Thursday, June 4, 2020

Nuevo Laredo: Husband pleaded for help on Facebook in finding his missing wife---her body found

Chivis Martinez  Borderland

Yesterday, the husband of Janeth Elizondo, took to social media in attempts to find his missing wife in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.

She had vanished in Nuevo Laredo last seen driving her 2014 gold Durango SUV.

 a woman who was reported missing via social networks in Tamaulipas.

Her body was discovered in the SUV today, in the Buenavista neighborhood.

The violence crisis in Guanajuato: 100 murders in one week; 1 in 10 Mx murders occur in the state

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat    TY Neal   Animal Politico                      

Exploding violence: Threats, confrontations and 100 murders in one week; the Guanajuato Crisis
             Two women and six men are murdered, in Apaseo el Alto, Guanajuato

The state of Guanajuato is experiencing the greatest crisis of violence on record in the midst of war between organized crime groups.

There are already 40 police officers killed so far this year, while homicides have shot up 448% in five years.

Guanajuato is going through critical moments. In the last seven days, almost 100 people have been killed in the state, including four policemen, amid clashes, ambushes, direct attacks, grenade attacks, and threats by criminal groups to extend their war to the ultimate consequences.

The crisis of violence has become widespread in the entity. In this week alone, the official parts of the State Attorney General's Office have carried out murders and attacks in 14 different municipalities in all the regions of Guanajuato.

80% of the homicides, according to estimates by the Federal Security Cabinet, are directly related to organized crime and specifically to the dispute between rival cartels. Just last Monday, one of those groups placed giant narco-banners in 13 cities to threaten their opponents and all those who support them.

Jalisco: Temporary Puente Grande Prison Chief Assassinated

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  Source:: Antonio Neri and Twitter

Marcos Alberto Corona Baltazar, temporary director of the Puente Grande de Jalisco Federal Prison, lost his life after being gunned down.

The assault occurred on the El Salto Highway via Agua Blanca and Zapotlanejo, in the Paseo Puente Viejo neighborhood in Tonalá.  

The official was a temporary fill in for prison director Salvador Almonte Solís,  as he recovers from COVID-19.

Witnesses to the assault heard several shots fired, and minutes later the attackers fled.

CJNG decapitates and dismembers Venezuelan woman residing in Cancún

"MX" for Borderland Beat

The Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) claimed responsibility for decapitation and dismemberment of a woman of Venezuelan origin who was living in Cancún, Quintana Roo.

According to reports circulating on social media, the woman was identified as Corina Yerinel Vargas Zambrano. She had been missing for several days. Authorities discovered her dismembered body inside two plastic bags.

At the scene, her killers left a written banner signed with the name of CJNG leader Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes ("El Mencho"). The message was directed to the  Northeast Cartel (CDN), a rival criminal group.

Tamaulipas: 25 dead in rival cartel shootout; disappearances reported in border town

"MX" for Borderland Beat
Authorities arrive at the scene and discover two charred vehicles
Last week, a shootout between suspect members of the Gulf Cartel (CDG) and the Northeast Cartel (CDN) left at least 25 gunmen dead. The incident occurred in a region known as La Frontera Chica, a border stretch along the Texas–Tamaulipas border. The incident also spilled over to the bordering state of Nuevo León. 

Although shootings were reported since Thursday, neither the Tamaulipas or Nuevo León government released information on the shootings. Locals reported seeing convoys of approximately 25 trucks, some with the acronym "CDN", through their towns shortly before the shootout. The firefights were said to have last the entire weekend.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Former federal agents killed in Celaya Guanajuato, 16th and 17th this year in the city, 38th in the state 2020

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  La Silla Rota GTO and Twitter

Today photos were posted of the Sunday afternoon murder of two officers of the Municipal Police of Celaya.  They were on their day off.

They were both former federal police officers, hired for the specialized security group implemented by Miguel Ángel Simental .

The agents were riddled with bullets outside a sports complex in Miguel Alemán Valdés.

They had gone with other municipal elements. The now deceased, were waiting for their companions, in their vehicle outside the sports complex. Armed subjects approached them from the rear of the vehicle. They were ambushed and assassinated from behind.

The vehicle waited at the main entrance of the aforementioned sports unit. The ex- feds were waiting for their companions, who were still inside the sports complex.

