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 .

Tarahumara Activist Cruz Soto Assassinated in Chihuahua

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Vanguardia y ElHeraldo

Cruz Soto Caraveo was reported missing since October 13, when armed men approached him in the municipality of Guazapares, Chihuahua. 

Through its Twitter account, the association Cencos (National Center for Social Communication)  announced that the activist Cruz Soto Caraveo was found lifeless in Chihuahua , after being reported missing since last October 13.

Soto Caraveo was a member of the group of families forcibly displaced from the Sierra Tarahumara of that State.

Former Gulf Cartel Commander Sentenced

El Armadillo-BorderlandBeat from DEA

HOUSTON - A 34-year-old Mexican man has been ordered to a federal prison sentence following his conviction of conspiracy to import large amounts of cocaine and marijuana, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Will R. Glaspy and U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.
Luis Ivan Nino-Duenez, El Control, Tamaulipas, Mexico, pleaded guilty June 3, 2014.  
Today, Senior U.S. District Judge Hilda G. Tagle sentenced Nino-Duenes to a total of 20 years in federal prison.
During the hearing, the court heard evidence to support possible increases in the calculated sentencing guideline range. Nino-Duenes utilized automatic weapons, grenades, homemade cannons and body armor to provided security during the purchase, transportation and distribution of narcotics. He also commanded, directed and engaged in violent confrontations with other criminal syndicates to maintain control of the plazas in Mexico. 

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Culiacan: Sinaloa Cartel sicarios sent government videos depicting military hostages and one soldier executed

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Forbes TY Gus


A reason why the federal government gave up the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán López, son of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, would have been the sending of videos with military hostages of hitmen, according to  The Wall Street Journal ( WSJ).

According to a former government official with knowledge of the situation that Culiacán experienced on Thursday, the order to release the son of the former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel was given after it was reported to senior officials in Mexico City that at least six soldiers were abducted by armed men.

Cartel War in Guanajuato

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat POPlab

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Anatomy of war

All armed conflict maps are photographs of the moment. The displacement of troops, conquests of territories, retreats and offensives are subject to fluctuations due to the disposition of resources, reactions of the adversary, errors, successes and blows of luck, common in any armed conflagration. The radiography presented below is necessarily provisional. It is a first approach, by bird flight, of the current position occupied by the armies participating in the war for Guanajuato on the battlefield. Some tendencies can be established in the course of the cartel war. But they are that, tendencies that tomorrow can be reversed, accentuated or diluted.

Let's move on to a first conclusion

Because of the number of municipalities they control and the territories that occupy the main cartels (Jalisco Cartel New Generation -CJNG- and Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel -CSRL-) it is clear that it will take a long time before we can expect the end of hostilities . The cartels have accumulated too many troops, resources and consolidated many territories that are under their control. They have regular funding sources, recruitment schemes and alliances that allow them to remain active.

Ovidio Guzman: Military families flee from Culiacán

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Reforma

"In Culiacán we accomplished the mission, although it is estimated that there were 700 or 800 criminals, only 350 of us faced them. We caused more than five casualties, which cowardly left their bodies abandoned, but we are sure there were many more the dead criminals…”
Out of fear, after being threatened after the failed operation to detain Ovid Guzmán, son of El Chapo, military families left their homes in the residential complex of Colonia 21 de Marzo.

"El Tio" to be extradited shortly

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Reforma

Raúl Flores Hernández "El Tío, the alleged drug trafficker who associated with the soccer player Rafael Márquez and the singer Julión Álvarez, will be extradited shortly to the United States.

The First Criminal Collegiate Court in Mexico City yesterday denied the amparo in review that it presented against its extradition to the U.S. exhausting all the legal remedies available to avoid it.

The alleged intermediary of the Cartels of Sinaloa and Jalisco Nueva Generación does not have pending proceedings for crimes committed in Mexico and neither claimed in its protection aspects that could be reviewed by the Supreme Court of Justice.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Oct 17, 2019: The Day CDS put the Mexican Government on its Knees

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Infobae
                                   Sinaloa is an avid example of narco-violence in Mexico.
It is not surprising that Sinaloa appears in the lists of the entities with the highest number of homicides in the country - 909 murders from January to August of 2019. In the case of the city of Culiacán , the situation is mostly discouraging.

On Thursday afternoon, Oct 16, 2019 the authorities of the Sinaloa capital experienced one of the most painful defeats in modern history, when they were overcome by hit men from the Sinaloa Cartel.

