Friday, September 2, 2011

Gulf Cartel leader presumed dead by Mexican Authorities



Written by The Monitor Staff

Mexican authorities have announced the death of a man believed to be the No. 2 two leader in the Gulf Cartel, saying the slaying appeared to have been the result an internal power struggle.

Samuel Flores Borrego, 39, also known as “Metro 3,” was gunned down alongside a high-ranking police official from Diaz Ordaz known as Eloy Lerma Garcia, according to a statement from the Tamaulipas Attorney General’s Office. The statement mentions other violent attacks in the state, including the death of an infant, and goes on to offer condolences to all those affected.

Diaz Ordaz is across the border from Sullivan City.

Preliminary investigation of the incident that led to Flores death points to a power struggle within the Gulf Cartel, according to the Mexican army and the Mexico Attorney General’s Office (PGR). Official information sources identified Flores as the cartel boss responsible for overseeing operations in the Reynosa area.

The bodies of the two men were found early Friday inside a Ford Lobo pickup truck along the Monterrey-Reynosa highway, about 13 miles south of Reynosa, the attorney general’s office stated.

Information from sources outside law enforcement indicated a firefight broke out among gunmen, prompting a response by federal authorities shortly thereafter. Another version of events held that Mexican federal police (SSP) or men disguised in the uniforms of SSP officers pursued Flores as he fled in the truck, resulting in a crash involving the pickup.

Neither account could be confirmed by official sources. However, a Mexican law enforcement official did verify that the bodies of both Flores and Lerma had several gunshot wounds, including wounds that appeared to be from the final kill shots.

Sources within and outside law enforcement confirmed that another vehicle involved in the altercation carried away two men who had been arrested and brought them to the Mexico Attorney General’s Office in Reynosa for questioning. A grenade was thrown about 7 a.m. Friday at the PGR building, causing minor damage to the structure but no injuries.

A news release the Mexican navy issued Thursday concerning a firefight in Apodaca, N.L., prompted confusion over Flores’ death due to the similarity between Flores’ nickname and that of a gunman involved in the Apodaca incident. The navy reported that 29-year-old Gustavo “M-3” Acosta Lujan had been killed in the Apodaca gun battle, leading some people in Reynosa and the Rio Grande Valley to believe Flores — whose aliases include “M Three” — was the one killed there.

Sources outside law enforcement described Flores as one of the older members of the Gulf Cartel, saying he began his career as a Tamaulipas law enforcement official before switching sides in the drug war. Lerma was described as a close acquaintance who served with Flores during his time in law enforcement.

Originally from Matamoros, Flores has been closely linked to the city of Reynosa and has worked there as plaza boss on and off over a period of many years. Most recently, he was in charge of coordinating certain Gulf Cartel operations in the state of Nuevo Leon, which added to the speculation that it was he rather than Acosta who had been killed Apodaca.

Authorities believe Flores was responsible for the death in early 2010 of Zeta lieutenant Sergio “Concord3” Peña Mendoza, a close associate of the Zetas’ No. 2 leader, Miguel Angel “El40” Treviño.

Widespread violence has dogged Tamaulipas and other states in northeast Mexico since the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas — a paramilitary organization that served as the enforcement arm of the Matamoros-based cartel — split in mid-February 2010.

After Peña’s slaying, the Zetas demanded Flores’ death and threatened open war with the Gulf Cartel if the score was not settled with his blood. The Gulf Cartel ignored the Zetas’ demand, and the internecine feud that erupted continues unabated to this day.

The Reynosa city morgue was under heavy guard Friday morning after Flores’ body was taken there, according to sources with firsthand knowledge of criminal activity.

The U.S. had offered a $5 million reward for his capture as a high-ranking member of the Gulf Cartel. He had been charged with various drug violations in a 2008 federal indictment in the District of Columbia.

http://www.themonitor.com/articles/cartel-54401-leader-mexican.html

Additional links:

Presumen muerte de capo en Reynosa

Hallan muerto a capo de Cártel del Golfo

COMUNICADO DE LA PROCURADURIA GENERAL DE JUSTICIA DEL ESTADO

44 comments:

  1. So who the fuk killed em??

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  2. who do you guys think killed em?

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  3. that shit could be a power move,or the zetas could have taken him out

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  4. I think #1 thought #2 was getting a little too ambitious and decided to take him out.

