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Monday, November 22, 2021

Dismembered Body Parts Spread Across Tijuana Along With Narco Message Signs

"HEARST" and "Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

Narco message signs threatening two specific members of the Tijuana Municipal Police were found in different parts of the city of Tijuana on November 18 & 19, 2021.

Warning: Graphic images below this point. 

November 18, 2021

At 1:47 pm on the afternoon of November 18, 2021, police received a report of human remains being discovered on the sidewalk in the Maurilio Magallón neighborhood of the La Mesa delegation. When officers arrived they found a white narco sign with a pair of human legs and a few meters away another sign and a pair of human arms.

A few hours later, another narco message sign threatening the same two officers was found, this time accompanied with a human head laying on top of a clear plastic bag. It was located at the power substation on Del Benitez street.

They read as follows: 

This message goes out to the Municipal Police Officers Padilla and Guadarrama. 

Calm the fuck down for your own well being or otherwise blood will run here, you fucking thieves.  


La Mera Verga

November 19, 2021

Then in the early morning hours of November 19, 2021, the emergency phone line received a report of a narco message sign that was left on the pedestrian bridge near Federico Benitez Boulevard and Castro Street in the Yamilé neighborhood. Police officers arrived at the location and confirmed a white cloth sign had been placed along with a black plastic bag that contained a dead dog. 

Later a sign reading the same was left at Libramiento Rosas Magallón in the Manuel Paredes II neighborhood. And then a third one appeared on the Américas bridge and Vía Rápida Oriente in the Buena Vista neighborhood. These narco signs varied ever so slightly in message from the ones found the day before, reading: 

This message goes out to the Municipal Police Officers Padilla and Guadarrama. 

Calm the fuck down for your own well being or you will get your fucking asses killed.  


La Mera Verga

The Cartel Landscape of the Area

The cartel organizations in the city of Tijuana are very interested  in placing the police officers who are on their payroll in key positions of power. Each mayoral election has major implications for the power balance of the cartels because the mayor appoints the Secretary of Municipal Security and Protection (chief of police) as well as the director of police.

As previously written on Borderland Beat, in the last month the leadership structure of the Tijuana Municipal Police has gone through a series of upheavals. The previous mayor, Arturo González Cruz, retook his position from the interim mayor for just 44 hours and appointed a new chief and director who made over 120 changes to the positions of officers. 

Then on October 1, 2021, the brand new mayor, Montserrat Caballero Ramírez, took office and her new chief and director of police have been undoing some but not all of the 120 last minute changes that were made. 

With this context in mind, certain police drug seizures or arrests may seem to go against what a local cartel expected to happen. 

In this case the two officers mentioned in the narco message signs, Officers Padilla and Guadarrama, may simply be going against grain and genuinely working to fight crime. Or they may have found themselves stuck in a position where they had to make certain arrests or seizure due to circumstances beyond their control. Alternatively, Officers Padilla and Guadarrama could also be on the payroll of a rival cartel and be taking actions on behalf of this rival organization. 

The messages were signed by everyone’s-favorite-and-yet-least-identifying moniker “La Mera Verga” or “The Big Dick”.

As background, the city of Tijuana is divided into 8 delegations. These November 18 and 19, 2021 narco message signs were placed within the La Mesa delegation. To get a better idea of just how ambiguous the title is, here are just some of the recent examples of messages signed by “La Mera Verga”:

  • On July 10, 2021, a Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) member was caught carrying a message signed by “La Mera Verga” on Abelardo L. Rodriguez Street in the Presidentes neighborhood of Cerro Colorado delegation. (Source

  • On August 1, 2021, a dismembered right hand was left on top of a narco message sign threatening “Hectorin” and “Chaparro”, signed by “La Mera Verga” on Dibujantes Street in the Otay Indeco neighborhood of Otay Mesa delegation. (Source)

  • On October 27, 2021, a printed banner was hung threatening the director of the Homicide group within the Prosecutor's Office, signed by “La Mera Verga” on Diaz Ordaz Boulevard in the Chapultepec California neighborhood of the La Mesa delegation. (Source

In each of these cases a different cartel leader could be the supposed “La Mera Verga” in question as Zeta Tijuana weekly has written about different cartel groups being present, with different leaders in charge in each of these delegations. 

At this point, signing a message with this moniker is the cartel equivalent of “anonymous” as so many leaders claim the title that it ceases to have any meaning whatsoever.


  1. "La Mera Verga" is CJNG or CAF?

