Monday, March 23, 2020

Cell Operatives in Chihuahua and Sonora States

By Buggs for Borderland Beat


Mexican State authorities have blamed La Línea, the armed wing of the Nuevo Cartel de Juarez as the criminal group responsible for the execution of six children and three women from the Mormon community LeBarón on November 4, 2019. After the LeBaron massacre, violence erupted in Chihuahua, particularly in Ciudad Juarez. Public transportation buses were being burned in the streets of Juarez by Los Mexicles (Street gang allied with CDS) in daylight hours, sometimes with people inside, in attempt to heat up the plaza (no pun intended). This is a cartel tactic "calentando la plaza," meant to put heat on La Línea, who control Ciudad Juarez. The Mexicles, a street gang that has presence in the streets and prisons of Juarez started targeting members of La Línea. Ten members of La Línea were executed in el cereso (jail) in Juarez during the same time.

I was fortunate enough to be able to take a tour of hot spots in the streets of Juarez and el cereso during these times of violent activity. Word on the streets was that El Mayo Zambada (old school boss of CDS) was not very happy with the increase of violence in the neighboring state of Sonora and the attention the LeBaron massacre was generating, in particular the direct intervention by the US. This might have been the cause in increase of violence in Ciudad Juarez, the epicenter of La Línea, who were being hunted down

But now that things have settle down some, La Línea has continued with their criminal activities, literally in the whole state of Chihuahua.


Even in the municipality of Namiquipa, Chihuahua, no businesses are saved from having to pay a fee (pago de piso) And it is La Línea that has exponentially increased extortion of businesses in these towns, mostly in rural regions.

Out of fear, most business owners pay, although the payment of this fee does not guarantee anything. La Línea hitmen executed a couple from Bavispe, Sonora, who moved to the Chihuahuan municipality of Janos to buy gasoline and resell it in their town.

I have seen this practice in this region before, as the Sonoran mountain towns that border the state of Chihuahua there are no gas stations. It is the local people themselves who supply the fuel, even to the vehicles of the municipal police.



But for the journey through the region, the fuel provided by private citizens can be economical. In Janos, Chihuahua, the liter of gasoline magna goes for about 14 pesos (.56 cents), while in Sonora it can be purchased for about 20 pesos (.79 cents). In Baserac, located just 15 kilometers away from Bavispe, the liter of fuel sells for 22 pesos (.87 cents) a liter.

La Línea knows about these people selling fuel in the black market and charges 800 pesos ($31 dollars) per "tambo" (tambo is a barrel that can carry up to 200 liters or 52 gallons of fuel) to the locals of the Sonoran Sierra who come to supply the Chihuahuan municipalities.

"They were killed like dogs for stealing 80,000 pesos ($3,174 dollars) and the truck. The two people with four children, were not gangsters, they were ejidatarios (landowners), with little cattle, but they sold gasoline to make ends meet. The gasoline was not stolen. I bought some in a small community known Pancho Villa, in the municipality of Janos,” said Adam Langford, former mayor of Bavispe and member of the Mormon community LeBarón, in Sonora.

Langford denounced the local authorities in both Sonora and Chihuahua, with whom he has met.

"How are you going to compete with that cartel that charges everyone a fee, they have more money than the state government and they have better weapons," he was critical of the Governor of Sonora Claudia Pavlovich.

The Mennonite community has also been a victim of this excessive increase in flat fees (pago de piso).


Behind the massacres

The Juárez cartel and its armed wing La Línea were alleged to have been involved in the largest massacres that have occurred in the country in the last 13 years.

Since, from the time of Felipe Calderón's six-year term, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, has been the area where the bloodiest battles between La Línea and the Sinaloa cartel were generated for control of that border region in to the United States for the trafficking of drugs.

Today, La Línea continues to defend the chihuahua state territory from the Sinaloan groups identified as Gente Nueva, Los Jaguares and Los Salazar, who control the states of Sonora and Durango, and who have also entered Chihuahua, where Los Jaguares have managed to take control of Dolores, Madera, El Largo and Benito Juárez.

While in the towns of Temósachi, Ignacio Zaragoza and San Buenaventura, there is a dispute over control between La Línea and Gente Nueva. La Línea still maintain control of Nueva Casas Grande, Galeana, Namiquipa, El Terrero, Guerrero, Tomochi and La Junta.

Noel El Flaco Salgueiro
Meanwhile, the state border of Sonora is controlled by Gente Nueva, headed by Ruperto Salgueiro, El 37, brother of Noel Salgueiro, El Flaco, founder of the cell and who was arrested in 2011.

