Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

MS-13 Recruited by the Sinaloa Cartel

Saturday, February 25, 2012 |

The powerful Mexican drug cartel of Sinaloa actively recruited street gang members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha in places like South America, Central America and the US.

The MS 13 gang, aka Mara Salvatrucha 13, is one of the most violently and well respected gangs in the world. The extremly dangerous  MS 13 gang has cliques, or cells, located throughout the United States and Mexico, and is unique in that it retains is ties to its El Salvador counterparts.

 Recent violence in Mexico’s Pacific resort town, Acapulco, indicates that the MS-13 may have grown beyond street gang status, working now as muscle for the Sinaloa Cartel.

Recently Mexican authorities found four bodies in Acapulco. One victim had been beheaded. They later announced that the bodies belonged to four local cops who had gone missing a week earlier. Bodies littered with bullets have become a weekly affair in Acapulco since the cartels have begun fighting over access to the Pacific to receive shipments of cocaine from South America.

What captured Mexican media attention, however, was the one body found without a head. In the early days beheadings had traditionally not been common in Mexico, and the change in tactics has led many to believe that the MS-13 gang may be behind some of the killings in Acapulco.

Deputy Attorney General Vasconcelos believes that MS-13 gang members have been employed by the Sinaloa Cartel. Yet the MS-13 is not known for beheadings, which has led Mexican media and others to speculate that Kaibiles are involved in the increase in violence in Acapulco who have a reputation to do such atrocities in places like Guatemala.

Or is it possible that like some of the GAFES of the Mexican military defected to form Los Zetas, is equally possible that some of the old veteranos Kaibiles have joined to form part of the Mara Salvatrucha for the same exact reasons?

MS-13, as any  other street gang, has in the past lacked the organizational skills and ability of large powerful cartel syndicates who are controlled by a central leadership, have complicated coordinations and a strategic to carry out long term plans in the trafficking of drugs in to the US. The street gangs typically do not have the resources and political influence to compete with well-placed cartels like Sinaloa or even Zetas.

But there is hard evidence that organizations like Los zetas have not only used some members of this particular gang, as the Juarez Cartel has used Barrio Azteca to enforce their will, but Los Zetas have also conducted training in parts of Central and South America, and have even allowed gang bangers to lead in operations as when "El Comandante Kilo" operated in San Fernando on behalf of Los Zetas.

Two trends are clear: First, Mexico’s warring cartels have begun to outsource their muscle to non-Mexican elements. Significant evidence has mounted indicating that the Kaibiles are indeed involved with the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas. And there is a good chance members of the MS-13 based in Guatemala, El Salvador or Honduras have been involved in cartel activity and are currently active with Sinaloa cartel or any other cartel needing to reinforce their operations.



Sources: Ezines Articles, Mexican Publications.

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38 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

I always knew this gang aint nothing compared to these cartels

Anonymous said...

I hate gang mentality. The Sinaloa Cartel are stupid to hire this people, the cartels used to be different back in the days, the were just drug trafficking organizations, but now whit gang mentalities they are public enemies number one. We need to kill them all.

Kill them all, and let God separate the good ones from the bad ones.

Anonymous said...

The article is the headline, not much else but speculation. We've known Kaibiles, like 'el oster', have been recruited by the Zetas for years. And since when are beheadings rare in Mexico? No info here that they've taken up with CDS though, writer is just guessing.

Anonymous said...

@February 25, 2012 11:44 AM
You are wrong and possibly not well informed or in denial (or all the above). I live in Mexico and gangs are here and have been here for a while. Gangs play a key role in all the cartels, and are used mostly in the distribution of drugs, but as the article alluded, they now play a bigger role (plaza bosses and sicarios etc, , , ). There is no guess here, it is in the news every day, take the time to read it. Also the article did not say beheading were rare in Mexico, but anyone who lives in mexico and reads the news coming from there knows that the extent of the brutality has not always been at this level.

Anonymous said...

Gang members do work and are bullet catchers for the bosses up above. Pretty simple

Anonymous said...

11:14 l2 read: ''MS-13 is not known for beheadings''

Anonymous said...

these skinny punks dont scare me puro tamaulipas

Anonymous said...

February 25, 2012 12:43 PM Yea well to bad they don't catch as many bullets as we will like them to catch.
I'm sorry but I honestly believe those mother fuckers should die.

Anonymous said...

I think what 11:44 meant was that there is no definite info linking CDS with MS-13 in this article. It wouldn't be a surprise of course, but it's a stretch to assume so because a body was beheaded.

You're right though, it didn't say Beheading was rare in Mexico, only that MS-13 usually doesn't.

Anonymous said...

The Michoacanos were the ones to make beheading and body dismembering common in Mexico in their war with the zetas. ms 13 has nothing to do with it becomin common in Mexico

Anonymous said...

I think you are right, since.their war started michoacanos became known to be even more ruthless then before , and to what I've heard the michoacanos are.the most involved in this war. And tend to be all over Mexico fighting. Probably all united under a common threat los Zetas. DEATH PENALTY TO SICARIOS,TRAFFICKERS EXTORTIST AND KIDNAPPERSS

Anonymous said...

