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Friday, October 31, 2014

Damaso Vs Chapo Isidro in La Paz

Chivis Martinez and Tijuano for Borderland Beat translated from Zeta Magazine
On 12 October, the conflict between members of the Sinaloa Cartel and the Beltrán Leyva Organization became one of the worst battles between criminal cells, led by Dámaso López Núñez alisas "El Licenciado" and Fausto Isidro Meza Flores alias "El Chapo Isidro".  They are engaged in a war for control of the drug retail territory. At press time, the dead toll was 22, raising terror among citizens, who are especially fearful of the shootings that have occurred in the main urban area of La Paz.

As the level of violence escalated this week,  the kidnapping, torture and murder of three members of organized crime who were dumped in a rented vehicle, then torched at kilometer 38 of the LaPaz ciudad Constitution Federal Highway is, according to some members of the Coordination Group PublicSecurity of Baja California Sur, "the bloodiest act yet in this drug war".

The crimes, which illustrate complete impunity, were committed at the same time of the arrival of a group of the Special Unit of the Deputy Attorney Specialized Investigation of Organized Crime (SEIDO) and a contingent of about 200 soldiers from the Secretary of Defense National.

On the morning of October 12, the three members of the Beltran Leyva cartel cell,  were kidnapped, tortured, beheaded and burned, at the time  they were unknown victims.

However, two days later, on October 14, a video was uploaded to YouTube, lasting 6 minutes, 2 seconds, entitled "Gente de René de La Paz" and uploaded by a user named Claudia Dominguez.
In the video, the faces of the executed trio was revealed.


According to preliminary investigations by the Attorney General of the State (PGJE), based on existing photographs, physical characteristics, type and color of clothing and the respective reports of the disappearance of three people, it is believed they are; 

Mario Alberto Garcia Lopez, aka “EL Junior”, Tomas Antonio Rico Castro, aka “El 3”, and Carlos Antonio Mayoral Hernandez, aka “El Mayoral.  The latter was a state police officer until last year.

Relatives of three victims filed a report of their disappearance the same day that news broke of the discovery of the burnt car and knew they had found three charred bodies, so the following preliminary investigations were opened: LPZ / 747 / AMP10 / 2014 , LPZ / 748 / AMP10 / LPZ 2014/749 / AMP10 / 2014.

The relatives agreed that "the last time they had been seen, was aboard a gray late model Volkswagen Jetta,"

The Video Recording 
The video recording which was uploaded to YouTube  around 11 am on October 14 begins with the "narcocorrido" "Damaso" (left) and mentions the main protagonists are people from "El Rene" or "00".  Continuing; they are ashamed that the men previously belonged to the Sinaloa Cartel, this before internal conflicts erupted following the capture of former leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Then it is mentioned they are now under orders of  Fausto Isidro Meza Flores aka "El Chapo Isidro", who recently has been mentioned by national and international media as the successor to Hector Beltran Leyva aka "El H".

The recording displays a sequence of photographs of a deceased man in a car wearing blue shirt with white stripes, who is identified by the PGJE as Francisco Javier Pérez Chávez alias "Pancho" or "Chinola".  He was murdered on October 8th in a shooting on the streets of Guillermo Prieto, between Callejon de Acceso and Luis Donaldo Colosio in the Inapala neighborhood of  La Paz.

The strongest part of the video is the interrogation the victims were subjected to.  From left to right they are:

1. Mario Alberto Garcia Lopez alias "El Junior", who appears naked, only with black shorts, but in one of the pictures he is wearing a red shirt and black pants.

2. Tomas Antonio Rico Castro alias "El 3", wearing a pair of black jeans and an olive green polo shirt with white stripes.

3. Carlos Antonio Mayoral Hernandez alias "El Mayoral", wearing an orange shirt and torn blue jeans.

The three victims are cuffed, and appear tortured, and bloodied.

The following is a video narrative transcription, with the interrogation being conducted by sicarios of Dámaso López Núñez from CDS, of cell  members who work under orders of  Fausto Isidro Meza Flores alias "El Chapo Isidro" of the Beltran Leyva cartel.  The kidnapped men say the leader in La Paz,  is a man identified as "El Rene" or "00". ( Continues next page )


Who do you work for?

For Rene...

How long have you been working?

Three and a half months...

What was your function?

Stealing cars, extorting fees, stealing (inaudible), commit robberies...

Who´s backing Rene?

Chapo Isidro...

How do you identify Rene, by code or (inaudible)?

"Rene" or "00"...

So, who's  backing up Rene?

Chapo Isidro Flores...

Before we stopped you, what was your function? what operations did you conduct?

Extort fees, steal things from (inaudible), steal cars...

But, when we stopped you moments ago, what what were you doing? what were you planning?

We were planning the kidnapping of the Attorney General's  son...

