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Eight persons slaughtered in Caycara Orinoco, Venezuela

The Orinoco River, here in Amazonas State, Ven...

The Orinoco River, here in Amazonas State, Venezuela. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

They say it’s the worst slaughter that is registered in the town of Caycara Orinoco, two of the victims were minors CARACAS, Eight men, including two children aged 16 and 17, were killed with shots to the head after being forced to kneel while celebrating a party at a home in southeastern Venezuela, reported the Office.

The incident took place “in the early morning hours of Saturday during the celebration of a festival in the town of Caycara Orinoco” when “several men carrying firearms appeared and shot multiple times into a group of people celebrating” the Prosecutor said in a statement. He added that he has appointed prosecutors along with police investigate and to establish the causes of the attack, and to identify those killed, in addition to the two teenagers, two aged 18, two 19, one 28 and another 35.

There have been 16,072 homicides committed in Venezuela since 2012 According to the digital version of the local newspaper Correo del Caroni, the “thugs” arrived on a motorcycle and stealthily entered the house where the party was held, apparently for graduation from secondary education of the two children killed. Before forcing them to kneel, “beaten and then executed him mercilessly.’s The worst slaughter that has ever lived in Caycara; want justice, mourn our streets,” said a woman who witnessed the fact that “for fear asked to leave their identity anonymous, “wrote the newspaper. On the causes of crime said neighbors shuffled various scenarios, including “a reckoning” between members of criminal gangs. “Not all those who were killed misconduct, but by one paid everyone,” said another witness daily the fact, which occurred the same day the Venezuelan Minister of Interior, General Miguel Rodriguez said the offense is been reduced in the country.

Crime has fallen by an average of 30% since beginning of year launched the “Plan Secure Homeland” against crime, the minister said in an interview sabatina television. According to the plan for reducing crime and in the first 29 weeks in which the plan was put into action the reduction in homicides was 58%, he added, noting that includes patrolling streets of major cities with more than 12,000 soldiers in operations supporting some 23 000 The latest official figures realized that in 2012 there were 16,072 homicides in Venezuela, 14% more than in 2011, equivalent to a rate of 54 homicides per 100 000 inhabitants, rising to 73 per 100 thousand inhabitants, according NGO Venezuelan Violence Observatory (SVO).

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Posted by on 07/22/2013 in Crime!

 

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British bank HSBC was charged with money laundering in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, British bank HSBC in Argentina was charged Monday of illegal money laundering and evasion of taxes amounting to more than $ 100 million through its local subsidiary.

HSBC accused of money-laundering

HSBC accused of money-laundering

The complaint was made ​​by the head of the Federal Agency of Public Revenue ( AFIP ), Ricardo Echegaray , who explained in a press conference that the bank since February “came deploying a platform defraud (sic) that represented a conspiracy, by the use of false invoices that allowed different companies to launder money. ”

“It’s a ploy to hide bank account information from the Treasury,” he said Echegaray.

“Allegations Argentina regulators are a major concern, and we are committed to cooperate with the authorities to ensure a thorough review and appropriate resolution of the matter,” said HSBC in a statement sent to the AP by email.

Three companies identified by Echegaray as More Distribuidora SA, South Revenue Services SRL and SA Multiservice Network “evaded taxes and laundered money through the purchase of false invoices, which then derived in issuing checks whose amounts were deposited in a cuit generic ever the HSBC informed the AFIP “.

For these “ghost operations” were deposited checks totaling 392 million pesos ($ 76 million), representing an evasion of 224 million pesos (44 million dollars), according to the head of AFIP.

HSBC is one of the ten largest banks operating in the South American nation.

The AFIP filed a criminal complaint against the bank in a court of criminal jurisdiction and tax.

“They have to pay what they owe and dismantle this gang of cheaters, involving both private and public to the purchase of false invoices,” said Echegaray.

The note sent from Mexico by the regional office of HSBC , said its subsidiary in Argentina “complies with the law no matter where they operate and strongly supports the efforts of governments and regulators to detect illegal activities and take appropriate action” .

 
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Posted by on 03/19/2013 in Money Laundering

 

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alleged nephew of Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in Colombia

The security agencies of the Government of Colombia are on alert after detecting the presence of several Mexican citizens, including an alleged nephew of Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Nephew of El Chapo located in Colombia
Nephew of El Chapo located in Colombia

According to information released by the electronic portal of the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo, Mexicans have been detected in areas of influence of local criminal groups known as Rastrojos and Urabeños, making the Colombian authorities suspect a potential alliance between that organization ‘El Chapo’ Guzman with South American drug traffickers for trafficking of synthetic drugs.

According to the memo, the alleged nephew of ‘El Chapo’, was not mentioned by name, but reportedly met at an apartment in northern Bogota to coordinate with heads of Rastrojos starting the business of the transfer of synthetic drugs.

In that place, it was noted, that a video was made, and is being reviewed by the authorities. In addition, several members of the band, including a guy nicknamed ‘Pinki’ were captured.

The intention of the Sinaloa Cartel is to have a presence in strategic areas of shipping and cargoes of cocaine output, according to information released at the time.

