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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Ovidio Guzmán Failed Capture Video Analysis

The criminals managed to dismantle the entire operation. Who failed? Who did not conduct the intelligence work? 145 elements of the federal forces were neutralized by 315 criminals

Video translation is as follows:

Reporter: 145 elements of the federal forces were neutralized by 315 criminals on October 17 in Culiacán, Sinaloa. This is the map of the operation presented by the Secretary of National Defense. Here the target is located. The house of Ovidio Guzmán lies on the Calle José Muro Pico of the Tres Ríos subdivision in the city of Culiacán. According to the design of the operation that was carried out by the Mexican Army Unit Information Analysis Group for Drug Trafficking. 

Narco Police For The Month Of October

Valle de Allende, Chihuahua - The Ministerial Police dismantled the Police Cartel in Valle de Allende, linked to the kidnapping of businessmen in the southern region of the State.

The current commander of the Allende municipal police, Alfonso de León, is the brother of the female kidnapper agent: // and head of 4 active agents responsible for carrying out kidnappings.

Some of the kidnapped have been executed or are missing.

Juárez, Chihuahua: Rivals Executed In Coordinated Attacks

The coordination of organized crime resulted in four new deaths in synchronized form.

An armed attack on the street José María Arteaga of Colonia Vicente Guerrero left a corpse lying halfway down the street.

In another attack, three men died executed this afternoon inside a paint shop.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

5 dead in Morelos CJNG and Los Rojos prison riot including "El Cachetes" and "El Ray"

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Gus from El Debate

There was a riot in the Cereso de Atlacholoaya prison where five inmates have died,  custodians remain in captive
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The confrontations inside the prison are originated by two organized crime groups: the Cartel Jalisco New Generation and Los Rojos, military sources said.

Among the deceased, according to unofficial versions, are "El Cachetes" and "El Ray". Neighbors in the area report that smoke columns emitted from the prison, while the area is protected by the State Police.

"From the first moment, personnel of the Coordinated Command Police Morelos and the prison itself rushed to the upheaval. with support from the National Guard and Federal Police," the State Government said.

A 3M Dollar bribe was offered in the arrest of Chapo's son Ovidio Guzman Lopez...What happened in sequence

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Reforma TY Gus

SEDENA version of Chronological details of events in the Culiacan chaos and violence. "Secretary Sandoval reported that in the operation, criminals attempted to bribe the intervention force commander with $ 3 million and, by not accepting, he and his family were threatened with death."

The Secretary of Defense, Luis Cresencio Sandoval, announced the chronology of the failed operation in Culiacán, that resulted in the release of Ovidio Guzmán, son of "Chapo".

He explained that on October 9, Mexico City forces left for Culiacán, where the alleged criminal was located.

Subsequently, on October 17 at 2:00 pm the presence of Ovidio Guzmán was confirmed in a Culiacán building.

SEDENA releases the footage of the moment Chapo's son was arrested in Culiacan

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Gus 

The video of the moment in which the federal forces arrested Ovidio Guzmán López in Culiacán was broadcast during the morning conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

General Luis Cresencio Sandoval released the recording of the moment when the special team enters the garage of the house where the son of Chapo Guzmán was, they then force him to leave and asks him to call his brothers to stop the actions violent that were performed at that time.

He was compliant during the ‘arrest’, raising his hands and removing his cap when ordered.

Video Below

Disciplinary Action For The Cartel Police

Parral, Chihuahua - Organized crime in the southern end of Chihuahua suffered a heavy blow.

Four municipal police officers from Valle de Allende were arrested for the  kidnapping of several businessmen from Parral and its region.

The capture operation was recorded on Tuesday in the town located 10 minutes from Parral, on the Jimenez road.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The Mera Verga leaves decapitated men with messages in Morelos

Xochitepec, Morelos - The bodies of two men were found on Tuesday morning on the Mexico-Acapulco highway, at the height of the return to the municipality of Xochitepec, Morelos.

This was reported by police authorities who received the report around 05:00 hours.

On the site were found the naked and decapitated bodies of the victims who have not yet been identified.

Personnel of the State Attorney General's Office took notice of the fact and transferred the bodies to the Forensic Medical Service.

