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Monday, May 29, 2023

The Jalisco New Generation Cartel Speaks Out Against New Criminal Group

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

Video translation is as follows:

The boss, Mr. Mencho, has forbidden us in his company from stealing, kidnapping or charging any kind of fees. That's why we are here, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel. We're coming after those scumbags, fee collectors, and kidnappers. We're only against those criminal groups who kidnap, extort, execute, and abduct innocent civilians. We will continue fighting against all of these individuals. Just as well we will also denounce all of the mayors and their policemen who are in service for these cheap ass criminals, scumbags of society. 

Communiqué to the Secretary of National Defense, the Secretary of the Navy, the Attorney General's Office, the National Guard, the State Attorney General's Office, the Civil Guard, and especially to the people of Michoacán. In recent days, the formation of a new criminal group called Guardia Por La Paz (Guard for Peace) was announced. Its members are the criminal cells of Los Viagras. As well as El Botox, El Barbas, all of them from Buenavista and Apatzingán. Along with El Tene from Aguililla, Migueladas from La Huacana, and El Previto from Zinapécuaro. 

They also pretend to deceive the government and the citizens by presenting themselves as self-defense groups in search of peace. When their main objective is to take over the port of Ciudad Lazaro Cardenas and control the arrival of all types of drugs and fayuca. As well as continue kidnapping, extorting, and charging collection fees in the businesses. For those who sell tortillas, meat, and fuel. Aside from appropriating public money from the municipalities where they have a presence. The Guardia Por La Paz group began with terrorist actions in the municipality of Uruapan, in the communities of Chimilpa and Betania. 

They arrived there offering governmental support in the form of solar panels. They installed them with C-4 explosives and when they detonated them, they totally destroyed the house where they were placed. They also executed the Priest Javier Garcia Villafaña from Huandacareo. We will always be loyal to our boss, Mr. Mencho. He only wants the best for his countrymen who have lived for many years putting up with these scumbags.

Long live Lord Mencho. 

Sicarios in unison scream : Long live Lord Mencho! Long live Lord Mencho! Long live Lord Mencho!

César Sepúlveda Arellano, "El Botox

Miguel Ángel Gallegos aka El Migueladas

Murdered priest Javier García Villafaña

Guardia por la Paz, new self-defense group announced in Michoacán

Alleged birth place of Guardia por la Paz group

Menny Alerta de Riesgo  El Financiero  Cronica

Operation Against The La Chapiza Carried Out

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

Video translation is as follows:

The Secretary of the Navy carried out this past Saturday an air and ground deployment. In the mountains in the indigenous area of Mochicahui located in the municipality of El Fuerte in the northern part of the state of Sinaloa. According to local media, the deployment was carried out in response to reports of armed people wearing tactical vests moving in vehicles with logos identifying a group calling itself FECH. 

Whose initials correspond to the Special Forces of La Chapiza, the armed wing of the Sinaloa Cartel of the Los Chapitos faction, sons of El Chapo Guzmán. The images of the Navy helicopter gunship flying over the Mochicahui area became viral on social networks. In the videos, an armored helicopter can be seen flying over the area of the Indigenous Autonomous University of Mexico. 

While elements of the Navy were driving through the streets in vehicles in search of the armed people. In the videos, a group of Marines can be seen running along the bank of a canal while a helicopter lands. Security authorities reported that no clashes were recorded and that these actions are part of the Universal Component Shield Operation. This is being carried out in the northern and central northern zone of the state of Sinaloa. 

The Universal Component Shield Operation has the objective of preventing the trafficking of illicit substances for drug manufacturing. As well as the location of clandestine laboratories in the region. It should be noted that this operation will be carried out from May 18 to 29 in the Altata bay, Isla San Ignacio, Isla Macapule, Isla Salía a, Isla Altamura, Isla Lucenilla, among others. The Secretary of the Navy has not issued an official statement at this time. It’s expected that in the coming days more details about the operation and its results will be provided.

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Gulf Cartel "Scorpions" Faction Show Of Power In Rio Bravo: Tamaulipas

 "Ivan" For Borderland Beat 

On the early hours of Sunday May 28th, 2023, several videos where published on Twitter depicting a large convoy of armored trucks belonging to the "Scorpions" faction who are gulf cartel members based out of Matamoros. More than 100 armored trucks are shown in a video patrolling the city of Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, according to La Voz Del Pueblo and Halcon Ciudadano  , both twitter accounts based out of Tamaulipas.

