Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

The end of the Coronel clan

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 |

Rio Doce (January 28, 2013)


Translated by un vato for Borderland Beat

On Saturday, January 19, Jose Angel Carrasco Coronel was arrested by the Army, and his detention dims the Canelas, Durango, lineage that, under the leadership of Ignacio Coronel Villareal, at one time controlled large swaths of drug trafficking in Mexico.

He was on the run. Pursued by the federal government since the death of Ignacio Coronel Villareal, he had to take refuge in his native land, Durango, and operate from there for his new mafia boss, Joaquin Guzman Loera.

Jose Angel Carrasco Coronel, also known as "El Changel" and "El Cero Cinco" ("0-5"), was born in El Potrerito de Carrasco, Canelas, Durango, on November 3, 1969, and joined the ranks of Nacho Coronel from a very early age, for whom he worked first in his home territory and then in Jalisco.

According to information from Sedena, from Jalisco, Carrasco Coronel directed the transport of drugs in Michoacan, Oaxaca and Chiapas, and through connections with drug traffickers in Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Nicaragua, Belice, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

He held management positions in Jalisco, but the pressure pushed him towards his home territory. Upon the death of Coronel Villareal and that of his brother Mario Carrasco Coronel the next day, he was left in charge of his uncle's organization. He created the criminal organization "Nueva Generacion" (New Generation) and fought the war against the Zetas who, allied with the "Cartel del Milenio" (Millennium Cartel), were harassing the area.

But he ran out of luck. The night of the 18th, a convoy in which Jose Angel Carrasco was traveling ran into an Army patrol in the vicinity of El Espinal, Sanalona township.

They couldn't avoid the military patrol and chose to confront them. "El Changel" fell with a bullet wound to the head, along with another one of his companions, last name Meza. They took them to the ISSSTE clinic (social security clinic), where the soldiers installed a fortress. Carrasco Coronel was identified immediately, hence the security measures.

The other wall was the silence. Officially, nothing was known until days later, when General Moises Melo Garcia, commander of the Third Military Region, confirmed the name Carrasco Coronel for the press. Both men were turned over to the PGR (Attorney General).

That suspicious release...

They had already detained him in Atlajomulco de Zuniga, Jalisco, on March 14, 2009, during a confrontation between cells belonging to Nacho Coronel and state police and Mexican Army forces. Six other individuals were picked up along with him.

The detentions took place when elements of the State Police and the 15th Military Zone arrived at a casino where someone had reported that several armed men were firing weapons. It was the "Durangos", as they were known in the narco language. A man by the name of Alejandro Chaidez Garcia died in the confrontation and five weapons were secured.

But the six individuals were released hours later. So strong were the connections between the Coronels and the State Police that the police argued that they had not found any weapons on them when they arrested them. Thus, there was no crime to prosecute. They set them free "because of legal reservations."  

The federal Deputy Secretary of Public Security at the time, Francisco Niembro, was already bragging that "El Changel" had been captured when they told him that he had been released "for lack of evidence." Arrested with "El Changel" on that occasion were  Javier Carrasco Meza, 43 years old , Valentin Leon Rodriguez, 30, Jose Manuel Garcia, 43,  Ranulfo Beltran Rosales, 24, Israel Lopez Vizcarra, 32, and a minor whose name was not released.
 
Six months earlier, in September of 2008, two police officers who claimed to represent one hundred active members of municipal and state police agencies delivered to the journal Proceso a copy of a letter they had sent to the President of Mexico in which they accused the head of the Jalisco Public Security (agency), Luis Carlos Najera Gutierrez, and his principal collaborators of being involved with organized crime.
 
In the letter, they stated that the government official attended a party in San Juan de Ocotan, Zapopan, accompanied by the directors of the State and Preventive police departments, Alejandro Solorio Arechiga and Fernando Andrade Vicencio, respectively. There, the letter claims, the public officials met with crime leaders such as Juan Jose Esparragoza, "El Azul", "El Matriz" and Nacho Coronel. ...continues on next page

The accusations were denied by the public official.

That month -- March, 2009 -- the Mexico Attorney General investigated the reasons the State Attorney General's office had released Carrasco Coronel, since he was linked with kidnappings, the murders of businessmen and confrontations with other criminal groups.

Suspicions over the release of the detainees were obvious, given that the state prosecutor himself, Tomas Coronado Olmos, asserted that the detainees had been turned over to the Attorney General's office, but these persons never reached the PGR offices.
During the confrontation that took place at dawn Saturday in Sanalona, another suspected drug trafficker with the last name of "Meza" was also picked up, sources with the Third Military Region told Riodoce. But they didn't specify whether they were referring to Javier Carrasco Meza, the same individual who was also caught in Atlajomulco.

