Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

The Resurrection of the BLO and CDG.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 |

Borderland Beat

Two of the biggest drug cartel believed to be on the brink of extinction, the Beltran Leyva and the Gulf Cartel, have shown signs of life in various regions of Mexico for so far this year.

Independent analysts from law enforcement agencies consulted by InSight Crime concluded that two Mexican drug cartels than were previously thought to be weakening due to internal infighting, pressure from Mexican authorities and constant attacks from rival cartels actually seem to be regaining strength.

The Gulf cartel (CDG) and the Beltran Leyva organization (BLO) have recently reappeared in various parts of the Mexico, including the corridors in the northeast and western Mexico, strategically valuable regions for the production and trafficking of drugs.


Video from the archives.

The CDG
After years of a bloody war with Los Zetas, the Gulf Cartel recently took control of most of the industrial center of Monterrey, which had been under the rule of the Zetas since around 2010, around the time when they were separated from CDG and both cartels began a battle throughout the Northeast.

Intelligence analysts of the Mexican government, as well as independent agencies that provide crime monitoring service such as Southern Pulse have establish that at least three quarters of the metropolitan area of Monterrey - which includes the municipalities of Apodaca, Garcia, General Escobedo, Guadalupe, Juarez, Monterrey, San Nicolas de los Garza, San Pedro Garza Garcia, Santa Catarina and Santiago - are currently under the control of the Gulf Cartel.

The resurgence of the Gulf Cartel is even more surprising when one considers the arrest of their main leader, Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez, alias "El Coss." Security analysts consulted by InSight Crime speculated that this resurgence of the CDG in Monterrey can also be the cause of the deterioration of Los Zetas, who lost its leader, Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, “El Lazca and who have been victims of intense infighting in recent months.


Video from the archives.

The BLO
According to experts the Beltran Leyva Organization (BLO) an ally of Los Zetas were also thought to be wiped out, but have recently made a presence in other parts of the country by challenging their former boss, the Sinaloa Cartel.

Since December of 2009 experts began to speculate that the organization of the Beltran Leyva were destined to fade away after the death of their leader Arturo Beltran Leyva, alias the "Jefe de Jefes" or "El Barbas," and following the arrest of other leaders like Sergio Villarreal, alias "El Grande" and Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "La Barbie."

The final blow for the BLO was said to come during the alleged death of Adolfo Jauregui Felipe Meza, alias "El Paletero", a lieutenant of the cell "Sinaloa Sonora," where Beltran Leyva and Los Zetas were steadily recovering their territory.

With the repeated blows that the Beltran Leyva cartel have managed to give to the Sinaloa cartel in their own turf in the state of Sinaloa, the emergence of a new stronghold tied to its national alliance with Los Zetas and the Juarez cartel, appears to have allowed the Beltran Leyva cartel to become what once made them one of the most feared cartels in Mexico.

The Beltran Leyva also seems to be gaining on the legal front as well. The case against five senior retired military officers, who were allegedly part of their structure, is falling apart, this according to a judge of the Attorney General's Office.

Perhaps most important, one of its main leaders, the infamous Alfredo Beltran Leyva, alias "El Mochomo" has not yet been extradited to the United States and, according to some, continues to run the organization from his prison.

Source: Mexico Rojo

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Anonymous said...

Funny how the sicario's point there rifles at the z-piggy's...CDG has made a resurgence and taken most of Monterrey,hope they keep away from the innocent there unlike in Reynosa.
Will they ever be like they were when Osiel was around.....probably not.
Does anyone know whats happening in Nuevo Laredo? pretty quiet till yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Los Beltran Leyva, el cartel de Juarez y los Zetas le van a dar en la madre al Chapo Guzman

Anonymous said...

Mochomo and CDS are allies again. Mochomo's son witch happens to be Chapos nephew is running things in guadalajara.

Anonymous said...

You chop one head off and 5 more apear that instant

Anonymous said...

We knew that at one time the Beltran Leyva's were one and one with CDS power and influence. Those who argue to differ have not been following the drug war as long as most of us since pre-2006.
Yes, I am talking about right before Arturo decided to split with Chapo, Mayo and El Azul and align himself with the Zetas. When the Federation was united and strong the BLO's argueably had the most plazas in Mexico and were moving just as much weight as any cartel boss. Now when Mochomo goes down, a bloody war starts and that was the begining of some of the downfall for the BLO organization. They lose plazas, luetenants, seizures etc etc. Arturo goes in a bloody rampage and aligns himself with Lazca for foot soldiers mainly because they seemed to have an abundance. Lazca takes the proposition because now Lazca has a very wealthy ally with a big time coke connection in South America. Arturo gets killed, Indio goes down, Barbie cuts a deal and Hector takes over and admist all of the war he has managed to still evade himself from the authorities. With Chapito Isidro causing havoc in parts of Sonora and Sinaloa and still having some influence in parts of Mexico it was hard to ride them off.
What will really be interesting is when Mochomo gets released. Will he take the thrown and keep the Mochemera going strong? From what I have read he is loyal to his brother but how has he felt about the BLO aligning himself to the Z's and knowing the havoc they have created in Sinaloa and parts of Sonora. The Leyva brothers have always been a very intruiging group of criminals which arguebly have enough $$ to still be a presence in the narco game.

