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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Beheaded Hitman Left From CJNG vs CDS Escorpiónes in Valpraíso, Zacatecas

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Left, seized vehicle from battle, right, video of alleged CDS Escorpiónes

NTR Zacatecas is reporting that on the afternoon of September 14, 2021, there was a large armed confrontation in the La Florida area of Valparaíso, Zacatecas. They further report that the confrontations were between hitmen from the Sinaloa Cartel (CDS) and the Cartel Jalisco New Generation (CJNG). 

The confrontation reportedly happened on a road “attached to a property”. Following the battle between the two groups, law enforcement was called to the area.

According to NTR, they found at least three vehicles that had been used by cartel members abandoned on the property. Photos however appear to show five, possibly six vehicles. Each vehicle showed damage from multiple bullet impacts. Photos show the seized vehicles being towed away from the location.

Reportedly the severed head and corresponding body of a man was discovered in the bed of one the pickup trucks. Officially the remains found in the truck bed are currently unidentified. El Blog de Los Guachos is reporting that the beheaded hitman seen in the photo belonged to a Sinaloa Cartel group that originates from the neighboring state of Durango.

The beheaded man is currently the only known casualty of the battle that there is evidence of, although there are rumors of more having being killed and later taken away by their fellow cartel members, disguising the real death toll.

Photos that are alleged to be related to the vehicles involved in the battle show hats with the insignia for the El Mayo affiliated Sinaloa Cartel group “Los Escorpiónes” or “Cártel del Escorpión”. 

Video Credit: Fernand

Los Escorpiónes first became well known on June 23, 2020 when they released a video showing a large number of gunmen posing with long barrel firearms on a road, in front of vehicles.

The group is believed to be led by a man who goes by the alias “El Escorpión.” They are believed to have originated in or primarily operated in the state of Durango. 

There is also a photo of a hat seized for the group "Revolucionarios", or revolutionaries. Additionally a plastic bucket of tire puncture devices were found.

Vehicle 1 Gray, Jeep Grand Cherokee

Vehicle 1 Gray, Jeep Grand Cherokee

Vehicle 1 Gray, Jeep Grand Cherokee

Vehicle 2, Black Cadillac SUV 

Vehicle 3, Gray Ram pickup truck being towed along with Vehicle 1

Vehicle 4, White Ram Vehicle

Vehicle 5, White Toyota vehicle

Vehicle 6, White pickup with roll cage 

Warning: Graphic images below this point.

Vehicle 6, White pickup with roll cage and human remains

Sources: NTR Zacatecas, La Verdad Noticias, La Opinión, Diario, Concentrado NoticiasEl Blog de Los Guachos


  1. There goes my tummy, I will skip lunch.

  2. I see the head just got it's hair cut. I guess if you are gonna lose your head, you might as well look good while doing it.

  3. Damn he’ll never be the “head” honcho in charge 🤫🤭

  4. Damn he’ll never be the “head” honcho in charge 🤫🤭

  5. That head belonged to a sicario from CDS from the state of Durango
    Poor guys from Durango just get sent to get killed in zacatecas..
    It's like 90% of sicarios killed in zacatecas come from Durango..
    Durango are CDS crash test dummies

  6. Only Mayo is Fighting CJNG. Chapitos have a working with Mencho

    1. I sorta believe that too, but what about in Tijuana? They with caf wiped allot of cjng out of Tijuana

    2. Didnt Salazar's stop advancement of cjng in sonora?? Trinis are cjng now k no??

    3. Mayo backs Rusos, Chapitos back Salazar= Mexicali on fire.

    4. 4:25 cjng have not gone anywhere
      It's S inaloas against sinaloas in TIJUANA and mexicali
      Cjng is still strong in those areas.
      You think cjng is going to just sit back and let cds take over?

    5. From what I remembered cjng did put up a manta against los chapitos but that was a while ago and in Coahuila


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