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Navy captures the Yellow in Puebla, alleged leaders of the Square Zeta

AKA, The Yellow captured

AKA, The Yellow captured

Navy captures the Yellow in Puebla, alleged leaders of the Square Zeta

The Semar reported that Esteban is Vaselis Cardenas, nicknamed “Lion,” who would be head of Plaza de “Los Zetas” at the regional level in South

Naval personnel detained in Saltillo, Coahuila to a subject who allegedly would replace Mauricio Cardenas Guizar, The Yellow, as head of Plaza de Los Zetas regional level in southeastern Mexico.

In a statement, the Secretary of the Navy of Mexico (Semar) reported that it is Vaselis Esteban Cardenas, nicknamed Leo, who would relieve the Amarillo, captured July 26 in the state of Puebla.

The assurance of Leon occurred yesterday in the vicinity of Venustiano Carranza Boulevard, where the soldiers found two people; one with a backpack ajar was reached in which to appreciate a long gun.

For this reason, naval personnel proceeded to inspect the suspects, who were identified as Didier Ever Candelario Cardenas Ramirez and Esteban Vaselis.

These subjects were seized 52 thousand 700 pesos, two rifles, a handgun, three fragmentation grenades, eight magazines, 239 cartridges, 200 on suspected marijuana and two communication devices.

In other action taken in the state of Veracruz, derived from information obtained by naval intelligence and data provided by Vaselis Cardenas was arrested Luis Antonio Basañes Proo, alleged financial operator of Los Zetas.

At the time of his capture he said $ 40 thousand, 10 thousand dollars, two rifles, a thousand 100 cartridges, communications equipment, a vehicle theft report and a notebook with notes relating to their alleged criminal activities.

The three people arrested, weapons, drugs and cash were taken to Mexico City to be made available to the Federal Public Ministry of the Attorney Specialized Investigation of Organized Crime (OFDI).

 
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Posted by on 08/16/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels

 

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Group of ten persons arrested in San Antonio, Texas supplying weapons to Los Zetas

A group of ten of the accused were brought before a federal judge in San Antonio to be indicted

Federal agents in San Antonio arrested 20 suspects in a band dedicated to supplying assault rifles to Mexican cartel Los Zetas, informed the Attorney General for West Texas.

Favorite assault rifle AK47 of Mexican Cartels

Favorite assault rifle AK47 of Mexican Cartels

An indictment released Monday by the Federal Attorney‘s Office lists 20 people identified as responsible for retail purchase weapons in a band led by Jimmy H. Torres, 27 years old.

A group of ten accused of weapons trafficking were brought before a federal judge in San Antonio to be indicted and they all pleaded not guilty to the charges against them, according to the information.

The indictment on 33 counts, providing miss-information in filling out federal forms to buy guns, to guarantee that the same rifles they acquired for themselves, when in fact they bought for the Mexican cartel.

Authorities said the weapons purchased at various gun shops in San Antonio, were given to Torres, and designated as the leader of the band that provided automatic rifles to Los Zetas across the border from Eagle Pass, in southern Texas.

The indictment describes Torres as a suspect of serving as a “facilitator” for the cartel, whose members easily violate U.S. law prohibiting arms purchases by foreigners or persons accused of crimes of possession of weapons.

The authorities explained that facilitators are usually ordered to recruit retail buyers, who come to be generally Americans without criminal records, to enable them to buy weapons with ease.

The group of ten would have acquired at least 33 automatic rifles for the Los Zetas between December and January from the armories in San Antonio.

Some of the weapons were purchased on the same day; with Torres accompany buyers to the stores.

Torres paid each buyer paid $ 300 for each weapon purchased and asked that they buy mainly assault rifles like the AK-47.

Torres, who is in U.S. illegally after expiration of his border crossing card in 2010, is charged with acquiring weapons even if they can do as a foreigner and a history of domestic violence offenses.

According to information, among the 20 detainees mentioned in the indictment are: Eduardo Rodriguez, Joann Garcia, Eddie Ramos, Virginia Ricarte Jones, Paul Hernandez Ramos, Mary Helen Ramos, Jose “Joey” Ricarte, Ricarte and Genevieve Attorney David Cuellar.

They are also accused Ramon Ernesto Armijo, Mathew Arteaga, Destiny Delafuente, Robert Alcaraz, Lisa Fields, Alexis Marie Garcia, Christopher Garcia, Krystle Marie Garcia and Tommy Guerrero.

 
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Posted by on 07/10/2012 in Crime!, Fast and Furious Weapons, Mexican Drug Cartels

 

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Federal Judge, Denied bail to the brother of the leader of Los Zetas, the Z-40

DALLAS, Deny bail to the brother of the leader of Los Zetas, the Z-40

DALLAS, Deny bail to the brother of the leader of Los Zetas, the Z-40

Federal Judge, Deny bail to the brother of the leader of Los Zetas, the Z-40

Jose Trevino Moralesfue arrested and charged last June 12 for participating along with 13 others in a conspiracy for money laundering

A federal judge in Austin, Texas, today denied bail to Joseph Treviño Morales, brother of the alleged cartel leader of Los Zetas, Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the “Z-40″.

