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Friday, March 12, 2021

'El Alexis', Leader of La Union Tepito, Killed by Deliveryman in Jalisco

"MX" for Borderland Beat

El Alexis was 28 years old at the time of his death. 

Alex Martinez ('El Alexis'), a high-ranking figure in La Union Tepito, one of the leading criminal groups in Mexico City, was killed earlier this week in Jalisco.


The sicario responsible for the attack was disguised as a DiDi deliveryman. He pulled him next to the vehicle El Alexis was in and shot him from point-blank range while on a motorcycle. His bodyguard, nicknamed El Chelito, was injured in the attack. The murder was carried out in Paseo del Valle, an upscale neighborhood in Zapopan municipality.


Investigators say El Alexis held a leadership role in the gang and was linked to extortions, protection money, and credit card cloning. In addition, authorities suspected that he was responsible for the murder of his girlfriend Karina Morales, as reported by Borderland Beat.

El Alexis was known for posting his extravagant lifestyle on social media. He owned a luxurious apartment on the eigth floor of a building in San Jeronimo, a suburb in southern Mexico City. El Alexis posted pictures online where he showed off his trips to Spain, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, and China.


In June 2018, El Alexis was victim of an assassination attempt. During that attack, high-ranking La Union Tepito gang member Juan Iván Arenas Reyes and/or Manuel Iván García Llerenas ('La Pulga') was killed. El Alexis, only 26 years old at that time, survived by ducking on the back seat of the car.


He was transferred to the Red Cross. But shortly after he was admitted he ran away.


"Who was El Alexis? What role did he play in the organization? Those were the questions we asked ourselves at that time," an investigator said. Nothing else was known of him until months later.


In March 2019, he was arrested and then released on bail. Shortly after leaving prison, gunmen shot him and his parents while they were driving through the State of Mexico. El Alexis and his father survived but were wounded. The third attempt on his life earlier this week was his last.


El Alexis was inside his BMW when the gunmen pulled up next to him and shot him


Authorities found 10 bullet casings at the scene

Borderland Beat analysis 

La Union Tepito is a dominant criminal force in Mexico City. It is named after Tepito, an infamous neighborhood in Mexico City known for its counterfeit market and robberies. It is often used as the backdrop for TV shows and movies, depicting it as a lawless zone ran by cartels. Most of the high-ranking members of La Union Tepito are from this neighborhood or have business ties to the area.


The gang was formed in the mid-2000s by Francisco Hernández Gómez ('Pancho Cayagua') and Armando Hernández Gómez AKA ('El Ostión Cayagua'), in alliance with former members of Los Zetas, including Ricardo López Castillo ('El Moco') and Omar Romero Romero ('El Colosio').


These four criminals formed "a resistance group" which they called La Unión Tepito. As reported by Borderland Beat, this gang has been detected in the following municipalities in the Greater Mexico City area: Alvaro Obregón, Azcapotzalco, Benito Juárez, Coyoacán, Cuauhtémoc, Gustavo A. Madero, Iztacalco, Magdalena Contreras, Miguel Hidalgo, Tlalpan, and Venustiano Carranza.


La Unión de Tepito controls the sale of counterfeit goods in Mexico City. This business generates millions in revenue every year. The gang buys the merchandise in China directly by sending representatives and then resells the products to vendors in Mexico and/or charges a fee to those who sell Chinese merchandise in their turf.


In the Mexico City area, La Union Tepito currently competes against the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG). The CJNG has an alliance with multiple gangs rival to La Union Tepito, including the Anti-Union Tepito.

Sources: Milenio; VxT; El  Universal; Noticaribe; El Financiero; Borderland Beat archives

35 comments:

  1. This guy had survived many attempts on his life. Bragging about all that money yet never invested in a bullet proofed car like that cdg plaza leader in nuevo leon his predecessor got killed by cdn so he got a bullet proof black chevy truck and when cdn came after him he survived and literally walked away alive. Spend that money wisely buy bulletproof rides if you in that life so you live another day.

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    1. El Gero? His story will be up tomorrow.

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    2. MX ALWAYS is always on it. Great job keep it up...G.C.

