Wednesday, March 11, 2020

New narco-war erupting in Sinaloa between Chapitos and El Mayo

"MX" for Borderland Beat; TY to "elrojo"

El Mayo (left); Chapitos: Ovidio and Iván Archivaldo Guzmán (center and right)
The city of Culiacán is the battleground of a new narco-war. An internal war inside the Sinaloa Cartel threatens to overflow. It is between two protagonists: the sons of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán (Los Chapitos) and a faction headed by Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada.

It all started last November when a commando of eight cloned vehicles from the Sinaloa State Police stormed the Agua Caliente area, a northern sector of Culiacán. This is a turf controlled by "El Ruso", the regional boss in the area and a close enforcer of El Mayo.

The commando was headed "Nini", a chief operating officer of Los Chapitos. That evening, Nini's men were intercepted by El Ruso's faction while driving through one of their roads. El Ruso's men asked them what they were doing in their turf. "I am from here," Nini said, who was apparently born in a community near Agua Caliente. "Doesn't matter. This is El Mayo's territory", El Ruso's men explained.

Various versions collected by the Sinaloa-based newspaper Ríodoce established that in the heated discussion one of the hitmen said they supported Iván Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar (one of El Chapo's sons) and not El Mayo. He proceeded to insult El Mayo. Those comments were an unforgivable offense. Hours or days later El Mayo's henchmen asked Los Chapitos to hand over that person. They refused. A day later deaths started to pile up around Culiacán. The war had officially begun.

Previous events
On 3 December 2019, large groups of armed been appeared throughout Culiacán. They moved throughout the northern part of the city, near Loma de Rodriguera. Social media news spread very quickly showing pictures of these gunmen out on the street in broad daylight.

The government gave the order to close down schools. Businesses in Culiacán followed suit and closed for the day as well. The precedent of the Culiacanazo - when the Sinaloa Cartel prevented the capture of Ovidio Guzmán López (one of El Chapo's sons) last October - was still in the collective memory of Culiacán residents. Fear and panic soon spread.

Armed men in Culiacán on 26 February 2020
Multiple killings were recorded throughout Culiacán in the following days. But on 26 February 2020, the Sinaloa Cartel made another bold display of their manpower. Gunmen stormed into a house in Rubén Jaramillo neighborhood and killed a young man who had just been released from prison. Another young man was wounded in the attack.

Panic spread through Culiacán again as residents shared pictures of armed men out in public roadways. The police responded by sending its officers to the streets. The gunmen left as quickly as they arrived. The city's public security director Cristóbal Castañeda Camarillo asked residents to not spread rumors and remain calm. He confirmed that the city's surveillance cameras captured heavily armed men roaming through the city. Most were seen in various sectors of Culiacán like Las Quintas and La Campiña. After these events, the friction between Los Chapitos and El Mayo's faction was evident.

The northern part of Culiacán is considered a stronghold of El Ruso, though some parts of this sector (like Mojolo, Paredones, Limón de los Ramos and Jesús María) are controlled by Los Chapitos.

Jeep Cherokee involved in 6 March 2020 shootout
On 6 March 2020, a shootout broke out in Loma de Rodriguera. Four men who were traveling in a Grand Cherokee were sprayed with bullets by another unit. The vehicle (pictured above) was abandoned in front of the neighborhood's park, but the four men were not there.

Minutes after the shootout, a wounded suspect was taken to a nearby hospital. His name was José Alberto Vega (age 37) and he is the son of a former police officer. While he was being treated by paramedics at the hospital, gunmen stormed the building and went to his room. They forced him out of the hospital and shoved him into a vehicle. However, a military convoy was nearby and successfully prevented the gunmen from taking Vega. The gunmen surrendered and were taken into custody. It was not established if the gunmen wanted to rescue or abduct and eventually kill Vega, but panic had already spread through the hospital.

José Alberto Vega, the suspect injured in the shootout
As Culiacán authorities gave a press conference about the hospital incident, they were notified of an attack against police officers in Rolando Arjona street in Pradera Dorada neighborhood. When the gunmen noticed that other police officers were following them, they got off their vehicles and disarmed and slapped the policemen. The gunmen then shot at the air. This was captured in video by several eye-witnesses who shared the recordings on social media.

Meetings
The federal cabinet met in Mazatlán to address the issues. Among those present was the Security and Citizen Protection head Alfonso Durazo as well as the heads of the Defense and Navy and the National Guard. The mayor of Mazatlán and the Governor of Sinaloa were also present.

But another meeting took place that same day. Representatives of El Mayo and Los Chapitos were present. They agreed that the war should stop, but El Ruso did not want to reach an agreement. Both groups agreed that the dispute would be settled separately by waging a war in Culiacán.

