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Friday, April 15, 2022

Los Chapitos Plaza Boss Executed In Front of Home in San Felipe, BC

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A man alleged to be the plaza boss of the town of San Felipe, in Baja California, who worked on behalf of Sinaloa Cartel’s Los Chapitos was executed outside his home earlier this week.

The Men Who Lie In Wait 

At approximately 9:21 pm on Monday, April 11, 2022, a man was attacked in front of a home in the Centro neighborhood of the town of San Felipe. The man was shot as he was on his way home and about to enter his residence, which was property #282 on Mar Caribe Avenue, when he was allegedly shot by hitmen who were inside a nearby white vehicle which had evidently been awaiting his arrival. 

A series of fourteen gunshots were heard and the man received seven serious gunshot wounds, located in parts of his body which included his face, chest and abdomen. A woman inside his home heard the gunfire and she exited the residence, worried for her son who was playing outside in the yard. At first she saw the attacker’s white compact vehicle, with tinted windows, speeding away from the area.

Her neighbor, who was outside and saw the shooting, told her to call 911 just as she saw her brother-in-law lying on the ground, shot. She placed an emergency call which urgently requested an ambulance on Mar Caribe Avenue, near the corner of Chetumal. The man was rushed in the ambulance to the nearest emergency room, however he succumbed to his injuries and died by approximately 10:30 pm. The was identified at the hospital as Andrés Rubio Rondero, 48 years old. 

The attacker's white vehicle burning at the garbage dump.

Homicide investigators were called to the crime scene and they found fourteen 5.56 mm spent casings in front of the deceased’s house. Police officers who were called to search the surrounding area found the white compact vehicle burning at a local garbage dump at 10:50 pm, having evidently been disposed of by the attackers. Said Betanzos reports that although this happened on Monday, April 11, it was kept secret from the public until officers disclosed details about the shooting on Tuesday, April 12.

Alleged photo of the deceased Chapitos plaza boss Andrés Rubio Rondero, alias “El Gallo”.

Andrés Rubio Rondero, aliases “El Gallo” and “El Gallito”, was allegedly the Sinaloa Cartel - Chapitos plaza boss for the town of San Felipe, according to Said Betanzos and Radio Patrulla

The San Felipe Criminal Landscape

In November 2020, the primary criminal organization operating in San Felipe, called Cartel de Mar, was nearly eliminated, when leaders Segundo Valenzuela and Juan Luis García Ruiz, alias "La Yegua", were arrested by law enforcement. The two men led a group of totoaba traffickers who worked within the coastal town.

Totoaba are a type of fish that are native to the Gulf of California in Mexico and easily caught off the coast of San Felipe. Totoaba are very valuable due to their swim bladder being considered a delicacy in Chinese cuisine and used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat fertility, circulatory and skin issues. Because of this, large commercial fisheries sprang up in the area and they overfished the gulf region until the native totoaba population dramatically shrank in size. 

In 1975, the species was officially placed on the Mexican Endangered Species List and it became illegal to catch totoabas. The Chinese demand for their swim bladders remained, however, so a totoaba trafficking industry developed on the black market. 

In 2013, it was estimated that 200 totoaba swim bladders were worth $3.6 million USD, making each individual bladder worth about $18,000 USD at the time. A 2017 Guardian article reaffirmed this estimate, writing that “the dried swim bladders have an average price of $20,000 per kilogram, causing them to be dubbed ‘aquatic cocaine’.”

Following the arrest of the two leaders of the totoaba traffickers, a power vacuum emerged and according to a June 2021 Zeta Tijuana article, Sinaloa Cartel’s Los Chapitos sought to fill the void. They saw the coastal city as a strategic location to further drug smuggling operations which aimed to bring product from southern Mexico north to cross the US Mexico border.

During this time it was believed that Los Chapitos already had control over the nearby town Gulf of Santa Clara. Zeta wrote that this is “where drug boats arrive, but now they intend to expand their operations to San Felipe to control the entire coast and completely take over a drug route.”

They wrote that a series of recent shootings during the summer of 2021 were indicative of Los Chapitos moving into the area and forcing the local criminal groups to “align” with them. They said the victims of these shootings were a part of the structure of Cartel del Mar that had refused to work with Los Chapitos. 

“Not all fishermen are interested in entering the drug trafficking business or subordinating themselves to external groups, so it is presumed that the attack on these five people was an act of pressure to assassinate obstacles and force others to fall in line.” 

“It is difficult for them to move and unload [drug boats] without the support of people who live in… [San  Felipe], so they sought to align alleged totoaba traffickers to take advantage of their structures and facilitate the unloading and transportation of crystal meth and fentanyl.”

Their efforts during the summer of 2021 seem to have paid off if they were able to install one of their men, El Gallo, as plaza boss. So then comes the question about who killed El Gallo? There is a small chance that someone from the remnants of Cartel del Mar was behind the attack. 

It is more likely that another group, from outside of San Felipe, were the ones who had El Gallo executed. Sinaloa Cartel’s Los Rusos, who stronghold the nearby city of Mexicali as one possibility. Another possibility is Sinaloa Cartel’s Los Salazars, from nearby areas of Sonora, who are still plagued by persistent rumors of having split from the influence of Los Chapitos however there is still no concrete evidence of said split.


  1. Se le acabó lo caliente al pinchi gallo, NEXT!

  2. Another low IQ scum bag POS dead. Good news. Their energy is black. They will cease to exist. The same applies ot all of these evil people who destroy their souls with disgusting evil behaviour in search of money. Their souls will have their energy destroyed by their evil and they will no longer exist when they die. This level of evil and blackness of the soul can not be cleansed

    1. Hi bloody mate.

      A man in Berlin, Germany

    2. Hi pinchi par pedorros y sus brujerias and her mionas.

    3. SIR I bet you.
      A man from London is Little Nuts Truther El loco

    4. @4:19 Stop equating black with evil. The light-skinned humans have committed the world's horrible atrocities like gassing Jews and dropping nuclear weapons on Japanese school kids.
      Cocaine was good until whites extracted the alkaloid and turned it into a poison that has destroyed millions.
      Black is not evil. White is evil.

