Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Consequences of capturing Hector Beltran Leyva

 Borderland Beat  Translated into English- republished from La SillaRota

By Víctor Manuel Sánchez Valdés  

Hector Beltran Leyva was part of the Sinaloa cartel until 2008, when his brother Arturo Beltran Leyva decided to sever the connection with the criminal organization, believing that Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada gave up his brother Alfredo Beltrán Leyva "The Mochomo" to Mexican authorities. 

While the betrayal of Chapo and Mayo was never proven, this fact led to the creation of the Beltran Leyva Cartel, who from that time operated in the states of Sinaloa, Sonora, Chihuahua, Nayarit, Guerrero, Morelos, State of Mexico, Mexico City, Oaxaca, Puebla, Michoacán, Nuevo Leon and Quintana Roo.

The role of Hector Beltran Leyva in Sinaloa cartel and the cartel of the Beltran Leyva, was that of a financial trader and liaison with suppliers of cocaine in Colombia, for example, he assumed investments and laundering the proceeds of the criminal activities of his brothers.

Throughout the years, Hector tried to keep a low profile, far from the front lines, but in the gloom of his brother Arturo Beltran Leyva alias "El Barbas" by the staff of the Navy of Mexico on  December 16th,  2009, forced him to take command of the Beltran Leyva cartel.

The rise of the Beltran Leyva cartel was head spinning,  but the death of Arturo Beltran Leyva and the subsequent capture of several members of the organization, undermined its operational capacity. 

Among the key members of the organization who have been captured are: Jose Gerardo Alvarez Vazquez "El Indio" , arrested on  April 21, 2010 in Mexico State Huixquilucan, Edgar Valdez Villarreal , "La Barbie" was arrested on August 30, 2010 in the municipality of Lerma in the State of Mexico, Sergio Villarreal Barragán "El Grande", arrested on September 12, 2010 in the city of Puebla, Carlos Montemayor Gonzalez "El Charro" , arrested on  November 23,  2010 in Mexico City and José Jorge Balderas Garza "JJ", arrested on January 18, 2011 in Mexico City.

The rapid succession of captures of the main leaders of the Beltran Leyva cartel, led to a fragmentation of the organization first two groups, one led by Edgar Valdez Villarreal, the other by Hector Beltran Leyva himself, which in turn were split into dozens of smaller groups; los Rojos, los Guerreros Unidos,  Mano con Ojos,  Barredora,  Cártel Independiente de Acapulco, la Oficina, Cártel del Centro, Cártel de la Sierra, los Mazatlecos and  la Nueva Administración [1] . 


Although the cell division of these groups, the Beltran Leyva cartel survived as an organization, even some of the new groups are linked to it, but now operate with greater autonomy.

Despite this, Beltran Leyva Cartel has lost influence and not the size of other criminal organizations such as the Sinaloa Cartel or Los Zetas, the importance of this criminal group, lies in the following aspects: 

1) It is a of the few criminal organizations of this country, which has direct connections with criminal groups that produce cocaine in Colombia 

2) has a drug distribution network in the United States 

3) has a presence in several states of the country

4 ) Has a web of alliances, including  Los  Zetas, the Juarez Cartel, the Tijuana Cartel and recently with the Jalisco Cartel New Generation.

The capturing Hector Beltran Leyva yesterday in the city of San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato, is a further blow in addition to the above, which threatens to undermine the operational capacity of Beltran Leyva Cartel.  And in the medium term, can have a positive effect on reducing violence in several parts of the country; however, this capture can generate violence in the short term in several states in Mexico because the void left by Hector Beltran in the direction of the organization, can be played by several actors.

The person who is in a better position to take control of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel, is Fausto Isidro Meza Flores alias "El Chapo Isidro”, who for years directed the main armed group in the organization, which is called "Los Mazatlecos ", which has a presence in several municipalities of Sinaloa, Mazatlán, Guasave, Ahome, Salvador Alvarado, Choix and  Concordia,  also in southern Sonora,  Baja California Sur, Chihuahua and Nayarit.