Extreme graphic images of decapitation below

Puebla: "El Gato Felix" and 12 People Detained w 5 Tons of Explosives and Arms

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: AnimalPolitico y Proceso
                           13 people with 5 tons of explosives and firearms arrested in Puebla
Authorities located a warehouse in the municipality of San Salvador Huixcolotla, Puebla, and 13 were arrested including "El Gato Felix" who works with "El Mamer". The detainees, according to the authorities, were dedicated to installing fake checkpoints to steal from motorists from the Puebla-Veracruz highway.

The Ministry of Public Safety reported on Monday about the arrest of 13 people and the securing of a cargo of around five tons of explosives, in addition to seven firearms of different calibers.

Elements of the National Guard participated in the operation, in coordination with elements of the National Defense Secretariat, the National Anti-kidnapping Coordination and the Office of the Kidnapping and High Impact Crimes of the General Prosecutor's Office of the state of Puebla.

Former Head of SEIDO Anti Kidnapping Unit Accused of Torture and Murder

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta
FGR accuses Gualberto Ramírez, former head of the SEIDO anti-kidnapping unit of torture and other crimes. Four Police Officers arrested last Friday in this case belong to INTERPOL Mexico.

Gualberto Ramírez Gutiérrez, is the former head of the Unit Specialized in Investigation of Crimes in Kidnapping Matters (UEIDMS), of the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Organized Crime Investigation (SEIDO), of the Attorney General's Office (FGR), until last 9 July.  

He is now accused by the institution itself, among other crimes, of simulation of evidence, crimes against health, criminal association and torture, in a file that includes seven other public officials and a private lawyer.

The Rondas Comunitarias in Michoacan Defend Themselves Against Organized Crime

Video translation is as follows:

Reporter: In Los Reyes, Michoacan inhabitants from 4 indigenous communities are organized so as not to accept extortion from criminal groups. The majority are men and women not older than 30 years of age. Those who gathered in the communal security council and armed the community drills. They prefer not to be called self-defense groups because they do not venture into other territories, they only defend their own.

Comandante Mirishi: To begin with, this is not a group, this is the entire community, this is the public who are fighting against organized crime.

How A BlackBerry Wiretap Helped Crack A Multimillion-Dollar Cocaine Cartel

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Gus from Forbes
BlackBerry Messenger surveillance on cocaine cartel

On August 18, 2017, four men travelling in a dual-engine speedboat carrying 1,590 pounds of cocaine were intercepted by the U.S. Coast Guard northwest of the Galapagos Islands.

The federal agents manning the channel chose to launch a helicopter to hover over the boat. With this aggressive move, the men began to jettison the bales of coke, each with their own GPS tracker so they could be picked up at a later date, according to the government’s narrative. They attempted to flee, and when they ignored the warning shots from the helicopter, the chopper fired rounds directly at the boat, disabling it.

After the bales were collected, the government realized they had just stopped a huge amount of cocaine from entering the U.S. In total, it carried a street value of $25 million. The four men, all Ecuadorians, were swiftly arrested and charged.

Monday, October 28, 2019

CJNG: Cadaver with manta left in Morelia

Morelia, Michoacán - It was this Saturday morning that police authorities were alerted that a person's body was thrown on the road kilometer 7500 in the vicinity of the Tenencia Morelos.

The area was attended by elements of the Michoacán Police who corroborated the report, cordoned off the area and notified the Regional Prosecutor.

Subsequently, the Specialized Crime Scene Unit was established in the particular area as well as elements from the Unit of Specialized Investigative Fraudulent Homicides. Who attested to the lifting of a body with firearm injuries and was left with a manta. The remains were taken to Semefo for the purposes of law.

San Felipe BC: Mother Delivers her Son to Police for Murder Plus the Victim

Yaqui for Borderland beat from: Zeta y TurquesaNot
                                     "Good" mothers and grandmothers of criminals do exist

Jonathan Rodríguez Pérez, 28 years old, (who is presumed innocent, as long as his responsibility for the judicial authority is not declared. Art.13, CNPP), will spend several years in prison for being guilty of murder.

The curious thing about the incident is the great show of courage that the defendant's mother made, because she handed him over to the ministerial authorities, as well as  the body of his victim.

Approximately 3:00 pm on Sunday, when the mother of the accused  arrived at the facilities of the State Attorney General's Office (PGJE), located in the port town of San Felipe, aboard his black Honda Accord vehicle with California licence plates.

Raúl René Rodríguez Romero: Most Wanted by DEA, Arrested in Chihuahua

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: El Diario y DnvrChnl y US DEA
Elements of the Attorney General's Office (FGE) arrested Raúl René Rodríguez Romero, alleged drug trafficker wanted by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in the Municipality of Chihuahua.

