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Nine dead in firefight with armed civilians in Reynosa

Nine dead fighting with military and armed civilians in Reynosa

Nine dead fighting with military and armed civilians in Reynosa

CIUDAD VICTORIA,  June. 26-In the towns of Reynosa and San Fernando, Tamaulipas, in the last 24 hours there were clashes between the military’s personnel and armed civilians, resulting in nine people dead, one of them a military element.

 This Wednesday jointly informed the Attorney General and the Secretariat of Public Security of the State, in the city of Reynosa, was a first confrontation with killing three attackers and one soldier dead and seven others injured.

The confrontation began before 09:00 hours on the streets of Colonia Rodriguez and culminated Extending approximately 10:15 hours on the Boulevard of the Colony Oil Acapulco, meters Pemex facilities and facing an education center upper half.

The scene was a pick-up shielded craft, Chevrolet Silverado 2008 model four-door white and the Texas plates.

Inside were lifeless bodies of three civilians armed and only one was identified as Cardenas Javier Antonio Lopez, 30 years old and originally from Sinaloa.

This information, according to the Public Prosecutor of the Common Jurisdiction that integrated preliminary investigation.

At that site, the National Defense Secretariat seized three rifles, 38 magazines for these guns, six grenades, striking metallic stars for wheels and trimmings.

Also injured three men were taken to the clinic Pemex, two soldiers and an employee of the parastatal.

When receiving medical attention, one of the injured soldiers died, while the second underwent surgery for back injury that pierced one of his lungs, but is reported to be stable.  The Pemex worker had only minor injury and was discharged.

As a result of the confrontation also reported five people beyond the facts with bullet injuries that are treated at the Hospital of the Mexican Social Security Institute and are out of danger.

In another violent event in San Fernando, was a confrontation between armed civilians and military personnel resulted in five men dead.

Staff of the Attorney General, in support of the National Defense Secretariat, was presented to integrate a preliminary investigation, attesting that the confrontation was recorded at 20:15 am Tuesday in the Ejido Guadalupe Victoria, compared to Rancho La Isla

At that point the undergrowth were the bodies of five attackers, all with multiple gunshot wounds.  Three of them were between 28-40 years of age, while the other two were of 16-20 years.  In their belongings were not found any documents that would identify them.

Staff of the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office secured a Hummer H3 without license plates and five assault rifles, a grenade launcher, 28 magazines, grenades and trimmings.

The Common Public Prosecutor ordered the transfer of the bodies to the Medical Examiner for practice tests provided by law.

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Posted by on 06/27/2013 in Crime Watch, Mexican Drug Cartels


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10 arrested after shooting in Ocampo, Michoacan

three suspects and two civilians Killed

Among those captured are the commander and deputy director of the municipal police

Ten people, including the commander and deputy director of the Municipal Police of the municipality of Ocampo, Michoacan, were arrested following a shooting that occurred Sunday at the center of this city east of the state, which killed three suspects and two civilians passing by the injured place.

According to sources of the 21st Military Zone in the state, the detainees were held by the National Defense Secretariat, for their alleged involvement in the confrontation which occurred in the center of the municipality of Ocampo, between rival criminal gangs.

The meeting took place around 11:00 hours on Sunday in the main square of the town, where people traditionally do their shopping in the day, go home around noon and seek entertainment.

The suspects have already been transferred to the city of Morelia to be presented to the federal prosecutors, who will determine their legal status.

According to reports from the villagers, a group of armed men arrived aboard several vehicles chasing other subjects, who started a gunfight that lasted several minutes.

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Posted by on 11/19/2012 in Crime!


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El Chapo Guzman’s Lieutenant arrested in Chihuahua

The Ministry of National Defense and the Attorney General’s Office reported that on October 29, in an operation “Che” was arrested

José Salgueiro Nevarez, alias Che,

The National Defense Secretariat reported the arrest in the city of Parral, Chihuahua, José Salgueiro Nevarez, alias Che, who appears as a lieutenant of Joaquin El Chapo Guzman.

Along with Salgueiro Nevarez was arrested five others in a Army exclusive action developed in the city of Parral, on the 29th of this month, but it was not until today that the detainee was presented to the media Information.

Military personnel from the Military Zone 42 performed an operation which also apprehended Victor Javier Hernandez Marquez, David Ruiz Rubio, Salgueiro Efren Gonzalez, Brian and Erick Salgueiro Salgueiro Zepeda Peña.

