Video: A thin ‘El Marro’, leader of Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel, emotional and tearful in a video, asking for help

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

José Antonio Yépez, aka ‘El Marro’ reappeared in a video broadcast on social networks in which he asks for help, after the capture of 26 people in Celaya.

Marro says his mother was one of those arrested

In the recording, Marro is seated in a chair, appearing very emotional to the point of cutting

off the recording when he is about to break down.  There was some discussion on social media of the video being old he does look much younger, but the context seems to be within current events.

The recording was released after a day of immense violence with fires, shootouts, blockades, primarily in Celaya where 26 members of El Marro’s Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel were arrested.


The cartel began as a Zetas cell focused on fuel theft.
In recent weeks Marro’s group has taken heavy loses and hits, leaving his dwindling stronghold to Celaya, where the remainder of his forces have grouped to fight for the capital.  Many members have jumped ship, switched sides to CJNG, or been captured.   Marro confirms the detention of his mother, and open to alliances with Sinaloa and “others” like Señores de la Frontera, he still vows to stop CJNG. He calls Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, aka El Mencho of being a “viejo gonorriento”  (old dimwit/fool).

Further, he says that the government including the Mexican President President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of supporting the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel.
To CJNG

“Do not think that I am frightened by you motherfuckers, go to hell,  you and your motherfucker old gonorriento asshole (Mencho), who does not even face the ball of fucking dogs, fuck you and your fucking Jaliscos, fuck your mother”, concludes Marro.

From La Silla Rota: 

The authorities have not confirmed that it is El Marro, but it is very similar to the photographs that are known of it. El Marro is seen exalted and altered, after the vehicle fire on Guanajuato highways, and upon learning that the Mexican Army and police corporations entered Santa Rosa de Lima to arrest 26 people, according to what was revealed by the authorities. José Antonio Yepez is the head of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel, the organization dedicated to the theft of fuel from Petróleos Mexicanos and drug trafficking in the center of the country. El Marro is wanted by the Mexican Army and the National Guard. 

Authorities have not commented on the video as of yet.  So far, the authorities have not confirmed the authenticity of the video.

26 members of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel captured in Celaya, Guanajuato

“Several members of the aforementioned criminal group reacted violently causing damage

and disturbances in various parts of the region in an attempt to distract the authorities,” said the Secretary of Public Security of Guanajuato, Alvar Cabeza de Vaca in his twitter account. 

The Secretary  announced that 26 alleged members of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel were successfully arrested, (below) in a joint operation between federal and state authorities in various rural communities in Celaya . In addition, various firearms, ammunition, and vehicles were seized.

Videos and photos of the violence appeared on social networks. It occurred primarily in Celaya, but also in Salamanca, Cortázar, Juventino Rosas, and other points of Guanajuato.

He had alerted all authorities to “prevent and respond to possible reactions.” (furniture, retail outlets, and tire shops) two were attacked on the same day as the arrests, a tire shop, and furniture store.

Marro’s sister, mother and cousin were arrested.  Most of the 26 arrested yesterday are women.
“Good afternoon. Beforehand, I thank you for the support. To all the women, to all the municipalities around here, for the support, they are giving to my family. I know that there are no words to thank them.”
Citizens, mostly women, create blockades and fires to stop advancement of authorities.


David Rogel Figueroa, the Güero, founded the group, however, Antonio Yépez Ortiz, the Marro, gained notoriety when he assumed leadership and declared war on the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG). 


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