Severed head is left hanging from Mexican viaduct in grim warning to the cartel that has just teamed up with a former rival drug gang
- A severed head was left hanging from an overpass fence in Tijuana, Mexico on Saturday
- The head was placed in a bag with a poster that had a message for members of the next-gen Tijuana cartel.
- The message was reportedly signed by members of the Arellano-Félix cartel, in a warning to the new generation Tijuana cartel.
- The message was written in Spanish and read: ‘This will happen to all the people hanging out with the new f ****** sales people’
- The Arellano-Félix cartel lost most of its power when its main leaders were arrested and detained in Mexico or extradited to the United States.
- His cells broke down and eventually formed the Next Generation Tijuana Cartel in 2016 and joined forces with the Next Generation Jalisco Cartel.
- Eduardo Arellano Félix, who led the Arellano-Félix cartel, is expected to be released from a federal prison in Pennsylvania in August.
A clipped heard was found hanging from an overpass 18 miles from the Mexico-US border as part of a warning to a cartel that has partnered with one of its former rivals.
Local media reported that authorities were alerted to the horrific spectacle on Saturday around 2 a.m. in the Tijuana neighborhood of Sánchez Taboada.
The head was placed in a plastic bag tied with a rope. Inside the bag was also a message warning the next generation Tijuana cartel and denouncing the organization for its alleged links to the next generation Jalisco cartel.
The poster was signed by the Arellano-Félix cartel, also known as the Tijuana cartel, and read: ‘This is going to happen to all the people who hang out with the new f ****** dirty people. ‘
A heard coupe was found hanging from an overpass 18 miles from the Mexico-U.S. Border in a warning issued by the Arellano Félix cartel to the next-generation Tijuana cartel for its relationship with the cartel new generation of Jalisco.
The new generation Tijuana cartel formed in 2016 under the leadership of Héctor Manuel Morales Guzmán and consists of cells that have separated from the Arellano-Félix cartel, according to Infobae.
However, the union was not approved by some members of the cartel who saw themselves loyal to the leaders of the Arellano-Félix cartel, founded in 1989.
Although most drug trafficking routes in Mexico are under the control of the Sinaloa cartel and the Gulf cartel, the Tijuana cartel has seen its power weakened with the arrest of its main boss, Javier Arellano Félix, in 2006.
The cartel fell under the control of his brother, Eduardo Arellano Félix, before being arrested in October 2008 and extradited to the United States in October 2012.
Eduardo Arellano Félix led the Arellano-Félix cartel before being arrested in October 2008 and extradited to the United States in October 2012. He was sentenced by a judge at the federal court in San Diego in June 2013 to 15 years in prison. to “launder tens of millions of dollars in illicit drug products.” But he is now due to be released on August 18 due to his cooperation with the US government.
The organization was then engulfed in infighting between two cartel factions, one led by Luis Fernando Sánchez Arellano, who assumed the leadership role until his capture in June 2014, and Teodoro García Simental, who was arrested in September 2010.
Eduardo Arellano Félix was sentenced by a judge in federal court in San Diego in June 2013 to 15 years in prison for “laundering tens of millions of dollars in illicit drug products”.
The American authorities saw this verdict as the nail on the coffin of a transnational organization which “orchestrated the importation of hundreds of tons of cocaine and marijuana into the United States”, according to the prosecutors.
They say the cartel also ordered the kidnapping and murder of several people and led the widespread corruption of law enforcement and military personnel in Mexico.
Arellano Félix is due to be released from prison on August 18 due to his cooperation with the American authorities.
He is currently being held at Allenwood Federal Correctional Facility in Allenwood, Pennsylvania.