Thursday, August 27, 2020

El Marro's family bought cows from former Chihuahua Gov. César Duarte; he wanted to be a cattle rancher

 "stevectpa" for Borderland Beat; Milenio

El Marro's siblings laundered money with the fine cattle that the former governor of Chihuahua César Duarte Jáquez bought in Switzerland

A man hugs a heifer and shows her off to the camera: that's the last image of Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel leader José Antonio Yépez Ortiz ("El Marro") in full before his arrest. It shows the facet that he tried to develop but that could no longer culminate in the face of a large government crackdown: that of cattle rancher. The photograph was obtained by state intelligence sources and is in the possession of MILENIO newspaper.

It is presumed that it was taken in 2017, the year when El Marro wanted to become a cattle rancher. The image, according to a forensic analysis, was taken at a ranch located in the Torrecillas community in Villagrán, very close to Santa Rosa Municipality. El Marro's sibling’s bought the cattle from former Governor of Chihuahua, César Duarte Jáquez. MILENIO announced that Mexico's Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) detected El Marro's money laundering network and its links to Duarte through the company Promotora Ganadera Campestre SPR de RL de CV. Duarte sold fine cattle for MXN$400,000 and MXN$150,000 to El Marro's brother Roberto and sister Karen.

The transfers were made in December 2018 via Banco de México's Interbank Electronic Payment System (SPEI). Guanajuato authorities confirmed to MILENIO that after the delivery of the cattle in Villagrán, El Marro personally came to supervise their quality and was so satisfied that he even photographed himself hugging one of the heifers. After detecting the exact location through intelligence work, state agents went to search the ranch and found heifers of the brahman and zebu breeds. The image shows the leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel with more weight than on the day of his capture; he was wearing a shirt in blue and white, blue jeans and black tennis shoes.

According to the UIF, El Marro presumably bought the cattle with the money obtained from the theft of fuel, extortion and kidnapping. However, these were not the only images that give a glimpse of El Marro's criminal empire. Unpublished videos, obtained by MILENIO, detail the beginning of the end of El Marro. On March 3 of this year, when the law enforcement campaign Operation Timón Coup began, El Marro was last seen in Santa Rosa Municipality. After his escape that morning, he never set foot there again.

Images of that night recorded by state authorities showed how El Marro's associates set vehicles, passenger buses, bicycles and motorcycles, tires and furniture on fire to prevent the access of security forces to the vicinity. In one of the videos, a state agent managed to record a crowd of people behind a burned vehicle. They were preventing security forces from entering Santa Rosa Municipality. The crowd included men, women and children. Investigators say that they were families that worked for El Marro.

That night, 720 state and 280 federal agents participated in the offensive to capture El Marro. After a four hour standoff, they managed to enter Santa Rosa Municipality. Although they could not arrest the leader of the cartel, they apprehended Jorge Enrique Peña Cuevas ("El Hulk"), an active policeman from Villagrán who was responsible for managing El Marro's bodyguards. They also captured Israel Lara Ruiz Castro ("Nacaro"), one of El Marro's most trusted men, and Martín Reyes Patiño ("Bala"), who was responsible for procuring firearms for the cartel in the U.S.

52 comments:

  1. Ganados are best way to make passive income over there. I bet El Marro was going to go lowkey one day and live off his legit business

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    1. Este vato tuvo que aprender a la mala y como siempre, "lo del agua al agua". Ni modo cabeza de Marro

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    2. That’s the plan get in get out but most don’t listen or care.

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    3. To bad he challenged the biggest SOB in Mexico. Mencho.


      Now his dreams are just that. Dreams.

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    4. If he was going planning on going low key he should have threaten the president and others on video....

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    5. No, one simply must launder money when they are making so much illicit income. Otherwise, you just have piles of cash that you have to constantly worry about.

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    6. 8:46 when you are stealing huachivol for governors, former governors, PEMEX security chiefs, and federal police you will be the fall guy too.

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  2. Sometimes I think about the whole Guanajuato problem. If Marro did want to go legit he should have just sold the plaza to CJNG. Before the war started, they were already making millions per day doing fuel theft. The greed got to them. If they wanted to they could have even joined NG and just slowly pulled out of the business. I guess the machismo got to him and now look at what happened.

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    1. Greed and his ego got the best of him and you can tell he regretted it after when he started making the videos but he was too deep in the war.

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    2. I think that's a rather simplistic assessment on Guanajuato and Maro. He's probably more concerned about the well being of his family and friends. None of them are safe with CJNG owning the plaza even if it is inevitable. Also....millions a day from petrol is probably a bit of a stretch

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    3. He probably knew they would of killed them no matter what so he decided to fight but didn’t count on the government having cjng back so much.

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    4. I doubt Mencho is the type to let a partner or employee leave the business. More likely to see them as a loose end or potential future problem and just kill them.

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    5. Can you really pull out of the business though? I’m not so sure about that. I’ve always wondered if people really do push a lot of weight and make connections and then one day they say eh I’m done and no one would say anything or do anything to them.