As of yet, there is no war between gulf cartel factions "Metros' of Reynosa and "Scorpions" of Matamoros. Los Metros faction are currently lead by El Primito and his brother R-8, Los Metros appear to be on the defensive, and more than anything standing guard in case "Scorpions"group lead by La Kena or Jefe 19,  decide to make a move into Reynosa. A war between both gulf cartel factions would be highly inconvenient especially for Primito who is currently at war with Cartel Del Noreste in the Ribereña,  and if war erupts with Matamoros that would mean fighting two wars at once for Primito. 

The "Scorpions" of Matamoros are currently still going after any Zetas Vieja Escuela members left in San Fernando, Tamaulipas. 

Important to note that there has been skirmishes in the city limits of Reynosa and Rio Bravo, and Reynosa road to San Fernando. 

I also want to point out that I informed Hearst and Itzli BB contributors, that the Rio Bravo plaza was given up by Comandante Toro M-42 before his death to make a peace pact between Los Metros of Reynosa and Los Ciclones of Matamoros. The Cardenas family asked Toro for the Rio Bravo plaza and Toro accepted the conditions. 


Sunday, May 28, 2023

Poza Rica, Veracruz: The Gente Nueva Threaten Several Public Figures

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

In a video circulating on social networks, alleged members of the Gente Nueva (GN) cartel accuse Francisco Arturo Cárdenas Cortés, Director of Crime Prevention and Police of the municipality of Poza Rica, of protecting elements of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).

Video translation is as follows:

This message goes out to you Arturo Cardenas, director of the municipal police of Poza Rica. Apparently you feel you are untouchable and your connections to El Coco and his scumbags continue. You’re giving them information and a heads up in the bars and cantinas to keep selling their drugs. For your own good it’s best that you pay attention. You saw what happened with the municipal elements.

You’re well buried at this point with the misconception that your superiors will back you up. For El Remes (Mayor Fernando Luis Remes Garza) when the fire gets to you, I don't think it will cover your bullshit. We’re exposing this character so that an investigation gets underway. But we already know that the government fixes whichever problem for its people. We rarely kill public servants.

There is no point in having another agency review their work if more dirt bags join these jerk offs. You have knowledge that the bars are being forced to sell drugs. And those who refuse have been fired upon under this public servant's cover. Governor Cuitláhuac, did you notice that the dirty crooks come through here more often than they have ever contributed to anything ?

We will continue forth in what we said beforehand As long as you do your job we will stop murdering and beheading. But if we see that your people continue with their bullshit we will proceed with the orders. Remember that elections are coming up and it’s not convenient for you to kill publicity. Just so you know you can avoid all of this. 

We are positioned in the zone with our firearms cocked and loaded. I’ll repeat it once more. The disease and the cure are in your own hands. You know exactly what I mean by this Governor.

Yours truly, the absolute Gente Nueva G.N.

Governor Cuitláhuac García Jiménez

Es Noticia

Man Charged With Murder After 3 Dead In New Mexico Biker Shootout

 “Ivan” for Borderland Beat 

A police officer stands guard as man with a Bandidos MC patch assists a shot biker in Red River, New Mexico after a shootout between members of two motorcycle gangs at an annual Memorial Day motorbike rally, in this handout picture taken on May 27, 2023. Reto Mesmer/Handout via REUTER

TAOS, New Mexico, May 28 (Reuters) - A biker was charged with murder after a shootout between rival motorbike gangs at a motorcycle rally in Red River, northern New Mexico, on Saturday in which three gang members were killed and five wounded, police said.

Members of the Bandidos and Waterdogs groups traded gunfire around 5:00 p.m. (2100 GMT) on the packed main street of the mountain resort town 75 miles northeast of state capital Santa Fe, State Police Chief Tim Johnson said on Sunday.

"It was just gangbanger on gangbanger," Johnson told a press conference in Red River, adding that no bystanders were injured.

Of the three killed, two were Bandidos and one was a Waterdog, the police chief said.

Jacob Castillo, 30, a Waterdog from New Mexico was charged with murder, while Matthew Jackson, 39, of Texas, a Bandidos chapter leader, faced a count of unlawful carrying of a firearm and Bandido Christopher Garcia, 41, of Texas, was arrested on suspicion of cocaine possession.

The confrontation began in Albuquerque, New Mexico's largest city, over a photo involving another gang, then spilled over to Red River's annual Memorial Day motorcycle rally, Johnson said.

Bandidos have been involved in at least three shootings in Texas and Oklahoma in the past two months, he said.

