Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Banner targets Zetas in San Fernando, Tamaulipas

Thursday, January 5, 2012 |



The Monitor

A large banner hung near a supermarket in the middle of a busy San Fernando street Tuesday morning, bearing dozens of names and faces — and calling them Zetas.

The banner, photographed and described to The Monitor by sources outside law enforcement, was taken down by authorities. But during a few hours of exposure to the public, it advertised a request for citizens to come forward and provide information leading to the capture of individuals it accused of murders, rapes, kidnappings and extortions.

The banner named more than 30 individuals — about 20 with accompanying mugshots — as members of the Zetas, and listed a toll-free number through which callers could provide information on the location of those individuals. The message in the banner asked the public to turn over the Zetas in order to avoid becoming their future victims.

The individuals were identified by their names and by their aliases, the use of which is a typical practice among individuals in organized crime in Mexico.

Some of the names in the banners belonged to San Fernando-area residents with questionable dealings, while others are known Zetas such as Roman “El Coyote” Palomo Rincones, Efrain “El Zorrillo” Perez and Carlos “El Diablo” Silguero, while others are relatively low-ranking players in the area’s drug trade, according to sources outside law enforcement familiar with organized crime in Mexico.

The banner was hung by a group of unidentified men Tuesday morning before being taken down hours later by authorities, according to sources outside law enforcement.

While its professional production quality might resemble a Crime Stoppers-style sign used by law enforcement in the U.S., the banner was signed by “concerned citizens,” which sources outside law enforcement say is actually an effort by members of the Gulf Cartel to locate and eradicate Zetas.

The city of San Fernando lies some 70 miles south of Reynosa along the only highway connecting Reynosa to the Tamaulipas state capital, Ciudad Victoria.

San Fernando has gained notoriety since the summer of 2010, when, after a firefight, the Mexican military discovered the bodies of 72 migrants reportedly killed by the Zetas. In January 2011, U.S. missionary and Rio Grande Valley resident Nancy Davis was shot fatally by the Zetas during a failed hijacking attempt near San Fernando.

In late March and early April, the area again made grim headlines when, despite the claims of state officials that the roads were safe, Mexican federal authorities discovered 193 bodies in dozens of shallow, mass graves. The bodies were presumed to belong to bus passengers and other travelers who had been hijacked at gunpoint by the Zetas.

The Zetas and their former ally, the Gulf Cartel, are fighting for control of the city, according to sources outside law enforcement familiar with organized crime in Mexico.

Photos: Chuy News




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22 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Mario Davila aka Mario el Joto (Mario the fag)
LMAO

Anonymous said...

WELL IS A GOOD THING, EVEN IF IT COMES FROM CDG.

Anonymous said...

Death to ALL the pinche zetas

Anonymous said...

That is way too funny about Mario...bien joto. Nut and butt muncher.

Anonymous said...

Do your country, your fellow citizens, and yourself a favor and kill a zeta. Make sure they suffer immense pain prior to execution. These pigs need to be slaughtered.

Anonymous said...

I think alot of people agree that Zetas should be killed,but those people commenting they are the ones that have never been in any sort of danger,which one of you that commented kill Zetas, is willing to die today?? Because you better believe zetas are willing to die today.Would you risk your life just to kill a Zeta??

Exactly you wouldnt.

Thats the same thing that happens in Mexico.

Would you risk your life just to kill a Zeta???

Hahaha I know ppl are gunna try to act tuff and say yeah I would do it,but lets be real you guys are not willing to die over a Zeta would you?

Would you leave your family behind just to kill lets say if you get lucky a couple Zetas??? Haha I laugh at you peoples comments.Over the computer anyone can insult anyone.But in real life your life is the one on the line.

Not many people are willing to die today.

Who really wants to risk their life over Zetas?

Anonymous said...

CDG AHORW NO NOMAE SON MATAMARRANOS,AHORW SON CHISMOSOS DEL GOLFO CDG JAJA

Anonymous said...

7:54 PM you are right. This is why the Mexican military needs to organize death squads so that citizens face a MORE CERTAIN death from collaborating with the Zetas than from denouncing them and turning them in. If they cordoned off Nuevo Laredo and started killing everyone there unless there ratted out the Zetas in their midst, you might only have to kill a few thousand before people realized they were serious. In Colombia it took a lot of massacres by the AUC before the citizens wised up and realized there was nothing to be gained by throwing in with the FARC.

Anonymous said...

@ 7:54pm - you are an idiot. You don't know what these people can or would do. Maybe some of these people have family members that were kidnapped, never to be heard from again.

The thing holding up these "internet toughguys" is the fact that Mexico's retarded laws about firearms has literally blown up in their face.

Don't be so quick to judge people that you know nothing about.

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing MARIO "el joto - the fag" is the one on the second row on the far right. First mugs pics.

Lol "Chismosos del Golfo"

G(-)057

Anonymous said...

you know when a cartel is getting weak or is gettin dismantle as when they start snitching on los zetas...this cdg guys are cowards,they claim to be better then zetas but this cdg are jst as the zetas,torture,kill,kidnaping,extorsion same shit just tat this cartel doesnt have the honor or balls to accept what they are.cdg keep snitching guys that helps your street cred,and i thought you guys were real men jajaja quess not!!

Anonymous said...

January 6, 2012 3:09 AM this cdg guys are cowards.

MONEY IS CHANGING MOTHER FUCKERS MAKING HOES GROW NUTS, YOU ARE A BAD MOTHER FUCKER YOU DON'T GIVE NO FUCK.

HOW MANY OF THE ZETAS LEADERS HAVE SHOOT THEIR WAY OUT, OR GOT KILLED INSTEAD OF GETTING ARRESTED?

Anonymous said...

Target these pinche ratazz and slay them all

Anonymous said...

1/6 6:57AM,

Huh?

Anonymous said...

The guy above who wouldnt risk his life is a coward. Imagine living with constant fear, constant pain, constant abuse at the hands of zetas. I absolutely would risk my life in that same situation even if it meant only killing one of those fucks.

Anonymous said...

January 6, 2012 9:44 AM I'M SORRY THAT WAS FROM A RAP SONG. I'M SURE NONE OF THIS ZETA PEOPLE WERE SO BRAVE BEFORE THEY GOT MONEY AND POWER.

Anonymous said...

Got some Z ball riders here ?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

you know when a cartel is getting weak or is gettin dismantle as when they start snitching on los zetas
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They do it to each other all the time. Where you been?? Hell one of the top leaders of the Z's snitched out his own friends to get where he is. lol...

Its just a tactic. Its war so everything counts. Read about any war in history and they all have all kinds of propaganda. Duh

Anonymous said...

Yo soy. De san fernando y cuando esas personas estaban ahí no se podía vivir era un encierro total por el miedo a ser secuestrado pero gracias a la marina ya han detenido a muchos de ellos y que bueno que el presidente ya los está buscando en esas mantas deberían ponerlas en todo mexico ya que la mayoría de los zetas huyeron hacia otros estados

Anonymous said...

There used to be this really hot stripper in Reynosa at the "colorados" club many years ago. She gave some of the best "lap" dances in my life. She was from San Fernando. She brought a lot of joy to my life.Fond memories. So you see not all people and news out of San Fernando are bad I just thought you guys should know.

Anonymous said...

@January 10, 2012 9:09 AM

Hello, Jack!

Anonymous said...

@ January 6, 2012 3:09 AM
Easy, easy there with the zeta pom poms.

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