In a bid for the leadership of the organization, Isidro Meza has several elements in his favor:
 1) Directs the strongest of the Beltran Leyva cartel armed wings, giving him a greater ability to eliminate potential competitors

2) He has connections with suppliers of cocaine in Colombia and drug dealers in the United States, therefore, has an important revenue stream

 3) Has a direct relationship with the Los Zetas, and with Juarez Cartel and Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación, which allows for reinforcements in case of a conflict

4) It is related to many of the factions of the Beltran Leyva cartel, but not all.
 
Despite the above, one cannot rule out a scenario in which there are groups within the Cartel Beltran Leyva, who disagree with Isidro Meza assuming the  leadership of the organization, in fact, the structure of this criminal group, makes this hypothesis is very doable. 

The cartel of the Beltran Leyva operates through decentralized units, ie, it is actually an amalgam of local smaller organizations, which have their own activities and territories, but also work together when necessary.

Within criminal groups currently in the Beltran Leyva cartel are the following: Mazatlecos (or Cartel Guasave) operating in Sinaloa,  Sonora, Chihuahua, Nayarit and Baja California Sur, la Oficina having influence in Aguascalientes, Jalisco and  Baja California Sur, los Rojos, in  Morelos, Guerrero and  Estado de México, Guerrero.

From the previous paragraphs several scenarios emerge: the first is that Isidro Meza or someone else will take control of the Beltran Leyva cartel without the need for too much violence. 

The second scenario is that Isidro Meza himself or another person, gaining control of the criminal organization, but having done so, after a bloody struggle between two or more factions, in this scenario, it is likely that cities like Mazatlan, Guasave, Cuernavaca, Acapulco, Iguala and Chilpancingo experience large increases in the levels of violence. 

A third scenario is that the Beltran Leyva Cartel was again fragmented into several smaller groups, which also involves the confrontation between various factions in the territories that now control the groups that make up that organization.

It cannot be excluded that the arrest of Hector Beltran Leyva,  will result in other criminal groups like the Sinaloa Cartel, or Guerreros Unidos, will seize an opportunity to contest the control of the areas that now dominated by the Beltran Leyva Cartel. 

In this context, the areas most at risk of raids by other criminal groups are northern Sinaloa, southern Sonora, the northern part of Guerrero, Morelos state and the southern portion of Mexico State. 

In summary, there is a significant probability that after the arrest of Hector Beltran Leyva, outbreaks of violence generated in the short term, in the states of Guerrero, Morelos, Sinaloa, Sonora, Chihuahua and the State of Mexico, as well as lesser extent in Nayarit, Baja California Sur, Michoacán and Oaxaca. 

This is why the Mexican authorities must generate a strategy of containment, as to anticipate possible conflicts in sensitive areas and protect citizens affected by internal conflicts of the Cartel or territorial disputes of this organization other criminal groups.

 [1]      Some of these groups were dismantled and no longer have operational capacity.

49 comments:

  1. So no mention of an actual Beltrán taking poder? Mario, Y Hamberto le Tito.. Got to question this writers insight knowledge ofrece BLO

    Aldo Mazatlecos are based off Mazatlán Not Guasave.
    Tito's the heir Word Mario serving as counselor.

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  2. Great story Chivis. I believe this cartel is going nowhere quick. Take the fact that 'H' was apprehended at an upscale seafood restaurant. The Marina was obviously watching him, his daily routine, waiting for a time when they could catch him unarmed and unguarded and nab him quickly. In the time he was under survailence it would have been learned people associated with him and their activities. Not to mention the treasure trove on contacts on that cell phone he had on him when they pounced. It will just keep going.....

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    1. Mexico is gonna go broke if they keep arresting these guys.

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    2. Funny tidbit of info here. It wasn't the upscale seafood restaurant it was a small out of the way place called Mario's mariscos and Beltrans car with his ID on the dash were still there as of yesterday.

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  3. outstanding analysis

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  4. I like the story but to say the Beltran Leyvas weren't a cartel pre cartel federation split is absurd. Arturo never worked for mayo or chapo, Alfredo was one of Chapos main associates but they had a ton of support, networks, connects before Chapo and after the war in the in the north. They still moved huge amounts of weight which is what's profitable.

