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Cartel Aerial Drops Thousands of Flyers in Culiacán; Blames Governor for Killing

Thursday, May 31, 2012 |

by Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat


A departure from procedures typically used by cartels to convey messages was used Tuesday as thousands of flyers were aerial dropped on the Sinaloa city of Culiacán. 
The usual methods of hanging banners, displaying cartulinas, and posting videos have been long used to send messages.  Recently, in attempts to intimidate, terrorize and publicize threats, cartels have added the method of mass executions to accentuate messages.
In the past cartels have distributed small quantities of photocopied flyers, but the incident on Tuesday in the Sinaloa state capital was the first time that cartels have resorted to an aerial drop of flyers. 
Possibly, it may be another indication of heighten escalation in what has become a nationwide, military-scale battle between the Sinaloa cartel and the Los Zetas cartel.
"It appears they dumped them early in the morning from an airplane. They surely know that it would be very difficult to do by land," Sinaloa Gov. Mario Lopez Valdez said.
Security expert Raul Benitez at the National Autonomous University of Mexico said it was the first time he knew of such mass flyer distribution, much less from an aircraft.
"I can't remember any cartel having used an airplane to do this, nor of them having distributed propaganda in public places," said Benitez.
The single-page, computer-printed leaflets were unsigned, but expressed anger at the in custody killing of a suspect who was recently arrested and sent to a prison allegedly dominated by the Sinaloa cartel.
The suspect, who had been identified as a member of the Beltran Leyva gang, whose remnants have allied with the Zetas, was killed by another inmate four days ago.
The message was unsigned, the translated to English text as follows:
THE GOVERNOR, BY ORDERS OF "CHAPO GUZMAN", GAVE INSTRUCTIONS THAT THE PGR ATTORNEY CONSIGN JAVIER AVILEZ ARAUJO, TO TORTURE AND MURDER, IN THE STATE PENITENTIARY, BECAUSE WHEN HE WAS FREE, THEY NEVER COULD DO IT!!!! WE MAKE THE GOVERNOR, MARIO LOPEZ VALDEZ, RESPONSIBLE OF THE LIFE OF JAVIER AVILEZ ARAUJO AND FOR THE DAYS THAT HE WAS ALIVE IN THE PENITENTIARY, WAS SPENT TORTURING HIM!!!!
IF HE OWED ANY OFFENSE, WHY NOT SEND HIM TO MEXICO CITY OR ANY OTHER PENITENTIARY WHERE CHAPO GUZMAN AND MARIO LOPEZ VALDEZ DIDN'T LEAD OR ISSUE ORDERS.
P.S WE ALL HAVE WHERE IT CAN HURT, AND SOONER OR LATER EVERYTHING ALL IS PAID, SHOW YOUR FACE LIKE MEN DO, NOT KILLING TIED (IMPRISONED) PEOPLE LIKE EL CHAPO GUZMAN DOES, WITHOUT THE HELP OF MALOVA, WE WOULD'VE FINISHED YOU!!
 (MALOVA IS THE NICKNAME OF THE GOVERNOR)

The governor denied he has links to Guzman. "This is a person I don't even know, whom I have never had contact with and from whom I have never received an order," Lopez Valdez said.
The content of the letter suggest it is the work of the Zetas, who have launched an all-out attack against Sinaloa strongholds after Sinaloa and their allies moved into Zetas territory in the states of Tamaulipas and Veracruz.
Benitez said. "The Sinaloa cartel is very powerful in monetary terms, but it has a weak force of hit men. And the Zetas are weak in terms of money, but they are very strong in military terms, they have real armies of killers."
The tit-for-tat battle is only likely to continue,  "It's about attacking enemy territory ... they keep striking blows against each other."
photos: RIODOCE
article source: RIODOCE & AP

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Anonymous said...

i am not shedding a single tear for
JAVIER AVILEZ ARAUJO.
all cartel have to die doesn't matter who kills them.

