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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Notable Figures: Los Salazares

"HEARST" for Borderland Beat



At approximately 2:10 pm on Friday, June 11 2021, officers in a patrol car in Obregon City, Sonora signaled for a black Jeep Cherokee SUV that was driving without license plates to pull over. The driver of the black SUV chose to ignore their signal and refused to pull over. The driver in fact chose to speed up instead, attempting to lose the patrol car. 

This led to a high speed chase between the black SUV and several police cars across multiple streets in Obregon. The chase finally ended at the overpass on No Reelección street in the Benito Juarez neighborhood. The three subjects abroad the black SUV grabbed their long guns and tried to flee the area on foot. One of the runners was apprehended whereas two were able to slip away, hiding among the lines of backed up cars until they found a route to escape the area.




The black SUV was then searched. It was found that the SUV had been modified to be armored. Inside the vehicle ammunition and tactical vests were found.

The man who police managed to apprehend was found to be Arturo Serrano Brenan, alias "El Chango". El Chango is the son-in-law of Alfredo Salazar Ramírez, alias "El Muñeco". Chango is beleived to be a leadership figure within Los Brenan and Los Hermanos Robles Mata who served Los Salazar and operate in Bahia de Kino and the coast of Hermosillo.

Chango reports to Jesús Francisco Sarrazín Lohr alias "El Pirata", a powerful figure currently in the Salazar organization. Pirata reportedly directed Chango to move from his homebase of Bahia and Hermosillo coast in order to lead an incursion into Obregon's drug corridor on behalf of Los Salazar.






Los Salazares

So who is El Chango related to by marriage within the Salazar family? And how does the recently arrested El Cazador and Los Cazadors play into the Salazar organization? 

With the arrest two Los Salazar associated figures, Cazador and Chango, occuring on the same day, it might be worthwhile to give an brief overview of the Salazar family structure and the Salazar affiliated groups that operate within the state of Sonora. 








The core of the Salazar organization lies in their familial ties. The following is entirely based on previous coverage on Borderland Beat (more stories linked in sources).




Leader until 2011

ALIAS: Don Adán

NAME: Adán Salazar Zamorano

OTHER ALIASES: 

STATUS: Inactive, Arrested Feb 15 2011

A lieutenant of El Chapo, had an alliance with BLO, brother of El Tio Pin, father of El Muñeco and El Indio, led Los Salazar for over 20 years


Leader - Current

ALIAS: Tío Pin (Uncle Pin)

NAME: José Crispín Salazar Zamorano

OTHER ALIASES: 

STATUS: Unknown

Brother of Don Adán, thought to be the current leader of Los Salazar

       

             




Leader until 2012

ALIAS: El Muñeco

NAME: Alfredo Salazar Ramírez

OTHER ALIASES: El Justiciero, El Pelos

STATUS: Inactive, arrested Nov 1 2012

Son of Don Adán, nephew of Tío Pin

 

Lieutenant - Former

ALIAS: El Indio

NAME: Adán Salazar Ramírez

OTHER ALIASES: 

STATUS: Inactive, found dead May 20 2016 

Son of Don Adán, nephew of Tío Pin

 






Lieutenant - Former

ALIAS: La Cria

NAME: Alonso Salazar 

OTHER ALIASES: 

STATUS: Inactive, killed August 2019

El Muñeco’s son, brother-in-law to Chango 

 

Lieutenant - Former (as of June 11 2021)

ALIAS: El Chango

NAME: Arturo Serrano Brenan

OTHER ALIASES: 

STATUS: Inactive, arrested June 11 2021

Son-in-law of El Muñeco, brother-in-law to La Cria, he reported to El Pirata

A leader of Los Brenan and Los Hermanos Robles Mata, who operate in Bahaia de Kino and the coast of Hermosillo. Whether Los Brenan and Hermanos Robles Mata are an affiliate group or a Los Salazar cell is unknown at this time.


 



Lieutenant - Current

ALIAS: El Pirata 

NAME: Jesús Francisco Sarrazín Lohr

OTHER ALIASES: 

STATUS: Active

El Chango reported to him, very powerful, may run day to day operations for Tío Pin

 

Head of Sicarios - Former

ALIAS: El H

NAME: Édgar Alonso Villegas Sarrazin

OTHER ALIASES: 

STATUS: Inactive, killed July 2020


 

 


Leader's Son

ALIAS: Unknown

NAME: Édgar Salazar Gaxiola

OTHER ALIASES: 

STATUS: Arrested

Tío Pin’s son, later testified against his father in court in regards to the murder of a journalist

 

Plaza Boss - Former

ALIAS: El Napoleon

NAME: Sergio Alberto del Villar Suarez

OTHER ALIASES: 