The area is also controlled by Los Salazar and Los Jaguares, the latter led by Francisco Arvizu, El Jaguar (Not to be confused with José Antonio Torres Marrufo "El Jaguar" a Sinaloa Cartel operative that was extradited to the US.).

I am working on a story in which a man that lived in the city where I am from was deported to Ciudad Juarez and was killed a month ago in Nueva Casas Grandes (NCG) because there was $200,000 missing. Arvizu El Jaguar probably ordered the hit (that was the boss of the man killed in NCG) and the money disappeared. The man killed, who I will not identify at this time, was buried here in the city where I am from two weeks ago.

In this fight, the gangs of Los Mexicles and Los Artistas Asesinos (Doble A or AA) have joined forces with Gente Nueva.

Likewise, it is known that a hitman from La Línea nicknamed El 15 has control of Nueva Casas Grande, Galeana, Namiquipa, El Terrero, Guerrero, Tómchi and La Junta, and responds to Roberto González, El Mudo or El 32.

The head of La Línea, El Mudo, maintains influence near Madera, Ignacio Zaragoza, Galeana and San Buenaventura, that recently has been in the hands of Gente Nueva. Casas Grandes is near Bavispe, where the LeBarón members were massacred.

Authorities commented that Ciudad Juárez is currently divided between La Línea - founded by Juan Pablo Ledezma, El JP, who is presumed to have died in a confrontation - and Gente Nueva.

In 2010, a Segob (Mexican Secretariat for Home Affairs) report detailed the clashes were the product of long-standing family rivalries and betrayals between the Carrillo Fuentes and El Chapo, then leader of the Sinaloa cartel, as well as for the control of Juárez, a strategic drug trafficking border port in to the US.

In four years of war, the fight has generated 8,236 homicides, the majority in Chihuahua, representing 36 percent of executions in the country.

40 comments:

  1. Sad how the only way there is LIGHT on this CARTEL killings is a white MORMON mexican/AMERICAN family became victims. Yet there is thousands of families suffering in 🇲🇽 since this fake WAR on drugs started..

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    1. Point taken. Nevertheless, a president who wasn't having it when it comes to the incompetence of Mexican police investigations. Nor the immunity most recieve from such atrocities being committed in that country.
      Although a consideration of extraditions to the US shouldn't be overlooked by Mexico's president.

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    2. 2:27 remember the police from Sonora and Chihuahua running to the crime scene to help the victims "ran out of gas", both at the same time, while the governors played golf or some other shit, eagerly, to make alibis.

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  2. How old is this article? When Chuyin took control of Juarex Cartel La Linea stopped extorting people and in Juarez their main bastion they are not known to do this anymore. I also know people from Cuatemoch and Ahumada Chihuahua that do not complain about La Linea extorting them.
    Seems like propaganda from and undisclosed source so that CDS fanboys can come out and lie that they live in small towns in La Sierra and have experienced this extortion first hand.

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    1. No hay peor ciego que el que no quiere ver compa ... no sea pendejo

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    2. I agree i have fam in buenaventura and there is no such extortion. Linea doesnt extort...thats CDS kidnapping folks in las sierras and making them work for free and live in caves.

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    3. The media always has a way of pushing ideas.

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    4. Simon el Chuyin is new boss of ncdj el mudo and el H report to him

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    5. @11:26 So does el menchaca and el piporro you never hear about those guys they are big dogs

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    6. El Piporro (group Fenix) is head of la Linea in Jimenez

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    7. Rather, political propaganda like that of many news outlets. Crime and violence in many cities go unreported for political reasons. Despite, an epidemic.
      Bringing an issue of social class between those better off communities and those of poverty stricken areas.

      A known fact

      Truth

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    8. Your right i went through there and those guys dont bother you. Los lebaron son unos corruptos. Querian apoderarse de los mexicanos. Dont believe everything you hear.

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    9. La linea don't extort? Puro tecato muerto de ambre! That's there main hustle here always has been always will be!

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    10. 9:08 yet those tecatos are kicking CDS ass put of Chihuahua.
      No they don't exhort. They sell shit CDS can't sell in Juarez anymore to make pney to be tecatos.

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    11. 9:43 once upon a time, Linia Cartel was all State of Chihuahua Police,
      made Cd Juarez' Houses of Death famous...
      Now it is all degenerates promising a cleaned up act,
      like wife beaters.

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    12. 5:33 Linea ain't promosing shit. Just them degenerates kicking Sinaloa ass all up and down Chihuahua and moving more weight than Sinaloa in the entire state is all!

