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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

LFM Plaza Boss "El Seven" Tried To Hide in Private School to Avoid Arrest in Morelos

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La Familia Michoacana plaza boss Israel Blanco Nava, alias “El Seven”, was arrested by Marines in Cuernavaca, Morelos, after an investigation into his links to the Ayozinapa case. 

The Arrest

At around 4:00 pm during the afternoon of October 3, 2022, the Marines (SEMAR) and agents from the federal Attorney General’s Office (FGR) began an operation which aimed to arrest a La Familia Michoacana (LFM) plaza boss named Israel Blanco Nava, alias “El Seven”. According to Excelsior, the operation was the culmination of “an investigation linked to the Ayotzinapa case and the disappearance of the 43 normalistas.”

The operation planned to nab El Seven while he was in the Lomas del Tzompantle neighborhood of the city of Cuernavaca, in the state of Morelos. El Seven was believed to be hiding out in a building along with a number of bodyguards. 

The closest road, Vía Láctea, was blocked by federal personnel and SEMAR soldiers approached the building. El Seven managed to spot the Marines from inside, so he and two of his bodyguards jumped into a vehicle and tried to speed off. 

Their vehicle, however, drove right into the blockade created on Vía Láctea. Seeing no way forward on the road, El Seven and his bodyguards exited their vehicle and tried to escape on foot, ducking into a nearby gated property whose gate had been left open. This property was the Rancho Tetla campus of the Marymount School, a private Catholic middle and high school. 

The gate El Seven and his bodyguards used (Gate #3) was left open because it functioned as the main entrance and exit point for both staff and parents. They had hardly gotten more than a few steps past the gate when FGR agents and SEMAR soldiers caught up with them. According to later reports, a few gunshots were exchanged and finally they managed to get the men to surrender.

The federal personnel ordered them to lay on the ground and began to handcuff the three men. It's at this point that a bystander pulled out their camera and began filming the arrest. Their video can be seen below.

Video Source: Antonio Aranda

Marymount School later released a letter (seen below) explaining what had happened and how the school was only involved in the incident through happenstance. They also explained that they closed Gate #3 for the safety of students and staff and temporarily used Gate #2 for the rest of the day.

This is not the first time that El Seven has been arrested. He was detained by federal agents in 2012 during a series of raids on drug labs in both Cuernavaca and Yautepec. He was discovered to be in one of these labs, alongside three other people. 

At the time, news articles like Noticiero El Circo wrote that El Seven was believed to be responsible for the logistics of the movement of drug shipments and the purchase of firearms within La Familia Michoacana. Further details on how El Seven is suspected of being involved in the 2014 Ayotzinapa case has not been disclosed at this time. 

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  1. This winner looks like he's been smoking too much of his product.

  2. Like the coward he is...

  3. He should have went out like Don Arturo.

    1. @7.23
      You mean shot like a hunted dog? Maybe even captured then assassinated? Don't believe everything you read about that Scarface bullshit. The story was concocted to deflect from Garcia Luna but backfired when the army took their own revenge on site.They were arresting this dude here, but there were 200 hundred marines coming to kill Arturo on Lunas orders, so it wasn't a valiant last stand against capture, no matter what some of the fan articles on here say. It was a whimpering fat brute who was bullying his last bodyguards not to run, so that HE could. Just saying..

  4. The guy looks like he has been using meth heavily, has not slept for 6 days.

  5. Maybe 7 is his IQ. Looks seriously stupid

  6. 7:23 if he went like don Arturo, he would not be able to confess how he forced Osorio Chong, Cienpedos and EPN to cover-up the Ayotzinapa case...

  7. No lie diana a hottie

  8. Interesting to see the cops outfitted with Tavor rifles. Not too many of those in Mexico. I remember a BB story from a few years back about a sicario in Juarez being caught with one.

  9. Diana is smoking hot compared to those pale-ass Sinaloa poodles.

  10. Diana has got all us dudes sprung


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