Tuesday, August 28, 2018

"El Chapo" Isidro and "Los Chapitos": the fight for territory in Sonora

Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from La Silla Rota

                         "El Chapo" Isidro y "Los Chapitos": la lucha por territorio en Sonora

by MONICA MIRANDA

Headlines such as "Three shot in Cajeme", "Dismembered left in ice cooler", "Pistoleros abduct a couple in the south", cease to leave an impression on  Sonorans, especially those who live in cities such as Cajeme and Guaymas.

The plaza battles between "Los Chapitos " (Sinaloa Cartel) and "Chapo" Isidro (Beltrán Leyva) have the population of southern Sonora in suspense, municipalities near Sinaloa (Navojoa, Cajeme and Guaymas). 

In recent days there have been dismembered bodies found, there are executions in broad daylight, 'levantones', and strong security operations from both the State Secretariat of Public Security and the Army and Gendarmerie.

"The Salazars" are a cell of Sonorans who have been operating for years for the Sinaloa Cartel, recently for the group of "Los Chapitos ", Iván Archivaldo and Jesús Alfredo Guzmán Salazar, who took more control of the organization after the capture of their father, "El Chapo" Guzmán and later, the arrest of Dámaso López "El Licenciado", with whom they fought for leadership.

On the other side of the camp is "El Chapo" Isidro, (Isidro Meza Flores),also from Sinaloa and who worked for Guzmán Loera before forming his group "Los Mazatlecos", which joined the Beltrán Leyva Cartel for fight for the plaza against the Sinaloa cartel. [BB Note, a factual error, Isidro did not work for Sinaloa Cartel prior to joining BLO]

The capture of Guzmán Loera divided the "Los Salazar" cell in Sonora and made it an easy target for its smaller adversaries operating in the south of the country. 

It was thus that the assassins of "El Chapo" Isidro managed to penetrate the security filters in order to try and seize the plaza.

Now, Los Salazar, led by "Los Chapitos ", now known as Gente Nueva Salazar (GNS), seek to recover the places they had held for decades for the planting, transfer and sale of drugs.

"They wanted to make their own group (Chapo Isidro), they left the fight because before they were good with the people here (Los Salazar), they are fighting for the Plaza de Obregón (head of Cajeme)," said a source close to the GNS organization to La Silla Rota.

This fight gained strength in 2018 and is reflected in the deaths recorded in Cajeme, with 126 officially registered homicides. 

As of May 2018, there were 64 homicides counted. Since then, in June, 18 murders were counted, 28 in July, and 16 in August so far, according to figures from the Ministry of Public Security. 

Homicides happen every day in Ciudad Obregón and Guaymas. As indicated by the laws of physics, before any action a reaction occurs and the behavior of these groups responds to the provoked attacks among themselves. 

But in this war, innocent victims have had to pay the cost, without fear of it, just because they are in the wrong place at the wrong time, that is, the time when the criminals decide to launch their next move against their opponents. 

During July of this year the wave of violence in Sonora skyrocketed, to the extent that citizens in Cajeme heard gunshots in broad daylight and close to their homes in different parts of the city.

The lives stolen by the struggle

Alexis Rafael Rivera, at dawn on Sunday, July 22, specifically at 2:00 a.m., told his mother in an agitated voice to open the door of his house as soon as possible, as he had been shot at. 

Hours later she was informed that her son had died in the General Hospital of Ciudad Obregón.
The cause was indicated as an assault by the state police of public security, allegedly repelling the shots with a weapon carried by the young man, who was being pursued by the police.

"At 1:42 in the morning I received a call, where he told me, love, open the door for me, they're shooting at me, but it was his strong, firm voice, without hesitation, without any alcohol, you could tell that my son was doing well," said the mother.

The family claims that the police confused Alexis with a hitman, a member of one of the organized crime gangs operating in Obregón, Sonora. 

The version sent in a press release indicates that the pursuit began when red alert was activated due to a firearm injury that occurred in the Miravalle neighborhood. 

