Thursday, April 9, 2020

Gulf Cartel hands out food and supplies in Tamaulipas due to COVID-19

"MX" for Borderland Beat
Images of the supplies handed out by the Gulf Cartel
In the cities of Matamoros and Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, members of the Gulf Cartel handed out food and supplies to low-income communities as part of an aid campaign during the COVID-19 outbreak. Each of the boxes included a note from the Gulf Cartel on behalf of Evaristo Cruz Sánchez ("El Vaquero" and/or "Ciclón 46"), one of their regional bosses based in Matamoros.

Among the supplies provided included non-perishable goods like beans, rice, cooking oil, cookies, soups, coffee, condensed milk, tuna, cereal and other basic food items. On social media, people criticized Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) for failing to help poor communities. "The Gulf Cartel is giving more aid than AMLO", one person said.

The individuals handing over the donations told the people that they were not part of the government's National System for Integral Family Development (DIF) and that the gifts were from the cartel. At first, some people were wary about taking the boxes because some of the men handing them out were armed with machine guns.

However, others took boxes and that encouraged more to do the same. The police stated that the Gulf Cartel began handing out these goods since the weekend and that they were investigating the incident to locate those responsible for the donation.

Background
As of April 7, the Government of Tamaulipas confirmed that there have been 3 deaths and 58 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. The first case was confirmed on March 17.

This is not the first time the Gulf Cartel has provided aid during difficult times. Back in 2013, they handed out food and supplies to those affected by Hurricane Ingrid in municipalities in southern Tamaulipas. This incident spread on social media and was positively received by many of the residents from these areas, who praised the Gulf Cartel for its charitable deeds.

Throughout the mid-2000s, former Gulf Cartel boss Osiel Cárdenas Guillén funded multiple events during Children's Day (Día del Niño), even while he was already in prison. Thousands of kids attended these events and they were advertised on TV and in newspapers across Tamaulipas.

Evaristo Cruz Sánchez
According to Mexican authorities, Cruz Sánchez is a high-ranking Gulf Cartel member based in Matamoros. The Government of Tamaulipas is offering up to MXN$2 million (approximately US$85,000) to anyone that provides valuable information that leads to his arrest. He is wanted for extortion, kidnapping and organized crime involvement.

Wanted poster of Evaristo Cruz Sánchez ("El Vaquero"), high-ranking Gulf Cartel member in Matamoros
Since mid-2019, Borderland Beat forum contributors have noted that Cruz Sánchez has been vying for the control of Matamoros. His main rival is Mario Alberto Cárdenas Medina ("El Betito"), who reportedly continues to lead a cartel faction behind bars through envoys like the recently-released kingpin Víctor Manuel Vázquez Mireles ("El Meme Loco"), as reported by Borderland Beat.

37 comments:

  1. Lol.... from dismembered bodies and bloody signs to a food bank.

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  2. Enjoy the free gifts, money funded by drug profits, kidnapping and extortion. We also have stolen cars.

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  3. Gulf cartel is here to stay. They have good PR and marketing. Cartel de noreste could learn a thing or everything from these guys.

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    1. 11:14 narco-governor and tejas juvenile delinquent gangbanger francisco javier garcia cabeza de cagadas de vacas could learn something from the CDG, INSTEAD OF JUST BETRAYING AND HAVING THEM MURDERED.

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  4. Some good deeds are often attributed by those unsavory people. Unlike others who can care less

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  5. should post on headline page as mexico's finances deteriorate crime rises. also, criminal attempt by biz and banks to loot the treasury. https://wolfstreet.com/2020/04/09/in-lockdown-with-exports-remittances-plunging-mexicos-economy-slides-banks-companies-clamor-for-bailout-government-refuses/

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  6. I thought vaquero was kicked out of matamoros by the escorpiones/ciclones faction? The whole gulf cartel is a mess. They sit in a really good plaza and can makes tons of money if they would work together. But they’re all a bunch of blood thirsty thugs that can’t handle an organization.

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  7. That is a smart “business” move by the Matamoros faction of CDG.

