Sinaloa Cartel distributes groceries to families affected by Hurricane Norma in Navolato


During the weekend, men linked to the criminal organization approached the population affected by the rains and gusts of wind of the meteorological phenomenon

While the state government boasts of its progress in rebuilding the roads affected by Hurricane Norma, the Sinaloa Cartel takes advantage of the situation to deliver groceries to affected families in the municipality of Navolato.

Via social networks, between November 4 and 5, images and videos circulated of residents standing in long lines to receive a bag with necessities, which on the outside boasted a label with the acronym “JGL”, alluding to Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Loera.

Toilet paper, sugar, corn flour, egg and cans of tuna were some of the goods that the criminal group was in charge of distributing to the inhabitants of Navolato, one of the districts most damaged by the meteorological phenomenon.

In the photographs shared by residents and local media, there was evidence of the long lines that families made to receive the products.

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According to documents from the United States Department of Justice cited by Anabel Hernández in April 2023, Navolato is the municipality where a ranch is located that would be owned by Iván Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar, alias ‘El Chapito’.

In 2020, Iván and his brothers, already consolidated as the Los Chapitos faction, carried out a series of violent armed confrontations for control of Navolato against the Juárez Cartel.

As a result of that dispute, the hitmen working for the heirs of ‘Chapo’ murdered Julio César Carrillo Leyva, alias ‘El Cesarín’, son of Amado Carrillo Fuentes.

In this context, it is presumed that Los Chapitos would be the organization that maintains control of Navolato, although no authority has confirmed the identity of those who would have given away the groceries.

Norma made landfall as a tropical depression in Sinaloa on the morning of October 23 with sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour. Heavy rains and gusts caused the death of three people that same day.

In addition to this, the state government, headed by Rubén Rocha Moya, indicated that investments of 220 million pesos would be necessary just to repair the roads, paths and bridges that were damaged.

Source: Infobae