Skip to comments.Mexican cartels infiltrate Houston
Posted on 03/08/2009 11:30:00 PM PDT by PureSolace
Recent arrests in a mistaken killing point to the perilous presence of gangs
The order was clear: Kill the guy in the Astros jersey.
But in a case of mistaken identity, Jose Perez ended up dead. The intended target the Houston-based head of a Mexican drug cartel cell pumping millions of dollars of cocaine into the city walked away.
Perez, 27, was just a working guy, out getting dinner late on a Friday with his wife and young children at Chilos, a seafood restaurant on the Gulf Freeway.
His murder and the assassination gone awry point to the perilous presence of Mexican organized crime and how cartel violence has seeped into the city.
Arrests came in December when police and federal agents got a break in the 2006 shooting as they charted the relationship and rivalries between at least five cartel cells operating in Houston. A rogues gallery of about 100 names and mug shots taken at Texas jails and morgues offers a blueprint for Mexican organized crime.
Houston has long been a major staging ground for importing illegal drugs from Mexico and shipping them to the rest of the United States, but a recent Department of Justice report notes it is one of 230 cities where cartels maintain distribution networks and supply lines.
At Chilos, the real crime boss was sitting at another table, as were two spotters. The hitman waited in the parking lot for Perez to leave the restaurant.
I just remember that guy coming up to us and he started shooting and shooting and shooting and never stopped, said Norma Gonzalez, Perezs widow. He was hit twice.
(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...
Jose Perez was enjoying a night out with his wife, Norma, in 2006 when hitmen with a Mexican drug cartel mistook him for a rival trafficker and gunned him down.
Authorities say Santiago Chago Salinas ran a cell that smuggled cocaine for Mexican cartels and was the intended target of the hit that killed Perez.
Surveillance Video at THIS LINK.
Surveillance video from a security camera captures the slaying of Jose Perez, who was killed in a case of mistaken identity outside Chilos, a Houston seafood restaurant. Mar 6, 2009
Our government has failed us, miserably.
MSM news if they do report the drug cartel war at the border will say it is almost over the border in America.
Me thinks it came here long time ago.
Poor terrified wife ran!
Can’t secure our borders, can’t stop drugs, can’t agree if we do or don’t want to stop drugs, can’t fix Washington! Why don’t we just all walk into the Gulf and get it freaking over with.
“...... presence of Mexican organized crime and how cartel violence has seeped into the city.”
“Seeped.... “SEEPED”! No, there hasn’t been any seeping. This national problem has been around for a long, long time... they flooded into our communities... there was no seeping.
More MSM B/S.
I have another plan....ah, skip it.
10 years probation for murder?
"In another instance, men armed with assault rifles attacked a Houston home. The resident used a handgun to kill one and wound another before the survivors left."
Got to love these armed citizens that fight back.
If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.
They have been invited by our leaders to come and make a “better life” for themselves. These are also people who's “family values don't stop at the Rio Grande.”
Without the will to secure borders and an aggressive effort to winnow the wheat from the chaff, you can no more keep the more dangerously violent criminals out than you can the marginally less violent criminals.
This flood of mexican criminals is a direct result of the open border agitators and undocumented worker supporters who have fought so hard to allow criminals unfettered access to our streets. Those damnable criminal alien cheerleaders are personally responsible for each and every death, rape and robbery committed by one of these so called “god's children”.
The illegal invasion continues ping.
Oh, I see you also found this thread.
I used to live in Houston Tx for several years, it would be incredibly easy to form up a bounty hunter club and have citizens take care of things.
“Cant secure our borders, cant stop drugs, cant agree if we do or dont want to stop drugs, cant fix Washington! Why dont we just all walk into the Gulf and get it freaking over with.”
I would like to see a poll.
Which country has more beheadings and 300 bodies dissolved in acid?
Which country has killed more journalists than any other?
Which country is responsible for more kidnappings than any other?
Which country has organized crime cells in 230 cities in the USA?
I bet 10% of the US population couldn’t answer it correctly.
We’ve been invaded by the most dangerous group on earth (the government’s words, not mine) and we don’t even know it, thanks to the media, liberals and Rinos.