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Thursday, April 22, 2021

'El Conejo', Top Sinaloa Cartel Drug Dealer in Ensenada, Shot Dead

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Daniel Alberto de la Luz Rosales, alias 'El Conejo'

Daniel Alberto de la Luz Rosales, alias 'El Conejo' (The Rabbit), identified by the Baja California Attorney General's Office as one of the main distributors of crystal meth in Ensenada, was shot to death in Rosarito.

The suspected drug dealer was shot on the right side of the head when he was outside a motel on Popotla Boulevard earlier this month.

Data obtained by local media outlets indicate that El Conejo was not identified by the police and entered the forensic medical service as unidentified person. His body was fully identified this past weekend.

Early life and background

Originally from Ensenada, El Conejo spent most of his youth in Punta Banda neighborhood. He began his criminal career as a small-time drug dealer before climbing up the ladder and becoming one of the main drug dealers in the city.

Several family members of El Conejo have worked for the Ensenada Municipal Police force, including his brother Gustavo Demetrio, who in 2011 was arrested for kidnapping and organized crime involvement.

Gustavo Demetrio was linked to “Comando Negro”, a faction of the Tijuana and/or Arellano Felix Cartel (CAF) in Ensenada. Gustavo Demetrio was an active municipal police officer at the time of his arrest. He was arrested along with 10 other officers.

His sister Wendy has been an active member of the Ensenada Public Safety Directorate since 2004. Bárbaro, El Conejo's father, was a state policeman in Baja California. He joined the corporation in 1989 and retired after 30 years.

Criminal activity

El Conejo maintained close links with members of the Ensenada Municipal Police, to whom it offered large amounts of cash payments to keep him informed about movement of the state and federal authorities against his drug dealers, as well as to allow them to carry out the sale of drugs.

According to state investigators, El Conejo was in charge of more than 30 drug distribution points in Ensenada, in addition to ordering homicides against his rivals and running a security company that he used to recruit cartel members. He was believed to have been responsible for the April 2020 murder of Ensenada prosecutor Hiram Rivera Lizarraga.

El Conejo was also identified as the suspect who threatened to kill an Ensenada crime reporter for publishing a story where the police raided a property and arrested an elderly woman working for the local cartel.

PowerPoint slide from the government showing El Conejo in 2011. He was arrested for distributing meth in Ensenada along with another lady.

He was arrested at least twice in Ensenada; his first arrest occurred in July 2011, when El Conejo worked as a casino security guard. He was accused of distributing meth to customers there along with a lady named Lizabeth Liliana Navarro Coronel. He was released months later and continued his drug dealing activities.

He was arrested again in July 2020, but this time authorities said he was an important drug dealer in Ensenada and was believed to be competing against a faction once headed by rival drug dealer José Héctor Murillo Dávila, alias 'El Bombero'. El Bombero was killed in April 2020.

El Conejo was reportedly a high-ranking member in Los Venados, Ensenada-based criminal cell in-charge of drug trafficking activities for the Sinaloa Cartel. Most of the original members of the group are part of a clan. Their names are Germán, Jesús and César Ulises Villavicencio, who head drug operations in Isla de Cedros (an island off the Baja California coast) and in multiple neighborhoods in Ensenada.

Death

El Conejo's death was reported at around 2:50 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021, outside of the Baja del Sol Inn Motel, also known as the Moradito Hotel.

Witnesses reported that El Conejo was gravely wounded and subsequently died from his injuries. His killer managed to flee undetected by the police.

The body of El Conejo was found on the sidewalk next to a garbage container, face down and in a pool of blood. He was wearing a gray hoodie, blue jeans, and a cap.

The motel were El Conejo was killed earlier this month. His body can be seen next to garbage cointainer.

Sources: Punto Norte; Zeta Tijuana (1); (2); (3)Ensenada Net; El Vigia; AFNTijuana; InfoNortNews

38 comments:

  1. Chapitos takin some hits

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    1. More like makin some MORE hits...

      Follow the patterns over the last 3 months, foolio.

      They’re clearly changing out anyone from the old guard, to a new fleet of younger guys — who more than likely have known the boys for a long time now, thus the mission to replace people with those they can truly trust... or hell, they’re probably even family as well now in the top spots.

      Ivan has become an extremely cautious leader since the kidnapping, and doesn’t even trust his own shadow anymore... rightfully so.

