Knichts Templar Cairtel

The Knichts Templar Cairtel (Spaingie: Caballeros Templarios) is a Mexican creeminal organisation componit o remnants o the defunct La Familia Michoacana drog cairtel based in the Mexican state o Michoacán.[3][4]

Los Caballeros Templarios
Foondin locationMichoacán, Mexico
Years active2011–present
TerritoryMichoacán, Guerrero, State o Mexico, Morelos, Sinaloa[1]
Creeminal activitiesDrog trokin, money launderin, kidnappin, racketeerin, murther, airms trokin, robbery, assault, coonterfeitin.[2]
AlliesSinaloa Cairtel, Guwf Cairtel, La Resistencia
RivalsLos Zetas, Jalisco New Generation Cairtel

Efter the daith o Nazario Moreno González, leader o the La Familia Michoacana cairtel,[4] the ither cairtel co-foonders, Enrique Plancarte Solís an Servando Gómez Martínez, formit an affshuit o La Familia cawin itsel Caballeros Templarios (or Knichts Templar).[3][4][5] Dionicio Loya Plancarte wad jyne an aw.[6]

The Knichts Templar Cairtel indoctrinates its operatives tae "fecht an die" for what thay caw "social juistice".[7] Thay hae taken full control o the nou extinct La Familia Michoacana operations in states includin Michoacán, Guerrero, State o Mexico, an Morelos. Its airmit wing is La Resistencia.

Narco-banners for the PapeEedit

On 17 Mairch 2012 in the state o Guanajuato, the Knichts Templar Cairtel put up several banners on brigs welcomin the Pape Benedict XVI, an pledgin tae no provoke ony violent acts durin the pape's veesit.[8] The 14 banners read the follaein:

The Knichts Templar Cairtel will no partake in ony warlike acts, we are no killers, walcome Pape.[9]

The banners wur put up in the municipalities o León, San Miguel de Allende, Irapuato, Salamanca, Yuriria, Moroleón, an Uriangato.[8] Ither banners wur allegedly signed bi the Jalisco New Generation Cairtel.[10] Pape Benedict XVI wis scheduled for a veesit on 23 Mairch 2012 in Guanajuato.[11]

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  2. McCAUL, MICHAEL T. "A Line in the Sand: Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border" (PDF). HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 11 September 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
  3. a b "Mexico police raid 'La Familia drug cartel', killing 11". BBC News. 28 Mey 2011. Retrieved 30 Mey 2011.
  4. a b c "Prevén arrecie lucha por lugar del 'Chayo' en Michoacán". Reforma (in Spanish). Terra. 29 Mey 2011. Archived frae the original on 1 Juin 2011. Retrieved 29 Mey 2011.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  5. Heffernan-Tabor, Kelly (29 Mey 2011). "Mexican Authorities Arrest 46 Suspected Drug Gang Members". WFMY News 2. Archived frae the original on 2 Juin 2011. Retrieved 30 Mey 2011.
  6. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 4 October 2015. Retrieved 31 Mey 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. Miguel García Tinoco (20 Julie 2011). "Criminales del Medievo; hallan túnicas de Caballeros Templarios". El Universal (in Spainish). Retrieved 20 Julie 2011.
  8. a b "Con mantas, Templarios dan bienvenida al papa y prometen tregua durante su visita". Proceso. 17 Mairch 2012. Retrieved 18 Mairch 2012.
  9. (in Spaingie) ""Caballeros Templarios" ofrecen tregua por visita del Papa". Milenio. 18 Mairch 2012. Archived frae the original on 19 Mairch 2012. Retrieved 19 Mairch 2012.
  10. (in Spaingie) "Caballeros Templarios le dan la bienvenida al Papa". Terra Networks. 17 Mairch 2012. Retrieved 18 Mairch 2012.
  11. "Pope's visit to Guanajuato puts spotlight on magical Guanajuato". The Washington Post. 7 Mairch 2012. Retrieved 18 Mairch 2012.[deid airtin]