Javier Nicolás Ortiz Miranda, alías El Flaco or El Javi, is currently a resident of the Cancún, penitentiary. During 2010 he was a member of one of the most ruthless cell of Los Zetas, participating in over 23 murders including the murder of 2 police agents.
El Javi was born on 11/20/86, in Reynosa, Tamaulipas. After dropping out of high school he became a sicario for the Z, at one time earning 8,000 pesos monthly for his services.
He was arrested in 7/17/10 and is currently awaiting trial on several murder charges.
During his presentation he confessed to having criminal ties to three people. He also claimed to be addicted to marijuana and cocaine. He had several tattoos; one of a clown wearing a sombrero and another that wore a crown of thorns, one on his right arm was of Santa Muerte holding a pistol, the one on his back had the names Javier, Monica and Irma inscribed under the patron saint of drug dealers.
In his confession which was obtained by Novedades de Quintana Roo, he accepted the charges against him of kidnapping and murder. El Javi stated that he had been in Cancún for 5 months and he was originally invited by a man known as El Comandante Pelón, whom he met in Reynosa. El Javi was offered a job in the southern state as a Halcón (lookout) for Los Zetas.
He accepted without hesitation, his hometown had become dangerous for him. everyday he ran the risk of being killed by the Gulf cartel, who was hunting any Zeta they could find. He boarded a bus and headed for the famed tourist destination.
For "working" as a Halcón the Z payed him 4,000 pesos every two weeks. Upon arriving to the city he was assigned to a neighborhood called Pok Ta Pok, which is in the hotel district.
Among his duties was keeping the jefe of the plaza and the rest of the crew informed of all suspicious police activities, and sounding the alarm if they needed to flee the safehouses. Among the residents of Pok Ta Pok were the bosses of the criminal cell; Comandante Pelón and Comandante Mayuyu, who gave orders and paid the rest of the gang, they alone made the call of who lived and died in the neighborhood.
"After three months of working as a Halcón, El Comandante Pelón pulled me aside and told me I was going to be promoted. Starting in May, I would be participating in operations," said El Javi during his interrogation, though he didn't specify how much his pay increased.
As an operative he was in charge of security of a house in region 103, a place were the gang kept their kidnapping victims. In those day (April 2010) they had 5 people detained there, among them a 17 year old girl, whose father was a drug dealer for a rival crew known as Los Chapulines.
"The girl was held for two days. The only thing I did was bring her food, but I El Jairo would take her into the bathroom and he would rape her. He did this on several occasions, and we could hear the whole thing every time," he said. His voice grew weak and he paused while he told this story.
They also kidnapped El Gramero, a local drug dealer working an area called "El Crucero", without Zeta approval. The owner of Las Palapas restaurant was abducted and held for a one million peso ransom. Another high value target was a person known simply as "The Architect" whose family did not pay the ransom and he was therefore killed.
El Javi made references to the kidnappings of El Pocho, Chapayanki or El Chapa, El Chiquilín, and Joel Antonio Solís Ramayo, alías El Zaico. These men were taken from small store at Región 233, on May 25, 2010. The Z arrived in 3 vehicles and 15 men in military uniforms. They formed a perimeter around the narco-bodega.
There was a confrontation during the operation, a sicario named"La Pulga" failed to properly secure the cuffs on one of the abducted men (El Chapa), who managed to remove his restraints and grab a nearby AR-15. El Chapa fired upon his assailants and managed to escape.
At that moment El Comandante Pelón ordered them to execute the other three men they had attempted to kidnapped. They dumped the bodies on the side of the road in Región 246, a neighborhood that is next to the local police academy. The dead men were identified as Víctor Arturo Garcías Díaz, alías El Pocho; Joel Antonio Solís Ramayo, alías "El Zaico", and El Chiquilín or Jarocho (real name unknown), all of whom were Chapulines.
Three weeks later, a woman who had been abducted for over a month was left for dead in a ditch in Región 246. Her would-be killers thought she had dies, but she managed to crawl out and call for help. When authorities arrived, they found the narcofosa (gravesite) nearby which contained the bodies of El Pocho, El Zaico and El Chiquilín (or) Jarocho.
El Javi confirmed a man named El Chilango, was murdered by a member of Los Zetas, El Memín, on the orders of Comandante Pelón and El Mayuyo.
He explained this person was killed because he came from Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, with the intent of forming his own criminal group. El Chilango would hustle drugs through a system of taxi drivers working in the hotel district, and he did this without the approval of the local Zeta boss.
"He was abducted and transferred to a house in a neighborhood called Residencial Las Américas. El Memín took a butcher knife and beheaded El Chilango while he was still alive," said El Javi, quien añadió: "I watched him as he did it. Afterwords, he stuck the blade into the the body and kicked it repeatedly."
They had also tortured Chilango before killing him, asking him for the name and location of his supplier.
Ortiz Miranda (a) El Javi is being held for his involvement in the murder of 6 people, all of whom were found in a shallow grave in Mérida on July 6th, 2010, and investigators are questioning him of knowledge of a massacre of 12 people on June 18th, 2010 in the neighborhood of Villas Marino, among other crimes.
Javier Nicolás Ortiz Miranda was arrested on June 17th of this year by members of the PJE.