Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Federal Police capture head of the Gente Nueva in Chihuahua

Saturday, February 4, 2012 |




Mexico's Federal Police announced the capture of an important Sinaloa cartel capo in a press conference held by Ramón Eduardo Pequeño, head of the anti-narcotics division.

The suspect was presented to the press and identified as José Antonio Torres Marrufo, alias 'El Marrufo' or 'El Jaguar', head of la Gente Nueva in Chihuahua and reportedly the Sinaloa cartel's top man in Ciudad Juarez.

The suspect was arrested Friday at a residence in the city of Leon, Guanajuato. Also arrested was a personal bodyguard, Manuel Alonso Magaña Barajas. Also seized were four weapons, radio equipment, a small amount of methamphetamine and fraudulent media credentials and voter registration cards.

Pequeño emphasizied in the press conference that the arrest of El Marrufo was a significant blow to the structure of the Sinaloa cartel headed by Chapo Guzman.

El Marrufo was responsible for drug trafficking operations as well as other organized criminal activities such as kidnapping, extortion and the murder of persons associated with rival criminal groups, in particular those belonging to the Juarez cartel such as Los Aztecas and La Linea.

Among the murders linked to El Marrufo is the mass homicide that occurred on September, 2009, at a drug rehab center in Ciudad Juarez known as the Centro de Rehabilitación El Aliviane. Eighteen residents were killed in that raid carried out by the Artistas Asesinos, a gang of hitmen that El Marrufo headed at the time. The Artistas Asesinos operate in Chihuahua under the Gente Nueva umbrella.

El Marrufo became the operational head of la Gente Nueva in Chihuahua after the arrest of Noel Salgueiro "el Flaco Salgueiro" in October, 2011.

The suspect is also wanted in the United States for drug trafficking and was the recipient of high powered weapons smuggled into Mexico as a result of the ATF's operation Fast and Furious gun walking operation.

AP image of a weapons cache seized in a safe house in Ciudad Juarez in April 2011 that reportedly belonged to El Marrufo. Several of the arms were identified by authorities as Fast and Furious weapons.

A more indepth report posted by Havana can be read in the Forum section.

Sources:
http://www.diario.com.mx/notas.php?f=2012/02/04&id=287be82a410e3d6aab9855e44439cb76
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/oct/08/nation/la-na-atf-guns-20111009

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58 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Que la chingada, my Chapo's people are getting arrested, didn't you people on BB said Chapo's people were protected?

Anonymous said...

I hope they look him up in a juarez prison and all those angrey juarez people make him feel at home in there pinche animal

Anonymous said...

Might be protected but not immune.

Anonymous said...

Pinchi gn esta valiendo verga no les digo! Aber con ke salen los fans ahora! Ke FANS este guey tambien traisiono al chapo?JAJAJA el anda chueco con el chapo tambien o ke paso?JAJAJA

Anonymous said...

Lock,angry

Anonymous said...

February 4, 2012 6:52 PM If they lock him up in the Juarez prison he will kill all the people from la Linea.

Anonymous said...

THIS GOES TO YOU SINALOA ASS KISSERS. ALWAYS DEFENDING YOUR CHAPUTAS AND MAYITAS.I THOUGHT YOUR PEOPLE DIDNT EXTORT KIDNAPP AND KILL INOCENTES JAJAJ YOU GUYS FULL OF SHIT IT RIGHT YHERE IN PEN AND PAPER IN YOUR FACE AND YA STILL DONT ADMITTED OR ACCEPTED LIKE THE COWARDS THAT YOU SINALOAENSES ARE......TENGAN WEVOZ CABRONES!!!!!!!! PA SER HOMBRES Y ASEPTA SU JALE PINCHES COBARDES IGNORANTES!!!!!!!!GENTE DE JUAREZ ...LOS DE TAMAULIPAZ LOS APOYA AL DALES FRENTE A LOS MONTAPERROS!!!!

DFL said...

They should hang that sorry son of a true Bicth from a telephone pole and let the buzzards eat his stinking corpse.
The world would be a better place without punk ass losers like him.

Anonymous said...

Love the narco tees these cats wear,they look really authentic and shit.

Anonymous said...

Good looking tight ass!!!!!

Anonymous said...

February 4, 2012 7:26 PM You know how I notice you are a Zeta supporter? You don't know how to write.

Capo said...