The level of "El Changel"

Blessing or curse, the truth is that, with the fall of his bosses, "El Changel" took over large operations of drug shipments from South America, intended for delivery to the United States as well as for selling in the Guadalajara metropolitan area.

On August 9, 2012, Sedena (Mexican Army) reported the arrest of one of Carrasco Coronel's operatives in Tapachula, Chiapas. The Sedena disclosed that on August 7, 2012, Mexican Army Special Forces carried out a precision operation in Tapachula, Chiapas, and detained Sergio Armando Barrera Salcedo, "El Checo", suspected of transporting cocaine and precursor chemicals in Mexico for the Pacific Cartel.
 
Sergio Armando Barrera Salcedo,  Sedena reported in a communique, received drugs shipped from South America and transported them across national territory, therefore, a precision operation was carried out in Tapachula, where Salcdeo Barreras and six other persons were detained. Also seized were one hundred kilograms (220 lbs) of cocaine, 1.5 kilos of crystal, seven long firearms, two short firearms and communications equipment.

According to that same report, Barrera Salcedo, "El Checo" or "El Chiapaneco", began his criminal activities in Huatulco, Oaxaca, under orders of Ismael Zambada Garcia and was in charge of receiving each month, by sea, two tons of cocaine shipped from South America.
 
The communique explains that in 2008, after Joaquin Guzman Loera and Arturo Beltran Leyva broke up, the latter individual took control of the plaza through Martin Gerardo Hernandez Esparza, "El Kalimba", who, under the command of Arturo Beltran, expelled Salcedo Barrera from Huatulco, which forced him to hide in Guadalajara, Jalisco.

"Currently -- said Sedena--, he works with the permission of Jose Angel Carasco Coronel, aka "El Changel", "leader of the Pacific Cartel" in Jalisco and Colima,   as well as (permission) from Nemesio Oceguera Cervantes, leader of the "Jalisco Nueva Generacion." cartel.

Lineage annihilated

A day after the death of Ignacio Coronel on July 29, 2010, in Guadalajara, the Army, in a supposed firefight that took place in Rinconada de los Novelistas, on the west side of Guadalajara, killed  Mario Carrasco Coronel, "El Gallo", nephew and presumed successor of Nacho. He was the brother of Jose Angel, arrested Saturday, January 18, in Sanalona.

When they killed Mario, "El Changel" took over part of the criminal organization that his uncle had left when he died. That's when the so-called "Nueva Generacion" was created, a criminal group that immediately went to war with the "Zetas" to defend the plaza.

Only Martin Beltran Coronel, aka "El Aguila", was left above him. He was arrested in May of 2011.  From that moment, "El 0-5" was left in charge of operations of the Sinaloa Cartel in Jalisco, although the power of the Coronel family was much faded.

In January of 2010, before the death of Nacho Coronel, other relatives of the capo had been captured: Ernesto Coronel Pena, Juan Jaime Coronel and Juan Ernesto Coronel Herrera. And a few days later, on the 18th of that same month, several individuals were captured  in the Chapala area, among them Coronel's area operator, Gael Carbel Aldana.

Another event that marked the Coronel family's most convulsive period was what happened in Puerto Vallarta. On April 3, in Bahia de Banderas, Nayarit, the son of the capo, Alejandro Coronel, only 16 years old, was abducted ("levantado").

His body turned up incinerated. Three days later, in Tepic, more than 100 armed men picked up a dozen persons who hours later were found dead in San Jose de Castilla, Jalisco municipality, Nayarit. Ten men were found incinerated and four more bodies killed with a coup de grace (shot to the head).

This accentuated the war between the Nacho Coronel forces and the Zetas, which would continue after Nacho was killed by the Army.

On November 23, 2011, three pickup trucks were abandoned in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, with 23 bodies inside. They were found in the Glorieta (traffic circle) of the Arcos del Milenio, very near the Expo Guadalajara, where the International Book Fair is held every year.

On May 9, 2012, another 18 persons were murdered and dismembered and their remains left on a highway close to Guadalajara.

The eighteen heads, extremities and other body parts showed up this Wednesday in two vehicles in a location known as Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos. Eleven of the bodies had been frozen to preserve them.

The slaughter, it was speculated, was in response to the murders committed last Friday in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, where 23 mutilated bodies were found some days before.

