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El Viejon arrested

Posted: 22 Jun 2015 11:52 PM PDT

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

[ Subject Matter: El Viejon, Sinaloa Cartel
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required]

El Viejon                                             El Nano

Reporter: Zeta Redaction and Cortesia
Daniel de la Rosa Anaya, State Secretary for Public Security, signalled that at the end of the week they captured in one operation, Jesus Corrales Rios, alias El Viejon or El Chuy, a subject that is allegedly dedicated to the transit of drugs and homicides in Tecate.

Also captured with El Viejon was his bodyguard, who responds to the name of Jamie Alberto Lizarraga Medina, alias El Nano, 21 years of age.

According to de la Rosa, due to a large part, elements of the State Preventative Police in Tijuana, was the motive for the recent achievements of captures in the past few weeks.

The State Force has not been reduced in the Tijuana Zone, because of that there have been constant detentions. Like the operation carried out at the weekend which led to the capture of El Viejon and his bodyguard.

According to a communication given out by the SSPE, the alleged criminal was detained on Calle 5th of May in the San Fernando Colonia, when the State Police stopped a Nissan Quest, the driver jumped out of the car and tried to flee on foot.

One of the Police gave chase to the alleged criminal through various streets until he was caught in the vicinity of Avenida Universidad. The suspect was identified as Jesus Corrales Rios, alias el Viejon or El Chuy, 39 years of age, who was carrying a .40 calibre pistol.

Simultaneously elements of the PEP arrested Jamie Alberto Lizarrage Medina alias El Nano, 21 years of age, who also was on board the Nissan Quest model 2005, colored white, with circulation plates 5LYP983.

Lizarraga Medina was carrying a .38 special revolver. He also had in his possession some tied plastic bags with a white granular substance that appears to be crystal meth.

Meanwhile a search of the vehicle's interior revealed a firearm of large calibre 7.62 x 39 ( Otis: this will be an AK47), also a large back containing various packets weighing five kilos of a green dry herb that appears to be marijuana.

Jesus Corrales Rios, alias El Viejon is linked to a criminal group from the Sinaloa Cartel and is allegedly responsible for some homicides and the transit of drugs in Tecate.

The detained subjects were put at the disposition of Agents of Federal Public Ministry.

Original article in Spanish at Zetatijuana

San Diego: 25 kilos of cocaine seized at checkpoint

Posted: 22 Jun 2015 03:53 PM PDT

25 kilos of cocaine seized outside San Diego

Less then 2 weeks after nearly 375 kilos were seized in Santa Fe Springs and San Bernardino, another 25 fall in San Clemente, 30 minutes outside San Diego, last Friday, June 19th.  The checkpoint is a frequent interdiction point, though it is open and active, in erratic times and hours.

Last year in two separate incidents nearly 50 kilos were seized, and 1.5 million in cash.  The San Clemente stop is the last, and only checkpoint between San Diego and Los Angeles, a major trafficking and distribution point.  

In this instance a 30 year old U.S citizen was contacted by US Customs and Border Protection, at a rest stop about 6 miles before the checkpoint.  It can be inferred the driver was waiting for communication via phone that the checkpoint was either open or closed.

Drivers that fit a description or spend too much time in the rest stop are likely spotted by ICE officers, and contacted for further review, similar to how the exits around a DUI checkpoint are monitored, for drivers attempting to avoid the stop. 

After a consent search the officers found 25 packages of cocaine, weighing 67 pounds, and turned the driver over to the DEA. The product was estimated at nearly a million dollars, 871,000, which is roughly 29,000 per kilo.  

Sources: UT San Diego and AFN Tijuana

Tribunal intiated review of the Mireles Case

Posted: 22 Jun 2015 10:00 AM PDT

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

[ Subject Matter: Dr Mireles Valverde
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required]

An average of 2 months is the time it takes to resolve a challenge by the PGR

Reporter: Luis Carlos Sainz Martinez
The Court of Tribunal in penal matters of the Tenth Circuit with residence in Morelia, Michoacán, received the proceedings of Amparo that was promoted by the Ex Leader of the Autodefensas of Tierra Caliente, Jose Manuel Mireles Valverde, in order to study the challenge raised by the Public Ministry of the Republic.

The Judges admitted the appeal for review by the Prosecutors office attached to the First Unified Court this past March 31st, which granted the constitutional protection in favor of Mireles and three of his co-defendants, so they may go ahead with the prosecution of Dr Mireles for crimes against health and possession of firearms for exclusive use by the Armed Forces.

The Court filed the appeal under the review number 218/2015 and although a date for the possible resolution of the case was not established, it is estimated that this could take 2 months which is an average.

The three volumes of the criminal case 137/2014 of the Fifth District Court in the State of Michoacán, another volume of the case 438/2014 of the Second Unified Court of the same Circuit, and the indirect Amparo 52/2014 of the First Unified Court, will be turned in for presentation to one of the three Judges so they can formulate a draft ruling.

Jose Manuel Mireles Valverde has been in CEFERESO no.11 in Hermosillo, Sonora; while his co-accused, Javier Reyes Magana, Salvador Mendoza Garcia and Gerardo Lopez Casillas were imprisoned in the CEFERESO no 4, El Rincon, in Nayarit.

All of the mentioned were detained by Military on the 27th of June of 2014, in the Town of Lazaro Cardenas, allegedly carrying weapons and drugs.

Original article in Spanish at Zetatijuana

The Military kill six alleged criminals in Tamaulipas

Posted: 22 Jun 2015 06:16 AM PDT

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

[ Subject Matter: Tamaulipas, Mexican Army
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required]

Reporter: Proceso Redaction and Victor Hugo Valdivia

Six alleged criminals were killed this Saturday during a confrontation between the Military and armed civilians in the Town of Matamoros, Tamaulipas.

The Group for Coordination for Tamaulipas, informed that elements of SEDENA, carried out patrols, when they came across members of a criminal group that operate in this location.

The State said that the elements repelled the attack, the Military killed six of the alleged criminals, though at this point they have not been identified.

"When we arrived at the point known as Breach 18 and Ranch El Alto, personnel of SEDENA came across some armed civilians that were deployed in two vehicles, a Chevrolet Surburban model 2001 and a Ford Expedition model 2002".

The event occurred about 06:00 in the morning of this Saturday near vacant land of Vanguardia, Town of Matamoros, where the Army confiscated two vehicles, five rifles and magazines.

Original article in Spanish at Proceso

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