Warning....Very Graphic Images Below!!!

6 Murdered inside a hookah in San Luis de la Paz, Guanajuato

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Images from @fernand17704066

Three men and three women were shot to death inside a restaurant or hookah lounge located on the San Diego-San Luis de la Paz highway, Tuesday.

The 6 persons were executed and  male  injured.  A narcomesage was left from "El Marro” leader of CSRL, with the group's Triangle logo.

Graphic images below

7 missing policemen found dead in Colima---SSP Chief resigns

Chivis Martinez  Borderland Beat  Reforma

Colima's Secretary of Public Security, Colonel Enrique Alberto Sanmiguel Sánchez, resigned from his post, after the murder of seven elements of the agency, reported Governor José Ignacio Peralta.

"This day, Colonel Enrique Alberto Sanmiguel Sánchez, presented me with his resignation from the position of Secretary of Public Security," the President reported on Twitter.

Peralta explained that the resignation is in order not to interfere in the internal investigation after the multiple crime.

"The foregoing, so as not to interfere in the investigations that will be carried out within the said Secretariat to determine if the protocols and regulations were complied with in the commission that appointed 10 state police officers, of which 7 unfortunately lost their lives."

At least 40 criminal groups operate in Mexico City

"leChef" and "MX" for Borderland Beat; El Financiero, Infobae

Mexico City gangs and their respective municipalities
In Mexico City, at least 40 criminal groups are driving drug trafficking, extortion and homicide activities. Authorities consider these activities "high-impact" social crimes. This information was revealed by Mexico City's Investigative Police of the Prosecutor's Office (FGJ) and the Secretariat of Citizen Security (SSC) yesterday.

These 40 criminal groups are distributed throughout the entire capital. 28 of them operate in a single municipality and the remaining 12 are spread out in several others. The Union Tepito Cartel and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) are the groups with the greatest influence. They have presence in 11 and 7 municipalities, respectively.

The gangs Los Molina, Los Rodolfos, Tláhuac Cartel and Lenin Canchola operate in five municipalities each. Some groups have alliances with each other but operate independently. Others are direct rivals. 

Sinaloa Cartel members are threatening and killing anti-drug agents in Ensenada

"MX" for Borderland Beat; Semanario Zeta
René Arzate García, high-ranking Sinaloa Cartel member in Baja California
Baja California drug dealers and assassins working for "El Pantera" and the Ensenada-based criminal cell Los Venados are in-charge of drug trafficking activities for the Sinaloa Cartel under René Arzate García. They have been threatening and murdering anti-drug agents in Ensenada.

They were the same ones who killed drug investigator Hiram Rivera Lizárraga in April 28. On May 15, cartel members tried to kill anti-drug chief Vicente Huerta, but he was alerted beforehand and was able to escape unharmed. A week later, on May 22, agent Manuel Avendaño Rojas was killed. He was a coordinator for the Ensenada anti-drug department. State investigators said that public officials knew Avendaño Rojas had faced death threats from cartel members but they did not protect him.

Authorities are clear about one thing: Jesús Salvador Villavicencio Meza AKA "El Venado" and / or "El Rayder", his brothers Germán and César Ulises, along with Leopoldo Lizárraga Ochoa AKA "El Polo" or "El Pantera", all criminal operators of the Sinaloa Cartel in René Arzate García's cell. They are behind the murders and attacks against elements of the Drug Enforcement Unit of the State Attorney General's Office (FGE) in Ensenada.

5 incinerated bodies were located on the Guadalajara - Saltillo Highway

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Source

The burned bodies of 5 people were located inside a truck on km 30 + 700 of the highway towards Saltillo in Ixtlahuacán del Río, Jalisco.

It was around 05:00 in the morning of this Wednesday that Civil Protection and Fire authorities were alerted to the fire of a vehicle near the town of Ancón in the same municipality.

After the arrival of the relief forces at the aforementioned location, a Ford truck with JR-47421 plates on fire was reported.

The body of missing congresswoman found

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, confirmed the discovery of the body of missing Morena congresswomen Francis Anel Bueno Sanchez, 38, from Colima, inside a clandestine grave.

