Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

New fighting erupts Saturday morning in Nuevo Laredo: 10 die

Saturday, October 20, 2012 |

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

Fighting between drug gangs and Mexican security forces began anew early Saturday morning in Nuevo Laredo, killing 10 armed suspects, according to Mexican news accounts, Twitter accounts and narcoboard postings.

According to a post in Mforos.com, gunfire was exchanged in numerous colonies in Nuevo Laredo beginning at 0230 hrs. The colonies affected included, Infonavit, Benito Juarez and San Rafael colonies in western sectors of the city.

According to the account, units of the Mexican Army observed a convoy of vehicles, and as the drivers of the convoy were signalled to stop, soldiers were fired on, sparking a pursuit and gunfight.

A second pursuit and gunfight took place about 20 minutes later when a separate Mexican security forces convoy came under gunfire and pursuit. The exchange of gunfire included Mexican Army, Mexican Naval infantry and Tamaulipas state police units.

The fighting lasted until 0420 hrs.

According to a late report posted on the website of Proceso newsweekly, local government sources claim they have counted a total of 10 armed suspects dead in six separate engagements.

Father south in Ciudad Victoria, the state capital of Tamaulipas, one armed suspect was killed in an armed confrontation between a Mexican Army road patrol and two armed suspects Friday. According to news posted on the website of Milenio news daily, the two suspects fired on the Mexican Army unit from a vehicle.

Mexican Army return fire killed on suspects. The news story does not state the second suspect had been detained so it is presumed the second suspect escaped the shootout.

One pistol and the vehicle was seized following the conclusion of the encounter.

New Los Zetas Group Appears

According to a news item posted on the website of Noticias-mexico.com website, a news story on Saturday morning's firefights had been appended with an announcement of the formation of a new separate Los Zetas group, according to the translation, opposed to Los Zetas' leader Miguel Trevino, who has apparently assumed leadership of the gang in the wake of the shooting death of Heriberto Lazcano Lazcno at a baseball field in Coahuila earlier this month.

The group has dubbed itself Los Legionarios, which has been described as a renegade Los Zetas group. The announcement said that Trevino, known as Z40, had a hand in the death of Lazcano Lazcano.

It is unclear if Saturday morning shootouts had anything to do with the formation of the new group. Blog del Narco has claimed fighing has erupted between shooters aligned with Z40 and the new Los Legionarios group, which has reportedly killed eight.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com

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61 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, 40 is so unpopular that even the Zetas hate his ass. A lot of gangsters are gonna die before that asshole gets killed or captured.

Steven Rodriguez said...

Zetas killing zetas?

Anonymous said...

They say that they killed 10 and found the bodies inside gun down vehicles mark with z40 signs in Nuevo Laredo

Anonymous said...

The Legion...with the boss-man EL-Russel Crow.

Anonymous said...

Has there been any update on the "official" body count since Calderon took office, or is it still around 50/60 thousand ?
Don't know if it's just me,or does anyone else think that the security forces seem to be putting more bad guys to sleep than usual recently ?

Anonymous said...

Probably Chapos gunmen stirring the pot.

Anonymous said...

That is great they are killing them instead of the usual "catch and then allow them to escape" routine!

Anonymous said...

Legionarios? That's a weird name. Is it me or does it seem like thats a name la tuta will make up. Templarios- Legionarios, seems to me that cell of los zetas is in contact with templarios that are already in nuevo Laredo. I think templarios are financing or supporting that renegade part of los zetas.

Anonymous said...

pinches talibanes ya ni saben que hacer putos nomas pa que sepan que ustedes ni se chingaron a los 10 companeros culeros esos fueron los del agua putos.a ustedes los vimoz aya x la alutra del lagito cruzando hacia el norte pinches maricones y ustedes fueron los que le pisaron a sus duras pincehs ojetes.por k no dicen a los pendejos que les pescamos aki ayer cuelros por k no les convenie.el grupo zeta trabajar muy diferente a ustedes hipocritas ahora ya segun ustedes nomas son narcos segun ustedes no matan y no secuestran jajaa esa campana falsa y de hipocritas nomas te la creen los pendejos de los fans de las golfas y chaputas.segun sutedes son buenos ahora y que el senor 40 es el traidor jaja .se les recuerda muy bien pendejos que aya en monclova onde tubieron la junta los jefezz el senor lazcano les dejo muy claro quein iva ser el encargado de lidera este grupo z y el pinche taliban se opuso a esta descision del senor lazcano..fueras dicho algo en la junta pinche taliban que estabas de desacuerdo con el senor lazzcano

ARRIVA TAMAULIPAZZZ said...

jaja pinches bola de hipocritas segun usetedes tumbando zetas jajaj aki en laredo ustedes son los putos que corren putos.

