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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Image of a young Chino Antrax with El Frankie and Pancho Arce

 Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   

Live fast,  die young ....and leave a beautiful corpse 

The image above made the social media rounds in the past few days, with the claim it’s a newly discovered photo.  The image is of  'Los Ántrax' members; El Frankie,  Chino Ántrax' and   El Pancho Arce. 

However, after conducting image searches I found that the photo appears to have been first posted in 2018, then forgotten. However old it is, it may the first time you have seen it.

I was struck how young Chino is, he appears 18 or so.

By the end of 2011 two in the image were dead, then in May 2020 Chino was the third.

Brother of El Cursi, a leader of Zetas Vieja Escuela (ZVE), murdered in Minatitlán, Veracruz

 Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  Source

Leader of the band, "G5"

The person murdered this afternoon in Minatitlán has been unofficially identified as the well-known musician Adrián Calderón Quintanilla, who was the leader of the group G-5.

Adrián Quintanilla, was also president of the musicians' union, leaving his post after the attack he suffered with the burning of the group's truck .

Calderón Quintanilla, was threatened on various occasions, when he was identified as the brother of the well-known head of the organized crime plaza "El Cursi."

The homicide occurred on López Mateos Avenue, in the Los Maestros neighborhood.

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Tantoyuca, Veracruz: Grupo Sombra Warn of Purge

Sol Prendido Borderland Beat

Video translation is as follows:

Sicario: For all the citizens of Tantoyuca, Veracruz. Once again we demonstrate for everyone that our problem is not against innocent individuals. Here we have for all to see this scum who dedicated his life to selling crystal meth within the  plaza.

This plaza already has an owner. And it belongs to Grupo Sombra and no one else. We will continue to execute our enemies as soon as we capture them. We will also be coming after everyone else who is left.

And as for that piece of shit extortionists who likes to pass himself off as one of our own. The one who uses the # 789-159-38, you’ve already been located. And for everyone who supports you they already have their days numbered.

You can all fall into formation with us. Otherwise there will be consequences. Fidel this has kindly been your last warning. The next time we see you the fate of this scum will befall you. 

Apoliano Lazcano this is also your second warning. Align yourselves with us.

Sicarios in unison all say: We are Grupo Sombra.

Baja California: Director of FISAMEX captured on video snorting "white powder"

 Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   Reforma MexicoNow

“When time comes that these cases are decided in court, (Governor)Bonilla will be off in La Jolla having a margarita,”…..[video at bottom of post]

Who and What: Manuel García, director of Fisamex, (auditor) was captured on video consuming a white powder, presumably a drug, inside a small room.

García does not belong to the payroll of the State Government, but was hired by the public administration to determine who owes water in Baja California and to collect, for which his company obtains 20 percent of the recovered.

In one of the shots of the video a mug with the legend "Fisamex" is observed on a table; the room of most of the images, where a camera was hidden, only has a bed and a window.

Some of the clips in the recording have dates in the upper left, for example, July 11, July 12, and July 13 of this year.

Man Allegedly Flies San Francisco to Nashville With 87 Pounds of Marijuana, Predictable Result Ensues

 Chivis Martinez Borderland  Beat TY Borderland Beat Follower Source

Who’s a good boy? That drug-sniffing dog from Nashville, Tennessee who sniffed out 87 pounds of weed inside some luggage from an SFO inbound flight and didn’t smoke any of it.

It is actually legal to fly on a commercial flight with marijuana — providing that you are flying in-state within California only, and your cannabis stash is one ounce (28.5 grams) or less. Once you cross state lines with cannabis, you are committing a felony. And you certainly don’t want to take an approximate quarter of a million dollars street value worth of marijuana into Tennessee, one of only eight remaining U.S. states where no form of marijuana is legal at all, not even medical marijuana, as they will throw the book at you if a German Shepherd smells your 87 pounds with of kind bud.

Reader, that is precisely what is alleged to have happened to local 26-year-old Julian Gioffre, as KRON4 picks up the story of 87 pounds of marijuana found in that luggage Nashville airport police say was registered to him. According to the report that originated from Nashville’s WKRN, “Airport police said a drug dog alerted officers Monday evening to two bags on a flight from San Francisco. Officers located the owner of the bags, identified in a warrant as Jullian Gioffre. The 26-year-old gave consent to search the luggage but said the bags were locked and he did not have the key, according to police.

