Tijuana: Narcomanta de CTNG to Los Nuevos Rebeldes
After a hyper violent month in Tijuana, in which over 102 were executed, the violence has not slowed, but intensified, with banners, limbs, entambados, being displayed throughout the city. The banner went up in La Mesa yesterday, prompting the cancellation of Los Nuevo Rebeldes scheduled performance on Friday night. Los Nuevos Rebeldes, a group out of Culiacan, well known for their songs to Los Antrax, Chino Antrax, Mayo Zambada, Mayito Gordo, and the Zambada/Imperial/Antrax line of Culiacan.
"We are going to kill Lenin Ramierz"
The quote likely refers to several executions and killings of singers in Tijuana, including Beto Cervantes, who was executed in Rosarito last fall, found in only his boxers, after an attempted kidnapping. Hours later, another was shot in Tijuana, who sang for La Cafatera.
CTNG and CJNG, the loose, and shifty alliance that is responsible for fighting Rene and Alfredo Arteaga Azarte for control of the retail drug trade in Tijuana, have taken some hits in recent months. Arturo Giovanni Herrera, 'El Gross' was killed in Guadalajara, ambushed, and shot multiple times in the head, as he got his haircut.
He was replaced, by 'El 50', another of the Sanchez Tadoaba retailers, who worked their way up, and formed their own group, after flipping on Los Aquiles. Then earlier this year, 'El Chuky' a CAF/Cafatera Zona Norte cell leader, was arrested. He was said to be close to Gross and his successor. Chuky was rumored to be released back to his position in Zona Norte within days.
Los Aquiles have maintained their power in Tijuana for almost 7 years, as other cell leaders were captured, killed, marginalized. The cell of El Chapito was recently unraveled, as both it's primary leaders were captured and killed within two weeks.
Tijuana's bloodiest and darkest year was 2016, with over 900 killings, this year will surpass that, if these killings stay at the same pace, a relentless onslaught of lifeless, bloodied, bruised bodies.
Sources: AFN Tijuana