Tagged: Nuevo Leon

Drug cartel delivers Texas truck full of bodies in Mexican border state

(BREITBART) — MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon — A faction of Los Zetas drug cartel used the bodies of their victims to deliver a message to authorities and their rivals in a suburb of this metropolitan area. Cartel members wrapped the bodies in black trash bags and left them in the bed of a pickup truck with Texas license places.

The case began when Mexican authorities responded to a highway interception in the suburb of Escobedo in regards to an abandoned SUV, information provided to Breitbart Texas by Nuevo Leon authorities revealed. When authorities arrived they discovered four bodies wrapped in plastic bags and a poster board with a cartel message signed by the Los Zetas faction known as Cartel Del Noreste (CDN).

As Breitbart Texas reported, rival factions of Los Zetas cartel have been fighting over lucrative drug distribution and trafficking areas. The fighting has led to a spike in violence where kidnappings, shootouts, and gory executions have become commonplace in the disputed areas. The fighting between the CDN and their rival the Los Zetas Vieja Escuela (Old School Zetas) has taken place in multiple cities in Tamaulipas, Coahuila, Veracruz and Nuevo Leon.

Preliminary information points to the CDN having used a white Nissan Titan with Texas license plates to move the bodies. The SUV has not been reported stolen in Mexico. In the bed of the pickup, the gunmen left the four bodies and used an ice pick to stab the message into one of the bodies.

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Mexican cartel gunmen torch vehicle with victim inside

(BREITBART) — MONTERREY, Nuevo León — The smell of burning flesh alerted firefighters to a body left in the trunk of a compact car, engulfed in flames.

The gruesome discovery was made at the intersection of Sinaloa and Pedro Martinez streets in the Nuevo Repueblo neighborhood, where firefighters responded to a call about a car fire.

Firefighters from Nuevo León secured the burned Nissan Tsuru that was previously reported stolen. The firefighters discovered the charred remains of a man tied up with his mouth and eyes taped over.

Nuevo León state police officers responded to the area to secure the crime scene. The neighborhood is considered a low-income known for housing cartel-connected gangs and the street-level distribution of drugs.

A law enforcement official close to the investigation revealed to Breitbart Texas that witnesses claimed the suspects pulled up in the stolen vehicle and set fire to the body before making a clean getaway. The body appears to have been placed inside the vehicle by the time the gunmen arrived at the location.

The Nuevo León Attorney General’s Office revealed that they are working to locate any tattoos that may help identify the victim collect DNA samples.

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NARCO-TERROR: Cartel dumps dismembered bodies in Mexican border state

(BREITBART) — MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon

A group of gunmen from one of the cartels operating in this border state executed, dismembered, and bagged three victims. Their remains were left in the bed of a truck with a poster bearing a narco-message.

The gruesome discovery was made by municipal police officers from the town of Escobedo, who were carrying out a routine patrol. The vehicle did not seem out of the ordinary until the officers spotted a several trash bags with human remains and a cartel message.

The officers that reported the crime scene in the Villas de San Francisco neighborhood confirmed to Breitbart Texas they found at least seven plastic bags in the bed of the pickup in plain view. Authorities were able to identify a human foot and a torso that were protruding from the bags.

Among the bloody human remains, authorities found three human heads and the poster that been stuck to a body with an ice pick. The message read: “This happened for (word missing) $$ to the Golfos (Gulf Cartel members) and farting Zetas, Greetings to Jaime Alberto Cano Gonzalez and Mario Salazar Cortez “the Baldy” from Apodaca. This is just starting.”

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Top cartel leader tried to bribe his way out of jail, failed

(BREITBART) — MONTERREY, Nuevo León — One of the top figures with Mexico’s Beltran Leyva Cartel tried to bribe his way out of capture by offering $500,000 to state cops. In a rare turn of events Mexican authorities refused the bribe and slapped a pair of handcuffs on him.

Earlier this week, Mexican authorities the Mexican State of Sonora, arrested Rodolfo “El Nito or Nito Amavizca” Lopez Ibarra, the regional leader in Nuevo León, Sinaloa and Mexico City for the Beltran Leyva Cartel. At the time of the arrest, authorities seized a level 6 armored SUV, a .38 caliber handgun and $22,000 USD in cash.

During the arrest, El Nito reportedly offered the Sonora state cops a $500,000 bribe in exchange for his release. When the police officers refused, the previously convicted drug lord allegedly said he would murder the cops.