So surprising and so violent were the events that unfolded on Thursday in Culiacán, that MSM US media has been covering it, the usual European Sites ( BBC, Guardian, Telegraph, etc) and the New York Times characterized them as "Scenes from a Bad Netflix Show". 

Ovidio Guzman: Weapons used by Sinaloa Cartel sicarios in Culiacán, Mexico

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Doc from ARES

Yesterday, Mexican law enforcement units, supported by elements of the Mexican military, arrested Ovidio Guzmán López, son of Joaquín “Chapo” Guzmán Loera, during an operation in Colonia Tres Ríos, Culiacán. It remains unclear how targeted this operation was. According to government officials, a patrol came under fire from a house during routine operations and detained Mr. Guzmán López after securing the building. 

In response to this arrest, dozens of sicarios (‘hitmen’; sometimes translated as ‘soldiers’) of the Sinaloa cartel unleashed chaos in the streets of Culiacán, the capital of the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Over more than four hours, they set up at least 19 blockades in the streets by seizing large buses and trucks, and setting fire to them. Armed criminals fanned out across much of the city. In effect, they managed to lay siege to the central area near the Humaya and Tamazula rivers. Reinforcements from both government (military, federal and state police, and Guardia Nacional) and cartel units streamed towards the area, but were hampered by roadblocks.

Familia Guzmán’s Press Conference: Thanks to President Lopez Obrador

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Infobae

Lawyers from the family of “El Chapo” Guzmán thanked AMLO for the release of Ovidio.

At a press conference, José Luis González Meza and Juan Pablo Badillo Soto, legal representatives of the family of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, acknowledged the decision of President López Obrador to release him.

Guzmán Loera's family lawyers confirmed the release of Ovid, who was detained for five hours but finally released at about 20 hours (Photo: Special)

This afternoon at the Journalists Club of Mexico, a press conference of the lawyers of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was held, where they thanked President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for the release of Ovidio Guzmán , son of the prisoner drug dealer in the United States.

Sinaloa: 230 elite troops arrive into Culiacán

Video translation is as follows

Ciro Gómez Leyva: A couple of hours ago 230 special forces soldiers belonging to the Mexican army arrived in Culiacán. They’ve come to reinforce the security functions after the very violent, the fearsome day of yesterday. In which Olivio Guzmán López, the son of El Chapo was detained and then freed.

Carlos Ramón Carillo: By directive decision of the President of the Republic. And by order of the general citizen Secretary of the National Defense, you have just seen at this moment the arrival of the first 230 elements that have come to reinforce the strategy of citizen protection here in Culiacán. This strategy is aimed at creating the security and tranquility conditions for the civilian population in this city. And to allow it to resume its commercial activities. As of this moment, as you have heard, this force that has just arrived by air here to military base # 10 is now integrated.

Friday, October 18, 2019

"There is no pact with criminals ... there is no failed state"

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Reforma-El Debate

Security chief says; We were not informed in time of the arrest warrant about Guzmán Loera's son--Guzmán was not formally detained because the troops involved in the operation did not have a search warrant--
8 total deaths; 4 aggressors, 2 civilians, 1 military, 1 prison guard

he Secretary of Security and Citizen Services, Alfonso Durazo, and the General  
Secretary of the National Defense, Luis Cresencio Sandoval, said that the operation to capture the son of El Chapo was failed, deficient and improvised.

"There is no pact with criminals ... there is no failed state, there was a failed operation," Durazo acknowledged at a press conference in Culiacán.

The head of the SSPC assured that an investigation of said operation will be carried out to punish those responsible.

He also informed that they were not informed in time of the arrest warrant for Guzmán Loera's son.

Juárez, Chihuahua: Woman executed in her chair this week

Video translation is as follows:
Reporter: How are you, good morning. We are in the Bella Vista neighborhood where the latest execution was registered here in Ciudad Juarez a few moments ago. She is a female who was killed exactly at the corners of Calle Azucenas and Calle Altamirano. The woman, we are going to get a little closer, was next to that chair. We can see the body there. The bottom part is next to this plastic chair. At the very corner where Calle Azucenas and Calle Altamirano cross each other.

Culiacán, Sinaloa: US Issues New Security Alert and Classes, Flights, Buses and Offices are Closed

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: PoliticaExpansion
Ovidio Guzmán Lopéz, Mexico's Catch and Release Program: Military Catches him but unleashes unprecedented violence. Military says its operation was poorly planned. Due to violence in Sinaloa, the US issues a security alert; government cancels all classes and more.