According to the authorities, in one of the pickups there was a narco message signed by the Zetas and the Cartel del Milenio (Millennium Cartel), who are allies in Jalisco, where they are fighting against the capos of the Sinaloa Cartel: Joaquin "el Chapo" Guzman, Ismael "el Mayo" Zambada and Jose Angel Carrasco Coronel, "el Changel", who they accuse of receiving goverment protection. 
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Anonymous said...

Awsome read Vato

Anonymous said...

the tide has turned for the sinaloa cartel. pena nieto and osorio chong favor/are part of the Zetas.

Anonymous said...

What is the real story of the murder of Nacho's son? I thought it was los Beltran-Leyva's that killed him. This article says it was Zetas. Any correct info would be appreciated. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I just cant stop smiling after reading this report.
Chapo cant hide forever,hope they get him soon.

Anonymous said...

Fuck the letra. they extort my family over the phone. I live in Texas. On parole, but if I was free. I'll go to my grandparents town, and start kidnapping these foos. Al rato Les callemos perros. Se les VA aplicar una recia Bola de jotos. Todos bien putos porke le mataron a lazculo, k corrio Como cobarde. Fuckin bitch didn't have the nuts to die en Las filas

Anonymous said...

BB.....tell us bout the pay pact between MZ and The CAF/FSO........And why that pact excludes Chapo..and tell us about how MZ moved his immediate family to Tijuana and the US.
atte: ThinkTank 28.7 Narcovision

Anonymous said...

This place used to be really nice and peaceful, it was run by juan torres from jesus maria-now it's just pathetic!!!!! they have a lot of meth labs up those hills- the development in the last couple of years has created many new homes but no one lives in them- the locals are uneducted and greedy-thats right greedy- they do have a choice not to join the cartels, but they like that lifestyle better- the motto here goes " live like a king for 5 years, or like a donkey for life!!!!" go figure...

Anonymous said...

The end of the Coronel's but El Mayo replaces them with a new Clan

Anonymous said...

How about fuck all Cartels huh? they all feed people poison,and do other hideous acts upon innocents, My friend @3:11pm we need to eradicate all of them,look what they have all done to Mexico.(would you like someone pushing meth to your kids?)thats why they all need to be exterminated from this earth.

Anonymous said...

beards are awesome

Texcoco said...

January 29, 2013 at 1:33 PM It was the Beltran Leyva the ones who killed Nacho's son. El Pepino was the one who kidnapped Nacho's son.

Anonymous said...

The reason why bl killed nachos son is because after mochomo was arrested..edgar guzman is killed the person that killed is said to have been CDS as they mistaked him for a rival but everyone thought it was arturo ..so Chapo kills his own niece or sobrino saltiel beltran nachos ppl did the dirty work and killed mochomos son...so hector takes that and later the zetas found him in puerto vallarta and el H orders their execution..it was nachos son and his friends .....its something like that no? And not too long ago chapos niece was killed in culiacan and later hector niece is killed in la paz

Anonymous said...

It's Chapo selling out everybody who's of no use to him. He's the one that snitched out nacho coronel.treacherous little pig

Anonymous said...

Nacho Coronel was losing the plaza to BLO and Zs , mini 6 was killed after visiting with Nacho, gunned down by. Nacho cops who took the more money offered to them and waxed mini 6.
Same reason why CJNG is split into two or more groups and why LFM and k.t. people have ops inside Jalisco. Nacho Still has cousins and nephews to retake the Coronels Narco Structure..

Anonymous said...

If they had left Nacho alone, the Zetas would not be a problem in Jalisco.

Anonymous said...

Because MZ doesn't trust that snitch Chapo.. Chapo is gonna run out friends soon..

Anonymous said...

Pena nieta ain't with the zetas he's with chapo they donated a bunch of money for his campaigns. Why would nieto go with the zetas when chapo has more power and money dosent make sense.

not impressed said...

Deez food..... please another worthless thug no different from them

Anonymous said...

Out of the subject, any updated news on the only true mobster, el ondeado aka, m1.I wanna know who set him up? Was it chapo, or mayo? Please let me know thanks

Anonymous said...

@10:41pm um maybe because he's invasions are the major factor in all this bloodshed,you know he attacked Tijuana against the AFO,had made few attempts to take Nuevo Laredo from CDG many more deaths there like in Tijuana...then Juarez,more bloodshed....wherever that Swine points his crooked fingers,Death and misery follows.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with u!!

