Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Irma Galindo Barrios: Mixteca Protector of Forests Found Alive who Disappeared after Threats

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: RadioFormula y Excelsior
                     Activist Irma Galindo found alive; she sheltered herself for fear of threats
Irma Galindo denounced threats from her neighbors, commissioner and municipal president of Atatlahuaca, Oaxaca.

Irma was found alive and safe.  She is an activist and defender of the forests of Oaxaca, Irma Galindo Barrios , whose whereabouts were unknown since last November 10.

This Tuesday, without revealing the place and the circumstances in which she was found, people close to the activist revealed that she decided to protect herself for fear that people close to the municipal president and commissioner of San Esteban Atatlahuaca, Oaxaca, would fulfill their threats.

Coahuila: Mass Exhumation of Bodies Underway, 745 So Far

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Sin Embargo
The unidentified dead in Coahuila went to graves. Now they are digging them up. 745 dead humans.

The number of unidentified bodies increased to 745 after an extraordinary exhumation was carried out in Saltillo, the Prosecutor's Office Specialized in Missing Persons of Coahuila reported yesterday.

On October 24 of this year, the State Attorney General's Office indicated that in 99 percent of the fragments found in clandestine graves there was no possibility of obtaining genetic remains and therefore it was not possible to identify them, unless they had equipment with more advanced technology.

José Ángel Herrera Cepeda, Specialized Prosecutor, said that the unidentified bodies have been increasing, since initially they had 458, then 600 and now there are 745 unidentified in the state and that they were buried without any genetic profiling process.

Cosalá, Sinaloa: Another Clandestine Narco Laboratory Found While FGR Incinerates More

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Debate
                                The Fiscalia de Sinaloa secured a narcolaboratorio in Cosalá
705 liters of toluene and 60 liters of benzofetamina were secured; In addition, gas tanks, reactors, drums and tubs were located.

The Public Ministry of the Attorney General's Office (FGR) in Sinaloa, initiated an investigation folder for the probable commission of the crime against health, planned and sanctioned by the Federal Criminal Code, after making available of various chemical substances and precursors, for the possible elaboration of synthetic drugs. Meanwhile FGR incinerates the last batch...........

Playa del Carmen QR: Woman Executed on 5th Ave in Drive-By Shooting

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Excelsior y Diario
On Tuesday night, hitmen executed a woman in front of tourists in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo.
Tuesday night a woman was executed on Fifth Avenue of Playa del Carmen in Quintana Roo, another person was wounded. Local media report that armed men were traveling aboard a motorcycle, which was found streets later after the murderers fled. Twitter Video at bottom.

Tropa del Infierno Leaves Bagged Corpses Outside Military Camp


Monterrey, Nuevo León - A vehicle with four bags containing mutilated bodies were abandoned in front of the military camp facilities of the Campo Militar 7A Zona Militar.

It was a white Volkswagen Touareg SUV with license plates from Mexico City MXD1705 that they left abandoned on the side of the field fence of the Seventh Military Zone a few meters from the road that leads to Nuevo Laredo.

In the rear seats of the vehicle a message was left and in the front there were four bags with the legend “1k”, apparently of the drug crystal meth, according to a state police informant.
The doors of the truck were unlocked and blood stains were on the seats.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Hooded Student Group Make Security Demands at Preparatory School 8 "Miguel E. Schulz"

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Excelsior y ElHeraldo

Hooded Student group take over the  facilities of Prepa School 8 from UNAM , located in the Álvaro Obregón City Hall of Mexico City, and closed the accesses .
They demand an end to gender violence, as well as the insecurity and sale of drugs inside and outside the campus; demand attention to their requirements or will not deliver the campus.

From an early hour a group of presumed students with their faces covered took the facilities of the National Campus 8 "Miguel E. Schulz" High School , located on avenue Lomas de Plateros without number, corner Francisco P. Miranda Colonia Merced Gómez with Álvaro Obregón.

The dissatisfied students read a petition document in which they demand an end to gender violence, as well as the insecurity and sale of drugs and narcotics inside and outside the campus.

Emma Coronel's shameless debut on Cartel Crew

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Op-Ed

 T
his is a sick and terrible decision by vh1 to have el Chapo’s wife Emma coronel on its 
reality show "cartel crew." there is a humanitarian catastrophe in México from cartel violence. This is not a glamorous reality show.

