Wednesday, May 3, 2017

How Damaso moved around Mexico City, and how they caught him

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a El Debate article

Subject Matter: Apprehension of Damaso Nunez Lopez
Recommendation: See previous article on his capture.


His code name was "Cereza" or Cherry in English, his persecution started a year and half ago, after they seized his compadre Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Why "Cereza"? Because Damaso Lopez Nunez, is known as "El Licenciado", would be the icing on the cake for Federal officials who sought to degrade the Sinaloa Cartel, and El Chapo informally told them after his recapture that Damaso would not be caught.

Over time, the Federal Governments intelligence agencies came to believe that "El Licenciado" was consolidating himself as the leader of the cartel, and that in order to defeat the children of El Chapo in the struggle, he had tried to ally himself with the CJNG, in actuality the most powerful cartel in the country.




A Suzuki Swift vehicle was their first clue. It was the vehicle that, used by an assistant, served Damaso Lopez Nunez to move through the city of Mexico without attracting attention.

According to intelligence information to which I had access, this car was picked up at the Mexican Airport of the emerald zone in Atizapan de Zaragoza and went on secondary roads and part of the Chamapa - Lecheria highway to arrive at Santa Fe.

Notwithstanding, sometimes "El Licenciado" rented a helicopter to transfer him to a buildings in the Interlomas zone, from there he arrived at Santa Fe, which is allegedly shared for control by the Sinaloa cartel and CJNG.

Damaso had found in Santa Fe, a place where his family could live without attracting attention. A nice apartment, luxury cars, a pleasant life, but nothing that stands out from the socio-economic level of the area.

According to those responsible for pursuing him, Lopez Nunez almost never slept in the family home, he frequented a doctor at the Angeles del Pedregal hospital, sometimes staying at the Camino Real hotel next door, changing vehicles, and his meetings were held in private residences or low key restaurants.

Since he stopped being number two in the Puente Grande maximum security prison, Damaso Lopez Nunez had lowered his profile, but grown his portfolio. He left the public service, was put under the orders of El Chapo, he was the godfather of his son Damaso Lopez Serrano alias El Mini Lic, and there was no photo of El Licenciado for more than 15 years.

However, the war he waged against the children of El Chapo for control of the Cartel, made him lower his guard and break the golden rule that kept him in the shade. The Federal Intelligence reports reflect that he was allied with CJNG and undertook a war on social media to blame Guzman Salazar for the violence in Sinaloa.

A hacker who became a double agent managed to record a video that allowed the Government to have a current image of him. Following this the operation to capture him was launched to capture him int he Polanco area of Mexico City. The cherry on the cake.

The Atizapan aerodrome is also used, according to the same sources, by the likes of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes "El Mencho" who used helicopters to travel to Interlomas and Santa Fe, where part of his family lived.

Original article in Spanish at El Debate

92 comments:

  1. @damasojrminilic...keep posting on instagram from your telcel cellphone.

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    1. It's fake.

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    2. Me. Cherryūüćí

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    3. People really be thinking those accounts are real lol

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    4. Those accounts are real 10:03

      Real fake. Lol

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  2. Was this the Camino Real hotel that's located right next to the airstrip Aerodromo Mexiquense,also was was the doctor Jorge Jiménez Cantu which is also located next to the airstrip and hotel,if so,what was the purpose of these visits,health condition or business?

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  3. Everyone forgets about Guano
    No one respects the crazy uncle

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  4. ya se le acabo el corridor....

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  5. Damaso Lopez Nunez told Paco Cerda to keep the pressure on El Chapo's children.

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    1. I wonder what mini lic is thinking right now

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    2. if mini lic is smart which he probably isn't he'll back the f off and go do something productive with his life

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    3. Mini lic has pull tho el 15 fed

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  6. My aunt stays down the street from that hospital en Las lomas De padierna close to six flags. I was there also for semana santa.

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  7. I think the issue is much deeper than just "who becomes boss of a drug cartel". Damaso I believe wanted a truce with Mencho & CJNG but the Chapitos wanted no truce. I bet the difference in methods of working plus ego clashes led to the confrontation. I feel the Chapitos are looking at an all out war with CJNG which they feel they can win as they have government officials in their pocket since their father's time as one of the head honchos of Sinaloa cartel.

