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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Tijuana: Serial "Grasshopper" Chapito Leal Arrested

"Chivis Martinez" for Borderland Beat; TY to "BB Follower" 

He was an operator of the Tijuana Cartel (CAF) who changed sides to the Sinaloa Cartel (CDS) and then returned to the CAT

Octavio Leal Hernández, alias "El Chapito Leal", who has already been detained on some other occasions and  changes loyalty  from one "side to another", as he was alleged operator in Tijuana of the Sinaloa Cartel and now he is related again to the Arellano Félix Cartel (CAF), he is one of those arrested after the armed confrontation last night in the vicinity of the Río Zone.

Unofficially, the identity of Leal Hernández was announced, which had already been arrested on at least two occasions, the last of them in 2017 in the vicinity of the Cacho neighborhood.

"El Chapito Leal" was captured last night along with seven other people (one of them who was injured), after an assault at used cars lot, in the vicinity of the El Chamizal neighborhood, which resulted in a chase and armed confrontation with agents of the Municipal Police when they fled in at least three units, one of them, a pick up equipped with strobes, with men carrying long weapons.

This event caused a strong police mobilization in various parts of the Rio Zone, in addition to hundreds of motorists circulating around the area witnessed the events to be caught in the confrontation that lasted the East Fast Track, and that motivated the closure of some roads to protect the perimeter in which the arrests were carried out.

It was the Municipal Police, in an operation headed by the head of the corporation, Jorge Alberto Ayón Monsalve, who managed to arrest the alleged perpetrators, as well as the confiscation of firearms and vehicles, and in the early hours of the morning  Thursday, the seizure was made available to the Federal Public Ministry,  a security device was mounted in the area of ​​the FGR building in Tijuana, in which elements of the Mexican Army, of the National Guard, and municipal and state police, waiting for an alleged transfer of detainees to the center of the country, as said unofficially.

Leal Hernández had managed to escape from the authorities on at least two occasions recently, in events where lieutenants were detained at his service, while according to police sources, two of his close collaborators were killed in August last year.



  1. Lol his nickname is Chapito Leal? Leal? Hahahaha guy has no loyalty.

    1. 2:55 he is not Loyal or Leal, he just got arrested.
      Eso le pasa por andar ahi de caliente.

  2. all state police; municipal police in tijuana are dirty on the take

  3. Let's see if grasshopper can jump his way out of this one.
    Interesting how a so-called grasshopper managed to survive this long from peer/rival syndrome.

  4. He will be out soon

  5. In Mexico we used to eat the grasshopper. We will fry them and eat them in tacos with chile and lemon.

  6. Leal means Loyal in spanish

  7. Should have stayed with CDS

  8. Excellent 👍 catch, but it's Mexico, he will be let out in no time, and will now grasshopper to the Baby Killer Cartel.

  9. They captured the couple that took 7 year old Fatima, guy killed her for his pervertions. A reward was offered, let's hope the lady that tipped gets it.

  10. I hate guys who copy other guy's names. El original.


    El Muletas #691 and El Comandante Diablo #828

  11. well this dude sure doesn't live up to his name lol


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