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Who was “Nacho” Páez Soto, a former Chapo operator and Caro Quintero’s ally who was shot in Sonora

Páez Soto, allegedly, was serving a 20-year sentence since 2016 was sentenced, but everything indicates that they let him go free (Photo: File)
Páez Soto, allegedly, was serving a 20-year sentence since 2016 was sentenced, but everything indicates that they let him go free (Photo: File)

Ignacio Paez Soto, Nachillo, The uncle, C-1 O Nacho, Joaquin’s former operator El Chapo Guzman, was killed by a commando while he was aboard a white Volkswagen Passat; they shot him more than 50 times in the parking lot of an Oxxo in Caborca, Sonora.

He clan of Los Páez to which he was associated Nachillo is synonymous with power and death in Sonora, was part of a family linked to drug trafficking in the last 30 years and now they operate to Rafael Caro Quintero, who disputes the square with Los Chapitos, sons of Joaquín Guzmán.

Sonoran authorities confirmed the identity of Páez Soto, 47, shot in the Centro neighborhood, 10th street, between avenues “L” and “M”. The former operator of the Sinaloa Cartel was in the passenger seat of a 2017 model vehicle, when After 1:00 p.m. this Saturday, several subjects with long weapons arrived in a Cherokee and shot him. Most of the shots hit the windshield.

El Nachillo I was in the company of a woman, who was carrying her 8-month-old baby; the baby was injured with minor injuries. While the mother required medical attention for a nervous breakdown, according to the State Attorney’s Office. The attackers fled without major problem and no arrests have been reported.

El Mayo, Los Chapitos and Rafael Caro Quintero are the visible leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel (Photo: Illustration Infobae)
El Mayo, Los Chapitos and Rafael Caro Quintero are the visible leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel (Photo: Illustration Infobae)

The Latest press reports on Páez Soto, until before this December 26, date from 2016, when a 20-year sentence. Not known when he was released from prison or why the charges of crimes against health were dismissed, which were accredited by federal justice on January 13, 2016 under criminal case 30/2014.

At that time it was reported that His participation as head of plaza was demonstrated in the Sonoran municipalities of Caborca, Pitiquito, Altar and Sásabe, among others. From those places, the transfer of narcotics to the United States operated and reported directly to the Chapo Guzman.

Notably barely a week had passed since the final recapture of the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel when El Nachillo He was sentenced. It was prisoner at the Federal Center for Social Readaptation number 12, located in the municipality of Ocampo, Guanajuato, after being arrested a second time on October 28, 2013.

But Everything indicates that he was released, because on the afternoon of this December 26 he was on a walk in Caborca, municipality where it exercised its domain in more than a decade.

Forensic personnel and the public prosecutor’s office arrived at the place where he was killed for the corresponding law proceedings, such as the collection of evidence data and other indications that help to integrate the homicide folder.

Nachillo was executed outside an Oxxo, aboard a white car, he was shot more than 50 times (Photo: Facebook)
Nachillo was executed outside an Oxxo, aboard a white car, he was shot more than 50 times (Photo: Facebook)

Ignacio Páez Soto was arrested for the first time on September 15, 2009 in a hotel, by agents of the defunct Federal Police; although it was made available to the then Attorney General of the Republic, it was not prosecuted. The authorities did not report why he was released so quickly, but it is presumed that he paid a millionaire bribe.

As far as he was informed, Páez Soto was one of Ismael’s most trusted men May Zambada, Leader founder of the Sinaloa Cartel who is still active at the head of the powerful criminal faction and has never been in jail since the mid-1980s when he started in the illicit business.

The second capture of Nacho Páez happened on October 28, 2013 in Pitiquito, Sonora. Had passed five months after it was blacklisted by the United States Department of the Treasury due to its operations for drug trafficking; for which his accounts were blocked and it was prohibited to do business with him, companies or representatives linked to him.

