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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Spanish Police Dismantle Sinaloa Cartel Connected Cell, Seizing Record 1.8 Tons of Meth

 "Socalj" for Borderland Beat

The Spanish National Police reported that it “dismantled the infrastructure in Spain of the Sinaloa Cartel." 1,800 kilos of methamphetamine was seized, in the provinces of Valencia and Alicante. The 1.8 tons of meth is the largest shipment of the synthetic drug seized in Spain. It is the second-largest seizure in all of Europe. Earlier this year, near Cork, Ireland, a large meth seizure occurred which was allegedly coordinated by Los Chapitos relative Morris O'Shea-Salazar.

The drug network operated in Tenerife, Madrid, Valencia, and Alicante. Police arrested 5 people during the raid in the eastern Alicante province, 3 of Spanish nationality, a Romanian citizen, and one of them from Mexico running the cartel's Spanish operations, a statement said. "Among those arrested is a Mexican citizen linked to the Sinaloa Cartel," stated Spanish Police.

Friday, May 24, 2024

UpDate: Dulce And Nohemí Died In The San Fermín Attack Because The Young Man Was Being Chased By Hitmen Culiacán, Sinaloa: Governor

 "Char" for Borderland Beat 

This article was translated and reposted from Reflectores.MX

The governor made a revelation that confirms the two young girls are collateral victims of criminal violence.

By Rafael González - May 23, 2024



Culiacán, Sinaloa - Governor Rubén Rocha Moya made a revelation that confirms that the two young girls, 18 and 23 years old, who died in the San Fermín subdivision, are collateral victims of criminal violence.
He was questioned about the deaths of Dulce, 18, and Joselyn Nohemí, 23, who were brutally shot to death inside their apartment in northern Culiacán.


Without giving many details of the investigation, he said that it is known that the alleged murderer or murderers were pursuing 23-year-old Alejandro.

The governor detailed that it is known that unfortunately, the man, as he was fleeing, took refuge in the apartment where the girls were.


It was a problem that they were chasing a boy who went inside the house to take refuge where there were two women and at that moment the hitmen went inside the house and apparently, executed everyone inside the house" he lamented.

The triple homicide happened last Tuesday inside a small apartment located in the sector of Loma de Rodriguera, known as San Fermín. The victims were found in the living room of the place.
The house is located on De los Juncos and La Nachi streets, in the above-mentioned neighborhood.


FOLLOW-UP

The execution of Dulce and Nohemí, along with a male subject was covered in a previous post, FGE Will Investigate As Multiple Femicide The Event That Occurred In San Fermin Where Three People Were Executed In Culiacán, Sinaloa."


Sadly, both Dulce and Nohemí were innocent bystanders, and when I asked a source with knowledge of the state of affairs in Sinaloa if the hitmen responsible would face consequences, the source replied with the following, 

"NO, the hitmen will not face consequences especially how things are right now in Culiacán, besides, they are people with no money and no connections, that will go unpunished, SADLY."


1,400 Packages Of Meth Weighing Almost 6 Tons And Worth Over $18 Million Found In Squash Shipment

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat



U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in California have discovered more than 1,400 packages of methamphetamine worth over $18 million inside a shipment of squash, officials said.

The discovery happened early Monday morning at approximately 6:47 a.m. when CBP officers working at the Otay Mesa Commercial Facility in California encountered a 44-year-old man driving a commercial tractor-trailer with a shipment of squash, CBP officials said in a statement released on Wednesday detailing the seizure.


CBP officers discovered 1,419 packages of methamphetamine concealed within the shipment of squash.


“The driver, a valid border crossing card holder, was referred for further examination by CBP officers along with the tractor-trailer and shipment,” CBP said. “In secondary, non-intrusive scanning technology was utilized to conduct a full scan of the tractor trailer. After examination, irregularities were observed and CBP officers requested a CBP human and narcotics detection canine. The canine team responded and alerted officers to the presence of narcotics.”

In total, CBP officers discovered 1,419 packages of methamphetamine concealed within the shipment of squash with the total weight of the narcotics being 11,469 pounds -- an estimated street value of $18,350,400, according to CBP.

