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Mexican Police Chief Arrested In Connection With Cartel Killing Of 9 Americans

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We all know Mexico is a failed narco-state & that many Mexican officials and law enforcement agents are on cartel payrolls. If this police chief is guilty of working with the cartel that killed 9 American family members, he and all involved should face American justice.

“JUAREZ, Mexico (Border Report) — The police chief of a northwestern Chihuahua town has been placed under federal custody, and Mexican media are linking his arrest to the murder of nine American citizens on Nov. 4.

Fidel Alejandro Villegas was taken into custody in Juarez on Christmas Eve by federal police and flown to Mexico City shortly after, the Mayor of Janos told Mexican media on Thursday. Villegas is the police chief of the town of Janos, some 30 miles southeast of Antelope Wells, New Mexico and 70 miles west of Juarez.

According to Milenio, a major Mexico City news portal, Villegas is being questioned in connection to the drug trafficking groups that operate in the region.

Both the Sinaloa cartel and La Linea, the remnants of the old Juarez cartel operate in the area and were engaged in a series of skirmishes in the days prior to the killing of nine members of the LeBaron clan of northwest Chihuahua. Three adult women and six children were killed when the three vehicles they were driving just west of the Chihuahua-Sonora border were shot at multiple times. A Mexico City police official days later named La Linea as the authors of the massacre.

So far, two brothers, Hector Mario and Luis Manuel Hernandez, also from Janos, have been arrested in connection with the shooting, the federal Attorney General’s Office said earlier. Members of the Hernandez family deny their relatives’ involvement in the killing.

Sebastian Pineda, the mayor of Janos, on Thursday told Mexico City radio news show MVS that “everyone has been taken by surprise” by Villegas’ arrest.

“It is a grave accusation. They are saying he’s involved in drug trafficking, with the massacre of LeBaron,” Pineda told the station, according to a recording of the interview.”

Vice is reporting:

“Villegas, the fourth person arrested in the case, was arrested on suspicion of colluding in the killing and working with cartels, and is awaiting trial in Mexico City. It’s likely authorities will now trawl through Villegas’ life to see if they can find cartel connections.

“They’re going to investigate his bank accounts and his financial history for evidence of bribes and paybacks and where they might have come from,” Emmanuel Gallardo, a Mexican journalist who covers organized crime, told the Daily Beast.

Police in the area are notoriously corrupt, and cartels exercise control over much of the region. Prosecutors have alleged Villegas is connected with La Línea, the enforcement wing of the Juárez Cartel, the Daily Beast reported.

The families were ambushed while driving between La Mora and Colonia LeBarón. The families were gunned down, and one car caught fire and burned the five people inside beyond recognition. Countless theories about what, exactly, happened have emerged in the weeks since. Mexican authorities have hypothesized they were accidentally caught up in a turf war between rival cartels, but the families disagree.

“We were deliberately targeted, used as bait to lure one cartel against another,” Life Langford, a cousin of some of the victims, told Reuters not long after the killings. “They shot us up, burned our vehicles to send a smoke signal into the sky.”

Very few details about Villegas’ arrest and the allegations against him have been made public. But a member of the LeBaron family said he was not surprised a high-level police officer was tied up in the case.

Julián LeBaron told the New York Times it was “common knowledge down here that the police work with the criminals.”

“They have a monopoly on security and they get paid a wage for protection, and later we find out that they participate in the murder of women and children,” he said. “These people take resources to protect us and they are murderers themselves.””

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Cartel Attacks American Family Near Our 2nd Border Wall – Boy, 13, Killed

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This attack took place about 70 miles northwest of our second border wall in McAllen, Texas that we are constructing. It comes on the heels of a cartel attack last November that saw 9 American women & children from two families gunned down & killed. A Mexican police chief was arrested a week ago & is under investigation for helping the cartel that killed the Americans. It goes to show how much we need the wall to keep these terrorist organizations from operating within our borders.

“A 13-year-old was killed after an American family was attacked just outside Texas on their way home from a vacation in Mexico.

