Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The bloody battle for the Veracruz Plaza

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article

Subject Matter: Veracruz, Los Zetas, CJNG
Recommendation: Read this article by BB forum contributor Mica


Reporter: Noe Zavaleta
In the first 12 days of January, a dozen human heads were abandoned in the insides of four vehicles, with the advertisement that a " criminal cleaning" was going on in the southern zone of the State. The dismembered corpses of the victims, alleged criminals, according to the governor Miguel Angel Yunes Lineares - were left in black garbage bags, the same were found inside of cars in Tlacotalpan, with five bodies, Sayula de Aleman with four bodies, Minatitlan two bodies, and Cosoleacaque with one. The macabre photos from the scenes were circulated in national and international media.

The capital saw a night of terror this past Saturday the 13th, when alleged sicarios of Z-35 ( old school zetas) left nine dismembered corpses in the inside of a minivan, as well as three cartulinas threatening the Secretary of Public Security, Jaime Tellez, and his Director of Operations, Gerardo Guzman, whom were responsible for "not respecting our agreement".

"More united than ever, the people respect", was the phrase that they left in the three messages. In the morning a man had been kidnapped in the Laureles colonia and executed with 14 bullets in front of the Judicial power base of the State.




In the last trimester of 2017, the CJNG left hundreds executed in the towns of Tuxpan, Tierra Blanca, Martinez de La Torre, Chacaltianguis, Tlacotalpan, Sayula de Aleman and Cosoleacaque, as well as in the principal urban areas of Xalapa and the port of Veracruz. In the capital, human remains were abandoned near the historic center and one block from a public security checkpoint and in the vicinity of the bus station.

IN Coatzacoalcos, the place where the Zetas were settled, violence intensified following the arrest in  Cardenas, Tabasco of regional boss Hernan Martinez Zavaleta, El Commandante H, and the taking down of Bernardo Cruz Mota, El Nino Sicario, and of Elias Aguirre Sanchez, El Metro. His subordinates maintaining an internal fight for control of the plaza, with the consequent executions of various members.

While in the south of the State, the CJNG warns that it will take control of the plaza and annihilate, Los Zetas, kidnappers, assailants and extortionists. In the north of the State, in the Huastec region, Grupo Sombre of the CdG have been trying to win a hearts and minds of the population with various festivals in public places.

On social networks, a video was circulating with sicarios from Grupo Sombra distributing toys in La Concordia Park, in the municipality of Panuco, while giving toys and other items to children, youths and mothers dressed in tactical vests with FEGS (Fuerzas Especiales de Grupo Sombra) shouting Arriba el Grupo Sombra, while the recipients replied with Arriba  viva la Sombra.

In Veracruz, the headache for Miguel Angel Yunes Linares in his first 13 months of government has been security, which in his campaign he promised to sort out in 6 months.

According to statistics from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System, in this period there have been 2414 murders and 178 kidnappings. In this regard, Yunes has assured that 70% of those crimes involve organized criminals and their associates.

The SESNSP does not include the alleged criminals killed by State or Federal Police forces, as these are not counted as homicides.

Last June, in a frank declaration of the battle against organized crime, Yunes Linares assured that the SSP and the FGE, in coordination with Federal Forces had 300 criminal specific objectives, but to date they have given no figures for those arrested or killed on the list.

Through communications it is known that Ricardo Pachecho Tello, El Quino, head of the CJNG in the Gulf of Mexico was killed. However, several of his subordinates continue to commit crimes in Veracruz and have expanded to the Sotavento region, Papaloapan Basin, south zone and in points bordering Oaxaca and urban areas of the State of Puebla, according to an intelligence report from the Attorney Generals office.

Zeta decline

Commandante H was arrested in Cardenas, Tabasco, but the Los Zetas leaders and subordinates in the southern zone of Veracruz, some of foreign origin, continue to fight for control of illicit activities, according to an intelligence report called "Coatzacoalcos Criminal Structure", carried out by the SSP which states that there are still 17 targets in that town among narcotics distributors, Piso bosses and head of halcones.