STATUS: Inactive, killed August 8 2019

Arrested in 2018 in Guaymas but was released in 2019






Plaza Boss of Nogales and Agua Prieta - Former

ALIAS: El 04

NAME: Manuel de Jesus Palma Morquecho

OTHER ALIASES:  El Macario

STATUS: Arrested, detained in Agua Prieta

He was boss of plazas in Agua Prieta and Nogales for Los Salazares 


Plaza Boss of Nogales and Hermosillo - Former

ALIAS: El 05

NAME: José Dolores Palma Morquecho

OTHER ALIASES: N/A

STATUS: Unknown

Boss of the plaza in Nogales and Hermosillo






Plaza Boss of Yecora - Former

ALIAS: El Chupón

NAME: Carlos Fernando Aguayo Corrales

OTHER ALIASES: El 20
STATUS: Inactive, Killed March 2018
Boss of the plaza in Yecora after the arrest of Hugo Guerrero, alias El 01






Los Salazares Affiliates

Above is some but not all of the Los Salazares affiliated groups thought to operating in the state of Sonora. Some groups have stronger ties to Los Salazares then others. 























Some of the groups in fact used to fight Salazares for territory years ago, such as Los Memos, however they are now operating as affiliates on behalf of them. Some other groups not reviewed but worth mentioning includes Los Saboris and Los Paredes, among others. 





Los Cazadores

OTHER NAMES: Los Chubetos, Gente Nueva de Altar, Gente Nueva de Cazadore

REGION: Altar, Sonora 







Leader, Plaza Boss of Altar - Former

ALIAS: El Cazador

NAME: Humberto Limon Lopez 

OTHER ALIASES: El Chubeto, El Noveno

STATUS: Arrested June 11 2021

Head of Sicarios - Former

ALIAS: El Durango

NAME: José Bibiano Cabrera

OTHER ALIASES: El Traka

STATUS: Arrested April 2021


 



Los Rumas


OTHER NAMES: Los Costeños

REGION: Coast of Caborca, Sonora



Leader

ALIAS: El Costeño

NAME: Luis Abel Gaxiola Ochoa 

OTHER ALIASES: N/A

STATUS: Unknown


Leader

ALIAS: El Indio 

NAME: Carlos Humberto Gaxiola Ochoa

OTHER ALIASES: N/A

STATUS: Unknown





Lieutenant - Former `

ALIAS: El Llavero

NAME: Raul Trejo Martinez

OTHER ALIASES: N/A

STATUS: Arrested on July 26 2021

Was responsible for the organization's sicarios on the coast of Caborca.





Los Memos
OTHER NAMES: N/A
REGION: Sonoyta, Sonora

Deals in trafficking of drugs and humans. Used to be at war with Los Salazars but they now are affiliates, share Sonoyta with Salazars and Los Cuzas, who they are related to by marriage



Leader

ALIAS: El Memo 

NAME: Adelmo Nieblas Gonzalez 

OTHER ALIASES: El Señor, El G3

STATUS: Unknown







Los Cuzas
OTHER NAMES: N/A
REGION: Sonoyta, Sonora

Deals in trafficking of drugs and humans. Part of Los Salazars, share Sonoyta with Salazars and Los Memos, who they are related to by marriage





Leader

ALIAS: El Cuza 

NAME:  Unknown

OTHER ALIASES: N/A

STATUS: Unknown
Married  to a daughter of Adelmo Nieblas, El Memo





Los Jabalis
OTHER NAMES: N/A
REGION: Santa Ana and Magdalena, Sonora



Plaza Boss of Santa Ana and Magdalena - Former

ALIAS: El Jabali

NAME: Jose Paulino Vazquez Villagrana

OTHER ALIASES: N/A

STATUS: Arrested, arrested February 2010


Plaza Boss of Santa Ana and Magdalena - Former

ALIAS: El Placas 

NAME: Cesar Villagrana Salazar

OTHER ALIASES: N/A

STATUS: Arrested in Nogales

Took over control the cities of Magdalena and Santa Ana after the arrest of the El Jabali.

 



Sources: Sol Yucatan, Expreso, Diario del Yaqui, Valor Por Tamaulipas, Infobae

Los Salazar Borderlands Articles: Los Salazar, This is How Things Are in Sonora, The Fight for Sonoran Desert, The Order of War for Control of Caborca, Conflict in Magdalena

49 comments:

  1. Thanks for putting all this together H. Great breakdown on the Salazar structure. I’ll have to Google some names and learn some more now that I know what to look.

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  2. Apologies that the post is somehow taking up the whole main page. I wish I could fix it. Sorry.

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    1. Man you got down with this post!!! My respects!! Can you do a structure of La Linea?

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    2. I agree. La Linea would be interesting. A lot of local factions across Chihuahua. Thanks Hearst!

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    3. Great Work. Would love if you can break down other factions like in this post. La Linea, Los Cabrerra, Caborca Cartel, Beltran Leyva would be interesting

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    4. This is fantastic. Perfectly spaced out, history, loved it from beginning to end. Por favor, mas!!

