Tuesday, December 9, 2014

"Paquito" of the Gulf Cartel Arrested (Updated 12/10/14)


A notable member of the Gulf Cartel (also known in Spanish as Cartel del Golfo or CDG), 32 year old Juan Francisco Martínez Ramírez, who uses the aliases "Paquito", "Paco", "Metro 77", and "M77", was arrested on Monday, December 8.  Sometime around 7:00-8:00 PM, agents of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in conjunction with deputy U.S. Marshals and the Law Enforcement Emergency Regional Response Team raided a house near the intersection of Scott Lane and Del Oro Streets on the west side of Mission, Texas, near the Palmview area and quickly captured him, despite his attempt to escape, and four other individuals.  

"Paquito" appeared before Judge Peter Ormsby, a United States Magistrate in McAllen, Texas, the following day and is being held for federal money laundering charges.  He was denied bond and was not given a court-appointed attorney as Judge Ormsby found his income levels to be too high to qualify.  A subsequent hearing has been scheduled for Friday, December 12.

Within the Los Metros faction of the Gulf Cartel, "Paquito" was the head of the Reynosa, Tamaulipas plaza during the leadership of Mario Armando Ramírez Treviño, aliases "X-20" and "Mario Pelón", a role which he continued to have following the August 17, 2013 arrest of "X-20".  Rumors emerged thereafter about an internal disagreement as to who should become the next leader of Los Metros, with "Paquito", among others, supporting Galindo Mellado Cruz.  However, a majority would support
Juan Manuel Rodríguez García, aliases "Juan Perros" and "Pantera 11", sowing tension within Los Metros as "Juan Perros" assumed leadership.

In late April 2014 the situation in Reynosa exploded with the execution of "El Mono", a cousin of "Paquito", by forces under the command of "Juan Perros".  "Paquito" and those under his command were then targeted, and for some time "Paquito" fought back, but it was evident he was fighting an uphill battle.  A few weeks later, "Paquito" fled, with the prevailing rumor being that he was hiding out in southern Texas.

By September, "Paquito" returned to Reynosa, which was now under the control of a mysterious figure known as "El Gafe".  It is not clear what the exact role of "Paquito" was upon his return, although a distinct possibility was that he was named a sector commander.  Regardless, it was clear that his power was greatly reduced.

Upon the October 9 arrest in Edinburg, Texas of the then leader of Los Metros, Juan Francisco Saenz Tamez, alias "El Panochitas", it was reported that "Paquito" was traveling with him in a second vehicle but managed to escape across the border to Mexico.  It has since been reported that "El Panochitas" was arrested based upon information given to the DEA by an informant within the Gulf Cartel and it is likely that the location of "Paquito" in Mission, Texas was provided by this informant as well.

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In reporting that "El Panochitas" was located based on information from a DEA informant, I did not mention that the same article that reported this also mentioned additional details about the arrest of "El Panochitas":

"Why was it not announced the day he was arrested?"  "Because he was not alone, he was with one of his lieutenants, whose name I can't give, he escaped in a vehicle and crossed the border and because immediately after he was handcuffed, El Panochitas offered to give us information even though the DEA agents didn't ask for it.  That's why the official announcement of his arrest was delayed: His wish to cooperate had to be notified to Zack Hawthorn of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas.  The sentence that Sáenz Tamez receives will be lenient".

With that said, it is now being reported that court records indicate that a "cooperating defendant" provided information that "Paquito" gave said defendant $150,000 to purchase a home on the 400 block of South Moorefield Road, in southwest Mission, Texas.  Furthermore, "Paquito" set up the title and utilities under the name of a third party to hide the true owner's identity.  Based upon this information, the DEA obtained a search warrant on October 10 and found $42,700 within this residence.  This home is located just blocks away from where "Paquito" was arrested.

Though the name of the defendant is not revealed, the court records mention that the individual was arrested on October 9 in Edinburg, Texas, as well as providing indictment date, all of which point to the identity of the "cooperating defendant" as being "El Panochitas".

