Friday, July 10, 2020

Culiacán: Enrique Romero Guzmán Rocha killed, cousin of El Chapo, brother of "Juancho"

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat 
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Early Wednesday morning the body of a young man was found in an abandoned car in the community of El Ranchito, in Culiacán, Sinaloa, authorities reported that the deceased was Enrique Romero Guzmán Rocha, cousin of the Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín ''El Chapo'' Guzmán. Enrique was the brother of Juan "Juancho" Guzmán Rocha. El Chapo was charged with Juancho’s murder, in U.S. Federal Court.

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Juancho was murdered in 2011  by orders of Chapo Guzmán, according to the testimony of Lucero Guadalupe Sánchez, a mistress of the former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, who testified during the trial in New York.

She testified that one day when they were eating at the house where they lived together in Culiacán, Cóndor, secretary  of Chapo, arrived and informed her that Virgo, or Juancho, was dead.

At  first, she thought that she had died of an illness, until she saw Guzmán Loera get very serious and turn to see her to tell her that from then on everyone who betrayed him or "put the finger on him" was going to die, even if they were family members, women, or friends.

She then realized that Chapo had ordered a hit on his cousin.

Guzmán Rocha, a cousin of El Chapo, was one of the defendants in a 2009 indictment, in what is believed to be the most important drug case in Chicago history.

Juancho controlled the flow of narcotics from Culiacán, Mexico, was an intermediary and logistical coordinator for the shipment of large quantities of heroin and cocaine to the Chicago area, according to the lawsuit against him, indicates the Tribune.

In a 2014 document sent to federal judge Rubén Castillo, the prosecution informs him that they obtained "credible information" that states that Guzmán Rocha was assassinated in December 2011 due to "cartel-related violence."

An armed group abducted Juancho the road to Navolato. He was accompanied by José Miguel Bastida Manjarrez and both were found with traces of torture and gunshot wounds.

Read post that was written during the trial about the killing and backstory


Wednesday morning, they received a call about a person who was dead inside a red car; the victim was Enrique Romero Guzmán, Juancho's brother, who had several bullet wounds to the body.

Local police said that on the morning of July 8th they went to the scene of the abandoned vehicle and that the driver was dead inside the vehicle with several bullet wounds.

Sicarios almost got Enrique on July 3

On July 3, the Enrique had been chased by an armed group in various streets of the Pemex neighborhood. He was onboard a vehicle whose license plates were from the State of Mexico and was accompanied by a young woman, they were able to flee.

Enrique was found murdered yesterday in the El Ranchito ejido, south of Culiacán.  The body of Guzmán Rocha was discovered at 5:00 a.m. yesterday, in the driver's seat of a Toyota Corolla red vehicle, model 2010.

He had bullet impacts in the back, limbs, and head.

Material with respect to Enriques murder was from SillaRota