Friday, January 31, 2020

Cartel de Sinaloa Were Helped by Prison Staff to Escape


Video translation is as follows:
According to the news brief that the government of Mexico City provided. In the manifest list that the second shift guard duty on Tuesday has.

Between 19:30 and 20:10 hours the prisoners Victor Manuel Felix Beltran, Luis Fernando Mesa Gonzalez, and Yael Osuna Navarro were still in their dormitories.


But between 9 p.m. on Tuesday and 1 a.m. on Wednesday, security cameras in entry zones 1 and 2 detected the movement and activity of 5 inmates and 3 custodians who were not reported by any element of security. These are steps in which the traces of the modus operandi of the leak were discovered 7 hours later.


Rosa Icela Rodriguez: The locks and doors that communicated to the cells of the escapees were unlocked and open. A security bar was also cut where it is inferred that the escapees descended a meter and a half to a second common area.

Suspected drug kingpin extradited to Midland Texas from Mexico

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Thanks to the BB Followers sending this in ūüĎćSource



MIDLAND, Tx (KOSA) -- A suspected West Texas drug lord was recently extradited to Midland from Mexico earlier this month.

Benjamin Valeriano Jr. - who is also known as "El Cachitas" - faces multiple drug and money laundering charges in Midland County.

Despite reports by another local television station that Valeriano was arrested in Midland, US Marshals tell CBS7 he's been in a Mexican jail for the last 11 years.

Valeriano was identified as one of the main operators of the Ju√°rez cartel. According to investigators, he worked for Guillermo Castillo Rubio, "El Pariente," who was considered the second in command after Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, who is known as "El Viceroy." Rubio was arrested 2012.

Uruapan Michoacan: The arrest of 3 bosses in Michoac√°n causes burning of vehicles, blockages, fighting

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  Material from Proceso, Mi Morelia, Twitter



A series of clashes and burning of vehicles are reported in the streets of Uruapan, Michoac√°n, allegedly derived from the arrest of three members of a criminal group, among which Luis Felipe Barrag√°n, alias 'El Vocho", identified as a leader of the Viagras.


The subject is alleged to be the main author of the multi-homicide on August 8th when 19 people were hanged on various bridges.

The Sinaloa Cartel is the biggest threat and “El Mayo” is the top capo, says special agent

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TY  Borderland Beat Follower  Source

When it comes to pointing out the top capo in Mexico, for the DEA  there is no doubt, and neither is the level of power of the person who commands it, Ismael, “El Mayo” Zambada Garc√≠a.

Polo Ruiz, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the DEA for the District of Arizona, considered the Sinaloa Cartel as the biggest threat in organized crime, followed by the Cartel Jalisco New Generation (CJNG) with its leader "El Mencho".

From his office in Nogales, Ruiz speaks in an interview for the magazine Revista, about the reconfiguration of the cartels in Mexico after the sentence in the United States of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera.

Ruíz, as Special Agent in Charge, one of the elements of the DEA with more experience and knowledge about Mexican drug trafficking, has under his responsibility much of the southern border of the United States, his jurisdiction reaches from Arizona and New Mexico to part of California.

Homero Gómez: Missing Mexican butterfly activist found dead

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TY GUS  Source


The body of a renowned environmental activist has been found in a well in central Mexico two weeks after he went missing, officials say.

Homero Gómez, 50, managed a butterfly sanctuary in the town of Ocampo in Michoacán state, a region notorious for its violent criminal gangs.

His body was found with no apparent signs of violence near where he was seen for the last time.

Rights groups had earlier said they feared that Gómez might have been targeted because of his fight against illegal logging, one of the activities that criminal gangs in the area are involved in.

Chapo's daughter, Alejandrina Giselle Guzm√°n, marries nephew of Blanca Margarita C√°zares Salazar, “La Chiquis”

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   TY GUS  material from IG and Radio Formula

The Grooms aunt:
Blanca Margarita C√°zares Salazar "The Empress" the character of Teresa Mendoza, in La Reina del Sur, was based on her.  She played an important role for the investment and laundering of the finances of the Sinaloa Cartel.


