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Ten men with links with Mexican cartels and Los Zetas and the FARC, captured

Map of Mexican drug cartels based on a May 201...

Map of Mexican drug cartels based on a May 2010 Stratfor report. “Free Article for Non-Members”. Stratfor. 2010-05-17 . . Retrieved 2011-03-28 . Tijuana Cartel, red; Beltrán Leyva Cartel, orange; Sinaloa Cartel, yellow; Juárez Cartel, brown; La Familia Michoacana, green; Gulf Cartel, cyan; Los Zetas Cartel, blue. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ten men reported to have links with Pacific Mexican cartels and Los Zetas and the FARC, were captured after the United States requested his extradition for crimes related to drug trafficking.

Those arrested include two policemen and John Eduarth Monk Alvarado, mayor of Milan, Department of Caquetá and 395 miles southwest of Bogota, said the director of the Technical Investigation of the Attorney General, Maritza Escobar.

“According to the investigation conducted by the Prosecutor’s Office with support from U.S. authorities, it was established that these people would be part of an international organization which exported 100 tons of cocaine a year, to Central America, United States, Spain and Australia,” the agency researcher in a statement.

The arrests took place in nine cities, including Bogota, Medellin and Cali

The report added that “it was determined that the structure would have ties to the Pacific Cartel and Los Zetas in Mexico as well as the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) and the criminal gang Los Urabeños“.

The arrests took place in nine cities, including Bogota, Medellin and Cali.

Five of the 10 captured belong to the same family.

The Colombian authorities have said that Colombian drug gangs supplied the drug to groups of Mexico, who are responsible for the drug across EU, but ruled that Mexican cartels have direct presence in the country.

Other arrests

The Colombian authorities have conducted other operations in which they have detected the presence of the Mexican cartels. – On January 13, 2011 was captured Julio Enrique Ayala Muñoz, one of the men close to Joaquin El Chapo Guzman in the Colombian city of Cali. Ayala, era conocido como El Cóndor. Ayala, was known as the Condor.

– On January 20, 2011, Colombia’s judicial police caught Carlos Arturo Cordoba, The Claw, responsible for getting the aircraft traveling to EU.

– On October 30, 2012 was arrested Colombian drug kingpin Henry de Jesus Lopez Londoño, My Blood “, considered the largest supplier of cocaine to Los Zetas.

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Posted by on 08/24/2013 in Latin America Drug kingpins, Mexican Drug Cartels


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Los Zetas and hezbollah share money laundering ops

Specialists and U.S. authorities confirm the link with terrorist Ayman Joumaa Zetas

laundering and weapons training are the main points in the relationship between Mexican drug cartels and alleged international terrorist groups operating in the country as Hezbollah.

los zetas and hezbollah shre money laundering links

los zetas and hezbollah share money laundering links

Although not confirmed links between drug trafficking and terrorist groups by Mexican authorities, according to experts and a review by the Strategic Studies Institute United States Army War College was raised otherwise.

The presence in our country last year, a member of Hezbollah and two suspected members of the terrorist group also put on alert Mexican authorities and the United States.

According to a study by the international analyst Douglas Farah, in recent years there has been a relationship that involves just business and money laundering between the cartel Los Zetas and the terrorist organization Hezbollah.

The report, which cites U.S. authorities, notes that Los Zetas have the same money launderer Hizbollah: it is a Lebanese criminal named Ayman Joumaa, 48, who is known to have coordinated in collaboration with the Mexican cartel , smuggling of cocaine from Colombia through Central America and Mexico.

In December 2011 the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia said Joumaa is the axis that does business between Los Zetas and Hezbollah without any ideological relationship between the two criminal organizations.

It was on December 12 of that year when, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA, for its acronym in English), the U.S. government filed charges against Ayman Joumaa, on charges of drug trafficking and money laundering.

The indictment alleges that he and his accomplices introduced drugs from Colombia to Mexico to Los Zetas and the proceeds would be sent and laundered worldwide to finally be placed on business or accounts belonging to Hezbollah.


According to DEA sources quoted at the time, the criminal activities of Joumaa, who is linked to Hezbollah, facilitated the work of “numerous global drug trafficking organizations, including the criminal activities of the cartel Los Zetas . “

The latest reports from the DEA said the Lebanese citizen in Colombia, currently washing over 200 million dollars a month to support the financing of Hezbollah.

During a hearing before the Armed Services Committee of the U.S. Senate in March 2012, General Douglas Fraser, head of U.S. Southern Command, noted that the Treasury Department had found connections between two criminal groups.

According to the statements, Ayman Joumaa washed about 850 million to Los Zetas through a Canadian bank, and was also accused of smuggling tons of cocaine.

“Although we have not yet seen any international terrorist groups attempt to capitalize on these routes of transfer, we vigilant of the potential threat that transnational criminal organizations collaborate to introduce terrorists,” said Fraser.

For Senator Arturo Zamora Jimenez, who in 2011 denounced Hezbollah’s presence in our country, based on information from the U.S. House of Representatives, it is certain that there are terrorist groups that movement that are conducting training processes criminal groups.

