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Monday, June 7, 2021

Rafa Caro Quintero’s Top Lieutenant, Chapón Assassinated in Sinaloa

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Left is Rafael Caro Quintero, right is his trusted lieutenant Óscar Pascual de La Rocha Rivera.

Óscar Pascual de La Rocha Rivera alias “El Chapón”, who was Rafael Caro Quintero’s brother-in-law and one of his top lieutenants within the Caborca Cartel, was gunned down on Friday in Guasave city, Sinaloa. 

At roughly 6:30 pm on June 4 2021, Óscar Pascual de La Rocha Rivera was driving through Guasave city in the Del Bosque neighborhood while accompanied by a woman identified as Rosa Elvira "N". De la Rocha Rivera parked his Toyota Sienna minivan near the corner of Jacarandas and Adolfo López Mateos street, in front of the Guasave Medical Center. 


Before De la Rocha Rivera exited his vehicle, an armed subject, who had been awaiting his arrival, shot towards him with a high-powered rifle. De la Rocha Rivera was hit multiple times and the woman who accompanied him was also injured. The armed subject who had just opened fire fled the location. 



Chapón's vehicle in Guasave, Sinaloa after being shot June 4 2021.


De la Rocha Rivera was seriously injured and rushed to a private hospital nearby for medical treatment. He, however, quickly succumbed to his injuries and died shortly after. Six gunshot wounds were found on his body. 


The location of the shooting was just 50 meters away from Guasave’s city hall and likely due to this proximity, a large security force responded to the shooting. Municipal police guarded the scene and agents of the State Attorney General’s Office processed the evidence. Twelve 7.62 x 39 mm bullet casings were found at the crime scene. 

Chapón's vehicle in Guasave, Sinaloa after being shot June 4 2021.

El Chapón

Óscar Pascual de La Rocha Rivera alias El Chapón was alleged to be a regional lieutenant within the Carborca Cartel which is led by Rafael Caro Quintero, his brother-in-law. His responsibilities included organizing drug smuggling shipments through Altar municipality in Sonora state, across the US-Mexico border. He was also allegedly the plaza boss of Caborca and Hermosillo municipality in Sonora for the cartel.  


Reports differ on Chapón’s age at the time of his death, ranging between 60 to 62 years old. He started his criminal career as far back as the early 1980s with small-time drug dealing of marijuana. Chapón is said to have become close with Rafael Caro Quintero, a founder of the Guadalajara Cartel and one of the most well-known Mexican drug lords still alive today. This relationship only strengthened after he married Rafael’s sister. 


When Rafael Caro Quintero was arrested in 1985 on charges related to the murder of DEA agent Kiki Camarena, Chapón continued working in the drug trade discreetly while also doing business as a cattle-rancher in Sinaloa. He had properties in both Sonora and Sinaloa. The Federal Security cabinet said "His main activities were the trafficking of marijuana and synthetic drugs, which he maintained after Caro Quintero's arrest, operating with a low profile and for which he established alliances with local criminal groups." 



In 2013 when Caro Quintero was released from jail, he and Chapón are believed to have reconnected. Multiple news publications describe Chapón as Caro Quintero’s most trusted friend. Chapón was arrested in Hermosillo, Sonora on charges related to organized crime in 2015 and he reportedly offered the arresting agents one million dollars in exchange for letting him go. The agents evidently declined the offer and he was handed over to the Federal Attorney General’s Office in Mexico City.


Recent Hits on the Caborca Cartel

This is not the first time in recent months that a prominent member of the Caborca Cartel was assassinated. As reported by Sandra Romania for Milenio, Fernando Delgadillo Hermosillo alias "El Miko" or "El Milko" from the Caborca Cartel was killed in Acapulco city, Guerrero just a few months ago. On the day of March 4 2021, El Milko had just driven out of a luxury housing complex when he was shot in broad daylight, in the middle of the street by a group of armed men.