    This group could work very well on the South Side hood of Chicago. They could get rid of the "brothas" who steal murder rape abuse and government assistance programs .Eliminate every fatherless wakandan that dedicates his every action to living the "Thug Life".

    1. 6:12 ago Watch some more Marvel Comics little boy

    2. Did you really say wakandan lol US already has people doing this but its low key


    4. Esta enojado por que se lo culiaron unos brothas.

    5. Looks like his admiration for Chicago is clear; but pointless.
      Chicago's build investment programs for decades neglected Southside development. Dividing citizens of class and worth has only woke the truths of discrimination.

      From Chicago.

    6. It's fuck3d up but most black dudes are trying to be thugs.
      They are in a hole and can't get out of it.
      Now Mexico will have that same problem after all the guns 🇺🇸 sells illegally to the Mexican cartels.
      There don't just arm one cartel but EVERY cartel and just sit back and let them kill each other.
      Now there are thousands of fatherless children who's only dream is to be a mencho or a mayo.
      I heard many stories how there would be boxes full of guns randomly in different sides of the hood so there would be more crime and murder.
      Now it's happening in Mexico and it's just going to get worse with more drug users and crime will be higher too.
      What happened in Afghanistan? Why did 🇺🇸 leave out of nowhere and left behind 85 billion worth of military equipment?
      It's deeper than guns and drugs it called DESTABILIZATION..

    7. Your comment was credible until the last paragraph about Afghanistan. You can Google why they left, I was not aware that you are an accountant for GAO, keep in mind supplies were left for the Afghan Military, but when it came to fight the telaban, they chickened out and munations were easily taken. If you forget why they left, I will remind you. But first goggle it. Answer lies to those that really want to know.

    8. 2:37 lol good joke! 😆
      They knew what would happen if they did that, those Afghanistan soldiers were going to flip and go with taliban the minute 🇺🇸 left Afghanistan.. you can't possibly be that naive, well I guess you can after reading your comment.

    9. 2:37 the US had no business in Afghanistan in the first place.
      You still believe the taliban knocked out the twin towers?
      I bet you still believe in the toothed fairy LMAO 🤣

    10. USA wanted to leave cause we have control of poppy cultivation and importation just like Columbia

    11. Forget it don't bother with unknown, he is stubborn as a mule, the morevvyou tell him the facts, the more bonehead he gets. MF.

    12. This is like watching CNN arguing with MSNBC arguing with Al Sharpton!

    13. 6:51 how are those facts?
      What facts?
      You haven't SAID any facts..
      Google? Lol
      It's ovious you believe what you want to believe and it's fine with me.

      You act like those soldiers from Afghanistan were solid and loyal you weren't there boy.
      Why couldn't 🇺🇸 take that place over? They were there since 2001 and didn't do SH!t 😆
      Taliban are stronger than ever.

    14. 11:40 lol you are behaving like a bone head.

    15. 1:54 you are a bumbling fool..."Most black dudes wantto be thugs"..Crime in the black community is most definitely disproportionate considering the total number of blackmen in the country but when you say MOST you are just being insulting because the stats dont show it..You didnt even say something like most blacks commit crimes which is also false but you said THUGS..So according to you MOST blacks Kill,Rob,assault,Speak slang,Rape,Sell Dope,Rob bodega's and none are employed at Taco bell,McDonald's,Burger king or are your favorite actor or musician or basketball,football or baseball player?
      What country do you actually live in to say that
      Do you consider someone a thug based on the style of clothes or music they listen too?

    16. And let the whites and Mexicans who do the same get away scott free? I thought this was America where we all had equal rights,lol

  2. I just never get use to seeing the limbs displayed all Willy-nilly like that.

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    1. May he rest in PISS same goes for Tupac, Biggie , Nippsey Hustle,Pop Smoke ,
      By the way all these rappers were killed by other African Americans.

      Statistics dont lie, Rappers are saffer around cops than around thier "brothas"

    2. Most whites are killed by whites and the same Most Def applies to Mexicans..Stats DO NOT LIE..American presidents are safer around rappers when you consider every assasination and or attempt was at the hands of a WHITEMAN..So i guess we can Blame whitey after all.

  4. These aholes dont just eliminate someone, they torture to the end. This uniformed guy had his hands painfully bound for a llong time, his hands smashed, and his ear boxed- before his dismemberment, and who knows what else. Just south of the US, civilization has gone back 2k years


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