Friday, August 18, 2017

San Diego: Alvaro Lopez-Nunez, uncle of Mini Lic, arrested in Nogales

Alvaro Lopez-Nunez arrested in Nogales

Unconfirmed organizational chart of Los Damaso, before the fall

There will be one more joining the family members and trafficking networks of Sinaloa cells, now waiting in purgatory at the San Diego MCC. Alvaro Lopez-Nunez, brother of Damaso Lopez, and uncle to Damaso Lopez-Serrano, was taken into custody yesterday by the DEA.  Lopez-Nunez was arrested at the Nogales Port of Entry, according to a Press Release from the San Diego US Attorney's Office, posted today. 

Lopez-Nunez, 38, was one of several names which appeared redacted on the indictment filed in August 2016 in the Southern District of California, for the arrest of Mini Lic, and Nahum Abraham Sicarios-Montalvo, aka El Quincenerao. He is charged with conspiracy to import cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin, likely linked to seizures that took place in 2015, with tractor trailers loaded with drug shipments were seized by SEDENDA acting on federal task force intelligence.





Lopez-Nunez was arraigned in Tucson today, on the San Diego indictment, and will be extradited in the coming days and weeks.  There was a sealed arrest warrant for him, issued in August 2016, after the indictment was filed.

Earlier this week, Jose Manuel Salazar-Nunez pled guilty, to an earlier 2015 indictment, directly linking him to the above noted seizures and trafficking conspiracy.  It is unknown if Salazar-Nunez and Lopez-Nunez are related, though it is a possibility, the latter is cousin of the Lic family.  The circumstances of his arrest are unclear, whether he "self surrendered" like his nephew, or he was arrested trying to cross into the US. 

It seems the Lopez family had some safe access in the area, as they both chose to avoid Baja California, and Tijuana, to either make their way to the US, or turn themselves in.  Little is known about Alvaro Lopez-Nunez, but he was directly involved in the trafficking and seemed to avoid attention in Mexico, with not even an AKA officially attached to his name.  

El Pollo allegedly, and the arrest near Culiacan, in May2017
Days before Damaso Lopez was detained in Mexico City, his nephew, "El Pollo", David Lopez was arrested near El Dorado, and allegedly had a heart attack, or medical emergency during his transfer, to Culiacan, and died.  Would this be Alvaro Lopez-Nunez son?   "El Pollo" was said to have helped in the apprehension of his uncle by providing information.  

He will face the same choices all the men inside the MCC must.  They are facing decades in prison, and as far as Los Damasos, were no longer safe in Mexico, as they chose to surrender to the DEA, or risk arrest to enter the United States.  They will cooperate, or they will choose not to. Those are the only options, unless they are spared that choice like El Pollo, and die before they have to make it which given their status at the MCC will be unlikely.


They have stories. They have knowledge.  When the money goes, and the protection follows, and the luxury sub divisions turned to safe houses along border town, and you read the indictment against you, the knowledge is all you have left.

It's near poetic to watch these structures collapse, it seems like yesterday sometimes, and it's February 2014 again, and the pictures of Damaso Lopez are circulating, and the magazines are proclaiming him heir, and his son the next in line.  Heavy lies the crown.  

             

US Attorney's Office Southern District of California Press Release 




60 comments:

  1. So Chapos kids and Zambada finally finished snitching out all their former friends/allies to the DEA and shit! Lets be clear Sinaloans do not snitch on their enterprise they snitch on their enemies! Chapo himself will only rat out the names or known hideouts of rivals so that his empire can grow! He has and will never turn in Zambada much less his kids of course. DEA loves this shit so onky ONE cartel can stay in control of Mexico.

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    1. Me a tocado vivir las traiciones
      De amigos con ambiciones
      También me toco enterrarlos
      Pero hay muchos que me han sido fieles
      Yo saludo a los presentes
      Y al que no pues los extraño
      ---MZ---

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    2. They claim to want one cartel in orders to better monitor and dismantle it.

      Reality is with one cartel they, the puppetmen, will continue to monopolize the drug game and control all markets and the governments, as well as the rebels who are contra said governments.

      Remember governments hate competition.

