I picked this up on SoMe. There is no way to authenticate it, but it basically says that CDG, through the Matamoros faction, represented by the Scorpions, is entering Taxco and Morelos in Guerrero to clean it. I dunno who mr Sombrero is.
@Chava: Sorry. You are right and I knew that. Just very sloppy of me
Whether CDG or not, is hard to tell, but I was a bit interested in this Sombrero guy, and apparently there has been multiple instances of these narcomantas over the past weeks, some with chopped off heads to go along.
"In February 2010, federal forces captured in Guadalajara the former PRI mayor of Petatlán Rogaciano Alba Álvarez, El Señor del Sombrero, related to La Familia Michoacana and later to the Sinaloa Cartel. He is designated as the intellectual author of the murder of human rights defender Digna Ochoa; He was considered the cacique of Petatlán, Guerrero."
"El Roga" was born on September 11, 1954 in Chavet, Petatlán, Guerrero and was involved in marijuana production/transportation in the 1970s and became a notable trafficker in Guerrero, eventually becoming a part of the Sinaloa Federation. As the Beltán Leyva brothers left the Sinaloa Cartel, Maros Arturo "El Barbas" met with him in Ixtapa and he was offered head of plaza in Zihuatanejo if he would join the emerging Beltán Leyva Cartel. "El Roga" declined the offer and, as a result, his children were killed in May 2008. He continued to work with the Sinaloa Cartel and linked up with La Familia Michoacana up until his arrest in February 2010. In early 2014 it was reported that remnants of the cell of "El Roga" had linked up with Los Granados, "El Gavilán", and Los Arreola under the Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación.
It is worth noting that "La Barbie" had a strong presence in the state of Morelos. Following his arrest his underlings became increasingly fragmented and sought to align with different organizations. On a least one occasion I remember a cell of the former La Barbie Cartel operating in Morelos claiming to be aligned with the Gulf Cartel.
The bodies of 9 people were abandoned on Saturday morning inside a truck on the Chilpancingo-Tixtla road, at the point known as "the tunnel."
According to a report from the Ministry of Public Security of the State of Guerrero (SSP-Gro), at 9:00 a.m. in the morning they received a report that inside a 3/4 ton cargo truck, at the top of the tunnel, there were several dead bodies.
Different entities and the Expert Services Unit of the Attorney General's Office went to that point, confirmed the finding and immediately moved the vehicle to the headquarters of the Prosecutor's Office, where they conducted the proceedings with total secrecy and placed the bodies in the morgue (Semefo).
It transpired that it could be the nine people who were kidnapped in the city of Txtla, on Thursday and Friday in different events, by members of organized crime.
And another version, selling stolen product....hmmm...which version to believe?
Chilpancingo.Gro, May 7, 2018. Governor Hector Astudillo Flores affirmed that the accusations made by the Attorney General's Office against the nine men kidnapped and executed in the release to Tixtla, who were attributed to be sellers of allegedly stolen products, are part of the investigations.
Asked about the position of the relatives of the victims who state that the government of the state is criminalizing them, the governor replied that the signaling is a line of investigation, and regretted that the families were offended, but insisted that it is part of the inquiries .
Asked by reporters about the responsibility of the municipal governments to address the problem of violence in the state and the looting of two stores in Arcelia without the City Council intervened, he said that a security operation was installed in that city and he called again the instances to fulfill their responsibilities and also in prevention.
"I do not put names, I do not put something in specific because I do not want that after the problems that we have we are making statements that will certainly not solve anything. The problem is in the background, the problem is the existence of organized crime that hits one region or another, it is not a local problem as I said, "he said.
He added that his insistence on compliance with responsibilities is based on the fact that the participation, assistance and support are always from the Guerrero Coordination Group, and that a greater effort is required by the various agencies.
Soldiers on patrol in Guerrero. Soldiers on patrol in Guerrero.
Tierra Caliente defenseless against three feuding drug cartels
No one immune to cartel activities in nine municipalities
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Residents and authorities of the Tierra Caliente region of Guerrero are defenseless against the relentless harassment and threats of three feuding drug cartels, according to a report published today by the newspaper Reforma.
Extortion and kidnappings are commonplace in the nine Guerrero municipalities that make up one part of the wider region named for its hot climate and notorious for opium poppy production, drug trafficking and cartel-related violence.
Neither private citizens nor large and small businesses are immune to the cartels’ criminal activities, which include the extortion practice known as cobro de piso or derecho de piso: regular payments in exchange for allowing commercial activity to continue undisturbed.
The three cartels that control different parts of the region all engage in the practice.
But while state and federal authorities have identified the main leaders of La Familia Michoacana, Los Tequileros and the Knights Templar, none of the three has been arrested.
The cartels also frequently target municipal governments for extortion payments by demanding between 5% and 10% of the cost of infrastructure projects they carry out, Reforma said.
A councilor from one of the nine Tierra Caliente municipalities who spoke to the newspaper on the condition of anonymity said that they are forced to comply with the cartels in order to maintain some semblance of normality.
“We have to give them 10%; that’s the only way they let us work and govern and commit to letting people live their normal lives,” the official said.
In contrast, at least one past example provides evidence that refusal to comply with cartel demands could have fatal consequences.
In July 2016, the mayor of Pungarabato was murdered by a gang of armed men after he denounced the Knights Templar for demanding extortion payments from the local government.
The cartel had also demanded that Ambrosio Soto give it the right to name municipal officials in the government he led, including the chief of police and director of public works.
Three weeks before his death, Soto was warned via a text message to his phone that “the order to kill you has been given.”
Regions of Guerrero, Tierra Caliente in orange.
In the same municipality, Coca-Cola Femsa closed its Ciudad Altamirano distribution center in March following months of threats and aggression against its employees and two attacks on the facility in the space of a single week.
In the neighboring municipality of Coyuca de Catalán, three soldiers were killed and three more were wounded Tuesday night after they were ambushed by armed men.
Earlier the same day, the bullet-riddled body of the mayor and state Congress candidate Abel Montúfar Mendoza was found on the road between Ciudad Altamirano and Coyuca.
Violence in the region continues despite federal and state governments carrying out three massive security operations in the past four years in which the Federal Police, the army and the National Gendarmerie have all participated.
The nine Guerrero municipalities comprising its Tierra Caliente region are Arcelia, San Miguel Totolapan, Ajuchitlán del Progreso, Tlapehuala, Coyuca de Catalán, Zirándaro, Cutzamala de Pinzón, Pungarabato and Tlalchapa.
Several municipalities in Michoacán and México state are also part of the same region.
Source: Reforma (sp)
Wow what a sad state of affairs:the Municipalities have to PAY the cartels not the other way around!!!!!No wonder it's so much more dangerous in the smaller places in that area.That 10% could be the budget for security.Killing 2 birds with 1 stone the Cartels are.What are the authorities going to do when another 2 gangs want a 10% hit?and then another splinter shows up?Is that the true definition of a narco state?When is enough enough?Where does it end or does it?What happens when a group wants 100% of the kitty?It's only a matter of time.Does the town then shut its doors and even the Government and the whole country is controlled along with the citizens.Boy did the authorities ever let the genie out of the bottle with the 'pay to operate motto'!What a shitty way to live for everybody .......canadiana