The US government asks its citizens to avoid the Culiacán area; Governor Quirino Ordaz reports that classes for this Friday were suspended.

The Consulate General of States in Hermosillo issued a security alert for the violent acts that were recorded this Thursday in Culiacán, Sinaloa, for alleged clashes between Mexican state forces and members of organized crime.

Familia Guzmán will Send a Letter of Gratitude to AMLO for Ovidio's Release

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: RadioFormula y EldelSur

Family of Ovidio Guzmán will give a message of gratitude to López Obrador for the release of Ovidio. The lawyer confirmed that he will announce the thoughts of the family of Ovidio Guzmán, after the events of yesterday in Culiacán.

The lawyer José Luis Gonzalez Meza said he does not know if there is an arrest warrant or investigation file that has been initiated against Ovidio Guzmán.

José Luis González Meza, lawyer of the family of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, said that the son of “El Chapo”, Ovidio Guzmán López, is free and in good health.

He also denied the rumor that Iván Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar, the half brother of Guzmán López and son of “El Chapo” had died during the clashes recorded Thursday in Culiacán, Sinaloa. There still is speculation that he was also detained.

Chihuahua: That new national security plan we have

Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua - Bullets, blows and a serious injury was the balance of a narcotics and alcohol gathering between police and military.

A Municipal Security agent who was in a wild celebration attended by four soldiers, was beaten during a fight in which there were shots fired.

The party took place during the early hours of Thursday at a home located somewhere between Calle Guatemala and Costa Rica in Colonia CTM.

U.S. requested the capture of Chapo's son for extradition says President AMLO

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Radio Formula, Reforma

The Government of the United States was the one who requested the capture of Ovidio Guzmán López, son of the drug trafficker Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, today imprisoned in that country, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador revealed.

The President revealed during his morning conference that the elements of the Mexican

Mexican Army yesterday implemented an operation in Culiacán, Sinaloa, to arrest Guzmán López, and that he had an extradition order.

"Yes, it is Ovid Guzmán López, here I have it: provisional arrest warrant for extradition purposes, issued by a federal judge," he said.

Culiacán Mayhem: 27 prisoners walking out of prison

Chivis Martinez Borderland Martinez Reforma

A group of 27 prisoners escaped from the Aguaruto Penitentiary Center among the chaos of violence that was recorded yesterday in Culiacán, Sinaloa, confirmed the State Public Security Secretariat.

The event occurred after 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) at the facilities near the exit to Atalata Beach.
Cristóbal Castañeda Camarillo, Secretary of Public Security, said that the figure on escaped inmates is preliminary.

"As a preliminary report we have 27 inmates who escaped from the Aguaruto prison," he said.

In addition, at least 21 people injured by firearms, as well as official units burned by alleged hit men of the Sinaloa Cartel.

Mexican President AMLO approved the release of El Chapo's son

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Reforma

"I agreed with that because it is not about massacres, it cannot be greater worth for the capture of a criminal than the lives of people."….AMLO

AMLO said to his detractors who called him weak: Who uses force has no moral authority. "

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he agreed to release Ovidio Guzmán, son of "El Chapo" after attacks of organized crime yesterday in Culiacán, Sinaloa.

"The Secretary of Defense, Marina, Seguridad, concentrated, met and followed up on the problem and made decisions that I support, which I endorse because the situation became very difficult and many citizens, many people were at risk," He indicated during a conference in Oaxaca.

"I agreed with that because it is not about massacres, it cannot be greater worth for the capture of a criminal than the lives of people."

The President commented that the decision was taken to protect the lives of citizens.

Culiacan Mayhem : Prison doors opened and a dozen high profile prisoners were allowed to go free

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Reforma

'It's going to get ugly, we don't know what to do'
"Children on the floor, do not touch the bullets", was heard in one of the many videos that circulated yesterday during the taking of members of the Sinaloa Cartel to Culiacán to free Ovid Guzmán López, son of Joaquin "El Chapo" "Guzman.

The Ministry of National Defense and the National Guard went for the son of the capo.

Chapos son[s] reported captured then released as cartel members get the upper hand

Calling family to say he is fine and released

In yesterday’s operation it was confirmed that the son of El Chapo, Ovidio Guzman Lopez, above, was captured.  It is now reported that two of Chapo’s sons were captured   Iván Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar. Griselda López Pérez is Ovido's mother, Chapo’s second wife. [Reforma reports as of 1 hr ago it was one son]

Further reports are that both were released by the government. "facts" will come and change  in throughout the day. The government says his/their release was to safeguard citizens.