The vehicle reported as the aggressor was a gray Chevrolet Spark, which was driven by Alexis accompanied by three men, who are currently being detained. 

During the chase, the Spark vehicle lost control hitting a parked car, from which a person got out and ran, at that time the driver (Alexis) apparently assaulted the officers, who repelled the attack. 

In the statement it is indicated that, as the officers approached the car taking preventive measures, they realized that the person they identified as Alexis Rafael was injured, for which they requested the presence of the Red Cross, providing first aid and transfer to the General hospital, where moments later he lost his life.

"We do not believe that version, because of the call he made to my mother, if he was talking on the phone with one hand, how could he go shooting with the other? There are things that do not fit," said the sister of the deceased Uber driver, Johana Rivera.

Later, on July 28 in San Carlos, Guaymas, three young men were "picked up" by state police, and allegedly handed over to a criminal group that operates in the area. 

On social networks, the population makes public announcements about missing relatives, mainly these young people who attended a weekend trip to San Carlos. 

During the past month, a series of violent events occurred in this region of southern Sonora, such as the disappearance of seven people, four murders, one of them was shot, and a shooting of houses and vehicles in the San Vicente neighborhood, recorded last Sunday at dawn. 

State public security points out that through social networks relatives are looking for missing persons between 20 and 40 years of age, and demand that they be found alive.

Faced with this climate of violence, the state, federal and Sedena police maintain security operations in the port of Guaymas and Empalme in order to suspend the travel warning made by the United States Department to its personnel, and also contain the violent acts recorded since last weekend when an armed group fired on vehicles parked during the early morning in the San Vicente neighborhood, confirmed Adolfo García Morales.

The Secretary of Security in Sonora said that work is being done to restore peace among the population of said municipalities, after the information that transpired in social networks about the disappearance of young people in San Carlos, on Saturday 28.

In addition, he said that the presence of municipal police patrolling the area was maintained, a fact that could be corroborated through the GPS system that the police units report, as the supposed absence of the elements in the streets due to threats of organized crime was reported.

"In the C5, the police are monitored by GPS patrols, where they are, there are calls to 911 incidents that were attended to by the municipal police. The GPS allowed us to see that there were municipal police patrolling the city, right now I do not have the exact data how many."

Following these events, an alert was issued by the United States Department calling for a travel ban of personnel from the American consulates to the municipalities of southern Sonora.


Escalating violence with dismemberment 

A ice cooler containing human remains appeared on Friday, August 10, on Calle 600, a few meters from Calle Norman E. Borlaug, in the Valle del Yaqui, in Cajeme.

The municipal police received the report, detecting in the area a narcomanta adjudicated to Gente Nueva Salazar. 

Elements of the Municipal and State police arrived in addition to expert services to collect the cooler and the official transfer towards the district attorney's office in Cajeme. 

The constant violence in Cajeme with multiple murders, the last 4 registered in less than 24 hours on  Friday the 10th, caused the population's boiling point to be reached. That is why the responsible authorities are required to rethink the coordination strategies between the different levels of police corporations, said Faustino Félix Chávez. 

The mayor of Cajeme said that one of his last duties as a public servant of Ciudad Obregó is analyzing with the state government new measures to stop the murders registered almost daily in Cajeme, and alternatives to inhibit crimes related to organized crime.

"We have to listen to society, it is not something that is only happening in the south of Sonora, we know that it is not foreign to the rest of the country, but we worry about our house, we care where we live, where we have our families and although we said it is something between criminals, we have already seen people who are not criminals having to suffer the ravages of what is happening."

For its part, the government of Sonora has continued with operations in Cajeme, Guaymas and Empalme, where elements of the State Public Security Police, the Federal Police, the Gendarmerie and the Mexican Army arrived. 

"For various sectors of Ciudad Obregón, monitoring and prevention points were installed in which elements of SEDENA, PESP, PF and Municipal Police participate," the state agency reported on its Twitter account. 

