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"El Fantasma" Man of "El Chapo" is Killed in Shootout Near Quila

Friday, March 2, 2012 |

"El Fantasma", identified as a boss of the security detail of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was killed by members of the Mexican Marines during an operation in the region of Quila, Sinaloa. In the shootout he was wounded and transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries. He was identified as Jonathan Salas Aviles.

According to details of the incident an accomplice was also killed at the scene of the shootout, when both attempted to escape in the small town of Oso Nuevo in the region of Quila. Both men were pursued from a helicopter and were shot at from the air. The SUV in which both were travelling caught on fire and authorities later found numerous weapons and ammunition inside the vehicle.

According to the report the incident occurred yesterday at approximately 1700 hours. It is said that elements of the municipal police arrived at the scene but were mistreated by the Marines and some reports say that they were also beaten.

The shootout
"El Fantasma" and the other individual were travelling in a late model armored Cherokee with Sinaloa plates. The Marines arrived in the small town of Oso Nuevo and surprised them. Once the Marines started with their operation, "El Fantasma" along with his partner escaped in the vehicle toward Quila, but were chased by a helicopter and the vehicle was fired upon by members of the helicopter. The vehicle never made it to Quila. The Marines used a .50 caliber weapon to penetrate the armor on the vehicle. The vehicle was stopped by the side of the road burned to ashes.

"El Fantasma was transported to the general hospital by "La Cruz Roja" or ambulance where he died from his wounds, while the other man was killed not far from the vehicle. Inside the vehicle authorities recovered four AK-47s, a handgun, 28 magazines (two were disks).

It is said that from the helicopter they unleashed a volley of gunfire that caused panic once the gunfire exploded with loud sounds. They fired at the armored vehicle where "El Fantasma" was travelling until it caught fire. The vehicle was riddled with bullet holes from a .50 caliber weapon. While the vehicle was on fire, it caused many rounds of ammunition to explode within the burning inferno inside the vehicle. Some witnesses had said that the helicopter had gone down, but this has not been confirmed. The military had closed down the whole zone around the scene.

Source: El Debate

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Anonymous said...

Didn't they recently arrest the supposed "head of El Chapo's security"? Sometimes I think they have no clue who they kill or arrest.

Anonymous said...

How come the car is all chared but the guns look fine?

Anonymous said...

ALL BULLSHIT

Anonymous said...

He has numerous heads of security.. El fantasma, el bravo, el ingeniero(not frm the arellano felix cartel)recently arrested, el cholo Ivan aka el vago. Just to name a few. He has different ones specified by the region he's at at the time.

Anonymous said...

Haha I thought in his corrido it said that he scared military generals!!haha pinchi gn and their corridosq!!!hahaha

Anonymous said...

HE is the HEAD this should be huge news damn i'm suprisd wow wtf :D lol damn rip

Anonymous said...

That corrido was true man it was in the news here in Sinaloa

Anonymous said...

Jajajaja estan diciendo que este pendejo gasparin tumbo un helicoptero nomas para q crean que eran valientes si dicen que la marina todavia los encontro con el dedo metido en el culo para no cagarse del miedo.

Anonymous said...

I highly doubt that is "el fantasma", if he is so powerful and important in the organization why would he be traveling without backup?

Anonymous said...

on the forum here some one said that they killed both el fantasma and el bravo. any more info on this?

Anonymous said...

They were after el M1 and El Fantasma paid the price for being in the wrong place at the right time. Mayo's people were looking for M1 until 4AM the next morning, he was found hiding like a coward.

Hiban por el M1, El Fantasma tuvo la suerte de estar en el lugar equivocado en el momento indicado. El M1 corrio y se escondio on la sierra, la gente del Mayo lo encontro a eso de las 4AM del siguiente dia.

Anonymous said...

March 2, 2012 6:32 PM I was thinking the same thing, so I did a little research on my own, I found more pictures and I zoom on them and you can definitely see the guns are actually burn.

Alex said...

Yeah they look real fine buddy dont want to know what a beautiful girl looks like too u

Alex said...

Where did u here that if I may ask

Anonymous said...

March 2, 2012 7:28 PM Because nowadays no one wants to get the attention of the military. Look at El Mamito, El Teo, El Muletas, El Chiquilin, El Flaco Salgueiro, El Nacho Coronel and many other people who got arrested or killed with only one or two people.

Anonymous said...

