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Friday, June 28, 2024

Exposing the Carrasco Narco Family of 'Los Chapitos'

 "Enojon", "Char", "HEARST", "Crux1469" For Borderland Beat

Early Sunday morning, June 23, 2024, Los Noticieristas, Luz Noticias, and Ríodoce news sites based out of Sinaloa reported a heavy armed confrontation in the small community of Sanchez Celis syndicate of El Dorado, Sinaloa. The armed clashes started at about 5am on various videos published heavy caliber gun sounds could be heard and as more news reports came in, it was confirmed that Mexican Military Special Forces were conducting a raid against an organized crime leader. That crime figure was ‘El Chore,’ a criminal leader and member of 'Los Chapitos' or 'Los Menores' faction of Sinaloa Cartel. 

Initial reports alleged the deaths of Raul Carrasco Lechuga Aka “El Chore” along with six to seven gunmen, but information could not be verified as bodies needed to be identified. On Monday June 24, 2024, Los Noticieristas confirmed the death of El Chore along six others so a total of seven deaths. 

El Chore was described in numerous narco-ballads by Panchito Arredondo as starting his criminal career at a very young age carrying an AK-47 assault rifle and moving up through the ranks. Formerly operating as an enforcer for 'Los Damaso', but when the war erupted between Los Chapitos and Los Damaso in 2017, El Chore opted to join Los Chapitos. El Chore was given the El Dorado plaza after Los Damaso were wiped out in the war, which was a key plaza and base of operations for Los Damaso as most of their family members lived there.

The Interview 

During an interview with news publication Los Noticieristas, a woman named Cecilia would state she received a phone call around 5:00 AM from her son, a 17 year old named Omar, asking her to pick him up from work as a confrontation with security forces had erupted. When asked what he was doing there Cecilia claimed Omar was at work tasked to clean trailers for an unknown company along with two other minors, a 12 year old and a 11 year old who is also believed to of been working alongside Omar, stating they were screaming as gunfire rung in the background until the call dropped. 

When finally reaching the area to check on her son and the others Cecilia states she was prevented from entering by security forces who refused to disclose the status of those inside, instead responding by pointing their riles at Cecilia and telling to leave, only learning the conditions of those involved by a child who managed to flee the scene, the unidentified child would claim they had been shot at while escaping but that Omar and the others are still there. 

(Video by Los Los Noticieristas, Interview of Cecilia Carrasco) 

A translation is as follows: 

[00:01] Ernesto Martínezc: "Can you tell us what happened here?"

[00:03] Cecilia: "My son called me at around 5 in the morning, calling me crying and screaming to pick him up because there was a confrontation..."

[00:11] Ernesto Martínez: "At what time was that?"

[00:12] Cecilia: "At 5 in the morning." 

[00:13] Unknown: "He's still there?" 

[00:14] Cecilia: "He's inside there, he's a minor and there's other minors in there..."

[00:19] Ernesto Martínez: "How old is he?" 

[00:20] Cecilia: "He's seventeen, there's one that's twelve and I'm not sure if there's another one of 11 [years old]." 

[00:23] Ernesto Martínez: "What is your son called?" 

[00:24] Cecilia: "Omar" 

[00:27] Ernesto Martínez: "And what was he doing there?" 

[00:27] Cecilia: "Cleaning the trailers." 

[00:28] Ernesto Martínez: "In where?" 

[00:29] Cecilia: "a yard of trailers." 

[00:34] Cecilia: "Yes the trailers."

[00:35] Ernesto Martínez: "Do they belong to a company?" 

[00:36] Cecilia: "Yes." 

[00:38] Ernesto Martínez: "Who do you know is still there?" 

[00:41] Cecilia: "Just the [drivers] they're the only ones who stay there, they leave their trailers and rest." 

[00:45] Ernesto Martínez: "At what time did you say your son called you?" 

[00:46] Cecilia: "At five [in the morning]." 

[00:46] Ernesto Martínez: "At five, and what did he tell you?" 

[00:48] Cecilia: "To come pick him up because the Government came and began shooting..., he screamed and screamed saying "mom don't leave me here", and I asked what happened but he wouldn't answer, he and the other kids would just scream while [gunshots] were heard..." 