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  5. Wow wow wow. Anyone care to speculate what happened?

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  6. not good for the Gulf, most likely, unless it was a 'Mata Amigos' situation. Metro 3 was supposedly really powerful, him and R1 were the last real powers.

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  7. Yet another literal translation. It would make more sense to say " Gulf Cartel leader presumed dead by Mexican Authorities"

    On a side note I hope this does not end up the way it did when they " killed" el Lazca

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  8. @7:26 pm.

    Thanks for your comment. Truth is, I'm a little fried right now..Sorry for the upset, it's been corrected.

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  9. UPDATE:

    sources are saying M3 was found with his pants down and a bullet to the head and that his personal guard was picked up (levantado) and taken to Matamoros.

    Apparently all of this began with a shootout between CDG and M3 (and his personal bodyguard)

    This info is extraofficial..I will update as more info comes in

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  10. CDG killed him because his brother was snitching...CDG was going to kill him brother (he is in jail at Mexico City) and M3 found out ...

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  11. So basically El Coss had hom taken out? What about el R1? How does he fit into the equation? Is he siding with El Coss or M3?

    Ofcourse this is assuming thats how it went down. I'm sure if it had been Los Zetas that got him, they would've made a bigger deal about it. Taken the corpse, pictures etc...

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  12. Could be true but it seems unlikely. Probably the same thing as with Lazcano being killed in Matamoros.

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  13. So R1 is the only one left from the Gulf Cartel? I wonder how weak is the Gulf Cartel now or have their leaders already been replaced? I wonder how will the Zetas react to this?

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  14. So, it looks like it was internal CDG/M3 problems? That's not good either way, or maybe they had a successor lined up already, but why is M3 killed because his brother was talking? Or was he talking? Because Cardenas told on everyone (right) and in the US, and his family is still, or was (Tormenat) operating.

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  15. damn, internal fighting can be a bitch.he got the Tommy DeSimone treatment!

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  16. 7:54 He should have switch over to sinaloa they would've taken him in they love snithces!They also take in traitors!

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  17. I'll believe it when i see the picture of his dead body.

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  18. Looks like bofore he was killed el coss removed him from Reynosa and put el m4 on his place. However El M4 refused to take M3 Place. People is talking about one 'Pelon' to replace Metro 3.

    Is belived metro 3 had a pact with Lazcano, i personally think he was snitching on DEA. who knows, time will say.

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  19. Tormenta is gone too. CDG is weak and their partner is so opportunistic. I look for Chapo to try to squeeze the rest out but Zetas will deal with him. They always do. Coz could be selling out to Chapo. You can never figure out CDG. Personally, I don't think they are nearly as strong as Juarez.

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  20. word has it orders were just announced..new boss has been named...X20..ex AEI/ ministerial police..Mario Rmz

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  21. Mario Ramirez, Mario Pelon o X20 el nuevo jefe de plaza en Reynosa del CDG

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  22. It obviously wasn't a Zeta job, as his head is still attached to his body. A bullet to the head is more indicative of an internal CDG struggle.

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  23. I'm from matamoros and word is that el coss put his main sicario badass Diablo who is in charge of the moros plaza and the escorpiones to hunt down metro tres. Supposedly metro tres was on borrowed time...starting the war with the zetas, losing too many drug shipments, and responsible for losing too many men...mainly R1's men. X20 sigue pa de lante.

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  24. Damn, Metro 3 was an old timer and can't believe they just ended him like that. I wonder if the new guy "X20" is as good as Metro 3 has been...time will tell.

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  25. http://www.justice.gov/dea/fugitives/houston/RAMIREZ-TREVINO.html

    This is the new boss

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  26. FOR ALL YOU PEOPLE SAYING THAT C.D.G IS WEAK YOU ARE WRONG YOU PEOPLE WHO TALK IN THIS PAGE DONT KNOW NOTHING JUST BECAUSE YOU READ A FEW STORIES YOU THINK YOU KNOW.C.D.G IS VERY STRONG THERE ARE MANY BOSSES IN C.D.G NOT ONLY THE ONES THAT ARE OUT IN THE MEDIA IF HE DID DIE THERE IS ANOTHER TO TAKE HIS PLACE RIGHT AWAY MANY TOP BOSSES DONT LIKE TO GET THERE NAMES OUT THERE.AND METRO 3 COULD BE ALIVE ITS JUST A STORY TO TAKE SOME HEAT AWAY FOR A WHILE THE MEXICAN CARTELS WILL NEVER DISAPEAR TODAY ONE GOTS THE POWER TOMOROW ANOTHER WILL HAVE THE POWER. VIVA TODOS LOS CARTELES MEXICANOS

