"Keep on sending people like these, fucking Mamito piece of shit...."
"Keep on sending more idiots like these, fucking Mamito......greetings from Tocayo and Aguila"
The men behind the banners
[The profesional sicario is someone who maintains anonymity, who doesn’t like to be identified with the spectacular nature of his work. “He could be at a park playing baseball with his kids, just like he could be at a meeting, in a council meeting with the mayor of a city.”]
Charles Bowden’s Sicario
That is the real horror of these men behind the banners of death. Those who order these atrocities, or who may actively partake in them, may not always appear like your characteristic thug or “naco” but may appear like a laborer, a businessman, or may actually be and dress like a cop.
How do heavily armed men, and their bound and gagged victims, travel on roads avoiding capture. Of course some of these sicarios are apprehended and their cells taken down but usually after much of their work has been completed.
For example, Yahir Perez Lopez, the killer of la Pelirroja, and his cell that was arrested by federal police last Friday have already been linked by investigators to 21 murders in the
metropolitan area since last October. Among these deaths are 12 state and municipal police and prison officials. Monterrey
And these are only the cases where bodies of their victims were left behind. Investigators fear there were many more victims whose bodies were disposed of and will never be found.
Most, but not all, of the victims were linked to organized crime. Nuevo
’s society was also a victim of Yahir’s savagery . Leon
El Mamito y El Tocayo
Two of the names on these banners are long time members of Los Zetas and the Gulf cartel and hold high leadership positions within those organizations and probably had mutual connections and dealings before both organizations split apart in early 2010.
These two men, “el Mamito” and “el Tocayo”, also have a five million dollar reward for their capture, courtesy of the U.S. Treasury and Justice Departments.
Jesus Enrique Rejon Aguilar, aka el Mamito (Zeta-7 or Zeta-8 depending on the source), is one of the few original “Zeta Viejos” that remain at large.
According to the DEA and U.S. State Department el Mamito oversees marijuana and cocaine trafficking operations in the state of Coahuila with Alejandro Treviño Morales (Miguel Angel Treviño’s brother).
El Mamito has been under Federal U.S indictment since 2008 in the District of Columbia and has been designated as a narcotics kingpin and faces economic sanctions by the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
In statements released by SIEDO, Mexico’s federal organized crime task force, and attributed to former Zetas who entered Mexico’s witness protection program, El Mamito is responsible for coordinating the training of Zetas Nuevos, or the newer generation of Zetas, by a group of ex-Guatemalan kaibiles.
Gilberto Barragan Balderas, aka Tocayo or Heriberto, is a top lieutenant in the Gulf cartel and was reportedly the coordinator responsible for enforcement of Gulf Cartel “law” when Los Zetas were still the cartel’s enforcement arm.
In his position el Tocayo ordered and oversaw executions, kidnappings, disappearances and tortures.
According to the DEA and U.S. State Department el Tocayo also is responsible for obtaining advance notice of Mexican military and police patrols and mobile checkpoints and ensuring safe passage of drug shipments to the border for the Gulf cartel.
El Tocayo is also charged in the same Federal U.S. indictment in the District of Columbia as el Mamito and has also been designated a narcotics kingpin by OFAC.
El Mamito and el Tocayo were once members of the same organization and are now mortal enemies. These are the men behind the banners of death.
Recently the University of Heidelberg in Germany unveiled their latest annual conflict barometer for the year 2010, published by their globally recognized Institute for Conflict Research. They studied and categorized all the conflicts occurring in the world today and recognized only six conflicts as true wars
The drug war in Mexico was one of those six wars, defined by the “hardening and self perpetuation of massive violence”.
El Mamito and El Tocayo, a culture of corruption south of the Rio Grande, and an insatiable appetite for drugs and a government unwilling to seriously and honestly address this issue north of the border, are all responsible for this war.
Both of these men are just as ruthless as the most deadly Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters but they operate with almost total impunity right across the U.S. border.
Even the insurgents and terrorists in the tribal areas of Pakistan or the cities of Iraq are in greater danger from U.S power than el Mamito and el Tocayo are in Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas, with five million dollar bounties that apparently nobody dares collect.