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Sold in USA – Mexican Fuel trafficking feeds narco funding

Pemex Fuel stolen and sold in the United States; Fuel trafficking feeds narco funding

The transfer of diesel and gasoline provides profits to the cartels more than 500 million pesos a month: PGR

Mexican Fuel routes into USA

Mexican Fuel routes into USA

The theft of fuel and has become a major source of funding for drug cartels such as Los Zetas and the Knights Templar.

Investigations by the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) show that organized crime groups and law firms create ghost companies to sell diesel fuel and gasoline to U.S. employers, in Central and South America, with revenues reaching over 500 million pesos a month.

According to the investigation PGR / SIEDO / UEIDCS / 539/2011, Raul Lucio Hernandez Lechuga The Z16 or The Lucky , a member of Los Zetas arrested in December 2011, admitted that the oil is obtained from underground pipeline footage Mexican Petroleum (Pemex) or through the theft of pipes.

The detainee told federal authorities that the transfer of diesel and gasoline is by sea or land to the United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica to Colombia.

The Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) places Tamaulipas, Veracruz and Sinaloa as entities where more fuel theft occurs.

Narcos milked Pemex and then come into Central America

PGR identified 21 ghost companies of Los Zetas and the Templars.

Trafficking in stolen oil has become a major source of financing of criminal organizations who not only their own businesses to appear legality in their operations, but they sell the product stolen from U.S. businessmen and Central America reveal investigations of the Attorney General’s Office (PGR).

Trafficking in stolen fuel, through the siphoning of diesel or gasoline through the pipelines of Petroleos Mexicanos, or theft of pipes, is one of the main sources of funding criminal organizations Los Zetas and the Knights Templars , who have created shell companies, and some established for presumed income may exceed 500 million pesos a month.

The fuel purchase is carried out by sea and land routes, as detailed in the investigation PGR/SIEDO/UEIDCS/539/2011.

That provides that a member of Los Zetas, Raul Lucio Hernandez Lechuga, the Z16 or the Lucky, after his arrest in December 2011, specified the forms of operation of the organization to commit the crime.

The ongoing theft of fuel is not only for resources, but to fill their vehicles.

According to preliminary investigations into the abduction of fuel and its commercialization, the PGR has identified at least 21 companies “ghost” who traded with the hydrocarbon.

Modus operandi

Regarding the theft of pipes or trucks with diesel or gasoline, the federal agency has received the complaint of 623 vehicles.

Through its investigations, the Attorney General is satisfied that the stolen fuel was smuggled by criminal organizations in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica, even Colombia.

Among the evidence with which the federal agency has found the seizures and operations made by the Secretary of the Navy during the operation at sea.

Such is the case of securing a vessel on July 11 in waters near Isla del Carmen, Mexico when the Navy seized the vessel, with 291,000 liters of diesel, traveling to Honduras.

Then, the federal agency said that “were found 291 000 971 liters of diesel fuel, excess amount that did not appear seated in the Journal of Navigation, stating receiving oil from other offshore vessels.”

In addition, in January this year made available Semar PGR 20 people including 11 Hondurans on a boat called Caribbean Clipper diesel moved without the lawful possession could prove fuel.

In total, the Navy of Mexico in January this year, said offshore of 648,000 liters of diesel, so they were sent to the Third District court 20 people arrested in Tabasco.

Regarding the organization Knights Templar, the PGR investigate complaints of entrepreneurs who are charged as extortion share the continued delivery of diesel and gasoline.

Only in 2011, the Secretary of Defense found 287 thousand clandestine outlets, located in Tamaulipas, Veracruz and Sinaloa states with higher incidence in this crime.

The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) has initiated more than two thousand preliminary investigations and recorded 325 people arrested in five years for the crime of theft of oil in the pipelines of Petroleos Mexicanos.

Pemex said it determined that from these inquiries it was identified that more than five thousand “milking points” were located throughout the country. In many cases, the subtraction is carried out with rudimentary accessory.

Meanwhile, Pemex said the theft of fuel from underground outlets up to November 2011 had increased by 52 percent more than last year, showing a financial loss of around six billion pesos.

The Attorney General’s Office said in response that the accurate information from 2007 to 2011, began two thousand 193 preliminary investigations, a growth of more than one thousand percent in 2007 to register for that year only 161 inquiries in contrast to 2011 to be 1163 preliminary investigations began.

