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Saturday, November 30, 2019

One mistake trapped a desperate dad in CJNG's web....Then he vanished

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TYGus  Source

OS ANGELES — Oscar Macias gripped his cellphone and quickly hammered out a text message to his childhood friend Tommy Cantu.
Hey I think something s going down with me im on valley in el Serrano in two if I dont text u back something happend
It was 7:38 p.m. on July 20, 2014. A Sunday.

Twenty miles away in Whittier, California, Tommy’s phone buzzed as he sat down to dinner with his wife and two children. He glanced at the message on his screen, then scanned it again to make sure he read it right. 

He called Oscar. No one answered.

At 7:40 p.m., another message came from Oscar:

Michoacan: Video Viagras entry into Aguaje, Aguililla

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TYGus  From LaSillaRota

The site where CJNG ambushed and killed 13 police on October 14th 

VIDEO: Los Viagras cartel exhibits its armed entry to El Aguaje

Wearing military type clothing, armed with assault rifles which they shot into the air, subjects identified as members of the Los Viagras Cártel were seen in a video.

The armed group was depicted in a 25 minute recording at the entrance to the community of Aguaje, in the municipal of Aguililla.

In the video voices are heard in which they announce their entry into that community of the Tierra Caliente, where on October 14th their antagonistic  Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación, CJNG, killed 13 policemen and injured 9 in an ambush.

Death and Fire in Mocorito Mountain Range, Sinaloa

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Debate
Oscar's family leaving the room where they found him shot to death and their property partially destroyed by fire a week ago; The family had to physically go fetch the authorities to get them respond to their pleas for help the following day.

Death and fire have caused terror in the Mocorito mountain range of Sinaloa State. So far this year there have been four major violent events, three of them in the southern zone.

Mocorito, Sinaloa: The violence recorded between Tuesday and Wednesday of this week in the community of Terrero de los Pacheco, in the Mocorito mountain range, is one more case of the several that have occurred in different towns of this municipality and has now been stigmatized under the label of danger and terror. Armed clashes between rival groups have left at least 17 dead.

VIDEOS: Shootings in Villa Unión, Coahuila

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Televisa y Vanguardia
                                     Reports of "Strong shooting" in Villa Unión, Coahuila

Shortly before noon it was reported, through social networks, that a shooting was recorded in the town of Villa Unión , in Coahuila. The confrontation between armed civilians and elements of the Sedena was reported through social networks, ie Cartel de Noreste members against SEDENA elements. At least 20 heavily armed vehicles in a convoy formation rolled into Villa Unión. 

At approximately 11:45 am on Saturday a gun battle organized crime and members of the Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) in registered between alleged members of Villa Unión , according to Twitter users church and the same Presidency has several bullet impacts.

Blood for Blood: The History of “El Macho Prieto”

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Infobae
    Blood for blood: the story of "El Macho Prieto", the hitman who executed a son of "El Chapo"

He worked under the orders of "El Mayo" Zambada and "El Chapo" Guzmán himself, became one of the best assassins of the Sinaloa cartel, but one day he made a mistake for that which he would pay dearly.

Before the so - called “Culiacanazo”, on October 17 of this year, Culiacán, the capital of Sinaloa, had already lived a violent day in which for fear of being innocent victims of a war, the inhabitants decided to stay in their homes. The "Culiacanazo or Jueves Negro" was the day of the botched attempt to arrest Ovidio Guzmán López, a son of "El Chapo".

On May 8, 2008, in the parking lot of a shopping center, an armed commando executed three young men: Arturo Meza Cázares, son of Blanca Margarita Cázares Salazar, aka "The Empress", who had been designated by the United States government as the head of a money laundering network, a  product of the profits of the organization; César Ariel Loera Guzmán, and Édgar Guzmán López, 22 , son of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera.

‘Right under your nose’: CJNG turned this rural [U.S.] area into a hidden cocaine hub

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TYGus  Courier Journal

XTON, Va. — On a near-freezing February morning, a man known as “Lalo” steered his Chevy Avalanche quietly through south-central Virginia’s forested hills and farms.

He had an 8 a.m. appointment in Axton, tucked in a rural area of roughly 6,500 people near the North Carolina border where roads are dotted with trailer parks, tiny churches, rusting pickups and abandoned barns.

