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Monday, May 20, 2013

Rescued niece of "Nacho Coronel" from assassins in Nuevo Leon and Body of kidnapped son of Notiver Reporter Antonio Marin found in Ecatepec

Borderland Beat
MEXICO CITY - Angel Humberto Marin Licona, 25, son of Antonio Marín, a reporter for the Veracruz newspaper, Notiver,  was killed, a victim of kidnapping.

According to the newspaper, Angel Humberto traveled last May 1 for a long weekend to Ciudad de Mexico with the intention of checking into a job he had been offered and then going to Six Flags.

On May 2 the son phoned his father telling him he would like to stay another day in the city and then go to the amusement park the next day.

However on May 3,  Antonio Marín received a phone call from his son in which,  a stranger demanded a million dollars in exchange for the life of Angel Humberto.

Marin claimed they didn't have that amount and asked the person to give him time to put it together.

"Do it and get as much as possible and wait for my call," replied the kidnapper.

The wife of Antonio Marin insisted on gathering as many objects as possible to sell, that included their old car and also putting their house up for sale as well as the few jewels she had for which they got about 30 thousand pesos.

Furthermore, relatives, friends, journalists and reporters took up a collection and gathered another amount .

But the phone never rang again, and the family lived a nightmare day and night for 15 days.
This Saturday, a family member said that Marin went to view a body in the Ecatepec Forensic Medical Service that might be his son.

The reporter from Mexico City sadly confirmed that his son had been killed and that his body was with the Forensic Examiner.
According to Notimex , the Attorney General of the State of Mexico (PGJDF) said after identification they gave the father the body of his son.

Governor Javier Duarte de Ochoa said the Veracruz government collaborates with the Office of the State of Mexico to help solve the crime of Humberto Angel Marin Licona, son of the journalist, Antonio Marín Cardin.

Gov. Javier Duarte went to pay his respects to the journalist Antonio Marin Cardin

The State Chief Executive said that from the first moment, when we learned of this situation, we got in touch with the State Attorney of the State of Mexico " he said.

Besides  Duarte de Ocho, relatives, and politicians from all parties,attended the funeral to give their condolences to the  Notiver media reporter,.including the former governor Fidel Herrera Beltran, former candidate for governor of Veracruz, Miguel Angel Yunes Linares and his son Miguel Angel Yunes Marquez PAN candidate for mayor of Boca del Rio. Also attending was the municipal president of Veracruz, Gudino Carolina Corro.

The Attorney reported that the body was found 10 days ago in the municipality of Ecatepec. Relatives of Humberto Angel reported him as kidnapped on May 2.

The State Attorney reported what follow is the investigation of crime of murder while the Attorney General's Office (PGR) investigates the crime of kidnapping.

Nuevo Leon. - The PGR took charge of the investigation of the kidnapping of a family in Apodaca, of which two men were executed in Cadereyta. Authorities rescued two children and two women, one of them identified as a niece of the deceased Ignacio "Nacho" Coronel, one of the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel.

A source confirmed that two men, suspects arrested for these events are available to a federal prosecutor.

It isn't clear whether women rescued, one of them named Colonel, and niece of the late drug lord Ignacio Coronel Villarreal, was still being held by the PGR.

According to reports, federal authorities took over the investigation, when it was revealed the relationship of one of the women with "Nacho" Coronel, who was killed in a shootout on July 29, 2010, in Guadalajara, and who was one of the top leaders of the Sinaloa cartel along with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada.

Unlike other similar cases of kidnapping, with rescues and arrests, this one  immediately attracted the federal authorities to the investigation.

Two woman, along with one husband and two children, and another passenger, were kidnapped in Apodaca on Sunday near the International Airport of Monterrey.

Witnesses say their Cadillac Escalade was intercepted by armed criminals in a Suburban.
The women, with the two children, one of them an 11 month old and  the other a boy of five years, were taken away in one of the vehicles, and the father of the children and the other man were taken in the other vehicle.

The kidnapping sparked a strong mobilization of the various police,sparking a confrontation with criminals who had kidnapped men, in the vicinity of Pueblo Nuevo, in Cadereyta, where the kidnappers fled.

