Friday, May 23, 2014

Narco War Billboards Mysteriously Appear in El Paso

Borderland Beat
El Paso Police are investigating the vandalism of two billboards overnight that included messages and hanging mannequins.

An El Paso Police spokesman said they do not have any information to suggest this was done to target a particular person or business at this time.

One message was painted on a billboard in far East El Paso at in the 9400 block of Gateway East, off I-10 East, and read “plato o plomo."

In Mexico, that type of message was directed at people in power such as police or government officials. It is interpreted to mean either take the bribe being offered (plata) or take the bullet (plomo).

Viewers that called into the ABC El Paso newsroom found the mannequin hanging from a noose from the billboard dressed in a suit to be more disturbing than the message.

Mike Mons, regional manager for Lamar Outdoor Advertising which owns the far East billboard, says the "plata o plomo" billboard is “vandalism” and El Paso Police are investigating it as a “crime scene.”  

“It’s not an advertisement. As of 3:30 yesterday, it (the billboard) was blank,” Mons said by phone from Albuquerque.

The second billboard was in the 5200 block of Gateway East, off I-10, and had "dying for drugs" painted on it with a mannequin hanging from the billboard in a noose.
A rumor circulated that the "plato o plomo" message was advertising for the second season of FX's "The Bridge." An FX publicist told ABC-7 that the show is not connected to the message

However,  New Era Films, reported to KXAN El Paso, that  is in the planning stages of making a film titled “Plata O Plomo.” The CEO for the company told El Paso media that no one from their business orchestrated the displays. But they did say a marketing campaign with similar artwork had been planned.

The movie is supposed to be a fictional tale of drug cartel violence, and is set along the El Paso-Juãrez border.

El Paso police aren’t laughing though and say those behind the display could face, at a minimum, charges of criminal mischief and criminal trespass.

ABC EL Paso and KXAN

60 comments:

  1. Ya dejen al R1 compillas..el ya pago su deli to..

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  2. Is it true they killed el mele antrax BB?

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    1. Yea melesio got smoked in culiacan he was in rehab when an armed commando wacked his ass

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  3. There goes the U.S. sticking their noses once again.

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    1. What do you mean? From my vantage point it seems obvious that Mexico's problems are now ours. Yes many in the U.S. unfortunely use drugs, but it also seems that Mexican drug cartels are not capable of running a business without pure savagery. This is a problem with Mexico, not the U.S.. I am tired of Mexicans blaming the drug users here in the U.S. for the violence perpetuated by Mexicans. When the Italian mob ran drugs from the 50's until the mid 80's, they knew how to conduct business without killing women and children for sport. Clean your own house before you tell us ours is dirty.

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    2. I don't see Dr.Mireless blaming the U.S. for anything. He is a nationalist that cares for his people, in that regard, blaming others for internal issues is simply immature.

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    3. we can do whatever we want on our soil, so get the fu€k out of here. we aren't afraid of some narco pussies.

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    4. Hmm arent the u.s like the number one for most drugs abusers.

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    5. I think that none of this immigration/narco stuff would be happening if the u.s would have never taken most of mexicos land ( cali texas arizona. Etc.) But thats only my opinion.

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    6. Agreed, and if Spain hadn't of conquered much of South America and decimated the indigenous peoples, none of you would be speaking Spanish. That's just my opinion though.

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    7. Your opinion. wrong but entirely yours. Itd be messed up like the rest of Mexico. Sad to see the truth when its capable of so much more. 12th biggest economy in the world and will be top 10 by 2020. You heard my opinion here first. Once all this narco shit calms down we will see a brighter future

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    8. 5:49then return mexico to Spain,snd they can return it to the Aztecs,and the maysns who can return it to the mysterious white people from Atlantis who built the Mayan pyramids.my pure blood Mayan friends told me that

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    9. The Italian mafia never ran drugs in the 50s and 80s. But they did have a strict code of conduct you had to follow.

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    10. You ever heard of the pizza connection? Some of the gambino crews "demeo" "gotti" were pushing Drugs.

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    11. 6:28
      You are joking right? Ever heard of Nicki Barnes? All the heroine he pushed, he got from the Italian mafia.

