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Thursday, May 5, 2022

"El Señorón" Had Allegedly Allied with the Sinaloa Cartel When Arrested

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Francisco Javier Rodriguez Hernandez "El Senoron" was arrested in Mazatlan, Sinaloa where he had traveled to and is said to have sought alliances with the Sinaloa Cartel according to the State Public Security Commission of Morelos.

The day after the capture of Rodríguez Hernández, on May 2, the Morelos authorities reported that the criminal target had traveled to the north of the country, where he was arrested, and he made an agreement with the main enemy of the CJNG. However, they did not specify when, since his illicit activities were aligned with the forces of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, El Mencho.

A $500,000 peso reward had been put out for the capture of El Senoron responsible for trafficking and violence in Morelos.

“Thanks to this reward that was offered, he was forced to leave the state and began to look for allies and we know historically that in the Mexican Republic the Sinaloa Cartel has been a very strong cartel that has since been in dispute with the Jalisco Cartel, Nueva Generación, but he chose to ally himself with this criminal group, which is why he went to Sinaloa, specifically Mazatlán, which is where he established his residence there,” José Antonio Ortiz Guarneros, head of the State Public Security Commission, said at a press conference.

After the capture of Francisco Javier Rodríguez Hernández, Frank, XL and/or El Señorón, identified as a lieutenant of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG) in Morelos, the authorities have foreseen that the territory in his domain could be recovered by La Familia Michoacana.

José Antonio Ortiz Guarneros pointed out that more of the same faction will be arrested and, given the vacuum and rearrangements in the criminal structure, their enemies could retake the plaza. One of the main ones is La Familia Michoacana, they dedicate themselves more to kidnapping, and extortion, so we believe that they are going to try to take control of what Frank had.

The admiral foresaw that the criminal group could respond violently and attack the members of the security institutions for the arrest of their leader, before which they have coordinated with the Attorney General's Office, the National Guard, the Army, and the Attorney General's Office of Morelos.

They are going to continue to fall more, it is logical that they are going to begin to accommodate and it is obvious that there are going to be some reprisals out there, we are attentive to hit them with everything we have.

Ortiz Guarneros added that Señorón would be linked to the seizure of seven alleged members of the Cartel del Noreste, as well as the seizure of an arsenal that they carried in Xochitepec and Emiliano Zapata. Although some were from Tamaulipas, their alleged link with the CJNG lieutenant has been established. The official revealed that last week three members of the Colombian gang were arrested, as well as two alleged criminals from Morelos, who had drug packets with the same Frank and/or XL logo.

La Familia Michoacana has remained in the last decade, despite the displacement from its stronghold in the entity in which it emerged. Currently, it has been established in the Tierra Caliente area that encompasses the limits of Guerrero with the State of Mexico. The border of Morelos is also located in that region.

The Mazatlán Arrest

The Morelos FGE says that their collaboration with federal law enforcement agencies led to the location and subsequent arrest of El Señorón. He was found to be staying at Torre Veleros apartment building, which is located on Pez Vela Street in the city of Mazatlán.

Navy soldiers (SEMAR) are the ones who carried out the arrest, in coordination with federal Attorney General’s Office (FGR) agents, which took place at Residencial Pacifika, just a few blocks away from the apartment building. Excelsior reports that no shots had to be fired in the operation in order to detain El Señorón.

A photo alleged to depict El Señorón in custody is being shared on social media. In the photo, he can be seen standing in the back of an aircraft, flanked on either side by soldiers. He was flown out to the state of Guanajuato and will be presented before a federal judge.

After the fall of Señorón, Alicia Vázquez Luna, Secretary of Security of Cuernavaca, also warned that reprisals could intensify in the capital and they would maintain operations. That is the way in which we are preventing a resurgence of violence to take care of all citizens.

According to the authorities' report, it had several laboratories for the production of synthetic drugs, allegedly distributed in the municipalities of Cuernavaca, Jiutepec, Puente de Ixtla, Amacuzac, and Emiliano Zapata, Cuautla, and Cocoyoc, in the state of Morelos.

This subject appeared on the police radar after the arrest in August 2019 of Santiago Mazari Miranda, alias El Carrete, leader of the Los Rojos criminal group, which maintained its operational base in Guerrero and Morelos. The CJNG disputed control of the municipality in Cuernavaca with the Familia Michoacana, generating a wave of violence and Señorón was singled out as being responsible for the massacre of 8 young people at a funeral in the Antonio Barona neighborhood.

Subsequently, in videos broadcast on the network in mid-2021, men with covered faces and bulletproof vests could be seen distributing bags with school supplies to children in the state. Given the priority that the state gave to his capture by issuing the reward against him, he unleashed the fury of the criminal group who began to set fire to the billboards with his image placed on the Mexico-Acapulco highway.

That void was replaced by the CJNG with El Señorón who was known for leading the sale of drugs, but before his foray into organized crime, he allegedly collaborated in the youth networks of the state National Action Party (PAN) from 2012 to 2015.


  1. CJNG is getting dismembered literally and physically lol

    1. Wouldn't physically mean literally in that case?

  2. Cjng lieutenants finding out they getting paid peanuts sometimes not at all. Vaca and XL going with the proven breadwinners


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