Who was “‘El Pirata de Culiacán'” and why was he murdered?


Borderland Beat: Who was “‘El Pirata de Culiacán'” and why was he murdered?


Who was “‘El Pirata de Culiacán'” and why was he murdered?

By Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat

Much interest sounds
the death of Juan Luis Laguna Rosale, better known as ‘El Pirata de Culiacán’,
who he was, and why he was killed. And for an English language narco blog, many
of you may be wondering, who is this guy, and why the interest?

For starters last
month, in a 10 second video he had challenged Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, aka El
Mencho leader of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel.

Today his death is not
yet confirmed, although photos of his dead body had circulated on social media
and mainstream media alike.

“No relative has
come to claim the body or identify it”, details FGE

However, Pirata posted
hours before his death from his personal Facebook page a video inside an apartment,
confirming he was in Guadalajara. In the video he is seen spending the night
with friends.

Originally from
Navolato, Sinaloa, he became famous in social networks, because of his eccentricities,
his comedic antics, and his ability to get drunk/high without limits. His
videos of outrages ventures of getting high, diving into a bag of cocaine,
downing a bottle of Red Label Johnny Walker, jumping the border fence for a
little visit, running on to a soccer field, are very popular.  He shared his social life, of parties,
eccentricities and friendship with various celebrities.

Because of his great popularity,
several popular groups contacted him to appear in their music videos. Some of
them are: Código FN, Enigma Norteño, Larry Hernández, Menores de Culiacán, Los
Nuevos Rebeldes, Titanes de Durango, among others.

In addition, the young
person was very popular also thanks to his phrases “Asi no mas quedo”
 “Puro Pirata de Culiacán”,
which has been shared and popularized by means of the social networks by users,
who became fans and  who considered hilarious
the capers of Juan Luis.

Another popular
character that accompanied “El Pirata de Culiacán” is “Lady

The shooting occurred
on Monday nearing midnight.  He was with
friends in a bar, when a group of armed men, entered the bar and approached the
young man, and shot him several times.  It
occurred in Los Cantaros bar/restaurant on Avenida Real a Colima at the
junction with San Pablo on the border of Tlajomulco and Tlaquepaque.

“El Pirata de
Culiacán”, was surrounded by at least 15 long weapons, the  body could be seen with  impacts on the head, arms and chest.

Another man who was
with him, reportedly the bar owner, was also hit, the injured man was taken to
the hospital by paramedics, where he later died.

“Pirata” was wearing a
white shirt with pirate images and has pirate tats.

trending on social media
On November 9th
of this year a video was posted on YouTube in, El Pirata de Culiacán challenges
and makes fun of El Mencho in an offensive, vulgar way.  

Chuy El Gordo de
Michoacán launched a threat against El Pirata de Culiacán, in response to a
video of the blogger.


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