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Carlos Arnulfo Flores Flores, alias “El Flaco arrested for murder

The Department of Defense announced that Carlos Arnulfo Flores Flores, alias “El Flaco”, and was ordered by Miguel Angel Trevino Morales in retaliation for the death of his nephew

Carlos Arnulfo Flores Flores, alias “El Flaco accused of murder

The Ministry of National Defense (Department of Defense) announced the arrest of Carlos Arnulfo Flores Flores, alias El Flaco or The Phantom, the alleged perpetrator of the murder of Jose Eduardo Moreira Rodriguez, occurred on 3 October in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila.

The federal agency said in a statement that the murder of the son of former Gov. Humberto Moreira, was given by Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, alias The Z-40 , in retaliation for the death of his nephew.

He noted that it was learned that most of the members of the cell of Los Zetas in Acuña, Coahuila, left the scene and took refuge in various places like the city of Monclova, where it was located Flores Flores.

He added that this suspect was with three alleged members of the criminal group, who attacked the military with firearms, so Flores Flores was slightly injured.

Besides the accused, the following persons were arrested, Riojas Cesar Zapata, “the Nejo” Gumaro Jose Flores Esquivel, “Gumaro” Emmanuel Espinoza and Carlos Sifuentes, “Gordo”.

These suspects had four rifles, a short, two vehicles and various communications equipment, which were made available to the appropriate authorities.

He explained that last October 3rd , hours before the murder of the son of the former governor of Coahuila, there was a clash in the town of Piedras Negras with a group of gunmen and security forces of the entity where five suspected criminals were killed, including the nephew of Miguel Angel Trevino Morales.

Sedena also recalled that former Deputy Police operating in Acuña, was lied too by Moreira Rodriguez to Rodolfo Montes Castillo, who delivered three people nicknamed Skinny, Shaggy and Pelon, who allegedly murdered him and then left him for dead.

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Posted by on 11/02/2012 in Crime!

 

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Raymundo Mendoza Monroy, aka “The Eclipse” arrested in Huetamo, Michoacán

Rumbo a Huetamo !!!
Rumbo a Huetamo !!! (Photo credit: Jorge Arana – Stereocity)

Arrest of Raymundo Mendoza Monroy, aka “The Eclipse” in Huetamo, Michoacán

Monroy Raymundo Mendoza, alias “The Eclipse” was caught driving by a patrol of the Ministry of Public Security Michoacana

MEXICO CITY, March 22. – The Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) confirmed the arrest of Raymundo Mendoza Monroy, aka “The Eclipse” in Huetamo, Michoacán, presumably related to the criminal group calling itself the Knights Templar.

In a statement the Department of Defense reported that the arrest of “Eclipse” was made on March 19, when military troops at the XXI Military Zone conducted a routine check of vehicles as part of the Comprehensive Strategy of the Mexican state against Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime Organized.

He said that the events occurred during the establishment of a Military Occupation Safety Huetamo municipality, in that state, where to conduct the review routinely inspected a patrol belonging to the Ministry of Public Security of the locality mentioned.

Monroy explained that Mendoza was driving the vehicle was identified as official head of that corporation police.

However, military personnel observed nervousness in the driver, so he proceeded to perform a thorough inspection of the car, locating hidden inside various weapons and drugs.

The Department of Defense said they found eight kilograms of marijuana, 100 grams of cocaine, two rifles, a handgun, two 40 mm caliber grenades, two blankets and 23 pamphlets alluding to the criminal organization, as well as magazines and cartridges of different calibers.

Also reported that he had one weapon a handgun which was covered by the Collective Official License granted to the State Board of Public Safety Michoacan, so the culprit was arrested and made available to appropriate authorities.

 
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Posted by on 03/23/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels

 

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PGR and the Department of Defense presented Erick Valencia Salazar, alias “85”

PGR and the Department of Defense presented Erick Valencia Salazar, alias “85”, the alleged leader of the New Generation Jalisco cartel.

