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Friday, December 8, 2023

Who Is 'El Músico', Beltrán Leyva's Leader Who Would Be Above 'Chapo Isidro'?

 "Char" for Borderland Beat 

This article was translated and reposted from INFOBAE 


There are at least three drug traffickers at the highest level of the Beltran Leyva family (OFAC).


The Treasury Department's most recent announcement against organized crime in Mexico revealed important details about the Beltran Leyva cartel, from its top leaders to its ties to Rafael Caro Quintero's family.

Among the main details included in the OFAC sanction is the identity of Oscar Manuel Gastelum Iribe, identified as the top leader of the organization under the aliases 'El Músico' and 'Salgado'.

The alias was previously known thanks to narcocorridos such as Chapo Isidro Mentado, by Edgardo Núñez. The song, narrated from the perspective of Fausto Isidro Meza Flores, alias 'El Chapo Isidro', refers that the criminal leader owes respect to a character known as 'El Músico', whose official identity was unknown until now.

Born on October 5, 1974, in Jalisco, Gastelum Iribe had maintained a low profile that allowed him to establish himself as a drug trafficking supervisor from Colombia to the United States, passing through the states of Quintana Roo, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Guerrero, and Sinaloa.

Fausto Isidro Meza Flores, operator of the Beltran Leyva Cartel (Photo: fbi.gov)


The alias by which Beltrán Leyva's top leader is known refers precisely to his incursion into the artistic world, as unofficial versions point to him as a composer of narcocorridos.

Platforms such as Apple Music, Amazon, and even YouTube have records of the participation of Óscar Manuel Gastelum Uribe with different interpreters of regional Mexican music.

Sergio Vega, La Arrolladora Banda el Limón de René Camacho, Los Huracanes del Norte and Relámpago Musical are some of the projects with which this man, who apparently would be 'El Músico', has collaborated.

The Beltrán Leyva scheme identified by OFAC places Gastelum Iribe as the owner of Editorial Mercado Ecuestre S.A. de C.V., a company dedicated to publishing newspapers and magazines.

(Photo: OFAC)

In addition, in digital platforms, there are records that 'El Músico' owns Los Profetas del Norte, a company that specializes in the organization of events and entertainment services.

In the corrido that bears his name, the group Los del Cerro describes Gastelum Iribe as "humble," but "he can be very angry if you make him mad.

Although the song in his honor says that "he likes guns, but not for killing," the US State Department lists him as a notoriously violent trafficker with indictments in the District Courts of Illinois, California, and Columbia. He is also noted as a close associate of Jose Gil Caro Quintero, who is revealed to be a cousin of Rafael Caro Quintero.


Source:INFOBAE 





'LOS 3 ESLABONES' OR 'THE THREE LINKS' 

"EL MUSICO" 



"EL SAGITARIO" 


"EL CHAPO ISIDRO"




48 comments:

  1. Ahora resulta que los caro quintero eran beltran leyva? Primero eran cds despues jaliscos ahora beltranes. El chapo isidro agarra ordenes de un jefe mas alto?

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    1. AnonymousDecember 8, 2023 at 7:17 PM los beltran tienen parentesco con quinteros y esparragoza.

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    2. No sabia eso pero no me sorprende. Por ejemplo el chapo que dicen que tambien es familia lejana de los beltranes y lei en algun lado que tambien era familiar del leon de la sierra pedro aviles. Es la primera vez que los caro quintero son asociados con el cartel de los beltranes.

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    3. Que no habian agarrado a Caro Quintero despues de que tomo el mando de las operacioned de BLO? Me acuerdo haber vist9 eso en un articulo de cuando lo capturaron

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    4. En Sinaloa ahi apellidos igual de pesados que Zambada y Guzman. Pero las otras familias son mas discretas

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  2. Why would you want to attract law enforcement of your existence thru music, not very smart.

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    1. Why would you think that. The man obviously was in the music business. Not much was known of him nor had many heard of him or knew if he really existed till recent. If you ask me he did a pretty good job of putting up that front. Especially taking into account that he’s the top man in that organization. High than than my boy Chapo Isidro, and still flying under the radar. I’ll tell you this much, if I have to copy the test answers off someone for the test to pass my school grade and it’s only us three in the room, it won’t be you I copy them from. I’m going with Mr.Musico.

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    2. musico is offshot of CIDA clan salgado crew they have influence under lopez obrador skirt untouchable for the moment .cida ran the airport under barbas iron fist he was also part of la familia if not mistaken .hes not chPo isidros boss he convoys around the city with el gobers posse who represent CBL old news

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  3. Self snitching 101 thru music, social media etc.

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    1. Is it really? The governmenr and law enforcement had no idea who he really was until recently

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  4. El que se culio ala vieja del Dos Banderas?

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    1. Quien? El músico se echó a la vieja del dos banderas?