Rodriguez is required by the federal Court for the District of Colorado, in order to be prosecuted for crimes against health and operations with resources of unlawful origin.

Between May and November 2015, the individual from the State of Chihuahua was tracked by the DEA as part of an investigation into the sale of synthetic drugs and money laundering in Denver.

The DEA has recordings of conversations in which Rodríguez Romero agrees to carry out financial transactions to hide the origin of the proceeds of drug trafficking, and in which he agreed to sell methamphetamines to the confidential source.

Police pose as CDG members to kill civilians

A group of police officers pretended to be members of organized crime to kill a businessman, his son and his neighbor, in the municipality of Tihuatlán, Veracruz. According to various local media, members of the State Civil Force kidnapped and murdered the three victims after pretending to be members of the Gulf Cartel (CDG).

This narrative is in relation to the former employee of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Luis Ramírez Hernández and his son, Jair Ramírez Rivera, 61 and 26 years old, respectively. They were found naked, handcuffed and with signs of torture. Next to them was Carlos Eduardo Vásquez Antonio, a family neighbor.

Relatives of the three murdered men recognized the bodies, found in the San Pedro Miahupan community, Tihuatlán. According to their testimony, father and son were sleeping at home, in El Chote community, on the night of Wednesday, October 23, when elements of the Civil Force broke into their homes.

Chihuahua: Executed for Uploading Pictures of Sinaloa Cartel cell “Gente Nueva” to Social Networks

Elements from the State Agency of Investigation was able to find the identity of who was killed during the morning of this Saturday. He was identified as Gustavo Valerio López, 22 years old, with a residence in the Héroes de la Revolución neighborhood.

It was at kilometer 176 + 500 Carretera Vía Corta that runs from  Parral to Chihuahua where the body of this young man was located, he had multiple injuries caused by a firearm and also had visible signs that he was tortured.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Ahome, Sinaloa: Trackers Find Seven Dead Bodies at El Guachapori

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Debate
Los Mochis, Sinaloa:  In total there are now 7 bodies that were located by members of the Trackers of Faith and Hope group on the site known as El Guachapori, in the Ejido Cobayme. The search for bodies by the volunteers concluded yesterday. 

Mario Higuera Cota,  leader of the searching collective, reported that it is estimated that the remains located had been buried for about two years.

The explorations were carried out with the support of personnel from the Attorney General's Office and the Navy.  Higuera Cota commented that the FGR staff who came from Mexico City will return to perform the DNA test on human remains. 

One of the victims had clothing and footwear from those used by police.

Morelia, Mich: 13 Dead in Confrontations including One Police Officer

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Debate y Quadratin
According to the FGE, crossfire originated after ministers discovered an alleged CJNG "safe house".  

A total of 13 people were shot dead, including a police officer, in several violent events related to drug cartels, in the western Mexican state of Michoacán, authorities said on Saturday.

The State Attorney General's Office (FGE) explained that one of the cases occurred in the historic center of Morelia, capital of Michoacán, where a group of Ministerial Police discovered a "safe house" of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) .

The police officers managed to obtain a search warrant and set out early on Saturday to enter the house, located in the Gertrudis Bocanegra neighborhood, where a dozen hit men opened fire on them.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Report: 42 bodies found near Mexican resort town of Puerto Peñasco

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Fox 10 Phoenix
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Volunteer searchers now say they found  bodies in a shallow pit in the desert near the Mexican resort town of Puerto Peñasco. [The group announced official total of 42]

Ahora Noticias Peñasco reports that the bodies were found in the desert near the oyster farms that are northeast of Las Conchas.

Twelve skeletons and one decomposed body were originally discovered Thursday.

Prosecutors in the northern border state of Sonora said late Thursday that two of the bodies may be women. Tests are being conducted to determine the gender and identity of the bodies.

Downplayed: Female Kidnappers In A Man’s World

The Attorney General of the Federal District reported that they arrested members of a gang dedicated to kidnapping and that the leader operated from the Santa Martha Acatitla prison.

At a press conference, Attorney Rodolfo Ríos said that the prisoner's sentimental partner carried out the logistics for the kidnappings.

In the operation, four people linked to at least six previous inquiries were arrested.

He explained that the gang was located from the cell phones they used to call relatives of their victims and ask for ransom.

