All About Perrones Cartel

CHEPE LUNA / 21 FEB 2014

Ricardo Mauricio Menesses Orellana liked horses, and the Pasaquina rodeo was a great opportunity to enjoy a party. He was joined at the event -- which was taking place in the…

EL SALVADOR / 3 DEC 2013

El Salvador's attorney general has formally accused a leader of the country's notorious Perrones drug trafficking organization of laundering over $3 million, although the country's past record on cases involving…

CHEPE LUNA / 15 NOV 2013

In the past fortnight, two newspaper articles have sought to address impunity within El Salvador's Civil National Police (PNC). One revealed the links between a Texis Cartel associate…

EL SALVADOR / 14 AUG 2013

A UNODC report states that the Pacific Cartel, a federation formed by Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel and Gulf Cartel, has formed alliances with El Salvador's Perrones transport group, confirming information that…

EL SALVADOR / 9 JUL 2013

In contrast to other territorial criminal organizations, El Salvador's drug trafficking groups do not resort to violence because they can count on the protection of corrupt state officials, says the…

CHEPE LUNA / 27 MAY 2013

For the second time, the Salvadoran embassy in Washington DC is about to turn into a temporal home for a police official linked to Jose Natividad Lena Pereira, alias "Chepe…

EL SALVADOR / 24 JAN 2013

Two days before Christmas Eve 2012, a group of gang members and state intelligence agents met with the Flores Escobar brothers, nephews of Reynerio Flores Lazo, the jailed boss of the…

EL SALVADOR / 9 JAN 2013

Authorities in El Salvador said that nine people arrested on drug charges this week were working for the organization of an imprisoned leader of a transportation group known as …

CHEPE LUNA / 9 AUG 2012

“Chepe Luna,” the trafficker who has done the most to develop El Salvador’s drug trade, was freed just one day after being arrested in Honduras, in the latest of…

CHEPE LUNA / 8 AUG 2012

Salvadoran diplomat Hector Silva Avalos tells the story of a botched operation to capture the drug lord known as 'Chepe Luna,' leader of the Perrones drug gang. Its failure points…

EL SALVADOR / 9 MAY 2012

Four years after several of its members were arrested, the Perrones, El Salvador's formidable illicit transport organization, has quietly regrouped, reestablishing its dominance in the eastern part of the country…

EL SALVADOR / 13 OCT 2011

In the first eight months of this year, 232 members of El Salvador’s National Police were arrested on suspicion of participating in a variety of crimes, including murder, extortion, and…

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