Monday, January 22, 2018

Sicarios, bodyguards are the new drug trafficking Capos

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

Subject Matter: Narco trafficking people
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required


Reporter: Infobae
Every time a drug capo falls in Mexico, there appears another: less known but more violent. We are not talking only about blood ties of the largest narco trafficking cartels, there have been sicarios who  rise through the ranks of their organizations and today head some of the 120 criminal groups that operate in the country.

This is the script of the film that Mexicans have seen since the Federal Government undertook the "wrong strategy of decapitation" of criminal gangs, says Martin Barron, a researcher at the Institute for Criminal Studies.

If at the start of the 21st Century there were seven large cartels in Mexico linked to drug trafficking, there are now approximately 130 groups, he says. "The authorities claim that there are nine large organizations, but they forget all the factions in the different States".

These factions are very violent, compact criminal gangs that control their territories of influence under fire, under the orders of leaders without the base or control capacity that the big capos once had. On the contrary, they are groups that operate in very specific areas, with a light structure and high capacity to multiply.




From these have emerged a new generation of drug trafficking leaders, responsible for the crisis of violence that Mexico is going through. It was predictable, says Barron. "When making someone a prisoner, or depriving a leader of their lives, there is an imbalance in the internal organization of the criminal group and climate of violence in the ensuing struggle."

The bodyguard who became a capo

As an example of this new generation of leaders who trained as bodyguards or sicarios of the big cartels was the so-called Commandante Toro, a regional chief of the Cartel del Golfo who was first bodyguard of Jose Rodriguez Sanchez, known as El Gafe and who the authorities pointed out, after his arrest, as " the main generator of violence" in the area that goes from Matamoros to Rio Bravo in Tamaulipas.


Commandante Toro was Juan Manuel Loza Salinas, ex bodyguard who took his place at the head of the faction of the Cartel del Golfo in Reynosa, Tamaulipas. "With him came a reign of terror and violence unseen", wrote journalist Hector de Mauleon at the time, after authorities shot him in April of last year, during an operation to arrest him.

When reporting his death, authorities indicated him as "one of the main generators of violence in the State". One more of those that operate in the country.

Those who return

The government of Enrique Pena Nieto has arrested 108 of the 122 priority objectives of organized crime. During the six years of his predecessor, Felipe Calderon, who was responsible for launching the war on drug trafficking, 25 more were apprehended.

In the list of 14 targets that are still wanted by the PGR, there are well known names such as Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, who has been in charge of the Sinaloa cartel since the arrest of El Chapo Guzman. But there are others that are relatively unknown, even if they are alive or dead.

Among them are Juan Pablo Ledezma, whom they call JL and who operates for the Juarez cartel. This individual is credited with most of the murders in Ciudad Juarez, he was Jefe of sicarios for Vincente Carrillo Fuentes, El Viceroy. After the arrest of El Viceroy, Ledezma took control of the organization that the faces the Sinaloa cartel in the Juarez/Sinaloa/Durango border. Although his name remains on the list of the most wanted and the PGR has a reward of 15 million pesos for him, nobody knows if he is alive or not.


Currently the Juarez cartel belong to Juan Pablo Gijarro Fragoza, identified as El Monico or El H1. This man, who gained fame by promoting his criminal activity through facebook, and climbed through the ranks as Jefe of sicarios for La Linea. According to the authorities, he is responsible for a good number of murders committed in Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, and escalated in his organization to become plaza boss of Chihuahua, responsible for supplying and collecting drugs and money from drug dealers.



They are joined by other little known characters in the drug trafficking fraternity on the border that are not part of the PGR list. One of them is Jesus Salas Aguayo, "El Chuyin", who they identify as the leader of the Nuevo Cartel de Juarez, in the municipality of Ahumada and other regions of Chihuahua.


The surviving Zetas

In the south of the country, the most wanted man is Maxiley Barahona, known as El Contador or Z-19 of the Los Zetas cartel. He was the Lieutenant of Miguel Angel Trevino, El Z-40, one of the main leaders of this group, arrested in Nuevo Leon in 2015. He climbed through the ranks as recruiter of sicarios for Los Zetas. The authorities point him out as responsible for homicides and kidnappings, and for detonating fragmentation grenades in the offices of the General Attorneys office of the State of Chiapas, one of its control areas along with Tabasco and Veracruz. For reports that lead to his capture the PGR are offering 10 million pesos.


For Los Zetas and operating in the north is Sergio Basurto Pena, know as El Grande or Z-2. He grew up in command of this organization also as Lieutenant of Trevino and in charge of controlling the so called "narco tiendas" in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas and Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz. According to the authorities, this State was under his command and therefore he is linked as responsible for the murders in the region.

In recent years, he has tried to extend his groups to Tabasco and for him there is a PGR reward of 10 million pesos.


Guerrero, the school of assassins

In Guerrero, one of the most violent States in Mexico, a name stands out: Johnny Hurtado Olascoaga, know by the nicknames of "El Senor Pescado", "El Pez", "El Mojarro". This man is one of the surviving leaders of La Familia Michoacana and he is attributed to much of the violence in the southern part of the State known as Tierra Caliente de Guerrero, which he disputes with "Los Tequileros".

