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Monday, March 18, 2013

Zetas: Slaughter in Cancún

Borderland Beat

Note: This was a difficult translation, but I chose to go with a regional Cancun paper as it had more detail and the facts were different than outside Quintana Roo.  Inside the state they attributed it to Zetas, outside the state there was little coverage but those that ran the story did not attribute the killings to Zetas.  Havana is posting a follow up post in a couple hours however that article says a Zeta turncoat now with CDG conducted the murders.  Makes little sense, and to confuse matters he is another Diablo, not the infamous Diablo.  The article says the man detained had difficulties with details of the event.  hmmmm... stay tuned ....Paz, Chivis
Massacre in hands of organized crime, where seven people, most of them taxi drivers, which are linked to organized crime of “The Zetas”, were victims of a multiple execution, six of them died in the crime scene and one more after receiving medical attention. Two other people that were injured were hospitalized due to the wounds.
It was two hit men that descended from two vehicles, armed with a pistol and a long gun, with which was fired repeatedly against the now deceased.
One of the vehicles stopped in Avenue 20 de Noviembre and the other one on 88 Street, in front of lot 27. There is access and exit in both sides of the restaurant.
The bloody attack, unique in its type, occurred the evening of Thursday on the bar “La Sirenita”, where the sub secretary of conflict “B” of the union of Taxi drivers “Andres Quintana Roo”, Francisco de Asis Achach Castro (aka) “La Barbie”, relative of the former mayor Magaly Achach de Ayuso, as well as other six people were killed by an armed commando. In the crime scene, six people lost their lives.
Sub secretary of conflicts of the union of taxi drivers had received a death threat by a rival criminal group since last Monday. The message was clear and it was understood that his life was in danger.
It was five o’clock pm, when the bar “La Sirenita” located in the Region 233 above the Avenue 20 de Noviembre and Street 88 (forming a range) was bloody tainted. Miguel Alejandro Diaz Espadas (aka) “El Flamas, taxi driver, Manuel Carrascosa Ferrer, tinsmith, Carlos Aguilar aka “Kisifur”, whose brother Jesus Aguilar, was killed two years ago near the town of Leona Vicario, Jose Luis Gonzalez Moo, Jose Alfredo Rodriguez, Juan Briceno Villagomez and other three people, were hanging out in a table of the bar with the sub secretary of Conflicts.
The first reports, regarding the case, sustain that the armed commando that used arms of thick caliber like AK-47 “goat horn” and a 9 millimeter pistol, was well aimed at the time of killing them.
At the closure of this edition, it was confirmed the death of Francisco de Asis Achach Castro, nephew of the former municipal mayor Magaly Achach de Ayuso, Manuel Carrascosa Ferrer, Juan Briceno Villagomez and Jose Luis Gonzalez Moo, who died in the hospital, a little later after the attack.
Among the injured people is Carlos Aguilar Aguilar, who was taken injured out of the bar “La Sirenita”.
It was a clean operation from the organized crime. The hit men came down of only two compact vehicles, a golden Chevy Monza and a gray Jetta Volkswagen; they perpetrated the murder and left without leaving a trace.
Besides, the hit men did not commit any type of mistake, since everything indicates that they were called to the place to commit the murders.
At all times, according to eye witnesses, the hit men located the table where Francisco de Asis Achach Castro and his taxi driver companions were, to commit the massacre.
In fact, one of the lines of investigation leads to a reckoning against the sub secretary of the union of taxi drivers Andres Quintana Roo and the companions that surrounded him, which has a lot of weight due to an existing conflict between the criminal cells that work in the city and control and freely operate the taxi drivers guild.
The diary POR ESTO! have published in last edition that the union is coped and infested by the criminal group “Los Zetas”.
The facts
According to the report of the police of Cancun, around five o’clock an armed commando on board  two vehicles; one a  Chevy Monza color gold and another a Volkswagen Jetta, color gray, parked outside the bar “La Sirenita”, located in Region 233, lot 29, above the Avenue 20 de Noviembre, about 600 meters from the Avenue Rancho Viejo.
There, two individuals, one of them with an AK 47 rifle, best known as “Goat Horn”, and also a a man with a short gun, which descended from the vehicles with the weapons in their hands to accomplish the killing.
Both murderers immediately directed to the place and occupied their positions since one of them entered through the main entrance, where he located the table of the sub secretary of conflicts and began shooting.
According to versions of the eye witnesses, it was about 5 or nine minutes the time that the shooting lasted inside the bar, in which no worker was injured.
In the meantime, the other hit man that held the pistol, entered through the second entrance where Carlos Aguilar Aguilar was.
All of them were drinking outside of the palapa, which is the bar, since they were a few meters apart from it, gathered on the tables and chairs.
But a bit later, the taxi drivers decided to go in and Carlos Aguilar Aguilar was left alone.(continues next page)