CDN: We Don’t Kidnap Families or Children

Nuevo Laredo, Mexico - Foreign media and authorities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported yesterday on the possible kidnapping of a Honduran migrant, by members of the dominant Cartel del Noreste in the city of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

According to the information that developed, the criminals demanded the amount of $14,000 in exchange for the release of Honduran Ricardo Stewart “Mope”, an amateur former soccer player from northern Honduras, who was kidnapped with his son Cristhofer Stewart.

DEA: The Pacific Northwest Is Drowning In Meth

Seatle, WA. - Authorities arrested 17 alleged drug traffickers and confiscated large amounts of methamphetamine and heroin Wednesday after a large multi-agency raid across the Puget Sound area.
The U.S. Justice Department says the drugs were being smuggled into the Seattle area. Officers seized 37.5 pounds of meth and 27 pounds of heroin during the whole operation. The DEA also seized $10,000 in cash and six firearms.

El Chapo sends message through his attorney regarding the release of his son Ovidio

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Infobae

The Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera sent a message from prison regarding the release of his son Ovidio Guzman Lopez.

Through one of his legal representatives, Guzmán Loera said he felt calm that his son had been released by the Mexican authorities who held him for hours pending an arrest warrant while the criminal organization deployed an operation with more than 200 hit men who faced state forces with a balance of 14 dead.

Through his lawyer, Mariel Colón, Guzmán Loera pointed out from ADX Florence maximum security prison in Colorado that "The fact that he knows that his children are safe and sound right now,  obviously gives him peace of mind."

State Dept and FBI Offer Reward for Chapo Isidro and His Uncle

Armadillo for Borderland Beat from FBI

The FBI Washington Field Office announced a reward of $25,000 for information directly leading to the arrest of Salome Flores Apodaca, also known as Fino Flores Apodaca, Pelon Flores Apodaca, “Pelon” and “Fino.”

Friday, October 25, 2019

US government seeks forfeiture of Mexican real estate purchased by Rafael Caro Quintero

Chivis Martinez and MX Borderland Beat from DOJ Press Release

From Alan Feuer:

United States Seeks Forfeiture of Real Estate in Mexico Purchased by Cartel Leader Rafael Caro Quintero with Proceeds of His Drug Trafficking Organization.

Defendant Was Previously Indicted in the Eastern District of New York for Leading a Continuing Criminal Enterprise and Conspiring to Murder DEA Special Agent Enrique Kiki” Camarena.

A civil complaint against eight real properties located in and around Guadalajara, Mexico was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn.  The properties described in the complaint are alleged to have been purchased by Rafael Caro Quintero with drug proceeds obtained through his

La Union de Tepito suspects released

Video translation is as follows:
Ciro Gómez Leyva: On Tuesday we reported the operation that took place in Tepito. A search in a neighborhood identified as the main operations center of La Unión Tepito cartel. Weapons, drugs, seized laboratories, money, and even a tunnel was found. That connected that neighborhood with another where weapons and drugs were hidden. This Tuesday 31 people were arrested. Well, tonight a control judge ordered the release of 27 of those 31 detainees. Virtually everyone. The judge said their detention was illegal. That there were falsehoods in police reports. And that the capital police had exhibited violence against the 5 women detained. And who was the judge who ordered that detention? He is Felipe de Jesús Delgadillo Padierna, the federal control judge who confers in the Reclusorio Sur. 

U.S. and Mexico enter an agreement to tackle arms at border

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Steve San Diego Union Tribune

“Operation Frozen” will attempt to curb illegal gun trafficking from the United States into Mexico. 

The U.S. and Mexico have agreed to jointly tackle arms trafficking, naming the San Diego-Tijuana border crossing as one of five main ports where resources should be focused to stem the southbound flow of illegal guns.

Dubbed “Operation Frozen,” the new joint effort was first discussed in a telephone conversation Saturday between Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and President Donald Trump, according to Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, who released the information on Twitter.

Video: CJNG Gives Out Supplies to Needy Jaliscienses After Hurricane Damage

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: LaOpinion
A group of alleged members of the Jalisco Nueva Generación cartel (CJNG) distributed pantries, ie basic supplies,  to the inhabitants of the José María Morelos ejido, in the municipality of Tomatlán, Jalisco , who were affected by the recent passage of the tropical storm Priscilla and Narda.

The distribution of food was recorded by one of the criminals, who made it clear that the "pantry" was from Nemesio Oseguera "El Mencho" , leader of the CJNG.