Stating that “other groups” were carrying out violent actions against citizenship in various parts of the city generating a panic situation”.

Thus causing the government to suspend actions.  “with the purpose of greater good for the integrity and safeguard of Culiacan Society, the officials of the security cabinet agreed to suspend  actions.

What is said from the ground is that the cartel had overthrown the military.  In the end the military is seen shaking hands with cartel members. See video below

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Sinaloa narco lab seized by the military

Video translation is as follows 

Newscaster: In Sinaloa, army elements seized a clandestine laboratory in the vicinity of the town of Santa Cruz de Alaya in Cosalá. According to the Secretary of National Defense, the incident occurred last Monday when military personnel carried out land reconnaissance in that area. At the site there were more than one thousand liters of substances for drug manufacturing was found. As well as a vehicle. The chemicals, their precursors were seized and made available to the corresponding authorities.

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat  Source

Videos: Reporter Records Shootout in Culiacán, Sinaloa; Is it over Iván Guzman?

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: ReporteIndigo and Twitter

On Thursday afternoon, social media users reported a shooting and blockades in the streets of Culiacán, Sinaloa , in the Tres Ríos area.

One of the recordings shared would have occurred near the premises of the Attorney General of Sinaloa, at approximately 3:00 p.m. The video was taken by a Hotline reporter, who while recording was able to hear several detonations of firearms. The communicator started his truck and tried to take refuge in a gas station near the place to try to take refuge.

Also, other videos were shared where you can see heavily armed men, in the streets of this entity. 

It is thought the attacks resulted from the arrest of one of the leaders of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).  Other sources say: Preliminary information from local media indicates that the mobilization is due to the alleged capture and / or death of capture of Iván, son of "El Chapo" Guzmán.  Universal says it is: here . VIDEOS next page:

Zapopan: 15 More Bags of Human Remains / 138 in Sept in One Location

Yaqui for Borderland Beat: from MDN y Informador
                                      15 bags of human remains found in Zapopan, Jalisco
                    Found on a vacant lot, the bags appear to contain five or six bodies, all men.

Police in Zapopan, Jalisco have found 15 bags containing human remains on a vacant lot. The discovery occurred before dawn, approx. 3am,  on Tuesday on a lot in Mesa de los Ocotes after police received an anonymous tip. Some sources say they were on a routine patrol.

Although the Jalisco Forensic Sciences Institute (IJCF) has not finished analyzing the bags’ contents, Zapopan Mayor Pablo Lemus affirmed that they appear to contain the remains of five people.

Mexican Journalists Between a Rock and a Hard Place: "Los Viagras" Ordered Us Not to Cover a Beheading Story

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: ReporteIndigo

"Los Viagras" ordered us not to cover a beheading story…putting us between a rock and a hard place”: a Mexican Journalist claims.

The Undersecretary of Human Rights, Population and Migration, Alejandro Encinas, recognizes that the climate of aggression against the guild prevails. Although the Protection Mechanism advances in its redesign, it has pending compliance.

Away from their families and convinced that their profession is a risk, journalists in Mexico are displaced by violence and lack of protection.

"José Méndez" , whose name was changed for protection reasons, has been dedicated to this profession for six years and had to leave Quintana Roo to protect himself in Mexico City.

Who is Rosalinda González Valencia aka “La Jefa”, the wife of El Mencho?

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat 

Is the wife of “El Mencho” connected to the Aguililla Massacre? What is the history of Cártel del Milenio, Michoacan's first drug trafficking cartel?

The ambush in which 14 police officers died in the municipality of Aguililla, Michoacán, shook Mexico. The versions about the circumstances in which the criminals attacked the convoy with dozens of elements are confusing, they come and go, but one of them highlights a name:

Rosalinda González Valencia.

Authorities revealed to the journalist Ciro Gómez Leyva of Grupo Formula , that one of the lines of investigation suggests that assassins of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) attacked the security forces trying in order to protect González Valencia, wife of the leader of the criminal organization, Nemesio Oseguera aka "El Mencho".

92 M cocaine seized in San Diego

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat LAT Video Fox San Diego

The Coast Guard offloaded more than 6,800 pounds of cocaine — worth an estimated $92 million — in San Diego on Wednesday, contraband that the military branch seized in international waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean.

Between late July and early October, crews from three Coast Guard cutters, a term used to describe a Coast Guard vessel at least 65 feet long, intercepted the drugs from four suspected smuggling vessels off Mexico and Central and South America.

