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Friday, February 19, 2021

Local police chief killed in Nuevo León; mayor may have been involved, investigators say

"MX" for Borderland Beat

In addition to his police work, the local police chief managed part of the commerce department and liquor distribution in Cienega de Flores.

José Ades García Valadez, the municipal police chief of Ciénega de Flores, Nuevo Leon, was shot to death one block away from where he lived. Investigators say that Garcia Valadez arrived at his home at around 17:00 hours and was on the phone with Pedro Casas Quiñones, the mayor of the town, moments before he was killed.


His son says that Garcia Valadez suddenly changed his facial expressions while on the phone with the mayor and drove out of the house minutes after he arrived. He told his family he would be back shortly. About three minutes later, his son and wife heard several gunshots; they left the house and noticed Garcia Valadez's car parked a block away. Emergency services confirmed that Garcia Valadez was shot to death at the scene.

 

Authorities have not issued further information on the attack, but they are investigating the mayor as a possible suspect since he was on the phone with the victim and may have told him to step out of his house before he was killed.

In November 2019, Northeast Cartel (CDN) members killed the Doctor Coss Municipality police chief, Francisco Leonides Cruz, and two of his aides. Local reports said that the CDN used monstruos (literally "monsters"), a term used by cartels when referring to armored cartel vehicles, when they ambushed them.


In 2018, Garcia Valadez (left) failed a mandatory evaluation test but Cienegas de Flores mayor Casas Quinones (right) approved him as head of security anyways.


Background 

Since the start of Mexico's drug war, cartels have targeted and killed hundreds of local officials (including mayors and municipal police chiefs). Though the exact motives are often never officially determined, security experts agree that criminal groups sometimes seek to control local officials to expand their agendas in that area.


In addition, the increase in narcomenudeo, or street-level drug sales, has compelled some drug cartels to seek government tolerance or collusion whenever possible in order to operate in a certain turf. Municipal police forces are more likely to be aware of local extortions and drug sale spots, known in Mexico as puntos. Some local police officers are involved in these activities themselves.


That is not to say that every police officer killed in Mexico is corrupt. Law enforcement officers who pose an honest threat to a drug cartel and who refuse to collaborate with them are sometimes killed. Cartel members have also killed police officers in rival turfs to increase law enforcement crackdown. This is done to calentar la plaza ("heat up the turf") of the locally-based cartel.

Sources: Proceso; Teledario Monterrey; El Norte; El Norte (2)

32 comments:

  1. Cienega is close to Monterrey. But what cartel controls it? Maybe CDG or CDN?

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    1. CDN, at least in 2019. Their former plaza boss was Adrián Rolando López Salce “El Chivo”. Lots has changes since then. Maybe the CDG are there now.

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    2. Cartel control Mexico

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  2. These small town mayors have no chance against these organizations. If anything most small town mayors only have a personal assistant/bodyguard.....

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    1. Yeah. And many town mayors are in bed with the cartels too. Plata o plomo? Maybe. Sometimes they are capos themselves and order killings, like in this case it seems.

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    2. Yup, even the current mayor of Reynosa has been able to escape murder or kidnapping. I believe she lives in McAllen and goes to Reynosa in a bulletproof Tahoe or suburban every morning.

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    3. 2:26 probesito mayor, but he is the suspected killer in this case, must have catched his public security officer betraying him with other cartel or singing to the law.

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    4. don't blame her, I think most cartel bosses live in the U.S. for their family safety.

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    5. Tamaulipas Governor Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca has a mansion in McAllen. Lots of Reynosa politicians live there. The house is in Cardona Bentson Lakes, it’s a very exclusive area.

      Same situation occurs in Brownsville. Lots of politicos from Matamoros, Valle Hermoso, San Fernando and even Tampico have houses there.