Some 28,000 bikers from across the country had been expected to attend the Memorial Day rally, which featured live music and remembrance ceremonies at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in nearby Angel Fire.

Red River Mayor Linda Calhoun advised local businesses to close.

The incident came eight years after nine bikers were killed and 18 wounded in a shootout in Waco, Texas involving members of motorcycle groups such as the Bandidos and Cossacks.

Some of the wounded were transported to a hospital in Taos, New Mexico, around 25 miles to the southwest, where officials banned alcohol sales and established a curfew.


Saturday, May 27, 2023

Navy Operations 'Captured'; Cause Surprise Among Residents Of El Fuerte, Los Mochis: Sinaloa (Update)

 "Ivan" for Borderland Beat 

El Fuerte, Sin.- Elements of the Mexican Navy were captured through video recordings, during this Saturday when they deployed by land between dirt roads just in the vicinity of the community of Mochicahui, belonging to the municipality of El Fuerte, although at the moment the reason for their presence is unknown.

In the videos that have circulated in social network groups, a group of marines can be seen running along the bank of an irrigation canal and later the moment when a helicopter of the institution lands on the dirt road is captured.

In another video, a federal forces helicopter was also captured flying over the area where the Indigenous Autonomous University of Mexico is located, located in the Mochicahui syndicate, although it is clearly flying at a low altitude as it passes over the building.

The videos that have circulated in the last hours in social networks, apparently were captured by some citizens, who with their cell phones took the shots, when they were surprised by the presence of Navy elements during daylight hours.

So far there is no precise information as to the reason for the presence of the Navy in this area of the municipality of El Fuerte, although it was reported that they are part of the actions of Operation Escudo Componente Universal, which is being carried out in Sinaloa.


"📸 #ElFuerte, #Sinaloa 

Federal forces implement operation in Mochicahui, apparently they are going against El Motor and El Chuta. 

Yesterday :

The navy struck a strong blow to organized crime, the events occurred in the vicinity of the town of Corral Viejo, North of Sinaloa; Navy assets located and dismantled a clandestine laboratory, same that worked for the production of synthetic drugs.

Approximately 4 thousand liters of chemical precursors, eight reactors and eight condensers were found at the site." LaMasakr3


Tlajomulco, Jalisco: 104 Bags With Human Remains Extracted From One And Another Has Been Located

"Ivan" for Borderland Beat 

Personnel from the State Prosecutor's Office moved heavy machinery on cranes to the site to initiate the prosecution.

Elizabeth Ibal and Román Ortega | El Occidental

More than 100 bags with human remains have been extracted from the clandestine grave found in Lomas de San Agustín, in Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, according to the Huellas de Amor collective. That group also found another grave yesterday Thursday, which began to be processed this Friday.

Staff of the State Prosecutor's Office reported unofficially that they have 104 bags with physical segments.

In a broadcast, members of the collective assured that up to Friday, May 19, 92 bags had been extracted and more were found in the following days. That grave was located at the end of April.

"Until Friday there were 96 bags hiding the information from us, because supposedly there were 54, when the reality was 96, then Monday Tuesday Wednesday and until today (Thursday) we do not know how many have been taken out."

They also denounced that the agent of the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Special Prosecutor for Missing Persons, Paulina Vázquez Méndez, did not allow them to witness at close range the extraction of bodies and bags with remains, a right they have as a collective.

"We are still here. The MP, Paulina Vázquez Méndez violated our rights because they were removing bodies in the open air and we have every right to identify, to see if they are not our relatives and she did not want us to approach us. We saw right now that she took out a head and even though we were telling her that we were able to see it, she continues to say that she is taking out only bags, lying, hiding information".

New grave found

Huellas de Amor, also located this Thursday another grave in Camino a la Piedrera, in Lomas de San Agustin, also in Tlajomulco de Zuñiga.

Just this Friday, personnel from the State Prosecutor's Office moved heavy machinery on cranes to the site to begin processing.

Eight graves have been found this year

So far this year, eight graves have been found with a total of 174 victims, of which 37 are pre-identified, of which 31 are men and six are women, according to data from the Special Prosecutor's Office for Missing Persons.

In San Isidro Mazatepec 1, there were 61 bodies, 20 of them pre-identified; in San Isidro Mazatepec II, there were 23, with seven pre-identified; in Monte Azul, 2, these three in Tlajomulco; in Colinas de San Isidro, Zapopan, six bodies; in El Arenero, 49 bodies, 8 pre-identified; in Santa Cruz del Valle, El Tempizque and Circuito Tlajomulco, with two victims each.

