Thursday, August 6, 2020

This is how Things are in Sonora

 By Buggs for Borderland Beat


The murders in Sonora increased by 60% in 2020, after the bloody war that this northern state is experiencing. 


Just this last month of July in Ciudad Obregon reached up to 21 executions in just 5 days after the end of the month, it was a quiet month relatively speaking but it adds to the hundreds of executions in the city. Obregon joins Caborca, Hermosillo, Empalme, Guaymas, Etchojoa, Huatabampo and Navojoa in the wave of homicides related to criminal cartel activities.

In Obregon this weekend the businessman and owner of the restaurant "La Palapa del Bucanero" was executed. Sergio Meraz Reyes was shot to death inside his vehicle. He was known in the business and social circles in the local community.

Commander of the police in Hermosillo Jesús Martín Miranda Martínez

In Hermosillo, municipal police commander Jesus Martin Miranda Martinez was executed, and his partner, also a municipal officer, was abducted by an armed commando.

Monday, August 3, 2020

The Caro Quintero Factor in Sonora

By Buggs for Borderland Beat

Rafael Caro Quintero

The deep seeded roots of influence of the Caro Quintero in Sonora demonstrate how powerful the surnames can be in a territory marked by drug trafficking. Today we will not write about Rafael Caro Quintero and his extensive history within drug trafficking in the Sonoran region, but we will talk about some characters that drive a new movement that maintains confrontations in the state of Sonora.

We are talking about relatives of Rafael, characters who grew up in the mafia environment and today maintain the hierarchical inheritance of the illegal operations that once made this family grow. We are talking about the powerful promoters and operators that maintain the war for Sonora against the Sinaloa cartel, especially with the children of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera "Los Chapitos" and his army of La Gente Nueva.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

The Fight for the Sonoran Desert

By Buggs for Borderland Beat

Caborca is the imposing door to the great desert of Sonora. This region is currently experiencing moments of terror due to confrontations from groups of organized crime. Today we will try to recapitulate and explain the details of this war and the reasons for the bitter struggle in the pearl of the desert.


In Caborca along with the coastal areas of Caborca, Altar, Sonoyta, Pitiquito and others is where criminal organizations have formed their defensive walls and bases to operate.

The Battlefront in Caborca.

The city of Caborca is well known for being the home base of the Caro Quintero dynasty. Rafael and Miguel Angel Caro Quintero made Caborca an operational area for the organizations they once led. From here is where the operations started for the group of the Paez Soto family that was led by Pedro Paez Soto and later by Octavio Paez Soto until his death. The group was inherited by his brother Ignacio Paez Soto who was recently arrested. The family relationship between the Caro Quintero and the Paez Soto is very apparent nor as the Paez group is led by the nephew of Rafael and Miguel Angel Quintero, is name is Rodrigo Paez Quintero.

The Understanding of Mexican Drug Cartels and its Operations

Buggs for Borderland Beat


The usual questions are always why is there wars between rival cartels and sometimes, even between the same organization. Sometimes it is difficult to figure out the operations and the decisions made by of some these criminal organizations.

In the drug business of cartels, the common idea is created from groups that make up the same characteristics related to their class or nature, which allows them to establish a relationship of common ground and uniformity between them. And all the groups/cells that are linked to a main cartel obey the orders of a great higher up capo and all operate in the same way, but in reality, the situation is different.

Plazas in Sonora will heat up

By Buggs for Borderland Beat

El Compa Negro is with El Gigio

Monday, July 6, 2020

Tropa del Infierno Killed

#NuevoLaredo #Tamaulipas "Vida Maruchera 3" this is how sicarios from "La Tropa Del Infierno "del Cártel Del Noreste" #CDN were left, killed by the 16°RCM of the  @SEDENAmx https://t.co/rNc5BvwuBf

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Tree Men Executed

This video was sent to me, supposedly happened in Culiacan.