59 comments:

  1. I get a bit tired of seeing how they just keep arresting narco after narco, without hearing much about anyone actually carrying out the longer-term systemic solutions that EPN talks about. In the current system, every narco is 100% replaceable, and it seems like arresting existing ones really makes no difference other than adding another mouth to feed in the prisons. And it's the Mexican tax dollars that are paying for his internet/phones/prostitutes in prison, right? Maybe it's a good thing that they'll release him in 5 years...
    Does anyone know a bit more about what EPN's actually doing? Like, when he makes his speeches about job creation and long-term security, is he actually acting on any of those, or just talking about it and then going and practicing his next speech?

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    1. Gas prices are going up in mx. While gas prices in the us are down 40% from July. Peña is Salinas' puppet. He's acting as president not acting president. Every president since Salinas denationalized our resources. Peña is no different. Narcos aren't the problem they're the effect of a mismanaged drug war that should have never existed. It has only made drugs more available, cheaper and stronger. The war on drugs is a war on the public. I'd rather pay taxes on drugs like they do in the US and perhaps the people can benefit instead if just the politicians and drug dealers. You see the old ways aren't working and it's on us to change them.

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    2. Agreed. There's always someone there to step into the vacuum. These arrests make for good media but do not address the fundamental problems plaguing Mexico

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    3. Yes, if I have got anything from studying the cartel situation in Mexico and the trafficking/prisons/gangs network in the US is that hearing the news of another boss/big shot means nothing, many replacements ready to go, to say the least. This is a systematic business on so many levels. Who cares if this guy goes to jail? The corrupt official business is still going strong on both sides of the border. Also that ugly house cost 150 in mission Texas? Wow that sucks

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    4. "Gas prices are going up in mx. While gas prices in the us are down 40% from july"

      Why are you fattening the number?.. poisoning idiots with false information. If the gas price was down 40% ...the national average gas price right now would be around $2.10 not $2.75 do the math pendejos. The july gas price was around $3.60, 1.80 = 50% .... btchs...

      Another thing gas prices in the US tend to go down during the winter time cause of the weather conditions. In summer time people travel more often making gas prices go up. Also in case none of you fools knew Texas has big oil reserves, Canada has oil too. mexico isn't the only one with oil.

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  2. Puro pelado ojetes y feisimos, pinches mochos jediondos se creen mucho porque sin sus armas fueran mas que unos tristes perros muertos de ambre.

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  3. Para entrar al CDG necesitas:

    Ser feo
    Prieto

    Y

    Si no

    Pareser cholo
    Drogadicto

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    1. ¿¿¿De que hablas animal???

      Si la mayoría de los mugrozzzzozzzz ni son de Tamaulipas tienen casi a puro Veracruchangoz, OxaquitaZ, ChiapanecoZ.El Golfo es pura gente de Tamaulipas y Monterrey y de Texas.

      Y si algunos se miran como cholos se nota que nunca as estado acá en la frontera Tamaulipeca.Muchos que andan con el Golfo son ex convictos de la prisión de Texas muchos son de pandillas de carcel de Texas sean Vallucos o Paisas.

      Los Golfos si son cholos pero cholos a de veras no como los putos Zetas puro cholio chuntario de los barrios pedorros de Nuevo Laredo.Con sus camisas piratas de Armani y sus zapatos polo del año del caldo.

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    2. The slim and in shape need not apply to CDG

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    3. Those guys go to sinaloa cartel since they are into gyms and glamour

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    4. Animal tu idiota que te contradices...cholos son cholos de mexico de japon o de texas puñetas. Pinches morros pendejos.

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    5. Pinches cholos por eso esta como esta la bronca en tamaulipas. Los verdaderos hombres de honor se acabaron quedo puro lacra jodido aventados de estados unidos como basuras. Muy orgulloso el puñetas de los vallucos y paisas jajajjajajajajajja.... pendejete.


