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Monday, February 27, 2023

CJNG Interrogate CDS Hitman in Colima

"Sol Prendido" and "HEARST" for Borderland Beat

In Colima, a video shows CJNG hitmen interrogating a CDS member who alleged that Navy sergeants were actively protecting Sinaloa Cartel members.

The Beginning of the Interrogation 

Video translation is as follows: 

Sicario: What's your name?

Captive: Carlos Enrique Silva Rodriguez. 

Sicario: How old are you, who do you work for, and who is your immediate boss?

Captive: Commander Marcos. 

Sicario: Who’s in charge of the extortions?

Captive: Commander Marcos. 

Sicario: Who else is involved?

Captive: El Rojo. 

Sicario: Who else?

Captive: Those are the only individuals…

The Context 

Here’s all you need to know about the current cartel landscape of Colima before watching more. There are three major cartel groups within the state. They are: 

  • The Sinaloa Cartel (CDS) Mayo faction
  • The Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG)
  • Los Mezcales / Colima Independent Cartel, a CJNG splinter group

Colima is a small state that lies in between Jalisco and Michoacan - two states with a significant CJNG presence.

So, why does CDS bother to spend a significant amount of valuable resources in order to maintain a presence in Colima, when it's currently sandwiched in between two CJNG states?

It's because there is a highly valuable port city within Colima, called Manzanillo. 

As noted by Redlog earlier this week, Manzanillo receives shipments of firearms and chemical precursors (used for drug production) from South East Asia and Latin America. It also receives shipments of cocaine from Central America, Colombia, Perú and Ecuador. 

This helps to explain why CDS and CJNG have chosen important figures from within their organizations to lead their forces within the state.

CDS has Rafael Guadalupe Félix Núñez, alias “Changuito Antrax”, in charge. If you want to learn more about who Changuito Antrax is and his criminal history, please see this previous story

The leader of Colima's CJNG forces is alleged to be Mencho’s son-in-law Julio Alberto Castillo Rodríguez, alias “El Chorro”. If you want to read his criminal history, please see this previous story

The leader of the Colima Independent Cartel used to be José Bernabé Brizuela Meraz, alias “La Vaca”, however he was arrested in August 2022. It is unclear who has taken over his role.

The Rest of the Interrogation Videos

On February 27, 2023, the cartel news Twitter account Jalisciense uploaded footage of the interrogation. The original filming date is unclear. The following is a transcription of what can be heard, as translated by Sol Prendido:

Video Source: Jalisciense

Sicario: Give me your full name. 

Captive: Carlos Enrique Martinez Cuesta. 

Sicario: Who do you work with?

Captive: The Sinaloa Cartel. 

Sicario :  Ok, let’s begin. Who do you primarily work for, who’s your boss?

Captive: Jorge Raul Rosales Cristerna aka R18. 

Sicario: Is R18 your lead boss, who do you primarily work for? Who do you help to set up those drug stores?

Captive: Commander Marcos. 

Sicario: Commander Marcos? What is he to you?

Captive: He’s my brother. 

Sicario: What’s your brothers full name?

Captive: Marcos Antonio Martinez Cuesta. 

Sicario: Who’s extorting the restaurants?

Captive: My brother. 

Sicario: Your brother? (Marcos Antonio Martinez Cuesta) Why is he charging them?

Captive: It’s being done on orders of R18. 

Sicario: On orders of R18? Who all is receiving that money, how are you guys going about moving that money around from all of these restaurants?


Sicario: Which other government personnel or court officials help you guys within the Cartel de Sinaloa to get out of jail?

Captive: Gallardo. Gallardo and Nacho. 

Sicario: Who?

Captive: It’s Gallardo and Nacho. 

Sicario: Gallardo? What’s his full name and where can I find him?

Captive: Gallardo Flores. I don’t know where he currently lives but he use to stay in Valle Paraíso some years ago. He was driving a white Nissan Versa. I don’t know which vehicle he drives now though. 

Sicario: What about Nacho, what could you tell us about him? Where does he have his office?

Captive: It’s in front of the INE (National Electoral Institute). He drives a big vehicle. 

Sicario: How big? Is it a Ford, Ram, or Chevrolet? Is it that new bad ass truck that doesn’t have any identifying numbers?

Captive: That’s the one. But I don’t know if it has numbers on it or not.  

Sicario: So, besides that truck which other patrol vehicles from the State Police support you guys? Give me a name of one of the police officials who also provides support. 

Captive: Luis. 

Sicario: Luis what you fool?

Captive: Luis Wuicho. 

Sicario: Give me the name of the liaison between your brother and the Navy. 

Captive: My brother is an active duty soldier in the Navy. 

