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Friday, April 30, 2021

Dismembered Body Left With Threatening Message to Tamaulipas State Police Chief

"Morogris" for Borderland Beat

On Tuesday at around 11:30 pm in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, a dismembered corpse was thrown next to the highway that leads to Matamoros.

Cartel members left a message on a cardboard with a threatening note to Félix Arturo Rodríguez Rodríguez, the head of the Special Operations Group (Grupo de Operaciones Especiales, GOPES), the elite unit of the Tamaulipas State Police.

On top of the banner, the assassins left a canvas with the picture of Arturo Soto Aleman, the candidate for federal deputy in Ciudad Victoria under the National Action Party (PAN).

"Fucking pissed arse. You're days of sucking tits from others are almost over. We, the criminals, do not forget. There is no term length we do not meet. Nor debt that goes unpaid. We will find you wherever you go, you son of a bitch. Your time is almost over. You smell like dead shit - 'You Know Who We Are'", the banner read.

Citizen journalists in Tamaulipas said that the body was found in front of a restaurant known as Las Viandas. This restaurant was reportedly owned by a deceased high-ranking Gulf Cartel figure whose last name was Cuellar. Back in 2017, the head of all Tamaulipas state penitentiaries, Felipe Javier Téllez Ramírez, was killed at the restaurant's parking lot.

The GOPES have been under suspicion of several crimes and extrajudicial killings, as reported by Borderland Beat. This police force was formed in August 2020 and initially had 150 elements. It counted with bases in Reynosa and Ciudad Victoria, but their operations have expanded under orders of Governor of Tamaulipas Francisco Javier Cabeza de Vaca.

Several members of the GOPES were involved the January massacre of 19 in Camargo, Tamaulipas. 



  1. Grillonautas2 gonna say CJNG did this.

  2. BB. Is this Cuellar the old school Zetas / CDG guy from Miguel Aleman?

    1. Nah. Zeferino Peña Cuellar AKA Don Zefe fled Mexico almost 20 years ago. He had no ties to Ciudad Victoria. Only La Frontera Chica and Monterrey.

    2. 12:22 PM Is Don Zefe related to the Cuellar's that got slaughtered in Allende? Their are lots of Cuellars in Texas and North Eastern Mexico and in another part of the US who originate from the Rio Bravo Valley those families tend to have lots of kids so the last name spreads around.

    3. 12:59 - Good question.

      I had that same question years back. I asked around and apparently there was no direct familial relationship.

      But from a genealogy standpoint, yes. "Cuellar" is an old surname from that part of northeastern Mexico, like you said. It is of Sephardic Jewish origin, as most of the old surnames in Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas are.

  3. Gopes have got to be better than cartel. It takes tough guys to fight the cartel

  4. Looks like the state government in tamps have sided with cdn against cdg

  5. I wish Columbia and Venezuela would legalize weed and stop starvi g their people.out. if Canada Americanand can and Uganda just do it it grows in your climate so beutifly who is torturing them at the top to do this?

    1. 4;58
      You think this is about Pot ?

      Man your heads in the wrong place
      This is more then just pot

  6. Tamaulipas governor lost his power today. All the ppl that worked for him are now without protection. Cabeza de Vaca was allied with the metros faction of the cdg and also took money from cdn but was actively trying to take the nuevo laredo plaza so he wasnt in business with cdn. Also the governor was against the matamoros cdg faction. All his ppl are fair game now. Thats what this body with the narco message means.


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