      Tu papa

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    6. I jamas pisaria la basura de frontera tamaulipeca, con tanta gente jodida como tu. No me interesa ir.

      Tu papa

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    7. 3:26 Entonces tienes un hijo valluco paisa apestoso de esos deportado como una basurra.. .... jaja

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  4. Paquito la del barrio?

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  5. first the "Z" Now the Gulf wow what is happening

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  6. He snitches on himself to get out of his own assination.

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  7. They better add more charges to the money laundering. Hidalgo County Sheriff Trevino was convicted of that and he got only five years. And he's appealing that!

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  8. Its NEGLIGENT and plain stupid TO BE BURNING PERSONS that are helping to eradicate those narco criminal son of bitches. THAT EXTRA INFO WASN'T NEEDED! Damn it.

    Where is chivis?

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    1. They're all snitching so it is anybody's guess. If some report mentioned it on BB, rest assured it's well out on the street for quite some time.

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    2. I am sorry you feel that way. The fact that there is a DEA informant within Los Metros was widely reported weeks ago and, in fact, a Spanish blog went so far as to post the alleged identity of this informant. As a reporter, I feel it is my duty to publish all the facts that I have read. If I had done otherwise, some people would find my negligent for not fully reporting the story. Had the information not been previously reported and I had been privy to some confidential information, I would have kept it to myself. You have every right to disagree with this, but I hope you at least understand my perspective.

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    3. 4:43 PM
      "Its NEGLIGENT and plain stupid TO BE BURNING PERSONS"

      Are you for real?Lets see plain stupid?
      The snitch is supposed to be El Boludo(is that stupid enough)You can find his name ALL OVER the internet on Spanish blogs?How naive are you?
      For your information the writer already knew this.You complained before knowing the facts.Some people man,i don't know..

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    4. Not everybody reads all the blogs that are on the internet. Some only read the BB site. And just because one stupid blog site burns "snitches" it doesn't mean all of them gotta do the same.

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  9. Good post... Comandante Paquito was a commander in La Riberena before he was named plaza boss of Reynosa. After Paquito was kicked out of Reynosa by Juan Perros, Toro, and Pancochitas, Paquito went into hiding. Eventually Juan Perros jr. was captured, and Paquito supposedly made a truce with Gafe (Gafe use to be the bodyguard of El Metro 4). I guess after all Paquito did not made a truce with Los Metros because if he did he would have not been hiding in Texas. The current Los Metros top dogs are Gafe, Chiricuas, Tachas, El Negrito, Chucho, Hamburguesa, Chava 88, Babas, Metro 68, Manuelito, Meme, and Juanito 98.

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    1. All these guys were on the honor banner to Metro Tres weren't they?Metros have got their terrain locked down,most of the names mike93 mentioned are not young bucks just starting out,they all worked with M3 so people saying they done just doesn't make sense,who can go into their yard and fuck with them?

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    2. La federal les dieron frente casi todo el año aca en reynosa

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  10. I live in the valley .. McAllen / Edinburg... it's well known several high ranking members of the CDG and even zetas live in the U.S/ south texas
    All there families live here.. great that the US government / dea is finally going after all of them..
    More arrests to come ...

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    1. Alot of the "legitimate" real estate development and business in the Valley is related to drug money. The Fed needs only scratch the surface.

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    2. Easy money laundering for the drug cartels. The US gov. must go after all those narco homicides that use the USA as a shield. It happens all the damn time each time the mother fuckers get heat by other cartel enemies or the mexican gov. they jump into the US border side. Where is the chingon maricones running away from enemies. Only chingones with the ones with no guns maricas.

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  11. So who is the leader of the Metros now? Are they still relevant?

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    1. YES Los Metros are still relevant. They are probably the most powerful faction within CDG if consider Los Ciclones, and CDG Sur. Los Metros control Reynosa, Rio Bravo, and the La Ribereña. The current leader is Gafe along with Chiricuas, Tachas, Toro just to name a few.

      mike93

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    2. What happened to guero cleofas?

