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This article was translated and reposted from EL SOL DE SINALOA 

Abel was listed with a pending lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of California.

Culiacán, Sin.- One of the members of the Cázares family was shot and killed as he was driving down a street in the Gabriel Leyva neighborhood, in the Tres Ríos Urban Development in the state capital.


He is Abel Cázares Elenes, 39 years old, who appears as one of those listed in the criminal process 17CR00203 filed in the Court of the Central District of California, based in the city of Los Angeles.
In this U.S. Court, his direct relative Víctor Emilio Cázares Salazar was tried and sentenced to 15 years in prison for drug trafficking and money laundering charges.
Abel’s murder was reported at 5:00 a.m. when he was driving a recent model red Dodge Ram TRX pickup truck. He was identified as living in the Los Pinos neighborhood of this capital city.
The information indicates that he was intercepted when driving on Juan Macedo López street, behind a well-known seafood restaurant in the city and a few meters from the State Attorney General’s Office.
The scarce information on the attack is that an armed group intercepted the man and shot him with high caliber weapons. Abel was left lifeless on the driver’s side. 
Abel Cázares is part of the Cázares dynasty of Badiraguato and Mocorito, from this municipality originates Victor Emilio and his sister Blanca Margarita, also wanted by the DEA and the Treasury Department.
In 2017, Abel along with other family members were identified by the California Court as members of the “Elenes Cartel”, where other subjects are also listed.
In addition, a sister of Abel is the wife of Dámaso López Serrano, “El Mini Lic”, who is in custody of the US government accused of drug trafficking, also in California.
On twitter X account LaMasakr3 published the following information
“🔎 #Culiacán, #Sinaloa 
Jesús Abel Cázares Elenes, alias El Trocua, was murdered while driving a TRX, he was a brother-in-law of El Mini Lic and a member of the Elenes Cartel.
He was shot at with long arms from another vehicle that was “hunting” him on Juan Macedo López street between Enrique Sanchez Alonso Boulevard and Doctor Luis G de la Torre.
The incident occurred early Sunday morning, September 3, around 5:00 am.🔎 follow-up + extension 

Son of Emilio.
Nephew of the Emperatriz. 
His cousin Edgar is husband of Grisel, sister of the Chapitos.”