Category Archives: Crime

El Chapo Guzman cornered in rugged mountains by soldiers

Reports have emerged that Mexican soldiers 'cornered' drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman in a mountainous region in Sinaloa last week.
Reports have emerged that Mexican soldiers ‘cornered’ drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman in a mountainous region in Sinaloa last week.

By Daily Mail reporters

Mexican soldiers ‘cornered’ drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman in a mountainous region in Sinaloa, Mexico, after his cell phone was found and tracked by US drug enforcement agents, according to reports.

Authorities believe they located the notorious cartel boss last week, four months after his incredible escape from prison.

Law enforcement sources told NBC News that US agents were able to pinpoint Guzman’s phone and traced it to the Sierra Madre mountain range, where they believed he was hiding out at a ranch. 

Mexican soldiers then stormed the location, but reportedly found only the phone and some clothes.

They have then shut off 13 communities from Jesus Maria – 30 miles north of the state’s capital Culiacan – to the nearby states of Durango and Chihuahua, in order to search the area.

Hundreds of troops are said to have flooded the area and many locals fled their homes.

However the search for the crime boss has shown up nothing since.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3274420/El-Chapo-cornered-rugged-mountains-Mexico-soldiers-drug-agents-located-cell-phone-tracked-Report.html

Mexico ramps up surveillance to combat crime

Reuters – Government surveillance requests are gathering pace in Mexico, raising concerns about lack of oversight in a country plagued by corruption and collusion between security forces and criminal gangs.Last year, Mexican mobile operators fielded more than 55,000 requests from authorities for information on citizens’ calls, messages, and location data, nearly 25 percent higher than in 2013.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/12/us-mexico-surveillance-idUSKCN0S61WY20151012

Suspect says some of 43 students killed elsewhere than stated

Portraits of some of the 43 missing students from the teacher college in Ayotzinapa sit in front of the Congress of the state of Guerrero in Chilpancingo, Mexico(Pedro Pardo / AFP)
Portraits of some of the 43 missing students from the teacher college in Ayotzinapa sit in front of the Congress of the state of Guerrero in Chilpancingo, Mexico(Pedro Pardo / AFP)

Agence France Presse

While Mexican prosecutors declared last year that 43 missing students were incinerated at a landfill, official documents published show that one gang suspect testified that at least nine were slaughtered elsewhere.

A review by AFP of hundreds of pages found contradictory testimony among some of the more than 100 suspects who have been detained, including Guerreros Unidos drug cartel members and municipal police officers.

The report — divided into 85 tomes and 13 annexes with several redacted names and paragraphs — was made public by Attorney General Arely Gomez following freedom of information requests from journalists. It is rare for Mexican authorities to make investigative documents public online.

http://news.yahoo.com/mexico-posts-probe-43-missing-students-online-211700804.html

Mexico releases entire file on missing 43 students

Huff Post – The Mexican Attorney General’s Office made public on Sunday the entire redacted file of its investigation into the case of the 43 missing students. The move, first announced by Mexican Attorney General Arely Gómez last month, came in response to a flood of criticism from the victims’ families, local activists and international human rights groups over the Mexican government’s handling of what has become the country’s highest-profile human rights case.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mexico-investigation-missing-43-students_561ab9fde4b0e66ad4c8502f

Mexico’s missing 43: Report exposes lies and a new theory

The New Yorker – The Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) report on what happened to 43 student teachers in Iguala has opened up breaches in the way the Mexican government has always operated. The challenges represented by the report can’t be wished away or denied or buried by the usual waves of media propaganda and calumnies.

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/mexicos-missing-forty-three-one-year-many-lies-and-a-theory-that-might-make-sense