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Chapo “The Fight is on” ISIS!

Chapo “The Fight is on” ISIS!

Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman has a lot of enemies: the Mexican government, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Donald Trump.

But now the world’s most powerful drug trafficker is taking one what is arguably the world’s most feared organization, ISIS.

Chapo’s anger toward the radical jihadist group does not stem from some sense of altruism for the victims of the recent attacks in Paris or San Bernardino, but instead from concerns about his bottom line after ISIS destroyed several of his Sinaloa Cartel’s drug shipments moving through the Middle East.

In a harshly worded email to ISIS, which was leaked by the website Cartel Blog, Guzmán sent a stark warning to ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi about messing with the cartel’s business.

“You [ISIS] are not soldiers,” Guzmán purportedly wrote. “You are nothing but lowly p**. Your god cannot save you from the true terror that my men will levy at you if you continue to impact my operation.”

Guzmán added: “My men will destroy you. The world is not yours to dictate. I pity the next son of a whore that tries to interfere with the business of the Sinaloa Cartel. I will have their heart and tongue torn from them. It looks like it’s on.”

The Sinaloa Cartel is considered the world’s largest drug trafficking organization, with operations running throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia. In the Middle East, the cartel has become a major provider of cocaine, ecstasy and other so-called party drugs to oil-rich princes and businessmen throughout the region.

Islamic State fighters, however, abhor the use of drugs and have systemically been destroying any cartel shipments they get their hands on.

While the group is prolific on social media and in their video output, ISIS has so far not responded to the threats from Guzmán.

In his letter, Guzmán also hints that if he succeeds in destroying the terrorist group then he should be given immunity from prosecution. Guzmán made a highly-publicized escape earlier this year from a maximum security prison in Mexico, where he was awaiting trial on drug trafficking charges.

“It would be ironic that the group who ends up taking out ISIS is El Chapo’s drug cartel!” Guzmán reportedly wrote. “They seem up to the task and it could be worth giving immunity to this guy in exchange for him and his boys taking out ISIS once and for all!

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Posted by on 12/11/2015 in Crime!, Latin America Drug kingpins, Mexican Drug Cartels, Terroism


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El Chapo (Shorty) Guzman on the Lam

El Chapo (Shorty) Guzman on the Lam

Although Mexico’s attorney general has called for a “full investigation” into Guzmán’s escape, we may never know exactly what happened. But if there is a level of complicity by the state, or state agencies, this would not be illogical. Friendly relations between the state and Guzmán would have a rational motive. Not for nothing did the Sinaloa cartel, until recently, have its own hangar at Mexico City airport, not far from the President’s.

In matters mafia, one of the dilemmas is whether it is harder for a state to live with an organised, patriarchal pyramid of power, like Guzmán’s, or the myriad mini-cartels, street-gang micro-cartels, so-called combos and super-combos, that arise if the pyramid is smashed. Which is worse: a formidable power with which some kind of accommodation is possible, or a narco-nuclear-fission reactor of electrons and protons charging into one another?

Colombia had to opt for smashing the pyramid, in the form of Pablo Escobar’s Medellin cartel, because it was becoming a a state within a state that threatened to take over. In the improving situation for Colombians, the problem is now the miasma of uncontrollable combos.

But the Mexican experience is different. The worst violence has ravaged the country since December 1996, when President Felipe Calderón sent the army into Tamaulipas and Michoacan to deal with insurgencies in those states by the Zetas and a cartel called La Familia, which were breaking up the prevailing order of things. Once the hornet’s nest was kicked, the killing accelerated as Guzmán laid claim to the whole frontier (previously allocated by his predecessor Gallardo) and the army and police established mafia systems of their own, often in league with one cartel or another.

In this war, Guzmán and the state have a common cause against the insurgents and new-wave cartels, and it is no secret that Mexico’s best bet in bringing down the violence is to back the strongest and biggest against its rivals, or at least to act in tandem. An official of the ruling PRI party, when it was fighting the last election, talked to me about the need for “adjustments” with the most powerful cartel.

