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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The resurgence of La Familia Michoacana

 Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Steve    LaSillaRota

"La Familia Michoacana" was in decline, however, it was reborn. It has a second wind that puts it back in the sights of the Mexican and US government


"La Familia Michoacana" seemed like a cartel in decline, practically disappeared on the national map of drug trafficking; However, he was reborn, today it has a second wind that puts the cartel back in the sights of the Mexican and US government .


The criminal organization was one of the most fearsome organizations in the country, born in the eighties, it was the executioner of Michoacán in the first decade of the two thousand.

First, an ally of "Los Zetas", who learned military tactics from what was the armed wing of the Gulf Cartel (CDG), adding a religious pseudo-ideology to their criminal practices.

Later, he became independent and violently removed his former associates from the entity, becoming the head of the Michoacán state.

Its top leaders were: Enrique "Kike" Plancarte; Nazario Moreno González, "El Chayo"; and by José de Jesús Méndez Vargas, "El Chango Méndez". (Carlos Rosales Mendoza founder / leader should be named on this list)

Michoacán still remembers the abandonment of five human heads in a den in Uruapan, Michoacán, in 2006; or the granadazos in the center of Morelia during the national festivities of 2008.

In 2009, in a publication of the Official Gazette of the Federation, the government of Felipe Calderón offered rewards of 30 million pesos to those who help find the whereabouts of the main drug trafficking leaders.

Among the most wanted capos were Nazario Moreno, "El Chayo"; Servando Gómez Martínez, "La Tuta", José de Jesús Méndez Vargas, "El Chango"; and Dionicio Loya Plancarte, "El Tío". All of them from the "Michoacan Family".


Starting in 2010, everything changed. The cartel began to disappear in the criminal sphere.

One of the reasons for its decline, even mentioned by the US government, is that "La Familia Michoacana" requested a truce with the Mexican authorities in exchange for the dissolution of the organization.

Another of the arguments for his first fall were the differences in the leadership: "El Chango Méndez" and "El Chayo" thereby, the two leaders had a falling out and split. (one of the reasons often pointed to is their clash regarding Los Zetas involvement, Chango supporting the involvement)

Nazario Moreno, along with "Kike" Plancarte, separated from "La Familia" and founded "Los Caballeros Templarios", where they accentuated religious overtones and placed "El Chayo" as their "messiah."

They took advantage of the fact that "El Chayo" was presumed dead by the Mexican authorities without evidence - more than an audio " La Tuta " telling "his people" that Nazario Moreno "was no longer with us" after a confrontation with Federal Forces - to ensure that the capo would return from death.

The weakening of "La Familia Michoacana" was consolidated with the capture of "El Chango Méndez" in 2011.

The power vacuum left by " La Familia Michoacana" was quickly taken over by "Los Caballeros Templarios ".


The criminal power of "Los Caballeros Templarios" was more violent than that of "La Familia Michoacana ", they controlled practically the entire state and, in addition to drug trafficking, they ventured into extortion, kidnapping and illegal seizure of mines.

The violence against the population was such and the government's response was non-existent, that self-defense groups were born to remove the "Templars" from their lands. The armed movement caught the attention of the government of Enrique Peña Nieto, who set "The Knights Templar" as a priority target.

Then, its leaders began to fall: "El Chayo" Moreno and "Kike" Plancarte were killed by federal forces in 2014; "La Tuta" was already arrested in 2015. While the self-defense groups (autodefensas) were taking their operators out of the Michoacán municipalities.

However, some of these self-defense groups were co-opted by members of organized crime, mainly the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG), who began to grow in 2015. (CJNG/Mencho allied with the Sierra-Santana brothers aka Los Viagras in an agreement that Mencho would supply all equipment, weapons, funding to eliminate the autodefensas and Tuta.  Allegedly, Rafa Caro Quintero supported the effort and supplied funding and vehicles.  Tuta was among the last to know of this agreement between his enemy and his former members)

The CJNG made itself out of the power vacuum in Michoacán, after the constant blows against "Los Templarios", with the help of local criminal gangs, such as "Los Viagras" and the "Familia Michoacana" itself.

The Sierra Santana brothers, leaders of "Los Viagras", were part of the self-defense groups ; like Jesús Méndez , "El Chuchín", son of "El Chango Méndez" and compadre of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes , "El Mencho", maximum leader of the CJNG .

Thus, "La Familia Michoacana" re-emerged in its homeland with the backing of the CJNG. They expanded, with the help of "El Mencho", in Guerrero , State of Mexico and even had a presence in Colima.


The alliance of "La Familia Michoacana" with the CJNG was broken. There are still no clear reasons for their break, but there are records of clashes between the two cartels.

Although "La Familia Michoacana" was gradually relegated from Michoacán, they made the State of Mexico their criminal bastion.

The Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) maintains that "La Familia Michoacana" maintains an alliance with " The Caballeros Templarios" in the State of Mexico , to confront "Guerreros Unidos", which has resulted in the weakening of the criminal organization (GU).

The Attorney General's Office of the State of Mexico (FGJEM) points out the most wanted in the Mexican entity as the brothers Johnny Hurtado Olascoaga, alias "El Pez", and José Alfredo Hurtado Olascoaga, alias "El Fresa", for whom it offers 500 thousand pesos of reward for his capture.

