Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Return of “ El Atlante”

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: La Zeta


                                     "El Atlante", Alfonso Lira Sota Released from Prison
Zeta Investigations
Jan 8, 2018

Alfonso Lira Sotelo returned to the criminal struggle for the territory in Baja California. Investigators say he is recruiting criminal groups by selling them cheaper drugs. He was released after three years of being accused of carrying weapons, possession of drugs and being presented as a criminal operator of the Sinaloa Cartel for Mexico and in the United States.

The criminal group formed by the members of the Arellano Félix Cartel (CAF), allied with Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG),  exposed his release through a narcomanta and the authorities of the Coordination Group confirmed it: Alfonso Lira Sotelo "El Atlante" was released, and they confirmed that he has been out almost two months trying to resume his criminal leadership in Baja California.

This man was identified by the Coordination Group as a drug trafficker, head of a cell dedicated to the trafficking of drugs and settling accounts in Tecate, but with mobility throughout the coastal area of ​​Baja California. Throughout his criminal history he has served as a head of  criminal cells of several factions of the Sinaloa Cartel, and at some point they operated with lieutenants identified with the CAF.

Since 2014, Lira was registered as a prisoner of the Federal Center for Social Readaptation (Cefereso) Number 2 "Occidente", with DOB: May 24, 1970, 1.68 meters tall and 73 kilos in weight, married, native of the Federal District, by profession merchant and used the aliases of Pedro Hernández Pérez, Jorge Martínez Sotelo and Rogelio Bahena Martínez. 

According to his file, the alleged crimes committed were: "carrying a firearm and possession of drugs". 

According to his criminal record, updated on November 28, 2017, his status on that date was marked "RELEASED". That same day, his lawyer filed an amparo for lack of medication and medical attention; requested the performance of a surgery that was necessary, the condition and/or disease is not mentioned.

The amparo requested was granted, and upon being notified the director of  Cefereso, on December 12, 2017,  informed the Third District Judge in criminal matters that Lira Sotelo "... is not part of the active population of said penitentiary center." This document was published on December 20, 2017, under file 1970/2017.

The unofficial version by the Coordination Group is that "El Atlante" was released approximately two months ago, and since then his strategy to recover his territory has been to sell  cheaper drugs to those who criminally control the streets of the coastal zone in Baja California in order to recruit them. 
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However, no official confirmation had been given until Thursday, January 4, 2018, when the C4 received a report of a large narcomanta at 2:42 am which was hanging on the pedestrian bridge located at the corner of Calle Ramón Alarid and Federico Benítez Boulevard in the La Mesa delegation, with the following message:

NOTE: I am not even going to attempt to translate that message although I get the drift, Have at it readers or not. It is your basic threatening message with foul language letting "El Atlante" know that although he is out on the streets once more: "ATT: CTNG IS STRONGER THAN EVER".

This narco manta was added to two others that were posted last week. Written with the same type handwriting and signed off similarly; the same message  assured that the cartel that they call CTNG is "stronger than ever". In these mantas criminals and traffickers are presented as benefactors, ensuring that they bring " help to the people" and that they will no longer charge piso to the merchants of swap meets Siglo XXI and Las Carpas.

Captured as a Criminal and Now Free without Charges :

On September 18, 2014, the National Security Commission (CNS) confirmed through a press release that two days before they had captured "El Atlante", Alfonso Lira Sotelo, " and that he was also wanted by the justice of the United States."

They added: "It is known that this group is in a dispute over the control of both the entry of drugs into the United States via San Diego, California, and the sale of drugs in Tijuana," and with his arrest they had complied with his localization, warrant order and delivery of Alfonso Lira Sotelo.

"El Atlante" was imprisoned for three years, during which time his name continued to be heard.

In April 2015, the State Security Council of Baja California reported that his criminal cell, to which his brothers Javier, "El Carnicero" or "El Hanibal", and Delia were integrated, was operating in the entity in support and with the coordination of "Los Payán", relatives of Rafael Caro Quintero, who was released from jail on August 9, 2013 after a State Court had determined that he had been tried improperly. However, do to pressure from the US a Mexican Federal Court issued another arrest warrant for Caro Quintero on August 14 2013. He has , however, remained a fugitive and is wanted in the US, Mexico and several other countries.

Between August and September 2015, the authorities announced "El Atlante's" capture, by Interpol, of Omar Guadalupe Ayón Díaz and Osvaldo Contreras Arriaga at an airport in Colombia, accused of laundering 45 million dollars of the Sinaloa Cartel through Casas de Cambio located in Tijuana and which were operated by " El Atlante's" family.

Note: I read recently that out of the hundreds if not thousands of Casas de Cambio in TJ only THREE were actually licensed with all the correct government and legit business documents.

A year later, in September 2016, the US Treasury Department, through the Office for the Control of Foreign Assets (OFAC, for its acronym in English), ordered the freezing of assets of Alfonso Lira Sotelo and those of his brothers Javier and Alma Delia Lira Sotelo, and citizens were prohibited from carrying out any commercial or financial transactions with these people.

