Juárez’s New Drug Czar

Jun 3rd, 2010 | By Michel Marizco | Category: Chismes, General News, Organized Crime
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Is a founder of the Juarez Cartel now in talks with the Sinaloa Federation to take over Ciudad Juarez? It's a chisme that's come across my desk recently, and if true, opens the way for some fascinating negotiations for the border city.

Gilberto Greñas Ontiveros was released from Jalisco's Puente Grande prison in 2007 and since that time, hasn't been the least bit shy in making his new-found freedom known to the world. After his release from prison he immediately returned to El Paso and Juarez, successfully suing the city of Juarez for the return of one of his properties. It had been appropriated after his arrest in 1986 and sits between a woman's hospital and the Hotel Lucerna, about five minutes from the border. Inept American law enforcement agencies don't seem to realize he's been walking free for the past three years, of course. This is their latest information on him: "Presently incarcerated in Mexico, allegedly due to be released at an unknown time." Sweet Tapdancing Christ, either update your information or pick up a Mexican paper. With his mop of hair, he looked like what an old FBI source used to call "one of those ranchero fucks" but he also had a penchant for the high end lifestyle in Juarez, keeping a Rolls Royce in the garage of his mansion and a tigress named Viviana. He kept a lion as a pet in prison, the stories go, scaring holy hell out of the cellblock's other occupants. Maybe just one of those tales that persist about some of Mexico's older drug figures, maybe not. (Photo courtesy, DOJ.) Like so many of his successors, Greñas fell because he let his temper grab hold and brought unwanted attention onto himself (he did that by threatening to shoot an El Paso newspaper photographer then kidnapping the guy and beating him for ten hours ... ) I don't know how close Amado Carrillo Fuentes and Greñas were but it doesn't appear he and Vicente Carrillo held much mutual affection. Last year, Ontiveros' son was found murdered, floating in a canal in Juarez. It is said that Los Aztecas murdered the young man because he'd been passing information to the Sinaloa Federation. If that ends up being true, it would explain much behind this latest rumor. I can almost hear the corrido now: La Revancha del Viejo, perhaps? If Greñas is indeed being considered to take over Juarez for the Sinaloans, he'd actually make a great transition. His two ex-wives continue living in the area and he lived most of his life in Chihuahua; this suggests a strong familial connection with the state's authorities. And as a founder of the Juarez Cartel, this is a man who proved himself capable of maintaining the city's drug trafficking infrastructure. Was having a cup of coffee with an old Customs Enforcement source who used to work in El Paso in the nineties and brought up the possibility of Greñas as Juarez's new border dawg. "I like that......he would be a good choice," he says. We will see.

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  1. wow excellent reporting…………….

  2. This opens up a whole new can of worms. Juarez linked with Sinaloa…. WOW!

  3. Nice!! I havent even heard of this guy..Caught me off guard..Pero nice writing Marizco..

  4. since i took the lakers to beat the celtics in 6..im beting this guy doesnt make it to the end of the year…

  5. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers apprehended an undocumented alien that was attempting to enter the U.S. illegally. Through further investigation CBP officers learned that the undocumented alien was an Aggravated Felon for the possession and the selling of dangerous drugs and the hiring of a minor in the drug offense.

    On May 31st at about 12:30 p.m. CBP officers were screening travelers in the south-bound lane that directs traffic from the U.S. into Mexico. The officers noticed a man that had jumped out of an adjacent canal into the southbound lane and was attempting to go north into the United States. The CBP officers apprehended the man. The man was identified as a 31-year-old Mexican national and resident of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. The man had no legal documents that would allow him to make a lawful entry into the United States. Further investigation by the CBP officers revealed that the man was an Aggravated Felon who had a prior arrest for the possession and selling of dangerous drugs and hiring and using a minor in the drug offense.

    CBP officers took custody of the man. The man was arrested and was taken before a Federal Magistrate.

    A criminal complaint is simply the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity and raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt

    The Office of Field Operations is responsible for securing our borders at the ports of entry. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers’ primary mission is anti-terrorism; they screen all people, vehicles, and goods entering the United States, while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel into and out of the United States. Their mission also includes carrying out traditional border-related responsibilities, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration law, protecting the nation’s food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases, and enforcing trade laws.

    While anti-terrorism is the primary mission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the inspection process at the ports of entry associated with this mission results in impressive numbers of enforcement actions in all categories.


    ilegal Reply:

    lying governors are also criminals http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f4d_1275608721&p=1

  6. Great work, CBP!

    One presumed innocent man caught – one, out of thousands upon thousands!

    Makes me feel real good…

  7. he also had an alligator!

    I had heard that there was going to be a group that was going to restore Chihuahua to what it was once, Peaceful, but this group was going to knock out outside influence and keep it with just Chihuahenses in charge working along tandem with Sinaloa, im not to sold on Grenas being that guy now, i was wondering maybe someone else that has been involved but come on now this guy has been locked up forever also, how could Grenas in a 3yr period pick up on the game that quick, he was released when the war basically started.

    And another note the DEA website never updates its photos at all or the info there, theyre are atleast 4 people dead on that website and only once did i see it updated when a guy i knew was killed and him and another one of his socios was taken off maybe 1 yr after they were murdered

  8. his name was Jorge Lopez pendejo si quieres el nombre baboso he was on the El Paso DEA page and he was know as J-LO and he was killed in a Silver Crysler 300C…. entonces PENDEJETE TU REPUTISIMA MADRE GUEY!!!

