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Rafael Cedeño Hernández

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Rafael Cedeño Hernández
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Born Mexico
Other names El Cede
Known for Leader of La Familia Michoacana
Predecessor Alberto Espinoza Barrón
Successor Nazario Moreno González
Notes
In prison

Rafael Cedeño Hernández is an imprisoned Mexican drug trafficker who was a high-level leader of La Familia Michoacana, a drug cartel based in the Mexican state of Michoacán.[1] He was the successor of Alberto Espinoza Barrón, a drug trafficker who was arrested on 31 December 2008 by the Mexican authorities.[2]

His drug cartel, La Familia Michoacana uses murder and torture to quash rivals, while building a social base in the Mexican state of Michoacán. It was the fastest-growing cartel in the country's drug war, and is a religious cult-like group that celebrates family values, and justifies murder as "divine justice".[3][4][5]

Rafael Cedeño was arrested on 20 April 2009 during a raid at a baptism party for a baby born to a cartel member.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ De la Luz González, María (19 April 2009). "Cae presunto jefe de La Familia Michoacana". El Universal (Mexico City) (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 23 November 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Capturados 44 'narcos' durante una fiesta familiar en México". El País (in Spanish). 19 April 2009. Archived from the original on 23 November 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
  3. ^ Grayson, George W. (February 2009). "La Familia: Another Deadly Mexican Syndicate". Foreign Policy Research Institute. Archived from the original on 15 September 2009.
  4. ^ Tuckerman, Jo (5 July 2009). "Teetotal Mexican drugs cartel claims divine right to push narcotics". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 23 November 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
  5. ^ Tuckerman, Jo (7 July 2009). "Cocaine cartel uses religion to control its killers". The Irish Times. Archived from the original on 23 November 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Detenidos en un bautizo 44 miembros de un cartel". El País (in Spanish). 20 April 2009. Archived from the original on 23 November 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2012.