Cajemenses seek to restore peace 

Marches for Peace, organized by relatives of "levantadas" or disappeared persons, began with inhabitants of Cajeme and Guaymas going out into the streets to demand that the authorities contain the clashes between members of organized crime groups. 

With placards and slogans of "No more violence " and "We want security and peace" they marched to the municipal palace. 

Armida Salas Lapizco, denounced to the authority the disappearance of her nephew Miguel Ángel ITSON, student in the Systems Engineering degree, who disappeared on March 27, 2012.

"He was going to graduate in December 2012, he was doing his social service and we do not know anything, the authorities have not given us any response, we have never passed from the  PGR window, my nephew's car appeared abandoned."

There are about 70 murders officially registered in Cajeme so far this year, but it should be noted that there is a percentage that is not reported to the judicial authorities, so it is not recorded in the lists reported by the Executive Secretariat of the National System of Public Security.

84 comments:

  1. Pero tienen pacto ya están juntos ajuaaa blo y cds juntos otravez. Unstoppable, unidos

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    1. Es por el Tito eso pacto y los menores

      -The guy who knows nothing

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    2. Now that I read this I sound like a in denial cheerleader but I was just being sarcastic

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  2. @ EL PROFE CAN YOU CHECK YOUR DEATILS ON THIS "On the other side of the camp is "El Chapo" Isidro, (Isidro Meza Flores),also from Sinaloa and who worked for Guzmán Loera before forming his group "Los Mazatlecos", which joined the Beltrán Leyva Cartel for fight for the plaza against the Sinaloa CARTEL "
    .Mr Flores had always been from Los leyvas he was the right arm wing of DEP DON ARTURO "EL BOTAS BLANCAS .MR FLORES ALONG WITH EL MACCACO AND EL 04 EL 120 AND THE REST OF MAZATLECOS ARE THE ORIGANL SQUAD OF LOS LEYVAS HE NEVER WORKED FOR GUZMANS CHECK YOUR SELF

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    1. Please do not write in caps.
      First...profe translated the article he did not author.

      and lastly you are correct! of course..about not being with CDS before BLO. but did he also began with juarez cartel? i thought so and went with blo after the death of carillo. he has always been loyal to blo and was very close to mochomo. i also thought it was through his work with blo he worked with cds, but after the split he stayed loyal to blo even after the death of arturo when everyone was leaving blo. i have to ck these facts.

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    2. PS thanks for your comment!

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    3. Chivis
      Where was Isidro on an org chart when Barbie was at his top in BLO?
      Mica

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    4. 9:33 LMAO at the question!!

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  3. Chapito Isidro is going to be the king of Mexico in 2019 and years to come ...very smart man balls of gold ...BLO will be on top he learned from the best.....Sinaloa cheerleaders will say otherwise

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    1. I've never underestimated Chapo Isidro. I've admired his resolve, ability to do major biz, virtually undetected. However, IMO I think he is smart enough to stay in his lane, and keep cashing in. Low and slow...Stay outta the news. Stay off the phone, and pull enough to keep your circle happy. I don't think he wants to be #1.

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    2. Feel like this could be true especially if el mencho falls this guy will be the next big guy

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    3. lol blo and chapito isidro are from Sinaloa. Where do these bozos come from??

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    4. When we say Sinaloa cheerleaders You know who we talking about

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    5. As long as the Mex government says so and he greases the right palms.

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    6. Wonder what he cjng cheerleaders got to say about this coment, they probably Sitting on a corner crying in disbelief.

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    7. Mencho already had some shootouts by jalisco and zacatecas. I'm sure chapo isidro knew to stay in his lane

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    8. 6:36 And you think Chapo hired a PR firm? Hell naw - he moved metric tons, daily, 24/7/365 for over 30 years and that’s what got him on radar.

