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Threatened by Chapo: former Nuevo Laredo mayor Benjamín Galván kidnapped

Saturday, March 1, 2014 |

Chivis Martínez for Borderland Beat

Saturday March 1st update: Galván was found near his home, reportedly decapitated, the person kidnapped with him is said to have met the same fate. In my opinion it makes no sense that this was the work of Chapo, I am guessing it is a political killing. 

Benjamín Galván Gómez, a former mayor of Nuevo Laredo in the period 2011 - 2013, disappeared on Thursday, along with another person.
His family reported that the former mayor was last seen in his office, with plans to travel  across the border into Texas.
 
As  Galván approached his car with a friend to go to the city of Laredo, Texas, both were intercepted by armed men forced out of their vehicle and into another.
The former mayor was threatened by a group working for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who accused Galván of protecting Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, alias "Z40".
In  April 17, 2012, CDG Sinaloa gunmen executed 14 alleged members of  "Los Zetas" who were abandoned in front of the mayor office at city hall of Nuevo Laredo.
The bodies were left in 10 black bags inside a van parked on the side of City Hall. In the vehicle they left a "narco manta" signed by "El Chapo" threatening the mayor  and his police chief.
 
Subsequently, two car bombs were detonated, one outside the Nuevo Laredo Security Building  and one near City Hall, sending a clear and threatening message  to  Mayor Benjamín Galván and Security Director Alejandro Garza Balmori.
In February 2013 Garza was kidnapped and vanished,  just days after Garza’s two  brothers, Manuel and Jose, Jose a PGR Prosecutor, were killed in the metropolitan area of ​​Monterrey while on their way  to investigate the kidnapping of yet another brother, taken at the Tamaulipas border.
The two brothers were found dead inside the trunk of their white Passat, abandoned on the side of  Nuevo Laredo Highway  in the town of Cienega de Flores, 40 kilometers north of Monterrey, Nuevo León.
In Spring of 2012, a violent conflict between CDG/Chapo and Los Zetas ensued resulting in gruesome mass hangings, mass dismemberments, narco messages and threats between the cartels. (warning link contains graphic photos of dismembered bodies)
sources: facebook, Borderland Beat archives, Proceso,LMT
Thank you to BB reader Tyrone! and others

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Anonymous said...

F.e.d on the move

Anonymous said...

He made a deal with the devil. Always bites you in the ass in the end.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

This is just the beginning guna be a shit storm in mexico

Anonymous said...

Chapo sons r hiding like his daddy

Anonymous said...

This fucker had it coming to him for covering up for z40 and now z42. F.E.D.S tying up loose ends picking up where the matazetas left of in 2012.

Anonymous said...

the end of the zetas!!! obviously you are a ciber narco living in the usa...ven a mexico!!!! zetas are all over mexico!!! your sr guzman,hahaha,that snitch and his cartel continue going down,chapo is over,dont you seee his scared expression!!!hahaha sr guzman! what a bunch of bs!!! that coward and his cartel couldnt take over one plaza in full even though they had gaopvernment help!!!! zetas continue to grow you ciber narco....hate all you want!!! chapo is a thing of the past!!! w- his scary ass!!!!

Anonymous said...

This already happened. 2 years ago. Learn to read, buddy

Anonymous said...

So cds is going to try and move into nuevo laredo?

Anonymous said...

His sons aint hiding there in plain sight like chapo was

Anonymous said...

Here we go again cds heating up the plazas.it is so mch they're fault Mexico is in ruins because of this group,I believe other cartels should join up next to the government to extinct cds once and for all,hope they find this mayor and return him to his family

Anonymous said...

What will happen in Tijuana and Mexicali

Anonymous said...

Keep on dreaming mugreZZZZ.

Anonymous said...

Zetas have no leader. They will be crushed by every other cartel out there including the Marina. CDS is still is the most powerful group in Mexico. Everyone in Mexico hates los Zetas.

Anonymous said...

Chapo been a done deal, snitchola

Anonymous said...

You know z42 got his ass for breaching their contract.

Anonymous said...

That is a irrelevant question.

Anonymous said...

