Saturday, March 10, 2012



Note: Machineguns, RPG's, grenade launchers, recovered in Piedras

Sources: Gulf-Zetas war flares near Texas-Tamps. border, killing capo
and baby alike
March 08, 2012 2:27 AM
The Monitor
In the past week, an ongoing turf war near the Texas border in
Tamaulipas state reportedly has spurred bloody clashes between
members of the rival Zetas and Gulf cartels.

The violence, some of which has involved the Mexican military, has
touched Rio Bravo, Matamoros, Valle Hermoso, Nuevo Laredo and — away
from the border — the state capital of Ciudad Victoria.


On Wednesday, residents of this small city across the border from
Roma fled for cover just after lunch time, when a firefight between
groups of gunmen took place in the city's downtown district. Details
of the firefight — including the number of casualties — were not
readily available, but the clash reportedly ended shortly before 3:30

Friday and Saturday evenings also saw firefights between non-military
gunmen, which led to brief chases and road blockades.

The firefights stemmed from an incursion by the Zetas, who appear to
be trying to take the city, said a source outside law enforcement.
The advance resulted in the death of the Gulf Cartel's plaza boss for
Ciudad Mier — which lies across the border, eight miles west of Roma
— and in kidnappings, including that of a pregnant woman whose body
was later dumped near the city.


Four grenades thrown by unknown individuals Tuesday rattled citizens
of this city, which lies across the border from Donna.

The grenade attacks began shortly after 1 p.m., when the individuals
would drive by and lob the explosives, said a source outside law
enforcement with direct knowledge of the situation. Two of the more
commonly known targets that were struck by the grenades included the
local police station and the city's municipal gym. The attacks didn't
cause any casualties.


Violent incidents kicked off Friday morning, when investigators with
the Tamaulipas Ministerial Police were called to an empty lot behind
the Soriana shopping center in the Lauro Villar Boulevard in
connection with a body that had been torched. The shopping center is
right by Veterans International Bridge, which leads to Brownsville. A
Tamaulipas law enforcement official not authorized to speak to the
media stated that the body was that of a man and had in fact appeared
to have been intentionally burned. The official wouldn't comment on
the nature of the homicide and declined further comment on the case.

On Tuesday morning, state officials found a body floating in the
river with signs of torture and apparent ligatures on the hands and
feet. The identity of the man — whose body showed signs of
decomposition — had not been determined.


In the rural city of Valle Hermoso, some 28 miles south of
Brownsville, Tamaulipas Ministerial Police officers were called
Monday morning to the city's municipal gym in the downtown area after
four bodies were found inside.

State officials wouldn't comment on the discovery, but a source
outside law enforcement said they were four Zetas who had been killed
by members of the Gulf Cartel. The bodies showed signs of torture;
each had a "Z" painted across the chest.

A firefight late Sunday between gunmen and the Mexican military
resulted in at least one injury, when a 14-year-old gunman was rushed
to the pediatric unit of the general hospital in Matamoros. The
current status of the young gunman couldn't be learned.


On Sunday, the Mexican military confirmed the death of Gerardo "El
Guerra" Guerra Valdez, the Zetas plaza boss for Nuevo Laredo and one
of the original Zetas, code-named "Z-15." Guerra was killed March 1
after a firefight with the Mexican army that resulted in the death of
13 gunmen and the injuring of three soldiers. A source outside law
enforcement confirmed another shootout between members of the Gulf
Cartel and the Zetas on Sunday near a shopping center along Avenida
Reforma. During the firefight, citizens sought cover and gunmen
battled inside and outside the shopping center.

The firefight left at least 10 injured and killed 18-month-old Bridan
Gabriel De Luna Meza. Nuevo Laredo city officials confirmed the death
of the baby and said they have helped the family with medical
expenses and will cover the funeral costs.


The Tamaulipas state capital has seen daily firefights and grenade
attacks since March 1. One grenade attack at the Ministerial Police
resulted in several officers being taken to a local hospital.

The firefights are connected to an internal struggle among the Zetas,
as well as an effort by the Gulf Cartel and their allies in the
Sinaloa Cartel to take control of the city from the Zetas, said a
source outside law enforcement with direct knowledge of the
situation. The struggle has resulted in numerous bodies being dumped
around the city.

