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Monday, December 25, 2023

This Is What The Narcocorrido Of 'Kikil', Rafael Caro Quintero's Little-Known Nephew, Sounds Like.

 "Char" for Borderland Beat 

This article was translated and reposted from INFOBAE 

José Gil Caro was involved in activities linked to organized crime from an early age.

The name of a young man originally from Jalisco appeared in some newscasts in 2019 after he was arrested for drug and weapons possession in the state of Guerrero. No one knew he was the nephew of Rafael Caro Quintero, the former founder of the Guadalajara Cartel and ex-leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.

His consanguinity with the drug lord was revealed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on December 6, 2023. He is Jesús José Gil Caro Monge, alias 'Kikil', son of José Gil Caro Quintero, alias 'El Pelo Chino', Rafael's cousin.

At 32 years of age, 'Kikil' was sanctioned by the U.S. State Department due to his participation as a criminal leader in maritime drug trafficking from South America to Mexico.

According to official information, Caro Monge was born on June 20, 1991 and is very close to Mario Germán and Amberto Beltrán Araujo, sons of Amberto Beltrán Leyva, a previously unknown member of the criminal clan.

Kikil' is the son of 'El Pelo Chino (OFAC).

At the time 'Kikil' was arrested, his alias was not public. Still, it appeared months later in a narcocorrido performed by Regulo Caro Pérez, a well-known Mexican regional singer from Los Angeles, California.

On August 26, 2019, the singer published the song Kikil Caro on his YouTube channel, in which the young man's pride in belonging to the criminal lineage is exposed.

Throughout its nearly three-minute duration, the performer narrates Jesús José's interest in following in his father's footsteps and his fondness for AK-47 rifles.

"But how expensive could it cost me to go in and out and not come out scratched, but how expensive could it cost me to get my hands dirty, since I'm already in?" are the opening lines of the song.

"There you go, son of 'Pelo Chino', you tell us what to do, we are ready," can be heard in one of the verses of the corrido.

(Photo: OFAC)

"To the one who is of good blood, it doesn't matter the terrain, here we stand and we are even [...] My Kalashnikov [AK-47] threw up 100 shots, 'Kikil' Caro's weapon of choice."
El Pelo Chino' is considered the leader of the Caborca Cartel and one of the principal drug traffickers in the state of Quintana Roo, where his son's name first appeared in the press for his links to crime.

In March 2012, when 'Kikil' was just 20 years old, some local media in Chetumal reported the arrest of Caro Monge for his apparent responsibility in the murder of Saúl Alonso Rey Soto, owner of a barbecue business who was shot, allegedly, for not paying the money corresponding to the bet of a cockfight.

According to newspaper reports at the time, the son of 'El Pelo Chino' offered one of his acquaintances 20,000 pesos in exchange for carrying out the murder.


  1. Merry Christmas BB readers

    Feliz navidad amigos de BB


    1. Feliz Navidad Char 🎄
      Arriba Jalisco 🇲🇽🦇🇲🇽🦇🇲🇽🦇

    2. Feliz Navidad, Senor Char!

      Your contributions are always fantastic and greatly appreciated! 🦉

    3. Don Char, thanks for all your contributions. Your efforts don't go unnoticed. You are ppreciated Char. Blessings sent your way. 🙏

  2. But but no no this article is fake this is not true how dare BB as reliable as they are translate a post from a "patito" news website lol .

    1. Jajaja. No mames. What's so revealing about Infobae's article regarding a corrido that's over 10 years old?
      Of more interest is his complete name. Those who know some narco history will know what I'm referring to.

    2. No mames no puedo crer que el sarcasmo de 1:49 te paso por encima 😂

    3. Lo que es interesante is they have him and Pelo Chino as BLO. I read an article that Caborca was incorporated into the BLO. I tripped out when I read it but now I wonder if there’s any truth in it.

    4. 11:59 It's an alliance. Many cartels are a part of it.

    5. 11:59 family ties . Not the same cartel but some members have family ties to the other group

  3. Merry Christmas from Australia to one and all.

    Sending the warmest season greetings to the hard-workers at BB
    It might be unpaid work but it's definitely appreciated.

    1. I wanted a Dingo for Christmas.

    2. Merry Christmas, Mate! 🇦🇺 🇺🇸 🇲🇽

    3. Merry Christmas pura gente del señor steve Irwin

  4. Pues hasta un hijo de Caro Quintero fue a las olimpiadas en la rama ecuestre.
    Por supuesto no llego ni a los 10 mejores

  5. “Un kalashnikov vomitaba 100 tiros , arma preferida de kikil caro”

  6. Sicario 006 needs a corrido

  7. Merry Christmas aus Berlin and watch out your puppenschaft if you ever travel throught northeast mexico because Grupo Tercios are all gays in the skinny jeans

  8. That corrido is much older came out on his album from like 2012-2013… recently came back in popularity cause singer el rabbanito cover of the corrido

    1. Only reason Infobae became aware of it was because of that greñudo singer trending on social media 🤣🤣.
      Not hating on El Rabbanito.


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