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Acuña Heats Up as 10 killed in 2 Days, Another .50 Cal at the Scene

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 |

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat


Acuña:  a conflict on Monday resulted in a shootout between elements of GATES (State of Coahuila Special Forces) and “gunmen”.   The clash began at 3:20 PM on the street “15” and “Dos de Abril” in the colony Garmez Sumara, reports the Attorney Genral of Justice of the State.
According to his report, the elements were on patrol when as the approached the Street “15” they found themselves under gun attack by four gunmen aboard a red Ford Explorer.
The gunmen were on the losing end of the battle which resulted in all four of their deaths.
Confiscated in the aftermath were the vehicle, bearing Texas plates, and three AK47 aka Cuerno de Chivo (goat horn)

Today at around 10:30 AM commenced a second deadly confrontation.  Reports from the ground indicated that  as my source travelled from Combugas to Soriana, soldiers  were advancing towards the Macroplaza. 
 
As the source came to Jose Las Fuentes Rodriguez and  libramiento Emilio Mendoza he saw the soldiers once again heading north on Fuentes Rodriguez with guns positioned and lights flashing heading towards the fairgrounds.  He managed to get a couple of photos (see left).
 
He later emails me to advise that in the aftermath the body count was six.  All the dead were gunmen with no reported police causalities.   Subsequent information is all over the place with numbers of deaths, I will keep you posted. 

As of 5:30PM the conflicts continue.  Notable was a new PGJE report that at the scene not only were the AK-47s confiscated, but a .50 Cal Barrett.  A .50 Cal weapon was used to execute the state police chief of Nuevo Leon a week ago, and was the first confirmed use of a .50 caliber. 
 
Acuña, Coahuila is but an international bridge apart from Del Rio, Texas.  It is the site of the execution of Eduardo “Lalo” Moreira last October on the orders of Miguel Trevino leader of the Zetas. 
Lalo was the son of the former governor and National PRI Chairman Humberto Moreira.  The sitting governor of Coahuila is Humberto’s brother, Ruben.  The once close brothers have suffered a severe relationship split and Humberto makes it no secret he harbors blame for the execution of his son, and places that blame on Ruben’s shoulders.
The killing was retaliation for the death of Trevino’s nephew’s killing by GATES elements, assumedly an eye for an eye, a nephew for a nephew.
In the months prior to the killing of Lalo, and since then, Acuña has been tense and heated.  Many reports of killings and kidnappings have been reported by people on the ground, many that do not manage to find their way to publications.

I wrote a post about the night Lalo was killed.  A killing that involved the police chief, supervisor and other police. 
 That on the night of the murder four bodies were thrown on the Bravo side of the Rio Grande but one victim was not dead. 
He managed to reach the Del Rio side and picked up by US Border Patrol, taken for medical care, transferred to GEO and deported, over a few weeks. 
There was a small reference to the incident in the Del Rio Herald, but not one publication in Mexico ran the story.  Many incidents of murder go unreported.
 
I have reason to believe the person that survived the Bravo toss  was Victor Sifuentes, the police supervisor who “found the body”. 

He was listed as one of the wanted people suspected of the murder.  

A reliable source in Del Rio, confirmed to me, that the man in the river was Sifuentes, based on a first person identification and photo match.
After the deportation of the "man in Rio Bravo", Sifuentes was soon captured in Monclova.

Since the Zeta/CDG split, Acuña has been controlled by Los Zetas, with occasional strikes by CDG.  However for a town along the frontera it has been relatively quiet.  A game changer is two fold, one is the alliance between CDG and CDS.  CDS has wanted the NE and the alliance gave way to that possibility, a foot in the door so to speak. 

With CDS, CDG has gained strength for the time being, though once CDS acquires the target territory they desire look to the alliance to break as CDS will want complete control.  That assumes Zetas are defeated. 

The other element is the relationship between Zetas and the state government.  Widely spoken about was the working relationship between the governorship of Humberto and Zetas, a relationship that appeared to fracture as the "new" Moreira Governor stepped into office.  That was highlighted in the Lalo Moreira murder. 

Thank you to TexPatNMex for the on the ground reporting...... 
 
