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Jonathan Fernando Ramírez Villegas, alleged chief escort for the Gulf Cartel captured

Jonathan Fernando Ramírez Villegas, revealed that the charges against “El Comandante Pepe” include acts to extort, kidnap or commit murder and drug distribution.

CANCUN, September 5. – Investigations and intelligence work after the arrest of Jose Roberto Diaz Cornelius, alias “El Comandante Pepe”, was captured in Merida, Yucatan, Jonathan Fernando Ramírez Villegas, the alleged chief escort for the Gulf Cartel Square in Playa del Carmen.

The capture of ‘El Comandante Pepe’ led to the arrest of Jonathan Ramirez Villegas According to the state attorney, in his first statements the detainee revealed that the instructions in “El Comandante Pepe” to extort, kidnap or commit murder and drug distribution to the various vendors of Playa del Carmen, the received directly and after sort was responsible for the gunmen.

In a statement, the Attorney General of Quintana Roo said Villegas Ramirez also accepted membership in the criminal organization of the Gulf Cartel and being the second in command, when eight months ago “El Pepe” took command of head space Playa del Carmen.

The agency said that thanks to the reports provided by “Comandante Pepe” after his arrest, it was established that his alleged escort was in the city of Merida. José Roberto Diaz Cornelius has opened four preliminary investigations for alleged involvement in homicides in Playa del Carmen, as well as allegations of extortion.

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Posted by on 09/06/2013 in Crime Watch, Crime!


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Two members of the Cartel of El Chapo Arrested in Tabasco

Both are related to ten kidnappings and executions and at least four in Cardenas

Mexican army soldiers, police officers and ministerial state of Tabasco captured two members of the cartel of Joaquin Guzman Loera, aka El ChapoGuzman, through a

Joaquín Guzmán Loera drug lord and lider of th...

Joaquín Guzmán Loera drug lord and leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

fortuitous operation near the towns of Cardenas and Huimanguillo in the region of La Chontalpa.The attorney of Tabasco, Gregorio Romero Tequextle, presented at the premises of the Attorney General of Justice (PGJ) the two gunmen who were caught from April 9 and have extensive criminal history: Hector Ramon Estrada Avelar , a member of the band The Pelones and one of his accomplices, Carlos Hernandez Guerrero.

Both are associated with up to ten known kidnappings and with at least four murders in Cardenas, the victims participated in several clashes in Cancun, Quintana Roo against cartel the Zetas .

Hector Ramon Estrada Avelar, aka The Chechen or The Machuco or Julius Caesar , 26-year-old native of Cardenas, Tabasco, is a major drug lord who belonged to the band of The Pelones dependent cartel El Chapo Guzman and accomplice of Carlos Hernandez Guerrero, alias The Black , 23-year-old native of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas.

The arrest of two offenders held in the town of Cardenas, at a junction with a local street road Huimanguillo Cardenas, when the defendants were in a Volkswagen sedan white car with license plates of Tabasco.

According what the attorney told Tabasco, where they were intercepted by the police officers, Carlos Hernandez Guerrero, – traveling in the passenger place – attempted shooting of the police immediately so it was possible to submit and ensure weapon was an AK 47 is goat horn, caliber 7.62.

State and federal agents questioned the driver of the unit and it already had a warrant for his location, as it relates to various crimes and was arrested.

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Posted by on 04/13/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels


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Federal Judge denies extension for Mario Villanueva in the United States

The federal judge in New York, Victor Morrero, said that would not grant another extension because it has postponed at least twice in the trial against the former governor, accused of drug trafficking.

Federal Judge denies extension for Mario Villanueva in the United States
Federal Judge denies extension for Mario Villanueva in the United States

New York. – A New York federal judge rejected once again the trial postponement of former Mexican governor Mario Villanueva Madrid, so it remains on schedule for early October and the verdict before the end of 2012.

During a hearing held on Friday, Judge Victor Marrero rejected an additional 90 days to postpone the trial, as requested by the new lawyers of former governor of the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, David Zapp and his daughter Johanna.

Marrero said the court has its deadlines and would not grant a further extension, especially because it has postponed at least twice in the trial, which includes allegations of both drug trafficking and money laundering.

The judge said it would take about six weeks to conclude the trial, whose verdict will be decided unanimously by a jury composed of 12 citizens chosen at random.

