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Monday, January 17, 2022

CJNG's Regional Boss El Gato Pardo Arrested in Veracruz

The following is a direct translation of an article written by Edgar Avila Perez for El Universal that was published on January 15, 2022. Warning: Graphic images below this point.

An alleged hitman leader of the Cartel Jalisco New Generation (CJNG), along with three of his accomplices, was arrested in the metropolitan area of the city of Xalapa, the capital of Veracruz state. He is accused of the murder of six people, four of whom disappeared a week ago.

Mario Ariel "N", alias "El Gato Pardo", alleged head of the hitmen, was captured in the municipality of Emiliano Zapata, in the area surrounding the capital.

The subject, along with three other people, was driving a Toyota HiLux pick-up truck at excessive speed and evaded police directions in the town of Rinconada.

Elements of the state Public Security Secretariat initiated a chase until they caught up with them in the town of Buena Vista, where the subjects fired at the police unit.

The officers outnumbered the aggressors, managed to intervene and secured long firearms, cartridges, magazines, tactical vests, various driver's licenses and official identification documents, marijuana, as well as posters with threatening messages.

Two of the four bodies found last week on a dirt road in Rinconada that have been attributed to El Gate Pardo.

Police sources indicated that "El Gato Pardo" was linked to the homicide of six people, among them the four bodies found last Saturday on a dirt road in the Rinconada community in the municipality of Emiliano Zapata.

Considered To Be The CJNG Plaza Chief

He is considered the CJNG's plaza chief and one of the main generators of violence in the area of Texistepec, Jáltipan, Chinameca, Isla, Jesús Carranza, Oteapan, Cosoleacaque and Minatitlán.

Police sources stated that the subject has been involved in illegal operations such as extortion, homicide, robbery of businesses and public transportation, as well as the sale and distribution of narcotics.

His romantic partner is Lourdes del Rosario "N", alias "La Güera", who is being held in the Tuxpan prison for crimes against health and outrages against authority.

The detainees were placed at the disposal of the Integral Unit for the Prosecution of Justice of the Xalapa District, for the alleged crimes of illegal possession of a firearm, crimes against health (drug charges) and possession of a stolen vehicle with an altered VIN.



  1. A plaza can be considered a neighborhood,city,state or various states.
    So does a regional boss have a higher ranking than a plaza chief?

    1. Usually "Plaza" refers to City..or designated area. Regional bosses are in charge of several plaza chiefs depending on how big their "region" is.

  2. Connected to Curupt officials he will be out the back door in 2 days.

  3. Good hope gets sent to USA with the rest.La


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