The figures speak for themselves. For a while, in 2008, Tijuana was the most violent city in Mexico, as Guzmán assailed the local Arellano Felix cartel. Soon afterwards, Ciudad Juárez became the most dangerous city in the world, as Guzmán, the local Juárez cartel, army and police factions fought over local drug markets and smuggling routes to the US.

The military went into both places, followed by the Federal police, with Guzmán’s cartel gunmen on the slipstream of both, recruiting local gangs. Now, both cities are relatively quiet; no one knows quite why, but the most common (and terrifying) explanation is that Guzmán now runs the drug business – domestic and export – in both cities, with official or semi-official blessing.

The tunnel began with a 50-by-50-centimeter (20-by-20-inch) opening inside the shower of Guzman’s cell, Rubido said. The tunnel stretched for about a mile and ended inside a half-built house

To pull off the escape, it’s likely the Sinaloa cartel had spent years infiltrating the country’s prison system, a Mexican official said on Monday. Whoever helped in the plot likely had the architectural plans for the prison that pointed them toward the shower area, the official said.

Official: 'El Chapo' escape tunnel had motorcycle track

 As authorities detailed the evidence they’d found pointing to Guzman’s escape through the underground passageway, one drug war expert questioned Monday whether the notorious kingpin even used the tunnel at all.

“If he went out that tunnel, it was with an armed escort, most likely a mix of prison guards and his own people, if the past is prologue,” said Don Winslow, who’s tracked Guzman’s career for 15 years and wrote about a fictional version of the famed kingpin’s 2001 escape in his recent novel “The Cartel.”

“My bet is that he went out the front gate, and the tunnel was a tissue-thin face-saving device for Mexican officials, the motorcycle a dramatic improvement over the laundry cart.”

How did Guzman slip by the prison’s extensive network of security systems?

It’s likely prison workers played a role, Mexican Interior Minister Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong said Monday as he announced that he’d fired the prison’s director and other prison officials as authorities continue their investigation.

Guzman, he said, was inside a cell with 24-hour hour closed circuit video surveillance and a bracelet that monitored his every move. The video system, he said, had two blind spots that Guzman exploited. And he left the bracelet behind before he crawled into the tunnel and made his getaway.

Mexico’s attorney general said Monday that 34 people had been questioned in connection with the escape. And the country’s interior minister asked for help from the public in tracking Guzman down.

Where could he be?

It’s possible Guzman is hiding out in the sprawling metropolis of Mexico City while the search is hot, accordintg to a Mexican official.

But in the end, the official said it’s likely Guzman will head back to his home turf in the Sinaloa region on the Pacific Coast, where there’s a vast network of local residents who will help him stay out of harm’s way. Guzman is believed to have found refuge at times during his past stints on the lam in rugged mountain areas of Mexico.

No matter where he’s hiding, time is of the essence, according to Mike Braun, a former chief of operations for the Drug Enforcement Administration who spent years tracking and gathering evidence on Guzman.

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Posted by on 07/14/2015 in Crime Watch, Crime!


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British authorities hope to learn Tactics in the fight against Mexican drug trafficking

EL PASO, Texas, March 8. – With the penetration of Mexican drug traffickers in Europe, the British authorities hope to learn some research techniques and tactics that the U.S. organizations have faced and have developed over the decades in the long and complicated border problems with Mexico.

British police met with American officials to learn research techniques and tactics against drug trafficking (AP)

British police met with American officials to learn research techniques and tactics against drug trafficking (AP)

Three secret police agencies against organized crime in the UK began a series of meetings with U.S. officials in the border city of El Paso to address the situation of drug gangs. The British company is known as SOCA for its acronym in English.

“The most important lesson we have shared with the SOCA is that, if they are unprepared to face the Mexican cartels, they will spread like a cancer and will underpin the economy and society with the intention to ‘legitimize’ their ill-gotten gains “Oscar said Thursday Hagelsieb, Office of Safety Research National Service attached to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE acronym in English) in El Paso. They should also be aware of the violence which undoubtedly will happen.