Ala verga gobierno y todos esos putosdisque carteles al senor guzman se la pelan hijos de su puta madre

Anonymous said...

Ha ha and you think the zetas are are cartel? So you love the zetas because??? The zetas couldent even do it on their own zetas are done . And what do you know chuntaro you living in the usa too how about you come down to mexico and tell people how you love and wish you where a zeta. Get off chapos nuts get over it.

Anonymous said...

@10:58 NO SEAS PENDEJO, PENDEJO; DON'T BE A FOOL, FOOL! THE MAYOR WASN'T NEEDED ANYMORE, HE HAD TO RETURN ALL THE MONEY, HIS SECURITY DETAIL PROBABLY GOT HIM, AND ONLY THE ZETAS SPECIALIZE ON HITZ LIKE THIS,THEY LEARNED WELL FROM THE MATAAMIGOS, the mayor was also incompetent at protecting z40,his compadre,and could not get him out of jail, blame it all on chapo if you want,close your eyes, and they may go away...

Anonymous said...

CHAPO WAS NEVER IN PLAIN SIGHT! OBVIOUS YOU ARE IN THE USA....FOR ONE...CHAPO WOULD NEVER COME OUT OF HIS CAVE IN THE SIERRA...THATS ANOTHER MAIN REASON HE WOULDNT GET CAUGHT...HE CAME OUT OUT OF IT...GOT BUSTED!!! HAHAHA ...AS A MATTER OF FACT...AND CHIVIS,I AM SURE YOU CAN BACK ME UP ON THIS.....BY THE WAY I AM IN MEXICO,CHECK IP ADDRESS....SCARY CHAPO GUZMANS LAST STROLL OF FREEDOM WAS ON A WHEEL CHAIR!!!!!! ALL SCARED,THEY DROVE UP TO THE MIRAMAR,CHAPOS SO CALLED BODY GUARD,HA HA,GOT OFF...WENT UP TO RECEPTION AND ASKED FOR A WHEEL CHAIR...THAT IT WAS FOR HIS FATHER WHO WAS SICK...GOT THE WHEEL CHAIR,WENT BACK TO THE CAR,CHAPO GOT ON IT,DISGUISED AS AN OLD MAN AND WENT INSIDE...THAT WAS CHAPO GUZMANS LAST STROLL OF FREEDOM,CAUSE NEXT TIME CHAPO CAME OUT....WAS W- THE MARINES!!!!! SO MUCH FOR YOUR,CHAPO WAS IN PLAIN SIGHT,YEAH RIGHT!!!!!!!!!AQUI EN MEXICO CELEBRAMOS QUE CAYO ESE MALDITO ENVIDIOSO,QUE DE NADA LE SIRVIO COMENSAR GUERRAS....AUN NO SE QUEDO CON NINGUNA PLAZA!!!! AND YES...HIS SONS HIDE JUST LIKE THEIR COWARD FATHER...

Anonymous said...

fucking loser zetas well zetas are not done but they are week now just look at monterry cartel del golfo takeing over plus chapo people doin there move too and chapo still running thing in jail so tell me asshoe how is chapo is done or sinaloa

Anonymous said...

Quit kissing Z's ass, they ain't shit anymore, you wanna talk about snitching and shit then talk about z42, and if you wanna talk about changing sides what about z42 younger sister living with a Golfo in Texas? The fat sob has plenty of money, ugly as hell but with that kind of money he looks like Justin Bieber to that cheap lady. Now that the plaza is hot z42's nephew El Kiko Treviño aka Kiko the rapist is trying to get some halcones back to work, but without money he ain't getting anyone, Z's ain't shit. They may be all over México, but they're hiding under their pimp thong.

Anonymous said...

The manta from the link ... aside from the heads and such, that is one professional looking banner. Kinkos maybe?

Anonymous said...

Its so easy to blame it on somebody else and find a scape goat but it ok keeps your eyes closed be blind. That why of people like you things will not change because people like youjust sit there and take it instead of helping to change things.

Anonymous said...

God bless the men and women in uniform that keep the U.S. borders safe from criminal filth that exists in Mexico. You all are my heroes.

