At least a dozen banners appeared Wednesday morning in Ciudad Juarez, all containing the same message threatening police chief Julián Leyzaola and the members of his force.
The message also accused Leyzoala of supporting the Sinaloa Cartel in their fight against the Juarez cartel to secure the lucrative Ciudad Juarez plaza.
The banners contained the following message.
"Para leyzaola. Si sigues apoyando a los montaperros y agarrando pura gente de nosotros te vamos a matar un elemento diario para q sepa toda la ciudadanía lo corrupto que eres. Leyzaola=Delincuente con placas. ATTE. NCJ."
This is for Leyzaola. If you continue supporting the imitators and only arrest our people we will kill one officer daily so that the citizens will know how corrupt you are. Leyzaola = a criminal with a badge. Sincerely, Nuevo Cartel de Juarez
The message highlighted the fact that five police officers and a state prosecutor have been murdered this month in Ciudad Juarez.
The latest officers to fall were Héctor René Martínez González, age 45, and Carlos Daniel Cháirez Hernández, age 26. Both men were attacked Tuesday afternoon in the colonia Bosques de Salvárcar while on the way to report for their evening shift duties.