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Nazario Moreno González: A Brief History

Saturday, December 11, 2010 |

Nazario Moreno González, “Chayo” or “El más loco” or “El Doctor, or “El pastor”, born 4/8/70 in Apatzingán, Michoacán.

He was the principal leader of the organization called “La Familia”, along with Jesús Méndez Vargas “El Chango Méndez”. They are considered to be two of the most influential narcotraffickers with major economic power and they had the support of many local and state police departments and officers.

It was his ideology that gave cohesion to the organization, he presented himself as "the Messiah" and he used the Bible when he preached to the local poor people, winning their unconditional support and loyalty. He began to use this method to establish a set of indoctrinations for anyone joining his organization.

Nazario Moreno González and Jesús Méndez Vargas began charging cuotas to the narcotraffickers for the privilege of operating in the state of Michoacan. One of the first obstacles they overcame was the removal of several operators of the Milenio cartel from strategically important zones in the area.

Besides El chayo the other leaders at the time were J. Jesús Méndez Vargas (a) El Chuy Méndez, El Chango or El Chamula; Arnoldo López Rueda (a) La Minza” (arrested); Sergio Estrada Hernandez, “El Muñeco”, “El Bofo”, “El Manys” and Nicandro Barrera Medrano (a) El Nica, Rafael Cedeño Hernández (a) El Cede (arrested).

Some of the facts that are known: There was an attempt to capture him in July of 2006, also in Apatzingán, Michoacán. That time it is suspected that he fled the country and crossed the border into the U.S., however he was seen a few months later in Morelia, Michoacán. He was in the company of "El Toñón", "La Minza" and "El Nica." They met at a lavish dancehall in Morelia, Michoacán because they were handling the business of Nazario's brother Eliodoro Moreno González; he had been murdered only a week ago and his body had been found near the Morelia airport.

He has been identified by the authorities in the state of Michoacan as the principle intellectual author of an untold number of homicides.

It is presumed that he initiated the strategy of LFM to eliminate lieutenants of the Gulf cartel. He did this withthe protection of a few public servants, among them A.M.P.F., Cesar Martín del Campo González, PGR leader in Apatzingán, Michoacán.

4/6/05 - When José Luis Álvarez was assassinated at a bar called “Palo Alto” in Apatzingán, Michoacán, the sicarios disarmed two police officers who were guarding the bar. Only a few days later the officers' firearms were returned to them at a property that belonged to the mother of a Moreno González, located in colonia Nueva de Apatzingán, Michoacán. In a strange way, this was seen as an act of charity; the officers had most likely paid for their own weapons and bullets, without them they couldn't perform their duties and would have had to pay for new ones before they could return to work.

During the month of September in 2006, Moreno González was seen in La Piedad, Michoacán, driving a yellow Hummer; that same day he was also seen in Nueva Italia in the company of Enrique Plancarte.

Nazario Moreno González relied on his contacts in Reynosa, Tamaulipas. They were administrated on his behalf by Enrique Plancarte “Kike Plancarte”, who was the owner of a construction supply store in Nueva Italia, Michoacán.

Other Chayo allies included Arturo Guillén Delgado (friend of Moreno González), his driver and transporter of drugs from Morelia, Michoacán, to the U.S.

Delgado had a fleet of vehicles that had hidden compartments built into them to smuggle drugs. The business itself was a front, they had a website called “La Gloria y El Infierno”, which claimed that their offices were located near federal highway Morelia–Quiroga, between Km. marker 4 and 8.

1/13/09 - in Riva Palacio, a municipality of San Lucas, Michoacán, authorities seized a vehicle which contained 23 firearms, 4,394 clips of ammunition and 4 grenades. There were also 9 books titled "Wild at Heart" by John Eldridge, whose book is required text to any LFM recruits and "El Mas Loco" pays rural teachers to use Eldridge's writings as learning materials in the classroom.

10/22/09 - The U.S. government announced the results from "Project Coronado," in part the authorities say they pressing charges against the heads of LFM in federal court.