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    3. You do know how to read they turned themselves in damasos are the ones snitching to safe their on skins.

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    4. El Pollo ratted out the entire Damaso clan

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    5. A snitch is a snitch no matter how you chop it up. Look at Don Alfredo even dow Chapo turned him in he will not rat he has morals; rules Chapo don't even snitchaloa don't even fallow their own rules. RIP Don Arturo

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    6. 5:49 I think it's the Damascus turn in themselves in. I think (only my opinion) that they know their days are numbered in Mexico. It's much better to be locked in cage then to be on the run and butchered when caught. But who really knows except the DEA. Lies will always be put out. Anyways like I said just an opinion I'm know expert like some people think they are.

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    7. So Los chapitos and mayo were at war with damasos u telling me they snitched them out to dea.. don't u think they would of killed them during their war.. c'mon man ..

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    8. @10:41 cartels are not simple street gangs or thugs my friend. They are far more complicated. Damasos were good friends of the Chapos and Mayos family. Yes they were @ "war" but because of past close ties and or even family marriages between Mayos, Chapos and Damasos factions of clans these Damasos leadership can be spared being killed. Like I, said it's complicated but the cartels have done this before.

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    9. 10:41 yes cartels have been know to show saveregy and kill many a people they are at "war" with but it is not all about that saveregy when they kill. They are not Huns, Zulus, Vikings or even Aztecs. These Damaso and or their families married into the the Chapos and Mayos clans families. This is done to first of all show loyalty to the top bosses and second this helps to avoid being an immediate target if a war does break out between all them. Cartels do not target immediate family members readily.

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    10. 7:01 no seas mamon guey. Si haci fueran para trabajar los de Sinaloa como son de quesque poetas no se estuvieran matando por todo Mexico!

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    11. Zambada and Chapo both snitch on their own carte. There is no honor in being a criminal.

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    12. Respectful cartels have a code of honor where they don't kill family. CDS claims to be respectful and these Damasos where almost family to the cartel. This is why it is not far fetched that because CDS is at war with Damasos they would still rather snitch on them than have them killed. Learn something people.

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    13. EPN's soldiers and polesias have no honor, you can safely blame all the killings on them and their associates.

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  2. Damaso clan were taken out and taken out FAST. Overplayed their hand, and found out the hard way, at the end, family blood matters most

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    1. 5:55 a most pirric victory, after somebody "convinced" the abducted chapitos that they would be left to their own damn selves, all the promises to los Mamasones are being broken 💔 because the next prezident wants to come home to an orderly house of El Loco Duterte when he hijacks the 2018 election, don't know what is in dtore for La Mencha, but Everything that goes up must come down, according to the laws of gravity.

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  3. That family is running scared!🤔

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    1. Definitely they had all the dogs unleashed behind their ass

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  4. Great post J, much better than XYZ.

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  5. Later in life theyll make a movie like goodfellas.

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  6. No que Los Damasos eran muy bravos pues se ve que no tuvieron mucho aguante...Ya se dieron cuenta en El Dorado que para gente brava solo en la sierra de Badiraguato y valle de Culiacan...Pero que se pudiera esperar de gente traidora...Correr a las manos de las tres letras (DEA) para que se los dejen caer sin vaselina compa...

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    1. Muy Cierto compa

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    2. Para tu informacion qui3n los saco fue el mayo no los ivanes. El mayo no es de badiraguato.pa empezar y cuando mayo dio el ultimatum se pelaron y unas de las gentes se quedaron con chapo y mayo.

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    3. Déjese de mamadas pariente los que mueren en la raya son los de Maza, Mochis, Y Guasave los de culichi y sus rancheradas nunca pudieron con esos gallo hasta la fecha no salen de Culiacán a tumbar plaza. No se llamen ofendidos que solo es la neta

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  7. A little house cleaning in Sinaloa, LOL

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  8. los Damaso moved alot more weight than i think people thought.