Sicario: Which brother? Give me his full name and rank. 

Captive: Eduardo Alejandro Martinez Cuesta. 

Sicario: What’s his rank?

Captive: He’s a Tercer Maestre (Equivalent to an Army 1st Sergeant). 

Sicario: A 1st Sergeant? What about the liaison, who is that between? How many Navy officials and vehicles does he have as support?

Captive: The liaison is a ship mechanic. 

Sicario: Ok. So, he’s the connect for the Navy? How exactly did everything go down there, who did he get in contact with?

Captive: It’s an individual known as Soto. 

Sicario: Soto? Describe him to me. What’s his rank?

Captive: He’s an official. Tan, short, and he has black hair. From Colomos, Aguascalientes. He’s the liaison for the Sinaloa cartel. 

The CJNG Announcement

Attention all the townspeople of Manzanillo. We are the CJNG and we’re purging all those individuals who say they’re from the Sinaloa Cartel.  It’s only in name that they have as being from Sinaloa. Because they’re only extorting restaurants, bars, hardware stores, and motorcycle taxis. 

The CJNG offers its services against these crimes. So that you’re no longer having to pay those extortionists who are taking your hard earned income that is meant for your families. 

This conflict is only against cartels. Don’t ignore this message. We have on many occasions demonstrated to everyone what all we can do.

But social media platforms haven’t always shown the truth. Instead they contribute to the cyber terrorism of these scumbags. This is how they go about wanting to intimidate everyone with their gossip and fake news. Leave the townspeople alone and come on out to that armed confrontation. 

We’re already within the city of Manzanillo. And we plan to purge the rats from CDS. Along with the police corporations who are committing crimes with them. We have nothing personal against any police department. This is only against those individuals who are supporting CDS and don’t deserve to wear a policeman’s uniform. 

It’s better if you help us. We’re going to leave a number where we can be reached. Don’t give the opposition the money that you earn by your own sweat. The Jalisco New Generation Cartel will give its support to liquidate those thieves who threaten citizens so that they get paid. They’re nothing more than scum. 

For all the restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Such as Nenes Bar, Moreno de Karla, and El Carril de Chandiablo. Don’t bother paying protection fees to these dogs. We’re currently investigating. It won’t be CDS who kills you off. It’ll be us for anyone who decides to pay these rats a single peso. We will also close off your businesses if it comes to this. 

We killed Carlos Enrique Martinez Cuesta aka Jimmy. He’s the brother of Marcos Antonio Martinez aka Commander Marcos. Who was also receiving protection from the Navy on behalf of his other brother 1st Sergeant Eduardo Alejandro Martinez Cuesta. On orders of Jorge Raul Rosales Cristerna aka R18. He is second in command within all of Manzanillo. This after R18 and his lackey lieutenants. 

We’re currently investigating and will be coming after R21 and Colombiano, you guys think you’re bosses within the neighborhoods. The purge has begun. Be fucking ready cause we’re already in position here. 

Yours truly, CJNG Jalisco New Generation Cartel 

Jalisciense 1 Doujinshi


  1. A little before La Vaca got arrested he had differences with his underboss and they split, I think La Vaca got arrested first and shortly thereafter his former underboss got arrested in Colima, Aguascalientes or Querétaro. I don't remember where but the story is on this website.
    Supposedly La Vaca's sister Blanca took his spot and her son El Abulon became the chief enforcer. They killed off the individuals they didn't trust in Colima City, their main plaza, and made alliances with Carteles Unidos to source drugs and fight against CJNG.

    1. Gee willikers.

    2. Shiver my Timbers, you do not compute...trash in trash out.

    3. 855
      Stay posting bro,good comments

    4. 8:55 Thank you for the info. That's what this platform is for, insightful and intellectual discussion. Don't let gibberish and nonsense cloud or persuade you from posting. Keep it coming my man.

  2. Man these guys so funny, como filma, como Star Wars lol.

    1. Hahahaha you can’t make this shit up! Hahahaha

      Sicario: How big? Is it a Ford, Ram, or Chevrolet? Is it that new bad ass truck from a company that got bailed out in 2009?

      Captive: He’s an official. Tan, short, and he has black hair. Your average looking Mexican

    2. Ford, Ram (Chrysler), Chevrolet (GM) are junk never see these vehicles on the battlefield or in the roughest terrains of the world. It was American tax payer money that kept those 3 unAmerican trash companies existing when they went bankrupt in 2009. Only Toyotas and Nissans are for the battlefields and rough territory those who know, know.

      Semper Fi

    3. Uhh… Ford F series trucks and Raptors are notoriously rampant across Narco escoltas….

      Dodge (GM) Ram pickup trucks (Diesel) are also the highest rated pickups you can get..

