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Monday, August 1, 2011

Federal Police arrest Nery "El Yupo" Salgado, Caballeros Templarios leader

Photo: Notimex
A Caballeros Templarios drug cartel member suspected of being in charge of operations in Apatzingan, a city in the western state of Michoacan, has been arrested by the Federal Police, the Mexican Public Safety Secretariat said.

Nery Salgado Harrison was arrested on Sunday northwest of Apatzingan, a bastion of Los Caballeros Templarios, the secretariat said.

The Federal Police was aware "of the method of operation, criminal structure and area of operation of Nery Salgado Harrison," who reportedly became a drug trafficker at the age of 18, the secretariat said.

Los Caballeros Templarios is a gang made up of former members of La Familia Michoacana, which mainly smuggles synthetic drugs into the United States.

La Familia has been severely weakened in recent months by infighting and government operations targeting the gang.

The 24-year-old Salgado Harrison was previously a member of La Familia and been in charge since 2009 of operations in Apatzingan, where he controlled the production and distribution of "ice," a type of methamphetamine.

The suspect also collected money from small-time gangs allowed to sell drugs in the area.

Local police provided Salgado Harrison with "information about the movements" of federal forces, the secretariat said.

Salgado Harrison broke with La Familia following the death of cartel boss Nazario Moreno and joined Los Caballeros Templarios.

Moreno, known as "El Chayo" and considered La Familia Michoacana's ideological leader, was killed in a shootout with Federal Police officers in December 2010.
La Familia began unraveling after Moreno's death, officials and analysts say.

The La Familia faction led by Jesus Mendez, who was arrested in June, has been fighting the group led by Servando Gomez and Enrique Plancarte, who formed Los Caballeros Templarios in March.

Salgado Harrison told investigators that Los Caballeros Templarios now control drug sales in the majority of cities in Michoacan, the secretariat said.

Los Caballeros Templarios has formed an alliance with the La Resistencia and Gulf cartels to fight Los Zetas, a criminal organization that is now at war with nearly all of Mexico's drug cartels, Salgado Harrison told investigators.

Federal Police officers seized an assault rifle, a grenade, drugs, communications gear and an SUV from Salgado Harrison.

Another Caballeros Templarios member, Nestor Irepan Ramirez Muñoz, was arrested Sunday in Morelia, the capital of Michoacan, the secretariat said.

The 27-year-old Ramirez Muñoz was in charge of controlling "the main access" points into the city for Los Caballeros Templarios, the secretariat said.

Ramirez Muñoz has been linked to the kidnappings and murders of 21 people in June around the city of Quiroga.

Rene Lopez Anguiano, a 27-year-old former state police officer, was arrested along with Ramirez Muñoz, the secretariat said.

The federal government deployed 1,800 Federal Police officers in early June in Michoacan, President Felipe Calderon's home state.

The Federal Police has arrested 74 suspected La Familia and Los Caballeros Templarios members since June 21.

Los Caballeros Templarios, like La Familia, requires members to adhere to a code of conduct and portrays itself as working for the good of the community despite its criminal activities.

Michoacan is on Mexico's Pacific coast, which is used by smugglers to bring drugs into the country.



  2. Damn these guys are still around???? Lol

  3. Damn there's been a lot of people gettng caught lately. Heard they caught El Koreano tambien from C.I.D.A. I just hope it doesn't lead to more violence


  5. Yess! the police are doin well lately! nabbing a lot of lowlives I hope this keeps up.

  6. @August 1, 2011 6:41 PM

    Didn't you read?? The Cartel de Sinaloa is protected by the United States. Just shows the levels of corruption in the US, how sad. This drug war is never going to end!

  7. You can't allow such a person to live - He is too confident with himself. He poses a threat. This guy needs to be disemboweled.

    Not really, but yea he is much too confident.

  8. If they cant catch the top 30 cartel wanted men then don't bother, the next in line took their place the day they got killed or arrested all these solders, Sargent, LT are replaceable

  9. Of course their around dummie cant u read they control most drug sales in michoacan. La familia had alot of soldiers n most went with ct wen they split. Theirs rumors chayos runni that dto.puro michoaca.

  10. @10:07 Your right people don't seem to read CT has a bunch of soldiers even the LFM at its stage now has enough members to continue to wage war against anyone

  11. now he can truly enjoy el corrido that Roberto Tapia made for him...