Popular artists such as Juli√≥n √Ālvarez and Calibre 50, helped celebrate the wedding of the daughter of Joaqu√≠n "El Chapo" Guzm√°n, Alejandrina Griselle Guzm√°n Salazar married Edgar C√°zares on January 25.

Xochimilco, CDMX: Prison Staff Helped Cartel de Sinaloa in Escape


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Video translation is as follows:
8 custodians were arrested because of the 3 Cartel de Sinaloa prisoners who escaped yesterday from the Reclusorio Preventivo Varonil Sur. These inmates were about to be extradited to the United States.

We will have the complete chronicle of how they escaped. They left in a van, in that one. A van belonging to the Reclusorio Preventivo Varonil Sur. Up until a few minutes ago it wasn’t known where exactly they got off the van. And for the same reason it isn’t known where they currently are.

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat  Source

Thursday, January 30, 2020

VIDEOS: Convoy of hitmen from the Sinaloa Cartel arrives in Magdalena de Kino

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TY Follower   Tribuna and Twitter

M
agdalena de Kino, Sonora .- Several videos published on social networks show a convoy of alleged hitmen from the Sinaloa Cartel ( CDS ) arriving in Magdalena De Kino , Sonora.

In the recordings you can see the large number of vehicles without license plates, at night, mostly trucks of recent models. 

In some pick-up types, armed and hooded men are observed. One of them, in a kind of checkpoint, has lights similar to those used by police patrols.

Information from the sources indicate that it is "Gente de Guzm√°n", referring to 'Los Chapitos', the children of Joaqu√≠n 'Chapo' Guzm√°n.  Videos Below

After the execution of "JJ" days ago in Nogales, Sonora, a convoy of sicarios from the "Gente of Guzman" arrive in Magdalena De Kino, Sonora.

San Miguel Octopan Celaya, Guanajuato: El Marro's "Wife" Apprehended


Karina Mora, the reported “wife” or “sentimental partner” of Jos√© Antonio Y√©pez "El Marro", leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima criminal group - was arrested in a safe house in the municipality of Celaya, Guanajuato.

She was in possession of various firearms for the exclusive use of the Army, magazines and military equipment.
Three more arrested were identified as César "N", Serafina "N" and Alfonso "N", who are also part of the criminal cell directed by Yépez Ortiz.

Karina Mora is originally from Tierra Blanca, Veracruz, allegedly she has been in a relationship  “with Marro” since 2018.  Photos of Marro with a different woman on vacation surfaced and was identified as his wife. 

Mexico City, Mexico: La Unión Tepito Nueva Generación



Video translation is as follows:
Anonymous Merchant: They arrived. Well, they had come to collect on the realty tax. They started to threaten me. They said: Look you son of a bitch. You’re not going to do what you want. You’re going to start paying a monthly fee. All the businesses are going to start paying monthly. He said that if I called the police that I had no idea how many thousands of people they had within their group.

Reporter: At the beginning of the year, merchants from the Historic Center of Mexico City denounced extortion from a new criminal group that calls itself La Unión Tepito Nueva Generación.

And although the authorities say they didn’t know that there was a new criminal cell in the capital, the testimonies show another reality. The newspaper El Universal detailed a case of a small businessman who has his business on Calle Madero and was extorted from the cartel.

Under the threat that they will harm their loved ones, criminals require each business a fee of 50,000 pesos a month in cash. It all starts with a yellow envelope that is left at the door of the business.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Nephew of Caro Quintero arrested in Culiac√°n operation

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  Milenio

Ismael 'Q', (Ismael Quintero Arellanes) nephew and member of the criminal organization led by capo Rafael Caro Quintero was arrested during an operation in Culiac√°n, Sinaloa.