  9. La Familia Michoacana, Cartel del Milenio/Valencia rompen la alianza con el cartel de sinaloa, esto se va poner mas feo.

    move Reply:

    LFM and Milenio, but mostly Milenio, did not break ties with the Sinaloa cartel. They broke ties with only Nacho.

    And there has been this rumor floating about that Chapo and Nacho don’t always see eye to eye. My guess Nacho is upset that Chapo’s aliance with LMF and Los Valencia is cutting into his money.

    YeYo Reply:

    True..Cristaleros Michoacanos sounds better than Cristaleros Duranguenses o Jaliciences.

  10. osea ahora cualquier pendej0 le caga el palo a mi compa drift….


    ching@ tu put@ m@dre bab0s0….

    el unico ke raya madres en BR soy yo….

    = )

    neta ?/ Reply:

    ya salieron del closet los “compitas ” del drift y d_nephew….se tomas unas cuantas cerbezas juntos y le votean la tortilla a uno y otro..jajajapues uno es de durango…sabeeee….lol

  11. te dijo pinchi puneta…. hable du un gran capo que conoci o un sicario maton? no inutil! en la pagina de la DEA de OK y El Paso hay gente relacionado con los tiempos viejos hay por Juarez, y se de donde quedan 2 de ellos, muy lejos de Juarez en la Republica, y pa que sepas que Javier Serrano un tambien que esta en la pagina de El Paso, tambien ya le dieron piso por la Gomez Morin en Juarez, y su Papa se llama igual que el, and i didnt “READ” it! because i knew them personally!

    te calo lo de tu petunia MADRE verda???!!!!!

    hay estamos D_Nephew lol

  12. I think I met this guy, or was going to meet this guy once.

    drift Reply:


    careful Vincent… then Felipe Heras is going to question your repetuniation and ask that if you met him or read about him and if you met him, did you take a picture with him but hey… I got proof

    @ Heras
    i met Amado Carrillo Fuentes one time, we were at a palenque and he wanted to have a meeting there because security was an issue but i do have a photo… try to look for me and him


    ilegal Reply:

    I found Waldo Carrillo Fuentes already.

  13. Que rollo raza !!

  14. con Calderon, solo 114 consignados del cartel de Sinaloa. http://contralinea.info/archivo-revista/index.php/2010/05/30/con-calderon-solo-114-consignados-del-cartel-de-sinaloa/

  15. I went to Cornell…ever heard of it?

  16. is that a gay joint or what?

  17. I wonder what Dos Letres has to say about that. Plenty, I am sure. So far, he has answered most anything Sinaloa brings at him and he has very little to lose at this point. Sinaloa can name Ontiveros the plaza boss but JL claims the plaza and they don’t call him the “beast” because he is a nice guy that will step aside for Ontiveros to have it. If the VCF is not stongly incorperated in the transition, nothing will change and the war will continue in Juarez.

    move Reply:

    El Dos Letras is rumored to be dead, killed by his own people supposedly. And a lot of the top guys from the Juarez cartel have relocated to Chihuahua Chihuahua. And if JL is not dead, no one has heard from him in awhile.

    I don’t think that even if Sinaloa and Juarez called a truce the violence in Juarez will end. Those streetgangs over there got hooked up with more money and weopons because the war was taken to the street level. Those narcomenudeo guys are going to be killing eachother for some time to come wether or not some the cartels come to an agreement.

    Plus from what I have been hearing people connected to the Sinaloa cartel control most the area surrounding Juarez along with a good chunk of the city.

    T_R_C Reply:

    Had not heard that about JL. You are on target about the street gangs Move. They are probably more concerned with their turf than who is supplying them anyway. Without jobs or opportunity, it is only about survival. Move, most of the Juarez Cartel moved to Chihuahua in 07 and what didn’t move there took up residence in El Paso. Most had places on both sides anyway.

    Move, from what I have seen, Sinaloa own anything from central Juarez (Lincoln Ave) all the way to 150 miles east including Ojinaga, Mexico. They have 80 % of the plaza.

    The street gangs will continue with the kidnapping, extortion and turf battles for a long time. It would take a very strong plaza boss putting his foot down to stop that. Is Grenas that man? I hope.

    We may never be able to visit Juarez and feel safe like we use to.


  19. http://www.spike.com/episode/26323/st/3117604

    i was watching dea on tv. THey talk about the juarez 7 is this a big time sydicate or what?

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  21. how are el chapo and nachito ties going?

  22. Para todos aquellos que quieren información del JL… me alegro en comentarles que el año pasado se lo “fumarón” en culiacan, Sinaloa el 4 de Octubre del pasado año.

    Y como yo soy bien culo, pues he pagado y manipulado los medios para hacer creer que èl aun sigue echando chihuahuazo en Cd. Juarez. Pero la realidad es que Juarez ya es del chapo. OSease que ya nos metió la v.erga a mi y a todo el cartel de Juarez.

    Esa es la mera verdad. Ahi si me quieren creer.

  23. Y preguntan porque me fui de Juarez y El Paso, a un lugar mas tranquilo, que es Africa?

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