Saturday, July 24, 2010

More Than 51 Bodies Discovered In Three Days Of Digging By Mexican Government In Monterrey

Photo: Narco Trafico en Mexico

Death penalty gaining support from federal legislators and the public in Mexico

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 24, 2010

Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico - The Nuevo Leon Attorney General's Office (state PGR) confirmed that so far, more than 51 bodies have been discovered in the outskirts of Monterrey near the Aguilas neighborhood in the municipality of Benito Juárez. The first 18 bodies including charred remains were first discovered in a revene just outside the city, three of days ago.
Adrián de la Garza, from the state PGR investigative agency says, the agency is working full to capacity for the last several days and has brought in forensic staff to cope with the current ongoing multiple homicide investigation. 
The state PGR homicide investigators suspected more bodies could have been buried in the spot. They were able to bring in dirt diggers and movers to turnover the ground and found more bodies.
Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz, Governor of Nuevo Leon suspects the bodies were dumped by warring cartels in the area. Los Zetas and the Gulf Cartels have been feuding over control of the mutibillion drug routes near bordertowns. In early March, the Gulf Cartel, the Sinaloa Cartel, and La Familia Michoacana formed a Federation of cartels to combat Los Zetas and its allies.
No one, drug cartel or criminal organization has claimed responsibility for the homicides, according to Medina de la Cruz.
People sick and tired of the deadly violence in area alleged that the Mexican military and federal police are involved in the massive murders discovered at the clandestine gravesite.
The federal PGR says, it suspects the drug cartels have been getting rid of the bodies at the Monterrey gravesite, but can't determine who committed the murders. None of the bodies have been identified and no one has come forward to claim a body. DNA samples will be taken to try and identified the bodies with reported kidnappings and missing persons. At least 200 people have been reported missing within the last three years, without a trace.
Residents in the area and narco messages left throughout the city claim, that the federal Mexican police, military marines, the government and President Felipe Calderon have been protecting the Gulf Cartel and Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera and Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada Garcia alleged leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel. No evidence has been uncovered to proof, tie or indicate Calderon, the military and the federal police are protecting the Sinaloa Cartel druglords.
Both Sinaloa Cartel leaders were able to elude federal authorities and the military a few weeks ago, when authorities capture nine members of the Sinaloa Cartel. The suspects confessed to authorities and were able to provide intelligence and information where both leaders might have been hiding and operating the Sinaloa Cartel in the state of Nayarit.
Just recently, red cross computers were compromised and a message was left criticising and alleging corruption by Calderon, federal police and local officials in Nuevo Laredo. The hacker called on Nuevo Laredo residents to fight back against local government officials, federal police corruption, and the drug cartels. 
The U.S. government recently indicted 43 suspects from Mexico involved in drug trafficking and other federal and state crimes.
On July 23, the U.S. government unseal an indictment charging 43 defendants with participating in a federal racketeering (RICO) conspiracy. The RICO conspiracy alleged in the complaint involves the commission of both state and federal crimes, including murder, conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping, robbery, drug trafficking and money laundering offenses. As set forth in the complaint, the defendants are members and associates of the Fernando Sanchez Organization (FSO), an offshoot of the Arellano-Felix drug-trafficking cartel.
The indictment alleged that Jesus Quiñones Marques, the Director of International Liaison for the Baja California Attorney General’s Office, was aware of the FSO’s illegal activities and used his position to obtain confidential law enforcement information for the use of the FSO. According to the complaint, he was involved in making arrangements to have various rivals of the FSO arrested and detained by Mexican law enforcement officials, according to the San Diego Federal Bureau of Investigation Office.
The Mexican Attorney's Office (federal PGR) has previously indicted multiple suspects from the Mexican federal, state, and local police and including public officials with ties to drug cartels. In early April, Mexican authorities confiscated a ledger from a Zeta accountant naming 208 State of Quintana Roo Department of Justice agents and 600 Cancún Municipal police and auxiliary officers on the Zeta payroll.
Federal legislators and public sentiment in Mexico is raising interest in enacting the death penalty for multiple homicides, homicides involving children, as a result of kidnappings, torture and decapitations, by members or hired assassins for reputed drug cartels and criminal organizations.

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