Where are images of mass graves?https://t.co/malguquiim

— Ioan Grillo (@ioangrillo) November 12, 2019

Emma Coronels “big” debut on VH1 TVs “Cartel Crew has come and gone.

As previously suspected her appearance was all about the Benjamins, a marketing ploy to promote the clothing line of her and her husbands, El Chapo Guzmán.  

Monterrey, Nuevo León: Tropa del Infierno Leave Manta and Bagged Human Remains


Several industrial garbage bags with human remains were found this morning. The Paso del Águila neighborhood, which lies to the north west in the metrópolis of Monterrey is where the discovery was initially made. An improvised manta with red lettering was left at the crime scene. Authorities have yet to release the identities of these deceased individuals. This crime is said to belong to the Tropa del Infierno criminal cell.

El Chimino Claimed To Have CJNG Protection


City of Mexico, CDMX - He was known as El Chimino. His name was Luis Enrique Chavarría Fuentes, he was 26 years old and was selling drugs within different neighborhoods in the northside of the City. He became "famous" months ago when a video was broadcast in which he appeared to be pointing a rifle at two women in Azcapotzalco... but he was executed over the weekend.

Nuevo Laredo, Tamps: 5 Police Arrested Implicated in Extrajudicial Killings

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: LaSillaRota y AnimalPolitico y Infobae
Severino Treviño, one of the murdered victims, his daughter witnessed him being dressed up in Military clothing and boots. He had previously been wearing regular clothing and flip flops.

Five Tamaulipas State police officers involved in executions and false reports are arrested:
The elements are indicated by the crimes of qualified homicide, abuse of authority, falsity in reports given to the authorities and an illegal search of a home. Three turned themselves in to make plea deals by co-operating, then two more officers were arrested.

"We manipulated the facts": the perverse details are revealed by police officers involved in the alleged extrajudicial execution of hitmen from the CDN, Cartel de Noreste .

Monday, November 18, 2019

16 Criminal Narco Cells Sink Acapulco with a Wave of Violence

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: El Diario
In the last 21 months there have been more than 1,300 deaths in the city that was once considered a tourist paradise : Reforma/ Sunday Edition

Acapulco, Guerrero: At least 16 criminal cells have plunged Acapulco into a wave of violence.
In the last 21 months, according to the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System, there have been more than 1,300 deaths in the city that were once considered a tourist paradise.

According to an internal report from the municipal Public Security Secretariat (SSP), the city is hit by hitmen cells that are divisions of the Acapulco Independent Cartel (CIDA), an arm in the port city of what was once the organization of the Beltrán Leyva, directed by Édgar Valdez Villarreal, "La Barbie".

SLRC, Sonora: Triple Execution of Members of "Los Salazars"

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta y Radiopatrulla y reporteniveluno

                           Triple Execution in San Luis was a surprise attack on Los Salazars:

"Los Salazars", are allegedly among the victims of shooting in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, a border town just south of Yuma, Arizona.  After the fray, weapons for the exclusive use of the Army, money, drugs and an RPG-7 rocket launcher were seized.

One of the alleged leaders of the criminal group known as "Los Salazar", was apparently killed, after a shooting in San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, yesterday Saturday which left a  balance of 3 dead.

The impending end of a crime family? Uribe’s brother’s ‘life saver’ flips

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Gus Colombia Reports
Fabio Ochoa (L) and Santiago Uribe (R) during a social gathering
A former narco who Colombian media dubbed the “life saver” of former President Alvaro Uribe‘s brother last year put another nail in the coffin of this “good Colombian” over the week.

The revelation of “Zeus,” a former army major who worked for the Norte del Valle Cartel, confirmed this week that his claim that Santiago Uribe was the victim of a conspiracy was a lie.

The reappearance of the “gangstattorney”

To make things worse, the extradited narco testified that the former president’s fixer, mafia lawyer Diego Cadena, is currently helping him to obtain judicial benefits in return for his false testimony.

Sinaloan Operative Luis Arellano Romero Delivered by FGR, Most Wanted by US DEA

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Milenio y USDOJ
The Attorney General's Office ( FGR ) delivered Luis Arellano Romero to the United States , one of the most wanted Mexican criminals by the DEA and considered one of the operational leaders of the Sinaloa cartel and close collaborator of the Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán and Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada . 

According to information from the Mexican and US authorities, Arellano Romero was responsible for coordinating the importation and distribution of large quantities of cocaine and marijuana from Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua , to El Paso, Texas. He also trafficked with firearms and coordinated with the criminal organization the money laundering of the profits obtained from his criminal activity. 

Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Fracture of the Main Cartels


By Buggs for Borderland Beat
Some sources used are from Washington Post and Insight Crime. 


Two little-known criminal groups have made headlines in recent weeks for their alleged role in the ambush and murder of women and children in northern Mexico of Sonora state. How did these groups known as "little armies" emerged?

A group of 17 members of a prominent American Mormon family were traveling in three vehicles when gunmen opened fire on their caravan on November 4. Nine members of the family with dual US and Mexican citizenship - three women and six children - died in the attack near the municipality of Bavispe, state of Sonora, on the northwestern border of Mexico with the United States.

Ovidio Guzmán 'ordered' feds to free his girlfriend at AICM ... she had with her at least two kilos of cocaine

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Vanguardia and La Silla Rota

Oops he did it again.... Ovidio Guzmán 'ordered' feds to free his girlfriend at AICM ... she had with her at least two kilos of cocaine


 Ovidio también ordenó a gobierno de AMLO liberar a su novia en el AICM, aseguran

A week after the 'Culiacanazo', according to national security sources, Ovidio,  the son of "El Chapo" gave the demand to the command at the AICM to free the detained woman. Ovid Guzmán López , aka El Raton , the son of the  drug trafficker ,  Joaquín  “ e l Chapo” Guzmán , former leader of  the Sinaloa Cartel  (CDS) ordered the release of his girlfriend who had been arrested at the International Airport of the City of Mexico (AICM) one week after the failed operation where he himself was released after being captured.

Torreon, Coahuila: Teacher killed during revolutionary parade

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Gus from Excelsior and Twitter

They kill a teacher in the middle of the revolutionary parade

A teacher of the school Cetis number 83 of Torreón, Coahuila , was murdered this morning, while waiting for the departure of his contingent to participate in the parade commemorating the 103rd Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution.

Around 10:42 a.m., gunfire was reported on Allende Avenue and Gonzalez Ortega Street, near Alameda Zaragoza.
When the shots were heard , students, teachers, children, parents and people ran for shelter in nearby shops.

The 2019 'Javier Valdez' Latin American Awards for Investigative Journalism

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: KnightCenter
               Mexico, Brazil and Puerto Rico take home 2019 ‘Javier Valdez’ Latin American          
                                                   awards for investigative journalism.

One of the biggest celebrations and recognitions of the best of investigative journalism in Latin America took place in the capital city of Mexico in November of this year.

The 2019 edition of the ‘Javier Valdez’ Latin American Prize for Investigative Journalism recognized journalists from Quinto Elemento Lab (Mexico), Globo TV (Brazil) and the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI) of Puerto Rico, for excellence in journalism.

Xaltianguis, GRO: Homes to be Returned and Schools to be Reopened

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Milenio
The Guerrero government returned seven homes in Xaltianguis , in the rural area of Acapulco, Guerrero to their rightful owners, who had been stripped of the properties by the armed group known as "Los Dumbos" , after the security operation deployed in which the organization was dismantled. 

In addition, the state government agreed to maintain surveillance in the town with the participation of mixed operations bases and continue the presence with more than 250 military, naval and police forces. 

Governor Héctor Astudillo Flores recognized the military, naval, state and federal police forces that participated in the operation to restore tranquility and peace in Xaltianguis. 

Xaltianguis, GRO: After Clashes, 19 Arrested, Arsenal and Drugs Confiscated

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: UnoTv
After at least two armed clashes , occurred in Xaltianguis , Guerrero, federal and state authorities deployed an operation to restore order in that community belonging to the municipality of Acapulco. 

According to Roberto Álvarez Heredia, spokesman for Guerrero's Security, the armed confrontations  recorded in recent days in Xaltianguis were between two antagonistic groups called Union of Peoples and Organizations of the State of Guerrero (UPOEG) and members of the group of armed civilians known as the "Dumbos." 

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Gente Nueva: 2 Members Arrested With Crystal Meth


Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.- Within the framework of the inter-institutional operation implemented in the northern region of the entity, elements of the State Security Commission captured two alleged operators and members of a criminal cell in Ciudad Juárez. 4,989 kilograms of the narcotic known as crystal meth were seized.