In the presidency of Javier Duarte the criminal gangs of Gente Nueva, Mata Zetas, Los Zetas and CJNG predominated, and with Yunes Linares there is a maelstrom of adjustment of accounts between Los Zetas cells, CJNG, Antrax, Sinaloa Cartel, Grupo Sombra, Cartel del Golfo and the independent groups of huachicoleros.

Members of Morena, like the legislator Amado Cruz and the state leader of the party, Manuel Huerta, have insisted that Veracruz urgently needs a federal commissioner in matters of security, as Michoacan had in the past, in order to stop the criminals.

But the PAN legislator Maria Josefina Gamboa Torales assures that there are advances in terms of security, because today with Yunes, she says, they are not hiding those killed, as happened in the sexenio of Javier Duarte.

"I do not despise the security issue, there are challenges to be achieved. When we arrived we only had 180 patrols, in a few months we will have 600, but I believe that before the government deceived the SESNSP, and only reported 3 homicides even if it was a 100, and that has been reflected in the fosas that are being discovered today, those bodies were not killed yesterday, they have been in there for years", he said.

Gamboa Torales assures that crimes against humanity were present with Duarte, and a clear example are the massive demonstrations and uprising of young people of Xalapa, Veracruz Port, Ursulo Galvan and Coatzacoalcos, to mention a few.

The new governors are blaming the past but that is nothing new, and PAN responds, " you arrive at a destroyed house, in which there are leaks, in which the pipeline does not supply, there are holes in the floor, and there is a demand to instantly fix it, but we have to first put the foundations back in place, before we can move forward, you can not start from a lie, and in telling the truth, the institutions have been destroyed."

In a meeting of the Coordination Group of Veracruz, held in recent days, Yunes Linares stressed that recently there was a capture of 400 kilos of cocaine in the Port of Veracruz and 90 kilos more in the Federal Police station in Papaloapan basin, and he insisted that, after analysis of the five regions of the state, the security situation is much better already.

He also stressed that he wanted to make it clear that the police are not there to care for criminals, if criminals engage in criminal activities, they they have to accept those risks. In addition and on repeated occasions he has insisted that he is only concerned about the safety of "good people".

34 comments:

  1. Yunes Linares, Miguel Angel, must be involved on target assassinations 5o know so firmly sure the dead are "criminals".
    Truth be told, MORENA won the election for governor but it was stolen by an alliance of El PRI and El PAN that joined and ran the Yunes cousins opposing each other.
    Veracruz and Estado de Mexico governorships accumulate a lot of votes for presidential elections, and are badly needed by the PRIANAL confederacy to steal the elections again, this is NOT about criminals but political assassinations of people whose names are not even known and state sponsored terrorism.
    New governor will have to be elected in 2018 for Veracruz, "time is of the essence", EPN already stole edomex governorship and put his cousin Alfredo del mazo maza as governor by fracturing the vote with 100 more mini parties and candidates

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    1. Expect this election year to be a doozy. A soap opera of political sabotage, fraud and corruption at all levels.
      Suggest a bucket of popcorn and your favorite drink for a gut wrenching experience.

      Mexico’s political theater is a sham! An injustice to those who truly want to make a better future for Mexico.

      E42


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    2. Northern States need to form a division like Republica del Norte.
      The federal government is the main problem. Each state should be free to arm its own Militia/Gendarmerie force and take care of themselves instead of wasting all their taxes on the feds/DF government.

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    3. And at the end the country still be loss.

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    4. The states 5hst belong to La Huasteca, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, Hidalgo and Veracruz, and some surrounding paras already tried to form their own country, I mean their own army of La Huasteca, but the Mexican Secretary of the Violence killed the idea, they remained ZETAS, MEXICO WILL REMAIN WHOLE for a few more years, instead the whole mexican military got corrupted into becoming "polesia nazional" with a contract on the whole country.