Hagelsieb said authorities believe the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel has drug distribution networks in England and has also established positions in France and Holland, among other places in Europe.

Without offering details, Hagelsieb said Mexican criminal groups had tried before to have a presence in Europe, “but not to the extent that we see now.”

“The Sinaloa cartel is the first that can have a global impact,” he said.

British agents met with U.S. authorities in Texas to discuss the tactics of surveillance, special operations teams and cybercrime units.

The officers will travel to Miami next week to learn from the U.S. port operations. On Thursday observed the manner in which ICE investigators discovered a load of marijuana hidden in a car at a crossing in El Paso.

The SOCA was created in 2006 and has a mission to investigate drug trafficking, criminal organizations, the cybercrime, counterfeiting, and the use of firearms and theft of substantial amounts.

In a statement read by one of the British police, the agency said it wanted the presence of its members in El Paso because “it is always better to be exposed to the problems and the environment first hand.”

“We learn from the special agents of the impact local, regional and large scale international drug trafficking reported that happens in this border,” according to the text.

Hagelsieb explained specific actions against criminal groups. “We can input intercept points before crossing back and forth,” he said.

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Posted by on 03/09/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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El Chapo, will follow the path of Osama, US reaffirms fight against cartels

el chapo es intelligente

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El Chapo, will follow the path of Osama, US reaffirms fight against cartels

Janet Napolitano, United States Secretary of Homeland Security, and Alejandro Poire, Secretary of the Interior of Mexico, the border closed to criminals, both countries will strengthen action against terrorism and drug trafficking

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 28. – The Secretary of U.S. Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, said her country will persist in the arrest of the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, and against the Zetas.

In a joint press conference with Secretary of the Interior (Interior Ministry), Alejandro Poire, the U.S. official likened the Sinaloa drug dealer with terrorist Osama bin Laden, who was killed last year in Pakistan, saying that even if take years, criminals have to pay for their actions.

“It took ten years to find Osama bin Laden, and you know what happened there. I am not suggesting that the same will happen with (El Chapo) Guzman, I am suggesting that we are persistent when it comes to people who do evil, “she said.

At the headquarters of the Interior Ministry, two officials agreed on mechanisms to strengthen bilateral relations in order to exchange information on international terrorism.

It was reported that efforts against drug trafficking and women abuse, and the start of a pilot repatriation of Mexicans, among other the many safety issues.

US ensures that the drug war has not been a failure

The Obama administration does not consider the war against organized crime, launched by President Felipe Calderon a “Freudian slip”, however is a necessary effort that must continue, said Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security of the United States.

On a visit to our country and having been hosted by Secretary of the Interior, Alejandro Pore, the official stated that the Mexican government’s strategy to bring down crime must be an ongoing effort, not to be neglected.

“I do not think the fight against drugs is a failure. It is not! Is an ongoing effort and we will continue to help our people and avoid ingesting dangerous drugs, “the official emphasized the United States?

At the same time, Janet Napolitano likened the drug trafficker Joaquin El Chapo Guzman Loera, with the terrorist Al Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, who was killed last year in Pakistan, saying that even if take years, criminals must pay for their actions.

Napolitano added that the eyes are placed on groups of terrorists, and “we will be persistent, consistent and robust when confronted.”

On the possibility of comparing the drug trade to terrorism, she said “I think that terrorism is a global threat, all countries are fighting it, the information exchange agreements and collaboration is important.”

In Juarez Salon Interior Ministry, Napolitano said that “the community of nations working together which increases the chances of preventing a terrorist act.”

She stressed that “drug trafficking is a threat, but must be addressed differently, it is a different type of crime, so it is important that we act not only on a bi-national, but regionally to combat drug supply illegal. “

Joint effort

Poire and Napolitano agreed to strengthen cooperation to combat terrorist infiltration in the region and orderly repatriation of Mexican migrants.

