Saturday, September 7, 2013

Armed suspects torch 30 homes in Choix, Sinaloa


By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

Two men were killed and as many as 30 homes have been torched by armed suspects in Sinaloa state Wednesday, according to several Mexican news accounts.

AN APRO wire dispatch published on the website of El Diario de Coahuila news daily said that homes in Choix municipality, specifically in ejido El Corral Quemado were attacked by an unknown number of local gunmen, said by Sinaloa state authorities to be members of local organized crime groups.

A separate account published on the website of Milenio news daily said that a total of 14 homes, all of them abandoned, were destroyed by fire set by local criminals.  The homes had been abandoned in reaction of threats by organized crime groups in the area, or were unoccupied as residents went to work in the fields.  Some residents were out tending to livestock when they watched their homes destroyed first by small arms fire then by deliberately being set afire.

A separate news report posted on the website of El Debate news daily said that the number of residences destroyed was 15.  However, a police source quoted by the newspaper said that 13 homes were torched and two vehicles were destroyed by fire.

At least one unarmed civilian, a farmer was shot to death in Choix municipality, according to another news report posted on El Debate.

José Juan Berrelleza Renteria, 20, was shot by armed suspects Wednesday while on his way to begin work in the fields.

Armed suspects traveling in the area aboard vehicle have been attacking civilians from the east, or Chihuahua side of Choix municipality.  The armed suspects who killed Berrelleza Renteria drove on the the villages Saucillo and Las Punta, firing into homes in which women and children has taken refuge.  The news report did not say if anyone was hurt in the subsequent incident.

Yet another news account in El Debate said that Mexican Army units near Urique in far western Chihuahua had exchanged gunfire with armed suspects, who were presumably moving into Chihuahua state from Choix. One unidentified armed suspect was killed by army counterfire.    The article does not specify a date, but the news report was posted early Saturday morning meaning the incident possibly took place some time on Friday.

Thursday, a total of 13 security patrols were dispatched to the area to including 50 Sinaloa state police agents, presumably mixed federal and Sinaloa state elements.  If those patrols penetrated into Choix, attempts by armed suspects to filter back into Chihuahua would explain Mexican Army units fighting them in Urique.

Photographs posted on El Debate would indicate that Mexican Army units are included in those patrols.

Choix municipality was the focal point of some of the worst intergang fighting between groups sympathetic to the Sinaloa cartel, and groups aligned with the Beltran-Leyva Organization, including Los Zetas and Juarez Cartels in the summer of 2012.  At that time, Choix was considered to be Beltran-Leyva territory, but now the area is in some dispute.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com. He can be reached at grurkka@gmail.com. His latest work of non-fiction, The Wounded Eagle: Volume 2 went on sale September 1st at Amazon.com and Smashwords.com.

34 comments:

  1. So these pussy cartels dispute a territory ,and instead of fighting each other , they attack farmers.Real brave.Wouldnt want to attack someone who could fight back.

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    1. Mayo zambada himself said he was just a "farmer".

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    2. Dude alot of these farmers grow weed and poppy so don't automatically assume they're are poor old farmers and or all drug harvesting.

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  2. "Ya chapo para de mandar gente ya vez como te fue" CDS cant take Mazatlán and southern Sinaloa much less northern Sinaloa. El siguente en caer va ser el Macho Prieto..brinkenle bola de puñal es!!!!!

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    1. Because they focus on border crossings like Juarez and Tijuana. Ever heard of those and who controls them? Much more important than extorting vendors in Mazatlan, pinche pocho.

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    2. And the rest of the world,,,, Europe, Asia, Australia etc.

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  3. CDS cleaning the northern sinaloa supporter of BLO

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  4. Wat group is doing this??

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  5. just came back from trip to alamos area. amazing so close to choix yet so quiet in alamos. cds territory?

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  6. Reports out of Sinaloa indicate that CDS is trying to finish of BLO or at least weaken them even further from its strongholds in Northeastern Sinaloa. Portillo Gil CDS cell out of Chihuahua is carrying out most of those attacks in the Choix region.

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  7. These farmers traditionally work for Beltran?
    They aint getting much protection either way,as the top poster say's,this is some lame shit firing into homes were their may be women and children,that is fucked up when you could be killing your women and babies?So if this is a CDS cell what the fuck are they firing into homes for?Go looking for the opposite crews?You know,the way Isidro/Mazatlecos capped all them heroes from Antrax,dont shoot unarmed farmers and into homes for fucks sake.CDS who never hurt innocents?Sounds like snide Z shit.Then again,its anything goes time now?