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  3. There's a video circulating online of the fegs group executing a woman named comandanta paty.The interrogation claimed she was responsible for kidnappings.Anyone know if there's any truth to that or was she an innocent person?

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    1. Grupo sombra killed that lady. But i thought she was allied with cdg or z factions. This article didnt mentioned the group 35z.

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    2. She was also fuckin round,her people pretending to be Sombra sometimes to put shit on them,she was Z she wasnt innocent,she took it like a man with a thong on

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  4. "90 kilos more in the Federal Police Station" ?? Does he mean they caught Federales with 90 kilos..?? Cause I thought the feds were pretty reputable..?

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    1. 6:24 That just means "located at the police station" and not necessarily hidden there, or that the cops there are holding on to that stash for their own benefit, could just be a lab sample.

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  5. Government is lost, only the good people of Mexico, which there are plenty, will need to fight to get all the scum in government out, they rent out plazas to the highest bidder (narcos)like it belongs to them. Government should work for the people not the people for government.

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    1. Dissolve the federal government. Let each state form their own Gendarmerie force independent from corrupted politicians/generals from Mexico city elite. In less than a year crime will go down 90%.

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    2. the states are worse. fed actually the most trust worthy..sad right?

      If something bad happened to me I would bypass municpal and state and go to PGR Federal.

      Worse to best
      municipal
      state
      federal

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    3. 12:02 not state or municipal. A Gendarmerie like the Israeli one that Mauricio Fernández hired a few years ago in San Pedro . Business owners could do the same and hire a or create a big private security company to impose order in major plazas. Regular Gendarmerie for the rest of the state or to go after low level thugs.

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    4. Just send the local police chiefs to the firing squad, e it federal, estatal or municipal, no problem, add the military zone commander and disband the officers, then out real mexicans in charge, but if you contract private mercenaries it will get worse, those mophakas never want to go home afterwrds.

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  6. Zetas are looking that battle from the looks of it, now gente nueva and cms want to enter that plaza? Cds is not good at taking plazas, they are better of going back to Durango or Sonora, those plazas are easier..just saying

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    1. Going back? Those plazas are already theirs.....

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    2. I think 8:28 meant cds is not a warring cartel.

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    3. CDS still has the largest infastructure....CJNG is rolling in more $$$ because they deal in mostly synthetics, and the Cuinis already had Europe. IMO Mencho is trying to use the CDS model he learned from them, plus adding the brutality learned from watching and fighting Zetas. I still think Mayo has more political, and old money magnates behind him. If Mayo and CDS can get their guy elected, CJNG will be dismantled. If he doesn't get his guy, that may be the straw that breaks the CDS for good. Will be interesting. Hopefully either way some of the atrocities can stop.

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    4. If a cartel boss like mayo falls there will be chaos in mexico. Times have changed even from what it was 10yrs ago. Im not a cds fanboi and i think a lot of the old problems cartels had were chapos fault for trying to take plazas belonging to other cartels. But everyone saw that as soon as he was gone pronlems started violence spread in a lot of cds plazas. If mayo wld fall it wld be worse.

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    5. 5:20 true, cds is still fighting each other but you just don't hear about it, that's the reason Sinaloa is so bloody lately. Some cds jumped ship to cjng in Tijuana and in la pazz Baja califas

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  7. Otis. So WHO were responsible for the dozen heads found on vehicles? You CAN write it...CJNG, right?
    You are so fixated on Zeta, it is far from funny. What were/are the CDG to CDS? How many members? What is CJNG up to? You appear further consumed in the knife for other reasons than the nut sack, and it does not include your BB fan club even if that contributes to your motives

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    1. Lol your lame bro. If this website touches the cjng subject, people get all but hurt lol pinche ardido jaja

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    2. Why do you commentors always ride the staff here??? They post what's written. I've never seen anything on here from any of the staff nuthuggin' or praising any of these animals. This site has more integrity than most any news site on the globe. And, when a mistake is made, they note and correct ASAP!! If you don't like the staff, go to Blog del Narco, or Cartel News....if you're into shoddy journalism.