100 comments:

  1. nothing but big ass egos waging war on each other

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  2. Jajajaja. Por puras pendejadas se pelean los estupidos narcos. No insultes a mi Amo Zambada o Amos los Chapos.
    Pero eso les pasa por darle tanta impotancia a uno o unos cuantos mecos que les llaman hasta Senor como si fueran Dioses.

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    2. La importancia y el respeto que la gente les tiene es por las grandes cantidades de dinero que ganan.

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    3. Bien dicho mi plebe. Respetos a los que ayudan a la gente de la sierra...gente pobre. Ánimo

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    4. A quien quieren hacer pendejo?
      En lo pinche pueblos no ay crimenes. Todo pinche mundo se conoce y si entra un extranjero a hacer desmadre rapido lo reconocen. NO HACEN FALTA POLICIAS!
      Y luego tambien si no pueden mantener a tanto chingado hijo pues para que los hacen.
      No salgan con pendejadas que necesitan a los putos narcos para sobrevivir.
      Conosco cantidades de gente de pueblos que no le deben nada a estos gueyes!

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  3. Mx CDS is not and will not go to war it's problems between gunmen not the leaders stop reporting bs

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    1. The text you read above is a direct translation (to the best of my abilities) of the sources from Riodoce and Silla Rota. So if you disagree with the content then I would suggest you reach out to the journalists who originally published the material. Thanks for reading.

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    2. You don't like it fool, then complain to Rioduce he is only the translated.

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    3. Thanks mx. It's sad that this has to be explained continuously.

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  4. The Chapitos must have lost all of whatever little brain they had.

    They are fighting Mayo?! Whatever you may think of Mayo, one thing is for sure...the man has connections up to his eyeballs and more!

    He has been doing his thing for over 40 years! No arrest, and he is alive and free, that tells you he is connected on all fronts and is surrounded by extremely loyal people!

    To go against him is simply dumb x100!!!

    P.S. I am not anyone’s cheerleader, just saying what I see.

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    1. They are not fighting him. A cell that reports to him is fighting one of Mayo’s cells. Groups within cartels change sides all the time or go independent, this is nothing out the ordinary and for those on top it is business as usual, until it’s not

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  5. Some cartel wars start over stupid things. Thinking of Medellin vs Cali

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    1. That started over Cali SNITCHING on an International Level and there FUNDING of Los PEPES.

      ~Spectator

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    2. Wrong. Started when Escobar told Cali to turn in one of pacho’s members, Cali didn’t do it and that’s what started it

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  6. What did the mayos think...rating is unforgivable..

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  7. Let them kill each other. They are gangsters. Live by the gun, Die by the gun!

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  8. They been at war sinaloa STYLE.. MAYO and chapitos Acting like they are cool but killing each other's people when they catch then slipping...

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  9. Who will El Peinado de Durango side with during this rupture? I know he works for El Mayo, but is always been seen partying and helping Los Chapitos, especially Ivan.

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    1. El Peinado has his own problems. He's currently at war with El Greñudo.

      -Pepito

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    2. Heard barrera from Durango got killed recently? Can anyone back that up?

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    3. @6:48 LOL good one.

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    4. @4:10
      A little cheesy and too easy but worth posting:)

      -Pepito

      Saludos a Chivis y Sol

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    5. He will always be loyal to El Mayo, but there is no friction between El Mayo and Archivaldo & Alfredo.

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  10. The land of the lions fighting this is gone be interesting ex military vs ex military

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    1. Battle of the bad lands, then guys are hyenas

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    2. The land of snitches and backstabbers!!! Watch mayo will turn his back on ruso just like he did to mt!!!

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  11. No rival cartel enters sinaloa because they fear the sinaloa cartel so this dumbasses look for a excuse to fight each other lol and I'm not surprised they are train military man looking to kill it was a matter of time they started pointing guns at each other

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    1. Lots of other cartels have entered Sinaloa years ago.

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    2. Cjng go to sinaloa in a regular basis and kill cds, there are stories here if you don't believe. Just look it ☝

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    3. Just like sinaloa got they ass kicked trying to come to tamaulipas

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    4. Yet CJNG has Sinaloas working in TJ

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  12. Two high level elite groups go at it's crazy we all saw what they did to the Mexican military and especial forces, this should be a chess game with two at the best on the table

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  13. But but Culiacán is safe and uhh it’s all under control. It’s pathetic how many people defend cartels like they’re talking about their alma mater. Every cartel is just plain evil and this proves it, you’re welcomed to party with them and talk highly about them, but as soon as you’re in their way you’re nothing but another target.

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    1. You’re talking about the mafia, not elementary school. Obviously mafia/cartel organizations have to use fear and violence to get their way. If this page reported that they were having a tea party every week you wouldn’t be here retard. The mafia and violence interests you in one form or another just like the rest of us.

