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Regional boss for the Jalisco New Generation Cartel arrested in Tijuana

March 10, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Regional boss for the Jalisco New Generation Cartel arrested in Tijuana David "N"

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Authorities in Mexico have scored a major victory in the fight against the criminal drug cartels responsible for a wave of violence in the state of Baja California Sur with the arrest of a top leader of the ultra-violent Jalisco New Generation Cartel or CJNG.

Agents of the State Police Preventive (PEP) of Baja California announced the arrest of 28-year-old David “N”, alias “El 20” or “El Lobo,” the CJNG’s so-called plaza boss in Tijuana.

David “N” was arrested on Wednesday, March 8th, during a joint operation by state and federal authorities, in the Sánchez Taboada section of Tijuana along with another operative, identified as 50-year-old Silvestre “N,” a native of New Italy, Michoacan.

Police officials said 48 grams of heroin and 867 grams of crystallized methamphetamine was recovered during the operation.

Silvestre “N” pictured above was arrested along with the CJNG’s regional boss during an operation on Wednesday

According to Zeta,  David “N” is identified as a  high-ranking member of the CJNG in Tijuana, with links to Juan José “N”, “El Piolín” who assumed control of the Sánchez Taboada colony after the death of Arturo Gómez Herrera, aka “El Gross,” who was executed as he sat in a barber chair in the state of Jalisco back in October 2016.

Both detainees have since been transferred over to the custody of the Mexican Attorney General’s Office for processing of charges including drug distribution, homicide, organized crime, and kidnapping, among other offenses.

The Baja State has remained engulfed in a wave of violence resulting from a war for control of the border state between the Jalisco New Generation Cartel and Sinaloa Federation over control of lucrative drug smuggling corridors into the United States.

“The previous investigations indicate that part of the functions of the presumed delinquent include the supply and collection drug distribution points, as well his role in the dispute of the south zone of the municipality with other criminal groups for control of the colonies of Guaycura, Villas of Baja California and Canyon of the Sainz,” a press release by the State Police read.

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