“The bags were eventually opened by TSA, a warrant states. Inside, police said they found two bales of marijuana that weighed approximately 87 pounds.”

Ometepec, Guerrero: The remnants of Beltrán Leyva "Vieja Escuela" Announce Purge

 Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Sol Prendido

Sicarios of the "Vieja Escuela”, remnants of The Beltran Leyva Cartel, announce a clean Ometepec, Guerrero and threaten extortionists, those who collect fees and kill innocents who have been located and will be exterminated.

The Video translation by Sol Prendido  is as follows:

Sicario #1: This communication goes out to Ometepec and it’s surroundings. You are hereby advised that we are currently present in this area doing our purge of scum. We’re going after all those rats who are kidnapping, extorting, taxing, and and selling drugs.

We are a mob who only dedicates itself to narco trafficking. And we don’t have a need to bother citizens who work for a living. We don’t have to do other shit to support ourselves either. For al the people who work for a living: Transport companies, commercial enterprises and business men. Keep doing what you normally do because we won’t be bothering you for anything.

We already have every scum bag that we’re going after identified and located. Primarily the fucking kidnappers and extortionists who belong to Dorian Shege. That’s that scum bag who is killing taxi drivers and innocent civilians to generate fear and charge taxation’s. El Gafe is another one of those faggots from that gang of extortionists. Elvis Carvajal and Beto Saqualpan, they’re all the same shit.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

45 "ghost" companies linked to Zetas, is investigated for money laundering in 5 countries

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat 

"Older adults suffered identity theft (in the scheme); With their data, a network of at least 45 ghost companies was created that has served the drug traffickers, the Peñista government, the PRI-PVEM and the PAN politician Jorge Romero. The Treasury Department in the United States identified that one of those firms participated in an alleged international money laundering scheme...."

Irene was about to turn 70 when she unknowingly became a prolific businesswoman. In about half a year she was registered as the owner of at least five companies and a member of the board of two others. In a single day, July 1, 2013, she allegedly created four companies before the same notary public.

Irene's other neighbors - all older adults - also suddenly became entrepreneurs.

Cuauhtémoc, 84, is a shareholder or commissioner in nine companies; Martha, 74, participates in seven companies and Ubaldo, 71, in three others.

They all live in homes on Espátula Street, in the second sector of the Valle Verde neighborhood, a popular area of ​​Monterrey. None of them knew they were businessmen until the Tax Administration Service (SAT) began to send them requests for alleged non-compliance with the payment of taxes.

Their identities - and those of at least 10 other seniors from the same area - were stolen to create an extensive network of at least 45 shell companies that are being investigated for tax fraud and money laundering.

Six companies in this network, the SAT determined between 2019 and 2020 tax debts exceeding 107 million pesos.

The Kid Who Masterminded El Chapo’s Secret Phone Network

 Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TY RB--Source

It came in off the street one day—a tip, a lead, a rumor—whatever you cared to call it, it was one of the strangest things they had heard in their careers. Chapo Guzmán, the world-famous drug lord, had hired a young IT guy and the kid had built him a sophisticated system of high-end cell phones and secret servers, all of it ingeniously encrypted.

The unconfirmed report—perhaps that was the best way to describe it—had arrived that Friday in June 2009 when a tipster walked into the lobby of the FBI’s field division office in New York. After his story had been vetted downstairs, it made its way up seven flights of stairs and landed with a curious thud among the crowded cubicles of C-23, the Latin

For more than thirty years, the elite team of agents and their bosses had hunted some of the drug trade’s biggest criminals, and while tall tales of their antics circulated constantly through its squad room near the courts in Lower Manhattan, no one in the unit knew what to make of this one.