It’s a place where property is cheap, cornfields and cow pastures separate many neighbors, and people tend not to pry into one another’s business.

All of which made it an ideal if unlikely waystation for the Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación, known as CJNG, Mexico’s fastest-rising drug cartel, whose U.S. footprint has grown exponentially in recent years.

“El Cabo 20” Implicated in Disappearance of Fishermen

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: ZETA
          David López "El Cabo 20" aka "El Lobo" involved in the disappearance of  6 fishermen

On Wednesday, November 27, the Regional Search and Rescue Plan was activated to locate six fishermen in the maritime zone of Ensenada. The original report was that they had left Tortugas Bay bound for Cedros Island and never arrived. On the afternoon of Thursday, November 28, the rescue of two of the disappeared was announced: Antonio Herrera Hernández, originally from Acapulco and the Baja California Sureño, Cristóbal Emmanuel Arce Carrasco, who when rescued had a gunshot wound in one arm.

The data obtained from the preliminary version given by the rescued men, indicates that a group of hooded subjects deprived them of their freedom when they had already arrived at  Isla Cedros . In the attack, Herrera and Arce were beaten, shot and abandoned, while the criminals took the rest of their companions. The other four fishermen have not been found.

Salvatierra, Guanajuato: 7 Armed Men Kidnap a Hospital Patient

Video translation is as follows:

This was the entry of armed men to the Salvatierra hospital. Everyone had their faces covered. They wore caps and carried long weapons. The comando was looking for a patient who had arrived a few hours before for a gunshot wound. Security guards were threatened.

One of them is seen in the video disarmed and escorted by one of the criminals. The doctors and nurses had their cell phones taken away so they couldn't alert the police. 30 seconds after their entry the men found the patient. With the hospital linen 2 men lifted him up and took him out of the hospital.

Tijuana, Baja California: Organized Crime Loses 1.9 Tons of Marijuana

Video translation is as follows:
Tijuana, Baja California - We are now going to Baja California where the Tijuana Regional Prosecutor's Office complied with a legal order at a home in Colonia Chapultepec where 227 packages of marijuana with a total weight of 1.9 tons were located. The prior detention of a suspect made it possible to identify the site where the marijuana was wharehoused. Of which it was subsequently marketed in said city. The operation was carried out by the State Security Guard. And in coordination with elements from the National Defense. As well as the presence of the Public Ministry.

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat  Source

Friday, November 29, 2019

Morelos: Express Kidnappings on The Pera-Cuautla Highway

Video translation is as follows:
Yuriria Sierra: This is not only one of the most famous and dangerous highways in the world. It is also a kidnappers operation zone. Please have a look at this.

Female Reporter: The kidnapping of former chancellor Alejandro Olveras Jiménez and his wife uncovered the modus operandi for the gangs dedicated at the express kidnappings on the Pera-Cuautla highway. Some of the victims are killed by their captors. On November 13, the former chancellor’s vehicle suffered a flat tire and he stopped in a section near the Oacalco collection booth. He was kidnapped. And 2 days later he was released. Another couple was kidnapped on November 19. Their bodies were found in the State of Mexico last Friday the 22nd. For them there was no justice. Nor did the state apparatus mobilize to rescue them.

Mexican narcos silence the Colombian press, after reporting their penetration of Colombia

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TYGus  From ElNorteno and Universal

Mexican cartels have penetrated Colombia allied with FARC

Mexican drug trafficking mafias launched a series of threats from August to November 2019 to Colombian journalists who had to go into exile or are hidden in their country after denouncing that Mexican cartels penetrated Colombia — allied to dissidents from the former guerrilla Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) - to get involved in increasing coca leaf production for international cocaine trafficking.

Menchito could be extradited in 2 weeks as attorney claims CJF and DEA interfered to deny amparo

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TYGus  from Zeta
“El Menchito” has been subject to “judicial terrorism”

The legal defense of Rubén Oseguera González, aka “El Menchito”, accused Alejandro Sergio González Bernabé, member of the Federal Judiciary Council (CJF), of giving the instruction to the Second Collegiate Court in Criminal and Labor Matters of Oaxaca, so that he would definitively deny the protection against extradition to the United States, to the son of the Michoacán capo Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, “El Mencho”, leader of the Cartel Jalisco New Generation (CJNG).