  12. looks like el guero from the group Molotov

  13. Supposedly, this guy's mother was from California married s mexican whose brother
    Nery's (Uncle) was a Big Shot in the "Familia"
    and this kid worked with the uncle who raised him because his father was killed. Eventually
    the uncle got murdered and by that time all hell
    was breaking loose with La Familia so when a group left with La Tuta; Harrison was one of them. He was so proficient at killin he became
    a Squad Leader but Look at him Now! Rattin just like all the rest of these Scum Bags on each other! These guy's are all Bi-Polar to say the least and Homicidal at Most! God Help Mexico!

  14. 08/01-8:21PM,

    Believe every thing u read..dummie? While you are on the subject of corruption, don't forget to mention the Mexican Gov't too..snapper head. As far as the drug war never ending..duh..did u come up with that summarization or was that something u read too? It's so easy for "bandwagon" types like yourself to participate in the "finger pointing." If you are an American..leave the U.S., we don't need or want you here..

  15. Lucifer killa are u a girl or wat. Im 10:07
    Any way mexico blames america and america blames mexico the truth is mexico is so dam corrupt its a disgrace to say they got a government. The zetas n the government are wats bringing the country down their worthless trash gud for nothing only to steal n extort the weak. So thats were the killing starts bcus some ppl are not gona let some fuckin scumbag zeta or crooked cop put a tax on them. N the government dnt do shit to stop these lowlife fuckin pieces of shit in fact they assist them with their crime against working ppl. For example wat kind of government lets some pussy muthafucker ride into a town in a 130 car convoy? To start trouble n kill? Thats wat that bitch lazcano did. The usa would have intercepted that convoy n shot down everyone of those pieces of shit. China would have dropped a fuckin bomb on those punks. Even in saddams iraq these scumbags would have died quick. I wonder why the mexican government tolerates that type of bs. Then their quick to try n compare the mexican government to the usa. The usa makes mistakes but dam at least they keep their house clean. America shouldnt send no money or aid to the mexican government untill they stop working with the narcos. Untill then let the mexican government fix their own making.

  16. @August 2, 2011 11:01 AM

    Believe every thing u read..dummie?

    Wow who the F**k says "dummie?" are you in the second grade or something how about you talk like a man? No I don't believe everything I read but when the writer presents facts what else can you say? Don't be blind to the facts, your just one of those people who wants to believe the US government is so sweet and innocent. What a loser. Open your eyes. The US GOVERNMENT PROTECTS THE SINALOA CARTEL! PLAIN AND SIMPLE. OPEN YOUR EYES!

    Here is the link:

    "" If you are an American..leave the U.S., we don't need or want you here.."

    If your an American what the hell are you doing on a Mexican blog concerning Mexican problems? What a f**kin hypocrite!! jajajaja

  17. @08/02 7:28pm
    A Mexican blog in English? You truly are like a man? This coming from a moron, who has to censor the word "Fuck!" mention from you about the Mexican Gov't? BTW dumbass, the court documents you are referring to involve the allegations of a dude facing heavy US federal drug trafficking charges, which are unfounded and are not supported by any evidence! I guess if the article was in Spanish you would know that...but again I'd wager you have never been accused of being very bright! Common sense "dummie" if the US was protecting the Sinaloa cartel, then why is Zambada-Niebla facing charges in the US, I guess he's not being protected anymore. It's good that you laugh (in Spanish no less) cause the jokes on you..but keep reading "English" articles about Mexico..fool

  18. @August 1-8:21PM,
    Are you that surprised that the American gov't was supporting the Sinaloa cartel? Like it or not, it's a common tool/practice for LE officials to strike deals with unsavory characters (i.e. cartel members) in order to gain vital intel or to accomplish a wider far reaching goal dealing with a certain DTO in their crosshairs. It's part of doing ever heard the expression.."it takes a crook to catch a crook." How else would any LE body be able to infiltrate a sophisticated/complex DTO?

    Keep in mind, there would be no way the U.S. could offer any cartel protection or immunity without the cooperation of the Mexican Gov't. So, it's a two way street my friend part of your anger should be towards the Mexican Gov't as well, after all it's their country..right?

  19. @August 3, 2011 11:50 AM

    A Mexican blog in English?

    Do you not know how to read? Did you read on top where it clearly says and I quote “Reporting on the Mexican Drug Cartel War” so where do you see American in there? Last time I checked this blog didn’t report on the everyday suffering and pain of the American people right? It talks everyday about Mexico and the Mexican people. So yes, a Mexican blog in English is that hard to comprehend? Here is another one for you, you idiot jajaja


    "You truly are like a man? This coming from a moron, who has to censor the word "Fuck!"

    You really are a dumb f**k aren't you? Since I have been commenting on BB for a while, I know that sometimes certain words will get your comment censored. Where it clearly violates rule number one of their comment policy

    “1.) Any comment that gets personal with attacks using offensive language”

    have you ever taken the time to read it? Prob not!