"I want to take advantage now to express my condolences to the relatives of a legislator from Colima who was kidnapped and yesterday her body was found in a clandestine grave. I want to express my condolences first to her family, friends, colleagues. It is tragic, "the president said in his morning press conference on June 3, on tour in Campeche.

He added that yesterday morning “a report of detainees" who participated in this crime was presented.

"But we still do not know details. However,  a detainee is naming those responsible.” Said the president.

Mexican government freezes nearly 2,000 bank accounts owned by the CJNG

"MX" for Borderland Beat

Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes ("El Mencho"), the leader of the CJNG
Mexico's Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) said Tuesday that it managed to freeze 1,939 bank accounts linked to the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG). The operation was code-named "Operativo Agave Azul" (English: Operation Blue Agave).

The UIF stated that it froze 1,770 personal bank accounts, 167 for business accounts and two trusts linked to the CJNG. The UIF did not disclose the amount of the frozen accounts but said that they noticed suspicious transactions totaling US$1 billion.

These suspicious transactions were carried out mainly in Jalisco, followed by Mexico City, Michoacán, the State of Mexico, Baja California, Guanajuato, Nuevo León, Veracruz, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Querétaro and Colima.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Problems with google account registration

I have received a few emails that BB followers have registered but their comments are not being posted.  

I asked that they send me a comment saying "Chivis this is a test"

Still not receiving the test comment.

I have asked that if this happens to delete the account and create an email to be used just for the google account.

That has not worked either.

I am at a loss as to what is happening. If this is happening to you please send me an email.  I would like to get an idea of how many times this is occurring.

Another issue is users thinking their email address is shown.  Only you see the email address no one else.  There has never been a case in my 8 years as blog administrator that an email address appears.  Clearly we would not post something like that.

Thank you!!


Former President Felipe Calderón claims Gulf Cartel boss Osiel Cárdenas Guillén planned to assassinate him

"MX" for Borderland Beat; TY to "leChef"

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa
Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa assured in his book Decisiones difíciles (English: Difficult Decisions) that Osiel Cárdenas Guillén, the former leader of the Gulf Cartel and founder of the Los Zetas paramilitary group, planned to assassinate him in 2006.

The President narrated that Daniel Cabeza de Vaca, the former Attorney General, told him at the beginning of his term: "Felipe, we have information from the Army, which comes from American sources with informants in the cartel that Osiel Cárdenas is not happy with the result of the election and has the plan to assassinate you."

Monday, June 1, 2020

Local police chief in Jalisco who stood up against gangsters was murdered on his day off

"MX" for Borderland Beat
The police chief of the Jalostotitlán Municipal Police force in Jalisco, Oswaldo García Vallejo, was shot to death on Sunday afternoon by three individuals who directly assaulted him when he was at a gas station on the highway that leads from the Altos de Jalisco region to Guadalajara. He was on his day off.

The State Prosecutor's Office confirmed that García Vallejo was traveling with three people to Guadalajara and stopped at a gas station located in the municipality of Zapotlanejo. Three individuals drove up next to him in a pick-up truck and killed him. The suspects then fled towards Guadalajara.

'The Gnome', Los Aztecas leader in Ciudad Juárez responsible for the recent police attacks

"Parro" for Borderland Beat; KRQE
Most-wanted criminals in the El Paso-Juarez border area (Border Report, Nov. 2019)
The COVID-19 pandemic has barely slowed down the violence in this border city, where 195 people have been murdered in the past two months. The bloodshed has spiked the past few days with the arrest of leaders of a gang known as La Empresa. Two police officers and nine gang members died in gun battles following the arrests of Jose Dolores Villegas Soto, a.k.a. “El Iraki,” or “The Iraqi,” and other prominent members of the group only identified by the nicknames “Uncle” and “Goofy.”

Other police officers’ homes have been shot at. Chihuahua Attorney General Cesar Augusto Peniche this week told a newspaper that authorities are now after the new leader of La Empresa, the group he believes ordered 14 attacks on police in Juarez. The attacks were carried out by the Aztecas, one of the street gangs it controls. Peniche only identified the suspect as “El Nomo,” or “The Gnome.” Reliable sources in Juarez say the man is Omar Alejandro Garza Santana or Omar Alejandro Chávez Santana, the brother of jailed former La Empresa and Aztecas leader Gerardo Santana Garza, or Gerardo Garza Santana, a.k.a. “300.”

