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Wednesday, September 6, 2023

The Interrogation Of Gabriel Miguel Rodriguez And Luis Gilberto Sifuentes Escobedo

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

For the third time since September 2022 the name of Antonio Castro Valenzuela aka El Castro is said aloud on film. Mr. Castro is the chief assassin for the criminal organization La Plaza in the state of Sonora. 

The following broadcast is video #3 in a series of interrogations where his lackeys specifically mention him by name. Additionally, videos #1 and #2 can be seen here and here.

Once more a repetitive pattern emerges that consists of an abduction, interrogation, and the subsequent extermination off camera of failed operatives within the Mexican underworld. 

Video translation is as follows:

Interrogator: Give me your full name. 

Captive #1: Gabriel Miguel Rodriguez. 

Interrogator: And yours?

Captive #2: Luis Gilberto Sifuentes Escobedo.

Interrogator: What jobs did you do for Jesús Alberto Ibańaz Barajas aka El Ingeniero?

Captive #1: He would send me to locate safe houses, search for family members of municipal policemen, and homes to rent for future use. We were obligated under threat to do this because he knows all of my family members. This was all done to help Commander Castro. 

Interrogator: Who?

Captive #1: Commander Castro. 

Interrogator: Give me the engineers full name?

Captive: His name Jesús Alberto Ibańaz Barajas.

Interrogator: What is this individual to you?

Captive #2: He’s a friend. 

Interrogator: Is he a childhood friend?

Captive #2: Yes, he is. We’ve known each other since I was 10 years old. 

Interrogator: Who’s responsible for that armed attack against the municipal policemen where Francisco Javier Galo Sanchez lost his life?

Captive #2: That was Jesús Alberto with the help of Castro. 

Interrogator: El Castro?

Captive #2: Yes. 

Interrogator: Where are these two individuals?

Captive #2: I don’t currently know where they are. 

Interrogator: How would you communicate with these men?

Captive #2: He would send us the locations that we had to search out through WhatsApp. 

Male voice over: Theses two men were recruited by the La Plaza Cartel to locate the family members of policemen. And to rent out homes so that they could be used by their hitmen. 

Empalme, Sonora

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  1. “ Ingeniero” ??? Más bien es albañil

    1. Parece de la stone cold masonry Este wey

  2. HEARST, CDS is using your graphics for their interrogation videos. That Pelo Chino graphic was from BB.

    1. lot of narcos follow bb. Behave now internet narcos

    2. No he isnt,
      It’s opinionsonora.
      Bro thinks a bunch of foos from the mountains are out there reading English articles while being used as cannon folder lol

    3. Lol no joke there was a time when either Z-40 left a comment here or someone very close to him... back in like 2012

    4. Those are my graphics, not Opinion Sonora. I made them.


    6. 5:58 you said that with such confidence like you actually believed that shit. 🤣

  3. Caborca Cartel and La Plaza the same guys?

    1. Cds kicking their ass for now with more class, none of that chopping up, skinning face off like low life plaza cartel did last year to intimidate.

    2. CDs was suppose to clean these guys out in a month or two its going on years CDs look pathetic in all honesty.

    3. 5:38 you act like caro Quintero’s family is small. It’s a big family and have been around in the business for years

    4. @12:10 You mean DECADES. Somewhere closer to 50 years.. At least..

  4. Something tells me these guys WERE cops…

  5. Rumors that the mexican armed forces are hunting down le kena to kill him. Few days back they almost did and el escorpion 5 was killed in an armored cadillac while la kena ecaped.

    1. I wonder if he’s injured.. if so his days are truly numbered, if not by the hour..

  6. Puro gente cochona del agua fresxas 703

  7. BB I saw this in the news “ Los Angeles parents shot, killed while parked in car with 1-year-old child in backseat”. they found a male victim, later identified as Loera, and a female victim, later identified as Guzman, both suffering from gunshot wounds. Guzman Loera, maybe just coincidence but is it possible this is extended family of El Chapo and some attack? Sorry if I sound like a conspiracy theorist the names caught my eye.

    1. Very interesting coincidence but those names are more common than you think..

    2. They are not related at all to chapo lmao I know the guy who’s passed he went by Clos

    3. 6:42 well fill us in with the details dont just tell half, was he a gang member im or dope pusher or just one of those random wrong time wrong place Los Angeles shootings that happen to latinos in wrong hoods

    4. 9:59 ya paranoid.
      It happened at Harbor City, CA.
      They were shot in the car playing, rap music late at night, that unfortunately brought unwanted attention.
      They are investigating weather, it's gang related.


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