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Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Hidalgo, Coahuila: "If You’re Going To Shoot, Let Me Know"

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

Gunshots rang out like a rattle on the border of Nuevo Leon and Coahuila.

The confrontation between criminals and law enforcement forces was recorded on video.

"If you are going to shoot, let me know so I can cover my ears because you are going to leave me deaf", said one of the Action and Reaction Policemen to one of his colleagues, who was about to defend the security filter in Coahuila against the criminal attack.

In the videos, the state elements can be seen defending themselves from the attack that left one police officer dead, Hugo Javier Moreno Perez, aka "Centauro," and two more wounded.

According to the authorities, despite the intensity of the attack, the criminals were prevented from entering by means of a chase.

Following the armed attack a posthumous tribute was given to 'Comandante Centauro', the police officer killed in the confrontation.

Hugo Javier Moreno Perez, 38 years old, a native of Frontera, is the policeman who bravely gave his life for the safety of Coahuila's citizens.

"Comandante Centauro" was wounded in the line of duty while repelling the entrance of armed civilians to the state during the confrontation that took place this Tuesday morning in the municipality of Hidalgo.

Hugo Javier Moreno Perez, 38 years old, from the Aviaci贸n neighborhood of Frontera, is the policeman who bravely gave his life for the security of his state while performing his duty. He had more than 10 years of service to the community as part of the ranks of the Coahuila State Police.

A posthumous tribute will be held in his memory at the police headquarters in Saltillo at 11:00 a.m. this Wednesday morning.

Afterwards, his body will be taken to his hometown to pay tribute to him also in the land where he was born and raised. 

During his service, "Comandante Centauro" first served as director of Ocampo, after which he was reassigned to the GATEM group of Piedras Negras, being mortally wounded this Tuesday while bravely responding to the call for help of his colleagues who were being attacked at the security checkpoint located on the border of Coahuila and Tamaulipas, where two other elements were also wounded.

After the confrontation and to prevent the entry of the armed civilians into our state, the wounded were taken to a hospital, where unfortunately a few hours later "Comandante Centauro" lost his life.




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16 comments:

  1. QEPD. Don't know if he had a military song but here's one on YouTube with some footage from that area in a previous battle.
    Yibran B茅lico: 馃幎Topon en Hidalgo Coahuila馃幎

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    1. Sol, can you please go visit La Vaca for an interview and get to the bottom of this Mencho death thingy.
      Thank you
      La 701

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  2. just fly over and bomb the cartels boom simple way to end them

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    1. I don’t think “human right activists” in Mexico allow the military to use drones in order to bomb the cartels. “Human right activists” in Mexico are freaking parasites dude. They are constantly protecting the cartels and are constantly breathing down the necks of the military not allowing them to do their job. Not a single word from them when a cartel kills a member of the military. But the moment a soldier kills a cartel sicario that shot at him first, now all of a sudden it’s a human rights violation.

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    2. Dropping bombs is good in symmetrical warfare but the Mexican drug war is asymmetrical so it wouldn't work.

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    3. Are you a proponent for the whole "designating cartels as terrorist organizations"? If so I'll give you 3 reasons why that is a terrible idea. 1: terrorists commit acts of violence for a clear and succinct political goal, 2: the US has a terrible track record of collateral damage when attempting to dispatch terrorists, and 3:it would make every citizen of Mexico eligible for immediate asylum and rightfully so as they would be at much greater risk for additional violence and harm. Bonus 4:we would be violating the sovereignty of or closest and most important neighbor. If the us is so worried about the cartels protect your border and YOUR land . Just my two cents.

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    4. @10.23. If you had any idea how many innocents have been raped, tortured, murdered and forcibly disappeared by the Mexican military you would understand why ''human rights groups'', who are often the only recourse for poor Mexicans who don't have the power to combat these men whose bosses are taking direct orders from cartel are necessary, not parasitical.? When a cartel member shoots a soldier it is out of their remit, genius, so of course they don't comment. Why would they? The idea that they prevent the military from doing their job is ludicrous. I heard some fool saying the same about ''The Media'' in Mexico recently. All part of the same bullshit, not knowing that you are helping the cartels just as much as the army when you spread that bullshit.

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    5. 12.52. Bang on. To add my 1 cents worth- 5: Cartels in all but a few states are no longer organisations, they are scattered cells embedded in their communities, making military intervention either a decades long campaign of oppression that would backfire catastrophically, or a bombing campaign that would kill 3 innocents for every small time drug dealer labelled CARTEL while the real traffickers are protected. 6: Military intervention failed spectacularly before, even when the Cartels were massively outgunned. The confusion today would lead to a catastrophe, and the war would engulf the border towns and eventually spill over the border when the humanitarian crisis deepened. Orphans would be recruited just like they were in El Salvador and a whole new cycle would begin, so that in 20 years people would would be asking- Who The Fuck Ordered This Madness? And the answer wd be ''I think Trump read some drunk dudes comment at 10.03 on Borderland Beat, and it changed the course of History. Before he jumped from the top of Trump Tower when the photos that Putin blackmailed him with went viral''

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  3. I believe the cartel that law enforcement was fighting against was Cartel Del Noreste. A couple of days ago, another CDN convoy tried to enter Coahuila as well, but the military and state police were able to repel CDN’s incursion successfully without taking any casualties. Sadly, repelling CDN’s incursion into Coahuila this time around came at a cost. Rest In Peace Comandante Centauro. Here’s some footage of the gunfight from a couple of days ago if you guys are curious: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5LQ4tPRttP0

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  4. Cdn are going hard after Nuevo Le贸n and Coahuila

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  5. If they would have not been worried about filming a video for Twitter maybe they would be alive. They can shoot a video but not the enemy. Lol

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    1. The mugrosos were repelled from entering. This brave police officer willing performed his duty and will be openly celebrated and remembered by his family, police officers and the public. The mugrosos on the other hand will be discarded out in the desert by other POS to never be found. LMAO

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    2. 10:25 - I’m pretty sure the officer that was recording is not the one who was killed. Their faces are completely different. The one who was killed was his buddy with the 50 cal who died fighting against the cartels. Have some respect. Rest In Peace Comandante Centauro.

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  6. That's fucking terrible. I don't know how people can be policemen down there with all of the constant danger. What a brave man. I hope he doesn't have any children or a wife grieving. If so I hope they can get through this the best as possible.

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  7. I’m from Coahuila they’re never going to make it. GATE cleaned the whole state allende, cinco manantiales, piedras from CDN they have the state on lockdown, and they have a bunch of people to fight off la tropa correlona..

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  8. Rest In Peace Commandante Centauro

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