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Monday, April 12, 2021

FBI Searching For Arkansas Man Who May Be a Victim of Kidnapping In Mexico

"MX" for Borderland Beat

Images courtesy of the Little Rock office of the FBI

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) believes that a man from Bentonville, Arkansas, is missing in Mexico and may have been kidnapped.

Luis Davila, 31, went to Mexico to visit his girlfriend near Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, according to a news release sent by the FBI's Little Rock Field Office. Davila was last seen on March 29, 2021, near Monterrey. He was driving a silver 2016 Nissan Maxima with the Arkansas license plate 936 VET. He was wearing a white shirt and jeans at the time.

Davila is about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 190 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair. The FBI believes Davila may still be in Mexico, possibly near Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.

This case comes weeks after three women from Laredo, Texas, went missing in Nuevo Laredo. Their whereabouts are unknown and FBI investigators say that there is no indication the women did not plan to return to Texas.

As reported by Borderland Beat, Nuevo Laredo is under the control of the Northeast Cartel (Cartel del Noreste, CDN), a splintered group of the old Zetas cartel. It is rival to the Gulf Cartel (Cartel del Golfo, CDG), based east of Nuevo Laredo all the way to Matamoros.

In the past, the CDN has targeted American drivers in Nuevo Laredo by forcing them to pay money or "cartel tax" (cuota). Most of these incident happened near Luis Donaldo Colosio Avenue, which connects Nuevo Laredo with the federal highway leading to Monterrey.

A source consulted by Borderland Beat confirmed that the cartel has several outlooks posted across the highway that notify other cartel members of potential targets driving through. Borderland Beat published a story with videos showing how the CDN sets up blockades to extort drivers. 

Sources: FBI; 5NewsOnline; 4029TV

42 comments:

  1. Never thought someone from my hometown would appear on here. I’m from Bentonville and it’s a pretty sad situation. What confuses me is that he left MTY in the morning, it’s not like he left during the night. Nuevo Laredo-Monterrey cuota highway is relatively safe during the morning and day times. Hopefully he shows up ok god willing

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    1. The Laredo-Monterrey federal highway is very safe during the day. I drove through there last week. There's a new part of the federal highway that they expanded in Nuevo Laredo so the drive on the "libre" or free part of the highway is much shorter. I wonder what happened and in what part he was intercepted. Maybe he tried to go through the Colombia Solidarity International Bridge to avoid the lines in Nuevo Laredo proper?

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    2. Halcones must have spotted his car during the night and tailed him and it didn’t go well for some reason. If it turns out bad I really do feel sorry for his family but it doesn’t do justice to the thousands of innocents that have died and never made/make the news. Only when they are gueros it makes the headlines other than that 馃

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    3. MX the only thing scary on the quota is the Mexican federales ; stoping vehicles with US plates.

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    4. @8:42
      This seems plausible. Halcones are always on high alert on the highways especially if they spot a nice vehicle they can use. Before big topones is when there’s typically a big increase in vehicle theft. Happen to a buddy of mine during the whole Teo/Muletas/Inge conflict, they took his suburban on the highway going to Rosarito and they called him a month later from a scrapyard where the truck was after a big shootout. The truck was basically in pieces, it has a grenade blast to the back and a shit ton of bullet impacts all over.
      SurDeJalisco

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    5. @9:17 - Has it happened to you? Was it close to the Migracion checkpoint or at random spots in the highway?

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    6. @8:42 - A friend's car was taken before or during a shootout in another part of town. They literally closed in on him and took his car very quickly before he was going to work. Believe it or not, the narcos dropped off the car at his house that evening... but I told him to not drive it for a while and sell it.

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    7. @9:46 my coworker goes through Piedras Negras to Monterrey instead of NL to Monterrey because Zetas stopped them in NL in their white F150 because of CDG car colors and they paid $500 to be let go only because they had kids in the car. It’s 50/50 traveling in Mexico literally.

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    8. 10:03 PM I wonder who controls Piedra's Negras/Ciudada Acuna corridor been past there in 2013, 2015 and 2017 always passed those towns at night either coming back from Mexico or going into Mexico around 11:00 PM almost 12:00, and at 6:00 am in the morning. Never had a problem with anyone there. It seemed like the locals on the Texas border knew something they told me to be careful thinking we were going into Mexico not realizing we had just crossed and it was around 11:00 PM.

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    9. https://twitter.com/NarcoIntel/status/1381776970577543173?s=20


      CDS message for CJNG story for the beat

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    10. 5:54 - thanks. I’ve forwarded it to Sol. What’s the background of that video? Where can I read more about the shootout? I longer write up would be nice before it goes up (but not required I guess).

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    11. @7:48
      Consider your self lucky. I’m from Cuauht茅moc Chih. There’s hundreds missing. Hundreds. Maybe even thousands.
      Juarez Vs Sinaloa. It will never end.

