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Sunday, July 14, 2024

UpDate: FGR Hands Over Rodrigo Alias 'El R' Former Leader Of Cartel De Caborca And Nephew Of Caro Quintero For Extradition

 "Char" for Borderland Beat 

This article was translated and reposted from RIODOCE 

July 14, 2024



Rodrigo Omar Páez Quintero, alias "El R", nephew of Rafael Caro Quintero, was extradited to the United States government, requested by the Federal District Court for the District of Arizona, for the crimes of criminal association and against health.


Rodrigo "P" was handed over at the Toluca International Airport in the State of Mexico to the U.S. agents designated for his transfer to that country.



In a press release, the Attorney General's Office (FGR) informed that it extradited a Mexican fugitive wanted by the Federal District Court in Arizona.


Rodrigo "P", between 2017 and 2019, was one of the leaders of a drug trafficking organization in Mexico, located in Caborca, Sonora. The extraditable was in charge of directing and supervising drug trafficking activities, and money laundering, according to the FGR.


The Mexican Government granted the extradition of the defendant to the Government of the United States of America after he was arrested in Zapopan, Jalisco in April 2023.










El Abuelo Farias And Omar Mora "La Nalgona" Key Criminal Figures In Tepalcatepec And La Ruana According To Dozens Of Narco-Banners: Michoacán

 "Char" and "Enojon" for Borderland Beat 

July 12, 2024

Image by SocalJ


Juan Jose Farias Alvarez "El Abuelo Farias" was once again in the eye of the storm named alongside Omar Mora "El Nalgon", in dozens of narco-banners. The infamous so-called self-defense leader El Abuelo Farias who in reality is a local Michoacán cartel leader is at an all-out war with his compadre and CJNG cofounder Nemesio Ruben Oseguera-Cervantes "Mencho." 



The above narco-banners were allegedly hung Friday, July 12, 2024, in dozens of strategic points. Noventa Grados and other news sites indicate that the banners were placed in the municipalities of Uruapan, La Huacana, Nueva Italia, Paracho, Apatzingán, and Buenavista. Moreover, surprisingly the banners were not signed by rival groups which is interesting because CJNG Cartel has made their war very public against El Abuelo Farias from the very beginning. 



The banners not being signed by CJNG could mean that they probably did not want the heat of military authorities, or could be a sign that there is tension growing between Cartel De Tepalcatepec and Los Viagras. 



BANNER TRANSLATION

Statement 


Omar Mora “La Nalgona” and Juan José Farías “El Abuelo” are the owners of the more than 600 kilos of crystal meth seized in the La Rauna. The attorney general of the state in the municipality of Buenavista, Michoacán, sources of the municipality informed that the drug load was found in a property used as a tire and repair shop owned by “La Nalgona” and Juan José Farías Álvarez “El Abuelo” this two mentioned are widely recognized to be part of a criminal group that operates in the region of Tepalcatepec and La Ruana. These criminals have committed crimes for years. El Abuelo Farías was captured by military forces in an impressive operation on May 18, 2018, but was liberated because of his connections. Lastly, the sources informed us that in La Ruana Antonio Naranjo is a member of the 


"TEPALCATEPEC CARTEL"  


“El Abuelo Farías” was captured on September 16, 2023, with a large arsenal of weapons trying to make himself look like a Self-Defense leader, and finally he was captured a second time by the FGR (Attorney General Office) in July 3, 2024, with another large arsenal of weapons along with 28 persons for the theft of horses, and was also captured on March 12, 2014, in the municipality of ALVARO OBREGON. 



SOURCES: NOVENTA GRADOS,  Borderland Beat, Borderland Beat, Borderland Beat 

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Osiel Cárdenas Guillén Incorrectly Reported as Being Released, the Former Gulf Cartel Leader is Still in US Prison

 "Socalj" for Borderland Beat

With Contributions from "Itzli" "Char" & "Enojon"

Recently, the news outlet Zeta Tijuana reported that the former leader of the Gulf Cartel and co-founder of the Los Zetas had already been released from USP Terra Haute Federal Prison in Indiana more than a month earlier than his scheduled release date of August 30, 2024.

However, Zeta Tijuana was accessing a Web 3 variation of the BOP Inmate Locator Registry, likely an outdated database on an internal or test server. That database showed his Release Date [future tense] as 07/01/2024. But his BOP Inmate Number 62604-079, still maintains his August release date on the official BOP website.

Former Tamaulipas Governor Tomás Yarrington Released from US Prison After Plea Deal

"Socalj" for Borderland Beat

From a Brownsville Herald Article by Mark Reagan


Former Tamaulipas governor and one-time Mexican presidential candidate Tómas Yarrington Ruvalcaba has been released from federal prison, records show.

