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The Zetas cartel’s boss in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, died in a shootout with army troops, the Defense Secretariat said.
Carlos Alberto Fernandez Hernandez and three associates were killed last Friday, the secretariat said in a statement.
“Mexican army personnel providing public safety support in Tamaulipas were the target of an armed attack by members of an organized crime group” while on a reconnaissance mission in Ciudad Victoria, the secretariat said.
Soldiers responded to the attack “to defend themselves and citizens,” engaging in a shootout “in which four attackers died,” the secretariat said.
Fernandez had been identified as a personal assistant of Los Zetas leader Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, coordinating the acquisition of houses, obtaining vehicles and recruiting people for the cartel boss, the secretariat said.
Fernandez had been running the cartel’s operations in Ciudad Victoria for just four months, smuggling drugs, staging kidnappings, stealing fuel and running extortion rackets, the Defense Secretariat said.
He was also allegedly involved with Gregorio Villanueva Salas, known as “The Czar of Piracy,” in the bombings that targeted media outlets, schools and businesses in Matamoros, a border city in Tamaulipas, in May and June.
Villanueva was arrested by army troops on June 14 in Monterrey, the capital of the northern state of Nuevo Leon, along with three other members of the gang.
Soldiers seized two rifles, two handguns, 811 rounds of ammunition, 35 ammunition clips, a vehicle, 38,000 pesos (about $2,883), $29,000, tactical equipment and communications gear after the shootout.
Lazcano Lazcano deserted from the Mexican army in 1999 and formed Los Zetas with three other soldiers, all members of an elite special operations unit, becoming the armed wing of the Gulf drug cartel.
After several years on the payroll of the Gulf cartel, Los Zetas, considered Mexico’s most violent criminal organization, went into the drug business on their own account and now control several lucrative territories.
Tamaulipas and neighboring Nuevo Leon state have been rocked by a wave of violence unleashed by drug traffickers battling for control of smuggling routes into the United States.
The army is carrying out “Operation Northeast” in Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila and San Luis Potosi states in an effort to weaken the drug cartels that operate in the region. EFE
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For a while there has been rumors of a division within the Zetas leaderhip, primarily Trevino Z-40 and Lazca, and as is the case, such rumos many times are hard to confirm but I found interesting a post by _The Magician_ in the Borderland Beat Forum,
Security Federal Sources confirm what some narcobanners hung in northern states suggested since early last month: Los Zetas, the extremely violent group of thugs who became the Gulf Cartel, faces a break in the dome. Its two main leaders, the Z-40 and the Lazca apparently are engaged in a complicated web of betrayals, experts, predicts a new and more serious bloodshed in the country.
On the morning of June 1st a group of young hung a large banner in the Garden Independence in the Historic Center of Zacatecas. Almost four teenagers while they climbed the stairs of a pedestrian bridge across the busy avenue Felix U. Gomez, the center of Monterrey, to place the same narcomensaje in the center had a large photograph of Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, El Lazca. Around the image of Lazca were seven other lords smaller mushrooms that have been killed or captured, including Jesus Enrique Rejon Aguilar, El you baby, Jaime Gonzalez Duran, The Hummer, Arturo Guzmán Decena, Z-1, and Raul Lucio Hernández Lettuce, The Lucky.
In those days was also uploaded to the video portal Youtube a run with the following warning: “Pay attention cartels in Mexico and other countries, this is the story of a person who has betrayed fellow teaming up with federal and deliver them and their plan is a leader of Los Zetas. ” With that warning starts the video they called “the true story of Z-40″, referring to Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, who along with The Lazca has control of Los Zetas, the group that operated until 2009 as the armed wing Cartel Gulf to serve Osiel Cardenas Guillen, now imprisoned in the United States.
Then another video: “New run of Los Zetas”, which tells of the treachery alleged to have committed the “New Judas” as identified Treviño Morales, against some members of that organization.