[01:07] Ernesto Martínez: "You heard all of that?" 

[01:08] Cecilia: "We were on our way, when he called the shootout already erupted..."


[01:15] Cecilia: "He called around five." 

[01:16] Unknown: "And after that?" 

[01:17] Cecilia: "I came here." 

[01:18] Unknown: "Did you have any communication with him after?"

[01:19] Cecilia: "No..." 

[01:22] Ernesto Martínez: "Did the call drop?" 

[01:22] Cecilia: "Yes, I called but he wouldn't answer." 

[01:25] Ernesto Martínez: "What have the authorities told you?" 

[01:26] Cecilia: "[Nothing] they wouldn't let me enter, I told them I just want to check and make sure they're okay but they wouldn't get near, they'd point their rifles at us and tell us to leave." 

[01:35] Ernesto Martínez: "And what did they say? They wouldn't tell you if there was anyone injured or...."

[01:36] Cecilia: "No they'd just say that they don't know and that it doesn't correspond to them, a kid who was running by because he managed to flee..." 

[01:44] Ernesto Martínez: "How old is the kid?"

[01:45] Cecilia: "Its a little kid as there were kids from 10 to 11 years old here cleaning the trailers...He said he was shot at while fleeing, [saying] "they shot at me, they shot at me, the rest are still inside"...." 

[02:10] Ernesto Martínez: "And the kid that escaped where is he?" 

[02:12] Cecilia: "I don't know, I tried called him but he wouldn't answer..." 

[02:14] Ernesto Martínez: "The one who escaped?" 

[02:15] Cecilia: "Yes." 

[02:16] Ernesto Martínez: "He took shelter [somewhere]." 

[02:17] Cecilia: "I believe so, out of fear I don't know." 

[02:19] Ernesto Martínez: "You don't know what the child's name?" 

[02:20] Cecilia: "No." 

[02:21] Ernesto Martínez: "And he also worked there?"

[0:22] Cecilia: *Nods Yes* 

[02:23] Ernesto Martínez: "Right now they haven't told you anything? What will you do? Have you talked to Human Right [Organizations]?"

[02:26] Cecilia: "Unintelligible...But they wouldn't answer, we just want them to let us enter and check." 

[02:31] Ernesto Martínez: "Not a single official has spoken with you?" 

[02:32] Cecilia: "No nobody, nobody." 

[02:33] Unintelligible  

[02:35] Cecilia: "Yes." 

[02:38] Ernesto Martínez: "And what are you asking them for?" 

[02:39] Cecilia: "Well to let us inside to check on them." 

[02:41] Ernesto Martínez: "But if you can't enter the area because it's been secured, what will you ask [instead]?"

[02:47] Cecilia: "We'll still go inside, if they want to do something against us then oh well, our children are in there and we'll do whatever we can, I already told them I'm going to wait if not I'm going inside...." 

[02:57] Unknown: "How many others are with your son in there?"

[03:00] Cecilia: "Four kids are the ones who come in to work, and there's the drivers..."

[03:04] Ernesto Martínez: "Did you hear...the helicopter that landed nearby?" 

[03:07] Cecilia: "Yes."

[03:08] Ernesto Martínez: "Where did it land?"

[03:08] Cecilia: "Over there." 

[03:10] Ernesto Martínez: "It's there?" 

[03:10] Cecilia: [Yes] it's there. 

[03:11] Ernesto Martínez: "Do you know if that helicopter was shot at?" 

[03:13] Cecilia: "Excuse me?"

[03:14] Ernesto Martínez: "Was the helicopter shot?" 

[03:14] Cecilia: "No."

[03:17] Ernesto Martínez: "Did any of their ambulances come in? Or anything?" 

[03:20] Cecilia: "No." 

[03:22] Ernesto Martínez: "Never?"

[03:22] Cecilia: "...Some of them went in and began filling their cars with gas and diesel, taking suitcases that were inside, they just went in to steal. They can steal whatever we just want to go in and make sure our coworkers are good."

[03:38] Ernesto Martínez: "What is this place called?" 

