La Unión Tepito, the cartel that El Betito seized: his daughter has already been arrested

Under the orders of El Betito, a wave of violence was unleashed in Mexico City
Under the orders of El Betito, a wave of violence was unleashed in Mexico City

The Unión Tepito emerged in 2010, after Edgar Valdez Villareal, Barbie, I would like strengthen its control in Mexico City, because the faction of The Beltran Leyva of which he was a member began its decadent stage. El boss assembled a capital cartel from the Barrio Bravo and with it a violent decade would begin.

Although gangs of drug dealers were already operating in the Tepito neighborhood, these were grouped to confront factions with greater scope. His first mission was incorporate more cells, but those who did not want to join had only one destiny: death. This was documented by Sandra Romandía, Antonio Nieto and David Fuentes, authors of “Narco CDMX: The monster that nobody wants to see”(Grijalbo, 2019).

Barbie It was trying to control a strategic point in the center of Mexico, home to the largest International Airport in the country. Well, in December 2009 his boss was killed, Arturo Beltran Leyva, with which he distanced himself from the original group and intended to lead his own criminal faction.

To the capital council local leaders such as a former federal policeman attended that provided protection to the criminals of the Barrio Bravo: Ricardo López Castillo, alias The mucus. The same were the brothers Francisco and Armando Hernández Gómez, alias Pancho Cayagua and The Oyster, respectively.

Roberto Mollado Esparza, "The Betito", leader of the criminal group La Unión de Tepito, was arrested in 2018 and is now in Chiapas or Oaxaca.
Roberto Mollado Esparza, “El Betito”, leader of the criminal group La Unión de Tepito, was arrested in 2018 and is now in either Chiapas or Oaxaca.

The criminal pact lasted until 2013, because Pancho Cayagua, supposedly, ordered the murder of Horacio Vite, nephew of The Magaña, occurred outside a club in La Condesa; Cayagua he wanted to take over that area.

After the murder of other alleged drug dealers in The Malandros, an internal war was unleashed and in retaliation, the kidnapping and subsequent homicide of 13 young people (mostly from Tepito) in the “Heaven bar”.

After the break, it emerged The Insurgents Union, While Francisco Javier Hernandez He remained at the head of those from Tepito with his brothers The Oyster Armando and Victor Hugo The bloodthirsty.

In 2016, Pancho Cayagua He was arrested and in February 2017 he was released, however, In October of that same year, a commando on motorcycles shot him dead in the Gustavo A. Madero. One of those who participated in the attack is said to have been David garcia The Pistache, who followed the orders of Roberto Moyado Esparza, The Betito, which remained at the head of La Unión Tepito after the execution of the founder.

Roberto Mollado Esparza, "The Betito", before and after its transformation, to go unnoticed by the authorities
Roberto Mollado Esparza, “El Betito”, before and after his transformation, to go unnoticed by the authorities

Under the orders of The Betito a wave of violence was unleashed in Mexico City. Well, the desire to capitalize on extortion led one of his hitmen to execute the younger brother of Jorge Flores Conchas, The Cakes. The latter formed alliances to avenge his relative, with the respective dispute over the territory in between. January 25, 2018 was the date the Anti-Union Tepito Force emerged. Your cover letter, the murder of Bear, extortionist of Betito.

This is how those commanded by The Cakes a wave of executions followed, with a response from La Unión Tepito. Between January and September 2018, various attacks took place. Dismembered on footbridges, executions in the Historic Center, Operators whose eyes were gouged out, hitmen dressed as mariachis, murders in parking lots and more, marked that stage.

Finally, on August 9, 2018, The Betito was arrested in Tlalpan. Would pass nine months to have the Cakes, who fell on May 29, 2019, in the same delegation Tlalpan.

Despite this, the factions did not end their criminal activities. They operate with lieutenants in the Cuauhtémoc and Iztapalapa mayors, disputing the territory for the sale of narcotics.

Together with a woman who is presumably her grandmother, she fled to Tecámac, State of Mexico, where she was finally arrested (Photo: Courtesy FGJE Edomex)
Together with a woman who is presumably her grandmother, she fled to Tecámac, State of Mexico, where she was finally arrested (Photo: Courtesy FGJE Edomex)

With The Betito in front, The Unión Tepito dragged Mexico City into its stage of greatest violence, achieving control the sale of drugs in 12 of the 16 mayors of the capital and extortion in canteens, restaurants, and even 15-year-old dress stores. Controlled the Collection of a flat and the sale of drugs in clubs in La Condesa, Zona Rosa, Polanco, Narvarte, Roma and Satélite, mainly.

When Moyado Esparza was detainee wore Louis Vuitton tennis shoes, Fendi belt, Hugo Boss shirt and a wallet, also Louis Vuitton with a silver “B” embedded. Previously, he had grafted hair and underwent a bypass gastric to lose weight and go unnoticed by the authorities. He had about $ 10,000 and doses of crystal with him. Before being arrested in Tlalpan, He was sheltered in safe houses in the exclusive Polanco, Jardines del Pedregal and San Ángel colonies.

Moyado Esparza was imprisoned in the Preventive Preventive Prison for Men East of Mexico City, but at the beginning of last July, he was sent to a maximum security prison, of which his exact address was not specified, but it was detailed that he either arrived in Oaxaca or Chiapas..

Allegedly, The Betito continued to operate from prison through lieutenants and family members, hence the Decentralized Administrative body Prevention and Social Readaptation was authorized.

Itati Maldonado, daughter of "Betito" She was captured for her alleged participation in the murder of her ex-boyfriend (Photo: Twitter / C4jimenez)
Itati Maldonado, daughter of “Betito” was captured for her alleged participation in the murder of her ex-boyfriend (Photo: Twitter / C4jimenez)

The night of this December 18 the daughter of the former criminal leader was arrested, Dayana Itati Maldonado Ávila, after she found out, was being investigated for the murder of her boyfriend. Along with a woman who is allegedly her grandmother, she fled to Tecámac, State of Mexico, where she was eventually arrested.

Currently, the criminal faction dominates in the mayor’s office Cuauhtémoc. Especially in areas of Manuel Doblado, commanded by Lalo Ramírez Tiburcio, the Chori; Centro and Lagunilla with Víctor Hugo Ávila Ramírez, the Huguito in front; Peralvillo, Morelos and Tepito, whose leader would be Cristián Emanuel Flores Ramírez. In these demarcations they carry out extortion, drug dealing, house collection and assassinations, as well as intimidation of merchants. Another ringleader is Dilan Alexis Chávez, the Wedding.

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