The events were recorded in the Campestre Arboleda neighborhood, where state troops arrested Fernando “N” and Juan Antonio “N”, who were traveling aboard a white 2010 Volkswagen Jetta vehicle.  At the time of their capture they were determined to be members of the criminal group “Gente Nueva”.

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Milenio and State Department
The US  Consulate General  in  Nuevo Laredo,  Tamaulipas, issued a security alert asking its employees to comply with the night curfew.

Home News & Events / Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Nuevo LaredoSecurity Alert – U. S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo (November 16, 2019)Location: Multiple Locations, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
Event: The Consulate continues to monitor the security situation in the city of Nuevo Laredo following violence between Mexican authorities and criminal organizations that started on November 15.
U.S. government personnel are subject to restrictions on their movements and an evening curfew until further notice.

Watch the Coast Guard Capture Another Narco Sub With $69 Million in Cocaine

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Gus from Vice by Tim Marcin

This load was so big they needed a crane to lift it onto a ship


The Coast Guard intercepted a makeshift narco-submarine hauling a hell of a lot of cocaine in the Pacific Ocean.

The Coast Guard said Thursday that its cutter ship "Harriet Lane" seized some 5,000 pounds of the drug off the semi-submersible vessel manned by four suspected smugglers on October 23.

A boarding team was able to take control of the narco-sub before the people onboard could use a system designed to sink the craft, the Coast Guard said.

“It was an all-hands-on-deck effort to properly position the cutter and to safely make the seizure,” said Cmdr. Dorothy Hernaez, commanding officer of the Harriet Lane, in a statement.

Guat a Jel? (What The Hell): 14 Executed By Organized Crime in Ciudad Juárez


Video translation is as follows:
A very good evening to all our readers. Well, unfortunately the vicious affairs continue in the city. This time here in the Zona Centro where a few minutes ago 2 people were executed aboard a white minivan truck that was parked outside the Almacén del Río convenience store. In the Calles Insurgentes and Liberated here in the Zona Centro.

2 Arkansas Chemistry Professors and 'Breaking Bad' Fan Arrested on Accusations of Making Meth

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Newsweek
a close up of a stuffed animal: Two Arkansas professors have been accused of making and distributing meth amphetamines.
Two Arkansas chemistry professors were arrested Friday on accusations that they were allegedly making methamphetamine. One of them was even known as the school's "Heisenberg," according to KATV

Bradley Allen Rowland, 40, and Terry David Bateman, 45, both of Arkadelphia, were taken into custody on November 15. Both work at Henderson State University, whose Reynolds Science Center was closed on October 8 due to an "undetermined chemical odor."

The subsequent investigation was headed by Henderson Chief of Police Johnny Campbell and included participation from Arkadelphia police, a narcotics task force and Henderson State University. Testing by the university revealed that benzyl chloride had been found spilled on surfaces in the lab. Benzyl chloride is a chemical that can be used in dyes, as a photographic developer and to synthesize methamphetamines.

Friday, November 15, 2019

San Jose del Cabo BCS: Armed Commando Takes Down 10 Security Guards at Hotel

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: MundoDigital y BCSNoticias
                
      Armed commando assaults San Jose del Cabo- CSL, BC tourist corridor hotel this morning:
On Friday morning an armed command broke into the Paradisus Los Cabos Hotel and after over powering more than 10 security guards, they were stripped of cell phones, wallets and other valuables. The gunmen tried to enter the management area but when detecting that more personnel began to arrive at work they decided to flee the premises.

Around 02:53 in the morning, 6 individuals with long and short weapons arrived at the Hotel and managed to over power the security men of the security booth. Each was subdued as they were arriving, making it possible to circumvent the security booth, because they threatened the manager and took him to the interior of the hotel.

VIDEOS: 6 Dead in Nuevo Laredo Shootout

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta y Debate
    
After an armed aggression of alleged members of the Northeast Cartel who killed an element of the Mexican Army, on Thursday afternoon, military killed six possible hit men after a persecution in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.

The attack on a group of soldiers occurred on Second Ring Peripheral Avenue, in the Villas de San Miguel neighborhood, when it was on patrol to inhibit the actions of criminal groups on this border. In addition to the deceased military soldier,  three other military elements were hit by the bullets and their status was reported as delicate, but stable.

Playas de Rosarito, BC: CJNG Cell Leader Detained

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Tribuna.com y elimparcial
Thank You Gus !!
                                 Alleged CJNG cell leader is arrested in Playas de Rosarito:
The State Attorney General's Office (FGE) , through the State Security and Investigation Guard (GESI) , arrested a priority criminal target identified as one of the main generators of violence in Playas de Rosarito, who according to the lines of investigation could be a leader of a Jalisco New Generation Cartel cell and responsible for several homicides.

