A man believed to be part of the Tepito Union was gunned down in the Morelos neighborhood, located in the Venustiano Carranza district of Mexico City. Reports identify the victim as Harold Bladimir Soto, known as El Antuan. He was assassinated on June 29 on Mecánicos Street, a frequent gathering spot for the criminal group, also referred to as La U.
Carlos Jimenez, a journalist, stated on his Twitter that Soto, a member of the Tepito Union, was involved in extortion and kidnapping activities, operating under Jose Jonathan “N,” known as El Barbas.
Soto was active within the criminal organization, primarily in the Cuauhtémoc and Venustiano Carranza municipalities.
Members of the Secretariat of Citizen Security of Mexico City (SSC-CDMX) rushed Soto to a nearby hospital. However, the severity of his injuries – he was shot seven times – led to his demise.
The journalist specializing in security issues reported that El Antuan lived on Tenochtitlán Street and hid in the J Carranza neighborhood.
It was reported that the Attorney General’s Office of Mexico City (FGJCDMX) was already investigating this murder on Thursday night in the center of the Mexican capital.
On May 7, 2022, agents of the intelligence team of the Secretariat of Citizen Security (SSC) of Mexico City, together with personnel of the Metropolitan Unit of Special Operations (UMOE), arrested four members of the Union Tepito.
According to Mexico City authorities, elements of the different police forces searched for 23 Manuel de la Peña y Peña Street, almost on the corner of Gonzalez Ortega, in the Centro neighborhood.
At the site, José Jonathan “N,” alias El Barbas; Germán “N”; Ricardo “N'”; Luis “N” and Cristian Fernando “N” were arrested, as well as Marco Antonio “N,” the latter being identified as the brother of El Tun Tun.
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Police intelligence reports, led by Omar García Harfuch, point to El Tun Tún as the head of extortionists and leader of the Tepito Union Cartel.
Meanwhile, El Barbas is said to be the operator of El Bola and El Michel, identified as the successors of Fernando Sánchez Medina, alias El Fernandito, who was captured by authorities when he was traveling in a luxury vehicle in the Álvaro Obregón mayor’s office.
The individuals arrested by the authorities also had 48 bags of marijuana, 50 packets of cocaine, and three license plates of a private vehicle with a theft report.
The arrested persons and the seized drugs were handed over to the corresponding Public Prosecutor’s Office, and the Mexico City Attorney General’s Office (FGJCDMX) opened an investigation for crimes against health and concealment by receiving.
Reported the death of “Chepe,” leader of a criminal cell of Unión Tepito
On June 13 of this year, the death was reported of José Alberto Ramírez, alias El Chepe, identified as one of the leaders of a criminal cell belonging to the Tepito Union.
The news was released by Antonio Nieto, a journalist specializing in security issues, who detailed that a member of the criminal organization died of natural causes inside a Federal Center for Social Readaptation (Cefereso) in the state of Guanajuato, where he was transferred along with his brother Pedro Ramirez Perez, alias El Jamon, in 2019.
On June 22, authorities reported the apprehension of two Tepito Union operatives, Orlando “N,” alias Oso Baboso, and José Arturo “N,” AKA El Plátano. Both were arrested with firearms and drugs in their possession.
The pair are currently under investigation, suspected of extorting bar and restaurant owners in the Roma – Condesa corridor within the Cuauhtemoc district.