The family was traveling in a Chevrolet SUV with Oklahoma state plates on Saturday night when they came under fire along a highway that is disputed territory between some of Mexico’s most dangerous drug cartels, the Associated Press reported.

Armed gunmen killed the child and injured three others along the road that links the city of Mier with Nueva Ciudad Guerreroin in the state of Tamaulipas, just across the border from Falcon Heights, Texas.

The family had been returning to the U.S. after a visit to see relatives in the state of San Luis Potosi, according to the Associated Press.

The attorney general’s office in Tamaulipas said the child was a U.S. citizen and that the parents were permanent residents of the U.S. They did not release the victims’ names or any further details about the incident.

The Associated Press reported that the highway where the shooting occurred is considered high risk and runs through an area disputed by crime syndicates including the Gulf Cartel and Zetas.

Saturday’s shooting came two months after nine American women and children were killed on a dirt road between the states of Chihuahua and Sonora in Mexico as they traveled to visit relatives.

President Donald Trump said the family were killed after getting caught between “two vicious drug cartels” and he vowed to help Mexico “wipe them off the face of the earth.”

He tweeted: “If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively.”

Last month, the U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory urging anyone traveling to Mexico to exercise increased caution as violent crime is widespread in the country.

Travelers were advised to avoid some Mexican states entirely, including Tamaulipas. The Level 4 advisory said: “Organized crime activity—including gun battles, murder, armed robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, forced disappearances, extortion, and sexual assault—is common along the northern border and in Ciudad Victoria.”

The advisory warned that criminal groups target public and private buses as well as cars traveling through the state, often taking passengers hostage to demand ransom payments. It added that “heavily armed” members of crime groups “operate with impunity particularly along the border region” and local law enforcement have “limited capability” in dealing with incidents.”

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Cartel Smuggler Assaults Border Patrol Agent Near Our 2nd Wall Site, Brian Kolfage Reacts

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It’s extremely dangerous out there for our Border Patrol agents. Cartels operate on both sides of the border with impunity. Attacks on our men & women who protect us are all too common. When we were constructing our first section of border wall this year, we had to have former Navy SEALs & special operators on the hills with sniper rifles protecting us from cartel snipers.

“While many Americans were resting comfortably over the Christmas holiday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents were hard at work protecting America’s borders from some of the most dangerous people on earth.

According to CBP, one of those agents, attempting to stop a drug-smuggling operation in progress, nearly paid with his life.

“A #BorderPatrol agent assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector was the victim of a vehicular assault during a drug interdiction. Criminals have zero regard for human life and our dedicated agents are the first line of defense,” CBP Chief Patrol Agent in the Rio Grande Valley Austin Skero said on Twitter on Dec. 26.

According to CBP, the suspect possessed 39 bundles of marijuana which weighed 451 pounds and had a street value of $360,000. While fleeing from scene after he was confronted, the suspect rammed a CBP truck with his own vehicle. The smuggler was allegedly associated with the vicious Gulf Cartel, known locally as Cartel Del Golfo (CDG), one of a few warring factions just south of U.S. Southern border in northern Mexico.

The incident occurred in CBP’s Rio Grande Valley Sector, where We Build The Wall (WBTW), a non-profit building sections of border wall on private property, has a job site.

WBTW’s founder Brian Kolfage spoke with The Rundown News about the incident.

“Time and time again, the Mexican Cartels that dominate border territory in northern Mexico and the southern U.S. show utter disregard for human life, and especially for the lives of American law enforcement,” Kolfage said.

“The American people and our brave Border Patrol officials need and deserve help in containing these dangerous animals. Since Democrats in Congress aren’t willing to help President Trump close the border and keep Americans safe, we’re doing the job ourselves to get it done. Our project is critical to stopping drugs and unvetted illegal aliens from crossing into the United States and wreaking havoc,” he continued.”

Brian Kolfage at our first border wall project in New Mexico – Photo by Jeff Rainforth for WBTW

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