Wow it look like evidence of the popular rumor going on is finally starting to pile up.

The separation of El Mayo Zambada and El Chapo Guzman.Everyone knows Mayo is going to come out on top

Anonymous said...

The part I like best was where the municipal police who showed up were beaten by the military. They should have killed those fuckers on the cartel payrolls. Most cops in Mexico deserve to die. Just fucking kill the lot of them. Declare martial law and shoot to kill anyone found on the streets between 9 PM and 5 AM.

Anonymous said...

LIES EL FANTASMAS NAME IS EVERRADO

Anonymous said...

@ 7:32 PM

Y porque ivan por el M-1 se les chapulineo? o que pedo o les quedo mal a los del CDS?

@ 7:52 PM

Can u tell me where u got that from??? Mayo And Mayo Separation? sounds like they where married or something lol

So Chapo's people vs Mayo's People? that is going to be an interesting story.......

1)Could it be because one of them is mad of all the BS going on in Sinaloa and they couldn't agree on something.........

2)Could it be that Chapo is planing on snitching on Mayo but Mayo knew and now they are fighting?

3) Could it be because Chapo wants all the CDS for himself?

4) Could it be because Mayo's Son is snitching on everyone in The CDS from jail and Chapo is getting pissed and had a big argument with el Mayo about that?????

Anonymous said...

March 2, 2012 8:13 PM How do you know this?

Anonymous said...

I did not write this but i was laughing my ass off reading it earlier today when news broke...

An Alternative Narco Corrido, to this bastards memory!

Ahi te va un corrido al fantasma que acabo de inventar

Para que me sirvieron tantos corridos
la fama falsa que me dieron ya no estoy vivo
me decian fantasma por desaparecido
aparesco en el blog del narco con los pitos de los marinos bien metidos
soy un maricon me agarraron corriendo
auxilio don chapo me estan abatiendo.

Anonymous said...

CDS is not split. These guys were simply at the wrong place at the wrong time probably partied out and coked up. They ran into the marines and thought they could get away by shooting at them and hitting the gas. They never counted on air support with .50 cal incendiary rounds. Bravo has alway been the main head of security for Guzman. Fantasma was also on top ranks of security for CDS. Moral of the story is that if you shoot at marines in Mexico the outcome is never good. Oh and where are all the cry babies that say that the military protects CDS? Marines fight for their country and nothing else.
Saludos...

Anonymous said...

March 2, 2012 8:26 PM his song says his name is everado the song by los alegres so thats how i know i'm not apart of any cartel lol so don't fuck me over and try to investigate me

Anonymous said...

@ 8:52 PM

Mexican Government does Protect the CDS and other Cartel leaders.........

El Fantasma was in a Narco Meeting or Narco Party someone snitched on them......

In my point of view I Think Zetas and Beltranes snitched on them,just like the CDS does that to there Rivals snitching on them.

Why Would the Mexican Goverment would go after el Fantasma around this time? If he has been working for the CDS for years now.

Or Maybe El Chapo and Mayo are snitching on all of there people so they can say "El Pan" dosen't have a favoritism to the CDS........

Anonymous said...

Well said bro, that is straight up truth.

Anonymous said...

Pretty big news, El Fantasma was one of the main guys to control Chapos intel and security. I think he was more Chapos boys when El M1 we know is Mayos boy. It sound like someone tipped of the marines. They are hitting CDS hard, they aren't as protected as everyone thinks. I think el M1 is still a bigger figure than this guy was but that's subject to opinion.

Anonymous said...

No murio es falso

Anonymous said...

they turned him into a fantasma

Anonymous said...

tired of hearing chapo run shit. chapo got out years ago and still gets credit for what ever good or bad. he is somwhere watching the show with no ties to no body. dope doesnt care who sells it any body can.he will b captured one day cause of who he is but wit billions he aint dealing with day to day crap.

Anonymous said...

yah dis isn't gonna effect chapo and CDS if it was el BRAVO dat fell den a big ass problem to chapo

Anonymous said...

Rest in pece

Anonymous said...

, that wasn't el fantasma... Don Juan died of natural causes last year aka. El fantasma...

Anonymous said...

well, el bravo is the one that was killed and yes, he is the one you are thinking about. i heard he was fucking up and there are others now that are more important. the fantasma that was killed is a lower ranked cds member, the one that protects el chapo is alive and well.

el que murio era el bravo, el que antes protegia al chapo, pero como la estaba cagando ya no era tan importante como antes. este fantasma que murio no es el bueno, el que murio era otro fantasma pero de bajo rango.

