Mexican military air/ground operation surprises criminals who were in the act of executing their victims

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The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO) extracts and condenses the material that follows from Mexican and Central and South American on-line media sources on a daily basis. You are free to disseminate this information, but we request that you credit NAFBPO as being the provider.

El Diario de Juarez (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua) 2/11/09

A follow-up of yesterday’s story from Villa Ahumada, Chihuahua, establishes that the military operation resulted in 21 deaths, 14 of them cartel hit-men, six of them kidnap victims killed by their abductors, and one soldier.  Three of those abducted were rescued.  The rather long story outlines in detail the coordinated air/ground operation, which successfully responded to citizens’ reports and surprised the criminals in the act of executing their victims.  The military clearly won the day with coordinated operations ranging over a wide area downriver from Cd. Juarez that involved a number of successful pursuits as the criminals tried to flee. [The related photo gives an idea of the terrain.]



El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora) 2/11/09


Three hit-men died today in a gunfight with police in the south of Mexico.  The fight began early this morning  in a town near the border between the states of Tabasco and Chiapas where police were about to carry out a search of a “safe house” when the occupants hurled several grenades at them.  In addition to the three criminals killed, police arrested three others and seized three luxury vehicles.



Novedades de Quintana Roo (Cancun, QR) 2/11/09


Military personnel arrested Octavio Almanza Morales, “El Gori 4,” for the February 3 murder of retired Army General Mauro Enriquez Tello.  The retired General, his Army escort and a driver were executed mob-style when lured by an anonymous phone call to the place of their murders.  “El Gori 4” is ex-military and believed to be the leader of Los Zetas in Cancun.  He was arrested with six of his associates.


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