The arrest came after a chase between the army and criminals who took refuge in an auto shop, which used as a showcase to hide their illegal activities, and where are located six rifles, three handguns, 13 magazines for different guns, 414 cartridges of various calibers, seven vehicles (one armored) and various media.

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Posted by on 11/01/2012 in Border, Mexican Drug Cartels


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Sedena confirms death of M1, lieutenant of El Mayo

José Manuel Torres Felix, alias “The Waved” was killed during a clash in the town of Oso Viejo, receivership of Quilá, municipality Culiacan


Sedena confirms death of M1, lieutenant of El Mayo

CULIACAN, The Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) confirmed the death of José Manuel Torres Felix, nicknamed “Waved” and / or “M-1”, considered one of the main operators in the Pacific Cartel and lieutenant of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada.

In a statement, the agency reported that military personnel that carried out work to locate this guy was attacked Thursday with firearms in the municipality Cosala, Sinaloa.

According to research, in the operation were captured Francisco Javier Acosta Franco aka “the Picho” Mauricio Mesa and Guadalupe Franco Azueta Angulo, Felix Torres alleged bodyguards.

A day after the search further work in the vicinity of the town of Oso Viejo, receivership of Quilá, municipality Culiacán, died “the Waved” after assaulting military personnel with gun shots, while trying to flee.

This guy was part of the Pacific cartel since 1990 and after the capture of his brother Javier Torres Felix “JT”, in January 2004, “El Mayo” Zambada was appointed his deputy.

The Department of Defense said that it is assumed that from 2008 took an active part in the violent actions that this criminal organization carried out against criminal organizations antagonistic.

“The Waved” with Ovidio Guzman Lopez, son of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, allegedly coordinated the receipt and handling of drugs by sea in Chiapas and Oaxaca, from South America.

The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) offered a reward of three million dollars for information that would lead to the capture of Jose Manuel Torres Felix, since it had an arrest warrant on charges of organized crime and health.

The body of the deceased, the three detainees as well as weapons, drugs, cash and vehicles were secured and they were delivered to the appropriate authorities.

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Posted by on 10/14/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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El Comandante Nino”, alleged kingpin Gulf Cartel captured

The Department of Defense said that this capture has overwhelmingly affected the criminal organization

El Comandante Nino”, alleged kingpin Gulf Cartel captured

According to information, the detainee worked under Mario Armando” N”, alleged leader of the criminal organization

Elements of the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA) arrested in Tamaulipas Adrian “N”, whom the authorities identified by the alias “El Comandante Nino”, alleged kingpin Gulf Cartel.

According to the information, the detainee worked under Mario Armando “N”, alleged leader of the criminal organization. Through a statement, the agency specified that Adrian “N”, captured on 21 September in the municipality of Rio Bravo, was allegedly the “chief place in the municipalities Control, Splicing and Progreso, Tamaulipas, the main corridor of the criminal organization between Matamoros and Reynosa, to carry out the trafficking of drugs, weapons and illicit money laundering “he said.

Sedena said that this capture has overwhelmingly affected the operating structure, logistics, liaison, financial and existential Gulf Cartel.

Together with “Boy Commander” was arrested two people and two rifles , two handguns, a grenade caliber 40mm, 10 magazines for different weapons, 397 cartridges of different calibers, two vehicles, one armored, 10 communications equipment and computer equipment were seized.

The detainees were secured and made ​​available to appropriate authorities.

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Posted by on 09/25/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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Sedena stops “El Pato”, an alleged operator of Chapo Guzman

Vera Martinez Hermilo function was co-optation of authorities to obtain information from police and military operations

Sedena stops Duck, an alleged operator of Chapo Guzman

The National Defense Secretariat reported the arrest of Hermilo Vera Martinez, alias “El Pato”, a suspected Pacific cartel operator that provided information on activities of police authorities/ operations and military info.

Reliance said in a statement that the arrest was last August 11 in Culiacan, Sinaloa, and was the result of investigations conducted after the capture of Sergio Armando Barrera, aka “The Bohemian”, allegedly responsible for arranging and obtaining Central and South American drug cartel for the Pacific.

“With these actions, it affects the structure and coordinating logistics for the shipment of drugs and obtaining inside information, thereby reducing the operational capability of the Pacific cartel headed by Joaquin” El Chapo “Guzman,” says the statement.

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Posted by on 08/18/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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Sinaloa Government has requested high calibre weapons in fight against drugs

The government of Sinaloa asked the Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) to provide high-caliber weapons in the fight against organized crime have seized from drug cartels.