Fernando Delgadillo Hermosillo alias El Milko was gunned down on March 4 2021 while inside his car in Acapulco.


El Milko was reportedly in the city for the purpose of high-level coordination of drug distribution from Acapulco to warehouses within Mexico City and to the port, where they would be smuggled out by sea.


Milko allegedly reported directly to Caborca Cartel boss Alfredo Rivas Valenzuela alias “Chapo Alfredo'', a well-known drug trafficker who operates in the Yaqui Valley, Sonora. Chapo Alfredo has been directly linked with Rafael Caro Quintero and his nephew, Juan Pablo Quintero Martínez alias “Pablito”. 


Chapo Alfredo is also the father of Alfredo Olivas, a well-known singer and the late Irving Alejandro Olivas Rojas. Irving Olivas Rojas was shot on April 17 2021 while traveling in a vehicle with his family in Zapopan, Jalisco. Some believe Irving was shot for his family's Caborca Cartel connections.



Chapo Alfredo also has strong Beltrán Leyva (BLO) associations, as his brother Trinidad Olivas Valenzuela alias “Chapo Trini” was allegedly a BLO plaza boss. Chapo Trini is also known for allegedly ordering the assassination of Tito Torbelino


Chapo Trini was killed in Zapopan, Jalisco in 2017 and some presume Chapo Alfredo took over control of his organization after his death. According to Milenio newspaper, in the last few years, remnants of the Beltran Leyva Organization structure within cities like Acapulco were absorbed into the Caborca Cartel which may explain the BLO and Caborca connections the Olivas Valenzuela family has. Whether the hits on Fernando Delgadillo Hermosillo or Irving Alejandro Olivas Rojas were ordered by the same group as the hit on Óscar Pascual de La Rocha Rivera is unknown at this time.



Additional photos of the June 4 2021 Guasave crime scene.

Additional photos of the June 4 2021 Guasave crime scene.




45 comments:

  1. Sounds like a set up to me... awaiting for his arrival ??? Lol

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  2. First off " I LOVE BORDERLANDBEAT " lol.

    Second " Chapon es alguien más grande que un Chapo, o Chapito? Lol "

    Estos nombres son un poquito ridículos a veces.

    RUBIO NYC

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    1. Oh RUBIO, i LOVE you TOO
      just SAYING.......

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    2. No memes guey

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  3. El Chapon looks(/ed) a bit like Manuel Noriega.

    M.F.

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  4. Wow cartel boss driving around in a minivan what a life

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    1. Driving in a minivan is a smart move. Low profile is how one stays long time in that life and he stayed for very long time but eventually this life will come to bite you in most cases.

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    2. Guys like El Chapon are not in the life for the money, they are in it cause they love moving dope and being against the law. He is a bandito. Respect!

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  5. This guy was a big fish..Chapitos are getting closer to RCQ.

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  6. https://twitter.com/fernand17704066/status/1401719219193061376?s=20

    Typically sinaloense rats causing havoc.
    Stealing electoral votes.

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    1. @9:10 Stfu gringo.

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    2. Ay si llórale a tu jefita panochón.

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  7. esos menores pura escuela del viejon. No light camara all action!!

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  8. Ndrangheta take over

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  9. Sinaloa and CJNG the most powerful and ruthless organizations in the world

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  10. Alfredo Olvias is real popular in the Mexican genre.
    his father has been a big player in the drug game since I started reading BB very discreet, impressive. Nonetheless hes has 2 close calls were hes almost murdered. I wonder if it's the same group behind all the murders? I'm betting on the jaliscienses.

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  11. Anyone know how Caborca doing these days? I know Durango was hitting them hard but don’t know how things stand since his arrest

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    1. El Durango quedó como el del corrido de los Empacadores. Fuimos a visitar a un amigo a la cárcel, y nos dijeron que ese compa ahí no estaba.

