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Friday, December 30, 2011

"El Mil Amores" Arrested in Violent Ciudad Juarez

A suspected leader of the La Linea gang was arrested by municipal police in Ciudad Juarez, a border city in northern Mexico, city spokesman Manuel del Castillo said.

Julio Cesar Perez allegedly planned kidnappings, ran extortion rackets and ordered hits in Ciudad Juarez by members of La Linea, a gang that is considered the armed wing of the Juarez drug cartel, Del Castillo said.

The 31-year-old Perez, who went by the aliases Arturo Bautista and Javier Gonzalez or "El Mil Amores." will be officially identified by the Defense Secretariat in the next few days, the city spokesman said.

Perez was arrested along with three other suspects in an operation led by Juarez police chief Julian Leyzaola, Del Castillo said.

The gang boss was arrested Wednesday morning after several men traveling in an SUV fired shots at a woman, killing her outside a gym.

The woman apparently owned the gym in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico’s murder capital, and had refused to pay the gang protection money in an extortion racket, police said.

Municipal police chased the gunmen, arrested them and found two firearms in the vehicle.

The suspects identified their leader, who was at a safe house in downtown Ciudad Juarez, police spokesmen said.

Perez and one of his right-hand men were arrested at the house, where police found firearms, tactical equipment, ammunition and drugs.

Perez succeeded former La Linea leader Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, who was arrested in July and allegedly had a hand in 1,500 murders, Del Castillo said.

Juarez, located across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, has been the scene in the past few years of a turf war between the Sinaloa and Juarez drug cartels.

The cartels, backed by hitmen from local street gangs, are trying to gain control of smuggling routes into the United States.

Ciudad Juarez, where more than 9,800 people have been murdered since 2008, has been plagued by drug-related violence for years.

The murder rate took off in the border city of 1.5 million people in 2007, when 310 people were killed, then it more than tripled to 1,607 in 2008, according to Chihuahua Attorney General’s office figures, with the number of killings climbing to 2,754 in 2009.

More than 3,100 people were murdered in the border city last year, making 2010 the worst year since a war between rival drug gangs sent the homicide rate skyrocketing in 2008.

The killing has not slowed this year, with about 2,000 people murdered in Juarez.

Source: EFE


  1. are they even working for the Juarez Cartel? Seems like they are independent now, they have nothing for them..

  2. wow... They killed that woman because she refuse to pay them their quota. Execute this worthless sob's on the spot and be done with it. They don't deserve anything less.

  3. They basically caught these guys in the act and all they did was..............arrest them? FUCKING KILL THEM ON SIGHT! What I want to read is: The police chased them, disarmed them and then killed each one of them before throwing their bodies in a ditch. That would be progress. Do that every day and eventually the bodies of dead criminals would pile up nicely.

  4. Hahahahahaha!!! Que chinga les pusieron a esos cabrones.

  5. looks like they kicked the shit out the guy in the black shirt good job police

  6. Capitol Murder anywhere except Mexico? Why? These thugs shold be publicly hung,then Telavised.

  7. the guy in the black shirt seems to be a heroin addict going through withdrawals to me because in every single photo he is in agony and got that dope sick look.

    from what i understand is 2 are from the car and 2 are Bosses and i would assume they wouldn't want to kill the people from the car cause they the only ones to say these guys the Bosses

    but wow what a win for Julian imagine all the info he gonna get from these guys he gonna be doing raids allover the plaza.....

    ~~~el spaceio~~~

  8. They love to hang out in cauhtemoc chih and soto mianas chih also known as santana chih and ps while in those town they have look outs at entrance of town to radio main linia force inside if police put camaras and watch it 24/7 from the entrance of these towns these guys main force will be caught

  9. I think he was arrested here in El Paso...

    - Nosa

  10. This was a very successful year for the war against drugs and the very bad guys.

  11. I like all the comments in this blog, y que chingen su madre los de los carteles especialmente el de los z por poner su cartel como si no tuvieran huevos, detodas formas ya saben que ustedes los z se aprobechan de los mas debiles y su vida no tiene futuro, aqui los vere caer uno por uno.

