HomeMexicoEdgardo Leyva Escandon, alias '24'
MEXICO

Edgardo Leyva Escandon, alias '24'

ALIAS 24 / LATEST UPDATE 2017-03-09 19:02:45 EN

Edgardo Leyva Escandon, alias "24" has worked with Mexico's Tijuana Cartel, also known as the Arellano Felix Organization (AFO), since 1994, and is a specialist in arms and security. The United States has been seeking his capture since at least 2009.

History

Edgardo Levya Escandon, alias "24," began working with the Tijuana Cartel as an enforcer in 1994. US officials have alleged he was the group's main ammunition and firearms supplier. He has been on the run since the capture of the Tijuana Cartel's leader, Javier Arellano Feliz, in 2006.

24 Factbox

DOB: September 17, 1969

Group: Tijuana Cartel

Criminal Activities: Assassination, arms trafficking

Status: At large

Area of Operation: Tijuana, Mexico

 

Criminal Activities

According to the United States government, 24 has worked as a sniper, contract killer and arms supplier for the Tijuana Cartel.

Geography

The Tijuana Cartel primarily operates in the city of Tijuana along the US/Mexico border, using its location to smuggle drugs into Southern California.

Allies and Enemies

While the Tijuana Cartel is suspected of having a truce with the Sinaloa Cartel, reports have suggested the two groups may now be at odds.

Prospects

24 is wanted by both the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration. In October 2009, his assests were frozen under the Kingpin Act, and the US Department of State has offered a $2 million reward for information leading to his arrest.

share icon icon icon

Was this content helpful?

We want to sustain Latin America’s largest organized crime database, but in order to do so, we need resources.

DONATE

What are your thoughts? Click here to send InSight Crime your comments.

We encourage readers to copy and distribute our work for non-commercial purposes, with attribution to InSight Crime in the byline and links to the original at both the top and bottom of the article. Check the Creative Commons website for more details of how to share our work, and please send us an email if you use an article.

Was this content helpful?

We want to sustain Latin America’s largest organized crime database, but in order to do so, we need resources.

DONATE

Related Content

EL COSS / 1 NOV 2010

Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez, alias "El Coss," headed the Gulf Cartel, which has its headquarters in Tamaulipas, along the…

EL INGENIERO (TIJUANA) / 16 NOV 2011

A high-ranking Tijuana Cartel lieutenant was arrested last week, sparking commentary that the trafficking organization is on the ropes. Not…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 14 DEC 2010

Servando Gomez Martinez, alias "La Tuta," was a former high-ranking member of the Familia Michoacana, who split from the group…

About InSight Crime

THE ORGANIZATION

Venezuela's Cocaine Revolution Met With Uproar

6 MAY 2022

On May 4, InSight Crime launched its latest investigation, Venezuela’s Cocaine Revolution¸ accompanied by a virtual panel on its findings. The takeaways from this three-year effort, including the fact that Venezuela…

THE ORGANIZATION

Venezuela Drug Trafficking Investigation and InDepth Gender Coverage

29 APR 2022

On May 4, InSight Crime will be publishing The Cocaine Revolution in Venezuela, a groundbreaking investigation into how the Venezuelan government regulates the cocaine trade in the country. An accompanying event,…

THE ORGANIZATION

InDepth Coverage of Juan Orlando Hernández

22 APR 2022

Ever since Juan Orlando Hernández was elected president of Honduras in 2014, InSight Crime has provided coverage of every twist and turn during his rollercoaster time in office, amid growing…

THE ORGANIZATION

Venezuela's Cocaine Revolution

15 APR 2022

On May 4th, InSight Crime will publish a groundbreaking investigation on drug trafficking in Venezuela. A product of three years of field research across the country, the study uncovers cocaine production in…

LA ORGANIZACIÓN

Widespread Coverage of InSight Crime MS13 Investigation

8 APR 2022

In a joint investigation with La Prensa Gráfica, InSight Crime recently revealed that four of the MS13’s foremost leaders had been quietly released from…