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CJNG cartel cell boss killed in gunfight

'El Tun Tun' linked to at least 30 homicides in Jalisco, Guanajuato

The leader of a cell of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) was killed yesterday evening during a gunfight with state security forces in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco.


The state Attorney General said this morning that Leobardo N., also known as “El Tun Tun,” is believed to have been involved in at least 30 homicides in the last two years in Jalisco and Guanajuato.

Eduardo Almaguer told a press conference that the cell boss was one of those responsible for the killing of five police officers and two gas station employees on Monday in Apaseo el Alto, Guanajuato.

He was wanted for homicide and drug trafficking and is suspected of petroleum theft.

Almaguer said “Tun Tun” operated from a ranch in Lagos de Moreno where he is believed to have dumped his victims’ bodies in a well near a mine, for which authorities are now searching.

At least 30 individuals are believed to be part of the cell.

Police have been trying for two years to capture the gang leader, who escaped six different operations in which he was the target.

He was located yesterday on the Lagos de Moreno-León highway near Valle de los Reyes. Police gave chase after he ignored an order to stop, and killed him in a subsequent gunfight. A police officer and a woman traveling with “Tun Tun” were wounded.

Source: Milenio (sp)

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  • cooncats

    A police “officer” traveling with Tun Tun….

    • Pat

      Of course you would misinterpret this.

      • cooncats

        Well “Pat” why don’t you tell us why a police officer is traveling with a narco boss? Just drinking buddies? LOL

        • Pat

          OH, Coon, up to your old tricks trying to get someone to bite. OK, I’ll bite–obviously the writing wasn’t clear to you as to the rest of us that “A police officer and a woman traveling with “Tun Tun” were wounded.” meant a police officer was wounded as well as a woman traveling with the bad guy. Good grief–put your energies into something more productive. I will next time.

          • cooncats

            God I hope so. Another asshole hiding behind the keyboard we don’t need. You have something to say to me, man up and say it to my face, otherwise kindly fuck off, “Pat.”

          • Pat

            You are sooo funny, man!!!!

          • ben

            always protect the criminal, as they say on the left……

  • Jay

    Ya, I’m sure El Tun Tun will be sorely missed..lol