Narcomantas

Last updated May 29, 2021.

Narcomantas, or narcomensajes, are banners left behind by members of organised crime groups to send messages to rivals, the government, or everyday people. Keeping track and logging narcomantas is crucial to understanding which groups are active in an area. They are commonly displayed in public places, such as bridges, town centers, and highways. They can be a rudimentary form of propaganda, often accompanied by bodies of rivals.

On this page we will document narcomantas as they appear in the news. Translations from Spanish in red. Disclaimer: As these are photos of crime scenes, this page can be quite graphic.

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“We make a call to the President of Tecamachalco and other authorities from all different levels of government, that we the townspeople are tired of the robbery, we suffer daily extortion and murders, and inefficiencies of the police bodies (Guardia Nacional, State, and Municipal) we have united to end the dogs in this area. 


Cordially, Ciudadanos Unidos de Tecamachalco

 

We are not criminals, we are working people, but the rats and authorities have pushed our movement to this. ”

Reports first surfaced of a new “autodefensa” in Tecamachalco, Puebla on January 1, 2021.

Reporting and photo from MexicoCodigoRojo.

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ATTENTION!

If you belong to the CJNG this will interest you:

DESERT, ESCAPE, we will buy all your equipment. We will give you $50,000 pesos, we will help with your family and if you leave this life of danger we will help you to go the United States with your family, we want to make Michoacán peaceful.

You should come to our zones, come with your rifle up high as a sign of NOT FIGHTING y WE WILL RESPECT YOUR LIFE.

Many already have deserted.

Atte. MXM

One manta of several left in Zamora, Ziracuaretiro and Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán. June 18, 2020. Photos from Infobae.com.

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"ROBERTO MADRAZO, MANUEL ANDRADE, ANDRES GRANIER, USING THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PJE, SSP, FOR MANY YEARS HAVE PROTECTED PONCIANO VAZQUEZ, AN ASSASSIN FOR THE MAFIA AND CONTINUE PROTECTING THEIR PARTNER MANUAL ORDONEZ, AND PEOPLE OF CHAPO, MAYO, NACHO, ETC."

This narcomanta from the Felipe Calderon era of the Drug War (2006 - 2012) alleges that various Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) politicians, the Secretariat of Public Security, and the Justice Department were colluding to provide protection the several factions of the Sinaloa Cartel.

Later on in 2013, one of the politicians named, Andres Granier, would be arrested on charges of corruption, money laundering, and embezzlement of public funds.

Villahermosa, Tabasco. August 29, 2008. Image from ElSiglodeTorreon.

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4 CJNG members were arrested during a bust on a safe house in Calvillo, Aguascalientes. Alongside homemade caltrops, small arms, and 2 kilos of marijuana, were several CJNG narcomantas - you may recognize them as the same mantas placed around Calvillo on July 26th, 2020.

CALVILLO HAS AN OWNER AND IT IS CJNG. WE ARE COMING FOR ALL THE KIDNAPPERS, EXTORTIONISTS, RATS AND GRASSHOPPERS (traitors)...

WE REITERATE THAT WE RESPECT THE PEOPLE. AND TO THE GOVERNMENT...

FALL IN LINE OR WE WILL MAKE YOU FALL IN LINE

Calvillo, Aguascalientes. August 20, 2020.

Photos and reporting by Blogdelnarcomexico.com

SLP (San Luis Potosi) IS TERRITORY OF CDN (Cartel del Noroeste).

 

 

This banner was one of several left across the state of San Luis Potosi in central Mexico in early September of 2020.

September 10, 2020. Graciano Sanchez, San Luis Potosi.

Photo from mcnoticiasslp.

https://mcnoticiasslp.com/2020/09/10/ejecutan-a-individuo-y-dejan-narcomensaje-en-soledad/

"THE CAPITAL OF SLP (San Luis Potosi) AND THE WHOLE STATE ARE TERRITORY OF CDN (Cartel del Noroeste)."

This banner was one of several left across the state of San Luis Potosi in central Mexico in early September of 2020.

September 6, 2020. Granjas San Pedro, San Luis Potosi.

Photo from mcnoticiasslp.

https://mcnoticiasslp.com/2020/09/06/otro-domingo-de-terror-decapitado-con-narcomensaje-incluido/

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WE CONTINUE CLEANSING. 

GENTE NUEVA SALAZAR.