[03:39] Cecilia: "Sánchez Celis."
[03:41] Ernesto Martínez: The town of Sánchez Celis. 

[03:44] Ernesto Martínez: "Thank you very much, can you tell me your name." 

[03:46] Cecilia: "Cecilia." 

[03:47] Unknown: "Did your son tell you if he was..." 

The Government Announces the Names of the Deceased

On June 24, 2024, the government announced the identities of the deceased. The men killed were: 

Raúl Alberto Carrasco Lechuga, alias “El Chore”

Omar Joaquín García Carrasco, aliases “Omarcito” and “Omarcillo”

Juan Enrique Aragón Niebla

Manuel Antonio Díaz Osuna

Emmanuel Guevara Esparza

Oscar López Silva, alias “El Chinito”

A man known as “El Galleta”. 

Social media was soon flooded with images of the wake and funeral ceremonies being held for the cartel figures who had died. Photos show that El Chore and Omarcito appear to have had a joint wake.

Cecilia’s Son Was a Cartel Member

Cecilia’s son Omar Garcia Carrasco, who she claimed merely worked washing down tractor trailers, was a cartel member known by the aliases “Omarcito” and “Omarcillo”. 

He posed on social media with a firearm fitted with a drum magazine, standing in front of a statue of Santa Muerte. He’s seen wearing four radios in the photo shown above. 

The Damning Facebook Post by Cecilia’s Daughter

One of Cecilia Carrasco’s daughters made a Facebook post with a photo of Omar. In the post she mourns the loss of her brother and her “uncle”. This presumably refers to Raúl Carrasco Lechuga, criminal alias “El Chore”, based on the last names of the deceased.

This means that her mother Cecilia is the sister of not only Raúl Carrasco Lechuga, alias “El Chore”, but she is also the sister of Chore’s well-known cartel figure brothers, like:

Jesus Manuel Carrasco Lechuga, alias “El Pato” 

Unknown Carrasco Lechuga, alias “El Chivo”  

As well as having a cousin named Jose Federico Lechuga Franco who is a Sinaloa Cartel member. 

In addition to Omar, Cecilia’s other son Carlos Garcia Carrasco appears to be involved in the cartel as well based on social media photos. 

El Pato was a Sinaloa Cartel figure that is best-known for a video in which he approaches a stolen military pickup truck driven by CDS hitmen. The footage was allegedly filmed during the chaos of Ovidio Guzman’s 2019 arrest. 

(Video By: Culiacán Alterado Plus, footage of stolen SEDENA vehicle)

El Pato in Culiacanazo

On October 17, 2019, Mexican authorities launched a raid at a home in Tres Rios, Culiacan, which captured Ovidio Guzman Lopez. The Secretariat of Security and Civilian Protection at first claimed that Ovidio was captured due to happen stance, later, however, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador acknowledged that the soldiers were sent to the home due to an arrest warrant for Ovidio. 

While Ovidio was captured, Sinaloa Cartel hitmen began a public campaign of violence that intended to not only prevent Ovidio from being taken to Mexico City by federal forces, but to harm government personnel and effectively take the civilian population hostage. 

Videos of El Pato and the stolen military vehicles, as well as clips of hitmen aiming 50 cals, became emblematic of the violence that the Sinaloa Cartel was willing to inflict on the population of Culiacan.

The next day, on October 18, 2019, President Lopez Obrador announced that “his security cabinet made the decision to release [Ovidio] Guzmán from custody and that [he] supported their decision.” 

The President said the “cabinet made the decision in response to the threat to the lives of civilians and of the soldiers involved in the operation.”

The Sinaloa Cartel’s response seemed to have been effective. The day of Ovidio’s capture and the subsequent outbreak of violence is commonly referred to as “Culiacanazo”.

Cecilia’s Brothers

Pato’s family seemed to be well-aware of his alias. In a video posted by “ivonnecarrasco” on Tiktok, Pato can be seen blowing out a birthday candle, being sung to by his family, surrounded by duck (which is “pato”) plushies. 

El Pato, despite his well known act of violence, seemed to meet a non-violent end. A few years ago he died due to health-related issues.