"El Marrufo!" First time I ever heard of this guy. Gente Nueva has been taking a beating like a red headed step child. I definetly would not want the top position of this glorified crew. They are dropping like flies. It does make you think though, with the elections coming up and PRI leading the race, Calderon promised he would capture El Chapo before his presidency ended. Maybe these blows will have to suffice, with Chapo's okay of course.

Anonymous said...

Pinches maruchanez luego luego se excitan cuando cae gente nueva, Pero de todos modos se los carga la verga Putos..... De tanto ke se excitan luego kieren Darle el culo alos federales, por eso ke le disen Zorras..

P.s
Ten cuidado tamaulipazz ke ahi te bienen los metros pinche puto

Anonymous said...

This is proof that leyzola is in fact working with CDS. this is a cover up story for the Nuevo Cartel de Juarez to believ that hes not with sinaloa nymore. In the cartel buiseness usually the SMALL take the FALL n the government puts a big name on a small guy such as "Leader of Gente Nueva" Jus like they caught the leader of El Chapo's security, yeeah BULLSHIT. people,, dont believe everything yu hear.

Anonymous said...

Yes they r protected, like using a torn condom with an HIV bitch!!!
No one in the drug business, selling , buying, using whatever, is protected from being killed, arrested or overdosing!
The shit these cartels provide is nothing but poison, the sooner we get wise to this the sooner we come out alive!!!
May God bless all the police and their families!!!
Have a good day, but not you morales or Guzman, pendejos!!'

Anonymous said...

Tamaulipazz los apoya dandoles las nalgas Putito...

Anonymous said...

It's tight shirt night in Leon, Gto. Lookin' good dude!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to read there's smart people like u my friend

Anonymous said...

February 4, 2012 7:26 PM You know how I notice you are a Zeta supporter? You don't know how to write. Don't beat around the bush,tell him how you really feel.Man you gonna hurt his feelings saying that.You so cruel,and heartless,did he spell something wrong too,i,m so grateful that we have spellcheckers on here like you.Dayuumm boy,yousa biotch,ya heard mea.

Anonymous said...

so if he was leader of GN in juarez. who is the leader of GN in durango, GN leader in sinaloa ,and GN leader in sonora, and over all who is the real leader of the whole GN in mexico. so who do guys think will be the new leader of GN in juarez

Anonymous said...

Remember that Narcomanta saying to Leyzaola that if he doesnt start arresting people equally in Cd Juarez that they will kill an officer per day.?It seems like Leyzaola decided to start capturing criminals from both sides,(as to only capturing people of Cartel de Juarez.)or maybe Marrufo had something to do with the killings of those members of a music band,since they are scared to go against La Linea.Thats one of my favorite corridos.

Anonymous said...

Aaa como seran pendejos todos los que han opinado antes de mi en el mismo texto dice que el tomo el control de la "gente nueva" despues de la captura del flaco salgueiro el flaco salgueiro por si no lo sabian cuando lo atraparon ya no era parte del cartel de sinaloa de hecho la misma gente del cartel de sinaloa lo handaban buscando para matarlo ya que el empezo hacer las mismas mamadas que hacen los zetas secuestrar extorcionar robar entre otras que la gente del cartel de sinaloa tienen prohibido hacer y el gobierno cuando atrapan a estas personas los presentan ante la opinion publica como gente del cartel de sinaloa para taparle el ojo al macho y que la gente piense que estan atacando a todos los carteles por igual. Igual como lo hacian en un principio presentaban a gente de los beltran leyva como del cartel de sinaloa cuando ya era bien sabido en el bajo mundo que habia guerra entre ellos y. Que obiamente ya no estan unidos. El gobierno lo hace por ellos que saben que la mayoria de la gente incluidos la mayoria de los medios de comunicacion no tienen ni idea de lo que esta pasando en esta guerra ni cuales son los nombres de los que participan en ella

Anonymous said...

that's a nice modified MP5

ARRIVA TAMAULIPAZZZ said...

Los metros jahaha si no salen DE reynosa pinche joto jaja

Anonymous said...

WHAT DA FUCK WHY WAS HE LIVING IN LEON THAT AIN'T NO LEADER

Anonymous said...

Armani my ass

Anonymous said...

Ain't no thing. Que siga la Limpa, Juarez ya es de Sinaloa putos. Gabino se encargara de la Plaza. pobre pinche linieros sigan con sus marranadas. PURO GN AL 100.