He is accused of more than 20 homicides, extortion's and kidnappings. His leadership grew as Jefe of sicarios for La Familia Michoacana, sent to Guerrero by his boss, Jose Chavez Magana, El Pony.


In charge of Los Rojos, the criminal group that was born under the orders of the Beltran Leyva cartel, there is an elusive and dangerous character. His name is Zenen Nava Sanchez, he is known as "El Chaparro" and he has managed to get rid of the operations of the Federal forces to stop him.

This man leads the fight against Los Ardillos through the municipalities of Chilapa and Chilpancingo, which connect the  Central region with the mountains of Guerrero and are fundamental in the drug routes. According to the authorities, Zenen Nava Sanchez operates kidnapping and extortion in the region, and is responsible for the introduction of drugs into Chipancingo prison.


El Chaparro is the nephew of Jesus Nava Romero "El Rojo", who was the Lieutenant of Alfredo Beltran Leyva and because of him the criminal organization carries the name "Los Rojos". His right hand man is Candido Nava Milan, El Japo" and under his orders operates a cell of sicarios called "Los Jefes", controlled by two young people whose names are only known as : Johnathan, identified as "La Nina" and Jesus who they call "El Lobo". (Otis: El Lobos name is Jesus Garcia Catalan).

They are at the forefront of the confrontation over control of the plaza of Chilpancingo  with the cartel de sur and are already emerging as the future capos of the area, for the power they have gained by leadership.

El Japo
El Lobo

42 comments:

  1. I never hear about Juan Pablo Ledezma and Juan Pablo Gijarro Fragoza in articles about the Juarez Cartel or La Linea. It leads me to believe that they're either dead or retired.

    Also, unless he was released, El Chuyin was arrested back in 2015. Not sure why this article mentions him as a current boss.

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    1. Probably because these guys continue to run their business from prison. If you run the prison its ok to do.

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    2. This must be the ugly duckling roster mexicos finest

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    3. If you watch La barbie’s interrogation video on YouTube in 2010, he mentions Jl as being a main player in the Juarez cartel.

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    4. El Chicharo Cesar Carrillo nephew of Amado Carrillo head of ncdj
      El 80 Carlos Arturo Quintana head of la linea

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  2. I don't understand how that little boy being murdered hasn't stopped the entire country of Mexico in its tracks. State of emergency! Any morals in anybody in Mexico.

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    1. This murder was a targeted attack on a particular individual and his son unfortunately meaning there is no real reason to begin a panick or anything of the sort even if it sounds haertless. What can the average Mexican do anyways since they are not allowed to own guns for protection and have other responsibilities to worry about at home like feeding their families on a Mexican salary? Life must go on also.

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    2. Guys or ladies this is off topic , can you move this to the actual post on this event please. Thanks Otis

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    3. It all relates Otis

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    4. There are mass shootings almost every year in the U.S.A. and no state of emergency... Any morals in the U.S.A. ?

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    5. I don't know of any drug capos, and I don't know any names of any, and I don't know what their mug shot looks like... How is it that we see these people and know who they are but we can't find and arrest them. And no one has cut anybody up lately in the US of A. Mass shooting happens daily in Mexico. And the killers always seem to escape.... at least the USA guns down its mass shooting killers....

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    6. Mexico is at war with itself because of guys like this. What's the number? 80,000 or over 100000 dead? And how many are missing? These guys are revered and protected fiercely in Mexico. The country has travel bans! The US wouldn't allow guys like this to become so powerful....

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    7. You only made a point about ONE instance not stopping a whole nation to a state of emergency and I pointed that the same happens in the USA, one instance doesn't cause a state of emergency. You now switch too one of frequency. Get out of here with your illogical thinking.

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  3. This is how Jeff Spicoli became boss of Sinaloa but he started out small

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  4. Usa will do nothing they make to much money from cartels

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  5. JL rumored to be killed by Los Aztecas back in 2012.

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    1. Never heard that rumor before

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  6. According to the excellent book Spooks: The Haunting of America, President Richard Nixon floated a plan for a decapitation strike on worldwide narcotrafficking. Like the Vietnam War-era Phoenix Program, the world's top 100 drug dealers would be identified, tracked and "neutralized." Probably a wild-hair idea that never took off, but as this article points out such an operation would have likely yielded counterproductive results.

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    1. 8:47 . That kinda makes sense . The head of the organization is gone but the product and the producers is still there . Maybe we should target them at every level . I mean major "neutralization" , the poppy farmers included . Throw out the rules that the "good guys" have to play by and the dope problem will no longer exist .

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  7. People like Martin Barron will only criticize or complain and never come up with a solution. The cartels are as big as they are because the government didn’t do anything to stop them for many years. As we all know it has to get really ugly before it gets better. Calderon and Peña did what they were able to do. The real solution is in changing the mentality of Mexicans. Many Mexicans have adopted the Narco culture. They need to change that.