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  5. El chapo isidro y don Fausto ruelas y au gente son los buenos.. a los ruelas me parese ya los tienen fichados alv los gbachos del abcdario.

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    1. Hace años los ficharon. El padre murió al poco tiempo de que lo apresaron.

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  6. Are Inzunza and Gastellum common surnames in Sinaloa?

    Can’t help but feel like I’ve seen these names before.. lol

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    1. They are common but Macho Prieto was Inzuna and Jose Soto Gastellum aka El Tigre

      Isidro is married to an Inzunza sister I think

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    2. Gonzalo Inzunza Inzunza, commonly referred to by his alias El Macho Prieto, was a Mexican suspected drug lord and high-ranking leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, a criminal group based in Sinaloa, Mexico.

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  7. This article seems to be from analyst trying to squeeze that lime juice. Funny. I posted a while back. Fausto is Chapo, El Musico is Mayo and el Sagitario is Azul. Example... Obviously. My friends uncle is Eduardo Gastelum Barraza. Not sure if I spelled the last one right. Habla bien bronco. I do not think they are related. The Gastelum part. For those curious. He is "El Pony" who was right hand man to "El Guero Palma" Thank you. Enjoy this info before the weekend...

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    1. El mismo Pony que anduvo en San Luis?

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    2. 1244 El Pony tiene mas de 50+ de edad. No se. Se me hace que no. Lo que se es que vive en tierra blanca. Disfrute mucho los ostiones en su residencia. Ha ha

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  8. Oyeah, the song is "El Chapo Isidro Mentado" I wrote the previous comment about el Pony. If you think that is amusing his other uncle. Independent is super heavy heavy.

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  9. Beltran, Guzman, Leyva, Gastelum, Inzunza, Caro, Osuna, Felix, and some others im forgetting right now are some of the common surnames in Sinaloa. Most have nothing to do with cartels.

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    1. Avendaño Caserezes Torres Meza Avila otros apellidos muy popular en Sinaloa

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  10. El Músico lleva más de 20 años operando, de jefe lleva unos 10. Que mala onda que ahorita le sacaron a flote todo el show pero se la rifo todo este tiempo sin llamar la atención. Aver como la juega

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  11. Will BB ever use AI articles?

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  12. El Musico lives in chihuahua

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    1. That’s right tiene rancho en la sierra de chihuahua pegado a Sinaloa por el lado del Fuerte .

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    2. Ye I would see him and his family all the time in town but ppl would say he’s the son of a big politician

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  13. El músico is the brother in law of Arturo Beltran Leyva that’s why he was super close to el Barbas and eventually saw how Arturo ran operations and learned from being with Arturo all the time . Arturo asked him to join him along time ago in his business.

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  14. El Músico wrote one of Arturo Beltran most famous corridos ever “El Ayudante “ which translates to “the helper or the assistant”

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    1. "El Ayudante de Lino" is also ABL.

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  15. This is the same guy that helped get the Flores twins released with the help of Mencho. Major player in CDS before the split with BLO, and definitely not mentioned much.

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  16. These are the real narcos. Old school and quiet. With the exception of mayo and some of his people, CDS is a lot of youngsters that get big too fast, get too flashy and end up busted or killed after a couple years and it’s on to the next. This group is made up of traffickers with legendary narco surnames that have been in the game for decades without the clout and fame. Although not exempt from US indictments I’d be surprised if they ever get captured. Definitely some of the most interesting players in the game.

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    1. @2.33. Yeah right, so ''quiet'' and discreet that kids in the US are discussing him, and always have.
      ''Real Narcos''..

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  17. Caro Quintero cartel was/is allied with mencho. So that means 3 cartels United now ? Caro/ beltran-Leyva- mencho ?

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  18. Todos holleron el video donde le dijo mencho a su Gato quitale lo 5 millones y mandalo a la verga hablando de caro y lo de amigo de caro lo saco el pocos dientes muchas mentiras dueño de las noticias

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  19. Wouldnt make more sense to call them the Guasave Cartel ?? I mean, there are no Beltran Leyvas at the top of the food chain.

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    1. 704 the 5 families of La Cosa Nostra mafia still.use family name that Valachi snitched to government in 1963. Sure leaders change but mafia family name doesn't change. BLO using the same concept.

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    2. they’re all former subordinates of the beltran brothers and using their the same structure and connections

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    3. Just the AFO in Tijuana

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  20. Hum thanks for the explanation

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  21. Anyone know the other songs?

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    1. He wrote promesa complida too

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    2. Promesa Cumplida, fo’ real? Entonces es cabrón pa’ escribir el músico. La de “Soy Agradecido” de los Profetas creo que es para él también 🎶👌

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  22. Necesitamos ayuda en pejamillo Michoacán el cuate de tirimacuaro Michoacán está haciendo un desorden ayuda por favor

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  23. Ovidio gets caught now BLO info and leaders named?! Hmmmm

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