Narcotics-smuggling, mind-controlled religious fanatic assassins, and BATF gun-running…
Yesterday, the Mexican government announced the capture of alleged La Familia Michoacana drug cartel leader Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, aka El Chango or the Monkey.
While parading Mendez Vargas in front of the media cameras, Mexican officials were bragging about how La Familia will now disintegrate and will no longer function as a criminal organization after the ‘heroic’ actions that led to his capture during a joint military-federal police operation.
However, nothing could be further from the truth. Mendez Vargas was, in essence, already out of the criminal organization known as La Familia for several months now. After the death of his predecessor, Nazario Moreno, aka El Chayo, last December, members of La Familia rejected Mendez Vargas as their new leader.
The drug cartel lieutenants suspected that he was working for the U.S. Government, and in fact, he turned out to be the point man for the BATF’s notorious drug-running program known as ‘Operation Fast and Furious.’ Mendez Vargas’ organization purchased (from BATF agents) a .50 caliber Barrett rifle that shot down a Mexican Federal Police helicopter [link to www.cbsnews.com
] last month in his neighborhood in Apatzingan, Michoacán.
His neighborhood is, coincidentally, next to a military base.
Last January, as soon as Mendez Vargas took control of La Familia Michoacana, the organization split in two factions. For the most part, Mendez Vargas kept the drug smugglers and his inner circle known ‘as the Twelve Apostles.’
The other half of the criminal organization, composed mostly of strike teams led by his rivals Enrique Plancarte and Servando Gómez Martínez, aka La Tuta, left and created their own organization, known as ‘the Knights Templar.’
Recently, the Knights Templar have been carrying out ritualistic Masonic-style executions, killing and hanging ‘traitors’ from bridges.
[link to deadlinelive.info