Anonymous said...

That's not his name listen to the corrido close and the Guy they mentioned is abelardo not averado which is his student and also happens to be the cholos lil brother

Anonymous said...

March 2, 2012 9:01 PM Well you got me, I snitch on the mother fucker for playing around acting like a ghost.

Anonymous said...

Not true this shit is fake.

Anonymous said...

He's not dead it came out on the news that the two dead weren't confirm yet and that their sure it wasn't El fantasma which his name is yanathan just as I spelled it! Look him up they say his story from his early days in michocan.

Anonymous said...

you're up to your knees in bullshit. Who the fkk said Don Juan was el fantasma? That's like saying batman and spiderman is the same person..

Anonymous said...

March 2, 2012 10:18 PM You most be a very well connected person sense you know everything. Can you let us know what is the real name of the real fantasma?
Maybe you should also tell the Mexican government that they have killed the wrong fantasma.

Anonymous said...

Hey I don't know if it's him but his corrido say his name is 7 letters Jonathan is 8

Anonymous said...

El fantasma is a CDS commandante in tijuna i dont believe that 2 commandantes drive together Its fake

Anonymous said...

Pues ya valio madre le trono al Amigo el ke nos cuidava a todo oso era buena jente el vato.en paz descanses ..:(

Anonymous said...

el fanstasma isn't commandante in tijuana its gustavo inzunza inzunza "macho prieto" hes da overall plaza boss for baja norte and baja sur and also part of sonora

Anonymous said...

In keeping with the style that I have grown to like on here...I respond by saying:

Jajajajajajajajajajaja!!!!

Anonymous said...

Whoever it was he is a fantasma now. Goodridence. Gracias MARINA

Anonymous said...

But they say he might be jarocho as what they call people from Veracruz look up his corridos el Fantasma- alegres del barranco
And also el teniente fantasma

Anonymous said...

Who cares aslong as cds protects the ppl from los zetas

Anonymous said...

I guess el fastasma is really a ghost now. Boo. Boooo :-|.

Anonymous said...

There is no Chapo Mayo separation. The trouble in Sinaloa is The Beltran Leyva factions armed by the Zetas trying to heat up the Plaza for CDS. This a strategy used when you know you can't go into the area and just take it over. You kill a few people so the Army can come into that area causing trouble for the group who holds that Plaza. Chapo and Mayo are too united and know that if they split it will be their downfall. They need to be united to fight of Zetas who are the worst threat to Mexico.

Anonymous said...

The third photo down is a great one. Thanks, big time.

Anonymous said...

The main Fantasma real name is zinidin or zinidan.

Anonymous said...

Maybe is just Jonatan.. In Spanish some people don't spell that name with an H.

Anonymous said...

No mames wey,ese es el invalido corridoe del puto komadre

Anonymous said...

Man people write some shit.Don Juan who died of natural causes(the old geezer in the pic wit chapo)was not El Fantasma.El Fantasma must be nearing 60,easy.If this story does turn out to have been him?He definitely been snitched on,or his luck ran out.I gotta say.Marinos dont trust them coppers,they will shoot YOU.
SALUDOS TO MEXICAN MARINA .

Anonymous said...

to "why would he be traveling without backup?"

they did have backup. lol

"elements of the municipal police arrived at the scene but were mistreated by the Marines and some reports say that they were also beaten."

Anonymous said...

Those are not 7 letters lol

Anonymous said...

M1 is actually a nobody, he has no rank he's just a hitman here and there in the ranches of his area. Now hisbrother Javier torres he was a big fuckin deal in the CDS. And fantasma is not dead the set up a low ranking member of CDS as fantasma as bait. The guy they killed is Gasparin- which is spanish for Casper..they won't let a heavy hitter go down easily. He's next to chapo right now laughing his ass off and m1 is in a hideout ranch in the mountains getting old ass fuck and scared that the govermnet will get him any moment..

Anonymous said...

No primo ese. Guey no era el fantasma dieron mal la noticia ese vato es nomas un sicario Pero tanbien le decian fantasma el perron sigue con vida ya lo aclaro la samar y sedena fue una noticia incorrecta.

Anonymous said...

Simon primo pero ni el bravo murio era vatos de bajo rango

Anonymous said...

his name has 7 letters ' pendejo '

Anonymous said...

