Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

20 Execution Victims Litter the Streets of Ciudad Madero

Saturday, June 12, 2010 |


First set of 3 bodies placed to form the letter Z (signature used by Zeta sicarios)

In a horrendous show of force 20 victims of organized crime-style executions were tossed onto the streets of Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas by suspected rival drug cartel gangsters. Ciudad Madero is located on the gulf coast of Mexico 250 miles south of Brownsville, Texas.

A spokesman for the state prosecuter’s office of Tamaulipas said the 20 bodies had been recovered from the streets in four different neighborhoods of the city. Among the dead were 18 men and 2 women. None of the victims were identified by authorities.

All the victims were bound and showed signs of torture and gunshot wounds. They were members of a criminal gang known as “los alacranes”, the scorpions. Some of the bodies had “narco” posters attached but authorities did not release the contents of the messages.

The spokesman for the state prosecutor’s office also stated that a group of gunmen had entered the Tampico-Altamira-Ciudad Madero area Thursday and were attacking and executing rival organized crime groups in all 3 cities.

Second set of 3 bodies placed to form the letter Z

Tamaulipas is the home territory of the Gulf cartel (CDG). It has become a no-man’s land since February of this year when a bloody war began with the rival Zeta criminal organization for control of drug trafficking in northeastern Mexico.

The Zetas and the CDG were previously partners in a single drug cartel that split apart after 2007 when the leader of the organization, Osiel Cardenas, was extradited to the U.S.

The deaths in Ciudad Madero were only one incident in a wave of violence that has overwhelmed Mexico since Thursday morning.

In Ciudad Juarez gunmen executed 19 people in a drug rehab center Thursday night and 3 municipal police officers Thursday evening. One decapitated body was also found Thursday afternoon.

In the capital city of Chihuahua, 2 men were found handcuffed and shot to death Thursday morning. The previous day 8 men were murdered by groups of gunmen in several shootings.

In Gomez Palacio, Durango, 2 state police agents were injured Thursday afternoon and 3 municipal police officers were killed Friday morning.

In Altamira, Tamaulipas, located a short distance from Ciudad Madero, 1 policeman was killed and 2 were seriously injured Thursday morning.

In Ciudad Valle, San Luis Potosi, 2 college students were slain in a crossfire during a gunbattle between 2 rival gangs Thursday night. Adriana Yareth Angeles Perez age 17 and Jessica Orozco Bustos age 18 were killed while driving to a college graduation party. 4 other students were injured.

In the municipality of Teloloapan, Guerrero, a group of gunmen traveling in 4 cars attacked a military convoy early Thursday morning. The army repelled the assault and reported 2 of the gunmen killed and 7 detained. An unknown number of the criminal group escaped.

Thursday afternoon in the town Tlapa , Guerrero, 3 men were attacked by unidentified gunmen. 2 men died of their wounds in a hospital and the third man remains in serious condition

Also in Guerrero in the city of Iguala, one body was found Friday morning wrapped in a blanket or “encobijado”, a common form of organized crime signature.

In the municipality of Guasave, Sinaloa, 3 more “encobijados” were found Thursday morning.

"encobijados" in Guasave, Sinaloa

They were among a group of men abducted by a band of gunmen traveling in a group of up to 20 vehicles who attacked and occupied overnight the small town of Baburia, Sinaloa. Several vehicles, homes and business were burned down. Most of the population escaped and hid in the countryside during the orgy of gunfire and arson.

A family was shot down in their home Friday night in the town of Tultepec, Mexico state. The mother and her 1 year 4 month old child were killed. The father was seriously injured. The attack was allegedly caused by a dispute related to drug trafficking.

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13 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

What do the Mex Fed police do eat donuts and watch TV ?? How can a village be captured all night and there is no response from law enforcment? Huw can Drug hit squad go to a town and kill 20 people with no response from law enforcment ? Who is running this Railroad?? Just where in the hell are the thousands an thousands of Fed Troops special forces Marines etc I keep hearing about? Have any of you heard of Sierra Leon or Executive Outcome how about Blackwater?? Kill every son of a bitch its time ---

Anonymous said...

omg, this week was not a good week for mexico.

Anonymous said...

The whole world is partying with "EL MUNDIAL" but my fellow mexican's have other issues.... Chale..

Borderland Beat said...

I posted an additional picture, something I started to notice when they dumped the bodies of the dead victims all over the city in three's. Look at the first picture and the third one from the top.

They form the letter "Z"

Anonymous said...

people of mexico hire blackwater

Hector said...

To the post who said it is not a good week for Mexico:

It is neither good or bad: its just another week in Mexico

Anonymous said...

Blackwater is a great idea. They dont come cheap of course but they do get the job done. I am betting that Mexico will be a little more cohesive about letting the dogs loose on them. The cartels operate under the guise of torture and fear. They have no idea to the extent that Blackwater can bring to the party.

Anonymous said...

Mexico is a corrupted country, rotten to the core, like all the former Spanish colonies. Too many idiots in power and authority

Anonymous said...

There is no way Mexico can host the next mundial; the safety issue will be the main reason.

Anonymous said...

It would be very good for Mexico if the USA boycots drugs from Mexico, south and central America.

Please!!!

Anonymous said...

there are too many mexico residents who have some power here in america so no matter what mexicos violence still exist .

Anonymous said...

for all the people that do frugs just think this is what might of happened because your supplying these people

Anonymous said...

Things are different in mexico. Its not like usa. The police are not like here. If they try to do anything they will be killed. Families are killed by refusal to join the cartel. The cartel kills everyone n then they recruit ppl. Willing or non willing. Its sad

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