Clandestine Laboratory With 4,000 Liters Of Chemicals Dismantled In Culiacan: Sinaloa

 "Ivan" for Borderland Beat 

The Secretariat of the Navy (Semar), reported that it located and dismantled a clandestine laboratory used for the production of synthetic drugs in the vicinity of the town of Corral Viejo in Culiacán.

Authorities reported that approximately 4,000 liters of precursor chemicals, eight reactors and eight condensers were found in the laboratory.

Everything found was destroyed on site, with prior authorization from the competent ministerial authority, for the integration of the investigation file.

The operations were carried out by members of the Mexican Navy, personnel from the Eighth Naval Zone, based in Topolobampo, Sinaloa, in coordination with personnel from the Sinaloa State Public Security Secretariat (SSPE).


They Only Generate Misinformation And Blame Others

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat 

Video translation is as follows:

The Chinese embassy in Mexico assured that what the United States calls fentanyl precursors are general chemicals. In a statement it stressed that according to international trade regulations the importer is responsible for preventing general chemicals from flowing into drug manufacturing channels. 

They noted this after comments were published by U.S. officials speculating that the so-called precursor chemicals used by Mexican cartels to manufacture fentanyl come from China. It claims that the United States misrepresents the facts and repeatedly exposes old cases by irresponsibly criticizing the normal trade of the other relevant countries. 

They use this as a pretext to accuse and impose sanctions on Chinese companies and citizens in order to misinform the public and place the blame on others.

Torture & Executions - Damaso's Rebuttal to los Chapitos

"HEARST" and "Buggs" for Borderland Beat

Longtime associate - turned rival, Damaso López Serrano, alias “Mini Lic”, paints a scathing portrait of Sinaloa Cartel leader Ivan Archivaldo Guzman as a sadistic torturer who preys on police officers and federal agents as if they were rival cartel members. 

He claims that Ivan has ordered the execution of his own men, even the most loyal among them, out of a paranoia that his men might reveal details about him to federal agents in interrogations. 

On May 15, 2023, Damaso sent a letter to media outlets which details a litany of executions that were ordered by Ivan and his brothers - collectively known as los Chapitos.

Friday, May 26, 2023

'Operation Broken Bonds' Nets 34 Nuestra Familia/Norteño Gang Arrests in Fresno County, California

"Socalj" for Borderland Beat

Following a multi-agency investigation in Fresno County that focused on crimes of violence, drug sales, and illegal firearms possession, 10 federal defendants were arrested on Thursday for crimes including murder in aid of racketeering, sales of illegal narcotics, illegal sale and distribution of firearms, and witness and victim intimidation.

In July 2021, law enforcement agencies in Fresno County, the DEA, FBI, and California Department of Corrections joined together to investigate the ongoing criminal activities committed by gang members for the benefit of the enterprise formed by the coordination of the Nuestra Familia prison gang and the Norteño criminal street gang.

CDG Matamoros Part 13: Expanding Horizons

 "Itzli" for Borderland Beat. 

October 2022 to April 2023: Cells of the Matamoros faction appear in new areas and evidence seems to reinforce rumored alliances.

Continued from Part 12: Specter of the CJNG

Chapo's Letter to Los Chapitos

 Buggs for Borderland Beat

This letter came to us from a reliable source that alleges to have been written by El Chapo to his sons, Los Chapitos. This allegedly happened while Chapo was incarcerated in the US. For obvious reasons we are unable to confirm this letter further for authenticity but is presented here for information and the readers can form their own conclusion. 

"Hello, 'mi reyes' (my kings), it is with great pleasure and affection that I write to you, hoping that you are all doing well. I can tell you that I am very worried about everything that has come out on television. My wish is that you can have peace in your lives and a life without problems. I miss you all very much 'mi reyes.' It's very hard here but I have faith that you can reach a good agreement. I need you to pay closer attention to the lawyer. 
He has a good relationship with the prosecutors and says that he can get a good deal. You must think about the future and well-being of the family, but just let everything be done through the lawyers, do not show your faces or the family. I do not want you to be like this or to continue like this. Try to fix everything. Remember that no one can be trusted, and everyone is going to try to fix their problems at our expense. 
Stop that business that you have been doing. Look for a way to negotiate with the people of Mexico City to gain some time. For now, keep a low profile as much as possible. You must go unnoticed like ghosts so that nobody talks about you. You must wait a few months for the waters to calm down and try to avoid scandals. Check the list that the lawyer has, those are the ones you want so that you can make good points with these friends, so that things get better for El Ratón. 
He can negotiate a good agreement before he accepts any extradition agreement, so that he no longer has to fight, and everything helps all four of you. Start organizing everything and be very careful and discreet so that no one suspects anything. I am very proud of you all 'mi reyes,' take care of yourselves and do not forget that I love you. We must move fast so that we do not waste any more time......"