The tipster’s account seemed credible enough, but it was sorely lacking details: The only facts he had offered on the young technician were a first name—Christian—and that he was from Medellín, Colombia. All sorts of kooks spouting all sorts of nonsense showed up all the time at FBI facilities, claiming they had inside information on the Kennedy killing or knew someone who knew someone who knew where Jimmy Hoffa was. In what were still the early days of internet telephony, it seemed a bit far-fetched that a twentysomething hacker had reached a deal with the world’s most wanted fugitive and furnished him in hiding with a private form of Skype. As alluring as it sounded, it was just the sort of thing that would probably turn out to be a myth.

Nearly 100 Bodies Found in Eight Clandestine Mass Graves in Irapuato, Guanajuato

 "stevectpa" for Borderland Beat

Search groups find nearly 100 bodies inside 8 clandestine graves in the Arandas hill, located near El Conejo Dam, in Irapuato, Guanajuato (Photo credit: @Busqueda_MX)

After 72 hours of searching for missing persons in the municipality of Irapuato, Guanajuato, this weekend 8 clandestine graves with about 100 bodies were found. On September 24, the National Commission for the Search of Persons (CNB) reported on social media that they were traveling through Guanajuato territory accompanied by relatives of disappeared people. A non-profit organization also joined in the search.

In the last 11 years, at least 109 clandestine graves with 268 bodies have been located in Guanajuato, according to an investigation by the Data Cívica organization and the Universidad Iberoamericana, which was presented on August 25 by videoconference. However, they accused that the Guanajuato Prosecutor's Office does not recognize the existence of any mass graves.

Jalisco's Puente Grande: Prison made famous by El Chapo's laundry basket escaped closes its doors

 Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  La Silla Rota

Famous for the ‘laundry basket’ escape of the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, Joaquín '' El Chapo '' Guzmán Loera, this Monday the closure of the Federal Center for Social Readaptation Number 2 West, better known as the Puente Grande prison was announced.

The divestiture of that prison was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF) and is effective as of this day. "People deprived of liberty housed in the Federal Center for Social Readaptation number 2 Occidente will be transferred to the federal centers for social rehabilitation determined by the Commissioner for Prevention and Social Rehabilitation, who will carry out the necessary actions and procedures, respecting their human rights", highlighted the Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection in the document.

The closing agreement was signed by Alfonso Durazo, Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection, who will determine the final destination of the real estate that the criminal. According to what is published in the DOF, the prison workers will be relocated to other federal penitentiary centers determined by the Commissioner for Prevention and Social Rehabilitation, according to the needs of the Institution's service. 

The concrete fortress located on the free highway to Zapotlanejo, in Jalisco, was the second federal prison of its kind, which followed the architectural and disciplinary model of the maximum-security prison of Almoloya de Juárez, in the State of Mexico.

Authorities Secure Two Houses and 17 Collectable Vehicles Owned by Gulf Cartel Faction Boss 'El Vaquero'

 "MX" for Borderland Beat

The Mexican government is attempting to crackdown on the assets owned by El Vaquero

Elements of the Tamaulipas Special Operations Group (GOPES) seized two properties in Matamoros that were owned by the Gulf Cartel faction boss Evaristo Cruz Sanchez ('El Vaquero'). Mexican authorities have an arrest warrant against El Vaquero and are offering up to MXN$2 million to anyone who provides valuable information that leads to his capture.

Both houses were located in Buenavista, a neighborhood close to downtown. In the first property, authorities seized 8 collection vehicles, 4 aquatic motorbikes, a scooter, a light plant, a welding plant, and a gold-plated revolver with an encrusted image of the folk saint La Santa Muerte (Our Lady of the Holy Death). Investigators say that El Vaquero used this property as an office.

'El Yescas', Boss of the CJNG Faction Los Piñas, Arrested in Veracruz

 "stevectpa" for Borderland Beat

El Yescas

Members of the Veracruz State Police arrested Luis Alberto Juan Yescas, alias "El Yescas", identified as a head of Los Piñas, a local faction of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) in southern Veracruz and Oaxaca.

El Yescas was arrested over the weekend alongside Daniel Oldhair Grajales Lara while driving a stolen vehicle through Cordoba municipality. Both men were speeding and tried to lose the state police patrol unit that asked them to stop. As they fled through San Juan Evangelista municipality they were arrested.