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    3. Vehicle armor can be defeated. Unload a magazine at one small spot on a windshield and leakers will penetrate.

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    4. jamesBrown that is true, you can defeat it.

      but on a cartel situation I'm sure it is not easy to focus all the shots on a single space if the vehicle is moving and even harder if they are making an evasive type of movement, driving around cars, against traffic etc to get away and If the sicarios are just the spray and pray type with no good marksmanship training then yeah it's not gonna happen.

      But you're still correct tho, you can defeat it by focusing the shots.

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  2. 28 years old and had already survived two attacks and been in prison. Killed his gf. All while running a top gang in Mexico’s biggest city. If only this guy has used his skills elsewhere or given the right advice or opportunity, he’d probably be a Director in some large company or already be a legitimate business owner... sometimes these kids want a fast life. Sometimes many factors in life under or not under their control lead them here.

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    1. 4:08 PM I have no idea where you people get this from that isn't true. If this guy didn't live the life he lived he wouldn't have been anyone. It isn't opportunity or advice that gets someone like him to run a company it is a matter of being in the right place at the right time it all come down to luck. What he could have done is used the experience he gained from that life and left Mexico before he died and started something out side of Mexico he could have been something. He would have had to get a new face different identity and changed his behavior going legit limits you in the way you can do things.

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    2. I agree and I hate when people say that bs- the dea and cops are always good for those ~ like the old head of the dea in Chicago saying something like “el chapo could’ve been Steve Jobs if he just chose to go the legal route” etc etc- bullllshit

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    3. @9:42 It's not bs hater, usually hardcore criminals like El Chapo or El Mayo are very smart.

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    4. 1110 but no steve jobs who you kidding

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    5. @12:30 They have built an international illegal empire which takes way more brains and management skills than any legal operation. If they had been born these days and with education we don't really know what they could have achieved.

      And the other way around might apply as well, put a genius like Jobbs in the Sinaloa sierra around the 50s to 80s and maybe he had become an El Chapo too.

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  3. Murders people but fears covid

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    1. Masks obscure your face, covid can also murder you.

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  4. Glad Borderland Beat is back.Hated reading the other narco blog with its poor reporting and annoying pop up ads

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  5. I hate to jump to conclusions but CJNG. Dont go to Guadalajara if you have problems with Mencho.

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    1. You’re right
      Everyone who’s anyone seems to get popped in Zapopan. In the early 90s I knew some sinaloenses from LA and they always talked about heavy hitters from Sinaloa living in Zapopan. Not sure what ever happened to them but a lot of their conversations were about running product across the border.

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    2. Guadalajara is ran by Nueva Plaza guy couch couch CDS money. Its a known fact Metro Guadalajara is not owned by cjng, never really was

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    3. Guadalajara is 100% CJNG

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    4. 2:27 No it's not you moron.

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    5. GDL will always be CJNG / CUINIS

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  6. SO he THOUGH he could ride in JALISCO with no PROBLEM? NOT smart..
    CJNG got him the 3rd TIME..

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    1. Spell correctly if you’re going to punctuate with capitalization

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    2. @9:46pm I make typos and I'm an anglophone...many here are non English speaking...
      5:20's gist was clear

      Canadian girl💋

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  7. El Alexis Texas

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  8. This dude definitely got caught leaving a meeting or he ratted himself out through social media. He really went into the belly of the beast and think he was going to be good? Guadalajara is basically Los Angeles but no one is safe. If they want you they will get you in that city period.
    -SurDeJalisco

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  9. China is everywhere. Even with Union Tepito. Crazy how these Chinese people run the criminal underworld ...

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    1. We come in all shapes & colors.

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    2. The Chinese don't run that operation in Mexico.

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  10. If a person is high ranking to the level where he is known even by his enemies, why in the F* would he be on rival territory? And no bodyguards? Too much confidence isn't good.

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    1. El Alexis,he needed bodyguards wearing that fuckin snide t-shirt

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  11. Mencho's daughter pleads guilty to dealing with blacklisted companies.

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  12. These guys are fuckin dumb a lot big time heads either get popped or busted in Zapopan

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