Both governments will work to prevent international terrorism in Mexico avoiding the entry of any person belonging to a criminal organization or persons threatening the security of both countries, for it will speed up and expand the exchange of information with opportunity to take the preventive measures and appropriate operational.

To drive traffic and combat human trafficking, “crime that respects no geographic boundaries,” said Interior Minister, agreed to launch a project with the Central American countries which will work collaboratively to dismantle the networks and lead to justice the criminals who commit “crimes as despicable.”

He also noted that Mexico and the United States will begin as soon as a pilot program of repatriation of Mexican nationals takes the lessons and progress that has been carried out in the frame, cited an example, the Voluntary Repatriation Program to Interior, to improve border security and that of its own nationals to facilitate their return to their home communities with full respect for their human rights.

Assessed progress in implementing various programs to facilitate the movement of nationals between Mexico and the United States, among which is the Global Entry, through which the user can enter the territory of another country with much more ease and speed.

He said this mechanism will start soon at airports in Mexico City, Cancun and Los Cabos for U.S. citizens who visit our country as tourists or business, may come more quickly and make their immigration with certainty and efficiency. This will encourage more tourism and trade between the two nations.

The cheapest

Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa cartel is one of the world’s most wanted criminals and the magazine Forbes considered one of the 100 most powerful men on earth.

His criminal organization with tentacles in 48 countries was strengthened after his escape from prison in Puente Grande, Jalisco, in 2001 in a laundry.

The Sinaloa cartel has a bloody dispute with other criminal organizations, particularly with Los Zetas, and with the Armed Forces.

Controversial Error

Major newspapers and news agencies circulated that Secretary of Homeland Security of the American Union, Janet Napolitano, said: “It took 10 years to catch Osama, you know what happened and the same will happen with Guzman.”


Stenographic version released by the Interior Ministry said the following:

“Well, I tell you something, it took 10 years to catch Osama Bin Laden, we find it and you know what happened. I believe that the same will happen to Guzman; the only thing I am suggesting is that we are persistent when we are close of evil and damaging to countries, yours and ours. So this theme is continued in a comprehensive manner. “

The original

But Napolitano said: “Let me just say, it took us 10 years to find Osama Bin Laden, and you know what Happened there. I’m not suggesting the Same thing would happen with Guzman , but I’m suggesting That We are persistent when it comes to wrong doers and Those who do harm, in Both of our countries. So that issue continues. “

Translated into Spanish, she said, “Let me say, it took ten years to find Osama Bin Laden, and you know what happened there. I am not suggesting that the same will happen to Guzman, but suggesting that we are persistent when they get bad actors and those who do harm, in both countries. So the issue remains. “

The clarification

However, hours later, the Interior Ministry said that there was an error of translation in the press conference that provided the head of the agency, Alejandro  Poire and Secretary of U.S. Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano.

The blunder was attributed to an interpreter for the Government, that Napolitano would have suggested that Joaquin Guzman Loera would have the same fate as Osama Bin Laden, who was killed by an elite squad of United States last year.

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Posted by on 02/29/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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34 Sinaloa Cartel members Captured in Colombia

Joaquin Guzman, alias “El Chapo
Joaquin Guzman, alias “El Chapo

During the investigation ten tons of cocaine was seized and 16 aircraft immobilized, they account for 90% of the drugs trafficked in the country

BOGOTA, Feb. 25. – The Colombian authorities arrested 34 suspected drug traffickers sought by the United States, the largest mass arrest for extradition in the history of the war on drugs in the country, police spokesmen said Monday.

The National Police Director, General Oscar Naranjo, in speaking to the press in Cali. The detainees were part of an organization known as the Clan of the Galeano and linked to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, headed by Joaquin El Chapo Guzman.

The catch is derived from an investigation of several months by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Dijin) of the National Police, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

During the time of the investigation ten tons of cocaine was seized and 16 aircraft immobilized, said the official, who stressed that the trafficking group makes up about 90 percent of the drugs that occurs in the South East and all bound for Mexico and the United States.