Sinaloa party boys frolicking in the nightside eclipse

When most people think of the underworld they always assume that it’s a shadowy world where rough characters with unsavory vices exist in secrecy. That could very well have been true in the days of old since the last thing they wanted was to draw unwanted attention on themselves. But in the here and now the narcissistic men of today welcome all that attention. They just so live for the adulation that their followers bestow on them. They want to be looked at and judged. Their mindset is that if it’s not documented on video then it just never really took place. Why rely soley on bragging rights to a story when there’s actual proof that it did so happen. Such is the case here with these young masked sicarios. And as weird as it may sound all it really took was for the Jalisco clown sicarios to debut patrolling in Tamaulipas a few weeks ago to inspire others in doing just the same. 

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat Source

CJNG leaves dismembered corpses and threats in Abasolo

Abasolo, Guanajuato - The dismembered bodies of two men were located on Tuesday morning in the municipality of Abasolo in the vicinity of La Peña community.

The events were recorded in the mountain area, after the presence of several bags and narco messages was reported.

Municipal police descended onto the area, who confirmed the presence of at least four black bags with human remains inside.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Nuevo Cartel de Juárez aka La Línea avenge a woman's brutal murder

Jiménez, Chihuahua - A criminal arrested by the State Prosecutor for cruelly killing a woman, was released to be slaughtered in the same way by La Linea Cartel.  The man died with gunshots to the head and a broomstick embedded in his anus.

Graphic image below

The Hunt for Asia's El Chapo

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Gus from Reuters

e is Asia’s most-wanted man. He is protected by a guard of Thai kickboxers. He flies by private jet. And, police say, he once lost $66 million in a single night at a Macau casino.

Tse Chi Lop, a Canadian national born in China, is suspected of leading a vast multinational drug trafficking syndicate formed out of an alliance of five of Asia’s triad groups, according to law enforcement officials. Its members call it simply “The Company.” Police, in a nod to one of Tse’s nicknames, have dubbed it Sam Gor, Cantonese for “Brother Number Three.”

The syndicate, law enforcers believe, is funneling tonnes of methamphetamine, heroin and ketamine to at least a dozen countries from Japan in North Asia to New Zealand in the South Pacific. But meth – a highly addictive drug with devastating physical and mental effects on long-term users – is its main business, they say.

CJNG: "El 15" and "El M2 ", organized the Aguililla police attack that killed 13

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from LaSillaRota and Vanguardia TY Gus

A CJNG cell of expert marksmen were responsible for the police ambush on Monday in Aguililla, Michoacán , causing the deaths or 13 and wounding 9.

A few hours after the attack Tepalcatepec community police revealed the identity of who they say is responsible for the attack. Each killer was named and photograph provided.

“Any information, as responsible citizens, has the duty to report to authorities; either to military headquarters or dialing 911.  We have to do our part in fighting organized crime.”

Those named as the killers:

Jose Guadalupe Rodriguez Castillo or “El 15”, also known as “Don Lupe” plaza chief in Cd Guzman Tecalitlán, Tuxpan, Pihuamo, Jilotlán all in Jalisco.    [Guzman is apx 5 hrs from Aguililla]

Gildardo López Astudillo aka El Gil presumed dead among the massacred

Video translation is as follows:

Ciro Gómez Leyva:...where the events of the Ayotzinapa Normalistas occurred 5 years ago. This afternoon there was a confrontation between military and armed civilians in the community of Tepochica, a step away from Iguala, Guerrero. 14 civilians were killed, alleged criminals. And a military man also died. There is also a wounded soldier.

There are versions between journalists and local authorities. There are versions that one of the alleged criminals killed is Gildardo López Astudillo aka El Gil [“lieutenant” of Guerreros Unidos Cartel an off shoot of BLO]. One of the bosses of hitmen who killed Los Normalistas of Ayotzinapa. And that a few days ago he was released from prison for alleged deficiencies in the legal process.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Guerrero: At least 15 dead in Iguala confrontation

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from Pacozea

At least 14 people and a soldier died in a clash between armed civilians and Army elements in the municipality of Iguala, Guerrero.

Roberto Álvarez Heredia, Guerrero's security spokesman, reported that the military were attacked by an armed group in the municipality of Tepochica.

According to reports, the military repelled the aggression although an officer died in the confrontation.

Aguililla Michoacán: Deadly police ambush; Was CJNG protecting Mencho's wife?