"They are told that this help comes from the employer, our employer, Mr. Mencho, so that they have knowledge, know where it comes from, so that they do not think it is from the DIF, (or) of another company, eh, " said one of the alleged hitmen.

On Oct 29th: "We will present a minute by minute report of the operation in Culiacán"... AMLO

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Reporte Indigo 

"The whole truth will be presented to the people of Mexico".....AMLO
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The president said that the commitment to report on the events of the October 17 operation will be forwarded.

"Minute by minute, the whole truth will be presented to the people of Mexico." he said.

The president explained that the security cabinet is working  on the preparation of the report that 'it will be an exhaustive presentation because it is our responsibility, complete transparency, not to hide absolutely anything, to tell the truth'.

"Los Rojos" Confrontation in Zitlala, Guerrero Leaves Nine Dead

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Milenio y Infobae
A confrontation between armed civilians left at least nine people dead from the Los Rojos criminal group in the municipality of Zitlala, Guerrero .

The confrontation occurred at the point known as La Cribadora of the Zitlala – Pochahuizco road, where police collected about 50 caps of various weapons allegedly used by criminals during this armed clash.

State police and prosecutor agents located the bodies upon arriving at the site after they received a call to the emergency telephone number that reported "several lifeless bodies ," the prosecution said in a statement. It is currently unclear who they were fighting with.

Veracruz: Cartel del Golfo Tortures and Kills 3 Men

San Pedro Miahuapan, Veracruz - The corpses of 3 men were found today. Initial reports establishedthat the individuals had been bound and gagged. They had obvious traces of torture. The cadavers were located on a dirt road that leads to San Pedro Miahuapan. A manta was found next to the men. As a testament to the living it warned their enemies of the fate that awaited them for perceived affronts against society.   

Manta reads as follows:
This will happen to all the kidnappers, realty fee collectors, and extortionists. The purge has begun.  Sincerely, C.D.G.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Convoy Carrying Money for Federal Programs Ambushed

Armadillo Borderland Beat from Proceso y pacozea

Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas: A group of armed men ambushed and assaulted a vehicle carrying resources from a federal program for the elderly, more than three million pesos stolen and three state and one municipal police officers injured.

The events occurred this morning in the section known as El Escopetazo, between Tuxtla and the municipality of Ixtapa, when a vehicle that carried the resources and was escorted by state police, was attacked by armed men.

Mexico Under Pressure

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Vanguardia y APnews
                                                             Mexico under pressure:
The DEA was in the Country in September.
❙ On September 11, a delegation of the DEA made a secret visit to Sinaloa.
❙ The United States wanted to know if the Sinaloa Cartel was still strong after the condemnation of “El Chapo”
❙ The US government allegedly pressured Mexico to carry out the operation against Ovidio Guzmán López, son of “El Chapo”.
❙ On October 17, the operation was carried out in which Ovid Guzmán was arrested, but they had to release him.

Culiacán Oct 17: US DEA was in the House; Sinaloa Cartel Sicarios are Now an Army

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Aristegui y EjeCentral
            Members of the Sinaloa Cartel are no longer simple hitmen; "It's an army": Journalist
The guard of the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel are no longer simple hitmen, it is a very well armed and trained army. The DEA located the children of "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera and was in the entity on the day of the failed operation in Culiacán, ie Jueves Negro or Black Thursday.

Before they were simple hit men, good at shooting and loyal to the Sinaloa Cartel. But the territorial struggle of this group with the Zetas forced them to form an "elite group" dedicated to protecting their leaders and their families, said María Idalia Gómez, editorial director of Axis Central.

In an interview for Aristegui Live , the journalist explained that this group was trained by defectors from the Mexican armed forces, as well as mercenaries from the United States and Middle Eastern countries. VIDEO at bottom of Next Page.

Tainted Weed: Beware of Fentanyl, other Narcotics and Embalming Fluid

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: SFcbs y Forbes   
                              Feds: Beware Of Fentanyl Disguised To Look Like Marijuana

Federal law enforcement officials are warning local police about a fentanyl product disguised to look like marijuana or a fake marijuana herbal product called "spice".

An internal law enforcement bulletin obtained by CBS affiliate KUTV describes the trend and warns law enforcement agencies across the country to be aware of the potential dangers.

The bulletin, which originates in Ohio, states the cannabis-looking substance tested positive for fentanyl, heroin, tramadol and traces of methamphetamine.

