Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

"El Fantasma" Reported Captured

Saturday, February 9, 2013 |

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat
UPDATE at Bottom:

El Debate is reporting that Johnathan Salas Avilez, alias "El Fantasma", has been captured by federal agencies.  The capture reportedly occurred in the city of Costa Rica, Sinaloa.  Costa Rica is 30 miles south of Culiacan (see map).
Few details have been given other than he is detained, so it was a live capture, and four body guards also captured and detained. 
 
Fantasma has been reported captured and even dead in prior reports, but this is what is being reported.
 
He is the chief of "security" for El Chapo.

Residents report that a convoy of eight vehicles were seen in the early morning, and the same time 3 Marina helicopters were flying over head and landed in a neighborhood center. 
The action lacks further details other than it occurred near, the neighborhoods of Oso Nuevo, Oso Viejo and Loma de Redo in the town of Costa Rica.
Updates as they are available. 
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UPDATE:
Higuera Gomez the attorney general of Sinaloa says he does not have an official report because the operation that resulted in the capture was a federal operation, but that he was aware of the operation and the capture that took place...  Sounds like a confirmation to me.
 
 
Thanks to Mano of forum for the heads up...and Siskiyou_kid..I hope this is the correct photo of him...

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49 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow this is news. I remember reading about him being killed by helicopters here on bb if im not mistaken. Nice.

Anonymous said...

Seems like now sinaloa cartel is the one taking the hits now that pri is in office.

Anonymous said...

yeah thats what speculation is for..... but i think they captured him ..!!! i believe that Top Bosses dont work on weekends ..!!

Anonymous said...

They captured his ghost (fantasma) haha since it was reported not just here but everywhere that he was killed by that chopper shooting 50 cal bullets into his suv lighting it on fire. I guess by them capturing his ghost his name el fantasma suits him well

Havana Pura said...

I remember the last time!

http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2012/03/el-fantasma-man-of-el-chapo-is-killed.html

I hope his number is up this time for sure.

Anonymous said...

Where is El Bravo and the 300 Talibanes? First time it was reported he was killed now that he is arrested .This guy used to be Special Forces he is highly trained and we'll armed I doubt he was captured. Arriba El Patron El Chapo.......

Anonymous said...

nunca lo van a encontrar ! arriba pueblos unidos sinaloa! atte: la perra

Anonymous said...

Good!..Hopefully he rats out EL CHAPUTO!

Anonymous said...

Chapo the snitch strikes again?

Anonymous said...

The fact they detained him is huge. Definetly gonna work that mutherfuckr over and get as much info as possible on Chapo. I don't think he was snitched out by his own people like what happened to M-1 for that reason, he would have been killed. Did another cartel snitch him out, or just good police work????
Interesting

Anonymous said...

Chapo just cant help himself,snitching is like a duty for him....snitch snitchy snitchedy snitch and some....lol.

Anonymous said...

good news but doubt it snichaloas work for the government. guerrero %100

whatever said...

good police work? come on man, remember we're talking bout Mexico here. use your head.

Anonymous said...

Dont be dumb theres a lot of fantasmas thats not chapos bodyguard ,u peole believe everything the goverment tells u guys ,u dont know shit about the sinaloa mafia

Anonymous said...

Chivis want to know the truth why el ondeado got kill? It's cause mayo wanted to of his guys and told him send me those two so he cut his heads and send them to mayo. They said he was going crazy and always all drugged up so mayo had to finish him

Anonymous said...

Where´s El Bravo and the 300 Talibanes? hahahaha, EN LOS CORRIDOS COMPA, esos batos solo sirven para hacerse corridos, a la hora de la hora no se asoman, son puro mito, la neta el chapo no cae mas por apalabre con los policias que por su gente.

Anonymous said...

this would be tru if they really got him but he is top flight for chapo and the guzman fam


Anonymous said...

yea im sure he ratted on his top bodyguard ohhh wait maybe not

Anonymous said...

cant be captured because he used to be special forces i can tell some of you are call of duty warriors.

Anonymous said...

the people who controls the narcotrafico in Mexico already know where and when chapo is going to be, the apture of this oso it's all just for the masses to believe whatever they want,not too long from today they will get tired of him like it happened to most of the pesados in the narcohistory, believe dat

Anonymous said...

JaJaJaJa! So, the details are sketchy. I'm O.K. With that.

Anonymous said...

is this el capitan fantasma from el corrido de carlos y jose???

Anonymous said...

Manuel Torres Felix was killed because he had set up Vicente Zambada Niebla...Thats why Mayo Zambada pointed out his location to rivals who came and found him alone guarding a house.

Chivis said...