    Its common knowledge that the Mexican government supports the CDS but what wasn’t common knowledge was that the United States government did as well. Of course Americans like you like to swallow all the lies that the government tells you. Open your eyes idiot and stop believing your government is sweet and innocent. You prob think that Fast and Furious never happen? Jajaja Your government is protecting the Sinaloa cartel plain and simple. When is the last time the DEA has launch a massive operation against the CDS in the United States? Just like they did against the LFM recently? Not in years. And Zambada-Niebla is facing charges in the US because it’s called betrayal but of course you wouldn’t have the common sense to know that. The DEA was the same organization providing the Intel to the Mexican Law Enforcement that wipes out el Chapos enemy. Example: Arturo Beltran Leyva, El Diego, TT, El Mamito and etc etc etc.

    Just a coincidence? I think not.

  20. 08/03 5:37PM,

    Yea if you read the title of the website fool it's "BORDERLAND BEAT," What does the "BORDER" part of the title mean? uh..I believe that includes the states in the U.S. that border Mexico, like Texas, which btw moron the drug war affects the U.S. Obviously, like I said before your not too bright..your over here preaching about the "comment policy" yet your posts are full of insults and censored vulgar language? Talk about a hypocrite! Practice what you preach.."dummie"

    You know nothing on how US LE operations work, if you did "dummie" you would not all be surprised the CDS was getting indirect support from US operatives in exchange for intel..this is nothing new. The US has done that with other cartels as well..your just focused on the CDS because your narrow minded and believe everything you read from a sometimes biased media. I noticed you still have not acknowledged that the Mexican Gov't shares the brunt of responsibility and is far more corrupt than US gov't but as usual your a typical "Internet ranger" who hides behind a keyboard spinning wild anti-American rhetoric because you don't know any better. After all Mexico is it's own country right? Maybe you should open your eyes and and accept the fact Mexico is lawless, corrupt, and powerless to do anything without the US. As far as "Fast and Furious," big deal...the Mexican Gov't has had far worse embarrassing things occur..oh I "El Chapo" escaping from one their supermax prisons.. thousands of corrupt police officers participating in kidnappings and murders, and your harping about the ATF allowing guns to walk! Why do you think, these top level guys get extradited to the US? because Mexican justice system is a joke..there is something wrong, when an inmate is allowed a Botox treatment, in

  21. @Aug 3-5:37pm,
    Just my two cents, not trying to get in the middle of you and that other "bozos" argument but I remember reading an article on here about a 300 acre marijuana plantation belonging to "EL Chapo." It was destroyed by the Mexican military. It happen sometime in July this year, it's supposedly a 160 million dollar Sinaloa cartel operation. I dunno but that sounds like a pretty steep blow/loss to the Sinaloa cartel it sounds to me like the CDS' immunity is starting to wear out. Plus with the death Bin Laden, Chapo has moved to the #1 most wanted spot, a list approved by the US gov't. My point being, I'd venture to say it is elements of the Mexican gov't, who are protecting him not so much the US.

  22. @August 4, 2011 9:13 AM

    This idiot jaja...So just because the title is named Borderland-beat, its suppose to reflect the US border also jaja. No you moron! You can name this blog the EL Universal or some chessy name but that still doesn't take away the main objective or purpose of what its reporting. If you read it clearly says “Reporting on the Mexican Drug Cartel War” meaning Mexican because of Mexico's current drug war. Not the US, not American, and clearly not the suffering and pain of the American people right? What are the daily news being printed on this blog about? Mexico and Mexicans! "like I said before your not too bright."

    "indirect support from US operatives:" more like being bought out! jaja.."indirect support" my ass. The US is supporting the CDS, OPEN your eyes. You're the only narrow minded person here who believes everything your government is telling you!

    "your a typical "Internet ranger" who hides behind a keyboard spinning wild anti-American rhetoric because you don't know any better."

    And what the hell are you doing? Exact same thing internet ranger jaja. Freakin hypocrite.

    "I noticed you still have not acknowledged that the Mexican Gov't shares the brunt of responsibility."

    Did you not read where I clearly said, "Its common knowledge that the Mexican government supports the CDS but what wasn’t common knowledge was that the United States government did as well." Man you really don't know how to read huh "dummie" jaja

    Anyways keep swallowing all those lies your government keeps spoon feeding you. I can see its working out very well for your country. Esp since your country is on the brink of financial collapse and you still want to believe your leaders? How cute! jajaja Anyways take care and keep swallowing!


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