Tuesday, September 6, 2016



FBI REPORT: Mexican MS-13 Gang Member Was Instructed to Say He Was A Refugee
September 4, 2016 - AZBD News
By: Matt Duncan, Posted on September 2, 2016


A February affidavit from a Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent about the transnational gang MS-13 reveals a member was instructed to say he is "fleeing the violence in El Salvador" when dealing with police.

The FBI special agent details how Joel Martinez, aka "Animal," was promoted to "homeboy" status in a Boston M-S13 gang after stabbing 15-year-old Irvin De Paz to death in September 2015. According to the affidavit, rival 18th street gang members sought to kill Martinez and he had to flee. One MS-13 member, "told Martinez that when dealing with the police he should be humble and say that he is fleeing from the violence in El Salvador," FBI special agent Jeffrey Wood wrote.

Carlos Tiberio Ramirez, one of the leaders of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez

Carlos Tiberio Ramirez, one of the leaders of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez

The Obama administration has expanded refugee opportunities for individuals and families in Central American countries, citing the violence currently in the region. In January 2016, Secretary of State John Kerry said, "I am pleased to announce that we have plans to expand the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program in order to help vulnerable families and individuals from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras."

RELATED: The United States is set to take in 85,000 refugees in 2016.

The affidavit goes on to detail the violent and international nature of MS-13. Wood wrote that the gang transformed into a transnational criminal organization after refugees fled to Los Angeles in the 1990s.

"MS-13's primary functioning principles center on violence, including murder, and a strict military structure of communication and command, headquartered in El Salvador and spread throughout various 'programs' and 'cliques' in the United States," Wood wrote.

"A portion of the dues from each clique are also provided, usually via wire transfer, to the incarcerated MS-13 leaders in El Salvador," the affidavit continued. Wood wrote that it is difficult for law enforcement to detain MS-13 members as they "frequently leave the jurisdiction and take up residence with an MS-13 clique in another state or country."

The gang is infamous for their violence towards suspected police cooperators. "Perhaps the most infamous historical example of MS-13's brutality toward suspected cooperators is the case of Brenda Paz, a former MS-13 federal cooperator, who was brutally stabbed to death in 2003 by MS-13 gang members," Wood wrote in the affidavit. Paz was four months pregnant.

There are over 6,000 members of MS-13 in the United States and over 30,000 internationally centered in the countries of Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, the affidavit states. The top countries of origin for illegal immigrants to the United States in 2015 were Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

The affidavit states the gang recruits "at local high schools in cities with large immigrant populations from Central America." In order to join the gang and become a "homeboy," one has to kill a rival gang member.



Note: Some info on identifying Central American gang tattoos.





Hermosillo, and Cajeme in the plan for the 50 most violent municipalities
President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Tuesday a joint strategy for the 50 municipalities which account for 42% of total crimes.

By: AGENCIA REFORMA | 09.03.2016 6:26


The new strategy to reduce intentional homicide in the most violent municipalities, will focus on districts of the central and western areas of the country. Hermosillo, and Cajeme are the two municipalities of Sonora that are included in this plan.

President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Tuesday a joint strategy in the 50 municipalities which account for 42% of total crimes.

According to the official list of the Centro zone are 18 municipalities, while in the West are 12 municipalities.

The remaining three regions in which is divided the country for security reasons, are 20 municipalities, of which 9 are Northwest, the Northeast 6 and 5 in the Southeast.


Sources of the Interior Ministry noted that the strategy will be focused primarily on crime prevention, joint actions of social types.

They said that also have a component of contention with the participation of security forces in the three levels of government. "We must avoid scattered and sporadic actions," the sources said.

The focus of the anti-violence strategy population will be children, adolescents, women and young people between 18 and 29 years old.


Note: someone really wanted him to be dead. Sinaloa instability moving north?

Kill man in his car in San Luis Rio Colorado
Details Published on Saturday September 3, 2016,
Written by Editorial Staff


The deceased was identified as Jose A. L., 55 years old.
Local staff of the Operating Base of the PEI investigated the assault with a firearm suffered by a person who lost his life. The deceased was identified as Jose A. L., 55 years old, around 19:40 pm yesterday in the streets of colonia Mexico.

State Police officers investigators (PEI) arrived at the site and found the body at the side of a white Chevrolet pickup with the engine and lights on.

The body of the injured party had several bullet wounds.
Expert Services staff found 27 fired cases of 9 mm.

Municipal Public Security elements acted as first responders, who safeguarded the scene of the attack.

Witnesses established that those responsible are apparently four males, all dressed in black.


PESP officers rescued 36 undocumented immigrants and arrested two subjects

Children, women and men from Central America in the truck that was stopped in one of the roads that leads to Rancho Arivaipa in the vicinity of the Hermosillo Coast

Hermosillo, Sonora; 04 September 2016.- As a result of the timely intervention of the officers of the State Public Security Police (PESP) they rescued 36 people and arrested two men in the vicinity of the coast of Hermosillo.

Detainees are Alfredo T. or Jorge T. and Jose E., the first driving the truck which transported the people, while Jose E. was guiding the driver in a private car.

People were rescued yesterday morning when riding in a truck on one of the roads leading to the Arivaipa ranch approximately 10 km from Coast Highway 36 North.

During the inspection, they realized that there were 20 men, 5 women and 11 minors of various nationalities, among those Guatemalans, Salvadorans and Ecuadorians, who were provided with care by PESP officials later to be transferred to the National Migration Institute.

The detainees were turned over to the Federal Public Ministry to determine responsibilities and continue with the legal proceedings that may arise. It should be noted that one of the arrested, another person of his family previously was arrested on the coast of Hermosillo last Aug. 9 for acts related to human trafficking.


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