“Our officers’ commitment to duty, excellence, and the safety of our nation is truly commendable. These results serve as an outstanding display of effectiveness in thwarting the illegal importation of narcotics,” stated Rosa E. Hernandez, Otay Mesa Area Port Director. “Their exceptional efforts truly embody the highest standards of service.”

CBP officers seized the narcotics, commercial tractor and the trailer. The driver was arrested and turned over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigation for further investigation.


CBP officers discovered 1,419 packages of methamphetamine concealed within the shipment of squash.


These seizures are the result of Operation Apollo, CBP said, which is a “holistic counter-fentanyl effort that began on October 26, 2023 in southern California, and expanded to Arizona on April 10, 2024. Operation Apollo focuses on intelligence collection and partnerships, and utilizes local CBP field assets augmented by federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners to boost resources, increase collaboration, and target the smuggling of fentanyl into the United States.”

An estimated minimum of 150 people die, on average, every day from drug overdoses related to synthetic opioids derived from fentanyl, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Our officers’ commitment to duty, excellence, and the safety of our nation is truly commendable," stated Rosa E. Hernandez, Otay Mesa Area Port Director.



Otay Mesa
San Diego, California



ABC News

'El Chapo' Guzmán Seeks To Clean Up His Image With A Letter: “I Am Not Who The Media Says”

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Bear




Written from prison, one of Mexico's most famous drug traffickers wrote a letter. What does he say? Here we tell you all the details.

Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, El Chapo, claims to be not who the media, the authorities and even his former colleagues say he was, or at least not as great before the murder of Cardinal Posadas, of which this Friday, May 24, the 31 years of commitment, he said from the super maximum security prison where he is located.

With no hope of ever seeing the light of day again, locked in a facility in the middle of the desert, the mythical leader of the Sinaloa cartel says the Mexican government used him as a scapegoat to blame someone for the murder of Cardinal Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo , then archbishop of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, in Jalisco.

 Cardinal Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo.


Jorge Carpizo and Cardinal Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo


In a letter, translated and adapted by his lawyer, Mariel Colón Miró, sent to Judge Brian Cogan to request a new trial, El Chapo claims that that day, while he was heading to the beach, he was trapped in the middle of a crossfire.


While El Chapo was free, he was one of the drug traffickers who trafficked the most drugs according to the DEA.


“That day, May 24, 1993, Mr. Guzmán arrived at the Guadalajara airport to go to the beach. He parked his car and got out to look for his suitcases in the trunk. When he opened the trunk of his car to unload his things, another car arrived and parked right next to Mr. Guzmán's car. While Mr. Guzmán was unloading his luggage, he heard gunshots very close to him.”

“Mr. Guzmán realized that some men were shooting at the car that was next to him. People in the parking lot began to run, including Mr. Guzmán, who left his belongings behind him to look for somewhere to hide. Mr. Guzmán's identification was also left behind in the parking lot. “The Mexican government took advantage of that and took Mr. Guzmán’s identification so they would have someone to blame.”

According to El Chapo, the next day, the legend was born. The Mexican government spread the story of Guzmán Loera like wildfire as one of the great leaders of Mexican drug trafficking. That the cardinal had been shot dead after a confrontation between Arellano Félix hitmen and Chapo himself.



“One day before that event, Mr. Guzmán didn’t even exist for the Mexican government. But the next day everything changed.” According to Colón, the US government then began to fabricate a narrative around El Chapo.

“Later the United States government also began a negative campaign against Mr. Guzmán and gave him negative publicity. There was too much bad information in the media that made Mr. Guzmán look too big, they had to arrest him because society could not understand how Mr. Guzmán was still free. “The government had to stop him so as not to look bad to the public.”

Lawyer Colón even recalled that during his testimony, Vicente Zambada Niebla, El Vicentillo, assured that the governments of Mexico and the United States inflated the profile of El Chapo Guzmán, during his testimony when questioned by Eduardo Balarezo, Guzmán's former representative.


Cardinal Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo


Eduardo Balarezo: “—But you know that Chapo didn't kill him, right?—”

Vicente Zambada: “—That's what I said yesterday, that he didn't kill him.”

EB: “—The Arellano Félix mob murdered Cardinal Ocampo.”

VZ: “—Yes sir.”

EB: “—And you know, again, from living in Mexico at that time and from being in the business at that time that before the assassination of Cardinal Ocampo, for the most part the Mexican public had no idea who Chapo was. , True?"

