Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: ElDiario y El Heraldo
Francisco Arvizu, “El Jaguar”, CDS, Gente Nueva
There were between 50 and 60 units with armed people, as reported to the emergency systems, who, by the way, did not respond at the time of the clash between rival groups of La Linea and “El Jaguar”.
Recall that Francisco Arvizu , alias “ El Jaguar ”, has been identified as head of the Plaza del Gente Nueva and the Sinaloa Cartel in the municipalities of Cuauhtémoc and Madera , both located in the border state of Chihuahua.
The confrontation between groups of criminals at Rancho Las Pomas left people without life and the fearful community requesting help from the authorities. The armed groups burned vehicles and houses. The large number of armed civilians identified themselves as part of the “La Línea” group, and with megaphones they toured the area announcing that they would take control of the place.
The incident occurred around 5pm, on the road of the community of Ejido El Largo Madera.
The gun battle took place among members of the antagonistic groups of organized crime, one of them led by “El Jaguar.” It is known that there are at least 2 deceased and more possible wounded; “El Jaguar” was reportedly killed, but this is not officially confirmed. In addition, houses were burned by criminals terrorizing the residents.
A convoy of 50 – 60 VEHICLES carrying armed people arrived near 5 pm yesterday
The image of a man, lifeless, bloody and with at least one shot in the head has begun to circulate in social networks, where those who spread it claim that it is the criminal leader Francisco Arvizu, aka “El Jaguar”, who was killed in the confrontation that took place yesterday in Las Pomas, Municipality of Madera.
The man whose characteristics correspond to a young man, wears black pants, dark shirt with white stripes. His body is in the middle of a pool of blood on what appears to be a neighborhood dirt road. However, the Prosecutor’s Office has not yet officially determined the identity of the victims.
Francisco Arvizu, “El Jaguar”, linked to the Sinaloa Cartel, Gente Nueva, has maintained control over the western part of the state, mainly in the municipalities of Madera, Ignacio Zaragoza and Gómez Farías.
The fight for control of that region, against the new Juarez Cartel, has left more than 60 dead in less than two years.
Last August in Madera, an 18-year-old woman was identified as Magdalena “N”, alias “La Güera”, whom the authorities pointed out as the drug partner’s partner. The woman was arrested in a joint operation carried out by elements of the State Security Commission (CES), the Ministry of National Defense, the Federal Police and the National Guard.
The Attorney General of the State (FGE) West Zone confirmed this morning the confrontation between drug traffickers with at least two dead, seven incinerated vehicles and with bullet impacts.
People from the ejido stressed that alleged members of La Línea Group, armed wing of the Juarez Cartel, have returned to the area, and added to the deprivation of freedom of some people, a situation that officially has not been confirmed.
The alleged death of Francisco Arvizu aka “El Jaguar”, leader of the group that is part of the Sinaloa Cartel, has not been officially confirmed but the Office of the Prosecutor stated that there were two bodies found so far.
During the brawl last night the calls for help from the population were not answered by the authorities of the three levels of government, today, the operational review continues in place to offer the population some guarantees of security.
Five drug cartels fight control of the border state of Chihuahua in Mexico
The organization of “Gente Nueva”, “Los Mexicles”, “La Línea”, “Los Aztecas”, and “Los Cristaleros”, are the five criminal groups that already operate in various areas of the state of Chihuahua.
Mexican border entity that is one of the most “longed for” by drug cartels due to its proximity to the United States, the largest drug consumption market in the world, According to information released by the news site the Sun of Chihuahua , these groups share the territory in the middle of a fragile calm.
They are also under the stalking of the “Jalisco New Generation Cartel” which, unlike all other criminal groups, has failed to establish itself in a “formal” manner. It is known that the “Sinaloa Cartel” operates in the area under the pseudonym of “Gente Nueva”, under the leadership of Francisco Arvizu Márquez, alias “El Jaguar”.
While “Los Mexicles”, they are also related to the “Sinaloa Cartel” because they are located as their armed wing in that state, according to reports they would be in charge of a subject identified as Luis Santiago, “El Miclo”.
In the case of the “Juarez Cartel” they operate under the name of “La Linea”, which apparently has no visible leaders after the arrest (on May 17, 2018 in Namiquipa, Chihuahua) of Carlos Arturo Quintana ,”El 80″ , so according to media, it operates with constantly moving cells.
“Los Aztecas”, are identified as other of the most dangerous, because at one time they operated as an armed arm of the “Juarez Cartel”.
The last criminal group that is registered is “Los Cristaleros”, which is independent of the historical cartels, and the one that apparently sells drugs in the capital city of Chihuahua. Source
Hopefully, we will get confirmation and identification of the two dead men.