2/25/10 - U.S. Treasury department announces sanctions against the financial transactions of LFM leaders; Jesús Méndez Vargas “El Chango”, Nazario Moreno González “El Chayo”, Servando Gómez Martínez “La Tuta”, Enrique Plancarte Solís “La Chiva”, Nicandro Barrera Medrano y José Arnoldo Rueda Medina “La Minsa”; including the search and seizure of several properties and businesses belonging to the criminal organization.

Among the arrest record of Morenos, it is found that he was detained in 1994 in Mc Allen, Texas, for drug trafficking. later, in 2004, The South Texas District Federal Court lifted the apprehension order against him which included 6 counts of drug transactions between 7/15/02 and 8/21/03, in which Morenos introduced more than 5 tons of Marijuana into the U.S.

Within the last few weeks, La Familia has made several attempts at public relations including banners that express their love and devotion to the people of Michoacan, claiming their activities are for the good of the people. They have accused the Calderon administration of forming a "Federal Cartel" with other known Police and Political figures in an unholy alliance with rival LFM narcotraffickers.

They have even gone as far as offering to disband and turn in their weapons IF the federal can prove the are capable and willing of providing protection and jobs for the citizens of Michoacan


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29 Borderland Beat Comments:

Buela said...

@ Smurf

Great work! Thanks so much for the effort.
I say this cartel are among the most brutal and for sure the strangest fuckers of all cartels.

I would classify them more as a NARCO CULT if anything with NAZARIO their holy one. In their death threat to Calderon, not the banner but the email sent, they refer to him "PRAY TO THE HOLY ONE, BECAUSE WE BRING THE BLESSING OF OUR GOD. NAZARIO OUR GOD, REST HIS SOUL, this will not stop until YOU DIE at the hands of the Michoacan Family"

Strange shit, and no way better to be easily and completely lead then to make yourself into God then die a martyr.....it will be bloody

Smurf said...

No problem,

I always thought LFM was one of the most interesting organizations because of the strange cult-like behavior.

That odd message makes me wonder whether he will now become a martyr for the organization. Creepy thought!

Although they seem to be down for the count at the moment.

Anonymous said...

in the end there will be many false prophets and many who claim to be me(Revelations)

Anonymous said...

Mexico and US intelligence working.

Buela said...

@ Smurf

Absolutely he will become a martyr..and it will be bloody. Can anyone say...Holy War?

Most cartels to pray to their narco saints, and have you seen those shrine/altar they construct when marking a new territory? They give me the willies.. So interesting, so strange, but this group takes it to an entirely new level of weirdness.

Smurf said...

yup yup,

A modern day Jesus Malverde in the making.

Anonymous said...

Get these vultures out of Guanajuato hopefully 'el Azul' takes back the state nothing good came out of letting the LMF take over the state. Innocent people were the only victims while the LMF still couldn't stop the Z's from entering GTO.Most people in Gto. really never followed the Famalia El ezul still has many assets in the state. Z's and LMF same mayates born out of the same shit pile.

Buela said...

This from AP ...(ironic his wife gives self-help seminars)

According to a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration profile, La Familia members are believed to undergo a three- to six-month training camp in Michoacan.

"They believe they are doing God's work, and pass out Bibles and money to the poor," the profile says. "La Familia Michoacana also gives money to school and local officials."

The Mexican government profile said Moreno "erected himself as the 'Messiah,' using the Bible to profess to poor people and obtain their loyalty."

In January 2009, authorities in Michoacan seized a car with 23 guns, four grenades — and nine copies of "Wild at Heart," a book written by American Christian author John Eldredge. The books had inscriptions signed by "The Craziest One."

His wife, meanwhile, hosts self-improvement seminars in Michoacan, including one in April at a club in Apatzingan that was promoted with posters titled "Let's help create a better future," according to the Mexican government.

Mexican authorities believe La Familia operates "by means of an executive council" compromised of both drug traffickers and government officials, according to the DEA.

Anonymous said...

I was kidnapped by these people in 2009. They were with the Nahual Indians on the Hwy 200. They shot my car with Ak 47's and chased us and later caught us. Two women. The young ones wanted to kill us. The Comandante wanted us brought back to camp. When we arrived he told me " today I am God I am giving you your life you are free to go" He did this because they missed killing me when I took off and ran! They let us go and did not steal anything or hurt us. If there had been a man with us he would have been dead. I have to say it's bizarre but true. It was better people like this than the Zetas....