The officers searched their vehicles and found narcotics and multiple firearms, and proceeded to send them to the Attorney General's Office based in Coatzacoalcos municipality.

Birthday Party Ends in Bloodbath After Four People Were Killed in Tabasco

 "stevectpa" for Borderland Beat

The attack occurred early in the morning this weekend. No one has been arrested.

A birthday party ended in a bloodbath after four people were killed at dawn this weekend in Comalcalco, Tabasco. The woman who was celebrating her 26th birthday survived. She hid in the  bathroom while the gunmen went inside the house to kill the attendees.

Four of her friends (two men and two women) were killed by gunmen who arrived at the scene in a gray van. The rest of the party attendees had already left, leaving only five people inside the house. The woman having her birthday told the authorities that it was after 3:00 p.m. when she decided to go to the bathroom.

A few seconds later, she heard a vehicle approaching her home. She hid inside the bathroom after she overheard gunshots and screams. The hitmen escaped in a gray truck and are still at large.

Graphic images below

Monday, September 28, 2020

Four Men Killed in Downtown Apaseo El Alto, Guanajuato

 "stevectpa" for Borderland Beat; Periodico AM

The four men were talking on the side of the road when they were killed by unknown assailants

It was a violent night this Sunday in Apaseo el Alto, Guanajuato, after four young men were shot by an armed commando in the downtown area of ​​the city. Shortly before 9:00 p.m., 911 was informed about an intense shooting on Ignacio López Rayón Street, two blocks away from the main square.

Municipal policemen arrived at the scene and found four young people with gunshot wounds. They requested the support of paramedics from the Apaseo el Alto Medical Emergency System (SUMAA), who, upon reviewing the victims, confirmed that they had died. The area was cordoned by the Mexican Army and federal agents to carry out the corresponding procedures.

Businessman Killed in Nuevo León Was a Gulf Cartel Money Launderer

"MX" for Borderland Beat; TY to "stevectpa"
Businessman Adrian Elizondo Reyna (pictured) was murdered in the Monterrey metropolitan area last week. The police say he was a Gulf Cartel money launderer

Police sources confirmed over the weekend that Adrián Elizondo Reyna (aged 27), a businessman killed last week in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon, was a Gulf Cartel money launderer. Nuevo Leon state authorities are investigating if the man was killed by members of his own cartel after mismanaging their money laundering fronts.

Investigators say that moments before he was killed he received a phone call from them asking him to meet at an undisclosed location. As he left his home in Fuentes del Valle neighborhood to meet with them, unidentified sicarios walked up to him as he sat in his vehicle and shot him from point-blank range. Elizondo Reyna was killed instantly.

San Pedro Garza Garcia municipality is an affluent enclave of the Monterrey metropolitan area. Considered Mexico's wealthiest community, it has one of the highest per capita incomes in all of Latin America. The brazen murder of Elizondo Reyna was an unusual occurrence in this municipality.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Guanajuato club massacre leaves 11 dead, message left, 2 dancers abducted

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  

A massacre was registered inside the La Cabaña del Toro bar,  in the municipality of Jaral del Progreso, Guanajuato,  after an armed commando entered and murdered 11 people.  It is located in the Bajío (lowlands) of the state of Guanajuato

In  preliminary reporting, the dead are identified as 7 men and 4 women, in addition to 1 injured person who was transferred to the hospital.

The massacre occurred early hours today when the emergency services were informed that several injured people in the nightclub located at the exit of Jaral del Progreso.

When the emergency services arrived, they confirmed that 11 people were dead,  they then cordoned off the area.

Details are sketchy at this point, it is only known that a commando arrived and fired arbitrarily at employees and customers and then fled.

The bar is reportedly a strip club and dancers were among those shot, additionally, 2 of the dancers were abducted.

Three criminal organizations claiming one plaza presents an even greater dilemma for Guanajuato business owners paying piso

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Governor of Tabasco says untrained pilots render $12.7mdp drone useless, while $40mdp helicopter is MIA

 Steve C for Borderland Beat  Source

TABASCO.- The 12.7 million peso drone acquired by the Arturo Núñez Jiménez administration is kept in boxes because there is no trained personnel to man it, revealed Governor Adán Augusto López Hernández, who did not rule out it being put up for sale.

