Sunday, December 3, 2017

Los Viagras Videotape Forced Confessions before Beheadings

Posted by Yaqui from: Daily Beast

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      Cartel hitmen Force "Confessions" From Victims Before ISIS-Style Beheadings in Mexico

By: Jeremy Kryt
Dec 3, 2017

One of at least three decapitations last week was caught on camera as cartel violence continues to soar. Members of the Viagras cartel videotaped a rival hitman confessing to “sins” in  the western Mexican state of Michoacán last Thursday, then bent his neck backward over a block of wood and sawed off his head with a carving knife.

The beheading video was posted to social media, along with a warning to the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG). In the clip, the decapitated victim also claims to be the brother of Juan Carlos Márquez Pérez, a.k.a. “El Duende” (The Goblin), a CJNG operative arrested back in 2015.

Mexican mafiosos appear to have borrowed the practice of beheading their enemies from Middle Eastern terrorists such as Al Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS). Decapitations in Mexico have risen dramatically over the last several years due to their perceived shock factor. Head cutting has become the signature move for crime groups looking to intimidate opposing factions, pressure law enforcement, and cow local citizens.


Alleged CJNG Hitmen / Assassins
In a separate incident on Tuesday of last week two more severed heads were found in a cooler at a television station in the nearby City of Guadalajara ( already reported here on BB). The heads were accompanied by a note signed by CJNG and addressed to a high ranking officer. Another "Cartel Cooler" was left at the federal courthouse building that same day, but officials refused to disclose the contents.

Mexican mafiosos appear to have borrowed the practice of beheading their enemies from Middle Eastern terrorists such as Al Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS). Decapitations in Mexico have risen dramatically over the last several years due to their perceived shock factor. Head cutting has become the signature move for crime groups looking to intimidate opposing factions, pressure law enforcement, and cow local citizens.

There have been dozens of beheadings by the cartels in 2017, which is on pace to be the bloodiest year in the country’s decade-long Drug War. (October, the latest month for which there are statistics, saw the homicide rate rise to an average of almost 90 murders per day.)

Arroyo El Thule near San Jose del Cabo, BCS
"Cartel Cooler" and Clandestine Burials
One recent, high-profile decapitation case involved the discovery of two heads—and fourteen additional dead bodies—in the popular resort area of Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, last June. In another incident, the freshly removed heads of two men and a woman were found inside decorative sombreros during the run-up to the nation’s Independence Day in Veracruz state.

Heads for Tales:

Last week’s brutal decollation video was filmed in the scorching valley called Tierra Caliente (The Hot Lands). Located smack in the middle of the troubled state of Michoacán, the Hot Lands are claimed by both the home-grown Viagras cartel and the invading CJNG from neighboring Jalisco state.

The valley and surrounding mountains are home to large-scale drug production and shipping zones, and the local timber and mining industries provide lucrative sources for extortion, making Tierra Caliente a prize worth fighting over for both crime syndicates.


In a 2016 interview Viagras leader Nicolás “El Gordo” (The Fat One) Sierra admitted his outfit was “fighting a crusade” against the CJNG, which is now reported to be Mexico’s largest cartel. According to experts, the recent video segment could indicate the gang from Jalisco might have  "El Gordo"Sierra and his sicarios (hitmen) on the ropes.


“This execution video is definitely out of character for the Viagras and appears to be an escalation in their use of violence [against] the CJNG cartel,” said security analyst Robert Bunker, who teaches at the U.S. Army War College, in an interview.

“A safe guess would be that their fight with CJNG may not be going well and they see the need to ‘ramp up the terror’ against that group in order to better protect their territories and illicit interests,” Bunker said.

Gustavo Fondevila, a professor who specializes in organized crime at Mexico City’s Center for Economic Research and Teaching, said such “trophy killings” are often aimed at controlling the black-market economy.

“Beheading captured members of a rival cartel has a direct effect on the black market,” said Fondevila, who went on to call decapitation a “technique of conquest” aimed at a given geographic region.

“The rationale of the beheadings, abuse, and torture [ . . .] is to persuade the other cartel to leave a place, give up, or surrender without using weapons. It’s a relatively inexpensive way to win and take the market.”