Anonymous said...

pinche isidro lloron tu camote el arebe lo hicieron pedazos en el penal y lla cavarias con el cds si no tuviera el apoyo de malova jaja pinche culito el cholo ivan y su gente te esta dando en la madre en guasave y mochis y por que tirastes mensajes desde el aire manda unos putitos a poner las mantas pa que los regresen en pedazos como los otros jaja vete mamarle la verga al 40!!!

Anonymous said...

Get your stuff straight is the beltran leyva who droped the flyers

rajah said...

haha wat da hell dey had to use a plane to give a message, weas all da ppl saying dat da beltranz is taking over culiacan and saying all da people being killed in culiacan is mostly sinaloa cartel its da other way around,dey had to use a plane cuz if dey tried enter by land dey would get killed n no 1 would see da messages

Anonymous said...

Put his lieing ass on a lie detector! Put them ALL on the lie detactor and then when it shows they are liars take them out and hang them in the plaza!

Anonymous said...

I read he was the son of the late Pedro Aviles. One of the founders of the CDS. My question is that Chapo was a distant relative? Why would he order this hit?
The guy was popped with some drugs and a real nice pistal, but he wasn't protected. The killing could have been any thug in there setting a score? I'm just questioning it abit. He obviously is missed, someone dropped banners from a plane. So he wasn't just sons random dude.
Just saying.

Anonymous said...

@ May 31, 2012 10:02 PM
no this is not the son of pedro aviles his only son name is pedro aviles acebez he is in a u.s prison and the rest where woman the report got it wrong also this report is wrong too it was los isidros who threw aerial messages the zetas dont have balls to fight in culiacan it will be choix #2 with them running like little bitches again

Anonymous said...

Look chicago this past weekend had 10 murders and 43 injured yet our government would much pefer to look beyond our violence and look to our neighbors to the south and say how dangerous it is to visit mexico lets not be hypocrites, close our eyes and say it's much worse in mexico when it ain't.

Anonymous said...

Carillo Fuentes are in Culiacan Beltran Leyvas are in Culiacan,maybe they just wanted the message to get across.

Since military chapos sicarios take off any banners quickly especially one threating Chapo and the Goverment

Anonymous said...

Zetas trying to gain sympathy by dropping letters by plane. Stop messing with people not into the drug bussiness, no more extorsions, kidnappings, stealing and killing of innocents, thts whats gonna get them at least some respect. Everyone in Sinaloa hates their guts because they are not traffickers hat just make their bussiness in drugs, they keep messing with decent people. Hope Chapo wins.

Anonymous said...

Chapo isnt "weak" in hitman. He has La Marina and Ejercito on his side. Chapo's people aren't going down anytime soon.

Anonymous said...

He was not his father just got recognition for who his father was.Thats why Senor Chapito Isidro had him supplying tiendas with doses of cristal and nothing more.The pistola was a gift from people who worked for his father.

Anonymous said...

so what if he did and so what if he does? this is a war on drugs and like in love there are no rules. because its a war. War is an organized, armed, and often a prolonged conflict that is carried on between states, nations, or other parties typified by extreme aggression, social disruption, and usually high mortality. War should be understood as an actual, intentional and widespread armed conflict between political communities, and therefore is defined as a form of political violence. the war on drugs...is it a war on the people. we should have a war on hunger

Anonymous said...

No where in the letter did it say it was Zetas

J said...

The irony is that the Beltran's are always doing this routine, 'Chapo/Government are complicit', banners, fliers, press conferences, but wasn't it in fact a lot of Hector Beltran's contacts and operations to secure these connections and relationships for cds?

I guess I could see that, after Mochomo got arrested, the Beltrans felt disillusioned with all the government 'cheating' and corruption, I just think it's disingenuous to protest, if the Beltrans had the conatcts, still, they would use them. Feel the same with Juarez. But, if history shows anything, in time, Sinaloa may sing the same song. We all have a place where it hurts.

Anonymous said...

Your wrong again my friend, yeah 50 people got shot over the weekend, but no fucking heads were cut off, no grenades were thrown, no police stations were shot up, etc, etc!!! Mexico is fucked up and you are in denial and weak!