PGR and the Department of Defense presented Erick Valencia Salazar, alias "85",

PGR and the Department of Defense presented Erick Valencia Salazar, alias "85",

Mexico. – The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) and the Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) presented on Monday at Valencia Erick Salazar, alias “85”, the alleged leader of the New Generation Jalisco cartel who was arrested on 9 March. At the headquarters of the Office of Special Investigations into Organized Crime (OFDI), were also presented his alleged lieutenants Otoniel Mendoza, aka “Tony Montana” and Jose Luis Salazar Gutiérrez, “the Chelis” who ran with Valencia Salazar drug trafficking the so-called Pacific corridor.

The arrest of Erick Valencia occurred in Zapopan, Jalisco, caused several clashes in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara, made by those who were also detained about 12 people.

At a press conference, the director of Social Communication of the Department of Defense, Ricardo Trevilla, announced that a federal judge asked the Specialized criminal searches, rootedness and Intervention of Communications, the roots of “85” and two of his accomplices.

The injunction, the official said, was requested to continue the respective investigations and expects the Federal Public Ministry consign them to a federal judge for various crimes.

The PGR is investigating all three subjects by organized crime, firearms collection exclusive use of the Army, Navy and Air Force and possession of cartridges for the exclusive use of the armed forces.

Ricardo Trevilla reported that Erick Valencia is identified as the leader of the criminal group known as “Los Zetas Kill,” which allegedly executed 35 people in Veracruz in September 2011.

He said the alleged offender became the successor of Ignacio “Nacho” Coronel and from July 2010 was devoted to consolidating the New Generation Jalisco cartel.

One of the main missions of this group was the control of drug trafficking in Jalisco, from South America across the Pacific route, while the port of Manzanillo, Colima, was one of its strategic points, for coordinating the distribution of cocaine from Colombia and ephedrine from China, the official said.

The group led by Salazar Valencia, said, he struggled to maintain leadership with the organization known as “The Resistance”, for which at first formed an alliance with “Los Zetas”.

He stressed that under his command and in the context of this struggle, the New Generation Jalisco cartel expanded to Michoacán, Morelos, Guerrero and Veracruz.

At the conference, various weapons were also secured to the suspects, including 19 rifles AR-15 with grenade launcher attachment, six handguns, two machine guns, two rifles Barret, three fragmentation grenades, 119 porters and 69 000 Cartridges different cartridges.

Also seized were three silencers, communication equipment, clothing, various documentation and two vehicles.

The Department of Defense spokesman said that at the time of his arrest, the three suspects resisted, so the military repelled the attack.

In the confrontation, Valencia Salazar was wounded in his right hand due to the detonation of a grenade he tried to pitch against the military, while Othniel Mendoza hit by shrapnel in various parts of the body.

The detainees were taken to hospital facilities for medical care, in full respect of human rights, said a spokesman for the Department

 
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Posted by on 03/13/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels

 

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11,000 soldiers fighting the Beltran Leyva Pacific cartel

Beltran Sinaloa cartels

Beltran and El Chapos area of Sinaloa cartels

CULIACÁN, January 30 .- More than 11,000 soldiers fighting the Beltran Leyva Pacific cartel and operating within Culiacán, Novolato, Guamuchil.

“It is intended that staff are not working more than 15 days in these services. Fighting crime, and that we are not tired, and never will be, “said the commander of Military Region III, Moises Melo.

The Army announced that from May 2008 to date, secured 15 tons of methamphetamine, 959 runways, 346 aircraft, 687,000 psychotropic pills, 169 clandestine laboratories and four thousand 481 tons of marijuana.

Melo said, that there have been many clandestine laboratories, as a ton of marijuana costs four million pesos, while on a meth receive 300 million.

Leaves $ 300 million pesos narco per ton of pills

The Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) noted that in the operation Culiacan, Navolato, Guamuchil, Mazatlan are deployed over 11 thousand military to fight two of the organizations that dominate the state, Pacific cartel and the Beltran Leyva.

In mid-January, Ricardo Trevilla, a spokesman for the Department of Defense, explained that more than 45 000 military operatives were involved in supporting the police.

The commander of the Third Military Region, Moises Melo, announced that from May 2008 to January of this year in Sinaloa they secured 15 tons of methamphetamine, 959 runways, 346 aircraft, 687,000 psychotropic pills, 169 clandestine laboratories four thousand 481 tons of marijuana and 500 thousand motor vehicles.

