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The Man who Turned on Lazca

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 |

From Classified SEDENA File
Borderland Beat Exclusive

By ACI - Borderland Beat
In 2010 Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano was in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. His movements were being traced through a currupted Nextel number. The only reason this is known is because of a man named Pedro Vazquez Torres ' el perro' or the dog. El Perro was part of Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano inner ring of security. It was said he rarely ever left Lazcano’s side but on the day of his death El Perro was absent. While the accounts of what occurred that day differ widely, the following is what is believed to be true.




On October 7, 2012, Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano was attending a soccer game in the town of Progreso, Coahuila. As Lazca was watching the game he had little clue as to what was taking place around him. A contingent of Mexican Marines moved in on Lazca’s location, surrounding the entire area.

The Mexican Government claimed someone had called in a tip about gunmen at a baseball game. This has been hard for many to believe. Some have speculated that perhaps he was set up by Z-40, another powerful leader of the group. While I cannot say for certain, I have confirmed what I believe is closest representation of the truth. Lazca was turned in by his inner ring of security, possibly with the green light from Los Zetas.

Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano was known to use several layers of security at any given moment. He was supposed to be alerted anytime anyone hostel was in the area. If the Military was moving anywhere in the state Lazcano should have gotten a phone call. The fact that Lazca was unaware of the military presence in the area suggests every layer of his security failed. He fell in a hail of bullets not far from the baseball field, shot by elements of the Mexican Miltary. He was killed with his lone body guard Mario Alberto Rodriguez Rodriguez.

There is very little information regarding Pedro Vazquez Torres. Most of the information presented in this story comes from a confidential file created by Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional or SEDENA. He became part of Mexico’s notorious Grupo Aeromóvil de Fuerzas Especiales (GAFE) in 1999. The GAFE is a branch of Mexico’s Special Armed Forces. Los Zetas were originally founded by a group of deserters who originated from GAFE. A Proceso article mentioned his name incorrectly but did state he also worked on communications for the group.

Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano continued to favor those who had been part of GAFE. Many druglords turn to highly experienced security professionals for protection. It is also not surprising that many of these professionals are ex-military. These security professionals generally serve as the inner ring of security, however have also tended to rise quickly within the criminal organizations.


Employing ex-GAFE member has been a long standing tradition within Los Zetas. It was Lazcano’s boss Osiel Cardenas of the Gulf Cartel who originally began the militarization of the Mexican Cartels. A move he made out of paranoia and fear for his own life. Within Los Zetas the practice of recruitment continues to this day, though not a prevalent as it has in the past. One particularly bold example of this was when Los Zetas hung banners recruiting anyone with military experience.

What is known:

SEDENA had a file on el Perro since at least 2010

In June of 2010 DEA had a working Nextel number for Lazca

In June 2010 Lazca was in San Louis Potosi, the DEA was aware of this

Lazca was killed in October 7, 2012 under suspicious circumstances

El Perro was not with Lazca when he died

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48 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

The plot thickens...... I swear is like a tele novela. But with narcos lol

Anonymous said...

Arm Chair- Bravo,outstanding story. It makes alot more sense than the original reports,which seemed shady due to his only having one bodyguard, who "ran away". (LOL). I would surmise that El Perro is in some awesome place, spending his 7 million dollar reward! Who knows, maybe the US added,free plastic surgery. SCUM TURNING AGAINST SCUM. Hope it continues. Thanks again, Texas Grandma. Peace to all innocents.

Anonymous said...

Lazca was a common thug, NOT a savvy and smart international drug trafficker.

Anonymous said...

Fuck lazcano. Z40 is next.

Anonymous said...

He's dead. Who cares? Do you miss him?

Anonymous said...

Faked his death to make MX look good for 2013?
Awsome Post

Anonymous said...

like i keep saying i know lazca is still alive there is no way the zetas got stronger with the death of lazca or inner fighting within los zetas there something real big happening here its just a matter of time before everyone sees it

Anonymous said...

