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Saturday, April 27, 2013

13 die in prison riot in San Luis Potosi state

A list of the wounded can be found here

A total of 13 inmates were killed and another 65 were wounded in a prison riot in San Luis Potosi that began early Saturday morning, according to Mexican news accounts.

According to a news report which appeared on the website of El Diario de Coahuila news daily, the trouble began at around 0400 hrs at the Centro de Readaptacion Social (CERESO) locally known as La Pila in dormitories 4,5 and 6, with about 100 inmates were involved.

By 0700 hrs the incident was over.

According to a separate news account posted on the website of Milenio news daily, 12 of the dead were identified as Israel Saldaña Bustamante, Edgar Eduardo Padilla Altamirano, Julian Garay Lopez, Oscar Guerrero Gomez, Pablo Ivan Soriano Barrera, Argenis Joshimar Castillo Gonzalez, Omar Castillo Hernandez, Eliud Eduardo Bautista Puga, Uriel Antonio Maldonado Ramirez, Luis Alberto Dominguez Martinez, Arturo Gonzalez Hernandez and Sergio Noe Lopez Puenta.

News of the 13th fatality came in just as a press conference with the governor of San Luis Potosi, Dr. Fernando Toranzo Fernandez was ending. The name of the 13the victim has not been disclosed.
Gob. Dr. Toranzo Fernandez
The Milenio account mentioned that of the 65 wounded, 22 were listed in serious condition.

The San Luis Potosi state Procuraduria General de Justicia del Estado (PGJE) or attorney general Miguel Angel Covarrubias was quoted as saying that one prison gang revolted against another demanding money and property inmates received from work inside prison.

According to news reports, inmate involved used homemeade stabbing weapons.  No firearms were used in the riot.  Reports are that concrete was used to construct weapons.

Nine of the dead died inside the prison while four died inside the the prison hospital.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for and


  1. no bad news here except just not enough criminals eliminated from society.

  2. Sheriff: Cartels Resorting to Scare Tactics

    Posted: Apr 26, 2013 6:46 PM

    Updated: Apr 26, 2013 7:00 PM

    HIDALGO COUNTY - An increase in the confiscation of drug loads may be driving cartels to resort to scare tactics, officials said.

    Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said the Rio Grande Valley's law enforcement community has received threats about poison-laced drug loads.

    Trevino said the cartels may be trying to intimidate law enforcement in the wake of record drug seizures in the Valley.

    "Drug-trafficking organizations in Mexico (say they) are going to taint or contaminate the outside of the packaging of marijuana loads ... so American law enforcement can be harmed," Trevino said.

    "Our deputies, when they are handling the evidence, are required to wear latex gloves (and) surgical masks," Trevino said.

    Still, Trevino said it's highly unlikely the cartels will taint the products that bring the most money. He said none of the packages in the county's evidence lockers have been found to be tainted.

    "I think the Mexican drug organizations are becoming desperate in their rhetoric and their tactics," Trevino said.

    Trevino said law enforcement agencies throughout the Valley are having more success combating human and drug trafficking.

    He said the threat may be just a tactic to scare officers.

  3. Damn how stupid are these prisoners demanding money and property in a jail cell... gives a whole new meaning to stupidity...hahaha

    1. 11:59 pm. You want stupid? In Baltimore, the Black Gorilla Family aka BGF, got in mucho trouble for running the jails and detention centers. The "top dog", got 4 female guards pregnant,used another female for sex,got 10 officers to bring in cell phones, drugs etc. This has gone on since 2009 and the feds just arrested 9 officers. One officer died the day before in a botched robbery. How were they finally caught? " TOP DOG", was drinking beer with his jail and a new officer told the feds. It really is a must read on greed,power,money,drugs and corruption. Great article BB. The BGF gets their pot from the mexican cartels to sell inside and out of the prisons. Wish there were more dumb asses on both sides of the border! Peace, Texas Grandma. (Ja ja).

  4. 13 were rehabilitated!!!

  5. La Letra sigue riffando en los ceresos en TamaulipaZ, en n.l. en Coahuila en ZacatecaZ culeros. donde company controla papa...andamos dándoles en la madre a las golfas llenandolos de plomo de cuernos y
    r 15s... salgan al topon putas de mierda... aquí tenemos loa tambores listos para ser los pozole...S.L.p. se los pusimos en el fundió ... demos sus papá y mama

    1. Al rato vas a saludar al commandante bebe!!!

  6. Bunch of idiots, fuck the zets.....


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