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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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U.S. Assistant Secretary, William Brownfield states that drug cartels in Mexico on verge of collapse!

U.S. Assistant Secretary, William Brownfield, said that the response of organized crime violence is a sign that is “close to collapse”

 

If he is to be believed! Assistant Secretary, William Brownfield

The Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters United States, William Brownfield, said today that Mexico is seeing the beginning of the end of the drug industry.

In an interview with the online edition of the Colombian newspaperEl Tiempo“, the diplomat said that the answer of violence by organized crime in that country, is a sign that is “on the verge of collapse” because of pressure from the authorities.

“Four years ago we started a multinational effort in Mexico, dominated by the Mexican government, and what do we see today? In my opinion, we are seeing the beginning of the end with the beheading of cartels and reducing its operating capacity,” he said.

Brownfield said “is what we saw in Colombia in the 1980s and early 1990s, when the cartels felt pressure from the authorities and their response was violence.”

Brownfield, Colombia experienced a similar situation, but then it was not known that the violence was a “sign of an organization to collapse. My theory is that this is what we see in Mexico today.”

The U.S. official admitted that the success of Colombia’s efforts against the drug industry, led to the growth of the illegal activity in Mexico, before their travel to Central and North America.

He said the problem with Central America will move to the Caribbean and most likely will worsen in the coming months and years, because the drug is going to search for new routes to pressure from the authorities.

“They have two options: the Pacific, with sea lanes that are not very attractive, or return to the Caribbean, where they were in the ’80s,” Brownfield said.

He considered that “Dominican Republic is a victim of geography, if it was in the middle of the Pacific would have no problem. But they are in the middle of the Caribbean and the likelihood is that we will see more traffic through that area, no less. In my opinion, this crisis has not begun. “

 
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Posted by on 10/21/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels

 

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Drug wars in the Making in Spain! El Chapo and Colombian bands

They believe in this country that the Sinaloa cartel tries to over take Spains’ Colombian bands, without the need for alliances

El Chapo on the move against the Colombians in Spain

MADRID, The Sinaloa cartel tries to over take the Colombian organizations drug trafficking routes in Europe through Spain, without having to make an alliance, considered the Spanish newspaper El Pais.

He recalled that last July a shipment seized in the southern Spanish coast Nikolai merchant ship, with 373 kilograms of cocaine and the arrest in London of four links of the Sinaloa cartel.

He said that since 2007, its data have attempted activity in Spain, through Portugal, with the shipment of cocaine in small port charges, and among those arrested Jesus Gutierrez Guzman, cousin of the head of the cartel, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman.

“He came in March 2011 in Madrid and was under close surveillance when the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported that he and his entourage had landed in Spain,” he said.

He noted that currently there is no known alliances that can do the Sinaloa cartel in Spain, since the Colombian groups still control the Atlantic routes, using Galician groups.

After the operation last July, Spanish police officers were deployed to the United States to exchange information on the Mexican cartel, and analyze how they try to settle in Spain.

He explained that the question is still a threat of Mexican cartels in Spain, “but the fact that the conquest of territories and markets and other suppliers could result in a war.”

 
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Posted by on 10/15/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels

 

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Forbes says; “only evaluate their fortunes and let justice take care of the rest”

El Chapo continue in Forbes, defended the magazine editor

Ensures that the characters that includes “only evaluate their fortunes and let justice take care of the rest”

One of the richest men in the world!

MORELIA, Forbes magazine will continue to include in its list of billionaires drug trafficker Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, because “only evaluate their fortunes and let justice take care of the rest,” explained the director of the publishing world Miguel Forbes.

During the presentation of the magazine Forbes Mexico, the executive argued that the inclusion of drug traffickers in the billionaires list is not new, for in 1998 the Colombian Pablo Escobar Gaviria was also considered in their rankings.

Asked whether the magazine will include more drug dealers on their list, Forbes said they are constantly being reviewed to assess the inclusion of new members.

“We do this not only with drug traffickers, but with all the characters that we measured,” he said.

He reported on the methodology used to estimate the richness of the characters, and stated that they do based on public information and experience they gained from their own sources.

Forbes Mexico

With an investment of $ 4 million, the magazine in Mexico announced the launch of its third edition in Latin America, which goes into circulation from 15 November.

The Mexican edition of global publication specializing in business and finance will have an initial distribution of 45,000 copies nationwide and its contents will be composed by 70 percent with national data and the rest for international items.

Miguel Forbes Mexico stressed that the issue is part of the solid expansion strategy in Latin America group, and came after a circulation editions of Argentina and Brazil.

For Mariano Melendez, president of Forbes Mexico, this release is a vote of confidence in the Mexican economy; hoped that this magazine is the resource for decision-makers in the country.

He noted that part of the editorial board president of the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV), Luis Tellez, and Fernando Lerdo de Tejada, among others.

Forbes has over 40 million readers in 10 languages ​​and more than one hundred countries and is expected to go into service soon editions of Chile, Peru and Venezuela.

The magazine, based in New York, was founded nearly a century and is known for its popular lists of the richest men in the world, currently headed by Carlos Slim, with a fortune worth 69 billion dollars , followed by the Americans Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.

 
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Posted by on 09/20/2012 in Crime!