Soccer game? Soccer field? It was a BASEBALL game.
I don't believe this interpretation of what went down... The military got damn lucky. So lucky they didn't even know who they had when they killed him until the body was taken. Why feed conspiracy theories? They go nowhere.

Anonymous said...

El Perro was not with Lazca when he died because It wasn't Lazca who was shot at that baseball game.

Anonymous said...

Lazcano was attending a soccer match?... all previous reports stated that it was a baseball game. "Currupted" is actually spelled "corrupted" Pay attention to details, pendejo! Spreading misinformation and bad spelling kill your credibility.

Anonymous said...

Wait to you have more information, only one line is new.

Also Osiel Cardenas was not paranoid, he actually had people trying to kill him.

Anonymous said...

Dea better pay this dog well

Anonymous said...

All the big bosses will fall by the hand of their most trusted people. Money changes and manipulates people mind

Anonymous said...

This article doesnt say much lol

Anonymous said...

This should be called The Man who MAYBE Turned on Lazca

Anonymous said...

it was a baseball game

Anonymous said...

Lazca was killed near a baseball field not a soccer field....

Anonymous said...

So your saying they had a phone number (which they can trace that phone by gps) since 2010? but never made a move on it just watched and listened to him for 2 years? And that he had the same phone for 2 years? Seems hard to beleive to me

Anonymous said...

Lets make the day that lazca died . Pedro day to celebrate

Anonymous said...

Why didn't they move sooner? Something might seem off . The field was a baseball diamond and why the hell didn't he be security conscious and ditch the damn phone.

Anonymous said...

Regardless of the circumstances behind his death, the whole incident looks funny! Lazca had been a "wanted" person for sometime and remained pretty elusive and it seemed Trevino (Z-40) was more in the "spotlight," than Lazca. Prior to his death, Lazca was pretty much in the shadows...I think it's unlikely that he was killed on a mere whim or chance of luck! But none of that really matters because he's history now and it's only a matter of time before the rest of the "drug lords" share the same fate!

Anonymous said...

A theory l have about Lazca's death was that he was led to believe in sense of security. He probably felt he was well hid in the town in which he was hiding, so that day he ventured out without a strong security detail. El verdugo let his guard down and he was set up. When tony tormenta was killed, his hitmen were all over the city setting up road blocks while he made an attempt to escape. Where was Z-3's alert? The fix was in.

Anonymous said...

That would be "kills your credibility" since you want to be the grammar police. And "currupted is actually spelled currupted"?? Its always funny when a idiot trys to correct you then makes more mistakes then he is correcting. Haha 9:04 you're dumb.

Anonymous said...

This should be called The Man who MAYBE Turned on Lazca
Agreed

Anonymous said...

ArmChairIntellect has posted a story and theory about Lazcano and what could have happened,i still don't believe the Marina just happened to run into Lazca in the middle of no-where,,point is,what the fuck is the score with all the hostility to a dude who posts story's on BB for everyone to read?No wonder they get pissed off with all you experts whining all the time"Lazca was killed near a baseball field not a soccer field"ye,ye,ye,and what?Any spelling mistakes, punctuation mistakes,to point out?

Anonymous said...

There is a world of difference between: Turning ON Lazca and Turning IN Lazca.

Anonymous said...

god you people are stupid how many drug lords cartel leaders #1 has ever been killed and busted later, none

Anonymous said...

the whole story behind Z-3's death is just strange, first reports was the marines were tipped off by someone at the baseball game,now we get this... some people believe he is still alive...one things for certain i doubt highly it was Z-40 that turned him in......they were too close.

Anonymous said...

lfmao x 90000000000000

Anonymous said...

The Nextel phone was given to him by one of his top inner security back in early 2011 , but they were lazy the phone was not encrypted like his other phones and this particular phone was only.used by lazca when.he is in Mx. The number was used to dial out to lazca on several occasions when he was in Guatemala and Honduras. The Army stumbling upon his presence is horse shit , he was forced back to Mexico.after his top Honduras and Guatemala guuys were busted and the heat was mounting forcing him to hide back.in Mexico...


el Patrick Swayze 28.7

Guerrero said...

