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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Cartel de Sinaloa Controls Baja California

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

The capture of El Babay generated an internal dispute within the CJNG in La Paz and Los Cabos.

Recent violent incidents involving the presence of armed groups in La Paz and Comondú have raised the alarm for the Mesa de Seguridad in Baja California Sur, as these events were provoked by the same criminal group, such as the attack on Comondú municipal agents in Ciudad Constitución on the night of September 25, where around 15 heavily armed assassins were recorded on video as they brutally beat the police officers.

In addition to the irruption of an armed criminal cell  with assault rifles on the evening of Saturday, October 8, when 30 gunmen entered the Chapel of San Juan Bautista in San Juan de los Planes - municipality of La Paz - and tried to abduct a couple from Tijuana, Baja California, but when they did not find them, they took another couple who hours later would be released.

Situations that marked a turning point in the State Government that, in the face of so many warnings, raised the  alert level. 

"We are on alert because the event in Comondú was not just any old thing, we have to strengthen, the regional commander of the Army was here just to shield us, so that Sonora, Sinaloa, Baja California, we have to be more careful. It seems that the same group has been working here in the area," acknowledged the governor of Baja California, Victor Castro Cosio.

In the latest map prepared by members of the State Criminal Investigation Agency and the State Government, the Pacific Cartel or Sinaloa Cartel (CDS) is in total control of criminal activities in BCS, mainly kidnappings, retail drug trafficking, extortion and kidnappings. The most alarming are from Puerto San Carlos (Comondú), La Paz and Los Cabos.

This is evidenced by the seizures of weapons and drugs, as well as executions and disappearances. It is known that the Pacific Cartel is in control of drug trafficking on the ground; other organizations could have a presence, but only by sea and air in the transfer of drugs, not by being formally installed in the state. Those are the data we have from intelligence tests," an agent from the state Public Security Bureau told ZETA.

"I don't know what it's called, but there is a group that participated in Los Planes, and we suspect, we see that it is probably linked to the fact, when they beat the police in Constitución, that fact has already been prosecuted, fortunately they were quickly apprehended (3 of 15 assassins), but we are still investigating," said the governor.

It seems that "the criminal group" that the state administration recognizes is the Pacific Cartel, and that the National Palace is already in its sights. The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, was reportedly addressing the issue during his most recent visit to BCS.

The information in government agencies has been capitalized and handled with total secrecy, and although it was already an open secret since the complaint of the collection of money from fishermen in Puerto San Carlos at the beginning of 2022, the problem wasn’t recognized until it was evidenced in video via social networks.

"I could not say names, it would be like slipping a topic to which I do not refer, we will give a talk on November 5 or 6, on public safety, because there are very interesting things, but other very worrying matters and this is one. The president is coming to see the issue of health and security," added Castro Cosio.


It seems that there is a lack of coordination in the federal, state and municipal intelligence reports, each institution recognizes a rearrangement and very different dominant groups.

According to the Attorney General's Office (FGR), the country is divided into nine criminal organizations and/or drug cartels, which in turn are divided into 37 criminal cells, and between them all participate in the generation of violence for the control of the national territory in the sale and distribution of narcotics.

They drew up a criminal map that remains in effect since 2014 and to date "has not changed much," suggesting that in BCS there is a presence of the Pacific Cartel through "Los 28"; of Los Beltran Leyva with the cells of "Los Mazatlecos," with influence in Sinaloa; and "La Oficina," with a presence in Aguascalientes.

Surprisingly, the FGR does not consider the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) in the state, despite multiple military intelligence reports, testimonies of drug dealers arrested and wounded in the criminal battle.

What does stand out is the official entry of the "Los 28" cell into the state since 2015, as stated by the Attorney General's Office in intelligence reports delivered at the end of that year. Since July 31, 2014, when the war between cartels broke out in BCS, the presence of the CDS was clear.

Sinaloa's fight against local cells involved the participation of "La Barredora," a cell from the state of Guerrero; "Gente Nueva," from Sinaloa and Chihuahua; and "Los 28," natives of Baja California Sur who changed sides and Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.

They were also supported in the fight by the "Dámaso Special Forces" cell, until they were able to establish themselves in Baja Sur.

Those who confronted them on behalf of Los Beltran Leyva are "Los Mazatlecos", originally from Sinaloa and BCS, and in the southern part of the state, "La Oficina".

Another - unofficial - report from the Sedena indicates that in "some points like La Paz an alliance was established to operate peacefully, an agreement of no confrontations and respect for the territories.