The method used to decollate the CJNG footsoldier in the Viagras’ video post, and the way it was filmed, combine to tell a menacing tale about the motive and mindset of those involved.

“Beheadings where the victim is kneeling or thrown on the ground with the head lifted up to expose the neck and then beheaded beginning with a throat cut are a visceral and bloody type of execution,” said Bunker, author of the book Narcoterrorism and Impunity in the Americas.

Book Cover Photo: Narcoterrorism and Impunity in the Americas
A Small Wars Journal BY: Robert J.Bunker and John P. Sullivan
“They really portray a sense of the victim’s heightened terror to the viewing audience as the terrorist or cartel enforcer begins working on them with a large knife,” Bunker said. “A shooting or stabbing execution just doesn’t have the same horror.”

Officers Implicated?

In case anyone missed the point of the multiple head-lopping demonstrations that occurred in western Mexico last week, the respective killers also included textual aids, ie narco mantas/messages.

A crawl along the bottom of the Tierra Caliente video specifically addresses the CJNG and its leader, Rubén “El Mencho” Cervantes, for whose capture the U.S. Justice Department is currently offering a six million dollar reward.

“Featherless chickens,” the message reads in part, “If you want to interfere here you will end up like this beheaded victim. This plaza (drug trafficking zone) has an owner. Michoacán is ours.”

Another individual mentioned by name in the video’s subtitles is former state police officer Pepe Méndez. After admitting on camera to killing and dismembering two people, the captive Marquéz brother (whose first name has not yet been released) says he and his cartel cohorts received financial support from Officer Pepe Méndez, who is now serving time for narcotics trafficking.

The soon-to-be-headless CJNG hitman also claims to have conspired with a “militar”,ie soldier, with the 43rd Battalion of the Mexican Army, currently stationed in the nearby market town of Apatzingán.

The heads delivered to the broadcasting center in Guadalajara also came with written hints that pointed to collusion between organized crime and security forces. The note found with the cooler was addressed to Jesús Humberto Boruel Neri, the Inspector General of the Jalisco police, and  was intended as an open warning, according to the Mexican newspaper El Proceso.

“You know that the deals are to be fulfilled or you must want us to remind you why you are in this role and who put you there,” read the message from the CJNG.

“Mexican security personnel cooperating with the cartels is nothing new—it has literally been going on for over a decade now and is pretty much due to human greed,” said Bunker.

“This is one of the dilemmas faced by the Mexican government,” he added. Security forces “have in the past been known to provide information to the cartels, allow drug loads to pass through and even provide security for them, and handed over prisoners belonging to one cartel to an opposing one for execution purposes.”

The heightened frequency of cartel execution via head-chopping is no coincidence. Fragmentation of established cartels has caused conflict between newer crime groups to grow ever more ferocious. Warring capos have in turn come to rely on decapitation as a tool of psychological warfare aimed at breaking the will of their opponents.

“The beheading technique is quite similar to ISIS and has a long tradition in military combat as a strategy to terrorize the enemy,” said analyst Fondevila, who explained that the humbling admissions of guilt wrung from the hitman Márquez as he was brought to the block were likely just for show.

“It should not be seen as a punishment,” he said, “but rather as a message to others.”

How that message will be received by rival cartels, or by the superiors of those officials accused of colluding with them, is anybody’s guess.



52 comments:

  1. This type of recorded/video taped confession has been practiced way before Isis.Real spit

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    1. Exactly. La Barbie was doing this in what, 2006? At least 5-6 years before ISIS was a thing.

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    2. I think it might be more accurate to say the cartels were influenced by Al-Qaeda, not ISIS. But, splitting hairs and all that...

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    3. La familia michoacana was doing that and really started the trend in mexican cartels to chop bodies up in peaces and also decapitate. Before isis

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    4. 6:35 maybe wasn’t named ISIS yet as of 2005/2006 but the organization was already formed. I believe the first leader was killed in at about that time, just that he was operating under the al queda umbrella but already beheading people. Even the Al Queda leadership thought they were too violent

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    5. 6:35 La Barbie was right and had the right, after all his foes he killed were looking for him to also stick it up his ass, and he was to expect no mercy either, problem is when the government sicarios go around murdering innocent people or "suspects of something" because they look suspicious or their sicarios go doing murdering just to make points.