The equipment acquired in 2017 with recourse to a loan authorized by the Local Congress.

Governor Adán Augusto López Hernández, explained that it is packed in boxes and only once in the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC) could it be flown but special technical capabilities are required that are not available and therefore it is not in use.

"It takes two aviators and an area of 30 hectares so it can take off That and land. It is not easy. We made it available to the Secretary of the Navy, of Defense. But not even they have been able to operate, I mean, it is a shame that equipment like that has been acquired, which is clearly inoperative in Tabasco ”, he lamented.

Mexico's drug war leaves 39,000 unidentified bodies in its morgues

 Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TY Gus  Source and eldiario

Investigation by Quinto Elemento Labs finds alarming number of people buried in common graves

Mexico’s militarised crackdown on organised crime has left nearly 39,000 unidentified bodies in the country’s morgues, which are often unable to handle the volume of corpses brought in for autopsies.

A new investigation by the investigative NGO Quinto Elemento Labs found that an alarming number of people were simply buried in common graves without proper postmortems. Some were left in funeral homes and more than 2,500 bodies were given to medical schools.

“It’s possible that [medical] students are learning with bodies of persons being searched for by their families,” said an article accompanying the report, published on Tuesday. “The forensic crisis has transformed the Mexican state into a burying machine: 27,271 unidentified bodies went from the morgue to common graves – 70% of the total.”

Mexico’s militarised war on drugs has claimed nearly 300,000 lives over the past 14 years. Another 73,000 persons have gone missing – with their families often left to search for their loved ones unassisted by the authorities.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Couple Use 3 Year Old Child to Deliver Drugs in the State of Mexico

 "stevectpa" for Borderland Beat; Silla Rota

Two adults who used a three-year-old child to deliver drugs were detained by investigating agents of the Cuautitlán Regional Prosecutor's Office in the State of Mexico. This occurred in Salitrillo neighborhood where agents who were surveilling the area observed the couple using the child to deliver drugs.

Police officers approached the location where the drugs were delivered and saw that a man took out wrappers containing marijuana from the backpack the child was carrying on his bag. The man handed the backpack to another individual and then gave the woman money. They arrested Manuel (age 43) and Daniela (aged 35) for the crime.

AMLO announces military arrests for culpability in the Ayotzinapa 43 students case

Chivis Martinez borderland beat Reforma

Chivis note: A Narcomanta from "Los Tlacos" was discovered today in Iguala.  It attributes responsibility to “Guerreros Unidos" for the kidnapping and massacre of the 43 (there were 44 as one named Julio Cesar Mondragon was skinned and left at the scene) The manta was hung on the bridge of the road to Taxco. At bottom of this post read further.

Six years after the Ayotzinapa case, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced arrest warrants against elements of the Army and offered an apology.

"I want you to know, arrest warrants have been issued against the military that are going to be executed," he told the parents of the 43 disappeared normalistas.

The President warned that there will be zero impunity.

"Whoever has participated and is revealed, will be brought to justice."

López Obrador said that the Ayotzinapa case is painful.

"It is an important, transcendent and at the same time sorrowful because we are remembering acts of injustice, of atrocities that were committed against young people, your children, it is a regrettable and painful fact," he said.

Former Mexican Federal Police Officer Sentenced to 9 Years for Human Smuggling

 "MX" for Borderland Beat

Former Mexican Federal Police offer Erick Ojeda Mendiga (right) was sentenced alongside human smuggler Carlos Albertos Sandoval Vazquez (left).

Former Mexican Federal Police officer Erick Ojeda Mendiga was sentenced to 9 years in prison yesterday for human smuggling. This information was confirmed by Mexico's Attorney General's Office (FGR) after their prosecution team was able to convince a federal judge to hand over a sentence. The ex-police officer was accused of smuggling 13 Salvadoran nationals, including six children, into Mexico. He was an active member of the police when he committed the crime.

