Daniel Reams and his wife Pamela moved from Virginia ten years ago to run a beach-side hotel in Acapulco. © 2011 The Associated Press. Escamilla May was accused of participating in these murders and was serving a 37-year prison sentence . Police agents transferred Nájera Gutiérrez to that state, but later he was released and returned to Yucatán . 'm planning on taking a trip to Ixtapa and also travel by car about 2 hours south of Ixtapa. Border / Cartel ChroniclesCrimeCartel Jalisco Nueva GeneracionLa Familia MichoacanaLos ArdillosLos Viagras. He added that in addition to shark shipments, the companies sell sea cucumbers to the United States and Hong Kong . Razur Antonio is also struck by the freezing of the bank accounts of the Progreso businessman MVC and the issuance of an arrest warrant against him, issued by the Attorney General of the Republic. This is a relative of Miguel Ángel Treviño Morales, “el Zeta 40 ”, leader of that group until his arrest in 2013, the date that marked the beginning of the Los Zetas debacle. answered Guerrero Governor Zeferino Toreblanca when asked if it was safe for American tourists in Acapulco. The FIU affirms in its 2020 National Risk Assessment that criminal organizations are known as Los Zetas and the Gulf and Pacific cartels work in Yucatán. The head of the Gulf Cartel in Nuevo León, before the fall of Cárdenas Martínez, was Eleazar Medina Rojas, alias “ El Chelelo ”. Just this past weekend nearly 30 men were killed, including 12 taxi drivers shot in their vehicles . All Rights Reserved. How Acapulco, one of Mexico's top tourist resorts, was killed by drugs, guns and gangs Guerrero is one of the poorest and most violent states in Mexico, assailed by opium-growing drug cartels … The dismissed official is Guillermo César Calderón León, who took office in April 2019 and separated in January 2020. Sunday Nov 08, 2020. In Yucatán, Los Zetas, for example, which were very important more than ten years ago – they are attributed to the twelve headless people found in Merida and other towns in 2008 – now have little presence, says Razur Antonio. Things must be so tangled that Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s team has responded with the militarization of customs and the port administration, says Ratti Fernández. Among its alleged best-known members in Yucatán, Roberto Nájera Gutiérrez appears, detained in January 2013, to fulfill an arrest warrant issued by a judge in Chiapas, where he was accused of murder. This article was written by Jose Luis Lara, a former leading member who helped start the Self-Defense Movement in Michoacán. Mexico records the arrival of the first Monarch butterflies to the territory, Sinaloa’s denounce commercial fishing in a protected area of the Sea of Cortez, Tragedy on the Nuevo Laredo-Monterrey Hwy, major traffic delays experienced, In San Miguel de Allende 16,000 families live from romance tourism. Shortly after, the cargo was said to belong to the Pacific Cartel . The drug cartels haven't directly targeted foreign tourists, but the hotels are just 10 minutes away from here. The second time occurred in January 2019, in Temozón Norte, when he did not obey a stop sign from the police, who detected him driving a luxury car at high speed. Now tourists see truckloads of police everywhere. The cartels are also fighting for control to the state’s coastal regions to the south that provides an entry point for drugs coming by boat from Central and South America. Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles are published in both English and in their original Spanish. Along with these organizations in the State coexist other much smaller local ones, such as the so-called Los Epitacio Cartel, specialized in the sale of marijuana and linked to what remains of the Oaxaca Cartel, explains Razur Antonio. The investigations did not link the shipment to businessmen from the Progreso fishing industry. “Once again we found transfers to Hong Kong for $ 253 million and the United States for $ 73 million,” Nieto Castillo said in his message to the press. The scene of the murder is approximately 90 miles north of the famed beach resort area of Acapulco, Guerrero. “. The downtown area was connected to the downtown area of Nuevo Laredo with one international bridge. , to transport drugs to the United States ”. On September 21, the FIU presented its report on the country’s criminal activity, called the National Risk Assessment and National Strategy to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing. It is believed by community police members that some of the victims may have been alive at the time the vehicle was set on fire. But on this weekend, only four are booked. You feel safe? Asimismo, detectamos las instituciones que en conjunto elaboramos la evaluación seis vulnerabilidades. Here he was arrested again in January 2017, for the possession of exclusive Army weapons. A 911 call alerted authorities to a truck on fire in a rural road in the municipality of Chilapa, Guerrero, a news release from the state Attorney General’s Office revealed. The scene of the murder is approximately 90 miles north of the famed beach resort area of Acapulco, Guerrero. He said the cartels were using Al Qaeda's methods to pressure the government to halt its crackdown against drug traffickers, which had fractured many of the gangs. The port of Acapulco has become a bloody battleground between rival drug cartels. And last month, 15 decapitated men were dumped at a shopping center, all in the shadow of lucrative tourist areas. For this crime, he was sentenced to six years in prison. La Evaluación Nacional de Riesgos detectó como amenazas externas al sistema la delincuencia organizada, el monto de recursos ilícitos generados y la corrupción política. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc.All rights reserved. "I was walking down the beach this morning and every hotel here is empty on the beach side," said American tourist Garth Mark. For many Americans, that's way too close. As violence creeps ever closer, many fear the tourists will stay further away. The list of extraditable persons also includes, among others, the Treviño Morales brothers . The port of Acapulco has become a bloody battleground between rival drug cartels. At least three of the 19 high-impact criminal organizations identified by the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Ministry of Finance operate in Yucatán, although none has the predominance of operations, a report by this body warns. In addition to this organization, in Yucatán there is a small, very local cartel, known as the Cartel de los Epitacio, run by Hérbert Armando Bautista Epitacio, a native of Oaxaca and which he runs together with several members of his family. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone. "You are here! Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the our 24/7 digital news network. Domínguez Bouloy, along with the ” Zeta 40 ” and his brother, Omar Treviño Morales, were held in the high-security prison of Puente Grande in Jalisco, at least until before its closure a few days ago, says the interviewee. The retail sale of marijuana in small stores in the south of the Yucatecan capital, in Kanasín and also in some towns of Quintana Roo, is the main activity of ” Los Epitacio “. According to the director of the Mexican Observatory on Drugs, the Progreso businessman has unsuccessfully requested protection to unfreeze his accounts and also to prevent his capture, although there is no updated information on this last matter. However, he added that despite the profits of these companies, in 2017, the company reports tax losses of $ 1.9 million pesos. The group’s leader, Hérbert Armando Bautista Epitacio, known as the “Lic” or the “King” was detained twice by the Yucatecan police. Additional information released in Spanish by members of a community police force made up of various towns called CRAC-PF claimed that a cartel-linked gang called Los Ardillos (the squirrels) carried out the attack. In this regard, with regard to Yucatan, the FIU recently took two drastic measures: to report to the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) the former director of the Progreso Customs and a fishing entrepreneur from that place, for alleged money laundering. In a seminar organized on November 26, 2019, by the Colegio de México, Nieto Castillo said that this group, known for its ” huachicoleo ” activities in El Bajío, “is also engaged in the theft of hydrocarbons and human trafficking in the Yucatan Peninsula “. “The fishing company receives resources through transfers for $ 139 million and triangulates resources with the other members of the business group,” he said. At the March conference, the head of the FIU drew attention to the highly suspicious movements in the bank accounts of the group of companies related to those shipments.