 Federal government officials indicated that a provisional arrest warrant was executed for extradition purposes, as it is required by the District Court for the Eastern District of New York, to be prosecuted for crimes of criminal association , against health, and conduct. Illegal firearms.

According to federal reports, Caro Quintero operates under the protection  of the Sinaloa cartel  headed by the legendary drug trafficker Ismael El Mayo Zambada.

Investigations indicate that Caro Quintero and his criminal group are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of marijuana, heroin and methamphetamines, to later be illegally introduced to the United States.

San Diego: Task force exposes southwest's longest cross border illicit drug tunnel

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   DEA


SAN DIEGO – After a challenging multi-year, inter-agency investigation, utilizing technology capabilities, intelligence gathering, and community outreach, law enforcement partners on the San Diego Tunnel Task Force have exposed the longest illicit cross-border tunnel ever discovered along the Southwest border.

The tunnel originates in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico in an industrial area approximately one-half-mile west of the Otay Mesa Port of Entry. Following the discovery in late August 2019, Mexican law enforcement identified the tunnel entrance and members of the SDTTF began mapping the tunnel from Mexico. Concealed by a small industrial building, the tunnel travels north into the United States, bending slightly west and extending an astonishing 4,068 feet from the border, with a total length of 4,309 feet – over three-quarters of a mile. The next longest tunnel in the United States, discovered in San Diego in 2014, was 2,966 feet long.

Victor Manuel Felix Beltran escaped from prison, was to be extradited

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   TY BB Follower   Infobae


V√≠ctor Manuel F√©lix Beltr√°n, “El Vic”, identified as a main financial operator of Joaqu√≠n Guzm√°n Loera “El Chapo ”, escaped from the South Reclusorio of Mexico City on January 29 at dawn. He and two other inmates named Luis Meza and Yael Osuna did not get ready this morning, which alerted the authorities. After inspecting the facilities, they realized that the three criminals had managed to escape.

Beltr√°n and Meza, originally from Sinaloa, were charged with crimes against health, while Navarro de Nayarit was locked up by criminal association.

After his disappearance was announced, the Attorney General of Mexico City conducted an investigation within the prison, but reported no findings. He also alerted the Command, Control, Computing, Communications and Citizen Contact Center of Mexico City (C5) to try to locate the fugitives through the cameras.

If we cannot study, we will defend ourselves, say the children who suffer the terror of Los Ardillos

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   TY Neal  Sinembargo

They are children between 6 and 15 years old who should be occupying their day between school and play, but instead of taking a notebook and pencil to study or a ball to play, these children carry rifles and sticks.


The violence in Guerrero and the absence of a State that should protect them,  led them to defend themselves. They live in Chilapa de √Ālvarez where there is only preschool and primary school. If they want to go to high school they have to move to the neighboring municipality of Jos√© Joaqu√≠n de Herrera, held by Los Ardillos, responsible for kidnappings, extortion and executions.

Bernardino S√°nchez Luna, one of the leaders of the Regional Coordinator of Community Authorities of the Founding Peoples (CRAC-PF), warned that Los Ardillos threatened to enter their communities this week to slaughter the villagers.


Therefore, he says, he will continue to train adults, boys and girls in the use of weapons: "My indigenous partners are at risk of being massacred, who does not know how to use a weapon will not defend itself."

Mexican Narcos, More Brazen by the Day, Land Coke Plane on a Highway and Shoot a General

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  Daily Beast



CALI, Colombia—Talk about a tough commute. 
Traffic was backed up for miles early Monday morning in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo after drug traffickers landed a twin engine prop plane on Highway 307, near the resort town of Bacalar.
The flight—which originated in South America and had been tracked by radar since entering Mexican airspace—touched down at about 4:30 a.m. A task force led by the senior commander of military operations in that state moved out to intercept.
When soldiers worked their way through the traffic jam caused by the plane they were met by a light cavalry force consisting of some 50 vehicles belonging to well-armed, ground-based accomplices who had been waiting for the delivery.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

“I decapitated enemies”: the brutal confession of a hit man who worked for “El Chapo” Guzm√°n

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Infobae

“Guerrero, today you lost a brother, but you won a family, 20 brothers and I who are now a part of you. From this betrayal, a brotherhood is born, and so it will last. Think of it as a ritual that unites us forever,” said Osiel C√°rdenas Guill√©n.