Anonymous said...

It sure leave you with a feel that the trends with Sinaloa have changed. They are very strong in Central and South America and are much more international with US trade being much less important and the actual drug trade in Mexico isn't either. Maybe the substandard quality marijuana, and the medium grade heroin is not worth the cost to protect when your eye is on high quality and the international market. This would leave their local plaza bosses at risk with Juarez, BLO, Zetas and Golfo. It may be a blessing in disquise for a peaceful Mexico in the next 2 years. I sure hope so.

Anonymous said...

El mochomo made peace with el senor de la montana and also tito beltran is more on chapo's side than hectors.

Anonymous said...

Damn Arturo got knocked the FUNK out.
C.D.G You guys know y'all still allies with ZboyZ
c.d.g soldiers act like ZboyZ to get close to them
To know who's who.ZboyZ do the same to them.
Cartels are guna bring the battle to the USA.
Just watch. All those who say no were not
Because there's to much money involved.
Just think.what is the reason why there
is to many shootings in the USA
Gangs ,Drugs, MONEY.
90% OF SHOOTINGS are because of
Street gang beef.drugs deals gone wrong.
Last but not least. MONEY.
+MOST shootings are by hand guns
Gang members choice lil throw away
Most street gangs are connected to
Cartels.thus conclusion we should go to war with
Cartels because they don't respect any thing any
More.
Al-Qudus


Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Cdg is only still strong due to its alliance with the chapos..cds keeps stepping into different counties and will be on damn near all before its said and done..

Anonymous said...

where is mochomo hemd up??

Anonymous said...

@9:41 nice post you sum it up well. I haven't heard any real hard dates for when Mochomo and TJ get released. Anyone know?

Anonymous said...

Punk Ass chapo will never let it go. the B.L.O. shot his son in culican.Too much bad blood on both sides. el Mochomo has his reasons too like the death of arturo and he knows he can take it to chapo. Or he will come out a worn down weary convict.

Anonymous said...

"tito beltran is more on chapo's side than hectors"
Alfredito,is supposed to be a factor in the running of things,i wonder where he stands with the Isidro clan and what they getting up to,they are all connected and do business,even when they are not aligned anymore,as with Nunez/Meza,still working both sides of the fence apparently,family clans and traditions are interwoven as with MZ and JGL,even they dont always see eye to eye,but they clever enough to realize that apart they are weaker,can it get complicated?

Anonymous said...

Your right but u allie yourself with the next only survive when your not born with the silver spoon n racist america..... Im crip and i take stealing....raping.....n messing with elderly and kids as a death sentence...the violence wont stop until the world is fare to all ...but i dont feel like i live.in the land of the free everything in america is based off a lie....dont get scared now its coming to war sorry for u but ive chosen my side

Anonymous said...

Mochomo will make peace with chapo. He knew that when he got caught it was part of the game. Chapo has taken care of son. Arturo got over his head.

"lito said...

i believe it..Monterrey is a lot more peaceful these days

Anonymous said...

Also chapos, mayos, beltranez, and even zetas aren't allowed to touch tito by orders of el mochomo. Tito's mom is el chapo's sister, so he's in there deep. That's why they call him el de las dos banderas aka two sides.

Anonymous said...

Saltiel Beltran, Mochomos son was picked up in Culiacan and never seen again...he is presumed dead ..Mochomo is gonna get out and smack the shi out of Chapo and Mayo or die trying like Don Arturo.

Alfredito Beltran Guzman Mochomos other son ..has nothing to do with it he works independent for himself.
Chapo Isidro was left in charge of Northern and Southern Sinaloa by orders of Mochomo, eventhough Hector Beltran Leyva tells him what to do, , and supports him $$$$.

Anonymous said...

CDS have had there time......they fkd everything, so they should be wiped out.

Anonymous said...

Tito gave up el puma to the cds when he killed el hijo del animal

Anonymous said...

there's a peace treaty between mochomo and chapo already.mochomo knew his brother Arturo had fucked up.that's why tito/alfredito beltran gave up puma,to show their loyalty to the cds. but nonetheless,when mochomo gets out,he's gonna have his own cartel.

Anonymous said...

Arturo beltran!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Finally somebody knows what they arebtalking about

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