VZ: “—Yes, sir.”

EB: “—And it was only when the media made them known that Chapo came to the spotlight.”

VZ: “—Yes sir.”


For more than three decades, Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán inaugurated 'narco tunnels' to bypass walls and police officers. 

In January 2017, in a memorandum requesting preventive detention for El Chapo, the US government admitted that as a result of the battle for key points for drug trafficking such as Tijuana, it led to conflicts between cartels.

One of those battles was between the Arellano Félix and the Sinaloa cartel, with El Chapo and Ismael El Mayo Zambada García at the helm.

What does El Chapo's letter say? 

“This conflict led to the murder of Cardinal Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo in 1993 during a shootout at the airport in Guadalajara, Mexico. As a result of this murder, the Mexican government carried out its first nationwide manhunt against Guzmán, who, although he initially evaded capture by escaping to Guatemala, was eventually apprehended in 1993,” the US government stated.


One of the biggest battles that El Chapo Guzmán faced was against the Arellano Félix.


Finally, Mariel Colón said that the U.S. government also fabricated a case against El Chapo Guzmán. That his extradition from Mexico was illegal and that even the communications interceptions with which the Mexican was arrested during the trial against him were false.

"To arrest him, the U.S. government fabricated a case against Mr. Guzman, using servers located in the Netherlands and also with a software called "FlexiSpy software. They committed fraud, lied and kidnapped him in the Eastern District of New York, violating extradition law," concluded Colón.


 The Mexican Armed Forces were responsible for recapturing El Chapo. 



Milenio

13 People Killed In Two Massacres In Acapulco In A Single Day

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat




At least thirteen people were murdered, eleven of them in two massacres, which occurred on May 23, 2024, in the municipality of Acapulco, Guerrero. The first of them occurred on Doctor Ignacio Chávez Street, which connects Universidad Avenue with Costera Miguel Alemán, in the Magallanes neighborhood of Acapulco de Juárez.

At around 5:40 p.m. on May 23, 2024, five people, including a woman, were murdered. In addition, a teenager was injured. Witnesses cited by local media told authorities that two armed men attacked their victims outside the commercial establishment, located inside the “La Diana” market.

The three dead men and the teenager were left lying on the sidewalk, where they were playing a slot machine. While inside the store a woman was left lying, who apparently was a worker at the business. The two attackers fled on foot towards Universidad Avenue.

Later, the State Attorney General's Office (FGE) of Guerrero confirmed, through a statement, that five people died during the attack and that one was injured. Likewise, he said that he began an investigation file against whoever is responsible for the crime of homicide and injuries.

Around 8:45 a.m. on May 23, 2024, in two different points of the town of El Treinta, in the rural area of ​​Acapulco, six men were found murdered and their bodies were dumped on the Mexico-Acapulco federal highway.

The first two bodies were found on the federal highway, in front of Cuauhtémoc High School. The other four bodies were located on a soccer field, 300 meters from the initial discovery. All the victims had gunshot wounds and were recovered up by their families.

The Secretary of Public Security (SSP) of Guerrero later reported that State Police personnel went to the scene, “without signs of any incident being located.” The elements visited the aforementioned points of said town, including the aforementioned area, on the Acapulco-Mexico federal highway.

Additionally, during the early hours of Thursday, May 23, 2024, a dismembered man was found inside a 50-liter pot, in the Juan R. Escudero neighborhood, in the upper part of Ejido Avenue, between 12th and Emiliano Zapata streets. , after an emergency call to the number 911 was made. The human remains were transferred to the facilities of the Forensic Medical Service (SEMEFO).

Around 4:00 p.m. on May 23, 2024, a taxi driver was shot to death outside the Social Readaptation Center (CERESO) in Las Cruces. The crime occurred between Del Fútbol and Coral streets, in the Libertadores neighborhood.

In addition, from around 10:00 p.m. on May 22, 2024 and until 2:00 p.m. the following day, residents of the communities of San Jerónimo Palantla and Nuevo Amanecer, in the municipality of Chilapa de Álvarez, had an armed confrontation, according to Jesús Plácido Galindo, leader of the Emiliano Zapata Indigenous and Popular Council (Cipog-EZ).