Case files destroyed in Nuevo León massacre that left 49 dead in 2012

"MX" for Borderland Beat
Authorities close the highway upon arrival at the scene
Mexican authorities confirmed last month that the case files of the 2012 massacre in Cadereyta Jiménez, Nuevo Leon, were destroyed by the parcel delivery company responsible for sending the files to the Attorney General's Office (FGR).

The Foundation for Justice and the Democratic Rule of Law (FJEDD) filed a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) to investigate and determine who was behind the destruction of these files.

The Cadereyta Jiménez massacre was one of the bloodiest episodes in the ongoing drug war. On 12 May 2012, authorities discovered 49 decapitated corpses on a highway. All of the victims had their heads, feet, and hands cut off; they bore signs of torture and were stuffed in plastic bags. Officials stated that the victims were migrants heading to the U.S. and that they were killed by Los Zetas. As of 2020, only 17 of the 49 victims have been positively identified. The victims were from Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Mexico.

In memoriam: Decorations and fireworks mark the birth date of Chapo's deceased son Edgar

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  Social Media Vids TY GUS

Each year marking the birthday of Edgar Guzmán Lopez, El Negrito, son of Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán, a monument marking the location of his murder is decorated.

The monument is located in the parking lot of a supermarket on the Sánchez Alonso boulevard.  This year it was decorated with balloons.

"Narco Polo": the betrayal of "El Chino Antrax" of the Sinaloa Cartel

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   TY GUS  La Silla Rota

In early 2012, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) launched an operation against drug dealers and money laundering from the Sinaloa Cartel in San Diego, California called " Marco Polo."

American authorities began with the interception of phone calls. For almost two years, the "Narco Polo" operation did not give great results until the end of 2013, when two great blows came to the Sinaloa Cartel. First, on November 20, 2013, Serafín Zambada Ortiz,son of Ismael Zambada García, "El Mayo", was arrested in Arizona.

A month and ten days later, on December 30, 2013, José Rodrigo Aréchiga Gamboa, "El Chino Antrax ", was detained in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, before being extradited to the United States.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Death of El Moreno

By Buggs for Borderland Beat

On March 30, 2020 Edgar Guzman Lopez El Moreno would be celebrating his 34th birthday. El Moreno was born from the marriage of Griselda Lopez Perez and the famous El Chapo Guzman. Edgar Guzman Lopez was known as the son of El Chapo in Culiacan as well as Ivan Archivaldo Guzman Salazar, who were part of a Culiacan group known as narcojuniors, sons and heirs of a drug trafficking dynasty in Sinaloa.

Edgar Guzman became involved in the criminal activities of his father. He was born in the ranch of Jesus Maria where he started with a group of sicarios under the command of his father, Joaquin Guzman. He was known for his humility and his calm demeanor. It was normal to see him personally at meetings of the cartel in Culiacan, Sinaloa.

Video Added: 10 Missing Colima Police Officers, plus two Last seen in La Huerta, Jalisco

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Informador / Infobae / msm
Ten policemen disappeared in Jalisco: the trucks they were traveling in are the only trace there is of them. The agents who were assigned to a commission, traveled in four official units, but they were without labels when they stopped having communication with their superiors, yesterday morning. 

Elements of the Jalisco and Colima Police search for 10 investigating agents belonging to the  Colima entity, reported as missing. Given the situation, Colima asked Jalisco to support and broaden the search.

The Colima Public Security Secretariat (SSP) confirmed that 12 people disappeared in Jalisco. They are 10 police officers and two civilians who accompanied a group of national investors to the municipality of La Huerta, located on the South Coast of the State. Video Next Page:

Q.Roo: Burned Out Light Plane Found in the Jungle

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Excelsior / dqr / ElSolQR
A burned out light aircraft found in Quintana Roo:

It is presumed that the aircraft was allegedly used for the transport of drugs; elements of the Army and GN are deployed in the Othón P. Blanco Municipality.

A burned-out light plane was secured by the Mexican Army, near the Morocoy community, in the Othón P. Blanco municipality, State of Quintana Roo.