Immediately, the cunning and bloody execution was taking place, when the hit men entered, one of them went directly to the palapa of the bar where he shot  and executed six of the victims.
While the other one with the pistol, directed to Carlos Aguilar Aguilar and subdued him , he was  ordered to drop to the ground.
But since he heard the burst of the gun fire, he reacted and wanted to get up, it was then he was shot but only on his legs.
Once the event was consummated, the hit men- allegedly native of north of the country according to the first investigations on the case- headed to the compact automobiles and flee towards the Avenue Rancho Viejo, managing to escape.
Time after, the PJE arrived to the bar “La Sirenita” and found six people killed, three of them identified as Francisco de Asis Achach Castro, Manuel Carrascosa Ferrer and the Architect  Juan Briceno Villagomez, which were found scattered in several places of the building, on the floor and the tables. The other bodies were not identified.
The bodies presented wounds by fire gun on the abdomen, thorax and back, which reveals that some of them tried to escape.
The body of Manuel Carrascosa Ferrer, 46 years old, had green shirt, jeans, black sandals, was found in the entrance of the conflicted bar with shots on the chest.
The body of Francisco de Asis Achach had a white shirt, beige dress pants, black shoes, presented gun wounds in most of his body.
At the same time, the authorities found injured four people who said their names were Jose Alfredo Rodriguez, Miguel Diaz Espadas (aka) “El Flamas”, which is a taxi driver, Jose Luis Gonzalez Moo, who died in the hospital and also Carlos Aguilar Aguilar.
Immediately, the four individuals were helped by paramedics of the Mexican Red Cross, who transported Miguel Diaz Espadas, “El Flamas” and Carlos Aguilar Aguilar to the private hospital Galenia. They also transported Jose Alfredo Rodriguez and Jose Luis Gonzalez Moo, who died because of the serious injuries, to clinic IMSS of Coba Avenue, where their health state was reported as very serious.
It should be mentioned that the owner of the bar “La Sirenita”, identified as Sebastian Dzul Herrera, remained calm  at all times, however, the judicial authorities requested him to define responsibility, since according to his file, he also has an extended criminal past.
Dzul Herrera has a criminal record since he have had several denounces and even incarcerations by fraud accusations, among others.
The presence of the Army, Navy, Federal Police, PGR, Judicial State Police, State and Municipal police was in force  since the elements of the corporations of the three levels of government maintain the control of the zone.
At night, the coordination of the elements gave rise to several operations which intensified the search of clues to find the people responsible.
Until this moment, the authorities in charge of the investigation have not signaled which group of organized crime is responsible of the bloody attack.
A total of seven vehicles were left in the parking lot of the restaurant, apparently belonging to the now deceased and injured, among them the taxi cabs with the numbers 4963 and 0620, as well as five particular cars, such as a white Astra with license plates UUG-7543; a black Jetta, white Spirit, a Voyager truck, color gray and a dark blue Platina.
The dickheads are here”
