Saturday, April 24, 2010

"Levantones" reported in Piedras Negras, Coahuila





Reports of levantones, or abductions, have been surfacing since Monday (4/29/2010) from various locations of this border city. According to witnesses most those abducted are members and associates of the Zeta cartel including business owners, drug dealers and even "halcones" or lookouts. None of the missing people have been located, whether dead or alive.

It is rumored that the cartel del golfo (CDG) have arrived in Piedras Negras and that "comandos" , paramilitary groups of gunmen, belonging to this cartel are responsible for the upsurge in violence.

Home invasions are ocurring during the night and in the morning these houses appear abandoned with open doors and lights on, the gates into the properties destroyed. No one enters these houses as the neighbors are too intimidated to investigate.

The local police are refusing to investigate any missing persons reports and only family members search for those abducted, in constant fear of reprisal. As of Thursday checkpoints had been setup on all roads leading into Piedras Negras in an attempt to halt the growing violence by gunmen from Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon and southern Coahuila.
The news abstract above was translated from a credible Mexican blog site. "LAS NOTICIAS SOBRE NARCOTRAFICO EN MEXICO"

Verification was impossible from local news sources, in this case the "Zocalo de Piedras Negras ", as self censorship by the press is the practice of the day outside of the large main cities. Being a news reporter in Mexico covering organized crime can be lethal.

I'm posting this story because I was able to obtain a partial confirmation of the occcurences described above via e-mail from a local citizen of Piedras Negras.

"Estoy perfectamente bien, Gerardo. Mi familia esta tambien muy bien, los unicos que andan con miedo, son los narco Zetas, los comerciantes que hacen negocio con ellos y todo el que ande en ese mundo. Insisto, aunque no me creas, estan las cosas tranquilas aqui, no hay balaceras, no hay nada exhibido, solo se andan limpiando entre ellos.

No se hasta ahorita, a quien le han echado el guante, pero sabemos que es pura gente mala. Comentaban anoche que vieron varios convoys de 11 camionetas o mas , zurcando por la ciudad buscando a Zetas. Los zetas andan bien zurrados, ahorita. Creo que presienten que les llego su hora, los he visto muy nerviosos. Entraron a varias casas en sectores residenciales, todas las casa eran de cabecillas del narco.

Hasta ahorita, los levantados son gente incomoda, no sabemos de ningun inocente."

For you non-spanish speakers this person states that abductions of zetas are taking place with minimal shooting and that the Zetas in Piedras Negras are basically on the run. For any reader of this blog with family and friends in Piedras Negras I hope this post clarifies what is occuring.

41 comments:

  1. This is the scariest part of it all. People should at least feel secure in their own homes, but not even. This people don't have respect for anything.

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  2. @Rise...what I heard is that those houses are from people related with the drugdealers

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  3. Latest news from Piedras is that the "gente" abducting the zetas are from "la familia"

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  4. we shall not let the zeta scum entrench another familia with sorrow we shall avenge this with the hammer of the C.D.G. the Z has met its final shipment that shall be paid to the lord with the blood of tamaulipas

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  5. I just wanna thank the CDG for getting rid of these guys that have scared me from visiting my homeland.

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  6. checkpoints was set up by polices associates of the zetas and the Zocalo is with the zetas they suport them

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  7. felicitaciones a este lugar por ser de los unicos que tienen pantalones de poner la realidad de lo que susede en piedras negras coahuila y por poner fotos que lo comprueban bueno una de las como 40 casas que estan en las mismas condiciones

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  8. The thugs from the Cartel del Golfo are as bad as the Z's. It's like deciding who was best, Hitler or Stalin? The fools that thank them for eliminating the Z's are in for an ugly surprise.

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  9. Mexican Army wins Guiness Prize. Delates 14 hours to attend a bomb emergency in Reynosa and nobody of the media publicate this event. Even Televisa omitted the information in their boring local news program transmited from Matamoros. Who can help us as citizens?

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  10. no matter which way we look at this drug war going on, i think the public just wants it to end - and for that to happen there needs to be a winner and a loser. The CDG are blaming the Zetas for all the wrong doings, and the majority of the people buy into it because at the end of the day, all they really have is hope. Hope that all these bad things come to an end (the imposed taxes by these narcos, killings, rapes, etc), hope that there really is a good guy (though i doubt it), hope the bad guy loses...hope for a better tomorrow.

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  11. quiero comentarte que aqui en Piedras Negras, los narcos que andavan aun sueltos han empezado a correr, escuchamos que les mocharon la cabeza a varios cabecillas,otros huyeron a San Antonio y otros mas a Eagle Pass, como te dije anteriormente es increible , y mas cuando te informas que les costo $600,000.00 dlls solicitar asilo politico a cada uno con sus familias. Y en los EU. No lo puedo concebir.

