At its peak, it was known as El Cholo, a notorious gangster, allegedly the leader of the Nueva Plaza Cartel, based in Guadalajara, Mexico.
After all, he was just Carlos Enrique S Սnchez, his body wrapped in plastic on a park bench in the center of Tlacեպpacե, Mexico, Jalisco. Another casualty in the Mexican cartel wars.
El Cholo, a former member of the well-known Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), was once considered the right-hand man of one of the US drug’s most sought-after drug lords, El Mencho.
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But El Cholo split from the cartel in 2017 after allegedly ordering the assassination of Marcos Hernandez, the cartel’s financial operator, who told El Mencho about the alleged robberies, say Mexican security sources in Jalisco, who demanded anonymity for fear of retaliation.
El Cholo created his own gang, the Nueva Plaza Cartel, which was funded by one of the CJNG’s biggest enemies, the Sinaloa Cartel. The CJNG և Nueva Plaza Cartel has struggled for years to control the western states of Mexico.
In the video, which has gone viral on the Internet, heavily armed men hold talking handcuffs in front of the camera.
“My name is Carlos Enrique Sanchez Martinez, the same name is El Cholo,” said the man in the Spanish video. “I met in Mexico City (Mexico City Police Chief) Omar Garcia Harfucci to ask for help, as we are both enemies of the CJNG.”
The man who claimed to be El Cholo finished the video in which he advised his supporters to stop following him.
“Guys who still support me stop doing it and dedicate themselves to your family,” he said. “Look how I finished.”
Al Alisko’s attorney general, Erardo Solis, said all indications were that the person in the video was Carlos Sanchez Martinez or El Cholo.
In June 2020, Harfuch accused CJNG of attempted assassination, in which he was seriously injured and killed two of his friends. “Our nation must continue to fight cowardly organized crime,” he wrote on Twitter.
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El Cholo was not so lucky. On March 18, the same day, the video spread the virus, leaving a corpse lying on a bench in the former Hidalgo Park, a park near the town of Tlakupeka.
The body was wrapped in plastic, stuck with two knives, on which were posted signs. “Traitor, El Cholo.”
According to the Al Alisko Prosecutor General’s Office, the families identified the body as El Cholo.
Authorities say an investigation is under way into cars that threw people into the main square.
This practice is not new to the CJNG, which is known for its bloody killings, dismembered bodies and recordings of their actions.
“Unfortunately, decapitated bodies, corpses hanging from bridges, and drug-covered remains are part of the everyday landscape of violence that occurs in many parts of the country,” said David Sausedo, a security analyst in Mexico.
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In the first two months of 2021, al alisko officially registered 494 deaths.
On December 18, Aristotle Sandoval, the former governor of Jalisco, was shot dead at a restaurant in Palerto Vallarta. Last year, Mexican authorities discovered 559 mass graves in a country where more than 80,000 people were missing. Authorities found nearly 1,100 bodies, 433 of them in J Alisko.
More violence was expected after El Cholo’s death, with experts predicting a dangerous attack by the Nueva Plaza Cartel against the El Mencho cartel.
Instead, the city was surprisingly calm but tense, says security analyst Sausedo. “We expected an aggressive response from the Nueva Plaza Cartel, but it did not happen. “The cartel seemed normal in connection with the murder.”
“But it is clear that El Mencho was sending a message,” Saucedo said.
“Leaving the body in the light of day is to frighten the enemies,” says Sausedo. – “El Cholo” was not killed during the clash. He was captured, interrogated, tortured, and finally killed. “
“This is El Mencho’s message to his own people. “Any member of the CJNG who dares to rebel or break away from the organization will have this end,” he added.
This article originally appeared in the Louisville Courier Journal. The head of the cartel, El Cholo, falls victim to the bloody drug wars in Mexico.