Love and peace.

Anonymous said...

el chapo would not have done that, maybe los zetas del taliban were proving that they could and would bring hell to the zetas loyal to matm,z40.

Anonymous said...

they allready found this guy dead

Anonymous said...

hi chivis san luis papers are reorting him dead already heres a link
http://elexpres.com/noticias/news-display.php?story_id=55808

-tyrone-

Chivis said...

tyrone
he was beheaded

Chivis said...

tyrone
menytimes says dismembered parts were dumped at his home on the patio. that is hard to believe, there are many people around the home.

but the decapitation story seems to be true. tamps is horrible with their so-go to no-go news reporting.

Anonymous said...

yeah its crazy much of the public dont even that this happened .much news gets around as rumors here

-tyrone-

Anonymous said...

@8:24 if you only knew the truth about the people you speak of. money gets the best of alot people.but i guess your not close to the border

-tyrone-

Anonymous said...

How Guzman really got caught.
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/02/25/El-Chapo-Controversy-Reemerges-Over-US-Drones
There might be something about Guzman and Zambada rift afterall.

Anonymous said...

Yeah thats why he had houses in culiacan and they only found his houses and where he went after somebody snitch. He was probably all the time in mazatlan. But since you know so much you should work for the cia since you knew whete chapo was and how he got off a car. You wpuld be a great asset for the cia with all your knowlege. Ardido they got him already what are you still mad about. Lol but chivis can back me up check my ip adress im chilling on s house on the hill over looking the ocean while you still mad and cant eat ardido

Anonymous said...

@5:58..just for being happy about Chapo being caught,you and your family are gonna get fucked by the zetas.is that what you want?..cause I know in the part of Mexico where my family is from,the zetas are the ones doing all the bad shit,and Chapo was the only one that was fighting them unlike the piece if shit government.

Anonymous said...

Im just sayin so everyone just chill out for a bit but if I was a really wanted man I would sleep with my bullet proof vest at least 2 grenades one for each hand and 45 acp handgun at the least they say he was paranoid

Anonymous said...

-tyrone-
Shut up,you gonna get on the race shit again?

Anonymous said...

March 1, 2014 at 11:42 PM
"if you only knew the truth about the people you speak of"
Yeah like you know,,bang harder tybone,street accredited puro Gzzzz,naww

Anonymous said...

March 2, 2014 at 12:59 AM
"Lol but chivis can back me up check my ip adress im chilling on s house on the hill over looking the ocean while you still mad and cant eat ardido"
Oh fuck off you crank,have you got anything to input or just talk shite again?
Fuck you and the ip address you rode in on you fuckin maricon.I swear this yard getting worse?Fuckin clowns everywhere"chillin on a hill"fuck offff

Anonymous said...

at 12:59 AM
Dude i dont give a fuck if you chillin on the shitter,fuck off you idiot.
Stick your head down it and get a wash

Anonymous said...

You shit heads sound like cheerleaders for cartels. The truth is the cartels fear and respect U.S. law enforcement. We dont sell out like in Mexico. Thats why they always rat on each other for reduced sentence in the U.S.

Anonymous said...

The mayor and the gym owners killers were killed, makes one think they are related, street justice is as good as any I guess

Anonymous said...

This immature cholo cagado said this yard ha ha ha fool this is not prison we are not on your pc yard. Cholo cagado ha ha ha. For dinner i had a steak and lobster grilled veggies. Chivis can back me up she can check the live feed from the drones. Ha ha what did you eat a maruchan or cup of noodles. Damn ardido te duele.

Anonymous said...

i one thing u cant blame this chapo and thats on the kool . reason if it was chapos work it be on the papers everywhere but 1 thing i've realized being here in nuevo laredo is that when it doesnt benifit the zetas , it wont come out in the paper if its thier own dirty deeds . its not getting published .
and i dnt pull the race card lol

-tyrone-

Anonymous said...

