Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Who is La Línea?

By Buggs for Borderland Beat
Sources come from many to name, most are anonymous.


About four years ago I had heard that violence was erupting in towns around Sonora. These small towns were been targeted and many people were being killed. I had asked about a region in particular, Yecora, as to who were the people responsible for the murders and a wave of violence unleashed in the town of Tepoca, municipality of Yecora in Sonora. One response I got from a Mexican official was that it was numerous fragmented cells from both Juarez and Sinaloa cartel. He said they change teams more often than we think, causing a lot of infighting.


But it did not take me long to figure out that I had a lot to learn. It was not just Tepoca, but all of Sonora and it was just not one particular group, but many players and many fragmented groups that went with the direction of the wind, depending on who pissed off who. Although alliances change many times, the names do not.



It is known and has been said many times that a criminal group cell of “La Línea” is lead by Víctor Noé González Bournes “El 500”, and his brother Ever José González Bournes “El Águila.” This was the talk when I started snooping around trying to find more information on a robbery of “La India” mine where they stole 1,100 kilograms of pure gold, valued at millions of dollars in 2016.

This was the same time when the late Carlos Fernando Aguayo "El Chupon" was plaza boss in Yecora. Not to be confused with Martin Torres "El Chupon" sicario boss in Agua Prieta. Because these fragmented cells are in close proximity to each other between the states of Chihuahua and Sonora, one would expect that they would rub elbows at times.

And they do.

Sometimes they forge agreements to be able to operate with the trafficking business or sometimes they try to make a move to steal a plaza. Sometimes these operatives get betrayed (ajuste de cuentas) or dissatisfied and look for greener pastures on the other side.

It has been like this for many years.

 Marrufo escorted by Mexican police during his presentation to the media in Mexico City.
One example of this is that of José Antonio Torres Marrufo, El Jaguar who had at one time been an operative for the Juarez cartel in the state of Chihuahua. One day El Jaguar along with another man were abducted by Juan Pablo Ledesma El JL, who was a trusted man and second in command of Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, El Viceroy. Both El Jaguar and El JL were part of the Juarez Cartel during the era of the Carrillo Fuentes' dynasty. Marrufo was slapped around and cut on the face, but eventually released. 

Marrufo never forgot, and decided to aligned himself with El Chapo and El Mayo to confront the Juarez Cartel. Marrufo along with Salgueiro Nevárez El Flaco, went on to form a Gente Nueva cell in Chihuahua. Marrufo, still with the scars on his face from El JL, got arrested in 2012 and extradited to the US, where he testified in the Chapo trial.

It was heavily rumored that in Maycoba, Sonora, the Bournes brothers had carried out a series of thefts of houses, thefts of vehicles, and had torched shops in order to spread terror (calentando Sonora plazas) to the residents of the municipality. It has been heavily rumored that the disappearance of two geologists in Sonora was also attributed to them. It is said that the Sonoran desert may hold hundreds of graves of people who have vanished from the face of the earth.

Juan Pablo Ledezma Rodríguez, El JL founder of La Lina

This armed group La Línea  was founded by Juan Pablo Ledezma Rodríguez, "El JL", and financed by the one of the founders and leader of the Juárez Cartel, Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, "El Viceroy."

The objective of this armed wing was to fight the Sinaloa Cartel in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. But that was back then, things are very different now. Things have become so fragmented and people keep switching sides from La Línea and factions of the Cartel de Sinaloa.

But who are these people who make up some of the cells of La Línea that fight for control of the regions in Sonora and Chihuahua? Let's focus on La Linea, as the Cartel de Juarez or Nuevo Cártel de Juárez (NCDJ) has very little of a presence in name anymore. La Línea is believed to have morphed into a full cartel as did Los Zetas from the Gulf cartel and Los Templarios from La Familia.

