Mexico…the land of cartel violence!
There MAY BE VERY graphic photographs that accompany some articles in the body of this report. It is not our intention to sensationalize. We include these photos in order to give to you, the American public, a clearer understanding of the seriousness of the situation in Mexico and Central America.
NUEVO LAREDO, TAMAULIPAS
A vehicle bomb in a Ford pick up, exploded at about 11:15 am on Friday here outside the Mayor’s office in city hall, wounding 7 civilians, causing property damage, and leaving 11 destroyed vehicles.
Seven presumed assassins were arrested by the military here. Several vehicles and numerous weapons were seized.
Officers of the state police have arrested 7 members of a CJNG
(Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación) cell here, and in San Francisco del Rincón. They primarily trafficked cocaine to the U.S. Seized were 10 rifles, handguns, 500 cartridges and 10,320 doses of cocaine. The drugs were transported in altered pick ups or tractor trailers to hide the drugs.
Federal police identified the three federal agents shot and killed by other agents at the Mexico City airport last Monday. A reward of 5 million pesos was announced for the shooters capture. The killed agents had identified a trafficking ring between Lima, Peru and the airport, whereas couriers carried the drugs on their bodies and on arrival at the airport, placed them in bathrooms. These were then recovered by one of the corrupt agents. The day of the shooting, one of the corrupt ones picked up a package in a bathroom, and was confronted by one of the dead agents.
Two men were executed on a city bus about 7pm Thursday. One was the bus driver.
VILLA HIDALGO, ZACATECAS
The military was patrolling in Jalisco when they spotted 4 luxury SUV’s. They attempted to stop them, with the bad guys fleeing. They were stopped in the adjoining state of Zacatecas. Arrested were 14 Zetas, including the boss for the municipalities of Loreto, Villa Hidalgo y Pinos, Zacatecas. Seized were 11 assault rifles, 800 rounds of ammunition 2000 and 154 magazines of various calibers, 10 40mm grenades, a grenade launcher, 90 000 588 of tactical gear and radios and four vehicles.
Francisco Javier Hernández Rivas, a bodyguard for the Governor Emilio González Márquez, was wounded with a shot to the head on Friday. He is an investigator with the state attorney general’s office (PGJE). Doctors report he is in stable condition.
LAGOS DE MORENO, JALISCO
Six plastic bags with human remains were thrown along the Guadalajara-Colima highway near the municipality of Sayula on Saturday. Authorities are still determining how many people there are in the bags. This is the second find near this location. The first week of the month 15 bags were found along a highway. The number of dead has still not been determined for that find.