"Ivan"for Borderland Beat
The first suspect of having organized and ordered the narco-blockades yesterday, Friday, in Baja California is Javier Adrián Beltrán Cabrera, according to the first indications received by the intelligence areas integrated in the Coordination Table for Peace and Security, reported the weekly Zeta.
Beltrán Cabrera, also known as "El Javi", "El Pedrito", "El Pit" and "Puma", was imprisoned in 2011 for possession of a weapon and was released.
According to Zeta's publication, Beltran Cabrera is listed as the leader of a criminal cell called "Los Erres" that had served as hitmen for the Sinaloa Cartel, but in 2022 allied with the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation (CJNG).
"El Puma" was being investigated as the mastermind of multiple murders committed in July and August in eastern Tijuana, but there is no arrest warrant for him.
Zeta reported that in four hours a total of 24 vehicles were set on fire in five of the seven municipalities of Baja California: Mexicali, Tecate, Ensenada, Tijuana and Rosarito.
The units set on fire ranged from passenger trucks, cargo trucks, merchandise, compact cars and pickup trucks.