Wrong people in the usa rat on their own people, homies, more than in mexico because its different in mexico you can still run things have whatever you want while in usa prisons the most thing you can own and have that other prisoners not alot will have is a cell phone. Mexico you can get real women in usa only guys with long hair. You dont see fools in the usa beheadind fools and cops and doing crazy shoot out because in the usa they scared to go in prison and do anytime thats why your homies rather rat you out instead of foing a little time. So be real fool. There are more rats in the usa.

Anonymous said...

Shit im an american and I think in the usa nobody like or respect law enforcement except snitches. Plenty of wrong done by the police in america. Fuck all the usa police departments from boston to san diego and fuck the snitch above me here talking shit and because this is a chapo related article fuck him too. Anybody who cares to read about it and has any sence knows that chapo is a blood thirsty asshole. He attempted to kill the Arellanos himself instead of sending men.that says number one tje man he has balls and number two he likes to shoot himself his shitty.

Anonymous said...

@ March 1, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Fuck them they are like the Gestapo puppets and serve the Government not the people , Why do you think they are arming the police like military to keep the puppets in Power , Fucking USA is the most corrupted nation on earth also this make believe war on drugs please they are just controlling the flow and profit , 80 % of the worlds drugs get consume by USA !

SERGIO PEREZ said...

No se que de especial tiene El Chapo si es un informante y traicionero.

Anonymous said...

They respect US authorities???? Lmfao!! Which is why they illegally traffic tons and tons of drugs into America right? Omg! Made my day

Anonymous said...

Igual que las lacrazz

Anonymous said...

the whole point of being a criminal in the US, is for the cops to get the cellphone and the sock full of grifa out of there, and move on to the forbidden pleasures of male company, and the real hardcore can't do without anymore, us prison gangs are financed to rise hell in prison to make the government cede the business to private enterprising investors, the whole bunch should be shotgunned in the ass and hangued by their balls on the yard; tbone lives in a cardboard house onna hill?, must be a garbage mountain, hey we know, nobody rich visits BB except for...

Anonymous said...

2 arellanos dead, 2 in prison, uncle don chuy labra has been about 10 years in prison, 30 to go, doctors, engineers, generals, police commanders, golfos, zetas, xolos, arturo beltran leyva, etc, have kissed chapo's ass, and have bitten the dust, for a price of course,his people died too, and he has ended with his well kissed ass in jail, chapo danced, it's over, for now, now it's up to you to best that record little boys... it's not the size of the dog...

Anonymous said...

DEATH IS NOT CONFIRMED, PRAYERS REQUESTED.
The wife of former Nuevo Laredo Mayor Benjamín Galván Gómez, who was abducted Thursday in the Mexican city, has spoken out on a social media website.

In a Facebook post, Martha Alicia Aldapa wrote, "Thank you all for your words but still waiting to return with good news. Let us pray for good news soon."

Anonymous said...

Puro snitchaloa plebe!! Remember we dnt kill innocents,we go dwn fighting,we are the good guys,we dnt betray our own people,we dnt brag,we dnt snitch,our corridos are nothinng but the truth!!!

Anonymous said...

Is it true that Galvin was decapitated and his head placed on the front step of his mothers home in NL?

Anonymous said...

ex mayor was found headless saturday night

Anonymous said...

nuevo laredo and laredo texas are hell

Anonymous said...

To all my zeta brothers,triump!grow strong.to my american z's,stay strong,finally to my Chinese zetas,come to mexico where you will always have a home,English z.

Anonymous said...

Mexican government confirms death of Benjamin Galvan Gomez

Official word from the Mexican government says the former mayor of Nuevo Laredo was found dead in Monterrey.

A forensic pathologist in Monterrey confirmed a body found recently is that of Benjamin Galvan Gomez; also dead alongside him was well-known Nuevo Laredo businessman Miguel Angel Ortiz.

The Attorney General of the State of Tamaulipas was notified after the bodies were found Monday in Garcia, Nuevo Leon.

The former Nuevo Laredo mayor disappeared the 27th of February, reportedly kidnapped as he came out from a pharmacy. He was with Ortiz when it happened near his home.

The State of Tamaulipas is vowing to bring those responsible to justice.

http://www.kgns.tv/home/headlines/Mexican-government-confirms-death-of-Benjamin-Galvan-Gomez-253493661.html

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