What remains of NCDJ is said to be led by Jesús Salas Aguayo, "El Chuyín", confined in the Social Reintegration Center number 3 in Ciudad Juárez (released January 16, 2010). In the mountainous areas of Chihuahua, the leader is said to be César Manjarrez Alonso, "El H2." In Namiquipa and Bachiniva, Chihuahua, consulted official sources named Gustavo Chávez Villa (deceased) "El Máster," as the local leader. But the names don't end there.

The criminal structure is sometimes hard to figure out because there is so much misinformation out there and people who switch sides as if they were changes socks. Let's start with the names of people being whispered in the streets of Chihuahua: Víctor Noé, González Bournes “El 500, Ever José González Bournes El Águila, Fredy Calles Romero “El Cóndor 1 or El Tolteca,” Gildardo Palomino Nieblas “El G 3”, whose other identity is José Francisco Cárdenas Meza, Francisco Missael Valencia Villaescusa “El Misa”, also by an Army Lieutenant of the Hermosillo Garrison, Antonio Ramírez, and by Cesar Daniel Manjarrez Alonso "El H2" together with Eladio Chávez "El 01 or El Rojo." All rumored to form part of factions of La Linea in Chihuahua and in some aspects, parts of Sonora.

Other names include Jaime Aguayo Agüero "El Chicha," the brother of the late "Chupón" Rafael Félix Mata "El Fay or " 04" considered as the second in command of "El Aguila," José Ramón Moran “El Indio Cucharas”, Elmer Armando, father-in-law of “Pepe”, Wulliam Nevarez “El Bazuca”, Rene Agüero Ramos “El Caraveo or La Cria” and Alejandro Coronado Arizmendi “El Jany.”

In addition to Sergio Iván Rascón "El 11 or El Tapahuecos, are Nacho Arizmendi Agüero, Fabián Salas "El Peinadito," Guadalupe Ramiro Lugo Higuera, Blas Gabriel Lugo Higuera, Jesús Antonio Lugo Higuera, Luis Lugo Higera, Santos Teodoro Lugo Higuera, Eraclio Lugo Higuera, Orlando Lugo Higuera, Junior Lugo Higuera, Rey Herminio Lugo Higuera, as well as Diego Anfelio Lugo Higuera.

Others are Juan Calos Campos "El Pájaro," Miguel Ángel Coronado Caraveo "El Gordo," Layo Rodríguez, Carlos López Piñuelas "El 21," Miguel Valenzuela Olivias "El Miguelon," Osman Adrian Córdova “El Peque,” Alejandro Baez “El 14,” Luis Ángel Ruiz “El Luison,” Iván Rocha López “El Colorado de Santa Rosa” and Ramírez Caraveo " Numero 3."

Do not hold me to be exact as to what is current in the ever changing of these cells as it's hard to really know who is still in the game or who has been killed or who has been arrested in the constant evolution of the structure.

It is estimated that the La Linea cell group headed by the Bournes brothers, El 500 and El Águila are supported by Cesar Daniel Manjarrez Alonso “El H2” and Eladio Chávez "El 01 or El Rojo ,” also leaders of the criminal group La Línea and who have a presence in the municipality of Moris, Chihuahua. They are said to also be responsible for the hundreds of deaths in the region and in the Yecora and Tesopaco municipalities in Sonora, where they have left families homeless  and fleeing for safety reasons.

If anyone has updates, correction or addition, post them in the comments section.
















67 comments:

  1. Tenemos la escuela de sinaloa en Chihuahua de ese gran jefe carrillo firmes con su hermano que esta preso y los de sinaloa son gallos jugados pero en Chihuahua también avemos hombres decididos pura _____________
    El 5.7

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  2. They The Lines are low life mfkers, that killed cold bloodly females and kids in SUVs and tried to cover it up by torching them. Yet it is known that the security of state Durazno, was very afraid to name them, furthermore none of them have been arrested, instead scapegoats were produced 3 farmers and a currupted policeman.

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    1. Linea is not randomly killing innocent people in Chihuahua. Why would they go to Sonora to do that?
      Scapegoats or not why is CDS even allowing them into their territory is this was the case also? Are they not guarding their turf and wanting Linea especially eliminated? Then why allow them to go in?