Going to prison is nothing new for for Lopez Ibarra, who has been jailed and convicted before in Mexico on weapons charges. He has always managed to regain his freedom.

El Nito was first arrested with 12 of his gunmen in 2009; his top gunmen included Cesar Cortez Diaz, a former cop who was fired for using a stolen car as his police vehicle.

The arrest came from an information leak that revealed that El Nito was to arrive at the local airport in Apodaca, Nuevo Leon. He would be taking off from the airport in Acapulco on board of a Cessna airplane with the tail number XB-IZK.

A military investigation later revealed that El Nito was going to take over command of the operations in Nuevo Leon, including the drug distribution in the ritzy neighborhood of San Pedro. The move comes after the previous plaza boss, Hector “La Burra” Rios was arrested. La Burra was known as an old school cop in Nuevo Leon who, along with many others, had turned to organized crime as a way to earn fast money.

According to a military official who was part of the investigation in the file PRG/SIEDO/UEIDCS/179/2009, El Nito had offered the cops in Nuevo Leon a $1 million bribe after they had apprehended him in the airplane with an HK .223 caliber rifle, a handgun, and one grenade.

At that time, when El Nito learned that he was not going to be released he threatened the state cops and soldiers by telling them “you do not know who you are messing with, I am the new plaza boss.” The drug lord previously spent time in a federal prison in the border city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, before his eventual release.

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Mexican border state cop murdered for refusing to rob, rape woman

(BREITBART) — MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon — A state police officer reportedly gunned down a fellow cop for refusing to rob and rape a woman in this border state. The murder suspect lashed out in anger at the refusal by his partner to carry out the crime in the suburb of Apodaca.

Authorities continue their search for 33-year-old Sergio de la Rosa Pulido, an officer with the Fuerza Civil force, who is currently being sought on murder and rape charges. His fellow officers have been searching at his home and businesses he used to visit.

Cuauthemoc Antúnez, the Public Safety Secretary for Nuevo Leon, publicly confirmed the investigation and search of one of his officers with Fuerza Civil. The elite combat group is made up of state police officers that, according to authorities, are trained to handle high impact criminal activity such as the kidnappings and cartel gun battles which have spread through this border state.

Sources close to the investigation explained to Breitbart Texas that De la Rosa had been buying beers when he asked 26-year-old Marco Fragoso Caro to help him rob a woman in order to be able to buy more beer and then rape her. When Fragoso refused to take part in the crime, De la Rosa allegedly fired at the victim’s chest with an illegally owned handgun. Unlike in the U.S., weapons are heavily restricted in Mexico making it almost impossible for an average citizen to own and carry a firearm for self-defense purposes.

While authorities have not confirmed the details of the illegal weapons, sources with direct knowledge of the case confirmed to Breitbart Texas that the weapon was a .357 Magnum handgun. The murder weapon is not the duty weapon used by Fuerza Civil officers.

After murdering his partner, De la Rosa held the woman at gunpoint as he ordered her into her vehicle. The woman was able to drive away but not before the lawman sexually assaulted her, officials stated. The female victim reported the crime setting off a massive deployment of police forces that found the murder victim, began the rape investigation, and started a manhunt for De la Rosa. The wanted officer was able to run away from the crime scene and remains at large.

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Mexican model executed in front of her family in border state

(BREITBART) — MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon — Mexican authorities continue to look into the execution of a model who was gunned down in front of her family. The model’s boyfriend had been previously killed and is believed to have been tied to organized crime.

The murder took place during the early hours of Friday morning when a group of gunmen burst into a house in the La Hacienda neighborhood in the suburb of Apodaca. Gunmen held various relatives at bay and shot 23-year-old Karla Karina Garza Garcia in the head. The shooting matches the description of the execution style murder typically associated with organized crime.

Garza Garcia had been a member of Diamond Girls, an agency that represents models for dances, social events and TV shows. A source close to the ongoing investigation revealed to Breitbart Texas that the gunmen stormed the house shouting, “Who is Karina?” The statement by the official confirmed that the murder was not random in nature but was in fact a targeted hit. The gunmen had been wearing dark clothing and caps in an effort to cover their faces. The men had been in an SUV and had parked outside of the model’s home. The woman begged for her life; however, the gunmen dragged her into the kitchen where they shot her. The slain model left behind two girls under five years old.

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