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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

'El Yescas', Boss of the CJNG Faction Los Piñas, Arrested in Veracruz

 "stevectpa" for Borderland Beat

El Yescas

Members of the Veracruz State Police arrested Luis Alberto Juan Yescas, alias "El Yescas", identified as a head of Los Piñas, a local faction of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) in southern Veracruz and Oaxaca.

El Yescas was arrested over the weekend alongside Daniel Oldhair Grajales Lara while driving a stolen vehicle through Cordoba municipality. Both men were speeding and tried to lose the state police patrol unit that asked them to stop. As they fled through San Juan Evangelista municipality they were arrested.

The officers searched their vehicles and found narcotics and multiple firearms, and proceeded to send them to the Attorney General's Office based in Coatzacoalcos municipality.

Originally from Tuxtepec, Oaxaca, El Yescas has a long criminal record in Veracruz and Oaxaca. He worked under Raúl Estrada Espinoza, alias "El Rucho", who was killed in the port of Veracruz on September 16, as reported by Borderland Beat

According to information provided by the security forces, El Yescas had been wanted for several months. He is reportedly responsible for driving much of the cartel-related violence in the area. He worked closely with the brothers Alberto and Jacinto Rodriguez, the co-leaders of Los Piñas. Both siblings are still at large.

Alberto and Jacinto Rodriguez, co-leaders of Los Piñas

Police officers say that El Yescas was carrying out toll collection and extortion work at the various material transport unions in the municipalities of Playa Vicente, Rodríguez Clara, Isla and Azueta in Veracruz, as well as in Sochiapan and Tuxtepec in the state of Oaxaca.

The Government of Veracruz launched an intense operation in the area with the state police in early 2020 to crackdown on Los Piñas. El Yesca and others fled to various municipalities to avoid capture.

In regards to Daniel Oldhair Grajales Lara, it was reported that he was be providing protection to El Yescas in the town of Cuauhtémoc, which is why he is considered part of the criminal group in the region. This man is related to Albino Lara Ramos, a cartel leader in the area who went missing in March 2020. He was close to Raúl Martinez Torreblanca, alias "El Cuija" and/or "El 30", who also controlled organized crime activities in the area.

Sources: e-VeracruzPlumas LibresSilla Rota


  1. Excelent but unfortunately, after the bribe is paid, he will be out, before this Friday.

    1. I doubt Cuauhtemoc Garcia the new governor of Veracrú is taking kickbacks, he prolly sent his state police cuicos to het these motherfackers, by the way, Cuauhtemoc is an Engineer

  2. Why arrested? Should have said found dead to Covid-19! These scum do not deserve to be alive.

  3. Not a WIN yet. Charges need to stick. Along with judicial transparency.

  4. He'll be released after a couple of weeks.
    A judge will sign a document claiming lack of evidence...blah blah blah, mixed up paperwork, whatever.
    Mencho's henchmen are likely contacting families of local jurists at this moment.
    El Yescas has nothing to be worried about.
    And he knows it.

  5. I hate to read things like 'He worked closely with...' just as if these fuckers went about doing honest and hard work.

    More appropriate would be something like 'He was an asshole fucking up society closely with...'

  6. When was this arrest?

    1. I looked it up and all accounts of his arrest say "last weekend" or over the weekend.


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