The arrest warrant was completed by elements of the GESI in an operation with support from the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) and the Municipal Public Security Directorate (DSPM) of Playas de Rosarito.

According to the lines of investigation, Jesús Alfredo 'N', alias 'El Pella', 24 years old is the leader of a cell of hitmen for  Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel ( CJNG ) and is responsible for several murders.

Texas: CDN Sicario sentenced to death in the shooting and decapitation of roommate

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Gus ..Source: DFW News


A Tarrant County jury sentenced convicted killer Hector Acosta to the death penalty for the September 2017 murders of Erick Zelaya and 17-year-old Iris Chirinos in Arlington.

Acosta, a self-proclaimed sicario (“hitman”) for the Cartel Del Noreste shot his then-roommate Zelaya and his girlfriend Chirinos in their sleep, before mutilating their bodies with a machete and two-by-four. He decapitated Zelaya, and after dumping the bodies in a shallow grave in his backyard, he rode a bicycle through the neighborhood to a walking trail a few blocks away where he left Zelaya’s head along with a sign threatening future violence. Acosta claimed to have killed the couple in retaliation for a past drive-by incident in which he believed Zelaya had been a participant.

Barrio Azteca gang member extradited, linked to killings of US Consulate worker and husband

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Gus from DEA Presser

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Alleged Barrio Azteca Shooter Extradited From Mexico to United States to Face Charges Related to the U.S. Consulate Murders in Juarez, Mexico.
An alleged shooter and member of the Barrio Azteca (BA), a transnational border gang allied with the Juarez Cartel, was extradited from Mexico to the United States to face charges related to the March 2010 U.S. Consulate murders in Juarez, Mexico.

Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney John F. Bash for the Western District of Texas, Special Agent in Charge Luis Quesada of the FBI’s El Paso Field Office and Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made the announcement.



 FOTO: Diarios.mx

Arrest warrant issued for TX State Rep. after he was caught on tape dropping envelope with cocaine

Armadillo BorderlandBeat from Tribune


Authorities issued a warrant Thursday for the arrest of state Rep. Poncho Nevárez, an Eagle Pass Democrat, on felony drug possession charges. A state special investigator claims in the warrant, which was obtained by The Texas Tribune, that Nevárez was caught on surveillance footage in September dropping an envelope with cocaine as he was leaving the Austin airport.

A magistrate judge in Travis County signed the warrant Thursday afternoon. Nevárez faces a charge of third-degree felony possession of a controlled substance, which carries a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

General Escobedo, Nuevo León: Tropa del Infierno Kills Esmeralda Karen Martínez

Sol says the video is "safe" to view...

The murdered and mutilated person whose body was abandoned in a black bag in two different parts of the municipality of Escobedo was officially identified. She was Esmeralda Karen Martinez of 31 years of age. The Attorney General of Nuevo León is currently investigating this case.

The Cartel del Noreste abandoned the remains of a woman in the Libramiento Noreste of the Concordia neighborhood, in Escobedo, Nuevo León.

Aruba, Venezuela, Guatemala: this is the intricate route that CJNG uses to traffic drugs from Mexico to the U.S.

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat MSN-Infobae

It was supposed to be a summit of CJNG members in Bogata Colombia, to define new trafficking routes to the U.S. but it ended with 10 members being captured.

The CJNG traffic network has crossed borders (Photo: Special)

Since 2014, Mexico and the United States knew that the Cartel Jalisco New Generation would become a headache for their governments.

From a small group of criminal cell deserters, the CJNG evolved to become one of the most prolific and violent drug trafficking organizations in the world.

The key to its rapid expansion is due, in large part, to its strategic presence on the northern and southern borders of the country, as well as in areas of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Through the use of violence and alliances with other criminal groups, the CJNG has displaced historically powerful cartels such as Sinaloa and Beltran Leyva, who no longer lead the transfer of cocaine from Mexico to the American Union.

El Chapo's seized property...what sold at the auction

Mica Borderland Beat Source



Yesterday some properties of the family of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán were auctioned, including the house where Griselda López, mother of Ovidio Guzmán López, recently captured and subsequently released by federal forces.

