Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Pablo Acosta "El Zorro de Ojinaga" Part 2

Written for Borderland Beat by Otis B Fly-Wheel, with images from Drug Lord by Terrence Poppa and Google

[ Subject Matter: Pablo Acosta Villarreal
Recommendation: Read Part 1 of this article here]

Altruistic benefactor or skill-full manipulator?


Pablo with a local blind woman, he paid for the operation to restore her sight

The Arevalo wars ended up costing the lives of nearly 30 people from both sides. With them out of the frame, Pablo had two roads ahead of him. Would he rule with a rod of iron now that he had total control of the plaza, or would he go down the shorty Lopez route and become, what was considered as customary, a benefactor godfather.

Pablo had been investigated by the major USA law enforcement agencies that deal with drugs, racketeering, and murder. The DEA classified him as " a vicious, extremely dangerous person, who has little regard for human life". Also that when he "gets bored he goes out and shoots someone, slices them open then drags them from the back of pickups". Not exactly what you might class as charitable behavior.

Pablo's upbringing as a campesino, meant he never forgot that life, or its hardships. He genuinely felt for the poor people of his region. I would suggest that Pablo had quite a strong sense of right and wrong, of fair and unfair, and had an understanding of cause and effect. In my book that rules him out as a psychopath, so if Pablo wasn't enjoying killing people a la "El Ondeado" and "El Z-40" or "Rosalio Rhetta", then he was doing it for a reason. But he still had a taint of " a side-winding, horn swogling, cricker-crocker" about him.





Pablo's early history with his propensity for violence when drunk, and when coked out of his head, speaks volumes that only with in the input of drugs including alcohol and their mind altering affect, did violence become acceptable to him. He had to use those to block out the feeling he had that what he was doing was wrong. So I don't buy the DEA " he kills someone because he is bored", scenario. As a person free from influence, I doubt he would kill anyone.

It seems that Pablo had chosen neither of the two roads, and would forge his own route, cross country running parallel to the two established ways of doing things, borrowing what was most effective from the two philosophies and merging them into one. This ability was partly due to his upbringing as a capesino, where any problem had to be dealt with there and then, and so ingenuity, and the ability to solve problems on the fly, and the ability to think on a tangent became a valuable asset.

As Pablo was now the godfather of the Ojinaga Plaza, it was assumed that, anything that happened was with his blessing. Because who would dare do anything and risk the wrath of the "Padrino". So any drug bust in Texas must have been his drugs, any murder drug related on either side of the Texas border must have been at his say so.

The following passage was written by the DEA in a confidential report on the Acosta organization
[" This report focuses on the PAO, believed to be responsible for most of the narcotics flowing into Texas from the Ojinaga, Chihuahua area. The Acosta organization accomplished its smuggling operations mostly by land, and sometimes by aircraft.

Acosta's heroin is noted for its high purity, known to be as high as ninety three percent, which is known as black tar due to its appearance. His marijuana has improved, with most of the recent seizures traced to the organization being high quality tops.

This organization is also responsible for approximately seventy percent of the 4x4 and pickup thefts reported in the Texas panhandle, West Texas and eastern New Mexico areas. Thefts usually involve new and used Ford Broncos, GMC Jimmies, Chevrolet Suburban's, Blazers. These vehicles are driven directly to Mexico and exchanged for drugs.

The PAO is also reported as a major receiver of stolen weapons traded for drugs. There are over 500 known members and associates of the PAO with factions in Amarillo, Dallas, Fort Worth, Hereford, Lubbock, Big Spring, Odessa, Midland, Kermit, Pecos, Monahaus, Fort Stockton, Presidio, El Paso and Big Bend, Texas: and Hobbs, Portales, Artesia and Roswell, New Mexico. Associates in other Texas and New Mexico cities, as well as in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Nevada, Idaho, North Carolina and Michigan, have also been identified.

He pays high level protection to the local Mexican Government and spends close to $100,000.00 per month for this protection.

Acosta's organization is very fluid and many of the members know only the person with whom they deal directly. Because of this, Acosta is well insulated. Being a blood relation or having a long time family or business connection is the exclusive qualification for membership. The organization is extremely difficult to penetrate because of this criterion for membership".]

It seemed that violence was breaking out both sides of the border in the west Texas area, an escalation in the drug violence, when a plaza changes hands is common to many of us today. Just before the death of Fermin Arevalo at the hands of Pablo and his men, two men in Presidio had blasted each other to death in a pickup, leaving a third man between them slightly injured with grazing bullet wounds to his chest, and no doubt in need of a clean change of underwear.

Other deaths followed in Redford, and USA border patrol men were injured by gunfire from across the river,

Pablo realized that he needed to start building bridges and engaging in propaganda, as one way to counter the offensive against him from drug and intelligence agencies north of the border. He would soon meet someone to help him with that....Mimi Webb Miller.