Woman Arrested in Eagle Pass Changed with Trafficking AK47's
Acuña, Coahuila. - The Border Patrol Del Rio Sector reported the seizure made ​​on the bridge of Eagle Pass, Texas,(adjacent to Piedras Negras,  fourteen AK 47 assault rifles, known as the "goat horn".  A Texas woman 52 years of age was arrested carrying the weapons in a hidden compartment of the pickup truck she was driving.
The report issued did not give an exact date of the arrest, but indicated there was a delay as the investigation proceeded.  The report was published today in Mexican newspapers.  No name was given, and the crime was handled with unusual secrecy. 
She was driving a Ford150, and chose an untimely day and time attempting to cross, as  customs and border patrol were in a joint operation in the inspection of vehicles, which resulted in the discovery of her clandestine cargo destined for Piedras Negras, Coahuila.
She was arrested and is being detained in the Val Verde County Detention Center awaiting prosecution for weapons trafficking with the intent to traffic them out of the country.

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Anonymous said...

time sensitive material. krgv to air a border drug war special at ten central.
"Missing in Mexico"
it will be available for viewing on the website after it is aired at ten p.m. on 2-27-13

Anonymous said...

Heating up the plaza! What I want to know is are the dead gunmen Zetas or Golfos? Which side is GATES on?

texpatnmx said...

The dead were zetas

Anonymous said...

http://www.oem.com.mx/elsoldelbajio/notas/n2893394.htm

Anonymous said...

RIP ZETAS, May Santa Muerte be with you

Anonymous said...

These crash test dummies never cease to amaze me. Not so tough when their intended victims are just as well armed as them. Alot harder to accomplish their killings when guns are being pointed back at them.

Anonymous said...

I hope they keep stacking up the dead zetas in mass piles they hide then come back stone after military leaves

Anonymous said...

10 down 50000 more to go

Anonymous said...

I hate to admit it.but i want them zetas dead.anybody who joins them willingly is a traitor and enimy to mexico.i hear over here in nuevo laredo they are kiddnaping kids and trying to force them to join.

Anonymous said...

atleast they have a fkn go,they see this fully armoured"gates"personnel carrier...and they still have crack at them...time and time again the zetas fight till the death on there turf,im not a cheerleader,just have respect for those who fight to the death...is all.

Anonymous said...

http://www.oem.com.mx/elsoldelbajio/notas/n2894648.htm

Anonymous said...

THE MOST POWERFUL CARTEL OF THEM ALL HAS JUST 3 LETTERS. IT'S CALLED EL PRI.

Anonymous said...

So Sifuentes was fished out of the rio Grande,WAS he interrigated?Questioned? There appeares to be NO Coordination,No nothing between US Fed and Mexico?Where is the info on who ,why,how on the killing of LALO. They sent him back to Mexico to be killed,so what,but where did the Intel go??

Chivis said...

PGJE just announced the weapons the gunmen had were 2 ak47 and .50 cal berret

Anonymous said...

Did they get to fire the .50 or the azzhole couldn't even find the trigger.

Anonymous said...

AMEN TO THAT.all law abiding mexican citizens need to be armed like that.im not saying it would stop it but it would slow it way the hell down when they get shot at their damn selves

Anonymous said...

I have NO damn respect for no one that kills women and children and innocent people.if they wanna sell dope so be it but they need to stop killing people that have nothing to do with it or that dont want to join them.that is as sorry ass as they come

Anonymous said...

Orale no pos ta bueno takuache, get ur foot of the gas homeboy

Anonymous said...

They wouldnt be dying if they wernt extorting the public.everybody hates them.so they ratt them out at every corner.

Anonymous said...

Anybody have any names of the dead?????

Anonymous said...

The Gulf Cartel is as much an institution in the northeast of Mexico as the PRI's power in the government. Maybe that has something to do with el Cartel del Golfo's all of a sudden not so coincidental re-emergence in its fight for territory. I read somewhere that they are even trying establish presence in el D.F.

Chivis said...

To the reader who doubts the story. The one in the US. who goes to PN twice a month so therefore knows all. Rather laughable.

You gave no specifics. But if it is about the bodies in Bravo I will not do your research for you, if you do not speak English well then have someone look for the DR Herald article, I would do it but why? Someone so rude deserves nothing from anyone at BB. The remainder of the story is now out there. When I wrote this in the afternoon not even Coahuila papers had it.

Chivis said...

Readers:

Acuna had a busy day. Later in the afternoon a Tx woman was caught at the bridge attempting to cross ak47s....I will post that in a minute.

Chivis said...

sorry it was eagle pass/PN in the del rio sector

Anonymous said...

chivis don't give a fuck what haters say. We know your value, and I could not find anything on Acuna, yours was the only story out there except a couple of tweets. Obviously you had people on the ground. haters are always propelled by envy.

Anonymous said...

Puro porvenir rifa los zetas

Anonymous said...

sup chivis what ever happened to El cartel de jalisco?? any updates

Anonymous said...

Zetas will be done in a year.