Nachillo He was traveling aboard a silver-colored armored Jeep Grand Cherokee when he was intercepted by federal authorities. Along with him, his custodians were arrested: Reynaldo Alejandro del Río López, The Tongo, and Francisco Ricardo Bermúdez Méndez The Taliban. They had been tracking him for four months.

Those arrested were seized an AK-47, 30 rounds, a Colt .38 super revolver, approximately three kilos of marijuana, telephones and a white Jetta, as well as the armored pickup.

Rafael Caro Quintero's brother left Octavio, Nacho Páez's brother, in command after being arrested in 2001 (Photo: Special)
Rafael Caro Quintero’s brother left Octavio, Nacho Páez’s brother, in command after being arrested in 2001 (Photo: Special)

Era plaza boss in northeast Sonora. He trafficked drugs from La Jojoba, Los Pocitos, El Cobre, Los Angeles, El Soñic and San Fernando, all municipalities of Caborca. He was also engaged in extortion (charging for a flat from taxi drivers and smugglers of undocumented immigrants) and the smuggling of migrants in the Caborca-Santa Ana-Nogales corridor, supported by Los Sabori and Los Paleteros.

Páez Soto was promoted as a lieutenant of the Sinaloa Cartel after the murder of his brother Octavio in April 2004. During five years he fought for control of the plaza against his cousin Luis Fernando Sánchez Páez, alias Lusillo O L-7, who was shot in Culiacán on September 6, 2009; days later, the arrest of Nachillo and his subsequent release occurred.

Precisely, Octavio Páez was left in command of the so-called Sonora Cartel because the leader of that faction, Miguel Ángel Caro Quintero, Rafael’s brother, was arrested in Mochis, Sinaloa, in December 2001.

Nacho Paez Soto worked the same for May Zambada what for Manuel What Beltran, of the Beltran Leyva. But when the fracture between the Sinaloa Cartel and those commanded by Arturo Beltrán Leyva, The Beard (2008-2009), a wave of murders occurred, claiming the lives of three belonging to the clan of Los Páez: Luis Octavio Páez Terrazas, Giovanni Páez and Leonel Páez Benítez.

Miguel Ángel Caro Quintero was released in July of last year, after surviving the ADX Florence maximum security prison in Colorado, where El Chapo Guzmán pays a life sentence. While his brother Rafael is a fugitive after being released due to a judicial error on August 9, 2013 in the trial of the kidnapping and murder of the DEA agent, Enrique Camarena Salazar and the Mexican pilot Alfredo Zavala Avelar, for which he was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

El Chapo Guzmán pays a life sentence in the US (Photo: REUTERS / Henry Romero)
El Chapo Guzmán pays a life sentence in the US (Photo: REUTERS / Henry Romero)

In the last five months, a war in Sonora has shown the resurgence of Rafael Caro Quintero; videos, narco blankets, publications and murders have been the indicators. After spending almost three decades in prison, he would have returned to the drug trade. He was arrested in 1985 and paid part of his sentence, but the DEA is offering up to $ 20 million for data leading to his capture.

Allegedly, The Narco de Narcos would lead a cell called the Caborca ​​Cartel, where is integrated The Sweeper 24/7, armed arm led by El R, Rodrigo Páez Quintero, nephew of legendary boss, and Jesús Darío Murrieta Navarro, alias Cochi’s face, which in turn has ties to The Páez.

For numerous narcomantas, executions and videos, it has been shown a dispute against Caro Quintero led by The Durangos / Hunters, linked to the Chapitos, children of Joaquín Guzmán Loera.

However, recent reports indicate that the same Narco de Narcos has tried to calm that war, as it would have been stoked by El R, nephew of the capo and José Crispín Salazar Zamorano, current leader of The Salazars, a criminal group associated with Los Chapitos.

However, for the murder of a high profile in the Sinaloa Cartel like Nacho Páez, it remains to be seen if it was an internal dispute or authorship of members associated with the Juarez Cartel and La Línea, against whom the drug corridor is fighting in the strip of Sonora and Chihuahua, border with Arizona, United States.


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