Friday, July 24, 2020

Failed cartel ambush and shootouts in Tamaulipas leave several gunmen dead as turf war intensifies

"MX" for Borderland Beat; TY to "Negro Torro"
Armored SUV used by the CDG in failed ambush; the door has the insignia of "Metro 37"
The rural community of Los Guerra in Tamaulipas is the epicenter of an intense narco-war between the Metros faction of the Gulf Cartel (CDG), the rival Northeast Cartel (CDN), a faction of the old Zetas group, and Mexican security forces. Last weekend, CDG members travelling in a convoy of 15 to 17 vehicles ambushed Mexican Army patrol units in Los Guerra. The military neutralized the attack and killed 2 gang members.

At the scene, authorities seized six vehicles owned by the CDG. Pictures show that some of the SUVs were bullet-proof and had armored sunroofs. One of the vehicles had the insignia of "Metro 37", a suspected member of the Metros faction that has not been fully identified. It was reported that the CDG cell involved in this attack worked for this cartel member.


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Gunmen killed the failed ambush last weekend
One of the SUVs used by cartel members in the ambush
Interior view of victim killed in failed ambush
This other SUV was used in the failed ambush; it had the insignia of Metro 37 on its door
In a separate incident last week in Miguel Aleman Municipality, 3 CDG members were killed in a clash with the Mexican Army. The shootout occurred in early hours of the morning on 15 July, three days before the ambush mentioned above. State investigators confirmed that the gunmen were wearing bullet-proof vests with CDG logos; one of the gunmen killed had a shirt that says "Delta Uno", likely his radio code name or alias.

One citizen journalist from Miguel Aleman Municipality explained on social media that the CDN is planning incursions early in the mornings before dawn and that the CDG is under high alert. It is rumored that the CDN may have at least one infiltrated Army member who gives them information about the area. This Army member was identified by his alias "Tigre" or "Tiguere" and is reportedly based in the Mier Municipality barracks.

There are also unconfirmed reports that high-ranking CDG member Jesus Garza Moreno ("Chuy Nalgas") was killed in Los Guerra earlier this week. Paramedics reportedly tried to take him on an ambulance to a hospital in Miguel Aleman before being transferred to one in Texas but Chuy Nalgas succumbed to his wounds. Last year, Borderland Beat published a story of an alleged collaborator of Chuy Nalgas under interrogation.
One of the sicarios killed in shootout with the military; his shirt says "Delta Uno"
Another sicario killed by the military in shootout
Borderland Beat analysis
Los Guerra is a rural community in Miguel Aleman Municipality, Tamaulipas. This whole area is part of La Frontera Chica (also known as La Ribereña), a border stretch along Tamaulipas. In the context of the Mexican Drug War, it is a lucrative drug corridor currently under dispute by CDG and CDN.

The CDN, based in Nuevo Laredo, is trying to expand east into La Frontera Chica, which has historically been controlled by the CDG. It is not clear exactly where the CDN incursions are coming from, but Borderland Beat forum users have stated that they are likely coming in from Mier (west of Miguel Aleman).
The municipalities of Guerrero, Mier, Miguel Aleman, Camargo and Diaz Ordaz make up "La Frontera Chica"
Los Guerra is the only community that connects Mier and Miguel Aleman, which makes it an important turf to control. Unlike Miguel Aleman, Mier does not have a legal port of entry into the U.S. Traffickers looking to smuggle to the U.S. must use the Rio Grande River or go to Nuevo Guerrero Municipality (west of Mier) or to Miguel Aleman proper for the legal ports of entry. Los Guerra also has a highway that connects Tamaulipas to the state of Nuevo Leon.

The CDG commander in the area is Cesar Morfin Morfin ("El Primito"). There are rumors that El Primito has changed several plaza bosses in the area in efforts to push the CDN out of La Frontera Chica. A lot of the info about Miguel Aleman can be found in the Facebook group named "Los Bloqueados de Miguel Aleman 2", where users often post the latest updates in the area and rumors about the CDG/CDN.