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    1. That support you are talking about conections ect. Weres chapos .. He let them work his conection while in prison..chapo and h worked together as teenagers . chapo was their boss .. True.. But beltran leyvas made a name forr themselves they just needed a little push. From chapo all the rest is because they worked hard so chapo was their boss they were a step down from him.. Het your facts straight..

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    2. Arturo was the one who got chapo involved with moving cocaine chapo only moved weed at first,"el bravo"chapos personal security boss was recommended to him by arturo since he already had his security teams he sent el bravo with chapo and chapo never questioned arturo,theres witness reports saying chapo called arturo on the radio asking him to let him borrow 50,000 dollars so that he could pay his sicarios.They are distant cousins. Arturo didnt get the nickname" Boss of Bosses" "jefe de jefes" by receiving orders from others.Even el mayo knew not to mess with arturo. El Azul never broke his ties with the beltran leyvas.

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    3. Exactly, finally someone making sense! Like it's been said before, Arturo help finance " la Prima " while he was caged up. AMADO was his boss, but even then Arturo was already doing his thing since the early 90s. Independently moving weight for close to 20 years. Chapo and the Beltranes are distant family and before the whole Mochomo ordeal they had a lot of respect for each other. But to say Arturo, Alfredo, Hector were not a force before the federation split is really absurd. The Beltranes moved tons and tons of Cocaine and not to mention weed! They are wealthy crime family.

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    4. O yes he did believed me blue try to calm things down but he was fesd up so he removed protection to abl .. He named himself that blue is the one who should get called that but even him didnt like it... Abl taught he was at the same level as mz .jgl.blue.. He was not.. Maybe he was a step down .. And when he tried to step up you know the results he died... Cocained mess his head. Perdio el piso.. Thaught he was at the same level. He was not.. Ill give him credit he gave cds a hard time.. As all were related the granpa words was marked thats why they tried truces.. I dont go by witness report. I go by someone tied to one of them..

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    5. You guys are funny thinking beltranes were anywhere close to the money and drugs chapo moved and has lol chapo was a boss beltranes where his workers. Lol this guys get all exicited about a fake rumor that alfredo sent chapo money lol And the nickname jefe de jefes boses of boses he gave it to himself he was to high and he wanted to be the boss

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    6. 12:18 is right chapo had them moving his work for him while he was in prison.the bl were his muscle thats why they were sent to nuevo laredo to take over for him.thats when arthuro hired la barbie. Chapo had all these guys Mz nacho beltranes azul under his sinaloa cartel flag.then it became the federation.lets not forget who started the sinaloa cartel CHAPO GUZMAN LOERA

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    7. @ 7:09 arturo didnt get chapo into moving coke. Chapo worked for the Guadalajara cartel as a logistics cordinator he was cordinating coke shipments for el padrino. He new the connections in colombia.so when padrino got busted bam the sinaloa cartel was made and guess who new the colombians....

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    8. I'm not all excited its you who is riding Chapos huevos compa. Yes, Chapo was bigger after Arturo died but before that is arguably a great debate. What Chapo achieved aftewards yes is remarkable. We are only stating that the Beltranes especially Arturo were never his " chichincles " in the end the true boss of Sinaloa has been MZ.

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    9. Jefe de Jefes=Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo,aunque les duela!

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    10. Chapo was a boss hr had money he paid 1 million dollars to a general in guatemala but then got betrayed and got arrested then you know the story he escapes

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    11. If Chapo was this or that then who financed his jail break? It was BLO and CF. Chapo was scared that AF would kill him in prison. When Chapo was released he turned on those who helped him get out. No one should expect anything less from a narco. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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  5. This is fucking bullshit when ABL was still alive he had everything under control you wouldn't see as much extortion and kidnapping going on in Guerrero,Morelos or the state of mexico but when he went down it seemed like all hell broke loose and the number of innocent killings and other gruesome crimes sky rocketed in these 3 particular states its ridiculous that these assholes in the Mexican Gov't think that just by capturing the leader of a cartel its going to make things better history has shown that's not the case i just hope the god helps the people in Mexico especially in Guerrero where it seems the violence is just going to get worst. The Guerreros Unidos are pieces of shit i have a feeling their the ones who've massacred those innocent people in iguala why doesn't the gov't go after them im not a fan of any cartel i hate all of them but it pisses me off that no one seems to give a shit about the people in Mexico