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THE PEOPLE OF JR - 60       CORDIALLY: EL CHOLO

This banner was left by Gente Nueva del Salazar, an armed faction of the Sinaloa Cartel (CDS). The Sinaloa cartels entry into Guanajuato follows swiftly on the capture of El Marro, the leader of the Cartel Santa Rosa de Lima (CRSL). The CRSL and the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG) are engaged in a violent 3 year long war for the state of Guanajuato.

August 5, 2020. Penjamo, Guanajuato.

Photo from BlogDelNarco.com

https://elblogdelnarco.com/2020/08/06/el-grupo-gente-nueva-de-los-salazar-del-cartel-de-sinaloa-cuelga-narcomanta-en-guanajuato/

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CARTEL DE LOS ALEMANES AND THE OLD SCHOOL ZETAS

 

IN THIS MEANS WE WANT TO INFORM ALL THE MINISTERIAL POLICE  WHO SUPPORT THE JALISCANS, THEY WILL FUCK YOUR MOTHERS LIKE THE ASSHOLE COMPANIONS OF ARISTA IF YOU CONTINUE WITH THEM, THE CAPITOL ALREADY HAS AN OWNER JALISCANS AND WE WILL NOT LET YOU ENTER, WE DON'T GIVE A SHIT THAT YOU HAVE THE SUPPORT OF LOS MINAS, METROS, THE MUNICIPALS, FGR, SEDENA, OR OF THE SAME NATIONAL GUARD. 

WE HAVE OPERATED IN THE CAPITAL OF SAN LUIS POTOSI AND WE WILL FIGHT YOU WITH EVERYTHING WE HAVE GOT, FALL IN LINE WITH THE GOOD AUTHORITY, YOU HAVE NO OTHER OPTION.

CORDIALLY, "EL COMMANDANTE ALFREDO ALEMAN"

July 30, 2020. San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi.

These narcomantas were set up around the state of San Luis Potosi on the morning of the 30th. There have been small clashes in the state this month, indicating movement of CJNG into ZVE (Zetas Vieja Escuela) and Cartel de los Alemanes territory.

Photos from the twitter of @ALERTACODIGOROJO

https://twitter.com/ALERTACODIGORED/status/1288848818411200513/photo/3

THIS WILL HAPPEN TO ALL THE DOGS WHO CONTINUE STEALING HEAVY LOADS, SELLING CRYSTAL AND WE ARE COMING FOR VAMPIRO, CHECO, FUERTE, LAGARTO, HUAKA, PATO, WE ARE IN THE STATE AND WE ARE COMING FOR YOU ALL

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July 27, 2020. Los Gomez, San Luis Potosi.

"ROBANDO CARGAS PESADAS" or "stealing heavy loads" likely refers to robbery of supply trucks, which can draw federal attention.

Text and image obtained from ValorPorTamaulipas.com

 

https://www.valorportamaulipas.info/2020/07/operativa-r-dejo-el-empquetado-de.html

THIS HAPPENED TO ME FOR NOT UNDERSTANDING THAT ALL OF GUANAJUATO NOW HAS AN OWNER AND THE ONLY COMPANY WHICH GIVES ORDERS IS CJNG OF SENOR MENCHO AND WE ARE COMING FOR YOU: WARRIS, CALACA, CHINA, CANAS, MAURICIO AND DIEGO ESTAFANIA. 

CORDIALLY: CJNG "GRUPO" ELITE

July 26, 2020. Cortazar, Guanajuato.

Found next to the chopped up body parts of a drug dealer accused of working for the Cartel Santa Rosa de Lima, a rival of CJNG in Guanajuato.

https://elblogdelnarco.com/2020/07/26/cartel-jalisco-nueva-generacion-interroga-y-descuartiza-a-senora-por-vender-droga-video/

CALVILLO HAS AN OWNER AND IT IS CJNG. WE ARE COMING FOR ALL THE KIDNAPPERS, EXTORTIONISTS, RATS AND GRASSHOPPERS (traitors)...

WE REITERATE THAT WE RESPECT THE PEOPLE. AND TO THE GOVERNMENT...

FALL IN LINE OR WE WILL MAKE YOU FALL IN LINE

July 26, 2020. Calvillo, Aguascalientes.

https://laverdaddelcentro.com/2020/07/26/narcomantas-del-cjng-en-calvillo-aguascalientes-narcotrafico/

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LA NUEVA PLAZA

WE ARE COMING FOR CJNG

WE ARE HERE

THE CLEANSING HAS ARRIVED

July 14, 2020. Leon, Guanajuato.

