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The Finances of Ignacio “Nacho” Coronel

Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:02
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Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Zetatijuana article

Subject Matter: Ignacio “Nacho” Coronel
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required


Reporter: Zeta Investigations
Papers confiscated from the criminal organization of the descendants of the extinct capo Ignacio “Nacho” Coronel, can describe his finances. The current expenditure of the group, that nominally includes, payments to corrupt Police, gasoline, cellular telephone bills and rent for houses and furniture, is more than a million pesos monthly. As well as extraordinary expenditure for fire arms, ammunition, repayments, and fit out of vehicles modified to carry drugs, armaments and money.

Investigation carried out since 2013 by Federal Authorities in the Cartel de los Coroneles or “La Corona” that permitted the capture of Javier Carrasco Coronel “El 06″, in November of 2016, in Sinaloa, contain part of the accountability that form rudimentary running of the criminal organization.

In notebooks, the cell of the Coronel family that operated for the Sinaloa Cartel, documented the identity of its members, their salaries, the kidnappings carried out, how much they received from the victims relatives, their outgoing and income, and all of their bills for the sale of drugs.

The criminal group, which suffered after the take down of its leader Ignacio “Nacho” Coronel Villareal, in July of 2010 at the hands of the Mexican Army in Guadalajara, Jalisco, was exiled during a time of the “Grand Leagues of Narco trafficking”, and the rise of the CJNG and “La Resistancia”.

The death of Mario Carrasco Coronel “El Gallo” hours after assuming command left by “Nacho”, the detention of Martin Beltran Coronel “El Aguila” in May of 2011 and the capture of Jose Angel Carrasco Coronel “El Changel” in January of 2013, left the clan to dedicate itself to kidnapping to get funds and rethink its return to the Sinaloa Cartel.

The brothers of “El Changel”, Ezequiel and Javier Carrasco Coronel “El 05″ and “El 06″, took charge of operating the organization with the support of “Taliban 24″ from Zapopan, Jalisco, they moved for the last years to Colima, Nayarit and Sinaloa, and restarted narco trafficking in Tapachula, Chiapas.

Before Javier Carrasco Coronel was caught, one of the 122 priority objectives of the current Federal Administration, authorities had already identified their alleged intellectual involvement in the kidnapping of several people, who were killed, despite collecting part of the money required for the ransom.

Narco accounts

The information that gave light to the Police and Federal Public Prosecutors Office was located during a series of searches practised in real estate in the State of Nayarit. The area of homicides and kidnapping of the Office of the Attorney General of that State, with residence in Tepic, secured four notebooks and several separate sheets containing the accounting of the narcos.


The documents were delivered to the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Investigation of Organized Crime (SEIDO), of the Attorney Generals Office (PGR). There they established the data of 14 kidnappings and collection of at least 8 million pesos and 35 thousand dollars, money that the criminal organization used to buy war material, to make hidden compartments in vehicles that they used to transport narcotics, firearms and cash.

The information obtained also included rentals for “safe houses” that were called “ratoneras”, for the purchase of gasoline for vehicles, mechanics charges to repair the vehicles, the acquisition of radio equipment, gifts and items for the bribing of Municipal and State authorities, and the buying of narcotics.

From information released from some of the notebooks, it is estimated that the criminal group had a monthly current expenditure of 1,086,000.00 pesos. They allocated 242,000.00 for the payment of 17 “workers”, 40,000.00 for rental of real estate, 136,000.00 for gasoline, 68,000.00 for air time for mobile phones and 600,000.00 for bribing police officers.

The highest payments were for the purchase of firearms, repair of vehicles and the ostentatious parties of their leaders for Xmas, baptisms and other reasons for celebration in which they contracted various musical groups, especially those who sing corridos about the Cronnel family, such as “El Cachorro” delgado whom they claim to have paid 20,000.00 dollars for decembrina party.