      Chapo tried to lay low and if it wasn’t for his first prison escape and his partner el Güero’s wife and kids being killed back when shit was way more mellow - Chapo would have been outshined in news by Moreno y Mayo.
      You wanna bees not in the scene have NO idea how much money Azul and Mayo have made. The Zetas as a whole organization at their peak plus Isidritos entire crew together have made a fraction of what any of the top 100 CDS bosses earn in a single year.

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    9. @4:33 "Isidro crew makes a fraction. Of what the top CDs bosses earn"

      You realize how cheap it is to live in Mexico right? My cable guy lives like a king for 5 months on his salary. There is little difference if you're on the run. ✌️

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  4. People from Sonora will always be in awe of Sinaloa. Most people from Sonora that I met told me they were from Sinaloa at first until I found out their family was from Sonora. Sonora people are not proud people, I've been to other places from Mexico that won't back down and would check someone else acting bad in their r

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    1. Its the other wat around my friend! Sinaloa dress and act like Sonorenses! There aren't any cowboys in Sinaloa. Rafa was probably influenced early on by the vaquero style he picked up in Caborca and all the putos from Sinaloa followed suit.

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    2. I live in Obregon. I’m an American but my wife is from here so ended up here a few years back. The people from Sonora are very proud. I can tell from your comment that you have never been to Sonora.
      Obregon is a bit of a shit show right now but most of Sonora is safe. I have spent the last 3 years living between Obregon and Los Mochis.
      People from both states are proud. It sounds like your friends are for a better word naco chicanos that have never been to Mexico.
      Come visit Sonora and you will
      See the people are proud. I find as a outsider that moved here that both Sonora & Sinaloa get along well. After some cecina and a hotdog at a stand you will never say that again about Sonora.
      I love my gracious host State.

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    3. Sonora was part of Sinaloa years ago just like Colima belonged to Michoacán there are many other states like this look up an older map of Mexico and history

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    4. Don’t forget Mexicali

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    5. True fact. Seen in TV with my own eyes

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    6. Sonora has its own thing, seems like you never been there so keep your mouth shut. Am from chihuahua y me la paso por durango ,Sinaloa y sonora todo el tiempo.

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    7. My husband is from agua prieta and so is his whole family but half say they are from Sinaloa. I asked them why they say that and they told me they liked their style. They are all adults too which is strange to me

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    8. Yea but that was more than a hundred years ago. Not just because I'm from colima I'm going to say I'm michoacan lol

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    9. Is there even any capos from Sonora? Or are they all from Sinaloa like in Durango?

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    10. 6:46

      try making a challenging comment without personal attacks? I know you can do it! 👏 👏

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    11. @8:57 but if someone asks you what native tribe your ancestors are from your probably gonna mention Tarascos (Purepecha) which are from Michoacán

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    12. Family 1 side nogales other side culican. nither are jealous of eachother if anything proud of the city. how did your nonsense comment get thru ?
      -CDS nutthugger

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    13. 10:30 tell that to U.S government, half of yaqui Indians are in Mexico and the other half are in Arizona but they are not Americans. Perupechas had a big area that stretched from michoacan jalisco colima Ave guanajuato but doesn't make them michoacanos

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    14. 10:30 tell that to U.S government, half of yaqui Indians are in Mexico and the other half are in Arizona but they are not Americans. Perupechas had a big area that stretched from michoacan jalisco colima Ave guanajuato but doesn't make them michoacanos

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    15. @8:28 and 8:37 ok smart ass

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    16. Sinaloa and Sonora used to be a single state known as Estado de Occidente (Western State). The state was split due in part to the Yaqui vs Mexico war. That is why there isn't much difference between us but the accents.

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    17. 9:04 Sonora has always had its share of powerful criminals, Alvaro Obregon, Plutarco Elias calles, manlio fabio beltrones and Guillermo Padrés lately, before them it is Alfredo Rios Camarena and mi general de 5 estrellas del ejército Mexicano, nomás por sus puros güebos, Arturo "El Negro" Durazo.

