Original article available at ZETA
Translated by El Wachito
Arturo Gomez Herrera was murdered at a barbershop in the capital of Jalisco. The drug trafficker linked to CJNG was unarmed and alone. His body was immediately returned to his wife one day after his assassination. According to intelligence reports, his replacements will be his second in command known by the alias of “El Charmin” and “El 50″. Authorities expect that his assassination will decrease to murder rate in Baja California.
Arturo Giovanni Gomez Herrera “El Gross” was murdered in Guadalajara, a city where he moved for three reasons:
“In reality there is a fracture between the Arellano Felix Organization and the Cartel de Jalisco and associates, it was provoked by Arturo Gomez Herrera, it is not a deep fracture, however they will solve it by eliminating the lieutenant responsible for it. They will kill 'El Gross' anytime soon”, said a government investigator to ZETA last February of this year, after a period of assassinations and narcomantas.
2.- The Sinaloa cartel was also trying to kill him. Messages left in narcomantas over tortured and mutilated bodies were left, and they were located in La Sanchez Taboada of Tijuana and in Tecate and Rosarito, were the rivalry between Gomez representing the traffickers in Jalisco and Victor Hugo Meza Lopez “El Griego”, of the Sinaloan Cartel was exposed.
3.- Gomez also left Tijuana because he was trying to avoid persecution from law enforcement. Because of his violent activities, local law enforcement insisted in his arrest, even during this year, the Procuraduria General de Justicia del Estado (PGJE) tried to obtain two orders of apprehension against him, one for murder and another one for small scale drug dealing, in the murder case, a judge denied the orders more than two times because he considered that the witnesses were not able to fully identify the hit man, due to them not knowing his full name and all his nicknames.
His successorsIntelligence areas of the State of Baja California, consider that the restructure of the criminal cell will not have any problems, because since he left the state, two man stayed in Tijuana in order to execute his orders, and this will be the man that will command the organization. They are identified by the authorities, however, we will only mention their nicknames:
*”El Charmin”, a direct family member of Gomez Herrera, who is the boss of “El Caiman”, “El Kika”, “El Pichon” and “El Dany”.
*”El 50″ or “El Goofy”, who's cell consists of “El Snok”, Castillo “El Rifat”, Gomez “El Panchito” and Ramirez “El Burguer”.