Thursday, July 28, 2022

Yesenia Pacheco, “The Crazy Witch,” Cartel Hit-Woman – Mexico, 2014

Full name: Yesenia Pacheco Ramirez.


FULL TEXT: Yesenia Pacheco, "La Güera Loca" ("The Crazy Witch") was one of the bloodiest assassins of organized crime until she met a gruesome end. She had been involved with drug trafficking since 2009. Yesenia was one of the most important assassins for the Gulf Cartel and quickly became the enemy of Los Zetas.

Born in Navolato, Sinaloa, Yesenia was contacted by drug traffickers in 2009 and little is known about her life outside of organized crime. She began her criminal career as a hawk for the Gulf Cartel and was, without a doubt, the nightmare of many. 

'La Güera Loca' quickly advanced within the world of drugs and became the first woman to be the leader of a cell within the cartel that had other women in it.

Their own division was named 'Las Hienas' or 'Las Flaquitas' and they distinguished themselves by having a very violent way of killing their rivals, something that the members of the Gulf Cartel defended tooth and nail.

While leading 'Las Hienas', she was also in charge of his most legendary mission within the organization: eliminate Los Zetas.

This earned her the nickname "La Güera,""The Crazy Witch."

~ The death of 'La Güera Loca' ~

La Güera Loca’s luck ran out just 5 years after she joined the Gulf Cartel.

The Zetas found Yesenia Pacheco in the company of three other women and kidnapped them to later record her death as revenge. 

In 2014, Los Zetas recorded and broadcast the video of the death of 'La Güera Loca' and days later her body was found in parts. 

[“La güera loca: La sanguinaria sicaria que torturaba y ejecutaba a miembros de Los Zetas. Su cuerpo fue hallado días después de desaparecer junto con tres mujeres más.” (La güera loca: The bloodthirsty hitwoman who tortured and executed members of Los Zetas. Her body was found days after she disappeared along with three other women.” MVS Noticias, May 25, 2022]


FULL TEXT (Auto-translated): Yesenia Pacheco, better known as La Güera Loca, led a group of capos who committed crimes for the Gulf Cartel. The woman was greatly feared, as she was known to behead her rivals.

The hit woman got her nickname after cutting off the head of a Los Zetas member and removing the skin from his face with a sharp razor.

Although in the world of drug trafficking, most of the famous names have belonged to men, there are women who have decided, or been pushed, to this turbulent lifestyle, and one of them was La Güera .

Yesenia was characterized as being very dangerous and quickly rose among her peers, becoming the leader of various Gulf Cartel missions.

Her violence made her one of the main targets of the other criminal group, who decided that it was imperative to annihilate her.

La Güera created a group of pure criminals, who took on the task of showing men that they could be as bloodthirsty and effective as they were.

Pacheco used to dismember his victims and cut off their heads, but he shocked the world when he cut the skin off the face of a Los Zetas capo.

The women who belonged to her cell dedicated themselves to abducting and killing their opponents, which made La Güera one of the most wanted women in the country, both by the authorities and by her opponents.

However, members of organized crime found her faster and took it upon themselves to kill her. Her remains were found five years ago in July.

La Güera lived the same fate that she dealt to other criminals. The Zetas cut her throat with a large knife and let her suffer for a few minutes, before finishing her off for good.

Her body was distributed in different points of the land, as well as those of the other three criminals who were kidnapped with her.

Yesenia Pacheco Ramírez was a native of Navolato, Sinaloa; she was known as a blonde with prominent curves.

[“La Güera Loca: la sicaria del Cartel del Golfo que decapitaba a rivales” (La Güera Loca: the hitwoman of the Gulf Cartel who beheaded rivals), LNN, Sep. 25, 2019]



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Margarita García Méndez, “La Margot,” Early Cartel Hit-Woman – Mexico, 2007

FULL TEXT (Auto-translated): Mexico City (La Silla Rota) - Margarita García Méndez, La Margot, knew that her life as a merchant would not give her the luxuries she dreamed of and that is why she decided to join the group of hitmen Los Zetas, when this group still worked as the armed wing of the Gulf cartel, for the year 2000. 

Her work, which he carried out for eight long years, consisted of lowering drug cargo planes, guarding them and, also on other occasions, organizing armed actions against rival groups.

Margarita's case is well documented by the authorities, since she was known as the first great hitman of drug trafficking.

Until a few years ago, the participation of women in drug trafficking was limited to making contacts, transporting drugs or laundering money, but the growing violence and family breakdown in social sectors in Mexico facilitated the insertion of women in other tasks, says Martín Barrón, researcher at the National Institute of Criminal Sciences (Inacipe).

Despite how spectacular it could be, the existence of Mexican hit men implies an implicit question: why are they accepted in drug trafficking, a traditionally macho world? The answer is that, in this social environment, there are women who are virtually the same as the male gunmen: they speak the same language, they are of similar ages and they belong to the same neighborhoods and communities.

The result of social mixing is predictable. "They can be as violent as men," said the Inacipe researcher.

