6 Bodies Found in Jalisco, None Believed to Be El Chapo's Son

6 bodies were found today in several locations in towns around Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco.

In the El Mirador, in Tonala, police authorities placed the bodies of three men between 25 and 30 years. The first two victims were found inside a vacant lot and another in a gap in the same area. The dead showed signs of torture and gunshot wound.

In Tlajomulco de Zuniga, in the La Teja ranch, the gap La Cajilota, were located the bodies of two people "you encobijadas", one of them apparently female. Another body of a "encobijado" was found in Dr. R. Michel Avenue and Stadium; near the body of the authorities assured a card with a chilling message that further details were not given.

Puerta Vallarta, where 6 men, including Alfredo Guzman-Salazar, the son of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, were kidnapped from La Leche restaurant this week, allegedly by rival cartel CJNG, is also in Jalisco.

The Attorney General of Jalisco says that as of now there is no indication the dead bodies discovered today are related to those kidnapped in Puerta Vallarta. [More...]

So far there are no indications which relate the lifeless bodies found in different municipalities with events on the coast of Jalisco. Working on the identification of the same.

Proceso reports the same.

One of the bodies appeared to have been dead for some time, it was like a bag of bones.

On Twitter, some are claiming one of the dead is Juan David Calva, the former bodyguard for the Ex-Governor of Jalisco, Emilio Gonzalez Marquez, who authorities confirmed was one of the six men kidnapped from La Leche.

Again, there is no indication Alfredo Guzman-Salazar is one of the deceased. Don't fall for this photo spreading on Twitter --it's of someone killed in May in Aguascaliente.

El Chapo's lawyer says he knows about the kidnapping.

In November, 2015, Mexico's PGR disclosed that CJNG helped fund El Chapo's 2015 escape by agreeing to pay $2 million pesos for legal fees for those caught helping him. (English news report here.)

In related news, a Judge yesterday granted El Chapo's Amparo and ordered him returned to Altiplano, the prison from which he last escaped. The Government will appeal, which is expected to take 3-4 months.

La Leche has reopened and the Chef/owner gives an interview.

The feds (PGR) have taken over the kidnapping investigation. That's not good for Alfredo, because while there is no criminal proceeding against him in Mexico, if he's found, PGR is likely to hold him for extradition to the U.S.

Unresolved: Whether Ivan Guzman-Salazar is the man who left the restaurant 33 seconds before the kidnappers arrived and later flew out of Puerta Vallarta (as did the 9 women at the table), was somehow kidnapped at another location, or wasn't at La Leche at all that night. He hasn't surfaced yet -- news media quote an unconfirmed twitter account saying he's fine.

Lastly for today, the Daily Beast questions the whole official story of the kidnapping.

So, given that record, what’s with this bloodless coup at La Leche? Is it some grotesque exaction on El Chapo’s son in the offing? Or is this an inside job, and not a CNJG op at all? Could it be a ruse? In Narcolandia, no one theory necessarily excludes another; in a war of succession, the game of cartel thrones, who is loyal? Who betrays? Who knows?

I questioned it as well here.

Journalist and author Jose Reveles suspects it was "friendly fire" planned in advance. He notes Sinaloa and CNJG aren't really enemies.

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    The Mexican federal police... (none / 0) (#1)
    by desertswine on Fri Aug 19, 2016 at 11:05:07 PM EST
    were found to have murdered at least 22 people during a drug raid last year and then manipulating the crime scene.

    "The helicopter fired some 4,000 rounds at the ranch house and a nearby warehouse, which caught fire."

    Must have been quite a scene.

    And drug cartels have done infinitely worse (none / 0) (#2)
    by Dadler on Sat Aug 20, 2016 at 09:32:54 AM EST
    Literally. Infinitely. If you are going to choose sides, at least admit how foolish it is to do so in a competition between the psychopathic and the extremely psychopathic.