The Sheriff of Presidio County

Rick Thompson was the Sheriff of Presidio County, the sudden uptick in violence was directly  affecting him and he decided that Pablo was probably responsible for most of it. He set up a meeting with Pablo in Mexico as he had heard that Pablo was a reasonable man.

Rick Thompson sent Clayton McKinney who you may remember from a previous chapter in part 1 of this article, had had dealing before with Pablo at the Chihuahua Police headquarters in Chihuahua.

Thompson recalls asking only one thing of Pablo, that any killings or violence was kept out of his county, as he already had a large tally of dead people with apparently no motive for the killings.

In 1983 Pablo met Mckinney on a hilltop outside of Ojinaga. In a typical mafioso display of power Pablo had a bodyguard of eighteen men around the hill. Pablo wanted to set the record straight about the killings on the USA side of the border.

He tried to convince the agent that the rash of killings had nothing to do with him, and that he would comply with requests for information from the USA agencies when that info was not forthcoming from Mexican Authorities

The attacks on USA agency men on the border stopped, Pablo had spread the word that anyone found to have fired at them would be taken care of in the usual Pablo manner. He also briefed his drug mules on the new process if they were busted with a load, that they were to flee and under no circumstances were to shoot at the USA police or other agencies.

Various theories have been expounded for the motives Pablo might have for doing these kind of deals, but at the end of the day, Pablo realized that he at some point, given what happened to Manuel Carrasco, might need to flee to the USA and he wanted contacts in the USA agencies that might be able to help him if he did have to flee and was subject to arrest.

Sammy Garcia

Sammy Garcia had been working on and off with Pablo for some while, first as a mate on roofing jobs, then later running and buying marijuana. Sammy had been put off by the start of the Arevalo wars and had told Pablo that he would work for him but wanted nothing to do with the feud in any way, shape or form, or anything that involved killing anyone.

By 1982, Sammy was moving three or four loads a week for Pablo. Sammy was reliable, did not take risks, and was a lateral thinker like Pablo.

Traditionally the Ojinaga smugglers like the Arevalo's and Manuel Carrasco did not bother to hide their loads very well, Bales of marijuana were put in the back of pickups and covered with a tarpaulin.

Texas law enforcement had stepped up their operation and were taking the threat of the incoming amounts of drugs seriously. Putting people permanently at the Presidio crossing, and because of the increased activity, the Pablo Acosta Organization think tank switched into over-drive.

It had become popular to convert pickups to run on propane. The Saudi oil embargo had raised the price of gasoline. Propane gave better miles per gallon, was in plentiful supply and included the addition of a propane tank mounted to vehicles behind the cab bulkhead in the rear bed.
The Ojinaga think tank came up with the idea to hide the pot inside these propane tanks.

This was the first time, that a Cartel was using this method of smuggling, and it became standard fare for many of the frontiers active smugglers. With the increased usage of this method it was only a matter of time before the authorities cottoned on to the situation. After a few busts, the PAO think tank had to modify their plan.

They started experimenting with the propane tanks, and Sammy came up with a new twist. He cut a hole in the bottom of the tank similar to everyone, but instead of leaving it open after the pot had been put inside the tank, he took the original part cut out of the tank and sealed it with car body sealant, ground it down so there was no seam, painted it and ground dirt into the paint.

After he had finished, the tank looked like it had spent years weathering in the back of the truck. This was very successful until a customs agent pressed the pressure release valve on the tank, and got a whiff of Sensemilia instead of propane. Agents were briefed to touch the regulating valve from the tank, if propane had been expanding through it, there would be evaporation, and cooling as a by product so the valve should be cold.

So Sammy went back to the draw board, made a separate section within the tank under in the outlets, which he charged with propane, but left the majority of the tank available for marijuana. The first time it was used, customs agents were crawling all over the vehicle, prodding banging and releasing gas from he valves, in an effort to get probable cause to search the vehicle more stringently. As Sammy said " they went over that tank like a bunch of monkeys trying to rape a football".

They were all fooled, and remained fooled for several years while Pablo got load after load through with virtually no captures.

Harvest time

Ojinaga was always busy around harvest time. People came from all over to meet with Pablo or his associates and cut a deal, Pablo had his customers stay at the Motel Ojinaga or the Rohana Hotel and provided security to monitor their movements. Pablo never let his customers meet, preferring that each deal was done in private after they had selected the marijuana they wanted.

His customers from the USA were not hard to control, as the amount of Police and Army around at this time, frightened most of them into staying in their hotel rooms. Pablo liked to add to this fear, and would stride into their hotel rooms, playing the part of the violent Mexican bandido. He knew that instilling fear in them, would guarantee they paid up on time, especially if they thought he would rather shoot them than talk to them.

They knew the modus operandi of how the Pablo Acosta Organization liked to deal with enemies or those who didn't pay, and that kind of death was not high on their agendas. Pablo had the vehicle in which he was ambushed by Fermin Arevalo, mounted just outside the entrance to Ojinaga, and this served its purpose of endowing Pablo with an indestructible tab.