The aircraft, which residents reported yesterday in a jungle area was burned, especially the cabin 
of the white twin engine jet, which had been destroyed by fire almost entirely. Around the place the recent clearing of the sides of the gap was observed. According to data from the National Guard, it could be a plane from Colombia loaded with drugs.

Veracruz: Francisco Navarrete, alleged leader of the CJNG and 6 others, are assassinated

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat E-Veracruz.Mx

                          Hears a shot...reaches for his weapon...runs off stage

Xalapa, Ver.- In an attack during a private party, Francisco Navarrete Serna, the alleged leader of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG), was killed.  He is  linked to the forced disappearance of five young people from Playa Vicente in 2016.

The official number of dead is six people and two with serious injuries, who were transferred to the Tierra Blanca hospital. The attack occurred while Navarrete and more people were broadcasting a live concert in the YemanYa room, in the Segundo Verde neighborhood.

Among the people killed are members of the musical group La Calle.

The concert was advertised on social networks of the newspaper El Sol de Tierra Blanca, which Francisco Navarrete owned. On October 7, 2019, this media was inaugurated by deacon Miguel Ángel Ochoa Cruz, a former candidate for Morena for mayor of that municipality.

Michoacán: CJNG says report of truce with Carteles Unidos is a lie, shares image of El Abuelo Farías in a hospital

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

In the past couple of days messages have been circulating on social media regarding the ongoing war between CJNG and “Carteles Unidos”.

An image of Juan José Farías alias “El Abuelo”, the leader of Carteles Unidos, a Tepalcatepec based Cartel, depicting him convalescing in a hospital setting.

Previous to the image, a narco message circulated announcing a truce between CJNG and C.U.  

However, when the image of Abuelo was released, allegedly by CJNG, it was made clear there is no truce.

Michoacán governor Silviano Aureoles, has made Abuelo a “priority” security objective, yet he has for years, operated with impunity  in the state.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Special Ops Tamps: High Powered Arsenal and "Monster" Vehicles Secured

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Excelsior /msm / quintopod
In a series of operations carried out in five municipalities north of Tamaulipas , the elements of the Special Operations Group of the Secretary of Public Security secured an arsenal that includes high-powered weapons and armored vehicles, the so-called "monsters" that organized crime groups often use.

The agency detailed that the police actions were carried out in Valle Hermoso, San Fernando, Cruillas, Matamoros and Nuevo Laredo, the first four are influenced by the current leader of the Gulf Cartel , Evaristo Cruz Sánchez "El Vaquero" or "Señor 46" .

In Valle Hermoso, a neighboring town of Matamoros and considered as the bastion of this criminal group, three confiscations were made.

740 Kilos Of Meth Found among Corn Bags in Chihuahua

Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Excelsior
740 kilos of drugs hidden among corn bags

The events took place on the El Sueco-Janos highway, in the Vado Santa María-Janos section, in the municipality of Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua

A shipment of 740 kilos of the drug identified as glass was detected among bags of corn, during an operation carried out by the National Guard on a highway in the state of Chihuahua.

The spokesperson for the federal corporation detailed that the operator of a cargo vehicle, from Culiacán, Sinaloa, was detained on the El Sueco-Janos highway, in the Vado Santa María-Janos section, in the municipality of Nuevo Casas Grandes.  Video at bottom.

American who laundered money for a Colombian drug cartel seeks reduction of his 660-year sentence

"MX" for Borderland Beat; Providence Journal
Saccocia and his wife Donna, both convicted

Rhode Island coin dealer Stephen Saccoccia is serving 660 years for laundering millions of dollars for a Colombian drug cartel in the 1990s. Now, at age 62, after serving 28 years behind bars, he is again trying to cut that sentence short. He is seeking clemency from President Donald Trump.

And even more recently, he is arguing that he should be released on time served due to the risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic and his disproportionately long sentence for committing a “non-violent” financial crimes.

Saccoccia is asking U.S. District Judge William E. Smith to free him based on the “emergency conditions” created by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has now claimed the lives of 55 federal inmates. Saccoccia cites his hypertension and high cholesterol as making him at high risk for complications should he contract the virus.

