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  • Drug trafficking Los Zetas cartel creates ISIS-style beheading video to spread fear

    03/10/2017 6:11:20 PM PST · by Mariner · 6 replies
    Chron ^ | March 10th, 2017 | By Fernando Ramirez
    For a few years, a wide-spread effort by the Mexican military to arrest or kill cartel leaders, most notably Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, seemed to be making progress. But as Cartels began to fight for the territory of military-weakened rivals, the homicide rate once again exploded. Now, a disturbing video shows the extreme length that participants in the emerging all-out gang war will go to retain or take power. The graphic video shows two Los Zetas gunmen insulting rival gangs behind a shirtless, kneeling man. The gunmen claim that their victim is part of a rival gang who was sent...
  • U.S. calls Venezuela's vice president an international drug trafficker

    02/13/2017 7:12:45 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-13-2017 | CNN
    U.S. authorities on Monday said the vice president of Venezuela was an international drug trafficker and slapped severe sanctions on him. The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said Tareck El Aissami has played a "significant role in international narcotics trafficking," a news release said. "OFAC's action today is the culmination of a multi-year investigation under the Kingpin Act to target significant narcotics traffickers in Venezuela and demonstrates that power and influence do not protect those who engage in these illicit activities," said John Smith, acting director of OFAC. El Aissami, who was appointed vice president of Venezuela...
  • HSBC knowingly helped Mexican cartels launder billions, lawsuit claims

    07/11/2016 11:42:01 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | Feb 11, 2016
    The banking giant HSBC "knowingly" provided support to four of Mexico's most notorious drug cartels by laundering their money and providing material support to terrorists, according to a new lawsuit filed by four families. The papers filed in U.S. District Court in Brownsville, Texas, on Tuesday say that laundering drug money made it possible for the cartels to operate. "HSBC's substantial and systemic money laundering support materially aided the activities of the Mexican cartels, including the Sinaoloa, Juárez, and Los Zetas cartels," court documents read.
  • VIDEO: Los Zetas Civil War Reaches Mexican Border City — Police Official Interrogated, Murdered

    06/09/2016 5:33:31 AM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Jun 2016
    A video leaked to Breitbart Texas by Mexican law enforcement shows a man being interrogated by cartel gunmen moments before his execution. The video revealed a dire warning about upcoming violence in this border city. The violence comes as two rival factions of the Los Zetas Cartel, the Cartel Del Noreste (CDN) and the Vieja Escuela Z (Old School Z)/Grupo Bravo have been at war for more than seven months. During their struggle, the Tamaulipas capital of Ciudad Victoria has been ground Zero for daily executions, regular beheadings, shootouts, drive by shootings and other acts of violence that have spread...
  • Mexican Drug Cartel Slaughters Three Hundred People,...

    02/12/2016 9:25:35 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 26 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | Feb. 12, 2012 | Theodore Shoebat
    (Too long title: Mexican Drug Cartel Slaughters Three Hundred People, They Take The Victims, Murder Them And Burn Their Bodies To Nothing But Chard Pieces Of Human Flesh) In the El Limón Rance, which lies in the Mexican state of Veracruz, in the town of Tlalixcoyan, almost three thousand fragments of human corpses were discovered, leading investigators to believe that around three hundred bodies were buried on this very spot. The three thousand human remains were found after three days of investigation by forensic experts. The investigation was launched after locals began to make reports on the bodies to authorities....
  • WARNING GRAPHIC: 9 Reasons to Fear Mexican Cartels More than ISIS

    01/13/2016 11:02:49 AM PST · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 12, 2016 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Mexican drug cartels continue to fascinate the minds of Americans who tend to idolize outlaw gunmen with fast cash, fancy cars, guns and women. However, few realize that Mexican drug cartels are as ruthless and sadistic as Middle Eastern terror groups like ISIS with whom they actually have many tactics in common. For most in America, the closest they have come to a drug cartel is the small-time drug peddler in the street corner, the glamorous TV shows, or the Mexican narco-ballads. However, taking a step back and looking at their entire structure, and how those drugs got from...
  • [Mexico:]Gunman wounded, kidnapping victims rescued in Reynosa shootout

    10/04/2012 2:36:26 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    KGBT ^ | 10/04/12 | Sergio Chapa
    Authorities have confirmed that one gunman has been wounded and that five kidnapping victims have been rescued following a Wednesday afternoon shootout in a busy downtown Reynosa shopping district. Mexico's Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) confirmed that a shootout took place in the "peatonal" or "pedestrian shopping area" of downtown Reynosa on Wednesday afternoon. SEDENA officials reported that soldiers were in the area when they came under fire from an unknown number of men. Reynosa residents reported the gunfire on the social media network Twitter. SEDENA officials reported that shootout ended with one gunman being wounded and five alleged kidnapping...
  • Ruthless Mexican drug cartel recruiting in the U.S.; Los Zetas looks to prisons, street gangs

