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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Taco Seller Beaten by Cartel Hitmen in Caborca, Sonora

"HEARST" for Borderland Beat 



A video of cartel hitmen beating a taco seller in Caborca, Sonora, has gained a lot of attention online.



The Video


The video shows a man, the taco seller Matías, who was forced out of his vehicle by two gun with firearms. The taco seller complies and moves to the sidewalk.


Video Source: Periodico ZERO


The two hitmen beat him with a wooden post and their firearm until he fell to the ground. They continue beating him with the post and start kicking him. 


SDP Noticias, Reforma, and Milenio all report that the man was presumably beaten for not paying a “floor charge”. 


A floor charge is an extortion tactic in which local businesses are required to pay a fee to a cartel group in order to have the right to do business in the area.



The video was shared online and many people expressed outrage at the shameless nature in which the beating occurred. 


At 10:00 pm, one of Sonora’s senators, Lilly Téllez tweeted the following, blaming the rival political party:


Damn, this makes me mad!


A taco seller in Caborca, Sonora, beaten by criminals who charge an extortion fee. 


It breaks my heart to see citizens subjugated by criminals like this; with MORENA [political party] there is more and more violence throughout Mexico.


The state Attorney General’s Office (FGE) released the following statement

The Attorney General's Office of Sonora started an investigation based on the events seen in a video that is circulating on social media, which depicts an attack against a person in Caborca. 


According to initial investigation findings, the assaulted person's name is Matías, a taco seller, who is in contact with authorities. 


Apparently the aggression stemmed from a verbal altercation with a customer to whom he decided not to sell food to. 


Those responsible for the attack are being sought by authorities for the assault and for the possession of illegal firearms. 

 

They also released the following three photos. 









FGE Alleges No Floor Fees in Sonora


You may be wondering why the FGE alleged the beating was due to a “verbal altercation” when it was widely reported by respected publications (such as Milenio and Reforma) and the aforementioned senator to have been due to a floor fee. 


Well, it's because the FGE denies that there is any kind of floor fee in Sonora. 


In June 2022, Claudia Contreras Córdova, the head of the FGE, told reporters that "There are no complaints [of floor fees]. This subject is often brought up but we have not received any complaints [of it happening].”



"Whenever we hear that there is a rumor of a floor fee in a certain place, we always go to check on it. I have sent personnel to interview business owners to investigate and we have been unable to corroborate that type of information."


She mentioned, however, that the FGE has received complaints about extortion. The state’s legal distinction between a floor fee, which is a form of extortion, and simply “extortion” is unclear.

 




Which Cartel Was This? 


There are currently two cartel groups fighting for control of Caborca, Sonora, where this incident happened. They are the Caborca Cartel and the Sinaloa Cartel - Chapitos faction. 


The most clear cut evidence of the presence of both groups in the area is when in September 2022, Chapitos hitmen left a dead member of the Paez Caro family on the doorstep of the house owned by Caborca Cartel’s Cara de Cochi, telling them they had 24 hours to leave town. To read more about this incident, please see this previous story





Both of these groups have been accused in narco banners of charging floor fees in Sonora. (Here’s an example of Caborca being accused and an example of CDS being accused.) It's highly likely that both groups engage in the practice. 


The cartel news twitter account La Voz del Pueblo has claimed that hitmen were Sinaloa Cartel, however they don’t cite their reason for believing so.





87 comments:

  1. Damned got even make an honest living in Mexico. Taco sellers being extorted.
    They already make a lot on kidnapping, drugs, human trafficking.

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    1. All of these cartels are the same. Complete shit bags that just make Mexicans look bad. It doesn't really matter how much money they make either. None of these guys will ever be content with what they earn because there's no peace within themselves.

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    3. Don't bother trying to defend your turd cartel here. Those days are over

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    4. Sol you are awesome. All these cartel scum think it's cool to be murderer, extorter or whatever. Facts are they are clowns who probably got bullied in high school. There is a special place in hell for these shitbags

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    5. 10:17 for years there were 2 groups here constantly bickering away over who was better. Sinaloa versus Michoacán. All they did was put each other down. And then one day I came along and slowly got rid of both groups. It was me who phased them out. 😂 Other changes were also made for anyone who noticed.

