Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat
Morelia, Michoacán— Jesús Méndez also known as El Chuchín, son of El Chango Méndez, is one of the 44 arrested in Apatzingán from the shootout that occurred on January 6, because of the removal of the mayor, which left nine dead. During the investigations carried out by the Mexican Army to confirm the identities of those involved, they identified someone who had identified himself as Juan Mendoza Rosales; discovering that it was one of the sons of El Chango Méndez, founder of La Familia Michoacana.
When questioned by federal forces, the son of El Chango Méndez accepted that he was the son of the founder of La Familia Michoacana. The son was arrested within the vicinity of the City Hall of Apatzingán.
It is worth noting that last May, a photo was circulating where El Chuchín appeared, along with Nicolás Sierra Santana, leader of the cartel of Los Viagras. While the other son of El Chango Méndez, Eduardo Méndez, appears in another photo sitting on a couch after the “autodefensas” secured the house of El Tucán, a leader of the Caballeros Templarios. It is also worth noting that El Chango Méndez is a compadre of El Mencho, founder and leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, which operates in Jalisco.