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Mexican authorities arrest top operator of the Sinaloa cartel in Baja California

February 29, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican authorities arrest top operator of the Sinaloa cartel in Baja California

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Authorities in Mexico have captured an operator and violent assassin for the Sinaloa cartel who operated in the state of Baja California.

The Mexican Attorney General’s Office confirmed the arrest of Beltran Acosta, alias “El temoc” by elements of the military in the town of El Rosario, south of Ensenada, Cuauhtemoc.

Beltran Accosta had in his possession of multiple assault weapons, 67 cartridges of various calibers, and a kilogram of the crystallized methamphetamine.

Betran-Accosta operated cells in the port towns of Maneadero and San Quintin for Alfonso Arzate García ‘El Aquiles’ and his brother René Arzate “La Rana.”

The two brothers, who lead drug trafficking operations in Baja California for the Sinaloa organization headed by Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, are embroiled in a violent turf war with the Jalisco New Generation Cartel and elements of the Arellano Felix organization for control of the Tijuana drug plaza.

“El Temoc” is accused of having led an attack aimed at members of the Arellano Felix in January, which killed four people, including a child and a teenager.

In October 2015, Beltran Acosta also participated in a firefight where four people were killed including Sergio Poblano Bibi, an operator of the Arellano cartel. Two other men and a child died in the gun battle, according to Proceso.

He was previously imprisoned four times in the Center for Social Reinsertion of Ensenada for drug crimes, possession of firearms, fraud, and burglary.

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