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Caballeros Templarios enter Guerrero

Sunday, October 2, 2011 |


Citizens of this municipality, you are notified that from this day forward los Caballeros Templarios are present in Jose Azueta (Zihuatanejo). Our work here is against any and all kidnappers and extortionists.

Establishing the people's order and tranquility. "Thank you"

Sincerely, Caballeros Templarios






Caballeros Templarios

We do not kill innocents, only those that hurt the people will die



With the familiar vigilante message reminiscent of previous banners hung in Michoacan, los Caballeros Templarios (CT) announced their entry this past Wednesday into Guerrero's Costa Grande tourist zone of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.

In all, three banners were hung from pedestrian overpasses over thoroughfares in the city of Zihuatanejo.

In the early morning hours of Sunday the CT followed up on their pledge with
the murder and public display of seven men that banners left at the scene identified as criminals preying on the public.

The men, discovered at a bus stop on the highway connecting Zihuatanejo to the beach resort if Ixtapa, died of multiple gunshot wounds and were all tied together by their legs.

The Costa Grande is the Pacific coast region that extends from the border of Michoacan to the outskirts of Acapulco. This area of Guerrero with a history of violence has recently descended into a state of extreme lawlessness with shootouts, murders, kidnappings and robberies, especially in the areas around the municipalities of Petatlan and Tecpan de Galeana.

The criminals may be remnants of Beltran Leyva cells, known as "pelones", once controlled by Édgar Valdez Villarreal "La Barbie", and diehard Familia Michoacana members.

There are rumors that the fight by the CT for the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo plaza is the first step in a bid to takeover organized crime and drug trafficking in the Costa Grande and Acapulco.

Another view is that this is the work of a paramilitary death squad, financed by drug cartels and unnamed groups within government and the business community.

Gunman reportedly killed this past July in a gunfight between rival criminal gangs in Tecpan de Galeana.

One of four Guerrero state police officers killed in a confrontation with gunmen in May 2011 in the municipality of Petatlan. Nine gunmen also dies in the shootout.

                                 Municipal policeman, Petatlan Guerrero

Ricardo Benítez Servín "El Mudo", Beltran Leyva lieutenant and previous jefe de plaza in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and the Costa Grande. El Mudo was arrested by a unit of the Mexican Army in Cancun this past August.

According ta a Sedena spokesperson, the battle for the Costa Grande plaza began in March 2011 with banners hung in Zihuatanejo signed by La Familia Michoacana accusing El Mudo of kidnapping, extortion and murders. A string of violent clashes engulfed the region and El Mudo was forced to leave in July after several cells under his command defected.

El Mudo was reportedly in Cancun attempting to reorganize his cells when he was detained.

After El Mudo fled, the remainig criminal organization turned on the population with a vengeance, committing even more brutal extortion, kidnapping and robbery.

This cycle of worsening violence and insecurity has yet to be broken.


sources:
http://puebla.milenio.com/cdb/doc/noticias2011/e5a108a2f02cf40dd19b4ecee91624d3
http://www.vozihuatanejo.com.mx/index.php?news=6422
http://www.agenciairza.com/2011/09/aparecen-3-narcomantas-en-zihuatanejo-se-las-adjudican-%e2%80%9clos-caballeros-templarios%e2%80%9d/

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20 Borderland Beat Comments:

Texcoco said...

Our work here is against any and all kidnappers and extortionists.
We do not kill innocents, only those that hurt the people will die.

This people do exactly the same shit, they extort, kidnap and they hurt innocent people. The trucks they drive are stolen so they do hurt innocent people.

Anonymous said...

Thank god they came to save us in Guerrero!

Anonymous said...

Haha about time!Everyone was scared to go there or what? Not even the Sinaloa Cartel showed up to the Costa Grande region,that has been dominated by the Beltran Leyvas for awhile. haha. This battle is going to get interesting,for the first time CT vs BL.

Anonymous said...

This is only gonna make things worse!!!!!

Anonymous said...

October 2, 2011 7:22 PM The Beltran Leyva are not in Acapulco, they haven't been there for a wile.

LuciferKilla said...

La Familia Michoacana almost dominated Guerrero but were challenged by other groups and left it alone now CT is going to finish what they started and CT is also looking at Jalisco for some new turf and chapo does not need more enemies right now

Anonymous said...

ITS FUNNY HOW C.T. ARE TRYING TO BE LIKE C.J.N.G. C.T. WERE ONCE F.M. SO WHY DO THEY ACT LIKE THEY NEVER EXTORTED OR KILLED INNOCENTS. TO ME THEY ARE THE SAME SHIT. ATLEAST C.J.N.G. TRIES THEIR BEST NOT TO KILL INNOCENTS AND HECTOR BELTRAN'S WIFE IS AN EXAMPLE OF IT. NACHO STRAIGHT TAUGHT THEM HOW TO RESPECT THE FAMILIES AND ONLY DEATH TO THOSE WHO DESERVE IT.
IF THEY WERE REALLY CROOKS HER HEAD WOULD OF PROBABLY BEEN SENT BACK TO HECTOR AS A PRESENT.

Anonymous said...

I say we kill all the cartel and let god sort em out!

Texcoco said...

October 2, 2011 10:57 PM Let's kill them all and let God separate the good ones from the bad ones.

LuciferKilla said...

CT is in no way trying to be like CJNG , CT has been around longer than CJNG, LFM were the first. Or one of the first to begin with protecting people

Anonymous said...

Down south, we identify plants by their fruit, quietly. Mexican women, hold hands and do the same. You have the power to change the world for better.

Anonymous said...

No lucifer, CNJG was already created in 2010. CT was created in 2011.

Anonymous said...

CT re-named it's self after CDS started to kill LFM members for not obeying certain truce agreements (they kept extorting and killing inocents) then they created la resistencia to try and take over Colima and Jalisco on behalf of LFM which was the last straw for CDS. They still extort, rob, and kill innocents. People believe CT is now working for CDS, I truly doubt it. They are on their own. They wont last long in Guerrero.

Anonymous said...

IN NO WAY IS CJNG GOING TO LET CT TAKE OVER PARTS OF JALISCO. WAR WOULD BREAK LOOSE BETWEEN BOTH OF THEM. JALISCO ALREADY HAS A OWNER THAT DOESNT MESS WITH THE PEOPLE AND THAT DOESNT EVEN TAXED THEM. JALISCO IS BETTER OFF WITHOUT CT.

Anonymous said...

@Me Anon on top is right CNJG has been for years now is formed by People of Nacho's and the Cartel del Milenio.CT are New but i don't think CT has a lot of power like the Zetas.....on the other hand i know that in Guerro other Cartels are operating too Like Zetas,Rojos,CIDA,FM,Los Guerreneses and more....

LuciferKilla said...

You guys haven't been paying attention have you seen the videos of CTs convoys 50+ trucks and suvs driving through streets like its nothing I haven't seen CJNG do that and CT is in funded by La Tuta who is no joke when it comes to murdering people look what happened to the federal police in Michoacan

Anonymous said...

@3:35pm
That may be because CT members are idiots who like to scare their innocent victims. CT knows for a fact that most of Jalisco is under CDJNG (which is a cell of CDS) control and would be idiots to start a war when they can't even keep zetas out of michoacan and GTO.

Anonymous said...

I think that CT dont really focus on jalisco,(if they are allied with CDS) CDNJG controls most parts of Jalisco and i believe that zetas are going to fail to take over the the main city plaza

Anonymous said...

well los cablleros won the region..

Anonymous said...

if the caballeros are a joke then why did el mudo run away ahahaha

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