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    6. It's been around since the 90s maybe even the 80s.

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    7. 11:01 true, they escalated the volence to a diferent level

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    8. Was "pepe Mendez" with the AD of Tancitaro, and then elected policia rural by castillos de kagada?
      And is he the son of El Chango Mendez (CHIEF BOSSMAN of La Familia Michoacana cartel)

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  2. The mexican govt didn't want the genuine autodefensa movement, so look at the result. Govt in collusion with cartels continues to wreak havoc. Now no-one can stop it.

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    1. 5:38 the federal mexican narco-government, needed to get the CT out of the way, they were THE CARTEL FECAL, they killed the engineer that was pushing against the independent miners of iron ores that trafficked them with the chinese because they paid them 80 dollars per ton while Arcelor-Mittal only pays 15 pesos because they A-M have bien muchos huebos, AND because the ct was putting too much of a squeeze on el mugueladas, the secret #1 ally of the greatest PRI puppets in michoacan, they ain't about no ant or mule drug trafficking.
      will work with el PAN, but if el PRI is in power, why?

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  3. If they really wanted a quick death with a beheading and a lot less messy they would start the cut at the back of the neck from behind .Just after cutting through the vertebra the person would be dead and not much blood as heart would have already stopped well before the head comes off.That would be the more 'humane' way to do it if you want to call it that.Instead they have a huge show of blood as the body empties itself of fluid after the juglar is cut and more and more blood spilled with each pump of the heart.I really think most people pass out from loss of blood and shock within the 1st minute which would explain their compliant nature during this heinous act.(I had a girlfriend who had her juglar sliced in an attack by a jealous woman and she says surprisingly it doesn't hurt and I think it's because there's not many nerves's in the neck)The horrible part is the audio hearing the blood gurgle down into the lungs while the unconscious person struggles to breathe.I saw this with 1 of the Beltran executions.He fought at 1st and they just plunged a knife in him to the hilt in the chest.I did see an exception to this with an American contract worker that was kidnapped in the Middle East and the ransom was not paid (I forget the guy's name) but OMG he screamed his head off almost throughout the entire procedure.They must have not cut through all of his voicebox and he unfortunately stayed conscious.I have only seen a handful of them and don't like watching them anymore and have trouble sleeping after seeing them.I suppose it was simple curiousity at 1st and I'm sure others feel the same way.

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    1. Damn Canadiana ! You sound a little "grizzly" there . From what I think these assholes aren't looking to give the person a quick clean painless death . I think that is probably the whole point . It aint supposed to be a humane killing . These asshole that do this don't deserve to live . A lot of evil in mexico .

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    2. Its funny to me how Americans can see the evil in Mexico don't forget who caused the outbreak of that evil the very same IMPEARLISM YOUR COUNTRY SPREADS when invades another country the cartels don't run shit over in Mexico it's the politics governors control plazas not cartels they are just mercenaries for them. Its happening in 3rd world countries not just Mexico why the fuck you think the U.S military are still in Afghan because they took control of the drug trade there and also for resources. That is how it works you invade And Leave Imperialism There to fix itself out from within and replace those who will favor in you and not the people. Welcome to this evil world we gave those EVIL PEOPLE the power either grow some balls as a society and stand against it or shut the fuck up and watch the killings happen to innocent people until it reaches us.

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    3. 6:04 you’re right on everything 👍🏾

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    4. Say no to drugs 6:04.

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    5. 11:01 Likewise.

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  4. I'm lost guys take it easy on me. The guy in the beard looked like the guy that was in the movie about the Cartels. The group that was working together to help the city and stop the Cartels with Dr Mireles. Is that the same guy?
    And is he with some cartel now?

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    1. Yeah that’s the same guy. Papa smurf is his alias.

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    2. David yes I noticed that too.What's his name?It's not Americano but it starts with a P.Pitaro or something like that.He was 1 of the autodefenses then switched to the bad guys.