“I killed, cut off heads. I had a lot of work in 2008, sometimes several jobs a day” (sic) .

It is the sordid story of a hitman, whose name was not revealed, but who for years was part of the gunmen of Joaqu√≠n “El Chapo” Guzm√°n, leader of a faction of the Sinaloa Cartel and who today is imprisoned for life in a maximum security jail in the United States.

According to the testimony of this subject, published by blogs specializing in the subject of drug trafficking, the murder "was so simple that it began only with a call to my cell phone, but so ruthless that it culminated commonly in a beheading" in the streets of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua.

He located his armament and his equipment at his safe house, where he was given an image in the form of a photograph of his objective: a police chief who did not want to pay, or a politician who hindered the criminal aspirations of another.

The job was to wait for the order to attack, sometimes waiting for days. The victim became a target and could be found anywhere: his house, office, restaurant, leaving a mall, or in the backseat of a police patrol. Rarely do killers work to find their target.

SEIDO captures Escudero Escandón, CAF leader

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   TY "MM"  from Zeta Tijuana



W
ith an arrest warrant against him for the crime of organized crime, José Luis Escudero Escandón aka "El Quieto", aka "El Pelos" was arrested, identified by the authorities of the Bureau of Territorial Coordination for the Construction of Peace and The Security of Baja California as leader of the Arellano Cartel in the state (CAF), the operation was completed on Monday, January 27, 2020 in the city of Cancun, Quintana Roo, by elements of the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Organized Crime Investigation (SIDO).

According to organizational charts released since 2017 by the research areas, under the orders of Escand√≥n,: Isaac Ripa B√°rcenas, “Luis; Roberto Parn√°s; Mario Rodr√≠guez "The Compa"; Pedro Quintero Vel√°zquez “The Jaguar; and Jes√ļs Edgar Ruiz Dom√≠nguez.

Such as former police officers: Enrique Jorquera Guerrero, “Prospero Medina Avil√©s, Juan Lorenzo Vargas and Arturo Cosme Espinoza.

European Gun Makers Are Quietly Supplying the Mexican Drug Wars

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  From Vice

Companies in Italy, Belgium, and Romania are arming Mexican soldiers, cops, and cartels alike.
 
THIS 2008 SEIZURE OF A CLAIMED 570 FIREARMS BY MEXICAN AUTHORITIES FEATURES EUROPEAN MANUFACTURERS, INCLUDING GLOCK AND FN HERSTAL. IMAGE: AP PHOTO/GREGORY BULL
Mexican police might have thought they’d struck gold when a routine patrol back in October unearthed Ovidio Guzm√°n L√≥pez, son of jailed drug kingpin El Chapo.

Instead, L√≥pez’s arrest sparked one of the most audacious displays of narco firepower in recent months. Sinaloa cartel sicarios unleashed chaos on the streets of Culiac√°n, overwhelming security forces in a ferocious running battle which left eight dead and 20 wounded. Spectacularly outgunned, pinned down by .50-calibre sniper fire and with the wreckage of burning, bullet-ridden vehicles littering a city paralyzed by fear, humiliated authorities were cowed into releasing their quarry.

It’s a well-worn story that such decisive, military-scale cartel action is largely equipped by the seemingly endless iron river of blackmarket firearms trafficked illegally from the United States. But the traditional narrative of American guns flowing south to fuel the cartel wars, which last year contributed to 35,000 homicides, is only part of the picture.