Don juans nicknames were el viejito and el d los lentes a whole different dude from el fantasam

Anonymous said...

U mean gonzalo inzuza inzuza

Anonymous said...

If the narcomanta put up in Angostura Sinaloa claiming that El Macho Prieto is no longer with the Sinaloa Cartel and has joined El Chapo Isidro, Chuy Gonzales,Mario Calabaza in other words the Beltran Leyva factions in Sinaloa,then this would explain whats going on.El Macho Prieto was one of the plaza bosses in Culiacan Sinaloa and Mexicali for el Mayo Zambada,he left because el chapo wanted him dead.

Who knows maybe thats why antrax are falling.

Anonymous said...

el fantasma sigue vivos estuoidos haha no saven ni que pinche pedo,.

Anonymous said...

Navy team going for el chapo there in texas stationed he plans on doing it for election

Anonymous said...

why el capo and not take out el joto de lazcano thats the we need

josepimentelmaracaibo said...

these assholes should die more gruesome death

Anonymous said...

whoever it was that got hit: too bad he died so fast and painless. The marines gotta improve their shooting so they dont kill so fast ... we want them to go down nice and slow, squirming and twisting, begging and praying for it to end soon.

Anonymous said...

Why were they looking for M1? I thought M1 was supposed to be very close to El Mayo. M1 runs the armed-winged of El Mayos part of Sinaloa. I thought M1, Macho Prieto and Los Anthrax were all supported and protected by El Mayo. Why would Mayos people be looking for him?

Anonymous said...

Él fantasma esta vivo..vivooooo... Ya esta confirmado..pinche marina pendeja...y él macho sigue con cds.
Saludos para la gente nueva y jalisco

Anonymous said...

not a even a bulletproof vehicle will save these rats from their fate, good job marines!

Anonymous said...

Damn, the Marines gave them an ass whooping! That's what i love to see!

Alex said...

El fantasma no esta muerto compas se les pelo Los k mataron eran otros

Anonymous said...

Simon el fantasma esta vivo. Por que cren que le apodan ElFANTASMA? por que como un fantasma se les fugo.

Anonymous said...

El fantasma sigue vivo si andaba hay ypero se les pelo en una moto alguien llego x el y tambien tunbaron un elicoptero pero el pinchi gobierno no le combiene desir x eso las noticias publican puras mentiras

Anonymous said...

Ruperto ruacho esta muerto o vivo alguien save gracoad

Anonymous said...

No mamen esto esta mas confuso q un laberinto q el macho prieto el m1 sta escondidoq el fantasma esta vivo oh muerto q el chapo y el mayo se separan.. Q pedo ay alguien q sepa realmemte q pedo contodo esto?

Anonymous said...

Se les pelo el fantasma compa

Anonymous said...

Traen informacion muy mal los grandes de inportansia nunca andan solo ay se los dejo de tarea compas....

Anonymous said...

Agan lo que quieran y ala verga con la marina pinches jotos enmascarados les vamos a pisar bien duro

Anonymous said...

El pedo k en la sierra no hay protection siempre gana el k tenga la pistola mas grande asi Como Los narcos asen sus emboscadas asi se Los chingan poco a poquito si tenes carro blindado y pistoLas no eres cualquier pendejo so se lo s trienan Co Las de .50 calibre!

Anonymous said...

They are still friends otherwise all hell will break lose...

Anonymous said...

La marina y todo el govierno es del SR GUZMAN

Anonymous said...

Que vida de pendejos ......

Anonymous said...

No Mamen toda la bola de pendejos. Get a life muthafuckers! Les interesa mas chismes y vidas de otra jente que la de ustedes. Puro Vale Verga!

Anonymous said...

Estan vivos ..
Saludos Muñekita estuvo aki Y arriiva MIchoaCaN!

Anonymous said...

The stereo from the jeep still played
"Me llamo Joaquin Guzman"
By los alegres del barranco !!!!!!!!!""""""!!!!!""""""!!!!!!"""

Anonymous said...

Vola de gente inorante estas personajes y nombres son nomas de gente muy pero muy pobres con cayos hastas en los pies que nole entran ni las botas.no sean gente de tanta inorancia aprendas que a estas persanas les ponen un cargo de los mas buscados pero los verdaderos nombres nunca pero nunca los van a saber bola de gente pagana inorante y sobre todo muerta de ambre.EL SENOR NO A MUERTO.APRENDANDE EL

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