This is where Sammy Garcia would come in a deliver loads to any of Pablo's associates in the USA town that were connected to him. Sammy was having second thoughts, and wanted to turn legit and start a roofing company. Pablo even encouraged him to do it, saying that he would lend him the money to get the company started.

But at harvest time, Sammy would get the call from Pablo, and would head to Ojinaga knowing there was easy money to be earnt by those with quick wits. It was the violence that had prompted Sammy to retire from drug dealing, and Pablo had discussed with him that he too would like to leave the business and open some restaurants in Tijuana.

After Fermin was killed someone from the Arevalos in the USA offered Sammy twenty thousand dollars to kill Pablo, and while Pablo didn't know of the offer, he himself had offered Sammy a hundred thousand to kill the same Arevalo who had made the offer.

Sammy had avoided the Vietnam draft, but had embroiled himself into another more clandestine war, which none the less was racking  up large body counts. It seemed to him that Sicarios either got killed in combat or became hopeless heroin or cocaine addicts, as had both of Pablo's younger brothers, Hector Manuel and Armando.

Sammy had his mind made up for him, when Hector Manuel turned up shot in the stomach and out of his head on heroin. He and his brother Pedro had been in a gunfight with some indigenous marijuana growers up the mountains of Chihuahua. They were apparently cutting down plants in a field that they had not paid for, that was enough to start the gun fire exchange. Hector was pleading for a lift to his sisters house in Odessa.

Sammy agreed but only on the proviso that Hector would carry neither heroin or weapons on him, he told Hector to get his wife to cross that stuff for him, so Hector agreed and shot himself up with some more heroin before leaving with Sammy, then puked his guts out inside Sammy's vehicle while bleeding profusely.

After this event Sammy himself turned to drugs, crack, and his wife left him after he punched her so hard the back of her head left and indentation in the wall. Things were falling apart for Sammy and Pablo saw it coming and was not that surprised when soon after Sammy got caught transporting a load for La Tia, the wife of Manuel Acosta, who had been arrested in 1984.

She was supplying the heroin that Pablo's younger brothers were addicted to. Nobody else in Ojinaga had a supply. The brothers had been ripping of small amounts of Marijuana from Pablo and exchanging it for heroin with La Tia.

La Tia contacted Sammy and asked him to move a load for her urgently, when Sammy inspected the load he knew it was from Pablo's supply, and refused to move the load but promised to keep quiet about it, and agreed to supply another driver for the load.

The next day Sammy was getting a load of Pablo's ready at a ranch he owned on the outskirts of Ojinaga on the route to El Mulato.

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Sammy decided on a river crossing, rather than go through the barrage of tests applied to pickups driven by single male drivers wearing jeans and Stetsons that were apparent on the Ojinaga-Presidio bridge crossing.

Sammy got mid-river and his vehicle conked out. He had to get someone with a tractor on the USA side to pull him out of the river. He continued on his planned route through Study Butte, then north on Highway 118.

He got stopped by law enforcement just outside Alpine in Brewster County, sheriffs pulled him up and told him they had suspicions that he was transporting Marijuana. The deputies had a tip off he was coming. Things started to get bizarre, they didn't take Sammy into custody but accompanied him to a local motel and made him pay for a room,

He was kept inside the room with guards outside, and when someone knocked on the door he answered it to find the parking lot filled with DEA agents. One scraped some paint off the propane tank by the outlet, and discovered some body filler. "Arrest him", he was locked up at the local county jailhouse, beaten then asked about the PAO.

He was told by the DEA that if he gave up five operatives from the PAO and a couple of river crossing places at Big Bend, he would be free by tomorrow. Sammy couldn't live with being a snitch, he knew the death he would suffer at the hands of Pablo's men was far worse than the treatment he might receive being prosecuted and imprisoned in the United States. Pablo might be a bandido but he always treated Sammy with respect.

Sammy was given eight years and locked up with Manuel, Pablo's uncle at the El Reno prison in Oklahoma. When he met Manuel, Manuel apologized for the actions of his wife La Tia. Apparently the deal offered Sammy was also offered to her, except the payoff was Manuel's release from prison.

Her modus operandi was to exchange heroin with Pedro's younger brothers for Marijuana, until she had accumulated enough for a load. Then she would find someone to run the load across the big bend, and give up the information to the DEA.

Sammy was convinced she had somehow found out about his intention to cross a load that day, and had informed on him to the DEA. When Pablo found out about it, he saw it as treachery and if she had not been the wife of his uncle she would have been tortured and killed. Pablo banished her from Ojinaga, but she had done it out of love for her husband and not for greed or material gain.

The butcher of Ojinaga

Marco Antonio Haro Portillo otherwise known as "El Carnicero de Ojinaga", had been interesting USA law enforcement since he had been named as the one who finished off Lili Arevalo, starting the "Arevalo war". As Pablo's head of Sicario's Marco was suspected of two murders in New Mexico during late 1983.