Military stops transport truck and discovers a ton of cocaine

Chivis Martinez  Borderland Beat  TY GUS  Reynosa Codigo


A ton of cocaine was insured by elements of the Mexican Army, in the box of a truck that was driving on the highway.

The assurance was carried out by personnel of the 43rd Infantry Battalion of the 13 Military Zone, who, when patrolling on the Guadalajara - Tepic highway, at the height of the Santa María del Oro Collection Booth, detected the presence of the double trailer truck.

When conducting an inspection on the truck's, it was detected that it was carrying a ton of alleged cocaine, so the driver of the vehicle was arrested.

Mini war for huachicolera in L√°zaro C√°rdenas

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TY GUS  Tabasco Hoy



On the outskirts of Villahermosa there was a confrontation between police and huachicoleros authorities who were discovered in his den.

The events were recorded this morning when elements of the State Police set up an operation to stop a truck with a report of theft, which ended its journey on a farm in the L√°zaro C√°rdenas Rancheria.
When the officers arrived they were shot by armed civilians who tried to defend the area by burning tires to block the way of the police.

Chihuahua: Inhabitants get their wish as El Master is found dead

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat


In the month of April 2017 a banner was placed on the bridge of La Cantera and Peripheral of Youth, where Governor Javier Corral was asked to place order in the municipality of Namiquipa.
“Mr. Governor, we give you our support from the towns that are not going to shut up, you are making a difference, thank you. Here the names of the cowards of our municipality later  we will put the photos of them. Those responsible for many abuses of the people: Edgar Rasc√≥n Sotelo, Wiliberto Rasc√≥n Sotelo, Raimundo Rasc√≥n el Yuni, Jos√© Reyes Lujan, Edgardo Cera El Garo, Roberto S√°nchez El Roy, Eloy Burciaga, Gustavo Ch√°vez El Master, Elier Daniel Guti√©rrez Quintana, Gabriel Miranda y Fredy Ibarra, los hermanos Corral de Independencia”.
In the banner apparently placed by residents of that municipality, several people named as alleged criminals were enlisted where the name of Gustavo Chavez “El Master” appears  El Master was located lifeless on Monday, January 27 on a road that leads to the garbage dump of Bachiniva.

Monday, January 27, 2020

'El Pita', the Zetas founder who married his kidnapping victim

By MX for Borderland Beat  “MX” Note: This post includes excerpts from the Wikipedia article of Omar Lorm√©ndez Pital√ļa ("El Pita"), which I published on 21 January 2020.

The stunning incidents occurring in Mexico's drug war sometimes seem right out of a movie script. The plot is often centered in violence-ridden towns or cities, where Mexican drug cartel bosses rule as regional warlords. The main players include police officers, politicians, cartel leaders and their lovers. It is a plot still being played out in the life of Omar Lorm√©ndez Pital√ļa ("El Pita"), a fugitive and founding member of Los Zetas.

Kidnapping and marriage

Lorm√©ndez Pital√ļa fell in love and married his kidnapping victim Ang√©lica Lagunas Jaramillo after the Gulf Cartel ordered him to abduct her. The two first met on 16 August 2001, when Lorm√©ndez Pital√ļa and other Zetas members abducted Lagunas Jaramillo and her daughter Ana Bertha Gonz√°lez Lagunas for running a contraband business in Matamoros without the cartel's authorization. The Gulf Cartel required independent smugglers to pay a taxation (commonly referred to as derecho de piso in Mexico) for smuggling drugs and other illegal merchandise in their corridor. However, Lagunas Jaramillo was running a contraband business of alcohol, perfumes, cocaine and marijuana without paying fees to the cartel. She had a restaurant from where she operated. According to the testimony of Agust√≠n Hern√°ndez Mart√≠nez, a former Gulf Cartel operator and protected witness under the code name "Rafael", the cartel summoned about eighteen Zetas gunmen to abduct Lagunas Jaramillo and her daugther from their home in Matamoros.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Missing mother and sons safely "recovered"

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TY GUS  KGNS



On Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation San Antonio Division, Laredo Resident Agency Office, was seeking information from the public about a missing mother and her two children.