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    2. Huh? Durazno? Where is the official proof of this security state of Durazno? I'm not defending La Línea or blaming anyone else but everyone seems to just put blame on the cartel they dislike. It's sad that people everywhere get killed, not just this family and yet there is no justice anywhere in Mexico, all while most here are just defending their favorite cartel. What about all the other thousands and thousands of atrocities every other criminal group commits?

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    3. My spell check corrects Spanish words to English..La Linea cartel, is the one said in the past, that killed LeBron kids and ladies in SUVs traveling. State of security Durazno, knew which cartel did it, but choose not to mention it. That cartel like many got away with murder.

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    4. How do you know state of security Durazno knew which caerle did it? Does he or they have affiliation with a rival cartel? Seems they all have an affiliation or side to protect.

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    5. People in the past when it happened bro The Salazar's Cartel, then they said La Linea. I know there is someone in here, that knows exactly which cartel did it, but dust is being thrown into the matter.

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  3. The line is much much bigger than that

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  4. Two things..

    1) José Luis Ledesma is not JL, Juan Pablo is JL.

    2) El Chuyin was released Jan 16th of this year

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    1. 3) "El Master" is dead

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    2. El master was getting sloppy and was tookin out by ncdj el 32 took over his areas

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    3. @3:02 no actually one of El 80's brothers took how spot

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  5. My uncle traffic weapons for el cumbias
    One day he just vanished and never heard of him

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    1. Cumbias was cds correct? And he’s still busted in Mex. he looks completely different. I believe he’s missing an arm due to wounds he suffered during an armed confrontation

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    2. El cumbias had the Delicias area for cds back in the day rumor was chapo was almost captured at el cumbias daughter's 15 where he was caught

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    3. That's great news one less asshole. Tell your tio to take his shorts hell is very hot.

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    4. You guys are both correct. Cumbias had his arm blown off with a .308 the day he was apprehended by the military in Delicias at his daughter's 15th... CHAPO got away tho.. so ask cumbias if losing an arm was worth it.

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    5. Key word here is TRAFFICKED...past tense.

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    6. If I’m the thinking of the right Cumbia, he killed the father of an acquaintance from Delicias that I used to traffick with when I was hustling. Said he pulled his Dad right out of their truck and killed him right in front of him. Same dude that was in the video of that giant caravan in Creel, Chihuahua, pretty infamous video. Last I heard of him he was moving some weight thru Tx. Hit me up and see if I still had my contacts in Penn, but I’m out the game. Found better opportunity, just as much money and legally. It’s possible fellas, you can fuck up and still make it big out here. You just gotta look for opportunities and surround yourself with the right people

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    7. He probably disappeared because they probably didn't want to pay him. That's how these guys work and add in the factor of being paranoid. Your Uncle deserved whatever he got because he had blood on his hands too.No "F's" given here.

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    8. Cumbias "he looks completely different"
      Motherfucker looks as though he got cancer,fuck him the dog

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  6. para no confundir hubo dos personajes nombrados como chupon, uno es carlos fernando aguayo ¨chupon¨ jefe de plaza en yecora, sonora y fue ejecutado en moris,chihuahua. y el otro martin torres ´chupon´ jefe de sicarios en agua prieta. para no confundir el chupon de yecora nunca mando en agua prieta, el era lugarteniente de alfredo salazar.

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  7. Buggs te la rifastes con este articulo!! Aún que todavía faltaron muchos nombres de jefes de la linea salistes puntual!