Hezbollah is a political and military power of the Islamic Shia of Lebanon.

It was designated as a foreign terrorist organization in October 1997 and as a threat to the peace process in the Middle East in January 1995.

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Posted by on 01/14/2013 in Crime!, Money Laundering


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Los Zetas lose another leader in Cardel!

Jesus Ramirez Daniel Vargas, the alleged leader of Los Zetas in the city of Cardel died after a confrontation with law enforcement

Los Zetas in confrontation with the military

Los Zetas in confrontation with the military

VERACRUZ, In a clash between the operating elements and Veracruz sure Jesus died suspects Daniel Ramirez Vargas, the alleged leader of the Zetas criminal group in the city of Cardel, belonging to the municipality of La Antigua.

According to a state government release, the incident occurred shortly after noon during a ground survey on the road Cardel-Tamarindo, where “security forces were attacked by criminals, who fled on the roads”.

“He immediately launched a ground and air operation and achieved witthe location of Vargas Ramirez, who confronted the police and was killed,” he said.

He said that after the confrontation seized several weapons and three vehicles, which were made available to the competent authority.

While elements of the Attorney General of the State (PGJE) rushed to the scene to conduct an investigation, of the victim and other proceedings as prescribed by law, and so documented.

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Posted by on 12/21/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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two suspected Zetas in Saltillo tied to The Peluso

Detainees are Eduardo Herrera Nuncio, “El Lalo” Alberto Torres and Sergio Nuncio, “The Czech” who confessed to belonging to the criminal group

Detainees are Eduardo Herrera Nuncio, “El Lalo” Alberto Torres and Sergio Nuncio, “The Czech” who confessed to belonging to the criminal group

Staff of the Secretariat of the Navy of Mexico (Semar) said two suspected Zetas in Saltillo, Coahuila, were apparently logistics operators Said Omar Juarez, The Peluso, alleged head of Square in the same city.

The Semar said a patrol in the Latin American colony, Marines spotted two armed men after falling from a vehicle entered a building and at the flagrancy of an alleged offense under federal jurisdiction were stopped in the driveway of the place.

Detainees are Eduardo Herrera Nuncio, Lalo Alberto Torres and Sergio Nuncio, The Czech , who confessed to belong to the criminal group Los Zetas and their job was to look after the weapons allegedly provided them Said Omar Juarez.

The federal agency noted that The Peluso , was the alleged leader of Plaza Saltillo and was secured by elements of Semar November 7.

During the arrest of the two suspects were secured nine rifles, two short, thousand 920 rounds of ammunition for firearms of different caliber, a tube grenade launcher, a grenade, a car and other items.

The detainees, weapons and other objects were secured to the Public Prosecutor of the Federation under the preliminary AP/PGR/SEIDO/UEITMPO/148/2012.

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Posted by on 11/12/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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Los Zetas, behind the death of Marisela Escobedo Social Activist

According to statements presented by evidence material, the murder was because his social activism was followed by the media

Coria Carlos Rivas / correspondent

Los Zetas, behind the death of Marisela Escobedo

CHIHUAHUA, The murder of Marisela Escobedo Ortiz Chihuahua, was ordered by criminal groups from Los Zetas and La line , armed organizations of two powerful drug cartels in Mexico, who wanted to silence their protests echoing in the media.

According to statements by murder material, the murder of Marisela Escobedo was because his social activism was followed very strongly by the media, to whom he revealed that the murderer of his daughter, Sergio Barraza, working for Los Zetas , which bothered this criminal group.

Chihuahua Gov. Cesar Duarte, released a day before the arrest of Jose Enrique Jimenez Zavala, aka The Wicked, who in 2010 had killed the social activist Marisela Escobedo Ortiz.

According to the DPP, the detainee confessed that among the multiple murders he committed in Chihuahua, is that of Marisela Escobedo Ortiz, “which was perpetrated in commitment of an agreement between the criminal organization of The Line with the Zetas “.

The same activist Escobedo Ortiz made police investigations, and had heard that the murderer of his daughter was in the state of Zacatecas, therefore requested to state support of state police, which led to the hiding place Barraza but were repelled by gunfire and fled, to Chihuahua.

Human rights groups doubt the arrest

The Center for women’s human rights, questioned the guilt of the alleged perpetrator of Marisela Escobedo Ortiz, since the same Chihuahua State Prosecutor filed last year another alleged perpetrator of the same murder.

In a press release stated that “the arrest of the alleged perpetrator of the murder of human rights defender Marisela Escobedo is two perpetrators belonging to two different criminal organizations.”

The December 15, 2011 just three days before the first anniversary of the activist femnicidio, the Chihuahua State Attorney reported that Hector Miguel Flores Moran, aka Clown , belonging to the criminal organization known as the wrist band, was the perpetrator of the assassination of Marisela, according to “scientific evidence obtained as to point the prosecution alleged murderer was the sketch that drew family and found the murder weapon.”

The defense attorney for the rights of women, Luz Estela Castro, said “it is important to clarify how the prosecution has presented two alleged perpetrators on the same facts, as this creates confusion.”