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    3. Damn, Grande, mis respetos para ti, carnal. Tell it like it is. Saludos to Chivis and all the BB staff who take time out of their busy days to provide us with free info that some are too cerrados to appreciate. Saludos desde el Inland Empire SoCal. Gracias,

      -El Flaco

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    4. Soludos amigo...Oakland native, Pac NW now.

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    5. ☻we support our cartel of volunteers at BB, right or wrong, but they are eager to be right and don't let wrong be the BB normal.
      I understand you have proof of your feeling sentiment?
      Let's start with WHY would any cartel need its name written on "mantas or cardboard" pleading guilty?
      --That is like snitching on themselves, and that is a practice of the government forces propaganda, they are the murderers wherever they go.

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  8. I have never understood why they want this plaza so badly. Is it local sales? Is it a shipping port? What is the prize here? I know this state has been in a nightmarish situation for a long time now.

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    1. The port city and transportation routes south-north to be sure, lots of unpatrolled coastline. One of the wealthiest and most populated states in Mexico, lots of oil-business money and Pemex infrastructure = plenty of opportunities to extort and rob.

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    2. Veracruz is on the gulf of Mexico pretty far south. It is a huge port of entry for drugs and chemicals coming in, and easy access to Mex. city, and by water farther north all along the gulf coast going out. The Gulf Cartel probably gets piso for shipments by all cartels coming in and out. And then yes local sales...that where all the violence comes from...Mexico has a huge drug problem, that's why previously neutral or off limits zones like CdMX, and the tourist resorts are seeing much more violence, and cartel activity in these areas.

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    3. You are both correct, especially oil theft, but also other malevolent cartel enterprises. Member Z's had a good clamp on control on the state for a long while. They were the first cartel to have a 50-50 business structure. 50 percent drugs...50 percent 'other businesses" such as oil theft, knock offs,extortion, piso, kidnapping but something else that the route from the south border to the north border of veracruz and tamps are geographically designed for...migrant travel. It is the most used travel route for those economic migrants seeking life in the Unites States. From Central Am to Tapachula to the U.S. and now Canada. Zetas saw the 'value' of exploitation of the migrants for human trafficking, kidnapping, sex trade, forceable recruiting, etc. Zetas took over coyote business. so in effect if they were still alive at the north border and had money to cross, they would help migrants for a price. it is 20k usd to 25k usd for the total journey from the southern border. and just about every migrant is kidnapped at some point and held for ransom. usually migrants plan for this leaving a few thousand at home for relatives to wire when they rec the call. females as young as 11 and 12 go on birth control knowing they will be raped repeatedly and some are forced into the sex trade. many never making it beyond the southern border
      migrants are a viable product of many uses for organized crime and veracruz is their passage way. I recall a man who worked at the casa migrante in tapachula telling me about what happens. I was in Chiapas for a project and stopped at migrante, which is the shelters I have most worked with, and I mentioned, "it is impossible for them to protect themselves.." he responded "like shooting fish in a barrel". That has never left me. It is astounding how powerful desperation and hope are.

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    4. Thanks Chivis...I didn't know trafficking humans was that lucrative. I know about the fuel thefts...huuuge profits there. So sad Mexico is in such a state..Trump tweeted today about the wall, while generally not paying attention to most of what he has to say. One thing he said rang true. "NAFTA is a joke" Mexico has a 51 billion trade surplus with the US. I'm sure that's a phony #, but where is all that money? The citizens certainly aren't seeing it. Corruption at its finest. Both sides.

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    5. Drugs get used up till dry sex sells till she die

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