Any idiot can become a cop or a drug dealer.

American prohibition laws are creating organized crime on a scale the world has never seen before.

Anonymous said...

thanks reagan!

Anonymous said...

"...is one of the most violently and well respected..."

well respected?

Anonymous said...

Come on people mutilation of murder victims is nothing new in Mexico or the United States, I just finish watching one of The Investigators shows called deadly exposed and they worked on a case of two mutilated women in California back in 1980 the women were raped and mutilated.

Anonymous said...

Marasalvacuachas, they ain't shit. I did 15 flat @ the Ramsey I Unit TDCJ, about 23 of them punks were doing time on some bullshit charges out of Houston, TX, and they salvatruchas were nothing but some old convict bitch. Everytime there was a riot they would cry to TDCJ authorities and the consulate about getting some kind of protection or a transfer to another TDCJ unit. I have no idea why the cartels would hire them to fight on their side when there were scare to hell to fight during the El Salvador guerrillas back in the 70's.

Anonymous said...

Y ahora que dicen o cual es el comentario de los chapos jajaja parecen decesperadosy los antras los prietos jajajajajaja se los llevo el chorizo

Anonymous said...

So are they recruiting in Los Angeles for these guys? The MS13 began in the U.S.

Anonymous said...

The sinaloa cartel is losing its classs by hiring these losers that just goes to show their the same as los zetas

Anonymous said...

because they are crash dummies like the tango blast

Anonymous said...

mexicans have always done shit like decapitations... back when the aztecs ran mexico they did that to please the gods. the same kind of blood running through all mexicans we are savages

Anonymous said...

@7:48pm Only Mexicans? Do you remember John Wayne Gacy? or Charles Manson,.or the BTK? There has been that kind of shit everywhere!

Anonymous said...

The Beheadings of 5 zetas in a club shocked the cartel world and it was at the hands of the Michoacanos

Anonymous said...

what class they got no class they are losers

Anonymous said...

all the drug lords, gangs, Zetas are punks. They don't have balls to fight one on one. They are like a pack of hienas that kill when they are all together. Big Pussies!!!!! US Navy seals, Military can wipe them out fast. Like Raid killing Roaches. There will be a time when death starts calling them. The devils is waiting in hell.

Anonymous said...

bunch of punk as kids with no balls. They are nothing if its one on one. They will rot in hell.

Anonymous said...

To these idiots who think that MS-13 have no balls Ms-13 is not like crips or bloods they are a worldwide criminal organisation little is known about their top leaders and i heard some grazy shit about them what they do in el salvador

Anonymous said...

right on

Anonymous said...

the first person that i heard to behead someone was Ramón Arellano Félix when he beheaded Héctor Luis Palma Salazar wife and two small children and then paid one of his hitmen to dump there body's of a brigde this happen in the early 90's Sinaloans have been doing this shit for years to each other or how about Manuel Salcido El Cochiloco who was known for killing his rivials and dumping there body parts all over sinaloa. it just so happens that because now they putting more focus on it that they were surprised when they did it. Sinaloa is known for bringing out some of the worst killers, drug traffickers the world has ever seen. Michoacan has only been in the spotlight for a couple of years were as Sinaloa has been there for dacades do your research before ya'll open your mouth

Anonymous said...

Does beheading a person make a michoacano more dangerous than a sinaloanse or chihuahense or any other typpe of mexican?" No it dsnt, a kller is a killer and there have been killers and assassins all over mexico, from oaxaca to la baja, so please quit implying by ur words michoacanos or sinaloenses are the most dangerous mexicans in mexico or for lack of a better word quit ur state banging bullshit!!!

Anonymous said...

I just hope they don't unite cuz ppl will live worse den they are already do bless dem all seems like zetas are close enough 2 elsalvador. And some have came 2 gutemala.

Anonymous said...

Crazy people don't know how bad ms 13 are . They kill like its a game in el Salvador .they are well organized and that's coming from me a Salvadoran who is in the United States under protection custody because of their threats

Anonymous said...

My advice is if you see a MS 13 stay away .they kill my ouncle 7 years ago. I remember when i lived in LA they use to ask for rent and i remember this lady that didn't pay the rent got killed 3 days later.

Anonymous said...

We think they are losers but im tell you some this ppl represent a dangerous for all ..dont matter if they just a simple gang .....what im think all this shit must desapear from the earth ...

Anonymous said...

That's what I ask...we need to change our language...they don't ever deserve respect.

Al quds said...

My cusin got killed buy those filthy vermin
Called MESSIE SHIT13. they are like Los ZETAZ/LA MUGRE. BUT IN AMERICA. THATS WHY NO ONE MSX13/LA MUGRE IN AMERICA
BECAUSE THEY. ACT LIKE LOS ZETAZ just SCUMMY PEOPLE.

Anonymous said...

All you don't know shit. It was not michoacanos who start that beheading. You wish your people were the first. It was them fools zetas. They are ruthless.

Anonymous said...

zetas suck ass trying to make war with sinaloa cartel and rivals if they communicate with out violents things would get better and there would be less deaths.

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