An employee of the restaurant “La Sirenita” and who was witness of multiple executions revealed that the taxi drivers Francisco de Asis Achach Castro (aka) La Barbie and Miguel Alejandro Diaz Espadas “El Flamas”, were frequent eaters of that business, even when it was named “El Mero Mero”.
Related to the events, she said that all of them were calmly hanging out when suddenly a guy with a long weapon in his hands yelled “the dickheads are here” and started shooting against all the people that sitting in that main area of the restaurant, same people that were consuming outside some time before.
At the same time, outside, in the parking area, several detonations were heard against those who remained seated on the tables that were under a tree and in a few seconds, everyone was screaming  on one side and dripping of blood on the other.
She described that the Municipal Police took several minutes to arrive and during the mobilization and confusion, she got out of the place because she was afraid that the hit men would return to kill the others.
Neighbors of the zone signaled that they lived moments of terror after hearing the raining of gun fire coming from that restaurant, which they described that during the evening, it operates as a brothel.
In the same way, neighbors said that the shooting was heard all the way to Ramon Bravo Prieto Elementary, where the teachers were obliged to delay the exit of the students for several minutes because of the fear it caused the sounds of the guns of thick caliber.
It transcended that the owner of the restaurant, Mr. Sebastian Dzul Herrera, has always been linked to the taxi drivers, according to people that know him, the cab driver that was executed on June 11, 2209 in the middle of the sport unit “Toro Valenzuela” and whose name was Roman Gamboa Arroyo, was his son in law.
It should be mentioned that after finishing with the investigations of the events, the director of the Judicial Police of the State, Arturo Olivares Mendiola said that in coordination with the police corporations of the three levels of government, immediately initiated an operation throughout the city of Cancun and even Playa del Carmen.
Identification of the executed
1.         Manuel Antonio Carrasco and/or Carrascosa Ferrer, 48 years old, tinsmith. He was found in a supine position
2.         Juan Briceno Villagomez, 51 years old, architect and employee of Infovir.
3.         Nazarion Sanchez Flores, 33 years old
4.         Still unidentified and was found in sitting position; Wears black jeans, black belt and shirt of the taxi drivers Union
5.         Olegario Manuel Contreras Gamas, 32 years old, in supine position. White shirt with gray stripes, jeans
6.         Francisco de Asis Achach Castro, 47 years old. Secretary “B” of conflicts of the unión “Andres Quintana Roo”
1.         Juan Carlos Aguilar Aguilar aka “El Kisifur”, 23 years old; wound in right leg, entering and exit. Stable
2.         Miguel Alejandro Diaz Espada, 41 years old. Wound in the back, entering and exit. Stable
3.         Jose Luis Gonzalez Moo, 35 years old approximately, dies in the clinic IMSS (five wounds in chest, three in the back)
4.         Jose Alfredo Rodriguez Hoy, 37 years old approximately; wound in left thorax, with just entering hole.
 Source: Por Esto Cancun
                                          Detained:  Cacique Hector Fernandez "El Diablo