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  3. cdn don’t care if the government and marinas come after them they still hit back as long as they hold Nuevo Laredo they will have billions each year coming in none of their leaders have been captured just disposable troops who have been killed I have wanted to visit Monterrey but being in Nuevo León is it safe these days? I remember 2012 it was bad

    ATTE SCOTTISH ZETA

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    1. If you’re scared of visiting Monterrey, you’re a 100% confirmed culo. Gringos visit Monterrey all the time. 🤦🏻‍♂️

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    2. Monterrey and Mexico City are the two places that I always go to cause I feel completely safe, specially San Pedro in Monterrey and Polanco in Mx City feels like you’re in the US but with culture

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    3. Scott fish zeta, gtfo
      Monterrey is visited by many foreigners

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    4. I wouldn’t be visiting anywhere in Mexico while claiming you’re a “zeta”...

      Talk about arrogance, disrespect, and overall ignorant stupidity.

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    5. 2:56 i am not scared of monterrey, it just makes me puke

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    6. nuevo leon is an area with very high criminal activity.. much better places to visit in mexico IMO.. not that it isn’t awesome there or anything.. excusing the violence and it being a huge trafficking corridor for some time now.

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    7. 12:03 NL is dangerous, but MTY just like any big US city. San Pedro municipality in Monterrey metro area, even safer.

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    8. I am glad enjoy the monterrey and Mexico city. Kinda expensive cost me $50 red light in Monterrey, by the way, my fault. But usually pay $5.00 guess Inflation. I 'll just stay in RGV

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    9. Try it all u can lose is ur life

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    10. Hey my man why are u a Zeta and don't go mexico

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    11. Sottish Zeta just outed himself again. No sabe nada de México. Another teenage baboso with internet,like Shadow and 006.

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    12. good reason to be scared of mexico, it is a Criminal Haven

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  4. Amlo says crime rate is down 5.5%. Thank you so my King of Mexico 🇲🇽

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    1. If your beloved vende-patrias from PRI or Pan were in charge, crime would be 90% their fault, with assistance of their bought and paid for deputies and senators from PRI, PAN, PRD, PVEM, PES, MC...Remember?
      One million peso each to approve legislation to sell PEMEX, power generation, land, property, public security, health care, the banks, treasury, defense and education, justice department and even the prisons...and imounity for drug traffickers and criminals like themselves.
      Thank God for AMLO, YOUR DADDY, yiu are still free to kiss Brozo's ass and la gilbertona.

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  5. U cannot go to Mexico if u r an American, thr state of Tamps. Health Dept. Turn me back, they say no U.S. citizens.

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    1. In Tamaulipas they will turn you back for the last digit on your license plate. Check the "No Circula" protocols daily if you want to go. Make sure your trip is considered essential. If you want to avoid the health officials there, cross before 7:30AM.

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    2. 7:13 you are an imcompetent, if you can't negotiate to get into México, a little kickback here amd there, how are.you.going to negotiate with drug trafficking kidnappers and cartels???
      You are full of shit pinche bato chafa, stay on the US.

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  6. U.S. border Customs does not all B1 or B2 visas in the U.S., now if u are a central American come on in, says Biden. Why does he hate Mexicans

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    1. 7:15 Biden is too busy tryng to solve the lost orphan migrants separated by the nazis, help DACAS, vaccines, relief, passing legislation instead of gas and bs to look important playing golf in Cancun, he is PRESIDENT, ALMIGHTY AND POWERFUL, he can do whatever the hell he wants, but i hope he doesn't get away with looking like an ugly supremacist motherfacker attacking government and the Capitol.

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  7. Amazing how many street level dealers are in Mexico
    Sad part is Dont they see the destrustion Meth does to their familys .. and Mexico in its self ?

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    1. 7:56 US has a lot of street dealers too, but for whatever reason gangs avoid killings whenever possible. Turfs are settled in a completely different way. In Mexico it’s the opposite. Killings come first and sometimes it’s the only option given.

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    2. 8:41 The destruction in mexico is in peisos and lives, both of them worthless, dogs fighting for the bounty of table scraps and leftovers.
      --On the US they are destroying lives with the addiction, the country, freedom, and worst of all the dollar, i don't know why but BANKSTERS are happy as they keep making trillion dollar profits off drugs, colonizing other countries, stealing feom their own mothers and from losing their own banks billions of dollars the US government refunds to them BY LAW, crooks like you, the tea party and NRA are happy about that.

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