At a press conference, the lawyer Víctor Francisco Beltrán García recalled that in two weeks, at the latest, the deadline for the Mexican Federal Government to deliver “El Menchito”, imprisoned in the maximum security wing of the Center, expires Federal of Social Readaptation (CEFERESO), number 11, located in Hermosillo, Sonora.

EU extradition of Caro Quintero stopped

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TYGus RioDoce
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Rafael Caro Quintero, former founder of the Guadalajara cartel, obtained an ex officio and plane suspension from a federal judge so as not to be extradited to the United States, a federal court wants him for the crimes of kidnapping and manslaughter of the DEA agent, Enrique Camarena, perpetrated in 1985.

In October, the First Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) refused to protect the kingpin against the Extradition Treaty [amparo] signed between Mexico and the United States, Milenio reported.

Dark web criminals 'offering Black Friday deals and discount codes for drugs

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TYGus from NewsSky

The popular retail event has been co-opted by shady figures on the dark web to sell drugs and other illegal items.
Drug dealers are selling cocaine on the dark web

Dark web criminals are jumping on the Black Friday bandwagon by offering deals and discount codes on drugs, fake ID and stolen data, say experts.

The annual discounting has become a major event for legitimate businesses and it now appears to have filtered down to the online underworld

"We've seen the same strategies that online retailers and physical retailers use, being used in these criminal markets," said James Chappell, co-founder of online security firm Digital Shadows.

"We see them used either to provide discounts, 'stack 'em high and sell 'em cheap' type strategies, and we've seen the same with discount codes, introductions, building up excitement before the event, adverts that entice and enthuse."

Due to uncontrolled violence, 40 more families flee from Garza Congregation, Tamaulipas

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TYGus  from ElSoldeMexico

Reminiscent of Mier exodus---


Inhabitants of the Garza Congregation settlement, known as El Charco Escondido de Reynosa, are leaving their homes because they feel unprotected by the authorities of the three government orders.

So far there have been 40 families that have left the ejido to look for better opportunities in the city; feeling helpless they leave their homes and everything they managed to work for many years.
On Tuesday, a truck that pulled a trailer with cattle, another vehicle where they were transporting furniture and electronic devices.

Another inhabitant who had a business decided to close it and move to another place with his family. They will look for a place in the city of Reynosa.

Tamualipas: Tropa del Infierno Convoy On the Outskirts of Nuevo Laredo

A video is circulating on social networks that shows what was initially a 21 vehicle convoy. This broadcast was edited to show only a 17 vehicle convoy. Just as well the original sound has been muted to protect the anonymous person who uploaded it online.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Cemei Verdia, Former Autodefensa, Ambushed In Colima

 Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat

The death of the former leader of the autodefensas of the Sierra-Costa of Michoacán, Cemeí Verdia Zepeda, was reported on Thursday night.  He was reportedly being transferred to a hospital in Jalisco after being ambushed in Colima by armed subjects.

Updated 11/29

Through social networks and on his official account, reports arose about the ambush in which he was seriously injured.  He was immediately transferred to a hospital to receive first aid, however, unofficial sources confirmed the death of the autodefensa, who since 2012, rose up in arms with a group of residents of the Sierra-Costa of Michoacán to defend their territory from organized crime groups.

Other close sources have reported that he is still alive but in serious condition.

Subsequently, the autodefensa movements of José Manuel Mireles Valverde and Hipólito Mora in the Tierra Caliente region began.

A month ago, Verdia Zepeda denounced on national media that there is still an insecurity crisis in the coastal zone and the Tierra Caliente region of Michoacán and that violent acts such as murders and clashes between cartels have increased in recent months.

CJNG Leaves a Corpse In Paraíso, Tabasco

Manta reads as follows:
Fall into formation or I’ll make you fall into formation. Sincerely, CJNG Comandante Metr 1

Paraíso, Tabasco - The remains of a dismembered individual were thrown in front of a domicile in Paraíso.

The remains were accompanied by a written message on a manta allegedly signed by a cartel.