Margot was not a dazzling or sophisticated woman, she was on the battle front.

In the missions entrusted to him, he went side by side with El Mateo, El Mamito, El Hummer, El Rex, El Caprice, El Tatanka, El Lucky, El Paguita, El Ostos, El JC, El Cachetes, El Cuije, El Chispa. , El Chafe, El Tizoc, El Pita, or with any other of Los Zetas.

This was even the case —according to a federal judge— when he was arrested in the company of one of Los Zetas, José Ramón Dávila López, El Cholo, in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, after both “acted jointly” with the Intent to murder a man over a traffic incident.

31-year-old Margarita García Méndez, La Margot, lived in Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas, when her career in organized crime came to an end on February 2, 2007. That day, the C-4 Command Center in the capital of Tamaulipas reported to all the patrols that a man was lying on Bravos Street, between Hidalgo and Boulevard, shot in the head.

Immediately, the patrols that went to the site were alerted by radio that the assailants were fleeing in a van without license plates. The car was located in the Unidad Modelo neighborhood and realizing that they were hit, La Margot and El Cholo decided to confront the police.

In crossfire they wounded two policemen, but the numerical superiority prevailed and they were arrested. Just three days later, La Margot and El Cholo were behind bars in the Puente Grande prison in Jalisco.

Hers is one of the first documented cases of drug trafficking hitmen. But García Méndez's story as a hired killer ended in 2007, when she was arrested and entered the maximum security prison in Puente Grande, Jalisco. Behind her are the years of belonging to the Gulf cartel, her criminal career as a hitman and from that moment she faces reality: jail and justice.

According to the National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics (Inegi), some 7,700 women are incarcerated for drug-related crimes.

Most of the cases were "for sentimental reasons," said the president of the National Women's Institute, Rocío Gaytán, because the detainees tried to introduce drugs to men's prisons, for their children or partners.

There are others who played a more active role, such as old women who sold drugs on a small scale, and others who participated directly in the line of fire.

This is the case of Margarita García, “La Margot”, accused by the Attorney General of the Republic of guarding drug shipments from the criminal gang “Los Zetas”, and who on some occasions participated in armed conflicts against rival groups.

[“La Margot, la sicaria con el poder de bajar aviones de carga” (La Margot, the assassin with the power to lower cargo planes), La Silla Rota, Feb. 1, 2018]


2000 – Margarita García Méndez joined Gulf cartel.

Feb. 2, 2007 – Margarita García Méndez (31), La Margot, Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas.


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Jasiane Silva Teixeira, “Dona Maria” – Cartel Hired Killer – Brazil, 2019

FULL TEXT: Jasiane Silva Teixeira has been arrested on suspicion of leading a murderous gang in Bahia, Brazil.

A suspected drug lord accused of ordering the deaths of more than 100 people has been arrested in Brazil.

Jasiane Silva Teixeira, 31, believed by authorities to be the biggest drug trafficker in the state of Bahia, is also said to have bought machine guns and grenades for her fearsome army.

She was arrested in a restaurant in the town of Biritiba Mirim in the state of Sao Paulo.

According to local media reports, she was wanted for robbery, drug trafficking, corrupting minors, arms trafficking and forgery.

Reports state the Secretary of Public Safety suspect her of having ordered the murder of over 100 people.

She was among the most-wanted people in Bahia, with one of her victims allegedly including a correctional officer, who died in Jerique prison in 2009.

Investigators believe Teixeira provided the murder weapon to her partner, Bruno de Jesus Camilo, who was serving time for drug trafficking in the prison at the time.

She allegedly took control of Camilo's drug trafficking operation after his death in 2014.

Teixeira allegedly worked with other drug traffickers from Rio de Janeiro to take control of drug trafficking in the south-east of the state of Bahia and in the neighbouring state of Minas Gerais.

Last year a plane was stopped by police in the town of Vitoria da Conquista in Bahia.

It was reportedly used to transport drugs and arms from Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia and Peru.

Three men were arrested at the time.

She will be taken to the state of Bahia to be charged.

[“Woman, 31, is 'secret drug lord' who 'ordered 100 murders and smuggled weapons',” Mirror (London), Sep. 26, 2019]


FULL TEXT (Auto-translated): Jasiane Silva Teixiera,30 years old, the Queen of Hearts from the Bahia State Department of Public Security, known in the criminal world as “Dona Maria,” was arrested Wednesday, September 25, 2019, in Biritiba Mirim, in the Metropolitan Area of São Paulo, by teams from the Task Force formed by investigates from the Department of Intelligence (DIP), Department of Repression and Combat of Organized Crime (Draco) and the 9th and 10th Coordination of Civil Police of the Interior, based in Jeqié and Vitória de Conquered, respectively, with the support of the Narcotics Investigation Police Station (Dise) in Mogi das Cruzes (SP). The Intelligence Superintendence of the Bahia State Secretariat for Public Security had an effective participation in the investigations that culminated in the location of the trafficker at the time of the police approach.

