Borderland Beat

Gulf Cartel Regional Leader “El Tio” Captured with Six OthersPosted: 21 Sep 2012 04:55 AM PDT

Borderland Beat

“El Tio”

“El Tio”
Federal Police arrested Salvador Román Garcia, known to authorities as “El Tio,” and identified as second in command of the Gulf Cartel in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.  He was picked up with six others who are thought to be responsible for attacks on at least two bars, six homicides in the state
Through a statement, the Ministry of Public Security (SSP), explained that lines of research indicate that “El Tio”  was allegedly responsible for the logistical operation of drug distribution for Gulf Cartel as well as coordinating kidnappings, killings of members of rival groups, mainly” Los Zetas, with whom  their disputing for control of the area.
Salvador Román Garcia was captured after the September 1 arrest of David Rosales Guzmán, alias, El Comandante Diablo,”  alleged plaza leader for the Gulf Cartel in Monterrey.
According to the SSP, , 48 years old, was arrested on September 18 when he was visibly armed in a parked car parked on Avenida Bernardo Reyes, in the Bellavista neighborhood.
In the same place were found six other armed persons in two cars. Those arrested were identified as Jonathan Abraham Castañeda González, 21 years,Juan Julio Castro Muñiz,  29 years,, who were linked to various murders; Jorge Alonso Ramos Solís, 29 years, alleged informer who reported movements authorities.
In addition to Juan Pablo Triana Aguilera, “El Pabis,” 32 years, Pedro Antonio Martínez Sida, 32, years  and José Alberto Girón López, 37, alleged Gulf Cartel informant who reported the movements of various distinct authorities.

According to the Ministry of Public Security, the detainees are related to attacks on bars and homicides in Monterrey:

Attack on  “Elefante”  bar on February 7, 2012 in Monterrey
Attack on the nightclub “Woman”, on March  92012 in Monterrey
Murder of two people in Progreso, July 30, 2012 in Monterrey
Murder of a person, the August 28, 2012 in St. Barnabas, Monterrey
Attack with explosives on Civil Police Force in Nuevo Leon on September 4, 2012
Homicide three people, the September 5, 2012 in the neighborhood Montenegro , Santa Catarina
During the detention, federal police seized a Nissan Tsuru vehicle Nuevo Leon plate MLA 1342,  a Jetta Volkswagen with Nuevo Leon license  plate SKC 1523, another Jetta with Nuevo Leon licence plate 6519 SMN

Also confiscated as an assault rifle with charger loaded with 16 rounds of ammunition, two rifles shotgun, a charger supplied with nine rounds, four rounds of ammunition and a grenade.
Eiight envelopes of green herbs with the characteristics of marijuana, 500 packets of white powder with the characteristics of cocaine, seven mobile devices, radio communication equipment, and various documentations were found..
Subjects were secured and made available to the Office of Special Investigations on Organized Crime (SIEDO).The SSP added that so far this month have been arrested 17 people linked to  “Gulf Cartel” criminal organization in the state of Nuevo Leon.
Terror in Tamaulipas: 14 diePosted: 20 Sep 2012 09:00 PM PDT

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.comA total of 14 individuals have been killed in drug and gang related violence in Tamaulipas state, including three Tamaulipa state police agents, according to several Spanish and English language reports.According to a news item posted Thursday evening on the website of Animal Politico, the three police agents were killed Wednesday night aboard their official vehicle in Nuevo Laredo.The agents were identified as José Luis Orozco,  Arturo Alvarado, and Guillermo Hernandez,, all of the Tamaulipas state  Secretaria de Seguridad Publica Estatal (SSPE) or state police.The shooting took place near the intersection of calles Jesus Carranza and Paseo Colon.Meanwhile eight other individuals were killed on drug related violence since last September 15, according to an translated account published on the website of San Antonio Express English language news daily Thursday evening.
  • A total of seven unidentified individuals were killed over last weekend in Tamualipas state.  The news report did not specify the number or locations of the incidents.
  • A total of four armed suspects were killed by a Mexican Army road patrol just outside Nuevo Laredo city along  Anahuac highway Monday afternoon.  Soldiers in the patrol observed a vehicle with suspects and gave chase when the driver attempted to elude the patrol.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for