However, said property, located on Cerro de las Siete Gotas # 642, in Culiacán, Sinaloa, was not sold. The Property Administration and Disposal Service (SAE) offered the house at an initial price of 11 million 224,446 pesos.

Although the director of the SAE said during the auction that the residence was "luxury", for some reason it did not capture the interest of the attendees. Still, three other houses linked to the drug trafficker were sold during this last event organized by the government to finish off the properties of organized crime.

The Real Narcos: how one high-profile murder sparked the war against Pablo Escobar

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Gus GQ UK

Javier F. Peña, who hunted Pablo Escobar in Colombia and who was the basis for a major character in Netflix’s series Narcos, recounts the assassination that shook the country to the core – and persuaded both the Colombian and American governments to get serious in the war against the cartels.
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The Eighties saw an explosion of wealth in the United States and Western Europe and with it an explosion of demand for cocaine and other drugs produced in Colombia and transported by boat or by plane into Florida and the US border states. Soon, Colombia’s government found itself fighting a war of attrition against multiple powerful cartels, including Pablo Escobar’s Medellín Cartel. The cocaine trade soon made Escobar one of the richest men on the planet, with sicarios – hitmen – and politicians alike on his payroll and would later inspire the TV series Narcos. Those who opposed him were offered the choice of “plata o plomo” (silver or lead), effectively between accepting a bribe or a bullet and, for a while, it looked like Escobar and his fellow drug barons were untouchable, protected by intimidation and rampant corruption in the police and judiciary. But in an extract from his new book, Manhunters, written with his one-time partner Steve Murphy, ex-DEA agent Javier F Pena (who is himself played by Pedro Pascal in Narcos) details how the killing of one leading Colombian opposition leader, Luis Carlos Galán, was the final straw – the killing that spurred real action against the cartels and the moment that the net began to tighten around Escobar.

Clashes between CDS, CJNG, CDG cartels in Zacatecas leave 21 dead and nine injured

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TY Gus  La Jornada



At least 21 people died Monday afternoon and nine were injured after a nearly one-hour confrontation between alleged members of the Sinaloa cartel against members of the Jalisco and Gulf cartels, allies in this region of the country, in the community of Tlachichila , located between the municipal capitals of Nochistlán and Jalpa.

The state government and the Secretariat of Public Security of Zacatecas remained silent about armed clashes, despite the fact that versions and testimonies were disseminated on social networks about the magnitude of the confrontation.

State, federal and military police who came to protect the area and support the experts of the Attorney General of Zacatecas recovered more than 5,000 AK-47 rifle shells, as well as dozens of magazines for long and short weapons, including of Barret rifle .50 caliber.

Guerrero Los Dumbos: Federal Forces Raid Xaltianguis Community



Xaltianguis, Guerrero

Video translation is as follows:

Newscaster: Federal forces conducted an operation to detain members of Los Dumbos criminal group.

Female Reporter: Elements of the armed forces, National Guard, and State Police deployed an operation of 350 elements in the community of Xaltianguis to execute an arrest warrant against leaders of the armed group Los Dumbos, who call themselves Xaltianguis Security System (SSX). They have caused blockages and vehicle fires since last Monday. The agents toured and searched several things in search of the leaders of the organization that is led by Daniel Adame Pompa. At 1 pm they reported the initial start of the operation. In which drugs, tactical vests, cell phones and vehicles were seized. However, the capture of any member of Los Dumbos was not detailed.

The Secret Meeting Between Police and Narcos


Several Commissioners of Security and Traffic of the State of Mexico were summoned last January to meet with organized crime operators, according to an intelligence report from the state government. Meetings between officials and suspected members of the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación were held in restaurants.

The report consulted by this columnist indicates that the Commissioners were gathered by regions. The different calls were attended by directors from the Amecameca area (consisting of 13 municipalities), Tultitlán (four municipalities), Cuautitlán Izcallli (three municipalities), Ecatepec (consisting of two municipalities) and Zumpango (five municipalities).

Liquid cocaine discovered in shampoo bottles at George Bush Houston Airport

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Houston Eye Witness News

CBP officers at IAH discovered liquid cocaine, valued at over $400K, in shampoo bottles. Photo: U.S. Customs And Border Protection

Not as innovative as some trafficking trickery, that said, but for the drug seeking K9 it may have passed through……..article below

U.S. Customs officers found 35 pounds of cocaine in an unusual form and place Monday.

