Hitmen working for los Chapitos used picture modifying and emojis on a narco banner in a weird, extremely online try to mock their rival, El Nando, in Sonora.
Chapitos Banner 01 Mocking the Caborca Cartel
On April 27, 2023, a number of narco banners had been positioned by cartel hitmen at varied factors within the metropolis of Obregón, positioned within the state of Sonora.
Obregón is at the moment contested territory, being fought over by the Sinaloa Cartel – Chapitos faction and the Caborca Cartel. The banners had been unsigned however the content material of the message assaults Caborca Cartel figures so it is rather doubtless the messages come from Los Chapitos.
There are photographs of at the least 4 completely different places and at the least 2 completely different banner messages.
Banner 1 reads as follows, as translated by Sol Prendido:
It is a name to all residents typically.
We include all our would possibly to eliminate the rubbish that 12 months after 12 months has had the town in panic. Killing harmless individuals with out caring. Be it a girl, a baby, or a scholar. We’ve had sufficient of a lot dying. We ask in your persistence. We come to provide you tranquility and to convey peace again to the town. Anybody who’s promoting blue meth within the streets, that is your final probability to fall into formation., in case you do not wish to find yourself like El Regalo and El Wacho. We’re coming after you Commander Lobo. Together with that gang of filthy people who’re with you.
This banner incorporates crucial data. It is the primary affirmation that the Caborca Cartel chief for the Obregon area, Fernando Salmerón Sánchez, alias “El Nando” additionally goes by the alias “El Lobo”.
Now, technically, this banner refers to “La Nanda” and “La Loba”, slightly than “El Nando” and “El Lobo” nonetheless the distinction is merely the phrases being modified to the female model. In Spanish, altering a person’s title or alias to the female kind is a derogatory gesture, implying an absence of toughness.
Chapitos Banner 02 Mocking the Caborca Cartel
The second set of banners makes use of edited pictures of a rival cartel determine and emojis throughout the textual content, making a message that reads extra like an internet remark or social media publish caption.
Banner 2 reads as follows, as translated by Sol Prendido:
Consideration: Discover to the group of Cajeme
It is dropped at your consideration that the occasions which can be occurring currently are as a result of we’re eradicating the final remaining trash from La Nanda aka La Loba. 🤣 That is being carried out so as to return the tranquility of this metropolis. We ask in your persistence as this metropolis will return to what it was earlier than. And to the people who promote blue meth, fall into formation. You’re on borrowed time earlier than you meet the destiny of your Commander 💀Jona aka El Wacho.
That is your final warning.
A photograph from Nando’s time in jail was used on this second set of banners. The picture is edited to point out wolf ears (for his alias “El Lobo” or the wolf), a pink bow, and tears. Chapitos positioned related banners decrying El Nando earlier this month, as covered here.
Though there have been imprecise rumors of El Nando being El Lobo prior, these banners are actually the primary occasion when it was claimed outright.
This revelation signifies that El Nando was behind the October 2022 interrogation video during which a person working for los Chapitos mentioned he was pressured into taking the job via threats to his household. He additionally claimed the bosses in Sinaloa didn’t pay him and his solely probability to earn money for meals was via kidnapping for ransom schemes.
Nando’s hitmen later dismembered the person seen within the video and left his stays in a macabre public show. To learn the complete English translation of the video and message left alongside the stays, please see this previous story.