Death in Durango: 11 diePosted: 20 Sep 2012 09:00 PM PDT

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.comA total of 11 individuals were killed or were found dead in ongoing drug and gang related violence in Durango and Coahuila states including three Policia Federal (PF) agents, according to Mexican news accounts.According to a news account on the website of Animal Politico, the three PF agents had been ambushed in Gomez Palacio by armed suspects who were travelling aboard several vehicles.  The ambush took place near the intersection of calles Victoria and Zaragoza in Zona Centro at around 1100 hrs Thursday.The three PF agents who died in the encounter were identified as Pedro Cano Rodriguez, 34, Refugio Hernandez Ramirez, 41 and Antonio Lopez Mendez 33.Meanwhile, eight individuals have died in drug or gang violence elsewhere in Durango state, according to a news report posted on the website of El Siglo de Durango news daily.

  • A decapitated body was found in Tlahualilo municipality Tuesday morning near Ejido Banco Nacional. The victim was an unidentified male in his 20s with tattoos, whose hand were bound.  His head was found near by.
  • Two women were found shot to death inside a minivan in Gomez Palacio municipality late Tuesday night.  The victims were identified as Ema Martínez Sainz, 55 and Dora Alicia Regalado Ramirez, 40.  They were found aboard a Toyota Quest minivan near the intersection of Avenida Madero and Calle Zaragoza.
  • An unidentified man in his 20s was found shot to death along the Durango city to Gomez Palacio highway at Kilometer 41.
  • Another unidentified man in his 20s was found shot to death in Gomez Palacio municipality Wednesday night.  The victim was found in  San Alberto colony in Ejido Filadelfia.  He had been shot once in the head.
  • According to a news item posted on the website of El Diario de Coahuila news daily, three armed suspects were killed by Mexican security forces in Piedra Negras municipality in Coahuila state Wednesday evening.  According to the report, the gunfight took place near the intersection of calles Lopez Mateos and Alejo Gonzalez in Buenavista colony.  A unit of the Coahuila state Grupo de Armas y Tacticas Especiales  (GATE) located the armed suspects who were travelling aboard a van, and who had fired their weapons at state security forces.  Piedra Negras is under heightened alert due to a mass prison break last Monday,which sprung 132 criminals.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for

Z40: Sends Messages to CDG, Taliban and Knights TemplarPosted: 20 Sep 2012 09:04 PM PDT

 Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat Another manta message mess.   “777” of Borderland Beat translated this.  Quote of the day goes to “Milo” of Borderland Beat Forum commenting on the mantas “I read this message in Spanish and it was so uncompromisable that I was like wow, these fucking mules don’t even know how to insult each other.”….Milo

The co-leader of Los Zetas. Miguel Trevino Morales, better know for his moniker “Z40”,  finally sent a message, one cannot say it was worth the wait.  Narcomantas (narco banners) signed with his name were distributed in the cities of Zacatecas, Fresnillo and Villanueva this morning beginning at the hour of six in the morning.
To CDG,  He tauntingly reminds them that all of their leaders are now dead or captured.
He also mocks “El Taliban”, his nemesis, and the Knights Templar, sends his thoughts drowned in vile language.
Sorry folks, it is far from beautiful language.
Translation of Manta:To all the Knights Templar (Caballeros Templarios) and dumb asses that have left with the stupid fag and mediocre El Taliban, you can all suck my dick. You are a bunch of fags that run in packs because one on one you all have sucked my dick and will continue to do so. You are a bunch of thieves, extortionists, and half dead hungry fucks, that don’t know how to confront me. Because when it comes to fighting you all suck my dick and are weak ass punks. You are traitors and remember he who betrays once, will betray twice, and all the times that are necessary. Till this day I have never turned in any of my partners. Whoever is doing wrong I’d rather fuck him up, so we are not traitors. I am loyal to the Letter and to Comandante Lazcano pussies. I’d rather die before being a traitor. Who was CDG are locked up. CDG is done. Tormenta dead. Mario Cardenas in prison. Costilla in prison. Metro 3 dead. R-1 dead. Sierra in prison.
These were the leaders of CDG that we were fighting. The ones that remain in CDG are thieves, snitches, and pussies that are always doing stupid shit. And they’re going to fuck each other up amongst themselves. El Gringo is going to want to fuck up M4 because there is no leader. What is left is secondary and third level guys and the ambition is gonna get to them. They’re going to fuck each other up. That’s what happens when there is no leader to control them pussies, or I might fuck them up first, or the government will fuck them up. The Caballeros Templarios are a bunch of crystal meth addicts that are always charging avocado farmers quotas and even schools. So they don’t have room to say shit, much less talk about betrayals and shit like that. They are the same and they are killing each other. You already saw what happened with Chango and El Chayo and they’re killing each other. So to me they are a bunch of fucked retards that get together because they ain’t worth a fuck by themselves. And even together they “suck my dick”! What fucking United Cartels (Carteles Unidos) and other bullshit names they call each other?To me Carteles Unidos = eggs.Carteles Unidos = scrambled eggsSo my message to the few dumb fucks that are left against the Letter from CDG, Caballeros Templarios and El Taliban is the following…
 * The manta had this at the end PUTITOS DE AGUA I am not familiar with that expression, anyone? (Bitches of water)
Thank you Badanov

