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Monday, April 11, 2016

Los Aquiles untouchable by Authorities

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Zetatijuana article

Subject Matter: Los Aquiles, Baja California
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

According to authorities in the Security Counsel, the head criminals, integrated into the violent cell of the Sinaloa Cartel, Los Aquiles, are 23 in number, of which five, of the third and fourth level, are detained, one was assassinated, three have detention orders and 18 have impunity.

Reporter: Zeta Investigations
There is an organogram that identifies 23 persons.

There is a criminal cell called Los Aquiles headed by Alfonso Arzate Gracia and his brother Rene. The photographs, the names, the details of their members, all are known to the Operational
Forces of The State Council for Security of Baja California.

In the list appear 22 men and 1 woman, only in the case of one of them, is there no photo as he has never been detained.

According to information of the authorities, all of the cell members of Los Aquiles are responsible for homicides, kidnapping, transit of drugs from Mexico to the United States and sale of drugs to drug dealers in Baja California towns, principally in the coastal zone.

The rise of these criminals on the criminal scale has been rapid, and has been based on the quantity of homicides that they are free to commit. " By daring", a high ranking Security official responded to Zeta, at the time forming his fingers into a a gun with a firing motion- when asked why it was that Raul Miranda Ordaz "El Alejo", a car thief in 2010, converted into the armed wing of the Sinaloa Cartel group identified as "Los Aquiles" in 2015. (Otis: Arturo Beltran Leyva started off as a car thief, so the question is moot).

After revising the systems of information of the prosecutors, Zeta was informed that up until today, only three members of this cell have orders of apprehension against them.

The leader Alfonso Arzate has one pending for kidnapping and his second level bosses, Alfonso Lopez Rodriguez "El Chino" and Dalia Rodelo "La Prima", for their participation in the assassination of the Director of the Institute for Sport, Arturo Hachadur Kaloyan in December of 2013.

Traffickers and killers

Another member, Gonzalo Javier Rivera Camarena was riddled in a double homicide that occurred on 19th of August of 2015 inside a Pizzaria in a commercial plaza, located in the North Zone of Tijuana, and five more are detained for various homicides: Moises Martinez "El Saico", Jesus Arellano Hernandez "El Negro", Gerardo Guizar "El Rulas", Jose Arias Medina "El Sotol" and Lucre Cerda Pacheco "El Cuate Malo".

The 18 with Impunity

Starting with the Arzate Garcia brothers, according to local authorities, abandoned the State months ago, but they control the trafficking from various locations in Sinaloa and Jalisco.

The brothers Alfonso and Rene also have properties in their name in Tijuana, which were exchanged or given as a donation to their wives, so they may be protected in case of assurances.

In one document, one could know that "El Aquiles" and his wife made these administrative processes from Mazatlan. Meanwhile the official partner of "La Rana", lives in Tijuana and has a series of businesses in commercial plazas of the city.

As for the leaders of the second level, authorities have identified 8:

*Raul Miranda Ordaz "El Alejo"

*Julian Alfonso Lopez Rodriguez "El Chino"

*Dalia Rodelo "La Prima"

*Leonardo Pena Peralta "El Turbo"

*Victor Miguel Aguirre Saenz/ Victor Manuel Aguirre Saenz "El Dorado"

*Pedro Abelardo Arzate Garcia "El Mostro"

*Juan Jose Perez Vargas "El Piolin"/ "El JP"

*Eduardo Gutierrez Sandoval "El Barny"/"El Gordo".

Of these eight, the only one the authorities have no identified physically is Gutierrez Sandoval, who they have proportioned information in respect of his criminal activities, from the State and Municipal Police - their criminal servants that have been arrested and liberated are: Baltazar Ocho Fierro "El Balta", Victor Hugo Mejia Lopez "El Griego" and the newly captured one Marco Carrillo Grande "El Marlon", (Otis: see link to article on his capture by BB reporter J).

"El Alejo", thief to Cell Boss

Mentioned as the intellectual author of the quadruple homicide  in El Palenque Poker of Ensenada, on 23rd of January 2016, and of homicide and intent to kill various traffickers from the Cartel Arellano Felix in Tijuana, Ensenada and Rosarito, Raul Miranda Ortiz doesn't have a detention order against him.

According to information of the Council of Security, he supports the Sinaloan's against the CAF in the struggle in Ensenada, Tecate, Rosarito and Mexicali.

 In Tijuana he has total freedom, but his zones of major control area: North Zone, Obrera, Sanchez Taboada and Libertad Colonia.

One of his first captures was registered in January of 2010, with photographs taken by journalists in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, when they detained him on Avenida Sonora.

