As previously reported, the arrest of Josué Gutiérrez Sandoval, alias "El Durazno", last December appeared at the time to have triggered a wave of violence in Acapulco, Guerrero. It was then that I mentioned that there were rumors of a "reorganization" taking place within the Cártel Independiente de Acapulco (CIDA), though only recently has enough information came out in order to better understand the situation that was occurring.
Though the exact timing has not been reported, it appears that it was around this point that a dispute broke out between the then leader of CIDA, Víctor Aguirre Garzón, alias "El Gordo", and Ronaldo Mendoza Matilde, alias "Big Mama", who was not on my radar at the time, but was apparently referenced in a banner in February 2011. Federal authorities contribute around seventy crimes that were directly connected to this fight.
The question remains, which side did the other leader of CIDA, Víctor Noel Piza Nogueda, alias "El Erizo", take. Regardless, on January 12 it was reported that Luis Alvaro Leon Morales, alias "El Canario", an operator directly connected to "El Erizo", was arrested, likely based on information that was given by his rivals as part of the dispute between "El Gordo" and "Big Mama".