During today’s hearing, Zapp said that they had just taken the case, in relief of attorney Linda George, who in turn replaced David Segal – and required additional time to study the evidence relied on by prosecutors to file charges. Zapp, a lawyer for Panamanian origin which was communicated in Spanish with Villanueva Madrid during the hearing, was also the legal representative for less than a year for the Mexican businessman of Chinese origin Ye Gon on charges of trafficking pseudoephedrine.

Speaking to the media after the hearing, Zapp said the request to postpone the trial of Villanueva Madrid was not a strategy to delay the case resolution but simply because he had just started his performance. He further clarified that the change is normal firm that has made Villanueva, who simply felt more comfortable with Zapp and the fact that he spoke Spanish. “The irony is that someone can have the idea of seeking to postpone the trial. He (Villanueva) would like to end this as soon as possible to prove his innocence. And as they say in America: Prove it or shut up, “said Zapp.

The lawyer reiterated that Villanueva was in a good mood and healthy, according to Zapp, is convinced of his innocence, and hopes to present the evidence to prove it. Zapp said the case is “a political issue in Mexico,” but ruled out completely the court and federal prosecutors in New York to take into account the case elements that were not strictly legal.

He further stated that at trial the prosecution presented a series of witnesses who “have little incentive to lie,” for they were dealers and drug offenders who would be offered a reduction of his sentence should cooperate with the prosecution.

The prosecutor “knows how to get some witnesses to agree with them and tell them that by working together can reduce their sentence” said Zapp.

Villanueva was extradited to the U.S. on May 10, 2010 accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes from the Juarez cartel in exchange for facilitating the export of 200 tons of cocaine into the United States, according to authorities federal Americans.

The former governor was indicted for the crime of money laundering, after allegedly laundered about $ 19 million in drug money through accounts at the now defunct investment bank Lehman Brothers, among other.

If convicted, Villanueva would face a minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum of life imprisonment on charges of drug trafficking, and a minimum of 20 years for each of the 14 charges  of money laundering.

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Posted by on 03/25/2012 in Crime!, Drugs


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CANCUN- Ex producer of Survivor Bruce Beresford-Redman : to be sentenced tomorrow

Bruce Beresford-Redman to be sentenced
Bruce Beresford-Redman to be sentenced

Ex producer of Survivor Bruce Beresford-Redman : to be sentenced tomorrow

Today lawyers for Bruce Beresford-Redman filed a certified statement made by his daughter: tomorrow the Second Criminal Judge will decide the order for their freedom or imprisonment

CANCUN, February 14. – The defense of Bruce Beresford-Redman as a last resort filed  a certified statement made by his daughter, in that the producer was always at his side, while his mother was missing.

At 09:15 hours on Wednesday morning the term expires for the Second Criminal Court to dictate to the American producer the warrant of liberty or in prison for the aggravated murder of his wife.

Counsel for the producer of the reality Survivor , Carlos Grajales Bentancurt, said the Attorney General of Justice did not provide any evidence against Beresford-Redman, while it did not recognize the evidence in his ministerial statement.

And, he added, there are testimonials from her seven years she was with her father when her mother left the hotel and did not return.

The body of Monica Ferreira Burgos was found in a septic tank Moon Palace Hotel, just meters away from the room occupied with her husband and two young children.

Bereford-Redman reported his wife missing to the Public Ministry of the civil jurisdiction of the hotel zone and was found dead inside the hotel complex.

According to the Attorney General of the State (PGJE), Bruce Beresford-Redman is the alleged murderer and he should be tried for that offense.

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Posted by on 02/15/2012 in Crime!


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Mexican Air Force reiterated its commitment to the security of Mexicans

Tuxtla Gutierrez, February 10. – The Mexican Air Force reiterated its commitment to the security of Mexicans, therefore, has strengthened its efforts to shield the border, said the commander of the Southeast Region Air, Antonio Delgado Quiroz.

He said in an interview that in Chiapas have been located about 20 clandestine airstrips in various regions and municipalities, but are unusable, so there is no drug smuggling by air to the state.

As part of the celebration of 97 anniversary of the Mexican Air Force, said that not using the airspace of the entity for transporting drugs, “everything that exists in the air is legal.”

“In the jurisdiction of the Southeast Region Air aircraft no entry illegal, we are two thousand elements which we are waiting for this airspace with 70 aircraft guarding the sovereignty in the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Quintana Roo, Yucatan and Veracruz, “he said.

“Neither the Mexican Army units report we landed illegally, one of our responsibilities is air missions in support of the Army to locate drug crops, but in Chiapas is no plant that seed, we’re clean,” he said.

He said the southern border is secure, “are obvious operational, but is safe with the presence of Army and Air Force space, there is no smuggling of drugs and weapons by air,” he said.