Lol we dont feed you maruchan lmao

Anonymous said...

it could have been that he was watching a game of futbol but realised what was happening
and ran to the baseball field were they got
the clear shot and thus lascano got what
was comeing to him.
el perro is probably 40s security now
40 most likely set him up
probably cuse lasca didnt like that 40 and
el Talivan were fighting eachother. so 40
probably told perro ill pay you more than lascano. and what are the odds the the
other big z a.k.a el talivan was arrested
zetas betray just like chapo and his sinaloa.
-AL QUDS

Anonymous said...

con dinero baila el perro.
With money the dog dances.

Anonymous said...

The Feds had a working phone#??

Lazcano was a targeted assassination buy the U.S. Central Intellegece Angecy, utilizing another intelligence scheme that they employ with countrys with " no foreign military " domestic policys.

His training by our military underscored to our Government the importance of eliminating HIM.
He was the closest thing this hemisphere has witnessed to Col. Kurtz ( a fictional "insane" Special Forces Commander who leads a rouge band of Green Berets and Cambodians in reeking sadistic havoc on there enemy) Only this time, reality outshines Hollywood in the fact that Lazca y verdad.

His Tier 1 Special Operations Training in Communications, Weapons, Urban Warfare, Evasion - not only by the U.S., but also Isreali Special Forces, coupled with a Colombian Connect....

Within two years, he went from a Mercenary, to ORGANIZING & FACILITATING the most viscous scourge in Mexico's History.

The means will always constitute the end.

He fucked up pulling this shit so close the U.S. Border, and making enemys of the world's coldest Sicarios; U.S. / Israeli Special Forces.


Anonymous said...

There has been as many as there have been Elvis concerts since 1977.

Anonymous said...

i doubt he was betrayed or a planned kill by the mexican government by the simple fact that his body was not protected after death and was easily taken the government would of splashed his corps all over tv as a proof of mexicos governments victory on their so called war on drugs they even would of made a video of it if they new it was him they killed but they didnt know simple fact they proberly do have inside moles yeah but this kill was a simple gun pull over that led to lazcas death and know mexico are trying to make out they have all this info and intelligence bs to me..

Anonymous said...

Pablo Escobar!

Anonymous said...

@11:26pm i agree....except,why was he not warned that the marines were coming his way? someone double crossed him or he faked his death, and i dont think 40 would of set him up,40 was already 2nd in command.....Z-50?

Anonymous said...

Well this is what happens when you build an empire based on junkie lowlives and dishonest thieves, eventually they will betray you no matter how safe or feared you feel, it will happen. I think Z40 had a lot to do with it as he wanted to be the main man.

He died pretty young but he did it to himself by damning this part of the world with his bastard Zeta's. I Hope those bullets hurt like hell!!

Anonymous said...

8:28 pm. Thanks for your input regarding the U.S. involment in México. All the cartel cheerleaders appear to believe the U.S.is not there. When you make it to "THE MOST WANTED LIST", it's dead or alive time.With all the Special Forces troops, the C.I.A., the D.E.A. and drones down there, it's crazy to believe otherwise. Between México and the U.S. we got most of the 37 most wanted. Texas Grandma. Peace.

Anonymous said...

12:13 I second everything you say!!

Anonymous said...

So after all the fuss the government made about digging up Lazca's parents, I heard they couldn't confirm anything either way with the DNA sample -anybody know anymore on that?

Anonymous said...

I have two points of view about Lazca's death. On the one hand I can't believe that the marines accodentially came across him at the game; but on the other hand, I can't believe they would intentionally let his body be stolen. So many odd things and that is what is fuelling the conspiracy theories. At least we can all hope he really is dead!

Anonymous said...

Nah the US doesnt care about Mexico as much as you think. Israeli spec forces?? Lol!

Anonymous said...

@Feb 26, 8:20 pm

You can't prove your conclusion...

SerenataAlterada said...

Can't wait for chapo to end up like this!

Anonymous said...

That is a SEMAR archive, not SEDENA

Anonymous said...

"El Perro was not with Lazca when he died because It wasn't Lazca who was shot at that baseball game." lol thats true.

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