Mexican cartels have taken over the crystal meth production in the Netherlands

"MX" for Borderland Beat; de Volkskrant, de TelegraafNRC Handelsblad
Dutch authorities bust a meth lab earlier this month and arrest a Colombian, Mexican and U.S. citizen
In February 2019, the Dutch police found 850 kgs (1,874 lbs) of crystal meth in a commercial building in Wateringen. Its street value was approximately 80 million euros. Authorities said that the crystal meth was made by "professionals" and in a "well-equipped laboratory" ran by a Mexican drug cartel.

The police arrested three people who were working inside the lab. The detainees said they were victims of human trafficking and had been forced to work there. But Dutch authorities did not believe them. "The suspects were working in the drug lab without any supervision, they had the key to the apartment they were staying in and one of them had a telephone with encryption," court records said.

Dutch authorities are concerned about the increase in the number of meth labs in the Netherlands. Seven laboratories were dismantled in 2018, compared to nine last year. The Dutch police found five meth labs in the first five months of this year. The police suspect that some of the Dutch drug producers want to switch from ecstasy to meth with the help of Mexican drug cartels.

Rafael Caro Quintero wants to delay extradition hearing; claims he is poor and that judge is plotting against him

"MX" for Borderland Beat
Rafael Caro Quintero
Rafael Caro Quintero, the former leader of the Guadalajara Cartel, asked a Mexican federal court to postpone his U.S. extradition hearing earlier this week. He also asked the judge to declare him unable to participate in the deliberation of the case.

Despite the fact that the U.S. and Mexican government suspect him of laundering millions of dollars through businesses across Mexico, Caro Quintero told the court that he lived in poverty. He also said he was too old to work and did not have a pension. 

Caro Quintero also wants to replace Juan José Olvera López, the presiding judge on his extradition case. He claims that the judge is plotting against him and has already told his colleagues that he will deny his legal motions. Caro Quintero is upset that his hearing was made public because he asked the court to not release any details. 

Texan man kidnapped in possible Mexican cartel debt

"MX" for Borderland Beat; KRGV and BB archives
Four suspects were arrested by the local police

PROGRESO, TX - The Progreso Police Department arrested four people Monday after they kidnapped a man who owed money to a "Mexican cartel commander," according to court documents. At 12:01 a.m. on Monday, a woman flagged down a patrolman on the 700 block of Arroyo Street, according to Progreso Municipal Court records. Three men had just kidnapped her husband.

Progreso, Texas, is directly across the border from Nuevo Progreso, Tamaulipas. This town is in the Rio Bravo Municipality and is controlled by the Gulf Cartel. Last month, cartel members murdered 7 warehouse employees in Rio Bravo. Rumors stated that the attackers were likely part of the faction headed by Comandante Maistrin, who heads the Rio Bravo plaza.

Warehouse with thousands of precursor chemicals owned by the Sinaloa Cartel was seized in Ensenada

"MX" for Borderland Beat; Semanario Zeta
Steel drums containing the precursor chemicals seized in Ensenada

ENSENADA.- After searching a warehouse located on Reforma Avenue, in Valle Dorado neighborhood, authorities seized 12,800 liters (3,381 gallons) of precursor chemicals and 22 vehicles presumably owned by the Sinaloa Cartel, Baja California state authorities confirmed.

The warehouse was cordoned since Monday, May 25. Dozens of agents from the Baja California State Police, Secretary of the Navy (SEMAR) and the National Guard were deployed and closed the street for several hours.

According to the Baja California Attorney General's Office, 64 steel drums containing chemical precursors were found inside the warehouse. They contained acetone, hydrochloric acid and benzyl alcohol. These chemical products are essential for the production and manufacture of synthetic drugs.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

After being deported 6 times, Mexican man is sentenced to 16 years for meth conspiracy in Missouri

"MX" for Borderland Beat; USDOJ

Meth was distributed in Kansas City and Springfield
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Mexican national who has illegally entered the United States at least seven times was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine in the Kansas City, Missouri, area and in the Springfield, Missouri, area.

Armando Quintana-Galaz, 37, a citizen of Mexico residing in Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 16 years and eight months in federal prison without parole.

On Sept. 12, 2019, Quintana-Galaz pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. He also pleaded guilty to possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime and to illegally reentering the United States after having been deported. Quintana-Galaz had been deported from the United States six times before being arrested on Nov. 2, 2017, in Springfield.