Monday, October 30, 2017

El 109 leader of Los Tigres cartel arrested in Chihuahua

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Televisa News article with additional information by Otis B Fly-Wheel

Subject Matter: Los Tigres, Chihuahua, Julio Cesar Escarcega Murillo, El 109
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required


Reporter: Televisa Noticeros and Francisco Javier Carmona
The alleged narco trafficker leader in the region of Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua who according to authorities is allegedly responsible for the wave of violence in the state, was detained this Sunday morning by the State Commission for Security of Chihuahua.

Julio Cesar Escarcega Murillo, alias El Tigre was detained with a group of sicarios that made up his bodyguard.

"Deriving from intelligence work of the State Commission for Security in the town of Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, they achieved the detention of six enemies of the peace, pertinent to the Nuevo Cartel del Tigre, as well as securing 8 rifles, two pistols, a grenade launcher and a vehicle, inside of which the detained was caught," said Oscar Aparicio, State Commissioner for Security in Chihuahua




The State Commission for Security, in conjunction with the Chihuahua Attorney Generals office, have investigated this criminal organization for its links to homicides and shooting attacks this year in all of this region, principally in the communities mentioned, where recently there have been registered homicides.

According to the State Commission for Security this arrest will lead to a lowering of the violence in the region. "With the wave of violence that he has generated, we have the conviction that we are going to see those levels lower", said Aparicio.

Julio Cesar Escarcega Murillo, alias El Tigre, together with his group of sicarios were sent to the PGR, where they will be investigated for Federal crimes, but the Attorney General of Chihuahua will integrate some homicides into the case.

The following is not part of the Televisa News article and is information to add some background to those who don't know much about Los Tigres.

By Otis

The Los Tigres are led by Julio Cesar Escarcega Murillo, alias El 109, became leader of Los Tigres after the death of Cesar El Cabo Raul Gamboa Sosa. Gamboa was killed during a huge gun battle between factions of the Juarez Cartel for control of drug growing areas in Western Chihuahua

El 80 was also part of this gun battle and the event was reported on by our own Chivis.

Los Tigres have their own forces patch some of you may have seen before.