“Ivan” for Borderland Beat 

An alleged “narco-banner” was placed this Sunday morning in the Mexicali valley, where a week ago there was an armed confrontation between two criminal cells of the Sinaloa Cartel.

The message was photographed by residents of Kilometer 43, a community very close to the area of the armed conflict that took place on December 2, in Luis B. Sanchez, a community in San Luis Rio Colorado, where 10 people were killed, including a 7-year-old boy.

It was in the early hours of the morning that the incident was documented via an emergency call indicating that a threatening banner had been found on Vicente Guerrero Street, almost on the corner of 15th Street.

It is a white tarp with black letters, which has a brief text addressed to “El Ruso”.

The text reads as follows:


immediately follows a drawing of what appears to be a “pizza”, a frequent sign in messages attributed to the criminal structure of “Los Chapitos”, sons of the drug trafficker imprisoned in the United States, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, alias “El Chapo”.

“Los Chapitos” and “El Ruso” have been engaged in an armed conflict for several years, which has left a large number of people dead, especially in the Mexicali valley.

The banner was removed by municipal and state authorities who responded to the emergency.