The double homicide occurred in a Hobbs shack one night when a man kicked in the door and shot the two male occupants in the head. He was also suspected of a murder in Odessa in 1985, and another in Lubbock.

All these victims were lacking a sense of self preservation as they had taken heroin on credit from Pablo, not paid him back and then boasted about it. Pablo was going to set an example of these men.

He was also well known in Ojinaga as a man to be feared. He had shot three men in a restaurant in downtown Ojinaga.

He had come to Ojinaga in 1976 from Sonora. he had been a bodyguard and driver for a Mexican Government Official in Sonoita, across from Lukeville, Arizona.

He was bringing too much heat on the Ojinaga Plaza and was sent away for a year, he worked for the Mexico City Federal Police, then came back and shacked up with Sammy Garcia's wife. They began growing Marijuana and paying Pablo a cut as piso.

They had a visit one day in their fields from Pablo, they had Mariachis, roasted a goat, drank cases of beers. Becky Garcia spoke imperfect Spanish and Marco at the time wanted people to call him El Principe de Leon, the Prince of Leon, Becky thought they were saying Pinche Pelon, and so the "Fucking Baldy" nickname stuck.

The Butcher of Ojinaga
Marco was unpredictable and would kill people at the slightest provocation, like non payment of debt on the day it was due. If the debt was one dollar or a hundred thousand dollars, to Mario the disrespect was the same and so was the punishment. Becky saw him kill several people at close quarters, he shot one debtor in the forehead from two feet from her then calmly got back in the car as though nothing had happened.

Becky asked him once if he felt any regret, lost any sleep, or had bad dreams over the people he had killed, all those grieving relatives, he simply replied "no they had to die".

The difference between Pablo and Marco is plain to see here, Pablo while playing the part of the bandido psychopath, was doing exactly that, playing the part because it fulfilled a business necessity for him. Marco just enjoyed killing people.


Thinking bigger with the Columbus air force

Becky had some contacts in the USA that could assist Pablo with logistics. Pablo realized that if he wanted to expand his business he needed to start thinking aircraft. Becky's friend Sal stole aircraft as part of an insurance scam. He and three pilots from " the Columbus air force", who were Vietnam vet pilots and could land just about any aircraft on any type of landing strip, and were well known by traffickers for the efficiency of what they did and the skill of their pilots.

They intimated their willingness to work with Pablo who they knew was the Padrino of Ojinaga. Sal stole a Cessna 182, changed the tail plane letter designations, then flew it down to Ojinaga and dropped it off to Pablo. The Columbus air force operated their own fleet of planes including vintage WW2 aircraft.

Despite his busy schedule Pablo managed to meet two of the pilots from the Columbus air force in Ojinaga at the Casa Chavez, one of his drug storage warehouses. The building was full of Pablo's gunmen armed with the normal tools of the trade, AR-15's, Ak 47's, Uzi's, .45 pistols and knives. Their job to stare with intense hostility at the visitors.

The pilots had been receiving $10,000 dollars US per load they had been moving from other traffickers but they had worked out a package for Pablo that would cost him $40,000 per load.
This would involve them picking up half a ton of marijuana per time, in Mexico and flying it north to the USA in a twin engine aircraft.

They would arrange a crew to load the drugs in Mexico, a crew to unload and store the drugs in the USA until Pablo had arranged for its delivery. They would also deliver it to its final destination for an extra fee.

The Columbus air force knew the risks, at this time the Mexican Customs dept. had a fleet of pursuit aircraft that were shooting down drug dealers flying loads north and the commander of the Department was known by the nickname "The Red Baron".

The pilots bartered with Pablo for the price per load, Pablo was only interested in paying ten for the first two loads, then if they could deliver on their promises, he would pay them the forty they asked.

Becky intervened to ask the pilots not to interrupt Pablo, and they disrespected her. Marco immediately switched into hit man mode, but Pablo waved him off. Pablo left the meeting there, and said that he would speak to them another time. In the vehicle on the way back to the Ojinaga motel, the pilots said of Pablo, "you made his sound like he owned northern Mexico. He is just a penny - ass border punk".

Marco who was driving, eye's lit up with hatred, a sign Becky had seen many times, Becky reminded them not to speak about Pablo in that manner, while Marco removed his .45 from his waistband laid it next to him on the centre console and tapped the barrel near the receiver.

Marco exploded when he and Becky got to their hotel room, he wanted to kill them so bad he could taste it, in reality Pablo couldn't give a fuck if they were from the USAF, if they wanted to run drugs for Pablo they would take five thousand each for the first two loads, then forty thousand for the third plus the extra ten thousand missing from the first two load payments. They finally agreed to Pablo's terms.

Pablo Acosta "El Zorra de Ojinaga" Part 3 coming soon.

102 comments:

  1. Very great history leading into the Amado Carrillo Fuentes Era. Bb should do future stories of capos cartel leaders from ACF gang like the Beltran Leyvas Or even El Mayo or El Azul. This is great trafficker history that spawned from Pablo Acosta.