    4. Yeah ok 3:55 that doesn’t make them reliable or great. Only reason you won’t see Japanese diesel or high gas guzzler trucks take over in the US is because of emissions bullshit and people’s pride. Narcos and their escoltas aren’t the brightest bunch. But whatever makes you feel good driving that trash.

      Semper Fi

  3. Stop giving ur money to Sinaloa because we want ur money. Thats our extortion money. Lmao. These foos really think they be doing the townspeople a favor. All these fukn cartels are a fukn plague. I really wish the govt would eradicate tf out of all of them but i know it’ll never happen.

    1. They would also have to take their dick loving fans who come here everyday cheering for their favorite clown cartel

    2. That's a negative chief hahahha

    3. 10:09 omg the righteous liberal lmfao

  4. I thought changuito felix was a women in that picture lol

    1. Foo looks like a machorra lol

    2. 10:44 🤣🤣🤣 i thaught i was the only one who noticed, might as well call him changa

  5. But...but...but ... CDS don't extort!

    1. You're the only one who ever says that But But But dude. You make it sound like everyone's saying it, but it's just you lol. Are you the Chapo Snitched dude too?

    2. 5:46 yea no you are a cds cheerleader ive seen hundreds of comments saying CDS dont extort or kidnapp for ransom and a bunch of other bullshit that ALL cartels do, ora si que como dice un compa por aqui Shiver my timvers o algo por el estilo 😂😂😂

    3. Every single time you give that But But But bollox I have looked and looked for who u are talking to, and who u are talking about. You do it every time, and I have NEVER come across any comments like that in the threads. And don't call me a fucking cheerleader. I'm a grown man.

  6. R18 was fighting colima with cjng in like 2016 he was eventually captured. Did r18 get released or is this an old video ?

  7. That is not Changuito ántrax photo

    1. According to federal intelligence presented at a presidential press conference, it is.

    2. @3.50 I think it's much more likely that that photo is the real Changuito Antrax, rather than the other photos of a 20 something trying to imitate Chino.

    3. 3:50 hey some people change a lot in the course of a couple of years, im sure you look different now than 10 yrs ago

    4. What you mean imitate Chino Anthrax? He's acting dead or what?

    5. @6.52. It always made me laugh when people would comment on how young and tough certain bosses looked, but didn't understand that the photo was 30 years old, so when they finally got busted and Perp-walked they wouldn't say ''Fuck, that photo I saw must have been 40 years old'', they'd say ''Fuck, heavy is the head that wears the crown. That's what cocaine and power does to a man, he aged 40 years in 6 months!''

  8. "Venimos para liberarlos y protegerlos de los que secuestran y les cobran derecho de piso pero esa protección no es gratis, les va a costar derecho de piso y si no pagan entonces aténganse a la violencia y los secuestros"

    La misma puerca pero revolcada

    1. Y se te olvido, se le pagan un solo peso te vamos a matar....y para que se te quite te vamos a cerrar el negocio....aver como te gusta eso. Como que ya cerraron el negocio después que te matamos. Parate, encuentra tus piernas y cabeza y te me paras y abre el negocio de nuevo para que seamos nosotros quien lo cerramos. No me oyes, que te pares. Asi para que te des cuenta el efecto de que aunque estes muerto mires y sientas como se siente que te cierrn el negocio. Como que no puede oir ni sentir porque esta muerto

  9. The original cjng choreographer must have been killed these video interrogations are getting worse and worse

  10. The hitman on the right in blue jean shorts made me laugh. Homeboy is too chillax on the job to be wearing shit like that. 😆

    1. He’s clearly the couch guy that they scrapped up last minute for the video!

    2. Chillax? Sol definitely over 45yrs old lmfaooo pinche old sensitive fart 🤣

    3. 5:37 chillax buddy

  11. If your a bar owner,taxi,shop,you cant win ?
    Pay one,the other shoots you up,pay the other same thing ?

  12. Here’s an interesting thought… when is the last time you heard of a large shipment of precursors being busted at ANY port in MX?


    1. Good point man. Many precursors have legitimate uses though, and because they are camouflaged by huge operations, often with government contracts, it's almost impossible to infiltrate from the ground up.

    2. and so the beat goes on..

    3. The war machine bangs on, the beast roams across the field, fed on misery alone-

    4. @Damn that is depressing Ms H. Should rename this site ''Misery-Fed Borderland Beast''

  13. “The CJNG offers its services against these crimes. So that you’re no longer having to pay those extortionists who are taking your hard earned income that is meant for your families… instead you will pay us.”

  14. Two different individuals?

    1. Nope, one is before he got tortured and the other is the aftermath


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