In the case of police protection, note number 1 in sheet 7: “State expenditures and Zapopan”, in an alleged collusion with State Police of Jalisco and Municipal Public Security of Zapopan. On page 8 of the same notebook, the following text stands out: 5 patrols of 20,000.00 per fortnight, apparently state police, 10 patrols of Zapopanos 20,000.00 fortnightly, 600,000.00 per month in money delivered to Zapopan patrol squadron 4705.

The conditioning of twelve vehicles to be used for the transportation of drugs, weapons and money, was allocated 46,000.00 dollars. The vehicles were fitted with special bodywork with hidden compartments. Coronels sicarios mainly travelled in Volkswagen Jetta and Bora, in addition to Jeep Cherokees.

The Kidnappings

Written in a simple but chilling manner on those sheets of paper. The victims were referred to as “spare parts, mascot, doll or customer”, their final destiny was death. In several instances the death of the victim was referred to as “kissed, gave a tour, or gave a vacation”, recording the name or nickname of the sicario who made sure the victim would ” not complain again”.

In the abductions committed in Jalisco and Nayarit, roles were defined. The sicario's, “El Cholo”, “Pancheco”, “El Canelo”, “Rene”, and “Lupilo”. They also nicknamed the victims, “Lolita”, “Aida”, and Clarita Colonel”. The same “Lupillo”, “El Cobijas”, “Cesar el Gordo”, “Omar and “David” took care of the kidnapped victims, “El Cholo” and “El Canolo” charged the ransoms. “Lupillo, but especially Isaac gave the last kiss to the unfortunates”.


The second booklet contained the list of people who are members of the criminal organization and their address or way of contacting them. Most of the offenders are from Tamazula, Durango, and the others from Culiacan, Sinaloa.

In addition to the apprehended Javier Carrasco Coronel and the still fugitive Ezequiel, of the same surnames, the most important sicario's of the group are identified as Guadalupe Quinones Recio “El Lupillo”, who earned 15,000.00 dollars fortnightly; Rene Rivas Quinones, of equal salary, Jesus Quinones Recio, 5,000.00 pesos; Rosendo Alonso Quinones Beltran “El Canelo” and Joel Beltran Vizcarra “El Cobijas”, both received 4,000.00 pesos fortnightly.

Clarita who is being investigated is the daughter of the extinct capo Ignacio Coronel Villareal, at least five other women are being mentioned, three have the surname Coronel: Daisy, Araceli and Aida, and two with the surname Riva, Nely or Mely and Olivia.

Also in the file are the identities of Job Emmanuel Beltran Vizcarra “El Jopi”, Jesus Rivas Quinones, Josue Gerardo Dominguez Flores “El Cabezon”, Jesus Alberto Perez Quinones “El Flaco”, Isaac Ruiz Hernandez “Nono”, Ismael Acosta Medina “El Pelon” or “Mavel”; Omar Quinones “El Guero”, Israel Quinones, Luis Rivas “El Chingon”, Jose de Jesus Corona, Luis Quinones and Fermin Adan Beltran Vizcarra. Names of the sought after are “Conmano”, “El Jasiel” and “El Taliban 24″, who even has two narco corridos about him that don't reveal his true name.

Narco business

On ten loose A3 size sheets, handwritten in blue ink, were highlighted activities and transactions of alleged drug trafficking, although the substance and product that is being marketed is not detailed. It describes purchases and sales of “tambos” in Tapachula, Chiapas, that shed significant amounts of money in American currency, in May 2012.

For example, one of the papers states that “Taliban 24″ invested 144,915.00 dollars in the purchase of “15 tambos” with Claritas friend. Other members of “La Carona” organization aquired the “tambos”, including women. Also key in the talks were about the negotiation of “cadres”.

Ministerial authorities consider that with the data obtained from the documentary evidence and statements of some of the detained members of this grouip, the alleged responsibility of the persons mentioned in the previous investigations can be established. Intelligence reports say that the band “Los Coroneles” operates in the Mexican Republic from and indeterminate date, although it is noted apparently from the 1990's and early 2000's mainly in Jalisco.

Original article in Spanish at Zetatijuana


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