Beltran and El Chapos area of Sinaloa cartels
CULIACÁN, January 30 .- More than 11,000 soldiers fighting the Beltran Leyva Pacific cartel and operating within Culiacán, Novolato, Guamuchil.
“It is intended that staff are not working more than 15 days in these services. Fighting crime, and that we are not tired, and never will be, “said the commander of Military Region III, Moises Melo.
The Army announced that from May 2008 to date, secured 15 tons of methamphetamine, 959 runways, 346 aircraft, 687,000 psychotropic pills, 169 clandestine laboratories and four thousand 481 tons of marijuana.
Melo said, that there have been many clandestine laboratories, as a ton of marijuana costs four million pesos, while on a meth receive 300 million.
Leaves $ 300 million pesos narco per ton of pills
The Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) noted that in the operation Culiacan, Navolato, Guamuchil, Mazatlan are deployed over 11 thousand military to fight two of the organizations that dominate the state, Pacific cartel and the Beltran Leyva.
In mid-January, Ricardo Trevilla, a spokesman for the Department of Defense, explained that more than 45 000 military operatives were involved in supporting the police.
The commander of the Third Military Region, Moises Melo, announced that from May 2008 to January of this year in Sinaloa they secured 15 tons of methamphetamine, 959 runways, 346 aircraft, 687,000 psychotropic pills, 169 clandestine laboratories four thousand 481 tons of marijuana and 500 thousand motor vehicles.
Sinaloa, which is identified as the region that produces and trafficks most of the drugs in the Mexican territory is disputed by two cartels: the Pacific and the Beltran Leyva, who after breaking the square are fighting not only for gains and considered as one of the most powerful to let the narcotics and synthetic drugs, but that Joaquín Beltrán Leyva and El Chapo Guzman Loera are related, generating a family dispute.
The commander of the Third Military Region, Moises Melo, said that for organizations it is easier to create clandestine laboratories to plant drugs, and that a ton of marijuana the organizations gain resources for up to four million pesos, while a ton of methamphetamines obtains around 300 million pesos.
Published and confirmed on 19 January when the Department of Defense announced that Sinaloa cartels have ceased to grow marijuana and opium poppy for the creation of laboratories for synthetic drugs.
With seizures of marijuana and methamphetamine, the Third and Ninth Military Region have made the organizations of El Chapo Guzmán and Beltrán Leyva lose 17.9 Billion pesos and marijuana only four Billion pesos of synthetic drugs.
In Sinaloa, there are four checkpoints were established randomly throughout the body, and a more strategic call to respond to any kind of confrontation or contingencies.
One of the army checkpoints on the road is Navoloto-Altata, a very dangerous path.
Melo Moses denied that the military are unmotivated and distraught to fight the criminal organizations, “Our staff is trained for this type of activities and personnel for not working more than 15 days in this type of service. The military are trained for this to work, to fight crime, working with the authority to bring peace to the citizens and that we are not tired, never will be, that’s our business. “
In releasing the results of the Third Military Region, was released in six years so far only in this area has been confiscating weapons and 21.6 million cartridges of various calibers.
Luxury vehicles used for transporting drugs
Pacific cartel and the Beltran Leyva in the Sinaloa state acquire expensive cars to carry out their illegal activities and to try to go unnoticed.
In announcing the operating results of Culiacan, Navolato, Guamuchil, Mazatlan the Third Military Region announced that among confiscated vehicles are cars, trucks, motorcycles, mopeds, aircraft, trucks, RVs and boats. Prices of vehicles ranging from 400 thousand to 900 thousand pesos.
In six years so far there have been six thousand 949 vehicles confiscated land. However, in the Ninth Military Zone are deposited around 500 thousand.
Among the vehicles that are subject to a preliminary investigation be possible to constitute an unlawful and vehicles are trucks that exceed 500 thousand pesos. Camaro car brands, Volkswagen Passat, BMW, Mercedes Benz and Escalade trucks, Patriot, Nissan Armada, Ford Lobo, Suburban and Lincoln are some of the units currently on the site of the Ninth Military Zone.
According to the Third Military Region, states that members of organized crime related to drugs buy expensive cars and wear designer clothes to go unnoticed by the authorities.
Light trucks and all vehicles have been seized by the army had been modified to transport drugs, precious stones, money and jewelry.
Some of the vehicles show very well made secret compartments that can only be opened with electronic devices.