Wednesday, December 11, 2019

MX Financial Intelligence Unit Freezes Bank Accounts of Genaro García Luna

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TYGus from  Proceso Razon

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The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) froze the accounts and has opened an investigation against Genaro García Luna, former director of the Federal Research Agency (AFI) with former presidents Vicente Fox and secretary of public security for Felipe Calderón, the head of that organization, Santiago Nieto Castillo, reported this day.

Nieto Castillo was interviewed on Wednesday morning upon his arrival at the National Palace, where he was present at the morning conference.

In addition, he revealed that the FIU carries out an investigation against the former official arrested last Monday in US territory for allegedly having received millionaire bribes from the Sinaloa Cartel, although the news was released only yesterday.

Find US $3 million in barrels headed to Mexico from North Carolina

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   Reforma

North Carolina agents, alerted by a police dog, stopped a cargo truck that was heading to Mexico with barrels carrying 3 million dollars.

The cargo truck with a trailer carried barrels of pork, while the money was wrapped in plastic, the Cleveland County Police Station said on its Facebook page.

It is believed that the money was a product of drug sales in the region, Commissioner Alan Norman said Tuesday.

"It is one of the biggest seizures of money in Cleveland County history," Norman told Shelby Star.
The police said the Justice Department was asked to assist with the investigation.

Texas journalist’s true-crime thriller ‘Midnight in Mexico’ is headed for the screen

The book begins when Alfredo Corchado learns a cartel might want him dead...

A Dallas Morning News photo illustration for Alfredo Corchado's 'Midnight in Mexico'(Michael Hogue)

The bestselling true-crime book Midnight in Mexico by Texas journalist and author Alfredo Corchado is now being primed for a screen adaptation. A pair of producers, Bernard Kira and Batan Silva, have acquired the film and TV rights to Corchado’s work. They’re now on the hunt for a screenwriter.

The book begins in 2007 with Corchado, an American journalist living in Mexico City, receiving a death threat from either a cartel or members of the Mexican government who were in the group’s pocket; he isn’t sure at first. It’s a nonfiction account of what he does next: stay in Mexico to report on the threat and the people behind it. The book came out from Penguin in 2013. Last year, Time named it one of the best true crime books of all time.

'El Chuta', the paratrooper who became a Zetas founder

"MX" for Borderland Beat

Chivis Note:  This is the latest post from BB contributor who calls himself "MX".  He is an excellent researcher and presents some interesting contributions....

Background and profile

In an era when the average lifespan of a fugitive drug cartel leader in Mexico has fallen rapidly, Jorge López Pérez ("El Chuta") has consistently challenged the trend and eluded capture. However, it does not seem like he has garnered the attention like other prominent drug lords despite being one of the early members of Los Zetas.

Details of El Chuta's early life are limited. He joined the Mexican Army on 1 October 1979, forming part of the Brigada de Fusileros Paracaidistas (English: Parachute Rifle Brigade). During his tenure in the military, he became a specialist in martial arts, parachuting, explosives and guerrilla warfare tactics. His nickname, El Chuta, is common among paratroopers in Mexico. It is a play on words from the French word parachute. In less than a few years, the promising paratrooper unexpectedly deserted from the military on 17 September 1981.

Jenni Rivera: The interview she did not want revealed while she was alive

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY GUS from Notifomex and IG post of interview

“I went to the Monterrey arena and there I also received a tweet that said if I went to sing, the Zetas were going to kill me, all I did was turn off my phone and go up to sing, obviously I got tense, but I went to sing ”
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Drivers license found at crash site
Today, the radio personality Pepe Garza shared the conversation he had with the late singer Jenni Rivera, which, from the beginning, the singer wished would not be made public unless she was deceased.

While Garza and Jenni's children are sitting to listen to the interview, the audio opens with a phrase that hits the pit of the stomach; “It is an interview that we hope will never air,” says Pepe Garza in a dry voice, while saying hello to Jenni Rivera who begins speaking about a complicated issue.

"There is a situation in Mexico that is putting the lives of many artists at risk," Garza continues, explaining how complicated it is to be a Mexican regional singer and to please audiences who are in complicated areas of the country.