The Secretariat of Public Security of Guerrero reported that the State Police, in joint actions with the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA), the National Guard and the State Attorney General's Office, maintain a presence in the town of San Jerónimo Palantla, where they located three vehicles, three homes and the Municipal Police Station on fire. However, in these events there were no injuries or deaths.

On the other hand, before 6:00 a.m. on May 23, 2024, three young people were found bound and executed, next to a vacant lot on Adrián Castrejón Street, in the Yohuala neighborhood, east of the municipal seat of Iguala de la Independencia, near the highway to Cuernavaca.

The young people, between 18 and 20 years old, were left in a row face down, all three had their faces covered with adhesive tape, hands tied behind their backs and with the coup de grace in the head, as well as other gunshots in their bodies. 

On top of them, a piece of cardboard was left with a message written by “you know who”, with the initials FG, apparently from the Guerrero Federation, in which they accused the young people of supposedly belonging to an alleged gang of robbers and motorcycle thieves in said municipality.



Acapulco, Guerrero




Zeta Tijuana

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Mexican Cartels Taking Control Of Tortilla Industry

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat


* 20,000 tortilla shops have been extorted

* The price of tortillas just jumped 61% in Mexico

* Other businesses also fear violence, retribution



Natividad Reynoso cooks tortillas for her family in the aftermath of Hurricane Otis which ripped off part of her home's roof in Acapulco, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 27, 2023. Reynoso's business selling plants to hotels was wiped out by the Category 5 storm.


Mexican drug cartels continue to dominate the trafficking of narcotics both south of the U.S. border and throughout the United States, but the powerful and dangerous criminal organizations are now impacting other businesses in their home country, including those producing a culinary staple.

The cartels have gained more political clout by extorting money from a variety of locally owned businesses, including about 15% of the country’s tortillerías, the National Tortilla Council confirmed to The Washington Post.

The shakedown of about 20,000 neighborhood storefront tortilla businesses is part of an operation by the cartels that are also taking cash from local fishermen, chicken vendors, trucking companies, lumber operations and other businesses, the Post reported.

What has resulted is large, organized crime groups traditionally known for trafficking heroin, cocaine and other synthetic drugs like fentanyl taking control of how these companies operate. Among those hardest hit are those making tortillas by hand to feed the demand for the product throughout Mexico.

“We’re practically at the point where criminals set the price of tortillas,” Homero López, who runs the National Tortilla Council, told the Post.

The National Tortilla Council reported this month that the price of tortillas has surged nearly 61% in Mexico due to rising costs, inflation and widespread insecurity.

The cartel extortion operation comes at a time when the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency recently announced Mexican drug cartels are not only present in all 50 U.S. states but have done away with their drug trafficking competition.

But across Mexico, the cartels are setting the price of goods for local businesses, including many of the tortilla shops, the newspaper reported. Officials told the Post that tortilla shops that refuse to pay the money cartels demand from them are either set on fire or shot at.

Antonio Vazquez runs the tortilla association in the small Mexican state of Morelos, which is located south of Mexico City. Vazquez told the Post that he left his law firm to open a family tortilla business more than 20 years ago.

At the time, a local street gang was charging business owners $10 a week to protect the community from crime.

But as crime started to tick up after the gang originally cut down on thefts and other offenses taking place, the prices they started to charge increased, the Post reported. Now, Vazquez said that local tortilla producers are being charged upwards of $900 per month.

“Somebody has to speak out,” Vazquez told the newspaper.

Yet, as local residents and business owners live in fear, he said the criminal organizations are only gaining more power. Vazquez says he recently had armed men storm into his tortilla shop, give him a cell phone and tell him that their boss would be contacting him.

“Even I’m afraid,” he said.



News Break

Cartels Operating In Tennessee

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat





A Tennessee couple linked to a Mexican drug cartel died after a big rig chase and shootout with officers. Now the feds confirm the cartels are working in Tennessee as well as every other state. 


Donley County
Texas




WKRN News 2

Throwback Thursday: Fausto Isidro Meza-Flores Aka "El Chapo Isidro" And His Battalions In Guasave: Sinaloa. June 15, 2022.