The next day, at noon, the of the two hostages were found executed in the community of La Concepción.

The state police rescued the two women and two children in a cellar of a house on  kilometer 9  of the road from Cadereyta-Allende, where kidnappers were killed and were captured.


  1. Looks like they saved the wrong family member to me. Can't they get anything right? They got the two kids right. So, I sort of take that back.

  2. Dang this is real sad unreal to see how much this happens I assume more than we really know
    Vegas Guy

  3. Figgered he was a goner poor kid . Why all the PR at his funeral? If Antonio was killed only his familia, compañeros, and work mates would have paid respects. It is certainly another sad and needless waste of a young life.

  4. Was it chapos wife that was kidnapped?

  5. Hahavana- Nice to see you back. The deaths of journalists or relatives of journalists are total threats and perps should be dealt with punishments more severe than usual kidnapping and murders because they hinder the premise of free speech which doesn't really work the same as in the US anyway except in curtailing its existence. But it stands to a point as a protection of rights and that in itself needs to be protected as much as journalists need protection.

  6. What's the statistics of kidnapped victims actually being released?? Anyone know?
    What about when Gerardo Ortiz was kidnapped? How was he released?

  7. I am a police officer in Laredo. The explanation would go something like:
    "It wasn't my fault. I murdered your son because I was following orders. I need money to feed my family."
    I'm not exaggerating. It's the same story with nearly every cartel member we question. They try to make themselves look like the victims. It boils my blood. I saw a discussion about this on here a few weeks ago, and it's absolutely true. It's rare to find a cartel member who doesn't have 4+ children and no other way to pay for them. And as an American police officer I say this, the criminals responsible did this because their local police will do NOTHING about it.

    That being said, the focus here shouldn't be on the criminals. This is the death of a son of a loving family, and it breaks my heart that they fell victim to this period in Mexico's history.
    Their son died knowing that he had a family who would be willing to give anything to save his life, and even though he fell into hard circumstances, I trust that he led a good first 25 years of life.

    Rest in peace.

    1. Looks like , like a majority in America's trend,you easily step over the cause of almost all that goes wrong: poverty. Poverty through all times has been kept going partially bypolice forces; worldwide.
      For the rest this stuff is all just too horrible

  8. It makes me so angry when the local police make a show of how much work they're doing to capture the men responsible. They're doing nothing, and everyone knows it. The only thing they're doing is sitting in an office thinking of what they can tell the press to make it sound like they take their responsibilities as law enforcers seriously, while they count the money the kidnappers have payed them.
    I will stand behind this: Mexico has NO legal system. It has uniformed cartel members who do every bit as much personal damage as the cartels. The level of violence in Mexico largely boils down to the greed of police officers.
    If there are any Mexican police officers reading this, then go prove me wrong. Accept the risks of denying bribes and threats. Go arrest real criminals instead of framing innocents so that you look honest in the public eye. Go arrest Miguel Trevino before he boils another baby alive, because you know exactly where he is.

  9. that man is to old to go visit sixflags maybe he knew some girl on internet and that woman was a black man

    1. wow youre comment is stupid.. Im surprise that it made the comments... I didnt know there was an age limit to go to an amusement park?? And was that black man you pretending to be a woman?

    2. Who says? Sez you? and just exactly what makes u the dictator of socially age-appropriate past time hobbies anyway? We have no idea what his reason for going there was. It may not have had anything to do with riding rollercoasters which is an ageless passion. Why so judgemental? The poor guy can't even tell you why he wanted to go there.

  10. Havana- excellent story. I am saddened by the kidnapping and death of the journalist's son. It is the most dangerous job in Mexico and now this man and his family have to mourn there lose. My heart and prayers go out to this family,as well as the other innocents. It dose repulse me when women and children are kidnapped too. As for the "niece",any idea of age,if she is invoved in the "family business"?. Thanks and Peace,Texas Grandma.

  11. When will it end the killing of innocence then again you can't be traveling In escalades range rovers anything thats going to attract attention what were they thinking .

  12. Nachos coronel family is most important than journalist

  13. Poor kid! May he rest n peace!


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