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Current Event Cat of the Day: Miguel Angel Trevino Morales

Drug Cartel Miguel Angel Trevino Morales

Mexico’s war on drugs is over! Actually it’s not even close to being over but the Mexican military took the drug trade down a notch when they captured the head of the notoriously vicious Zetas drug cartel, Miguel Angel Trevino Morales.

Mexican Marines caught Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, head of the Zetas cartel and known around town as “Z-40”, in a pick-up truck near Nuevo Laredo. When captured Trevino Morales had eight guns and $2 million in cash on him. Very suspicious…

And Trevino Morales is no friendly neighbourhood pot dealer. He’s reputed to be exceptionally dangerous and violent—he’s known to burn his enemies alive in 55-gallon drums. Others have been beaten to death with wooden planks.

Along with the rest of the Zetas, Trevino Morales has been spreading terror through Mexico, making their name displaying the bodies of their murdered victims throughout the country. In 2010, the drug cartel’s leaders ordered the killing of 72 undocumented immigrants as punishment for their refusal to act as drugs mules in 2010 in what is known as the San Fernando massacre. A year later, he apparently oversaw the massacre of almost 200 more immigrants for similar reasons.

Trevino Morales rose to the top of the Zetas in 2012 after leader Lazcano died in a shootout with Mexican marines. Since joining the Zetas he was placed on the “wanted” list on both sides of the border for ordering massacres and running drugs on a global scale.

Although Zetas is only one of eight major, rival drug cartels involved in an ongoing conflict for regional control, Trevino Morales’s capture represents the first major blow against an organized crime leader by President Enrique Peña Nieto, whose administration is struggling to drive down persistently high levels of violence. At the very least, it’s a true public relations victory!

Via: The Guardian and Current Event Cats

Current Event Cat of the Day: Yanira Maldonado

Current Event Cat - American Freed from Mexico Yanira Maldonado

Brokedown palace Mexican style! Except with a slightly more uplifting ending. Yanira Maldonado, the Arizona woman, held in a Mexican jail for a week on a drug-smuggling charge was freed after a court reviewed her case.

Yanira Maldonado was arrested by Mexican soldiers last week at a security checkpoint after they found about 12 pounds of marijuana stashed under her bus seat. Packets of drugs were found attached to the seat bottoms with metal hooks.

Initially it was Yanira Maldonado’s husband, Gary, who was arrested, but once she persuaded the soldiers to let her accompany her husband to serve as his translator, they decided to just arrest her and let him go. Ha! Gary said authorities originally demanded $5,000 for his wife’s release, but somehow the bribe fell through.

While she was rotting away in the Mexican jail, her husband and lawyer worked to exonerate her, encouraging court officials to review security footage from the bus company that showed the couple – the only Americans on the bus – boarding a commercial bus traveling from Mexico to Phoenix with only blankets, bottles of water and her purse in hand.

“Many thanks to everyone, especially my God who let me go free, my family, my children, who with their help, I was able to survive this test,” she said.

Meanwhile, US officials were busy intercepting two speedboats carrying $1 billion worth of cocaine into the US.

Via: Current Event Cats & CBS News 

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Sister Act 4: Nuns Smuggle Cocaine in Colombia

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Three women dressed up as nuns were caught at a Colombian airport with cocaine taped to their bodies. Sadly, Whoopi Goldberg was not involved.

The fake nuns were asked them to step aside when they arrived on the island of San Andres following a flight from Bogota – a notorious drug trafficking route. Police were suspicious because they appeared nervous and something seemed a bit off about their nun garb. All three broke down in tears when police found more than four pounds of cocaine strapped to each of their legs. I guess they got busted for having bad “habits”. All three were arrested on drug trafficking charges. Their chances of getting away with it are slim to “nun”. Ok, I’ll stop now.

Their first mistake was travelling along a well-known smuggling route for cocaine. Their second mistake was strapping the cocaine to their legs – try something more creative! Any smuggler can just strap things to their legs –and cocaine is an easy thing to strap. This Australian genius tried to smuggle two pigeons across the border in his legs. Pigeons!

Pigeon Pants

Next time the nuns should do what any self-respecting self-loathing smuggler does and stick packets of drugs up their butts. No one is going to anally penetrate a nun – fake or not.

Via: BBC News

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