BORDERLAND BEAT — 10 days ago, on Saturday June 11th, reports began coming out of Sinaloa of a heavily armed commando of at least 150 men, stormed the town of La Tuna, Badiraguato, Sinaloa, and two adjacent towns.
Reports indicated that the home of Consuelo Loera Guzman, the mother of Sinaloa Cartel capo Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera (El Chapo) was ransacked and robbed.
The reason for the attack is said to be, in part, a search for the brother of El Chapo, Aureliano Guzmán Loera, aka El Guano.
The larger motive goes back years, precisely to January 21, 2008. On that date, Alfredo Beltrán Leyva aka “El Mochomo”, and three of his guards, were arrested in Culiacán, Sinaloa. With Mochomo, were two suitcases with 1 Million USD, fragmentation Grenades, assault weapons, 4 dozen bullet proof vests, which bore FEDA, which stands for Special Forces of Arturo. Arturo was the leader of BLO (Beltrán Leyva Organization) and Mochomo’s brother.
The arrest transpired because of information from an anonymous call to authorities. The caller reported that Mochomo was expected at the address for an exchange of money owed to their Colombian partners.
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