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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Gulf Cartel Faction Boss 'El Gero' Survives Assassination Attempt in His Bullet-Proof Truck

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The Northeast Cartel (CDN) is after Jerónimo Hernández de la Rosa (photo: ValorTamaulipeco) 

Jeronimo Hernandez de la Rosa, commonly referred to by his alias 'El Gero' and/or 'El Jero', is the suspected plaza boss of the Gulf Cartel (CDG) faction based in Cadereyta, a municipality in the Monterrey metropolitan area. Security forces say he heads drug trafficking and oil theft activities in this part of Nuevo Leon.


But the rival Northeast Cartel (CDN) wants its share as well and has been targeting El Gero since last year. The most recent attack against him ocurred several weeks ago while El Gero was driving in his truck. Police reports say that CDN gunmen ambushed and nearly killed him.

About six shots hit the side window where El Gero was driving, but the bullet-proof window glass composite saved him. Once the gunmen left, El Gero abandoned his truck and was able to escape by foot.


Days later, the CDN attacks continued; two of El Gero's men were killed in Cadereyta.


Background

In Cadereyta, the fight between the CDG and the CDN has been conducted primarily through a series of ambush attacks rather than lengthy gunfight confrontations. One of the first attacks occurred in March 2020, when CDN assassins shot and killed El Gero's predecessor, Ulises Ramses Lozano Garcia, and another crime boss during a clandestine cockfight.


The other man was Osvaldo Pérez Moreno;  five others were injured: Luis Felipe López Martínez, Felipe López García, Ricardo Torres Barrera, Jesús Ernesto Leal Garza, and José Mauro Flores Garza ('El Win'). The last figure was a high-ranking CDG local boss with ties to the Cadereyta Municipal Police. His faction was composed of active and formal police officers that carried out murders, kidnappings, drug dealing, and oil theft activities in the area.


The attack at the cockfighting arena was reportedly carried out by Ivan Peña Hernandez ('El Peñitas), a former CDG members who left to join the CDN. About three months later, however, El Peñitas was killed outside of a car lot in Cadereyta.


Cadereyta is a hub for oil theft (huachicol) activities because it is home to the Cadereyta - Madero oil pipeline, which moves oil between Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas. Cartels have been illegally extracting oil in this area for many years. The pipeline was created in 2002 and has a capacity of about 155,000 barrels per day.

In January 2020, gunmen attacked a drug rehabilitation clinic in Monterrey and injured two men. Although the incident was not widely reported in the Nuevo Leon media, it was later known that the clinic was owned by El Gero.


El Gero was once a subordinate of Agustin Jaime Gonzalez Garza, alias 'El Viejo' and/or 'El Barbas', the former plaza boss of the Gulf Cartel in the municipalities of Cadereyta, China, General Bravo, and Ramones.


Cadereyta is a strategic point for oil theft activities because there is a 488-kilometer (300 miles), 10-inch pipeline there that connects all the way to Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas. The pipeline also connects internationally with one in Brownsville, Texas.

Sources: Valor Tamaulipeco (1); (2); SillaRota; Infobae; ABC Noticias; El Norte; ArgusMedia

30 comments:

  1. It was said that CDN made a big push in Miguel Aleman yesterday but CDG was well prepared and disabled 5 of CDNs monstros.

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    1. Story will be up tomorrow. Thank you for the heads up!

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  2. "In January 2020, gunmen attacked a drug rehabilitation clinic in Monterrey and injured two men. Although the incident was not widely reported in the Nuevo Leon media, it was later known that the clinic was owned by El Gero."

    So is that how they stay bringing people to work for them, own a rehab clinic now they are all yours

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    1. Yes. That’s how the small time dealers get hired.

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    2. Addicts have all the contacts. Cartels love them

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    3. Truly horrible..

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    4. Damm that would be a fucken nightmare, you think your going to hopefully fix yourself up, instead you are forced to joina cartel and most likely end up chopped into pieces

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    5. 6:14 former president FECAL said he spent the 250+ million dollars genarco garcia luna gave him (after stealing all hencould for himself) from the Zhenli Ye Gone money confiscated.
      "The money got spent on re-hab centers for drug addicts".
      Looks like this great business could be one of dose.

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  3. Cuando estas pesado asi deberias de transportar. No Como las mamadas de El Alexis dela union tepito jajaja y para cagarla mas en Guadalajara lo tronaron al baboso

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  4. Hopefully they'll kill next time!!

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  5. Mad Max: Mexico

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  6. This what im talking about think about all this middle and high ranking cartel members that keep getting shot up but this guy invested in a bulletproof vehicle not a bmw or something fancy and he survived.

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    1. Point well taken, although many narcos spend money on bullet resistant G-Wagons, BMW X7s and other fancier vehicles. The anonymity of a little truck is good though, although they did find him anyway...

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    2. GM and Chrysler American BAILED OUT junk only a little bit better than European garbage

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    3. @9:16 The GMC sierra is not considered cheap in Mexican economy though, it's classed as a luxury vehicle.

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    4. @1:35

      Haha 😂 very true
      Pinche mugrero que hasen los gringos

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    5. All the mañosos drive these trucks, big or small lol everyone in Tamaulipas and NL know and Can point them out

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    6. Unknown i see narcos getting killed in their bmw and mercedes instead of buying a low key car and bulletproofing it. This guy wasnt driving a fancy car but it held up a shootout meanwhile others getting splattered look at that guy from union de tepito that got whacked last week in jalisco he been shot at before nad still didnt invest in an armored car ecen though they all up in social media showing off expensive shit.

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  7. Cdg don’t stand a chance in Monterrey against the proud boys of the cdn el tori will come after anyone brave enough to try el geros bulletproof windows won’t save him forever el senor 40 will personally bend him over his knee and spank him

    ATTE SCOTTISH ZETA

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    1. El tori cant even finish el gatos crew an independent organization from monterrey much less with the cdg.

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    2. ☠️ CDN ☠️
      ☠️TROPA DEL
      INFIERNO☠️

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    3. 5:35 puros culeros, güey.
      no sacan ni pal maruchan

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  8. Is Tijuana much more dangerous than Acapulco?

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  9. It's interesting how these smaller Gulf Cartel groups are able to protect themselves from bigger groups/cartels.

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    1. Cdg factions control several legal ports of entry. People can say what they want but the Cdg still makes lots of money as most drugs are smuggled via legal ports of entry (anywhere along the border, that’s just a fact). So as long as Cdg has this, they have something to fend cartels off. Add their strong political ties, and you have yourself a strong group.

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  10. Good car :-) Now it should be bought by any self-respecting narco scum.

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  11. same old ZETAS and CDG drama fight as always

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