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Posted by on 07/17/2012 in Crime!, Smuggling


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U.N. Los Zetas cartel uses “blatant violence” to gain control

U.N. Los Zetas cartel uses “blatant violence” to gain control

The Los Zetas cartel uses “blatant violence” because it seeks to control not only the drug trade routes but whole territories, said the representative of the UN office on drugs in remarks published on Tuesday by the press.”

The Mexican and Central American experiences are showing us a new way of operation by organized crime. This organization (Los Zetas) is not satisfied with controlling the routes, but are concerned about controlling the majority of territories in the country, “said Antonio Mazzitelli, the representative office of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

Mazzitelli said the Los Zetas criminal group led by former military deserters “tries to gain hegemonic control of the illegal criminal markets and where they control and maintain their own law through blatant use of violence.”

The UN official said that while criminal groups try to hide their mafia structure the bodies of their victims are proof of the crimes they commit, “the Zetas, to the contrary, they show their atrocities.”

“They use violence because they want control of the territory and thus have to prove they have the ability to impose their law,” he said in remarks in Cancun, hosting a technical meeting with representatives across America to develop a regional framework against organized crime.

“Hence the use against media violence,” Mazzitelli said in relation to the large number of killings of journalists, where the Zetas try to control and manage the information disseminated about drug trafficking in recent years in the country.

Regarding the Sinaloa cartel, led by the powerful drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and bitter rival of the Zetas, he said, they “are a multinational organization for drugs which is limited to drug trafficking without trying to control the territories.”

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Posted by on 05/30/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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seven people killed in Nuevo Laredo in Nothern Mexico

seven people killed in Nuevo Laredo in Nothern Mexico

Monterrey (Mexico), – Seven people were killed yesterday in Nuevo Laredo, northern Mexico, in a violent day which today joined with an explosive attack against the headquarters of the Police City Municipal, who left no dead but property damage, municipal and state sources.

A spokesman for the attorney general of Tamaulipas (PGJT) said, at about 08.00 local time (13.00 GMT) aboard an unknown vehicle, a missile was launched, presumably a grenade against the local police headquarters, an attack that left one civilian injured in a car burned and another damaged.

Local media also reported that after the incident broke out in the area, located in the area known as Santa Fe, west of the city, a shootout between the army and the alleged assailants.

On the target of the attack, the city police headquarters, there was only to record damage, added the sources.

Police sources Laredo (Texas, USA) consulted by Efe also said that the four international bridges that connect the U.S. and Mexico are operating normally.

The Tamaulipas Attorney explained further that yesterday evening there was in this city bordering Laredo two shootings that left seven people dead have been identified.

The upsurge in violence in the border Nuevo Laredo, a stronghold of the criminal organization Los Zetas, apparently has to do with increased pressure from the authorities against criminal leaders of that group, and an alleged encounter Los Zetas against their rival of the Sinaloa cartel.

The violence has intensified in the last ten days in a city patrolled by the Mexican army, which took one year for public safety work in the city due to the corruption of police forces operating in the area.

On 17 April, the bodies of 14 men between 30 and 35 years were found inside a vehicle parked on the side of the Municipality of Nuevo Laredo, the event highlights of recent.

In the past month, the Army has beaten harshly with Los Zetas and one of its operatives killed Francisco Medina Mejia, alias “El Quemado”, April 4.

Earlier, on March 14, soldiers captured Carlos Alejandro Martinez Escobedo, aka “The Fabiruchis” who had taken the lead of Los Zetas in the area after Gerardo Valdez War, aka “The War”, was killed in a clash military personnel the first of March.

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Posted by on 05/01/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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AEI arrested kidnapping gang operating in Apodaca and San Nicolas

Those arrested are members of Los Zetas, and had been operating since January this year to date.

AEI arrested kidnapping gang operating in Apodaca and San Nicolas

Monterrey,-Three members of a gang made up of at least six people in a cell of Los Zetas, who committed 19 executions in areas of the municipalities of San Nicolas Apodaca and were arrested by elements of the State Agency for Research on The colony Ebanos. The arrest of the suspects was on 13 April in the colonial streets of Los Ebanos in Apodaca, after several complaints against the suspects, who committed illegal in different sectors.

Given the elements of the police among those arrested was identified as Jose Luis Rodriguez Huerta, 30 years old, nicknamed “El Puma”, residing in Mount Street Macalu in the San Bernabe second area, designated as leader ofthe group, a cell of Los Zetas.

The other two arrested are: Jose Arturo Hernandez Carrillo, “The Pepón” 26 years of age, Cuernavaca, Morelos, located at Poplar Street in the center of the county seat of Anahuac, and Jaime Peña of Misael Rosa, “Big Ears” and / or “Mass”, 20, of Laredo, Tamaulipas, and residing in the colony Mirador, La Esperanza, Nuevo Laredo.