Anonymous said...

You can't tell who did what anymore...

Anonymous said...

Chicago?? Are you kidding me? When was the last time there where lynched people on the freeway? Or beheadings?

Anonymous said...

Good....kill them all. This is what the gov. needs todo with all of them, exterminate them this way. Mexico needs to take this drug war to the next level eoth the help of the USA. Exterminate all of these drug terrorist. Regain our country's liberty and dignity.

Anonymous said...

Why Beltran complains at the cozy relationship between Chapo and the governor ?

In the other article on Borderland Beat is about corruption in the army and the close ties between the generals and Beltran.

Chivis said...

As stated in the post it is unclear who dropped the flyers Z or Z allied Beltran. That is not the issue as much as the actual event being a new method of "messaging" and escalating war between the two strongest cartels.

However, if you have some information I can consider please send to me. As posted is what is reported on both sides the border as to who may be responsible, but it could be Beltran. Paz, Chivis

Anonymous said...

If they really cared, they could figure out which plane dropped the leaflets ....

Anonymous said...

What's funny is that you dumbass's in here don't understand?! Is that AMERICA needs the flow of drugs you think by killing all the CARTELS is gonna help? you think it's ugly now???? wait till the drought really hits! and then the GANGSTER'S in AMERICA start uprising! Then what? Wait till there's a real shortage & people start robbing & killing! Wait till the DEA starts laying people off & US lawyer's both government & defense are out of work! What will happen then? alot of you's don't know shit!!!! & I'm surprised:) but when they start killing here in the U.S. & the jobs in this area start to disappear then maybe you will shut up & really take notice what this WHOLE thing is about? MONEY! nothing more nothing less!

Anonymous said...

This was probably Beltranes, it has been stated on other blogs el Arabe was some figure inside of the Beltranes. Probably the son of someone influential, maybe not now but at one time.
And Pedro Aviles is not in a jail cell, he is dead que no? El Guerro Palma is in a jail cell from what I understand.

Anonymous said...

Chicago or Mexico...violence is violence, getting shot-dead or beheaded, hung or what ever. Are you that stupid????????!!!!!!!!!!!

Loke said...

If you are rich on money, you are never short of hit-men. The bias of this blog is becoming increasingly laughable.

Anonymous said...

That is normal for the city of chicago in the summer time...no big deal...stil the greatest true city in the world by far

Anonymous said...

No pueden atrapar o matar a un rey...nunca. Chapo nunca faltara de su gente. La gente de Mexico esta con el.

Anonymous said...

The posters and sheets sucked...this is much more professional and more people will listen. One thing you'll never see, is mass testing with lie detectors, that would weed them out but it would never happen, it's too many of them. There would be no one left to run the country, not that they're doing a great job now.

Anonymous said...

Why dont they get CDG and the Sinaloa Cartel mixed up? They have an alliance too.

Anonymous said...

Ive said this many times to my friends....but they don't believe

G(-)057

Anonymous said...

"What's funny is that you dumbass's in here don't understand?! Is that AMERICA needs the flow of drugs you think by killing all the CARTELS is gonna help? you think it's ugly now"
RUN THAT BY ME AGAIN,I MISSED THE POINT ?

Anonymous said...

Zetas did not do this they can't afford airplanes or pilots. Remeber zetas are low level street dealers that push dime bags.It was most likely Beltran Leyvas with financing by CJ. Zeats are CJ roaches.

Anonymous said...

I'm actually surprised more politicians haven't been executed. They wear nice suits but crime is organized crime.

Anonymous said...

It breaks my heart to see this pitiful family in this picture. What is really sad is that we are fighting in Afghanistan for a bunch of damn people that hate our guts....and here we have our neighbors that experience terrorism like this on a day to day basis...while the majority of Americans have no clue....these people would get on their hands and knees to thank us if we would send our military in. But, it will never happen because the asshole Mexican politicians are too macho thinking they can resolve the issue themselves. And the American people are so tired of bullshit wars like that of Iraq and Afghanistan that we wouldn't allow it. God bless these Mexican citizens. The only chance is to arm themselves and fight back.