  1. Chapo is having El Azul move Azuls cells into new parts Quintana Roo as well as having new marina cells there. CDS is looking to take over Cancun from the Zetas. These halcones were the first to go.

  2. Guess no one will be going there for spring break or vacation.that cant be good for their tourism business

  3. Highest Yoga TantraMarch 18, 2013 at 11:22 AM

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    Thank you for the translation . .. This story is found on other sites but does not include the meticulous, in-depth details.

    I wonder if it is safe to publish the names of the (3) injured men as «sicarios» have been known to storm the local medical clinics & hospitals to finish-off their victims . . .

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  4. I heard more than one year ago that chapo was making a move to cancun and nothing happened

  5. Not chapos but coroneles nacho own that plaza but i doubt they are over there rite now especially with their war with cjng zetas vs whatever is left pf the pepple that were loyal to coroneles

  6. @ Chivis
    Regarding this character " comandante Diablo" ( the one from the videos), he was " identified " by his " family" as Hugo Alberto Balderas Padilla. Doing a google search on that name this came up

    Could that be the guy from the videos? Or is it a strange coincidence that they both share the same surnames??

  7. Be advice. Commandante diablo is in costudy. His eye got hit. Another victory.

  8. Chapo was just biding his time

  9. RE: El Diablo

    The arrest is not the Diablo whose family was executed that is named Hugo Alberto Balderas Padilla

    this one is Cacique Hector Fernandez, aka El Vito , Felix and / or El Diablo

    and yes he was beaten into a confession, but the guy knew few details. My sense is they wanted to clear up the mess because of tourism and needed a patsy. The papers in Cancun and blogs say it was Zetas that killed the taxi drivers in a dispute on tax.

    as I said, what I noticed was that in the little amount of reporting that was given to this incident outside of the Yucatan, they failed to connect Zetas to the slaughter while inside Quintana Roo/Cancun they reported it was.

    your choice, perp du jour...Paz, CHivis

    1. I bet they were trying to clear that up.thousands of ppl go to cancun for vacations.that will be an ass of money lost if they dont

    2. Yea right and i got some oceanfront property in arizona ill sell ya.hell ill even throw in the brooklyn bridge while im at it lol if thats true

  10. @ Chivis
    Did you click on the link? They arrested a guy, and have his picture. His name is Hugo Alberto Balderas Padilla ( commandante diablo???)

  11. he was CDG went indie then went back then joined Z

    1. And how do you know that u believe every diablo in mexico is the same guy and you only know about el diablo Because of his videos Dont be stupid el comandante diablo is still cdg he works for R1 and he is fighting the cd victoria plaza against the zzz looks like those videos he put up Seem to have work because it made him famous and have people believing like u that think they know him too well

    2. That Diablo (Padilla) is in prison & R-1 is dead.

    3. No he is not like i said everybody believes everything his last name is not padilla is reyes he is nephew of r1 and r1 is still alive dont believe what z40 put up on mantas trust me i know hes alive He is rey de reyes aka r1 aka el calvo That family that got butcher was innocents as well those people that got killed by diablo are innocents as well i dont care if u dont believe me but what they are doing in cd victoria is sickning car bombs thats stupid they are scum

  12. according to Pena Nieeto, no one was hurt...

  13. This incident is something the authorities in the Maya Riviera, especially the PRI government, might want to sweep under the rug. They would'nt want a stray AK-47 bullet going threw an American spring breaker's margarita or piña coloda drink while they are drinking it. That would be bad for tourism. wink wink

  14. Oh My God, I am shocked.
    I thought Cancun is safe.

  15. ah dead narco's good good mooooooreeee please mooooooreeeeeeeeeee keep them coming!

  16. here it is

  17. Ok hes still consider a capo chivis? I read in proceso a capo. And he is that capo. Is that correct?

  18. My opinion is state authorities are in bed with letra and are shifting the blame to cdg. zetas have the territory and are in conflict with taxi union over taxes

    since the authorities say it is not zetas proceso went with that official account, but it is very unlikely and not what regional papers say.

    Havana is going to post that part of the story and you can see the guy arrested was fine when arrested and messed up before his confession but the local papers say he does not even know details. remember Havana did not author the post she is posting we just wanted readers to know what is reported.

    The quick so called arrest in my opnion is because they want to give an impression of law and order in cancun so it will not harm tourism in the way it has killed Aca.

  19. the bottom line is : there are 7 more job openings in Cancun .and maybe the next batch of cab drivers will keep their nose clean or end up like these fools !

  20. The Zetas have owned cancun for long while now,this is a rare occurence.

  21. As for Proceso, they are relying on the official account of authorities. That's all. But you see authorities are in bed with letra so they do/say what is told to them to do/say.

  22. March 18, 2013 at 5:47 PM
    "Dont be stupid el comandante diablo is still cdg he works for R1 and he is fighting the cd victoria plaza against the zzz?"
    There was a guy on here saying R1 is dead and Diablo too?I don't know how he sayin that,no-one seems to know if R1dead or not,wonder if he involved in the Reynosa fight?Reynosa was his homeground but who knows.Yeah he got well known with his videos,maybe too well known?His family,,,but as he said"we all know what we in"

  23. Thats what i meant when i said id sell you some oceanfront was aimed at the pietro nena who said nobody was hurt.the damage is done and its out there now thanks to sites like yours.cnn ran it but didnt give any details like you guys did and they pulled it rather quickly.i think its getting harder to tell the gvt from the narcos

  24. no the diablo in the vids was a midget i tell yah look in forum,he's the crazy one in the middle givin evil eyes.

