The Coming Storm: After the seizure of
more than 300 kilos of cocaine last weekend, clouds of violence loom
ahead. Authorities do not rule out, that this blow to the cartel will
Last weekend in a joint operation, elements of BOM, seized 330 kilograms of cocaine in a warehouse located in the Colonia New Morelos, Monterrey.
The blow to the cartel who lost the drug cache, could open the door to a new phase of violence in the city.
Each of the 279 packages seized drug is traded on the black market for apx $20,000, (dollars) so it is estimated that the cargo would be worth $ 5.5 million.
The million dollar loss for the cartel could cause a storm of retaliation. So the authorities do not rule out "uprisings" and executions of members of the same organization or rivals who leaked information of the drug location to the authorities.
A federal source revealed that those who could pay for the loss of the cargo, would be those responsible for caring for the drug, the spies (Halcones) assigned to monitor the area.
"Maybe not immediately, but people will turn up dead, this is a huge hit which was lost," said an informant. "Someone will have to pay".
In the seizure, held through a joint operation between the Department of Defense personnel, PGR, the Criminal Investigation Agency (CIA) and the Attorney General of the State of Nuevo Leon, also seized at the warehouse, rifles, handguns ; over 600 cartridges of various calibers; 23 magazines and four vehicles.
The state prosecutor, Roberto Flores, said at a press conference that among the weapons was a grenade launcher.
Meanwhile, a source of “high military rank”, revealed that because of the area where the drug was seized it could be linked to the Cartel del Norte (Los Zetas).
"What is known is that Los Zetas no longer identify as such, now they call themselves Cártel del Norte, and operate throughout northern Monterrey," the military informant.
Last weekend’s seizure is the second greatest in Nuevo Leon history. The largest seizure of cocaine in N.L. was on April 2, 1999, when federal agents confiscated 1,072 kilos in Galeana.