Anonymous said...

Especifica pendejo yo estoy con el NO TODO MEXICO yo soy mexicano y solo los apoyo pero muertos los mexicanos honestos estamos hasta la madre de sus mamaditas pendejete deja de hablar por todos los mexicanos BASURA

Anonymous said...

June 1, 2012 12:05 PM just go to mexico and get killed you ignorant fuck. You want these sick criminals to roam the streets of mexico and keep on killing innocent people?? you should open your damn eyes and realize how stupid of a person you really are all you need is a mirror.

Chivis said...

June 1 @6:48 & 7:17

I could not agree more....Paz, Chivis

@1:25 funny I was thinking the same for Beltran

scoop said...

That clown doesn't realize that the majority of those shootings were gang and drug related. The same Mexican cartels are putting the drugs on Chicago streets. You cant solve the problem unless you severely weaken the system that creates the tentacles within the US. The level of murder, extortion, kidnapping, and mayhem is so far beyond that of the US. That idiot can go to the corner store at midnight and get his chocolate milk and return safely.

scoop said...

Well a sober society can start small business and work of a living. Every drug dealer who turns robber can get shot or imprisoned. Americans are armed and ready. We have many prisons and a system thats not corrupt to place fuckers that are to lazy to work in there. Robbery went up when the economy went down and the drugs are plentiful, so it happens drugs or not. This aint mexico, if a group of low life thugs wants to do a kick door i got something for em.

scoop said...

Hey find a bunch of oil in Mexico and the USA will make a deal. Troops for oil, our people are expendable in politicians eyes to.

Anonymous said...

His brother just to own that gun he got kill in 2002 I think in Santiago Los caballeros... Get you information straight..

Anonymous said...

His brother just to own that gun he got kill in 2002 I think on Santiago Los caballeros badiruaguato sin....

Anonymous said...

The letters R.C.A means Rigoberto caro Araujo his brother the got kill like 12 years ago rumors blame his life to chalo araujo but who knows.....

Anonymous said...

Mexico does have plenty of oil tho its a top industry I believe

Anonymous said...

NIETO, JUST HIRED COLOMBIA GEN. NARAJO, the one that took down Pablo thru the PEPE'S PARAMILIATY GROUP.

Mexican presidential frontrunner Enrique Peña Nieto has named Colombia’s General Oscar Naranjo as his top security advisor. Gen. Naranjo, a well known colombian officer, who is often called “the world’s best cop,” resigned as Colombia’s National Police Director this April after more than three decades of fighting drug cartels in the South American country.
In a press conference held in Mexico City Thursday night Peña Nieto said: “I asked him to act as an advisor if I win the presidency, due to his experience, success and his acclaim during his career, not only in his country but internationally.
Gen. Naranjo has an astounding record. Apart from leading efforts that significantly lowered cocaine production, he coordinated forces that killed top members of the FARC’s secretariat and he is credited with cleaning up police corruption throughout his country. Now, Peña Nieto is hoping that Naranjo can help him do some of the same things for Mexico. “The reason we have this environment of fear today in Mexican society is the absence of security,” the candidate for Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party [PRI] said.

Anonymous said...

"The Sinaloa cartel is very powerful in monetary terms, but it has a weak force of hit men. And the Zetas are weak in terms of money, but they are very strong in military terms, they have real armies of killers." yea right, the F is this, they both billionaires and have plenty of skilled killers.

Anonymous said...

"Zetas are weak in terms of money" in your dreams.

Anonymous said...

Stay tuned, we're working on more details as we type -- for now, the fleshlight is a high-quality and rare hole only available from a doctor, who will be able to pass through these holes. In the year 1999-00 total goat population in the country and good for journalism -- and because it will give you a chance to make this contact. I know what you're missing!

John Yalowica said...

El Chapo Guzman is the man, and the Zetas are a scared bunch of school girls.

Anonymous said...

All these Cartels like to say: "I ain't hurt nobody." As if somebody would call them and tell them information; I expect a bullet in the back of my head.

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