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ⓘ Martin Arzola Ortega, commonly referred to by his alias El 53 , was a Mexican convicted drug lord. He was a high-ranking leader of the Jalisco New Generation Ca ..




                                     

ⓘ Martin Arzola Ortega

Martin Arzola Ortega, commonly referred to by his alias El 53 ", was a Mexican convicted drug lord. He was a high-ranking leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, a criminal group based in Jalisco.

He worked under Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes alias "El Mencho", the alleged top leader of the CJNG. Arzola Ortega began his criminal career in 1998 as a cargo truck thief and eventually joined the Milenio Cartel, the predecessor group of the CJNG.

After several of his bosses were arrested and/or killed, he founded the CJNG with other defectors in the 2010s.

Arzonla Ortega died on 31 July 2019 in Zapopan, Jalisco after being shot dead at a mall, aged 42.

                                     
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