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Friday, May 15, 2015

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Mexican State Police initiate Kill House training

Posted: 15 May 2015 03:09 AM PDT

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Zetatijuana article

[ Subject Matter: State Police, Kill house training
Recommendation: No previous knowledge of subject matter required ]

Reporter: Isabel Mercado Juarez
With the objective of bettering the operational capacity of cadets and active Police elements, the State Public Security Academy has installed a "Casa de intervention" Otis: Kill house.

In order to show the level of training they are receiving, active elements of the State Preventative Police and Penitentiary system, realised that two scenarios, one of rescue of a kidnapped youngster, and the other a prison riot or mutiny.

Fernando Sanchez Gonzales, Director of the State Police Academy said that the Academy has the capacity to train 317 elements under the internal system.

203 cadets of the course of initial policing, in the case of Municipal Police of Tijuana and Ensenada, are undergoing the same training as the cadets of the State Preventative Police and Penitentiary Staff.

15 elements of the Municipal Police Command of Tecate, 18 police dogs of the Prosecutor General of the State of Justice, in the case of on site investigation of the facts, 81 elements of the PEP and Ministerial State Police, have undergone the acreditable Police program.

They announced that after the coming Monday, there will be conducted the assessments of brigades of skill and knowledge of the police commission to 2,996 elements, all the institutions of the state police are represented, which will allow a similar about of Police to be certified.

The Academy was inaugurated on 26th of October of 2001, increasing its capacity until they can actually house 550 cadets.

In the installation they dormitories, internet facilities, kitchens, gymnasium, armoury, classes in oral judgements, two firing ranges, and a virtual firing range.

Their classrooms are utilised in a central formation, and also they give classes in continual actualisation and formation, the acreditable program for Ministerial Police, gives courses in coordination with American institutions, diplomats and higher direction forces, like a degree in Public Safety and expertise in forensic science.

Original article in Spanish at Zetatijuana

Narco plane crashes in Chihuahua with six dead

Posted: 14 May 2015 11:24 PM PDT

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Milenio article

[ Subject Matter: Plane Crash, Chihuahua, Culiacan, Sinaloa Cartel
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required]

Six people died in a plane crash involving a Cessna light aircraft, in Chihuahua, informed the Attorney General of the State, that started as an investigation before when someone reported that the aircraft had been brought down by armed persons in a drug trafficking zone.

The Prosecutor General of the State said yesterday that the plane was transporting less than 45 kilos of Marijuana. He did not detail all of the cargo, which presumably had been lost in the resulting fire or spread around the surrounding countryside.

The cause of the crash has not been determined and the zone is being guarded by Military and Federal Agents, until experts arrive to examine the scene, according to an official communication.

The Cessna plane, who's presence had been informed to the Authorities by habitants of the zone El Lunes, it was found on Tuesday in the Town of Urique, in the Serrana region, close to the State limits of Sinaloa.

"The plane was peeling away when sicarios opened fire on it and it knocked it out of the sky. We don't know if the sicarios bullets brought it down or pilot lost control", said an informant from El Diario de Chihuahua.

The Attorney General said it was found in a creek in the community of Tubares with the bodies of six men, among them the pilot originally from Sinaloa

Original article in Spanish at Milenio

Tijuana: 4 executed overnight

Posted: 14 May 2015 07:22 PM PDT

4 executed overnight in Tijuana

Late Wednesday night, bleeding into Thursday morning, brings four new executions, one whom was both witness and suspect to the killing of a 4 year old child.  At different points throughout the city, organized crime elements continued their feuds and account settling, closing a violent week in the city, with over a dozen dead, including two severed heads found in a cooler, yesterday.  

Narco messages and banners have appeared again, with accusing and often misleading messages to rival groups, citizens, and journalists.  Miguel Angel Rodriguez Bravo, aka 'Popeye' was murdered last night, who was apparently the sole witness to a child's murder, Jonathan Eduardo Valdez Garcia. 

'Popeye' was arrested yesterday in connection with the killing, which occured in recent days.  He was released apparently because he was a witness.  Popeyes remains were found in Colonia Camino Verde, along with several 9mm casings.  

The other two arrested in the shooting death were Jose Omar 'El Perro', and Jesus Flores Flores, 'El Tribi'.  Statements from the PJGE indicate the men fired on a house, containing the child and his mother, who was injured in the attack.  

Another body was found in the early morning hours, Santo Tomas Mission Street, said to be a former police officer, but this remains unconfirmed at this time.  Two other bodies were found in other locations in Tijuana, including Lomas Murua, and Colonia Pacifico.  

Note: 'El Tribi' is the nickname of an alleged CAF enforcer, whose name is unknown, it is unlikely this is the same 'Tribi', but mention it anyway.  

Sources: AFN Tijuana 

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