Narco Suspicions Against AMLO

In a low voice, Mexico has been talking, for a long time, about the peculiar relationship of the Government of President López Obrador with the drug cartels, particularly with the one headed by Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán (now imprisoned for life and convicted in the United States), the Sinaloa Cartel. The comments rose in tone after the serious incidents of last Thursday, when the city of Culiacán was held by the cartel for several hours and subtracted authority of the Mexican State.

Culiacán is not just any city: it is the capital of the state of Sinaloa and has about 900,000 inhabitants (a population similar to the total of Cyprus, a third more than the total of Luxembourg, almost three times that of Iceland, or similar to cities like San Francisco or Indianapolis in the United States), with a state GDP per capita of 148,680 pesos per year, equivalent to $7,780 US dollars (data from INEGI 2017), lower than the Mexican average but higher than that of India, for example. It is therefore not a city without importance, isolated or marginal.

The Anonymous Elite Mexican Commando Returns Again

The anonymous elite Mexican commando has returned with another message. This time around he specifically directs his words at Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador aka AMLO, the president of the Mexican Republic. To ensure his personal safety and avoid any political repercussions his communique to the nation must continue to be done in anonymity. His dissidence against the political elite calls for the brave to stand up and risk it all for a good change. Lest the Mexican state forges ahead into the future overtaken and engulfed by criminal cowards. VIDEO NEXT Page:

Confrontation Between Traffickers and Military near Ensenada BC Yields a Ton of Weed and a

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta
                               Three traffickers escaped, one was shot in the jaw and detained
Soldiers and armed civilians were shot at on Tuesday morning, in the area of ​​La Joya, where they secured a drug boat and injured one of the alleged criminals.  After the confrontation the Army announced the securance of a ton of marijuana in the boat with double 200 outboard motors.

In a statement, the 67th Infantry Battalion explained that, within the framework of the La Joya operation, in the La Bufadora area, soldiers found a boat stranded at the edge of the boat ramp, as well as four men moving packages from the panga to a parked vehicle.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The New "Pool House" of "El Marro", Cartel Santa Rosa de Lima: Hiding in Plain Sight

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Vanguardia
                The property is located within the community of San José in Celaya, Guanajuato:

This is the 'Pool House', the paradise of ''El Marro'' ... the leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel in Guanajuato. This "pool house" (thus baptized) should not be confused with another mansion, with a pool and palapa, also owned by  "El Marro" , which was seized in March this year and whose images were then disclosed.

Through photographs taken by authorities of the government of Guanajuato, disseminated exclusively by El Universal in the Carlos Loret de Mola column , a residence is shown that “looks more like a club than a house”.

CJNG: Power and Violence Operating in 25 States

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: SinEmbargo y Zeta
 CJNG already operates in 25 of the 32 states, and its power is far from being mined, figures show.

In Veracruz, Puebla and Zacatecas, those of Nemesio Oseguera , "El Mencho", contend with Los Zetas; in Nuevo León and Tamaulipas, with Los Zetas, El Golfo and the Northeast Cartel; while in Guerrero they fight with Los Rojos, Acapulco Independent Cartel (CIDA) and Guerreros Unidos, among others. In the State of Mexico they are enemies of La Familia Michoacana; in Morelos, of the Tlahuica Cartel and Los Mayas; and in Chihuahua, the Juarez Cartel and Sinaloa. In Guanajuato: Cartel Santa Rosa de Lima.

Although the Federal Government ensures that there is no criminal organization that dominates the country, local authorities recognize that the rates of violence increased with the presence of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) in 25 of the states in which it operates, unleashing terror especially in Baja California, Guanajuato, Michoacán, Veracruz and Jalisco.

The Children of "El Chapo" Guzman Created a Business Network

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Informador y RadioFormula
The children of the drug dealer founded companies in the real estate, pharmaceutical, medical services, school and office supplies, as well as fashion.

For more than a decade, the sons of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán , former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel - who faced federal forces last week to free one of the heir to the capo, Ovid Guzmán - operated a network of companies in the real estate, pharmaceutical, medical services, school supplies and office sectors, as well as in fashion.

The eldest children of Guzmán Loera's first marriage, with María Alejandrina Salazar Hernández, Alejandrina Gisselle and César, created Specialized Services in Cegival Vaccination in 2007 and in 2009 JDOBLECG Construcciones, in Jalisco.

"El Lunares": The Dangerous New Leader of La Union Tepito Who Colludes with Police

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Infobae y HeraldoMx
Notice there is one man behind him to the right that appears to be in uniform as well as the man in front of him to the left.

