Military kill ‘Comandante Calamardo’, leader of the Gulf Cartel in Mexico (FOTOS)

The leader of the Gulf Cartel is shot down in Mexico. Members of the Mexican Army ended the life of the famous drug trafficker. José Alfr...

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  • The leader of the Gulf Cartel is shot down in Mexico.
  • Members of the Mexican Army ended the life of the famous drug trafficker.
  • José Alfredo Hernández Campos “Comandante Calamardo” died in the state of Reynosa.

Gulf Cartel leader killed. Just a few days after being illegally released from prison, the body of the famous drug trafficker who was the leader of the Gulf Cartel was found (CDG) on a highway in the state of Reynosa, Mexico. It should be remembered that he had been released by a group of criminals wearing police clothing.





This Friday afternoon, the body of José Alfredo Hernández Campos, better known as “Comandante Calamardo,” was found, he was killed on the road by members of the Mexican Army in a confrontation between both sides that ended badly for the criminal, according to Proceso.

Military kill José Alfredo Hernández Campos

Gulf Cartel leader killed

It should be remembered that on July 13 the leader of the Gulf Cartel had been rescued from the prison of the Ministerial Police, just a few hours after his capture. This occurred in the border city of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, when alleged police agents took the drug trafficker away from the facilities.

A group of criminals who worked for “Commander Squidward” ran into several soldiers when they were on the highway on the edge of the municipalities of Camargo and Díaz Ordaz. They tried to cross the elements of the Mexican Army, but responded with a blast of fire that left several dead.

Gulf Cartel leader killed: They had several clashes

Gulf Cartel leader killed: They had several clashes

Different rumors had been circulating about what José Alfredo Hernández Campos was doing when he escaped from prison with the help of his armed group. Both Commander Squidward and some elements of the Gulf Cartel are said to have clashed with other rival drug traffickers on several occasions.

Among the opposing hitmen they had to face were the people of César Morfín, “El Primito”, who commands the cell of the same Cartel in Reynosa. Despite the fact that Alfredo Hernández was assassinated by the military, the body was collected by his own people.

Gulf Cartel Leader Killed: His Release

Gulf Cartel Leader Killed: His Release

The CDG leader was arrested on July 12 and transferred to the state of Reynosa, accused of drug trafficking, kidnapping, human trafficking, among other crimes. He was only there for a few hours when an armed group in police clothing came to the premises of the ministerial police to rescue him.

“According to police sources, the presumed member of the Gulf cartel would be hidden in colonies of Reynosa, so agents of various corporations keep besieged the Ribereña Highway towards Díaz Ordaz to prevent José Alfredo Hernández Vázquez from escaping to the area where he has domain ”, some media reported when they were looking for the criminal, according to Sin Embargo.

Gulf Cartel leader killed: CDG chiefs killed

Gulf Cartel leader killed: CDG chiefs killed
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A few months ago, the Mexican authorities reported two events that decreased the operational capacity of two organized crime groups. On the one hand, armed men killed “Comandante Choco”, identified as Armando Daniel León García, leader of the Gulf Cartel, reported the portal of news Critical point.

This is Alberto “N”, known by the aliases “El Chuky”, “Choky”, “Choker”, “Fantasma” and “Z45”, alleged head of the plaza. The forces of order located and detained the subject in the port of Veracruz, who had led and committed various high-impact crimes in the south of the state. Federal and state authorities identified him as one of the main generators of violence in the area that includes the municipalities of Coatzacoalcos, Minatitlán and Cosoleacaque, after the police action was carried out.

Gulf Cartel Leader Killed: Crimes

Gulf Cartel Leader Killed: Crimes
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According to the authorities’ reports, “El Chuky” directs a criminal group that, in addition to being related to various homicides, carries out illicit activities such as kidnapping, robbery of ATMs, burning shops, extortion, trafficking and sale of drugs.

The authorities did not release more data on this fact, but security experts consider that both blows are too strong to reduce the operational capacity of both cartels that operate in different areas of Mexico.

Gulf Cartel leader killed: They were already waiting for them

They were already waiting for you
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Armando León’s death occurred when he was about to leave a bar in the city of Monterrey and was in the company of another man, at which point they were surprised by two men who were carrying firearms and unloaded them against him.

The name of the bar was identified as Doroteo, and it was precisely when they left the place that they prepared to go in the direction of their car. When, in a surprising way, two armed men came into their way and shot them repeatedly. Filed Under: Gulf Cartel Leader Smashed



The chaos of arrested drug traffickers are common not only in Mexico but in the United States, it should be remembered that in August of last year Jorge Costilla-Sánchez, alias ‘El Coss’ and former leader of the Gulf Cartel. He was convicted in Texas of two drug trafficking charges.

Judge Fernando Rodríguez Jr., of the Federal Court in Southeast Texas, in Brownsville. He informed Costilla-Sánchez on the morning of Thursday, January 9, 2020, that he found him guilty of two drug trafficking charges “for his participation and conspiracy” to distribute 450 kilos of cocaine and 90,000 kilos of marijuana from Mexico to the United States when he was operating. as leader of the Gulf Cartel, originally from the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. Filed Under: Gulf Cartel Leader Smashed

Accept charges

Accept charges

According to a source close to the investigation, and who asked that he not be identified in public, Costilla-Sánchez accepted the charges against him and Judge Rodríguez Jr. informed him that next Tuesday, April 14, he will deliver his sentence. That could be a life sentence in a federal maximum security jail.

Costilla-Sánchez was arrested in Mexico in 2012 and extradited to the United States on September 30, 2015 at the request of the Department of Justice. Paradoxically, ‘El Coss’ was extradited to Texas on the same plane along with Edgar Valdez-Villarreal,’ La Barbie ‘who was his rival of the Sinaloa Cartel in a war to try to win Tamaulipas for the organization chaired by Ismael’ El Mayo. ‘Zambada. Filed Under: Gulf Cartel Leader Smashed


In a previous trial, Costilla-Sánchez was found guilty of two other drug trafficking charges in a case that is being handled separately. For that charge, he has not been sentenced until now, at that time they were waiting for it.

The investigation that followed Costilla-Sánchez by several federal, state and local agencies in Texas details that the man rose to the top of the Gulf Cartel in 2003 after his previous leader, Cárdenas-Guillén. He was detained in Tamaulipas by a team of special forces from the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA) of Mexico. Filed Under: Gulf Cartel Leader Smashed


When Cárdenas-Guillén fell, the CdeG, as they call themselves, was weakened and its armed group of hitmen, former members of the elite SEDENA forces known as Los Zetas, separated from their former masters and formed their own cartel. However, while Los Zetas were subordinate to the command of the CdeG, the organization decided to call itself ‘La Compañía’ and sought to gain ground in Mexico from the powerful Sinaloa Cartel.

Since their separation, the Los Zetas and the CdeG have been in a bloody struggle to maintain control of drug trafficking and control of organized crime in the Mexican states of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Nuevo León, Coahuila, Veracruz and even the southeast in Quintana Roo. As detailed in the 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment report from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Filed Under: Gulf Cartel Leader Smashed

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