Esmeralda Vielma Cisneros, 39, Alexander Vielma, 15, and Naum Zaid Ramos, 11, were last seen on January 19, 2020, driving a dark grey SUV (2019 Renault Duster) near the Lincoln/Juarez International Bridge in Nuevo Laredo

It was believed they had been going to visit a family member for the three-day weekend.

In a statement sent by special agent Michelle Lee, Public Affairs Officer, San Antonio FBI they say the following:

"We have some great news to share, the mom and her two boys were safely recovered. Additional details are not available at this time while the investigation continues. Assistance from media and public played an important role in their safe recovery and we are grateful for your help."

Guaymas Sonora: Banners with narco-messages hung targeting governor and police not "complying with agreement"

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Neal in Nevada!  From VXT


The city of Guaymas Sonora dawned with narcomantas placed in various parts of the city, they accused  the governor and Secretary Durazo for not complying, it is also mentioned in the narcomanta of two patrols.

In these banners the message is for Governor Claudia Pavlovich, Alfonso Durazo, in addition to a signal to the state police that are in units 15084 and 15090.

El Chapo's right hand man Mario Hidalgo Arguello, aka "Nariz", extradited to San Diego

Chivis Martinez  Borderland Beat   TY J  SanDiegoTribune

Joaqu√≠n “El Chapo” Guzm√°n had several private secretaries, who changed their shifts to ensure that there was always someone to attend the alleged leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, but above all, to take care of their safety, he revealed information from federal prosecutors and witnesses such as Alex Cifuentes.

However, there was a special confidant in the circle near the native of Qualiac√°n, Sinaloa, [as reported in court documents] who faces trial in a federal court in Brooklyn. This is "Nariz", which Cifuentes described as a man who reviewed everything that came "at the hands" of Guzm√°n Loera. He was the final filter, according to the Colombian, who was one of the close collaborators of the Mexican.

In several moments of the trial the name of “Nariz” has come to light, but it was during the testimony of Mexican-American V√≠ctor V√°squez, agent of the DEA, when the character became relevant, since it was he who guided the Navy personnel in operational of five houses in search of Guzm√°n Loera, in addition to telephone conversations confirmed the type of relationship he had with the "Manager", as he came to refer to his boss.  Tribune article below

FBI ALERT: Searching for missing mother and children who vanished near International Bridge in Nuevo Laredo

Chivis Martinez   Borderland Beat

US REPORT Fox7Austin 

LAREDO, Texas - The FBI is asking for the public's help in finding a missing mother and her two children.

Esmeralda Vielma Cisneros, 39, Alexander Vielma, 15, and Naum Zaid Ramos, 11, were last seen on Jan. 19, driving a dark grey SUV, a 2019 Renault Duster with the license plate SCH472A Nuevo Leon near the Lincoln/Juarez International Bridge (Pedestrian Bridge) in Nuevo Laredo.

The FBI says in a release that it is believed they had been going to visit a family member for the three-day weekend. Neither they nor the SUV have been seen since and at this time, the FBI does not have confirmed information that any of them ever crossed the bridge.

Cisneros is a Mexican citizen but the two boys are U.S. citizens. Alexander attends school in Laredo and takes medication for a medical condition but he does not have the needed medication.

"El Hitler" of CAF" found hanging only 19 days after arrest

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Reynosa Codigo and ONLINE ABC


Rito Quintero Hern√°ndez, the Hitler, who was a guard for  Ram√≥n Arellano F√©lix, was found hanging in building five,  of the El Castillo Penitentiary Center, located south of the port of Mazatl√°n.

