Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Torreon: 11 youths executed in drug rehab center.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 |






A group of gunmen traveling in five vehicles entered the “La Victoria” alcohol and drug rehabilitation center in the city of Torreon, Coahuila, and opened fire one the patients and staff of the facility, killing eleven and wounding several others, at least two seriously.

The incident took place around 5:30pm Tuesday. The center is located on Avenida Guerrero and Calle Juan Pablos. The motive for the attack is unknown but it is not uncommon for these centers to become recruitment sites for gangs and then become targets for retaliation by rival groups.

Police spokesmen reported that dead bodies were found on both floors of the two story facility, in the bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and food pantry. The gunmen entered on the ground floor and shot their victims as they moved up to the second floor.

Release of the names and sex of the victims is pending.

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28 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Why would anybody want to shoot up a drug rehab center? How ridiculous. I also think it is ridiculous that gang members would go to those kind of places to recruit new soldiers. These stupid contract killer are hurting their family's family.

Anonymous said...

They do not care, Mexico is full of blood lusting animals...

Anonymous said...

The simple reason is that most of the Sicarios
are Addics and at some point they either try to leave the business or get themselves cleaned up
and seek refuge away from the streets.

Anonymous said...

Mexico should make firearms illegal. That should prevent things like this from happening.

Anonymous said...

no!!!! mexico should allow its citizens to arm themselves and protect themselves like here in the usa if anyone breaks into a home here its on shoot to kill!!! and we are protected by law too great country!!! thats why were here

Anonymous said...

@ 8:12 am

gun laws in mexico are extremely strict already, acquiring a license is difficult and even then only handguns are available for purchase. These cartels smuggle weapons across the border from the U.S. and acquire much of their military grade weapons from central american countries. Countries such as guatemala, honduras and el salvador have stockpiles sitting around from previous civil wars, many of whom were provided by and funded for by the U.S. Maybe it's time to enforce stricter gun laws here??? What the hell do you need an assault weapon for??

Anonymous said...

Looks like the sarcasm detectors are not functioning today...

Anonymous said...

SEDENA, SEMAR should control these center why? because all addicts have 'information' from cartels maybe they know drugdealers, names, places etc, and is info that cartels want to protect, another info is they know hitman, halcones (vigilants) maybe places where they procces 'met '(crystal) and talking each other is real big the information they know, and cartls control these places, god help us.

Anonymous said...

@no!!!

The Colombians created citizen militias. Eventually, the militias became cartels themselves. It made the problem worse.

Anonymous said...

Guns do not kill people, people kill people.
It is better to have a gun and not need it than to need one and not have it. Tha Gun is the great equilizer....!!!!!

hasta la madre said...

"Vigilancia las 24 hs." hahahaha looks like that minimum-wage security guard wasn't of much help.

Anon 1:11AM, you do know that some rehab centers are used to sell drugs, right? Even if they're not, like 7:05 pointed out, a lot of former (or active) sicarios often times seek refuge in these places.

Anonymous said...

Ardent, Says " the USA is at fault, Mexico is really safe, in fact I'm sending my children to this same Rehabilitation Center".

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
@no!!!

The Colombians created citizen militias. Eventually, the militias became cartels themselves. It made the problem worse

Not really, but do tell, what heppened to these so-called Citizen cartels after the Drug Cartels were taken out ?, yes they disolved and vanished on thier own.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Guns do not kill people, people kill people.
It is better to have a gun and not need it than to need one and not have it. Tha Gun is the great equilizer....!!!!!

A Tiger has teeth and Claws, as do most animals in nature and when they defend themselves we never question that they acted as nature intended them to act, but we are also animals and when we defend ourselves as nature intended we are ostracized, no Guns, knives or whatever we can use is our Teeth and Claws and taking mans ability away to defend himself is an unnatural act.

I love when liberals or anti-Guns people tell us we should not have Guns, or how they hate the Cops and the Military, yet they are always the first to use the cops, that have Guns to force everyone else to do their bidding.

Ardent said...

Ardent says no such thing...

'Ardent, Says " the USA is at fault, Mexico is really safe and blah, blah, blah..."'

You clowns just make much of it up, don't you?

Always America seems so damn full of nameless anonymous hordes of nitwit Rightists that get real tiresome for the rest of us that have to live with you being our dumb ass clown neighbors everywhere.

The city I currently live in is flush full of these types and just elected a new mayor that makes Sarah Palin look like Albert Einstein in comparison. Egads... Slurbs and slurbs chock full of you bobos boobs out in Colorado! Tom TancredoLandia... Dumber than Dubyas.

Anonymous said...

June 8, 2011 12:14 PM
Ardent said...
Ardent says no such thing...

'Ardent, Says " the USA is at fault, Mexico is really safe and blah, blah, blah..."'

You clowns just make much of it up, don't you?

Always America seems so damn full of nameless anonymous hordes of nitwit Rightists that get real tiresome for the rest of us that have to live with you being our dumb ass clown neighbors everywhere.