Ojeda Mendiga worked alongside Carlos Albertos Sandoval Vázquez, who was also sentenced yesterday. Both men will have to pay a MXN$505,800 fine (approximately US$22,600) and will serve their sentence at the Federal Social Readaptation Center No. 9, a maximum-security prison in the state of Oaxaca.

Sonora: Caborca Cartel interrogates and incinerates a Gente Nueva Delta Group member

 Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Borderland Beat Follower  TY Gus

First there was a video filtered through social media depicting a male sitting on the ground being interrogated [ translation at bottom] about the death of a Cartel de Caborca member.  The victim was shown with a rope hanging around his neck.

The captive man was reported as being a member of the “Delta Group” of sicarios of Gente Nueva in Altar, Sonora. 

In the footage, there was no violence revealed. A second video was released with additional footage and uploaded to social media.  In the footage, the man is incinerated alive.

The executioners were sicarios of  "La Barredora 24/7 or “Cartel de Caborca”. This is not the first time the Caborca Cartel has resorted to this gruesome method.

Allegedly, the victim belonged to the Delta Group of 'El Cazador' and 'El Durango' of Altar.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Businesses set afire and vehicles damaged in Caborca Sonora

Steve C for Borderland Beat    Source

Caborca, Sonora.- A wake of terror and destruction was generated at dawn this Friday an armed commando on the federal highway - Caborca-Sonoyta section, where they set fire to two restaurants (known as hookahs), stole two vehicles to set them on fire on the same street and then damaged at least three dozen vehicles with “poncha-llantas”, [pointed spiked devices thrown on the street to puncture tires].

Initially, they raided the restaurants located at kilometers 200 and 207, around one in the morning, beat the workers and seized two vehicles, and then set the businesses on fire.

Before leaving, they stripped workers and customers of some belongings and headed south, until they reached kilometer 165, where they blocked the road and burned the two stolen units.

But during that journey, they threw poncha-llantas,  which caused around 30 vehicles, including cargo units,  left with damaged.

There was an intense mobilization of municipal police and government forces, as well as military forces and the Caminos Division of the National Guard, but the armed group was not located.

Mexican Government Releases a New 2020 Cartel Map

 Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

The image below is a new cartel map released last week by the Mexican Government.

According to the Mexican Government, there are 19 groups operating in Mexico.

Note: The following 3 are identified as being present in Nuevo Leon (Monterrey is in Nuevo Leon and  for more than a decade in contention between Zetas and CDG)

Omar Garcia Harfuch: First interview after CJNG's attempted assassination

 Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TY Gus  Razon

Three months after the attack suffered by the head of the Secretariat for Citizen Security (SSC), Omar García Harfuch, in which three people died, the official stressed that the one who saved his life was the police who he himself directs, because thanks to the rapid response of the uniformed officers that prevented those responsible from continuing to shoot. a

“I believe that God saved my life, of course; but I think also the great response from my colleagues, the quick response from the police, because if the police don't come, these guys keep shooting all the time, they had two thousand bullets left. The same police that I lead, that I have the honor to lead, was who t saved my life, ”he said.

In an interview with Carlos Loret de Mola, the first to a media outlet after the attack, the secretary recounted how he experienced the attack.

“That day I left a little later than normal and, when I am moving forward in the front seat, Edgar was driving, and Rafael was directly behind me, when we crossed  Monte Blanco street, there is a stop that forces the truck to stop a bit, a three and a half ton white truck  crossed, it was not crossed at excessive speed (…). When it crossed, the first impact on the truck roars” he said.

García Harfuch asserted that before the first shot, he knew it was an attack against him. When the first shots rang out, he said, it was a time of much confusion, dust, noise.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Pablo Escobar: Money hidden in wall found in the capo's house

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TY 'CH'  Source 

A nephew of infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar has said he found a plastic bag with money worth $18m (£14m) hidden in the wall of one of his uncle's houses.

Nicolás Escobar told Colombian media "a vision" indicated where to look for the money in the apartment where he lives in the city of Medellín.

He said it was not the first time he found money in places where his uncle used to avoid capture, as Escobar reportedly hid millions in properties.

He died in a police shootout in 1993.

At the peak of his career Escobar was said to be the seventh richest person on the planet.

