Tuesday, December 20, 2011



Note: might be very interesting to know why he came back?

Houston murder suspect arrested after crossing border
December 16, 2011 10:55 PM
Ildefonso Ortiz
The Monitor

McALLEN — The U.S. Marshals Service announced the capture of a murder
suspect from El Salvador.

Julio Cesar Arias Castillo, 29, is wanted in Houston in connection
with the murder of his wife and a 32-year-old man in June 2010.

On Dec. 8, U.S. Marshals received information that Arias had just
crossed into the U.S from Mexico. U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested
Arias near Rio Grande City earlier in the week and then turned him
over to the Marshals service. Arias is facing immigration charges and
then will be taken to Harris County to face state charges.

Note: From those apprehended were confiscated an arsenal consisting
of two Colt brand rifles, model M-16 5.56 mm, 40 mm grenade
launcher, nine 40mm grenades, three assault rifles AK-47, 7.62
caliber, known as "goat horn", two AR-15 rifles, caliber .223, two
handguns and several rounds.

Published: 12/16/2011 22:06 By: Agencies
Detained leader of the "Knights Templars" in Leon

The state attorney general's office reported that the intervention of
the Mexican Army Military Zone 16, caught four men and a teenage
girl, alleged members of a cell of the "Knights Templar", who was in
possession of an arsenal.

LEON, Guanajuato (AP) The Attorney General of the State (PGJE), in
coordination with the Mexican Army, who arrested the chief of the
criminal group "Knights Templars" in this municipality.

To evade justice, the leader of this criminal organization boasted
three different identities.

The head of the PGJE, Aguirre Carlos Zamarripa, it is reported that
Heredia Alejandro Medina, alias "the Cape" and / or "Lobo", 35 years
old, who also called himself Mariano Gomez Navarro and / or Ramiro
Conejo Rodriguez, a native of Morelia, Michoacan, who headed the cell
dedicated to carry out kidnappings and killings.

Along with him were arrested Trevino Alfredo Rosales, alias "El
Chaco", 28, Orlando Solorio Vasquez and / or Juan Luis Lopez Medina,
alias "caliche" of 25, Roberto Carlos Sánchez Calderón, the "Sisi"
26, and a adolescent of 16 years.

At the arrested were confiscated an arsenal consisting of two rifles
Colt brand, model M-16 5.56 mm, 40 mm grenade launcher , nine
grenades, caliber 40 mm, three assault rifles AK-47, caliber 7.62
known as "goat horn", two AR-15 rifles, caliber .223, two handguns
and several rounds.

Zamarripa Aguirre said that the arrest took place without the need to
detonate a weapon.

To the members of this cell have been accredited criminal involvement
in seven murders and four kidnappings such executions.

The intervention was able to rescue two people who were deprived of
their liberty in individual events and kept in captivity in the same
safe house.

Sedena secures arsenal in Zacatecas, arrest a person
Agencies | December 17, 2011 | 14:21 pm

Guadalupe - the Mexican Army in the community of Tayahua secured a
tactical equipment and a arsenal, consisting of four guns and a
grenade launcher, also arrest a person, according to the Military
Zone XI.

In a press release sent yesterday, the Ministry of National Defense
(SEDENA) reported that the incident took place during a patrol in
that community Zacatecas, after a citizen complaint about the
presence of armed persons.

The route taken was found two individuals carrying guns in vigilance,
who, realizing military presence began to flee on foot, making the
arrest of one of them, and the assurance of armaments.

They seized four rifles, a grenade launcher 40 mm caliber, 75
magazines, 1,243 rounds of ammunition, nine radio, five gear and
three bulletproof vests.

All confiscated, as well as the detainee, were made available to
appropriate authorities, the report said

Note some sources have up to 19 dead.

Shootouts in Reynosa; grenades, narco banners in Ciudad Victoria
December 16, 2011 11:05 PM
The Monitor

Despite regular assurances by Tamaulipas state officials that
violence is down, two grenade attacks, a chase and a firefight were
reported in the state capital of Ciudad Victoria on Friday, while
several shootouts were reported in Reynosa.

Sources outside law enforcement with direct knowledge said the
Reynosa clashes stemmed from Gulf Cartel infighting.

In Reynosa, the first clashes were reported Friday shortly after 8
p.m. along Hidalgo and Del Maestro boulevards. Groups of gunmen
clashed and chased each other, said a Mexican law enforcement
official. Soon after, the Mexican military responded to various
areas, searching for and clashing with the gunmen. Clashes were
reported in various neighborhoods, including Narciso Mendoza,
Campanario and Balcones. Casualty reports were not readily available
for Reynosa.

Sources outside law enforcement but with direct knowledge said the
clash in Reynosa is related to the ongoing struggle between the two
factions of the Gulf Cartel. Since September, the Metros, which
control Reynosa, have been trying to eradicate the Rojos, who are
believed to be behind the death of Samuel "Metro 3" Flores Borrego,
the former plaza boss of Reynosa. The struggle has fomented disarray
in the organization that resulted in various loads of narcotics being
stolen from the organization. The Metros — the leading faction —
hired a prison gang in the U.S. to carry out a recovery operation,
which led to a botched abduction and police shooting in late October.
As the shots were exchanged, one alleged kidnapper was killed and an
Hidalgo County sheriff's deputy was wounded.


In Ciudad Victoria, which lies some 200 miles south of McAllen, a
grenade was thrown Friday as a distraction outside the state prison
while an organized crime group hoisted a narco-banner, according to
information released by the Tamaulipas state government. The same
tactic was used shortly thereafter, when another grenade was thrown
outside a casino in the Campestre area, a ritzy part of town. As
authorities moved to remove the banners, they clashed with members of
organized crime, leading to a chase and a shootout. No injuries were
reported in any of the incidents.

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