"Ivan" for Borderland Beat
The following video was publish on twitter on March 26, 2023, FECH members beating with a wooden paddle about 5-6 males subjects in their buttocks. FECH are a criminal cell working for the Guzman or Los Chapitos faction of the Sinaloa Cartel. The six males 5-6 male subjects captured by FECH members are believed to be a local gang of thugs called "macheteros" causing mayhem in the in the local towns. The FECH members besides beating the 6 males with a wooden paddle also force the "macheteros" gang to kiss each other.
FECH or Fuerzas Especiales Chuta is a criminal cell working directly for Ivan Archivaldo and Alfredo Guzman Salazar.
FECH are being lead by a former Los Damaso enforcer "El Chuta" that opted to side with Los Chapitos once the war erupted between Damaso vs Chapitos. FECH members are distinguish by using bulletproof vests with logos "FECH". El Chuta now is believed to be one of Los Chapitos top liutenants other than El Panu and Los Gueritos (Jorge and Angel).
FECH locations of operation are Ahome, and El Fuerte. Important to note that FECH territories are next to areas controlled by Chapito Isidro.
Besides FECH other criminal cells in Sinaloa that are under the Guzman flag are Los Ranas, Los Cholo Vagos, Los Chimalis, Los Ninis, Los Duendes, FEA or Fuerzas Especiales Avendaño. I know that I am missing a few, but this are some of the groups I have researched on.
For example, in an audio recording released during the failed attempt in January 5, 2023, to rescue Ovidio Guzman Lopez, "El Nini or El 19" can be heard through the radio asking for criminal cells of the Guzman flag to come and support in JM or Jesus Maria. The groups that showed support in the rescue attempt of Ovidio are Equipo de Lalo or team Lalo, Cholo Vagos, Los Ranas, El 14- FEA or Fuerzas Especiales Avendaño-La Campana.
(Speaker 1, Alleged to be El Nini)
Everyone needs to hurry the fuck up! Hurry the fuck up! Hurry the fuck up!
I need for everyone to come give me a hand out here! I need every fucking group! Come towards us!
Come in through Tamarindo, come out by La Campana, towards Jesus Maria.
Néstor Isidro García, alias “El Nini”, is alleged to be a Sinaloa Cartel leadership figure with strong ties to los Chapitos. To read more about his criminal history, please see this previous story.
There have been rumors within the last year that Nini has fallen out of favor with the sons of El Chapo, as some allege that Nini was deposed as the plaza boss of Culiacan and the position was given to another leadership figure, however, it is still likely that Nini heavily participated in the attempts to free Ovidio and retaliate against government figures.