Photos from Texcoco’s blog NARCOMEXICO (also spanish text)

Fast and Furious: Justice Department report faults 14 officialsPosted: 20 Sep 2012 07:51 PM PDT

Borderland Beat
Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.
WASHINGTON — Nearly two years after a U.S. Border Patrol agent was shot and killed in southern Arizona, the Department of Justice’s Inspector General will issue its report into the ATF’s Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation, which allowed illegal firearms to circulate among criminals on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.
The report, scheduled to be released at 2 p.m., was called for by Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. after mounting criticism that the Department of Justice and federal ATF agents in Phoenix and supervisors in Washington ran the Fast and Furious operation for more than a year without appropriate supervision.
The program was not shut down until two months after Agent Brian Terry was killed in December 2010. At that point, whistle blowers went public with assertions that ATF had hoped to track firearms to Mexican cartel leaders but instead lost about 2,000 weapons. Some were recovered at violent crime scenes in Mexico and in the hands of illegal gun-smugglers in this country.

Brian Terry

Agent Brian Terry

The report — the first independent review of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and its Fast Furious operation – sets the stage for Holder and the Obama administration to decide whether individual agents and supervisors should be punished, and on a larger scale how best to restore confidence in the long-troubled ATF.

 Also likely to be disclosed is how deeply Justice Department officials were involved in overseeing Fast and Furious, especially since several top officials approved wiretap applications for the program.
Terry was killed by Mexican bandits in a confrontation south of Tucson, and two fast and Furious weapons were later recovered at the scene of his death.
President Calderon’s emphatic statement made from  guns
WASHINGTON — Fourteen federal law enforcement officials — from field agents in Arizona to top managers in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Justice Department in Washington — created a “significant danger to public safety” under Operation Fast and Furious, an investigative report found.
Those officials still employed were referred for possible job discipline for carrying out the gun-trafficking operation that saturated the Southwest border with more than 2,000 illegally purchased firearms.
Less than an hour after the findings were announced Wednesday by the Justice Department inspector general’s office, two of the individuals — Kenneth Melson, the former head of the ATF, and Deputy Assistant Atty. Gen. Jacob Weinstein — announced they were stepping down.

The 18-month investigation, the only independent review of Fast and Furious, concluded that Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. had no prior knowledge of operation, a position he has long held despite intense criticism from Republican lawmakers who earlier voted him in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over some Justice Department documents regarding Fast and Furious.
The inspector general’s office also determined that ATF agents and federal prosecutors had enough evidence to arrest and charge Jaime Avila, a Phoenix gun smuggler, months before U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in December 2010. Two of the Fast and Furious weapons Avila illegally purchased were recovered at the scene of that slaying.
Fast and Furious — in which officials permitted illegal gun purchases hoping they could track the weapons to top Mexican drug cartel leaders — was a “risky strategy,” implemented by ATF and the U.S. attorney’s office without adequate regard for the risk it posed to “public safety in the United States and Mexico,” said Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz.
Holder said the job performance of the officials criticized in the report would be reviewed with the “consideration of potential personnel actions.” He declined to elaborate, citing privacy restrictions.
You are subscribed to email updates from Borderland Beat Email delivery powered by Google
Google Inc., 20 West Kinzie, Chicago IL USA 60610

About ajmacdonaldjr

writer, author, blogger
This entry was posted in Activism, Crime, Ethics, Government, Law, Politics, Terrorism, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s