This morning, the remains of a dismembered body were found in front of a private home in the streets of the municipal capital of Paraíso, Tabasco.

Unofficially, it is pointed out that this finding would have occurred in front of the house of Ramiro López Contreras, former Councilor of city hall.

Extreme Graphic images of dismemberment below

Mexican President Rejects Any Prospect Of US Military Intervention Against Drug Cartels

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

While President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said his government is open to “cooperation” with the U.S., he roundly rejected the idea of U.S. military intervention to fight drug cartels.

“Co-operation, yes — intervention, no,” López Obrador said Wednesday during a press conference. The left-wing president refused to address questions about the possibility of the U.S. designating drug cartels as terrorists, telling reporters he just wanted to “send a hug to the American people” because it was Thanksgiving eve.

With many Mexican leaders, the prospect of terrorist designation or military intervention invokes fears of infringement on their national sovereignty. Immediately after Trump’s comments, Mexican authorities requested talks with their U.S. counterparts.

“Mexico will never allow any actions that violate its national sovereignty. We will be firm. I have let the United States know my position, as well as our plan against organized transnational crime,” Marcelo Ebrard, the Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, tweeted Tuesday night.

Posing as medics, sicarios murder Sonora official

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from ElDebate

Surveillance cameras captured the moment when the secretary of the Bacum City Council was shot dead by gunmen dressed as medics

Sonora .- It was yesterday when the news of the murder of the secretary of the City Council of Bácum, Sonora, Víctor Manuel Armante. Those responsible for his death would be two men dressed as nurses, who shot at the official when he left his house aboard his vehicle through the streets of Antwerp and Madrid, in the Bella Vista neighborhood, in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora.

After his murder a video circulated on social media that was captured by the security cameras of the site of the killing, where they show the alleged hitmen dressed as nurses waiting for the victim who then shot him.

Tucson, Arizona: UPS Employees Ran Drug Trafficking Ring for a Decade

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Fox y KGUN9
                        UPS employees ran drug trafficking ring for a decade, authorities say:
A group of United Parcel Service (UPS) employees are accused of smuggling shipments of drugs and counterfeit vaping oils from Mexico and distributing the illicit products around the U.S. for at least a decade.

Authorities arrested 11 people, including four UPS drivers and supervisors, in Tucson, Ariz., for their roles in the alleged smuggling ring, the Department of Homeland Security said. Investigators say the suspects moved thousands of pounds of marijuana and other drugs into the U.S. from Mexico each week using the company's standard cardboard boxes, bypassing security measures.

What I am most thankful for....and you?

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat
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Of course I am so thankful for my amazing, loving family.  I am grateful I was born into ethnicity of great and historical culture, and that my parents and grandparents assured not only that we knew our culture, but that we took great pride in our culture.

And I am so thankful that my grandparents[Martinez] took that uncertain voyage from Jalisco, as teens, embarking on a new life, in a land that was completely foreign to them.  They taught us the priceless value of freedom, hard work and determination.

My grandmother was naturalized and imparted the value of patriotism, simple lessons such as “Never miss a chance to vote, it is your voice”.  She loved and was proud of being Mexican and equally loved and was proud of being an American.

As am I

My great grandparents also came to the U.S. but never could “fit”, they were already immigrants from Spain into Mexico.  So they returned to Jalisco.

Guanajuato: 25 Dead, Many Wounded in 24 Hours of Violence

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Aristegui
                        Guanajuato: violence leaves 25 dead and 12 injured in less than 24 hours

The State Prosecutor's Office confirms that in conjunction with the Mexican Army, it has carried out operations for the execution of searches in the Laja-Bajío area.

By Javier Bravo
Guanajuato Clashes, massacres, operations and roadblocks. The Bajío area has become the common scenario of overflowing violence, which this time has its epicenter in the municipality of Juventino Rosas that was virtually paralyzed in its daily activities, as well as fenced in its entrances.

14 bodies exhumed in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco

BB.Follower Borderland Beat from ElSolDeMexico

Authorities found the bodies of six men and one woman on a farm in the El Salto ranch, of the Chipinque delegation
The bodies of seven people were located on a site near the pit in which another seven bodies were found last Saturday, in the municipality of Lagos de Moreno in Jalisco.