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  6. Ahi 'ta el guey, mejor le hubiera dejado a la barbie y la mano con ojos el negocio, greedy bastards seek and always find their match, now it goes to el viceroy, z42, chapo isidro...
    Rafael caro quintero, mayo zambada and el azul? I don't sink so, maybe el cartel de los priistas, they the ones that got to gotta go, but they are taking down all the calderonista drug trafficking apparatus for their own benefit, not to end drug trafficking, they looove their money, and all tha money is too much for some dirty unschooled chundaros like el chapo and el otro chapo and all their madrotas. Priistas used the narcos to come back and are now sticking their newly acquired powers up the narcos arses, that will show you to trust a politician on his knees begging for help...

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  7. Yes. Agreed, @ 9:38. Outfuckingstanding Analysis! Great job and kudos!

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  8. Very interesting and informative. I think that Isidro will take over but not without some bloodshed and CDS will look to try and take back some turf.

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  9. Yes outstanding. So true about nayarit.

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  10. You are trying , I know. Yet , if you are going to try and expand your vocabulary with words like "amalgam" , at least make sure the rest of entry is up to par . -El Nemisis

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    1. If you're gonna steal my name at least spell it right.

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    2. 11:35 are you a terrorist?

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    3. Haha! That depends on if you've done anything to my loved ones or me.

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    4. 5:32 be careful this guy is nuts!

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    5. @ 11:35 Come on now El Nemesis..if u are going to take the time to throw the rock...dont hide your hand afterwards

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  11. It was set up perfect for chapo isidro to take over!

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  12. They wer doing it real big k viva la era beltran leyva!

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  13. Bad comments:
    "Take the fact that 'H' was apprehended at an upscale seafood restaurant" actually he was taken mid-afternoon at a nondescript seafood joint called Mario's. He was also armed.

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  14. Ay apa traiganmelo Para mi Celda, lo vamos a hacer chachita. Este es el Joto que nunca respondio por Su esposa. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

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  15. @10:22
    you're right and also wrong....its true that when a top boss gets captured that things get worse for a while, sometimes for a long while as factions underneath him battle for power, and as a result, a lot more killings of innocents happen. its called fragmentation or something like that. Because the guys below the captured capo don't always have his connections, things get hectic. However, these smaller fragmented groups rarely have the power to challenge the government like their bosses did. The big bosses have/had the power to create shadow governments and act as de facto bosses such that even if the government wanted to do good, they couldn't. With a bunch a smaller groups, the government has a better chance of taking them on because they lack the billions or hundreds of millions in resources the big guys had. in the long run fragmenting the big cartels will make it easier for a government wanting to do good, to do it. it becomes easier for a honest policeman to stand up for whats right.

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  16. The questions is, who's family is going to be massacred over his detention? Is it the family of the marines that are escorting him out after his apprehension?
    And yes, good story but not quiet TRUE. El Botas Blancas was actually a bigger fish when he went down, Hector, Alfredo, Mario, Carlos and Arturo were a strong cartel that were part of the federation but not directly under Chapo, Mayo or even el Azul. El JEFE de las plazas was always Arturo Beltran, since then there has not been one CAPO that held that much power in wide spread form (MEXICO). His demise, was his big head and his drug use and his bloody rage for revenge.

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  17. @5:32, you are not the real El Nemesis...i am... -El Nemesis

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    1. @10:39 @5:32 you are a pair of culeros, nemesis uses an orange logo with a big white b on it, grow up.

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  18. Mayo hammered him!

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  19. Ya es La era de Los Avengadores....estamos al cien con El Blanco

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  20. Chivis, thank you for an excellent analysis and post mortem on BLO. You have the 'jeweler's eye' for seeing, understanding and then languaging these predatory, money hungry organizations. The tremendous suffering by the law abiding working class and the general societal conflict is similar to the Opium Wars. The lowest common denominator is money. The Green Gang would have felt right at home with the cartels, however, they were much more civilized in the way they managed conflict.