Rumours of Escobar's hidden fortunes have circulated in Medellín since his death, after he spent decades waging war against the Colombian state to prevent his extradition to the United States.

Nicolás Escobar told Colombian TV channel Rojo Noticias he had also found a typewriter, satellite phones, gold pen, a camera and a film roll yet to be developed.

Rancho Grande, Zacatecas: video message to Mayo Zambada which also alleges he’s a snitch

Chivis Borderland Beat TY Sol Prendido and Gus Twitter Alerta Codigo

Video translation is as follows: 

"CJNG Sicario: Mayo Zambada this video message goes out to you. Listen here you dirty old fucking rat. Where’s all that talk about you having so much money and big balls? Haven’t you tired of thieving in Durango and Sinaloa?

You sent your dirty faggots to carjack a tractor trailer loaded with cigarettes, and to battle us here in Rancho Grande (Rancho Grande Lázaro Cárdenas, Zacatecas). Don’t involve the government for your actions. Learn how to work properly. We respect the entire government unlike you.

Why did you kidnap police personnel in Jerez (Jerez, Zacatecas)?

And why did you murder the police personnel in Juan Aldama (Juan Aldama, Zacatecas)?

Stop fucking around! Those were all innocent individuals.

Otherwise go ask the DEA for some help. We all know that in the end you were discovered to be a snitch.

CJNG captures a Carteles Unidos leader "EL Ghost Rider" and torches his face-Video

 Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

After days of fighting in El Aguaje, Michoacán, which is near Tepalcatepec, a group of CJNG sicarios abducted a leader of Carteles Unidos,  tortured him and one other,   then uploaded images of their torture on social media.

The one victim is known as “Ghost Rider”  a leader of CU which consists of several groups, allied, largely headed by Los Viagras, to fight against CJNG in Michoacán.  

The capture and gruesome torture took place this weekend.  Reports say the victim was taken to a ranch near Tepalcatepec, where his face was doused with isopropyl alcohol and set afire. The man screamed and begged to be killed.  Supposedly Ghost Rider is the right hand of Sierra Santana (Viagras) who gave him the moniker.

CJNG and CU are in an ongoing bloody war in Michoacán.  Just as in 2013 when violence experienced a massive increase with the autodefensa movement and Caballeros Templarios clashing, the federal government once again is mostly ignoring the violence.  The feds have sent “peacekeeping” units but little in the way of literal intervention.

The latest violent clash between the groups continued for 3 days in and near El Aguaje, Aguililla.

The official tally was 20 killed although social media reports put the count as much higher.

Also, as in 2013, news of the fighting, death images, and lowered death counts have been mostly absent in the national press leaving Michoacana to take to social media to spread the news.

The image below is blurred but remains graphic and video of course is

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Concerned caller leads DEA agents to largest meth seizure in Chicago region


The Drug Enforcement Administration Chicago Division recently seized 225 lbs of meth from duffel bags found along I-70 East.

DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Mike Gannon said an alert caller noticed six duffel bags along the highway and called authorities in Putnam County.

“We found 225 pounds of methamphetamine, which is the largest seizure in the state of Indiana and within the Chicago Division,” Gannon said.

The Chicago Division covers Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. Gannon reported 225 lbs of meth has a street value of more than $10 million.

“You can guarantee that’s coming from one of two cartels, and that’s either going to be the Sinaloa Cartel or Cartel Jalisco New Generation, known as CJNG,” Gannon explained. “They’re the two Mexican cartels that are flooding our community and our country with methamphetamine.”

These drugs are now in a lab in Chicago, but the DEA still wants to hear from anyone with information about this bust. You can call the DEA at (812) 465-6457.

Brandi Moran is a case manager for the addiction recovery program at Wheeler Mission’s Center for Women and Children. She knows the journey of struggling with meth usage, but she is in recovery and helping other women achieve this goal.

“We can recover, we do recover, and you’re speaking to one right now,” Moran encouraged.

Wheeler’s Higher Ground program is a faith-based program which boasts an 86% success rate for graduates from the program staying sober. They have tracked this number from graduates over the last five years. Program director Lisa Hoffman said of 43 graduates, 12 of them identified meth as their “drug of choice.”