El Mencho's imprisoned son, "Menchito", writes a letter to Mexican President AMLO

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY BB Follower from Proceso

“I want him to know that I am an honest, hardworking, humble, servant, transparent person with principles and values that my family has instilled in me…”

Rubén Oseguera González, aka “Menchito” arrested in 2015 and currently imprisoned in a federal prison in Hermosillo, Sonora, claims not to be the son of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes “El Mencho”, alleged leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), despite the United States governments and Mexico both confirm he is.

Through a letter sent to President López Obrador -of which Proceso had a copy delivered by his attorney Víctor Beltrán García- Oseguera González,   he supports the project of the Morenista which has been called the “fourth transformation”.

In his letter - Rubén Oseguera then reveals his situation to the president:

Tecamalucan, Veracruz: Father is Jailed For Killing His Sons Kidnapper

On social networks they created and viralized the hashtag #LiberenADonRamon, with which they demand the release of Ramón “N”, who with his rifle killed the alleged kidnapper of one of his children, in events which happened in Tecamalucan, in the municipality of Acultzingo.

According to reports on social networks and local media, the events occurred the day before, when Ramón's son was persecuted by men traveling in a vehicle who were trying to kidnap him. The father apparently acted in self defense and used his rifle.

Juárez, Chihuahua: Los Mexicles Member Caught With Firearm

Video translation is as follows:

A member of Los Mexicles was apprehended by agents of the State Security Commission here in Ciudad Juarez while roaming the streets of Colonia Senderos del Sol in possession of a firearm. This matter concerns the capture of 34 year old Juan Jesús B. C. who was located at the intersection of Calle Senderos de Villa Ahumada and Calle Senderos de Meoqui. While undergoing a thorough search, they found a 9 mm pistol with 7 rounds. Consequently he was turned over to the Federal Public Ministry.

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat  Source

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

San Felipe, BC: "Cocaine of the Sea" on Steroids; 80 Boats, 100’s of Fishermen Caught Corralling Totoaba

Yaqui for Borderland Beat From: Periodico/ Vanguardia/JournalTimes
           "Cartel del Mar" activities have the Vaquita Marina Porpoise on the brink of extinction
Yes, Lots of Photos plus Two Videos
As in the case of Ovid Guzmán: Mexican armed forces capture members of the "Cartel del Mar "... but they released them. Army, Navy and Federal Police elements arrested and moments later released members of the "Cartel del Mar" in Baja California, almost as it happened with the capture of Ovidio Guzmán.

This past weekend, in Baja California, federal forces faced a reality almost identical to what happened with the son of 'El Chapo' Guzmán in Culiacán on October 17: they carried out an operation to arrest suspected criminals, arrested them, took control of their properties, the cartel reacted with fury, their loyalists surrounded the uniformed men and they finally gave in: they returned the detainees, released control of the properties and left the place.

Mexico wants the extradition of Genaro Garcia Luna, the Architect of Mexico's drug war,indicted in U.S. for International Cocaine Distribution

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  From Reforma

Mexico signals they want the former drug czar sent back to Mexico

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Mexico wants him back

The Attorney General's Office (FGR) informed that once it has finished integrating its investigation case against Genaro García Luna, he will ask the United States for his extradition to Mexico.

"Once our investigation file has finished being integrated, the Control Judge will be asked for the arrest warrant for extradition against this person," the Prosecutor's Office said in a statement.

He also mentioned that García Luna  included in the file is  his alleged conspiracy in crimes of trafficking of cocaine, false statements to judicial authorities, bribery, co-participation in various crimes against health and organized crime, among others. [essentially the same as U.S.]

The Prosecutor's Office said that the folder will be sent in due time to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to comply with the corresponding extradition

"Culicanazo" Exacerbated the Friction between "El Mayo" and "Los Chapitos"

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Infobae

The battle for control of the Sinaloa Cartel gets complicated: "El Mayo" broke with "Los Chapitos"
The disputes between both sides have been happening, at least, since last April.

The failed operation to arrest Ovidio Guzmán López, son of drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, on October 17, in Culiacán, Sinaloa generated a break inside the Sinaloa Cartel, whose main head for Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada.

