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Shock cartel claim in surfer murders

The infamous Sinaloa cartel claimed to have “handed over” the alleged killers of brothers Callum and Jake Robinson from Perth and their American friend, Jack Carter Rhoad, who were killed in an attempted carjacking in Baja California.

The trio’s deaths sparked an outpouring of grief after they disappeared on April 27 while on a surfing trip in the state of Baja California.

They were found at the bottom of a well by authorities a week later.

Jesus Gerardo – also known as “El Kekas” – along with his brother Cristian Alejandro and his girlfriend Ari Gisel have since been arrested by Mexican authorities.

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The infamous Sinaloa Cartel claimed to have “handed over” the alleged killers of Perth brothers Callum and Jake Robinson (pictured) and their American friend Jack Carter Rhoad. Source: Facebook

But in a surprise twist, the Sinaloa Cartel – one of the criminal world’s most powerful drug syndicates – has broken its silence over the trio’s deaths and claimed to have exposed the alleged killers.

A cartel member said that Gerardo, Alejandro and Gisel were not part of the cartel.

“These were low-level thieves acting alone,” the anonymous member told The Daily Beast.

“But we put them back.

“We learned that the cops were looking for the gringos and also started looking for those responsible. We called the authorities to tell them where to find them.

The cartel member said the criminal organization was afraid of attracting “unwanted attention” from Mexican authorities.

The Robinsons and Mr. Rhoad were on a surfing trip to Baja California when they were allegedly killed in what prosecutors allege was a carjacking gone wrong.  Image: Supplied / Channel 9The Robinsons and Mr. Rhoad were on a surfing trip to Baja California when they were allegedly killed in what prosecutors say was a carjacking gone wrong.  Image: Supplied / Channel 9

The Robinsons and Mr. Rhoad were on a surfing trip to Baja California when they were allegedly killed in what prosecutors allege was a carjacking gone wrong. Image: Supplied / Channel 9

This follows Gerardo in an Ensenada court this week, where prosecutors revealed that Gisel had become a key witness in the case.

So far, prosecutors have only charged Gerardo with forcible kidnapping, but that case is expected to be upgraded to murder.

Nine News correspondent Alison Piotrowski, who was in the courtroom for the hearing, told Ben Fordham’s 2GB radio show on Thursday that Gerardo allegedly told Gisel he had “f***ed three gringos” .

The court heard she asked: “What do you mean?” to which he replied: “I killed them.” »

Baja California Attorney General María Elena Andrade Ramírez said prosecutors allege the foreigners were confronted by Mexican nationalists who intended to

“In response to the victims’ reaction, they deprived them of their lives,” a statement from his office said.

“Thanks to the investigations carried out (…), the white Chevrolet Colorado vehicle in which the victims were traveling was found burned.”

Brothers Jesus Gerardo Garcia Cota and Cristian Alejandro Garcia were two of three arrested in the trio's suspicious deaths.  Photo: providedBrothers Jesus Gerardo Garcia Cota and Cristian Alejandro Garcia were two of three arrested in the trio's suspicious deaths.  Photo: provided

Brothers Jesus Gerardo Garcia Cota and Cristian Alejandro Garcia were two of three arrested in the trio’s suspicious deaths. Photo: provided

Ari Gisel García Cota was also charged.  Photo: providedAri Gisel García Cota was also charged.  Photo: provided

Ari Gisel García Cota was also charged. Photo: provided

Jake and Callum’s parents officially identified the brothers’ bodies this week in Mexico.

She paid tribute to both men, saying the world had become “a darker place” for them and their hearts were broken.

“We also mourn the loss of Carter Rhoad, a close friend. They were young men who enjoyed their passion for surfing together,” Ms Robinson said.

“Now it’s time to bring them home to their family and friends – and to the waves of the Australian ocean.” Please live bigger, shine brighter and love brighter in their memory.

“She thanked those who had offered their condolences and said they had been “overwhelmed by the outpouring of emotion and support”.

“We have always been very proud of their academic and athletic achievements and admired their life choices,” she said.