Members of The Sweeper captured! El Chivo and El Beni!

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Members of the Federal Police arrested four suspected members of criminal groups and freed a kidnap victim, as part of the coordinated actions of the Warrior Insurance.

Regional Security Chief of the Federal Police, Luis Cárdenas Palomino, reported that one of the operatives arrested was Martin Campos, alias El Chivo and Ascencio Benito Cardenas, also called El Beni, who are considered alleged criminal group members of the Sweeper.

These individuals were arrested in the vicinity of the Grand Plaza in Acapulco, Guerrero, in possession of two coolers containing human remains and are considered likely responsible for the kidnapping, said the official from the Ministry of Public Security (SSP) federal.

The suspects were holding a 16 year old victim, who was rescued alive, and confiscated  a vehicle, rifle, and several rounds of ammunition, also found was some radio equipment and communications and other documents.

He added that a another person arrested was Joel Ramos, identified as El Indio , and Samuel Castro Oliver Bello, known as El Moreno, alleged members of the criminal group called Independent Acapulco Cartel, a rival criminal organization sweeper .

During the presentation of the four alleged kidnappers at the Command Center Cárdenas Palomino facilities of the Federal Police, they explained that these people were captured in the streets of the Colonial Revival of the port city.

He said that the suspects attempted to board a car and when they noticed the presence of federal agents attempted to escape on foot but were apprehended.

These people were found in possession of two handguns, several rounds of ammunition, two phones, documents, five kilograms of marijuana and 25 doses of a white powder suspected cocaine.

Detainees and the insured will be made available to the Federal Public Ministry will continue with investigations

top leaders of Mexico’s La Barredora drug cartel Captured!

One of the top leaders of Mexico’s La Barredora drug cartel, a gang that was formed recently and has been blamed for a wave of murders in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, has been captured, a high-level police official said Tuesday.

Christian Arturo Hernandez Tarin, suspected of being one of La Barredora’s founders, and three associates were arrested in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, Federal Police drug enforcement unit chief Ramon Eduardo Pequeño said.

Hernandez Tarin “had under his command at least 100 people, who performed security, homicide, lookout and drug distribution functions in the port city of Acapulco,” Pequeño said.

La Barredora, which was led by Hernandez Tarin and Eder Jair Sosa Carvajal, has been fighting the Cartel Independiente de Acapulco for control of the illegal drug trade in Acapulco, a popular tourist destination in the southern state of Guerrero.

The two gangs were formed after the break-up of the organization led by Edgar Valdez Villarreal, who was known as “La Barbie” and was arrested by the Federal Police on Aug. 30, 2010.

The 30-year-old Hernandez Tarin was arrested by security forces members taking part in “Operation Safe Guerrero,” which was launched on Oct. 6 in an effort to reduce the soaring crime rate in the state.

Drug-related murders surged 100 percent in Guerrero in the January-September 2011 period, compared to the same period last year, the federal government said.

Acapulco, a favorite among Mexican and foreign tourists for decades, has lost business to other destinations amid a 357 percent jump in murders during the first nine months of this year, making the port city Mexico’s second most violent city after Ciudad Juarez.

The war between La Barredora and the Cartel Independiente de Acapulco is behind the rising body count in the Pacific port city, officials said.

Hernandez Tarin is the son of Arturo Hernandez Gonzalez, a close associate of Juarez cartel bosses Amado and Vicente Carrillo Fuentes who is now doing time in a maximum-security prison, the Federal Police said.

The La Barredora leader began his criminal career with the Juarez cartel in 2003, smuggling marijuana from Ciudad Juarez into the United States, intelligence reports say.

Hernandez Tarin later worked as a hitman in the city of Cuernavaca for Arturo Beltran Leyva, a drug lord who died in a shootout with the army in 2009, and then joined the gang led by Valdez Villarreal. The leaders of La Barredora and the Cartel Independiente de Acapulco “have moved to the central part of the country” for security reasons, Pequeño said. Jose Carlos Espinoza Moreno, 27, Jorge Humberto Silva Gonzalez, 30, and Jose David Sanchez Delgado, 64, were arrested along with Hernandez Tarin.

The Federal Police seized an armored Porsche SUV, four AK-47 assault rifles, six ammunition clips, a handgun and communications gear from the suspects.

Children in Crime! Mexico

Mexican Teen Gang Member

Mexican Teen Gang Member

In six years there have been 26,000, 856 children arrested for federal crimes, according to the Attorney General’s Office (PGR). In addition, many of them have been prosecuted for other crimes: 11,000,548 children and adolescents, in fact, face murder trials.

In response to requests for information, the PGR revealed that most young offenders are involved mainly in drug crimes, such as trade, possession and consumption of drugs, as well as for carrying prohibited firearms.

The Institutional System of Statistical Information PGR realizes that, for crimes against health, the number of arrests has been increasing:

In 2007, the number of minors arrested was 4,821. And in 2008, reported the capture of 5,338; in 2009 the number grew to 6, 206  in 2010 the figure was 7,0 22 and between January and June this year 3,126 juvenile detainees .

Something is rotten

Some of the most notorious cases of child murderers are brought to discussion the issue of legal age, if you should be lowered to 16 years or less, because of the violence displayed by some of these offenders.

– In December 2010, Mexican soldiers captured in Cuernavaca to Edgar N. known as El Ponchis, less than 14 years, whom he described as chief of hitmen Edgar Valdez Villarreal, La Barbie .

– For internet videos that circulated this teenager murdered in cold blood some people, slitting their throats in front of the cameras.

– According to statements, the Ponchis joined the ranks of organized crime for 12 years, so-called South Pacific Cartel, which operates in Morelos.

– Another case was asymptomatic adolescent Marco Ivan N., who was assassinated in Villahermosa, Tabasco, the PRI Jose Francisco Fuentes Esperon, a candidate for federal deputy, his wife and two children, when they slept, along with three other young people. Even women raped.

– Just this past October 13th in Cuernavaca recaptured a juvenile who had escaped from a correctional facility, when robbed a gas station. This is Joshua N., 14.

No misdemeanor fell

The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) said that so far the presidential term of Felipe Calderón Hinojosa had been arrested 26,000 856 children for having committed crimes under federal jurisdiction, mainly for drug possession and distribution and possession of firearms. The PGR clarified the figures given last August, when he reported that only 44 thousand had been detained minors.

Other violations, such as tax, property, Federal Law against Organized Crime, for possession of firearms and explosives, the records indicate that the number of children have also been captured on the rise since December 2006 while the figure juvenile detainees was 51 for 2007, reported the capture of 864 children and in 2008 was one thousand 81, 531 and 2.009 million in 2010 two thousand 603; in from January to June 2011 have been captured under 402 thousand.

PGR data reveal that most juvenile offenders are mainly involved in drug crimes such as trade, possession and consumption of drugs, as well as possession of a prohibited firearm.

Those arrested for possession of firearms have been seized in raids usually in the north and almost always linked to Los Zetas .

The Law for the Treatment of Juvenile Offenders (known as criminal justice for adolescents) believes that, regardless of the crime that the 17 years or less committed, the maximum of corporal punishment in the Guardianship Councils may extend until it meets 18 years of age after age with the majority of people should be released so forced the law says.