Anonymous said...

whats nectar lima? who are they?

Anonymous said...

6 letters USA gov...

Anonymous said...

Osvaldo sonora Castillo was one of the name of one

Anonymous said...

Pa pendejo no se estudia

Anonymous said...

Nectar the n is for Nuevo
Lima the L is for Laredo

Anonymous said...

Nectar Lima is military jargon for Nuevo Laredo.

Gamedog

Anonymous said...

You promise???... I sure hope so .

Anonymous said...

@ chivis is it true andrades are no longer in acuna im sure but havent seen them around lately and people keep telling me they skip tound

Anonymous said...

"Maybe that has something to do with el Cartel del Golfo's all of a sudden not so coincidental re-emergence in its fight for territory"
They got some backing all right,in deep,also the Taliban Z,CDS,and a few others,one minute they losing ground,and now seem to be making a big comeback,Coahuila was Z home-ground,remember the mantas about CDG being allowed in by authorities?Killing Lalo had to be a big mistake,also right after that Lazca went down,coincidence?Who knows?

Anonymous said...

You people don't even know the military phonetic alphabet. Nectar Lima; yeah right. Thanks. Yours very truly 11B2PV.

Anonymous said...

"You people don't even know the military phonetic alphabet. Nectar Lima; yeah right"
I dont know about army shit,but Nectar Lima is what they are saying it is,specially among ZetaZ,Commandante Yufin NL ?

Anonymous said...

We're pretty much winning. Last year or when former president felipe calderon was in chair. We won but we were losing. The reason is that he pretty much didnt do great the situation. Well he did take down the druglords but it wasnt enough. While arm forces were busy with that. The enemy invade everything in mexico. Well some in mexico. But great status. While those cartels are killed or jailed. Peace is at service. Orrahh!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

an example of people of GTO not taking shit anymore. this is happening more often. glad to see we are trying to take the power back. This is the mood in Mexico nowadays and it's gaining momentum. Shout out to my brothers and sisters fighting the good fight in Guerrero, and Michoacan, and Tamaulipas, and Chihuahua. We are but leaves on a branch on a trunk with deep roots. we must let our flowers bloom and not allow our fruits to rot.
http://www.oem.com.mx/elsoldelbajio/notas/n2894667.htm

Anonymous said...

Acuna puro zetas comandante zanzon

Anonymous said...

Los gates andan asustados por el comandante zanzon col 28

Anonymous said...

40s convoy was shot at by local police today in acuna. 40 is bieng hunted vicously even by z.

Anonymous said...

You respect people that attack armoured vehicles? These guys were obviously idiot's and now their dead idiots. Find someone with so sense to admire.

Anonymous said...

"40s convoy was shot at by local police today in acuna. 40 is bieng hunted vicously even by z"
How do you know he was in there?And are the Z with CDG/CD?or ex Talibs an the rest of the ex Z,Blood Z etc

Chivis said...

I heard the thing about Z40 several times yesterday, and for sure something is happening in PN and perhaps Acuna. But it is illogical to me that 40 himself would be there. that said it is the SANGRE ZETA that have barreled into the area looking to take over routes from Z40s zetas. remember Taliban is the sangre group. and they are super aggressive.

yesterday there were signs of a big capture in PN...however with the non transparency I was up late searching and found no word from federal agencies. a suspicious plane circled PN for hours, reports that military shootings from helicopter occurred. and double the mobilization from the military into torreon all the way to the NE border of Coahuila. ditto for the bad guys.

if you have info...photos links whatever...please email me, or whatever we appreciate the way our readers are so interactive, we could not be on top of things without you.

Anonymous said...

Hey Chivis,where would be the safest spot for 40 to be then?

Anonymous said...

The post said MILITARY JARGON, now you said you don't know shit about military.

Anonymous said...

March 1, 2013 at 7:13 PM
"The post said MILITARY JARGON, now you said you don't know shit about military"
Huh,what?

Anonymous said...

Los Gates andan contentos por que se lo van a enchorizar. La zanzona anda toda culiada.

Anonymous said...

Si como no mientras la hermana del jefe zetilla vive con un golfo en Houston, Tx.

Anonymous said...

Dead

Anonymous said...

March 2, 2013 at 10:51 AM
"Si como no mientras la hermana del jefe zetilla vive con un golfo en Houston, Tx"
C,mon dude,you talkin about the sis of cuarenta with a golfo/z?No body know shit here,so its all good if you wanna put shit straight,we all fuckin gringos,who need help from Mex bros,anyway,stay down dude

Anonymous said...

que chingaos es donde este desmadre

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