The finding was made on a site of the El Salto ranch, of the Chipinque delegation, where the authorities found the bodies of six men and one woman, the latter was tied by the hands.

Experts from the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences transferred the bodies to their facilities where the corresponding studies will be carried out to determine the causes of death and exact time of evolution.

Happy Day of Giving Thanks for What We Have and to Those Whom We Can Give

Yaqui for Borderland Beat               Feliz Dia del Accción de Gracias


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Evo Morales Protected "El Chapito" and Gave him the Legislative Assembly Credential

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta
Evo Morales, the first Indigenous person elected as a Latin American President, in the country of Bolivia,  protected  "El Chapito", and even gave him the Legislative Assembly credential: so says Bolivian Minister.

Iván Guzmán Salazar, alias “El Chapito”, son of the boss Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, “El Chapo”, former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, received protection from former Bolivian President Evo Morales Ayma, according to the Bolivian government minister, Arturo Carlos Murillo Prijic.

Speaking to the local newspaper El Debe, he stressed that the administration of Evo Morales Ayma protected “El Chapito” in 2015, who studied aircraft piloting in Santa Cruz de la Sierra and enjoyed a credential to enter the Legislative Assembly.

NarcoTerrorists or NarcoParamilitaries: What is the Threat Facing Mexico ?

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Infobae
                      Narco-terrorists or narco-paramilitaries: what is the threat facing Mexico ?
Former military members who became drug traffickers, criminals who use terrorist tactics and more combinations: the Cartels have become an almost indecipherable threat.

Narco-terrorism and narco-paramilitarism are two concepts that in recent weeks have featured in the headlines of all Mexican newspapers. After the murder of nine members of the LeBarón family and the failed capture of Ovidio Guzmán López , national and US politicians have suggested that the cartels should be considered terrorist organizations.

Guadalajara: judge, secretary and former judiciary official of Jalisco gunned down

BBFollower for Borderland Beat  from Aristegui


 They murder judge, secretary and former official of the Judiciary of Jalisco, in Guadalajara

Mario Sergio Zúñiga Luján, Cristian Diego Gómez Mercado and Sergio Israel Paredes Beltrán were shot to death in the Heliodoro Hernández Loza neighborhood.

On the night of Sunday 24, a judge, a secretary of the Court and a newly retired former official, all of them from the Judicial Power of the State of Jalisco, were murdered, confirmed this afternoon the magistrate president of the State Supreme Court, Ricardo Suro Esteves. 

Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas: Tropa del Infierno Kidnapped Family of 10

Video translation is as follows:
Radio Host: such a way that for all the people who are accustomed to recording videos, uploading photographs, or uploading locations of the risky situations that the city is experiencing.

Please, fathers of families. If you want to avoid a problem. If you don’t want to lose one of your children, of which afterwards we will be complaining that innocent people are killed, well yes, the truth is that yes. Innocents are being killed.

Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups

Armadillo-BorderlandBeat from AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump put the Mexican government on the defensive when he said he “absolutely” will move ahead with plans to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations.

Trump said in a radio interview this week that tens of thousands of Americans are killed every year because of drug trafficking and other activity by the cartels. But Mexico is pushing back, worried that such a step would allow its neighbor to the north to violate its sovereignty by operating unilaterally inside Mexico.

"I’ve been working on that for the last 90 days,” Trump said in a radio interview with Bill O’Reilly, who asked whether such a designation would be forthcoming. O’Reilly had asked Trump if he would designate the cartels “and start hitting them with drones and things like that?” Trump replied: “I don’t want to say what I’m going to do, but they will be designated.” Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday that he did not want to enter a “political confrontation” with the U.S. government on the eve of its Thanksgiving holiday.

Mexico's perspective: Mexican media report on Trump's plan to designate cartels as terrorists

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Reforma  Note: El Armadillo is posting an article from U.S.

The designation of Mexican drug trafficking cartels as "foreign terrorist organizations" will not give the US government new tools for fighting, according to specialists.

Trump says he will designate cartels as terrorists

What if they designate 'terrorists' to cartels?

This Tuesday, in a radio interview with host Bill O'Reilly, President Donald Trump said the United States is ready to designate Mexican cartels as terrorist groups.