According to the weekly Rio de Janeiro Sinaloense after the so-called "Culiacanzo" there was a break between "El Mayo" with Iván and Alfredo Guzmán Salazar.

Former Mx President Calderon's Security Chief, Genaro Garcia Luna, arrested in Dallas facing drug charges in Brooklyn

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY The Butler From AP-USNews Reforma and KTLA

Grcia Luna had applied for U.S. Citizenship and is accused of lying on the application...............
He served as secretary of public security in Mexico from 2006 to 2012 has been indicted in New York City on drug charges alleging he accepted millions of dollars in bribes to let the Sinaloa cartel operate with impunity in Mexico.

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Charged with: International Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

A former secretary of public security in Mexico has been indicted in New York on charges that he took millions of dollars in bribes from a drug cartel.

Genaro Garcia Luna was arrested Monday by federal agents in Dallas. The arrest and charges were announced Tuesday. He is a resident of Florida. 

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn said Garcia Luna is charged with three counts of cocaine trafficking conspiracy and one count of making false statements.

Garcia Luna was secretary of public security in Mexico from 2006 to 2012.

“El Paisa”, the unknown leader of the Sinaloa cartel that disputes the command of the organization

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY BB Follower from Infobae and Reforma

 The images of Germán Magaña Steps have not been made public (Photo: Special)

In an article postedyesterday regarding the U.S. targeting Sinaloa Cartel, it names two persons; Germán Magaña Pasos "El Paisa", Sergio Garduño "El Coma", both are referenced in this article.

During the trial of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera in the United States, one of his defenders' strategies was to point out in the Court that his client was only an “employee” of the Sinaloa cartel, that the real ringleader was Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada.

Since the last arrest of “El Chapo” in 2014, there are different theories about who occupies the main positions of Sinaloa, after a war between the fraction of Mayo Zambada and the children of Guzmán Loera against that of the Dámaso group López Núñez “El Licenciado”, who is currently imprisoned in the US.

A name that has since gone unnoticed is that of Germán Magaña Pasos "El Paisa", a boss who is responsible for shipping tons of cocaine to the United States. His job is to assemble groups of armed men and reorganize the organization's cells in Mexico.

Trump demanded the head of El Mencho and the extradition of Menchito

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  El Universal

¿Cárteles no serán terroristas si entrega AMLO al Mencho y al Menchito?

Although Chancellor Marcelo Ebrard officially claimed in media interviews that “Mexico offered nothing to Trump” in exchange for not designating Mexican cartels as terrorists”, federal government source say differently. 

Two of those requests were; to accelerate extradition of El Menchito, son of CJNG leader El Mencho, and to allow a greater role of the U.S. inside Mexico by forming a “special unit” that will be manned by U.S. and Mexico Navy in tandem for intelligence and the search of cartels.

The first target is to be El Mencho.

Three young people visited Veracruz and Vanish

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   TY-GUS  CodioVeracruz

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 Family members began searching for them through networks; Starting at 11 p.m. on Friday, December 6, the three young person’s phones were turned off.

In social networks the notice of the disappearance of university student Astrid Carolina Rocas Castañeda  21 years, in addition to Cristian Viveros Zorrilla  23 and David Nieva Arizmendi 25, who were in Veracruz, was spread.

With the hashtag #TeBuscamosAstrid, family and friends try to find the young woman from Jalisco who disappeared last Friday, December 6, when visiting the port of Veracruz.

Sentencing of former leader of Juarez Cartel, Vincente Carrillo Fuentes, can now proceed

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   TY-GUS  Notisistema
They open the way for the judge to sentence a former leader of the Juarez cartel

A collegiate court rejected the amparo request of the former leader of the Juarez cartel, Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, “El Viceroy”, who challenged the decision of a District judge to have ordered the closure of instruction in the criminal proceedings that are followed, in order to pronounce  sentence.

The decision taken by a judge to close the instruction, led to "El Viceroy" file a complaint before the First Unitary Court in Criminal Matters.

Monday, December 9, 2019

U.S. is targeting El Mayo” and other Sinaloa Cartel members

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Infobae/Milenio

The Sinaloa Cartel remains a target for the United States government.