The database establishes by locality and leadership:

* Cabo San Lucas- CJNG

* San Jose del Cabo - "Chapo Isidro" (Los Beltran Leyva)

* La Paz-CJNG and minor presence of CDS

* Comondú - "Los Menores" CDS)

* Loreto - Caborca Cartel (Caro Quintero)

* Mulegé - In dispute for being the entrance to BCS.

Certainly it is a back and forth of criminal reports of the institutions, however, the branch of the FGR that is dedicated in organized crime investigations responded to dozens of requests for public information through the National Transparency Platform, in which since 2014 is practically the same document. The only changes are the date and the Government that issues it.

Perhaps it is the evidence they have, but the intelligence units of the different corporations, at least in Baja California Sur, detail the presence of other criminal organizations that the "official report" does not contemplate or is far from the reality on the streets.

The FGR omits criminal cells that were present, such as "Fuerzas Especiales Dámaso" (FED), the cell of "El Colores", "Los Compadrones", Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada's "Los Mayitos" and "Los Pepillos" - formerly Beltrán Leyva - who joined Jalisco New Generation Cartel.

Narco messages, graffiti and a high level of violence, evidenced the presence of the CJNG. However, for the authorities of Baja California Sur it was not enough to accept the reality.


The report "Mexico: Organized Crime Organizations and Drug Trafficking," published by the U.S. Congressional Research Service on June 7, 2022, reveals a panorama closer to what the country and Baja California Sur are going through, which encompasses the wars for drug control.

One of the main concerns of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is "the CJNG's ambitious expansion campaign, characterized by high levels of violence.

The U.S. Congressional Research Service directly links the violent surge in Baja California Sur since 2014, particularly in 2019, when CJNG allied with the remnants of the Arellano Felix Cartel (CAF) of Tijuana, Baja California and founded the recently formed alliance called the Tijuana Cartel New Generation (CTNG) to take on the Pacific (CDS) on the Baja California Peninsula.

According to James Bosworth, a regional analyst for Latin America, the main cartels leading the war in Mexico according to data obtained from open sources and interviews with journalists are CJNG, Sinaloa, Juarez, Gulf and Los Zetas.

Precisely the specialist places Jalisco New Generation Cartel with having absolute control of BCS, although in another report developed by StratFor, a private intelligence and international security analysis company at the service of US government agencies, revealed in 2021 the presence of the CJNG in Southern California as predominant to the Sinaloa Cartel.

The US Congress recognizes the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation as the trigger for criminal violence in Baja California, Baja California Sur, Nayarit, Sonora and other states.

Zeta Tijuana


  1. Replies
    1. Sonora yeah but they can't push out LA plaza so I don't think they are that strong

    2. 6:12 cjng is worst being pretty incompetent not being able to kill off csrl...yeah I don't think grupo elite is that strong 😂😂😂😂

    3. CJNG is a few rungs up from the snitch cartel aka CDs

    4. Dang, all the fanboys gonna leave extra stiff socks in the laundry for their moms from all the j....

    5. Lol 734

      I don't understand all the sinaloa dickriders on this site. Their patron cried like a bitch to the contra and snitched on his people. Shameful

    6. 🎵Gira y se para la tierra si Joaquin lo ordena🎵 I guess Joaquin hasnt been able to get the order out of Florwnce cause the earth has not stoped spinning yet, yea those Sinaloas have weapons more advanced than the USA, Rusia and china convined, they can erase the universe and make a new one if they wanted to, it's true im not lying, you know how i know? I heard it in one of their bad ass corridos 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    7. All cjng dick riders on suicide watch

    8. I was just in Cabo San Lucas and its all Sinaloa

  2. Ahhh negative aki pura mayisa

  3. This article is gonna make many pom pom ninas of cjng really mad...haha

  4. Cjng doesn't even have presence in Baja according to the pgr...mencho groupies losing their mind 😂


    2. Wake up the mafia has taken over. They had chapo and otoniel arrested. All the judges are mafia pretending to be mexican. AMLO sold out. Look at mafia and look ant the judges.

  5. Didn't Pantera of Damasos/CDS getting killed kick it all off back a few years,Isidro/28/FED/Pepillos/China/el grande etc what a fucking mess

  6. I don't know why anyone would think any different in this day.

  7. Al rato va Sinaloa por Juarez otra ves ahora que ya ganaron la peninsula Baja.
    Pinche Linea se traicionan entre si y mas a los que los salvaron aka Aztecas que si vuelven Sinaloa a luchar por Juarez se la van a pelar los de la Linea.
    Como se esto?
    Porke se siguen matando entre si en Juarez todos los pendejos de la Empresa, Mexicles, Aztecas y Doblados y Linieros.
    Juntos era fuertes.
    Ahora son puros pendejos.

