Note: TXMEX, but on the local level, once again points out the need
for a protocol or procedures between law enforcement and citizens
when they show up at the door. Same tactics have been employed in
AZ. Been too many tragdies. Both law enforcement and cartels get
wrong address,wrong people too many times.
Gulf Cartel launched kidnapping ring in Rio Grande Valley last year
January 22, 2012 4:43 AM
NEAR ALTON — Two men stepped down from a white truck at a house near
Alton. A pair of Jeeps pulled up close behind. It was Memorial Day
weekend 2011. The truck's driver said he was a policeman, complete
with handcuffs, a pistol and an embroidered shirt.
He wasn't a cop.
But he handcuffed Ovidio Olivares Guerrero and loaded him into the
truck and drove off, court records state.
Guerrero hasn't been seen since the pseudocops took him from his
cousin's house that day. And court records suggest he wasn't even the
target of a Gulf Cartel-ordered kidnapping.
Olivares' wife, Oralia Elizondo, reported the abduction to sheriff's
deputies minutes after she watched her husband disappear. The report
came from a beige stucco house along 8 Mile Line Road, north of Alton.
Investigators learned more about Olivares' kidnapping two weeks
later. On June 12, Mission police responded to Hawthorn Suites, an
upscale inn in Sharyland, regarding people selling drugs from one of
the motel's rooms.
Officers learned two men were in Room 158 and identified themselves
as drug cartel members. They had a gun.
Police found four people inside the room. They found a chrome .45-
caliber pistol and several stolen vehicle parts. An officer patted
down Gerardo Villarreal, 22, who allegedly had several tranquilizer
pills in his pocket.
Police arrested Villarreal for possession of a controlled substance.
He then told officers information about Olivares' kidnapping, saying
he'd been contacted by a man known only as "Pecueka," who worked for
Miguel "El Gringo" Villarreal, court records state. "El Gringo"
worked as a plaza boss for the Gulf Cartel in Miguel Alemán, across
the Rio Grande from Roma, records show.
Pecueka told Villarreal that El Gringo had a list of several people
he wanted kidnapped from the Rio Grande Valley and taken to Mexico
after a load of cocaine had been stolen.
Pecueka gave Villarreal a list of addresses of potential kidnap
victims to scout in the third week of May 2011. That list included
Olivares' cousin, Gerardo.
Two days before Olivares was kidnapped, Villarreal said he staged
with Pecueka and others at a ranch along Trosper Road, between 5 and
6 Mile Line roads. Villarreal said the kidnapping crew was armed with
SWAT gear, assault rifles, extra bullet magazines, body armor and
The kidnapping crew descended on Gerardo's house, intent on
kidnapping him. Pecueka told Villarreal they'd dress as police
officers to "avoid violence," court records state.
But rather than taking Gerardo, the kidnappers took Olivares.
The kidnappers drove toward Rio Grande City, dropping off Villarreal
near Garciasville after they paid him about $1,000 for helping with
Villarreal was indicted on aggravated kidnapping charges in the 275th
state District Court last August and was expected to go to trial
later this month. But the FBI launched its own investigation into the
case and a federal indictment was returned in U.S. District Court in
Court records do not say what happened to Olivares, or any other
possible kidnap victims. The FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office in
Houston declined to specify beyond what was published in court records.
Attempts to reach Elizondo, the kidnap victim's wife, were
unsuccessful. Drive past the couple's house today and it appears to
have been abandoned.
Olivares' family hasn't seen him since his alleged abduction nearly
eight months ago, Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño said.
"As far as we know, he's still missing," the sheriff said.
The kidnappings ordered by "El Gringo" resembled a similar cartel
operation across Hidalgo County in 2008, when Zeta boss Jaime
Gonzalez Duran, better known as "El Hummer," ordered a series of
abductions of his rivals. Several of El Hummer's associates have been
indicted and sentenced to prison for their roles in the kidnappings,
which resulted in at least one murder.
Miguel "El Gringo" Villarreal, also known as "Gringo Mike," had been
known as a Gulf Cartel plaza boss for Miguel Alemán in early 2011. He
is believed to have been killed near Valle Hermoso after infighting
besieged the cartel last fall.
Jared Taylor covers courts and general assignments for The Monitor.
You can reach him at (956) 683-4439 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: one caught with a toy AK, and the other with a possible but
unlikely, .45 subgun, in Culican.
Capturan a pareja de menores con ametralladoras
Sábado, 21 de Enero de 2012 19:37
Los detenidos se llaman Octavio N. de 16 años y Kitzia Daniela N. de
13, ambos con domicilio en la colonia Ignacio Allende.
Fueron detenidos a las cuando los agentes circulaban en un recorrido
de vigilancia en la colonia Ignacio Allende, observaron que por el
Andador Central frente al No.286, entre Juan de la Barrera y Andador
Oriente, de un vehículo Nissan tipo Tsuru descendía una persona
corriendo, situación que les pareció sospechosa por lo que de
inmediato procedieron a su persecución, logrando darse a la fuga,
mientras otros agentes detenían a una pareja de menores a bordo del
Al realizarles una revisión, no se les encontró objeto delictivo pero
al revisar el vehículo se localizó en un compartimiento de la puerta
del lado del conductor, una subametralladora calibre 45 con dos
cartuchos útiles en su cargador, así mismo un rifle de juguete de
plástico parecido a un fusil AK-47, una bolsita con mariguana y un
envoltorio con cristal.
Ante las circunstancias, fueron detenidos y puestos a disposición de
las autoridades correspondientes.