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Nine Bodies Found Hanging from Bridge in Nuevo Laredo

Saturday, September 15, 2012 |

The bodies of nine men were found hanging from a bridge Friday in Nuevo Laredo, a border city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, officials said.
 


“The individuals were hung (early Friday) from a bridge at the intersection of Colosio Blvd. and the highway leading to Monterrey,” capital of the neighboring state of Nuevo Leon, a security spokesman in Nuevo Laredo said.
 
The bodies bore signs of torture and the suspected perpetrators of the crime left a message whose content was not disclosed.
 

Prior to the discovery of the bodies, an armed commando had dragged several people from a bar and later set the establishment on fire. Investigators are trying to determine if those victims were the same people hung from the bridge.
 

In May, the bodies of five men and four women who were blindfolded and bore signs of torture were found hanging from another Nuevo Laredo bridge.

On that occasion, suspected members of the Los Zetas drug cartel said in a message that the victims were members of the rival Gulf mob who were killed for “heating up the plaza (drug-smuggling route)” and attracting the attention of the security forces with their attacks.

The Zetas have threatened to wipe out the Gulf organization, which has allied itself with the powerful Sinaloa gang – headed by Joaquin “El Chapo” (Shorty) Guzman – in a bid to seize control of the city, located across the border from Laredo, Texas.

These latest killings came on the heels of Wednesday’s capture of top Gulf cartel boss Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez, alias “El Coss,” by Mexican marines. Not a single shot was fired in that operation in the northeastern port city of Tampico.

Costilla’s detention left the Gulf mob – one of Mexico’s oldest criminal organizations – without its two top leaders. On Sept. 3, marines captured Mario Cardenas Guillen, alias “El Gordo,” who had headed another branch of that drug cartel.

These blows should exacerbate drug-related violence in Mexico, experts say, because the Zetas will look to seize control of areas still under the control of the Gulf cartel, which maintains its stronghold in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas and also operates in other parts of northern Mexico and the country’s Gulf coast.

The Gulf cartel and the Zetas, its former armed wing, severed ties in 2010 and that split has sparked turf battles in northeastern Mexico that have left thousands dead.

That region is one of the flashpoints in a drug war that has left some 60,000 dead since President Felipe Calderon, whose term ends this year, took office in late 2006.

Source: EFE

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39 Borderland Beat Comments:

J said...

We should be able to tell some of what the banner says, looks like cdg/cds banner, but Zeta's have used that font before too, recently. At least get an idea of who left it.

Anonymous said...

Can someone please interprate this narco-manta.

Anonymous said...

It was the Zetas that left the banner.....including the body's of CDG members.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Ok let's get one thing straight El Coss was no longer CDG since he send R1 to kill M3. Him & His crew were still saying CDG but they were on El Chapos payroll so they where CDG Antrax. Now El Pelon X20 has been the main boss of CDG since M3 felt down. El gordo was 2nd in command but dump head wanted all the power for him self just because he was related to El Señor Osiel. Next in line after X20 is M4 but he don't care about being the TOP DOG he likes being 2nd in command so that means no more internal fighting. Now Rojos & Metros have been working together & have squash the beef down. Peace will engulf CDG once again internally but a new war has begun. CxDxG Groupo X LaZ CompañiaZ 119 y aki bien cherry pero 18-3-2 para siempre

Anonymous said...

Word on day street is they hung 4 and the other dead were the ones who were hanging them the dead were zeta halcones picked up at a bar and then the bar was set ablaze the military killed the guys doing the hangings who were they urged guess is as good as mine????

Anonymous said...

@September 15, 2012 12:43 AM

http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2012/05/nine-bodies-found-hanging-off-nuevo.html

Some of this report's pictures are from this earlier report's. Juanito Carrizales mentioned in both anyway.

Anonymous said...

yes j im really interested in seeing what the banner says, but also important, why would the authorities choose to sometimes release the messages and other times not? is the choice to release or not release related to who is in charge and what their policy is or is it more related to what the contents of the message are?

Anonymous said...

The message was: It will happen to all who support Z40, hawks, pussies and all who is connected with them! With respect - Los Talibanes 50!

"Esto le va a pasar a todos los que apoyen a Z40, halcones, estacas y todo lo que huela a ellos.

Atte. Los Talibanes 50"

This

Anonymous said...

I didn't think all were hanging. I read somewhere else that only 5 were hanged. 4 were on the pavement

Anonymous said...

How come all other papers say five of them were hanged in the vehicular crossing and four were left on the pavement.

