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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora: The Interrogation Of Jose Alberto Montaño Mercado aka El Wason

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

An armed criminal cell from the state of Sonora has released a video. For this broadcast the interrogation of a captured enemy reveals the inner workings and illicit dealings of Los Salazares and Los Chapos within the city of San Luis Río Colorado. 

Different government forces involved in the furtherance of crimes for Los Salazares and Los Chapos are given up. Just as well the pay to play fee for the crime groups to operate in the area is also mentioned. 

The following film has been deemed safe for all to see. To conclude the fate of this captive is known only in the following pictures. His demise involved being dismembered. 

Video translation is as follows:

Sicario: What is your full name, nickname, and which criminal group do you belong to?

Captive: My name is Jose Alberto Montaño Mercado. They call me El Wason. And I belong to the Los Salazares Group. 

Sicario: What’s your position within this group?

Captive: I am a hitman. 

Sicario: How many corpses do you guys have buried?

Captive: Anywhere from 10 to 20 individuals. 

Sicario: And where exactly are they buried?

Sicario: Some are buried by the antenna. And others are by the gun range, near the water department. 

Sicario: How many personnel have you guys killed?

Captive: About 20 assholes. 

Sicario: Who killed the woman and a female child driving in a Jeep Gladiator?

Captive: It was El Max. And El H is part of the mob for El Max. 

Sicario: Who ordered their deaths and why?

Captive: The person responsible for those deaths was El 21. The reason behind the hit was because they were selling blow. 

Sicario: What’s the total amount of individuals that the Los Salazares have to fight, in other words how many hitmen?

Captive: Anywhere from 30 to 40 persons. 

Sicario: How many sicarios do Los Chapós have in San Luis?

Captive: Anywhere from 40 to 50 individuals. 

Sicario: What types of armaments do you guys Los Salazares have in San Luis?

Captive: We have AR-15, AK- 47 rifles, and shotguns. 

Sicario: Which rifles do Los Chapos carry?

Captive: They carry AR-15, AK-47 rifles, and shotguns as well. 

Sicario: Who within the government support you guys, who do you pay off, and how much is that bribe?

Captive: We pay the Municipal Police, the State Police, their paid 80 thousand pesos every Tuesday. The SEDENA (Secretariat of National Defense) troops are paid 30 thousand pesos every Friday. 

Sicario: Who within the National Guard do you guys pay off?

Captive: We pay a female known as Maribel…

Warning: Graphic Pictures Below

Narco message reads as follows:

I was known as El Wason. And I formed a part of Los Salazares. This was my fate because I killed women and children. I promise that I won’t kill another child in the afterworld. 

Código Rojo



  1. Not commenting on the truth of the claim but just for the sake of reference, I believe the event being referred to by "the woman and a female child driving in a Jeep Gladiator" in the interview is this story:

  2. Viva Argentina!Viva Mexico!
    Happy Independence

  3. Both sons for the San Luis RC mayor Santos Gonzalez Yescas were arrested in the past for drug importation. Just saying.

  4. BB experts...who is wacking Los Salazares en San Luis? MZ or Jalisco or Independents?

    1. Chapitos and mz people are working together in sonora. Chapitos through the Salazar family and mz through the Soto family. They are together against the caborca cartel or caro Quintero clan.

    2. 3:24 doesn't look to be that way. Sorry for you loss 😢

  5. So to answer your question it’s the caborca cartel
    El Rojo

    1. Los Rusos haven't made it SLRC through the Valle yet?

    2. Not that I know of. Los ruso’s are independent since they were forced out of culiacan by chapitos and zambadas. Left with some of the guys that worked with macho prieto like omega and panchito de la lima aka P-1 and of course with their criminal cells. Were part of zambadas structure but weren’t seeing eye to eye since they refused to help out ovidio during the culiacanazo. The rest of zambadas lieutenants helped out chapitos that day but them. El Comanche who is a close associate of mayito flaco was the one moving the hitman from zambada throughout culiacan in their respective territories in order to aid chapitos.
      In Sonora zambadas are hand in hand with chapitos via local crime families against caborca cartel/rcq. Chapitos via the Salazar crime family and zambada via the Soto crime family.
      El Rojo

    3. Mayo and Chapos are at war Rojo your are not fooling anybody with your garbage

    4. Groups that are Waring each other will work together in areas when it suits them, this has to be kept in mind. Rojo, thanks for your input

    5. Groups that are Waring each other will work together in areas when it suits them, this has to be kept in mind. Rojo, thanks for that

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