo” to leave the organized crime life, just before his arrest.

Subsequent to his receiving his father’s blessing to leave, a meeting was arranged in Mexico City with DEA agents, and it was promised he would not be arrested.  It was a trap.  When he arrived however he was arrested. 

Plea Agreement:

Feds recommend 17 years in prison for Vicente Zambada, out in 5

BrownTown for Borderland Beat from ChicagoSun

 ‘Unrivaled’ cooperation against drug lords, prosecutors say

Federal prosecutors in Chicago are asking a judge to sentence one of Mexico’s most powerful narcotics traffickers to 17 years in prison, giving him a break because of the extraordinary help he gave in providing information about leaders of his Sinaloa drug cartel and their rivals.

Vicente Zambada-Niebla, 44, coordinated trains, ships, Boeing 747s and submarines to move cocaine from South America to Mexico between 1996 and 2008. He also supervised Margarito Flores and Pedro Flores, twins from Chicago who smuggled tons of coke to Chicago. They both got 14-year sentences after they cooperated against the Sinaloa cartel.

Zambada-Niebla moved his family to Spain and Canada, only to get pulled back to Mexico to live and work under the umbrella of his father, the Sinaloa cartel’s shadowy co-leader Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, who remains on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s most-wanted list.

10 Confirmed Dead in Múzquiz, Coahuila Confrontation; State Authorities Refusing to Report Details

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Proceso
                                 Ten confirmed dead in the  Múzquiz, Coahuila confrontation

Saltillo, Coahuila:  The death toll from the armed confrontation occurred on Sunday night in the municipality of Múzquiz, Coahuila is now confirmed as 10.

The local newspaper Zócalo confirmed that the commander of the Criminal Investigation Police at the Mineral de Palaú, Yunir Marcelino, died at 8 a.m. this Monday due to a shot he received in the head. The death of three alleged members of the Northeastern Cartel criminal group (CDN) was also confirmed.

However, municipal authorities unofficially report at least 25 deaths, including three members of the Fuerza Coahuila corporation, which is not yet confirmed by state authorities, who have refused to report details of what happened since Sunday night.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Veracruz: 15 Murders in 24 hrs, a human head went unnoticed in front of town hall

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  from Veracruz La Silla Rota

A human head went unnoticed for 5 hours in a cooler in front of a town hall

The decapitated head could belong to the decapitated body found in the morning of the same Sunday wrapped in carpet in Colonia Linda Vista.

After the murder of three people in the city of Fortín and the discovery of human remains,  the finding of a human head was reported, abandoned inside a cooler in a park in front of the Municipal Palace. Although the cooler containing the head was in plain sight amid busy pedestrian traffic, it went unnoticed for 5 hours.

According to information from ministerial authorities, the head could belong to the decapitated body found in the morning of the same Sunday wrapped in a carpet in Colonia Linda Vista of that municipality; now it must be corroborated.

Videos: Interrogation of El Largo, of La Familia Michoacana responsible for the massacre of state police

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  from LaOpinion

One of the alleged perpetrators of the October 2018 ambush against police of the Secretariat of Security of the State of Mexico in the municipality of Almoloya de Alquisiras was arrested.  He , together with seven other subjects linked to drug trafficking, ambushed and murdered 4 police and captured the killings on video.

This subject identified as Edgar "N", alias "El Largo" or "El Grande", 24 years old, was a priority objective, since his participation in several criminal events was accredited.

The arrest occurred as a result of an investigation jointly with the Army.  The arrest was conducted at an address in the town of La Unión, municipality of Tlatlaya.

Bloody Weekend in Cd Juarez , Including 3 Men Found Inside a Wall

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: El Diario
A total of 22 people were killed during Friday, Saturday and Sunday in different parts of the city, reported the State Attorney's Office, through the area of ​​Social Communication.

There were 10 murders on Friday, 7 on Saturday and 5 on Sunday, said Alejandro Rubalcaba spokesman for the corporation.

There are already 103 people killed in the month of May, 11 of them are women, of whom three were buried clandestinely, in the courtyards of two houses in the west of the city.

Some of these individual incidents can be found on yesterday's Post: Commando Opens Fire on Party.

Three men were abandoned this afternoon inside some walls located on Globo and Mauricio Corredor streets in Colonia Chaveña,  all were first reported as dead, however, one of them was still alive, so he was transferred by rescuers to a hospital. 

Attorney records his assassination

On Saturday, April 27, in the municipality of Cuautitlán, Mexico, the afternoon was painted blood red after a lawyer was murdered in cold blood in the center of the town. Journalistic reports indicate that a subject entered the office of the lawyer Enrique Villavicencio Cruz, and shot him in the head.