Anonymous said...

its a good thing the government is protecting el chapo less and less.. those fuckers are just like zetas but try to make it seem like they are the good guys blaming it on everyone.. thyre like girls they have vaginas even.. the next to fall is leyzaola fucking corrupt ass motherfucker

Anonymous said...

2012 9:31 PM
its true

eternalcode said...

This article should have been titled...
"DHS looses another asset in its war against the second amendment."

It should have opened with...
"DHS asset José Antonio Torres Marrufo, alias 'El Marrufo' or 'El Jaguar', head of la Gente Nueva in Chihuahua and reportedly the Sinaloa cartel's top man in Ciudad Juarez, armed with weapons supplied by DHS, was captured by the mexican military."

Anonymous said...

Yet another dopey eyed gangster exposed in the bright light.

It's hard to believe that such underwhelming people are holding such a great nation hostage with their thuggery.

There will be a reckoning....and this loser will pay for his wickedness.

Anonymous said...

As a US citizen it is sad to admit our drug problem in my country. Over 30 million addicts keep the money and death in Mexico and in the US. The drug users are too responsible for the deaths in Mexico. How do we solve a drug problem? Easy, either make all drugs legal or send the 30 million plus users to rehab. If not then this problem will continue to grow. But for the innocent people in Mexico, fear not for God is starting to intervene on ur behalf. U guys have record drought and cold freezing weather. Don't be surprised if a big earthquake will come ur way. I don't say this to fear u, but to encourage u that there is time for u to make things right. And if the cartel members are reading this, then that mean u too can repent and make things right. For it is that Christ chose u, u did not chose him. If u don't take to heart this warning, then His wrath will be upon u and when it does, u will then wish u listen to what I have just said.

Anonymous said...

I like the Scarface poster in the picture of the weapons seizure. Looks like chapo on the $100 bill.

Anonymous said...

8:06 ese Guey es igual de culo! El marruffo mandava en juarez i porke se fue asta leon pinchi gn culos!!

Anonymous said...

Those first two weapons are classy! Heckler & Koch- dude is spending the big bucks!

Anonymous said...

Y los mugrozoz q guey no zalen de san fernando y tamaulipas guey estan rodeados guey se escuchan rumeros q los r's y los metros ya se estan arreglado pongase truchaz maruchaz q el cdg esta bravo en nuevo Leon tamaulipas zacatecas y san Luis potosi sigan de mamones q ustedes son unos secuestradores guey y la raza no qiere a los putos roba carros secuestradores Mata ninos q son los maruchanez

Anonymous said...

1:36

Mexicans are responsible for their own mess. It sounds like you're just another Mexican blaming your country's problems on the US.

Anonymous said...

Puro padelante

Anonymous said...

1:36 yeah you should be like 5:01 or 5:55 and stop all the nonsense.

Anonymous said...

COMO ME DAN RISA LOS CABRONES QUE ME HECHAN MADRES POR APOYAR A LOS ZETAS JAJAJJAA QUE LASTIMA DE MEXICANOS YO TENGO LOS WEVOS PARA ASEPTAR QUE SI SON LOS QUE SON PERO USTEDES CULOS DE CDG CDS TAMBIEN SECUESTRAN CULERO PA K TE HACES PENDEJO.O QUE QUIERES QUE PONGA TODOS LOS LINKS DE TU GENTE DEL GOLFO SECUESTRANDO Y EXOTORSIONADO JAJAJA SI SIMEPRE QUE LOS ARESTAN SALE QUE ANDAVA TAMBIEN SECUESTRANDO PERO COMO CANTAN SUS CANCIONES Y CORRIDOS DICIENDO QUE USTEDES NO HACEN ESO POS CLARO QUE GENTE PENDEJA Y IGNORANTE LES VA CREER SUS MAMADAS JAJAJA..AH Y LO QUE DICES QUE SEGUN EL CDG YA TIENE VERACRUZ TAMUALIPAS SAN LUIS Y JAJAJAJAJA MIRA PENDEJON TAMAULIPAS LOS TENDRAN PERO LOS DEMAS JAJAJA NI VERGGAS...ASI DE CLARO TE LO DIGO USTEDES CULONES DEL GOLFO NO SALEN DE LA FRONTER CHICA REYNOSA Y MATAMOROS SIEMPRE SE PASEAN AHI COMO CULOS.EL DIA QUE SE SALGAN A TODO MEXICO COMO LOS ZETAS ES EL DIA QUE LES QUITAN SU UNICA PLAZAS IMPORTANTES JAJAJA AVER CABRON QUIERES UNA CIBER GUERRA DE BLOGGING QUIEN ES QUIEN POS ORALE TE RETO CULERO.YO TE SACO LAS VERDADES QUE USTEDES CULOS DEL GOLF Y LOS SINALOENSES NO ASEPTAN POR JOTONES.Y CUANDO DIGAN QUE LOS CDG ES EL CARTEL MAS GRANDE DE MEXICO BIENES Y ME DICES ALGO MIENTRAS USTEDES SIGEN Y SIENDO LOS LAMBE HUEVOS DEL CHAPO USTEDES EN TAMAULIPAS ..........

