Monday, April 20, 2015

The Criminal Career of "El Gafe"

"El Gafe" pictured at a party with "El Simple"
Following the April 17 arrest of  "El Gafe", the government has revealed previously unreported information about this individual who had long been shrouded in mystery. 

While social media had revealed the name of "El Gafe" as being Sergio Velázquez, his true name is José Tiburcio Hernández Fuentes.  The inconsistency is easily explained, however, as it was reported that he has used eight different names in an effort to escape arrest.

The criminal career of "El Gafe" reportedly began in the city of Río Bravo, Tamaulipas, in the year 2006.  It was then and there he became a lookout (halcón) under the command of Juan Manuel Rodríguez Rodríguez, alias "Juan Perros".  Apparently he excelled at this job and is described by government officials as being an expert at monitoring the movement of soldiers and police officers.



In 2009, Samuel Flores Borrego, alias "El Metro 3", named "El Gafe" as a sector commander (apparently in Reynosa, Tamaulipas) with five groups under him dedicated to the theft of gasoline, extortion, kidnapping, and retail drug dealing.  The following year his power had already grew, as he was then in command of three different sectors.

According to government officials, in 2012, "El Gafe" was named the head of plaza for Reynosa by Mario Armando Ramírez Treviño, alias "X-20".  However, this conflicts with a number of sources that placed Héctor David Delgado Santiago, alias "El Metro 4", as head of plaza up until his death on January 15, 2013, and thereafter Juan Francisco Martínez Ramírez, alias "El Paquito", up until April 2014, when he was pushed out of the plaza by Juan Manuel Rodríguez García, alias "Juan Perros Junior", and his allies, including "El Gafe", who took his place as head of plaza.

Regardless, in March 2013, "El Gafe" participated with "X-20" in a purge of the Los Metros faction of the Gulf Cartel which saw the death of Miguel Villarreal, alias "El Gringo", and Jesús García Román, alias "El Puma".  "El Gafe" then became an operative coordinator for Los Metros and, following the August 17, 2013 arrest of "X-20", operations chief for Los Metros under the leadership of the successor of "X-20", "Juan Perros Junior".

In June 2014, "El Gafe" participated in an attack against the Federal Police that were traveling on the Reynosa-San Fernando highway, near the Periquitos ejido, which left one officer dead and three injured.  Apparently thereafter, he was arrested aboard a vehicle during an operation by the Federal Police and marines; it is unclear when and how he was released.

"El Gafe" continued as head of plaza for Reynosa under the command of Juan Francisco Sáenz Tamez, alias "El Panochitas", who assumed leadership Los Metros up until his arrest in October 2014.  Thereafter, "El Gafe" became leader of Los Metros until his arrest.
Sources: 
Cae “El Gafe”, líder del Cártel del Golfo

40 comments:

  1. Hell of a resume coulda been a broker.

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  2. Unbelievable. Arrested in summer of 2014. Leading Los Metros in Fall 2014.

    We're well into the 21st Century. Mexico, when the F*CK are you going to stop being a failed state?!

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    1. 9:37 Mexico did not release his ass, mexican government puppets of the US did,
      Don't be a pendejo blaming all of "mexico" for the shit of a few US puppets...
      Supported by the US no matter what.

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    2. 9:37 It will be a long time before Mexico gets itself together (if ever) because they repeatedly blame others for their own personal behavior like 1:51.

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    3. More unbelievable is that he was an halcon and became the leader of the cartel.

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    4. @1:51 p.m. You need to let up on the glue sniffing. It's doing real damage to your brain. Don't be afraid to ask for help...

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    5. Keep blaming the usa keep your eyes closed that is why its the same people like you blaming the usa for the corrupt police and goverment wake up open your eyes.

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    6. @ 2:59 p.m. Well said. 100% in agreement with you.

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    7. A Mexican puppet 1:51pm? I have never heard of that one before. So are you saying your government is weak and is easily influenced by the US government? This is nothing new. This has been going on for 200 years plus. No need to start pointing fingers now. It's alittle too late.