“If you’re finished and you want this to be the last day of the chaos and the stronghold that’s on your life, then there’s places like here that want to help you,” Hoffman said.

Recovery is possible, and the DEA wants to stop drugs en masse before they destroy our families.

“We all live in this community,” Gannon said. “Our job is to protect people and make the community a safe place to live. When you have drug dealers that are trying to destroy people’s lives and families by pedaling that poison in our community, we take it personal, and our job is to put them in jail where they belong.”

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Observant bystander traveling through Indiana led DEA Chicago Field Division to historic 225 pound methamphetamine seizure

TERRE HAUTE – DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Michael Gannon said, “On September 15, 2020, an alert citizen noticed six duffle bags in the grass area off of Interstate-70 East by mile marker 37 (halfway between Terre Haute and Indianapolis, Indiana).  Upon receiving the information, members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and the DEA Terre Haute Post of Duty responded to the scene, resulting in the seizure of 225 pounds of methamphetamine.  This amount of methamphetamine has an estimated street value of over ten million dollars and is the largest single seizure of methamphetamine for the state of Indiana and the DEA Chicago Field Division.  Taking this much methamphetamine off the street is a huge win.  DEA commends the concerned citizen who made this seizure possible.”

“The vast majority of low-cost, high-purity methamphetamine entering the United States is manufactured in industrial-scale labs in Mexico and ultimately smuggled into the United States. The two major transnational criminal organizations responsible for the production and trafficking of methamphetamine are the Sinaloa Cartel and Cartel Jalisco New Generation (CJNG), which are flooding our communities and country with methamphetamine,” Assistant Special Agent in Charge Gannon stated. “It is important for these drug trafficking organizations to know that DEA and our state, local, and federal partners are using all available resources to prevent them from peddling poison into our communities.”

Sonora: Grenade explodes in pickup with Gente Nueva sicarios

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Below: A grenade explodes while narcos are traveling in Pick Up. The attack occurred in Altar, Sonora It is attributed to the Caborca cartel against the criminal group La Gente Nueva and its leader José Bibiano alias “el Durango”.

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Bank Accounts of Former Police Chief With Alleged Sinaloa Cartel Ties Will Remain Frozen

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Ramon Eduardo Pequeño Garcia (left) worked alongside Genaro Garcia Luna (center) and Jose Luis Cardenas Palomino (right); all of them face U.S. drug charges

Federal court judge Laura Gutiérrez de Velazco Romo refused to unfreeze the bank accounts of former Mexican Federal Police chief Ramón Eduardo Pequeño García, one of the men when linked to former Secretariat of Public Security (SSP) chief Genardo Garcia Luna. Garcia Luna is imprisoned in the U.S. for multiple drug-related charges. 

Pequeño Garcia's accounts were frozen by Mexico's Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) in July 2020 after he was accused by the U.S. government of receiving bribery payments from the Sinaloa Cartel. The accusation and financial sanctions also extended to his associate José Luis Cárdenas Palomino.

Both Cárdenas Palomino and Pequeño García held key positions in the Mexico's police structures throughout three presidential administrations. They were responsible for leading the entire security apparatus of the Mexican Federal Police, including sensitive intelligence efforts between the U.S. and Mexico.

CJNG Leaves Two Bins With a Dismembered Corpse in Celaya, Guanajuato

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Earlier this morning in the municipality of Celaya, Guanajuato, the dismembered remains of a man were found inside a box and plastic bags in Tres Guerras neighborhood. It was shortly after 6 a.m. that calls to the emergency number alerted the police about the presence of a suspicious box.

One eye-witness told the police that they saw four people leave the bins and a written message. The message was reportedly written by Grupo Elite of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) but its text was not available by press time. The identity of the victim and of those responsible for this crime are unknown.

As reported by Borderland Beat, Celaya has increased a rise in homicides since the August capture of the local Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel (CSRL) leader José Antonio Yepez Ortiz ("El Marro"). The suspected new leader of the CSRL is Adan Ochoa ("El Azul") and he is competing against the CJNG for control of Guanajuato.

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