Yarrington, who was sentenced to 9 years in prison on March 15, 2023, was released on July 3, 2024. He pleaded guilty to One count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments on March 25, 2021. Federal prosecutors have said he was responsible for laundering between $3.5 and $9.5 million over a period of 14 years.

As part of his plea deal, the federal government dismissed multiple charges that accused the former Mexican official of conspiracy to import cocaine and marijuana, bank fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and making false statements to a financial institution.

Super Cartel Camorra Trafficker Turned Informant Raffaele Imperiale Sentenced to 15 Years in Italy

 "Socalj" for Borderland Beat

From a Sunday World Article by Niall Donald


A narco-trafficker and a key figure in Europe’s Super Cartel has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison by an Italian court.

Dubbed the ‘King of Narcos’, Raffaele Imperiale had been extradited to Italy last year from Dubai where he had been overseeing an international cocaine trafficking ring while living in luxury in the Gulf State. After he was returned to Italian custody, Imperiale agreed to be a State witness and gave extensive details of his drug dealing business and criminal associates to police.

Friday, July 12, 2024

German Dark Web Trafficker Linked to Sinaloa Cartel and Clan del Golfo Arrested in Colombia

"Socalj" for Borderland Beat


A satanic altar, weapons, an elaborate surveillance system and images of demonic entities are some of the items that Colombian authorities found in the secluded luxury cabin where Patrick Schmitz 'Patrick Smith', a website management expert on the dark web who worked for the Gulf Clan and the Sinaloa Cartel, was hiding. Infobae reports indicate that Patrick would also be linked to the CJNG.

The German-born individual was in the sights of the Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and other United States agencies due to his activities linked to drug trafficking and money laundering for those criminal groups. Director General of the Colombian National Police General Salamanca Ramírez stated that Schmitz was arrested in compliance with an order issued by a District Court of New Jersey.

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Court Grants Extradition Of Caro Quintero's Nephew "El R" To The U.S.

 "Char" for Borderland Beat 

This article was translated and reposted from RIODOCE 

JULY 10, 2024



Rodrigo Omar Páez Quintero, alias "El R", nephew of Rafael Caro Quintero, will be extradited to the United States, who is wanted by an Arizona court for crimes against health and criminal association.


By unanimous vote, the magistrates of the Eighth Collegiate Court in Criminal Matters in Mexico City confirmed the resolution of the head of the Sixth District Court of Amparo in Criminal Matters, Juan Mateo Brieba de Castro, who in January of this year denied the protection of justice to el R against the resolution that granted the extradition issued by a control judge in 2023.

In April 2023, El R was arrested in an operation where a formal arrest warrant for extradition purposes was served on him for his probable responsibility in the crimes of criminal association and against health.

Agents from the Federal Ministerial Police (PFM), the General Directorate of International Police Affairs, and Interpol served the warrant in the Santa Rita neighborhood in the municipality of Zapopan.


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Sonora Navy Officer Indicted For Threatening Journalist

 "Char" for Borderland Beat

This article was translated and reposted from LOS NOTICIERITAS

WRITTEN BY: LORENO MUÑOZ

July 10, 2024


Hermosillo, Sonora - The director of the digital newspaper Cajeme News, René Díaz, has denounced threats received from a member of the Navy assigned to the Municipal Police of Cajeme, a situation that has been taken into account by the Attorney General's Office (FGR).

According to the complaints filed, the threats began last year and have continued throughout 2024, including expressions such as "not even the plaza will save you" during live broadcasts in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora.


The facts correspond to the sending of various threatening messages to a media outlet through one of its social networks, as a result of the journalistic coverage of various public safety issues.

With these messages, the accused limited and affected the media outlet's freedom of expression.

These actions have generated fear in the journalist, who also suspects that they are related to the censorship of his page.

The FGR, through the Special Prosecutor's Office for Attention to Crimes Committed against Freedom of Expression (FEADLE) and the Special Prosecutor's Office for Human Rights (FEMDH), managed to bring Hassael "B" to trial for his alleged involvement in the threats to the journalist.

The accused allegedly sent intimidating messages through social networks, limiting the media's freedom of expression.

After reviewing the evidence presented by the FGR, the Control Judge of the Federal Criminal Justice Center decided to commit Hassael "B" to trial and took two months to complete the additional investigation. In addition, precautionary measures have been imposed to guarantee the safety of the victims and witnesses involved.