Below is the Spanish version edited by Sol Prendido. The original had a lot of grammatical errors and was difficult to follow the meaning:

Que tal mis reyes. Con mucho gusto y mucho cariño les escribo esperando que se encuentren muy bien. Les cuento que estoy muy preocupado por todo lo que a salido en la televisión. Mi deseo es que puedan tener una vida tranquila y sin problemas. Los extraño mucho mis reyes. Aquí es duro pero tengo fe que ustedes pueden lograr llegar a un buen acuerdo. Necesito que miren al abogado. 

El tiene buena relación con los fiscales y dice que puede conseguir un buen trato. Hay que pensar en el futuro y bienestar de la familia pero que todo sea siempre atravez de los abogados. Que no den la cara la familia. Yo no quiero que estén así ni que sigan así. Traten de arreglar todo. Recuerden que nadie es de confianza y todos van a tratar de arreglar sus problemas a costa de nosotros. 

Ya paren ese negocio que tienen. Busquen negociar con las personas del df para ganar tiempo y por orita bejenle el perfil lo más que puedan. Hay que pasar desapercibidos como unos fantasmas. Que nadie hable de ustedes. Hay que esperar unos meses para que se calmen las aguas y buscar que no haya escándalos. Chequen la lista que tiene el lic. 

Esos son los que quieren para que vayan haciendo puntos con estos amigos y se pongan más a modo que ratón. Negocie un buen acuerdo antes para que acepte la extradición y ya no pelee. Y que todo les ayuda a los cuatro. Empiezen a organizar todo y sean muy cuidadosos discretos para que nadie sospeche. Estoy muy orgulloso de ustedes mis reyes. Cuidense mucho y no olviden que los amo. Hay que apresurarle a todo para que no nos gane el tiempo.

If true, this letter was probably passed to the sons through El Chapo's attorney, who has attorney/client privilege. El Chapo is incarcerated at the "Supermax" prison in Florence, Colorado and has restrictions related to visitors. In the letter, El Chapo reminds Los Chapitos to keep a low profile. He is probably telling them this because Los Chapitos are in the cross hairs of US authorities and the US is putting immense pressure on the Lopez Obrador government. Chapo is also telling them that Ovidio Guzman Lopez, "El Ratón," should attempt to negotiate a good deal before risking extradition to the US. It's unclear the current status of Los Chapitos, if they are indeed following the advice of their father, to stay low and wait a few months for the waters to calm down.

The Sinaloa Cartel was founded in the 1980s, initially operated as a coalition of Mexico’s most powerful drug traffickers. In the early 2000s, Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada Garcia along with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera led the Sinaloa Cartel’s ascent into one of the largest and most notorious drug trafficking organizations in Mexico. The Sinaloa Cartel controls drug trafficking activity in key regions throughout Mexico. Using these strategic points, the cartel traffics multi-ton quantities of illicit drugs, including fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine into the United States.

Following the arrest, extradition, and subsequent conviction of El Chapo in a U.S. federal court, four of his sons collectively sought to continue their father’s drug trafficking legacy and leadership role in the Sinaloa Cartel. Commonly referred to as “Los Chapitos” (The Little Chapos) or “Los Menores” (The Minors), the brothers, Ivan Archivaldo Guzman Salazar and Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, alongside their half brothers, Ovidio Guzman Lopez and Joaquin Guzman Lopez are designated today in leading a powerful faction of the Sinaloa Cartel. 

The four have been identified by the US government as "prolific drug traffickers" within the Sinaloa cartel.

All four members of Los Chapitos, according to US authorities, "are high-ranking members of the Sinaloa cartel and each is linked to a federal indictment for their involvement in illicit drug trafficking."

Ovidio Guzman Lopez, "El Ratón," was captured in Mexico in January of 2023 in what was called the Culiacanazo 2.0. Ovidio Guzmán had already been captured on October 17, 2019, by federal authorities in the Culiacanazo 1.0, but was later released by order of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Joaquin Guzman Lopez and the Guzman Salazar brothers remain fugitives. 