67 comments:

  1. Nice analysis on why los Guerra is an important turf... it’s such a small town but it’s an important chessboard piece in this CDN / CDG war. Who is leading the CDN? Does anyone know?

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    1. I have a friend who grew up in los Guerra, it’s more of a village than a town. According to him.

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    2. I think you’re right. Miguel Alemán proper would be the town and the rest of the rural communities in the municipality are villages.

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    3. All those headshots were done close up and personal. I bet they were arrested alive and executed up close afterwards. IDC or ask questions. Merk those fools before they just get out of jail and continue.

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    4. 9:13 you are right about these extrajudiciary executions, but Real criminals rarely become Falsos Positivos...
      governor cabeza de cagadas de vacas is desperately trying to show work to AMLO to avoid getting it up the ass like Yarrington and the Duartes.

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  2. Delta Uno. Personal, or the name of the Golfo armed wing?

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  3. Good read. Explains the turf war in the frontera chica section. Cdg metros getting attacked from all sides. Cdn from west the matamoros faction from east. They running out of sicarios or cannon fodder. Cdn is fighting hard for a piece of the border that will be sealed of soon anyway.

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    1. Don’t forget the Rio Bravo faction and the San Fernando one. Rio Bravo had metros who support Reynosa but others who want to run their own show (like the Chuy Lavadas group) and then those who support Matamoros. I don’t have info on Valle Hermoso but they have a highway that connects to Rio Bravo. I wonder who they support, likely Matamoros. I’ve read San Fernando supports Reynosa Metros.

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    2. 9:14 do you really believe ALL THOSE PINCHES CARTELES "War" produced these 3 falsos positivos extrajudiciary executions?

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  4. Aren’t Los metros allied is with CJNG? Wonder who CDN is allied with.

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    1. 2:14 only the metros(primitos faction) other metros-escorpiones are fighting primitos...

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    2. Maybe Sinaloa? If Metros are working with CJNG then it’s a safe guess.

      CDN has a very lucrative corridor, Nuevo Laredo. They are good with that and that gives them money to fight elsewhere.

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    3. There is no such thing as a Metros-Escorpiones alliance. The Reynosa Metros fight the Matamoros Escorpiones. The Frontera Chica Metros (Primitos faction) has some connection to Reynosa Metros.

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    4. CDN is allied with Carteles Unidos people from Michoacan and el Marro

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  5. LOL Delta One looks like Herman Munster on meth......great kills get the body counts higher.

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  6. Dang, the head shots left them looking straight... Sheesh.

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    1. Assuming those were from mounted .50s. At least a 7.62x51. Those definitely aren't .223s doing that.

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    2. What I was gonna say. Either the military blow there heads off for fashion show. Or to show status. Either way fucked up situation in Mexico

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    3. Seal 6 graduates produce private contractors out of work that specialize in cannoeing their kills for thrills as these three kills show, they are not combat wounds.

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  7. It’s obvious that the plaza has a new boss! The army is now working for the CDN and is going to obliterate any CDG forces. They’ll end up retreating back East to Reynosa in no time

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    1. Look, what I gathered is that the CDG blew their cover for a bit and were exposed because of the rumors that the CDN was pressing early in the morning. A lot of the latest clashes have been CDN deaths It’s CDG turf so they are at an advantage. Reynosa will never call to the CDN. IF (big IF) the CDN makes it all the way east into Reynosa, I have a gut feeling the Matamoros crew would step in to help Los Metros. CDN is highly antagonistic and Matamoros rather have Metros as rivals than CDN. It would be a long war before it even gets there. In Reynosa they would probably battle Rio Bravo forces as well. Reynosa is never falling to CDN. CDN has to be careful not to overstretch. Taking Los Guerra makes sense. Miguel Alemán too. But pushing too far east is not cost efficient and very risky.

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    2. The army doesn't work shit with anybody not even the marines. If they work for cdn why the hell did they killed 16 of them in Nuevo Laredo? Like I said they don't work for shit not even La Furia Negra

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    3. Okay I just read the hole thing. That crooked soldier is gonna be detain sooner or later

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  8. Hey @chivis felt like sharing this article for your readers who knew of Beto From Explosion Norteña. Infamous group who would sing exclusively to CAFMX.
    Thanks!


