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The 28, the death squad that the CJNG sent to hunt down Ovidio Guzmán and the other sons of

Jesus Alfredo, Iván Archivaldo and Ovidio, three of the sons of the Mexican capo (Photos: DEA)
Jesus Alfredo, Iván Archivaldo and Ovidio, three of the sons of the Mexican capo (Photos: DEA)

In the war against Los Chapitos, Los Dámasos hired an armed wing of the same criminal organization, called Los 28, to get them out of the way, However, the assassins could not complete the task, and with the arrest of their bosses and the struggles inside the cartel, the cell disintegrated.

Now what El Chapo was sentenced to life in prison in the United States, and amid the rearrangement of cartels, since 2019 Nemesio Oseguera, El Mencho, head of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG), would have reinstated and hired Los 28 to perform the same task.

Since then, the group of hitmen has been tasked with removing Iván Archivaldo, Jesús Alfredo and Ovidio Guzmán, the heirs of the Sinaloa cartel, from the scene.

Despite being one of the most wanted men in Mexico and the US, El Mencho does not forget his revenges (Photo: DEA)
Despite being one of the most wanted men in Mexico and the US, El Mencho does not forget his revenges (Photo: DEA)

The 28 were operating independently in Baja California Sur, from where they were hired as hired killers of the Tijuana Cartel or one of the 10 groups that operate inside the Sinaloa Cartel. Now they were hired by the CJNG to carry out the search, capture and execution of Guzmán Loera's children.

On one occasion, both the CJNG and Los Dámasos had had the opportunity to execute Los Chapitos, when they were kidnapped on August 16, 2016 at the La Leche restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, however, they were released after Ismael's intervention May Zambada and Rafael Caro Quintero.

The video from the restaurant's security cameras shows how hitmen subdue Iván and Jesús AlfredoThey hit them with weapons and then take them out of the place.

El Mencho He had warned Guzmán Loera's children not to go to the plaza, but they decided to celebrate the birthday of one of them in Puerto Vallarta in the company of friends and hitmen.

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In a 2018 interview with Belgian weekly Knack, Ivan refused to clarify who had kidnapped them. "I will not mention a name. The only lesson I learned from this is that I cannot trust anyone, not even my own shadow. Fortunately, the people who kidnapped me spared my life. This is the only reason I am still with my family and friends, "he said.

Death squad

The brothers Felipe, Jorge Alberto and Carlos Guajardo, founders of Los 28 (Photo: file)
The brothers Felipe, Jorge Alberto and Carlos Guajardo, founders of Los 28 (Photo: file)

The group of hired thugs it was integrated in 2014 under the command of brothers Felipe Eduardo, Jorge Alberto and Carlos Guajardo. Under his command operated one of the most dangerous women in drug trafficking in Mexico, Melissa Margarita Calderón Ojeda, The China, arrested in 2015 and who played a fundamental role for the association with Los Dámaso, for whom she also worked.

The China It was distinguished for being a hit man who was feared by his own colleagues for his bloodthirsty methods. Even her boyfriend feared her and ended up turning her over to the authorities to prevent her from continuing to do irrational acts.

Although at first he opposed the presence of Los Dámaso in Baja California, he finally chose to take care of the interests of the organization, mainly in the tourist areas of La Paz, Guerrero Negro, Mulegé, Comondú and Los Cabos, where they engaged in drug dealing.

Images of the kidnapping of the "El Chapo" children in 2016 (Photo: special)
Images of the kidnapping of the "El Chapo" children in 2016 (Photo: special)

In 2016, when the war between Los Dámasos and the children of Guzmán Loera began, a group of the fifty best hitmen of Los 28 were recruited to go hunting in Los Chapitos.

The hitmen they had learned military tactics with Nahúm Quintero Manjarrez, The big one, boyfriend of The China, before he was arrested.

The preliminary investigation PGR / SEIDO / UEIDCS / 059/2015 notes that The big one It trained those recruited by Los 28 in the handling of weapons.

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At the head of the group was appointed Antonio Morales Uriarte, The lucifer, detained by federal forces on March 6, 2017, however, from the maximum security prison in La Palma, he would have negotiated with El Mencho to relinquish control over the "death squad" for it to be deployed in different cities of Sinaloa in search of Los Chapitos, who continue to dominate the Plaza de Culiacán, in Sinaloa.

Ovidio Guzmán, son of Joaquín
Ovidio Guzmán, son of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, after being captured by the Mexican military police in a residential complex near the center of Culiacán in October 2019 (Photo: Reuters)

In addition to freeing the persecution of The 28 and El Mencho, Guzmán Loera's children also have to fight a battle against the Sinaloa Cartel cells that do not agree that they become the new heads of the criminal organization, since the current ringleader, May Zambada is 70 years old.

Different versions indicate that the chapitos would also have differences with May Zambada for control of the criminal organization that her father founded.

Another problem they face is that all three are wanted by the United States government.

Furthermore, the three brothers, mainly Iván and Ovidio have become media figures after the so-called “culiacanazo”, in October 2019, when the Andrés Manuel López Obrador government tried to arrest the second, but finally released him in the face of the violent response of the cartel that closed the city.

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