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


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Public Safety Department of Cancun arrested an alleged leader of the “Pelones”;

English: Benito Juarez in Nuevo Progreso, Tama...
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Cancun PSD arrested an alleged leader of the “Pelones”

CANCUN, QR. One of the main leaders of the band “The Pelones” in the city of Cancun, was captured by members of the Public Safety Department of the municipality of Benito Juarez, after executing two men accidentally This evening at a popular region.

This is Juan Manuel N, alias “El Tamaulipas“, “El Tamal” or “Tamaulipas”, who according to Mexico Platform system is linked to at least a dozen murders, which include Eli Sanchez Cruz, Concepcion Guillen, Jovita Morales and Alejandro Miravete.

The attorney general of Quintana Roo, on Friday said the arrest “Tamaulipas”Gaspar Armando Garcia Torres, who along with two other suspects, dubbed “fishy” and “The huacho” last night planned the murder of a taxi driver and a contractor in the region 221 of the city.

“The Tamaulipas” confused one of the deceased as the “Grim Reaper“, a member of another organized crime group, who should be killed on behalf of another individual nicknamed “Quique”, whose girlfriend, identified as Laura tried to kill him some time ago, while pregnant, the official state.

Last night, “The Reaper” escaped at the time of the attack in the region 221, but “Tamaulipas” and his companions who drove the vehicle shot the driver and the contractor, who died.

The incident was reported to local police elements in Cancun and was deployed operation, supported by the State Judicial Police, the Mexican Army and Navy of Mexico, who chased “The Tamaulipas” through the streets of the city. He went into a green area located in the Northern Arc, and finally was arrested, along with a policeman in active service, called Antelmo Lopez Matos, who was made ​​available by insults to the authority and is subject to investigation.

The authorities also seized weapons an AK-47, eight chargers “Goat Horns” loaded with 35 rounds of ammunition each, caliber 7.62, three ski masks and guns.

Separately, Public Safety Secretary Cancun, Jesus Aiza Kalufa, reported that at the time of arrest, “The Tamaulipas” tried to confuse, to Dzul identified as Alfonso Castro, 26. However, it was located its true identity.

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Posted by on 12/31/2011 in Crime!


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Murder for Christmas in Cancun!


Christmas death in Cancun

Christmas death in Cancun

Two main groups operate in Cancun; Los Zetas and a late arrival known as Los Pelones. There are also reports that La Familia Michoacana has made inroads into Cancun and they may now control the drug trade in the tourist resort area of the city. 

The tourist areas facing the Caribbean are safe for visitors but the same cannot be said for the mainland city where the low wage tourist industry workers live, and a high crime rate persists.  The latest victim of cartel warfare was Domingo Jiménez Pérez, 34 years old, and originally from the state of Chiapas.  Jimenez’s decapitated body was found Thursday night in the interior of a taxi that had been carjacked earlier that afternoon.

The head was also in the taxi’s interior.  A narco message was placed next to the body that included a drawing of a christmas tree and read: Esto le va a pasar a toda la gente del Mosco, Enrique Salinas Espino alias El Papaya, Homero Figueroa Meza alias El Tripa, El Burro y todos los que lo ayudan. Feliz Navidad, Jo, Jo, Jo”  This will happen to all the people of el Mosco; Enrique Salinas Espino, El Papaya; Homero Figueroa Meza, El Tripa; El Burro and all those that help them.  Merry Christmas, jo jo jo. 

 The Quintana Roo media did not mention a signature on the message.  El Mosco has been identified as Dámasso Antonio Lanché Avila, a bulk used clothes salesman that has been linked to Los Pelones and is said to be a cell leader of that group.  El Mosco survived an attempt on his life last month and may have been seriously injured.  Two other men were executed in Cancun last week . They were identified as Alfredo Arciga Paniagua and José Diego Morán Favila, both used car salesmen.

Their bodies were found inside a vehicle that was abandoned behind a private school in Cancun. Both had died from gunshot wounds and may have been executed by the same killers as Thursday’s homicide.  The men’s relatives stated that both victims were killed by Los Zetas for being unable to pay an extortion “cuota”.  Another explanation for the killing is that both men may be linked to Los Pelones and El Mosco. The Christmas themed message found in the vehicle read:  “Por extorsionadores y por ratas. Feliz Navidad Jo Jo Jo Jo”.  For being extortionists and rats. Merry Christmas Jo Jo Jo

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Posted by on 12/12/2011 in Crime!


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