Colombian security agencies are to follow up on the evidence left by the Mexicans in areas such as Buenaventura, Cali, Urabá, Medellin and Bogota.

The Ombudsman has also received reports in which he speaks about the presence of Mexicans in Buenaventura, who would be checking out of cocaine.

“These people have no legal documents, therefore we believe that fly in and out by plane,” he told an investigator Weather case. Information held by security agencies Colombia, indicates that the meetings between the nephew of ‘Chapo’ Guzman and the heirs of the Rastrojos and Urabeños, dating back months.

For the Rastrojos, the contact would be a cousin of Diego Perez Henao, ‘Diego Stubble’. This family has already been identified, but has no warrants, and within the band is known as ‘Chicken Bobo’, says the note. “He is the person who assumed the military command and drug trafficking by members of the organization who were in the wing of Diego Stubble “refers the researcher.

Urabeños, is the link for Héctor Urdinola, ‘Chico’ or ‘Zarco’, who inherited the band Males and allied with the Urabeños to displace Rastrojos. That fight for routes and territory has generated hundreds of deaths, especially in the Valle del Cauca.

 
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Posted by on 01/06/2013 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels

 

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Accused assassin “The Arete”, arrested in Colima!

The New Generation Assassin leader “The Arete”, arrested

Vicente Mendoza alias “The Arete”, is also responsible for the attack on the Attorney General Armory, Colima, on September 14

COLIMA, The Office of Colima reported the arrest of Rafael Vicente Mendoza alias “The Arete”, 38 years old, the main operator and leader in the Armory municipality called New Generation Jalisco Cartel, and alleged responsible for several crimes.

This suspect was involved in the killing of the following people: Armando Lopez Lopez (a) “The Toluco”, the brothers Pedro and Armando Alejandro Castañeda surname Mojica, Rafael Figueroa Serratos, Jose Mendoza Guizar, Luévanos Jesus Garcia, Rogelio Fifth Sixto, Salazar Miguel Tejeda, Hector Manuel Gonzalez, Miguel Quezada Hernandez and Francisco Sanchez Reyna.

Also the murder of taxi driver Paul Pano Robles, Ramon Solano and Quezada, Gilberto Farias Noah Jimenez, Guadalupe Castaneda Valladares, Armory and municipal police in the death of Benigno Jimenez Larios.

It was also reported that two mass graves were found, the first in a grove of banana that is bound to the town of Paradise, Armory and the second in the backyard of a home in Laguna Street Chamela, the colony’s Springs Royal Armoury where exhumed human remains.

Vicente Rafael Mendoza, is responsible for the damage caused to the premises of the Attorney General in Armory, as well as vehicles of that council, after throwing grenades early on September 14.

 
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Posted by on 12/13/2012 in Crime!

 

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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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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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Colombia seizes one ton of El Chapo’s cocaine

Seized one ton of cocaine found in a van truck that had picked up somewhere on the Magdalena River basin

 

Colombia seizes one ton of El Chapo’s cocaine

Colombia seizes one ton of El Chapo’s cocaine

Police seized drugs from Colombia, a ton of cocaine that was transported across a road northwest of the country and was bound for Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, headed by Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, sources officers in the South American country’s capital.

The contraband was hidden in a truck van that had picked up somewhere in the middle basin of the Magdalena River and moved to Medellin, said in a statement the Drug (Diran) of the National Police.

The source said that the drug, valued at $ 35 million, was packed in 866 packages were introduced in a “double bottom wall” of the truck, whose driver was arrested.

The cocaine belonged to the Office of Envigado, armed drug trafficking organization based in the town of the same name, as established by Diran.

The band of Envigado, a town near Medellin, was to head to Erickson Vargas, Sebastian , who was captured last Wednesday during a police assault on a village near this city.

The Diran said that this contraband, valued at $ 35 million was to be sent to the Sinaloa cartel, led by Mexican drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman Loera.

The drug vehicle was stopped in the rural area of Caldas, a town also near Medellin, in an operation that left from data supplied by an informant, according to the strength drug.  During the procedure, became available to the Attorney General Nation the truck driver, identified as Diego Alejandro Ramirez Montoya, who was charged for trafficking offenses, possession and sale of narcotics.

The operations of the criminal organization of El Chapo Guzman have been affected in recent months in Colombia.

Other hits

In April, Colombian authorities seized 58 assets, including 36 properties purchased with money from El Chapo Guzman, which was estimated at 15 million dollars.

After four years of research and support of the Attorney General and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA, for its acronym in English) was able to identify and seize assets, including 36 properties owned by Pedro Antonio Bermudez Suaza, Architect , Shorty operator in the South American country.

In September 2011, police in Colombia was 301 property, including houses, vehicles, farms and lots of land, which was the name of Guzman Lorea Colombian proxies, in a vast operation against the finances of drug traffickers.

Some 500 police occupied the property and real estate in Bogota and five different departments of Colombia, Bolivar and Atlantico and Cundinamarca, in central China and in the Valle del Cauca in southern Colombia and Antioquia.

 
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Posted by on 08/12/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels

 

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