48 hours without information and trace: the clash between drug traffickers that would have left 18 dead in Chihuahua

In the Guadalupe y Calvo community, a confrontation was unleashed between criminal groups
In the Guadalupe y Calvo community, a confrontation was unleashed between criminal groups

Only the voice of the inhabitants in local media reports testify to what happened last Sunday, October 10 in the community. Guadalupe and Calvo, on Chihuahua.

The region, located to the south of the state, would have been the scene of a strong confrontation between criminals last weekend. According to local media, this crash would have left at least 18 dead.

The Chihuahua Diary reported that the attack began due to internal fractures in the Sinaloa Cartel. This newspaper indicated that the criminal cell led by the Salgueiro family clashed with groups from the same cartel in the region. Is about The Ramoncillos and the criminal gang of Leonel “C”, alias The 3000.

Despite the fact that audios and videos of the armed attack are circulating on social networks, the almost zero presence of the authorities has made it difficult to know in detail what happened in the area.

The Chihuahua State Attorney General’s Office indicated that it is investigating these events. So far there is no information issued by the state government, the National Guard and the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena).

In the Guadalupe y Calvo community – on the border with the state of Sinaloa – the presence of the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the most dangerous criminal organizations in the country, has been identified. Neighbors from this region indicate that the criminal acts began on October 8 .

According to him Chihuahua Diary, one of the deceased would be José Luis Chávez Aguirre, alias el JL, who would lead a criminal gang of the Salgueiro family. El JL He controlled part of the drug trafficking in the “golden triangle” area, but he also engaged in other crimes without the authorization of the Salgueiro commanders, such as the kidnapping of people and the execution of rivals.

On Chávez Aguirre there were two criminal cases for the crime of homicide.

The main leader of the Salgueiro family is identified by the name of Noé Salgueiro, alias The skinny, to whom in 2006 he is currently imprisoned, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, appointed as its operator in Chihuahua.

The skinny it exerted a tight control in the region and even seized a corridor from the mountains to Ciudad Juárez. His presence was strong until 2011, when he was captured by state authorities.

The National Defense presented him as the founder and leader of New people, as well as Lieutenant Guzmán Loera.

The skinny reached one of the highest positions within the Sinaloa Cartel. Upon his arrest, three of his brothers and five of his nephews were placed at the head of the criminal group that operates to date.

The reports – not made official so far – indicate that there is another group known as The Ramoncillos, led by a family with the surname Mendívil, which has faced the faction of Los Salgueiro.

Said group, extended among the ranches of El Frijolar, El Platanar, Santa Rita and others, also operates crimes such as kidnapping and extortion.

This group would have even recruited people in the municipalities of Jiménez and Camargo, supported by people who have also rebelled under the command of Los Salgueiro.

In addition, there are records of a cell led by a subject with the surnames Corral Portillo, with roots in communities of Durango and Sinaloa, who have also clashed with the leaders of Gente Nueva, despite the fact that both belong to the Sinaloa Cartel.


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