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    1. It didn't spawn from Pablo Acosta, chum.

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    2. I'm not talking about all trafficking in mexico....I'm referring to some of the major capos thay came after.

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    3. I wouldn't call it spawned directly from Zorro, much more to factor in.

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  2. This a fine read, thank you, Otis. DEA has a need to demonize opponents, Acosta being no exception. (Also, they loathe the CIA because intelligence work means having useful relationships with criminals. CIA penetration and control of DEA boils down to the drug industry is too connected to American foreign policy needs for it to be left to the cowboys of DEA. So they are often overruled. DEA agents seem to have stories of busts that were erased because of intervention by fellow DEA agents who were really CIA people).

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    1. In many scenarios, one of their own has to take out the bad eggs. Happens in military, government, non-profit organizations, different fields/industries, you name it... fear/divide is a need for control.

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    2. Some DEA agents did not know about the charades and the CIA INVOLVEMENT AND OWNERSHIP OF MEXICAN POOLICE AND DRUG TRAFFICKING AND THE DFS.
      --starting with Kiki Camarena, and ending with the DEA and the CIA demonizing and prosecuting their own star bemedaled and condecorated agents like Héctor Berrellez and Celerino Castillo, Phil jordan, reporters like Gary Webb, even their own drug traffickers like Barry Seal they murdered or their associate juan ramon matta ballesteros, imprisoned...
      --and it goes on and on and on, demonizing somebody else always.
      --they even threathened Héctor Berrellez with extradition to mexico for gosshakes!!! Are they HYPOCRITES or just criminals?

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    3. Criminals and hypocrites. (Phil Jordan's brother was a homicide victim, the catalyst to Chuck Bowden's and Jordan's friendship).

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    4. 9:01 NO intelligence work needs anybody importing drugs into the US AND keeping the money for themselves damnit!

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  3. Nice don't leave us burning for more like the war for tj!

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    1. 9:54 ..the hell, "burning for otis' stories..."
      WE WILL BURN FOR NO REASON at the drop of a hat, and keep the competition awake to keep otis awake.

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  4. Loving this story!

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  5. El Zorro ya esta en el infierno.

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    1. Maybe he went to heaven because he only killed people when he was drunk or coked out, never sober.

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    2. So killing is the only sin that earns you a trip to hell? Mr. Zorro is definitely in hell.

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    3. Yes, he was a man of respect, compassion and reason up til 3pm....however after the 4th crack cigarette + liter of whiskey he became a little too impulsive and the bario would suffer. GREAT GREAT STORIES, THANK YOU. Thank You. thank u.

      Drugs = Death

      Kristos

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    4. He was no great man.

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  6. I noticed, No kidnapping of innocent people

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    1. 12:20pm wow he deserve the nobel peace prize

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    2. 9:27 DIRTY WARS DOCUMENTARY by Jeremy Scahill on YouTube...

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  7. Pablo Acosta: Blood Money Mercenary

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    1. 12:22 Don Pablo Acosta earned his own money, and did his own killings putting his own ass on the line, with peoplie that knew what was up, not against innocent men, women or children, no room for "mercenary" there...

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  8. Very interesting reading.

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  9. Good article. Nice touch on the series. If drug lords today treated people with kindness the Acosta, El Chapo, El Mayo, & the very few others did/do, their operations would be much smoother.

    Instead, you get these cods like Los Zetas, Jalisco New Generation, etc. that are really savages more than anything. Those are the ones that give the cartels their bad reps. Plus, their organization's names suck. New Generation, Knights Templar, Los Zetas....stupid cartel names. They sound like cartoon names, not cartels. New Generation Cartel...oy oy oy oy! Stupid!

    The more traditional names like Sinaloa Cartel, Juarez Cartel, Gulf Cartel. Tijuana Cartel, Guadalajara Cartel, Medellin Cartel, Cali Cartel are much more powerful names.

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    1. Yeah man. If only they named their cartels after Geographic regions we wouldn't have any of the problems we have with newer cartels. Genius bro. Lol.

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    2. You forget 12:33 that men like Chapo were/are the reason Los Zetas became savages as you call them. The rapid aggression to the east by the federation expanded the use of the Zetas from bodyguards to deadly sicarios. Cause and Effect my friend.

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    3. Cartel de Jalisco

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    4. Los setas were agrestive because el PRI elite zetas wanted to ride their arses back to Los Pinos, and it worked, osorio chong, peña.nieto, galindo ceballos, the duartes, salinas de gortari, and ambassador to the catalan republica de españa fidel herrera beltran, embajador to ixtapalapa Ricardo monreal and bertie boy moreira supervising kidnapping and robbing the state of morelos, manlio fabio beltrones in charge of his presidential campaigning from the cupola del pri, la chuky getting fingered in the hospital, all elite zetas in power...
      --only pendejos blame "el chapo"...