11 Bodies Exhumed In Los Olivos Grave, Located In Ixtlahuacán De Los Membrillos: Jalisco

 "Char" for Borderland Beat

This article was translated and reposted from EL OCCIDENTAL 

They will request that more personnel work at this point so that the site can be processed more quickly.


Román Ortega / El Occidental

Agents of the State Prosecutor's Office and experts from the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences exhumed one more body this Tuesday in the grave located next to the Los Olivos subdivision, in Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos, which was found by members of the Guerreros Buscadores de Jalisco collective, last Sunday, June 30.

Indira Navarro, founder of the group, said that 11 bodies have been exhumed during these days.

"They are up to 11 bodies. We have been working very calmly. They say, well, very meticulously, but the reality is that we have already been talking to the victims, the relatives, that they are working a little slowly, but sometimes the hours when the Forensic Institute starts is a little late. They have been removing one body per day. A PFC, as they call it, but there are indications that there is a grave on one side and they expect to take out an improvement until the next day".

He added that they will ask the State Prosecutor's Office to speed up the work, since so far they have only removed one corpse per day.

He added that they will ask for more personnel to work at this point so that the site can be processed more quickly.

"We are going to look for a way, talking with the director or to see how we can do it to see if it can be expedited. We know it's thorough to take indications, all that, but we also know it's a very large pit. I think we need a little more personnel.

He added that according to anonymous reports received through their social network pages, there could be up to 40 bodies at this point, a figure that will have to be confirmed or discarded by the Prosecutor's Office once they finish processing the site.


Military Secures Drug Lab With 500 Liters Of Methamphetamine In Sanalona, Culiacán: Sinaloa

 "Char" for Borderland Beat 

This article was translated and reposted from LUZ NOTICIAS 

WRITTEN BY: LUIS RAMIREZ 

07/10/2024


A clandestine laboratory for the production of synthetic drugs, which contained around 500 liters of methamphetamine, was seized in a town in the Sanalona syndicate, Culiacan, by members of the Mexican Army. 

Among the items seized by the military elements, there are two reactors and synthetic drugs that were handed over to the authorities of the Attorney General's Office (FGR), Sinaloa delegation.



No arrests were reported
The military agency informed that no people were detained after carrying out reconnaissance and seizing the substances and materials used to manufacture the drugs.

They indicated that the two secured reactors have a storage capacity of approximately 1,000 liters each, so it is expected that large quantities of precursor chemicals were processed in them for the manufacture of the drug.



The methamphetamine and all the materials seized will be handed over to the competent authorities and the clandestine site will be dismantled by military personnel.





Wednesday, July 10, 2024

"Lupe Tapia", 'El Mayo's' Logistic Operator, Is Granted Warrant To Prevent Extradition To The U.S.

 "Char" for Borderland Beat 

This article was translated and reposted from RIODOCE 

July 10, 2024


Lupe' Tapia, 'El Mayo's' logistical operator, is granted warrent to be extradited to the US


A judge granted José Guadalupe Tapia Quintero, alias Lupe Tapia, Ismael El Mayo Zambada García's logistics operator, an injunction to be extradited or deported to the United States.


Alfonso Alexander López Moreno, Fifth District Judge in Amparo and Federal Trials in the State of Mexico, granted the flat suspension that prevents Tapia Quintero's extradition or deportation, according to Milenio newspaper.


On June 25, it was announced that a federal judge also ordered that El Lupe, who is being held in the Federal Center for Social Readaptation No. 1, better known as El Altiplano, not be held incommunicado.


 Tapia Quintero was arrested in the Tacuichamona syndicate in Culiacán on February 9, 2023 by members of the Navy.


On February 17, 2023, the control judge of the Federal Criminal Justice Center of Almoloya de Juárez, in the State of Mexico, sentenced alias "El Lupe" to trial for his alleged guilt in the alleged crimes against health and possession of firearms for the exclusive use of the Mexican Army and Air Force.


SOURCE: RIODOCE 

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Jalisco Cartel - New Generation Announce Presence In Cozumel July 8, 2024: Quintana Roo

 "Char" and "Enojon" 

This video was published by All Source News on X

CJNG 
OPERATIVA YOGURT

VIDEO TRANSLATION 



" TODAY JULY 8, 2O24, THIS IS A MESSAGE FOR ALL OF COZUMEL AND THEIR POPULATION WE ARE SPECIAL FORCES MENCHO OPERATIVA YOGURT WE CAME HERE WITH COMMANDER GALLO AND GROUP R YOUR GAME HAS COME TO AN END ALL TURNCOATS AND EXTORTIONISTS