Update posted...see at bottom...looks like it is true..
I noticed another narco blog posted the story and it sure looks very familiar...and the photo I used here now has their watermark... :)

Anonymous said...

el corrido del fantasma by los alegres del barranco goes sumthing like this... jefe de seguridad es el puesto del fantasma... theres another that goes like this... talibanes para escolta y wachitos pa pelear yo tambien fui del govierno fui teniente militar....bad ass songs...they out of get the z not chapos people... just my opinion.... but he is a big fish in the pond...

rajah said...

u guyz keep saying chapo is always snitching den y da f is CDS guyz getting arrested once in awhile. if he really was a snitch should'nt a lot of CDS guyz get arrested like mayo,azul,MP,bravo or other top guyz.

Anonymous said...

My amigo!! Exactly how I think

Anonymous said...

Now they need to get Chapo Guzman.....dead!!

Anonymous said...

Yup there always has been and will be one main jefe who really rules Mexico and now it's been chapo once they tired of him a new one is nxt on #1fbi most wanted list

Anonymous said...

All you Chapo Dickriders are pathetic... The man is a treacherous snake..Fuck CDS...

Anonymous said...

Could this be the real Fantasma? Everyone knew that he wasnt dead.

And then again that one letter that was sent in by el licenciado could have had more meaning than we thought.
It mentioned how el M1 would fall,El Fantasma, El Cholo, and El Bravo.

El Cholo was almost caught when he used his girlfriend as a distraction..so El Bravo is next? Macho Prieto? You should add that letter again Chivis..it seems to be on track.

Anonymous said...

Fantasma , this is the guy who.was working in Tijuana and Mexicali ???...also R5 is.more relevent than this.guy. he's not even seguridad de JAGL, just an operator...
atte:thinktank28.7Narcovision
JAGL has Bravo, but he also.uses security apparatus from different countries, not just in Mexico....he JAGL HAS evolved from same security protocols since the BLO split and makeup to the inner war with MZ.

Anonymous said...

who gives a fuck about the small time thugs. the real fucken cartels are in washington.. dictating who sells and who the fuck doesn't.. why are all the poppy fields still blooming in Afghanistan. or the Vietnamese still making big ass shipments of weed into the U.S... the day that I see that the u.s. government cracking down on their fucken cartels.. then I'll believe in u.s. justice.. until then, they are just as guilty as any cartel.. I take that back,, they are worse.. they have the money.. but they do it just for greed and more fucken power.... greedy bastards...

Anonymous said...

Why do all the Mexican special forces look like security guards at a strip mall??

Anonymous said...

Jaja pieces of shit some u.s mercenaries will make these guys into shit I'm talkin about turning brains into pasta.

Anonymous said...

Vietnamese weed? Is it still 1976?

Anonymous said...

tijuana and juarez are on the rise, looks like its time for cds to take a break or get break!

Anonymous said...

8:24 AM
"Vietnamese still making big ass shipments of weed into the U.S"
12:13 PM
"Vietnamese weed? Is it still 1976"
No he is still in 1976 trippin of his bean.

The attorney general of Sinaloa does not know.Why should he know?He is only the Attorney General of Sinaloa.Give him a break,its been a busy 5 years,what do you people want?"But i thought it was his job to inform and help the people"?Well its not,,now fuck off.Just asking

Anonymous said...

Your a stupid fuck! I wonder if everytime you hear of someone being busted you say the same rundowned shit.

Anonymous said...

Those so called "strip mall" security guards are straight killers. They'll mess you up.

Anonymous said...

I rather have z40 killed or captured can you imagine how fucked up Mexico would be under the zetas rule keep sinaloa fighting these terrorists that have caused mayhem thru out Mexico now im not saying the sinaloa cartel is innocent or they're angels but the government cant do it alone get the z out of the game and things should calm a bit.

Anonymous said...

Because your smoking weed and are a drug addcit and no life that talks crap online why do you sound like a stripper?

Anonymous said...

How did he set up El Vicentillo?

Anonymous said...

Sinaloa and the mexican gov are the terrorist thats y no one likes the z because they stand up too the people thats been running for the last 30 years i hope zetaz wipe out all corrupt officials and all those sneaky caryels like cdg and sinaloa

Anonymous said...

@ 9.05 pm Amen to that. These computer. Warriors. Think they. Got life figured out.the zetas what they're DoiNG Is going after the ESTABLISHMENT.fuck the old Mexican order where only IF ur with them. Ur able to eat

Anonymous said...

arriba el chapo? ese wey vale verga junto contigo mugres jotolones con el pri el chapo ya perdio fuerza que le daba su funda calderon, aora tijuana, beltranes, y juarez van a tumbar cabezas por aver protejido a ese joto q no pelea sus propias peleas y lo van a matar como perro

Anonymous said...

"How did he set up El Vicentillo"?
Ask February 10, 2013 at 2:54 PM..quietly,,he gets excited very easily.

Anonymous said...

@4:48pm the zetas give anyone a job....from bottom of the barrel to the top.....so if they were in every state...everyone would be eating...

Anonymous said...

no its not el capitan fantasma...lol of carlos y jose

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