Arrested In Guerrero: “El Chaparro” Another Leader of “Los Rojos”

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Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta

Zenén Nava Sánchez, alias ‘El Chaparro’, alleged leader of the criminal organization of Los Rojos – who is credited with the situation of violence in the regions of the Montaña Bajo and the center area of the State of Guerrero – was arrested on Wednesday 21 August in Chilapa, by elements of the State Police.

David Portillo Menchaca, head of the State Department of Public Security (SSP), reported at a press conference that “El Chaparro” was arrested with three more people after state police intercepted a suspicious vehicle.

The state official stressed that the detainees did not put up resistance and left the unit, and then were identified as José Luis “N” or Senén “N”, 37 years old; José Rolando “N” of 33, Gerardo “N” of 23 and José Alfredo “N” of 20.

The detainees were secured with  two .223 long firearms, a 40 mm grenade launcher, an attachment 40 mm grenade launcher, four cylindrical magazines, eight 7.62 × 39 mm caliber useful cartridges and 58 .223 caliber useful cartridges, also a .50 rifle with bipié. ( SOL ?? )

In addition to a .380 caliber firearm and a magazine supplied with eight useful cartridges of the same caliber. They were also assured about 200 transparent plastic bags with a substance with characteristics of the drug known as “crystal.” (methamphetamine)

The provision of the ministerial authority also includes three motorcycles, two model Italika and one Vento, although they did not specify whether the criminals were transported on them, if they were stolen property or were secured in some other vehicle in which they carried the armaments.
The head of state SSP indicated that the four detainees were referred to the state delegation of the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) and indicated that not a single shot was taken during the capture.

Since 2014, Zenén Nava had been the leader of “Los Rojos”, a criminal group that has a presence in the municipalities of Chilapa de Álvarez, Zitlala, Mártir de Cuilapan and Tixtla, located in the Montaña Alta, and the central area of ​​the state of Guerrero.

In these municipalities they constantly maintained armed confrontations against the brothers Celso and Antonio Ortega Jiménez, leaders of “Los Ardillos”, with whom not only the Plazas  were disputed, but the cultivation and transport of the drugs, leaving hundreds of dead during the last five years .

In addition to drug trafficking, Nava Sánchez operates the kidnapping and extortion in the region, as well as the introduction of drugs  to the Chilpancingo prison, where he was confronted with Isaac Nava Celis, alias “El Señor de la I”, leader of the Cartel del SUR (Revolutionary United Sierra).

On August 11, a federal judge issued a formal prison order for the crime of organized crime to Santiago Mazari Hernández,  “El Carrete”, another leader of the Los Rojos criminal group, who is being held at the Federal Center for Social Readaptation (Cefereso) number 2, located in Puente Grande, Jalisco, and that was arrested on August 1 in Leonardo Bravo, Guerrero. (  and set free )
“Los Rojos” is a criminal organization to which several acts of violence are attributed in the states of Morelos and Guerrero. It is also one of the criminal groups to which it is linked to the disappearance of 43 students from the Rural Normal School Raúl Isidro Burgos de Ayotzinapa, on September 26, 2014, in the municipality of Iguala.

-With information from La Jornada and La Silla Rota. #border