The killer also shot the secretary and her son. The events occurred at noon, in the building located on Aldama Street on November 20. The people were transferred to the Vicente Villada Hospital.

More than 60 security cameras belonging to organized crime removed

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat from VXT

Chivis Note; These cameras are most likely CDN.  The Trevino's were the first creating a radio and security network in Coahuila, Tamaulipas and Veracruz. Looks like they are up to their old tricks. Read two good posts about their network using this hyperlink and this one.  Their network was very impressive.  

Tamaulipas - Elements of the Police located just over 60 video cameras installed in different parts of Reynosa that allegedly belong to organized crime.

Agents of the State Police and other corporations were responsible for removing more than 60 cameras disguised to look like those of any service company.

Cartel de Golfo Leader Arrested at Exclusive Country Club in Celaya, Guanajuato

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Excelsior
                                        Alleged leader of the Gulf Cartel in Guanajuato
José Francisco 'N' was arrested in the 'Álamo Country Club' Fraccionamiento, one of the most exclusive in Celaya; without firing a single shot the elements of the prosecution managed to capture this alleged criminal. 

Under intelligence work, elements of the State Attorney General's Office managed to arrest José Francisco "N" , alleged leader of a Gulf Cartel cell operating in the state of Guanajuato.

The elite elements made a search in the "Álamo Country Club" Fractionation , one of the most exclusive in Celaya, Guanajuato.

Another Weekend in TJ, BC: 17 Dead Plus Human Heads

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta y ElSol
      Five dead and  a human head in a bag with narco - message; no word on the message itself.

In front of the grocery store "7 Gallos", located on Avenida Lázaro Cárdenas, in the Niño Artillero neighborhood, a human head was left wrapped in a plastic bag and a threatening message, which until now is unknown.

The incident occurred on the Niño Artillero neighborhood, of the Sánchez Taboada delegation, when the report of a black bag containing a human head on top of a white blanket with a message towards a criminal group was answered.

Soon, the area was cordoned off by the Municipal Police, and an operation was set up to arrest those responsible, however it was not successful.

It is worth mentioning that just yesterday Friday, another human head was found inside a backpack, on a pedestrian bridge at the height of Colonia Manuel Paredes.

At least 6 Dead: Confrontation Mineral La Florida, Municipality of Múzquiz, Coahuila

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Rancherita y Vanguardia

On the night of this Sunday, May 19, in a security action, elements of Fuerza Coahuila confronted a group of heavily armed civilians in a breach near the community of Mineral La Florida, in the Municipality of Múzquiz, Coahuila, which until now shows a balance of at least six likely criminals killed, according to the information provided by the Ministry of Public Security through a statement. 

To this action responded a helicopter and elements of the Federal Police, as well as members of the Secretariat of National Defense.  Staff of the Forensic Expert Services Dept of ​​the State Attorney General's Office is currently gathering evidence.

However, due to the lack of lighting, as well as the complex conditions of the land where the events took place, they have not yet concluded, so the final balance that this action could not be determined by the security forces and is yet be determined.

Schools classes are now officially suspended. Graphic Photos Next Page; VIDEO bottom

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Cd Juarez: Armed Commando Opens Fire on a Party

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: El Diario y ElNorte
Ciudad Juarez:  Two dead and three injured, including a minor, left by an armed attack recorded last night in front of a house located on Xochimilcas Street in the Colonia Azteca where a gathering was being held.

Armed men came to the site and emptied their weapons against the attendees of the party.

After the shooting there were screams and terror, the injured people were taken in private vehicles to a hospital. Relatives of the victims went into crisis mode as crying and screaming commenced while trying to absorb the horror of what happened.

Elements of the different police corporations secured the scene and began with the first investigations. Experts from the State Attorney General's Office lifted the ballistic evidence and the bodies. Until tonight the names and ages of the victims were not disclosed and no arrests have been reported.

CJNG Blocks Highways in Michoacan

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: El Financiero y LaVozdeMichoacán
               Alleged members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel block roads in Michoacán

In this regard, the Ministry of Public Security channels and said that the blockade had been carried out by armed ''civilians''.

By: Arturo Estrada
Presumed members of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, (CJNG)  made two road blockades on Saturday in the state of Michoacán, both in the municipality of Uruapán.

Civilians armed with assault rifles and hoods robbed drivers of two trailers to hinder vehicular traffic on the state roads of Uruapan and Gabriel Zamora.