According to Milenio, Washington is targeting 10 members of this criminal organization who have arrest warrants, as some have entered US territory to kidnap and kill citizens, but whose bodies have been located in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. .

The information shared with the Attorney General's Office (FGR) locates these people in the state of Chihuahua and identifies them as members of the criminal group “Gente Nueva”, armed arm of the Sinaloa Cartel and which maintains a bloody war with the “La Línea” organization, from the Juarez cartel, to whom the control of the entity is disputed.

The "New" Terror Strategy of Organized Crime: Car Bombs

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Vanguardia
                         Organized Crime Groups in Mexico have a new modality: car bombs
                                  "In any case, car bombs are considered weapons of war."
After the "Culiacanazo", the criminal organizations decided to follow the example for the submission of the authorities by way of fear. According to the column of Raymundo Riva Palacio published by Vanguardia, there is a new type of criminal attack that wants to be nested as a terror strategy: car bombs. He mentions that after the Culiacanazo, the criminal organizations decided to follow the example for the submission of the authorities through fear.

The first to modify and expand its modus operandi has been the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel , which operates in El Bajío and controls fuel theft. He adds that the federal government information services intercepted a call from José Luis Yépez, “El Marro,” the elusive head of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel , where he spoke of planning a new form of defense for the authorities, through offensive actions, where car bombs were an important part of the new strategy. Soon after, a car bomb exploded in Irapuato, the area of ​​influence of that criminal organization.

Emir Olivares, La Jornada Journalist Gets Death Threats and Extortion Calls

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Notinfomex
Thank You Gus!
Around 12:00 a couple of subjects broke into the home of La Jornada reporter, Emir Olivares, in  Mexico City, checked through some of his belongings and after fleeing when confronted inside the house, they called him and assured him that someone had paid a million pesos to kill him for having done a job at UNAM. 

The journalist has been part of the Program for the Protection of Journalists and Human Rights Defenders since June 2017, when he was threatened after publishing a journalistic work “in which he touched people from UNAM”. 

California: Inland Empire Man Arrested Pursuant to Federal Indictment Alleging International Meth Trafficking Operation

Chivis Martinez-Borderland Beat  TY GUS  U.S. Attorney Central District Press Release

The charge of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine carries a statutory maximum sentence of life-he is charged with trafficking over 1000 lbs of meth

LOS ANGELES – An Ontario man was arrested today for allegedly playing a key role in an international drug-trafficking organization that was responsible for shipping more than 1,000 pounds of methamphetamine across the globe.

 Jorge Gomez Torres, 66, was named in an eight-count indictment that was unsealed this afternoon when he arrived at United States District Court in downtown Los Angeles for an arraignment. The indictment charges Torres with three counts – one count of drug trafficking and two counts of money laundering. Torres pleaded not guilty to the charges. A January 28 trial date has been scheduled in this matter.

Colorado Teacher-Coach implicated in cocaine ring now tied to former Weld District Court judge

Chivis Martínez Borderland Beat   TYGUS  Source

A longtime Greeley coach and teacher pleaded guilty late last month in federal court to destroying evidence in an investigation into a large-scale cocaine distribution network in northern Colorado, which also has been tied to a former Weld District Court judge.

Geoffrey Chacon, 32, pleaded guilty Nov. 21 in U.S. District Court to one count of knowingly destroying evidence with the intent of impeding a federal criminal investigation. Specifically, Chacon is accused of destroying on May 4 text messages between himself, an accused drug dealer and a local judge about an ongoing investigation into a cocaine distribution network based in Greeley.

Court records don’t identify the two other suspects, referring to them simply as “drug dealer” and “judge.” However, as one of the terms of his personal recognizance bond, Chacon is prohibited from contact with Alberto “Beto” Loya and former Weld District Court Judge Ryan Kamada.

The US formally charges El Chapo Isidro of drug trafficking and illegal possession of weapons

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat from SinEmbargo and Zeta Tijuana

Meza Flores is formally accused that since 2005 he conspired with others to traffic at least 500 grams of methamphetamines, five kilograms of cocaine, one of heroin, and at least one ton of marijuana

The Criminal Division of the Department of Justice of the United States, filed a formal indictment in a court of the District of Columbia, in Washington, against the Sinaloa chief Fausto Isidro Meza Flores, aka “El Chapo Isidro”, alleged leader of the criminal group “Los Mazatlecos”.