It was the largest mass arrest for extradition in the history of the war on drugs in the country, “said Naranjo, who attended a meeting in Cali. The government led by President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos. Most of the detainees, thirteen, were arrested in Villavicencio (center), another twelve in Bogota and the other in Ibague (southwest), Manizales (west), Florence (south) and Inirida (east).

Those captured are requested in extradition by a court in Miami.

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Posted by on 02/26/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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Daniel Barrera, the most wanted drug lord in Colombia extradicted!

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MEXICO CITY, 12 Feb. The Police of Colombia in an extradition process with Ecuador, transferred /deported, Heriberto Fernandez Ramirez, aka “Beto” to Bogotá narcotics base, who served as liaison for illegal drugs business between Daniel Barrera Loco and Joaquin Guzman Loera, El Chapo Guzman .

The capture of the Colombian confirmed the alliance between Daniel Barrera, the most wanted drug lord in Colombia, and the organization that leads El Chapo Guzman.

“It is noteworthy that Heriberto Fernandez Ramirez, whose extradition is also requested by the District Court of Virginia in the United States for drug trafficking and related crimes,” said Director of Narcotics, General Luis Alberto Perez Alvarán.

Fernandez Ramirez, “Beto,” was intercepted on Tuesday as he walked through the streets by police in Ecuador, and confirmed that he had entered the neighboring country illegally.

Intelligence from the neighboring country confirmed the identity of the Colombian drug trafficker, and immediately reported his arrest to the Colombian Anti-Narcotics Directorate to facilitate delivery. The detainee was transferred at the border of both countries in the night to the Colombian police in the town of Ipiales, Nariño. From there, he was taken to the base of the National Police Narcotics in Bogota.

The “Beto” started his criminal history in the service of Maximilian criminal organization Bonilla, alias Valenciano, coordinating the transportation of large quantities of drugs.

The Narcotics Division said that in his criminal actions, Beto coordinated the transportation and shipment of at least 7 tons of cocaine to the outside, using pollution Containers as the main mode of transport.

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Posted by on 02/13/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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MEXICO CITY- criminal leader of criminal group The Sweeper Arrested

Member of the Sweepers Cartel arrested
Member of the Sweepers Cartel arrested

Authorities say they have managed to neutralize the organization, because its top leaders are no longer in Acapulco

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 11. – The arrest of eight members of the criminal group The Sweeper led to the arrest of Jonathan Martinez de los Santos, aka “The Jona,” said the deputy head of the operational structure of the organization.

The Jona, according to intelligence reports, ordered the murder of the secretary of the Judicial Power of agreements Guerrero, Jose Guadalupe Flores Aquinas, and Professor Maria Viruel Andraca, besides giving messages related to the organizations People Next Generation, and El Chapo Guzman.

The criminal group of The Sweeper maintains an alliance with the Sinaloa cartel, began operations in 2011 after the separation of one of its leaders who commanded the Independent cartel of Acapulco, which led to a rivalry between the two groups.

According to the head of the Regional Security Division, Luis Cárdenas Palomino, the operational structure of the sweeper and was dismantled, because the main leaders of this organization and not in Acapulco.

He said the leaders of The Sweeper have changed their places of operation and refuge in the State of Mexico and others due to operating in Guerrero is done by federal authorities.

Arresting The Jona was the result of interrogation of eight members of the sweeper who were arrested and identified as murderers, kidnappers and extortionists in the service of that criminal group.

Those arrested were Jose Antonio Vargas Gonzalez, 30, arrested on January 3, 2012, in the state of Morelos. This person allegedly involved in the kidnapping and murder of Professor Maria Ninfa Viruel Andraca, which occurred in January in Acapulco, Guerrero, whose lifeless body was found Jan. 2 in a vehicle near the area known as The Hopper.

Olea Ramiro Ortega, aka The Creeper , 19, who was insured in the company of two 17 year olds on January 28, 2012, Colonia Emiliano Zapata. At the time of his arrest these people had a dismembered body inside a vehicle and nine cards with messages alluding to New Generation of People Chapo, Command of the Devil

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Posted by on 02/11/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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