“Sol Prendido” for Borderland Beat

In the municipality of Matamoros, the Grupo Escorpión, a faction of the Gulf Cartel, shows off its power by abducting and interrogating alleged dealers and consumers of crystal meth and fentanyl. 

The following broadcast has been deemed safe for everyone to see.

Video translation is as follows:

Sicario: What’s your name?

Captive #1: Ezequiel Sosa Zamarripa. 

Sicario: How old are you?

Captive #1: 56. 

Sicario : Where are you from?

Captive #1: Matamoros, Tamaulipas. 

Sicario: What’s your address?

Captive #1: I live at Soledad 26 in the Ricardo A. Basso neighborhood. 

Sicario: Where do you live?

Captive #1: Matamoros, Tamaulipas. 

Sicario: Why were you detained?

Captive #1: Because I sold crystal meth. 

Sicario: Where do you get your product from?

Captive #1: From Monterrey, Nuevo León. 

Sicario: What’s your name?

Captive #2: My name is Jaime Narciso Ramírez González. 

Sicario: How old are you?

Captive #2: I am 30 years old. 

Sicario: Where are you from?

Captive #2: I’m originally from Matamoros, Tamaulipas. 

Sicario: What’s your address?

Captive #2: (unintelligible)

Sicario: Where do you live?

Captive: I live in the San Francisco neighborhood. 

Sicario: Why were you detained?

Captive #2: Because I was selling crystal meth. 

Sicario: Whats your name?

Captive #3: My name is Raquel Salinas Diseñó. 

Sicario: Whats your age?

Captive #3: I am 41 years old. 

Sicario:  Where are you originally from?

Captive #3: I’m from Matamoros, Tamaulipas. 

Sicario: Whats your address?

Captive #3: My address is 310 Calle 523 in the Popular neighborhood. 

Sicario: Where do you live?

Captive #3: I live in the Buena Vista neighborhood. 

Sicario: Why were you detained?

Captive #3: I was selling crystal meth. 

Sicario: Whats your name?

Captive #4: Rosalia Garcia Herrera. 

Sicario: How old are you?

Captive #4: I’m 49 years old. 

Sicario: Where are you originally from?

Captive #4: I’m from Matamoros, Tamaulipas. 

Sicario: What’s your address?

Captive #4: My address is on Calle Revolución in the Mexico Agrario neighborhood. 

Sicario: Where do you live?

Captive #4: I live in the Mexico Agrario neighborhood. 

Sicario: Why were you detained?

Captive #4: I was selling crystal meth. 

Sicario: Whats your name?

Captive #5: My name is Ernesto Carranza. 

Sicario: Whats your age?

Captive #5: I’m 37 years old. 

Sicario: Where are you originally from?

Captive #5: I’m from Matamoros, Tamaulipas. 

Sicario: Whats your address?

Captive #5: My address is 34 Calle Calgary in the Fraccionamiento Canadá neighborhood. 

Sicario: Where do you live?

Captive #5: I live in the Fraccionamiento Canadá neighborhood. 

Sicario: Why were you detained?

Captive #5: I was buying crystal meth. 

Sicario: Whats your name?

Captive #6: My name is Javier Gonzalez Suarez. 

Sicario: How old are you?

Captive #6: I am 56 years old. 

Sicario: Where are you originally from?

Captive #6: I’m originally from Matamoros, Tamaulipas. 

Sicario: What’s your address?

Captive #6: My address is in the Lucio Blanco neighborhood. 

Sicario: Where do you live?

Captive #6: I live in the Campestre del Río 1 neighborhood. 

Sicario: Why were you detained?

Captive #6: I was buying crystal meth. 

Sicario: The Scorpion Group doesn’t permit the sale of crystal meth or fentanyl here at the border. Do you regret your actions?

All captives answer: yes sir! 

Sicario: There will be no forgiveness for anyone who is selling or consuming crystal meth. 

Yours truly, Grupo Escorpión, armed wing of the Cartel del Golfo





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