Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

At least 20 killed in Monterrey bar Massacre

Saturday, July 9, 2011 |

AP

At least 17 people were killed in a bar massacre Friday night in the northern Mexico city of Monterrey when riflemen opened fire on the clientele and employees, a state forensic investigator said.

Monterrey, a major industrial hub, has seen a spike of violence since the Gulf and Zeta cartels began fighting for control of drug traffic there two years ago.

The medical examiner’s official said his office has recovered 17 bodies, including those of women, from the crime scene. He spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record.

Police sources would not confirm the number of dead people with The Associated Press and referred the AP to local prosecutors, who are not giving an official account of the shooting.

Federal police spokesman Jose Ramon Salinas said that high-powered weapons used in the shooting indicated it might have been a drug cartel confrontation.

Police sealed off the crime scene, which was still heavily guarded by the Mexican army and federal police by early Saturday morning.

Other downtown businesses looked closed earlier than usual after news of the massacre broke.

Mexican media are reporting 20 killed. The newspaper Reforma reported five more were wounded.

Update: unofficially, it is being reported as: 27 dead, 5 injured, and 8 levantados/kidnapped






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Anonymous said...

The CDG did this, it's a zeta bar.

Anonymous said...

Wow wow wow. Zetas just love to bring heat on themselves. Monterrey is fucked

David Crandall said...

Damn

Ovemex said...

Here's an interesting link I found:Por venganza, realizan matanza indiscriminada en el Sabino Gordo

http://red-crucero.com/2011/07/por-venganza-realizan-matanza-indiscriminada-en-el-sabino-gordo/

Anonymous said...

On BDN that's what alot of people are saying, that it's a Z bar. As long as it's narcos killing narcos it's all good, we can only hope that one day they all will commit mass suicide.

Anonymous said...

This is just way fucking disgusting!
Wont surprise me if these coked up pendejos are right now running from the Cartel they belong to, as well as Rival cartels and the Federales.
Remember how the pendejos that did the same thing in Torreon wound up.
with their heads on top of a white truck.

Anonymous said...

Ive been there it's on Villagrán and Carlos Salazar right in the middle of downtown

Anonymous said...

Zetas/cdg same fucking shit scum

Anonymous said...

As long as they keep it south of the border, who gives a shit!!! They dont dare to bring it into Texas. If they did, they wouldnt be alive very long!!!!

Anonymous said...

July 9, 2011 9:39 AM , dont bring what?
You Panzies arent going after the Drug dealers or the Cartels, all i see are crack house raids,
you rather fight everyone outside your fence

Anonymous said...

Very disgusting, I hope there are no innocent victims. This whole senseless war is very poorly executed and should have never been started, because without it, Monterrey (supposedly considered the most secure city in Latin America in 2005) wouldn't be having all this violence!!!

Ardent said...

Has anybody heard from Brito? Is he OK?

Anonymous said...

Hopefully he wasn't at that bar.

Anonymous said...

Any word on the rumour going around that La Tuta is being hunted down as we speak?
Supposedly being backed by thousands of Marines, Helicopters, the whole 9 yards?

Anonymous said...

This has become a major story in the US, I don't know why but maybe it'll bring out another protest of some kind, what it's done is made the focus of this war on drugs Huge.

Anonymous said...

El Norte has already confirmed 20 dead

J said...

This one kind of bothered me, the 27 was such a high body count, and I had this discussion with someone earlier today, it doesn't matter if it was a Zeta bar, or whatever, of Lazca owns the place, you really think ONLY Zeta's were killed? The bartender selling some Zeta product, to try and make a living, or the guy outside selling tacos and maybe some coke, they deserved to be gunned down? And, I'm sure innocents were hit too. I hate the assumption that if it was a narco bar, then people have only themselves to blame, or the whole attitude that only the guilty die in the drug war.

You think these places would have security, esp. in war time, if it was a Zeta retail outlet for drugs, post 15 or so gunmen in SUV's next door, so when the CDG pulls in they can avoid a massacre in the place of business.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure innocents were hit too.

Yeah the hot dog vendor was killed. I'm pretty sure he wasn't a narco.

Anonymous said...

Eventually all this shit will come to an end. There is no evil that last forever.

Anonymous said...

Isn't that bar a tiébol? Aka a strip club, table dance?

Anonymous said...

Hey, the hot dog vendor was feeding the contras.

impulsado said...

After having reading this website since almost its inception I can say I have become desensitized and almost numb to the gore and violence but you cannot help but feel sad for the truly innocent who are caught up in this. I have zero pity for the people who are involved with the cartels what so ever your in cahoots with them, your part of them, You are helping them out. But the un needed loss of life just makes you feel gutted and empty just the urge to help but not knowing how eats you up inside.

Anonymous said...

Some sources, in Spanish, say it was 27 people who were killed but the " official" number is 20

Anonymous said...

.... As these words that are spoken and read;, 'EVENTUALLY ALL EVIL WILL COME TO AN END'. Great words to ponder on when we are witnessing so much thats happening right before our eyes!!.. "I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease saith the LORD>"...

Anonymous said...

Well I hope at least some of the 27 were narco's.

Anonymous said...