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    12. Its so easy to talk shit when you are anonymous js

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  4. I thought of doing things like this because it seems to get the attention of the people & media.

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  5. @9:17 p.m sticking their noses? El paso is the u.s.if its done on our side we have every right to! Texas aint mexico.they WILL throw u in jail there.ive lived there several times!

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  6. If it's in ElPaso, that IS in the U.S. and they have every right to investigate and prosecute!

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  7. Last time I checked, El Paso is a city in the U.S. so why wouldn't they "stick their noses" in this & investigate?

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  8. This happened in elpaso texas....so yes it is U.S. business..........these people will not be terrorizing americans

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  9. Guerrilla Marketing

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  10. if anybody had any balls, there would be posters accusing FELIX ISMAEL RODRIGUEZ/CIA for his involvement in the murder of KIKI CAMARENA/DEA
    --PHIL JORDAN/DEA and HECTOR BERRELLEZ/DEA, two very condecorated DEA agents, especially BRRELLEZ, the most condecorated DEA agent ever,
    with no record of any misconduct, have accused him in public.
    Rodriguez defended himself in an interview with sevcec saying he did'n do it, that he has proof and witnesses, swearing on the bible that he, a CIA trained agent who could melt a lie detector with the evil eye, will take a test to prove his innocence and to prove those "imbeciles" wrong...
    --NOBODY wants to stir that witches' brew...
    --even OLIVER NORTH the brave hero is playing possum, but still talks badmouthing president OBAMA on tv every chance he gets, along with rush limbaugh, bill o'really sean hannity and the rest of the republican't politburó, about how ever since the PRESIDENT OF THE US was born this country has been going to hell, i don't understand the US media's silence, even the DEA, jordan and berrellez went silent...
    sources:
    --the BUSH CRIME FAMILY
    --the shock and awing of latin america
    --jeb bush and his family
    --felix ismael rodriguez, oliver north and the piggy-backing of their drug shipments with the CIA's to the US.
    --how the contra nicaraguense lost the war because north and rodriguez stole the cocaine trafficking money.
    --AIR AMERICA, from vietnam to iran to the caribbean, to florida...
    --operation mayan jaguar
    --the murder of barry seal
    --double tap, the suicide of gary webb

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    1. Now i like your thinking!

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  11. well all I can say is el paso citizens grab your guns cause a purging will soon be in order.

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    1. uyy que miedo!! you can not even handle agfanistan anymore!!uy que miedo.

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  12. now the war on drugs that the U.S has kept alive with money and guns will finally come to you.. just like iraq and afghanistan will come and bite you in the ass..

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    1. Exactly grab some popcorn, sit back and enjoy the show.

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  13. Plata o Plomo means Silver or Lead.

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  14. Pinches Mexicans! Aqui no van a venir a cagar el palo! This is Texas Not Mexico and we will not be intimidated by this shit if in fact it was narcos that did it. Tejano forever!

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    1. You know Texas Sydnicates use tejano to identified them selfs carefull where you that word

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    2. Everything is bigger in texas even the women

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    3. Dude what are you talking about pinches mexican?? Your mexican too! You rice and bean indio pata rajada!! I hate wannabes gringos

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  15. News made it to the UK ....

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2637789/Threatening-cartel-billboards-warning-police-choose-silver-lead-come-complete-hanging-mannequins-appearing-Texas.html

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  16. Why is there a caro quintero reward poster on the us side? Just in case he decides to come shopping to el paso? Looks like its marketing ... this doesn't seem news worthy its just billboards with graffiti

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  17. @May 23, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    In jail? :)

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  18. Probably just some tagging kid with too much idle time on his hands. Not much here, move along.

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  19. May 24, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    shut the fuck up bro, your more mexican than most off us.. and be carefull with the shit you say.

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  20. That shit ain't gunna fly here n the USA. We all have guns unlike Mexico where its illegal so if shit popped off we would fuck them smelly narcos up. It seems to me that the gulf cartel is nothing more than a bunch of street gangs now and u would think the zetas would come in and crush em.

