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.
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