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Chapito Isidro BLO Lieutenant Ignacio "Nacho" González Peñuelas Captured

Friday, December 13, 2013 |

Siskiyoukid for Borderland Beat

Guasave-Authorities confirmed the arrest of "Nacho" González and identified the other three detainees in the shootout against the military in the Batamote.
Elements of the army led the group of law enforcement in the arrest of "Nacho" González in Batamote.

"Nacho" González has been pointed out in several narcomantas as one of those responsible for the death of journalist
José Luis Romero.

Police officials confirmed the arrest of Ignacio González Peñuelas, better known as "Nacho" González, analleged drug trafficker and one of the leaders of the criminal group operating in the North of the State, yesterday at almost noon after a clash between soldiers and armed individuals in the Ejido Batamote, belonging to Sinaloa municipality [county].  A presumed gunman was killed and three more people, besides "Nacho" González were arrested, and they seized an arsenal and several vehicles.

Police revealed that in the takedown, besides "Nacho" González, 41 years old, who lives at the rancho of his brother  El Gallo de Limones, they also arrested Hugo Moreno Sarmiento, 33-years-old, who lives in the city of Guasave, who was injured in the operation; Marcos Eduardo Félix Arredondo, a 20 year-old resident of Batamote, and José Cruz Pérez Vega, also 20, who's home is in the village of Figueroa.

The alleged gunman who was killed was identified as Alejandro Rivera Montoya, 20, who had his home in Colonia Santa Maria, in the city of Guasave.

The four detainees were transferred to the city of  Culiacán.

In the report the authorities released they seized an arsenal, including a Barret .50 calber rifle , several long weapons, a pistol, grenades, cartridges, boots, bulletproof vests, several packages with white powder, apparently cocaine, and four vehicles: an armored white Dodge Ram RT, with overlapping plates; a black Ford F-150 Lobo Sport; a grey Cheyenne and a gold Nissan Maxima.

As we promptly reported yesterday, the detainees, the vehicle, drug and arsenal were secured after a clash that occurred on Thursday starting 11:30 AM in a safehouse in the Ejido Batamote.

There the military were trying to search a vehicle when they were shot at and the takedown ended with the arrest of "Nacho" González.

The village lived through several hours of a tense shootout, even it was besieged by troops of the army, marine, federal and ministerial police and municipal agents, from Guasave and Los Mochis.

The detainees were transferred to Los Mochis in a Tiger assault vehicle and then led to Culiacán.


Óscar Félix Ochoa, Sinaloa congressman, and the brother-in-law of "El JT"

 Sinaloa politicians and the narco clans who support them 

Written by Adán German for Borderland Beat
Many readers are probably already aware of alleged links between current Sinaloa governor Mario López Valdez, Malova, and various elements involved with the Sinaloa Cartel. There is also the well publicized case of Sinaloa legislative deputy Óscar Félix Ochoa, who it the brother-in-law of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel capo Javier Torres  Félix, and who's brothers were detained in 2008 with 40 kilos of cocaine, high-powered weapons, and cash.

At the same time the army raided a safe house in Culiacán owned by Félix Ochoa, where they found $5 million and arrested a group of sicarios implicated in the killing of federal police.

In the municipality of El Dorado, local political leader Dámaso López García kept a strong hold on local appointments for years, up until his death in 2009. López García was the father of Dámaso and Adolfo López Núñez, who have been accused of involvement with the Sinaloa Cartel.


Dámaso López Núñez was as central figure in the escape of Joaquin Guzmán Loera from the Puente Grande prison, where López Núñez worked as a security chief, in 2001. Now know as El Licenciado, López Núñez has been identified as a principal lieutenant for the Sinaloa Cartel. In 2007 the rancho of the elder López García in El Dorado was raided and seized by the Mexican Army, but nothing came of it.

When an ally of Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin "el Chapo" Guzman Loera, the notorious kidnapper and killer Miguel Ángel Beltrán Lugo, alias "El Ceja Güera", was murdered in the La Palma prison in 2004, several PAN legislators from Sinaloa state were among the pallbearers.

However, there are several other state legislators and political appointees in Sinaloa linked to the Beltrán Leyva organization and their local enforcers, the Mazatlecos. It is rumored that these legislators are elected with the help of narco money and community strong-arm tactics. The result is that these legislators have veto power over police commanders in their home districts.

