Thursday, April 23, 2020

Guerreros Unidos boss and CJNG ally 'El Chato' arrested with U.S. extradition request

"MX" for Borderland Beat
Edgar Pineda Celis ("El Chato") at the moment of his arrest; eyes were blurred by Mexican authorities

Mexican authorities arrested Edgar Pineda Celis ("El Chato"), one of the suspected leaders of Guerreros Unidos (United Warriors), a criminal group based in Guerrero, Mexico. He is wanted by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia for drug trafficking and organized crime involvement.

According to investigators, he was an active participant in the cartel's international narcotics trade and helped coordinate methamphetamine smuggling operations from Mexico to Altanta, Georgia. He worked closely with the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).

To operate under a low-profile, El Chato used the alias Régulo Castor Romero. He fled to Bacalar, Quintana Roo, in early 2020 to escape the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)'s trace. The DEA was looking for him since September 2016.


Federal agents arresting El Chato in the streets of Quintana Roo
El Chato was arrested in Bacalar by the Mexican Federal Police and with the support of Interpol agents. The arrest was conducted in response to a U.S. extradition request.

When authorities spotted him walking in the street, they asked him if he needed help. El Chato quickly became nervous and evasive. Police officers detained him and found he had cocaine in his possession. El Chato tried to bribe the officers by offering them a large (but undisclosed) amount of money.

El Chato was first sent to the offices of the Chetumal Municipal Police for his medical examination before he was placed under the jurisdiction of Mexico's Attorney General's Office (FGR). He is currently in Mexico City's Reclusorio Norte penitentiary waiting for his legal proceedings prior to his U.S. transfer.

Background
Guerreros Unidos is a criminal group based in the southern state of Guerrero. It is a splinter group of the Beltran Leyva Cartel. The group was originally composed of former Zetas and La Familia Michoacana members. They made their first public appearance in December 2011 when they publicly claimed responsibility for the murder of three individuals in Cuernavaca, Morelos.

They are mostly dedicated to extortion and kidnappings but large part of their revenue also comes from drug trafficking. Since international drug trafficking often requires sophisticated networks that smaller criminal groups may not have, they sometimes rely on the help of most-established groups like the CJNG to move narcotics into the U.S.

Known for their violent tactics, Guerreros Unidos has attracted the attention of security forces since its conception. In 2014, several of its members were involved in the kidnapping of 43 rural student-schoolteachers in Iguala, a case that shocked the world and prompted large crackdowns against Guerreros Unidos.

27 comments:

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    1. Yikes, once again a number typo on my part. Big thanks and I apologize again. Fixed!

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    2. No problem and thank you for all the great articles

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  2. Got him!!
    You know he has money 💰 if he is in the extradition list..
    I HAVE A QUESTION.. WHY DONT THEY EXTRADITE SICARIOS??

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    1. Because they are not transporting drugs to the US

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    2. Unless the sicarios committed murders/crime on the US side, why would they?

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  3. Most sicarios don't operate in the US. There are a few with the stones to do it, but not anywhere near as many as in Mexico. If they're not doing hits in the US, or against US citizens, then there's no justification to extradite.

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    1. Wrong ANSWER!! The answer is... They have no money 😆

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    2. LoL. Who interesting in "sicarios"? They are like "people of one day"? Who cares to get "steward" if you can get the "jefe"?

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    3. 4:54 wrong answer again😂, If illegal contraband (drugs), is being sent to USA, then of course USA will take action. Lol no justification to extradite, I can't stop laughing you made my day.
      Laughing Hyena

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    4. 😂El Gran rojo US has laws to follow, you think US is MEXICO.
      You are one funny man.

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  4. This guy probably responsible for the airplane that landed on the highway to unload the cocaine shipment when the police commander got shot a month back.

    Also there was a killing in Xcalak beach Mexico last week when a speed boat unloaded cocaine and there was 10 trucks with cartel loading.

    Mexico knew he was there, they gave him up bcuz he was stirring things up & getting the area hot.

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  5. Excelent another one going to the slammer. becarefull not to catch the viruse.

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  6. *https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8251633/New-York-State-man-girlfriend-killed-driving-Jeep-daytime-shooting-Mexico.html#article-8251633

    *Possible story of interest with link above, CG

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    1. 7:24 Karla Baca the beautiful mexican teacher looks like an escort,
      you do not just shack up with nobody for a quarantine without being married at least, if you are a good girl, but I suspect a sore ass former boyfriend, no cartels here for this precision job.
      --The former boyfriend or pimp needs to be interrogated, get the cattle prods, the chicharras and the tehuacanazos with chile ready...

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  7. porque no le preguntan sobre el caso de Ayotzinapa ? este sabe mucho

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    1. 7:53 no mames güey, investiga,
      pero si no sabes no preguntes, y menos a pendejos.

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  8. One step closer to MENCHO.. You know the gringos love to bust MEXICAN capos 😆

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  9. CJNG affiliate... US extradition already underway... DEA looking for him since 2016.... Has all the makings of the first person turned in by Mencho to show “good faith” in negotiating with the US GOV for his kids.

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    1. 10:24 PM His kids are done that boat sailed a long time ago his daughter shouldn't have even been in the US. Menchito shouldn't have been running around like he was. Los Cuinis should have paid attention to the political changes in the Countries they were in or going into. Abigaiel shouldn't have been sitting in the main street in Puerto Vallarta. Those are all mistakes and missteps that they took that cost them.

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    2. 2:38 killing Nacho Coronel did not get all the Coroneles out of the way.
      La Mencha would still be soo happy and anonymous...
      But "donde manda capitan no gobierna marinero".
      La Mencha needs insurance, it worked for rudi giuliani who even made it very clear when treatened by his criminal accomplices...

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    3. "Mencho,in negotiating with the US GOV for his kids"
      Are you hallucinating?Do you really believe that?
      The same way Mayonnaise negotiated for his kids?
      You people believe some far out shit,do a deal to put your kids in jug?Like Menchito and his daughter,like that?

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    4. Nah their apparent arrogance got them both arrested. Any information they can provide to the US will likely help them get lower deals.... learn how this work necio...

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  10. 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

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  11. If he gets extradicted he is looking at hard time

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  12. Why don't they go to Russia or China to get those capos bringing in tons of drugs to america?
    Is DEA is scared to go to those countries?
    Or is it easier for mexiccan government to comply and hand over the capos even though they get paid by them?.. Interesting...

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    1. 12:26 the DEA like other agencies have to obey "the decider" in chief...
      And he is got by the ying-yangs by the chinese and co.
      But they is No Fear there...they's been love from time immemorial even before general Chennault was granted his beloved Flying Tigers to start Air America courtesy of US Taxpayers...since the US was still a British Colony to be more precise...

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