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“This request was sent to the Secretary of National Defense (Guillermo Galván Galván) to say that our soldiers were fixed to keep fighting, but they were asking that we authorize them to use equipment that has been seized that is in good condition.

“And they are also willing to be trained, because to use these weapons must have training,” said Gov. Mario Lopez Valdez.

According to the president of Sinaloa, the government claims that the Department of Defense as a loan given permission to use heavy weapons like assault rifles AK-47, known as goat horns and the antiaircraft gun calibre.50 Barrett, capable of piercing armoured structures.

The request, according to the governor, became a matter of urgency following the recent ambush that killed seven police state.

“The weapons they carry (the killers) and the armored cars they use makes them an easy winner, and I see that if we want our police forces to face them then we must have the same attitude as the offenders, it should be considered for (the) ability to equip and be in the same circumstance, “he argued Lopez Valdez.

He said that in his meeting with the head of the Department of Defense, he ordered a review of the weaponry that was seized and is in good condition to meet this request.

The president said his proposal is analyzed by the authorities of National Defense, based on the provision in the National Security System, “taking into account the achievements” in some areas against insecurity in Sinaloa.

The Department of Defense has a bunker in which preserves all the weapons seized, including the seized in operations against organized crime and that, following the processes involved are destroyed.

Baja California, Michoacan, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Tamaulipas and the City are places where it has been no major seizures of heavy weapons, mostly from the United States.

They request high-powered weapons Sedena

The governor of Sinaloa, Mario López Valdez, raised with the Secretary of National Defense, Guillermo Galván Galván, who could deliver on loan to the state police AK 47 rifles and .50 caliber Barrett have been secured to the cells of organized crime.

“I went with this request to the Secretary of Defense to say that our elements were fixed to keep fighting, but they were asking that we authorize them to use equipment that has been seized is in good condition,” he said.

He stated that the staff of Sinaloa “is willing to comply with marking the National Public Security System in the assessment must also have and are willing to be trained to use these weapons because you have to have training.”

He said the proposal to receive on loan weapons ranging from rifles known as goat horns to Barrett .50 caliber.

Malova accepted after the criminals have more powerful weapons, had to seek permission to the Department of Defense to carry weapons with greater firepower.

“The weapons they carry and the armored car makes them all to win and today we see that if our police found an attitude of confronting offenders should be assessed and be able to equip them in the same circumstances.”

He said that in his meeting with the chief of the armed forces were instructed to revise the team that has been seized to be in good condition and can make this request.

This request was made a matter of urgency following the recent ambush in which seven policemen were killed by a group of at least 30 gunmen in the San Blas, El Fuerte.

The proposal, he added, will be analyzed by the authorities of the Department of Defense based on the provision in the National Security, taking on the basis of achievements in some categories of violence that occur in Sinaloa.

According to the official, his administration has been in three attacks on police convoys, two on Mexico Highway 15 and one on the San Blas, El Fuerte, killing 25 officers killed state.

The governor noted that buy weapons such as Barrett until the Secretary of Defense authorize and train members of the police.

In different applications for access to information, the Defense Secretariat said that the weapons are insured made available to federal authorities.

“This secretariat (National Defense) only made assurances in cases of flagrante delicto, as part of the permanent campaign against drug trafficking and in the implementation of the Federal Firearms and Explosives, making it immediately available to the insured competent public prosecutor, “he says.

The Army indicated by access to information that “the actions of this agency of the federal executive in public safety is only at the express request, grounds and reasons of (sic) the civil authorities of this activity and without replacing the functions . “

For this reason, military personnel cannot give information about the country of origin of the weapons, although seizures have participated in the military.

In 2011, the staff assigned to the Department of Defense 32 000 501 seized firearms, its official figures indicate.

Through IFAI, the defense says that in 2011 spent ten million euros on weapons and bullets.

With this resource, the Ministry of National Defense purchased 24 thousand guns and three million 290 thousand rounds of ammunition.

Information about the sizes used by the Army is considered as reserved.

Safeguard weapons in a bunker … and destroy

The Ministry of National Defense has a bunker in keeping the weapons seized to ciminales.

The Department of Defense said the store gets most of the weapons seized in seizures or clashes in the country and are then destroyed.

Much of the seized weapons from the United States was in a bunker, located in the capital, where there were AK 47 (called goat horn) assault rifles and grenades AR 15 different types and caliber Barrett rifles .50.

The states in which there has been greater seizure of these weapons are Baja California, Michoacan, Chihuahua, Coahuila,Tamaulipas, Mexico City.

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Posted by on 07/16/2012 in Crime!, Fast and Furious Weapons


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