Since March 27 when seven men were found executed in the division Las Brisas, in the state of Morelos, where among them was Juan Francisco Sicilia Ortega, has prompted a narco-banner war between the cartels of the South Pacific and the Gulf blaming each other for this multi-homicide, and no state authorities nor the federal police nor even the army have managed to detain the person they name as directly responsible, Jesus Radilla Hernández, El Negro, who is a fugitive.
In the midst of this banner war of cartels, the military has not looked favorably primarily because on April 15, soldiers from the 24th Military Zone presented Rodrigo Elizalde Maron, El Chemís, who had been found inside a vehicle bound by his hands and feet in the town of Temixco after receiving a call from the Gulf Cartel informing them of the location of El Chemis that was said to be one of those involved in the homicide. However, when the alleged sicario of South Pacific Cartel was presented to the press, his official testimony that was provided to authorities did not match with the times and place of the abduction of Juan Francisco and his friends.
Since the discovery of the bodies of Juan Francisco, son of the poet Javier Sicilia, and six of his friends, the two organized crime groups have made accusations against each other. This seems to be another chapter in the bloody battle that has begun for control of the state of Morelos after the death of Arturo Beltran Leyva, El Barbas, on December 17 2009.
When the bodies were discovered on Sunday March 27 by state police, they also found a message in the car that said: "This happened for making anonymous calls to the military and this is also going to happen to captain Barrales and captain Castillo of the Feds. Atte CDG."The war of narco-messages and accusations between the two groups continued on Wednesday March 30 when very early in the day the South Pacific Cartel put up three banners responding in a threatening way:
"To all the citizens in general. We have never denied our executions like the Gulf Cartel, they made a huge mistake and want to wash their hands clean, what do you expect from a little cartel, we're a dynasty that have never made mistakes like this little cartel. First they killed the family and then Tito Barrera (former leader of the CTM in Morelos) as well as the pregnant women in Temixco, it is your responsibility and stop the bullshit and stop robbing and kidnapping in order to survive and if you want to fight here we are, stop putting out stupid names to scare the people and if you want to fight here we are, show your presence bitches, all you do is hit and run, Ulises Martínez González 'El Mojo' and Commando 7, we are waiting for you on the phone and you don't come out bitch, we know you have all children punks from the neighborhood working fro you, but we are highly trained by the best 100% Beltrán Leyva. Sincerely CPS."
The next day the Gulf cartel responded by denying responsibility through banners placed in three different places in Cuernavaca. In the message, the Gulf cartel rejected any notion of responsibility for the murder:
"To the citizens and the federal police we disclaim any responsibility for the Brisas executions, to the threats of federal police and the military that want to adjudicate us the CPS (South Pacific Cartel), we have them located, come out and do not killing innocent people. Raúl Díaz, La Varilla, Martin de ‘Amores Perros’, Julio de Jesús Radillas alias El Negro, El Chompa, El Pelón, El Cone, Daniel Encinas, El Gordo Fresa, El Rata Vargas, Edgar Edwin, Chucho Cárdenas, El Manos. Every action has a reaction. Benjamín Mondragón, alias El Jarras. Atte. CDG y Comando 7.”
On the morning of April 15 the CDG turned over El Chemis to the military, who they claimed participated in the kidnapping of the son of the poet and the six others, in addition they identified El Negro Radilla as the sole responsible for the homicide and that Héctor Beltrán Leyva had ordered the execution.
On April 21 the federal Public Security Secretariat presented two suspects of being linked to the homicide, they said they were members of the Gulf Cartel. It was Daniel Rosales Najera, El Barni, 26 years old, who was suspected in the abduction of Elizalde Rodrigo Mora, El Chemis, an alleged member of the South Pacific Cartel, and Santiago Miranda Catalán, The Flais, 34 years old.
With the introduction of the two alleged sicarios by the agency lead by Genaro Garcia Luna not only did it not clarify the case, but rather it complicated things more because the two men said they had participated in the kidnapping but they gave the place of the bar "La Obsesión," different place given by El Chamis, who assured it was "La Crudelia." Both clubs are different from the ones identified through the investigation: "La Rana Cruda."
Given this new mess of things, on Sunday May 1 authorities discovered a new banner from the South Pacific Cartel, who distanced themselves from the homicide as well as from El Negro Radilla:
"To all citizens of Morelos, let it be known that Julio Radilla, alias "El Negro" is not affiliated with the Beltrán Leyva cartel because we are not kidnappers, we do not kill innocent people nor do we extort. The company Beltrán Leyva disclaims "El Negro" he does not belong to this organization. Do not be fooled and for everyone who is working dirty, straighten up or we will straighten you up. We will make a peaceful Morelos like when Arturo Beltran was alive. We are are 100% B.L. Atte. Panchito Base 40.”
Thus it is apparent that the government authorities in Morelos or the military or the Federal Police have failed to arrested those responsible for the execution and the organized crime groups appear to have taken over the case in their own hands.
At around 0630 hours yesterday several narcobanners credited to the Beltrán Leyva clan appeared in several municipalities in the state of Morelos, notably Cuernavaca but also Jojutla, Tetecala and Jiutepec.
In the banners the Beltrán Leyva offered support to Javier Sicilia but also they also say that Marisela Morales, head of the Attorney General's Office, conducts dirty business in the government, noting that she has a connection with Sergio Villarreal alias El Grande.
They also indicated that they do not kill innocent people and that El Grande is the one who created that South Pacific Cartel or Cártel del Pacífico Sur (CPS).
"Enough! of murdering and shooting the people of Mexico, enough of blaming the Beltran Leyva and innocent people for the dirty actions of the government and you Federal Attorney General Maricela Morales and El Grande Sergio Villarreal who is a protected witness have colluded with the death of Javier Sicilia and are now blaming the Beltran Leyva. Javier Sicilia count with our support the Beltran Layva does not kill innocent people. The South Pacific Cartel (Cartel del Pasifico Sur) was invented by El Grande and El Negro Radilla belong to El Grande. All the protected witnesses, organized crime is the government because they are untouchable! Put the light on the truth!