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    5. @8:11 Sure thing. Next structure breakdown I do will be La Linea.

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  3. CDS officially getting fucked from all angles

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    1. Officially because you say so? People talk out there ears, as if you know how many people they have and their structure. CDS hasn’t lost a percentage of power because some Salazars got picked up. All of these guys are replaceable and there are people ready to take the reigns

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  4. Great work Hearst.

    Cds taking L's. I thought they were paying ALMO to look the other way

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    1. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, AMLO, AMLO, A M L O...GÜEY
      To make your life complete he will get reelected for 6 more years.

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    2. L's?? NO. Lower life, down the line in structure imbeciles? Yes. Just because families are structured within the Sinaloa Cartel, it does not mean that the Sinaloa Cartel is taking any L's.

      Actually, it is these families who are involved with the Sinaloa Cartel that is taking your so-called L's. That is exactly how the Sinaloa Cartel and it's prime folk want it to be.

      Make sense? Employ these low ranking, middle-men to handle heat and trafficking while the real members of the cartel are hiding away, snorting cola and drinking tequila in the mountains.

      These people taking L's are so easily replaced. Sorry to inform you of this reality.

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    3. @11:51 Correct answer and Sinaloa did the same at the south of Mexico for years.

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    1. @6:14 Let me guess racist hater, no crime where you live?

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  6. 99% are dead or in prison. What a life 😂😂😂

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    1. Actually 99% is VERY inaccurate. It is more like 60/40. Haha!! Ya what a life...if you smart, you will make it in this life. Ask El Mayo...

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  7. Animo Sicarios!
    Pura Gente del Señor Pirata.

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    1. Sicaria006 taking L's left and right and still thinks her Sapo cartel is winning with her Call of Duty logistics

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    2. Her? Ya you hide behind your keyboard but you wouldn't say this to 006's face...just cuz you suck at Call of Duty doesn't mean everyone else does....

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    3. @11:53 You know what? Why don't you show 006 your skills at COD.

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  8. I wish I could fix Mexico. Sorry

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    1. Yes, you and 10 million others...what is the apology for? If you are a drug user, then you got no right making this comment, Fredo....

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  9. It’s safe to say that CDSNITCHES están valiendo PITÓ!!! 😄🤣🤣

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    1. @6:43 It is safe to say you are a pocho drogadicto, you always accent the wrong vocals.

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  10. Bravo Hearst! Your work is greatly appreciated here.

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  11. CDS taking heavy hits lately….Only means one thing. Mrs Chapo snitched.

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    1. Did you not get the official news that she took a sentence and refused to negotiate with FEDs. You and many others just pump this nonsense out there like you wish it were true so that it would fit your lonely narrative.

      Believe me. You are showing your ass to the world when you make these retarded comments...when the facts are already out there.

      Trust me, stop drinking and using JGL's dope before you make comments like these...

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  12. Cuini snitched

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  13. El Memo also known as “El señor de los tanques” He left Gabriel Aispuro in charge in the area around Tamazula Durango all the way to Carboneras Sinaloa since he left to support Nogales.

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  14. El Memo also known as “El señor de los tanques” He left Gabriel Aispuro in charge in the area around Tamazula Durango all the way to Carboneras Sinaloa since he left to support Nogales.

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    1. If this is true Nogi gonna have a new jefe de plaza!

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  15. Dirt bags and scum like all other criminals.
    Criminals=losers!

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    1. really? and if you are using any drugz then you are also in this category....

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    1. Well your welcome, please continue everyday fresh articles, at no extra cost.

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  17. 5:34 don't you worry none,
    we will just look at the picshas as always, nice to have 'pescriptions' under the fotos.

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  18. Crispin Salazar Zamorano is not in jail. He's the current leader of Los Salazar.

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  19. y todos juntos se la estan pelando a los quintero

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    1. Te creiria pero estos compitas estan bien pesados para quitarles la plaza a ellos tendra que pasar mucho años de guerra y el gobierno de Mexico y Sonora a tu lado faltan algunos no mencionado que brincaran cuando se ocupen

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    2. 11:24 ay no mames güey, the Quenteros can't be found anywhere or they would be skinned from head to toe, not just their pinchi weewee.

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  20. Entonces se les metieron por El Chango a loa dw Sinaloa como les gusta!

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  21. Entonces se les metieron hasta por el Chango a los de Sinaloa como les gusta.

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  22. El Pirata is who is in charge of Navojoa Sonora
    A very ruthless killer psychopath
    He is who makes Salazar strong in Sonora
    I

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  23. No mamen que poquito duran estos gueyes arriva! De volada los agarran o los matan! Quien chingados va a querer formar parte de la Gente Muerta del cds? No mamen me dura mas un pedo en la mano que estos gueyes al frente

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