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Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Narco-Messages Left During AMLO's Arrival In Sonora; Caro Quintero's Cousin Accused Of Violence In The State

 "Char" for Borderland Beat 

This article was translated and reposted from INFOBAE 

Similar banners had already been found last year, but addressed to Governor Alfonso Durazo.


President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) gave his morning conference on Monday, November 13 from Ciudad Obregón, Sonora. While the governor of the state, Alfonso Durazo Montaño was speaking about the birthday of the national leader on social networks, the discovery of banners with the name of Rafael Caro Quintero was reported.

First reports indicate that the material was found in Hermosillo and the names of several people who are allegedly responsible for the violence in Sonora appear on the banners.

One of the messages found (Photo: Twitter/@Halcon1072).

"Sajid Emilio Quintero Navidad, alias El Cadete, who turned himself into the American government and who everyone speculates is the one who turned in his uncle Rafael Caro Quintero, today free for having cooperated, but continues his criminal career as he is behind the wave of violence in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora (sic)," reads the banner addressed to AMLO.

On at least three bridges the messages were placed with the name of Roy Antonio, a man who had already been mentioned in other banners placed in October of last year. When Roy Antonio was mentioned in another banner, it could be read that he was related to the La Plaza Cartel, the latter identified as the armed wing of the Caborca Cartel.

Meanwhile, in the recently found material, the aliases of El Nando Arenas, El Tío Bengel and El Pulpo appear. For his part, in January 2018 Sajid Emilio Quintero pleaded guilty to US authorities to conspiracy to distribute drugs in the United States and laundering monetary instruments.

The material was found in Hermosillo (Photo: Twitter/@Halcon1072).

According to the banner, El Cadete would be the one who "delivered" Rafael Caro Quintero, the latter is being held in the Altiplano prison in the State of Mexico, while U.S. authorities expect that he could be extradited next year.

Similar messages in Sonora

It should be noted that the messages found in October last year had a similar structure to those found recently, since they are a white tarpaulin with a red box denouncing violence and addressing the authorities.

On that occasion the message had photographs and was addressed to Governor Alfonso Durazo and federal authorities.

Narcobanners for Sonora governor where La Plaza is accused (Photo: Twitter/@Calvarie_Locus)

"Alfonso Durazo Montaño and federal authorities, in our Port of Guaymas and Empalme there have been many raids in which most of them rescue people who are kidnapped, all these events are carried out by the Cartel of La Plaza," it could be read on that occasion.

Source: INFOBAE 


  1. I am surprised Adelmo Nuñez or Lemo Nuñez was not mentioned in the banner when the war started with Chapos-Salazar, Lemo was mentioned as being an ally of Jose Gil and company.

    Also, I was thinking Lemo was the one that gave up Caro Quintero since Caro was captured in Choix which is a Lemo Nuñez stronghold.

    Lemo has also been associated with Guasave Cartel

  2. So Sajid snitched on his uncle RCQ to get the bag and freedom. Or maybe Lamo and Ovideo snitched on RCQ. The lesson for you reddit ninos is to stay in school. Narco life is short and full of L's.

  3. Sajid Emilio Quintero Navidad,El Cadete is actually free and runnin round?What a fuckin joke on everyone.Thought he was still in jug in the U.S ?
    Who in their right mind would work with a fat rat bastard like him?

  4. It's kind of hard to think Sajid is still working or as that much influence in Sonora anymore

    He could be calling shots from phones but he would need a strong team backing his plays and maintaining all the contacts and connections

    I think he is out of prison now, and in the US


    the timing of his sentencing and release with Quintero's capture is worth considering.


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