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    3. Most powerfull faction of the cdg is matamoros faction. Thats the true cdg. Anybody that says anything different dont know what they talking about.

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  12. No the cdg is done....on the sense that they are rebuilding with new leadership, cause think about this..all this pendejos you have a leaders are not cutting it. So they allowed for a major sweep of low level plaza bosses....I really think that an alliance with the ZZZ. Is coming up...cause they are fighting over old leaders all ready death or in jail...

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    1. I can't view an alliance between Zetas and CDG. There is so much hatred between both cartels, and don't forget when you say CDG its not the most united cartel because there's three major factions Los Metros, Ciclones, CDG Sur. Los Zetas would never make an alliance with Los Metros because Metros are the ones who started the Zetas-Golfos war.

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    2. The cdg is perhaps the oldest criminal organization in mexico. Who was independant of other organizations. They're still powerfull and they still bringing coke weed ice and ecstasy maybe even heroin and they control a nice chunk of the border between the us and mexico. Point being this guys are not going anywhere yet. The zetas and the blo and tijuana and juarez cartels wld die out before the cdg.

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    3. Los Zetas who made a alliance with Metros are Z50s aka los talibaneZ & some from CD. Victoria who didn't like Z42. The golfo who made the alliance with Z50s are Los Rojos & Ciclones.

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    4. Wasn't the z50 group formed from la >>>>>> "sangre zeta"? a new form of zetas that had/have ties with the Sinaloa Cartel? It could explain why they don't like z42 and made the "alliance" with the golfos?...

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  13. La falta de la unidad está matando a los Golfos.

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  14. In 2011 months before samuelfroles borrego, ( metro3) 4 sicarios of the C.D.G were detained in Reynosa, tam,by marines.They all where personal body guards of metro3 i know this first hand i mean this guys went everywhere whit him slept ate whatch what everhe did , it was El donas, El caballo, El soldado Brian, and el kaibil he was from guatemala , bryan wasfrom mexico city he wasa former marine thenfinished his timein theere and went on to serve the cartel the other two where from reynosa whit no military background .They where prossed in Reynosa then taken to santaadelaida in matamoros.It may be pure coinsidence or luckbut the same day Metro3 got killed they where taken to el cefereso its the maximum security prison almost rightnext to santaade, aida only a few miles down.they constantly talked to samuel flores on daily basis they where considering moving to reynosa where they would havecomplete control of theprision aside from santa adelaida where the ciclones had control once in reynosa they would escape they had laready the green light from el COMANDANTE (METRO3)

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    1. El comandante 3 la mera verga (lmv) este señor era una persona muy humilde el dia de la balacera en 4 caminos camargo i remember we were all ready to leave reynosa move in on the zetas estavamos en vistahermosa alla atras donde se juntaba cuando llego el flako de los angeles en su cherokee srt8 el polimenso en su gmc negra blindada que la ventanilla de atras no subia se atoro por el blindaje el r1 ahi estava tambien gafe el visco primo de samuel el dijo solo por los que vamos no kiero que toquen alos niños y esposas no quiero fallas el metro 3 no mataba niños ni mujeres el su primera casa en reynosa su base fue la vicente guerrero ahii en el retorno 8 pero liego se calento y se fue para el (gallo) vista hermosa calle la 21 su gente de confianza la chicharra y el ceros antes de la balacera de camargo estavamos en control tamaulipas ahii en tablas le decia ahi llegava costilla y r1 con el metro 3 de hecho r1 le hacia caso a m3 ami el r1 me levanto por ordenes del 3 y en tablas me lo tope al r1 uno y me dijo ordenes son ordenes y se riio jaja samuel avi dado la orden de que nos aventaran ala famosa hielera por andar de cagaleros un mes nos aventamos en la hielera del m4 ateas de la esfuerzo con brechas ke salian atras de sanvalentin el tecnologico bungambillias desde dic.27 hasta el dia ke dio la orden al r1 ke matara al concord3