Meza Flores is accused of , since 2005,  conspiring  with others to traffic at least 500 grams of methamphetamines, five kilograms of cocaine, one of heroin, and at least one ton of marijuana. [Quantities are minimum required for a Life sentence]

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Tijuana, Mexico: Couple uses their baby as "mule" but were discovered by the police

Three packages with drugs stuck in the child's body were discovered when trying to reach the United States.

Tijuana - An element of the Tijuana border police announced on twitter a way in which people try to transport drugs to the United States, this time a couple was trying to do it with their baby.

According to the couple's report, she is accused of putting drugs into the United States hidden under her baby's clothes and wrapped with rubber at the height of her abdomen, on her sides and on her back. In total there were three black packages of different sizes attached to the child's body.

Juárez: "La Linea" and "Mexicles" alliance to "cleanse the plaza" results in 5 murders a day

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  Reforma

An alliance between 'La Linea' and  'Los Mexicles' formed to cleanse the plaza

Violence is unleashed in this city.

According to data from the Chihuahua Prosecutor's Office, from January to November of this year, 1,402 violent homicides occurred in Ciudad Juarez, figures that exceed those reported throughout 2018 and 2017.

In the midst of a wave of shootings, narcoblocks with burning of vehicles, calcined bodies, bomb threats and even shooting at local facilities of the Chihuahuan Government, November became one of the most violent months on this border, with 140 homicides, an average of five a day.

In three days, from November 4 to 6, the toll was 22 people killed, six of them burned, in addition to 15 vehicles burned -10 trucks and 5 private cars- in different parts of the city.

Mexico’s Journalists Threatened Under President AMLO

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TYGus  WSJ

Reporter Jannet López, who covers the president for local newspaper Milenio, received threatening messages after she asked the president about corruption allegations linked to social programs early this year, among other things. The harassment has intensified in recent weeks with sexual and death threats on Twitter. One included a photo of a corpse wrapped with plastic bags.

The inquiry angered the president, who questioned why a reporter was examining his decision-making and criticized media coverage of the security forces’ operation. Almost immediately, Mr. Pineda received death threats via social media from people outraged by his question, and a month later is still getting them daily. On Sunday, he was harassed by a group of López Obrador supporters while covering a rally in downtown Mexico City to commemorate the president’s first year in power.

"Thank you Mr. Trump!" Evo Moreles Expelled from Mexico

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TYGus LaPolaka

Donald Trump freed Mexico from the worst drug trafficker in Latin America and must be thanked.
Trump's order to President Manuel López.

‘Evo is leaving or I'm going after the Mexican narco-politicos’

The order from Washington was broadcast live by Prosecutor William Barr during his private interview with AMLO this week at the National Palace.

Evo Morales was expelled this Friday from Mexico with a destination to Cuba, to remain on the communist island this weekend while preparing his asylum in Argentina. His departure from Mexico has completely devalued the Mexican president.

Mexico thanks Trump for holding off on terrorist designation for drug cartels

Chivis Martinez  Borderland Beat  TYGus  Reuters

Mexico’s foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, on Friday thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for holding off on classifying Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups, a proposal that Mexico’s government had opposed.

“I’m thankful for President Donald Trump’s decision to delay the designation of organizations as terrorists at the request of President Lopez Obrador,” Ebrard said in a tweet. “Cooperation has been gained and there will be good results.”

Note: Other reports say that Mexico has agreed  to involve U.S. in a greater role in combating narcos in Mexico.

Cartel del Golfo: Grupo Metros Set Their Enemies on Fire

Warning! Graphic Video

Grupo Metros, the armed wing of Cartel del Golfo, has just released a video online with a message for their enemies. In this broadcast they warn their adversaries of the fate that awaits them for perceived affronts against family, the innocent, as well as any incursions into their territories.