The González clan

Outside of Guasave, in the ejido Batamote and the surrounding mountains, the Gonzalez Peñuelas clan, led by Jesús "Chuy" González Peñuelas, and his brother Ignacio "Nacho" González Peñuelas, control local drug sales, but their primary concerns include marijuana and poppy production for the Beltrán Leyvas, as well as coordinating shipments of cocaine heading from South America to the United States.

The González Peñuelas are in charge of the Batamote plaza for Fausto Isidro Meza Flores, "el Chapito Isidro", and his "Guasave Cartel". Batamote has been the scene of numerous incidents, including the March 2011 ambush of police who were carrying a Mazatleco detainee back to Culiacan, which left 7 police dead. In July of 2011 they ambushed a state police convoy escorting state security director Francisco Córdova Celaya, and killed 11 officers.
On their rancho El Gallo del Limón, the González Peñuelas are reputed to have conducted training exercises for their sicarios, as well as the torture, murder, and mutilation of their enemies, or of accused traitors. This has also been the location where informants have claimed that attacks on police and rivals are planned and executed

It is generally believed that the González Peñuelas and their gunmen were heavily involved in the fierce fight against Sinaloa Cartel forces in Choix in the spring of 2012, as well as the ambush that followed against Sinaloa ministerial police near Tetamboca which left 7 agents dead, as well as 4 sicarios, including prominent Mazatleco leader Pablo Osuna Lizarraga, el 100.

A severed head is left on the steps of the Sinaloa Government Palace

In 2010, a group of men working for the González Peñuelas brothers left a severed head is left on the steps of the Government Palace for the state of Sinaloa. A matching pair of severed hands are found nearby. The head and hands belonged to Sergio Soto Orduño, a taco vender from El Fuerte who also sold "ice", or crystal meth.


The same group also left the body of Paúl Barraza Peñuelas, a municipal police agent from Guasave, who the Mazatlecos suspected of supporting the Sinaloa Cartel and it's capo Joaquin El Chapo Guzmán Loera, on the steps of the Sinaloa Congress.

In 2011 a former Ahome police officer, Alejandro Gabriel Carmona Hernández,  El Chilango, was arrested  and he confessed to his involvement in these crimes and many more. El Chilango said that he had 30 people under his command and that they had been ordered to heat up the plaza and place naromantas throughout the state challenging the Sinaloa Cartel.


Héctor Beltrán Leyva is present at a meeting of 300 gunmen on the ranch of an influential Sinaloa politician ( Below left Joaquín Vega Acuña, owner of Rancho El Alacran, where champion quarter horses are bred)
Carmona Hernández, El Chilango, says that the plans to heat up the plaza were hammered out at two ranches. In Sinaloa de Leyva, the ranch of Jesús "Chuy" González Peñuelas, El Gallo del Limón, and another ranch, El Alacrán, owned by Joaquín Vega Acuña, and important PRI politician from Los Mochis, who was the head of the party for the entire state of Sinaloa, and his son Joaquín Vega Inzunza, a breeder of world-class quarter horses, which have won millions of dollars in purses in California.
 

El Chilango said that at a meeting where he was present, Héctor Beltrán Leyva, "El H" and the current supreme leader of the Beltrán Leyva Organization, was present and supervising the planning of military operations for the Northern part of Sinaloa. El Chilango claimed that 300 gunmen were present at the meeting with Héctor Beltrán Leyva and Jesús "Chuy" González Peñuelas. 

(below is police presentation of El Chilango)




He claimed that Héctor Beltrán Leyva  (at left) would be on hand to supervise the offloading of shipments of "books" or kilos of cocaine and crystal meth at the port of Topolobampo and sometimes in Ohuira Bay. The drugs would arrive by yacht during the final three days of each month, and would be offloaded by the cell and brought to the Ejido El Gallo, where it would be distributed to the local dealers. Up to two tons would be offloaded each month.

El Chilango renounces his confessionUpon appearing in court to make a plea, Alejandro Gabriel Carmona Hernández,  El Chilango, accused the police of guiding his confession, and he denied ever meeting Jesús "Chuy" González Peñuelas, ever visiting the rancho El Alacrán. He said that on the night that the body parts were left on the steps of the Palace of Government, he was home watching television with his wife and kids.

Analysis of the political situation in Sinaloa

Recent revelations by former Malova bodyguard Frank Armenta Espinoza that the governor personally met with the leadership of the Sinaloa Cartel, coupled with the vigorous attacks against his replacement, former Ahome police commander Jesús Carrasco Ruiz by El Dos Letras, have reinforced the public perception that top Sinaloa government officials are in the pocket of the Sinaloa Cartel, the dominant criminal group in Mexico.

