Monterrey: the tranquility in the metropolitan zone was altered this morning because of a series of mantas with narco trafficker messages.
Various narco mantas were placed on pedestrian bridges, were signed by the Cartel del Golfo and indicate that the Monterrey plaza is theirs, that they don't want to fight the government and that the CDG are still active.
The mantas with warnings were deployed about 6:00 am in the avenue Garza Salda on the cross-roads of the avenue del Estado, another was placed in the avenue Lazaro Cardenas, and one more close to the avenue Alfonso Reyes.
According to non confirmed sources there were also mantas placed at Puente de Papa around the river Santa Catarina, in the central zone of the capital.
Minutes after being deployed, elements of the state police arrived and took them all down.
In the legible parts, the mantas said:
Happy new year 2015, to all of Nuevo Leon, this is a message to all citizens and authorities of Nuevo Leon. The Cartel del Golfo is stronger than ever, we don't want to fight with the Government, we only do whats right like the serious Cartel we are, we want to be clear, this plaza is ours, and to all those mugrosos lava-car and grasshoppers we keep on ragging those beginners,Atte: Cartel del Golfo Nuevo Leon plaza.
The most recent exhibition of mantas of this type occurred on 14th of November 2014, when a group of 24 people displayed messages of a political character against the state government.
The 24 people were detained because according to authorities, the incident is similar to intimidatory narco-traffickers, but the 24 people were released a few hours later.
Since the past year, the state government has registered a drop in criminal incidents in relation to years passed.
Original article in spanish at Proceso