Kidnapping the Attorney General's son?

The Attorney General's son...

How much were you going to ask for ransom?

Five million pesos... (apx 375,000 USD)

What´s the Attorney General's name?

Adonai Carreon...

How much were you going to ask for ransom?

Five million...

How much of that would be for you?

No (inaudible)...

What would happen if you didn't do it?

They would kill my family...

Who are with him? Those close to him? His big backups? His right hand men?

Luis Montoya, Compadron, El Mili, Hector aka "Giovanni"...

All of them extort fees with Rene "El 00", right?


Who calculated the fees?


After that, according to the images on the video, the victim´s throats were slit, the sicarios even beheaded former State agent Carlos Mayoral Hernandez and placed his head along side his body, then torched the vehicle.

It is worth mentioning that, among the pictures, there was that of fomer Sinaloa State police agent Luis Fernando Leyva Guzman, previously mentioned as a relative of Hector Beltran Leyva.

In the picture, a man around 50 years old, half-naked, tortured and blindfolded can be seen, according to PGJE, the man was executed and buried in a clandestine grave a mere 200 meters away from a CFE power station.

The investigation

Speaking on the uploading of the video, Adonai Carreon Estrada said "the video recording would be subjected to a technological and spectral study in order to retrieve more information that may help solve the case of the people burned and possibly two more crimes."

The information derived from this study could be the following:

1. Positive identification of victims and criminals

2. Corroborate the video is in fact real by an expert analysis

3. Obtain data related to the crime and use it against the suspects in the triple murder.

4. Obtain information regarding the murders of Francisco Javier Chavez Perez aka "El Pancho" or "Chinola", and of Luis Fernando Leyva Guzman, Hector Beltran Leyva´s alleged relative.

PGJE has began collecting DNA samples of the relatives to conduct tests and fully identify the three victims.

Confirmation that the victims are the same people who appear on the video will take up to 90 days since DNA test will be conducted outside of the state.

Carreon Estrada refused to comment on the alleged Beltran Leyva Organization plan to kidnap one of his sons, and said they will continue working on the investigations regarding the current wave of executions so they can have support in declaring incompetence to investigate and be able to turn the investigation over to PGR (Federal Government), "because even if you have data and evidence, you must prove that it is organized crime.".

However, according to information gathered by ZETA magazine, the head of the PGJE reinforced his personal safety and that of his family.
Video Analysis
In the analysis of the video content-and in the opinion of a specialist in organized crime consulted  by ZETA- the only thing done by ​​those responsible for editing and uploading the video to YouTube, was to corroborate the following:

1. The rupture inside the Sinaloa cartel after the capture of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

2. The war currently being raged by the Sinaloa cartel and the Beltran Leyva for control of the drug dealing in the city of La Paz.

3. - The sicarios are involved in five of the 22 murders, poof of this is the showing of photographs and videos of the killings of Mario Alberto García, Tomas Antonio Rico Castro, Carlos Antonio Mayoral, Francisco Javier Chavez Perez and Luis Fernando Leyva Guzman, alleged relative of Hector Beltran Leyva.

4. The victims who appear on the recording were obviously lectured on what to tell the camera, the sicarios told them how and what had to be said in front of the camera before being killed and burnt.

5. The thugs try to confuse the authorities and try to make themselves look as justice makers by allegedly preventing the kidnapping of the Attorney´s General son.

6.- Generate fear and anxiety among society and terrorize rivals.

The expert in organized crime mentioned "The video was recorded by inexperienced criminals who committed many mistakes, and did not have the impact they might have expected, because you can clearly see it was induced or planned, they asked things by sayin "please", spoke softly to the victims who even look relaxed, without fear, without terror, giving the impression that they knew each other  at one time; and even thou they looked beaten, at least two of them only seem uncomfortable with the hard floor, and even have the luxury of crossing their legs and move from one side to another. "

According to a member of the Coordinating Group of Public Security of Baja California Sur, and based on the analysis and study of most of the members of the interagency group, the fight between cells of these drug cartels and bitter rivals in several states the Republic is focused on two paths:

1. Revenge for the execution of Esteban Espinoza Vazquez aka "El Pantera", chief of security for  Dámaso López Núñez aka "El Licenciado". In response for this murder, the following people have been killed: Carlos Miguel Calderon Hinojosa aka "Virolo", who according to federal and military research, was considered the bridge between criminals, officers and officials of the State Preventive Police, the State Ministerial Police, State Department of Public Safety Coordination and the office for tours of the Governor; Gerardo Geraldo Méndez aka "El Geras", alleged accountant for the Beltran Leyvas in La Paz; Marcelo Gómez Jiménez and Jose Federico Gaxiola Osuna aka "El Pikas", Gomez Jimenez was the mechanic for "El Pikas", "El Pikas" was one of the alleged sicarios who helped in executing "El Pantera".

