Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Zeta 'associate' Kills Dallas Cop

Another sad drug war casualty. Meth heads are the worst, truely.
The shooter appears to have ties to the Zetas.
Friday marked the second time in as many weeks that Mr. Ruiz had run from police. On March 14, officers with a federal fugitive task force spotted him leaving the Oak Cliff home of a man under investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration in South Texas. The man is also thought to be an associate of the Zetas, the enforcement arm of Mexico's Gulf Cartel, which is engaged in a war for control of drug routes through Nuevo Laredo.

Investigators still do not know Mr. Ruiz's ties with the man whose house he was spotted leaving.

The chaos on the border continues to spread north, with occassionally catastrophic results.

Slain officer 'died a hero' | WFAA.com | News: Local News

Friday, March 16, 2007

Human head found outside Mexico police headquarters | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

Hopefully Calderon's 'surge' works too! Mexico needs to use 'black ops' to get the narcos.

MEXICO CITY — A human head was found today outside the state security office in the Gulf state of Tabasco.

A state police official who wasn't authorized to give his name told The Associated Press by telephone that the head was found in a plastic bag early today by employees of the office in Villahermosa, 400 miles east of Mexico City.

Officials are trying to determine the victim's identity, as well as why he was killed and by whom.

In the past year, beheadings have become common among rival drug cartels, and the heads are often left outside security offices, sometimes with messages warning police to leave local drug lords alone.

Human head found outside Mexico police headquarters | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Kidnapping fears holding many Mexicans hostage

Kidnapping is an everyday occurance in Mexico and it seems to be moving to the US side of the border now. Several previous postings have dealt with kidnappings in Laredo, for instance.

MEXICO CITY — Scared, disoriented and without a penny in his pocket, Pedro Fletes staggered slightly as he got out of the car.
His blindfold suddenly yanked off, he struggled to keep his eyes from blinking. For the past two months, he hadn't been allowed to walk or see the sun.

He followed his captor's command: "I am going to let you go, and you walk 100 meters. If you turn around or open your eyes, I will shoot you."

Fletes, the director of a private school, finally was free, his ransom paid. He had no idea where he was — some unfamiliar street in one of the city's sprawling slums — or where he had been.

MySA.com: Mexico

Friday, March 02, 2007

3 arrested, 3 sought in border kidnapping

Fun and games on the border continue.

LAREDO — Three men were arrested here and three others were being sought in the kidnapping and shooting of a U.S. citizen across the border in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, federal officials said Thursday.

Mario Jesus Obregon, 39, Mauricio Bartoni, 19, and Christopher Jaime Cardenas, 23, all of Laredo, were arrested Wednesday, the FBI said in a news release.

Six men are suspected of kidnapping 26-year-old Mateo Ezequiel Valiente Solis from his home in Laredo and taking him across the international border into Mexico, where he was shot twice and left for dead on the bank of the Rio Grande, a federal official said.

Valiente survived the Feb. 17 attack and was treated at a Nuevo Laredo hospital before being transferred to a Laredo hospital this week.

The trio are expected to appear before a federal judge this morning.

The other suspects, also from Laredo and described as armed and dangerous by the FBI, remain at large: Ruben Saucedo Cabrera, 25, Enrique Adriano, 30, and Rogelio Isai Garcia, 25.

MySA.com: Metro | State