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Friday, March 12, 2021

La Linea Cartel Member Involved in Lebaron Family Massacre Arrested in Chihuahua

"MX" for Borderland Beat

Note to readers: The link to the original November 2019 story is hyperlinked here. Please keep in mind that a lot of the details about the case have changed since it was first reported.

Nine members of the American Mormon family, with the surname LeBarón, were shot and killed by cartel members in Sonora in November 2019.

Earlier this week Mexico's Attorney General's Office (FGR) captured Alejandro Escarcega Adame, alias 'El Tocayo', 'El Loco', and/or 'El 15'.


Investigators say he is a member of La Linea drug cartel and a primary suspect in the LeBaron family massacre that left 9 people dead in Sonora in November 2019. Adame was imprisoned at the Federal Social Readaptation Center No. 1 ('Altiplano), Mexico's maximum-security prison.


The suspect was arrested in Nuevo Casas Grandes, a violent-stricken municipality in western Chihuahua that has been under the control of La Linea for several years.


When the arrest was made, the police immediately notified Adrian LeBaron, the spokesperson on behalf of the LeBaron family. He lost his daughter and six grandchildren in the massacre.

Last February, a federal judge charged Wilbert Mendoza Lopez, alias 'La Parka', for his direct participation in the massacre. The FGR already has two other main suspects in custody: Jose Alfredo Lara Ontiveros, alias 'El Coma Lara' and/or 'Pelonete'; and Roberto Gonzalez Montes, alias 'El 32' and/or 'El Mudo'.


Gonzalez-Montes is a former police officer who was arrested in 2016 for weapon charges but released shortly thereafter. He was a high-ranking member of La Linea and was responsible for fighting the rival group Gente Nueva, headed by Francisco Arvizu Marquez, alias 'El Jaguar'. Gonzalez-Montes was arrested in November 2020 for his involvement in the LeBaron massacre.


According to the FGR, over 20 people have been arrested for the massacre. All of them worked for La Linea. As reported by Borderland Beat, there are at least 20 more suspects identified and at large.

Sources: Milenio; El Economista; La Jornada; Borderland Beat archives

17 comments:

  1. Killing innocent civilians! This is what la ____ is all about.

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    1. Cayese alv sicario 006 tambien Los de sinaloa matan y violan mujeres

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    2. Calmado eh cuando fue nuestro modus operandi attacar innocentes nomas x que ni kn el apoyo del los lacras del g y/o
      Joto del tolteca la pueden entraon una vez esa noche no la vuelven lograr el charco ya tiene dueno jotitos

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    3. Animo compadres!
      According to what I’ve heard from my contact in the Attorney Generals Office, Los Jaguares was indeed behind the LeBaron massacre. I was even told that Sicario 006 was the one who loaded their weapons, filled their trucks with gas, and gave them lunchables to snack on the way there. That’s not a Sicario that’s a biiiaaattchhhh!

      Caballero de Jalisco🏴‍☠️🇲🇽

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    4. Sinaloa has plenty history of them killing children. They simply silence/kill anyone that talks about this crap in their turf.
      This is what many idiot followers of this cartel don't know and refuse to accept.

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    5. 5:07 i mean cds did murder a couple of boys in TJ a couple of weeks ago, and yet they have nits to call out other cartels for the same shit they do

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    6. @2:43 no se te entiende nada. Asi de mensos estaran todos los de Gn sonora

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    7. @2:43 tu gruputo deltas del charco que es liderada por el tintin andan asiendo sus marranadas en agua prieta. Ponte a investigar ahy corrieron un senor y su familia despues de quitarle todo su dinero y el no tenia nada que ver con el narcotrafico. Si Tolteca g3 y ellos abandonaron el charco es porque son marranos los tintines

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    8. 006 get help.

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    9. O x que se quisieron kedar kn la plaza hasta la fecha no an podido sigue plaza de m100 siempre será

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    10. Sinaloa do the same thing. They kill innocent people.

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    11. Los jotos del charco se creen chinolas

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  2. How did they knew it was la linea? I remember they immediately blamed Los Salazar then Los Jaguares and finally came to the conclusion it was La Linea.

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    1. Government has changed its mind about those responsible for the killing many times. Seems like they decided it would be La Linea... no other reason given other than just the assertion from them saying it was La Linea. Smells like a plot to go after the Juarez group...

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    2. 2:17 that sounds 100% like cds, all the proofs points it was them but they pay the government to say it was someone else, thats how they hit up a plaza and ask for the goverment help to take the others guys out

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    3. It was the jaguares backed by Los paredes

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  3. We are all part of the same hypocrisy, Senator.

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