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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Police Officers Caught Working for Los Rusos and Los Wonders in San Luis Rio, Sonora

"HEARST" and "Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

A San Luis Río Colorado municipal police officer was arrested working alongside members of Los Rusos while in Mexicali and the Police Chief of San Luis Río Colorado is accused of using criminal organization Los Wonders to kidnap innocent civilians in Sonora. 

On August 30, 2021, a narcomanta (narco message sign) was placed on the US Mexico border wall in the city of San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora. 

According to Sonora Informativo, shortly after it was placed it was removed by municipal police officers, but not before someone managed to get a photo of the banner which was subsequently uploaded to social media. The narcomanta read as follows, as translated by Sol Prendido:

Mr. Puntillas, 

You are being notified that we have come to do justice for the people. The same due process will be applied against the individuals that you’ve placed and sent to kidnap. 

You’ve collected ransoms from your victims and then killed them. Innocent civilians have been “disappeared” in San Luis Rio Colorado because of your actions. 

We know that you use the "Lacra Wonders" cell to do your dirty work. 

The man who the narcomanta is addressed to is likely Luis Manuel Lugo Durón, who is often called Commander "Puntillas". Luis Manuel Lugo Durón is the director of Public Safety Police for the city of San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora. 

According to Tribuna de San Luis,  Lugo Durón took the position of police director in September 2019 after being appointed by the mayor. Prior to that he was an operational director of the State Investigative Police (PEI) from January to November 2014. He has been involved in law enforcement since as early as 1987, when he joined the State Judicial Police and has slowly risen through the ranks of various agencies over the course of his career.  

Luis Manuel Lugo Durón

The group that the narcomanta accuses the police director of working with “Lacras Wonders” is likely a mocking version of “Los Wonders”. The officer in charge of the San Luis Río’s Anti-Gang division, Exon Oropeza reported in 2019 that Los Wonders is a gang which primarily operates out of the Chula Vista 3 subdivision. 

He also identified it as one of the top three most violent gangs operating in San Luis Río. He said most often gangs in San Luis are made up of young people between the ages of 11 and 17. Most of these gangs operate in the East and South of the City, in the area known as "los fraccionamientos", or the subdivisions/neighborhoods. 

Los Wonders has an extensive history in the San Luis Río Colorado area. By as early as 2010, the US Department of Homeland Security named Los Wonders as part of their unsealed “Sonora-Based Threats to U.S. Border Security” report. Los Wonders was believed to primarily operate a human smuggling operation at the time. 

In 2016, US Border Patrol and Mexican law enforcement were carrying out a joint investigation into Los Wonder’s smuggling of undocumented people, especially Central American immigrants. "You have to stop them before they evolve and become a major problem, as happened in Ciudad Juárez with La Línea," said a high-level source from the investigation in a Contrasena 2016 article. But evidently Los Wonders was not successfully stopped as they still remain a prevalent threat within the city in 2021. 

At 11:30pm on the night of August 31, 2021, a white Chevrolet Camaro was caught speeding in the Lagos del Sol neighborhood, located in southern Mexicali city, Baja California. 

El Imparcial reports that when police officers pulled over the white 2014 Chevrolet Camaro with Sonora license plates, the three men inside were briefly questioned and “due to inconsistencies in their statements” the car was searched by officers. The officers found a 9mm firearm along with ammo so the three men were arrested

At the police station they were identified as Javier, 31 years old; Edgar Omar, 39 years old and Mario Humberto. All three men were later found to be residents of San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora. 

Mario Humberto “N” in fact turned out to be not only a resident of San Luis Río, but also an active duty Municipal Police officer of San Luis Río Colorado. Shortly after their arrest, the police station was put on high alert and extra security forces were called in the guard the area of the police station. 

El Imparcial explains this high alert was triggered because it is presumed the the detainees identified themselves as belonging to a criminal group known as "Los Rusos" , and they would have asked for their freedom, or else there would be consequences

The director of Mexicali police told the press that the Mexicali police department were “Investigating something in addition to the behaviour demonstrated in this [specific] incident. A person claims to be an officer of San Luis Río Colorado. Apparently this is true and the corresponding investigations will be carried out.”

He continued “In our systems, we did not find any arrest orders against him, however, we have informed the competent authorities so that they can determine if there is anything pending through their investigations.”


  1. That's Mexico for you. The ati-kidbapping police do the kidnappings so nobody can find them. Just like the true story with denzel Washington a "man apart" I believe is the name of the movie. Where he's a body guard for a little girl that gets kidnapped.
    The police who are there to support and protect the people from crimes are the ones comiting the crimes and working for cartels.
    I hate nexican cops, they pulled me over in many cities in Mexico and took my money! They say give me something to buy a coke and they will let me go. I tried giving them a few pesos but they said that's not enough. They got my wallet one time and found $500 dollars and kept $300

    1. para que se te quite lo pendejo ! jajajaja

    2. 3:51 lol yup, pero lo tranza no se les quita a esos pendejos de policias

    3. 3:51 lol yup, pero lo tranza no se les quita a esos pendejos de policias

      The thing is, if your in a car with American license plate they assume you have money and they will pull you over to see what they can take.
      I heard MANY stories from other people
      So I know I'm not the only one and it happens all the time

    4. About 8 years ago, I had went to Tijuana, was looking for street parking, a few blocks from Zona Rosa, a cop car had it's lights red a blue on, therefore that meant they were busy. I made a u turn on resid street, no cars coming. Low and behold that same cars with lights on stops me, yep California plates.
      Accused of illegal u turn.
      Pay the ticket at the station or pay it here they wanted $100.
      The police car had no unit #, no license plate.
      No name tags, I gave them $50 and got out of there.

  2. Animo Sicarios
    "Pura Chapiza
    la plebada que me cargo trae bien puesta la camisa
    salen al torro salen con todo
    soy Archivaldo y aqui sigo cordinando "

  3. Hey bb theres a lot of rumors that el comandante pezon of the metros faction of the cdg killed another comandante sanchez whom is close to el primito. Meaning that the local metro faction leaders are betraying el primito and are going to take the faction back. No more jalisca leadership in a tamaulipas cartel faction. Finally the metros taking the leadership of the cartel faction back from menchas bitch ass minions

    1. 5:14 Yeah Menchos guys look really bitchy…..

    2. Its the other way aroune buddy. That guy was trying to take back los Metros and that's how Pezon Primito and all the other Metros making a shit ton of money passing jale through their plaza dealt with it. Do your homework a little better next time please.
      If you knoe you know

    3. Cdn knowing that the metros are fighting amongst themselves tried to go in into comales and at least one of their so called monstros was left burning. Even with an internal war going on in reynosa and the frontera chica cdn managed to get their asses kicked back to their turf

    4. I'm intrigued.

      I've been looking for a news story related to this and I can't find anything. I know you said its rumored. If any source picks it up, post the link or email me.

  4. Hearst I think I love you.....

    Batman de Juarez


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