On June 7 the same message with the photo of the center Lazca appeared before the municipal president of Ciudad Mante, Tamaulipas. But this time was placed at the door of a truck inside which there were 14 mutilated corpses. Click here to view. These messages and events such as the dismemberment of 49 bodies that were abandoned early on May 13 in Cadereyta, reveal a new division in one of the most powerful and diversified in the Republic, which could be a prelude to a new bathroom of blood. “Z-40″ vs. “The Lazca” Security sources confirmed the federal government that it is split between Los Zetas and believe that the struggle is for leadership. Treviño Morales mentioned can even betray and to deliver to the Lazca, the only of the military elite still in the organization.
Other Army deserters who created the Zetas at the beginning of Vicente Fox have been killed or imprisoned. “The Z-40 has been betrayed and has been putting people Lazca” say the officials, who add that Lazcano has been moving between Europe and Central America. I recently was located in Costa Rica, where he arrived from Germany. Lazcano has lost a lot of people you trust and that has forced him to retreat, although the recent arrest of Jose Trevino Morales, brother of the Z-40, which may favor, they say. Jose Trevino was arrested on June 12 in the U.S., accused of laundering money for his brother. The research in this country has to do only with the cell of Los Zetas by Treviño Morales and does not involve the entire criminal organization.
The Z-40, who has been located between Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Aguascalientes, could make even more violent cartel that if he can remain in control, it has distinguished himself as an impulsive operator, say the sources. News of the zeta division are not new. Since April last year the Texas firm Stratfor intelligence realized versions in this regard: “Stratfor has heard rumors of a split between the leader of Los Zetas, Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, El Lazca, and number three in the organization, Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, Z-40. But we have not been possible to confirm this and determine if the leaders wear side was affected or caused by that division. ” Versions were not there.
In June last year it was reported that Lazcano was killed in a clash with the army in Matamoros. The Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) denied it. Narcomensaje The narcobanners that appeared in Zacatecas, Monterrey and Ciudad Mante began last June with a warning: “This goes for all of us who are near the boss Lazcano and Z-40″. The authors of the text used the name of Guzmán Decena, Z-1, the soldier who founded Los Zetas and died in Matamoros in November 2002 in a clash with army excompañeros.
The appeal was to ask whether Heriberto Lazcano catch some z’s heads are accidents or have been betrayals. The casualties have been with the Army or the Navy. But most have fallen into the hands of the Federal Police (PF). In the narcobanners is said that the detention of Germain Torres Jimenez, El Tatanka was “understandable to remove the heat of the U.S. government.” This is because in December 2008 that was responsible for the kidnapping and murder of former agent Felix Batista FBI in Saltillo.
Then ask who gave it: Lazcano o Z-40? After being captured in Poza Rica, Veracruz, El Tatanka confessed to the PF who had left the Plaza Saltillo because he knew that members of his group wanted to eliminate it. Another of the names on the covers is to Efrain Teodoro Torres, La Chispa or Z-14, who died in the attack on March 3, 2007 in Villarin, Veracruz, where he held a horse race. His name came back to light by the arrest of the brother of the Z-40 for among those accused of laundering money for Miguel Angel Trevino, the U.S. Justice Francisco Colorado Cessa included, this in fact where he died on Z-14.
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El Universal. 7-16-2012. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
According to researchers, there is an indiscriminate persecution taking place in the Sinaloa mountains, as if in a war zone; they estimate that more than 20,000 inhabitants have fled.
Mazatlan. One night in May of 2011, several trucks entered surreptitiously into La Noria, the historic town northwest of Mazatlan through which, for centuries, wagons loaded with gold and silver would come down from the mines in the Sinaloa and Durango mountains. The trucks drove through deserted streets while dogs barked frantically. Finally, they stopped in front of a dwelling and about twenty individuals armed with assault rifles got down. The dogs’ barking was silenced by the sound of gunfire. From a distance, out of the only window on his house on top of a hill, Ricardo witnessed what he himself describes as “a true hell on earth.”
“Even though I was pretty far off, about 100 yards, I could feel the gunshots. It sounded like thunder. But what scared me the most was the the flames, the fire that came out of the rifles. It lasted an eternity. It was about ten minutes during which God was not around.”
By then, in effect, La Noria had become nobody’s land. Communities in townships like Nuevo San Marcos and Juantillos, for example, had been left desolate after the massive flight of their inhabitants. Violent gangs would attack constantly and murder or kidnap men and women, either because they belonged to a criminal group or simply because they refused to cooperate with them.