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  8. el problema en yecora comenzo cuando murio carlos aguayo el chupon, de ese bando hubo una guerra interna para ver quien se queda al frente del grupo, uno era el del jose arturo nevarez caraveo el 80 de maycoba junto heriberto peña gonzalez el furcio, y el otro grupo era los hermanos bournes el aguila y el 500 junto con el hermano del chupon de nombre Jaime Aguayo Agüero "El Chicha". mientras esto pasaba ellos peleaban contra la linea del entonces jefe arturo quintana el 80 de namiquipa, chihuahua. de ahi el grupo bournes se hizo independiente y se unio en alianza con la linea porque la gente de martin siqueiros el tin tin y elmer cordova el pluma extendieron su apoyo al 80 y el furcio para que logran quedarse con el grupo,

    de ahi viene la ruptura en agua prieta del grupo de martin siqueiros contra el grupo de freddy calles el tolteca,gildardo palomino el g3 y missael villaescusa el missa. estos se unieron en alianza con los hermanos bournes y tambien hicieron alianza con el grupo del 32 de la linea de chihuahua. esta pelea se recrudecio con la muerte de missael villaescusa el missa en octubre del 2019 en hermosillo, sonora, la balacera del 4 de noviembre en agua prieta cuando comandos dirigidos por gildardo palomino el g3 entro en busca de martin siqueiros tin tin y de leonel toscano el tigre, tambien el enfrentamiento en rosario tesopaco.

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    1. Quien le puso el dedo al 80? Eran de apellido cabreras que no?

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    2. Los Cabrera son de Durango y apoyan a los salazares ambos de cds

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    3. Hablando de Durango, que paso con el mentado Barrera?

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    4. Ernesto barrera del vergel they killed him with seven other people and put el Mingo in charge now but a lot of people don’t like him and want him gone

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    5. Oscar, lo mataron en la sierra. Tempranas horas de la madrugada.

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  9. There was another attack on Lebaron property but this time in Buenaventura Chihuahua.

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    1. Who attacked? Do you live a block from where it happened? Did you record video?

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    2. I don’t get it, why are they being targeted so much?

      I read of their shady involvement with drug trafficking in the past, maybe they’re still actively involved?

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    3. It’s as if they’re pieces of shit that stole water from farmers for years. Look it up 👀

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    4. Barzones son los responsables porque ya están hartos delos Lebarones quitando agua y terreno

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    5. Lebarons should give a well for the pobres vecinos.

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  10. After amado Carrillo and El viceroy CHIHUAHUA is a mess now that mess is spreading to Sonora. Too much killings and I see no end to that, both SINALOA GN and linea CAN'T overpower one or the OTHER
    They cross from one Rancho to the OTHER and shoot and run back to their plaza and vice versa.. A bunch of cholos, rancheros and idiots with guns with no proper training..

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    1. The Carillo family is from Sinaloa, correct?

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    2. Yea they still hold down Navolato

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    3. I may be wrong but the father, V.C.Vega, was originally from Chihuahua as reported by Proceso.

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    4. YES, amado Carrillo was from sinaloa. He tried to get plastic surgery and literally went under the KNIFE
      his empire went down hill because el viceroy was not as smart as he was but at the same time was fighting the other drug dealers from SINALOA because they wanted his PLAZA in Juarez.. cds has tried to take CHIHUAHUA for the longest time but NEVER COULD.. Now that CDS is weaker, there is no way they could do it now. They need to throw in the towel and head back to SINALOA.
      la linea is advancing towards sinaloa. I saw a documentary of how el CHAPO was missed by the locals in la tuna and badiraguato, there was a man that said sicarios from CHIHUAHUA were advancing towards sinaloa and if chapo was alive he would not have allowed that to happen.. SINALOA had a good run but the competition is too 💪.. Either way there a NO WINNERS IN TJIS GAME TheY will all fall and get taken OUT one way or the other.. Stay in school boys find other ROLE MODELS.. Just saying...
      Arriva Michoacan, CHIHUAHUA, sinaloa and Sonora.. We are all brothers DON'T HATE

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  11. Great informative stuff, La Linea have been some what of a shadowy figure in the cartel world but been making big moves !ately trying to reclaim their old turfs and even crossing into Sonora

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  12. Who is la linea...they are ghetto ruthless killers that leech onto innocent people by extorting, kidnapping s, stealing people's properties all in order to enrich themselves from ever having to work.

