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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Cartel X Assumes Responsibility for Attempted Murder Against Tamaulipas State Investigator

"MX" for Borderland Beat

Yaneth Gallardo Florencia's Jeep was armored-equipped but had not received maintenance since the governorship of Eugenio Hernandez Flores (2004–2010). 
Yaneth Gallardo Florencia, an agent of the Public Ministry Department in Tamaulipas, was shot and nearly killed after suspected member of the Cartel X and/or Los Xs shot her. This criminal group is a spin-off cell made up of former members of the Zetas Vieja Escuela (ZVE) and Northeast Cartel (CDN).

The first reports of gunfire came at 5:40 p.m. on Saturday, when the agent was at a nail salon called Cherry Nails Estética, located on Olivia Ramírez street in Ciudad Victoria, the state capital.

When trying to get into her white truck, Gallardo Florencia was shot several times; one on the left side of the jaw and others on the thorax. She was taken to the hospital and was reported in serious condition.

This information was confirmed by the Tamaulipas State Attorney General's Office (FGJET), which has already started an investigation to find those responsible for this attack.

“The Attorney General's Office of the State of Tamaulipas reports that an investigation was opened for the attack registered against an agent of the Public Ministry, which occurred in Ciudad Victoria. At this moment, all the necessary actions are being carried out to determine the way in which the events occurred, find those responsible and bring them to justice,” said the agency.

Citizen journalists in Tamaulipas say that Gallardo Florencia was notorious for "fabricating" cases against people and of having ties to drug cartels.

One account says that she had a working relationship with Octavio Leal Moncada, the leader of the Tamaulipas self-defense group called "Columna Armada". Over the years, several citizen journalists have claimed that Leal Moncada has ties with the Gulf Cartel and that he once worked under legendary drug kingpin Osiel Cardenas Guillen.

Another account says that she also has ties to Juan José Contreras Castillo. He is the current mayor of Hidalgo Municipality, Tamaulipas, and an attorney who reportedly advises Leal Moncada.

Throughout her career, she received several death threats for her work against cartels. Gallardo Florencia was one of the lead prosecutors in a case framing several members of the CDN. In addition, Cartel X boss Mario Otoniel Garza Mendez (alias "Tony Mendez") threatened to kill her. He was arrested in March 2021 but reportedly continues to lead the cartel through envoys.

The culprits

The Cartel X is fighting the ZVE, CDN, and various Gulf Cartel (CDG) factions for control of Tamaulipas, particularly Ciudad Victoria. Cartel X started off in meth sales but they later got involved in extortion, kidnappings, and gangland attacks.

Borderland Beat reported last July that cartel members set fire to three Grupo Bimbo trucks and attacked their facilities with firearms after the company refused to extortion money. Investigators later found out that this attack was carried out by Cartel X and that many of them were minors.

Cartel X have a strong presence in Chihuahua and have smuggled narcotics to the U.S. through the El Paso–Juárez corridor with the assistance of local smugglers. They also sell drugs in Chihuahua in black plastic bags marked with the letter X.

Reports have mentioned they have ties to La Linea, the former armed wing of the old Juarez Cartel, and with Gente Nueva, a cell of the Sinaloa Cartel.

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Citizen journalist says that Gallardo Florencia was supposed to have assigned bodyguards, but that state officials Olegario Contreras Macia and Ivan Fernando Contreras (cousin of the former) removed them.

21 comments:

  1. First, how many fucking drug cartels are there in Mexico? Second, since killing journalists is the national sport of Mexico, it's a good thing the writers for this blog do not reveal their identities!

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    1. Any little group now a days is considered a “cartel”. Lmao they only like 5-6 real ones,,,

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    2. To many to count

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    3. I would say there is only 4 cartels,CDS,CJNG,CDN and CDG, the rest are just small groups

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  2. I don't know where Rafael Caro Quintero is...

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    1. Stop asking and start looking. Lol

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    2. Yes you know where he is!

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  3. Damn. That bullet hole on her jaw area looks deep. No wonder she’s in serious condition...

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  4. crazy to see that some OG gulf capos are still around, active. im sure many are out there retired either somewhere in Mexico or US (texas). but Leal Moncada seems to have the connections to run for much longer...

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    1. Some? Bro My family from matamoros. There’s hella OG’s everywhere you just don’t hear about them because they so low key.

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    2. my understanding is that most of Osiel's crew is dead, in prison, or in the RGV. Juan Garcia's group is too old but those didn't get much scrutiny. which ones are you referring to?

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    3. Most are not active, and if they ever tried to get back in the game somebody would probably have them killed

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  5. Esta pinche cuica lasted too long on the job, must have been really good at kicking fees upstairs and her legs up.

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  6. Yeah this a called cartel x is not real. It does not exist. Cant find any info on it anywhere else. And even if it did it wld get crush by cdg or zetas or cdn factions as soon as it steps on one of their toes unless it was associated with one of the other factions it dont matter if aligned with la linea or any other group that wld never be able to come and helped them because they wld have to cross so many other cartels territories. Tamalipas is cdg zetas and cdn in their little corner of nuevo laredo.

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    1. just because you can't find any info doesn't mean it doesn't exist lol check the BB archives. they are also known as Los X. they have been around for a few years now but i think their presence is mostly Cd Victoria and started in prison.

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  7. 😂😂😂 There's only one ✖️ and that's COMMANDER ✖️ CJNG

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    1. Lol and the sissy is hiding out in a cave.

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  8. ouch...


    that wound looks baaaad...the swelling already kickin in....must have been tramatic to have to sit there while someone takes a picture of her like shes already dead...that was wrong...straight savage

    is it true that those sicarios are probably as good as dead for botchin a job if she lives?...come on governement she needs good security now.. if yal pray, she could use the help

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