However, there are still dozens of strategic political posts filled with candidates loyal to cells aligned with the Beltrán Leyva organization. Some of these include state congressional deputies, but mainly these politicians are mayors and police officials in geographically large municipalities [counties] where poppy and marijuana plantations are located, as well as strategically important smuggling routes up the coast and over the mountains.

The municipality of Guasave has long been a Beltrán Leyva stronghold, and Chapito Isidros cell has even been dubbed the "Guasave Cartel". This perception was further reinforced during a recent attack on a police convoy ferrying former Ahome commander Jesús Carrasco Ruiz from Los Mochis to Culiacán. Carrasco reported that several Guasave police unit were on hand nearby during the attack, yet did nothing to offer support. Some reports even accuse the Guasave police of being complicit in the attacks.

It appears that the criminal cells allied with the Beltrán Leyva organization are frustrated by their inability to infiltrate Sinaloa ministerial departments, particularly the security directorate, but they still have a widespread presence in municipal governments and their accompanying security apparatus.

The future appears to hold more violence in store for residents of Sinaloa, particularly in the mountainous Sierra Occidental, as the less connected Beltrán Leyva cells struggle to regain the strength that they enjoyed within Sinaloa's political elite when they were allied with Ismael El Mayo Zambada García, Joaquin El Chapo Guzmán Loera, and their dominant Sinaloa Cartel.
 
The victims are often low-level police, local drug vendors and halcones [lookouts], but more often than not, they are innocent pawns in violent struggle for dominance, that relies on ever-increasing brutality to make a point of appearing to be in control.
 
written using the following sources: Noroeste  El Universal, El Debate, La Jornada, Rio Doce
 

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62 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Mexico will never change until all the corrupt narco governors are flushed out of the top levels of government. It should be illegal for anyone with ties to organized crime to hold public office.

Anonymous said...

Keep articles like this coming BLO and CDs are the best articles to read cause there so interesting it's the only two cartels in mexico with the most money and most power so to read abt all this it's really really interesting chivis keep on doing your great work from southern Cali

Anonymous said...

Since r5 an influential lieutenant with hundreds of people and had the border somewhat secure for CDS was taken out by BLO Now chuy Gonzales goes down. CDS is responding chuy Gonzales will be tortured and killed in culiacan..now comes blo' s response to this killing. El H will say take the border or attack culiacan CDS base.Time will tell.and I'm an idiot who knows nothing.

Anonymous said...

Chapo guzman is a snitch

Anonymous said...

Chapo guzman is losing the war

Anonymous said...

Blo going down

Anonymous said...

lol culiacan is not a cds home base that's mayo zambadas home base retard chapo dosent need anything to do with culichi chapo is focusing on the borders because they need them to make the most cash the borders are where the most cash is that's all the drug routes you control that then you control the whole drug trafficking business.

Anonymous said...

They need to donate these confiscated weapons to the Citizens Militia defense Groups.

Anonymous said...

Al fin de todo ezto Loz Hellz Angelz va a tomar el mando de Zinaloa XD jajaja Mayo, Chapo , el Chapito y el H van a quetar muertidoZZZ

Anonymous said...

@6:48 There we go with the Chapo is a snitch. In case you didnt know this guy was BLO. So if he did "snitch" then its in his best interest. How would El Chapo know his whereabouts anyways. Your comment just baffles me.

Anonymous said...

Arriva El Rosario Sinaloa! Ya valieron verga los leyva ahora sigue nayarit! Y todo el ke se ponga de frente! Aqui les hasemos el camino!

Anonymous said...

Blo going down the toilet along with tha zetas! One more about to go down!!!!

Anonymous said...

I kno man we should help him!

Anonymous said...

But I bet your high of his drugs tho :)

Anonymous said...

Blog guys getting arrested,their popolitical patrons getting outed,good! I only wish the practice will spread of outing the politicians and their millionaire bosses,like zetas and golfos' Manuel cavazos lerma,federal Senator,tamaulipas and Bert moreira,zetas governor,coahuila state.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to break it to you but this mess was created by the U.S.A.

Anonymous said...

Hey Smarty. Pants ain't nobody taking no border from no one.you know who runs things..and its not h..suprise!!

Anonymous said...