“El Lunares”: the dangerous leader of La Union Tepito that escaped through a Chapo-style tunnel and operates, apparently with police protection. Óscar "N", the band's leader is accused of femicide, drug and human trafficking. The Authorities are accused of protecting him.

The leader of the criminal cell La Unión Tepito, Óscar “N”, “El Lunares”, was last seen by the Secretariat of Public Security of Mexico City at a wake he organized for three of his hitmen, in Peralvillo 33, where yesterday an operation was carried out in search of his capture, due to this photo and apparently others, showing officers present. The images, which were key for the authorities, show “El Lunares” talking with a police officer.

Video: La Union de Tepito, Altars of Sacrifice, Drugs,Tunnels and Weapons

Sol Prendido for Borderland Beat from: Sin Embargo y Twitter
Mega security operation in Mexico City achieves strong blow to the Union Tepito , there are 36 detainees;  Elements of the Mexican Navy Secretariat conduct a strong operation in several neighborhoods and the streets of Peralvillo and Tepito. 33 Peralvillo  is made up of several three-level buildings.

Supported by police from the Secretariat of Citizen Security of Mexico City, they extended the security line in several surrounding streets. The important mobilization of security forces covers streets such as Peralvillo, Libertad, Jesús Carranza and Aztecas.

The operation was deployed in the early hours of this Tuesday. The capital authorities seized more than 2 tons of marijuana, long weapons with useful cartridges. In addition, they discovered 11 wineries where the drug was stored and two tunnels that connected to the area.

Audio: "El Marro" and his Mama; Phone Call Intercepted

Yaqui for Borderland beat from : Infobae y ReportIndigo

A call between "El Marro" and his mother was intercepted by authorities.

"Is not my 'Marrillo' there?": The call of the mother of "El Marro" to her son, who is one of the most wanted criminals in Mexico. Authorities intercepted a family conversation of the leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel. She says that a mother always cares for her children, no matter what they do.

That was demonstrated in a telephone call intercepted by federal authorities between a woman identified as “Lucha”, mother of José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, aka “El Marro”, leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel, and her son. YouTube Audio next page:

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Mexico's Power Attorney: Millions Frozen in Bank Accounts from Imprisoned Money Launderer

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: dossierpolitico
Andorra judicial authorities ordered 76.5 million euros, $83.1 million dollars, to be seized from Juan Ramón Collado, lawyer for former president Enrique Peña Nieto.

According to the edition of  El País de España,  the former president's lawyer is being investigated for illicit association and money laundering.

The Spanish media added in its note published Tuesday that Collado began to be investigated after the lawyer transferred 10.5 million euros, about $12 million dollars, from Andorra to a BBVA account in Madrid six days before being arrested in July. According to the Spanish newspaper, Collado is known in Mexico as the power attorney for defending authorities and politicians.

Sinaloa's Governor Ordaz Coppel Met with the US DEA in September

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: dossierpolitico
By: Ismaél Boroquéz
     (co -founder of Riodoce inn Culiacán, Sinaloa; along with murdered journalist Javier Valdez)

Two weeks ago we published a note in Riodoce that at first seemed strange. Sneakily, with hardly anyone knowing, the governor of Sinaloa, Quirino Ordaz Coppel, met with Uttam Dhillon, interim director of the Administration for Drug Control in the United States (DEA). It was, they told the reporter, “at the invitation of the state government.”

The DEA official - accompanied by the advisory minister of the United States Embassy in Mexico, John S. Creamer - was presented with data that spoke of the decline of violence in the entity, particularly in the area of ​​homicides, the achievements made in terms of the destruction of methamphetamine laboratories, the benefits of the use of drones to detect them.

Gone are the days when knowing that the DEA was in Sinaloa was condemnable.

DEA Discovers Mexican Narco Money Laundering Scheme w Chinese Nationals

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: USDOJ y Unotv

The Drug Enforcement Administration (better known by its acronym in English, DEA) and federal prosecutors discovered a sophisticated triangular international criminal operation in which Mexican drug traffickers  use  Chinese citizens  living in the United States for  money laundering and thus deliver their earnings south of the border. 

In the process, the  Chinese  get cash in the United States, which they would otherwise not have access to because of the new banking restrictions in China. Thus, Mexican drug traffickers sought to convert into pesos the profits obtained from the sale of drugs in the United States, taking advantage of the trade war between the United States and China.

