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DEA Confirms Sinaloa Cartel Member Killed in Shootout with Juárez Police

Saturday, February 16, 2013 |

Borderland Beat

By Daniel Borunda
El Paso Times

Juárez police inspect a handgun allegedly used by a Sinaloa cartel member, who was killed in a shootout with police at a home in Juárez last month.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has confirmed that a man killed in a shootout with Juárez police last month was a reputed high-ranking member of the Sinaloa drug cartel.

Jesus Rodrigo "Huichi" Fierro Ramirez was among 24 reputed Sinaloa cartel members indicted last year by a grand jury in U.S. District Court in El Paso.

Fierro, who was on the list of fugitives wanted by the DEA in El Paso, was killed in shootout with Juárez police Jan. 24. He had been sought on racketeering, drug and weapons conspiracy and criminal enterprise charges.

The Juárez Police Department said in a news release that police were responding to calls about shots fired when someone fired at police from the second floor of a two-story home in the 1000 block on Calle Estancia Santa Fe in Las Estancias neighborhood.

During a 30-minute gunbattle, two police officers were wounded, several police vehicles were hit by bullets, and a fire broke out in the home.

Police eventually rushed the middle-class home and fatally shot a man armed with a .45-caliber handgun.

Juárez police didn't identify the man killed, but some news outlets reported the man was a high-level cartel member. A DEA official confirmed that the man was Fierro.

Fierro, a former Chihuahua state police officer, was "a large scale cocaine distributor in the Garduño cell who is known for his extreme acts of violence," the indictment stated.

The indictment alleged that Fierro belonged to a cell of the Sinaloa cartel run by Sergio Garduño Escobedo.


Garduño, according to the indictment, is a former Chihuahua state police commander known as "Coma."

Before the Juárez-Sinaloa cartel war, he paid the Juárez cartel a tax on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel to move drugs through Juárez.

The indictment stated that Fierro is the half brother of Arturo Lozano Mendez, alias "Tigre" and "Lynx," a former Juárez police officer who is accused of being Garduño's right-hand man and allegedly manages Garduño's drug warehouses in Juárez.

Lozano and Garduño were also among those indicted last year in the United States.


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Anonymous said...

This guy was also known as EL FAT BASTARD

Anonymous said...

The drug war is unconstitutional.

Anonymous said...

yea and el fantasma has been caught 3 times

Anonymous said...

Congrats to México and the DEA. THE MORE THE BETTER. Seems like quite a fea of Chapo's amigos are getting caught or killed lately. Doubtful they will get Shorty though, been 10 + years but it'd be sweet justice. Great story and news for all. Viva Mexico. Texas Grandma, peace to all innocents.

Anonymous said...

seems as though he was already in a gun battle before the police came.....is there a cleaning goin on?

Anonymous said...

aunque no lo quieran creer cabrones el chapo perdio en juarez y aora la linea esta recupersndo territorio por todo chihuhua

Anonymous said...

the juarez cartel has regained most of the police force and the ones that had turned are dead or back on the lines. more sinaloa members are gonna die in juarez they pretty much have lost the power they had in the state

Anonymous said...

This must mean that since there is not much news on the zetas that they are laying low or are getting shot to pieces by the marines because there hasnt been much news on them on the other hand onto the next cartel the Sinaloa.

Anonymous said...

El chapo probably will come out into the public - alive or dead. or he never will - depends on how good he stays in hiding. is El Mayo's nephew Jesus zambada Reyes really dead?

Anonymous said...

Yea but shorty is blasted all over the papers as public enemy#1 like al capone which in the dea world is a declaration of war not even escobar got that title.i doubt they get him either cause he has WAY too much money and no one on earth is dumb enough to turn him in for the 5 mil reward cause all u would get is a high dollar funeral and some people out here trust the gvt about as much as they trust him.all i can say to the innocent mexicans is arm yourselves and fuck mexican law on guns if they expect to survive

Anonymous said...

Chivis this people still living from the poor
http://www.notinfomex.info/2013/02/el-sultan-carlos-romero-deschamps_16.html?m=1

Anonymous said...

so he just randomly started to blast at cops from his apt? i guess homeboy was tweaking!!

Anonymous said...

Another one bites the dust. His golden weapon did him no good in the end. I am sure he was so proud of it. After the hell the CDS unleashed on Juarez the last four or five years, it's good to see one of theirs get his.

Anonymous said...

HHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! so much for the "glamor" of the Narco business. You wanted to end up the next Scarface but look how far you got.

Rest in PISS fat loser Fierro.

Anonymous said...

I hurd of that about month ago. After he got kill. Ciudad juarez is in peace now. Not just that city but they have two more. Toluca and ciudad victoria are getting better and secure thanks for enrique pena nieto's strategy. Like I keep thinking if theirs cartels in some states. Something or someone is their. Is has to be something important. Just like that drugs lab was discover. Keep up the good work soldiers or in spanish. Tropas

Anonymous said...

I guess he won't be needing to replace the empty tube of toothpaste shown in the first picture. Poor rich guy!

Anonymous said...

Is it true that they killed mochomo in jail?

Anonymous said...

I believe Mochomo is still alive and should be getting out soon. Once he comes back with the way the BLO is growing in strength they could make a serious come back. It seems to me that right now Chap Isidro and El H are the only two guys able to stand up to CDS. If Mochomo gets out with him, Chapo Isidro, and El H running the show they will cause HUGE problems for the CDS and anyone else who gets in their way.

Anonymous said...

http://www.historiasdelnarco.com/2013/02/surgen-tres-nuevos-carteles-con.html?m=1

Anonymous said...

Good news! Another narcodog down. Shorty will be gone sooner or later too.

Anonymous said...

to tell you the truth, im not so sure that is toothpaste, im pretty much positive it is preparation-H

Anonymous said...

Así es compás all the plazas the Sinaloa cartel has are heating up gentes decapitada o ejecutada evy wer idk but Sinaloa cartel has been taking big hits n the yr jst started haha

Anonymous said...

are you guys talkin bout the syringe packet left in the hand basin?

Anonymous said...

it is toothpaste.....just noticed the cap behind the towel....gimme a gold stamp!!

Anonymous said...

Some one should have told him that a colt 45.
is no match against an hi powerd rifle.
even if your 45 is gold. what an idiot i would have turned myself in. i mean he most likely
knew that el chapo snitchaloa him out.
fat bastard comment was funny.
-AL QUDUS

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