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    6. 10:37
      Yes in other words, the reddit cheerleaders are gone.

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    7. All Cartels are bad. No one is good.

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    9. War Sol 🤣🤣 u tell em 💪

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    10. 10:37; Sol, I appreciate your work and obviously lots of the literate BB readers do - but weren't you here when the Zeta nut suckers were here writing that los zetas were going to take over the world? That was long b/f the 4 letter (shit) cartel was known....until they dropped all the dead civilians on the freeway in Veracruz.

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    11. 10:12. Yes I was here then. I remember those days.

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  2. See this kind of crap is bs it's one thing when they war between themselves but attacking an innocent taco seller is the lowest of the low.

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  3. Claudia Contraras is so full of shit. I would like to think that she is an honest public servant, but saying that there is no piso being charged is absolutely absurd. I have no proof that she is being paid by the Chapitos, but this report suggests otherwise.

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    1. How in the hell does she know, the business of the cartel, unless she is in bed with them, and wants to protect them.
      Now is funny how the criminals get, their face and name covered up, but when it's an innocent victim of a crime , let's put his name, and also his face and location (not blaming BB).
      I tell you criminals have more rights.

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    2. I wrote out a paragraph about how the FGE didn't choose to hide the taco seller's identity and yet they rarely release unblurred photos of convicted cartel members, even though it's legal to do so post-conviction.

      I took the paragraph out because the face of the taco seller and the name of his business (on truck door) were both seen in the video of the beating.

      So, giving them the benefit of the doubt, their logic may be that the video is so widely shared that they can't protect his identity.

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    3. Also pictures show he is the plaza (downtown area) which means he is well known in town near a bank.

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    4. Thanks for the answers, but unfortunately he is now a sitting duck, for that particular criminal group, the victim got exposure, which in a way is good, to show how criminals behave, but since Mexico is lawless, his chances of staying alive in that town are now slim.
      He has to move, to a different town or state.

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    5. 10:46, how do you that? You assuming shit. Not all of Mexico is the same. I actually believe those punk ass kids are getting trouble with local leaders. You don't want drama in Caborca

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    6. 8:12 HEARST
      FGE should know better to conceal victims identity, even though a viral video came out. Poor guy can't work there anymore, his safety is gone.

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    7. One of the worst possible things FGE could do was include this sentence in their press release: "the assaulted person's name is Matías, a taco seller, who is in contact with authorities." This suggests cooperation, and this will be a death sentence for Matias.

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  4. This is a welfare check for the commenter SIR. Are you still out there?

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    1. Sorry Hearts but SIR is back i rehab, this time he will be there for a few months

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    2. He went to serve Ukraine, I think they have WiFi over there, hopefully he will make contact soon.

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    3. Sir is back in the pinta doing time for jale. One day that tonto will learn and get clean.

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    4. While is Rehab, don't they allow him to use laptop or cell phone?

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  5. time for marino loco to find these narcos

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    1. He submitted his "retirement" from MARINA because he doesn't agree with the current presidentes policy of "Abrazos No Balazos".

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    2. He's been MIA since before AMLO even ran for president. Educate yourself little girl.

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    3. 5:43 got any links of what you claim because Ese Gorrix has communication with him and has made videos stating El Marino Loko retired from SEMAR because of the policies of AMLO.

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  6. They're cowards! hiding behind the weapons, take them away and they walk with there tails between there legs!

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    1. I agree! Hopefully there bosses are aware of this video

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  7. Old schoolers would have never let this happen, their sights would’ve been on making millions and not hundreds of pesos. Back in the day, this taquero could’ve gone straight to the plaza leader and made a complaint. Nowadays, these pukes harass and extort the locals for a very small gain. Society is to shit.

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    1. What’s the difference? Idk what the commenter intended but yeah. Same shit in my book

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    2. Yeah, agree. If they're going to charge piso, charge the rich (banks, oxxos, etc). Them mfs are crooked anyways. But the average civilians should be left alone. I'd prefer there be no piso, pero if they're hurting like that, those are the ones they should press.

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  8. He didn’t give discount to the narcos, is that why he got beaten up?

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    1. 8:35:
      He didn't put enough meat in their tacos.