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  3. people of mexico!!!why do you continue to put up with these adolesent pansies?how about soverien people start taking their heads off,,my how the game would change,,as long as you let them slaughter you theye will,,stop crying and do something

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    1. 11:41 they have a lot of better weapons, sold to them by the US...

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  4. Jaguares lost madera already and there is no gn in juaritoz just Mexicles and doblados (AA)

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  5. Line them up and execute by firing squad.

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  6. So if El Mayo Zambada wasnt happy with the Lebaron incident, and they heated up Juárez for La Linea, wouldn't that mean Sonora/Sinaloa side was responsible? The government has alwasy backed up Sinaloa Cartel especially in the Juárez war.

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  7. Guerrero and La junta are calm. No extortion kidnappings or anything, the current plaza boss there is "El Maruchan." ex plaza boss "El chato" was executed in 2016 by his uncle "el sexto" that guy was a peace of shit who used extortion. Last time I went there Namiquipa was safe. i thought there wasnt any extortions there either

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  8. Time for Mexico to swallow its pride and send in the US Marines.

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    1. 3:46 PM Do you want random shootings deep in the US to become common?

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    2. Mexico does not control the US Marines, USA does good try lol.

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    3. @ 3:46 Rather, the indiscriminate attacks on Mexican citizens without accountability. The recent court ruling by a border patrol agent indicated such.

      Something to ponder on

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    4. 3:46 fighting crime in Mexico is not the business of the founding fathers of crime in Mexico...
      Lucky you can stick all the US Marines you want up your own ass...
      --One exemplary US Marine was involved in the 80s drug trafficking, lt col Oliver North, "proudly following orders" from superiors at NSA, also involved in the assassination of Kiki Camarena and the cover up and disappearing documents related to iran/contra, no more marinelas...plis.

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    5. Nothing changes unless something changes. Mexico has had a war on drugs since 2006, nothing has changed. As for AnonymousMarch 24, 2020 at 6:31 AM, I know the Mexicans don't control the US Marines you ditz!

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  9. Who controls Delicias?

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  10. Great read! Very informative. First I'm hearing of El 15. Looking forward to the new article, Buggs!

    -Plata-

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  11. LOS MEXICLES ESTAN CON LA LINEA (LA EMPRESA)

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  12. Article last week, was Lineas vs. Salazars and Lineas intrusion into Salazar territory. Believe Linea thought LeBarons were Salazors. Stupid mistake.

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  13. I have close ties with some people from Casas Grandes. In 2007 or 2008, Someone from there told me about a group of soldiers who went missing & How odd it was that no one was making a big deal about it! I was also told about an incident that took place between 2010 & 2014 where a group of 4 or 5 male teens were driving around, listening to music and smoking weed, When they were pulled over by some vatos from La Lines and All the occupants of the vehicle had their arms cut off, Idk if they all died after bleeding out or not, But that emergency workers took a while to get to them because they were afraid. An older lady from there told me about a Catholic priest who makes torture devices for when the apocalypse begins. Casas Grandes is a beautiful little town, Alot more nicer than Janos! It's such a shame that the POC narcos have taken over and destroyed it's beauty and innocence!!! I had a family member who was here in the US on false documents, Got deported & Less than a year later was murdered by narcos in Casas Grandes. They savagely beat his face in with rocks, Shot him multiple times and Stole his truck. A year after his murder, His stepfather was driving along with Stepdads new wife, Their baby and Another child. The narcos pulled them over and Told Tony(Stepfather) that if he didn't want to traumatize his family, It was best he go with them immediately. The narcos told the wife to walk back home with the kids, They took the truck and Tony was never seen again! It's all so tragic and infuriating how greed has gotten the best of people. No innocent soul in Mexico deserves this crap. Imagine having to constantly live in fear of these pendejos.

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  14. This seems like some CDS progaganda. I was there a few months ago and La Linea controls most of the region and towns around San Buenaventura along with Madera. I had a run in with la Linea in a town past La Junta they were cool, calm and collective. Just making a routine check keeping out the other cartels and making sure the town was good.

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    1. @6:22 same bro i has a gun in with el maruchan, plaza boss in Guerrero and La Junta its pretty calm there

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  15. 2 police chiefs just got killed back to back in Tepuche, Sinaloa yesterday & today. Something is happening within CDS, maybe it has something to do with Mayos vs Chapos but shit could reach a boiling point soon.

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    1. Hasn't it always been within their own when things get hot? Who else would come to a lions den if not its kittens?

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  16. Talk about extortion...near my beach place... https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/assailants-snatch-2-truckloads-of-gold-silver-bars/

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