Te apuesto que te venistes en una servilleta.de tortillas despues de comentar...

Anonymous said...

You from the southern cali coast then you should know that CAF still holds the reigns in that region.

Anonymous said...

I agree!

Anonymous said...

Lol.. blame game

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah huh the border patrol ughh I cantbelieve I was so naive. Jajah

Anonymous said...

Ayye the arellanos again ain't on one give a fuk about thm only yu tijuanos pero ahi pa q sigan alucinando mas bn CFA Cartel Fracasado Arellano

Anonymous said...

"Sorry to break it to you but this mess was created by the U.S.A"

Whining Mexicans,its your shit,you clean it up.

Anonymous said...

Viva beltran leyva!! Arellano still runs tj and all cali!!!! From phx 602

El_Negro said...

Puro Rosario Sinaloa compa. DONde nacen grandes

El_Negro said...

Arriva El Rosario Sinaloa

THE TEMO said...

It seems like these kartels that were written off C.D.J B.L.O A.F.C are startN 2 regroup N getN stronger as time passes. Cheapo had so much help 4rm the higher ups N 4 what.2 many of you people's on cheapo's skrotum sak :) let's all get real here this is 4 the long run . recognized people's

Anonymous said...

Chapo is getting help by aliens they see UFO's landing in la sierra madre only the locals know this I saw it on ancient aliens......

Anonymous said...

el ingeniero controla todo tijuana por si no savias

Anonymous said...

well said!!!

Anonymous said...

So tired of hearing chaps is a snitch plus if you anything everybody has to pay afo to run drugs thru Cali everybody who thinks otherwise is a retard Internet gangster

Anonymous said...

EL Chapo looks like a grandma and goes shopping at san diego mall. Nobody going to catch him ever!

Anonymous said...

"TEMO said: It seems like these kartels that were written off C.D.J B.L.O A.F.C are startN 2 regroup N getN stronger as time passes"

Think you are right, amigo. It does seem that way.

Anonymous said...

Wish they were all dead,sicarios.

Anonymous said...

Chapo is nuthugger.

Anonymous said...

Bahahaha! You had me rollin dude. Good one

Anonymous said...

it must say that snitch people work for chapo...druglords dont't follow authorities orders but authorities follow orders from drug lords..that
mean mexican army and some other police snitch to chapo the same with americans authorities.

Anonymous said...

El fuerte..sinal8a

Anonymous said...

Chuy was taken to culiacan to be interrogated and tortured for more information on the whereabouts of el chapo isidro and info on who killed el R5..hope he doesnt talk..the beltran leyva inc. are the only thing standing in the way of the chapo and mayo having 100% percent control of sinaloa and the beautiful sierra..

Anonymous said...

I heard blo cant take the heat no more in a desperate atempt to attack they got a blow in return to their blo structure...

Anonymous said...

And who is el DOS LETRAS ? Let us know

Anonymous said...

U a snich bitch!!!!!

Anonymous said...

10:39 Mexico,the presidents,all the governors,governors,most federal senators and congressmen,too many corrupt generals,federal police,are in fact corrupt,on the take with Mexican and international businessmen.
Drug traffickers and their sicarios,are but a minor part of the problems of the Mexican people who are being misled by the Marcos.
Someday it will all come up,just like many other dirty deeds of great men of the world,and history will have a chance, Mexican people do not have a chance for the time being...

Anonymous said...

12:02 the US helped Barbie escape to south America,with many other nazis,he trained Latin american armies in torture like kiki camarena suffered,no less,the mass murders of people from Chile,Argentina, Bolivia,Nicaragua,Honduras,el salvador, Guatemala,Colombia and now Mexico among many others,can be tracked to Barbie,and his nazi camp practices and disciples,including the kaibiles and the gafes and zetas...
Research Barbie,Klaus Barbie,the butcher of Lyons,France,and then you will have reason to be a whinning whinny Winnie,there is evidence all the neo-nazis and their enablers in the world can not whitewash...
Keep yapping motherfucking lap dog

Anonymous said...

Apoco si?

Anonymous said...

so ... if r5 is still alive - what happens here? lo que realmente está sucediendo .. más allá de lo que dicen las historias?

Anonymous said...

Chapo took control of the CJNG..
Not suprising..

Anonymous said...

If that's true.. than CT are at war with Chapo.

Anonymous said...