He added that it is the responsibility of the Attorney transparent processes that allowed scientists to arrive at these conclusions, whether spontaneous statements of offenders.

“It is striking, the language used by the detainee and that is not for the common lexicon, because the expressions suggest induction or briefing in statements such as: deprive of life, did escape, take responsibility for my own actions , repentance for damages to third parties, terminology used in legal parlance “he added.

In response, it was requested for “total transparency in the investigation of the case and the answer to the questions of citizenship, why there are two different perpetrators of criminal gangs?

 Why were two murder weapons used? And who is the new suspect? “.

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Posted by on 10/09/2012 in Crime!


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Mexican Capo of “Los Zetas”, Ivan Velazquez Caballero, alias “Z-50″, ” L-50 “or” Taliban captured!

MEXICO CITY, Naval Intelligence work started in January this year, identified one of the main leaders of the criminal organization “Los Zetas“, Ivan Velazquez Caballero, alias “Z-50″, ” L-50 “or” Taliban “in the colony Tangamanga, in the state of San Luis Potosi, where he was captured Wednesday afternoon and taken to Mexico City.

Capo of Los Zetas Z-50 Captured

According to the Secretariat of the Navy of Mexico, “Taliban” was the alleged regional leader in Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato and Coahuila part of which maintained control since 2007, and that was responsible Monterrey Square, Nuevo Leon, supervised from Fresnillo, Zacatecas.

Naval Intelligence reports indicate that the alleged offender was responsible for money laundering and at the same time, he was responsible for the financial work of the criminal organization “Los Zetas”, plus it is related to several previous investigations, so in accordance A/12309 Attorney General of the Republic offered a reward of 30 million pesos or those who provide information to the location and arrest of Ivan Velazquez Caballero aka the “L-50” or “Taliban”.

According to the statements of the alleged organized crime leader, challenged the second-highest leader, Miguel Trevino Morales, alias “Z-40” so began a struggle to individually control the Piazza San Luis Potosi, so product is presumed that challenge given the recent execution of 14 of his supporters in that state in the month of August this year.

With the breakup and the differences were between the “Z-40” and “Z-50”, Ivan Velazquez separated from “Los Zetas” to seek an alliance with the Gulf Cartel to fight them squares to Miguel Angel Treviño.

We know that “The Taliban” began offending at age 14, in Nuevo Laredo stealing cars, selling in auto, and 22 years was arrested on charges of vehicle theft, which led you to criminal La Loma , in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. since “errand” to head grew to 400 square assassins at his command.

Along with “The Taliban” 42, originating in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, was achieved ensuring Manuel Antonio Guerrero, alias “Tony”, 27, a native of Monterrey, Nuevo León, and Carlos Uriel Santiago Hernandez, 19 , originally from San Luis Potosi who have seized two vehicles, two handguns, a rifle, four grenades war, communications equipment, U.S. $ 20,000 and 12 kilos of marijuana.

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Posted by on 09/28/2012 in Crime!


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Arrested Mario Cardenas Guillen, El Gordo , Gulf cartel leader

During a precision operation and by a group of highly trained naval elements they managed to arrest Mario Cardenas Guillen, El Gordo , Gulf cartel leader and who along with Eduardo Costilla, El Cos , maintained control of the criminal organization.

arrested Mario Cardenas Guillen, El Gordo , Gulf cartel leader

Mario Cardenas Guillen’s brother Osiel Cardenas Guillen, historical leader of the Gulf cartel and who was arrested in 2003 and extradited to the United States.

According to reports from the PGR, Mario Cardenas Guillen, after his release from prison in 2007 after being arrested in 1995 on charges of organized crime and drug crimes, occupied with his brother Ezekiel cartel leadership Gulf, not to cede control group Heriberto Lazcano, so in February of this year the split came.

Mario Cardenas Guillen became the operator after Ezekiel and his brother was the one who caused the split with Los Zetas .

El Gordo was accused by the PGR to traffic from Matamoros prison and sending large shipments of cocaine and marijuana, and he was transferred in 2003 to Puente Grande Jalisco, was released in 2007.

On Tuesday, at 2 pm, they were presented at the headquarters of the Office of Special Investigations on Organized Crime (OFDI), under the PGR.

After his release from prison in 2007, Mario Alberto Cardenas held, along with his brother Ezekiel, alias Tony Tormenta , the Gulf cartel leadership, not to cede control to Los Zetas , a group led by Heriberto Lazcano and then armed cartel Gulf, so did the cleavage of the latter.

A Osiel Cardenas was stopped by the Mexican army in 2003.

Following this capture, Tony Tormenta wanted to take over the leadership of the Gulf cartel, but was unsuccessful.

Since then, Los Zetas attempted to wrest the leadership of the organization, resulting in an endless war in the streets of the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon and Veracruz, where violence has raged ever since.

Years later, in November 2011, the same Navy Abbe in Matamoros Mexico Tony Tormenta , and unleashes a violent new wave, and now it stops Marina heir of Cardenas Guillen, Mario, making its way to leadership of Eduardo Costilla, El Cos.

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Posted by on 09/05/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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