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  21. Orale mi home slice chuco town.Shout to the Viejas on Dyer and Alameda.Special shout out to todo mies babies de Ascarate y Western Playland La Mero Chingon "El Puppet Pal Posse .

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  22. @11:36 the ITALIAN mob where PUSSY !!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Go say that shit in nyc or brooklyn or jersey and u get your head kicked in.

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    2. @3:45 p.m oh they still around and doing business with the mexican narcos!! They all just fuckin greedy! Thats what its all about for all mobsters worldwide!

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    3. Game recognize game the Italian mafia ain't no joke retard they will wack you but ain't no body more cutthroat than the people who wacked Roberto calvi.

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    4. Yes ever since they made that rico act they changed their ways of making money that and greed.

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    5. @11:29 p.m the RICO act was created because of italian mobsters! They could never make anything stick on carlo gambino! The man died an old man quietly and had grandchildren!

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  23. Lets not get worked up, no cartel wrote this, and we all know why.just somebody having a wierd type of fun scaring folks dats all

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  24. It's probably some PR campaign for the up coming movie. Stupid and effective publicity. Oscar Wilde once said: "The only thing worse than being talked about, is not being talked about".

    The cartels are not dumb, they try to be unintrusive as possible. They don't want to bring law enforcement attention to their business. It's stupid and bad for their business to have mass murder, street battles, multiple kidnappings and narco banners in the USA.

    Peace,

    ESB

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  25. How many billions you guys think a movie would make being portraid by the real character say a movie about el chapo starting el chapo?

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  26. Soon drugs will be legalized in the U.S., so Mexico can return to a country without an industry. The oil fields are no longer nationalized by the Mexican government, within a few years, if not already, all that oil will be controlled by the United States.

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  27. Did you hear about the Narco Mantas in Tijuana for Gerardo Ortiz? Saying that if he sang about Aquiles or La Rana he was a dead man?

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  28. I really want a film based on the life of el chapo guzman.

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  29. Its just like homepiece said, guerilla marketing, life imitates art, art imitates life. It is just some young graf dudes getting up as they say, or someone involved with the movie that has homies that do graf. You can tell because the lettering looks like someone with a bit of practice could do, if it was just a regular person with no experience, all the letters would be all fucked up looking, plus serious graf guys know how to do large pieces and not get caught... street art...

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  30. Henry Hill wasn't a delivery boy for Publix when he ran them in the '80s, y'know.

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  31. Like it when they talk about us- Americans.r not ready for the big plan

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  32. i am affraid nicki barnes got his deliveries via CIA/Air America, and "his" people dealt it gram by gram to the customers, who had to have had food stamps money to burn, but many of them were closeted users, making very good money as professionals, artists, great scientists and rich family scions, enticed to drug addiction by their many friends looking to privatize some rich man's money through their fake friendships, not all the money made from drug trafficking comes from poor black, mexican or white addicts, or two dolla's crack ho's.
    --and yes,@12:29 being anonymous liberates some flow of ideas, there are still those geniuses that can catch you, like edward snowden, the wikileaks guys or the army whistle-blowers now paying for their sins in prison.
    only when you spy under the cover of a private enterprise you can expect some impunity, and only those that own those private companies can spy to their heart's content, and move the internet, regulations and content out of the US, to where they can do as they please, and get US taxpayers money to do it...through blackmailing the US government in charge ...

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  33. Sow the storm, reap the whirlwind USA.

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  34. El Paso Police arrest alleged billboard vandal
    http://ktsm.m0bl.net/r/1wtp9m

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  35. Wake up an realize what is going on in the City of El Paso! There are so many illegal crimes that are committed already that you people don't know about & yet our US government does nothing about it. This was not a hoax that deals w the movie, but a sign to let people know that things are yet to come look up what is going on in other cities and read about it when it comes to the Cartels.
    Something has to be done to stop all this nonsense doesn't matter if it is going on in Mexico or the US we are all affected by it.

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  36. You people realize these cartels are run by the us government they have run secret drug operations before and as long as they make money and at the same time get funding for "the war on drugs" they will continue to do so

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