Anonymous said...

How many Mexican soldiers died? It's like the US government that hides it's casualties...

the1_andonly_rookie said...

it does seem that way the past few months. gun battles everywhere it seems between army vs sicarios.b

Anonymous said...

Borderland Beat has become a mouthpiece of the Mexican Government & The Sinaloa Cartel....Their bloggers are nut huggers of the Mexican Government & The Sinaloa Cartel.Their

Anonymous said...

They are saying one of the shoot outs was between Z 40's convoy and the military!

http://borderland-beat-forum.924382.n3.nabble.com/Shootings-Between-Z40-s-Convoy-And-The-Marina-In-Nuevo-Laredo-video-audio-td4035495.html

Anonymous said...

Tell you what,the mantas and propaganda work.I don't think for a minute that Trevino had anything to do with Lazcas death.More likely is Ardilla the hard case telling authorities where Lazca was last time he spoke with him.Imagine this is CDG or some other putting these mantas up to confuse the rest of the Z?Who knows,but this kind of shit been going on a long time.Remember the mantas supposedly from Guzman?Does anybody still believe they were actually from him?Even the vehicles,put any shit on them and it confuses the issue,i still think it was bad judgement to kill Lalo,kill people like that and you gonna get a comeback.

Anonymous said...

Atleast el chapo doesnt kill innocent hard working people. The zetas kill, extort and murder anyone.

Deat to the Zetas. Long live el Chapo.

To El Chapo, The Mexican people still hope you fulfill your promise of exterminating zetas from Mexico permanently. I dont deal drugs or like dealing drugs but I hate people who put terror into normal citizens for no reason like the zetas. Your a drug trafficker. I am a farmer. Help us el Chapo.

Anonymous said...

Mi señor 40. Jaja

Anonymous said...

So what everyones got opinions including you you dont like bb move on your probably a z nut hugger.

Anonymous said...

And who's nuts are you hugging on you fucking punk bitch?

Anonymous said...

LOZ ZETAZ son el grupo operativo con mas guebos no le sacan ni con el gobierno

Anonymous said...

3:41 AM
"pinches talibanes"
This guy seems as tho he knows whats up?He sayin Lazcano put Talib in charge of something Talib disagreed with,40 was loyal to Lazcano.
It is propaganda all the 40 traitor shit on Lazca.

Anonymous said...

11:24 AM
"Mi señor 40. Jaja"
He a pure hard core bad ass thats for real.

Anonymous said...

@11:18 AM you are a traitor to your country. You should be shot for what you say.

Anonymous said...

lol...long live chaputo.... maybe in ur fantasy world. Hate to break ur heart buddy, but all of those chaputo corridos are just lies.

Anonymous said...

The reason there are so many sinaloa "nut huggers" is because the sinaloa cartel is the most likeable of all the cartels. No conspiracy. Its more akin to sports teams

Anonymous said...

5:05pm
Zetas are probably the worst gunmen on earth. I'm sure there were 0 military casualties this time.
Saludos...

Anonymous said...

40 snitched on Lazca and ordered the halcones to other areas.

Anonymous said...

Like they know. They are just citizens with a video. Little small dick 40 will die soon with his snitching ass.

Anonymous said...

@5:05pm....So you presuming...Deprived of facts, another sheep comments and believes in government lies and stories....hahahaha...pathetic punk.

Anonymous said...

He's right. Trevino ain't the traitor. Its just like haters that u have that is trying to put u down. It can even be your family member.

Anonymous said...

Why dont you include the other pathetic cartels 1:17.

Anonymous said...

Help you to go to HADES!

Anonymous said...