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  9. sucks to be them. im perfectly fine with my $12.75 an hour job.
    dont gotta look over my shoulder or looking at prison decades man smh

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    1. Yup sum people just won't settle for having a real life they rather get fast money for a few days months or years but end up dead in jail for life and throw away everything just for a few days of fast money

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    2. Good and well. But I know people that been doing it for decades & still triving. Never would anybody suspect they were. Guess it's the luck of the draw. Personally think everybody makes their own luck wether its good or bad.

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    3. @3:28 pm
      That's a good perspective on life.
      Not many can literally make such a choice.
      Happy and content!

      E42

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  10. Clearly evident that time was running out for that family. With options and resources dwindling for their existence. It seems the best move for them would be apprehension.

    E42

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  11. Zambada showing how much power he has, running a once powerful family literally out of Mexico.

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  12. It seems that there is only one true capo in México. Damasos trying to take over the cartel seems like an over reach in the first place. Its more like their downfall was due to their protección that no longer exist from Chapo himself.

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  13. Arley Perez? The singer Y Yierno del JT??? BB can you confirm this!

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    1. Yes the singer. He eventually became a sicario for Los Damasos. There was an article not too long ago that he had been killed. Google it. You will find it.

      La Sombra Negra

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    2. Yup that's the word

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    3. But he was not killed but he was badly injured I think that my opinion he will die of the injuries

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    4. arley perez stayed with manuel torres faction he is married to manuels daughter nada q ver con damasos

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  14. I remember some guys out here in so cal walked into a barbershop telling the Barber's that the chapitos are done. I could tell that they were Damaso crew because they mentioned that they were from el dorado.looks like the tables turned. True story no lie

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    1. Not to give up to much info but can we get what city the barber shop was located? Just curios.

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    2. Lol lies, no one talks about cartels in the USA. Once the products makes it passed the border, no one cares where it's coming from.

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    3. Yeah cause high level cartel members always walk around the US telling strangers who they are.

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    4. I'm not gonna speak on the shop.@6:08am the guys had to be dumb for even speaking on it I could of been working for the chapitos. I remember he was telling the barber that nobody is doing business with them and there done kind of like passing the word along but the barber seemed shocked by him saying that and this was right before the Damaso war kicked off.you don't have to believe me because I don't care if you do or not but looks like they swallowed there words. But the cartels are all around us here in the USA

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    5. also I was at the barber reminiscing with my homie cantinflas

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  15. Does that mean Damaso cartel/organization is history?

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    1. Unfortunately, this cartel ( organization) was on life support since the fallout of Sinaloa.

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  16. Now that was a WELL WRITTEN article....
    good job BB

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  17. Nice CAT hat mini.

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  18. What happens to everyone that worked for Damasos ?are they also killed or are they forced to join CDS ? Are los Montanas now part of Gente Nueva?

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    1. Algunos murieron y ala vez unos se les voltearon y se fueron con los mayos chapos.incluyendo la municipal. Pero fue mas la gente que se fueron para con CDS y otros corrieron

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  19. The key paragraph in this story was ‘They have stories. They have knowledge. When the money goes, and the protection follows, and the luxury sub divisions turned to safe houses along border town, and you read the indictment against you, the knowledge is all you have left.’

    Between members of this faction and El Chapo now under US control, the politicians in Mexico must be very nervous. They would have details on the upper levels of corruption in the Mexico government and they are looking at long sentences in real prisons. Once it starts its going to be a squeal fest. The knowledge they have has value but when there are multiple players dealing the same info, only the one that squeals first gets any value from it.

    Previous US governments have always pussy footed around corruption from the upper political levels of Mexico. I don’t think the current US Justice department will continue the game and if they start putting corrupt senior officials and politicians on the OFAC list it could be a game changer

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  20. Chapitos were nearly done. They could have gotten killed when they were captured in GDL. If it wasn't for daddy still being in MX they would have been a fine deal.
    La Sombra Negra

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    1. True but the they turned the tables really quick

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  21. Is that Arley the singer?

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  22. Narcos are a bunch of tricking ass little bitches. What else is new? They're animals that destroy their own people. Hell should be fun.

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  23. What happen to el libre

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  24. Better to sit in a US prison than die at the hands of sicarios, eh? Doesn't anyone think these were surrenders and not captures?

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    1. Mini turned himself.

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