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Saturday, November 4, 2023

'El Virolo', Cousin Of 'El Marro' Leader Of Santa Rosa De Lima Cartel Arrested

 "Char" for Borderland Beat 

This article was translated and reposted from MILENIO

El Virolo' was arrested in the middle of a shootout in the community of Roque in Celaya. Here is everything we know about it.

Criminal Investigation agents from the Attorney General's Office of the state of Guanajuato arrested Juan Esteban 'N' "El Virolo", who was identified as the leader of a criminal cell and cousin of José Antonio Yépez Ortiz "El Marro".

Official sources informed MILENIO that "El Virolo" has an arrest warrant in force for aggravated homicide; during the arrest of the drug lord, who operated in the Celaya area, a confrontation broke out between agents from the State Attorney General's Office and armed men.

Clash between police and CSRL members

In the confrontation that took place on the Juventino Rosas - Celaya state highway at its junction with the community of Roque, two Criminal Investigation agents were injured, while three alleged criminals were shot dead.

"Our Criminal Investigation Agents achieved the capture of a criminal leader; members of the criminal group, in their eagerness to rescue their leader, attacked our agents with gunshots, who repelled the aggression. As a result, three people were killed and two more were injured," reported the Attorney General's Office of Guanajuato.

The shooting confrontation between the Criminal Investigation Agents and the criminals was recorded in videos captured by the inhabitants of the community, who witnessed the confrontation from a safe distance.

In the images it can be seen how in the distance people on motorcycles go from one side to the other and the thunder of the bullet impacts can be heard, even the public transportation routes had to be diverted.

 The events occurred around 1:30 p.m. on Friday where a chase ensued that culminated at the entrance to the Gasca community, located one kilometer from where the confrontation began.

Officers from the State Public Security Forces, the National Guard, Municipal Police and the Mexican Army arrived at the scene to support the state officers.

"The investigation is in process, as there are advances that do not put the investigation at risk they may be announced," concludes the statement from the State Attorney General's Office.


FISCALÍA GENERAL DEL ESTADO DE GUANAJUATO on X, " This morning on the Celaya- Jueventino Rosas highway, our Agents from  AIC_Guanajuato captured a criminal leader. 

Members of the criminal group in their eagerness to rescue their leader attacked our agents with gunshots, who repelled the aggression. As a result, 3 subjects were killed and 2 more were injured. 

The investigation is in process, as soon as there are advances that do not jeopardize the investigation, they may be announced." 






  1. Replies
    1. Actually that's a positive connor

    2. Viva Michoacan!!!!!

    3. 9:16 It's "affirmative" not positive.

    4. Be they can't even drop a super weak cartel in their own backyard 😂

    5. 8:19 guanajuato has never been their backyard, but ill tell you this, they got more control in Guanajuato than cds has of sinaloa, shit half of that state is BLO

    6. 12:29 is right CSRL only has the pueblitos around celaya the rest is basically all CJNG now y asta donde controlan se les estan metiendo

  2. Lmao.. Doesn't Virolo mean "cross-eyed"?

  3. Guanajuato needs the Equalizer. He wiped out the Camorra in the last movie. Maybe Almo can invite Denzel to begin the purge of Guanajuato.

    1. God, do I hate these new movies… lol

      In 2012 alone, it was reported the Camorra consists of over 100 clans and at least 10,000 members total.

      They also don’t operate as a whole group, or with any vertical hierarchy whatsoever.

      Good luck to Hollywood and fantasy boys…

  4. Fed in the left side looks pretty 👀

  5. Replies
    1. Shouldn't have been firing at law enforcement

    2. Its conmon to put cuffs on them , even if you put a lot holes in them before.


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