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    5. 1:29am
      It actually started with AFO's brutally that prompted Chapo stepping up his game in the carnage department.

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    6. The Shitolaons fucked up the drug game for all of Mexico. The game in Chihuahuha went down hill when Pablo was assassinated. With the Shitolans making moves the violence against the people and treachery amongst cartels went through the roof. Shitolaons take care of their state but fuck up the rest of the country with their narco herpes. When these snitch fucks stay in their lane things will improve for the rest of Mexico.

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    7. 10:12 actually, la linia state police agents were caught murdering juareños, robbing them, torture murdering some and having cemeteries in their now famous "houses of death", with recordings for the benefit of ATF and US department of Justice of US attorney general John Ashcroft...and juarez municipal police murdering women while the US Egyptian chemist ginius was in prison, "to prove" that he was not the murderer, "because he was in prison" and then arrived the mexican army and federal police to take the levels of murdering women to the moon!!! Baby, to the moon!!!
      --I do not see el chapo being the bad guy there, really...

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  10. Drug Lord turned doper

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  11. Out with da Old in with da New.. A professional reporter is always after da NEWs.. Hellooo ppl.. What's going on in Mich.. Tamps.. B. C. Etc..etc..

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    1. please, the "L" letter has other more worthy owners yerbero...
      --but you can post your own news,just don't make a book out of it until approved, how about you start sending shit to the forum to teach them how to?
      --Telesur/DEA agent says:"Yes, mexican billionaire Carlos Slim in drugs...
      --Diego Enrique Osorno: "Slim, The Political Biography of the World's Richest Mexican"
      or in spanish: "Slim, la Biografia Politica del Mexicano mas Rico del Mundo"

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  12. ... Nice Read Otis ... Patiently Waiting For Part 3 ... On Another Note, What's Up With GADEJO Comments? All His Comments Have Been Deleted ... Makes You Wonder Why? ... Thanks Again

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    1. Gadejo deleted his own comments.

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    2. How do you leave a motherfucker in suspense? Just walk the fuck away. Don't say shit 2 anyone. For anticipation of death is worse than death itself. - El Soldado Perdido

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    3. I think the CIA got gadejo, he was getting too smart, must have sold out, no return address...in a previous life he was miau miau!
      He will make sure to try and get some followers from BB, he was loving it too much, I know he had the BB itch, too much itch...

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    4. 10:51am

      Lol, tone it down a bit... Dude, somebody decided to delete their own comments, that is all. No need to talk about death.

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    5. Dismemberments and decapitations are what transpires in the drug world. If you're lucky you might just get a round in your head. But death shouldn't be discussed? Ok genius. - El Soldado Perdido

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    6. 12:12pm

      Was I talking about what transpires in the drug world? You're not clever enough to purposely try and change the subject, you're just plain sloppy. Re-read my comment @11:19am, hopefully this time it sinks in.

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  13. 9:54 someone had to say it lol

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    1. 2:44 take a sad song and make it better...unless you can't
      sometimes the shit gets too twisted, but you have a lead, "Tijuana", pick it up and shake it, can you?

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  14. Maybe not a psychopath but clearly a sociopath.

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  15. Excellent story. Can't wait for the next part!

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  16. Otis did you put this story together yourself from the book?Excellent writing!

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    1. There are a few books I have read. Terrence Poppa Drug lord, supplies a lot of info, as do books like " the river has never divided us" by Jefferson Morganthaler, that one is about 150 years of the presidio ojinaga border, I will put a list of sources at the end of part 3. So its all ive read about him, with a dash of Otis flavour added.

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    2. Who tells you the information you read on those books is true? Of course, there'll be some "evident" parts that are true, but where's the proof of that all this is true? Good writes investigate better than this before they do articles like this. You don't use some appropriate and needed words where you can either support your writing or show you are just assuming, based on the info you read on a book who someone (Poppa) didn't know Pablo wrote. MANY people who worked with him and knew him well have a totally different story.

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  17. Thks is the stuff movies are made of. Only its not a movie.

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  18. Pablo was a true gangster - live by a gun,die by a gun. The book on him is a great read. His addiction to crack cocaine was his undoing. RIP Lemmy Kilmister. Rocking in heaven for sure!

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    1. A drugged out drug lord or a top capo always spells doom for a DTO.

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  19. Chivis...off topic but do you by chance have any pics of El Rayo de Sinaloa, Armando Lopez. I have been looking for any pics of him but I cannot seem to find any. I recall listening to his corridor as a child.

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  20. Gadejo deleted all his old messages. Like a bitch he no longer posts anything unless it's anonymous.

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    1. The cia deleted gadejo and silenced his ass for badmouthing them.kill the messenger style gary webb.

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    2. @9:25 are you seriously calling someone a bitch for posting anonymously while posting anonymously? Please say you're joking.

      @8:19 if you're not joking, you're as crazy as 9:25 is if he isn't.

      Or maybe I'm batty as fuck and am all three posts

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    3. CIA by law does not work within the USA.

