Juan Pablo Pérez García, alias "El Oaxaco" and code name "Bravo 01", of the Old School Zetas was reportedly arrested somewhere in Nuevo León, near the border of Tamaulipas, late Friday, January 20th by special forces of the Marina which utilized ground forces and helicopters in the search for his location. Apparently authorities had been increasingly closing in on him in recent weeks, as it was reported that state and municipal police officers in Nuevo León had been arresting a number of members of the Old School Zetas, particularly in the Monterrey municipal area. "El Oaxaco" was taken to the airport of Reynosa, Tamaulipas overnight and flown to a military base in Mexico City around 9:00 AM on Saturday.
"El Oaxaco" is said to be a former soldier of the battalion of Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas and a former state police officer of Tamaulipas. With the emergence last year of the Old School Zetas (Zetas Vieja Escuela), he rose to infamy as the leader of "Los Bravos", apparently the enforcement wing of the Old School Zetas (though Menytimes claims that Javier Morales Valencia, alias "El Shaggy", was the original "Bravo 01" and "El Oaxaco" assumed the code name following the former's death on October 10, 2016), and was often the "signer" of various banners and messages from the Old School Zetas.
Following the August 2016 arrest of Luis Reyes Enríquez, alias "El Rex" and code name "Z-12", as well as the October death of "El Shaggy", divisions emerged within the Old School Zetas; "El Oaxaco" would go on to claim loyalty to "Z-12" and allege that he had been handed over to authorities by members of the Old School Zetas. As his enemies joined in an alliance with the Matamoros faction of the Gulf Cartel to create the C.D.Z., "El Oaxaco" and his allies were hunted down by both this group and the CDN and I would expect for "Los Bravos" to soon become extinct.