    La Rana y el Aquiles, "los matamúsicos".
    Después de haber permanecido más de 7 años en el penal federal de Puente Grande, Jalisco; José Alberto Cervantes Nieto, retomó su carrera artística con la Explosión Norteña, logrando colocarse en el gusto de la gente de forma inmediata.

    En un par de meses ya estaban sonando en la radio con su música alegre, pero es en las redes sociales donde más sorprenden con sus corridos que tanto caracterizaban al Beto y su Explosión Norteña.

    Fue bien sabido que Beto Cervantes conoció gente poderosa en aquel penal de máxima seguridad, personajes de cárteles mexicanos, e incluso colombianos que gustaban de su música y querían que algún día amenizara sus fiestas en aquellas tierras.

    Todo parecía ir de maravilla para el Beto, lo que parecía imposible para muchos, él lo estaba haciendo realidad, pues no le tardó en llegar el éxito. Con el éxito, también le llegaron los problemas en el 2016 y todo a raíz del corrido de "el Flakito", ya que causó la rabia de René Arzate García "la Rana" y este mandó al Griego para amenazarlo de muerte si seguía componiendoles corridos al CAF, porque a dicho de la Rana: "aquí no manda el CAF, mandamos nosotros".

    El encargado de librar de esa amenaza al cantante de Explosión Norteña, fue Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán, pues el Beto se ganó la estima del Chapito ya que le gustaba la música de la Explosión, siendo repetidas ocasiones que amenizaron sus narcofiestas en Culiacán, en haciendas repletas de hombres vestidos de militares y fuertemente armados.

    Así como leíste, el heredero del imperio del Chapo Guzmán intercedio ante la Rana por el cantante de narcocorridos, diciéndole: "no lo toquen, metanse con enemigos de verdad y no con los músicos".

    En agosto del 2016, Ivan Archivaldo y uno de sus hermanos menores fueron secuestrados en Jalisco por orden de el Mencho, es aquí donde la Rana encuentra la oportunidad de cumplir su amenaza en contra del Beto, aprovechando que Ivan Archivaldo estaba totalmente desorientado y probablemente ni cuenta se daría, y en caso de enterarse no tendría cabeza para eso.

    A tan sólo días de que se fuera a presentar en las pulgas, fue asesinado en Rosarito por orden de la Rana, es en esa ciudad donde estos delincuentes tienen mucho control sobre gente del gobierno, especialmente en la policía municipal por medio de los Herrera.

    El Beto paso a ser un músico más ejecutado por los sicarios de la Rana y el Aquiles,(todos sus sicarios son adictos al cristal) ya que en Tijuana también habían privado de la vida al Roger de "los plebes de arranke", además a miembros del grupo "los Juniors de Tijuana" en la Sánchez Taboada, donde los autores materiales fueron el Griego y el Diablito, este último fallecido a manos del Cártel Tijuana Nueva Generación. En respuesta por la muerte del Beto, el CAF atacó al Mike (vocalista de la Nueva Eminencia)

    Beto Cervantes murió por cantarle al CAF y porque sus corridos pegaban más que los de la Rana y el Aquiles, eso no lo pudieron tolerar esas personas que se dedican a delinquir. En fin, matando músicos piensan apoderarse totalmente de la plaza de Tijuana.

    El ambiente musical se ha convertido en una revuelta de amenazas de narcos a músicos simplemente por cantar.

    Próximamente más sobre estos sucesos acontecidos en Tijuana, impunes como muchos mas homicidios.

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    1. Good read. Although I do think that Ivan looking out for beto is a bit far fetched

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    2. What!? Really ivan?! Damn

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    3. What's your take on this story? @chivis.

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    4. where did you get the info?
      It would create intest if I posted as an article with other info.

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    5. https://www.facebook.com/161427818054762/posts/169948613869349/

      Hope it helps chivis. Thanks again.