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  3. Wasn't El Simple leader after X20

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    1. At the time of his arrest, it was reported in some media that he was leader of Los Metros. However, a majority of reports indicate that "Juan Perros" was the successor to "X-20". Based on all available information, I believe that "El Simple" was a powerful sector commander, but not leader of Los Metros.

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  4. After X20 was arrested.. Mellado, Paco 77, and Simple m24 took over.

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    1. Yes it was....... got my American bud on deck!

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  6. Cd has to many factions that's y they having problems ins cdg

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    1. Does anyone know how many factions there are in cdg?

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    2. My guess will be around 15 to 20 different factions. Some are now defunct while others joined forces with others. Cdg still has pull believe it or not.

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    3. Sounds like some USA supergangs.. For instance there are supergangs in USA with lots of different "sets," some who fight and kill each other despite both claiming to be part of the same gang...

      I obviously know that the cartels in Mexico are much more powerful just saying interesting the similarities...

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  7. So he was released by the USA? Im sure he got the same offer many of my old friends who live in mexico got, which was, you want to stay in the USA you get 20 years or you can be released right now, if you sign these forms saying you will never come back to America and if you come back we put you in Prison for 20 years. I had a few Mongol MC gang members who got that offered as did my friends who were Latin Kings shot callers in Chicago got the offer. They all live in Guadalajara now and they always talk of one day sneaking back into the USA, jajajajaja idiots

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    1. they should be lined up and shot. hopefully sooner then later we don't need more shit in the usa we have enough

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  8. All i see is cdg lider capture like every week ....those tamaulipuercos are some snitches and pussys its funny how there narco rap says they are brave man and shit bahahaha

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    1. Tough talk behind the keyboard...don't single out Tamaulipas over this piece of shit!

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    2. Composers get paid to sing in favor of the one that's doing the paying. The one who pays will never tell the composer hey sing me a song saying how I'm such a bitch. Or sing another saying how weak I really am. It's a business plain and simple. Call it propaganda or a clever capitalist business model. But in the end the composer sings to generate his income. Unfortunately some people read into their songs too much.

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  9. That pic looks Photoshop????

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  10. Picture looks photoshop.

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  11. Another uneducated rat has his post today. After one dies or start crying when he gets arrested there are ten ready to take his spot. Mexico is not changing only the people on the top get a good life.

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  12. lol.. the faces actually are photo-shopped in this one.

    http://fotoforensics.com/

    -T

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    1. That's for sure. But why tamper the photo?

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    2. Can you please explain... what do you mean, is it because Simple's face shows as a white circular outline in the ELA? And, does that mean for sure someone has "copy/pasted" over somebody else's face? or maybe smoothed over some (ahem) chubbiness / wrinkles or what?

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  13. The original picture is sinaloenses probably mayitos gordos extravagant parties. Idk why they did the photo shop though.


    Them gulfos I don't think they have enough cash to do so, at least the guys fighting the battles in the streets. The higher ups or the actual big bosses that you regulars will hardly hear off probably do party like real narcos. But not those cocomandantes who rely only in security and who always lie they are the main bosses of cdg. There are bigger fish then these clowns fighting for the plazas.

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  14. Was this guy ever a police officer in Matamoros.... I am sure he was.....

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  15. These are the guys that envy Michael " El Gringo", they set him up and turned X20 agains him only to rat out X20 down the road.

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    1. 12:28 el vato sabe!

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  16. Was he an ex-special forces? A one time element of GAFE? Why this name?

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  17. When they say about kidnapings is about rivals not regular citizens or businessmen.

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  18. What's up with chiricuas did he get arrested? saw that in a post on a another site

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  19. Just heard another cartel del golfo commandante was arrested in altimira and his sicarios tried breaking him free similiar to what happend in Reynosa with el gafe roadblocks and all 4 cops were wounded any word on what faction he was from and what really happened?

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    1. Chive dude,jefe of CDG sur,the one who was.tryin to fuck up Los Dragones,he won out

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  20. any know about how much money this guys make? just wondering?

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