The city I currently live in is flush full of these types and just elected a new mayor that makes Sarah Palin look like Albert Einstein in comparison. Egads... Slurbs and slurbs chock full of you bobos boobs out in Colorado! Tom TancredoLandia... Dumber than Dubyas.

I think Sarah Palin looks a lot better and is far smarter than a Weiner.

Anonymous said...

Yea, attack the right, because the left has done an amazing job on the world front. Let's look at every leftist nation today and in the history of the world. Their track record is amazing.

And yes, it is a natural right to be able to defend oneself with *at least* equal force to what one is being attacked with.

It's such a joke that you anti-gun activists are always preaching to us law-abiding citizens. Why don't you go preach to the criminals who use the guns to kill us and each other?

You left wing hand-wringing nannies will be the death of us all. Your intentions may be good, but the end results are disastrous. You seem to think that some big, centralized government and countless laws will fix everything. Well guess what - there is never anything you can do to take the human nature out of society. There will always be people who want to take advantage of others. At least with a limited government, you give individuals the best chance possible to get away from those that wish to loot from us and destroy us.

Ardent said...

'I think Sarah Palin looks a lot better and is far smarter than a Weiner.'

Actually, I think that they make the perfect American couple. One is a donkey Slick Willy type and the other is Republican 'feminism' gone fatally wrong.

The US cursed Mexico by forcing them from a one party dictatorship to a two party one, just so they could be our pardner in crime! Do you think any of this has any part in driving so many people into abusing drugs?

'lito'brito said...

Jesus to T'ardent ..if you don't like a place ..knock the dust from your feet and travel on...brito to T'ardent..please listen to Jesus

Anonymous said...

Really? Guatelama, Honduras and El Salvadpr? HAHAHAHAHA! Military-style rifles and other firearms are purchased in the U.S. and end up in the hands of Mexican criminals each year. And a lot of the smugglers are U.S. Soldiers and Feds.

Ardent said...

Brito, was that Love it or go to Heaven or to Hell, you are telling me now? I get mixed messages!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Really? Guatelama, Honduras and El Salvadpr? HAHAHAHAHA! Military-style rifles and other firearms are purchased in the U.S. and end up in the hands of Mexican criminals each year. And a lot of the smugglers are U.S. Soldiers and Feds.

Feds, maybe, US soldiers never, if you go off duty and do not turn in your weapon, it's 20 years in the Slammer no questions asked.

Now it is very possible that many of these Weapons were issued by the CIA and the Special forces during the 80's and got into the Cartels hands, while arming insurgents in the Hondurus and El Salvadore.

My main problem is why would an American sell Guns to Mexico, in Bolivia you can buy a full mil-spec ak-47 for 130 American dollars, but in the USA you can not touch one for under 3 grand.

Anonymous said...

It's obvious the victims were ex-cartel members probably trying to get out of the lifestyle. Cartels are not going to let you walk away from their organization with knowledge on how things work! Sounds like loose ends were being cleaned up.

'lito'brito said...

@T'ard

more like....you should realize that by living here ..and PAYING TAXES ..and otherwise participating in American life..that you are as much guilty of the various offenses committed by this country, as any of the various "dittoheads , clowns ,,rednecks, right wingers, etc." and the plethora of other political miscreants you so relentlessly condemn

you seem eager to point the accusing finger at other Americans as though you are living in a vacuum and /or are not living inside this country realizing the benefits of our system, ...not the least of which is the right of free speech and the privilege of being allowed to spout your ignorant bullshit in complete safety

it is not THEY, THEM ..it is ...US,WE..including YOU erny ...

sabe culero..when you point the finger..there are three pointing back at your ungrateful ass

the only way you can achieve validity in attacking the USA in the manner that you do , is by removing your physical presence ...denying yourself any support ..financial or otherwise.... renouncing your citizenship and immigrating to another country

then i will fully respect your tirades ...until then...your constant attacks , and condemnations of those who are trying to deal with the mess that this world/our country is...will be viewed as the sophomoric ,hypocritical , non-solution oriented childish blather that it is

..you are foolish to try to bait me into some sort of semantic battle.... but it is only common sense that if you don't like it where you are ...then relocate ..

i won't tell you .."love it or leave it "....but yeah..if you don't love living here ...you are free to go..as am i or anyone else

MJ said...

Can't they give these addicts a chance to live up their lives for the better? Open their mouth to the authorities, they get shot, fair enough, but what if they want to better their lives and can shut their mouths, hitmen should think about this. Everyone makes silly mistake, but they do not deserve to get killed just becuse they left the drug organisation.

Anonymous said...

@ brito

Where are you going to go Brito? To Monterrey?

jiya jackson said...

Very informative post on drug rehab centers. That is very bad news that these people and patients were injured. I don't know why drug rehabilitation centers take the guarantee of the security of their patients. Along with the treatment, the drug addiction treatment rehabs should take care of their patients.

Drug Rehab said...

When young people struggle with substance abuse, their families struggle with them. Everything they do, even the people they bring into their lives make an impact on the family.

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