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    3. EXACTLY


      these people are that pathetic, all these cartel people that wipe out a cartel because theyre fed up with them and always end up being like them

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    4. That is indeed the same guy Papa Smurf the betrayer

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    5. Alias el pitufo too, the other bearded lady is el gordo Sierra santana de los miagras.
      Yo creo que ya no hay Fuerzas Rurales, pero a estos güeyes nomás no se les quita lo caliente.

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    6. Viagras infiltrated the autodefensas, that's the reason they had all that amo. To hunt down CT

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    7. 6:07 Pos a güebo beibi, Thunks fer noticing me for once.
      Your casa de pallets de la Walmart is waiting for you.
      Don't tell Chivis.

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  5. Gruesome violence and inflicting severe pain is nothing new in Mexico. 500 years ago the Aztecs were ripping out hearts, skinning people alive, torture, etc. Same game, different players, everyone not lucky enough to die quickly suffers horribly.

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    1. Oh god not this argument again

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    2. Not really an argument..a statement. And definitely not just the Aztecs and mexicans..human beings have been doing this shit since Cain and abel. Every culture in earth has horrible stories of grisly deaths.

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  6. At least there’s no doubt about whether Viagras used an innocent victim. Could that be why they included the photos of him along with the video?

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  7. Always throw a gringo name in to deflect from the horrible violence of Mexicans. Yes, there is violence in the US, but it isn't completely unchecked and rampant. The rate at which murders in Mexico are even prosecuted, let alone convicted, is third world. Depending on Mexico's pride and level of mistrust, there are many levels at which the US could help. Cut down consumption (I'm afraid it would lead to more kidnapping/extortion), direct intervention, more resources at the border to actually make real effort to choke supply, and maybe the joke of a leftist media could stop the PC witch hunt for not referring to some purple haired loser's made up pronoun, and cover the crimes committed against the largely warm, good, struggling people of Mexico. The state of politics and the dipshit priorities of many (vegans, hipsters, LGBTQPHFRKNbFkfcjjnbvckmbcxjjncf, Californians etc..., 47% don't pay fucking income tax). Means Mexico is doomed to suffer the consequences for many more years. Let the people have guns. I'm guessing it will be a bit harder to recruit armies of sicarios for peanuts if the victims who aren't gangsters can shoot back. And if you are in Cali, you made your bankrupt commie bed, lay in it. Texas doesn't want you lazy socialist morons.

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  8. Viagras are getting scared that cjng is moving in at full force

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    1. Ya no les trabajó la droga, esa pinchi viagra se acaba de acabar lo que les quedaba,
      Ora ya no pueden ni andar de calientes,
      pero pos ora por atrás, ya que.

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  9. Readers: comments about Aztecs as though somehow we Mexicans, have killer dna, those comments are offensive, and ignorant. In this ancient civilization it was a honor to be sacrificed.

    That aside Aztecs brought forth many astounding things...such as most extensive mathematical writings of any pre-Columbian people. They were one of the first societies to mandate education for kids and who can forget chocolate?

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    1. Maize,turkeys,tomatoes, avocado....

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    2. I wouldn't even get upset by it. It's just ignorance. Vikings were giving people blood eagles. Asians have done heinous things. Nazis. Hell Africans are cannibalizing each other with kid soldiers. Violence isn't a Mexican or Aztec thing...its a human thing. It's been going on since we've been here. Horrible grotesque violence on every corner of the globe.

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    3. Well said...why is race so important? I only judge people on if they are an asshole or not. It's 2017 race shouldn't matter except for purposes of positive identification.

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    4. Not all true..the aztecs wiuld kill captives from other tribes,NONE who considered it an "honor"..the aztecs comitted so much bloodshed and created so many enemies that cortez( also a monster),was able to take over but ONLY with the help of the other tribes who wanted revenge!!
      The aztecs bloodlust actually interfere with their economy,and caused crop shut down and trade shutdown.
      i know you wont publish this.

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  10. Lol CJNG "assassins" look like a bunch of drug addicts.