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  8. to all you american ciber narcos,this attack was against cds,blo and la line continue killing anyone who works for cds,Renteria was cds,so to all of you who think chapo is cleaning the north of sinaloa...yeah rightmchapo cant even keep culiacan straight...facts speak for themselves...

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  9. So much for chapo dont do shit like that.all them loser cartels do it!! No respect for anything or anybody!!

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  10. Blo hahah sounds like a sandwich ! They are done hey chapo can u kill all these fuckers so I can enjoy my drugs guilt free

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  11. Its the cds with this pinche bullahit.. Jotos burning poor ranchers houses. Do.t belive corridos chapo es u. Pero saludos desde paso de juarez sinaloa

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  12. Chapo is getting weaker everyday

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  13. Talk about cruel irony, the translation for "El Corral Quemado" is "The Burned Corral".

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  14. Hey bunch of crack heads , the people of El Dos
    Letras is going to take care of this shit .
    El Dos Letras is very mad !

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  15. Chapo will never get caught but Chapo will for sure be kill this year do you what would happen if he open his mouth about the Mexican & the American government working by his side. Why do you think Obama didn't want to capture him when the DEA had a chance

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  16. chapo y azul enviaron un montón de asesinos a sueldo en camiones a choix que nos están diciendo .

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  17. To sep 7 1:39 Mexican ciber (cyber) narco so ur real proud of the blo and la linea doing this shooting at kids and women whoever did this proves there strength in hunting fish in a barrel with TNT peace loks

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    1. I live 30 mins from there let me tell u.its cds. Pinches peros trust me thay come to my town with there pinche corridis so loud n there head so high I hate them thay think thay own everything and everyone. Thay think chapo is a gid and there bullet proof... Please usa quit sleeping with chapo and kill him

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    2. @10:29a.m believe me alot of us u.s citizens want him and all the others gone too! Our gvt doesnt always tell the truth here either believe me but alot of us here dont use drugs and are SICK of this shit going on!!! God bless the innocent ppl everywhere!

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  18. I get pissed when I read this stuff I wish Mexicans would rise up and stop this and revolt against there government and fight for the right to be free you can't call o66 cause no one es coming to help or the police or miltary are a bunch pussies

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  19. Never ends,never mind the innocent people who may have been hurt.
    We get the Mexican cheerleaders talkin shit about pochos and Americans?

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  20. People blaming Chapo haha the people that they're killing are how Chapo was when he was a child and Chapo respects them

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    1. Otro pendejo manguera. You think chapo guzman is the only one who grew up a poor farmer? There are many warlords just like him that dont have dozens of fake corridos and have kore balls like the gonzales bros in north sinaloa who kill cds people left and right. The new article just cameout saying its cds carrying the attacks on those farmers cds is known to do shit like this to innocent people to heat up plaza and get help from the army you idiot

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    2. chapo is not widely known for shooting up innocents or poor farmers,using these terrorist tactics,is more the zetas fingerprint,right next to charging piso to the eloteros,when they own the plaza,cheap goes to cheap,not to chapo...

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  21. for admin eyes: http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node/32789?c=border_security
    G4S lands contract worth nearly a quarter-billion dollars to provide transportation and guard services along Southwest border
    Wed, 2013-08-28 04:43 PM
    By: Jacob Goodwin

    CBP has decided to stick with G4S, the company currently providing detainee transportation, medical escort services and security guard services along the Southwest border, with a new contract for similar ongoing services worth more than $234 million.

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  22. Cds getting slaughtered everytime they leave culiacan

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  23. "G4S lands contract worth nearly a quarter-billion dollars to provide transportation and guard services along Southwest border"

    Talk about under the table deals and awarding contracts?Is this because G4S do such a great job at whatever is awarded them?The money the board members and executives must be making is mind boggling.Having said that,private security personnel themselves are grossly undervalued.

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  24. Just wait till these sinoloa snitcholoa fuckers start coming over here running from the WAR. I going say now GOD have mercy on your soul. Cause if I catch you........war crime criminal. Ill bash your fucken face in.

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  25. Fuck sitcholoa one by one you'll pay...........

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