That’s why, that night, Ricardo, who up to then had resisted the idea of leaving, woke up his wife and three sons to gather a few belongings and abandoned their land at sunrise, something he never thought he would do in all the 70 years he had lived.
“It was not easy. It is not easy to leave your life behind. And it’s worse for somebody who is not aware that bad things are happening because one is always going around making people happy, you know. You go to work and from work, home to sleep. More than anything else, I would go to the town to sleep, but I could not do that any more because of the gunfire that could be heard on all sides when night fell. Hell, I tell you.”
Ricardo is a musician. Years ago he formed a group, La Nueva Estrella (The New Star). They played a repertory that included ranchero and norteno music in bars and restaurants in Mazatlan, 35 kilometers away. Every day, up to the time he fled, he would leave his house almost at mid morning to take take one of the four routes that covered the round trip to and from the port city. He always came home at night.
“I was never scared. Everything was very peaceful. But we’re in a country that nobody understands. We’re not in a revolution or anything like that, and that’s why we don’t understand the violence. In addition, we’re the ones paying for what’s happening, we’re paying for others, for other people’s disputes. They say that the mafia of sicarios… But you can’t tell who’s who, and we don’t want to know,” says the man, defeated, in the yard of the house he built out of wood and cardboard at the foot of another small hill outside of Mazatlan, in a place eloquently known as the San Antonio Invasion, a sort of camp for refugees from the violence, where there’s no water, drainage, electricity or a future.
The spread of shacks is extensive. Before last summer, however, this was just a muddy area that some opportunist, backed by some political party, decided to occupy with a few needy people. Another thing; the drama materialized. On the street that goes to his house, Ricardo knows at least 30 families from back home, and most of them arrived there during the the hellish period he witnessed. They are not the only ones. In Mazatlan, there may be another 8,000 persons in the same situation, according to Arturo Lizarraga, a researcher with the Sinaloa Autonomous Univesity (UAS) who specializes in migration studies. The exact date this happened, he said, is impossible to know.
“There’s no firm number of displaced persons, he explains. What is a fact is that there is an indiscriminate persecution taking place in the mountains, like in a war zone. What’s worse is that the people are caught between two fires: on one side the State forces and on the other, the gangs. So there are very many localities that, although they may have not disappeared completely, have a high percentage of homes that are completely vacant. I estimate, therefore, that more than 20,000 mountain inhabitants have fled without anybody, not even the authorities, having any idea of where exactly they are and how they are surviving.”
The Sinaloa mountains are experiencing one of the most intense migration phenomena in the last 60 years. Lack of (economic) opportunity during that time has left (people) with two predominant options: either they go to the United States or they hire themselves out (to work) in the amapola (poppy) and marijuana fields. But there was never an exodus such as the one in the last five years, says Lizarraga. Because the migration pattern also changed and veered almost completely towards urban zones such as Culiacan and Mazatlan, which has triggered other social phenomena.
Since 2007, the people displaced from the mountain communities have overwhelmed the municipal authorities.Then Mayor Alejandro Higuera Osuna declared to the local press that his administration was not capable of dealing with the demands of those fleeing from the violence. “Our material capacity to offer an alternative to displaced persons has been exceeded. We’re not prepared for the consequences of the violence, we don’t have a plan, it doesn’t exist.”
The mayor talked about there being 2,500 families in this situation, many more than the 1,700 families that governor Mario Lopez Valdez alluded to last May.
Loar Lopez Delgado, secretary of the municipal presidency, would not speak about what this entails. What is a fact, declares the UAS researcher, is that these hordes are reflected in the Mazatlan crime statistics. “When they can’t find work in the U.S., when they can’t find work here, they have no alternatives other than the underground economy or violence.”
Lizarraga found that the highest percentage of migrants was composed of young people between the ages of 17 and 29 years of age (6 out of 10), and the exponential increase in homicides in Mazatlan coincides with that displacement. “Crime went up. The most serious year in the entire history of Sinaloa was 2010. What we are talking about is that Mazatlan was one of the most violent cities, not just in Mexico– it was third nationally– but in the world, with a level of 57.93 homicides per each 100,000 inhabitants. These figures are from INEGI (Instituto Nacional de Estadisticas y Geografia, equivalent to National Census Bureau).”
