By “Buggs” and “El Huaso” For Borderland Beat
The contributors at Borderland Beat aim to cover newsworthy and relevant stories related to organized crime and security in Mexico. However, this means that we sometimes miss the many small footprints left by organized crime groups around the country. This article aims to cover more of these events which do not merit a full article.
Baja California, Tijuana – A body was left with a narco message signed by the Sinaloa Cartel, according to a Twitter nota roja account.
Los Tulipanes – 68 families have been forced to flee their homes due to violence between criminal groups namely “El Maíz”, a faction aligned with the CJNG, reported Latinus
Guerrero, Tierra Colorado – Four Juan R. Escudero Municipal police officers were killed and another four were wounded when their vehicles were ambushed by armed men. Among the men killed is Juan R. Escudero’s police chief.
Baja California Sur,
Los Cabos – A foreigner who arrived on a flight from Dallas, Texas was arrested by the National Guard with 49,000 USD in cash and some marijuana reported Zeta Tijuana
Guadalupe – Six men were killed after gunmen attacked a racquetball court, reported El Universal
Albuquerque, New Mexico – The U.S. Marshalls arrested a man in Albuquerque, New Mexico for illegal entry into the country on Monday. That suspect, 24-year-old Ivan Gustavo Hernandez-Cabral who is wanted in Mexico for his involvement in an ambush in Sonora, Mexico, where nine American were killed.
Hernandez-Cabral is pending an extradition to Mexico, according to the U.S. Marshals.
A total of six children and three women were killed in the fatal ambush on Nov. 4, 2019 in an area about 70 miles (110 km) south of the Mexico–United States border. Gunmen opened fire on a three-car convoy enroute to a wedding carrying residents of the isolated La Mora community, which is predominantly composed of American Mexican “independent Mormons.” A drug cartel is believed to be behind the attack.