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    6. Hi thank you got the link I need a couple of days but i will def ck it out very interesting

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  9. good reporting Mx. Tamps narco war is very confusing so this helps. chivis/mx, was Mier where Mamito had a house?

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    1. Thank you. El Mamito had a house in Diaz Ordaz (about an hour from Mier).

      https://www.scribd.com/document/49473137/Expediente-de-El-Mamito (page 11)

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  10. Is the Tampico plaza calm right now?

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    1. I haven't heard much about Tampico. Could be media censorship but there's not much on social media either. I think it's calm and quiet.

      I have in my notes that the acting plaza boss is Héctor Crescencio de León Fonseca AKA Teto AKA R3. Rumor has it they work closely with the Matamoros group and the Tampico-based Haro Rodriguez brothers who are still active.

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  11. That one dude looks like a Mexican version of Rodney Dangerfield with half his brain missing. Freaky I tell ya!

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    1. He was actually doing his Dangerfield impersonation when all of the sudden his ears started ringing, started seeing stars, and the was the last he "remembers".

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    2. I can’t get no respect I tell ya! *nervously adjusts collar*

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  12. Them pics look like those distorted and macabre Halloween masks. Kill away the cartel cannon fodder.

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  13. El compa diablo always has tampico on lock

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  14. It’s obvious who’s on CDNs payroll, not saying the Army is corrupt however, they can pick sides. A battalion can be corrupted if 1 or 2 are trading secrets with CDN. It’s like factions. AMLOs fault for not supporting them

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    1. Back in 2010 when carteles unidos CDG/LFM/CDS were together the army was going after los Z way harder than those groups i wouldnt doubt it that nowadays things have changed though.

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  15. Wish the article i posted about the death of beto from Explosion Norteña made it on. He was well respected in the narco music scene.

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    1. send the link...new article? didn't he die like 4 years ago?

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    2. ok..i saw it, blogger lists comments new first. i just posted it..

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    3. it was just interesting to know why he died for and who ordered the hit allegedly. And even Ivan Archibaldo had stopped a previous CDS hit attempt on beto allegedly ordered by the same guy who had him killed.

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  16. Are those pictures even real? One dudes head is warped. Love seeing narcos get their comeuppance.

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  17. The Mexican Army congratulations job well done if Amlo would let the Mex. Army have control, they could kill the SOB

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  18. Now this is what I call people watching! If a dead person could snort coke, it would be Delta Uno.

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  19. they should've followed the COVID 19 orders and stayed home. Nimodo. Por desobedientes.

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  20. Damn...delta uno guy...you can see the path of the bullet...in through his lower left cheek, under left eye popping it out, exits his upper right temple

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  21. Delta Uno is looking like a Picasso painting for his funeral

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  22. Zetas have been trying to take Miguel Aleman for ten years. I feel sorry for the citizens there.

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    1. So true. And it was also somewhat dangerous in the early 2000s when the old school capos ruled town. El Yeyo López Falcon’s family had to leave to Texas because of his issues with El June. Don Zefe’s family also fled to an unknown location abroad.

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    2. Mier was very bad too. Turned into a ghost town per say for some time.

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  23. Notice how the CDG logo seems clean in comparison to the rest of the SUV

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    1. They had probably just slapped it on that same night before patrolling

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    2. 9:20 those logos must have been applied on real sticky dirt,
      or were cleaned for the cameras,
      the windshield also got replaced and dirtied for the camera...
      Some people will believe any shit cake forever and ever and ever.

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  24. Are CDG and CDN Involved in transportation of drugs to the US? I ask because I always see them killing each other but not seeming like they Are making money moves

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    1. Of course. They seize drugs often at the Tamaulipas border crossings. Many reported here in BB. The Tamaulipas border is very lucrative.

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    2. Yes bro. CDG and CDN don’t make it to national headlines as often as others but of course they do make drug money. Laredo is an important border crossing. Same with Reynosa and Matamoros.

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  25. Clean up guy must be like come on boys! Faaaack

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  26. Thanks again for articles MX. Saludos

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  27. What is the Mexican Army using round wise?
    7.62 mm or .50 cal
    Those heads on the Sicario’s are turned to shit.

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