Social media posts shows a large tribute mural painted of Pato and presumably two of his favorite vehicles, which appear to be restored early 1980s-era Ford pickup trucks - a style which is favored by Sinaloa rancheros.

Cecilia has posted a number of tributes to her brother Pato on social media. 

Some of these tributes are stills from the famous Culiacanzo video. This demonstrates that Cecilia was not only aware of Pato's cartel involvement, but also unashamed of his participation in the violence of Culiacanazo.

Cecilia’s brother El Chore was a well-known Sinaloa Cartel figure who began his career working under Dámaso López Núñez, alias “El Licenciado”,  and his son Dámaso López Serrano, alias “Mini Lic”. 

El Chore and his brother El Chivo later began working more directly for the Guzman family, operating primarily near Eldorado, Sinaloa. 

Chore was rumored to be somewhat of a hothead. He allegedly carried out a kidnapping which upset members of the Sinaloa Cartel - Mayo faction and it earned him the ire of Mayito Flaco. 

A Common Tactic 

Cecilia Carrasco appears to have withheld important and relevant information when she presented her son, a gun-carrying Sinaloa Cartel member, to the media as if he was merely a car washer. 

She also only mentioned being concerned for the safety of her son, which is interesting because her brother, El Chore, was already rumored to have been killed in the shooting and yet she made no appeals for information on his safety. 

Maybe her concern for Chore simply slipped her mind. Or maybe she was concerned that Chore's reputation as a high level Sinaloa Cartel member might make her appeal less sympathetic. 

Having civilians express faux-outrage over the treatment of their relatives by government forces as a way to pressure law enforcement to release cartel members is not a new or novel tactic. It's a practice that is encouraged and sometimes paid for by cartel groups themselves. 

Take for example the 2014 arrest of the Gil Acosta brothers, known subordinates of Sinaloa Cartel's Ivan Guzman. 

Relatives of the brothers spoke to the media, claiming the military had unfairly kidnapped them. 

Linea Directa Portal wrote that "a relative, who requested anonymity, said during the morning of February, Navy soldiers forced down the door and they threatened two adults who live in the home. They say the men were questioned for two hours and then taken by the soldiers - two men who live in their home in order to take care of their grandparents.”

Similar tactics can also be seen in Michoacan, when civilians are “encouraged” to storm military bases when local cartel leaders are arrested under the pretense of them 'rescuing' someone from the military. 

Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon have a similar problem with specific “human rights groups” that seem to only advocate for the rights of men alleged to be cartel members. 

Sources: Los Noticieristas, NACLA 
, CNN , Linea Directa Portal


  1. Crazy how sinaloas glorify dying like chore is like every one of them die like that crazy shit

    1. Well yeah because they liked him.

    2. 🤔 if you give it some thought, a lot of them have died like Chore. Arturo, Nacho, Chalito, Macho, Manuel Torres, Cholo's brother, shit even Ramon Arellano and Chino Antrax.... It's really nothing to admire or be proud of though...

    3. It’s cringe af to hear people talk about them dying like real men. I’ll tell you how they died, taking a lot of people with them, just like all over Mexico. These people aren’t cool. Fucking the country up for the rest of us. Anybody here that respects these dudes, how does it feel to ruin a whole culture for 100,000,000 people. Examine yourselves

    4. 11:07 I mean this is a cartel related blog , if you’re looking for someone who’s trying to be the hero of Mexico you should join the ranks and make a difference yourself.

    5. Every mother will say their kid is an angel. They will not find fault in him. The government knew that these guys where in that plaza for a long time. What triggered this operation to happen now? Did Mayito Flaco pay the government to do this operation? They say that he is calling the shots now and not MZ. The mother of those kids knew who they were associated with and allowed it. You want to live the narco life then you must also accept the narco death. Nuff Said!!!

