Monday, November 11, 2019

Lalo, Former Juarez Cartel Member and US Informant - Interview

[2003 - 2004]
Guillermo Eduardo Ramírez Peyro, a.k.a. "Lalo", was a former Mexican Highway Patrol officer and a paid informant of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which is part of the Department of Homeland Security. "Lalo" also reported to the DEA. After infiltrating the Juárez Cartel, he worked with Heriberto Santillán Tabares and helped him murder people in Mexico. "Lalo" had foreknowledge of planned killings and claims that he informed his US handlers of the intended crimes. It has been asserted that US officials, including Johnny Sutton, the United States Attorney of United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, were aware of the murderous activities of the informant, but failed to intervene. Juanita Fielden, Assistant US Attorney, is a defendant in a lawsuit for wrongful death brought forward by families of victims of the "House of Death."

Buggs personally interviewed Lalo in a podcast.

This podcast contains graphic violence, discretion is advised.

Friday, November 8, 2019

The Routine Traffic Stop in Bernalillo County, New Mexico




From the Borderland Beat book - Chapter: "The Hometown Influence.

Take for instance an incident that happened in Albuquerque, my home of residence. In 2018 Bernalillo county deputies (BCSO) initiated a routine traffic stop of a vehicle that matched the description of one involved in a domestic disturbance call. The vehicle was pulled over after it swerved out of its lane of travel. There were three occupants inside the vehicle.  Two of them were Mexican nationals and the other man, the driver, was native of Albuquerque, NM. What happened next was something that should give law enforcement reason to be concerned.

The deputy noticed that one of the men appeared to be wearing body armor, saw what appeared to be large amounts currency in the center console and upon further examination, noticed a large number of weapons in the back floorboard.


The deputies would eventually find eight rifles, six handguns, night vision goggles, multiple sets of body armor, ballistic helmets, more than $33,000 in cash, and a small amount of cocaine in the vehicle.

Looking at the equipment, these men were ready to engage other armed targets, while travelling within the US. These types of traffic stops are common and routinely seen in Mexico.
These men were better equipped than the patrol deputies that stopped them at the scene and could have caused some heavy damage if they had chosen to engage the deputies. For the most part US patrol officers only carry side arms on them when conducting routine traffic stops and the long rifles found in the vehicle of the suspects could easily penetrate the soft ballistic armor worn by patrol officers in the course of their duty.

 Two of the rifles, including one fully automatic “machine gun” were confirmed to be stolen. The driver, Jesus Samaniego-Villa, and his two passengers were charged with possession of stolen firearms in state court, but the case was quickly handed over to federal prosecutors to avoid being botched up by the seemingly incompetent New Mexico state court system.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019

BB Podcast Episode 3


VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED
This is episode 3 of Borderland Beat Podcast. Enjoy and post your comments in the comment section.

Guest Overmex

Borderland Beat is a prominent English language narco blog which is considered a leading source for news on the Mexican Drug War. The blog was started in April 2009 by a single person who maintains his anonymity behind the screen name Buggs, and he remains the sole owner. It has been referred to and quoted in the New York Times,Small Wars Journal and the Houston Chronicle.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

A need for Bloggers

An excerpt from the Borderland BEat bool titled "a need for bloggers."


You can purchase the book HERE.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Borderland Beat Podcast Segment 1

This is episode 1 of Borderland Beat Podcast. Enjoy and post your comments in the comment section.

Borderland Beat is a prominent English language narco blog which is considered a leading source for news on the Mexican Drug War. The blog was started in April 2009 by a single person who maintains his anonymity behind the screen name Buggs, and he remains the sole owner. It has been referred to and quoted in the New York Times,Small Wars Journal and the Houston Chronicle.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

El de las 20 trocas - R5

El de las 20 trocas-Traviezos De La Zierra

Narco corrido of R-5

I looked for plebes with guts / to form my convoy /
and as Pancho Villa said / I have my crew ready for the Revolution.


"Mi saludos a mis amigos,
muchos se encuentran ausentes,
y eperamos tu regreso,
suavecita por los plebes,
tambien po los que se fueron.
Un abraso al jefe,
aqui estamos al pendiente,
defendiendo sus terrenos."


Translated

"My regards to my friends,
many who remain absent,
and we await your return,
easy on the youth,
also for those who left.
A hug to the boss,
here we are at your orders,
defending your territories."

~ GN ~