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Violent regional boss of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel arrested in Los Cabos

June 20, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Violent regional boss of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel arrested in Los Cabos

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Mexican Federal forces arrested the wanted leader of the ruthless Jalisco New Generation Cartel during an operation in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur.

In a statement, Mexico’s Secretary of the Interior Ministry, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, announced the capture the of Abraham Cervantes, alias “El Babay,” the presumed chief of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel and one of the main generators of violence in the resort city of Los Cabos and border region surrounding Tijuana.

Osorio Chong said the effort to arrest the organized crime figure was carried out by Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office (PGR) in coordination with elements of the Naval Marines, Army, and Federal Police.

The actions, he added, was achieved as a result of the collaborative effort, which included an “exchange of intelligence and surveillance work.”

Authorities discovered a mass grave in Los Cabs last week containing 18 bodies

Naval personnel detected the two people, a male and female, traveling in an SUV and performed a controlled stop to inspect the vehicle, Proceso reported.

“Officers discovered two long arms assault rifles and a handgun, along with drugs, cash, and communication equipment inside the vehicle,” the statement read.

Both people were subsequently arrested on a litany of charges including possession of arms for the exclusive use of the Armed Forces and were handed over to the PGR subdivision in Los Cabos, Osorio Chong added.

Law enforcement officials later confirmed the identity of Abraham Cervantes, the violent Plaza leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel in Tijuana.

The cartel joined by an alliance of former remnants of the Tijuana Cartel has managed to wrestle control over large portions of the region encompassing Baja California Sur and Baja California from the Sinaloa Cartel in the past year.

Additionally, a rash of executions and acts of violence in recent months that has hit the resort city of Los Cabos has been attributed to the cartel leader as the result of a turf war to consolidate control of strategic shipping ports, used for the trafficking of narcotics into the United States and to other overseas markets.

As JammedUp News reported, authorities uncovered a mass grave containing 18 bodies in the town of San Jose del Cabos.

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