Video translation is as follows:

Sicario # 1: This will be the fate of all the filthy fucks from Los Escorpiones and Los Ciclones who are fucking up out here in Rojo (Reynosa). Negrito you fucking faggot. Keep sending your asshole escorts that you sent to carjack trucks and kidnap innocent women fucker. You know damn well that they have nothing to do with this fucking war. Family is sacred and will be respected. This will be the fate of your addict crackheads. Just like her fucking daddy Panila.

Irapuato Gto: 16 Bodies Found in Clandestine Grave

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Milenio y Heraldo y Aristegui
On an estate of the San Antonio el Rico community , located north of Irapuato, the decomposed bodies of at least 16 people were found, who were buried in apparently a clandestine grave. The event began to circulate in social networks where the appearance of these buried bodies was reported. The finding was made between 3 and 4 in the afternoon on the Callejón Hacienda, very close to a preschool, in front of the soccer field. The community is located about 20 ks from the center of the city of Irapuato.

The finding took place on a farm located in Callejón de la Hacienda street in the community of San Antonio el Rico , where elements of prevention and surveillance by the Municipal Public Secretary found the presence of elements of the Prosecutor's Office working at the indicated address. 

Without specifying how many, several apparently decapitated and dismembered bodies were found inside. Televisa is reporting the bodies were bagged.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

"Operation Throne Down": East Coast Latin Kings Go Down Big-Time, 62 Charged

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Fox y US DOJ y LEOToday
          62 members of Latin Kings charged after large scale bust on the East Coast of the US:
More than 60 members of the Latin Kings are facing federal charges after the FBI and other agencies took part in a wide-spread bust on Thursday morning, according to officials.

Members of the gang's East Coast leadership were among those charged in what Joseph Bonavolonta, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Boston division, said was the "largest takedown" in their office's history.

The bust, called "Operation Throne Down," was carried out after nearly four years of infiltration by law enforcement, who recorded high-level conversations through informants and social media posts that could implicate the members, according to

Narco Tunnel Discovered between Arizona and Sonora

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: El Debate
                                        Narco-tunnel that connected Arizona with Sonora
An unfinished narco-tunnel was discovered on the border of Arizona (USA) with Sonora by agents of the Mexican Federal Police and the US Border Patrol.

"An incomplete tunnel was discovered that began on the Mexican side, west of the DeConcini port of entry, in Nogales, Arizona, Wednesday," said Alan Regalado, spokesman for the Border Patrol Sector Tucson. Regalado indicated that the tunnel extended 20 feet (6 meters) to the US border.

The clandestine excavation was carried out within one of the drainage tunnels of the municipality of Nogales, Sonora (Mexico), built to prevent flooding in the city.

Navajoa, Sonora: Monster Bust of Meth and Fentanyl in Grocery Truck

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: ElDebate
Navojoa, Sonora. - Almost half a ton of methamphetamines and 2,200 fentanyl tablets were seized by elements of the Army in the review of a truck with a load of groceries.

The Ministry of National Defense reported that members of the Mexican Army, in support of civil authorities, secured a truck south of Navojoa, Sonora, in which a shipment of more than 400 kilos of methamphetamine and 2,200 pills of fentanyl were being transported.

The Ministry of National Defense reported that the drug, valued in the black market at more than 124 million pesos, was discovered after the military observed that the packaging method was atypical, so they decided to conduct a thorough supervision of the load.

Inside several cans they found 432 kilograms of methamphetamine and 2,200 tablets of fentanyl. The unit and the drug were made available to the corresponding authorities.

UPOEG Liberates National Guard Members After Negotiations in Teconapa, Guerrero

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Televisa y Sin Embargo

Members of the National Guard who were held in Tecoanapa are released
Through an information card, the GN announced that its personnel were released through dialogue and negotiation. After being held for more than 35 hours by villagers in Tecoanapa , 16 elements of the National Guard (GN) were released and returned to their work and safety tours.

Yesterday, for the second day, relatives of 10 prisoners of the Union of Peoples and Organizations of the State of Guerrero (UPOEG), held 16 members of the National Guard in Tecoanapa , to pressure the authorities and release the detained members in Xaltianguis, Acapulco, on November 11, but at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday they, the GN members, ie,  were released .

