Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

El Arabe, Zeta Leader of Tabasco Killed

Friday, November 19, 2010 |

In an attempt to capture, state police killed Gabriel Garcia Carballo alias "El Arabe", leader of Los Zetas in Tabasco, and one of his gunmen who's name remains unknown.



In the chase that broke into three different shootouts, there were 4 men captured. Arturo Chapayo de Dios, David Sanchez Almeida, Didier Saul Hernandez Alvarez 'El Pocahontas' who was reportedly held third in command and Juan Carlos Rodriguez who was injured during the gun fight and is currently hospitalized.


The operation took place yesterday, following an investigation, state police located several members of the criminal group Los Zetas, after being noted by the group, the suspects took off in what errupted in several shootouts throughout Tacotalpa.


Just last October, Arabe's pedecessor Seique Hogaza 'Comandante Sierra' was captured in Palenque, Chiapas after an operation that included both state and federal police. Arabe started his criminal career in Villahermosa, where he was recruited as a lookout, quickly working his way to lead lookout and eventually climbed up the rank of "Jefe de la Plaza".




Officers also confiscated: two R15s, 1 AK-47, 1 M-2 Caliber 30, several grenades and ammunition, along with several vehicles. Dodge Dakota, Nissan, Red Jetta Volkswagen and a Dodge Journey.

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16 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Keep it coming!!!! This is the best news -Kill them ALL!!!

Anonymous said...

sounds like a merry christmas may be on the way...a dead Z under every tree....what a poet i am

CAPO said...

A DEAD ZETA IS A GOOD ZETA!

Anonymous said...

Bravo for the Mexican Government!!

Anonymous said...

Now it's the zetas turn just like the gulf cartel. This is great news, kill these bastards.

Anonymous said...

Retribution...

Anonymous said...

You can kill them all, but it won't stop the killing, corruption and drugs. This is all about who gets the bucks. It's an endless chess match where all the pieces - the pawns, the knights, the bishops and kings - forever die then miraculously reappear. The only thing that changes are the players, who all make the same horrific moves. No one ever wins. The Mexican people are always the losers. There is not enough will to change the game. And the US funds it all to keep it south of their border. But that too will change. No one gets out alive.

Anonymous said...

this is just getting started . los putos, ....we will see you in hell as the violence that you have brought to the innocent shall be returned the favor times 10

Anonymous said...

indeed... what is done to one, is returned the favor. what the zetas have imposed on others...so shall be returned the gesture.

Anonymous said...

Great chess analogy. Bottom line is America is the only country to stop these guys. U give me just one elite marine battalion, 50 apaches. Encrypted radio frequencies and big guns and they could easily exterminate ever coca leaf in the jungle. Pull troops out of Korea, Germany, Afghanistan, and send them to Venezuela,Peru,Columbia and have stations there for he next 100 years cuz cocaine will always be the highewt cash crop. America doesn't lack resources or will, sadly I believe they want all their citizens hooked on meth,crack,coke that way they can build more prisons and the few elite can get richer. After all if your a convicted felon here in the states and u want a 2nd chance, it's hard with that on your record, so they slang some dope and get landed right back in jail.

Shame on America for not enforcing actual drug laws and using up all their resources to bust people for pot. Meth should equal life in prison. I want that shit off my streets and I'm sure Mexico does too.

Buela said...

SOrry if this is a repeat ....
and I know it is off subject but La Barbie
is being extradicted soon to the US...
As we knew he would after Mx thought a respectable time passed...

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/11/20/official-drug-cartel-leader-to-be-extradited-to-united-states/

Anonymous said...

(Please post this one, not the last one. The previous one has some mistakes. Thanks you.)

(I am the one who posted the chess analogy.) Actually, the US doesn't want to change the situation. They only want to contain it, to keep it south of their border, to keep Mexicans murdering each other. Their three decade 'War on Drugs" has been a total failure and will continue to be be an embarrassment, if anyone cares to look. As long as the pols and corps are making bundles of money from the trade, there is no reason to change what is working for them. Hawking the fear of chaos plays well at the polls, as well as being a windfall for security corporations, gun manufacturers and god knows how many other industries. (How much is costing to manufacture and install the US version of the Great Wall? It is an absolutely useless waste of tax monies on a symbol that something is actually being done to stop illegal immigration, which it has not done, nor will it ever do.)

Cocaine is NOT the "highest cash crop" for the cartels. Marijuana is. I know that is hard to believe, but it's true. The profits from marijuana fuel the cocaine and heroin biz. Marijuana busts are also overcrowding US prisons. The privatization of the US penal system has been a disaster, but there is a lot money to be made in keeping them full, which guarantees that the trend of subbing out the dirty work will continue, and that marijuana will not be decriminalized. (Smaller government does not mean smaller expenditures. It just means that the US cedes what have traditionally been state or federal services to the private sector which is just as expensive, if not more so, as well as being much more difficult to regulate. Corruption becomes even worse.) The decriminalization of marijuana in the US would be a first giant step in fixing things. Only the first step, though.

The US is not the only one to blame in this horrific mess. Mexico's traditional political culture of corruption, pillage and murder is also at the heart of the problem. Income distribution has always been totally out of whack. Those who have always want to have more. Actually, they want it all. Mexico will become the US's neighboring failed state (if it isn't already), and if you think the US has problems now, wait until after the collapse. It will all come to El Norte. Silly walls and fat white Minutemen with swaggers, flags and and guns will not be able to stop it. This is not a partisan problem; Dems and Republicans share equal guilt in their lack of ethics and foresight.

So a terrible problem continues to be addressed with terrible solutions, ones that were proven long ago to not work. (Iraq, Afghanistan and any number of other wars all fall into this same category, which does not speak well for the US education system: everyone keeps having to re-learn the same tired lessons and making the same tired mistakes.)

NAFTA exacerbated the disparity problem, though no one wants to deal with that one either. Again, the corporate culture has been behind "the pooch" on this one, too. DEA, FBI, ATF … they're all part of the problem. The US has spent and continues to spend billions/trillions of dollars choosing wrong answers to all the questions, then acting upon them by throwing money, weapons and bodies into the pot. And now it is coming home to roost. Mexico is a tragedy that no one wants to thoughtfully address. Mexico's present is the US's future. We can dream otherwise, but "those dreams are only in your head."

And I apologize for the length of this comment.

PS: you folks are doing a great job with this blog. More people need to be paying attention, to see and try to understand this outrage and terror. Keep safe.

Anonymous said...

Z-18 was captured.

TRUE HEROES said...

SUNDAY NIGHT GARZA TAMEZ OF 77 YRS FROM ALLENDE NUEVO LEON WAS KILLED IN HI HOME WHILE DEFENDING HIS RANCH IN MEXICO.
THE SICARIOS HAD BEEN THREATENING HIM TO LEAVE BUT TAMEZ DIDNT HE DECIDED HE WOULD STAY .BEING A HUNTER HE WAS ARMED SUNDAY HE LOST HIS LIFE DEFENDING WHAT HE WORKED FOR HE DIED ON HIS FEET RATHER THAN LIVE ON HIS KNEES GARZA TAMEZ KILLED 4 OF THE CARTEL IN THE SHOOTOUT REST IN PEACE GARZA TAMEZ DIOS TE BENDIGA

RiseMakaveli said...

It was as I suspected, they're pushing forward on Los Zetas. I wouldn't be surprised if bigger fish got fried in the days to come.

Guerrero10 said...

They should just kill them all instead of capturing them. kill them like Osama

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