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    2. Bueno, y ahora que todos saben que x20 fue el que mato al m3, y se descubrio cuando mato a gringo o antes de eso, que esta pasando entre el gafe y el r1? Son aliados o estan en contra? Tengo entendido que los ciclones y los rojos son aliados pero como estan con los metros? Y ya que dices que r1 te lebanto, como se porto contigo? Dices que r1 mato al concord 3, pero que no que no fue el m3 quien mato al concord 3? Si mas recuerdo z40 le pidio a coss que entregara a el m3 no a r1.

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  15. Busting people & loads along the border signifies a business shift (setting up shop in the states but managing it from Mexico). The appetite for drugs in the states means that it's probably just a matter of time before all out turf wars start happening in the states. It's past the doorstep. It's already in the damn house. Sooner or later, the DEA & the American taxpayers are going to have to re-think their Drug War strategy. Corruption exists in the states too, but it's concealed by business savvy educations. Presentation of illegal business enterprise profits is everything in the states. It's only a matter of time before criminals find their hidden groove.

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    1. "The appetite for drugs in the states" ?

      You cant add nothing to the Paquito or CDG theme then?

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    2. @8:41 AM I did, but with an overall observation.

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    3. the appetite for drugs in the US is nothing and it is worthless compared with the appetite for money of the guys who ensnare young americans from junior highs to high school, by college time they are in the bag for life, it would not take long to investigate who gave someone their first hit, maybe if the addicts were able to sue and try to recover damages...pushers would be running for the border !!!

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  16. He did add to it. He just took it a step further & gave his input into the situation as a whole. It doesn't have to a uni-themed post you know.

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  17. @8:41 AM. The right way to ask the question is "You can't add anything to the Paquito/CDG theme?"

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    1. Yes,ok millie we get that,stop answering your own posts now..
      Why don't you stop with the hate?Arent the topics enough?

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    2. @11:13 AM. I'm not hating, I'm just answering. If you can point out something you don't like, so can I. As for the other posts, I have no control over what other people post.

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    3. He wasnt millie the monster. lol

      That hater does not correct ppl, the bastard only hates! what a shiet. ahahha

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    4. dec 11 8:41 is el mil mascaras dec 11 11:06 is el mil mascaras dec 12 11:03 is el mil mascaras dec 13 @9:08 don't bother, el mil mascaras is just lonely, waiting for someone to bite in the ass like the little bitch she is...

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    5. Sorry millie baby,,,,nah im not

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    6. millie monster not even one of those is mine. you keep sucking the donkey then come back see if you can get it right. .....meanwhile ill be reading what some other idiots have to say

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  18. "Panochitas"...I guess his name fits him well. So is someone going to pop his mom? Her son is snitching, I would think they would.

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  19. In these new narco wars, people need to see beyond what's posted in the form of journalism. See beyond what you read & read beyond what others post. It might save your criminally oriented lives. Be smart about how you respond to others. When you don't use your smarts, It reflects poorly your organizations. It's is a different Drug War now. If you don't understand that, you're screwed & you'll never truly understand educated world wide: consumption.

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  20. I think his narco name should be "El Pacquiao" with his Manny Pacquiao looking ass.

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  21. anybody asking if Metros are still relevant go listen to Alto Calibre By BIG LOS.
    its basically a tribute to all the metros that were/are top dawgs.
    CDG will always have a presence in the Valley its just embedded into our society. Honestly if the drug money was to dissappear half of our banks would collapse.
    Talkin from San Benito, Siempre firme. 111'
    el m15 apollando el m13
    and they give shoutouts to el F1 en Zacatecas. moving tons in the air
    el saulillo aka el chilango
    im just giving a brief summary of names that this rapper drops. if anybody has any more info feel free to pitch in.
    but on the real that nigga Big Los be dry snitching all them nigguhs from the CDG


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