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    18. Stupidity talking, my family is from Sonora and proud they don't try to act like chilonas or praise them!!facts

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    19. 11:15 small timers now chinolas run that state

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  5. Interesting, I wonder is Isidro is still getting direct support from Zetas in the form of hitmen, weapons or money. Someone stated on the BB forums that Chuy Gonzalez and el Guero Sabas left Isidro's crew so I wonder who he is getting support from.

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    1. No... do you even know what happened to Los Zetas? And sabas is dead

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    2. Z's cant even support themselves right now theyre the ones that need help...

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    3. No no no Isidro is backed by Loz AVengerz they mostly stay out in the shawdos. They don’t like drawing attention

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    4. Saba is dead? I dont think so.

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  6. BB- was Chapo Idisdro the one that had the Salazar’s kidnapped in San Carlos by the police? Does anyone know what happen to the cops that picked up the Salazar’s in San Carlos?

    Thanks for your reporting BB

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    1. It seems the police that turned the 3 dudes fled. Also it was reported that the municipal police did not show up to work the next day hence the marinas and federales were sent in.

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  7. Isidro ain't fuckin with the Chapitos. They got the money and the people. Isidro ain't got what it takes to steal those plazas.

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    1. Legend says he has huevos de toros

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    2. Huevos de güey, amputated and fried for the fans.
      La Chila only attacks the unsuspecting and loves nothing more than to hide from troubles.

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  8. Gente Nueva Salazar under the order of Los Chapitos is being trained in las sierras of the golden triangle . CIA Special Activities Division along with 2 British Special Air Service commandos are training in the art of war,espinage ,assasination and guerilla warfare . El Sr Ivan approved a multi million dollar budget for the best American and Israeli firepower and combat technology.These highly trained mercenaries dress all in black or in camouflage. They drive in bulletproof Hummers and Jeep Rubicon and desert motorcycles. They also use drones for surveillance.
    Sonora is a CDS plaza!! DEP R5 .


    SICARIO 006

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    1. I thought they were being trained by Iranian special forces along with ex farc guerilla commandos.

      El 600

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    2. No wonder they steal fuel because those hummers waste a lot of gas.

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    3. come on now don't attempt living vicariously through the real 006

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    4. Jeep Life! 💯

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    5. Jeep=garbage Toyota is #1 worldwide

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    6. 3:42 ISIS is with you, Toyota is the thing.

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  9. For a guy that was never a cop or in the military Isidro is very good with tactics. He has set up many large ambushes.

    Isidro does not extort. Growing up in Mochis I’m very familiar with Isidro as him and Cholo us to fight it out.i am now in Cajame and I hope Isidro wins this war because sadly Guzman’s sons are squeezing the working man. The Salazar’s keep chopping people up here. They seems as bad as the Zetas lately.

    Salazar’s- People will fight back against your extortion. Your Navojova strong hold is not secret. Your money house and stash Houses are known. Maybe one day these details will be leaked to Isidro. How would you feel if your family from the beach in San Carlos was feed to the lions just like you have done to many of my relatives and friends.

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    1. It is sad but when you work or are involved with cartels or criminal activity you can’t be begging for empathy or sympathy because it is not the same when innocent people get killed or are victims as in the case of your family that’s seems to be involved in criminal activities

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    2. 10:11 sorry to hear that but maybe ur family n friends shouldnt get involved with wrong people...

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    3. Bueno 10:11 por lo menos si lo llegas a chingar. Firma nos un video de su ejecución. Para ver cómo termina el desenlace de esa historia. Si escucha que tienes muchas cosas que decir le al mundo sobre ese triste tema. Suerte gatillero. - Sol Prendido

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  10. Los salazar son de chihuahua but work in sonora they say they were the ones who killed the music group los alteños the one that survived was darey castro thats why he said in an interview he would never play music in chihuahua anymore. Creo el darey andava entrado con los numeros en ese tiempo en sonora.