Anonymous said...

manuel aka m1 had days ondeado and fighting with the military didn't come out in the news mayo warned that their were out to get him heel handle it to go and hide in the mountains m1 didn't want 2 and stayed in the ranches were he was always ... at the military knew they'll just come receive money and leave. the day they killed he got the call to leave he was gona emboscar the soldiers he droped a army helicopter that was trying to land and the fight started a lot of both sides died now his older son took over ...all true not like people that give their opinion that don't know nothing this sexenio sinaloa takes over don't believe that zetas is wining look it up salinas de gortari has familiy married to el chapos familiy and pena nieto put salinas de gortari ex secretary of defense this sexenio to help sinaloa the news brainwash people of the fake info ..this all info from culiacan atte 27

Anonymous said...

January 29, 2013 at 3:11 PM
"Fuck the letra. they extort my family over the phone"
Dude,fuck can you do?They organized and they can call in a crew,not a lot you can do,thats why the fuckin rats get away with it.It needs more dudes willing to kidnap and kill these fuckers,,Texas and Mexico,you know is different."Lazculo"ye man he musta looked like a little fat midget runnin away,his little legs and fat ass and
panza couldnt go quick enough,he was special forces you know,haha

Anonymous said...

"Nacho cops who took the more money offered to them and waxed mini 6"
I wondered how they got him so easy,everyone knew who he was,and he supposed to strat firing on cops at a checkpoint or some shit?Dont make sense

Anonymous said...

Any info about the Coronel/CT/CFG alliance againts CJNG & Zs in Jalisco. 8 Coroneles just got caught for killing cops near Tequila. Theres bodies dropping like flies in Jalisco. There was a shoot out w 7 dead recently.

Anonymous said...

el que tumbo al moreno por equivocacion fue el macho prieto! Attn. P@RR@ND3RO

Anonymous said...

Your kids are the ones sending the money for their addictions

Anonymous said...

@ p@rr@nd3ro thats right i heard about MP killing that guy
@ thinktank28 looks like he gots inside info on stuff

Anonymous said...

PENA NIETO GOT MONEY FROM GORTARI!!!!! MARK MY WORDS-THIS YEAR GORTARI WILL BE PARDONED AND PROBABLY BE GOVERNOR OF TAMAULIPAS OR NUEVO LEON...THAT MOFO HAS BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS STASHED IN FOREIGN BANKS. THE TRUE CRIMINALS ARE THE ELITISTS OF MEXICO- THEY WILL NEVER STOP- EVERY SINGLE PRESIDENT IN MEXICO IN THE LAST 60 YEARS HAS ROBBED THE COUNTRY!!! FACT...

Anonymous said...

U certain it was the zetas doin the phone calls? i mean how far did they get with that shit....did you give them anything,pls give more info...

Anonymous said...

I knew it. Wouldent think Pena was that stupid.

Anonymous said...

El Changel, Nacho Coronels nephew is under custody n violence will increase in Jalisco, shits gonna get ugly

Anonymous said...

Sergio salcido "el checo" o "el 6 de mexicali" is also called "el oaxaco". Very similar to the guy in the report "sergio salcedo" who began in oaxaca.

Anonymous said...

atte 27
Its fuckin lookin that way,the Durango shit,Acuna,all kinds of shifting going on,you make the most sense dude,saludos

Anonymous said...

Thank you group 777

Anonymous said...

its funny how many people think nachito is dead and how the coronel's family is out the picture, LA FAMILIA CORONEL SERA ETERNA!!! Attn. P@RR@ND3RO

. said...

ITS XALISCO NAYARIT NOT JALISCO NAYARIT

Anonymous said...

ThinkTank 28.7 Narcovision
Tell us oh great sage and onions,dont leave us hanging.Why dont you tell us about the pact?Why are you asking BB to do it?You seem to know it all oh great onion,why dont you tell us about the divide between MZ and Chappedlip or are you just making it up?Say it aint so,oh great Grasshopper?

Anonymous said...

@January 29, 2013 at 7:09 PM
"beards are awesome"Your awesome for saying beards are awesome

Anonymous said...

Haha they will never get el chapo.

Anonymous said...

El CHAPO doesn't need "friends" el mayo zambada vale verga el puto. All he does is hide in culiacan. And he doesn't even own or control all of it. He controls half. El Chapo se la rifa por donde kiera. El mayo never leaves sinaloa couse he knows hell get killed. Haha just like how he ran away when los guachos se toparon con los antrax. If it wasn't for El Pedron El mayo would of gotten killed/captured. (EL PEDRON RISKED HIS LIFE FOR EL mayo and that's what coused his death)

Anonymous said...

Los Coroneles rifan cabrones!! En Mexico y USA.

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