A traveler from Colombia had liquid cocaine in 24 shampoo bottles in his bag. The cocaine is valued at over $400,000.

Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol found the 26-year-old would-be smuggler as he retrieved his checked baggage from the luggage carousel at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

DEA: Strong message the U.S. has for the cartels

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Gus FoxSanAntonio

SAN ANTONIO — Ovidio Guzman Lopez was on the DEA's Most Wanted List, like his father "El Chapo" Guzman and his brothers, but after a brief arrest Ovidio Guzman Lopez is free again in Mexico. Fox San Antonio reports in this week's On the Frontlines with the DEA, this doesn't change anything for the new Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration. I sat down with Uttam Dhillon, head of the DEA, in his first exclusive interview in San Antonio, since taking the job.
With the current power struggle in Mexico for the plazas, we asked Dhillon how this is affecting the amount and types of drugs that are coming in the country through Texas. These were the images just a few weeks ago when El Chapo's son was arrested in the state of Sinaloa. But that arrest didn't last long, citing the safety of the residents of Culiacan Mexico, where he was arrested, the Mexican government released Guzman even though he is not only wanted in Mexico, but is on the DEA's most wanted list for trafficking drugs.

Guerrero: Sistema de Seguridad de Xaltianguis aka Los Dumbos: 5 Members Apprehended


Chilpancingo, Guerrero - The tally in apprehensions for Los Dumbos is 14 and 10 for the UPOEG.

Five other members of the Sistema de Seguridad de Xaltianguis (SSX) or “Los Dumbos” were arrested on Tuesday after an operation implemented by the Federal and State Government in that town of the municipality of Acapulco, after the strong clashes.

After this detention, inhabitants of that town blocked the federal highway Mexico-Acapulco. They burned tires and at least two vehicles to demand that the authorities release the 14 detainees of that armed group.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Grupo Sombra Assassinates Gregorio Cruz Martinez


Alamo, Veracruz - A man was lying in front of the tire shop in which he worked as a technician. A motorcyclist arrived at the establishment and shot him at point blank range and fled immediately.

Once the paramedics arrived the man no longer had vital signs. He was identified as Gregorio Cruz Martínez, 55, a resident of the Pueblo Nuevo ejido. The reason for the attack remains unknown.

Manta reads as follows:
This will be the fate of all the scums, chapulines, extortionists, kidnappers and dumb asses that try to pass themselves off as us. Comandante Tornado Grupo Sombra.

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VIDEOS: "Narco-Blockade" on Acapulco - Zihuatanejo Highway with Burning Trucks and a Bus

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: ElDiario y RadioFormula
                   Armed group blocks Acapulco-Zihuatanejo highway; setting 3 vehicles on fire


An armed group closed the federal highway Acapulco-Zihuatanejo , by setting three vehicles on fire today at 6:30 in the morning. The vehicles were a passenger bus, a garbage truck and a truck.

With information from Ángeles Rodríguez, correspondent in Acapulco, Formula Group , it is an armed group that did the same thing 8 days ago to demand the departure of the National Guard and the State Police.

In addition, based on information from Twitter users, it is “ The Guerrerense Guard ” of “El Ruso”, who mocked the elements of the National Guard and National Defense Secretariat.

Confirmed: El Chapo's wife to join cast of the docu-series "Cartel Crew"

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat




VH1 executives confirmed Monday that Emma Coronel Aispuro will be making several appearances and is expected to open up “about her life after El Chapo,” as well as her business venture.

I don’t know if you have seen the VH1 series “Cartel Crew”.  I took a look when it came out and couldn’t stomach even one episode.

For me it is reminiscent of the Real Housewives or other reality shows….but not as good.


The over the top self-absorbed behavior is off-putting as is the cartel glorification. 

The “crew” says it was Emma Coronel’s attorney who approached the series about her joining.  No doubt the interest will climb.  The docuseries is framed around 8 offspring from the cartel life, and a glimpse into their world as they pilot through adulthood.

CJNG: Maximiliano Gonzalez Interrogation and Disappearance


Cancún, Quintana Roo - The investigation into the disappearance of Maximiliano Gonzalez Rojas on October 27 has taken an unexpected turn.

Now that a video allegedly recorded of him has surfaced where he says that the following happened to him because he sold drugs on behalf of the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel. All this while being surrounded by masked men. 

The 18-year-old wearing a white shirt explains that he had "trouble paying the bill at the Cavana District nightclub", subsequently he went home and then a few blocks away from the establishment he and his friend were kidnapped.