"Absolutely," said the President.

CJNG Announce Their Arrival in San Luis Potosí

On social media the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación has recently announced their arrival to the state of San Luis Potosí. 

Video translation is as follows:
We are Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación. We are here to fight against the rats (thieves), extortionists, and kidnappers belonging to Los Zetas, Cartel Noreste, and Cartel del Golfo. Attention authorities: The fight is not against you. We’ve come to work for the well being of the citizens, those who have been affected by extortion, the land tariffs, and countless other abuses. 

Mexico 2019 Statistics Previewed: 53 Massacres in 11 Months; Zeta Special Investigations

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta y JusticiaMex
Armed attacks with at least four victims each in bars, roads, homes, mountain areas and ranches, have left 411 dead and more than 90 injured in the first eleven months of the current sexennium. 

Among the victims are 11 children, 20 women and 35 police and military. In multihomicides alone, in ten bars 92 people died in six states of the country. Michoacán, Tamaulipas, Guanajuato, Veracruz and Guerrero, are the entities with the highest incidence in these types of attacks and the number of fatalities. Very few detainees, although criminals and criminal organizations have been identified by the evidence at these massacres.

Almost a year after the current federal administration began, 53 massacres have been registered in Mexico, in which at least 411 people have died and more than 90 were injured, according to a recount made by this publishing house of the events in those with a minimum of four people have been killed per event. Keep in mind these numbers are very questionable and trend on the low side.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas: Suspected Bus Terminals That Aid Cartel del Noreste [CDN]

Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas -  People traveling to this city report kidnappings by members of the Cartel del Noreste within the three bus stations operating in this border city.

They demand police surveillance inside and outside the terminals. The staff at these facilities is involved with the cartel to notify them of the arrival of buses from states where there are rivalries between organized crime groups.


"That is true. I have gone to the Omnibus de Mexico just as well the Autobús ETN Turistar and the Autobuses Expresó Futura terminals. And as soon as you get off the bus they ask you what locality are you coming from and where are you originally from. You have to show them your credentials.

Fresnillo Zacatecas: 5 Unarmed Municipal Policemen Ambushed and Murdered

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Infobae
Commotion in Zacatecas:  Criminals killed five policemen, surprised them unarmed and without uniforms; The agents assigned to the Fresnillo corporation were ambushed by alleged hitmen while returning from a course.

Captive and unarmed, five elements of the Municipal Police of Fresnillo, Zacatecas, were intercepted, ambushed and killed, while traveling on federal highway 45, in the municipality of Calera.

According to reports, the alleged criminals attacked the agents at the junction of the López Velarde community, adjacent to the state capital. They were all shot to death.

Aguascalientes: CDS leaves message with bodies, as territorial war increases

Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes - Sunday night a human head was left on an avenue in El Mosaico neighborhood, this afternoon they left two deceased individuals in plastic bags as well as a manta.

The war between organized crime groups increased in Los Altos de Jalisco. Two deceased males were left on the sidewalk in front of an abandoned farm in the same neighborhood.

The facts were verified at about 5:45 p.m. on Monday when neighbors of Tundra Street came upon a pair of packages that were in black plastic bags.

Includes short Film: This is how the Jalisco Cartel took its lethal violence to 35 U.S. states

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Infobae CourierJournal

A short film: What Courier Journal uncovered about Jalisco New Generation Cartel's El Mencho--This short film details how The Courier Journal's investigation into CJNG and its leader, El Mencho, began in early 2019 and what was uncovered.

The Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) extended its presence in the United States to 35 states, in which it "overwhelms" cities and small towns with large amounts of drugs.

A nine-month investigation by the Courier Journal revealed how the criminal organization extended its operations through the US and Puerto Rico, weaving “a sticky network that has caught troubled business owners, thousands of drug users and Mexican immigrants terrified to defy orders of the cartel ”.

Zumpango, Edomex: R2 Leaves a Corpse With Manta

Bagged, with a narco message and a buried knife, a man's body was located in the municipality of Zumpango.

According to police reports, the events happened on Monday afternoon in Guadalupe Victoria Street, Santa Maria neighborhood of that municipality.
Inside a vacant lot, the body of a dead man was found inside a black bag.

