State of Morelos - After the assassination of Arturo Beltran Leyva by the Mexican Marines the restructuring of the cartels in Morelos could have possibly created a new drug cartel: The South Pacific Cartel "Cártel del Pacífico Sur" (CPS)
The South Pacific Cartel (Spanish: Cártel del Pacífico Sur), is a Mexican gang that originated in the Mexican state of Morelos.
Although they call themselves a 'cartel', the 'South Pacific Cartel' is only a local cell created on April 2010 by Héctor Beltrán Leyva, leader of the Beltran Leyva Cartel. The gang is known for having employed a 12-year-old gunman and executioner.
In the last recent days there has appeared graffiti, narco-messages, burning of homes, businesses and cars, and besides the usual murders, there has been a new signature of the source of all this: Cártel del Pacífico Sur (CPS).
Over the past two days the acronym (CPS) has appeared written on the walls of private homes and businesses that were burned, allegedly done by organized crime since March 30 in an effort to take control over the state of Morelos.
In criminal acts by this new criminal organization, which comes amid a dispute that is being waged between the Beltran Leyva clan with their former chief of sicarios Edgar Valdez Villareal alias "La Barbie." There has been at least 15 suspected sicarios killed, whose bodies have dumped with narco-messages.
In the homes and businesses that have been burned, there has not been anyone injured yet, but after each of these fires, the acronym "CPS" is written on the walls.
The violence in Morelos intensified after the death of Arturo Beltran Leyva on December 16, when elements of the Mexican Marines discovered his whereabouts.