“We are not playing”: the Government recognized that the Chapitos imposed a curfew in Sinaloa by COVID

On alleged orders from Los Chapitos, gunmen threatened to punish people who violated the quarantine (Photo: Screenshot)

In Sinaloa, criminal groups played a leading role in the coronavirus crisis, the study confirmed. Observations on Human Rights Violations committed during the Health Contingency by COVID-19.

The report notes that the Sinaloa Cartel promoted the confinement of houses and social distancing based on violent practices in the city of Culiacán. “They are informed that after 10 o’clock at night they have to be inside their house because of the coronavirus, if they don’t get hold of the roll we are going to board the dick. They are orders from above the Chapitos. Hey, we are not playing, it is not a game, ”says a men allegedly a member of the criminal cell led by the sons of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.

The recording was one of several that were broadcast on social networks about “justícers”, who on behalf of The Chapitos incited, under his own methods, for people to stay at home. According to the Mexican government, these measures took place from April 12 to 18 in the capital of Sinaloa, while in the municipality of Los Mochis they were registered from April 19 to 25.

Subjects identified as members of the Los Chapitos cell imposed a curfew in different regions of Sinaloa (Infobae)

The events occurred a few days after the daughter of the founder of the Sinaloa Cartel, Alejandrina Gissele Guzmán provide pantries to seniors. The deliveries were carried out in the area metropolitan of Guadalajara, Jalisco. The distribution dynamic consisted of sending a message to WhatsApp or through Facebook requesting personal help.

The supplies to cope with the quarantine were packed in boxes with well-kept, sober designs, with the face of “El Chapo” and the company’s web address.

Julio Campos, CEO of the brand, mentioned that with these actions, in addition to helping, they sought that people no longer point to the brand as part of the Sinaloa Cartel or as a hallmark of organized crime.

The curfews were registered in Culiacán and Los Mochis (Sinaloa) (Table: Segob Observations Human Rights contingency COVID-19)
The curfews were registered in Culiacán and Los Mochis (Sinaloa) (Table: Segob Observations Human Rights contingency COVID-19)

Other regions in which restrictive measures were registered by organized crime groups were Iguala, Guerrero, with mandatory curfews; Pentatlán, Guerrero, where threats to doctors were reported; Tuxpan Veracruz, by the Shadow Group who was intimidated by staying at home and finally in Santiago Ixcuintla, Nayarit, where the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel was involved in the collection of taxes.

Experts on the matter have pointed out that the initiatives of criminal groups in the face of the pandemic are not a sign of benevolence or solidarity, but from various personal political calculations. Three major factors drive this type of measure: reaffirm and project territorial control, collaborate with the government to have arguments in future negotiations, and their own interests to act without the magnifying glass of the citizenry.

During the period of curfews, implemented by the Sinaloa Cartel, the northern entity was ranked as the second region with the highest number of deaths from coronavirus.


“We are not playing”: the warning of the children of El Chapo to respect the curfew imposed in Culiacán

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