The violence in the city has resulted in the death of one officer and
several others being injured, according to a news release from the
Tamaulipas Attorney General's Office. The release didn't provide
specific information on the firefights or the bodies being dumped
around the city.

Douglas man arrested in shooting incident
Published/Last Modified on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 3:03 PM MST
Douglas Dispatch

An 18-year old Douglas man is in custody for his alleged involvement
in a shooting incident in Douglas.

According to Sgt. Mark Wilkinson of the Douglas Police Dept. around
10:27 a.m. Feb. 28 Douglas Police Officers responded to the 1000
block of 16th Street reference shots fired.

Wilkinson said further information received was that the shots were
fired from a stucco home on the south side of the street which was
later indentified to be in the 10 hundred block of 16th Street.

Wilkinson said a visual scan of the front yard revealed a couple of
spent casings and officers detained two males who were inside the
residence. A search of the home revealed an SKS riffle.

After interviewing both detainees, Wilkinson said Isaac Fimbres was
arrested and charged with endangerment, discharging a firearm at a
structure, disorderly conduct with a weapon and possession of drug

3 held after Mission home invasion, police chase
March 07, 2012 10:10 PM

Ildefonso Ortiz
The Monitor

MISSION — Three men are behind bars after a home invasion Wednesday

At 3:58 p.m., authorities were called to an apartment at 2501 N.
Bryan in regards to a home invasion in progress, said Cpl. Manuel
Casas, Mission police spokesman.

Police were told three men with firearms had kicked in the front door
of the house where one young man lived, Casas said.
"Immediately our officers rushed to the area," Casas said. "The men
were there for only a couple of minutes but left as our officers were

The men fled in a black Jeep Grand Caravan, which authorities spotted
near the intersection of 2 Mile Road and Bryan Road, and a chase
ensued. North of 4 Mile and Mayberry, the men left their vehicle and
fled on foot but were quickly apprehended by officers, Casas said.
"As they drove they were throwing various items out the window,"
Casas said. "They threw a wallet and some firearms."

Authorities recovered two pistols and two shotguns and several
bundles of marijuana that were still in the vehicle.

Inside the house, authorities found one bundle of marijuana and an
apparent altar, with candles, money and religious statues.

The victim of the home invasion has not been found since he ran out
the back as police were arriving at the residence. He was reportedly
beaten by his attackers, Casas said.

Note: among the stuff recovered across the river from Eagle Pass,
two machine guns, looks like a M1919 and a HK21, also couple RPG's
can't tell which model. Both MG's probably Mex. army issue. Also
several belts of MG ammo, and what looks like a Mex. army G3.

Official report on the events yesterday in Piedras Negras
Written by Staff
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 14:12

BLACK STONE, COAH. MEX - With preliminary information from the
Attorney General, is reported on the events at 18:20 hours yesterday,
March 6, 2012 on Highway 57, section Piedras Negras - Nava and later
in different parts of the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila.

Due to the increasing number of reports of persons deprived of their
liberty in the city of Piedras Negras and surrounding areas, the
Attorney General's Office moved to a group of elements of the Group
of Special Weapons and Tactics (GATE), to strengthen security tasks
in that region.

From days spent in that operatives began surveillance by agents of
the GATE, reactions were perceived as disagreement pinning strikes
out tires and other signs of hostility to the elements.

Yesterday, March 6, an incident occurred in risk between the gate
agents and armed civilians who did not generate serious consequences.

Yesterday at 18:20 pm and noted a conflict between elements of the
armed group against civilians GATE Highway 57 stretch in Piedras
Negras - Nava up to MICARE headquarters. Of that battle were two
elements GATE officer injured and the deceased group.

During the confrontation, criminal suspects held a lock on Highway 57
with various vehicles up to model the brewery.