Bolivia's Evo Morales boarded plane to Mexico: Even his supporters say "Thanks.....but goodbye"

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The ousted Bolivian president signaled that his exile will be brief.  Bolivian officials in La Paz attempt to form an interim government.



The Government of Mexico granted political asylum to Evo Morales yesterday after he resigned his position as President of Bolivia and sent a plane for him.


Mexico sent a Gulfstream G-550 jet to bring the former Bolivian president from La Paz to Mexico. The plane cost 55 million dollars, and is one of 72 planes that are for sale by the AMLO administration.

On the way, the jet stopped in Lima, Peru, to refuel and in Asunción, Paraguay.

The Foreign Secretary, Marcelo Ebrard, said in a message to the media that Morales was given asylum "for humanitarian reasons and because of the urgent situation he faces in Bolivia, where his life and integrity are at risk."

Monday, November 11, 2019

Lalo, Former Juarez Cartel Member and US Informant - Interview

[2003 - 2004]

Guillermo Eduardo Ramírez Peyro, a.k.a. "Lalo", was a former Mexican Highway Patrol officer and a paid informant of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which is part of the Department of Homeland Security. "Lalo" also reported to the DEA. After infiltrating the Juárez Cartel, he worked with Heriberto Santillán Tabares and helped him murder people in Mexico. "Lalo" had foreknowledge of planned killings and claims that he informed his US handlers of the intended crimes. It has been asserted that US officials, including Johnny Sutton, the United States Attorney of United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, were aware of the murderous activities of the informant, but failed to intervene. Juanita Fielden, Assistant US Attorney, is a defendant in a lawsuit for wrongful death brought forward by families of victims of the "House of Death."

Buggs personally interviewed Lalo in a podcast.

This podcast contains graphic violence, discretion is advised.
Interview is in Spanish

U.S. Issues New Travel Alert for Chihuahua

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: El Debate y USEmbassy.com
                   U.S. issues level two travel alert for  Chihuahua due to increased criminal activity

It was reported that U.S. government personnel are prohibited from traveling to the city of Chihuahua until further notice.

Through the website of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico, it was reported that due to the marked increase in security incidents in the city of Chihuahua, U.S. government personnel are prohibited from traveling to the City of Chihuahua until new notice.

CDN Tropa del Inferno sicario killed in confrontation: Relatives seek donations to fund his funeral


Relatives of the alleged sicario killed last Wednesday by elements of the Fuerza Civil in Lampazos, Nuevo León, committed themselves to selling menudo and asking for donations to help pay for the funeral expenses of their family member.

Through a publication posted on social networks, the identity of the deceased, Mario "N", aka "El Chiquilín", who was originally from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, and was a suspected member of the Cartel del Noreste (CDN) was announced.

100 Mormon group members exits Mexico for safety, after cartel attack kills 9

By Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat
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After spokespersons for the Lebaron family vowed to stay in Mexico, others had second thoughts.  In the past few days more reports came from the group that some strongly felt the attack against women and children from the Mormon group, that left 9 dead, was not happenstance but a targeted attack.

They are Fortunate, they are Mexican citizens with dual U.S. citizenship, which gives them options to escape the cartel violence,  they believe they would confront additional attacks by cartels.

The members are from the La Mora community, one of two Mormon settlements in northeast Sonora, the other is the Labaron Colonia.  La Mora is the much smaller community of the two and where the victims of the cartel attack were from.

"El Menchito" lawyer claims there is judicial terrorism and extrajudicial interference of the DEA

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Gus ElImparcial

Defense says; Rubén Oseguera, aka "El Menchito", has suffered judicial terrorism and claims DEA interference. He pointed to a DEA agent named Kyle J. Morí, who, according to him, “operates the extradition matter in Mexico in an extrajudicial manner.


MEXICO CITY.- Víctor Francisco Beltrán García, lawyer for Rubén Oseguera González, “El Menchito”, filed a complaint with the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) against various authorities responsible for the administration and administration of justice.

On October 28, the litigator went to the headquarters of the FGR where he accused “judicial terrorism” used against his client and of the alleged interference of DEA agents, operating in Mexico, in the extradition process against his client.

He pointed to the DEA agent named Kyle J. Morí, who, according to him, “operates the Oseguera González extradition matter in Mexico in an extrajudicial manner.  Oseguera González is requested by the United States government.