In addition, on the body and nailed with a knife, a cardboard was found with a message indicating that the orders of R2 will be fulfilled.

Arizona guns quietly smuggled across border as bullets fly in Mexico

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Gus  Tucson

Gun Seizure

Images of charred, bullet-ridden trucks on a remote highway in Sonora and an hours long gunbattle in the heart of Culiacan, Sinaloa, horrified the U.S. public in recent weeks.

The images showed where the “iron river” of guns and ammunition bought in the United States empties onto the streets of Mexico.

The headwaters of that river often spring from Southern Arizona, where federal court records show young people buying weapons for $100 payouts, a man buying rifles from gun stores every few days for nearly a year in Green Valley and Tucson, and heroin addicts selling .50-caliber rifles to their dealers.

After the fatal shooting of three women and six children in La Mora, Sonora, on Nov. 4, Mexican officials announced that some of the ammunition used in the attack came from the U.S.

Cosalá, Sinaloa: Cartel de Sinaloa Sicarios Hold a Checkpoint

Sicarios of the Sinaloa Cartel CDS at a checkpoint outside of the municipality of Cosalá, Sinaloa.

A video of the Sinaloa cartel was leaked through social networks while they were holding a checkpoint in Cosalá. The video shows them firing their weapons while they listen to music from their luxury cars.

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat   Source

Flashback: All Roads Lead From Roma

Armadillo-BorderlandBeat from TXMonthly

Armadillo: Below is a piece by the Texas Monthly from 1977 about the border town of Roma, Texas, it gives an interesting insight into the area known as "La Frontera Chica" which would later become an influential and important drug smuggling corridor for the Gulf Cartel and today is often a war zone. The piece is quite lengthy but worth the read, enjoy.

DEA: Mexican cartels are unrivaled in the U.S.

BB Follower for Borderland Beat From Infobae

The commercial power of Mexican drug traffickers extends from Arizona to New England and distributes from marijuana and cocaine, to heroin and methamphetamine, according to the demand of the US market.    A study by the Agency for Drug Control (DEA) revealed that there is no single competitor in the US that has the organization and infrastructure of Mexican cartels to traffic, distribute and sell marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl and heroin, according to the demand of American consumers.

“ Mexican criminal organizations maintain the greatest influence on drug trafficking to the US, they have grown and expanded ; they control corridors across the southern border and there is no organization that rivals their level of influence, ”notes the US assessment published by the newspaper El Sol de México.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Alejandro Sandi and Frédéric Michel Rescued after abduction

Actor Alejandro Sandí and French citizen Frédéric Michel, who were kidnapped this Sunday morning in Nevado de Toluca, were rescued by federal and state authorities in the State of Mexico.

Hours earlier, the Secretary of Public Safety and Protection, Alfonso Durazo, reported that those responsible for the kidnapping had requested a ransom for the release of the victims.

The kidnapping of Mexican actor Alejandro Sandí and the French tourist identified as Frederic "N" occurred around 8:00 on this Sunday.

So far, the authorities have not disclosed details of the release or if any amount was paid for the rescue.

First Europe Narco Sub: $110m of cocaine captured in Spanish waters

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The first narco sub to smuggle drugs into Europe was from Colombia
Spanish Civil Guard agents worked to raise the submarine to the surface on Monday [Salvador Sas/EPA-EFE]

Two of the crew were captured, but one managed to swim away and escape.

Madrid, Spain - A submarine carrying three tonnes of cocaine, worth approximately 100 million euros ($110m), has been intercepted after an international operation off the coast of Spain.

The vessel ran aground in waters off Galicia in northwestern Spain while carrying the "high-quality" illicit cargo on Sunday, police said.

The submarine had been tracked while it sailed across the Atlantic from Colombia to Europe.

Juárez, Chihuahua: Narco Terrorism at S-Mart Convenience Store

Note: Sol says the video is 'safe' for everyone to view

Dozens of customers ran terrified tonight unleashing a shooting at the S-Mart convenience store on Calle Carlos Amaya.

Witnesses in the store lived minutes of terror when hitmen executed a man in the parking lot.

The armed attack was set off against a white car that hit the convenience store carts.