In view of the fact that China tightened its banking regulations, the US authorities detected that the demand for dollars from rich Chinese citizens living abroad increased. USDOJ Presser next page:

4 CDS Sicarios Caught after they Executed 2 from CDN

Two members of the Cartel del Noreste were executed aboard a truck by four armed men apparently linked to a group of drug traffickers from the Sinaloa Cartel. They were later arrested, in the municipality of Escobedo, within the state of Nuevo León, Mexico.

According to initial reports, it was reported that elements from the Proximidad de Escobedo police upon hearing the detonations and seeing a red van with armed men began to follow them. And with the support of the Federal Police they were captured on a dirt road in the neighborhood San José de los Sauces.

VIDEO Tocumbo, Mich: New Armed Confrontation between CJNG and NFM

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: RadioFormula y Vanguardia
A group of alleged members of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel ( CJNG )  have installed road blocks and unleashed shootings in the municipality of Tocumbo, in Michoacán , during Monday morning. Approximately 50 men arrived in a convoy.

Armed men who allegedly belong to the group of self-defense of the municipality of Los Reyes clashed with members of the CJNG criminal group led by Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, aka "El Mencho". Other sources call the armed civilians members of Nueva Familia Michoacán.

Monday, October 21, 2019

"We are Ovidio’s people"

With a single phrase, as if it were a code, alleged members of the Sinaloa Cartel avoid being detained in the police operations that were implemented in the municipality of Culiacán, Sinaloa, following the arrest and release of Ovidio Guzmán López, aka 'El Ratón ', son of Joaquín' El Chapo 'Guzmán.

A video of just eleven seconds circulates on social media in which a man passes a security perimeter, presumably installed in the streets of the Sinaloa capital. It seems that the subject already knew that they would not stop him so he recorded his arrival with the policemen who were performing their duties.

Women: Their condemnation is a double sentence

Video translation is as follows:

Female # 1: Maybe I’m here for a very serious crime, but the truth is there is more humanity in here than out there.

Female Reporter: Between the night of December 12 and 13, 308 women were taken from the Topo Chico Prison to be transferred here to the new Escobedo Women's Social Reintegration Center.

Female # 1: My family was left homeless, without property and without money, and here I am. I'm going to leave here matured. And, people who have a lot of money, a lot of power, can come and go.

Ovidio Guzmán: I’ve got friends in high places

Alfonso Durazo's son, currently in charge of the Secretariat of Citizen Security and Protection, shared classrooms several years ago with Ovidio Guzmán, one of the heirs and offspring of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, journalist Lourdes Mendoza revealed exclusively.

"Many people won't believe it, but checking the yearbook of a school that would rate @lopezobrador_ as a fifi, everything seems to indicate that they were in the same grade," she wrote on her Twitter account.

According to the data of also the columnist of El Financiero, Ovidio and Durazo's son would have attended the sixth year of primary school together in an exclusive school.

Cruz Soto Had Ties to CDS, the Other Side of the Story

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: ElSol

According to investigations by the State Attorney General's Office, regarding the deprivation of liberty and subsequent lifeless finding of Cruz Soto Caraveo , they have determined that the deceased had a threat and his death is related to a betrayal he made to " El Chueco ”, Jesús Noriel Portillo Gil  , a criminal leader of the Gente Nueva, armed wing of the Sinaloa Cartel in the Sierra Tarahumara, to whom he had "rented" some land in 2013.

Among the information given by the State Attorney General's Office, it was that in that year, Cruz Soto handed over some hectares of land located in Monterde, to his cousin Carlos Hugo Soto Lucero known as “El Calín”, so that they would rent them for the drug sowing and harvest, especially marijuana and poppy, and they would have a series of monthly payments for "lending" that space to the criminal group that operates in that area.

Who is "Pepé Sierra" ? Head of "Chapitos" Hitmen

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Vanguardia
Who is "Pepe Sierra"? ... former military man and head of hit men for Iván ''Chapito'' Guzmán, was key in the release of Ovidio Guzmán.

He is an ex-military man who revealed the location of the homes of soldiers families in Culiacán, helping the liberation of the Ovidio, son of 'El Chapo' Guzmán.

According to the information that accompanies the publication, "Pepe Sierra" is a deserter of  the Mexican Army , an institution where he worked for a long time and thanks to which he has a great knowledge in the use of firearms, as well as in tactics of combat .