    5. 9:07 I don't gamble unless I can bet somebody else's ass or chones, but there are here several suspect personalities...
      Let them be and analyze them.

    6. James Brown

      The rablings of a guy London
      Is the same as little Nuts Truther.

    7. 1:36 white ANTIFAS saved the world two times already, they even kept the black in kitchens and on the rear while they did the fighting except for some token air squads like Tuskegee airmen, indians and mexican 201 squadron that never saw battle,
      Then infiltrated US and British crooks adopted nazi Arab puppets to keep fighting behind the curtains, who, tha Wahhabi?

    8. @5:32. They weren't world Wars. They were two European civil wars. It is only white peoples ego and hubris to name it a world war even though they were only fought on four of seven continents.
      I bet those black cooks were happy to sit back in a warm kitchen and let racist white people kill each other. The greatest show on earth. Two white men Stalin and Hitler killed 30 million white people. Black cooks ate their delicious fried chicken while the white soldiers were dying and eating moldy Spam.
      Why should Black and Mexican people fight and die for a white man who already thinks they're second class citizens?

    9. The manboi in London of a failed empire of racism now just an epigone of the american empire of racism!
      London bridges falling down! Falling down!
      Too funny!

    10. Hey jamesboitoybrown Why should Black and Mexican people fight and die for a white man who already thinks they're second class citizens?
      Cause the modern world would grind to halt and y'all be beating wooden logs in your jungle villages!

    11. You forget the war in the asia Pacific? There was some war in africa that involved a lot of arabs...
      what I am trying to say is that not every black or white is bad, AND that ANTIFA saved the world from the Nazis, even with russian help, won the US civil War, and is trying to save us from the MAGGOT INFESTED MINDS OF THE EXTREME RIGHT WHITE SUPREMACISTAS AND NEO-NAZIS OF THE LATTER DAYS ACIS OF EVIL.
      remember their oringe prophet urging his proud boys and oath keepers to go to the Capitpl and fight like bitches to save "democracy" and steal the presidency for him that had NO BALLS to go with them but went to hide in the Whites' House dining room??? He had black accomplices and enablers like SCOTUS clarence the COON thomas,
      Evil has no color or race.

    12. Exactly 💯
      Let's be REAL..
      That was not the first world War

      Why don't they classify European take over of the Americas a world War?

      Way worse than what Russia 🇷🇺 is doing to Ukraine
      Way worse than what Hitler and Stalin did.
      We're talking about millions of people from North to South America getting murdered from women to children..

      -Un michoacano con serebro

    13. 10:11 the massive deaths that helped Whitey take over the whole continent were caused by accidental epidemics for which the american indian herds had no biological defenses luckily the conquistadores could not keep their weewes in their panties and vaccinated the indian women they raped and seduced and their mongrel children were born vaccinated...
      Even the Missionary padrecitos escaping from the long dick of the Pope participated on the immunization of the herd!!!

    14. @12:54pm Interesting, perhaps unique take. I'll have to ponder this one.

    15. Ponder on this..
      Why are popes in Latin America called "padres"? 🤔 fathers

      Because they were the fathers of many children in the towns..

    16. 1:40
      You are so lame, it doesn't mean that you can do better.

    17. The Catholic Church is called Mother for the same reason, but she ain't raped anybody...
      Same as any other organization, the church has has many criminal members in the ranks as in top positions doing their dirty deeds behind the curtains...
      Even nuns have been raped by mother superiors and fellow nuns until they like it and become full members of the sect.
      In Culombia you have the Community of EL Anillo whose top member General Rodolfo Palomino director of the Policia Nacional was dragged out of the closet by close associates and outed on national TV.

  3. Send his dried bladder to the Chinese.

  4. Chapitos getting smashed lately

    1. 6:13 lucky Chapitos do not depend on one street croissant vendor...

    2. 6:13 yep Chapitos looking weak as fuck

  5. Replies
    1. 9:03 wish washy wishes don't count for much, accuse somebody of something, make sure it's at least real suspicious and suspect and not some FAWX news straight from somebody's ass.

    2. SIR's ignorance is impressive for a woke child.

    3. 7:21 who feeds your "culture", hannity, tucker, sun myung moon? or any of the alternate reality MAGGOT infested brains?
      Wake the fuck up beech!

    4. 7:21
      CuernaVaca is not around to harass, now it's pick on SIR time. Can you get along for Easter Sunday and hug. a human being just like us.

    5. CuernaVaca got herself banned. 🤣

    6. Pobre Cochaburras,
      Es que nadien lo comprende!

    7. Ahh got banned, now we know. No wonder unkown is picking on Sir, like Miss H. Has said it and me too. SIR has a unique perspective of things in life, Unkown you may have some defects too, and no one is picking on you.

    8. SIR I want to buy some beers, for you it's true I don't have CuernaVaca to lick on, they call me bully in here. Once you have beers I will put my fingers somewhere.

    9. 8:36 yeah, I know, put your fingers up your ass until you are ready to graduate by getting fisted by the whole community

  6. Lol bunch of fisherman wacking Chapitos boss. Chapitos get no respect.

  7. San Felipe es el territorio de Leonel Leon Ochoa, alias "El Leon".

    1. Thank you, Carlitos, I love comments like this. I will look into this.

    2. Gracias patrón. Muy bien hecho. Pues, si le quieres matar, fíjate, ese wey no vive en Baja California. Ánimo!


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