BB readers on the ground in northern Coahuila have been reporting extrajudicial executions and kidnappings by police groups in the state.
Coahuila is one of the blackout narco news states, limiting factual reporting or a complete lack of reporting on most stories.
BB has several reliable sources on the ground that send us information, and beginning 8 months ago we began receiving emails and comments from people on the ground expressing fear, while reporting the Coahuila state police groups known as GATES and Policía Estatal Acreditables have been killing and kidnapping people, and not solely the bad guys.
According to citizens, the “disappearances” have been indiscriminately selected, innocents, young, old, female, male, In numbers as much as those connected to criminality.
The bulk of the violence is occurring in; Piedras Negras, Nava, Allende, Morelos in the area of Cinco Manantiales (Five Springs), and to a lesser degree Acuña.
Last night there were helicopters flying over the border city of Acuña for over an hour. There are no reports to shed light on why.
On Wednesday, The Secretary of Government of Coahuila, Victor Zamora, held a private meeting with the mayor, Fernando Puron Jonsthon to address the issue of security in Piedras Negras.
Although in recently there have been violent events in city and throughout the region, the Secretary of Government, dismissed the violence.
He further stated that the “3 levels of police” are “maintaining security in this region and Coahuila.”
The mayor fired back that while everyone sleeps the devil has once again risen.
"Organized crime is not gone, it lives here and not only has collusion with agents who have been bribed, but also sent people as candidates to the academy to infiltrate the police. "
He said executions persist, as does fighting among the members of criminal groups.
The next day, at least 10 elements of the state police group; failed the polys and were “suspended”, and later the commander Carlos Romero also failed tests. Reportedly, a part of the tests they failed included questions regarding arrests, and torture.
On Tuesday in Nava, a body was discovered with a poster board narco message, on the bridge of the junction of Highway 57, between the municipalities of Nava and Morelos
Look what happened to me, for being a pussy with GATES
I thought I was untouchable but I was wrong,
They already know us, and our pussy partners
They began with me.
Be careful, because you may be next
The deceased man was identified by his sister as being Israel Estrada Alvarado, 30 years old, who lived in la colonia La Haciendas in Piedras Negras.