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    1. This stems from the goings on in BCS, Mayo has a temporary agreement with the CJNG to fight against Damaso and his FED. I think this was Damaso trying to negotiate a deal with CJNG to turn on Mayo, a plaza sharing deal, that would get Damaso out of the shit he was in in BCS, but it backfired on Damaso. The fact he was there instead of BCS close to the action and protecting his most important plaza, led to the Feds tracking him.

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    2. Mayo Zamabada is the most cunning drug lord in the game like El Azul he simply is playing chess and not checkers he slowly is eliminating all his rivals Mencho will most certainly be next

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  8. So this hacker video was authentic. Interesting since everyone insisted it was not.

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  9. "he had tried to ally himself with the CJNG, in actuality the most powerful cartel in the country"

    Ohhh, CDS cheerleaders won't like that.

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    1. The legendary status of the CDSnitches lives on. Every one thinks Chapi is the king rat but it's obviously El Mayo. What drug lord stays out of prison for 50 plus years? A snitching drug lord that's who.

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    2. I don't think so. I think Mayo is just the final trump card if all the stack falls down. Even Mayo isn't the leader. A group of US businessmen would be the leaders of all cartels, and be profitting from all shipments and have a majority share control of US and Mx Govt agencies, such as border patrol, CIA, and DEA. Point your finger at the top families in the United States and you're probably on the right track.

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    3. Unfortunately anything is possible.
      We are all aware of the lucrative business of narcotics. And the hidden figures behind the scenes of many questionable business activities from prominent individuals around the world.
      A conspiracy? Interesting!
      Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory.
      It always seems to have truth to it. But in the end
      Such a theory is only that until facts are evident.

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    4. @9:50 organized crime is by definition a conspiracy so there is nothing 'interesting' about it, it is just plain normal.

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  10. and little did he know that he'd be the captured one!

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  11. Damaso was on Mex City because he was told by the hacker that the US had new intel on him and he was curious to know what it was. That's why he came to Mex City.

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    1. Yup. And as proof of his hacking skills he showed him a picture of his chief enforcer...el 15 .. pero le estaban poniendo un 4..

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    2. The picture of el 15 is very old. Can't believe that story at all.

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    3. El 15 es el liebre

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    4. 15 is not liebre

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  12. They also arrested el chompiras.

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    1. He's dead actually

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    2. Lol good one Not the actor, I meant the logistics and financial advisor of Lic.

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    3. and botija? I bet that guy is still plotting crimes

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  13. That wasnt him in the video, why are you reporting that it was him when it clearly wasnt?

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  14. Too much heat so he wanted to click up with mencho. Mencho didn't want that, mencho didn't need him

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    1. Mencho was smart not to want him

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  15. CJNG, in actuality the most powerful cartel in the country.
    really?? Why do they think that?

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    1. They want the government to go at them. It's all part of the plan

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    2. If the Mexican authorities say that then it actually means the complete opposite.

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    3. that's exactly what i was thinking also. they want to put the bloodhounds on CJNG while the big dogs from sinaloa will remain under the radar.

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    4. They have been saying that for MANY years about cds and the government wasn't going after them lol people really want to think cds is on top but their time is over. NEVER has the government attacked cds until the last few years wich wss their down fall. All out war within cds and some cds would rather go with Mencho. Facts son

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  16. Cover your webcam guys¡! Wtf.

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    1. Yes hackers can record through the cam on your mobile or laptop by hacking. Nothing is safe nowadays.

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  17. Algien se aprejuntado porq el agararron nose parece nada al damado q segun grabaron en el celular

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  18. Attention Moderators: Half of this crap you "approve" is gibberish and bullshit. I post some good intel on these issues and you never allow my posts through. No wonder very few people know this site exists. My family in Mexico, the heart of the violence, had never heard of this site. And when they asked their neighbors about it, they said no one paid any attention to it because it was "bias". I'm going to scratch this shit and go back to posting with the real media sites.

    I just don't get it. You let stupid shit through like:

    Cover your webcam guys¡! Wtf.
    Ohhh, CDS cheerleaders won't like that.
    Everyone forgets about Guano
    No one respects the crazy uncle

    This site is straight burrito shit.