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  12. RAFA CAROS GROUP IS MAKING NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT IN ITS WAR AGAINST THAT WEAK GROUP LOS CAZADORES IN CABORCA AND EL SEÑOR MENCHO IS TAKING NOTICE OF THIS, ITS RCQ TIME TO GO. NEGOTIATIONS HAVE BEEN TAKING PLACE MENCHOS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRIVING IN SONORA TO TAKE CONTROL OF THE STRUCTURE AND REINFORCE IT WITH EL COMANDANTE TIBURON
    SPEAR HEADING THE OPERATIONS
    RCQ WILL TAKE VACATIONS IN LA PERLA TAPATIA ONLY TO BE REUNITED WITH HIS BROTHER IN LAW, CHAPÒN.


    - el guatemala.

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    1. Usted cállese y siéntese alv! Chingadera trae baboso.

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    2. @9:44 Ya van de salida Caros y Menchos amigazo.

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    3. Calmate voz @4:12
      Hijodelagranputa

      Los menchos ya estan aqui en Guatemala maje @8:21
      Sacaron a lo buchone de Sinaloa cara de pajaro!!

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    4. @8:42 Ya se les va a acabar el corrido.

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  13. What other organizations are in that area of Gusave ?

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  14. "La lista negra "

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  15. ITS OVER FOR CDS IN TIJUANA HANK RHON WON THE ELECTIONS

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    1. Who’s Hank with? 12:03

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    2. I'm sorry to be the one who crush your dreams, but Marina del Pilar is the new governor of Baja California.

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    3. @12:03 The capitals kid getting white hair over the elections, now he is full Bloc Mayus!

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  16. Puro chappartrito en SINALOA 😆
    El "chapon", El "CHAPO" alfredo , El "CHAPO" trinni, El "CHAPO" the sinaloa, El "CHAPO" isidro, El " CHAPO" Guzman
    Pero "segun" son puros ALTOS y gueros hahaha

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    1. Beltranes, Carrillos, Palmas, Arellanos and many more sinaloenses are 6’2+

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    2. Its because their isn't to many short people compared to other parts of Mexico. For example in Puebla or Guerrero their isnt many light skin people so they call any regular mestizo "Guero"

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    3. Even Chapo is 5’7. Giant compared to michorizos or chilangos

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    4. Half of my family is from Chihuahua and the other half is from Sinaloa, both me and my dad are the shortest in our family and we're 5'8".. my tallest cousin is 6'5" so when we go to Mexico they refer to us as chapos.. we have some friends from Guanajuato that live in Phoenix and invited us over for a birthday party.. my dad and I felt like giants..

      True Story (i sincerely do not mean to offend anyone).

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    5. @8:41 ICV apenas pasaba los 5 pies y era de Durango. Cuando JAGL estaba libre les gustaba decir que "no hay chapo que no sea bravo" y ahora todos estos babotas dicen ser puro basquetbolista😝

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  17. Sounds like someone is connecting the dots on RCQ’s inner circle... or someone on the inside is spilling the beans... very interesting to see how this plays out...

    -Holden D. Cash

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  18. DEA coming for his ass. Little by little

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  19. RCQ is weak nowadyas. His cartel is barely getting it together again if anything and then they take these kinds of hits.
    Not that I'll loose any sleep over this but just stating the obvious.

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  20. RCQ is a total POS baby killer. Let's hope he meets his end soon.

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  21. Chapitos putting in alot of work against RCQ the young lions are taking out the old gaurd

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  22. Mira Qué chingon. Con su minivan del ano.

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    1. Usted que va saber compa. Este vato si manejaba bajo perfil.. fue compa de amado carrillo, de arturo del chapo, compadre de amando Lopez el rayo, estaba casado con una sobrina de sr Rafael, el chapon era malandro pero lo agarraron sin poder caminar después de un atentado en guaymas y hermosillo se quebro la pierna

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  23. típicos cobardes escondidos

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  24. Good shooting. Pro hit.

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