The Sedena coincides with the Mexican Prosecutor's Office of the Hurtado Olascoaga leadership in "La Familia Michoacana."

Regarding its presence in Mexican territory, different national and international agencies differ, but there are at least three states that constantly mention: Michoacán, Guerrero and the State of Mexico .

For example, a document from the Attorney General's Office (FGR) indicates that "La Familia Michoacana" has a presence in Morelos, Guerrero and the State of Mexico .

For its part, information from the Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) places "La Familia Michoacana" in Michoacán , Guerrero and the State of Mexico .

While the government of the United States says they have presence in Michoacan and Guerrero, alongside identifying operations in the state of Washington, in partnership with gangs;  Mexican Mafia", "Norteños", "Sureños" and Peckerwoods".

The same US authorities claim that it has specialized in the production and smuggling of methamphetamine, along with the trafficking of other synthetic drugs. They are also known to traffic marijuana, cocaine, and heroin.

Code Booklet Templarios Fro... by Chivis Martinez


  1. The original Zetas were miltary trained by the US, their Guatemalan Kaibiles, their first tier israeli operators for Ernesto Zedillo "La Neta", they brought their expertise in illegal mining to michuakan too, their ties were with FECAL, his sistet Cocoa, and margarinflas zavala de FECAL, PRD and PAN POSING FOR PRI PARTY.

    1. Kaibiles are second tier as all of Latin American special forces are, only Mexico has has a unit of true first tier special forces.

    2. Wrong buddy they they worked with the China mafia/government and by force the templarios made the Chinese work with them a lot of
      Billions were made

    3. Mexico has first tier shit level military, not all of them are criminals, only M tr oo many of their ginirals and officials "diplomados de estado mayor" and guardias presidenciales turned into Jefes Huachicoleros.
      SouthAmerican military stole the criminal cake when they betrayed Salvador Allende in Chile and Argentina, turning the Air Force Academy and the Escuela de la Marina into torture centers to torture and murder their own military members for not joining their spurious movements, by then the School of the Americas had graduated more than a few practitioners, worse than NAZIS.

  2. Amphetamine and meth are very necessary to keep your mules and burros working without food or breaks, in illegal mines in michuakas, jaliska, zacatecas, guanajuato, hidalgo or coahuila, sonora, chihuahua or on the US...

    1. Ariiba michoacanxjalisco la mera soga unque te de comezon en el culito jediondo chinalolita perrro muerto de hambre olambe botas miedas de ellos

    2. Amphetamine and meth also gives you the name la mera verga

  3. Lets try this logic. The people from Michoacan who deal dope, mostly meth and coke, are connected by "family" ties. Those in the business are called "family". Now in all these ensuing years I have never seen la familia dissappear. The dope dealers deal with impunity here, year after year after year. It is not a happy life from what i can see.
    Granmas (and grampas) passed it on to their kids who pass it on to their kids.
    Not everyone goes that route and Michoacan is a big diverse state with incredible culture, but truthfully, the family michoacan, hasn't stopped dealing in my city, they've expanded exponetially.

    1. Their power regressed because meth is not as profitable as it once was. Methamphetamines is the substance that gave the state lots of power. I understand that now they have diversified their fountains of Income.

  4. How ironic that a cartel named themselves after and adopted the image of the infamous “knights templars”, who masqueraded their pillaging under the guise of Christianity..

    Did I mention they were secretly followers of esoteric practices and worshipped an entity named “baphomet”?


    1. And they worshipped stone heads but who cares because baphomet is not an entity, it doesn't exist.

    2. Pretty much it’s reasoned that chayo was a mason idk what level but suppedtly still alive

    3. 6:32 "COVFEFE"
      Does not sound real evangelical, but Will have to make doo.

  5. I am glad la fam. Michoancana detached itself, from the Baby Killer Cartel.

    1. Whats the difference kid? Having nightmares again of mencho coming under your bed about to take your chon chon while grupo elite holding your arms and legs smh its all on your head kid dont be scared all cartels dont discriminate race gender age etc they will all eat you

  6. Hey Would be great to know if any REWARDS were collected in "Any " crime
    we hear about them being offered but never collected I understand you cant put the names down because tbey would be killed
    But it would be interesting to find out if Any has been collected 'EVER

    How about awards for any and all drug dealers and corrupt Gov.officals
    and a free get away card

    Thank You

    1. Good luck, there have been posts on BB about people trying to collect a “reward” but at the end of the day, is it worth getting involved in the incarceration of a criminal boss? No matter who or where you are info can always be accessed to find out who cooperated. Yes even criminals have tried this. The last post was of the pilot who got Miguel caro Quintero locked up.

  7. That old grandpa and a few Michoacan farmers are the ones cjng cant seem to beat..if "grupo elite" is so tough why dont they go after Abuelo and get the job done? Seems like they are too occupied making wannabe call of duty videos 🤭

    1. 7:38 They have MILITARY on the pay roll to BACK them UP each TIME CJNG kicks THEIR A$$...

    2. Because abuelo hides behind innocents, women, kids, and guardia nacional. You can’t just shoot everyone. Seems like you’re the one thinking it’s a video game


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