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    1. 3:52 blah blah blah. You just hating and spilling propagandas against Linea because Linea kicking CDS ass out of Chihuahua. Tipical CDS nutthugger.

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    2. ^ what are you cheering about? Your doing the same thing jaja your not any better. Your def the same guy who cheers about a side like your watching a soccer team pendejo.

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    3. haha 5:37 says your a cheerleader while cheering for linea...cant make this stuff up.

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    4. 5:37 what a pendejo cheerleader, they comment the truth about la linea and you come here to belittle que Menso.

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    5. 12:29 want everybody to cheer for thst one famous cartel CDS.
      Fuck CDS. I live across Juarez Mexico. I know through word of mouth plenty shit nutthuggers of their don't onow about the crap they have done all over the city. Not saying Linea has never done crap itself but CDS just silences those that talk bad about them which makes them worse than Linea.
      This is the shit CDS nutthuggers don't wsnt to hear.
      Fuck all cartel nutthuggers.

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    6. 6:43. Pendejo is the fucker that does not want to hear the truth about their own cartel. CDS nutthuggers do not want this at all.
      Ao you are the real pendejo!

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    7. 3:52 that is very true, but then you have attackers that don't want you to comment the truth, that is occurring there, what a pity.

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    8. Not a single one of you commenters know anyone in a cartel.

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    9. 10:55 the truth is all cartels cause shit. CDS nuthuggers only want throw that around other cartels though. Like @3:52
      Since they are the majority in all the comments then they just play it out as hating and crap like that.
      That is what is even more saf about this!

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    10. Yo tambien soy de Juarez ... y los de la Linea siempre has sido unos marranos igual que los zetas en tamaulipas... pinches linieros muertos de hambre no mas para chingar al pueblo sirven.. y no son mentiras hay cheken el dato.. cuando el CDS gano la guerra entre el 2011 y el 2013 el desmadre en Juarez se calmo.. pero agarraron al Jaguar y mataron al M10 y agarran al Chapo y Juarez se volvio a llenar de linieros y el desmadre otra vez ... si los de La Linea controlan Juarez entonces por que tanto pinchi muerto otra vez?

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    11. @1:33 I actually had some tacos with El 500 a few weeks ago. Fucker made me pay... 😕

      No que muy narco de dije... Me enseño su 🔫... Le compre otros 4 tacos!

      They actually call him El 500 cause he ate 500 tacos in one day.

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    12. 4:29 dices que eres de Juárez y no sabes que pedo está pasando ahí?

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    13. El m10 está detenido, muerto no esta

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  13. Donde esta el 80 ahora?

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  14. So does la línea still take orders from the NCDJ bosses?

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    1. Yes they are loyal the Carrillo Fuentes

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  15. Who is la linea? They are lowlife hoodlums, that will kill ladies and children that are defenseless. Will Rob and kidnap people, that is who la linea is.

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    1. They should be shot on the spot.

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  16. Hey Buggs, reread paragraph 6. It makes no sense. If both El Jaguar and El JL were kidnapped together, then how could one guy cut the others face? Then on paragraph 7, you say that El Jaguar wanted revenge against El JL? If they were both kidnapped and abused together then why does El Jaguar want to jump to CDS without the other? Am I missing something?

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    1. NO, I made a mistake while typing too fast, it made sense to me, but I can see how people can misinterpret what I was trying to convey. I corrected it. Marrufo and another man were abducted by JL. Thank you brother!

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  17. So does anyone know if the sons of Amado are controlling La Linea?

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    1. I know of one son that is a drug addict and is broke.. No money and got caught entering a house trying to steal somewhere in sonora

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  18. La linea are mocosos, mensos that have nothing else to do, that Rob and kill honest working people 😂.

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  19. This is fascinating stuff. This article is well written...excellent grasp of the English language. Maximum Respect to you for the courage to expose these criminals.

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