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the recently murdered ( Janeth Marrufo) was a relative of his..she looks like him.

"lito"brito said...

bad boy , bad boy , what you gonna do when they come for you...i am gonna surrender ....cause everybody knows in Mexico incarceration is temporary..kind of catch and release

Anonymous said...

R-5 al 100 con la G.N
Saludos pal señor.... Chinguen Su madre todos los 35s

Anonymous said...

Arrest them all
good for Mexico so it may be prosper once again
and create great things for the world
Help humanity, stop the killing

H4kerz

Anonymous said...

Once maruchanez always maruchanez......
Mejor comete un maruchan de camarones con chile Tamponlipazzz

Anonymous said...

Dam!!!! The dude looks all Methed OUT! ! ...What a sicko

Anonymous said...

EL CHAPUTO anda nomas traicionando a su disque GENTE De Alto Rango, para quitarse el umo del culo!...jajaja


Muerte al Chapulin y su camote EL Miado!....

Anonymous said...

WHAT THE FUCK... Putting all these lame fanboy comments aside, what is the real deal with the GN. the M's, and the rest of these Durango crews? The M's release a video last year calling out Felipe Cabrera (in the Vicente Zambada indictment) and el Flaco Salguiero (who was clearly not part of the Gente Nueva crew anymore) calling them out for kidnapping and extortion. Media and Borderland Beat reports they both held high ranking positions in the Chapo crew... Then who the hell runs the M's?

Anonymous said...

Uncalled for AND funny!

Anonymous said...

First few sentences were good... Then you had to pull the religious card.

If americans are to blame (which they are as much as Mexicans are) then these wrath of god weather conditions will be here.

Try going some unbiased reading on global weather changes. Seriously. I am not denouncing god, I am saying educate yourself some.

Anonymous said...

Better someone to respect out of honor then to have someone be respected for being an asshole. If he is cartel then he should NOT be glorified. INHO

Anonymous said...

Weapons should never be considered classy.

Anonymous said...

US is a big part of the problem. Not the whole problem but if you heard the arguments and listen to them honestly then you would understand more.

Google it.

Anonymous said...

I like how so many people comment on here and they have NO understanding of how Mexico works (the politics, the courts, the militares, the police, and even the truly protected cartel leaders). You people just dont know the way it works in Mexico. You obviously dont understand the jails, the prison guards, the judges, all of it.....All I will say is that there is a reason CDS leaders go down without a fight sometimes. And yes believe it or not people sometimes these busts are arranged and agreed to so they can do their dog and pony show and everyone can say "wow Im glad that scumbag will be in prison forever" but you have no clue how things work in mexico for people who have the right connections.

El Lobo---PURO SINALOA GN

Anonymous said...

We hear about all these scum getting arrested but never hear anything about being Prosecuted and Sentenced to life in Prison , Better off Killing them ...I wonder Why Why Why !! ??

Anonymous said...

Then teach us instead. Help us understand where you seems so knowledgable about. Turn that preaching into teaching. Enlighten us!

Anonymous said...

Wonder if this guy is an FBI informant---Could be that Congressman Darrell I. had Mexico do a end run around DOJ to have mexico pick this guy up for questioning amoung other things.

Anonymous said...

El mero mero de la gente nueva es el m100 gente!!!! Ya callense gente k no sabe nada nomas lo k ven y oyen en musica, el flaco trato d chingar la plaza y darsela a m01 y no le gusto al chapo... Los fieles del cartel del chapo y mayo siguen siendo .............. Entrenle pa k sepan kienes son
Al Cien kon el r5

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