The states of Morelos and Guerrero - The escalating violence in Morelos and Guerrero comes from the dispute between Edgar Valdez Villarreal, "La Barbie" and Héctor Beltrán Leyva, "El H" who are fighting for control of the drug trafficking routes from Acapulco to Chihuahua, said official military sources.
The military has counted at least 52 narco-banners in the last 9 days from CPS "El Cartel del Pacifico del Sur" directed to "La Barbie" warning him that he is no longer in business.
The messages are related to at least 10 executions in Morelos and 19 in Guerrero, according to data from the National Military Defense.
The intelligence information is proof of realignment for the feuding cartels are attempting to ensure the most important routes of drug trafficking in the center of the country which starts from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Ixtepec and Acapulco, that passes through Guerrero, Morelos, Mexico City and Puebla, to eventually reach Zacatecas, Torreon and Ciudad Juárez.
However, according to the military, other places of drug trafficking activities for the Beltran Leyva are Nuevo Leon, Sonora and Tamaulipas.
"Some of these 52 narco-banners have been reported to the military, some of the banners were found covering dismembered bodies or written on walls of damaged businesses whose owners are believed to support Valdez Villarreal.
The reality is that the internal feud is causing violence and insecurity in Morelos, said a military commander consulted via telephone. After the death of Arturo Beltran Leyva "El Barbas" last December, the organization of Beltran Leyva underwent several re-alignments in its command structure.
"La Barbie", who was the chief sicario of "El Barbas", was left out of the leadership structuring from "El H", who instead chose Sergio Villarreal, "El Grande", to lead the sicarios.
When "El Barbie" became part of "La Empresa," "El H" decided 9 ago days ago to form the Cártel del Pacífico Sur (CPS) the name he gave to his new cartel, which seeks to control the drug trade in Morelos, Guerrero and part of Puebla.
After the restructuring of the cartel, Valdez Villarreal went on his own to do his separate business and was considered a traitor. Streets and building walls in Cuernavaca served every day in March as sources of threats and recriminations between "La Barbie" and "El H" through the use of blankets, cardboard, attacks and executions.
On March 27, the structure of "El H" still signed messages as "La Empresa," a name that had been used for months in Morelos and Guerrero to launch threats against Valdez Villarreal and his operators.
The messages that were sent under the name of Cártel Pacífico Sur uses the same type of messages that were written under the signature "La Empresa" which the authorities of Morelos believe it might be the same group.
In the mean time the leadership of the Labor Party in Morelos has urged the Governor Marco Adame Castillo to assume his responsibility in fighting against the insecurity and violence in the state.
"It is necessary for the Governor to unite the political society across the state and provide real information on the violence," said Tania Valentina Rodriguez Ruiz, political representative of the PT.