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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

CDN Leaves Bizarre Mannequin Display Hanging From Monterrey Bridge, Nuevo León

"HEARST" and "Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

Cartel del Noroeste left a mannequin and a narcomanta hung from a bridge in Monterrey, Nuevo León.

On the morning of September 14, 2021, several motorists noticed what they believed to be a dead human body hung from a bridge located in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León. The bridge was crossing over the road of Ruíz Cortinez Avenue, near the intersection of Ruíz Cortinez  with Bernardo Reyes. The body was hanging just under a billboard advertisement, dangling to the right of a surveillance security camera.

Some motorists alerted the 911 emergency phone line and police officers were dispatched to the  reported location. Officers located the hanging display on the south side of the bridges, dangling from west to east of Ruiz Cortines. On scene, authorities lifted the “body” and it quickly became clear that it was not a human body due to the lightness of the object they were pulling up. 

When authorities peaked inside the layers of clothing, it became clear that the display was actually made of a doll (as described in El Porvenir) or a mannequin (as described in Valor Por Tamaulipas). The mannequin was clothed with orange knit pants, a checkered blue and white flannel button down shirt, and a black knit t-shirt around where a head would normally lay on a body.

At the “feet” and “hands” the clothing items were tied off in a knot and then additional stuffing or padding was added to fill out the limbs and head area. Orange cord was tied to the top, black t-shirt stuffed “head”, as well as one of the shirt’s arms. 

There was a white narcomanta stabbed into the mannequin. The red appears to be paint meant to appear at first as blood. The narcomanta read as follows, as translated by Sol Prendido:

Go fuck yourselves you faggots


Background - Monterrey & Homicide

The city of Monterrey is the largest urban area in northern Mexico; this important metropolitan area is considered to be a business hub.

An eight year study of the homicides in the Monterrey metropolitan area, published in Nature, a prominent scientific journal, revealed that  an elevated number of homicides occur close to the 85th freeway, which connects Monterrey with the US border. 

This freeway being the much discussed “highway of death” that extends between Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon where an irodiante amount of kidnappings occur. The freeways, as compared with the toll roads, tend to have more cartel activity. For more information on the distinction in safety between the freeways and toll roads, please see this article by MX

Regardless, the study also revealed that some socioeconomic barriers determine the presence of homicide violence in Monterrey. More importantly it revealed that Monterrey has seen a decline in homicides ever since 2011-2012. The study attributes this to several leaders of both the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas groups being captured or killed around 2011 and 2012. They also attribute it to Governor Rodrigo Medina launching the Fuerza Civil de Nuevo León, a State security force with special training and external certification in 2013. 


  1. Pinche CDN! Mannequin lives matter!

    1. Sacario 006 that's if you ever answer.
      Christina of Morielia says you promised her the British Special forces, will come to protect her town vof everyday crime, when are they coming bro?

  2. They didn't want to waste time looking for a borracho or people walking late at night to kill and pin the Manta, very clever.

    1. I know. This is a method we all should encourage, for real.

      If the press gives this mannequin as much attention as they would a real body and the narco message still gets reported on, maybe...

      Well, we can always hope for less death.

  3. They have run out of people to kill

    1. No Mijo, there was nobody walking that night. People are learning to stay home at night.

  4. They can't get CDG people so they get a mannequin
    El primito kicking Cdn a$$

    1. El primito is not cdg. Hes an undercover jalisca thats why their running his ppl the fuck out tamaulipas.

    2. 8:16 he's cdg working with CJNG
      Don't be saying nonsense!!


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