Smuggling Paradise: Parcel Delivery Companies

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Milenio
No official figures; Trafficking of drugs, weapons and even animals by parcel delivery companies.

By:Veronica  Diaz
The Ministry of Public Safety and Protection announced that from August to date it has confiscated 34 shipments by parcels , mainly of drugs , such as fentanyl and crystal; and upon arrival in the recipient's city.

In addition to narcotics, it has detected wildlife trafficking , archeological pieces, ammunition and weapons; in the latter case it is even more difficult, because they are sent by pieces that are then assembled in clandestine workshops.

And it is operationally impossible to review each of the 250 million packages that are shipped annually in Mexico, 13 billion in the United States and 87 billion in the world, according to 2018 data.

Rocky Top 2: US Busts Large Web of CDS Halcones in Arizona

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Milenio y El Pais
By: Adyr Corral and Juan Alberto Vásquez 

The US government dismantled an extensive network of Sinaloa cartel hawks that crossed drugs, mainly marijuana, from Mexico to the United States through the Tohono O'odham Nation, south of Arizona. It operated with 'mules' and guards in the indigenous highlands.

On November 25, the 18 arrested drug traffickers pleaded guilty to "conspiracy to possess with the intention of distributing a controlled substance in the US".

Among those apprehended is José Ángel Félix Ramírez, leader of the criminal network. District Judge Cindy Jorgenson was in charge of issuing a sentence, which ranges from one year 10 months to three and a half years in prison.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Coalcomán, Mich: CJNG Attacks Civilians as they Set Fire to Bus and Shoot up Town

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Radio Formula y Aristegui

CJNG armed confrontation reported in Coalcomán, Michoacán. They also set passenger bus on the Purhépecha line on fire.

In the Coalcomán mountain range, in the Mexican State of Michoacán, they report a confrontation between elements of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG) against the population.

Around 07:30 hours on Friday, criminals shot up the house and cars of Misael González, former leader of the Coalcomán self-defense groups.

Tecoanapa, Gro: UPOEG Detains 16 Members of La Guardia National

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Proceso y Televisa
                     For “exchange of prisoners” UPOEG retains elements of the National Guard
                The self-defense groups demand the release of their fellow detainees in November

At least 16 elements of the National Guard were retained by members of the self-defense group of the Union of Peoples and Organizations of the State of Guerrero (UPOEG), in the municipality of Tecoanapa in the Costa Chica region on Thursday.

The dissatisfied demand the governor of Guerrero, Héctor Astudillo Flores for the release of 10 community guards detained in the town of Xaltianguis in early November. The military remains held inside a house and, so far, no authority has set a position.

However, a few hours later: In this regard, the National Guard confirmed, in a card issued on its Twitter account, that these people request negotiations in agreement with the Guerrero government in the case of the detention of members of their organization. See below:

Cuernavaca: Sec of Security Assassinated

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Excelsior

Secretary of Security of Cuernavaca executed:
First reports indicate that the official of the state of Morelos was killed when he arrived at his home
The Secretary of Public Security of Cuernavaca, Juan David Juárez López, was shot when he entered one of the buildings of the Teopanzolco Unit of Cuernavaca, where his apartment is located.

The attack was recorded around 10:30 p.m. , when the police chief left his escorts after dinner at a taco stand near his home and when he walked to his apartment he was shot at least six times.

This is the 14th policeman who is killed so far this year in Morelos.

The Narco Magistrate with Ties to CJNG

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta
Former Circuit Magistrate Isidro Avelar Gutiérrez and "El Menchito", son of CJNG's "El Mencho".

Prisoner and linked to the money laundering process, former circuit magistrate Isidro Avelar Gutiérrez faces justice for his alleged links with the Jalisco New Generation Cartel and Los Cuinis. In the 1990s, he was "told" to benefit Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Jesús Héctor "El Güero" Palma and other members of the Sinaloa Cartel under cover. He ordered the return to drug trafficker Juan José Quintero Payán “Don Juanjo”, $779,000 dollars that had been confiscated in 1992. Rubén Oseguera “El Menchito”, another of the beneficiaries with his resolutions, is on the verge of extradition to the US.