Anonymous said...

that video is not theright video .there has been alot of killingsin nuevo laredo but they go unreported

-tyrone-

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Anonymous said...

7guero why do the zetas all ways kill innocent people.....it's time to get rid of these roaches who infest the streets .......CHAPO SAVE THEM!!!!

Buggs said...

Yup, pictures and video correspond to different event, thanks for catching that.

Anonymous said...

in nuevo l;aredo word is only 5 were hung becausethey got caught hanging them and were killed in a shootout with the army so maybe the four on the groundwere the killers anyhow the last 2 weeks there has been many people die .all the punto are being attacked and innocent bystanders have died to

-tyrone-

Anonymous said...

Wrong they were always CDG just with an internal conflict and they were never under sinaloas payroll they have enough juice to get consolidated by chapo plus the anthrax group doesn't leave culiacan!

Anonymous said...

That's what I also heard military caught the guys doin the hanging news reports will never be right boots on day ground on blogs are best source

Anonymous said...

The word is that the 60-70 murders that have happened this week have been the handiwork of El Taliban who has moved hit squads into the city. There is a great deal of confusion and panic in the city right now and nobody knows if El Taliban is going to ally himself with the CDG or if he is trying to take over the city by himself. The most disturbing part of what is happening now is that before attacks were at nighttime. Now, people are being killed in broad daylight.

Anonymous said...

Hey Tyrone ,I'm a gringo with a girlfriend in Nuevo Laredo ,would it be reasonably safe for me to spend a night or two at one of the bigger hotels?maybe hotel citi express?i have stayed there a lot but not in about 1year. Thanks

Anonymous said...

LOL. I've been seeing this same exact comment for how many years now???

Anonymous said...

thers been alot of attacks in broad daylight 7am 11am its pretty crazy but they are usin the element of surprise i cant recommend any hotels to stay , just make sure the have a good buffet, hell im here everyday i just stay indoors and out the way

-tyrone-

Anonymous said...

Then fix it!

Anonymous said...

El 50 is a piece of garbage.he would starve if it wasn't for Z-40.....no loyalty for real...he's a pawn. Those C.D.G are muertos de hambre .sucking off Chapo. Coss is a bitch. r-1 & x-20 dont belong in laredo.

Anonymous said...

And we've been hearing the term "LOL" for how many years now???

Anonymous said...

Probably innocent civilians used as props to terrorize everyone else. Most other instances of large body drops have turned out such, just innocents.

Anonymous said...

aint the hanged ones CDG members? another site stated that they were CDG members being hung up and killed.

Anonymous said...

@ 7:53 And what of Z3,where does he fit in all this?

Anonymous said...

We might find the clue in naming the nightclub that the murdered were snatched from. Obviously they attacked that nightclub because it was associated with a cartel,more than likely u think...anyone know anything?

Anonymous said...

This is all playing out exactly how Azul and Chapo wanted it too. No one knows whos in charge of Los Zetas or Cartel De Golfo and there is infighting between both groups. Meanwhile Chapos sicarios are slowly moving into tamps and zacatecas and all the other rival strongholds planting the Sinaloa seed. CDS will be the only cartel left in a few years. El Chapo never seizes to amaze. And everyone thought the Zs would run Mexico. Rabbid dogs can only run wild for so long, eventually they are all put down.

Anonymous said...

the Penthouse table dance was under quota of Zeta 40 people. It also was used as a tiendita. Word is that it was taliban People, that burnt it down, for aiding and abetting 40. Most of the people hung were
innocent employees of the Bar.

Anonymous said...

They just confirmed me that the dead were zetas because 4 of the were people of el huevo o el brodita

Anonymous said...

Nuevo Laredo will turn into a major battle ground in the near future.

Anonymous said...

And u my friend are right eres de nuevo laredo okepedo jaja

Anonymous said...

No disrespect tyrone but do u play for the toros not to many black folks in nuevo laredo or ie it just code name jeje

Anonymous said...

@ 'And u my friend are right eres de nuevo laredo okepedo' what a stupid question, but you can't expect anything better from an illiterate halcon.

Anonymous said...

Your right

Anonymous said...

I say we go Hiroshima on there azzes so they stop killing innocent people! The day the US decides to care about Mexican Americans and hispanics... They will bomb them to hell!

Anonymous said...

Okay Hiroshima on then so they stop killing innocents?? Oh god someone please kill this asshole. How does that make sense at ALL??!? You'd kill countless innocents in a Hiroshima!!! And then you'd have to worry about the radiation effects. It's smart guys like you with all the answers and not 1 second of research that piss people off

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