2. The fight for control of the drug dealing in the city of La Paz.

Currently, according to the map drawn by federal authorities, the area identified as the South Zone (Avenue Luis Donaldo Colosio toward the road to Los Cabos) is controlled by the Sinaloa cartel, and the Northern (the Colosio Avenue toward Pichilingue road) is a territory of The Beltran Leyva cartel.

Most of the crimes have occurred precisely in "the border" of their territory, ie, near the Colosio Avenue, especially when one of the drug dealers has been caught selling drugs in the territories of the rivals, which has resulted in car chases and shootouts from vehicle to vehicle.

Right now the Federal Attorney General has not officially taken over the case mainly due to lack of political will by the delegation director José Eduardo Redondo Peruyero, since according to a member of the coordination group, "he does not need a formal declaration of incompetence" but " only exercise the power of attraction his office has", this power is contemplated on the Organic Law of the Attorney General and the General Law against Organized Crime. Even under those circumstances, the work conducted by the coordination of the different institutions allowed the location and arrest of the following sicarios:

1. Roberto Leyva Verdugo, 18, ​​a native of Ensenada, Baja California.

2. Alejandro Cabrera Espinoza, 23, a native of Mocorito, Sinaloa.

3. Javier Ortiz Salvatierra, 21, originally from Todos Santos, Baja California Sur.

4. Mauro Alan Aguilar Valles, 22, a native of Sinaloa.

5. Fernando Arturo Ramirez, 27, a native of Sinaloa.

The gunmen were arrested in an operation by elements of the PGJE and the Ministry of Defense, near the "Jesus Rosas" Baseball stadium in the town of Todos Santos, south of La Paz, these gunmen made their first statements in which they mention they are under orders of Cruz Alfonso Lozoya Uriarte aka "El Grande" and Vidal Martinez Barraza aka "El Vidal" or "El Victor".

Without any pressure, the criminals revealed their bosses formed groups of three to five gunmen, forming an armed force of between 20 and 30 criminals, which -according to their statements- "are responsible for all the violence and the climate of insecurity that prevails in La Paz, Todos Santos and Los Barriles.".

The gunmen were arrested in possession of two assault rifles, an AK-47 and R-15, and according to their statements, had plans to expand to Los Cabos and Comondú because "we had orders from above to take the plazas".

At press time, the weapons of the detainees were being subjected to ballistic tests to determine their relationship in the attack against Hipolito Noe Solis Hernandez aka "El Combayo" and his operators, Armando Bautista Rivera and Maria de Jesus Dominguez Guerrero; and the murder of Victor Martin Garcia Amador on October 12 in Topete and Del Pilar Street, in the town of Todos Santos.

Chivis Note: Troubles with the first video please click on this hyperlink to the video on Facebook

Texcoco's youtube account was suspended after multiple complaints of 3rd party copyright infringements.  So the second video is gone. 


  1. So long as the cartel bastard kill one another and corrupt officials, stand back and let them. May they all enjoy the road trip to hell.

    1. The only cartel people that are worth a damn are the dead ones!! Keep killing each other you fuck nuts! They should get all cartels together and have a massive war between each other on one sight. Just kill each other and let the bodies pile up. Winner take all, then the winner is surrounded by the Marina's and they just shred the fuckers apart with 50 cal machine guns and grenades. A taste of their own medicine then just either dump diesel on them and have one helluva bonfire or bulldoze them into a pit. Next, do the same for all the corrupt politicians, police and military scum who belong or are affiliated with the cartels. The next Burning Man festival can be held in Mexico plenty of cartel shit to fuel the fire!

    2. The problem is a simple one: As this escalates, it will inevitably spread to Los Cabos. What do you think happens the first time a cartel cockroach is shot coming out of a strip club in Cabo? Or there's a drive-by in San Jose? First, tourism dries up, because Gringos are constantly being told how dangerous Mexico is, but Cabo area was considered an exception. No more. Then real estate plunges, because nobody wants to buy anything in a battle zone. Then local opportunistic crime escalates because there's no money in town, so the predators come out and begin robbing, mugging, etc.

      If this isn't contained in La Paz, it spells the effective death of one of Mexico's top tourist draws. Nobody wants to vacation in South Central LA or Detroit. The cartels will effectively destroy hundreds of millions of dollars of real estate, hotel, restaurant, resort investment. The irony being that once that happens, the drug dealing in the barrio they are fighting to control will all but dry up, because nobody will have any money.

  2. El 3 looks like he got his face popped tres veces !!! jaja

  3. wheres the freaking video

    1. when you freaking find it. let us know.
      youtube took it down says because iof the content

    2. Get em Chivas
      Thanks for all your hard work
      I'm always waiting to see what you and borderland beat have next
      Thanks again freaking awesome work sweet lady

    3. Damn all demanding!

      Chivis, your response was classic! You're definitely a clever lady, you'll be missed.

