Monday, December 28, 2009
December 16th in the town of Cuernavaca
Arturo Beltran Leyva
one of the top three capos of the trade
He had more power than Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the drug cartel boss who was listed as Fobes’ #701 richest man of 2009
born on September 21, 1961 in
bribing the highest ranking military officials. Many anti-drug czars in the PGR (which is Mexico’s version of the FBI), the SSP (our Department of Defense) and even the SIEDO (an anti-narco intelligence service of sorts)
Most of Sinaloa, Sonora and Durango—the tri-state region known as the Golden Triangle—was his
So was the entire state of Guerrero, especially the tourist-friendly zone of Acapulco
top stairs of La Indepe here in Monterrey, where junkies swarm
he became convinced that his brother’s arrest was a result of the betrayal of his one-time friend and apprentice, “El Chapo,”
rail of blood and bullet casings to Morelos, Sinaloa, Guerrero, Mexico State (Edomex) and Mexico City.
he would be attending a three-day Christmas party thrown by his sicarios in Tepoztlan, Morelos (close to Cuernavaca
he evaded them
located Don Arturo in a luxury apartment/upscale shopping mall complex
but the real question is WHO benefits from his death?
The Beltran cartel will restructure itself
Edgar Valdes Villarreal “La Barbie”, a Laredo Texan with talent for the killing; Mario Beltran Leyva “El General”, most likely the next in line
Sergio Villarreal “El Grande,
the two biggest beneficiaries of Don Arturo’s demise are a) his allies, the Zetas; and b) his enemy “El Chapo.”
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
Gulf Cartel territory
the Zetas, a paramilitary organization trained by the Yankees and hired by the Gulf Cartel to keep things civilized and business booming.