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    12. 9:43 my family has been stopped a couple of times by federales right when they got out of nuevo laredo over some bs. They demanded money or they would make things more difficult for them. They are corrupt bastards everyone knows. They are people from different parts of mexico. Also other family members have been stopped by the sicarios also demanding money or a cuota. I dont get how they allow that type of shit to always happen and nevet do anything about it.

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    13. No one controls acuna, I live here and there is 0 narco activity, military checks everyone coming in and out

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    14. 3:57 thats good how it should be surprisingly Coahuila is probably the least corrupt state in northern mexico ever since they killed a governors son years back they cracked down hard on z. You dont hear much from there nowadays

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    15. 9:09 yeah the only thing you gotta really worry about in acuna or coahuila is the fuerza coahuila they are assholes and abuse their powerr but most the time you can give them 200 pesos and they will leave you alone

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  2. Special thanks to one of our readers for giving us a heads up to this story.

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  3. Boy what made him a target, was the newer looking car, he had to go show off and now look at what is happening to him. It's just like the guy of Riverside CA, that worked in a seafood restaurant, he decided by himself to travel by car a While new model Range Rover, him and his car disappeared in Michoacan.

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    1. It's not a new car it was a 2016 nissan, and the michoacan guy I remember reading on here about somehow being linked to organized crime due to a family member of his.

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    2. A 2016 nissan isn't showing off and I live week to week

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    3. The US plates for sure.

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    4. 8:22 yes I read that on BB too, the guy with the Range Rover was really showing off, in the same week 3 others got killed at a Riverside cemetery related to him. They caught the suspect in Bakersfield and nothing else was mentioned.

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    5. 9:10 a 2016 Nissan. To Mexico is considered new to the criminals.

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  4. Is it difficult to understand ?...the Cartels are targeting US plates as stated in the write up,driving through mex isnt safe for gueros or deluded pochos !

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    1. Nuevo Le贸n plates drivers also have it bad too. Two relatives have had their cars stolen in reynosa lol CDG targets Nuevo Le贸n drivers who head to McAllen from Monterrey. Also happens in Nuevo Laredo. Shits bad

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  5. Mexico in general is an equal opportunity victimizer. It dosent care about color crees or anything the longest you have something they need.

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  6. A guy from Redlands, CA. drove his SUV down to Baja with his dog a couple years ago. The guy ended up dead, the SUV was found dismantled, and the dog was actually returned to Redlands. The dog had a tag with home info on it.

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  7. A guy from Redlands, CA. drove his SUV down to Baja with his dog a couple years ago. The guy ended up dead, the SUV was found dismantled, and the dog was actually returned to Redlands. The dog had a tag with home info on it.

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  8. How does this "cartel tax" work? Do I get a discrete placard or something to show that I have paid the quota? Is it based upon length of stay?
    How much is it?

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    1. It can vary depending on a number of factors, including season, model of your car, if paisanos are carrying a lot of stuff for their families, or if the guy stopping you feels like it. Too many factors to consider. I've been told some of these low-level narcos usually extort drivers when business is doing poorly and when their ring leaders misses their payroll. "H谩ganle como sea".

      Now, cartels seems to have a more established quota or "tax" with businesses. The tax in the business sector is incredibly organized. Fees are usually more reasonable/tolerable than with regular tourists or drivers.

      http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2020/08/the-sicilianization-of-mexican-drug.html

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    2. Additional info: Some paisanos have reported getting extorted with like 100 bucks and up to 1,000. Depends on the heat of the moment and on the guy you get at the cartel checkpoint (judging from the videos on YouTube).

      A big advice you'll hear is to not hide all your money in one place. Also, do not negotiate with them. Keep some money hidden for extreme emergencies (gas, to cover your way back, etc.)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aifycf1oiPU

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxIMhq25dVw

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    3. Thanks MX. Generally speaking, would a black American tourist be treated different than a white American tourist? Some Brazilians have told me that, in a victimization sense, a black tourist in Brazil is much safer than a white one.

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    4. That’s why cartels on that side of Mexico never get respect from the people. Just extort everyone and everything.

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    5. It woudn't make much difference. If anything, you'd stand out more in Mexico, they'd assume you're a foreigner and have money, high value target.

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    6. James brown,bangin on about whites again,what a fuckin wrongun

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  9. Just Drive a well running beater
    make it look like horriable
    but make sure you have a 454 on the floor and a tank full of gas

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    1. Actually drive Sol's car a beat up Ford Ranger older model, with a bad muffler, they will not bother you, why you think Sol has survived.

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  10. Dude was probably lowkey moving something through cdn territory in nuevo laredo and they caught wind of it. They are ruthless bastards el borrado and his goons. All the traileros they catch with product that is not theirs they will also pick up torture, kill and disappear. Either that or he got to tough with some idiot cobrar cuotas

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    1. Yeah i saw some new photos of borrado around,didnt he get arrested?

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  11. I don't know why US citizens don't educate themselves before going on a road trip to MX, there's always somebody going missing because of ignorance. Too busy on that f**king lame app Tiktok.

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