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    1. Tlaloc
      "The real solution is in changing the mentality of Mexicans" Most definitely,there is too much admiration of criminality,and not "the right thing to do"

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    2. Tlaloc, stop raining your pinchis mamadas on the party,
      FECAL and EPN have headed the "cartels" narco-asses all the way to the banks, take it up with them and leave the kids alone. Atentamente Huitzilopochtli.
      PS Quetzalcoatl, alias Ku Kul Kan is on a vacation staycation, where else? in Cancún, no wiser wisdom available rite now

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  8. Not directed at the author or whom posted it, but El JL is dead, it was never confirmed officially, but it was in the early 2010 years, El Diego was his replacement. The Beast was reportedly killed by his own people in Sinaloa, Navalato, I think. Sometimes with a relatively low profile person, there is never official confirmation.

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    1. Yeah he was killed in sinaloa on his birthday. He was celebrating and from what I heard some of his got there to his party to let him know they had taken down some of the contras. Well JL decided to go and give the the contras a few more bullet holes. When he was at the scene finishing off the contras another car of contras started to fire and he was killed there

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    2. Fuck Juarez , not saying Sinaloa is any better but at least they don't have mass femecide just killing women for nothing , Arriva Tijuana at least the women get paid there

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    3. @7:56 according to newspapers recently Sinaloa state leads the entire nation in feminicides last year and this year so far. Narcos there arent looking so good. Don't take my word for it though look for the article online unless Chivis or Otis want to put it up.

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    4. Cd Juarez was flooded with army and federal polesias before it got flooded with feminicides, FECAL HIMSELF WAS FORCED TO TAKE HIS MILITARY CRIMINALS OUT OF THERE.
      --Coincidentally, new governor "El Feo" Coppel now enjoys the presence of military, marinas, federal police and mercenaries to get the feminicides and disappearances of women up.
      The pinchis militares know the value of the little money they get paid, they won't be buying what they can steal from women if they have impunity to do as they please.

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  9. It will never stop because people on both sides of the border don't want it to. Too much money and besides sicarios are like weeds get rid of 1 and 2 more pop up

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  10. All balls no brains. This what happens when sicarios with no schooling take control. No more bosses like mayo or benjamin arrellano or amado carrillo or abrego. All this men were far from perfect but they ran shit like a business. Now you got guys that are just violent. Also now instead of building drug businesses this new crop of assholes think being a plaza boss is a green lght to extort and take anything they want from ppl operating in their turf instead of sending shit up north. The mexican goverment needs to kill of the more violent organizations. Not just the bossess but the whole organization top to bottom. And any high ranking goverment official or military ppl that take money from this guys. Put them in jail for good. Or else mexico needs to start shit all over again

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  11. I think this “whole sicarios becoming capos” thing started with the Zetas. By ‘03 or ‘04 (when the third or fourth-generation guys were inducted) the Zetas had their own networks and revenue streams in place—though nominally still under the Compañia banner. After Osiel’s capture Zetas like Lazca were essentially capos, given how heavily Osiel relied on them to control the plaza, and how much independence they enjoyed because of it.

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  12. Isn't cjng leadership among those most wanted?

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  13. El toro was one bad motherfucker hitting heads with the guachos multiple times

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    1. Actually I heard a few rumors from some good sources , I know who his successor is, I won't mention but yes CDG Toro was knocking them down on their asses. I believe personally that they won't allow onr single cartel to grow the way CDG/Z grew. Had the Z just kept trafficking all would have been fine, but I believe the government is not trying to see a mass take over by a narco military group.

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    2. "el toro I know who his successor is, I won't mention"
      Who cares ?
      Here it is again,protecting in some snide way these rats who prey on Mexicans,why,hope he goes the way toro did,panillo picks up halcones and doesnt kill them and you all think his shit dont stink,fools a plenty

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    3. Couldn’t agree more, but hey as long as the highest bidder keeps paying the gov there outings all this will just keep happening

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    4. Toro's replacement works for the Boss, Francisco Javier Garcia Cabeza de Cagadas de Vacas, American born US citizen narco-governor with a record for gangbanging and weapons in texas "now made confidential, because he was young at the time"
      And they don't even bid for the plaza, they get to piggyback some gramitos with the jefe's toneladas de caca or rob other narcos until they get silenced a balazos by the marinas like El Comandante Toro "after all the money he paid"

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  14. My primo in tamps heard story’s about el toro being one of the dudes that killed m3.

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    1. Wouldnt surprise,m3,m4,Gringo,r1,tachas etc all dudes who were high thought of in Tamps but they all killed each other.Whatever way you look at it,that aint cool

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    2. 5:54 all those men knew too much, they had to go, and at the end their executioner who also knew too much had to go too.
      The head honchos always know when enuff is enuff and go and snuff somebody off their back.

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  15. El mencho went from body gaurd to chef to distributor to CEO , hennything is possible

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    1. 7:54 yea, shoot for the stars, mencho is a great role model isn't he?

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