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January 2013 Archives

Blog del Narco: Bodies Recovered of 17 Kombo Kolombia Musicians From Well

Blog del Narco: Bodies Recovered of 17 Kombo Kolombia Musicians From Well

After three days of searching for human remains in a water well in the town of Mina, the Medical Examiner today reported that the bodies of the 17 staff members and Kombo Kolombia musical group, were returned to their families. continue reading »

Mexican Priest Hope His Films of Peace Will Reduce Narco Violence

Mexican Priest Hope His Films of Peace Will Reduce Narco Violence

The violence associated with organized crime that is besetting Mexico has spurred a Catholic priest to write and produce a series of short film features that he hopes will touch the hearts of both victims and victimizers. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Police Chief and Wife Injured in Jalisco

Blog del Narco: Police Chief and Wife Injured in Jalisco

The police chief of Hostotipaquillo was gunned down this morning along with his wife and one of his bodyguards, near the main square of the Municipality. The police chief was identified as Lucio Rosales Astorga. continue reading »

Man Who Killed General with Mexican Narco Ties Gets 50-Year Sentence

Man Who Killed General with Mexican Narco Ties Gets 50-Year Sentence

A man has been sentenced by a Mexico City court to serve 50 years in prison for the April 20, 2012, murder of retired Gen. Mario Arturo Acosta Chaparro, judicial officials said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Body Discovered in Shallow Grave in Monterrey (Photo Warning)

Blog del Narco: Body Discovered in Shallow Grave in Monterrey (Photo Warning)

A body was found buried in the west of Monterrey. The discovery of the body was on a dirt road, located about 2 kilometers from the terminus of the Avenida Paseo de los Leones. A source said the body was located after authorities received an anonymous tip. continue reading »

MEXICO: Found Bodies May be Those of Missing Musicians

MEXICO: Found Bodies May be Those of Missing Musicians

Four bodies found in a well in Mina, a city in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, may be those of the Kombo Kolombia band members reported missing last week, security officials said Monday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Band Members of Kolombia Kombo Found Tortured and Murdered

Blog del Narco: Band Members of Kolombia Kombo Found Tortured and Murdered

Authorities of the State of Nuevo Leon staged an intense mobilization in the municipality of Mina, after an anonymous caller notified them that members of the musical group Kolombia Kombo, had been kidnapped. The group was taken by armed men continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Man Executed in Drive By in Teloloapan ( Picture Warning- GRAPHIC)

Blog del Narco: Man Executed in Drive By in Teloloapan ( Picture Warning- GRAPHIC)

The victim, identified as Juan Carlos Roman Roman, 43 years old, who lived on Lazaro Cardenas Street in the city of Teloloapan, had at least two bullet wounds in the back. According to his companion, a man of 34 years old, both were drinking alcoholic beverages in public when suddenly, two men who were traveling aboard a continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Man Executed in Streets of Oaxaca

Blog del Narco: Man Executed in Streets of Oaxaca

Alberto Vasquez Guerra, known as the "Tequin", 38 years old, was executed yesterday afternoon a few meters from his home. This was announced the Attorney General in the State. The attack happened on Melchor Ocampo Avenue, between Liberty Street and Constitution of the Seventh Section of Juchitán. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Cartel Members Held in Murder and Dismemberment of Six

Blog del Narco: Cartel Members Held in Murder and Dismemberment of Six

Body parts found stuffed into plastic bags in the central Mexican state of Mexico belonged to six different victims, authorities said. Police arrested 11 people in connection with the killings, the state's public safety secretary, Salvador Neme Sastre, told a press conference in Toluca, the state capital. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Dismembered Bodies Found in Toluca, Mexico

Blog del Narco: Dismembered Bodies Found in Toluca, Mexico

Plastic bags containing dismembered bodies were found Wednesday in the central Mexican city of Toluca, sources in the Mexico state government told Efe. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 8 Month Old Baby Left Unharmed With Two Corpses

Blog del Narco: 8 Month Old Baby Left Unharmed With Two Corpses

Two women with headshot wounds were found in Colonia La Florencia west of Saltillo. Beside their dead bodies was a baby of eight months with hypothermia and a narcomessage. The victims were left face down on a blanket, but authorities did not reveal the content of the message. Witnesses report that two pickup trucks were seen in the colony with gunmen who fired shots. continue reading »

Nuestra Familia Gang Member “Wino” Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison in Drug Trafficking Prosecution

Nuestra Familia Gang Member “Wino” Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison in Drug Trafficking Prosecution

Juan Gallegos, also known as “Wino,” 36, of Salinas, was sentenced today to 21 years and 10 months in prison by United States District Judge William B. Shubb, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. On April 9, 2012, Gallegos pleaded guilty to conspiring to traffic methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana, and four other drug trafficking felonies. There was no plea agreement between Gallegos and the United States. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Young Doctor Shot by Police in Coyuca de Catalan

Blog del Narco: Young Doctor Shot by Police in Coyuca de Catalan

The corpse of the young man killed in a clash with the army in the vicinity of State Road Coyuca de Catalán-Ajuchitlán has been identified and claimed by relatives. The victim was recognized as Gregorio Alvarez Salas, 20-year-old native of Pungarabatito, municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, where he practiced as a naturopathic doctor. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Three Young Men Found Executed in Los Reyes La Paz

Blog del Narco: Three Young Men Found Executed in Los Reyes La Paz

Three young men of about 18, 20, and 22 years of age were attacked and killed by subjects who were shot repeatedly and then escaped via a footbridge. The three youths were killed and their bodies were left lying on the bank of the Mexico-Puebla, at the height of Los Reyes La Paz. continue reading »