THE DEATH OF SERGIO AND THE MINOR WILL NOT GO UNPUNISHED THOSE RESPONSIBLE ARE CANPE, BOSTER, MATEO, AND WITH THE HELP OF BENNY AND OTHERS ARE FUCKING STUPID YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COME INSIDE THIS PLAZA, AND FOR THOSE THAT SUPPORT THOSE PEOPLE YOUR DAYS ARE COUNTED WE ARE NOT PLAYING YOU BRANDON ADONAY, TROYANO, AND JOSE LUIS AKA COTORRO AND YOU FARRIL AKA RAPERO AND DARWIN AKA CHUCKY FORGET YOU ARE COZUMELEÑOS THOSE THAT ARE SUPPORTING THESE SCUMBAGS MENTIONED WILL LOSE AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE ON OUR SIDE WILL HAVE OUR SUPPORT AND WITH CHILDREN YOU DO NOT MESS AROUND YOU WILL SEE WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THESE SCUMBAGS 

SPECIAL FORCES MENCHO!!!!  "





"R8", Alleged Security Chief Of 'Guano', Arrested In Badiraguato: Sinaloa

 "Char" for Borderland Beat 

This article was translated and reposted from RIODOCE 

JULY 8, 2024

LUIS 
R8


Luis "N", alias R8, alleged security chief of Aureliano Guzmán el Guano, and three other men were captured in clashes yesterday, Monday, on the borders of Sinaloa and Durango.

El Guano is the brother of Joaquín el Chapo Guzmán.

National media reported that the four detainees were transferred to Mexico City by elements of the Army and the National Guard.

The operations began yesterday morning and there were confrontations between San José del Llano, Badiraguato, in Sinaloa; and in El Durazno, in Tamazula, Durango.

Unofficially it was reported that some people were killed, but authorities have not confirmed this.

Following the capture, the four gunmen were taken to the Culiacán airport and flown to Mexico City.

It is not yet known whether weapons were also seized.


Monday, July 8, 2024

UpDate: On The Heels Of "Guano", The Military Operation In El Durazno, Durango

 "Char" for Borderland Beat 

This article was translated and reposted from LOS NOTICIERISTAS

JULY 8, 2024


Tamazula, Dgo.- During the operation carried out this Monday morning, July 8, by elements of the National Defense Secretariat in the town of El Durazno, municipality of Tamazula, Durango, it has been reported that law enforcement is very close to Aureliano Guzmán Loera, better known as "El Guano", who, according to federal government reports, controls the area known as the "Golden Triangle" on the borders of the states of Durango, Sinaloa and Chihuahua.


So far no authorities have released details of this operation that has been going on for about 8 hours and where so far it has been said unofficially that there are at least four people dead, detained and a very close relative of "El Guano" is missing.


According to reports, it was before 11:00 a.m. on Monday the 8th when elements of a special group of the Mexican Army arrived to the area by air aboard three helicopters to later descend and initiate a confrontation against armed individuals who control the aforementioned area, while by land several units of the federal forces moved in to reinforce the operation.


According to reports, hours after the operation began, the troops who were in the region where the intelligence and incursion tasks were being carried out to try to capture "Guano" requested support from the bases in the cities of Culiacán and Durango, which immediately moved aboard several armored units to the area where the action was taking place.


Messages from families residing in the areas of the towns surrounding Las Banquetas, Los Frailes, Chihuahua and El Durazno, Durango warned their relatives about heavy clashes taking place in that entity and later it was reported that the internet and cellular telephony were down, but up to this moment no official report has confirmed the four people dead and the detainees, so it is unknown if among the people captured is the missing relative of the capo.


It should be noted that in late February and early March of last year a similar operation was carried out in the same area where today the Army confronted a cell of the "Cartel del Guano", where three people were arrested and a sandpit, tactical equipment and ammunition were seized. According to authorities, Aureliano Guzmán managed to escape through the cliffs of the region.


Up to this moment, the operation continues in the Sierra Madre Occidental...



SOURCE: LOS NOTICIERISTAS 

Luis Rivera Rocha "R8" Updates, Shootout Between Guano Hitmen and the Military in San José del Llano, Sinaloa

"HEARST" for Borderland Beat


On Monday, July 8, a shootout between the Mexican military and Sinaloa Cartel broke out in San José del Llano, near La Tuna, Sinaloa.


Unconfirmed reports cited by los Noticieristas allege that the shooting is related to one of Guano’s sons who is known by the alias “El Gringo”. The incident ultimately resulted in the arrest of “R8”, who is said to be Guano’s head of security, and three other Sinaloa Cartel - Guano hitmen.