The 62-year-old Hitler is identified as responsible for malicious killings in Sinaloa against police officers, who entered this prison on January 6, 2020.

Tulare County California; Traffic Stop Turns into Drug Bust linked to Mexican Cartel

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   TY GUS  Source

On January 23, Sheriff Mike Boudreaux participated in a news conference alongside U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott to announce that a federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment against Saul Giovanni Solis Ontiveros, 24, of Pixley, and Eduardo Garcia, 20, of McFarland. They are charged with conspiring to distribute more than 160 pounds of methamphetamine and approximately 300 fentanyl pills.

Scott said that the drug bust was linked to Mexican cartels. The seizure shows, he said, how Mexican-based cartels are no longer manufacturing the drugs in Mexico and smuggling the bulky packages to the United States but are shipping the drugs in liquid form to evade border searches. It’s then processed in conversion labs in rural Tulare County.

Cuernavaca, Morelos: Los Mayas Criminal Cell Behind La Chelería Bar Attack


Video translation is as follows:

Let's take a look at these images that spread online today. It’s an attack against a beer and wings business in Cuernavaca. This happened early Wednesday morning.

4 men with weapons, long weapons. They arrive in a car, the red car seen there, they arrive at the entrance of the place. And they start shooting and then they leave. Fortunately, the bar was closed so there were no injuries.

Hours later the business known as La Chelería published on social network a statement that said the attack was in retaliation for not paying up on an extortion.

Reynosa, Tamaulipas: Kidnapping and Execution of Ministerial Policeman Oscar Rene Cervantes de La Rosa


Warning sounds of torture and agony are heard on video

Video translation is as follows:

Reporter: A Ministerial Policeman that had been missing since Tuesday morning was found executed in a vacant lot in Reynosa. The body's finding occurred during the early hours of Wednesday after an anonymous complaint was made to C4 in which a body was discovered in Colonia El Campanario.

The execution of the Ministerial Agent identified as Oscar René Cervantes comes after at least 4 State Police officers have been killed in Ciudad Victoria amid a wave of violence in that city.

Local media’s broadcast that it was reported that the agent went out to dinner somewhere around midnight on Monday. And that he didn’t come return. On top of his body the Ministerial Agent had a manta with a threatening message against all the Tamaulipas policemen. Of which the message was attributed to El Vaquero.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Nine people gunned down in Parador de Villagr√°n, Guanajuato

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  Proceso


At least nine people were killed Friday night in the restaurant of a hostel located on the Villagr√°n-Celaya road.

The massacre occurred at a site called “Parador San Fernando”, located at kilometer 075 + 000 of said road, on the boundaries between Villagr√°n and Salamanca.

Around 9 p.m., through 911, people who arrived at the site found the victims and requested the presence of police and paramedics. It is one of the most deadly massacres so far in January, with homicidal attacks practically every day in different municipalities of the state.

The first to arrive were municipal police from Villagr√°n, who discovered three bodies in the parking lot.

Paramedics confirmed the death of the nine people.

There are allegedly two survivors, although this information has not been confirmed by the authorities.


Feds: U.S. Marine veteran built cocaine pipeline as Mexican drug kingpin

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  La Opinion and San Diego Tribune

√Āngel Dom√≠nguez Ram√≠rez Jr., "El Zeta 39", conducted  "business" with the Jalisco Nueva Generaci√≥n, Sinaloa, del Golfo, Los Zetas and Los Beltr√°n Leyva cartels. He founded “El Seguimiento 39”The US Attorney's Office accused √Āngel Dom√≠nguez Ram√≠rez Jr. of using his military training as an ex-marine to work as a member of the Los Zetas paramilitary cartel …
Mexican Navy officers stand guard next to a helicopter loaded with seized bags of cocaine in this 2018 file photo. A Marine Corps veteran with dual citizenship in the U.S. and Mexico has been accused of running a massive cocaine smuggling operation
The following is from an article posted 11 months ago, which gives the backstory of Dominguez, the Zeta and founder of “El Seguimiento 39” related to my  previous post.