    4. If i fricken read the fricken word freaking one more time, I'm gonna fricken spew. Everybody knows the fricken word is fricken! Jeez

    5. its a geographical must be from the south.

    6. Haha fricken A, the border actually, just horsing around !


    7. Fricken A, playing with my Chivis acction figures! The ones with the somberos and lap tops. Forgive me, having a little fun.

    8. see...south! :)
      honestly I have noticed the freaken/fricken a region thing. but far more peeps go for the unabridged fu version.

    9. I'll make that my handle !

  4. They said its one of the bloodiest battles, that's not true. Those are the only few that were killed in that turf war. Other cartels around mexico are more violent and go at each other more often. Anyway, let them kill each other, the zetas have chapo isidro back don't they, if that's true then damaso has no chance.

    1. All the others cartels go at it and talk shit but they don't kill each, in Sinaloa theres an average of 5 murders a day for the past 60-80 years this murders are cartel hits for debt or rivals killing each other

    2. Hahaha get off the zetas nutz bro

    3. Zetas and cdj have been had blo's back already for a while and still haven't done shit to cds. Your comment is half thought out and irrelevant.

    4. I knew this comment was going to get the cds nuthugers panties in a bunch.

    5. Zetas are in Durango previously a state where CDS dominated. BLO expanded to Sonora,baja california Sur,baja california and kept their plazas in Sinaloa and other parts of Mex ,CDJ took out CDS all around Chihuahua and are pushing them out. All the top CDS bosses are far from the fire and are hiding in Guadalajara,and estado de mexico.Notice Guadalajara has been quiet lately.

    6. Are the Zetas still attempting to take more plazas anymore? I don't think they even make incursions into CDG territory anymore. So they are not going to be sending reinforcements.

    7. Oh really?? Please tell us more Mr. Genius.

  5. La neta senor Lic. no save con quien esta metiendo. le dire que no ande me metiche porque le va a ir mal.

  6. Ok...freaking
    I just added 2 videos at the bottom ....

    1. Ok I freaking see it now lol jk I'm not the freaking guy but that was funny...freaking Willis

  7. lowlives killing lowlives. Who cares let them do it.

  8. Lo unico que se es que el corrido esta perron, ese corrido altera a la gente.

  9. Is the YT channel which originally posted the vid still up?


  10. Es una barbarie hasta la madre en mexico toda una pinche carniceria de humanos

  11. Chapo isidro cant hang he knows hes done in sinaloa now he tries to take over the rest of afo he cant hang nomore , hes a badass but the capture of el h too much

  12. Only the sicarios getting killed ha? Well forget the fact that that's not true and remember that it's easy for a 5 year kid to walk into the middle of a gunfight and get killed. These guys don't get trained very much they just shoot and as we know, they have the fire power for it.

  13. El mini lic vs chapo isidro?

  14. Damaso wont have support from mayo zambada ,since heating up la not good for business. Chapo isidro has gone against Chapo Guzman and prevailed,i can see Chapo Isidro sending zetas into Culiacan to teach Damaso a lesson. El Damasillo no es nadie sin su papa.

    1. And then u woke up.....el mayo sigue apoyando lo ke es sinaloa

  15. So the second video at the bottom is chapo isidros people in la paz showing pictures of their rivals who are in charge of trying to take the plaza saying they have them identified and to not run back to Sinaloa.

  16. If you would of read the article you would of known that it's not Mini Lic but his father El Licenciado. Words of advice, fully read articles before asking such atrocities.

  17. Who sould be killed first is all the mexican politicians, instead of paying them for protection, then you can proceed with your program of narcos and sicarios against each other...
    If somebody knows all about luis donaldo colosio's way, it is manlio fbio beltrones, the dreaming businessman who dreams of being the mexican donald trump with a mexican racoon on his toupee and many mexican pesos generating casinos, he knows sonora businessman chapo isidro. He is also busy partnering on casino legislation with fed congressman ricardo monreal for cooperating on selling away pemex...

  18. love their looks. jajajaja they know they are doomed, shoe is on the other foot now so funny these scumbags all pissing their pants no doubt begged and begged but to bad jajaja die you motherfuckers and come back reincarnated as a fly on shit.

  19. DANG! I was trying to get investors to La Paz, telling em how there is absolutely no cartel violence down much for that

    1. Investors don't fall for it, this guy is a thief. Thief!

  20. Anonymus 2:20PM wrote:
    "die you motherfuckers and come back reincarnated as a fly on shit."


    comment of the week

  21. El Babay les va hacer un cochinero alos lacras del Damaso.

  22. y no piensen que se nos a olvidado la muerte del sam,en los cabos...especialmente tu adan...cuando menos lo esperes...


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