Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mexican Drug Cartel Federation Formed To Combat Los Zetas And Its Allies

(File photo: Mexican Military Police)

Bold message posted on March 3, on the Internet says, a new Federation was composed by an alliance between the Cartel de Sinaloa, the Gulf Cartel and the Familia Michoacana to combat Los Zetas and its allies 

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 7, 2010

Tamaulipas, Mexico -On March 3, a Youtube message was posted for people living in border towns affected by the current drug wars in Mexico, with subtitle "The truth about what is happening in Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon." The typed message includes music on the background and explains in Spanish, that Jaoquin "El Chapo" Guzman-Loera from the Cartel de Sinaloa, the Gulf Cartel and the Familia Michoacana have formed a new "Federation," or the new "Mexican Cyber Cartel," The Youtube video was posted by the new Federation/Mexican Cyber Cartel. The posting could not be confirmed, if it was authentic or actually posted by cartel members of the Federation, but has more than 17,147 views listed. 
The message warns the residents of Reynosa not to send their children to school, and if their vehicles are stolen, not to worry because it isn't worth dying for. The video even warns residents to remove tinted windows and not to burn rubber while they are driving around the cities. The vehicles are being used to transport members of feuding cartels into the combat zones in the region.
The Federation video provides more details about actual incidents they claim actually happened a few days before it was posted, by viewing details of video. They explained, an accord between them and the local media in the immediate area have reached an agreement not to publish news reports from drug war related incidents. Even the Mexican military police are cooperating with them by just sitting on the sidelines and waiting for the new Federation of cartels to wipeout Los Zetas. The message goes as far as to claim the Mexican government protects "El Chapo" Guzman.
They admit that drug trafficking will coninue, but there is no need to do it through violence. They blame Los Zetas for what has transpired and warns it will target other cartel leaders, but they guarantee the drug war feud will end soon.
The message in a bold attempt to get public support provides a Hotmail e-mail address to turn in suspected members of Los Zetas, the Federation posted in video (
The United Mexican Drug Cartel Federation (UMDCF) alliance is composed of the Gulf Cartel, La Familia Michoacana, Cartel Milenio de Sinaloa, Cartel de Sinaloa and other allies, feuding against Los Zetas, Cartel de Juarez, Cartel de Betran Leyva and some municipal police departments who work with the Zetas.
The drug war was ignited by the murder of a Zeta leader Victor Peña Mendoza in January 18, 2010 by a suspected member of the Gulf Cartel. The Zetas wanted the Gulf Cartel to turnover the suspected Mendoza killer to them. The leadership of the Gulf drug cartel refused and the feud began.
The disputed territories are the municipalities of Reynosa, and Matamoros in Tamaulipas. Factions of the cartels have extended their dispute to municipalities of Monterrey and Guadalupe in the state of Nuevo Leon. (Brief narrative in Spanish how the drug wars began:
Both Los Zetas and the Gulf Cartel have been recruiting men to help fight counterparts from Veracruz, Puebla, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Sonora and Coahuila, the Mexican military police confirmed.
Last week, 700 reinforcements for Los Zetas went to join another 500 Zetas in Nuevo Laredo in an attempt to set up operations, Channel TV 5 in Weslaco, Texas reported.
Mexican military police reported acts of violence during the last week of February, in border towns Valle Hermoso, Reynosa, Guerrero, Miguel Alemán, Ciudad Mier, and Valadeces, that left at least 23 people dead.
Authorities have found within the last two weeks about 50 abandon vehicles with traces of blood, but the cartels seem to pick up bodies and their wounded men to avoid detection by authorities.
The Gulf Cartel have at times set up road blocks going into Reynosa and roads leading out of the city along with the help of municipal police. Residents have reported seeing trucks and SUV's with C.D.G. (The Gulf Cartel) signs taped to the side doors during the road blocks. While the Reynosa mayor and public officials are aware C.D.G. vehicles patrol the area, according to residents.
A surge of violence is expected to reach Miguel Alemán and Nuevo Laredo, which are seen as strategic cities for control, and the cartels are trying to takeover the more than $17 billion drug trafficing operations in the region due to their close proximity to the U.S. border.
Within the last two months in 2010, a total of 52 executions were reported in Matamoros, Reynosa, Miguel Alemán and Camargo, according to Mexican federal authorities.
Los Zetas are considered by both the U.S. government and Mexican government as the most ruthless and technological advanced drug cartel, which most homicides in Mexico are attributed too (CNN video on Los Zetas:

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