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  12. actually in coahuila doesn´t exist any credible press news (zocalo it´s the worst) -they only say good things and say how humberto moreira (coahuila´s governor)it´s a great person ---he is very confabulated with criminal groups, one of his most intimates friend´s (su compadre) is ariel leza maldonado-a kidnapper, his brother ruben moreira aka zerevro (brain but writed with some distortion as his own mental distortion) has like his good neighbor sigifredo najera a.k.a el canicon - one of the worst evil torturers from the zeta´s
    when the federal troops finally get him (el canicon) the moreira´s feel so angry with the federal goverment cuz they didn´t tell them about his capture --uhu but they didn´t report him cuz he was his friend

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  13. I just want to say that im from Piedras Negras... at least 30 houses are like this one...
    its my city, my hometown, Im sad when I see this... Zocalo (news papper) doesnt say anything about whats happening...

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  14. Everything is calm in piedras negras for the honest people that have nothing to do with this, la nueva federacion is just going for whom ever is involved. Just stay away from clubs and head home early, drive calm, no burning rubber or so because you could be mistaken. Don't drive late at night and no problems will be your way, take care gente de piedras:)

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  15. I have family there and a cousin of mine has been a police officer in piedras negras for almost 9yrs and has never had an incident with drug cartels. but its different now i hope he stays safe. but out of all the border towns i've visited piedras negras is the safest by far. as long as you dont cause trouble and think your better than anyone else there you should be just fine... VIVA MEXICO!

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  16. Nadien dice nada con quien puede poner uno la queja aquien acudir????? Where do you go to do a police report of a family member that has been missing for two weeks and no one says anything...and yet all you hear in the radio station is that they are celebrating 5 de mayo....

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  17. I called the radio station called La rancherita and guess what the lady acted like I was speaking chinesse she didnt understand what I was asking her why dont they say anything about the people that have been missing or the houses that have been bandolized...she acted like nothing is happening here in Piedras Negras she had the nerve to say are you sure you're referring to Piedras....

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  18. para los ciudadanos de PIEDRAS NEGRAS, gente no se alarmen la jente del golfo ya esta limpiando la frontera de piedras negras levantando a jefes de plaza halcones focas polizetas y aquellos funcionarios publicos que se realacionen con los zetas si no tienes nada que ver trata no salir tarde de tu casa por los proximos meses estaremos limpiando y dando rondines con comandos para acabar con todo los zetas lla pronto se acabaran las EXTORSIONES,COBRO DE PISO ,Y CRIMENES CONTRA LA SOCIEDAD MUJERES Y NINOS .......ATTE LA NUEVA FEDERACION C.D.G

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  19. I am a Texan who has visited Piedras monthly since 1999. When Senor De Los Santos closed down Modernos last year, I knew it was time to exercise extreme caution. They had been open continuously since the late 1920's. Presidents and digintaries from all over the world have been to Modernos and now it has been closed by this because of the violence and era of the Narcos. I pray for Piederas Negras and for Mexico. It is a rich country both in beauty, charm of its people and in natural resources. One day Mexico will be returned to its greatness and happiness, and I will then travel back to Piedras on the weekends to see friends and others whom I got to know and love. Please Pray for Piedras Negras. Muchas Gracias

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  20. ya les tokaba y faltan mas

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  21. hogala y linpien todo el estado de coahuila que cada dia es mas inseguro.....

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  22. Ya estamos listos pa seguir trabajando como antes nomas estamos esperando la orden..ya esta lista toda la gente los veteranos q no quisimos trabajar con esos q llegaron trabajando bien cochino.....

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  23. Un dia el pueblo Azteca volvera a triunfar.

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  24. mis respetos para toda la gente involucrada, y estoy de acuerdo el que nada debe nada teme, es una lucha entre ellos, lo que si creo es que hay mucha gente que abusa de trabajar con los zetas, llamense focas, o no se como se llamen que son jovenes que se dedican a abusar de su trabajar para ellos y molestan a gente inocente,

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  25. I was working in Piedras Negras this past Friday, July 30th and as I was leaving a maquiladora (Unit Parts -Remy) I heard lots of shots fired (at least 30)and then moments later saw (2) police cars heading towards the direction of the airport...I packed up and headed back to San Antonio...

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  26. LOS QUE LA RIEGAN SON LOS FOCAS Y LOS SICARIOS QUE SON GENTES HUMILDES PERO ESTAN ORGULLOSISIMOS DE PERTENECER A ESO, Y COMO AGARRAN DINERO AHI LA ANDAN REGANDO ANDANDO RECIO, MARIGUANOS ETC, PERO LOS MEROS PROPIETARIOS DE LA DROGA, LOS QUE PONEN LA FERIA PARA TODO EL FINANCIAMIENTO ESOS SON LOS MEROS QUE DEBEN DE BALCONEAR COMO A EL AGENTE ADUANAL BENITO AL OTRO CONTADOR VIEJITO TIJERINA ETC...