Don't believe what TDN publishes.. their always off of rumors and first accounts ... sometimes I take a glimpse at their website then take a look at BB to get the real story and facts. Real shit

Anonymous said...

Everyone knows it was the Canadians who helped Barbie escape!!

Anonymous said...

10:03 PM
"12:02 the US helped Barbie escape to south America,with many other nazis,he trained Latin american armies in torture like kiki camarena suffered,no less",,,,,blah blah blah,ugg ugg,whine whine whine,wa wa wa,life aint fair deal with it,stop crying.....Your boring

Anonymous said...

10:03 PM
"Research Barbie,Klaus Barbie,the butcher of Lyons,France,and then you will have reason to be a whinning whinny Winnie,there is evidence all the neo-nazis and their enablers in the world can not whitewash...
Keep yapping motherfucking lap dog" Your right..........
Have you read what the Romans did to Narbonese Gaul,what the Mesopotamian's did,what the Egyptians did to the Nubians,what the,,,shut up you sad motherfucker,we can troll all kinds of shit up to whine against various peoples and states,why is Mexico different ?Whining bullshit,go take up knitting.

Anonymous said...

December 16, 2013 at 1:36 PM
"Everyone knows it was the Canadians who helped Barbie escape!!"
No,i respectfully renounce your opinion,it has now been proven that is was Mexico who helped many notorious ex Gestapo and general Nazi party functionaries to escape their date with the pronouncement of history's long and cognizant memory.

Anonymous said...

1:36 nobody officially helped the rat line escapes of nazis war criminals to southamerica,the US,the British,the Catholic church,Canada,and the kangaroos
,that is not the problem,the problem is Klaus Barbie's disciples,the privatizing vultures of the global economy that use them to destabilize the American economies from Alaska to the Patagonia,and then come to the rescue when they end up in a fire sale,even the brokeback ass Spain is buying the skiway in Chicago,the parking spaces in Chicago, Argentinian and Mexican oil. Klaus Barbie and his disciples worked very well for their protectors,the global extreme right,ultimately hellnent on the recovery of all the former colonies,including the one known as: the United States of America ,
For the British crown...
"Canada"... what a pussy statement...
Tell me kiki camarena's injuries do not match the specialties of Klaus Barbie,his Mexican trainees did not even need much training...
150 000 mexicans,
100 000 Honduran,
100 000 Salvadoran
Guatemalan
The extreme right has the blood of the victims of the nazis and their disciples all through the hemisphere,they truly are vultures...

Anonymous said...

Nacho Gonzalez was arrested.not Chuy. There's no pics of Nacho..theres 2 pics of Chuy the one posted here and there's another one where he is holding his grenade launcher but nacho doesn't have any pics.Chuy is the most influential of the two brothers.everyone around Sinaloa de leyva knows this.Chuy will def seek revenge. CDS and BLO are gonna go hard.

Anonymous said...

Look in the mirror gangster!its a free for all in mex fuck paying dues you kill your way through..

Anonymous said...

BP don't fuck with,they only let who they want prik..you cover your response with sarcasm but its so true..

Anonymous said...

You ain't shit if you stay home dreaming of ruling the world,caf is dead,maybe they'll start a smal skirmish here or there but stay close to home cause the big dudes in the game will finish them off.

Anonymous said...

6:51 maybe baby...
The biggest of the best nazi hunters know and have long lists with names of the rat lines of nazis who escaped to south America,and even to the US and Canada,and names of those that helped them,if you find the Mexican names of nazi helpers,I am sure BB will let you post them,they let you post your imaginary half truths and twisted lies.but the atrocities committed by the disciples of Klaus Barbie will keep popping up for the time being.
Too bad for you,neo-nazis of the extreme right,could not hide your neo-shit for long!!!

Anonymous said...

"Life ain't fair","deal with it" so you are not trying to cover up the fact that there is a dirty little war going on,on the sly,undeclared against Mexico, southamerica and the US?
That was 90% of the problem,now we can go to the who is causing it,dealing with the obtuse is hard.I'll pray now...
Señor,mandame males eternos...
Señor,mandame males añejos...
Pero lidiar con pendejos,
No me lo mandes,Senor!
English version upon request for obtuse dumbos

Anonymous said...

6:42 small poatoes,have you read what Attila did to the Romans,and what gentian Khan did to the Chinese and the Russians?and have you imagined what our US born children are going to do to the racist right in the US?
Papers or no papers,we are sticking it to youse's ass right now,bitch on 4!

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