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TY Gus from Radio Formula

Were they betrayed? CJNG may have ambushed police in Aguililla to protect the wife of "El Mencho"

Article from Radio Formula:
The 13 elements of the State Police may have been killed by a confusion, after alleged members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) would have anticipated to protect Rosalinda González Valencia, wife of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, “El Mencho”, who allegedly was located in the municipality of Aguililla, Michoacán.

Michoacán authorities informed the news broadcast “In the morning” with Ciro Gómez Leyva, that a convoy of 42 state police officers was deployed aboard five trucks to protect the transfer of a father and daughter, who was the victim of sexual abuse. They would be transferred from the municipality of Aguililla to Apatzingán.

[Because of the sizable deployment of police] the hit men would have anticipated an alleged attack on the wife of the leader of the CJNG and ambushed the uniformed men, leaving a balance of 13 dead.

An anonymous elite Mexican commando sends a video message

A video was just released by an anonymous soldier. For obvious security reasons he recorded this broadcast in anonymity. His message to the world speaks of the need to stand united against the organization’s of crime that currently plague the country. The Mexican Republic is presently battling a multitude of cartels in low intensity conflicts across its landscape. Of which hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost. If this video is an indication in regards to the shape of things to come then we should expect more films such as this to appear. Broadcasts as the aforementioned will be how morale is boosted and solidarity displayed for the armed forces warring against crime.

DEA arrested and US repatriated Mencho to Mexico 15 years ago; now he is the most wanted

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Gus from RioDoce

After Joaquín el Chapo Guzmán fell off the search radar of the United States, and while intelligence methods were aggravated in finding the whereabouts of Rafael Caro Quintero, it is Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes “el Mencho”, who has become the main objective of the United States.

However, as recorded in the United States judicial archives, Mencho has already been in the hands of US authorities, having been arrested when he was a simple drug dealer, in 1994, in Sacramento California.

He was then arrested by DEA agents, who handed him over to a group of federal prosecutors, who after filing charges for drug trafficking, sentenced him to 5 years and 6 months in federal prison.

Nectar Lima leaves message and corpses

Hacienda Nueva, Morelos, Zacatecas - On the road to Fresnillo, about 500 meters from the access to the community of Hacienda Nueva, Morelos, four plastic bags with human remains and a cardboard manta containing a message alluding to organized crime were located .

The bags contained the mutilated remains of a man between 30 and 35 years old.

The macabre find was on Monday, minutes before 3 pm in the direction of the airport, in front of the return to the capital.

Arturo Martínez Herrera “El Texas” or “El Negro” Freed from Prison After Serving 25 Years

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta y MuralGdljra
           Arturo Martínez Herrera released from prison after serving 28 years in federal prisons

After being in prison for more than 28 years, drug trafficker Arturo Martínez Herrera “El Texas” or “El Negro” regained his freedom from the Federal Center for Social Readaptation Number 1 “Altiplano”, in Almoloya de Juarez, State of Mexico.

The administrative authority confirmed to a district judge of the Second Circuit of the Federal Judicial Branch that the former inmate was released and sent a certified copy of the preparatory liberty order that ruled in Martínez Herrera's favor.

Before leaving the “Altiplano” prison, the now ex-convict filed a petition for amparo against any possible arrest warrant that could be executed by ministerial authorities against him, but when the doors of the maximum security prison opened, no one was waiting for him.

Mob of El Carrete leave a bagged body

Puente de Ixtla, Morelos - On Sunday afternoon, the dismembered body of a man was left in a black bag in the Emiliano Zapata neighborhood, near the municipal cemetery.

The criminal group that claimed the crime left two cartulinas with a message containing threats against three subjects.

The State Attorney General's Office (FGE) announced that around 1:10 p.m., Morelos Police officers, elements of the Criminal Investigation Police (PIC) and experts arrived at the
Calle No Reelección of the aforementioned neighborhood.

Monday, October 14, 2019

FBI and FGR Arrests 7 Romanians in Los Cabos, Part of Int'l Organized Crime Fraud and Money Laundering

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: BCSNoticias y UnoTV y USDOJ
A total of 7 Romanians, who are allegedly part of a criminal organization dedicated to cybercrime, human trafficking and extortion were arrested in Cabo San Lucas in the municipality of Los Cabos ; this, in an operation in coordination between the Attorney General's Office (FGR) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). 

The capture was made after an investigation initiated by FBI and the FGR's Cyber ​​Research and Technology Operations Unit in Mexico. See the US DOJ Press Release below.