According to information gathered by El Financiero, it was learned that the alleged members of the CJNG did not use their weapons, but they did show blankets with the initials of the cartel. La Voz de Michoacán reports that factions from both CJNG and "Los Viagras" arrived heavily armed with their initials on their trucks. The drivers of the tractor trailers stood down for fear of being injured or worse; but ultimately the armed and hooded men fled in the trucks.

"Manolo" Leader of Los Rojos Arrested in Morelos

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Excelsior
                                 Manuel "P", ''Manolo'', alleged leader of Los Rojos in Morelos

"Manolo'' is a member of the circle of confidence of Santiago Mazari, "El Carrete", leader of Los Rojos and linked in 2014 to the disappearance of the 43 students of the Rural Normal of Ayotzinapa

By: David Vicenteńo 5/19/2019 3:19 PM

In compliance with an arrest warrant, elements of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) arrested Manuel "P", alias "Manolo" , head of the criminal group identified as Los Rojos, in the southern state of Morelos in the municipality of Zacatepec.

According to the investigations of the autonomous body, the detained person was responsible for coordinating the collection of "piso" and extortions to merchants and businessmen in that area, as well as co-opting municipal officials.

3 Hectares of Poppy Crops Near Tijuana, BC = 2 Million Plants

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta
A poppy field of approximately three hectares was located by agents of the State Preventive Police at the height of El Veladero Hill, in the Natura district, in Tijuana.

The first data provided to ZETA  that at 4:38 pm on Friday they reported to the emergency line that from Camino Vecinal street in Colonia Natura a poppy field was visible.

PEP units arrived at the site and confirmed the fact that it is estimated that around 2 Million plants  with pods and flowers were planted in sections in an aligned manner and was outstanding in the  vegetation of the area.

The officers  specified that they were approximately 3 hectares which had 80 plants per square meter, some had pink flowers and a characteristic bulb of the poppy plant, from which opium gum is obtained and then manufactured into the dangerous drug known as a heroin.

At the moment there are no reported detainees or weapons seizure. Agents of the State Preventive and elements of the SEDENA guard the perimeter.

Telemundo to feature a CJNG Sicario in 3 part series

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from RapidNews

Noticias Telemundo Investiga, the investigative news unit for Telemundo, is prepping "Reclutado por el narco", a series of three reports based on the first testimony to the media by a hit man for the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG).

Presented by journalist Aldo Meza, the series [Spanish] documents the methods used by Mexico’s most powerful criminal organisation to recruit, train and control its assassins.

Reclutado por el narco will air in three parts, Monday through Wednesday, 20-22 May, during Noticias Telemundo’s primetime newscast. It will also be available online, via the Noticias Telemundo mobile app and property’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.

“Noticias Telemundo Investiga has gone where no one has before: To the heart of the CJNG, the criminal organisation that took over the Sinaloa Cartel,” Noticias Telemundo Investiga director, Elena Gonzáles, said. “This is the first time anyone has been able to give a first-hand account of the extreme methods the cartel uses in its ‘terror schools,’ the camps where it trains its killers through tactics ranging from torture to ritual cannibalism.”

San Juan de Sabinas, Coahuila: 5 Bodies Left in Car at Police Station

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Vanguardia y El Sol
Piedras Negras, Coahuila May 18, 2019

The event occurred in the Carboniferous and North regions, in area about one hour away; operatives deployed.

According to an official statement, the State Prosecutor's Office (FGE) learned early Saturday morning of the abandonment of a vehicle in the vicinity of the offices of the Investigative Police in the  Municipality of San Juan de Sabinas,  inside they found the bodies of five people without life. 

"Staff of the FGE opened an investigation folder in this regard, proceeds to the identification of the bodies, as well as the collection of evidence to clarify the facts and punish those responsible," said the document released to the media this morning.

Network of Sicarios Killed Journalist in Playa del Carmen

Yaqui for Borderland beat from: ElSol
            Network of assassins killed journalist Francisco Romero: says Office of the Prosecutor
By:Rafael Martínez
The Attorney General of the State of Quintana Roo informed that the accused are at the disposal of the Public Ministry.

One of the three men arrested and held responsible for the armed attack on the Cervecería Chapultepec restaurant confessed to being the material author of the homicide of reporter Francisco Romero Díaz, alias "Ñaca Ñaca", which also happened in this city on Thursday at the Gota a Gota Bar.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Atlanta: La Barbie's Father-in-Law "El Charro sentenced to 34 years

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from LAT and BB Archive
In 2015 El Charro was one of 13 narcos extradited to the U.S.
including La Barbie and El Coss

ATLANTA - The right-hand man in the United States of the head of a cocaine transport and distribution network, Edgar Valdez-Villareal, also known as "La Barbie," was sentenced to federal prison for cocaine trafficking and money laundering.