  25. @ 10:13 PM
    come one you did not take the foto seriously did you? un broma amigo.

    jajaja I know which foto you are speaking of, and yes there is a little dwarf that was arrested and who is another Diablo, a leader of a little gang of robbers in CHIHUAHUA.

    Not the infamous Diablo in Tamps with the first name Hugo whose family was executed on video. Here is the link to the little diablo looking badass with the evil eye....this just killed me

  26. @Chivis...No i didnt take it seriously,i just wanted everyone else to have a look and have a laugh as i did,sorry my bad.

    keep up good work Chivis and rest of BB,u gals and guys keep us informed,so keep doin what you do well

  27. don't you mean "era una broma amigo"...pendeja.

  28. March 18, 2013 at 10:13 PM
    "no the diablo in the vids was a midget i tell yah look in forum,he's the crazy one in the middle givin evil eyes"
    Yeah it is El Diablo/Commandante El Nibbler,when the Z came for the family apparently he got out of a cat flap and went crazy.They caught him ridin through a town on a dog with a harness on and a spud gun,he was also known as El Baby Google Eye ?

  29. Commandante Diablo is pussy he let los Zetas kill his mom sister and brother and sister in law, and he kill some innocents drug addits .CDG is the same trash like Los Zetas the only real cartel is Cartel De Sinaloa arriba El Senor Chapo El Senor Mayo y El Senor Azul. RIP M1 .saludos al Bravo.

    1. fuck cds they're the same shit as all the other cartels.. they kill innocent people too

  30. Highest Yoga TantraMarch 19, 2013 at 10:49 AM

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    Madame Chivis . . . That photo of the «El Duende» with the evil eye just made my day! However, we cannot assume that just because he is vertically-challenged does not mean how dangerous he is . . .

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  31. 8:46

    No pendejo I did not intend to say "was a joke"

    I said "a joke".

    Grammar police=fail

  32. let me add that pendejo at 8:46 should have asked "didn't"

  33. @10:41pm Nahhh CDS are same trash too maybe worse cause they had same leader for ages and he still want to invade other turfs...when is Chapo gonna learn that you cant take your wealth to the afterlife....greedy snitchin backstabbin evil piece of shit...Zetas and BLO gonna take the Sinaloa routes.

  34. @March 19, 2013 at 10:41 AM CDS is the same all cartels are trash. chapo ordered the killings of innocent tunnel workers so the secret wouldn't get out. But i doubt you will understand since your a cheerleader.

  35. March 19, 2013 at 4:49 PM
    "but what they are doing in cd victoria is sickning car bombs thats stupid they are scum"
    You believe he may be involved in that shit or just CDG that is heating it up causin trouble?
    Both Z and CDG fight over parts of CV,who owns most of it?The Z killed 2 and left a manta by the bodies sayin they were CDG and keep sending more for us to kill CV.Who runs CV for the most part,Z,CDG

  36. They are all trash.theyd better be storing ice water cause the devil is expanding the place to make room for all of them in hell and then they will know what a guiso feels like for themselves only worse

  37. It is proper in both application of UN or UNA both translate to A with a noun. Chivis usage was just fine, would she write that way in an article? probably she would have written a full sentence, but comments are more like articulation than writing.

    But the bigger issue is why anyone would want to go to war over a phrase that means nothing in the big picture? I am tired of you people, both Mexican and English speakers making issues where there is none. It takes away for the outstanding effort by Chivis and the subject of the post. "Un" "eres" Una matters ZERO.

    BUT, the first asshole was wrong, he/she wrote was a joke and that is assuming he knows what Chivis intended to write, "was a" rather than "A". Chivis btw I see you are in all the big mexico media papers and news, there is a UNIVISION article and video about you and the chapo photo yesterday, it was impressive, keep up the great work and the haters comments 86 them sdo not post, please


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