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    2. I like how you placed mafia before Elementary school, that just goes to show your way of thinking about this situation. Your choice of words just told me how little your aspirations in life are. When the words alma mater are said and the first thing that come to your mind is elementary school, pathetic if you ask me. The way I see this blog is simply news and nothing more, if you wanted to see gore there’s other sites for it, yes they post videos here once and while (more in the recent times), but I don’t see them. The main reason I like reading this blog is because it makes me laugh how people defend cartels like they’re a soccer team or something.

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    3. 822 yeah but he’s not praising the mafia like some idiots on here. That’s his point numb nuts

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  14. Orale where is Sacario 006, when we need him.?

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    1. What side will 006 choose?? Will the Chapitos lure him to their side or will Mayo be able to convince him to stay with extra training??? Stay tuned to this soap opera!

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    2. He is on a mission with English Zeta.

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  15. Its el nini vs el Russo. Not the entire cartel. You stand corrected BB.

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    1. Yeah, cause cartels are known for following the rules! And cause cartels allow you to be an individual! Duurrr, you've been corrected 1:47PM

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    2. Ah que bueno que nos dices. Ya nos tenian bien preocupados estos de Sinaloa...

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    3. Thanks for the comment. It is still an internal war in the cartel between two powerful factions (Nini versus Russo, or Chapitos versus Mayo if you roll it to the top). The last paragraph actually covers that.

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    4. The last paragraph covers, the personal issues Russo has, by not wanting to come to a peace agreement.

      Mayo and chapitos are not gearing up for war, it's just personal issue between 2 of their lieutenants.

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    5. I translated the sources from Riodoce and Silla Rota as is, so you can reach out to the journalists there if you disagree. Thanks for reading.

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    6. @MX, No need to coddle naysayers regarding this read.

      You can't make this stuff up...high drama lol, "a wounded suspect was taken to a nearby hospital...gunmen stormed the building...went to his room...forced him out of the hospital and shoved him into a vehicle...a military convoy was nearby and successfully prevented the gunmen from taking Vega."

      Similar to a past BB read wherein a cartel member was captured, they started cutting his head off but he escaped bleeding, leapt over a fence with his hands bound..police showed up to shoot the kidnappers and after all the escaped dude went through he was killed accidentally in police crossfire.

      Canadian girl

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    7. ...oh, and 'slapped the policeman'.

      Canadian girl

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    8. Canadian girl...With his hands bound he slapped the policeman? Bad dude!

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  16. How many times has sinaloa cartel has fought itself now?

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  17. El mayo is gonna end up abandoning russo to his own luck. Since chapitos and their people agreed to the peace agreement so did mayo, just not Russo.

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    1. Great point. El Mayo may determine that El Ruso is not worth getting into a bigger grudge with Los Chapitos.

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    2. Russo is done. Mayo wont jeopardize it all for him.

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    3. Didn't the article say el Mayo was the guy asking for El Ninis from the Chapitos so he can have a word with him for disrespecting him to begin with? Why would Mayo now be pissed at el Ruso after this?

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    4. Because russo doesnt wanna calm down like asked tooo. @ 12:39
      El nini agreed to the cease fire chapitos and mayo ordered. But not russo.

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    5. A el pinchi Ruso los Ninis le mataron a su amante joto. Por eso no se quiere rendir.

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  18. This is perfect. Just what law enforcement needs to dismantle CDS in Culiacan, they're already divided now it's time to take it all back.

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  19. Some cops tortured and kill some of rusos people so ruso wanted the cop and ninis to ruso that is not going to happen but ruso went on and kill them anyways so chapos got mad and the way started. My guess is that chapo snitched

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  20. Mayo will never turn his back on ruso

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    1. He has on everyone else around him

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    2. That's what I've been saying but then again did Mayo give up El M1?? If he did I don't think Ruso would feel too comfortable in this position.

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  21. I think what we’re seeing here is the beginning of the rise of the Chapitos.
    There starting to remind me of the early Arellano Felix brothers when Ramon wouldn’t give up one of his narco junior sicarios when Amado Carrillo wanted them to turn in the guy who shot his wife in the arm while they were fleeing the restaurant.
    Amado wanted peace if they handed him over Ramon said no. Alfredo or Ovidio I feel are the brains like Benjamin and Iván the muscle like Ramon In a way. -SD

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    1. I agree, they are rising. I hope they know what they're doing though, the rift between Mayo & the sons isn't helping. There is a lot they could learn from Zambada. I hope he's writes an autobiography, that would be some read.

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    2. Comparing Chapitos to arrellanos is not a fair comparison. Yes my blacked out hyundai looks like a Mercedes but it’s not.

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    3. You ain't got a Hyundai, quit lying!

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    4. Chapitos already have more power than the Arellanos

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    5. 12:36 You must not know much narco history to be saying Chapitos have more power than the Arellanos did during their peak. It's laughable

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    6. Lol @ 10:06...Who would lie about owning a Hyundai

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  22. Two lieutenants are fighting not entire group.

