BORDERLAND BEAT — 150 gunmen burst into the sanctuary of Guzman Loera, they killed three neighbors and ransacked maternal home.
Testimonies collected by local media said the large group of gunmen arrived mid-morning, seemingly without fear. One group burst into the mansion of Consuela Loera, (at top)stole two cars, three motorcycles and cut telephone lines.
Consuela was not harmed.
Simultaneously, other parts of town were attacked. One of the neighbors was dragged from his home and killed in the street. Many people, have fled the area in fear.
Who directed the attack remains a mystery. A first version, by expert Cynthia Valdez, indicated that the brazen attack was a settling of scores within the Sinaloa cartel. Namely retribution against Guzman Loera’s sons, Ivan and Alfredo.
Other sources indicate that the attack was perpetrated by the Beltrán-Leyva Cartel, old and fierce rivals El Chapo. For years they fought a war that horrified the country. Guzman Loera had hired BLO initially as armed wing, until in 2008, when Alfredo Beltran Leyva, aka “El Mochomo” was arrested. Mochomo was a lieutenant of Chapo’s at the time. Chapo was accused of setting Mochomo up by working with the feds, in exchange for his son to be released from prison.
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