 They presented him as part of a gang originally from Mexicali dedicated to car theft. The apprehension was made by the Group of Attention for Crimes.

In April of 2013 in a press conference the then Secretary of Security in Tijuana, Alberto Capella, informed that the citizen Raul Miranda had been captured together with Agnis Tapia for their participation in the double assassination of Alberto Pacheco and Orlando Duran in a taqueria in the Fraccionamiento Los Alamos, that they offered the Police 25,000 dollars to be set free and that hey had confessed criminals for the Sinaloa Cartel even though before they had been members of the Cartel Arellano Felix.

In June of 2015, 10 alleged criminals were detained including Lucre and Marco Cerda Pacheco, they identified "El Alejo" as their criminal boss. In July of the same  year, Miranda was signalled as the intellectual author of the assassination of Eufrosina Alvarado Sanchez, a woman of 65 years old and mother of Alberto Avila Alvarado "El Chacal - detained on  7th of may of 2015, and member of the Cartel Arellano Felix

Video Recording of "El Turbo" in armed attack

Leonardo Pena Peralta "El Turbo", the authorities have located in the criminal world as a killer for hire between the years 2007 - 2011. killers detained in this same epoch commented that sometimes they killed for Fernando Sanchez "El Ingeniero" and sometimes for Eduardo Garcia Simental "El Teo", who headed the internal was in the Cartel Arellano Felix.

In 2011 the Police found him with the Sinaloa Cartel, in charge of a team of Sicarios. At this moment he is head of retail drug sales in the North Zone.

In his public appearances, the authorities identified him as the subject that heads a cell of killers that went into the restaurant Carl Jr. of Soler on 11th of December 2014, in order to kill Giovanni Valenzuela "El Diesel", which was captured on video, outside the hamburger joint they attacked him with gunfire, but he escaped. 12 days before, the same Valenzuela and other friends were shot at while they eat and chatted in the restaurant Cabanna de Paseo in Chapultepec.

El Chino detained with arms in an attack on a functionary

Julian Alfonso Lopez Rodriguez "El Chino" was presented as a criminal by the Municipal Police on the 4th of August of 2012, the previous night he had been captured in the Obrera Colonia in the company of two deportees and a minor, the Police confiscated a .45 caliber pistol.

According to the Police report, they captured him after he a woman gasoline attendant in the Obrera Colonia, Primera Seccion, and they accuse them a allegedly responsible for homicides occurring in this zone.

In March of 2013 "El Chino" was picked up by the Police forces as responsible of the assassination of a youngster on the 9th of March in the bar "Ruta 6", located in Calle Sexta of the central zone of Tijuana, he was detained as a minor, and said that the order for the death had been given by a man identified as "Chapito".

Actually in this organagram he is one of the heads of drug sales in the Obrera Colonia, though they indicate that he also has residences in the town of Rosarito.

"La Prima" in the homicide of "Hacho"

According to the Ministerial investigation of the PGJE, after the capture of Dagoberto Molina Valenzuela in January of 2014, they could clarify the criminal that participated in the assassination of the Director of the IMDEP on 16th of December of 2013.

One of the participants was Julian Alfonso Lopez Rodriguez "El Chino" and the other Dalia Rodelo "La Prima".

Rodela had formed part of a previous investigation of the PGJE in July of 2013, when during an internal struggle in the Sinaloa Cartel, her partner Arturo Vazquez Hernandez had been shot while being captured in possession of arms in the Playas de Tijuana delegacion. This man was assassinated a few weeks later.

According to intelligence sources she operates at the criminal partner of "El Chino".

"El Dorado" switches to the United States

The first capture of Victor Miguel Aguirre Saenz/ Victor Manuel Aguirre Saenz "El Dorado", was carried out by the Frontier Patrol of the United States in December of 2008 after being arrested in a house used to traffic persons in San Diego. At that time they informed that Aguirre had previously been deported for the same crime.

In May of 2013 the State Preventative Police reported the capture of Victor Manuel Aguirre Saenz, who was in the company of Guillermo Trujillo, the two were arrested in a vehicle in Calle Ermita of Tijuana in possession of cocaine and marijuana.

One of his actual functions is to control the sale and transit of drugs for the North Zone.

"El Piolin" from drug dealer to alleged assassin

The Mexican - American Juan Jose Perez Vargas "El Piolin"/ "El JP" was detained by the State Police in April of 2010 in possession of 15 grams of cocaine, 5365 dollars, and 13,310 pesos in the Sanchez Taboada Colonia, Jose Sacramento Garcia Navarro, said that he was buying drugs.