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    1. Thank you! You know what's up.

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    2. You have to back your people

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    3. Lieutenants are fighting each other which causes losses, unwanted attention,weakens the cartel giving other groups or cartels an opportunity to make a move on them....Chapo Isidro is sitting on his comfy couch eating popcorn watching those guys kill each other doesn't get easier than that

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  23. Lies, the problem in Culiacán Is Ninis va Rusas, Mayo gave the green light on Rusa so Ninis are hunting him down. Chapitos and Mayo are good.

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  24. I find it interesting that 006 hasn't chimed in. Would be nice to know where he stands in all of this and whose side he's taking. He's never alluded to which faction he falls under. All we know is he a super serious sicario.

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  25. Mayo should just make annonymous tip give those little shits hiding spot to rival cartels and get rid of them.

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    1. Yea I'm sure he will since he is known to betray his own people.

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    2. Wouldn't surprise me if he did. Since everyone knows he ain't loyal to his members. Look at macho, m1 n so on

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    3. Look at what? You don’t know the back story’s Behind those deaths? And what they did to earn it?

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    4. 7:47 those 2 were out of control bringing way too much attention it's just businesses u don't produce or get reckless it's time to clock out...

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  26. Good job MX you been posting good stuff and daily!! That’s what everyone loves, you might be the new chivis

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    1. Thank you! Chivis and the rest of the team are incomparable. I'm just happy to be given the opportunity contribute. We're nothing without you guys, our readers, so I really appreciate each and every one of you who follow what unfolds in Mexico and elsewhere. Be safe!

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  27. This is what you get when you let peasants run a cartel lol here's what's gonna happen.. The Chapitos are going to take over. El Mayo is on his way out, God have mercy on his soul.. the sons are young & dumb but they have room to grow. If they can manage to stabilize their grip on power everyone else will fall behind & I predict this is what will happen. If the US remains committed to take down Mencho & his gang of meth heads that's a win win for CDS, Sonora & Durango don't have anywhere else to defect if the transition of power within the org. doesn't sit well with them. They'll be forced to fall in line. Only time will tell if the Chapitos will end up like the Beltranes or the CAF hopefully they can learn from those mistakes.

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  28. MX,
    Thank you for translating and posting. Do not listen to the haters in the comments. Your time and effort is appreciated.

    If people took the time to read the entire article, they would see it says Mayo & Chapito factions agreed to peace. Ruso is the dissident and thus, the ensuing war.

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    1. Thank you for the support. Like I mentioned in other replies, the article above is simply a translation of the cited sources from Riodoce and Silla Rota, including the title. Borderland Beat (BB) goes by what reliable sources say. If readers disagree they are free to comment but we go by what the sources say.

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  29. This is two groups, everyone relax, green light on Ruso......btw, how are those CJNG fan girls doing after they let the mouse in. They are decimated in the US. Looks like the timeline was pushed back 6 months but they got em. There's a reason CDS/CDP are still going strong. Those DEA peops can never link the top. Keep the compartments tite... 100

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    1. Whos running jalisco for cds? Lets see if you really know what's up...

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    2. @ 7:15 I'll try to answer your question, I'm not sure if I'm 100% correct. A shot caller is Martin Beltran Coronel "El Aquila", another one is Jesus Pena "El 20" a lieutenant of "El Mayo" who escaped from Aguaruto prison 3 years ago together with others high ranking CDS members, it is said that "El Cholo", ex Mencho lieutenant works together with the Sinaloans, and probably a few others...

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  30. Fk royalty. In drug world every man for himself, last man standing rules all. Why would he be loyal if he could just stay free on top! BTW, I’m not a fan boy I just think in this dirty game you have to sell your soul afterall he’s killing innocents, so betraying his own men wouldn’t be a problem

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  31. Mayo gave the word to take out el ruso to prevent a war after he refused to a ceasefire.

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  32. Cds walking on egg shells cjng getti g help by some sinaloans to help secure Tijuana which wont happen so there moving g ti Mexicali but mexicali is hot rn

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  33. easy fix. send one out to take over enemy territory.
    Idiots they got enough things to worry about then this. LOL

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  34. Michelle Miller and the rest of CDS groupies acting like there is no war lol just like they were saying el licenciado was not fighting mayo years BACK lol ITS FUNNY HOW THEY THINK THEY KMOW BUT DONT KNOW SHIT

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    1. You don’t know anything either bro, you’re on here stating OPINIONS like the rest of us mcfly.

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    2. 8:52 those guys claim their opinions are FACTS though 😆

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    3. Exactly@12:18, those dudes will claim they have insider knowledge and CDS plans everything. According to them CDS never makes a mistake, it's all perfectly calculated.

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    4. 10:23 so true 😆

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