Ricardo, the displaced musician, fits at least one of the two realities described by the researcher: unemployment. Since he fled, La Nueva Estella, his music group, disappeared. He has tried to find work as a soloist, but the violence has led to the closing of a substantial number of the businesses in Mazatlan where he used to find work, and has also scared off the tourists.
In his book, “Scenes of Violence and Insecurity in Tourist Destinations: Mazatlan, a case study”, UAS researchers Arturo Santamaria and Silvestre Flores explain that the restaurant industry lost 70% of its business in 2011, a proportion similar to that suffered by commercial establishments who closed due to the lack of tourists. As an example of the collapse caused by the homicide numbers in 2010, they point to the arrival of cruise ships, the economic backbone of bars, restaurants and jewelry and handcraft shops. From the 103 ships that arrived in 2008, only 27 came in 2011. With respect to the environment in which displaced people look for jobs, shelter and food, without being able to find any, he says in his interview: “The pressure this generates is something we have not measured with any degree of precision, but one can imagine what is happening.”
In the one-room dwelling that Olga’s husband erected, about 200 yards north of where Ricardo lives, you can see poverty in every corner. She, her two adolescent daughters and a two-year old infant moved there after they fled from Santa Maria, a small community in the mountain area of El Rosario, south of Sinaloa.
An armed group came and shot to death her husband’s three brothers. Over there, Olga says, he worked in the fields. Now, in Mazatlan, he goes out every day looking for work as a garden trimmer. Sometimes he brings back money for food, sometimes he comes back empty handed. “The situation is very tough,you know,” says Olga, “The small amount of electricity we have is just enough to run a small fan, and the heat is unbearable. Then, when it rains, everything gets flooded, we lose the few things we have. Over there, we left our house and our clothes and our furniture. All our things, but we cannot go back…Over here we feel more or less protected, but we’re not safe. God’s will.”Share it:
Rio Doce. 7-16-2012
Tetamboca, El Fuerte, Sin.– In this ranch area, there is still the echo of the more than 2,000 shots that were fired in a bloody clash between an elite group of State Ministerial Police agents and a a cell of hit men working for the Beltran Leyva-Carrillo-Zetas triad that left eleven dead.
In the fight, the police took the most casualties, although, according to the state’s attorney general’s office (Procuraduria General de Justicia del Estado; PGJE), the mafia group lost one of its leaders, Juan Pablo Osuna Lizarraga, known by his code name “Cien” or his alias “El Mapache” (Raccoon), and two of his lieutenants, Alfonso Enriquez Enriquez and Gustavo Ismael Soto Nunez, this last was one of his sharpshooters.
In May of 2010, El Cien assumed control of the Mazatlecos in Los Mochis after the arrest of his close associate (compadre) Geovany Lizarraga Ontiveros, aka “El Desconocido” or “El 120″, who, it turns out, is the brother of Samuel Lizarraga Ontiveros, aka “El Tortillero”, who controls Mazatlan. Geovany Lizaraga Ontiveros ascended to “jefe de plaza” (city crime boss) through his uncle Santiago Lizarraga Ibarra, El Chaquin, chief of the Nayarit cell, who was killed in 2010 in Tepic in a confrontation with federal police officers.
Additional information from military and ministerial sources who had access to the interrogation of suspects in earlier incidents shows that, despite the loss of lives, neither of the adversaries fell apart [during the confrontation]; the ministerial police officers regrouped immediately, while the gangsters promoted men on the spot. There’s also talk that new operatives arrived to reinforce the attack perimeter and [keep open] the only land route for supplies and personnel for the siege of Choix, which the Beltran Leyva triad has maintained for two months to take control of the marijuana and gum opium producing area from the Sinaloa cartel: the Golden Triangle.
The reports state that the attack was carried out by the group “Los Chacales”, an armed clandestine group that maintains access routes and highways for the Mazatlecos from the Los Mochis north exit to Jahuara, El Fuerte. According to evidence compiled by the PGJE at the scene, on Monday, June 9, the state forces were attacked when they were returning on Highway 44, Los Mochis-El Fuerte, from patrol operations in Choix after the assassination of Municipal Police Chief Hector Echavarria Islas, which took place March 29. They were to be relieved the next day. The shooters were placed on the right hand slope of a hill.