 "Char" for Borderland Beat 

This information and videos were shared on X by Niporwifi


EL CHAPO ISIDRO 
EL DE BAMOA 
EL SEÑOR DE LAS FLORES 

" 🇲🇽Convoy of armored and artillery pickup trucks with hitmen of Chapo Isidro, a drug lord loyal to the Beltran Leyva family. The video was recorded yesterday on Mexico 15 at the height of Las Brisas in Guasave (Sinaloa), at the same point there is usually a checkpoint of the Attorney General's Office of Mexico."



EL CHAPO ISIDRO AND HIS BATTALIONS IN GUASAVE 

Chapo Isidro's convoys are now commonplace in the area, and he is increasingly gaining power in Sinaloa. At the expense of his enemy the Sinaloa Cartel, with whom he has agreements for now."



The convoy of hired assassins made an appearance in Guasave because the funeral of the mother of one of Chapo Isidro's lieutenants was being held. They provided security for fear of an attack by another cartel."





Throwback Thursday: 'El Mini Lic' Is Yet To Be Tried In Mexico For The Murder Of Journalist And Founder Of Ríodoce, 'Javier Valdez Cárdenas.'

 "Char" for Borderland Beat 

This article was translated and reposted from RIODOCE 

WRITTEN BY: ALEJANDRO MOJARDÍN

MAY 14, 2024. 



The intellectual authorship of Dámaso López Serrano in the murder of journalist and founder of Ríodoce, Javier Valdez Cárdenas, is documented, confirms the head of Feadle.


For the Special Prosecutor's Office for Crimes against Freedom of Expression, Dámaso López Serrano, el Minilic, is the mastermind of the murder of journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas and will insist with the US government that he be extradited and tried in Mexico.


Heriberto "P", a.k.a. El Koala, was sentenced to 14 years and eight months as the mastermind, and Juan Francisco "P", El Quillo, was sentenced to 32 years in prison in an abbreviated proceeding.


In October 2023, the Minilic gave an interview to Proceso magazine in which he disassociated himself from the crime and blamed Los Chapitos.


"The United States has proof that I didn't do it and Ovidio is going to tell it like it is. When he begins to cooperate, he is going to say that they were the ones who murdered Javier Valdez and I hope that all of that will be known and come to light. We just have to give time to time. I have no doubt about that. Ovidio is going to tell the story and tell it like it was," he said.


Regarding Minilic's statements, the head of the Feadle, Ricardo Sánchez Pérez del Pozo, said that it is only an attempt to distance himself.


"The evidence is very clear in the case against him and well here he has an arrest warrant granted by a federal judge who evaluated a series of evidence, it is not an affirmation just for the sake of it, there is a series of evidence that supports the affirmation that he is involved; besides the fact that the people who are deprived of their freedom and whose material participation has already been demonstrated, were part of the group that was with him", he said.


The official mentioned that several factors determine his responsibility, among them testimonies that point directly to him and that the material authors already sentenced were part of his group.


"There are several testimonies that determine it that way, another factor is that the material authors belong to the direct and immediate group, there are proofs and evidences that support it, their geolocations of being in Eldorado constantly, even the testimonies of the people close to them and there is also an analysis that was already presented in trial about Javier's journalistic work, where there is a cause-effect relationship that establishes the clear motivation of the facts", he said.


Among the evidence that the Feadle has to accuse Minilic as the intellectual author, there are testimonies of members of his group.



Two of those witnesses testified that before Quillo, Minilic offered them to kill Javier in exchange for money, weapons and a promotion.

One of those witnesses, who already testified in the Quillo trial, stated that the first days of May 2017 he was outside his house along with another person, when Minilic arrived and told them that if they wanted to move up in rank with him and be trusted by him to kill journalist Javier Valdez and they answered that they did not dare, so Minilic got upset.


After the refusal, the Minilic said to a person who was with him, "you see, he is a pussy, a good for nothing, he is good for nothing", "let's go tell Quillo and Koala, they are going to pull the trigger, they are going to pull the trigger, not like this asshole".

The other person who was in the place also declared that Minilic offered him the "job" of killing Javier, but he answered him no because he didn't want any trouble and Minilic told him that he was a "pussy" who wasn't good enough to be his people and that he was going to call Quillo and Koala so that they would do the job.

Minilic, he said, made a phone call and about 10 or 15 minutes later, Quillo and Koala arrived, and Minilic offered them the same "job" and they said yes, there was no problem.

