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November 2012 Archives

Blog del Narco: Los Zetas’ Commander Red Arrested in Nuevo Leon

Blog del Narco: Los Zetas’ Commander Red Arrested in Nuevo Leon

In a large operation conducted by ministerial agents in the Northeast, 24 members of an organized crime gang who are accused of at least 16 kidnappings and 12 murders were arrested. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: PGR offers 5 million pesos for ” El Pollo”- “Chicken” Leader of Knight Templar

Blog del Narco: PGR offers 5 million pesos for ” El Pollo”- “Chicken” Leader of Knight Templar

The PGR has offered up to 5 million pesos ($380,000 approx) to anyone with information leading to the capture of Pablo Mondragón Peña, "The Chicken". He is one of the leaders of the Knights Templar continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Woman Kidnapped then Murdered in Guerrero (Photo Warning)

Blog del Narco: Woman Kidnapped then Murdered in Guerrero (Photo Warning)

A woman was shot and killed in Taxco Township, along with a minor who was abducted by gunmen in the county seat of Taxco. The woman was shot on the road-Zacapalco Taxco, where she was aided by the Federal Police and died later. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Two Officers Killed, 5 Injured in Sinaloa Ambush

Blog del Narco: Two Officers Killed, 5 Injured in Sinaloa Ambush

At an ambush in the mountains near Picachos Dam area, two officers of the State Police were killed and five others injured when attacked by gunfire in an ambush. The officers were conducting a tour of surveillance in that area. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 5 Executed in Ecatepec by Gulf Drug Cartel

Blog del Narco: 5 Executed in Ecatepec by Gulf Drug Cartel

Five people were found dead inside an abandoned car in the capital suburb of Ecatepec, Mexican authorities said Wednesday. Police are working to identify the four men and a woman whose bodies were discovered in a parking lot, the Mexico state Attorney General's Office said in a statement. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Two Shot Dead in Machine Gun Attack

Blog del Narco: Two Shot Dead in Machine Gun Attack

Two men were shot with machine guns outside the garage of a hotel in Colonia Aguilera, on the perimeter of the Delegation Azcapotzalcgo. Authorities believe the double murder is related to drug sales. The bodies were about five feet away from each other and both had gunshot wounds in different parts of the body. In the bloody and deadly scene, investigators found more than 50 shell casings from guns of different calibers. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 10 Year Old Shot in Theater by Stray Bullet

Blog del Narco: 10 Year Old Shot in Theater by Stray Bullet

Mexican prosecutors are investigating the death of a 10-year-boy who was shot inside a movie theater here, the capital district attorney's office said. Hendrik Cuacuas, his sister and their father were watching a film at the Plaza Ermita cinema in Mexico City's Iztapalapa borough on Nov. 2 continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Man Tortured then Executed in Sinaloa

Blog del Narco: Man Tortured then Executed in Sinaloa

Handcuffed and shot in multiple parts of the body as well as visible signs of torture, a man was found "executed" Tuesday morning. The victim remains unknown at this time. The deceased was semi-naked, only wearing a pair of jeans and barefoot. The victim was found on the road Capistrano The Costerita. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Missing Man Found in River in Guerrero ( Picture Warning)

Blog del Narco: Missing Man Found in River in Guerrero ( Picture Warning)

The body of a man, who disappeared two days ago, was located in the Cutzamala River, in the colony Tulips in Pungarabato, with at least two gunshots to his body. The man was identified as Fernando Lopez Sotelo, "The Donut", 37, originally from Atoyac of Álvares, who worked for a tortilla factory in Altamirano. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Taxi Driver and 7 Year Old Daughter Shot in Ambush in Sinaloa

Blog del Narco: Taxi Driver and 7 Year Old Daughter Shot in Ambush in Sinaloa

A taxi driver and his seven-year-old daughter were "riddled" with bullets by unknown criminals when they were attacked after leaving their home in Colonia 10 de Mayo. A witness said, the perpetrators fled on board a Nissan Altima color-black no license plates continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 1 in 10 Judges Require Special Security from Cartel Threats

Blog del Narco: 1 in 10 Judges Require Special Security from Cartel Threats

In Mexico, approximately one in 10 judges are protected by special security measures, according to information from the Federal Council of the Judiciary (CFJ). In a document released in response to requests for transparency, CFJ revealed that 98 federal judges who have been responsible for crimes related litigation have received special security measures, continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Super Morgue Debuts as Death Toll Exceeds 60,000- Many Unidentified

Blog del Narco: Super Morgue Debuts as Death Toll Exceeds 60,000- Many Unidentified

In the final stretch of his term and amid the bloody war against organized crime that has so far left more than 60,000 dead, many of them unidentified, the head of the Attorney General's Office (PGR), Marisela Morales Ibáñez , on Wednesday inaugurated the first Forensic Medical Center (Cemefo) that will in theory determine the identity of the unidentified bodies continue reading »

Miss Venezuela Hopeful in 2008 Arrested in Drug Case

Miss Venezuela Hopeful in 2008 Arrested in Drug Case

Model Gabriela Alexandra Fernandez Ocando, a Miss Venezuela hopeful in 2008, is under arrest along with four other people on charges of colluding with Colombian drug lord Daniel "El Loco" Barrera, authorities here said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 10 Farmworkers Massacred by Colombian Drug Trafficking Gang

Blog del Narco: 10 Farmworkers Massacred by Colombian Drug Trafficking Gang

A suspected paramilitary successor group killed 10 farmworkers at a rural property in the northwestern Colombian province of Antioquia, police said. The crime was committed by a group of armed men in a rural area of Santa Rosa de Osos, a town north of the city of Medellin, a National Police spokesperson said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Monterrey Fires 80 Police for Failing “Confidence Test”

Blog del Narco: Monterrey Fires 80 Police for Failing “Confidence Test”

By failing the tests of confidence, 80 police personnel from Nuevo Leon's capital will be let go immediately the mayor Arellanes Margarita Cervantes reported. He explained that the local administration gave the test on the first of November, it was determined that the examinations continue reading »