    1. 9:02 No puede, por el tipo de estructura del cartel en Juarez no prosperaria. Ahorita la linea esta mas fuerte que nunca, no digas tonterias.

    2. 10:46 Sigue soñando que La Linea esta fuerte.
      Pinche Linea no puede no controlar la matanza que ay todavia en la ciudad ahora quesque controla ay. Menos va a poder con Sinloa Otra ves.

    3. 10:46 SI tan chingones son los de La Linea porke todavia no eacan a Sinaloa de El Valle de Juarez?
      Porke no pueden contra estos.
      No ay mas pendejo que el que no entiende razones.

    4. 6:56 Soñar?, para nada... desde cuando estarian al poder... los que siguen soñando son los sinaloenses... son a los unicos que detienen dia tras dia con fentanilo y cristal.

      10:46 el que mucho abarca poco aprieta, y tendria que repartir poder entre muchos bocas. Ese cruce esta bien culero, en cambio la linea tiene arreglados sus cruces por trailers y toneladas. No requieren de mulitas que crucen por el desierto de kilitos. Aqui el pendejo es otro, a echarle mas ganitas a tus argumentos, piojito.

    5. Yo e visto lo contrario, cada vez que se topan, la línea les parte la madre a los sinaloenses. Cada puta ves

    6. 11:13 yo pense que nomas los de Sinaloa eran alucinados.
      Pero ya veo que ay alucinados en todos lados como tu as de comprender.

    7. Yo no soy porrista de Sinaloa y tampoco soy el unico que sabe que si Sinaloa vuelve a atacar Juarez le da en la madre a La Linea.
      Tambien sitios o gente que escribe columnas en otras publications de narcotrafico.
      Pero como dije en otro comentario.
      Decian que en cuanto se terminara la guerra contra Sinaloa en Juarez iva a volvieron la paz y no es haci.
      Siguen matandose entre todos.
      Ahora dicen que la Linea le gana a Sinaloa haci de facil.
      Solo El tiempo dura.

    8. 2:05 🤦‍♂️ No mames El Cds atacaron al CDJ cuando el CDS estava mas fuerte y con la ayuda de todo el gobierno y ni haci pudieron gracias a la linea, que te hace pensar que orita podrian hacerle algo a la linea?

    9. 9:35 CDS controla Durango, Sinaloa y Sonora enteros que estan alrededor de Chihuahua y mas ahora tiene Baja California tambien.
      Por eso.

    10. 11:26 no pues si se ve que esta bien controlado Sinaloa con la mitad siendo Beltranes y no se diga Sonora, hui si esta bien controlado 😂😂😂😂

  8. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 what did i just read? so cjng doeant have a prence in baja sur but they are traficking through there? How can you traffick through a place where you dont have a presence? Dont tell me they are paying piso to cds, cause if thats the case WTF is going through Cds heads letting them traffick their shit? Just shut them down and dont let them make a penni. I dont know Rick

    1. Organizations always get money through others logistics. At the end of the day the product goes to different destinations. Their is hostility if they know if a rival owns the product and is lying and want to affect his pockets. Then there is confrontation

    2. 9:09 it's called trafficking genius!!

  9. El señor de las 4 letras tiene mercados internacionales chavalones tampoco no se agan

  10. Cjng tiene los grupos mas fuertes en Ecuador que no tenga precensia en baja california no mamen

  11. In paragraph 4 ,2 mention of kidnappings.

  12. Of course Jalisco has no presence in thats what the government says when they are protecting a certain group. Not too long ago they said they weren't in Aguascalientes either. you can see who the government is favoring in those states .

  13. Of course dea is going to say jng dominates Baja just like they said they have proof mencho is dead and took him off the most wanted! 😂

    1. Damn only 9 AM and you’re already peeking off crack? Never too early these days I guess

    2. "DEA say they have proof mencho dead"?
      Fuck did they say that??
      You just made that shit up you crank


    3. 927
      When the fuck they take him off most wanted?In your drug spun mind?

    4. @2:32 came out the horses mouth LARA!

    5. Mencho been dead for a while, stop acting like he is still alive, you fools.

  14. Everyone in Mexico wants to be a wannabe bad guy messing with people and cops and form their own groups and push people around anybody can be a tough guy with twenty guys backing you up Come to a US prison.

  15. These guys look like Trump's clowns who invaded the US capital tough guys screaming their girl lost the election Now they are crying in court calling for daddy trump.

    1. Unknown there's a rumor that Mr. T
      Maybe trying to run for President again.
      He F up big time! And thinks he had a chance again.

    2. A lot of mentally retarded people in the comment section


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