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    1. Si matan pero de lastima, pobres muchachos todos desnutridos de seguro de tanto cristal que se meten.

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    2. Just like Zetas...pay your Sicarios with meth...fight too many battles against too many enemies, on too many fronts..that's what you get. Tweaked out brainwashed kids with military weapons, and a kill or be killed world. Sad....so very Sad.

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    3. Of course, the weapons suppliers do not give their prized weapons without getting paid, cash, for them, no paperwork needed...
      "retired Marine Captain steals pelosi's microphone" Youtube...
      Of course, you must make money when you retire, and need to have a line to all those surplus weapons left after the iraq and other wars for profit, you must move the merc somehow.

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  11. Por que le dicen los viagras?

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  12. 3:18 porque ni asi.

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  13. theyre criminals killing criminals but there is a change that its sad to see, this change is extrememly visible comparimg old videos to recent ones like this one. when this mess started, sicarios where highly trained killers, usually with a military or law enforcement background, cartels didnt just hired anyone, tgese men earned tge trust and respect to hold a weapon and fight for tgeir cartel, they went by a code NO INNOCENTS, NO WOMEN, NO CHILDREN SHOULD BE A VICTIM, CARTEL VS CARTEL. as time passed and cartels took hits, they started getting anyine even forcing some people to be a sicario, these new sicarios are considered the lowest positions in a cartel just above halcones and are paid very little or not even plus they are usually drugged up when before it was prohibited in some cells. if you look at the videos of 2006 or so the killers and victims both were usually full grown men in their 30s, slowly the codes were ignored till they were no longer followed, Nacho Coronel kidnapped Hector Beltrans wife and yet let her lived and didnt even touched her, he said famiky is respected and then the zetas started showing videos of women being beheaded, later mexico was in shock when ponchis was caught because he was a kid an underage sicario, today most sicarios are early 20s most are kids, now kids bodies fall more and more and sadly it became the norm. me dueles mexico

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    1. 2:12 the kaibiles were not some innocent youngsters, they trained the worst mexican criminal military for the GAFES campaign of murder and extermination on chiapas, oaxaca and guerrero, and "to fight the Zapatistas", the GAFE-ZETAS NEVER WERE soldiers or men with honor before they started that campaign, they meeded to prove to be qualified "un hijo de la chingada" just to make it in.
      Don't come pulling the wool over our eyes blaming the youth and inexperienced for the problems of the world, even ronnie would not do that, but the modern neo-cons WILL, I SEE...

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  14. Mexican criminal groups did beheading way before al Qaeda. Wero Palmas wife was decapitated and the head was sent to him in a box in the 80s. Al Qaeda first decapitation was 2004 and Familia Michoacana did the same in 2005 or 06.

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    1. John the Baptist was decapitated.. i forgot what cartel he belong to. I think he was from harcore chuntaros 24/7

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    2. There is a "CARTEL" that won't shut the fack up, they are professional whistle blowers of today, always exposing politicians' chingaderas and the putas that enable their motherfacking arsehoods, beleeme, these days the children of the Baptist still get murdered if by just calling them names like "fake" by the Supreme minister of lies and lying, 99% of all he says has been found to be LIES, many published on The New York Times front page, print edition.

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  15. I dont know why there is the argument of who started beheading fellow humans first. People have been beheading each other since the beginning of time.. And to the person who said

    "The state of politics and the dipshit priorities of many (vegans, hipsters, LGBTQPHFRKNbFkfcjjnbvckmbcxjjncf, Californians etc..., 47% don't pay fucking income tax)

    Get a grip on reality. Throwing out a blanket statement like that is pure ignorance. If all this violence really upsets you, look at the CIA, DEA, ATF, and Mexican Politicians. There is a reason drugs are illegal in the USA. It supports a large part of our economy and gives the U.S. government income they dont have to account for to congress. Which can then be used for black budget programs.

    - Jebs

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    1. In a few words, corruption flows down hill, and spreads on the bottom feed that supports the Maria Antoñetas of the world, their Versaillesque way of life and their chihuahuas...
      Only 100% global stupid climate warming deniers refuse to see it and want to cover up with political BS and Fawx News.

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