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Thursday, October 12, 2023

Quintana Roo Prosecutors Accepted a 15 Million Peso Bribe To Free 'El Pelo Chino'

"Char" for Borderland Beat 

This article was translated and reposted from NOROESTE

A video of two ministerial police officers negotiating with the alleged drug trafficker was disseminated through the media and social networks.

Two members of the Quintana Roo Attorney General's Office (FGE) were accused of accepting a bribe of at least 15 million pesos to allegedly free Jose Gil Caro Quintero, alias "El Pelo Chino," the alleged leader of the Caborca Cartel in Sonora and nephew of Sinaloa drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, alias "El Principe.

A video was released through the media showing two ministerial police officers negotiating with the alleged drug trafficker, who was checking his cell phone while sitting at one of the tables in a restaurant.

According to local and national media, the two ministerial police officers are reportedly in custody and will be interrogated by the Attorney General's Office (FGR) for their version of events. A third member of the FGE fled with the bribe money.

On October 9, 2023, "El Pelo Chino" went with a woman to the Burrito Amor restaurant in the municipality of Tulum. Caro Quintero's nephew was carrying a gun, for which he was placed at the disposal of the Public Prosecutor's Office, as he did not have the corresponding permit.

The FGE acknowledged that it had initiated an investigation. It also announced that all the members of the Ministerial Investigation Police, who participated in this event, were fully identified.
However, hours later, this first publication was removed and the FGE denied that the subject located by the agents was José Gil Caro Quintero, arguing that there were notorious differences "in the shape of the face, nasal wings, nasal tip and mouth", which would not coincide with the physical features of "El Pelo Chino".

"There is no indication of any similarity or qualitative correspondence of phenotypical characteristics that indicate that the person seen in the images is the person indicated," said the state Attorney General's Office, in a second publication on the social network X.

In addition to Sonora and Quintana Roo, 'El Pelo Chino' operated mainly in Sonora, Acapulco, Guerrero. In addition, according to investigations by the Secretariat of the Navy (Semar), the Caborca Cartel was fighting for various territories with 'Los Chapitos' - the sons of Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, alias "El Chapo" - in Tabasco, Mexico City, Yucatán, Campeche and Chiapas.

"It should be noted that elements of the Municipal Police of Tulum, as well as the Ministerial Police and the [Ministry of] Navy, arrived to inspect the alleged suspect, who was accompanied by a woman, who was not placed at the disposal of the agent of the Public Prosecutor's Office. In case of any responsibility, the full weight of the law will fall on them," warned the state Attorney General's Office.


Image created by HEARST 

LA PALABRA DEL CARIBE - NOTICIAS DE QUINTANA ROO on X states the following, "Leaked Photo of the leader of the Caborca Cartel Jose Gil Caro Quintero at the time of being transferred in a patrol car of the Ministerial Police of Quintana Roo for the delivery of 15 million pesos as a bribe, his arrest and subsequent release by ministerial agents of the @FGEQuintana Roo is confirmed 

The case has caught the attention of the 
 who is offering $3 million for anyone who provides information leading to his capture. 
@FGRMexico" -@palabracaribe


  1. Let the south mexico cops make some money too, in sinaloa y sonora they all dinne together and play volleyball and there's no publications about it

    1. pinche teddletale ⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️

  2. I will never understand why one would choose to be a cop in Mexico lol just seems like a death sentence

  3. Who was the other guy picked up in Guadalajara looking crazy? He was Caborca or La Plaza leader

    Is he ducking and running in Cancun or just business as usual, logistics and living away from the killings

    1. @J

      Rodrigo Paez Quintero

    2. J: He’s been named as having a role in drug importation through Quintana Roo for years, plus it’s a lot safer place to live than Sonora. I’d guess the Quintero Navidad brothers and other high level Caborca Cartel leaders live in Guadalajara, CDMX, Quintana Roo, etc.

    3. Peleando plazas en Quintana Roo, el pelo chino es de bajo perfil ya tiene años peleando las plazas en el sur 💪
      Según Tulum es de el.

  4. How’s they even get him? The police saw his nephew with the little narco bag and him or in his waist, open shirt linen lo

  5. Mexico is such a joke.

    1. No kidding!
      Elmo had a long time to award a metal to that curupt Cienpedos General, and now he finally does it, anything to agitate USA.

  6. They arrested the President and the Vice -President of the FGE, but the Treasurer made off with the loot!
    If he had even a touch of class, he's use that 15 million to bail his fellow ministeriales out of the can..

  7. That photo is a perfect fit. Look at his ear shape, it’s the exact same. They not fooling anyone, just making Mexican cops look bad. I wonder what is the percentage of corruption in the Mexican police force?

    1. I don't think Mexican cops need help in looking bad.
      They're wholesomely bad, fantastically corrupt and proud!

  8. Drug gun battle in Minnesota.

  9. $836,000. Not a bad price for freedom. That’s more money than the police would make during a 50 year career, how could you say no to that ?

  10. Almost 1million dollars. Pongase truchas, la nalguita le salió demasiado caro

    1. Hahahahahahahaha… this is so true !!
      Your comment sir is worth gold !

    2. Freedom is priceless. Chapa guzmama couldn't afford it.

    3. 1:21 They couldn't take Chapos money the US (aka dad) was involved so no opportunity for pay off.

  11. Where’s the leaked video ?

  12. Ese Pelo Chino tiene cara de apendejado. Se mira retrasado el viejo. 😂

  13. COMO DICE SU CORRIDO " Invierte mucho dinero el gobierno mexicano
    Para poder detenerlo y les he salido caro
    Me dicen el pelo chino
    Y soy de Badiraguato" NO SON MENTIRAS AY PA QUE SEPAN ;)

  14. The beauty of Mexico, A bribe is always closer than you think..


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