Sinaloa, which is identified as the region that produces and trafficks most of the drugs in the Mexican territory is disputed by two cartels: the Pacific and the Beltran Leyva, who after breaking the square are fighting not only for gains and considered as one of the most powerful to let the narcotics and synthetic drugs, but that Joaquín Beltrán Leyva and El Chapo Guzman Loera are related, generating a family dispute.

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The commander of the Third Military Region, Moises Melo, said that for organizations it  is easier to create clandestine laboratories to plant drugs, and that a ton of marijuana the organizations gain resources for up to four million pesos, while a ton of methamphetamines obtains around 300 million pesos.

Published and confirmed on 19 January when the Department of Defense announced that Sinaloa cartels have ceased to grow marijuana and opium poppy for the creation of laboratories for synthetic drugs.

With seizures of marijuana and methamphetamine, the Third and Ninth Military Region have made ​​the organizations of El Chapo Guzmán and Beltrán Leyva lose 17.9 Billion pesos and marijuana only four Billion pesos of synthetic drugs.

In Sinaloa, there are four checkpoints were established randomly throughout the body, and a more strategic call to respond to any kind of confrontation or contingencies.

One of the army checkpoints on the road is Navoloto-Altata, a very dangerous path.

Melo Moses denied that the military are unmotivated and distraught to fight the criminal organizations, “Our staff is trained for this type of activities and personnel for not working more than 15 days in this type of service. The military are trained for this to work, to fight crime, working with the authority to bring peace to the citizens and that we are not tired, never will be, that’s our business. “

In releasing the results of the Third Military Region, was released in six years so far only in this area has been confiscating weapons and 21.6 million cartridges of various calibers.

Luxury vehicles used for transporting drugs

Pacific cartel and the Beltran Leyva in the Sinaloa state acquire expensive cars to carry out their illegal activities and to try to go unnoticed.

In announcing the operating results of Culiacan, Navolato, Guamuchil, Mazatlan  the Third Military Region announced that among confiscated vehicles are cars, trucks, motorcycles, mopeds, aircraft, trucks, RVs and boats. Prices of vehicles ranging from 400 thousand to 900 thousand pesos.

In six years so far there have been six thousand 949 vehicles confiscated land. However, in the Ninth Military Zone are deposited around 500 thousand.

Among the vehicles that are subject to a preliminary investigation be possible to constitute an unlawful and vehicles are trucks that exceed 500 thousand pesos. Camaro car brands, Volkswagen Passat, BMW, Mercedes Benz and Escalade trucks, Patriot, Nissan Armada, Ford Lobo, Suburban and Lincoln are some of the units currently on the site of the Ninth Military Zone.

According to the Third Military Region, states that members of organized crime related to drugs buy expensive cars and wear designer clothes to go unnoticed by the authorities.

Light trucks and all vehicles have been seized by the army had been modified to transport drugs, precious stones, money and jewelry.

Some of the vehicles show very well made secret compartments that can only be opened with electronic devices.

 
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Posted by on 01/30/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels

 

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over a ton of marijuana Seized in Tamaulipas!

over a ton of Marijuana recovered
over a ton of Marijuana recovered

December 29; over a ton of marijuana Seized in Tamaulipas!

The seizure was achieved as part of the operation performed by  Northeast military personnel in Matamoros

Soldiers of the Mexican Army succeeded in securing more than one ton of marijuana on a property in the municipality of Matamoros, Tamaulipas.

The Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) through the Command of Military Region IV, said the assurance was achieved in the Northeast that performs operational military personnel in the municipality.

The Department of Defense personnel indicates that the Eighth Military Region conducted ground surveys in the port of Matamoros, when located in a building located in San Juan Street West, the San Juan Gardens subdivision, concealed 119 packages with marijuana.

He says that upon entering the building, said military personnel packages with drug, which showed a total weight of one ton 170 kilos of the drug.

The drug was made available to the federal tax shift d to initiate appropriate investigations and determine responsibilities under the law.

The commander of the fourth military region adds that the property where the drug was concealed was also secured and made available to the relevant authorities.

Stresses the Department of Defense assured that if the drug had been marketed to retail, would have produced 585 doses of two grams each and have obtained 58 million 500 thousand pesos for sale.

 

 
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Posted by on 12/30/2011 in Drugs

 

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