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    2. I agree.. chapitos are taking family business no whole other level

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    3. 8:24 chaning?
      More like betraying.
      Doesn't make sense either that Chapitos would want to change "old guard" for new inexperienced blood.
      You just can't admit Chapos are being hit left and right nowadays by whomever it is doing this.

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    4. CDS fans will always tell you they are winning

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    5. The fleet of younger less experienced guys will continue the demise of chapitos. They're scoring own goals.

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    6. 8:24 and its absolutely right! In this world you can't trust nobody

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    7. 8:24 Chapitos takin some hits

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    8. Old or young allways dying or kiling each other, never getting rich and Old. It is a dumb "career". Dumb lifestyle.

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    9. El conejo andaba de caliente,
      Y ora ahi tá bien frio...

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    1. Not true, I’ve seen maybe 50 videos now where they play dress up and like toting their weapons as if they were Marines.

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    2. They're still about 10 videos behind the ones CDS made then!

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  3. Is the violence in american cities like Chicago,St louis,Philly,Baltimore are similar to the shit going on in Tijuana and other Mexican cities? Its the same wars between dealers or just it is a petty criminals??

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    1. You got drugs coming in from Mexico, how do you expect those cities to behave.

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    2. No one can really say or know for sure.. however, I do find their recent “public service announcement” highly suspect.

      You know the one mentioning how they don’t have members working anywhere in the US?

      Anyhow, at least for the majority of the past until now, the local American gangs dealing drugs were always fighting amongst each other for the “hot spots”.

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    3. Violence in American cities can’t even compare the most dangerous Mexican cities. Only st.lous has somewhat close homicide rate as Celaya,Tijuana, Juarez,obregon, Ensenada, irapuato, uruapan. It’s still behind 6 Mexican cities.

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    4. theres not any big crime groups in this US cities?

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    5. Violence in Chicago and other cities is gangs vs gangs, with occasional police abuses, but none of them evil motherfackers compare to the oath keepers and the proud boys that tried to steal an election by insurrects trying to take over the US Capitol and take the US kawmakers hostage, their evil master even told them to go and fight like hell!!!
      Even the most evil and vilified ANTIFA has never tried that kind of BS...

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  4. Animo Sicario 006!
    A tu pinchi cartel le estan dando en la madre en la frontera norte pero sigue activo.

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  5. Cds taking big L's all the way to sinaLoa jajaja

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  6. great article BB thanks

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  7. I think los venados are under Rene Arzate. does he report to Chapitos or Mayo?

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    1. To Mayo. But there’s rumors that him and his brother have fallen from mayos good graces

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    2. @9:50, I think I've heard this story before. Didn't that happen to El Macho Prieto? Didn't that happen to El M1? Didn't that happen to Chino Antrax? I'm beginning to think that El Mayo only knows one story

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  8. crazy how his entire family pretty much worked for the Ensenada or the Baja police... then this guy decides to just work for the cartel full-time instead. just shows you how SYSTEMATIC corruption and violence can be in Mexico. Truly sad.

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    1. @8:22 What you know as "cartels" today are nothing but hand crafted organizations by the government since the 60s, 70s and 80s.

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    2. Him and the brother makes you wonder how clean his father was 30 years and retires?

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    3. Theres no “clean” cops in mexico- and definately not in tj

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  9. The QUESTION is... Was he SHOT by CJNG or CDS..
    Either WAY it's a WIN for CJNG
    CDS fighting each OTHER and ALSO fighting CJNG in SONORA, mexicali and TIJUANA..
    CDS is a MESS... No CONTROL and no main RESPECTED leader..
    CHAPITOS want to be the main CAPO and MAYO wants to keep THAT spot..
    I BET MAYO regrets saving THOSE mocoso's lives WHEN they got CAUGHT slipping in JALISCO 😲

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  10. Sinaloa keeps falling apart. It's all downhill from here. Cartel is done!

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    1. 9:17 Noooooo!! CJNG is all hype

      ATTE Basement_Management

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    2. Not yet. They still hold a monopoloy over the North Western area. Sonora, Durango, Sinaloa that's a big chunk of Mexico.

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  11. Is this the same conejo that Tito Torbellino Jr has a corrido for?

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  12. What happened to the rabbit that used to post here but goes way back to the cartel report website I think it was called with michael marizco?

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  13. I've stayed there before. That place is just outside of town. Middle of afternoon on a Saturday no less.

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    1. It has the facade of the so-called love motels. Are they hourly? A lot of drug deals are done there since they don’t have cameras or give / ask for receipts or IDs.

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  14. Great news 👍

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