San Luis Potosí, Mexico: Independientes Unidos Offers Reward for Gulf Cartel Leaders

The gang declared that its also looking for Alfredo Alemán Narváez, aka “El Comandante Alemán”, “for being the main generator of all the violence in the capital.”

Various pedestrian bridges on Avenida Muñoz and Avenida Salvador Nava woke up this Tuesday morning with “narco mantas”.

Two people dead and four injured was the balance left by an armed confrontation in the capital of the state of San Luis Potosí: it was registered during the night of this Monday in the Julián Carrillo neighborhood. In addition, the placement of narcomantas in the main avenues of the city was reported.

Various pedestrian bridges on Muñoz Avenue and Salvador Nava Avenue woke up this Tuesday morning with narcomantas that included photographs of alleged members of a criminal gang, to whom their rivals placed a “reward” for.

According to the Twitter account @vigilantehuaste, the blankets were also found in Soledad de Graciano Sánchez and were attributed to a criminal group identified as Independientes Unidos.

In the text, the group affirms that the persons named are responsible for almost 75% of the crimes committed in the city of San Luis Potosí.

“We are a group of independent drug dealers who have come together to confront the filthy Alemanes and Golfos who want to take over the entire Potosi capital and its surroundings,” they said.

“To those who provide useful and truthful information to find the location of this human garbage, there will be a reward of $ 50,000 to $ 500,000 pesos. And as for Alfredo Alemán Narváez, aka El Comandante Alemán. We want this son of a fucking bitch dead or alive. For being the main generator of all violence in the capital ”, they declared.

According to investigations by the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) and the Investigative Police (PDI), the armed attack occurred on Lanzagorta Street when armed subjects aboard a vehicle, chased a motorcycle gang and opened gunfire on them.

The victims injured by the shooting were identified as two young men, aged 19 and 25, and two women, aged 47 and 53.

The victims responded to the aggression. And a fight broke out in which four civilians were wounded.

One of the motorcycle crew members died in the attack; hours later, a 56-year-old man died who had been transferred in a private car to receive medical attention.

Forensic Experts of the Public Prosecutor’s Office found 46 heavy-gauge casings at the crime scene. In addition, an AK-47 rifle was seized. The corpses of the victims were transported to the Legal Medical Service (Semele) to carry out the legal autopsy.

The state of San Luis Potosí is a neighbor, among others, of Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, and Veracruz, places where disputes between criminal groups have occurred in the last few years.

In the last decade, the region has suffered the settlement of at least six cartels. In spite of this authorities were alerted just a year ago of the dispute primarily maintained by the Gulf Cartel and Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación.

According to the authorities, the first criminal groups to settle with great power in San Luis Potosí were the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas. However, due to the internal divisions of the latter criminal organization, the Gulf Cartel was left with a greater presence in the state.

Currently, this drug trafficking cartel has a presence in 19 municipalities, in the Altiplano and in some regions of the Huasteca Zone, such as Valles, Tamuín and Ébano.