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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Mexican Prison’s Security Chief Gunned Down

The security chief of the prison in Culiacan, the capital of the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, was gunned down, police said.

Alejandro Osuna Rios was murdered on Friday in front of his house, police said.

The 36-year-old Osuna Rios had been in charge of security at the prison for four months.

Osuna Rios was attacked by several gunmen riding in two SUVs as he stood in front of his house with his wife and son in the Villas del Manantial district.

Sinaloa state Attorney General’s Office investigators found 44 bullet casings and an ammunition clip for an AK-47 at the crime scene, as well as the officer’s service weapon.

Osuna Rios, who had just started his vacation, did not have time to draw his 9 mm pistol and return fire, police said.

Sinaloa is currently the scene of a bloody turf war among several cartels.

The state is home to the drug cartel led by Joaquin “El Chapo” (Shorty) Guzman, who was arrested in Guatemala in 1993 and pulled off a Hollywood-style jailbreak when he escaped from the Puente Grande maximum-security prison in the western state of Jalisco on Jan. 19, 2001.

The Sinaloa organization, sometimes referred to by officials as the Pacific cartel, is the oldest and most powerful drug cartel in Mexico.

The Sinaloa cartel, according to intelligence agencies, is a transnational business empire that operates in the United States, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Americas and Asia.

About 50,000 people have died in Mexico’s drug war since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon declared war on the country’s powerful cartels, sending soldiers into the streets to fight criminals.

Source: The Associated Press


  1. With the election over it will be interesting to see how long ground breaking articles use the 50,000 dead number. For a while the number was heading towards 60,000 but as the election neared it fell back to fifty grand. This seems to be an important number to some powerful entities because many of the news sources have fallen in line on the number. But if it must be fiction how about a little variance in the story. It would be a breath of fresh air if a "reporter" would say since December of 2006 30,000 people have died.

  2. Gente del sargento Phoenix for not helping out in the escape plan

  3. Must have been an attack by BLO ...

  4. Segun que fue venganza por la muerte del arabe... Porque este sapo fue quien lo puso...

  5. Gente del sargento Phoenix for not helping out in the escape plan
    July 29, 2012 10:59 PM
    For real man?I heard sargento Phoenix was told to put his weapon down,cause certain people didnt want his ass dead?Guey,it would make some sense what you sayin,its been long enough to let it die down,now they want to make moves?Anyway keep postin amigo,we keep readin.Saludos.

  6. plata o plomo :) welcome to culiacan sinaloa

  7. is that guy sargento phoenix locked up?

  8. Beltran Leyvas group took his life because this person was involved in the death,torture ofthe arab.

    Sargento Phoenix is locked up in Culiacan He is part of the Antrax.

  9. who is the guy arab? was he part of the beltran leyva?

  10. "who is the guy arab? was he part of the beltran leyva"
    Yes,Francisco Araujo"The Arab"he was murdered in jail,after bein arrested in Guasave.He son of Pedro Aviles Perez.Remember in Sinaloa lot of poster papers all over saying he was tortured and murdered on orders of Guzman to governor Mario lopez valdez"malova".It cause a lot of hurt to people in that crew.

  11. oh yeah i remember about those posters, thanks for the info

  12. Sargento phoenix is a sanguinario


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