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    1. Ok off you go, your choice, I'm sure we wont miss you

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    2. I wouldn't be so quick to disregard this man's post. He does have a point. I have also tried to post interesting truths regarding the drug trade, and my posts haven't been allowed. Otis, and others at BB do a great job, but I think more posts should be allowed to go onto the site. Like this man said, a lot of dumb crap gets posted, so why not post what we are writing. I have had more posts rejected, than those that have made the site. Just something BB might want to look into. Thank you BB

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    3. @2:26 good riddance pal

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    4. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

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    5. " Real Media sites?" What, Facebook? Oh, ok, Blog del Narco. Whoopee!

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    6. I do agree that the censorship on the comments is wrong, especially when such idiotic inane comments get posted all the time. Why not move towards an open comments section, than delete inane or offensive bs later. Sometimes I want to comment but I know my comments will probably be rejected while some nonsense will get posted. I guess this comment will be rejected too... anyway, why censor all the time?

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    7. @ Abe Reles, let me break this down for you. The rules of the site for posting comments are, no insults, dont be racist, dont be overtly political on non political posts, and dont be overtly religious. Out of the comments he decided are "stupid shit", break the above rules? None of the break the rules so they were let through.

      He sounds like a pissed off teenager with not much to say , and is saying it altogether too loudly. If you start off a post with an insult, it wont get through regardless of the content that comes after the insult. He didnt get his own way and spat out his pacifier.

      In regards to "nut hugger comments", I have seen some criticism of them here, and I dont personally like them. If the nut huggers actually had a run in with cartel members, they wouldnt nut hug thats for sure. But, when someone throws up their sign, which they do, and all narco news websites have them, someone will respond with a nugget of real information. i.e. Puro sinaloa, someone will respond " jimmy the narco runs ensenada and rosarito", and those responses i note for future reference. Hope this clears it up some for you, and helps you to understand my previous response.

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    8. Thanks otis for clearing that up. Now I understand why some of those posts get through. There's a method to your madness! Good journalism skills!
      Mn

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    9. I agree with the post at 2:26. I post information I receive from sources inside the press. Its solid intelligence. I never (or hardly) gets approved. None of it is political or offensive either. It's just news sources. None of it is insulting either. I would say on average about 3 out of 10-12 posts make the board. And it is frustrating when I post something legitimate that gets turned down in favor of some childish or nonsense post. I used to be all about BB. I still come here for information and share what I can, but I use other sites as well now because my posts and information actually make the boards. But keep up the good work Otis and the others. It is appreciated.

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    10. '7.03 am, if you see a good article on another site, why don't you translate it and send it in as a guest reporter article? You seem to be missing the point that people come here because we post a good selection of articles from the Mexican press weekly. BB is a one stop shop for news about Mexico, people are free to check out the same sites the reporters do, but they choose to come here to get it in one place. BB has on average 1.5 million hits per month since 2009 and is approaching 150 million hits in total, not bad for blog and five reporters that are active.

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    11. My turn to make a stupid comment.....Where is Commandante Perro with his pointless gibber jabber when you actually need him?

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    12. For those that are confused about what can and cant be posted here, there is a link at the top right of the main page about our comments policy, click on the link and read it. We admin reserve the right to not publish any comment without justification to the original poster. End of story !

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    13. Omg enough about the rules who cares if idiots don't like em

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  19. Every Capo from other cartels who communicates or meets with Mencho end up getting caught. Z42, El H, El Viceroy and now El Lic. Seems like Mencho not only wants to be the top Capo in Mexico but also the top snitch.

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    1. Yup really big coincidence ...
      -CDS nutthugger

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    2. All those Capos went to Mencho because he's the guy with the connect. They all go to Mencho for help now, even that guy who killed camarena went running to Mencho after his escape. but he didn't need to join them because Mencho is the man. For NOW at least...

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    3. Mencho should just keep his stuff moving, and Mayo and the Chapitos can keep their's. I believe Mayo will try to make such a move. He's always been the mediator. He and Chapo's kids have the most political clout because they pay the best. And Mayo is known to use his clout to get his way. As long as the kids keep paying, Mencho will be next to fall. Their roots are much deeper. Otherwise, they'd be dead or locked up. Mayo's kids all cut bogus deals let the cops have a few things, and out in 10. Vicente will be out in less than 2 years. Then Mayo will fade away. It's so simple...Sinaloa pays the best. If Mencho, and Damaso could lay off the pipe, they coulda been a formidable opponent. But there's no honor amongst tweaks.