Anonymous said...

How many deaths will happen now based on one arrest. If I was a Federal Police Officer not on the take I would quit ASAP.

Anonymous said...

how come no coverage of the message to calderon

Anonymous said...

La Familia is weird

Anonymous said...

^^I posted it yesterday on the previous story. Here it is for anybody that missed it.

Comunicado de la Familia Michoacana:

CUÍDATE FELIPE CALDERON REZA A TU SANTO POR QUE NOSOTROS TRAEMOS LA BENDICIÓN DE NUETRO DIOS NUESTRO DIOS NAZARIO QUE DIOS LO TENGA EN SU GLORIA ESTO NO VA A PARA HASTA QUE LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA MUERA Y NUNCA VAN A MORIR LOS PUMAS, LOS BRAVOS, LOS LEONES, LA RESISTENCIA, EL 5-5, LOS ÉLITES, LOS LF, LOS CHAYITOS, LOS MACHITOS, LAS FIERAS, LOS X, LOS DE LA A, Y MUCHOS MAS VAMOS POR CALDERÓN Y TODO SU PUTA FAMILIA YA ESTAN EN MICHOACAN Y RECONOZCAN CHERAN, CAPACUARO, CHERANASTICO, LA ARANTEPACUA, LA MOHONERA, NUEVO MORELOS, PARACHO, ESTAN CONOSOTROS CONCENTRADOS ESTO NO ES NARCO TERRORISMO ES UNA GUERRILLA ES LA GERRA POR LA PAZ Y FUERA FEDERALES DE MICHOACAN EL DON JUAN DE ARANTEPACUA TIENE SU GENTE Y VAMOS A DAR LA VIDA POR TODO SALUDOS.


MENSAJE PARA LOS MICHOACANOS


NO SE ASUSTEN TRATEN DE NO SALIR A LA CALLE PARA QUE LOS PUERCOS FEDERALES NO LES FALTEN AL RESPETO Y PARA EVITAR LAS BALAS PERDIDAS Y MAS PERDIDAS .


NO VAYAN A HOSPITALES
NO VAYAN A TIENDAS
VEAN LA TELE
QUÉDENSE EN SU CASAAA PORFAVOOOR




ATTE:


LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA


EL FANTASMA 6 Y BRAVO 6


RESPETO Y APOYO A NUESTROS LIDERES


EL CHANGO Y LA TUTA (SUCESOR DE CHAYO)


Y SUCESORES DE DE LA TUTA


CENIZO Y EL BRAVO 6


PA QUE ABLEN CON ARGUMENTOS LES DECIMOS QUIENES SON LOS JEFES DE LA FAMILIA PA QUE NO ENGAÑEN ALA GENTE Y LE DIGAN MAS MENTIRAAS AMAMOS A LA NACIÓN Y MAS AL PUEBLO MICHOACANO


BRAVO 6 DESDE URUAPAN MICHOACAN

diariodelnarco.com

Buela said...

@ Smurf...

What have you heard about his body being stolen?

If true what a perfect scenario for the "believers" they can say "see just like Jesus... a Christmas miracle, he has resurrected"

Smurf said...

Buela,

Just read about it, should have something soon, if its true... This is getting weirder by the minute!

Anonymous said...

EL CHANGO Y LA TUTA

your time is short!

Anonymous said...

la primera foto no es del chayo, ese es un lugarteniente del mayo zambada capturado en mexicali

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, the first picture is not of Nazario Moreno González, El Chayo, belive me, he looks nothing like him.

Amelia E said...

I read an article about LFM a few months ago called "Mexico's Meth Warriors."