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    6. Supposedly mencho wanted to do just that and sent his nephew to negotiate with marro but marro responded by killing him then it was all downhill from there.

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    7. I know it’s not as simple as it sounds to sell the plaza but it wasn’t impossible a few years back. Before they went at it with El Señor de la silla a few years ago there was talks of separating the state but Marro went at it hard and broke any hopes of a truce or transfer ever happening. Although it is just a rumor the killing of menchos nephew didn’t help either. Marró could have easily pulled out in the early 2017’s late 16s and lived a nicer life. Maybe he could have even played a smaller role instead of being a main figure head of a cartel. In the videos he made it did look like the decision to go to war wasn’t the right move. War is expensive so he had to no matter what finance it when he could have just played a smaller role. That’s one of those things that forever will remain a mystery. I guess the story will just keep on going.

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    8. @5:27 EL Lobo Hodoyan was a high ranking narco junior for the AFO mentioned in an interview.
      He stated anyone could get out as long as you didn’t owe anyone anything and your contracts were done. It all depends I guess every situation is different.

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  3. One thousand motherfackers to capture 3 Marro Bodyguards, one of them "an active police officer"...
    One real dangerous crew, no doubt

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    1. Mencho couldn’t get him so I’m thinking Marro had a lot of pull in his area with a lot of resources, threatening the government was his downfall

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    2. 9:01 yea so many resources that he had a kidnapped bussiness woman, thats some huge for yall i guess

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  4. So, when El Marro talked about everything being seasonal. He was actually right on that matter. Playboys intuition was on mad overdrive contemplating his life and finality.
    - Sol Prendido

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  5. I had a dream, lol

    Marro is a dumbass.

    ~ALMO nuthugger

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  6. I totally agree with 2:22. Quitting while you're ahead isn't the same as quitting. Go retire on a luxurious coca plantation in Peru with your wife and 4 girlfriends and live the good life.

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    1. If your not local you will not last in those areas better off in Mex

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  7. Poor MARRO, he's IN jail thinking " MAN, I shoulda made a truce with MENCHO"

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    1. Mencho would have fucked him over eventually over something that pissed him off while high or drunk

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    2. Mencho is a healthy mother fucker when it come to using drugs or drinking, but he is a sico so he can get mad with out been high or drunk, we all do

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  8. So the former governor bought livestock in Switzerland and sent it to Mexico.
    How does transferring livestock from country to country work?

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    1. Usually if the livestock is to be sold across seas they will train them to swim at a young age and at around 2 or 3 years old they make the journey.

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    2. @ 12:58 what about paperwork?

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    3. Jajaja 7:04 are you been serious?

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  9. The government took him down but the call was made by Mencho. Just like chapo would call in to the army and give Up his enemies. Same game different player.

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    1. CJNG doesn't have that type of pull. Mencho is on a shit list, reason why his kids and in-laws are extradited at any chance the government gets.

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    2. If Mencho wanted that “pull” he would have it. But the gov is a backstabbing organization. Why did Arturo get killed? Who turned in Miguel angel? Donde esta la llorona del chapo? It’s best to keep a distance and keep the gov in fear 12:09

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  10. This dude was stealing, extorting and kidnapping. Good riddance 👏. He should be grateful he was captured alive.

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  11. https://www.google.com/amp/s/dfw.cbslocal.com/2020/08/27/drug-cartel-boss-co-conspirators-dallas-western-wear-store-launder-10-million/amp/

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  12. Sledgehammer brought upon his own demise for having no business acumen and common sense. I
    mean eventually Menso would of been caught and he would of had GTO all to himself. But no, he thought he was a bad ass.

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  13. Vakita lechosa a puro abraso. I worked at a feed yard there's plenty in a bin to hug like that. I've even ate mountain oysters witch I also watched get pulled and sliced.

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  14. death to all these scumbags killing innocents for the glory of money. and their families included who enjoy the lifestyle. all shitheels!!

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  15. This photo taken before arrest or in 2017? i dont understand.

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    1. Maybe it's a brother?

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    2. 1:38 BOTH are before his arrest,
      Comueres güey Valiii!

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    3. That's true, it doesn't make sense.

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  16. Mexican army finds unfinished tunnel under Rio Grande river
    https://www.click2houston.com/news/texas/2020/08/28/mexican-army-finds-unfinished-tunnel-under-rio-grande-river/

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  17. Just a little fat boy with big dreams

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  18. Yeah and I want be doctor, or pilot...
    It’s ridiculous, He is just another mass murderer who should stay behind bars for the rest of his life. La Marra and Family is Proof that no one is innocent.
    I hope he gets daily tablazos

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  19. De ese juego no te sales. Estas por vida.

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  20. I doubt that they have brahman cattle in Switzerland.
    Also hes fatter in the picture I guess started consumming tha jale azul before his capture.

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  21. Do they serve tacos in Mexican prison?

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  22. fuck this scum and his whole family

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