TO ME, PEOPLE THAT LISTEN TO CORRIDOS OVER HERE IN THE U.S.,ARE JUST PLAIN STUPID. ITS LIKE THIER MAKING FUN OF THE REAL DEAL OF WHATS HAPPENING IN MEX. ONLY IF THEY KNOW AND ARE PRESENCE IN THE WAR. I ALSO FAVOR THE Z. GOD FORGIVE ME, BECAUSE THATS WHERE MY LINE OF BLOOD WAS BORN. IN MEX.

Anonymous said...

If you were a farmer ur ass wouslnt be here on borderland beat, there's no internet in the ranchos. Oh, ask God for help, not the fuken midget. Dumbass asking Chapo for help like he's reading BB and gives a fuck about you, PENDEJOTE.

Anonymous said...

Lol I can just see it now. The new gang is called the SUPER ZETAS! lol

Anonymous said...

@2:14. Big mouth and no balls!

Anonymous said...

Why because of the 'arios' at the end of each word ?! I doubt that there is any connection. The words sound similar but are completely different. The Spanish only makes them seem that way.

Anonymous said...

Loz zetaz zon El grupo con maz gueboz no le zacan ni con El gobierno

Anonymous said...

Pues tu no andabas en el topon culero, estabas escondido en la victoria, asomandote por las ventanas, o no ojeton.

Anonymous said...

Treviño es una mierda traidora y ustedes lo saben, lo apoyan nomas por que les tiembla el kulo.

Anonymous said...

@2:33pm
Because we are talking** Tamaulipas and el ejercito de Mexico and I didn't feel like typing anymore

Saludos...

Anonymous said...

Stupid dumb ass, chapo isnt a super hero. Infact he killed innocent people too..the ones that even built his underground tunnel. STOP BEING A CHAPUTO NUT HUGGER

Anonymous said...

Look Fuk Chapo & Fuk 40 por estoZ putoZ Mexico esta como esta. Arriva La Compañia todos asemoz crimineZ pero el puto Treviño y Chapo se pasan de verga. El chapo is just like the grinch wants everything for him self. El 40 just wants to be the next Hitler Nazi except this foo crew are Zetas. La Compañia rifa no chingamoZ a los pueblos la gende ya sabe que les ayudamoZ.

Anonymous said...

Just like the group called ”Mata zetas” its just another cartel rival from Los zetas. A bunch of BS just like the first one. And to the people who say 40 is a traitor, go to Mexico, ask Taliban z50 if he was a traitor. He is in jail caught if u dont know. Oh and dont drop the soap!

Anonymous said...

6:45 PM
"Treviño es una mierda traidora y ustedes lo saben"
Traitor to who?Lazca?Fuckin Ardilla your man.The little guy knew where he was,fuck are the marina gonna find Lazca in the middle of no-where,why were they there?Ye,they knew he was there alright,no chance call from someone at the game,i wouldn't trust the guy who got away too,there's a rat in the house,how the fuck did he get away?Hide in a hole?

Anonymous said...

TODO TIENE SU FIN ZETITAS KE PENSABAN KE IBAN A GOBERNAR MEXICO YA LES TOCO SU JUNTA CON SATANAS CULEROS MISSION LIMPIAR NECTAR LIMA ATT : SUS PAPAS

Anonymous said...

Z-40 been set up..........too make it seem its him, cause it cant be him,why would you destroy your organisation.

Anonymous said...

@2:14pm Dude i remember some story few weeks or months back where they said no military casualties,but when reporters asked Citizens in the area of the shootout they stated at least one casualty on the army side....it was just that bit of info that stuck in my head,like why would the military deny this...anyways im not making it up, maybe the citizens made it up....fk knows and why,anyone else remember it?
this narco-war is crazy.

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Lol that's just because its the way Spanish language is!!! Lol like tolerable probable lockable lol it's just the way we spell I'm sorry if I sound rude but that comment is just totally ignorant

Anonymous said...

Compadre, are you new to this type of news, being Mexican I find it very offensive that you could say that as if you have an idea I what goes on in Mexico. The zetas are a new cartel well independently at least, Sinaloa has been committing these atrocities for YEARS. The only difference is no one cared I remember being 5-6-7 and hearing all the popping and having to lay on the back steps on the backyard porch in case of bullets I had no idea it was danger. There is nothing new here the only difference is now its exposed and the government is forced to report on a little bit and social media also twists the medias arms. And it is a little more violent do to these unloyal dogs creating there new "cartels" most of them don't even move drugs they just terrorize and extort. So please If you don't KNOW don't comment please

Anonymous said...