Some choice quotes:
"Judging by his bible, titled Pensamientos (Thoughts), Moreno sees himself as an Old Testament warrior on a narco-mission from God: heading a criminal group of "valiant men" to "protect our land, Michoacán." Not for him such Christian notions as turning the other cheek. In the fall of 2006, La Familia announced itself as a player alongside major drug groups by lopping off the heads of five Zeta operatives and rolling them onto the dance floor of a crowded disco. The audacity didn't end there. Last summer, after the arrest of one of Moreno's top lieutenants, La Familia tortured and murdered a dozen federal police officers, dumping their bodies in a pile beside a Michoacán highway."

"Gang members know the penalties for drug taking and other rule violations: the first screwup is punished by being tied up for 15 days in dark seclusion, a second merits severe beatings for 12 days, and the third results in execution, carried out by the very person who recruited you to the gang."

The link
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1997449-2,00.html

Anonymous said...

Such a shame he's dead. He sounded such a good man.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the tip of the iceberg just got chiseled away...its a good start but they gotta take the whole cartel down!! In the name of Jesus Christ Amen!!!

Anonymous said...

Hitler thought very highly of himself also.
MM38

Anonymous said...

@December 12, 2010 8:48 AM
I agree....Amen brother haha....

Anonymous said...

Oops, Buela fell out of his play role of being the BB blog's conservative sweet church lady once again!

Buela said...
@ Smurf Great work! Thanks so much for the effort. I say this cartel are among the most brutal and for sure the strangest fuckers of all cartels.
Strange shit...

I hope I don't offend any delicate souls by mentioning it?

Ernest1

Anonymous said...

Why do you continue to bash Buela, Ernest1?

You have absolutely nothing to add to this thread other than "ooh, Buela said a curse word!"
Are you the 6th Grade Bad Word Patrol?

Anonymous said...

I am not the bad word patrol at all. But when somebody represents themselves off on the internet as being supposedly some nice, deeply Christian church lady helping out all the kids to the tune of hundreds of thousands as relief aid missionary, YET often curses like some 16 the century male Caribbean pirate with a hook on one hand and a parrot on his shoulder then I am able to note the glaring inconsistencies of it. Doesn't that interest you some? It sure does me.

I would think that you, too, would be more curious about Buela's repeated detours out of projected character than you seem to want to be, Anonymous? Maybe it is normal for the women at your church to refer to disliked others as the 'strangest fuckers' like Buela does? I don't know...??? And YES I understand that Buela is talking about the LFM and I know that our church lady has major theological differences with them.

However, even though I am not a church lady like Buela says that she is, and though I have theological differences with the Mormons, I would never refer to them as being the 'strangest fuckers' for that, though they certainly are considered by many as being just that. Would our missionary lady Buela call the Mormons 'strangest fuckers' as she has called the LFM? Just curious... I thought Dick Cheney was a 'strange fucker' but never ever said it out loud to anybody. My church must be much stricter than Buela's Baptist Church apparently is?

Ardent1

Anonymous said...

"La Fam Mich" is just another cult using the christian religion for thier own gain; much
like the insurgents in Iraq are using the muslim
religion for thier Own Personal Gain, this has been
going on for almost two thousand years since the
death of Christ but my friend we all know God has the Final Say on Judgement Day!!!

Anonymous said...

Nazario Moreno González, one of two main leaders of La Familia cartel, appeared to have joined the growing list of top drug dealers captured or killed by the authorities.

“Several pieces of information signal that he was shot Thursday,” said Alejandro Poiré Romero, a spokesman for the Mexican government. He added that the police had information confirming that Mr. Moreno, 40, was among several cartel gunmen killed and dragged off by their colleagues in two days of gun battles in the state of Michoacán.

His death would be a significant victory for the Mexican government in its battle against the drug cartels, though not one expected to cripple the cartel. Mr. Moreno, who is also known as El Chayo, a nickname for both Nazario and rosario, the Spanish word for the Catholic rosary, has become an international sensation for his cruelty and messianic tendencies, but analysts describe La Familia’s other leader, José de Jesús Méndez Vargas, known as El Chango, as the organization’s day-to-day chief of operations.

“I would say losing El Chayo is a thorn in the side, not a dagger in the heart,” said George W. Grayson, the author of “Mexico: Narco-Violence and a Failed State?” “El Chango is really the top leader.”

Anonymous said...

La familia !!

El chompiras
Clave 11

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