Through its Narcotics Rewards Program, the U.S. Department of State offers a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Joaquin Guzman Lopez and Ovidio Guzman Lopez (although he is already incarcerated in Mexico), as well as a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Ivan Archivaldo Guzman Salazar and Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar.

El Chapo, the Sinaloa cartel's founder, is serving a life sentence in a maximum-security prison in Colorado after being convicted in 2019 on charges including drug trafficking, money laundering and weapons-related offenses. In January, El Chapo sent an "SOS" message to Mexico's President Lopez Obrador, alleging that he has been subjected to "psychological torment" in prison.

The Sinaloa cartel is responsible for a significant portion of illicit fentanyl trafficked into the United States and has operated since the 1980s. The organization increased its power and influence in the early 2000s and has since become one of the largest drug trafficking operations in Mexico. The cartel also traffics heroin and methamphetamine in multi-ton quantities.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Formal Imprisonment Charges For Murder Against "Guero" Palma

 "Ivan" for Borderland Beat 

A common criminal judge in Jalisco issued a formal arrest warrant against Jesús Héctor Palma Salazar "El Güero Palma" for the murder of Juan Castillo Alonso, who was head of custodians at the now defunct Puente Grande maximum security prison a little over 22 years ago.

The criminal case 9/2023-C of the Second Criminal and Integral Justice for Adolescents Court of the First Judicial District of Jalisco (traditional mixed criminal system) initiated the process against the former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel in the nineties for the crime of aggravated homicide.

The crime against the former deputy director of internal security of the Federal Center for Social Readaptation (Cefereso) number 2 "Puente Grande" was perpetrated on the evening of December 3 at his home in the Haciendas del Valle neighborhood, in the municipality of Zapopan.

Juan Alonso Castillo had served in the position until February of that same year, when he resigned after many years of service in the state prison of Almoloyita, in Cefereso 1 "Altiplano", and in the federal prison located in El Salto, Jalisco, where he was always considered an energetic public servant.

That night, a month and a half before the escape of drug trafficker Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán from prison, Juan Alonso was resting in his home when armed individuals arrived at his house on Hacienda Las Gardenias street, and one of them shot him four times, and he died at the Cruz Verde Zapopan where he was taken.

The murderers escaped in a car with cab colors, with a theft report, which they abandoned in the parking lot of the Plaza San Isidro shopping center, on the peripheral ring road of the Guadalajara metropolitan area.

The homicide remained for many years without being clarified by the Attorney General's Office of the State of Jalisco. It was the former Attorney General's Office (PGR), through the Specialized Sub-Attorney General's Office for Organized Crime Investigation (SEIDO), which obtained a testimony that compromised Palma Salazar.

The protected witness Marcelo Peña García, with the code name "Julio", brother-in-law of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, was the one who testified in court that he knew that "El Güero" Palma had ordered the murder of Juan Alonso, with whom he apparently had some difficulty before "El Chapo" and other inmates controlled the penitentiary.

Days before the murder of the head warden, the former director of the "Altiplano" prison and former director of the Federal Judicial Police, Juan Pablo de Tavira Noriega, was murdered in a restaurant of the Autonomous University of the State of Hidalgo, a matter for which "Güero Palma", who at that time had not been in that prison in the State of Mexico, is also being linked to.

Currently, Jesús Héctor Palma Salazar is still imprisoned in Cefereso 1 "Altiplano" in Almoloya de Juárez.


Papantla, Veracruz: The Gente Nueva Responds With New Video

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

Following the massacre in a bar in Papantla, allegedly the same group that committed it, Gente Nueva, sent another video to Governor Cuitlahuac Garcia Jiménez in which they again insinuate that he has dealings with another criminal group.

Video translation is as follows:

Greetings to the citizens of northern Veracruz. Governor Cuitláhuac García Jiménez, have you already realized that you have the cure to calm the violence in the state? In the same manner that you acted against the Municipal Police of Poza Rica. Your biggest surprise will also be that most of the elements. Along with its director and the previous one were doing dirty work for crooked individuals. 

Investigate your elements from the prosecutor's office. And you will be amazed because your (SCJN) Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico and the fourth prosecutor have sold out to organized crime. It takes longer for the dirtbags to get arrested than for her to open the door for them. 

She has just released Hans and El Ruso aka La Judi. He runs errands for her because you yourself gave the order for his freedom. They're all involved with El Cucu. By the way this last individual has already started suffering from schizophrenic episodes. He is going crazy.

Cuitláhuac García Jiménez

Es Noticia Veracruz