In a public interview for the authorities, he said that he crossed drugs into the United States with his cousin contact in the Sinaloa Cartel.

The same year after being detained again by the State Preventative Police for crimes against health and possession of firearms, and by the Municipal Police of Tijuana for vehicle theft.

In December of 2011, he was newly detained by the PEP in the San Agustin Fraccionamiento, this time in possession of a firearm and bullets for the FN 5.7mm pistol known as Mata Policias because of its ability to penetrate body armor, he was with Francisco Adrian Sanchez Rios, who also was carrying a firearm. They were presented with five other people and " three bales of marijuana, a bag with 34,133 US dollars in and various vehicles.

Of these leaders of the second level, of whom we have little official public information is Pedro Abelardo Arzate Garcia "El Mostro", coordinator of drug trafficking in Playas de Tijuana and Eduardo Gutierrez Sandoval "El Barny"/"El Gordo" operator in the East zone of Tijuana.

"El Mostro" despite having the same surname as the ringleaders of the cell, the Group for Coordination does not provide any proof of kinship, but as a trusted friend, a killer that prefers to use his hands, brought from Sinaloa to start the struggle against the remnants of the Arellano Felix Organization.Of "El Barny" they only have statements of his alleged accomplices already mentioned, "El Griego", "El Balta" and "El Marlon", identified by the Council for Security as in the third level and the same rank as Israel Orozco "El Punisher".

Orozco and Mejia Lopez "El Griego" have been detained as presumed responsible of homicides between 2013 and 2015, and the two have been set free.

In this third level of the organigram the following also have been identified, Roberto Carlos Hernandez Montalvo "El Pollo", detained by the Municipal Police of Tijuana in November of 2014 with drugs and guns but was set free; Baltazar Ochoa Fierro "El Balta" and Jose Luis Martinez Hernandez "El Secre", who without problems obtained his no prison antecedents card three months ago.

Original article in Spanish at Zetatijuana



    1. Off topic does anyone know if chapo isidro is in jail i heard he got cought last month is that true chivis can u give us info

    2. Last I heard Isidro was spotted in Nuevo Leon but is still a fugitive from justice. That said, my info might be outdated

    3. Did ya'll notice?
      "El turbo","el piolin","el barny"
      compare to:
      "Lil'snoopy","lil' cuete" or "mr triste"

    4. Err,they are somewhat to blame ?

  2. Waiting on part 2 of Arturo Bletran Leyva????

    1. I got the new pictures from narcomics today so it shouldn't be that long, maybe a week.

    2. Dope, can't wait.

    3. Are you putting unseen pics of him, would be nice. I have a few.

    4. send the pics please!

      Narcomis created some great images, but I am sure otis could also use previously unseen fotos.

    5. Chivis send me an email and I'll send them that way.

    6. Yep any material like that you have would be gratefully received. Thanks, Otis

    7. Farándula Buchon has a bunch on face book.

  3. Pleadge fealty to the greatest nation on earth. The United States of America. Join our armed forces. And get paid 2 hunt down it's global enemies. - El Sol Perdido

    1. 6:04 the greatest enemies of the US are... d o m e s t I c.
      --Nobody does greater harm to the reputation, treasury and standing of the US in the world than our All American Chickenhawk Countrymen and their Chickenshit and their hired hands, CHOLE...

    2. Guess who bit the hook with the worm on it?
      Wind it in Sol but leave the hook in its big lip

    3. Politicians are elected. Soldiers volunteer. What do you do that's so much better besides complain 3:05?

    4. 2:12 who is complaining?
      --Stating some facts of life does not mean shit or a complain, Chole, you find early on life what you are good for, and often you become a "soldier for life", I don't see the great deal, Chole, just don't mix up being a soldier with falling into being a mercenary ho, all up for pay and bounty or both...

  4. Criminal cells like these Aquilles come and go almost daily in Mexico! They are either eventually captured by the police, killed by their enemies, or killed within their own cells for snitching. In a few years only the name Aquilles will be remembered because the cell will have seized to exist.
    Mexico also never fully orders the complete apprehension of every individual member of a criminal cel either because of their ineptitude they do not know all the individuals working for a criminal cell, or the local authorities are corrupt themselves or just to avoid the hassle of fully investigating and doing paperwork only to later find out that the individuals they where targetting with arrest warrants are already dead anyways! Or it can be a combination of parts or everything I said!

    1. So you actually don't say anything at all...

    2. Chino antrax sentencing update?

  5. In mexico is easy to be a criminal "there is no law" impunity 24/7.

    1. Mafias. Mafias. Nationals & internationals, with all the dirty money they can do anything with anybody on that backyard, & at the same make loads of dollars from it. They must be digging all that corruption running 24/7. See how long it lasts. . .