After a shootout where 4 cartel gunmen were killed.

https://elblogdelnarco.com/2020/07/14/ataque-de-sicarios-de-la-nueva-plaza-en-leon-guanajuato-deja-cuatros-personas-muertas/

FOR ALL MUNICIPAL POLICE WHO BLOW THE JALISCANS

CORDIALLY: CARTEL SANTA ROSA DE LIMA

July 10, 2020. Comonfort, Guanajuato.

Next to the body of a Municipal police officer accused of helping CJNG.

https://elblogdelnarco.com/2020/07/10/asi-el-marro-decidio-ejecutar-a-cristina-una-policia-que-nunca-se-habia-inmiscuido-en-el-narco/

THIS WILL CONTINUE HAPPENING TO ALL THE ASSHOLES WHO KEEP ON BELIEVING IN THE DIRTY BITCH EL MARRO GET OUT OF HERE FUCKING FAGGOTS NEITHER YOU NOR YOUR PEOPLE CAN DEFEND YOURSELVES FROM THE SHIT THAT IS COMING CELAYA AND ALL GUANAJUATO NOW HAS AN OWNER

CORDIALLY: CJNG GRUPO ELITE

July 10, 2020. Cortazar, Guanajuato.

Found with the bodies of two executed teens.

https://laverdadnoticias.com/crimen/Grupo-Elite-del-CJNG--ejecuta-a-dos-jovenes-con-tiro-de-gracia-en-Guanajuato-20200710-0211.html

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HERE IS THE ONE WHO ESCAPED THE DAY THEY WERE ARRESTED HERE IS YOUR TRASH FUCKING SHITTY JALISCANS

GTO (GUANAJUATO) BELONGS TO  GTO

July 5, 2020. Celaya, Guanajuato. 

Found next two a severed head and a body in black trash bags.

https://elblogdelnarco.com/2020/07/05/fotos-del-terror-sicarios-de-el-marro-dejan-cabeza-humana-con-narcomensaje-en-guanajuato/

AND THE CLEANSING CONTINUES, FILTHY BITCHES. CELAYA AND ALL GUANAJUATO NOW HAS AN OWNER..

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...GUANAJUATO NOW BELONGS TO CJNG

CORDIALLY: GRUPO ELITE

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THIS WILL HAPPEN TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO SELL BLUE JELLY, STEAL CARS, AND ALL THOSE WHO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE FILTHY EL MARRO. THE CLEANSING CONTINUES. (unclear)

GRUPO ELITE

June 4, 2020. Both above were found at a auto repair shop where 5 were killed by CJNG sicarios.

https://laverdadnoticias.com/crimen/IMAGENES-FUERTES-Con-granadas-CJNG-ejecuta-a-cinco-y-amenaza-a-El-Marro-20200604-0029.html

We’ve arrived faggots. And we’re well entrenched in this area. Cartel del Golfo. The same jeopardy awaits all those who won’t fall into formation with us. 

Cordially: Cartel del Golfo and (zetas) Vieja Escuela

(Translated by BorderlandBeat.com)

June 23, 2020. San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi

A message announces entry of CDG and ZVE into SLP.

June 22, 2020. Culiacan, Sinaloa.

The Russian flag is a reference to "El Ruso" commander of sicarios for El Mayo Zambada, of the Sinaloa Cartel.

https://elblogdelnarco.com/2020/06/22/el-ruso-levanta-tortura-ejecuta-y-clava-bandera-de-rusia-a-sicario-de-los-chapitos-en-culiacan/

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THIS WILL HAPPEN TO ALL THE ASSHOLES WHO CONTINUE BELIEVING IN THE FILTH OF EL MARRO AND ARE HIS HALCONES OR SELLING BLUE JELLY.

CORDIALLY: GRUPO ELITE CJNG

May 27, 2020, Salamanca, Guanajuato.

Left on a sidewalk next to the bagged pieces of an accused drug dealers body.

https://elblogdelnarco.com/2020/05/27/fotos-el-cjng-deja-saludos-a-jose-antonio-yepez-ortiz-el-marro-en-salamanca-guanajuato/

"This happened to me for selling white meth and this will continue happening to everyone."

The triangle represents the Cartel Santa Rosa de Lima, a cartel which has presence in the "red triangle of huachicol", a region in central Mexico with numerous PEMEX oil pipelines. The "white meth" referred to is a reference to the white color of meth produced by the CJNG cartel. The CSRL produces meth with a blue color. Both cartels with kill dealers who purchase their stock from the rival cartel.

Celaya, Guanajuato. May 18, 2021. Image from Mexico Codigo Rojo.