Trevino’s attorney, Douglas Gardner, said Judge Mark Lane, the Court Western District of Texas, denied the request for bail following a hearing on Tuesday, but did not specify the reasons.

Trevino was arrested and charged on June 12 to participate along with 13 others in a conspiracy to launder some of the profits obtained by the Los Zetas drug trafficking through the sale and horse racing competition.

According to U.S. authorities, Trevino managed the money laundering activities of Los Zetas in the U.S., posing as “legitimate” owner of quarter mile racehorses.

In the indictment, authorities state that “his activities included the coordination of purchasing, training and racing” horses.

Trevino and his wife Zulema, two companies created Tremor Zule Enterprises and Farms, with the purpose of promoting the activities of money laundering, according to the indictment.

Jose Trevino and Zulema were arrested last June 12 at the ranch of his own “Zule Farms” on the outskirts of Lexington, Oklahoma, where they had sophisticated stables for breeding and care of horses.

Last Thursday, Judge Lane agreed to release Zulema Trevino on bail of $ 25,000.

Of the 14 defendants in the money laundering conspiracy, nine have been arrested and the other five remain fugitives, including the alleged leader of Los Zetas, Miguel Angel Trevino Morales and his brother Oscar Omar Trevino Morales.

Of the nine arrested, three have been released on bail, including Zulema Trevino.

 
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Posted by on 07/04/2012 in Crime!, Money Laundering

 

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Raul Ramirez granted bail in the United States accused of money laundering for Los zetas

Raul Ramirez  granted bail in the United States accused of money laundering for Los zetas

Judge Richard Mesa ordered Raul Ramirez  be released on bail of $ 10,000, rejecting the request of federal prosecutors

DALLAS, A federal judge in El Paso, Texas, today granted bail to Raul Ramirez, one of 14 involved in money laundering case of Mexican cartel Los Zetas, through the purchase and selling racehorses.

Judge Richard Mesa ordered that Ramirez be released on bail of $ 10,000, rejecting the request of federal prosecutors who wanted to keep him detained on the grounds that there is a risk of him absconding.

Ramirez, a horse trainer for the last 20 years is the second of the accused is released on bond, after last Tuesday a federal judge in Austin, Texas, also authorized the freedom to Eusebio Maldonado Huitrón.

Maldonado Ramirez are two of the 14 people who were charged June 12 with one count of money laundering cartel Los Zetas, through the acquisition, sale and horse racing quarter mile race in America.

Nine of the defendants were arrested and five remain fugitives, including the alleged leader of Los Zetas, Miguel Angel Trevino Morales (aka 40) and his brother Oscar Omar Trevino Morales.

A third brother, Jose Trevino and his wife Zulema, are among the nine who have been arrested. The couple ran a ranch property on the outskirts of Lexington, Oklahoma, where they operated a horse ranch quarter mile.

Ramirez is accused of buying horses Jose Trevino, in the name of shell companies to conceal the real ownership of horses.

He is charged with one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments.

If convicted, Ramirez faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of half a million dollars.

 
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Posted by on 06/23/2012 in Crime!, Money Laundering

 

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Arrested Raul Ramirez, faccused of money laundering for Los Zetas

He tried to enter the United States from Mexico by crossing international Fabens, Texas, east of El Paso

U.S. federal agents arrested Raul Ramirez, one of the 14 involved in a money laundering case of Mexican cartel Los Zetas, by buying and selling racehorses.

Raul Ramirez Arrested, involved in money laundering of Los Zetas

Raul Ramirez Arrested, involved in money laundering of Los Zetas

Federal Attorney‘s Office for the West Texas said Tuesday that Ramirez was arrested yesterday while trying to enter the United States from Mexico through the international crossroads of Fabens, Texas, east of El Paso.

The source said that Ramirez, age 20, appeared Tuesday before Federal Judge Richard Mesa in El Paso, Texas, and will remain there in custody pending further report to the judge on Friday for a detention hearing.

Ramirez is one of the 14 people who were charged June 12 with one count of money laundering for the cartel, with the acquisition, sale and horse racing quarter mile race in America.

Seven of the defendants were arrested on the same day they released the charges against him. Another, Francisco Antonio Mexican businessman was apprehended Cessa Colorado two days later in Houston.

One detainee, Eusebio Maldonado Huitrón, was released on bail Tuesday by a federal judge in Austin, Texas.

Another five of those involved are still at large, including the alleged leader of Los Zetas, Miguel Angel Trevino Morales (aka, The 40) and his brother Oscar Omar Trevino Morales.

A third brother, Jose Trevino and his wife Zulema, are among the nine who have been arrested. The couple ran a ranch property on the outskirts of Lexington, Oklahoma, where they operated a horse ranch quarter mile.

Ramirez is accused of buying horses Jose Trevino on behalf of shell companies to conceal the real ownership of horses.

Specifically he is charged with one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments.