    2. 10:19 it has been going on since the mid fifties, but it was up since the 20's on the US, it has lasted about 100 years by now...
      You wanna make sompim out of it?

  6. Co-opted government forces fighting each other; one group of cops gets paid by CAF to pick them up and another group gets paid by CDS to let them go. Only when one side gets the government on their team will there be peace in Tijuas again.

    1. The divided government in power is also represented in the divided blueberry pie of drug trafficking that fights their wars for turf while the pooliticians pat each other on the back...

  7. Tijuana is CDS , where is cjng? Scared to come out there caves!where's all the cjng nutthugers at!?

    1. 5:13 BB writes one article about Los Aquiles and all of a sudden CDS is Tijuana. If you haven't noticed CDS is getting used and abused like a Tijuana whore. I give CDS one year before they are run completely out of TJ or have to make a truce with AFO so they can use the plaza. I am not a CJNG hugger but I don't think CDS can handle CJNG right now even though I wouldn't mind for the pink ladies and the CJNG to slap each other around. I like a good girl fight.

    2. Well put Mr.Anonymous ... show your real name chicken nugget

  8. Either way these guys are fichados, if they don't get killed by their enemies their friends surely will.. real spit

  9. Los aquiles me la soban. estan mas pendejos k sus primos y tio/tias k viven en east lake y San Diego a los k vajaron x 700 libras de mota y lez quitaron Las armas q portaban.

  10. CJNG is under the radar... Thats where their at... Working very Quietly... Thats how buiz is conduncted B... Ya Feel me??

    1. I don't consider a cartel being under the radar when the US government has already deemed CJNG their biggest concern. No cartel is ever under the radar in Mexico.

  11. These are mayos distributors in baja better known as the hiding cockroaches, car theft and kidnappings the main course for them if they had balls they should have run plazas and ways, not underestimate them however they may snatch your bag one day!

  12. From an objective point El Aquiles seems to be superior. Remember back in late 2013 or very early 2014 there was that 'new tijuana cartel' manta. Then a few months later it was Aquiles vs El Atlante who was olso on the manta, then it's just been more and more chaos in Tijuana since then, but no matter what has happened, it seems El Aquiles has remained that most powerful figure in the city and it's surrounding areas. Los Aquiles must control the police, and given that they're part of CDS that's even more evidence they do given CDS has always corrupted the best. Basically every polic force and politician in Sinaloa, Sonora, Western Chihuahua and Western Durango is on payroll from someone in CDS.

    1. I dont think cds controls all of sinora it been in dispute for a long time. Maybe around half.

    2. What's funny is the two brothers aren't even in TJ. They are giving orders from the safety of there homes in Sinaloa. That is why Los Aquiles will lose in the end. After all woh wants to work for a chicken shit?

    3. There might be some criminal cells from other states but the violence is because all the CDS cells fight with each other a lot. The thing that makes them CDS is really just the origins of their organization, and whether or not they sell at the price set by the CDS top tier (Chapo, Mayo, etc.) Possible that Chapo's faction has gone to war with El Mayo as La Sierra is blowing up in violence ever since Chapo escaped last year, maybe even before then too. The big bosses can't tell the others to stop fighting anymore because if they could it would be pretty calm. As in Baja Sur, it was just a local dispute not Damaso vs Mayo because if it was then North-Western Mexico would be blowing up like it did when BLO broke off. CDS is a mess but if El Mayo hasn't been caught or killed then that must mean that hierarchy remains. Chapo Isidro and other BLO cells must have just integrated back into CDS or are on their own which explains some of the violence.

    4. I sell at a loss, but it brings out all the perras wondering where the business went and chewing on each other's ass like hungry perras.

    5. @ 8:20, did you ponder the reason why cartel bosses let different factions under their control fight? when it would seem in their best interests to stop it?

    6. What's your take on it Otis?Why cartel bosses let the different factions hash it out?Wouldn't it be bad for business?

  13. The original article that Otis translated for us has the pictures he talks about of all these sicarios.One of the sicarios is a ringer for me and has the same fuckin name?
    Wonder if we are related?Anyway jus sayin,thanks for the work Otis-B

  14. wey is everywhere all over mexico and even u s soils correct u s hate it or love when respect is due give it ps no nuthuggin here ----->suwws

  15. Los aquiles son bola de piedreros!

  16. Who would want to work for some snitches!

  17. Alberto arellano corona aka piloto CAF boss;)


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