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    2. Hopefully both you clowns go through that one day. See if you guys still want to try and be comedians about the situation.

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    3. 5:50:
      Thanks to the 2nd Amendment we don't have to worry about this happening to us. We will be making the same jokes when you appear on a BB video.

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    4. 5:50
      A little bit of humor, to enlighten a serious issue, is ok.
      You should be writing letters to the Mexican Congress, on the stuff that continues to bring down Mexico.
      Impunity, Curuption, Crime.

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    5. 8:08 Never a public shooting had been stopped by 2nd amendment. By the other hand, those weapons were obtained thanks to 2nd amendment. Straight your facts Detroit.

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  9. Everyone that lives or has fam in Caborca knows that there are no floor fees for local businesses. That is false. But this is bullshit that they are able to beat him mid day and nothing happens. Doesn’t happen in Altar or Pitiquito either.

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    1. Agree! Same in Penasco and Sonoyta! Punk ass kids feel they have right to hit someone just because they work for the Cartel

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  10. A descent mexican middle age man wants to make a descent and honest living getting beat up by thugs. Is that ok AMLO?

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    1. I really think you guys who always imply it’s AMLO fault are slow. You do realize PAN and Mainly PRI have been the ones that allowed these organizations become what they did. Stemming back from Miguel De La Madrid, Carlos Salinas, Zedillo, Fox, Calderon, and EPN. These presidents have been large contributors to the violence we see today all for their own financial gain as well. EPN and Calderon left the country in shambles and stole as much money as they could and moved and left the country. When you ever seen an American President move to Mexico or England when they’re done with their term? That shit is embarrassing. All thise prior presidents were way fukn worse than AMLO these dudes really were descarados. Straight up.

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    2. 10:11
      I can see why 9:10 would be blaming Almo. Because he and his government don't really put effort for it's citizens to be safer. It is a known fact, that curupt government officials favor the criminals, that bribe them to look the other way.
      Citizens should be allowed to have any type of caliber, to defend themselves and family.
      30,000 died in Mexico, to homicide in 2022.

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    3. How does the governor try to put the blame on AMLO when it's HER state. Obviously she's contributing to the lack of accountability if her government is not doing much on their part either. It's like if the California governor tried to put the blame on Biden for HIS failed policies.

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    4. You know well if AMLO is serious enough to crush cartel organizations, they can. I bet there are more than millions of navy, army and other entities AMLO can use the crush them. But he decided hugging criminals works.

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    5. 11:49 the current Gobernador of Sonora Alfonso Durazo was the Secretary of Security and Civilian Protection for AMLO. He's another lazy MORENA official

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    6. What if this taquero was an “halcón” (lookout) for them and failed to report and they covered it up with “paying pizo?” Not far stretched at all huh?

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    7. 10:11 You know what you're talking about. Alot of people here don't understand or comprehend that. They think just cause someone is president everyone is suddenly going to start behaving and do no wrong. There's toooooo much corruption for it to be eliminated in one sexenio. Just look at the Luna trial. Look what grande is talking about. Police units, soldiers, high ranking army officials, high posted government employees and a whole bunch of others were actually participating not only in the narco wars, but in drug trafficking. For two different presidencies. And it was happening before that. Everyone had their hand out to take some cartel payment. And people think AMLO could just become president and make everything stop and make everything right. Even in Morena there's corruption. Not all of them or even half, but it's there. There's a post where Bukele, the hard handed president of El Salvador saysthat Mexico has a good president. A great president. That he's a great man but that he's not going to be able to do it alone. That he needs help. That Mexico has been fu@¿ed up for about 200 years. That it's going to be hard, so to be patient and also help him. Now that's coming drom a hard handed president speaking of AMLO like that.

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    8. 6:11 you know whose problem it is that people expect AMLO to solve all the wrongs in the government?
      His since he proclaimed to have all the solutions to the corruption. On his third try for the presidency not only did he win but he had a mandate to govern with majorities in both the Camara de Diputados and the Senate but the old fool just blabbered about locking up past presidentes for corruption. Time just squandered away or was he already plotting to change the constitution to seek another term?
      4 years in power and all he has to show for it are national projects that are incomplete with billions of dollars in cost overruns.