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    4. R.I.P. Gadejo

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    5. Didn't you post ananomously?

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    6. 9:25
      "Anonymous like a bitch?" Seriously? Take a page from Chivis, who has never lowered herself by making personal attacks on bb bloggers. Shame on you, 9:25. It doesn't matter what articles are put up by contributors, readers' comments complete the package and carry the story. This is respect worthy. Anonymity is part of the BB gig for good reason, personal security. Gadejo drew fire from DD, Canadiana, & Otis, who are now in charge at BB as the administrators and moderators. Chivis' voice isn't the only one missing from the bb dialogue, other anonymous regulars' would seem to have fucked off or are being censored, too, under the new regime. Be interesting to see if my observation gets posted. Gadejo, if you're still lurking about, Happy New Year!

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    7. I love the pillow and scratch fights between commenters on BB. Go get your hair and nails did putos. Oh yeah and buy some new lace thongs while you are at it. The ones you got on are stained.

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    8. @8:09 Surprise! Your observations got posted.
      I would like to correct some false perceptions though. You state that "DD, Canadiana, and Otis are now in charge of BB". Chivis is still an administrator. I (DD) am both an administrator and a reporter on MB and the Forum. Being an administrator on the MB gives me the responsibility of moderating comments on MB along with Chivis (and Lucio helps when he can). Otis is a reporter on MB along with many more who are not as active as he is. Canadiana is an administrator on Forum. I hope that clarifies our roles. In the future direct your comments and complaints about the moderating of comments to me as it will probably be me doing it most of the time until Chivis recuperates.


      Your statement that Gadejo "drew fire" from me, Otis and Canadiana caused me to go back and look for where "the new regiime" attacked him. I went through the last 1000 comments published. there were a bunch from Gadejo, but I couldn't find one that was posted by any of the "new regime" personally attacking Gadejo for anything he posted. Maybe one or more of us did post something you considered derogatory, but I have no recollection or it Perhaps you could point them out to me and save me the trouble of going back through the other 189,333 comments that have been posted. (It took me over 2 hours to go through the first 1000.)

      As a side note, I did not know what the word "Gadejo" translated into until a reader explained it (after he deleted his comments).
      It is a abbreviation for a very vulgar Spanish slang term used in Columbia. Even though I thought he put up some good comments, I would not have allowed any of his comments using that pseudonym.

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    9. You can say it for ex. i had a friend that always said 'gadejo mira'.it always made me laugh.

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    10. Colombian gadejo got grashed. Lol

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    11. ... Thanks For The Clarification DD ... I Thought Gadejo =
      Dominican slang, combining the words ganas de joder. Meaning I'm just messing with you.
      Solo te lo dije con gadejo. (I only said that to mess with you.)
      ... Not A Bad Word ... Googled It ^ For Confirmation ... Everyone Stay Positive And Keep An Open Mind For Some Positive Change Within 2016 ...

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    12. "CIA by law does not work within the USA."

      Like everybody knows that they don't breake the RULES. There, here, over ther, every where. After all aren't they absolute.?

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    13. @7:38. Google does not always give the best translations. Several other translation services explain that the word "Gadejo" is an acronym derived from the words "ganas de joder" meaning "desire to F**k" and is widely used in Columbia.

      To reiterate what has already been said, Gadejo deleted his own comments. If any administrator had deleted them it would say "deleted by administrator", not the "removed by the author" that is shown" where his comments used to be.

      No one will know why he deleted his comments and ceased posting until and unless he explains it, so lets move on. Enough about Gadejo.

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    14. Hey, DD, i'm the reader that posted the brief explanation of the term. I probably should have given more details. Sorry! Don't worry, you didn't post anything wrong. Gadejo is a term that is ok to use, even in front of kids. They aren't supposed to get what you're saying. That said, you would NEVER direct such comments to a child, this would be seen in an extremely bad light and simply isn't done. Joder is as impossible to translate as the word carajo is, because there really aren't equivalents in English. Mexican Spanish is quite interesting in this regard since there are a couple "f" words that are basically interchangeable and used copiously in everyday conversation. Google could not begin to translate joder! The word Fregar, which is another polite substitute for the "j" word, is socially acceptable in its useage, translates evenly into English as to scrub or drudge, but usually means "No kidding!"which I think better defines joder's vernacular usages overall. In Spain, there are few sentences without it as most Spaniards take their swearing as a birthright. Colombians adore slang and word play, a Colombian will say a guy is "bien jodido," out of respect, meaning nothing gets by the person; yet, to say someone is "un jodon" (a bozo) isn't really a weird complement like jodido is even if it derives from the same word. The vulgar definition of Joder is virtually inapplicable to modern day use in Español or Castellano, not even worth the energy it takes to worry about it. END RANT!

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    15. 8:09 don't know what you are talking about 'drew fire from Canadiana'etc.I can only speak for myself.I rather liked reading his comments.He was a walking book.I wondered myself why he deleted his comments and doesn't post any more at least under that handle name.Anyway DD explained it all with the different functions at BB.