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  27. @10:45, Yes the CDG is strong. You can take a group of retards and they will have all kinds of strength! All these Mexican cartels are like a huge meeting of the Special Olympics, but with mustaches, bad music, and gold plated roosters on their guns. It's amazing what happens when you give a bunch of tacky people money! They make the blacks in the 70's look classy! Thank god we have Canada to show that Mexico has no one to blame but themselves! If the president wanted to end this, all he needs to do is allow citizens to have guns, and put a price on all these scum bags heads. Build a huge wall, let the border patrol shoot to kill, and legalize drugs to end the war on drugs. Leave these assholes alone to focus on what they do second best to smuggling drugs, and thats ruin their own country while tormenting their fellow citizens. Mexico, ruined by Mexicans!

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  28. Must be his own men. Zetas would torture and chop him in pieces Zetas are to scared to enter reynosa anyway. CDG has already a new plaza boss.

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  29. apparently he didnt pay for his quesos.

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  30. I just glad another lowlife is gone. Goes to show how you can't even trust your own side in this crazyness.

    If there's 1 thing i've learned following this chaos in Mexico is there is no war dirtyer than a drugs war that's for sure!

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  31. @ September 2, 2011 10:45 PM VIVA TODOS LOS CARTELES MEXICANOS.

    I wonder if you will have the same way of thinking if one of your sisters, girlfriend, wife or mother will be abuse or raped by one of these cartel members.

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  32. he was killed because he was head of security of r1s brother n el tocayo n he didn't protect them he was being investigated by the gulf cartel for dis happening only he knew their locations he snitched so wen el r2 went down they knew it was him and his brother is also in jail workin with the mex government 2n 2 equals three and u get el metro 3 snith traitor n dead golfos are cleaning house!

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  33. Marc

    Comments Rooting for The Home Team C.D.G.

    I've read comments here; looks like everyone knows names and positions of top players even players waiting on the sideline; this is the "drug wars sicario sport." Comments root for teams and players like any sport. As for M-3, he's like querter back that just got sacked, next team leader please.....

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  34. Cartel del golfo is one of the weaker cartels,,zetas gonna make a move on this one.Theres way more zetas on the gulf coast then there is gulf cartel members

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  35. Check out link of a spanish rap song dedicated to M-3:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfrp8_JkABo

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  36. 8:50

    1 of the weaker cartels? You cleary dont know what you are talking about pendejo. CDG is still a powerfull cartel pinche zeta supporter

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  37. EL M3 WAS KILLED BECAUSE HE WAS SNITCHING, JUST LIKE HIS BROTHER (EL NEGRO) WHEN M3 FOUND OUT CDG WANTED TO KILL HIS BROTHER HE GOT A HOLD OF LASCANO AND WANTED TO JOIN LOS ZETAS ..HE HAD A MEETING IN MONTERREY ON WEDNESDAY WITH Z-40 AND HIS PEOPLE WHEN COSS FOUND OUT HE SEND DIABLO AND HIS PEOPLE TO HUNT HIM DOWN...

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  38. Source reports meeting called for Tamaulipas CDG in Matamoros....

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  39. It is said the meeting is to reorganize their internal structure ..some will be promoted and others will be "liquidated".

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  40. It is being said XX (Coss)gave permission to R1 to kill M3 for turning in his brother R2 (recently detained near Camargo, Tamps)

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  41. Marc, this site is to exchange information. You need to go back to your Sunday School Class.

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  42. R1 and r2 aren't brothers. R1s brother was detained when they took down tocayo at his birthday party on an "annoymous" tip. I heard also here in reynosa it was coss send diablo from matamoros.

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  43. I need to clarify that R1 and R2 are not blood brothers, only "brothers with the organization"

    R1's brother, Romeo Eduardo Mejía González, was arrested with El Tocayo in May.

    This info has been passed onto me and is unconfirmed.

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  44. So are the zetas moving on reynosa yet?

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