    07/08/2013 10:24:53 AM PDT · by kimtom · 8 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | July 7, 2013 | Jerry Seper
    A Mexican drug cartel known for kidnapping random civilians and beheading its rivals has expanded its operations into the U.S. The gang known as Los Zetas is recruiting U.S. prison and street gangs, and non-Mexicans, for its drug trafficking and support operations in Mexico and the U.S. An FBI intelligence bulletin notes that “multiple sources” reported the shift in Los Zetas recruiting. The cartel sought to maintain a highly disciplined and structured hierarchy by recruiting members with specialized training, such as former military and law enforcement officers. “The FBI judges with high confidence that Los Zetas will continue to increase...
  • Lebanese Canadian Bank to Pay $102 Million in Hizballah Laundering Case

    06/28/2013 3:02:52 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies
    For The Record - The IPT Blog ^ | Jun 27, 2013 at 6:56 pm | by Abha Shankar
    "Lebanese Canadian Bank to Pay $102 Million in Hizballah Laundering Case" SNIPPET: "The Beirut-based Lebanese Canadian Bank ("LCB") will pay $102 million as part of a settlement reached this week with federal prosecutors. The LCB was accused in a December 2011 complaint of funneling money to the Lebanese terrorist group Hizballah as part of a global money-laundering scheme. The "settlement shows that banks laundering money for terrorists and narco-traffickers will face consequences for their actions, wherever they may be located. This type of money laundering network fuels the operations of both terrorists and drug traffickers, and will continue to use...
  • 13-Year-Old Mexican Drug Cartel Hitman Found Dead, Tortured ( Gun Free zone )

    03/01/2013 4:54:15 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | March 1, 2013
    MORELOS, Mexico — A 13-year-old Mexican drug cartel hitman was found dead along with five other people. Univision reports that Jorge Armando Moreno’s body showed signs of torture when he was found near the town of Morelos. Moreno — who was a member of the Los Zetas gang — was arrested earlier this month, along with 15 other suspects, and confessed to taking part in 10 executions. He was released into his family’s custody because he was too young to be criminally prosecuted. Zacatecas state law says no one under the age of 14 can be subject to criminal prosecution....
  • Mexican Narcoterrorist Region May Abandon Catholicism for Islam

    12/31/2012 4:02:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | December 29, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Mexican Narcoterrorist Region May Abandon Catholicism for Islam It would seem as if Bishop Ruiz’s brand of Liberation Theology has had the same effect on Chiapas as on Europe. Chiapas is poor, but it’s now also appearing to trend Islamic as any region under the influence of the left eventually does. When you kill the local religion and replace it with social justice, foreign religions eventually take its place. In the mid-1990s, a leftist resistance group which calls itself The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) made Chiapas its home. Its attempts to fight the Mexican Army repeatedly failed, but...
  • Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile

    09/18/2012 9:27:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.15.2012 | Michael Rubin
    @mrubin1971Two news stories from recent weeks, if true, should raise a red flag in the United States that Iran is preparing to use Hezbollah to strike at U.S. interests in Latin America, if not in the United States itself.First, this story from the Lebanese news portal Naharnet and sourced in part to Israeli radio. The Naharnet story was taken down shortly after it appeared: Hezbollah is using a training base established by Iran in northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras, the Israeli radio reported on Thursday [September 6]. “The area is cordoned off and there are around 30 members...
  • DEA Raids Car Dealership with Alleged Ties to Terrorist Group Hezbollah

    12/18/2011 7:59:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/11 | Fox News
    Drug Enforcement Administration agents have raided an Oklahoma car dealership that the government suspects may be one of about 30 such businesses in the U.S. involved in funding the terrorist group Hezbollah. DEA agents say the car lot of Ace Auto Leasing in Tulsa is part of a huge network that is selling cars and drugs -- and then using the money to support terrorism against the U.S., myfoxphoenix.com reports. During Friday's raid, agents could be seen carryout out filing cabinets and other items. They also questioned employees and took inventory. "They're making big time money and it's going right...
  • Mexico Busts Drug Cartels' Private Phone Networks