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  27. My husband's family lives here and he wants to visit in November. We have three small kids and I'm afraid to go especially with the latest incident in Falcoln reservoir. What does everyone else think? Is it safe to go?

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  28. NOPE! You and your kids bless him and let him go if he won't be reasonable. His first concern should be the SAFETY of YOU and his CHILDREN.

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  29. soy de piedritas y todo este muy gacho pero hojala que algun dia se componga todo dios los cubra on su bendita sangre

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  30. esa gente son un apeste para el mundo ke feo ke agan esos desmadres por ondekiera nonvalen nada tienen pura cagada en la maseta....uno ya ni puede visitar a sus familiares como antes....tan poniendo en verguenza a mexico

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  31. yo se que eso que comentan no es cierto. mi nieto tiene 16 anos y el y sus amigos fueron abordados por "unos individuos" con rifles. les quitaron sus laptops , sus celulares y varas cosas mas. venian de una fiesta y eran las 12 de la noche....o sea, ya nuestros hijos no pueden ni asomarse la nariz a la puerta despues que oscurezca porque puede que tengan consecuencias....donde esta el gobierno para que ponga un alto a esos cobardes que intimidad a la gente.me encantaba ir de visita a mexico , ya que tengo muchos familiares que viven alla. ya no iria mas al sur aunque tuviera una chaqueta de antebalas. no se puede tapar el sol con un dedo gente. cuando el rio suena es que agua lleva, y vaya que si se ha estado sonando sobre todo estas "exageraciones"....como se dice aqui en indiana...'wake up and smell the coffee'....tendra que haber otra revolucion para eliminar a todo esta peste?

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  32. why do you think everybody posts as "anonymous". nah, nothing is going on...they are like the 3 monkey's ...hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil....the evil is all around. get your heads out of your butts and do something. your country is losing a lot of money on their tourism. right now money is tight everywhere so instead of worrying about who sell the most or who is the biggest (drug lord) do something positive for your country.

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  33. Es parte del trato para obtener la paz entre el CDS y CDG de eliminar a los z de sus filas y exterminarlos asta el ultimo. En sinaloa los unicos que extorcionar y secuestran son los zetas. Animo cdg duro con ellos.

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  34. r u serious that its calm in piedras negras. all they kill is innocent people and drug dealers. kidnapings for ransom r levantones for inocent people. its safe que gachos son. so when anyone goes and gets there head cut of its thank to u bullshiters . ta de lasco nuevo laredo piedras negras y todo tamaulipas. remember the good old days los tejas los chachos. si abia quota pero respetaban a mujerese y ninos. y na andaban mochando cabezasy rapiando a lasd mujeres. malditos drug cartel my bal.....

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  35. They must go to Sabinas .. Los zetas are financing their operations with the coal bussiness... La PRODMI and their directives are in working with this criminals and they are too getting tons of money -- and Humbero and Ruben are happy of this bussines because their wallets are now so thick that they are buying new wallets in Colorado... fuera Moreiraz..fuera PRODEMI employeezzzz bandidos rataas mueratas de hambre..

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  36. What we need to do is let the US military just go invade Mexico. And let the marines takecare of all these punks. America will knock their block off. Once again its time for the US to make the world a safer place.

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  37. I have always read this forum, i never thought i would go through a situation like a "Levanton" but it happen one day when i went to piedras negras right across the border from eaglepass. for a moment i almost got my head chopped off after a day of hostility i was let free, were someone had sent rescue cuz they had found out what happen.

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  38. I have been going to piedras for the last 2 months and this last time stayed in piedras and rode the bus to monclova with my husband and I have the greatest time. No one bothered us we walk around shopped , even at night no oNe bothered us. I didn't hear not one gun shot the whole time. In America if you look for trouble you will find it just as in mexico we here in us have drug problems as well but you don't hear of it. There are a lot of unsafe places here as well as in Mexico. I have students that go to mexico city and monteray every weekend and nothing happens.

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  39. if you are american: 1904 American deaths in Mexico since 2003-only 1/4 were homicide. That reflects safety for Americans, check with your State Dept and follow recommendations.

    If is better to call consulate for a specific city to get the facts on a story. I have no problem with getting specific events confirmed. and then some...

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  40. Espero que la limpieza termine pronto, Pues aya viven mis jefitos y mijo y no me guataria que les pasará algo. Por lo de Mas espero que terminen con todos incluyendo los policías que son todos bien corruptos

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  41. ojala q ya acaven con estos lacras de la sociedad zetas y cdg ojala q no agan lo mismo ya teniendo el poder

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