    6. 12:27 dude you can have a blog about world hunger without being on the pro-hunger side. If I made a blog about serial killers, I wouldn’t have to be pro-killer. You can want to learn about something without being a simp

    7. "I mean" 🤦‍♂️

    8. Don't get your panties twisted, the people you admire and aspire to be (wealthy businessmen, political figures, etc) are the ones who ruined Mexico. Most narcos are shit but there is admiration in seeing peasants amount to more power than educated corrupt bastards

    9. 12.27. A "Cartel Related Blog?" Re-read the comment, and if you disagree go back to those Youtube cartoons that describe Arturo Beltran Leyva or Tony Tormenta dying in a blaze of glory, instead of being hunted like dogs and sending underpaid and undertrained men to die screaming while they hid, only to die the same way. I'm sick of this Tony Montana myth. It's a squalid end, deserved or not.

    10. @7.42. A kid gets murdered and you're contribution is that the kid was clearly NO ANGEL? You are a rubbernecking clown, learning with every new article you read. How the fuck do you know what the mother "allowed"? You are a fool.

    11. @5.52. "Peasants"? Oh man, that is 30 years out of date, and even back then those so called "peasants", each and every one, ended up getting killed or arrested when they'd served their purpose.

  2. Querias narco. Orale pues pa' que andes alli de caliente. When the mini goes off, you know it's over.

    1. That mini from the Mexican military is a badass weapon. No ones safe if it’s pointed at you.

  3. Great article!! Thank you guys!

  4. Omar was a product of his environment. People more or less will take the path of least resistance but it doesn't always turn out the way they want it too.

    1. 1137
      Could you amplify, expand your comment a bit?

    2. 6:20 Product of his environment or family tradition? It's 2024 not 1970. A little more effort in school and a whole lot less on the smart phone and social media.

    3. "Omar was a product of his environment"
      He has got to be taking the piss? Not that old excuse,say it aint so ?

    4. I dunno if Cecilia is still of child-bearing age, but she should have her tubes tied, just to be on the safe side! 😅

  5. El Oso . Chores brother in law captured in Culican

    MZ sicarios allegedly killed 30 CJNG members in Chiapas


  6. Everyone knows the military executed these men. There was no confrontation. That’s why they kept it quiet and didnt allow anyone inside the yard. Pero asi pasa en ese pedo. Se les durmio.

    1. Hell yeah well trained real badasses . Mexican military ain’t no joke

    2. Were they supposed to just let anyone in?

    3. Military entered without a warrant or orden de cateo. Executed bunch of kids and some mafia. Nothing special

    4. You are silly. Thinking they should let just anyone in where there is dead bodies, guns and who knows who else inside. You're a genius for pointing that out!

    5. ''Everyone knows the military executed these men'' And ?
      Maybe if they didnt run around with AKs/ARs who knows,they might be alive?

  7. Those are the same trucks used in “Nos Calleron Chaparrito” music video by Los alegres del Barranco

    1. No they are not. I believe those are the accordionist trucks. There is a video of his where he is doing a walk around of his cars.


    3. 10:22 oh damn , Pável has quite a truck collection then

  8. These were good kills! Keep stacking 'em up!

  9. Seems like Chaput0s had beef with the ex-Damasos. Wonder if it has anything to do with Mini Leaks sharing info on podcasts.

    1. I doubt this death of him had anything to do with podcasts since he switched over to the Chapitos side after the dispute with damasos. It is safe to say tho that they aren’t happy with ocean leaks information. Even Ernesto from enigma expressed himself being mad at the facts that ocran puts out

  10. Damaso dropping info

  11. Madre alcahuete tiene la culpa de que ahora su hijo chingo a su Madre. Que Mal plan.

  12. we see how is the begining of the end for CDS,wait a bit and you will see how they fold in parts...nothing is forever....

  13. 9.50pm,damaso have very old information,maybe no good any more,but is a war for control of CDS.

  14. I knew her son had something to do with organized crime. Young guys washing trucks at 5 am my ass. Drug traffickers. That what they were.

  15. As always. Relatives claimed their loved ones to be innocent people when in reality they made a pact with the devil 👿.

  16. Cecilia Carrasco,,, well she turned out to be a bit of a wrongun

  17. You forgot el ramon

  18. Too bad they have the same last name of a real famous bad guy from San Antonio Texas years ago they don't make them like that anymore.

    1. Fred Carrasco real badass and no mickey mouse shit gear wise


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