El chapo is not the man that can bring peace to Mexico, it is el mayo. El mayo is not greedy he doesn't put out mantas take over territories and look for trouble. He has enough money and has respect for people's land. As long as you don't effect his business's he won't sick his dogs on you. He is a murderous bastard, but I hate the way el chapo gets cooled down like he's a savior, he is a snake greedy jealous mean demanding and arrogant. He's killed more men than zetas and cdg combined. Those Sierra Madres are full of clandestine graves mass graves. My grandpa and grandma own a meat market up there in Sinaloa I haven't been able to go for 8 months because they keep threatening my poor old grandpa with a pacemaker diabetes and a bum leg AND 5 stints throughout his body from high cholesterol that if he doesn't pay to them there going to kill one of my uncles everytime of the month it's due and it's almost half of what he takes home :( by orders of el chapo Guzman that's what they tell him. Fuck el chapo, he Is only scum and will soon die, may god never let him rest,

Anonymous said...

YUP!!! I guarantee you they wouldn't roll around in there dads silverado numbing beto quintillion once they cross the border, they'll use the pictures of there bullet ridden truck with there body all twisted like a pretzel hanging out of the door. If you live in the us you are not hard, it is easy to say you are when there's not .762 and .556 penetrator rounds flying at you from all directions and your dashboard is exploding in your face and glass flying everywhere. Even Lazca shit and pissed himself, it's not a game these guys do not think cheer leaders are cool. If you approached one of these guys kissing there ass you wouldn't make it out alive.

Anonymous said...

The thing I hate is being in my gun room / man cave, with my ak my multiple AR Variants, ammo boxes etc and knowing I will never have to use it and there's these helpless people falling like June bugs in October that desperately need these weapons and can't get them, I would gladly quit my job and go become a vigilante I would rather live one more week helping the helpless than till I'm 70 blogging about what I want to do.

Anonymous said...

"Compadre, are you new to this type of news, being Mexican""So please If you don't KNOW don't comment please"
You hear gunshots and you know it all and tell people not to comment because as a Mexican it is just yours to comment on.No-one else,s just yours.
Please can we have an opinion please?
Do you know how pathetic you sound"you find it offensive"well don't read it then.No-one asked you to.What a niña pequeña.Es asombroso still blazing
Mi amigo,,,Christero

Anonymous said...

6:11 AM
"by orders of el chapo Guzman that's what they tell him. Fuck el chapo, he Is only scum and will soon die, may god never let him rest"
Man,how angry does that make you?Whoever the rats are who are doing that,they deserve shallow graves.Extorting hardworking people who work long hours?Fuck i hope someone can help people like your family.Just want to work and live life with your family,but dogs like these with guns think their god almighty?All you cartel groupies should be ashamed.
Cuidate hermano

Anonymous said...

6:20 AM
"I would gladly quit my job and go become a vigilante I would rather live one more week helping the helpless than till I'm 70 blogging about what I want to do"
Killing folks,you got the fever brother,you got that fever.Is you ready to die,going out killing people?
I know its crazy,but some people are like that?
Ey man,chill and go holiday,save some dough and bail to somewhere far flung,it works im tellin you.
Recharge your soul from the bullshit and people.
Thats my theory by the way,i wouldn't know bout it.

Anonymous said...

Why do the call him chaputo,like being a puto is a bad thing

Anonymous said...

Terrorist Killed: 10,000/-.....Rambos Killed: None.....LMAO..Hollywood in Mexico according to 1:17PM punk.

Anonymous said...

Sinaloa nut huggers are getting touchy and angry.....hahaha.

Anonymous said...

@6:16am...dude,when u dead your muscles relax releasing your bodily fluids and shit...dont make up storys.

Anonymous said...

I really don't think Trevino is gonna last long EVERYBODY wants this guy! C.D.S , Sinaloa Cartel, Knights Templar, The Government....hell even some of the Zeta's have split and wanna fuck up his world!

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