  12. Municipal police making arrest in Mexico ? WOW I'm shocked..Chief Layzaiola should be given command of federalies police down there..this guy gets results...Calderon needs to get this guy a bigger role..but God help him because I'm sure there are death squads in that city just looking for an oppurtunity to put him in a coffin..bravo to the chief and his brave officers, Mexico needs more of you ...

  13. They worked that 2nd guy over a wee bit too much. Haha, he is

  14. La verdad me gusta ver y escuchar cuando Julian Leyzaola habla de estos cabrones y ojala y se los cojan en la cárcel. Another thing this people talk about how brave they are and what happened when they get arrested, the sing like canaries. I'm still hopping for Mexico to implement capital punishment for MF like this.

  15. I seriously doubt these guys are anywhere near the top of La Linea as the article suggest. They are one small cell that probably controls 6 blocks in the city. They probably really pissed someone off and were put out of business. They beat the hell out of all of them. Think about that one a minute. The Municipal Police of Juarez are the La Linea. What really happened? Someone fucked up and there they are. I think they are small timers.
    @11:36 AM...Looks like to me he got some ribs broke.

  16. Everyone knows that leyzola is working por el chapo. In tijuana they brought him to fire local cops loyal to fernando sanchez. Chapo was receiving help from ferderal police and army but it wasnt enough he needed local police to keep moving product. Same thing now in juarez leyzola fires cops that have ties to la linea. Then institutes el chapos ppl as new trainees. El chapo and el mayo have been doing this since the beginning in juarez. They find people on la lineas shit list then recruit them to snitch on the juarez cartel. You can see why when el chapo entered juarez vicente carillo fuentes and el jl gave the order that anyone owing money or losing loads be taken care of. If you remember the house of death incident no one ever found out what happened to comandante miguel loya gallegos he was a top enforcer for the juarez cartel. Later he finally resurfaces under the case for costilla sanchez a top sinaloa capo in charge of el paso and juarez. One informant stated chapo held meetings in mexico city to find ways to snitch on carrillo fuentes. The informant goes on to say comandante loya is helping chapo and el mayito in juarez to get people to flip on la linea.

  17. ♦♦Another thing this people talk about how brave they are and what happened when they get arrested, the sing like canaries♦♦ Talk is cheap and they do that well, abusing others that can not defend themselves its also easy when they are few with guns but they are facing strongest and better prepared they don't even fight for their freedom they are a bunch or girls with guns. They need to have them dressing inmates jumpsuits pink and pink underwear. They are a bunch of foggers. (pink jumpsuits like this:

  18. Talk is cheap and they do that well, abusing others that can not defend themselves its also easy when they are few with guns but they are facing strongest and better prepared they don't even fight for their freedom they are a bunch or girls with guns. They need to have them dressing inmates jumpsuits pink and pink underwear. They are a bunch of foggers.

  19. These guys look like dirty homeless crack-heads. If this is a leader, can you imaging what the rest of the dirty pendejos look like.

    I guess they didn't make enough money to wash their clothes or take a bath. jejejeje

  20. 1:36 , a hhuueevo pendejo , mira , la gente del cartel de juarez son de sinaloa , (los lideres) , dont let regionalizmo affect your judgment, sinaloa tiene un modelo de trabajo muy bueno , tienen dinero , their the best for any city , and in they kill afew ratas y secuesstradores , so be it , por que el gobierno no vale verga , they are the best chance we have , like it or not, puro sinaloa

  21. how come on local news said a todo diffrent story that they tride to rob her hummer and the got shot in the park i know for a fact that where 2 bodies in the park mmmmmm

  22. you people are sooooooooooo....yeah right,that la linea is gone,that chapo controls juarez...donde!!!!hahaha.for real people. aqui en juarez we al know that chapo got beat.he doesnt control juarez. el ncj is here and now are recruiting like never are no where in juarez,as soon as ncj halcones spots one,la linea sicarios move in,and they continue to do it,like they by much for sinaloa cartel winning juarez

  23. Look at the date in these pics..all these guys were murdered by the Z's during that big 30 man breakout 6 mos. ago where all the Prison Guards
    were involved. Shows you that what comes around
    also go's around..!


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