San Diego, Ca: 9 People Contract FEB from Black Tar Heroin: Seven Dead

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: CNN y y NBCSDScience Direct
Seven people in San Diego have died in the last two months from a flesh-eating bacteria associated with black tar heroin use, according to health officials. FEB is also know as Gas Gangrene.

Nine people who injected the drug were admitted to hospitals in San Diego County with severe myonecrosis between October 2 and November 24, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced in a news release Wednesday. The patients ranged in age from 19 to 57 years old, the statement said. Only two survived.

Myonecrosis is a severe soft tissue infection that destroys the muscle. Symptoms often include severe pain near the injection site, swelling, fever, blisters and pale skin that changes to dark red or purple.

Juárez, Chihuahua: Organized Crime Disposes of Corpse

Video translation is as follows:
Hello everyone, good morning. We are on the western end of Ciudad Juárez. Currently there are authorities at the crime scene where a corpse wrapped in a blanket was abandoned.

Well, it’s a person wrapped in a blanket. We don’t know if it’s a man, sex has not been confirmed on whether this is a man or a woman. We can see it’s a blanket with blue and red squares.

This bundled package was left on Calle Profesora Maria Martinez and Calle Nogal in the Colonia Insurgentes just north west of Ciudad Juarez. This homicide is what we woke up to today.

Juárez, Chihuahua: Los Mexicles Behind Ambush of Comandante Ricardo Zeron aka 02

The Municipal Police had a bloody battle with the bloodthirsty criminal gang of Los Mexicles.

18 criminals of the cartel hitmen had just been captured when the criminals responded with a lethal ambush against the uniformed officer.

Tonight, Comandante Ricardo Zeron, Chief Operating Officer of the Municipal Police, known in the police world as 02, was executed in the battle.

The ambush against the officer occurred at the intersection of Calle Miguel de la Madrid and Avenida Santiago Troncoso in the south of the city.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

BB Interviews a CDG Sicario

A few days ago, I happened to be talking to someone on the internet, and while talking about cartel activity, he suddenly caught me by surprise. This is the pre-interview, while texting. Most it's not edited, other than some obvious misspelling.

UPDATE: There has been confusion to the name El Fantasma, and some people automatically are assuming this is a specific person that is not. Some of us that follow cartel members know that the same nicknames are used numerous times by cartel members. For example, I found at least 11 Fantasmas in my database. This person is not the ones that are found on the internet:

  • Jonathan Salas Avilés, El Fantasma was with Sinaloa cartel
  • Francisco Javier Rodríguez Picante, El Fantasma, Sinaloa Cartel
  • Carlos Arnulfo Flores alias “El Fantasma” o “El Flaco” Zeta

Álvaro Obregón, CDMX: New self-defense group emerges in the Álvaro Obregón neighborhood.

In the town of Santa Rosa Xochiac, delegation of Álvaro Obregón. An alleged self-defense group monitors the streets of the community

“There came a point where we were fed up with everything that happened, we are obviously a peaceful population, but in recent years everything here has thus fallen practically into the hands of crime, ”said one of its members.

This group of halcones, made up of approximately 250 people, is located in the town of Santa Rosa Xochiac, in the Álvaro Obregón neighborhood.

Yuriria, Guanajuato: CJNG Leaves a Dismembered Man With a Manta

Yuriria, Guanajuato - During the first hours of this Tuesday, December 3, the body of a dismembered man was abandoned in the town square of the community of Cerano, located at the west of the municipal seat of Yuriria.

It was in the early hours of the day, when they noticed the body that was torn apart in the vicinity of the main temple, next to the newly placed letters with the name of the community. Next to the head, an organized crime message was located.

Police elements arriving to the place requested the presence of the Ministerial authorities to carry out the expert work of law.

Manta reads as follows:
Here lies your little toy halcón. This will be the fate of all those who support the people that don’t respect our enterprise. Jesus Avila we’re coming after you. As well as your thieves, murderers of innocents and all those who’re stealing from the treasury of Colonia Cerano. This plaza will be respected. Sincerely, CJNG

WARNING: Image of dismemberment below no other text