Among the murders they committed is that of a traffic officer on 8 March, Apodaca, and in early April attacked police in San Nicolas

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Posted by on 04/17/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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Guatamala Detects that the Mexican Zetas gang trains the Mara Salvatrucha

Detect that Zetas gang trains the Mara Salvatrucha

Guatemalan authorities say the Zetas gang of drug traffickers is training Mara Salvatrucha in paramilitary camps

Mara Salvatrucha
Mara Salvatrucha being trained by the Mexican Zetas gang

GUATEMALA. April 7. – The Zetas are recruiting gang members of Mara Salvatrucha for training in paramilitary camps in Mexico, Guatemalan authorities said.

For years, the Zetas gang has controlled the criminal networks in the cities of the country and are responsible for much of the extortions, kidnappings, assaults and murders.

The Zetas want the gangs to generate chaos in Guatemala City, capital of the country, to distract the actions and resources of the authorities and thus ensure the control of rural land routes used for drug trafficking with the support of the intelligence provided by a local criminal sophisticated structure, said Guatemalan authorities.

The maras can improve their criminal operations and make more money with access to military training, long-range weapons and drugs for sale or consumption, the authorities concerned.

“In this union with Los Zetas , (the) Mara Salvatrucha is more capable of articulation, strategy and more maneuverability, “said Stuart Velasco, chief coordinator of the Task Forces of the Ministry of Interior.

According to police intelligence sources, Los Zetas seek to recruit five thousand employees. “The strategy is that the Mara Salvatrucha chaos concentrated in the metropolis to keep it clear of drug runners inside the country, “says the source.

The presence of Mexican cartels in Guatemala, particularly the Zetas, led the government of Alvaro Colom to impose states of emergency in the provinces of Peten in May 2011 and in Alta Verapaz in December 2010.

The Minister Lopez Bonilla says that in addition to Los Zetas criminal groups are more American territory: “They are like 22 groups in different areas,” he said, “the most important and dangerous is that of Los Zetas , because not only engage in drug trafficking take control of the criminal structure and completely take over all kinds of activities. “

Velasco, who is coordinating police operations against criminal groups in the country, explained that “they know that the economic benefit is great and that Los Zetas, being a foreign group, need their networks to increase their operational level in Guatemala. “

The information on the alliance between gangs and mushrooms came after the arrest of 50 people linked to the massacre at a cattle farm of Petén on 14 May that killed 27 people, 25 of them beheaded a senior official of the Attorney General.

The Zetas seek to integrate the Mara Salvatrucha is “full and we are providing military training and political indoctrination in Mexican fields.”

Guatemalan officials say there are training camps of Los Zetas in the states of Veracruz, Sonora, Chiapas and San Luis Potosi.

To date the Mexican authorities have reported that Los Zetas have recruited or trained gangs in Mexico.

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Posted by on 04/07/2012 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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MONTERREY,The Buffalo admits 25 murders and attacks on bars in Monterrey

The Buffalo admits 25 murders and attacks on bars in Monterrey

Arturo Rodriguez Saucedo, Gulf cartel hit man said he has at least six months working for the organization

The Buffalo admits 25 murders and attacks on bars in Monterrey

The Buffalo admits 25 murders and attacks on bars in Monterrey

MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon, on March 23. – The Office of Nuevo Leon captured Arturo Saucedo Rodriguez, Gulf cartel hit man, who confessed his involvement in at least 25 murders, said the Security Council.“Arturo Saucedo was captured on March 19 and confessed that he was working for the Gulf cartel for about six months,” said Jorge Domene Council spokesman, told a news conference.

Domene said that the prisoner, who has the alias ” The Buffalo “was part of a cell that participated in some 13 attacks, and that as a hit man he charged 8 000 pesos per fortnight.

Saucedo admitted that he participated in the recent grenade attacks against the bars “Excellent” and “Woman” in Monterrey, and that killed three people, two drug dealers of rival Los Zetas cartel. Also he participated in three multiple murders against more than 10 taxi drivers for the Gulf cartel who worked as a “hawks” (informants) for Los Zetas.

He also confessed to a series of crimes against state prison guards, traffic wardens and police officers who allegedly collaborated with the rival group. The Monterrey metropolitan area is disputed by the cartels since March 2010 by Los Zetas and the Gulf cartel for the sale of drugs in the conflict that has killed nearly 3 000 victims so far.

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Posted by on 03/24/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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