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    1. I crack up when guys here say "excellent article" when it was written by reporters on other websites. It is a nice article but how can you miss the header when you begin reading lol. Many articles here are simply copied from other sites and just translated into English. Thanks for sharing and acknowledging who wrote it to begin with.

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  21. @8:56


    some dummy should have swiped that ID. I'm guessing it would have fetched upwards of 400.00 on Craigslist

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  22. I wish I could claim the article, it was authored by Victor Sanchez, a true journalist and think tanker. He writes for the prestigious Animal Poltico and LaSIllaRota. and has worked with WIlson Center, Mexican Studies. I think it is the best analysis out there.

    He sent it to me with a message that"You may find this interesting." He was correct. I tweeted it, and worked on the English Translation and posted that, which he thanked me for.

    It is an excellent overview loaded with facts.

    In my humble opinion, I would be very surprised to see anyone other that Isidro rise to leadership. He is intelligent, cunning, has strong alliances, and Colombian connections. He is already considered an organized crime group by the US and is on the Kingpin list.

    One thing that is not in the article that I feel is important, is that he, has proven he works with a strong sense of loyalty. When BLO formed after Arturo's death, Isidro had a choice of staying with Sinaloa or go with the weak BLO. He went with the Beltrans out of a sense of loyalty. So he proved himself to be trustworthy to his allies. He has much going for him in the sense of criminality.

    Please don't kill the messenger, I am speaking in terms of capos of org crime, nothing other than that.

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    1. Chivaaa! Nice to know you know better writers than your detractors posing as commenters who are jealous and green with envy.
      That is where you say eat my shorts...

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  23. "simply copied from other sites and just translated into English"

    there is NOTHING "simple" about translating to English, obviously you are not capable of translation or you would not be saying such a silly remark.

    that aside, I do author a fair amount of my posts, for example the one at top. If it says CHivis Martinez for BB I wrote it. But you have a narrow focus by stating that because a person says "excellent" article they don't know who wrote it. It still is an excellent article. but in this case and all cases if I am inadvertently given credit for the work of others, I will always say so. Victor, the journalist, tweeted kudos to me for doing so.

    and there is nothing easy about searching for a good mix of news and translation, that takes hours. I will not let that comment go by and you selling BB reporters short.

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    1. Hey chivis Fuck these people..you are too valuable to this site to even answer back to them or respond to their comments. Let them talk they just jealous they can't work like you..probably someone from blog del narco or another rival site..--NAJ

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  24. Chivis. I enjoy all the articles that are put on Bb. If written by you, your staff, or other sources( which you give credit to.) You give me insight, info, knowledge of what is happening to my beautiful people of Mexico. Thank you for the dedicated writing. The world should know about these horrible crimes being committed by these cartels. This is one sight I get my info from. Thanks again for all the coverage. Job well done. Keep posting away.

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  25. does anyone have info on el chap dos mil?
    he had leo paredes killed in agua prieta for el H
    his name is Francisco hernandez Garcia

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  26. #9:25 does not fully appreciate the word "languaging" but at least he is humored by it. When living in Mexico, as I often do, I daily read many Mexican papers. For several reasons, I sometimes find the articles virtual riddles. Chivis, is a master at "languaging" these and other articles. "Languaging is much more than "translating." I will not go into Chomsky's definition of language but suffice it to say that accurate languaging is labor intensive and requires understanding the context of the syntax. There are many moving parts. It goes without saying that kudos are in order for writer/researcher Sr. Sanchez as he is clearly credited at the top. That was not the point of my posting. In the future I will not use shorthand and I will dumb it down for clearer understanding.

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  27. Great article. I was wondering if there would be anyone else capable of taking charge of the cartel? In a piece on Animal Politico (http://www.animalpolitico.com/2014/10/quien-es-es-hector-beltran-leyva-y-en-que-zonas-operaba/) Francisco Hernández García is mentioned - but would he attempt to gain control, and would he be able to? Or is El Chapo Isidro really the only likely candidate?

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