The incident described, said the following vehicles and objects:
A Toyota Tundra burgundy;
A GMC Sierra crew cab gray;
A Toyota Tundra, double cab, white, 2010 model;
A double cab DODGE RAM, color red, model 2010;
A Durango black color, model 2000;

Five guns of so-called goat horns (AK);

Two rocket launchers;
Two warheads to rocket launchers;
Three grenade launchers;
Nine .40-caliber grenades;
Five hand grenades;

Forty-four magazines (goat horns);
Several bags containing ammunition;

Six radio unk. frequency;
Two radio pouches;
A battery radio;

Three bullet-proof vests (without plates);
Several trimmings;
A camouflaged boots;
Three full camouflaged uniforms;

Three AR15 rifle magazines;
Six AK-47 magazines;
A magazine for M16;

A tripod:
HK machine gun with ammunition;
A machine gun MDD;

A long gun (shotgun);
A long gun (R15);

Twenty magazines rifle (R15);
Thirty rifle magazines (goat horn);
Hundred and seventy three rifle cartridges (goat horns);
Two rifle magazines for 7.62;
A 22-caliber rifle;
A 33 caliber rifle;

Two packages of marijuana apparently grass;
An antenna base;

A hand grenade, and
Three propelant units for rocket.

After the first event, we created a second match at the entrance to
the city of Piedras Negras, specifically in the boulevard Eliseo
Mendoza Berrueto in the San Joaquin. The meeting was between GATE
group elements and armed civilians, which injured four officers of
the group, which already receive medical care.

At present, the law necropsy agent died during the first incident. Of
the six injured elements, one is reported seriously injured.

During the second confrontation, armed civilians up roadblocks in
different parts of the city.

Given these actions, the State Government reaffirmed the will to
fight crime head-on and to guarantee the tranquility of Coahuila.
This Administration reaffirms its support for the Federal
Government's policy to bring down organized crime. Work will continue
in coordination with various government entities to achieve strong

Federal monitor to alert gunshot blasts
Details Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2012 13:38
Written by Cesar Barragan / theOfficial

U.S. Authorities >> presumed to have been attacked by the metal frame.

Federal Police officers PF, made several surveillance trips to the
east of the city on the border fence beside the road to Santa Cruz,
after U.S. authorities will report gunshot blasts at the site.
It was around 13:00 hours that federal state and local agents were
alerted by the Border Patrol, on detonations in this area, which
boast against him were made between the metal frame, so they moved to
For this reason several police patrols Federal, State, State Research
and Public Safety, made several trips to the division along the
border in search of those responsible for the blasts, without
locating anyone until yesterday afternoon.
But the strength of the PF, remained in the area to monitor the area
and to press time, federal authorities have not released on the final
results of the procedure, so it is unknown if the police action had
results positive on this side of the country.

Back You are here: Home State General deceased in Justice Court 2 in
aggression with bullets
2 die in shooting attack on
Details Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2012 13:12
Written by EDITOR / theOfficial
Ciudad Obregon

They carried with them >> weapons and a grenade, the perpetrators
fled on board a sedan.

Two men died after being shot by unknown when circulated to board a
vehicle, in clashes yesterday at 10:20 hours on California Street and
Marcelino Davalos Sochiloa in the colony.
One victim died while receiving medical care at the Hospital General
de Ciudad Obregon, while the second was dead inside the vehicle he
was driving a Dodge Stratus, 1999 model, white.
According to early investigations, the victims circulated by the
California Street and on reaching Calle Marcelino Davalos were hit by
a sedan, black in color, from where his crew were shot with AK-47,
calls "horn goat. "
Inside the car the victims were found two pistols, a .45 caliber type
square millimeters, and several shell casings and a .10 caliber
weapon type square millimeters, so presumably repelled the attack.
Also located a bag inside which was a fragmentation grenade and a bag
containing between 15 and 20 grams of bulk drugs and cocaine known as
One victim, who was driving, was identified as Oscar de la Vega de la
Rocha, 52-year-old native of San Ignacio Rio Muerto, who died while
in the Hospital General de Ciudad Obregon, carrying a license lead to
Romero name Adalbert Bojorquez, 42 years of age, residing in Colonia
Hidalgo in Ciudad Obregon.
Hours later it was learned that this identification was fake, the
victim by the name of Joaquin Mendoza Cabrales, 42 years old, who was
domiciled in the colony Infonavit, in this city.

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