Stepdaughter of the most dangerous drug dealers in the Southwest region of the state, Antonilton de Jesus Martines, known as Nenzão, in 2008 Jasaine Teixeira was arrested for the first time, in the act, in the company of the stepfather’s companion and nephew, Bruno de Jesus Camilo, by the Civil Police of Victória da Conquista, for drug trafficking and illegal possession of weapons.

In 2009, already at liberty. Jasiane Teixieira provided the weapons and provided logistical support for the fulfilment of an order given by her companion, who was incarcerated in the Jequié Penal Complex, for the murder of a prison guard Luciano Caribé Cerqueira. The crime was consummated on December 16, 2010, when the public servant arrived at his residence, on Travessa Maria Eça. Barrio Caixa D’Água. The perpetrators of the crime were persecuted and ended up in confrontation with the police. Pezão was even transferred to the Serrinha Penal Complex, after disagreements with rivals.

After serving his sentence, Bruno de Jesus Camilo (Pezão) moved, along with Jasiane Teixeira, to the south of the state, where they continued to command the distribution and sale of drugs in the Southwest region, in addition to ordering the execution of rivals in the dispute for territories.

In 2014, during ‘Operation Sasquatch,’ investigators from the Homicide Precinct of the 10th Civil Police Coordination of the interior based in Vitória da Conquista, held on June 6, in the city of Porto Seguro, Bruno de Jesus Camilo (Pezão) resisted arrest and was killed in the confrontation.

Dona Maria was present at the scene of the confrontation in which her companion died, but managed to escape and allied herself with a trafficker from the Bonde do Maluco faction, the Bahia branch of the PCC (Primeiro Commando da Capital), known as Paulo TG. Ambitious, Dona Maria also joined smaller groups in closing deals for the supply of drugs and weapons, in addition to making lawyers available 24 hours a day to act in the defense of her partners. Under the agreement, Dona Maria would keep most of the profit from the sale of the drugs.

Upon assuming command of drug sales in the Southwest region, with ramifications in the North and Minas Gerais and in São Paulo, Jasiane Teixeira (Dona Maria) began to act with more ruthlessness than her stepfather and, later, her partner, ordering the murder of rivals in criminal actions that did not spare even people who were not targets of criminal acts, but would be in the places determined for the executions.

In February 2017, Jasiane Teixieira (Dona Maria) was included in the Baralho do Crime, a tool created in 2011 by the State Secretariat for Public Safety of Bahia to identify the most dangerous criminals escaping from justice, inserted as the “Queen of Hearts” card.

In 2018, Jasiane Teixeira (Dona Maria), suffered a severe setback when civil police officers assigned to the 10th Civil Police Coordination of the of the Interior seized, in Victória da Conquista, an aircraft that was used by the criminal organization she commanded to transport drugs and weapons from Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia and Peru.

With the siege tightening, Jasiane Teixeira left the state and would be living as man and wife with Márcio Maria dos Santos, Marcio Carioca, the financial arm of the PCC in Leste Paulista.

The work of the Intelligence Superintendence of the Bahia State Secretariat for Public Security and the Intelligence Department of the 10th Civil Police Coordination of the Interior traced the steps of Jasaine Teixeira, who was living in Sáo Paulo, from where she continued to command the criminal organization in the Southwest region of Bahia, with false documents in the name of Débora Silva Dias, and on Wednesday, the 25th, civil police officers from the 9th and 10th Civil Police Coordination of the Interior, with the support of civil police officers from Sáo Paulo, carried out the arrest warrants, issued by the Court against Jasiane Teixeira in Biritiba Mirim, in the micro-region of Mogi das Cruzes, in Greater Sáo Paulo. She was captured in the company of her partner, Mário Faria dos Santos (Mário Carioca).

Two arrest warrants were served against Jasiane Teixeira for conviction for drug trafficking, association for drug trafficking and possession of weapons and for qualified homicide, in addition to two other arrest warrants for drug trafficking and association for drug trafficking.

Jasiane Teixeira is to be returned, under high security, on Thursday, September 26, to Vitória da Conquista, where he will be held in custody at the Penal Complex at the disposal of Justice.

[“Considera a MAIOR TRAFICANTE DO Estado, “Dona Maria” e presa em São Paulo,” (“Considered the biggest drug dealer in the state, Dona Maria’ is arrested in São Paulo”), Jornal do Sudoeste, Sep, 26, 2019.]



2008 – Jasiane Silva Teixera (19), first arrest; drug trafficking, illegal possession of weapons. Civil Police of Vitória da Conquista. Accompanied by Bruno de Jesus Camilo, alias Pezão., her stepfather’s nephew.

Dec. 16, 2010 – Jasiane Silva Teixera supplied weapons used in murder of guard

Jun. 6, 2014 – Operation Sasquatch, killing Bruno de Jesus.

2018 – aircraft seized

Sep. 25, 2019 – arrested

Feb. 11, 2020 – habeas corpus (kept secret until Mar. 4).







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