Cartel Leader “El Chori” Arrested After Months Long Investigation

Eduardo Ramirez Tiburcio, also known as “El Chori,” leader of La Union Tepito, has been arrested and was announced the night of Monday, March 18th, by Secretary of Citizen Security of Mexico City (SSC-CDMX), Pablo Vázquez Camacho.

Tiburcio was found and arrested near Ajusco, where he was hiding. Cash, a firearm, and narcotics, were discovered on him at the time. He was among the top five most wanted criminals, having a reward of $297,934 (five million Mexican Pesos) leading to his capture. He faces charges of kidnappings, sale of narcotics, extortion, disappearances, and femicides, in addition to being linked to at least six more murders.

This marks the fourth time he’s been sent to jail, although he was quickly released each time due to minor charges of robbery or drug dealing.

His father, Alberto Ramirez, or “General Borja,” is currently in prison following his arrest in 2022 on similar charges to his son, since he was also a leader within the same cartel.

La union Tepito was founded in 2009 and is named after Tepito, Mexico, known as a mjaor site for drugs within Mexico. They mainly operate around the Greater Mexico City area.