Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Storm over Coahuila

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 |


“El Diablo está suelto en Acuña”, the devil is loose in Acuña is how one resident conveyed the feeling as the cartel battles between the Nueva Federacion (cartel del golfo, cartel de Sinaloa, la familia Michoacana) and La Compania (los Zetas) have reached this city across the Rio Grande from Del Rio Tx.

Recent reports out of Acuña describe a besieged population as increasingly desperate Zeta cartel gunmen have held the city in a reign of terror. The municipal police have been unable or unwilling to uphold law and order and have been labeled “polizetas” (police collaborators tied to the Zetas.).

Over the weekend narcomanteles (drug cartel banners) appeared with the following message:
A la gente de esta comunidad, por favor no salgan a las calles en la noche, estamos limpiando la ciudad de Zetas.
(To the people of this community, please do not leave your homes at night, we are cleaning this city of Zetas)

Unconfirmed reports speak of nightly gunfire and levantones (abductions) of persons associated with the Zetas. What has been confirmed is that 2 warehouses belonging to Dulceria Begu were destroyed by arson. Two to three family members were killed in the blazes which were extinguished with the help of the Del Rio Tx fire department.

This area of Coahuila has been the domain of the Zetas and along with Nuevo Laredo was the last firm foothold of this cartel on the border with the U.S.. They have been eliminated from the remaining border towns in Tamaulipas and from Piedras Negras, Coahuila.

In other news from Coahuila, Governor Humberto Moreira has requested the presence of 1,000 federal police in the industrial city of Torreon due to high levels of crime and insecurity that are affecting investment and growth. This would match the deployment of 1,000 state police already in Torreon according to the Governor.

So far this week in Torreon there has been 8 deaths attributed to organized crime. This brings the total number of deaths caused by organized crime in the city to 133 for this year.

On Sunday May 2, gunmen in two pickups and two taxis opened fire on a group of people in the Lucio Blanco neighborhood. Five fatalities were reported and four others were injured in the attack, with two persons in critical condition.

On Tuesday May 4, at 1 AM, two men were executed in the Nueva Aurora neighborhood and at 1 PM one male was killed in a shootout outside of the Galerias Laguna mall, causing a panic among shoppers and employees at the mall.

A coordinated response by elements of the Mexican army and state police to all 3 incidents failed to arrest any suspects.


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20 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent report Gerardo! I live in the state of Coahuila and the Zeta activities are getting worse, but no one is reporting on it.

Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

No one was killed in the blazes of The Begu Dulceria, we appreciate your report but please try to be accurate, Narcomantas did not appear in Acuna they Appeared in Piedras Negras.

elvira said...

it´s so sad to see that the police in Coahuila state it´s the SAME zetas and if they aren´t they work for them (polizetas), it´s too sad to see people dyin but if they are only zetas it´s ok for us the citizens because we are very tired of them! ..if is true that the CDG it´s cleanin the state from them there will be great and we hope they didnt became the same shit the Z´s are
one of the biggest partners of Z´s in Coahuila it´s his own governor humberto moreira who let them work in Coahuila, and the state became in what it is now -a shit hole full of Z´s

Anonymous said...

en coahuila esta el gobierno de la gente

Pancho Lopez said...

Zetas have not been eliminated from Piedras Negras, they still have the city under siege.

Pancho Lopez said...

Also there is a rumor that Humberto Moreira has recieved money from the Zetas (via his brother Ruben) during his campaign for Gobernor of Coahuila; again this is a rumor.

Anonymous said...

I am from Acuna and there are no drug cr=artel banners appear in town, those are just rumors, there are a lot of fake histories here in town.

Anonymous said...

I'm also from Acuña and there have been circulating some pictures of a girl depacitated saying that is the daughter from the owners of the dulcerias begu.. that her body appear next to the body of the comandante recently killed. Those pictures are false. That girl was killed on January an it was on the state of Veracruz.

Anonymous said...

lo mejor es no meterse hay un comando por toda esta reguion 4 camionetas negras y una gris con las siglas C.D.G. y mas de 30 camionetas viendo a los tales alcones, en Acuña se les vio siguiendo una camioneta ford duly sin que esta se diera cuenta que tambien lo perseguian pero para ver donde se resguarda cuando esta estaba persiguiendo a los soldados, en los manantiales estas camionetas se pusieron a seguir a achichinkles para que los lleven donde se encuentran los narcos que estaban ligados a los Z ... osea que una vez identificados los pezes gordos va a ver una matazon grande y lo de acuña, zaragoza, morelos, allende y piedras negras se vera una guerra fuerte esta semana que viene cuidese de no estar en medio de esto... y los que se creen narcos y traen camionetas muy fantoches cuidense no lo bayan a confundir.

Anonymous said...

muchas gracias a los comentarios de todos ya que no ahi de ningun otro modo de ver que pasa alrededor de nosotros, para todos los de acuna y piedras, segun algiuen enconfiansa para que sepan lo que esta pasando en estas dos fronteras que eran muy amigables y todavia lo somos, el "10" de los zetas se voltio y se fue con los del golfo, ahora los zetas le tienen desconfiansa entre ellos, por que segun el "10" iva a voltiar a toda su gente encontra los Zetas, entonces los zetas an estando matando atodos los que estaban asosiados con el "10" en piedras y acuna,atodos hasta los perros, an matado a varios pero no atodos a los que an levantado, pero si atodos los que esten asosiados con el "10" a unos de los levantados len an dejar acer llamadas. solidaridad por un mexico lindo limpio y bonito

Anonymous said...

Time to send in the Marines.

Anonymous said...

ahorita es el momento pa pegarle duro alos pinches zetas de piedritas y acuna, despues de k el 10 se les voltio y se fue para el cdg se comenzo mucha desconfiansa entre ellos, asi ke ahorita se andan secuetrando unos a otros y por esos andan cortos de gente ademas ke muchos le sacan jalarle encontra del chapito y el cdg ya ke ellos no dejan a ningun zeta vivo pake no se vuelvan a reagrupar, por un mexico lindo y querido, ahorita entre ellos estan matando atodos los que estaban asociados con el 10, por un mexico lindo y querido

Anonymous said...

I am from del rio and one doesn't know what to believe anymore!! I do know that it is getting bad and it sux for us too that enjoyed Acuna. Not anymore! Better safe than sorry! I feel bad for those businesses that are going to lose out money because of the stupid Z's! Plus, the police over there are crooked themselves!!!

Anonymous said...

gracias x sus comentarios pero es mejor no meterse con nadie cada kien a lo suyo y que dios los cuide

Anonymous said...

compas simplemente los an estado confundiendo en muchos aspectos,comentarios,rumores,etc.mucho d lo k rumoran es falso,pero abusados al cien,no todo.algo paso,pasa y va a pasar.10-4

Anonymous said...

ami me robaron mi troca 2008 en Acuna sabe alquien donde o kien esta haciendo esto!

Bob from San Antonio said...

Can you PLEASE post the sources when you use words like 'were confirmed' on this site. Who confirmed "Two to three family members were killed in the blazes which were extinguished with the help of the Del Rio Tx fire department."?? The Del Rio Fire Department said they did not give this confirmation. Who confirmed this?

Anonymous said...

ATT:CDS no se apuren mi gente ya mero llega el senor y vamos a trabajar bien como antes no estamos muy lejos ay por la mujer dormida como le dicen en el gavacho ATT:CDS

Anonymous said...

hola a todos y alguien sabe de las personas inocentes que se llevaron de allende coahila

Anonymous said...

Ja ja ja CALAMALA Pinche Alusinao

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