After the first volley of gunshots, the convoy broke apart into two segments, with about 100 yards between them. From the rear of the ministerial police officers, an armored truck with grey side boards, with a sharpshooter riding in the back, drove towards the first group of police officers to finish them off. In fact, the vehicle drove around in circles until it was finished with the massacre. Then the armored truck went after the first convoy, but could not finish them off because they had taken cover behind the railroad tracks and on the roof of a nearby house on top of a hill, from where they were shooting.
The armored truck climbed up on the hill and drove around the house, with the gunmen shooting at the ministerial agents on the roof. However, the sharpshooter was hit by a shot from one of the police officers, and was killed instantly. Unexpectedly, the truck lost traction; it got stuck on a sand bank when the drive shaft broke off from the transmission and twisted the differential. Stuck, the occupants of the armored truck abandoned the vehicle and, believing they would get reinforcements, attacked the police agents and were killed.
After the shooting ended, the area was flooded with police officers and was closed to traffic.
State Attorney General Marco Antonio Higuera Gomez said that the criminal group planned the attack against the police for two days, and carried it out when [the police] were in its sights. However, local residents contradicted that statement and said that the clandestine armed groups have been operating there for months or years in control of the area and the attack could have been coincidental. Higuera Gomez did not reveal the reason for the attack, but asserted that it was carried out by armed groups in retaliation against police operations in the area.
After the attack, Francisco Cordova, Public Safety Secretary, said that State Ministerial Police will modify its mobilization strategy and incorporate it into its Intelligence section.
Governor Mario Lopez Valdez lamented the massacre of police officers and spoke about their response under attack. As a result of the ambush, the governor obtained permission from Sedena (Department of Defense) to augment the law enforcement firepower, permission that had been secured during the previous administration when they went from .30 cal. M-1 carbines to .223 cal. AR-15s, then to 7.62 cal. AK-47s, to the current 7.62 cal. G-3.
March 6, 2011: Ministerial police group ambushed in Guayparime, seven police officers killed.
May 26, 2011: Gunmen attack convoy of Policia Estatal Preventiva (PEP; State Preventive Police): one officer killed.
December 3, 2011: Two police officers are killed in an ambush In Los Mochis. Two patrol vehicles are destroyed in Colonia Texas.
July 7, 2011: The police escort of Francisco Cordova (Public Safety Department Secretary) is ambushed on (Mexico) Highway 15 and 19th Street. Ten police and a civilian are killed.
January 24, 2012: Two groups of gunmen attack police in Los Mochis, wounding three.
March 5, 2012: The Los Mochis Municipal Police building is attacked with hand grenades and heavy gunfire. There are no fatalities.
March 22, 2012: Five police officers are wounded in an ambush in Higuera de Zaragosa.
March 29, 2012, Hector Echavarria Islas, Choix Municipality Chief of Police, is attacked by gunfire. He dies the next day.
July 9, 2012: Seven ministerial police officers are killed in Tetamboca, El Fuerte.Share it:
By ACI for Borderland Beat
Lopez Acosta ran a cell of Gente Nueva in the state of Chihuahua. He worked directly with Noel “El Flaco” Salgueiro who at the time was the man behind much of the violence in Juarez. La Gente Nueva is a faction of the Sinaloa Cartel; they operated mostly out of Chihuahua however have now branched out and operate in several states within Mexico, including Veracruz, Durango and Guerrero. Most of the original members of this faction were former Juarez Cartel members, who defected to Sinaloa. Greed lead many to wage war against “Viceroy” Carrillo Fuentes and his sicarios, La Linea. To date at least 3000 people have died in the conflict between the two cartels.
Lopez Acosta was arrested in December 2010 at his lavish home in Delicias, Chihuahua where he was having a celebration. In the operation he was wounded, and his brother killed. Noel Salgueiro was said to have been at the party but was able to escape prior to the Mexican Armies arrival. Salgueiro was eventually arrested in October of 2011. He was arrested in Culiacan, alone and without incident; many believed he was turned over by Chapo because he had caused too many problems.
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