If he is convicted, Ramirez faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of half a million dollars.

 
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Posted by on 06/20/2012 in Crime!, Money Laundering

 

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Mexicos’ loss due to the drug wars and criminal organizations

MEXICO CITY 160 000 businesses closed because of lack of security

The organization complained that an increasing number of abductions and burning of vehicles to block roads.

These Organized crime cartels are responsible

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Mass escapes of prisoners, kidnappings, and executions are frequent, says

The Employers Confederation of Mexico (Coparmex) said that organized crime is deteriorating competitiveness of the states, discouraging domestic and foreign investment, which has caused the closure of at least 160 000 businesses across the country during 2011 and the migration of thousands of productive families to other nations.

Desigaud Alberto Espinosa, president of business organization, said the climate of insecurity prevailing in Mexico has forced the closure of businesses , migration of business and tourism sector losses. also called inefficient fight against organized crime at the failure of the commitments made by the three levels of government, Congress and the judiciary, in the field, more than three and half years of signing the National Accord for Security, Justice and Legality.

 “Not only is it changing the lives of Mexicans, the economy is being affected because in the north, the premium insurance increased 30% to 24 million passengers border prefer to stay longer in Mexico, which has an economic loss of more than $ 800 million in the last five years, “he said.

He added that Mexico’s image has deteriorated seriously, causing several nations issued alerts to prevent tourists travel to our country, because only in America, is considered to Ciudad Juarez as the world’s most dangerous city. “Organized crime is deteriorating competitiveness of the states, discouraging domestic and foreign investment, causing the closure of formal enterprises, because in 2011 more than 160 000 companies ceased to operate throughout the country, “he said.

As for the construction industry, said it has increased the risk of to increase the cost of infrastructure, because the contractors will have to pass on rising costs made to counteract insecurity.

 “The worst is that employers and families are going to other countries in search of safety and well, so it is necessary to evaluate the strategy of the fight against crime implemented by the Federal Government to identify opportunities and design new programs, more effective, “established. stressed that coordination is required, responsibility and a vision of State long term and that insecurity is reaching levels not seen in decades and the public perception is that violence, is far from diminishing, but is increasing.

“There is frustration and disappointment in all sectors of society, the impunity that prevails in the country and lack of responsibility of the authorities, which has resulted in eight out of ten Mexicans consider that security is worse than in 2011 and added to that, 50% of citizens consider that organized crime is winning the battle and the government 40% defined as the current strategy failed because three out of ten people have been victims of crime in the last three months, he said.

He recalled that there are often mass escapes of prisoners, kidnapping and burning of vehicles to block roads and primary roads; performances mainly in Nuevo Leon, Guerrero, Coahuila, Durango, Chihuahua and Tamaulipas.

Within society, added that in the past five years the offenses occurred in the country increased from 1.5 to 1.8 million and the homicide is has doubled and kidnapping has rallied 81%, in Durango, Tamaulipas and Guerrero.

According to figures from the 32 state attorneys in 2011 reported an average of four kidnappings and two thousand robberies daily, throughout the national territory and that same year saw four thousand 600 complaints for the crime of extortion, with greater involvement in Chihuahua, Baja California, Jalisco and Mexico City.

In addition, he concluded the union leader-, that 98% of crimes go unpunished, and total cases go to trial, only one in ten offenders receive judgment.

 
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Posted by on 04/04/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels

 

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Without knowing SEDENA captured “the Mostachón” alleged member of Los Zetas

In a statement, the agency explained that he is also nicknamed “the Monster”, and is associated with Los Zetas

MEXICO CITY, March 25. – The Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) reported that after several investigations they found that one of the three men arrested on March 18 in Charcas, San Luis Potosi is Ricardo Fuentes Perez Sanchez and Juan Carlos Gaytan Sanchez, aka The Mostachón, an alleged member of Los Zetas .

Secretario SEDENA
Secretario SEDENA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In a statement, SEDENA explained that the Department of Defense also nicknamed the Monster, is related in various criminal activities in Oaxaca, San Luis Potosi and Jalisco.

According to investigations, the subject participated, on November 24, 2011, in the execution of 26 people found the Millennium Arcos Guadalajara, Mojarro Elpidio Ramirez, aka the Pilo, chief of the criminal group called The Resistance.

The authorities also established that the subject belongs to the criminal cell that murdered the agent of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE acronym in English), Jaime Zapata.

In 2009 SEDENA, arrested Perez Sanchez with three accomplices in Oaxaca and was sent to the prison of Ixcotel, where he tried to escape on 8 March that year, after which he was subsequently transferred to the Federal Center for Social Rehabilitation (Cefereso) Two in Puente Grande, Jalisco.

In addition, on November 4, 2011, in complicity with Jesus Sarabia Luis Ramon, aka “Pepito Sarabia” was involved in the fire at the Casino Royale of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, a guard assaulted the mayor of Leon, Guanajuato.

After his arrest on March 18, “the Mostachón” was held at the Federal Criminal Three in Tepic, Nayarit.

 
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Posted by on 03/26/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels

 

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