In a statement released Thursday, Prosecutor Byung J. "BJay" Pak said that District Judge Leigh Martin May, sentenced Carlos Montemayor González, of Tamaulipas, Mexico, to 34 years and three months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised freedom.

Pak says that Montemayor established a successful transportation and logistics company in Laredo, Texas in 1992, which specialized in transporting goods from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, to the United States.

Baja Ca: “WAX” Bullets and More Crystal Meth

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta
                 Marijuana "Wax" packed into bullet cartridges confiscated, one woman arrested

Found in possession of several cartridges containing liquid marijuana known as "Wax", a woman was captured by elements of the  State Preventive Police (PEP) in the vicinity of El Sauzal Rodriguez, Ensenada, BC near Mexico's Highway #1.

The arrest was made during a route of prevention deployed on Second Street and "J", of the aforementioned area, where they located a female standing on the street, who expressed nervous attitude after noticing the presence of the police unit.

The woman held a plastic bag, which she dropped to the ground and several small boxes were observed, which is why the agents proceeded to a routine interview.

US Sanctions Former Governor And Magistrate For Aiding CJNG

El Armadillo For Borderland Beat From Treasury
Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated a Mexican magistrate judge and a former Mexican governor due to their involvement in corruption activities.  OFAC designated Mexican magistrate judge Isidro Avelar Gutierrez pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) because of his actions on behalf of the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG) and the Los Cuinis Drug Trafficking Organization (Los Cuinis), two closely allied narcotics trafficking organizations designated pursuant to the Kingpin Act in 2015.  Avelar Gutierrez received bribes from these narcotics trafficking organizations in exchange for providing favorable judicial rulings to their senior members. 

"El Osmar" Extorsion Leader of Union Tepito Detained

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Vanguardia

          At the time of his arrest this subject carried a firearm and had in his possession drugs.

After four months of freedom, in the early hours of this Saturday, capital authorities arrested Alexis Osmar Flores Diaz, alias "El Osmar" , who is presumed to be the extortionist and distribution leader of the Union Tepito cartel.

The Attorney General's Office of Mexico City reported that the arrest of "El Osmar" was carried out in the streets of the Condesa neighborhood, Cuauhtémoc, where he charged extortion in the bars in the area.

According to the first reports , at the time of his arrest this guy carried a firearm and had drugs in his possession.

In 2018, "El Osmar" was arrested by the then Secretary of Public Security (now the Secretariat of Public Safety) for extortion in the Coapa area, Coyoacán City Hall. However, in February of this year he was released.

Video: Armed suspects refuse to exit their Armored G-500, so police tow them to the station

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Reforma

Two armed men remained entrenched inside an armored Mercedes refusing orders to exits the vehicle.  They locked themselves in the G500, and would not budge.

Police decided to take action by towing the Mercedes to the Central Prosecutor's Office in Colonia Doctores of Mexico City.

The incident began around 5:50 pm this afternoon, when police from the Ministry of Public Safety (SSC) conducted the stop in a routine check at the corner of Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas and Calle Lucas Alamán.

CJNG leaves a message for El Bucanas and Los Zetas

Cañada Morelos, Puebla - "This happened to me because I supported Los Bucanas and didn’t join CJNG. This message also goes to all the Zetas. Fall into formation or I’ll make you fall into formation. Sincerely, CJNG” , is the message that was found next to human remains in a plastic box this Friday morning. 

In response to this, public security units from the state of Puebla, the Mexican Army and the Ministry arrived to begin the investigation and removal of the remains.

Jalisco: CJNG slaughter house, 18 bagged bodies

This Friday a new safe house was located in the town of San Agustín, in Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, where several persons kidnapped were located and at least 18 bags with possible remains, according to information from the Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional  (Sedena).

Elements of the Second Battalion of Special Forces  of the Sedena patrolled at the crest of Juarez and Guadalupe Victoria around 1:40 hours when they were attacked with gun fire by subjects in a pick-up truck.

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Juarez: 4 murdered women, 2 were incinerated, one was pregnant

Ciudad Juárez - Experts from the Women's Special Prosecutor's Office (FEM) exhumed the corpses of two women, who were buried in the courtyard of a house in Los Insurgentes neighborhood in Ciudad Juárez.

The victims were identified unofficially by their relatives as Saira Alicia Rivera González, 19, and Judith Jazmín Bedolla Haros, 17, who had an missing report since May 10.

It is known that the young Judith Jasmine Bedolla had reported that she was pregnant.