    It will win them at least a few minds and hearts of the folks they operate among.

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    1. If it doesn't they'll just kill them and their families. Then take back the stolen dry goods.

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    2. 4:50,

      That is a possibility. Yet it is still better than zero help from the corrupt governments which kill them just as quickly as the cartels.

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  8. The ones from Sinaloa never give anything to anyone, but they always talk about how they help the community in their "naco corridos"

    But they're good at hiding behind woman when shit goes down. Like that culiacanado incident.


    Faldilludos.

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    1. 😆 SERIO!
      That’s how they get down in Sinaloa

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    2. Sinaloa hater detected

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    3. Have u been to culiacan looks way better that dirty ass matamoros the buy new roads build nice houses have good restaurants lors of jobs that's how they give back not with little 20 dollar boxes

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  9. No wonder these guys have social acceptance in some communities. They are more efficient than the government. Poverty and hunger will always be a fuel for cartels.

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    1. The perfect fuel to ignite those against those haves. Haven't seen much of big companies or wealthy people giving anything away to assist those in need.
      Have u?

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    2. Nicely put @2:34

      While here in the US; Government is trying to implement lowering the agricultural wages for workers. Roughly 2.5 million workers who are essential workers will be affected. 10% of those workers are guests with visas.
      This should answer any questions as to who government really works for.

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  10. Sounds like the Gulf Cartel of Juan Guerra is back

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  11. How benevolent, using stolen products in the manner of Robin Hood. Only the simple will be impressed with this public relations stunt.

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    1. Funny!! All while you’re sitting in your comfy home in the U.S. side of the border

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    2. Comfy!
      Many here are in dire need of the basic necessities. The loss of jobs during this pandemic is horrific. The stay at home confinements orders has impacted many. While bills are accumulating with the anticipation of banks, credit card companies ect. to show some kind of compassion.
      The deferment of payments for some consists of 3 + months with full payment. An undoable situation for many.

      Moreover, while BIG corporations are circling like vultures for their portion of financial assistance before peoples needs.
      So your comment is flawed to assume otherwise. Many here wouldn't oppose charitable donations from those groups who u deem so evil.
      This economic ponzi structure we consider great, will have serious consequences ahead.

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  12. Gracias Don Evaristo, for the poor, people. If you wait for Amlo, u could stave to death

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  13. Imagine the 100’s murdered and butchered for these ‘hand outs’. lol cockroach killers gifts for others life’s and blood

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  14. LMAO how many lives were saved??????? Less executions to promote this bullshit when dozens were executed behind the scenes and stores extorted under death....lol fuck ass cartel murderers.

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    1. Those extorted stores is where they "procured the groceries "

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  15. Quite the humanitarians

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  16. Government forces looking for those responsible for being good samaritans helping the poor and highlighting the government's failure at not helping the hungry!You cannot make this shit up.

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    1. Maybe they're looking for them because they were sporting AK's and other military weapons genuis.

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  17. estos pendejos de los carteles son tan pendejos que capas ya todo eso esta contagiado ya con el virus jajaja

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  18. we will kill your family but heres some food. See, we're such a nice bunch of murderers.

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  19. AMLO cronies want to find this guy so they can get money hand outs. He could give a rats ass about the people. At least gulf cartel has some compassion for the people..

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    1. The gulf cartel matamoros faction.

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  20. Que gane el que dé más
    y el que mate menos.
    Why look for the food donors?
    It should be a state affair, but the state has no resources, they are safe in governor cabeza de cagadas de vacas' bank.

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  21. Y los bastardos d reynosa codigo rojo de quejan. Que solo la basura acepta dispensas del cdg. Por eso viven en reynosa con el pie de los metros metido en culo de los reyosenses por pendejos. Sigan apoyando los mandos criminales mierdas que tienen. Reynosa se se merece estar jodido. No valen verga ni los de reynosa codigo rojo ni las metras mariconas que ni cartel son ni el pueblo que los apoya. Sigan jodidos. Jajajajaja

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  22. Good Job gulf cartel i praise you People

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  23. Good Public Relations for the Gulf Cartel Brand.

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