The witness stated that days later he saw Quillo saying that he had already made an appointment and that everything had gone very well and that they had won the job.

Another witness testified that Quillo confessed that he and Koala had killed the journalist because he bothered the people of Eldorado and showed him a gun that he received as payment.

The pistol had photographs of Minilic and Dámaso López Núñez, the Licenciado, on the holster.

The Feadle also has as evidence a context analysis that was carried out with the notes published by Javier Valdez in Ríodoce in February 2017, when Los Dámaso and Los Chapitos were at loggerheads.
In the analysis they conclude that the motive for the homicide was a note in which Javier describes the Minilic as a prop gunman with no leadership capacity.

Sanchez Perez del Pozo mentioned that the Feadle carried out investigations in which they established that all the witnesses that point to Minilic did belong to his group.

He pointed out that the testimonies were already presented in the trial against El Quillo and the judge gave them credibility and El Quillo was sentenced as the material author.

He stated that El Quillo filed an appeal, but the sentence was confirmed and up to this moment it is firm, since he has not filed any amparo.

Since January 2020, a federal judge issued an arrest warrant for Minilic, who is accused of being the mastermind of the murder committed on May 15, 2017.

For four years they have been requesting extradition, but the U.S. government has not processed it.


The prosecutor commented that they have already requested the extradition of Minilic on several occasions.

"We have requested this several times, the last response we have from the United States is that for the moment they cannot process our request since he is subject to processes there in the United States, understanding that he is being a collaborating witness", he indicated.

He stated that granting the extradition is a sovereign decision of the United States and as long as they do not proceed, the Mexican authorities can only continue to insist and wait.

"We are going to continue insisting every time it is possible and every time we see them we repeat it, and every time I have a meeting with the U.S. government I make them aware of the importance of this matter, for any issue we meet or for any reason we meet I make this situation clear," he said.

The prosecutor said he is confident that there will come a time when the U.S. government will process the extradition request.sooner or later this process should be processed, once the pending issues with the U.S. are concluded, he mentioned.

Article published on May 12, 2024 in the 1111 edition of the weekly magazine


Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Dozens Of FGR Elements With Sonora License Plates Arrive In Ciudad Juárez

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat



FGR personnel in Juárez indicated that they didn’t know the reason for the presence of these elements.

Since Tuesday morning, more than a dozen elements of the Attorney General's Office of the Republic arrived in Ciudad Juárez in vehicles with Sonora plates, the caravan arrived at the FGR facilities on Lincoln and Hermanos Escobar avenues.

This surprise arrival of federal ministerial agents led to the launch of some searches on our border by this corporation, the delegation in our entity had no information about it.

The units guarded the exterior of the FGR, on Abraham Lincoln Avenue, while the officers entered through one of the gates at the back of the building, next to the old Esfinge bar, all wearing tactical uniforms and long weapons.

FGR personnel in Juárez indicated that they didn’t know the reason for the presence of these elements, who were sent by orders of Mexico City, without being given advance notice of their arrival at their facilities.

By Wednesday morning, the units and agents were still outside and inside the building, information gradually began to be received about their presence in town and in the Prosecutor's Office building, ruling out that searches were going to be carried out in the city. 

According to reports, the agents carried out a review and an assessment in the archives warehouse, of both of the evidence and the narcotics kept there, by central orders from Mexico City.

Apparently, nothing out of the ordinary was found and everything appeared to be in order. The ministerial agents withdrew this afternoon following the investigations that lasted almost a day and a half.

In the next few hours the FGR could release official information about this intervention, which was said to be due to "administrative" issues, but the reason why the inspection was ordered wasn’t mentioned.



Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua




El Heraldo de Chihuahua

Armored Vehicles, Cocaine And High-Powered Rifles Seized In Culiacan Military Operation: Sinaloa

 "Char" for Borderland Beat 

This article was translated and reposted from LUZ NOTICIAS 

Videos circulated on social networks revealed the operation in the neighborhood.

WRITTEN BY: LUIS RAMÍREZ 

MAY 22, 2024


Armored vehicles, high-powered rifles, and suspected drugs were located in an operation in the Gustavo Díaz Ordaz neighborhood in Culiacán.