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  21. Happy new year BB staff and readers.

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  22. And then chapo mayo & azul learned from the old timers mistakes y crecieron el cartel mas fuerte ke existe Attn. P@RR@ND3RO

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    1. Guadalajara cartel was stronger.

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    2. Not really it seemed to have strength but that was cuz cia was behind them the whole time soon as there little puppets did what they where told kill dea agent camarena they gave them up all captured SINALOA CARTEL is more powerful so powerful he made one of those men get released from prison and 2 years later it's very on CEO was released from max prison WHO STRONGER NOW?

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    3. Sorry to break it down to you guys but actually the strongest cartel was the one led by amado carillo fuentes and that's cartel de Juarez at its peak the most dominant cartel in mx

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    4. In the 90s the arellanos tijuana cartel, the carrillos juarez cartel, the abrego/guillen golfo cartel, looks those were the three dominant ones, the others were behind smelling their farts, from sinaloa only el mz was free during those years he must had done some business with some of them, and he is still out, alive, all the others are dead or in jail. Bien cabron el mayon.

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  23. People are noticing Gadejo bounced, wonder if he was spooked, maybe something insignificant caused him to delete his comments.

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    1. Saludos á Houston, Texas--dig this: "Put your beer down, your feet up and take it easy..." :-)

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    2. Im houston texas horale ese sorry gadejo left just when you were starting to get popular.hope you come back.the truth cant be silenced.thats what bb is all about.btw i dont want nothing to do with beer after the new years hangover right now.cheers.
      2nd ward houston

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  24. This guy was a bad ass unfortunately he will never get the credit due since he is not from sinaloa

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    1. Credit due? He has books written about him.

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    2. Yes, but compared to amado who he worked with this guy dosent get as much respect some would argue that amado was tought alot by this guy

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  25. Happy happy New Year's Chivis and all at BB. Hope you get well soon. Peace and love. Robin.

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  26. Otis b,dd, chivis or who ever reads this. The forum is being redirected to a resume template page whenever you click on the post link. Just thought you should know.

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    1. @8:55. Thanks for the headsup but could you clarify what your mean. I checked the Forum page and clicked the post link to a story and had no problem. I clicked on Forum link from MB and no problem. Please tell me where you are (page) when you click "post Link". As you might know we had a problem with the "resume page redirect once before. your help is much appreciated.DD

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    2. That's been happening to me as well. For months now. I just figured it was unavoidable. Like ad money for bb or something.

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    3. 12:27 There are some paid reports being planted on BB, no ad money wanted if we don't want to sell out...

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    4. that's not cool, puts id and ip addresses up for grabs. Thx for the news 8:55 & 12:27

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    5. @8:55 That is a popup that Nabble has put in. To get rid of it, try this:

      When you first go to the forum page, before you do anything else -- before clicking on a story, or logging in -- scroll all the way to the bottom of the page. Look on the bottom right. There is a link that says "Disable PopUp Ads." Click on it. Now go back up to the top of the page and log in.

      If you have cookies enabled you shouldn't have to do it ever again. If you do not, you'll have to do it each time you come to the forum.

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  27. These old timers are fishes in the ocean compared to the sharks of the modern Mexican Mafia (narco). Take Benjamin Arellano Felix for example, $1 million a week in government/military bribes back in the 90s.

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    1. True, but it's good to respect the old, and welcome the new. However, in the case of drug dealers, I'm not sure how that would translate since neither sounds like a good idea.

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    2. This new generation will never compare to the originals my grandfather era berja ACOSTA AND PROUD OF IT

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  28. another chihuahuense worth remembering, a miner who spent his own money and put his ass on the line for the mexican revolution and helped the muchachitos of pancho villa sponsored by the US to victory, was later betrayed and murdered by the US to please and make happy the sonoran mafia that hijacked the revolution:
    General Pascual Orozco...
    --book "Lynching Pascual Orozco"

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  29. Good series!, it clears operation of plazas and dismitifies the leaders, good job.

    I found this article interesting, it is not about drug wars, but corruption in US judicial system, as interteresting as Mexico's corrupt judges, no better. If a Judge in the US can be so easily corrupted for teens incarceration, then it has to be much worse on drug traffic.

    https://t.freespeech.org/text/pa-judge-who-sold-juveniles-jails-gets-28-years-prison

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  30. Check it out! Gadejo's selfies with Chapo on Facebook & Tsu.

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  31. Can you tell me if you are using Pablo Acosta the book, I read about 20 pages a few years ago and like to know so that I can buy it, thanks

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  32. They should make a movie

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  33. How about you give us part 3 already no sean mamones

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  34. This is a book written about my grandfather im looking for the author but he wont reply im planing a movie based on the real story of pablo acosta

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  35. Puro acosta ! My grandfather was a beast

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  36. Before el chapo it was pablo acosta ariba ojinaga el los acostas

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