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    1. Si era sicario de los numeros

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    2. Sean de donde sean de todos modos se los va a coger. Si se andaba cogiendo a los chapós en Culiacán que no se los coja aca en sonora

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    3. To hell with los salazares how many of los alteños did they kill?

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    4. 9:19 everyone but Darey

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  11. Isn't Mayo the outright leader of Sinoloa cartel?

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  12. Michoacános always trying to stir things up both are gallos sinaloense should check on cholo mejor jalisciense giving boots to you guys idolo

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    1. Michoacán es tu padre good bad or ugly!

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  13. They got like 20 tons of meth chemicals and meth from lis chapitos a few days ago. Everybody getting hit

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  14. Chapo Isidro previously worked as sicariofor Cartel de Juarez, he left CDJ in 1997 year than he joined BLO. he is fcking ghost very similar to Lazca Z-3....

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    1. He's well known in the bricks game, heavy traffickers from Sinaloa respect and other fear him. Cds won't stop got near bamoa

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  15. BLO and Zetas (CDN) seem to grow stronger

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    1. Zetas don’t die they multiply

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  16. Off topic but is the Yucatán peninsula safe?

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    1. Mr. Off Topic, yes it's somewhat safe but in 2008, homicides where in the uptick.

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  17. El hombre en las sombrasAugust 29, 2018 at 1:08 PM

    Isidro is smart, violent and ruthless. The Mx and US govts should have finished him off when they had the chance. He is not as strong as he was when Pecas, chilo, Macacao, roke, H2, Sordo, Dos Mil, his uncles and the Zetas were with him. While he is not as strong as he was, he still holds the access to Arturos corruption network. He still has Roke and Macacao (recently Escaped) so he is definitely rebuilding. The US and the Marina ran him into the ground a few years back. first aresting Roke at the wedding in Nayarit, then killing Sordo, Chilo and Pecas. He looked to be done for when Mochomito, Macacao and Dos Mil were arrested and then when H2 fell the Govt should have finished him off!!! but let the lesson be learned never let a dangerous animal heal and recover. He now has Roke and Macacao back with him and with CDS decimated and weakened he is once again a force that has to be dealt with. Cholo Ivan is gone and the chapitos are not the force that the cds once represented. Fortunately the Zetas are not significantly in play so he will just remain a regional power. If the US and MX were to reconstitute the team that they used from 2009-2016 they could wipe out Isidro in short order.

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    1. Isidro will be Around for years to come.

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  18. Salazar Gallito group in Sonora has things locked down.

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  19. Had to go to Obregon and Guaymas 3 weeks ago for work project. Read up about this situation and only drove during day time. Stayed away from clubs and all that. Took an Uber to El Bronco steak house. the driver related the story about the young man killed by mistake by the state police. Says hitmen are driving similiar uber type vehicles to blend in with traffic and make the hit. So they shot at police got away. police started shooting at the wrong car and gave chase. when they found out it was a mistake witnesses saw them planting weapons in his car, supposedly there's a video of that.
    My cousin lives in Obregon says he doesn't go out late nights any more.

    Here's the video of 3 dudes that were arrested by police in san carlos and handed over to sicarios in Guaymas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlhPy5rwUAE
    San Carlos was flooded by marina and federales shortly after.




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  20. I reported on the 3 being handed over...however they were all narcos. look at the list of posts and lick on salazars.

    myself I would never engage in conversation about narcos to a taxi or uber.

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    1. It wasn't me it was my boss lol, he asked about the violence situation if it was as bad as we heard, and the driver started relating about that. I didn't even wanna take the Uber my cousin was gonna take us but it was a weekday at about 8pm so we took the Uber. Definately good advice. Yeah I hear those 3 were from Navojoa and were on the shit list. So they went to into enemy territory and got caught.

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    2. I agree with chivis, I once did that and ended up going to pickup coke for a client of his. I did get some good *information* on nacho and for the first time ever, heard the surname valencia. -kao

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