The actions were carried out by authorities from the Ministry of National Defense and the National Guard in the Diaz Ordaz neighborhood in Culiacan on Tuesday, May 21. 

Authorities are currently working in the area, where they are carrying out other actions.

Data establish that it was around 12:00 noon on Tuesday when a series of operations began to be reported on social networks on 11th Street between 2nd and 3rd in the Diaz Ordaz neighborhood.


In videos that circulated about the incident, it can be seen that the authorities were securing two pickup trucks and that they were being towed in state tow trucks, one of which was armored.

In the operation, the following was secured: 

Two pickup trucks, one of them armored. 

A package of suspected cocaine

Three tactical helmets

25 magazines of different calibers.

500 cartridges

6 assault rifles

4 four tactical vests.


Sources said that the seizure was handed over to the FGR, which will carry out the corresponding investigations into the seizure on 11th Street between 2nd and 3rd of Diaz Ordaz.


SOURCE: LUZ NOTICIAS

We’re Gonna Knock Some Sense Into You

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat



If our thoughts are really like the clouds. Then the recollections of the severe beating this man is about to receive should eventually dissipate from the memory banks of his mind. 

He may have that 'zero fucks given' attitude etched across his face. That quickly leads us to believe that he has nothing to fear. 

But underneath that Mr. Cool facade there’s a man who knows that he has to pay a price for his thievery within the Mexican underworld. 

His earthly brothers will place their hands on him. And with an old fashion flogging help to save the thief from his iniquities.


Video translation is as follows:



Sicario #1: This message goes out to the citizens who live in the 3 de Mayo neighborhood. We currently have this thieving rat here with us. Go ahead and bring him towards me. What do they call you?

Captive: El Changas. 

Sicario #1: Where are you from? 

Captive: I’m from the 3 de Mayo neighborhood. 

Sicario #1: What exactly did you do wrong, why did I apprehend you?

Sicario #2: Why were you captured fool?

Captive: I was stealing. 

Sicario #1: This goes out to the citizens in the 3 de Mayo, Cumbres, Gerardo Perez, Lomas de Jiutepec, 28 de Agosto, and Lomas de Trujillo neighborhoods. We’re gonna be handing out an ass beating to the first dumb ass we catch stealing out here. This is the first time that I’ve caught you stealing here. Next time I’ll fucking kill you. Do you understand? Go ahead and assume the position. 



Jiutepec, Morelos




México Codogo Rojo


Two Foreign Nationals Among The Five Detained In An Operation In The Zacatecan Capital

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat




One of the operations was carried out in the Sierra de Álica neighborhood, where three men were arrested.

This Tuesday morning, the spokesperson for the State Peace building Committee reported on two operations carried out yesterday, Monday afternoon in the historic center of the capital of Zacatecas, in which five people were detained, including a Colombian and an Ecuadorian. In addition, one of the detainees was injured.

In a statement, the Spokesperson detailed that the arrests were the product of intelligence work and coordinated field work between the Zacatecas Immediate Reaction Forces, the Mexican Army and the National Guard.

As reported by El Sol de Zacatecas yesterday, one of the operations was carried out in the Sierra de Álica neighborhood, where three men were detained: Fredy Armando N., 43 years old, originally from Nayarit; Alfredo N., 33 years old, from Veracruz; and Christopher N., 37, from Zacatecas. One of them was injured and was taken to a hospital for medical attention.

These individuals were in possession of three long firearms, 10 magazines, 300 rounds of different calibers, 20 doses of marijuana, 400 doses crystal meth, and 400 doses of cocaine. They also had three ballistic vests, three ballistic helmets, two communication radios and a cell phone.

The detainees were traveling in a GMC Sierra 1500 truck, which had a current theft report which was seized.

The second operation was carried out in the historic center of the capital, where two men identified as Nilson N., 31 years old, originally from Colombia, and Valdemar Victorino N., 42 years old, from Ecuador, were arrested. From these individuals, 50 packages crystal meth, 10 rounds, two false INE credentials and two identifications were seized, one from Colombia and the other from Ecuador.

Apparently, the culprits were trying to flee after the capture of the first three detainees. The five arrested claimed to be members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.

The five people, along with the weapons, magazines, rounds, drugs, tactical equipment, credentials and vehicle, were made available to the competent authority to carry out the corresponding investigation.







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