Category Archives: Crime

The rise and fall of Mexico’s female cartel boss

Daily Mail – A feared female cartel boss known for kidnapping her victims and dumping their dismembered bodies on their families’ doorsteps has been shopped to police by her own hitman lover who became horrified by the monster she had become.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3245907/Revealed-rise-downfall-Mexico-s-powerful-female-Cartel-boss-La-China-s-hitman-boyfriend-horrified-maniacal-murdering-monster-d-shopped-cops.html

Withheld video offers sounds of work for “Chapo’s” escape

Business Insider – Earlier this month, four public officials were charged for their suspected roles in the brazen escape of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, bringing the total number of officials involved to 20.

Amid these charges, Mexico’s interior ministry has been accused of hiding a video with sounds of power tools and digging, proving that Altiplano prison staff knew of Guzmán’s planned escape.

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/video-of-el-chapos-escape-2015-9

Hollywood director’s father, brother kidnapped, killed

The Blaze – A Hollywood movie director’s father and brother were kidnapped and murdered in Mexico earlier this month. Alejandro Monteverde, who most recently directed faith-based film “Little Boy,” suffered the loss of his father and brother, Juan Manuel Gómez Fernández and Juan Manuel Gómez Monteverde.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/09/22/hollywood-directors-father-and-brother-reportedly-kidnapped-and-murdered-in-mexico/

Female cartel boss “La China” arrested in Baja Sur

Melissa Margarita 'La China' Calderon OjedaDaily Mail – A woman accused of heading a cartel hit squad and who is allegedly responsible for more than 180 violent incidents in the resort area of Baja California was arrested. Melissa Margarita ‘La China’ Calderon Ojeda was taken into custody along with some of her hitmen near the airport in Cabo San Lucas as she attempted to flee to Culiacán.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3244268/Melissa-Margarita-Calderon-Ojeda-arrested-Mexico.html

Half ton of drugs seized after small plane crash

AP – Mexican authorities have seized more than a half ton of drugs after finding a small plane crashed in the northern state of Sinaloa. Agents secured packages of marijuana, methamphetamine and opium paste at the site and a nearby car. They also recovered firearms, including a grenade launcher.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/mexico-seizes-half-ton-of-drugs-after-small-plane-crash/2015/09/17/36997b76-5db8-11e5-8475-781cc9851652_story.html

Experts dismiss account of Mexican students’ apparent massacre

Berta Nava, mother of Julio Cesar Nava, one of the 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa teachers' training college, attends a report given by members of a team of international experts in Mexico City. (Claudia Daut / Reuters)
Berta Nava, mother of Julio Cesar Nava, one of the 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa teachers’ training college, attends a report given by members of a team of international experts in Mexico City. (Claudia Daut / Reuters)

By Lizbeth Diaz / Reuters

Mexico’s official account of the abduction and apparent massacre of 43 students last year does not add up, a team of international experts said on Sunday, citing deep flaws in the government’s investigation and dismissing its claims that the victims were incinerated in a garbage dump.

The case provoked a global outcry after the missing students were abducted in the city of Iguala in southwest Mexico on Sept. 26, 2014.

The government’s failure to capture the killers or even persuade Mexicans that its investigation was serious has hit President Enrique Peña Nieto’s reputation, and the report on Sunday was certain to pile more pressure on.

Commissioned by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and conducted by respected investigators from Chile, Colombia, Guatemala and Spain, the report blasts holes in the Mexican government’s central claim that the students were burned to ashes in the nearby town of Cocula.

“That event never took place,” one of the investigators, Carlos Beristain, told reporters on Sunday, citing evidence from the site. “There should be a refocusing of the investigation based on these facts.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/06/us-mexico-violence-idUSKCN0R60RU20150906

“El Chapo” believed back in Mexico after car crash

AP – Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is believed to be back in his homeland after a suspected sighting last week. The world’s most wanted crime boss was allegedly spotted in Tabasco, near the border of Guatemala, last Wednesday when witnesses allegedly saw him being rushed to a hospital after being involved in a car crash in Macuspana, according to the Latin Times. Despite suffering a number of undisclosed injuries, Guzman escaped before federal troops arrived.

http://nypost.com/2015/09/06/el-chapo-believed-to-be-back-in-mexico-after-car-crash/