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    4. 8:39 why do you think Mencho is taking so many plazas and so any people want to work with him? Mencho also pays handsomely, when two cartels pay the government, it's a war for control and government stay out of it. but Mencho will kill of the less experienced spoiled little brats though. There is a reason why mencho went completely independent after chapo arrest. Nobody respects chapitos over mayo or mencho even if their daddy is chapo.

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    5. Less experienced??? Dude, do you know who those kids are? They grew up in this business. They had their idiot moment like every dumb kid, but Mayo has them in line. Damaso is done, his kid and Mencho next...Mencho may pay his workers well, but Sinaloa been paying the big politicos big money for generations. Mencho would be wise to stay outta this fight. Make his money, and chill.

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    6. @1145 i know people who have taken daddy's business and run into the ground. Just becuase you're dad is a CEO it doesn't make you one

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    7. Agreed...and they had their brat moment...almost getting killed twice, and Mayo putting them in check are valuable lessons learned. Let's see how this all plays out. My money is on Mayo and Chapitos....nuthuggin'? No....Tweaks make for bad business. What happened to M1? Now Damaso..Mencho next.

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    8. El Grande Rojo you sound the most reasonable of all. People can mouth off all they want but Chapitos and Mayo rule

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  20. I read somewhere else that el pollo of damaso special forces turned up dead after being captured in el dorado. Isn't he one of mini lic protectors. that leaves el javi and el guayaba of fed left.

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    1. Pollo lopez is family . damasos cousin. Guayabo is locked up amd javi is dead. He was taken on monday early morning and was found dead same day in a truck according he got hearth attacked.. And the next day damso is caught.

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    2. I never knew el javi got picked up. What happened with el choco right hand of el javi. El javi was leader of los j. J2 j3 and j5 are still free.

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    3. El oso and el tigre of damaso senior people are still free as well.

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  21. Damaso got caught so his assets can finish paying for Trump's wall. 14 Billion from Chapo, about 6 Billion from Damaso...

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    1. Mencho is next. 20 billion dollars from Mencho for electrifying the wall that is built. Hahaha.

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  22. Se me antoja una caguama bien helada.....

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  23. I still have a lot of respect for Damaso. He was a principled man with honor who always stayed true to his words. Of course. What else would you expect from someone who worked under El Chapo aka Jefe de la sierra?

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  24. Helicopters -3. Flying over polanco right now. There is a jefe still out there.

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  25. Some idiot on forum talking about "whiteguys,DEA" ?
    Damaso is even lighter skinned,idiots see DEA "gringos" everywhere

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    1. You think the Mexican government came up with this catch on their own? Of course the DEA was involved and that's why they don't wear ski mask. Are you new to this stuff?

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    2. Of course the DEA get involved but the point is cause some guy has light skin,hes DEA.
      Can you get dark skinned DEA?No surely not.
      No Mex or Mex-Amer DEA,no surely not.

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  26. Hmm Im starting to like Mencho

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    1. Welcome to the club

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  27. I'm running out of pop corn. They should make a movie about all of this cra shit.

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    1. It's how black people talk, they have their own language

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  28. Chapito Isidro is the real winner after all of this is done with

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  29. I was watching a trusted Mexican news outlet. They said that the hacker dude met with the carrier that did things for damaso and said he was driving a certain car,I think some kind if sasuki,they said he reported the car and they checked the cameras in the city and followed that car, that's how they got damaso.i believe to,cause they hit 3 places,they didn't know exactly where he was,I'm guessing the carrier went to the 3 places and that's where the places they hit,the dude was chompiras,or he ratted damaso,1 or the 2...t

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    1. I thought Sinaloas are smart? Meeting with hackers? Trying to make movies? Trying to fuck actresses? Writing letters to the government saying they didn't do certain things? These guys are supposed to be the Capo of Capos!? Reminds me of episodes on Gilligan's island! Idiots

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    2. I wouldn't mind but Kate Castillo?Black haired babes chaps could have,but he gets sprung on Kate with her surgery grill,,whatever

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