A Borderland Beat Contribution by "Tijuano"
Manuel Garibay Felix aka "El Manuelon" was executed in Zapopan, he was one of the biggest dealers in Mexicali and a former Arellano Felix and CDS member, apparently he was working lately with CJNG and with Fernando Sanchez Arellano.
One of the most prominent drug dealers in Mexicali was found dead this past Wednesday. Jose Manuel Garibay Felix´s body was located in a road near Zapopan, Jalisco, semi naked and with visible signs of torture his body also showed the coup de grace.
Garibay Felix was accused of dozens of homicides, including that of an agent in the Policia Ministerial in Mexicali, a clandestine grave was found in one of his properties by state police some years ago, police suppose that the Garibay clan used this ranch to get rid of kidnapping victims and enemies bodies.
Even after this he was released after a Judge granted him a federal habeas corpus.
Daniel De La Rosa Anaya, Baja California´s public security secretary confirmed that the body found last Wednesday in Zapopan is that of Manuel Garibay Felix aka “El Gordo”.
The Garibays have a long history with organized crime in Baja California, his father, once a powerful trafficker for the Arellano Felix Cartel changed sides and started working with the Sinaloa Cartel sometime in the 90´s. “Los Garibay” as the group is known, seeded terror in Mexicali´s valley, kidnappings, “cuotas” and large shipments of cocaine were their main source of income.
[at left] Manuel´s father, Manuel Garibay Sr. was arrested by Baja Californias Preventive State Police(Policia Estatal Preventiva, PEP) in 2010, when he was apprehended he mentioned that he started working with the Arellano Felix brother´s but decided to change sides when he lost a drug shipment in Los Angeles and refused to pay for it.
At the time of his apprehension he confessed he was one of the main connections between Chapo Guzman and the Colombian cartels. He is currently in Federal prison facing several organized crime charges.
“El Gordo” was recently released from Puente Grande Federal Prison(Same one Chapo Guzman escaped) and started conflicts with Gustavo Inzunza aka “Macho Prieto” and Cenobio Flores Pacho aka “El Checo” over the Mexicali plaza.
While in Puente Grande he made connections with the CJNG(Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion) and apparently allied with them to gain full control of Mexicali for them, he was also believed to be working with the new leader of the Tijuana Cartel, Fernando Sanchez Arellano.
After he was seen boarding a plane from Tijuana to La Paz alongside Inez Zamudio Beltran leader of “Los Zamudio” and several members of a criminal cell working for Sanchez Arellano.
Some hours after their arrival the plaza leader for CDS in La Paz was executed alongside his bodyguards, police believe it was Garibay and Sanchez Arellano´s people who did it.
There´s not much info right now as with whom he was really working but nonetheless he had some powerful enemies.
sources used to write this post: Zeta Mag and AFN