 

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Mexican Drug cartels operating in 16 countries on the American Continent

In Mexico, the dispute over control of the territories being waged between eight drug cartels

operating throughout the country have consolidated their expansion projects and organized their cartels into a transnational presence and partnerships with local criminal groups from Canada to Brazil covering 16 countries in the Western hemisphere.

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Though the fight against drug trafficking undertaken by the Calderon government, in which 22 of the 37 most wanted leaders and operators have been detained-from March 2009 until today.

In recent years the eight Mexican cartels consolidated their internationalization presence. In a report by the PGR updated to August this year, reveals that Mexican transnational organizations have partnerships operating in 16 countries in the hemisphere .

“El Chapo”, with the largest or the Sinaloa cartel Pacific, led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, has hegemony. Until now has expanded its presence to 13 countries on the continent: Canada, United States, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Belize, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Venezuela.

The closest competitors of the organization “El Chapo “are Gulf cartel and” Zetas “(formerly antagonistic allies and today), operating in a total of nine nations, as documented by the Mexican federal government sharing intelligence with the authorities in these countries.

Both groups are in the United States, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Colombia and Bolivia, seeking to control territory. It has also documented the presence of “Los Zetas” in Honduras, Argentina and Brazil, while their rivals now Gulf cartel operating in Belize, Costa Rica and Peru.

The other criminal groups also have operations in some of these nations, but not at the same level. For example, the once powerful as the Arellano Felix cartel, is present only in the United States and Peru, while Juarez is on American soil, maintaining its alliances in Colombia, as well as Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, and has Argentina reached.

In this drug map, the recent criminal group “The Knights Templar“, which grew out of “The Family” in 2011, in just one year operates in the U.S., while the group from which emanated Michoacan has ramifications on U.S. soil, Colombia, Costa Rica and Guatemala.

Beltran Leyva, after separating from “El Chapo” hold its own network in the United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia. Colombia remains, together with Bolivia and Peru, as the epicenter of the production of cocaine.

While Ecuador and Venezuela, see how the Mexican and Colombian cartels used as transit countries, with the consequences of violence on the rise, while Chile with Argentina-seen as a haven for the supply of precursor chemicals, are used as ports output to export the drug to Africa and Europe. Brazil is the largest consumer just Latin America, but also the largest supplier of chemical inputs to process cocaine.

Bruce Bagley, director of the Center for Latin American Studies, said that Mexican cartels are in control in the Andean region and the Northern market. “There is something very clear: instead of letting traded intermediary groups (drug), they (the Mexican narcos) are already hands in the dough.”

“We had no major problems capos here, and now, we speak here of cartels and mini-posters . The crops also appear in Zulia, Tachira, Apure. ” Hernan Matute , coordinator of the Drug Free Chair of the Institute of Caracas.”

This phenomenon of ‘paid assassins’ was not observed in Argentina, becomes a worrying situation that goes together with increased drug trafficking. ” Eduardo Amadeo , deputy national Peronist Front.

 
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Posted by on 09/18/2012 in Crime!, Mexican Drug Cartels

 

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cocaine seized in Reynosa valued at one million dollars

International crossing Agents were alerted to the presence of 13 packages, weighing a total of 14.30 kilograms

Customs seizes cocaine in Reynosa valued at one million dollars

Reynosa, Tamaulipas, – Customs Agents and Border Protection (CBP, for its acronym in English) seized a shipment of cocaine valued at one million dollars in the international crossing that links this city with Hidalgo, Texas.

CBP spokesman, Phillip Barrera, said that during that seizure a person was arrested  driving a Ford 500, model 2006, when he tried to enter U.S. territory across the border.

He said the driver was sent for a second inspection with the help of high-tech equipment and canine units trained to detect narcotics.

He said that the officers were alerted to the presence of 13 packages, weighing a total of 14.30 kilograms of cocaine, with an estimated market value of one million U.S. dollars.

He said that the driver, 51-year-old Mexican and living in Reynosa, was arrested and drugs and the vehicle was made available to the Department of Homeland Security (HSI, for its acronym in English).

Phillip Barrera added that correspond to a federal judge sentencing the prisoner, after he tried to enter the United States more than 14 kilograms of cocaine.

 
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Posted by on 09/12/2012 in Crime!, Drugs

 

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U.S. Treasury announces sanctions against secod wife of El Chapo

English: Joaquín Guzmán Loera drug lord and li...

By helping the man most wanted by the authorities to “evade justice” and collaborate with their drug activities

The U.S.Treasury on Thursday announced sanctions against Griselda Lopez Perez, the second wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman Loera, for the help he has given to who is considered the head of the cartel Sinaloa drug dealer.

Lopez Perez helped the man who is most wanted by the Mexican authorities for “evading justice” and collaborated with him in his drug activities, according to a Treasury statement.

Under these sanctions, the Treasury can seize any assets of these persons and businesses in the United States and may prosecute any citizen or company doing business with them.

“This action is part of the aggressive efforts of the Treasury, together with its partners in the security agencies, to hit individuals that facilitate the operations of drug traffickers ‘Chapo’ Guzman,” said OFAC Director Adam Szubin.

Lopez Perez, also known as Karla Pérez Rojo, is the mother of at least one of the sons of Guzman, Edgar, killed in May 2008 during a shootout.

Since the first wife of “Chapo” Alexandrina Maria Salazar Hernandez, and several of his children had been included in recent months on the list of the cartel operators of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the Treasury.

 
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Posted by on 09/07/2012 in Crime!

 

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