Mexico is being overrun by animals and trash. The gov needs to start killin people by the busload. Maybe hire some ex blackwater folks to just start way laying a whole bunch of these folks. Animals.

Anonymous said...

At Sabino Gordo bar they sold drugs mostly cocaine specifically by a guy by the name of Allonso aka " el Botellero". He is a person of interest and wanted for questioning. This bar, along with many other bars on Villagrán are filled with drugs and prostitution.

Anonymous said...

Y lo peor de todo es que no fue por las drogas que se vendian allí sino porque no quisieron dar la cuota qe los pinches estupiidos que hisieron eso les pedian ahora no puedes tener tu propio negocio porque tienes que pagar por tenerlo Q.E.P.D a los que lamentablemente les toco

Anonymous said...

Did anyone get the "Z" Narcomantas hung in Chihuahua saying they had nothing to do with the masacre in Monterrey? And why in Chihuahua?
are they leaving Monterrey for Cuauctemoc Chihuahua? seems rather odd but Good for Monterrey if they are getting kicked out, but real bad for Chihuahua.

Anonymous said...

@ July 10 10:01

Yeah and the Z have placed narcomantas in Monterrey as well saying the same thing.

Ovemex said...

@9:58 am they were hung in cd Juarez and several other cities and states. Z's aren't leaving Nuevo Leon for Chihuahua, they're already in both.

Anonymous said...

Let this be a lesson to you, feeding hot dogs to the Z's is as bad as pulling the trigger yourself!

J said...

Anyone with working knowledge of the conflict, could say it was CDG right away, with only a small margin for error. CDG is trying to take the plaza, but they don't have (I suspect/assume) places of business inside the cities, like Gente Nueve does in Juarez, so the attackers would be those on the defensive.

The banners are darkly humorous sometimes to me, like 'we weren't resposible for the massacre in in Monterrey....but San Fernando that was us'

Anonymous said...

Wow, the Zetas making their own plaza hot? I guess they are hurting for money.

What I also don't get is why they kidnap people with no money and ask for ransoms. Sounds like they are desperate.

http://www.blogdelnarco.com/2011/07/militares-liberan-20-secuestrados-en.html

Anonymous said...

@ J yeah that is very humorous

"like 'we weren't resposible for the massacre in in Monterrey....but San Fernando that was us"

CDG is trying to take the plaza, but they don't have (I suspect/assume) places of business inside the cities, like Gente Nueve does in Juarez, so the attackers would be those on the defensive.

J that is just speculation you can't know for sure unless you have " working knowledge" yourself ie you are CDG or Zeta

Anonymous said...

Sabino Gordo is owned by the same people who own Bar Internacional and el Flamingos, both of whom were attacked last year resulting in 5 deaths y 8 wounded.

J said...

I put 'I suspect/assume' right? Of course it's speculation, and of course I do not have inside or working knowledge, but I doubt there is anyone who does have inside info that would disagree with me. Just look at the violence in Monterrey, it's CDG killing and hanging Zeta's/halcone/complicit law enforcement, the Z's hit back by killing CDG members, there aren't or haven't been the bar massacres in the two opposing parties business's. The Gulf isn't strong enough in the city to have carved out a piece for retail drugs. They are still trying to gain that foothold.

Anonymous said...

Poor poor little cartel members! Your muma and papa must be so proud!

Anonymous said...

Many of the victims have been identified already. Many of them were employees of thre bar.

Anonymous said...

@10:41 identified people so far

Norma Leticia Navarro Cruz, 41
Manuel Romo Moreno, 27,
Humberto César Cantú Garza,
Raúl Barrera Salinas, 43
Perfecto Eugenio Balbanera Zamora, 43,
Cruz Mascorro Leija, 34
Alfredo López Villanueva, 56
José Antonio Camarillo Hernández, Juan José Calvillo González, 31 ( band keyboard player)
Roberto Barrera Salinas, de 35,
Erasmo Silva Hernández, de 58,
Juan Manuel Rivera Ramos,31
José Luis Rocha Calderón, 25;
Luis Vicente Alcalá Álvarez, 37.
Gerardo Aguilar Mejía,

QEPD

'lito'brito said...

fuck this shit ..i have been in this place several times...it is on Villegran...right off Madero..right across from Infinito...

so much for going dancing..no Bar inter for me ..even though it is my favorite place in Monterrey

what a night mare..to be in a crowded place like this and all of a sudden..poppoppoppop

'lito'brito said...

awww k dulce..mi amigos preocupan por mi..yeah ..i am still walking..i have been steering clear of Villegran for a while..and any going out in general..i did'nt ever really lie Sabino G ..kinda cramped

also ..it is not a "table"...it is a dance club...but pretty much the rest of the joints around there are "tables"..or "opens"..or some kind of ho house massage parlor kind of place..

and right in the middle ..7 eleven...good old American capitalism thriving right in the "tenderloin'..surreal!!!!

daniel said...

thnk god I live in america, mexico will never change. It's sad for all the good honest, hard working people that live there. The zetas or who ever is doing this outrageous acts are def people insane n so low in life. too bad for such beatiful place like mexico. y q viva mexico should be called something else.

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