A U.S. Marine veteran who rose to power as a reputed Mexican drug kingpin has been named in a massive cocaine trafficking indictment in San Diego.

The investigation into Angel Dominguez Ramirez Jr.’s organization revealed “an unprecedented level of corruption within the Mexican government, local police departments, federal police agencies and military,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a recent court filing.

More than 41 people have been charged in the case, which has yielded 5,000 kilograms of seized cocaine and more than $9 million in drug proceeds.

The command of Mx Federal Police faces new charges in U.S. for protecting a little known cartel, which works with multiple groups

Chivis Martinez  Borderland Beat  Reforma


The most important command of the Sensitive Affairs Unit (UAS) of the Federal Police collaborated with a criminal organization so far little known, called “El Seguimiento 39”.

According to the United States Department of Justice, “39” was a kind of "cartel’s cartel" that worked with multiple criminal groups.

The above, according to the indictment filed yesterday by a federal grand jury in Brooklyn against Iv√°n Reyes Arzate, the former PF command that next Monday was to be released and deported to Mexico, after partially purging a 40-month jail sentence for filter information to the Beltr√°n Leyva cartel.

The Prosecutor of the Eastern District of New York requested the permanent detention of Reyes Arzate to avoid his return to Mexico, while being prosecuted for the new charges, which focus on the period from September to November 2016.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Unicef ​​urges actions for the safety armed children recruited by cartels

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   Reforma

Read Sol's post for backstory

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) urged the Mexican State to take all necessary actions to ensure the safety and integrity of all populations and that no child, adolescent or adolescent is recruited by armed groups.

He also indicated that it is essential that conditions of development are generated in these communities so that girls, boys and adolescents can exercise their rights in equal opportunities and develop their full potential.

"Children and adolescents in Mexico must be protected against this unacceptable practice, since it is an obligation of the Mexican State derived from International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law," said Christian Skoog - representative of Unicef ​​in Mexico.

Mexico Issues Arrest Warrant for "Mini Lic" in the Killing of Journalist Javier Valdéz

Chivis Martinez  Borderland Beat  diariolibre



The Mexican Attorney General's Office issued an arrest warrant for the alleged drug trafficker Dámaso López Serrano, for the murder of journalist Javier Valdez in 2017, federal authorities reported.

Lopez, best known by his nickname "Mini Lic", surrendered to the US authorities in California on the US border with Mexico. He walked across the U.S. border at California’s Calexico Port of Entry on July 27, 2017 and promptly surrendered himself to customs officers.

He is the son of the imprisoned D√°maso L√≥pez N√ļ√Īez who once belonged to the Sinaloa cartel.

Feds, Chicago police investigated Juarez Cartel links to 2016 Gage Park murders, lawyers say

Chivis Martinez  Borderland Beat  TY GUS  Chicago Sun Times

The attorneys for a Chicago man accused in the killings of six relatives want information about an informant and the three cartel hit-men the informant says were responsible for the murders.


Two weeks after the Chicago police found six bodies scattered around the blood-stained interior of a Gage Park bungalow, a former federal informant in Mexico told detectives drug cartel members carried out the slaughter over a multimillion-dollar debt, lawyers for a man charged in the 2016 murders said.

Months before Diego Uribe Cruz and his girlfriend Jafeth Ramos were charged with killing his relatives over money, police and federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents spent weeks investigating a tip from the informant who had been deported to Mexico, according to Uribe Cruz’s team of assistant Cook County public defenders.

The informant allegedly told police that a week before the bodies were discovered, a Juarez Cartel boss had dispatched three of his enforcers to Chicago after Uribe Cruz’s uncle — also one of the victim’s estranged husband — made off with a $3.5 million drug shipment.