Paramedics and municipal confirmed his death after he received at least five gun shot wounds.

Police officers responded to the armed attack and exchanged gunfire. Afterwards they stopped the gangsters several blocks later.

LeBarón asks Trump to designate the cartels as terrorist organizations

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TYGus  ElFinanciero

This Sunday, a request was published to the United States government “We the People” portal, asking for the designation of Mexican drug cartels as official terrorist organizations.

The request was allegedly published by the LeBarón family, which on November 4 was the victim of an attack by a group of hitmen who killed three women and six minors while traveling in three vans on the Sonora and Chihuahua boundaries.

One of the family members, Alex LeBarón , spread the petition on Twitter through a 'retweet'.

Through the White House petition platform, the action was requested because as the request indicates, the cartels kidnap and extort with almost total impunity. He adds that the terror  has been almost impossible to stop him to date.

Monterrey, Nuevo León: Dismembered Male Identified as Ministerial Agent

Authorities reported that one of the bodies, which were located in plastic bags, corresponds to a ministerial agent

The deputy prosecutor of the Attorney General's Office of Nuevo León, Luis Enrique Orozco, confirmed that one of the mutilated bodies that were left outside the Seventh Military Zone last Wednesday corresponds to that of a ministerial agent.

Inside the bloody cartel war for Mexico's multibillion-dollar avocado industry

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a construction truck parked in front of a building: A turret used for protection and defense against organized crime  in Tancitaro, Michoacan, on Aug. 24, 2019. The entrance to Tancitaro, a population of roughly 30,000, claims it is the Avocado Capital of the World. Armed citizens voluntarily man the turret to keep out cartels. Mexican cartels have evolved beyond drug trafficking; extortion and theft of the local avocado and timber industries.

URUAPAN, Mexico — The cartel members showed up in this verdant stretch of western Mexico armed with automatic weapons and chainsaws.

oon they were cutting timber day and night, the crash of falling trees echoing throughout the virgin forest. When locals protested, explaining that the area was protected from logging, they were held at gunpoint and ordered to keep quiet.

Stealing wood was just a prelude to a more ambitious plan.

The newcomers, members of a criminal group called the Viagras, were almost certainly clearing the forest to set up a grow operation. They wouldn’t be planting marijuana or other crops long favored by Mexican cartels, but something potentially even more profitable: avocados.

Alejandro Sandi along with another tourist kidnapped, the Actor in "Señor de Los Cielos" series

The Guardia Nacional, Municipal and State Police of Toluca de Lerdo, are conducting a patrol in the vicinity of the Nevado de Toluca.

This, for the report of a tourist kidnapping in which the Mexican actor Alejandro Sandi was a victim. He is known for his participation in the famous Mexican series The Lord of the Skies.

In addition, Alejandro also participates in the series “Señora Acero", "Sr. Ávila" and the "La Rosa de Guadalupe" programs.

According to the authorities' report, the actor was with a group of visitors aboard a Jeep, when armed men blocked their way.

The Sociedad Morelense Threatens La Mera Verga

Early this morning more than 8 narco mantas appeared in different municipalities such as Amacuzac, Tetecala, Puente de Ixtla, and Miacatlan. These mantas threaten the criminal group of La Mera Verga, which is commanded by Abel Maya, and they intend to remove him from the state. The mantas were signed by a rival group called The Morelense Society.

The people of Morelos as well as the Southwestern Zone are tired with the fear of extortions, kidnappings, floor fees and murders. We will annihilate all that scum that has harmed our people. We were able to take out Los Rojos. Therefore, the purge continues.

Now we’re coming after you Abel Maya.

National Guard in TJ Detain Active Military Lt. with 88 Pkgs of Coke and Meth

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National Guard agents surprised a lieutenant of the Mexican Army who was driving aboard a van with 88 packages of drugs, containing cocaine and crystal meth.

The active military element was identified as Joshua Aurelio "N", who holds the position of lieutenant, who was transported the illegal drugs aboard a white XTrail truck, with ALZ477A license plates from Baja California.

When he reached the checkpoint, he was arrested to check the unit, as one of the elements of the Military Police observed the strange packages in the trunk of the vehicle.