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    9. 611 si pero ganale al PRI.

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    10. 10:26
      Look whose problem is it, to get the Governor's in order, the Mayor's in order
      for the chiefs of State and Municipal Police in order? Well yes of course the executive cabinet of the Government of Mexico, which is the Government of ALMO.
      It goes through the chain of command, which obviously is not working, nothing is expected of him anymore, as he rarely does anything to combat rampant crime, eating up Mexico.

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  11. Was this La Plaza’S ppl or Ch 🍕?

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    1. La plaza isn't in Caborca. It's either Chapiza or Caborca Cartel.

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    2. La plaza is the enforcement group of Caborca cartel

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    3. It's not. It's a Caborca subgroup with a presence in Obregon and Guaymas/Empalme.

      Barredora 24/7 would be the Caborca Cartel enforcement group present in this area.

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    4. Hearst dropping knowledge and all energetic after her vacation in Cancun. Saludos🍻

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    5. 3:41 Hearst welcome back from Cancun. Glad you made it back, with so much crime everywhere in Mexico, I am surprised you made it without a scratch.

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  12. "No nos metemos con la gente trabajadora"
    Maten a esos narcos 😂

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  13. BUT BUT CDS DOESNT MESS WITH INNOCENT CIVILIANS

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    1. This wasn't CDS, so take your BUT BUT butt somewhere else dude.

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    2. 3:20 But But But i thaught CDS controled Sonora?

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    3. 7:09 Sonora always had been a diversified territory.

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  14. Pobre taquero. For sure a couple of broken ribs, the last blunt with the stick was a deep one, maybe even a punctured lung. He was smart to not put his hands out there, and lucky that the rifle didn’t have a bayonet, as they usually do when they give these types of beating.

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  15. Mexico truly is the worst country in the world

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    1. ONE of the worst ones, there are far worse out there

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    4. It's the worst and the best at the same time viva Mexico cabrones the world's Criminals and workers look up as wish they had half the balls of Mexican does

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    5. 2:23 Not even close to that.... Go to LA, you probably would change your mind... Thats a real shithole.

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  17. 3:05 calm down tuff guy lol

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  18. Fucked up that these broke ass criminals extort a measly taco vendor. Cheap ass motherfuckers they shld be buying and paying extra. Spread the money around. Mexican disorganized criminals are choking the mexican economy. Killing it.

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  19. Damn CDS and all these northern mex narcos are true scum.. “we don’t charge piso “ lol how much could they possible make off the poor taquero? He even looked at them like “really?”

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  20. Ivan is even charging the gambling machines they put outside of local stores. keep in mind this machines you gamble 1 peso.. so like a dime each hit. Ivan was never tought to work didnt have to. He was tought to ask for money and get it. He was tought violence his whole life. So this is his way of asking for money and making shure people know they control that area. His way of thinking is fear>respect. Thats what he does in sinaloa. Thats why people like mayo better than his ass.. and he cant get over that..

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  21. This is gente de los cazadores

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  22. Thanks Hearst. Gov deny there a problem prob gov thugs getting there cut they all corrupt. Cowardly.

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  23. What a bunch of cheap punks beating and extorting money from a taco vendor who barely makes it to support his family I'll like to see if they would act the same in the US especially a US jail?

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  24. Look, Matías has always been kind of a an ass, and the word in Caborca is that he got beat up for being an ass to some of these guys. There's a couple of posts making their rounds that say the following: "TRATE BIEN A SUS CLIENTES COMPITA, MALISIELA", another from his ex-wife that goes like this: "LO UNICO QUE LES PUEDO DECIR ES QUE ESO QUE LE HICIERON, NO SE LO HICIERON POR ANDAR EN MALOS PASOS, SINO PARA QUE LE BAJE DOS RAYITAS A SU DESPOTISMO." Still, it pisses me off that these lowlifes feel like they can do whatever they want. Chamacos pendejos.

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  25. I dont want to be a Mexican anymore.

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    1. Being a Mexican is a good thing bro. Don't let the actions of some clowns speak for everyone else.

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  26. We visit Nuevo Progreso, Tamaulipas and it is not unusual to see cartel collectors making the rounds. I assume all the businesses and street vendors pay mordida. No police visible.

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