    12/10/2011 10:24:31 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | December 9, 2011 | Jason Beaubien
    The Mexican military has recently broken up several secret telecommunications networks that were built and controlled by drug cartels so they could coordinate drug shipments, monitor their rivals and orchestrate attacks on the security forces. A network that was dismantled just last week provided cartel members with cellphone and radio communications across four northeastern states. The network had coverage along almost 500 miles of the Texas border and extended nearly another 500 miles into Mexico's interior. Soldiers seized 167 antennas, more than 150 repeaters and thousands of cellphones and radios that operated on the system. Some of the remote antennas...
  • On Mexico, Guns, Drugs, Borders (Obama Regime arming Los Zetas)

    07/30/2011 5:44:31 PM PDT · by Marathoner · 12 replies
    Ann Barnhardt website ^ | 7/30/2011 | Ann Barnhardt
    On Mexico, Guns, Drugs and Borders Posted by Ann Barnhardt - July 30, AD 2011 5:49 PM MST This is speculation, so take it as such. It is impossible to know for certain what another person or people are going to do until they do it, but when Vanna turns enough letters around on the board, you don’t need to buy any more vowels. I think the Obama regime is intentionally trying to get the Los Zetas drug cartel to overthrow the Mexican government, and do it fairly soon. This thesis is nothing new. If you want citations, do a...
  • [Texas:]DPS: U.S. residents should avoid Nuevo Laredo this weekend

    07/02/2011 11:42:33 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 34 replies
    Rio Grande Guardian ^ | July 2, 2011 | Steve McCraw
    LAREDO, July 2 - U.S. residents are being advised not to visit Nuevo Laredo this Fourth of July Weekend. The advisory comes from the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Webb County Sheriff’s Office. Both agencies say they have received credible intelligence from multiple sources indicating that the Zetas Cartel is planning to target U.S. citizens who travel to Nuevo Laredo this weekend. “According to the information we have received, the Zetas are planning a possible surge in criminal activity, such as robberies, extortions, car-jackings and vehicle theft, specifically against U.S. citizens,” said DPS Director Steven C. McCraw. “We...
  • Special Report: STRATFOR Source Doubts Los Zetas Chief's Death in Mexico

    06/17/2011 11:33:52 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 9 replies
    STRATFOR ^ | June 17, 2011 9:40 pm | Global Intelligence
    According to El Nuevo Heraldo, Heriberto “El Lazca” Lazcano Lazcano was killed at approximately 2 p.m. local time June 17 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas state, on Avenida del Nino at the intersection with Lauro Villar. It was reported that the top leader of Los Zetas was killed during a running gunbattle involving Gulf cartel forces. A separate report by El Universal citing Mexican military sources indicated that three were killed and nine were injured in a firefight involving Mexican soldiers and marines against members of Los Zetas and the Gulf cartel near the Tomates international bridge in Matamoros. Mexican military sources...
  • Guatemalan police kill 2 Zetas members, arrest a 3rd

    05/17/2011 12:13:22 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | May 17, 2011
    Guatemala City – Police killed two suspected members of Mexico's Los Zetas drug cartel and arrested a third near the ranch in northern Guatemala where nearly 30 people were massacred over the weekend, a National Civilian Police, or PNC, spokesman said. "There are two suspected criminals dead and one more captured alive, as well as an officer wounded," a PNC spokesman in the northern province of Peten said. The three men are suspected of belonging to the "Zeta 200" cell of Los Zetas, considered Mexico's most violent drug cartel, police said. The gunfight with police and the arrest occurred in...
  • Brutal Mexican drug gang crosses into U.S.-- Zetas butcher victims to spread message of fear

    04/19/2011 6:35:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 19, 2011 | Jerry Seper
    The signature crimes of the most violent drug cartel in Mexico are its beheading and dismemberment of rival gang members, military personnel, law enforcement officers and public officials, and the random kidnappings and killings of civilians who get caught in its butchery and bloodletting. But this disparate band of criminals known as Los Zetas is no longer just a concern in Mexico. It has expanded its deadly operations across the southwestern border, establishing footholds and alliances in states from New York to California. Just last year, federal agents tied a cocaine operation in Baltimore to the Zetas. “Those of us...
  • Ranching No Man's Land

    12/22/2010 9:01:52 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 21 replies · 1+ views
    The Cattleman ^ | December 2010 | David F. Crosby
    Mexico has belatedly discovered that its criminal syndicates have become so powerful that they directly threaten the state. In fact, Mexico hovers on the brink of becoming a narco-state. Its criminal syndicates control the Mexican side of the Texas/Mexico border and the smuggling of drugs and illegal immigrants into Texas. Their influence and reach have crossed the Rio Grande River in ways that many politicians and media prefer to not acknowledge. Caught in this crossfire are ranchers trying to protect their property and their way of life. Here are some of the problems they face daily. The criminal organizations To...