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Monday, May 16, 2022

High-Ranking Union Tepito Captain Raúl ‘N’, alias "Mi Jefe" Arrested in Mexico City

"Ivan" for Borderland Beat

Journalist Antonio Nieto has reported on twitter that  Raúl ‘N’, whose alias is “Mi Jefe” or My Boss, was arrested in Mexico City. 

Nieto says “He was from the inner circle, the boss of bosses within the criminal structure and close to Betito” and “he is a high-ranking captain in the mafia and participated in the Nonoalco decapitations in 2018.”

Video Source: Antonio Nieto on Twitter

The FGE has released a statement about the arrest which reads as follows: 

As part of the operation, two other men were also arrested and doses of possible drugs were seized.

The Attorney General's Office of Mexico City (FGJCDMX) informs that the investigations carried out by agents of the Public Prosecutor's Office and the Investigation Police (PDI) resulted in the arrest of a person considered to be one of the main leaders of a criminal group that generates violence in the municipalities of Cuauhtémoc, Venustiano Carranza, Gustavo A. Madero, Iztapalapa, Miguel Hidalgo and Benito Juárez.

The arrest of this man took place during a search of a house located in the Clavería neighborhood, in the Azcapotzalco district, where agents of the Investigative Police seized doses of possible cocaine and bags with probable marijuana, as well as a long firearm and a car.

The Investigative Technique of Search and Seizure was derived from the investigations carried out by the Prosecutor's Office for the Investigation of Relevant Matters, of the General Coordination of Investigation of High Impact Crimes.

Properties located in Coyoacán, Venustiano Carranza, Iztacalco and Azcapotzalco, possibly used by a criminal group as sites for the storage and distribution of drugs, were also searched.

PDI agents went to a property located in the Prado Churubusco neighborhood, in the Coyoacan district, to execute the search warrant. According to the police report, upon noticing the presence of the authorities, a man left the place in a vehicle.

PDI detectives pursued him until they stopped him on Marina Nacional Avenue, Anáhuac Primera Sección neighborhood, in the Miguel Hidalgo district. The vehicle was secured.

In the inspected property, bags with probable marijuana inside, a long firearm and a magazine loaded with useful cartridges were seized.

In a property located in the Jardín Balbuena neighborhood, in the Venustiano Carranza district, two firearms were seized, one of them shotgun type, as well as possible marijuana and cocaine, distributed in plastic bags and doses, respectively. A third person was arrested at the site.

Regarding the other two properties inspected, in one of them, located in the Pro Hogar neighborhood, in the Azcapotzalco district, several vehicles were seized, as well as possible marijuana and a pink solid substance that could be some type of drug, while in the other, located in the Granjas Mexico neighborhood, in the Iztacalco district, bags with probable marijuana and a long firearm were seized.

The persons arrested and the evidence seized were handed over to the Public Prosecutor's Office for further investigation and analysis, in order to determine their legal status.

Sources: Antonio Nieto Post 1, Post 2, FGE Statement

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