However, as of  November 28, 2017 "El Atlante " is free, without charges in Mexico, and his release shows that the United States did not claim him either.


35 comments:

  1. That's why they need to be put down, instead of captured.

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    1. same can be said about all the criminals in the U.S.A but i dont hear you saying it

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    2. 2:12 on the US ill gotten gains get purified by prayer and donations of 10% to the pious leaders and courageous high risk investments where the blessings can be properly shared.

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  2. He will end up dead on the streets.Dumbass thinking he can undercut and take over where he left off.If he was smart he would have found another profession.I'm sure some of his previous skills in business are transferable though.Haha!

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    1. I'm surprised he's already lasted 2 months. He must have some heavy hitters staking him, or his head would've rolled by now. Must still be clicked up with CDS.

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    2. CDs doesn’t abandon you after being caught

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    3. 5:38 pos a güebo, you know your thing, CDS is no gandallas or about maruchaneros torcidos or grameros rateros.

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  3. Lol I thought the futbol soccer team.

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  4. Selling cheaper drugs than everyone else is a huge no no in the narco world. It smells desperate

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    1. 2:39 actually, some people will give goodies away just to capture anyone else's market, it works wonderfully and fast, but the turncoats get missed immediately and killed ASAP, OR the capos get it por pendejos, allowing others to steal your turf is worse than treason, pays with your ass.
      El Atlante is chilango, but is he Atlante for the Soccer team or because he looks like a blowfish?

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    2. @10:18 what's your point? You just talked yourself in a circle. Turncoats get killed end of story.

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  5. In the US forfeiture, he listed next to Cheyo. Cheyo wised up and is no where near social media these days. I am surprised he is still around.

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    1. I am surprised he’s still around. I hate those comments.
      The Government knows where everyone is, they know what everyone does. They just don’t go for everyone because if they take out every criminal, budgets will be caught. Who wants less money??

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  6. He's named in an indictment out of San Diego, I have to think his family made a last minute deal to release him, before authorities could begin extradition process. The article frames it like they didn't request it, but I doubt it.

    Atlante's lines were Los Antrax, Cheyo and Chino and all that crew.

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    1. J is cheyo busted? Word is he was caught with el Gordo but I've never heard anything since. I know all of us on bb would love an article. Ay si se puede, gracias.

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  7. Fucking snitches. If you have a problem with the man go to war with him but instead they snitch on him like bitches.

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    1. You’re sugar is low go get something to eat

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    2. . snitching on enemies has always been part of the strategy in wining a war against your enemies.

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  8. he will be dead soon

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  9. Mini Lic facing minimum of 10 years mandatory at sentencing and a small forfeiture of a measly $1 million bucks. He pled guilty to all charges including possessing weapons used in cartel activities. The government wants 25 mandatory or life.

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    1. good stupid idiot should'nt have bitched up like he did!! and turned himself in, what did he think was going to happen

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    2. 845pm I’ll tell you what he thought was going to happen, he was gonna go skydiving in El Dorado... without a parachute that is. He was toast, guess he thought he could get a deal in the states and be a protected witness.

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    3. 12:33 HA ! That’s a good one and probably nails it.

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    4. That's exactly why he turned himself in. Damaso's are dunzo..10-25, or end up on you tube getting your head lopped off, or skydiving over El Dorado...LMAO!!!

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  10. Basically they claim he clicked with Los Zetas because Sinaloa andas Jalisco want none with him. and claim they will kill everyone who buys dope from him.

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    1. He’s still with CDS

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    2. 5:40 did you read the article? No he is not. He a zeta now

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  11. He looks like he smokes the meth he sales. Looks tweaked out

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  12. And that’s why Mexico and US has a continuous problem. Mexico’s catch and release policies and the US for not apprehending this garbage.

    E42

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    1. Impossible for the "US for not apprehending this garbage". Half the US thinks a border wall is racist.

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    2. I just think it’s evident that a search of all transportation vehicles coming and going to and from will deter drugs altogether. Rather have a drastic impact.
      And yes I am aware of estimated flow of vehicles crossing the borders daily. An impossible task but with the right technology can be done.

      With such in place a guaranteed stem will be visible in our societies. For both countries.
      At fraction of a cost of a wall.

      But hey, in the end it’s political elements that deter what’s imperative.

      Just an opinion
      E42

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    3. If the American businessmen legally in the country legally robbing all of mexico and all the mexicans get kicked out in return and Mexican payments on the foreign debt get behind the "facing wall" then you wi see why the ropen breaks at the skinniest point...
      Everything has consequences, including bigotry, racism and abuse of power, now, throw in extortion in the quest for profit and you will fall flat on your face sooner.
      Even "Enrique" knows that,
      and that why "Enrique" is not lissenin', entiendes?

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  13. He's going to get wacked!

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  14. Ja ja ja ja pendejos. ...This guy is protected by the godfathers de la mafia los Salinas brothers. "Sir you are free and clear of all charges"

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