After an investigation and field work operation, the State Preventive Police (PEP) arrested in Mexicali a suspected hitman of the Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación (CJNG) in possession of a rifle Assault R-15, the subject is also presumed responsible for an attack against agents of the corporation last June of 2017 in the city of Tijuana.
The arrest was made at 3:40 pm on Monday April 2, when PEP agents were conducting a routine surveillance route in Colonia Luis Donaldo Colosio, and on the corner of Capitán Pedro Amezcua and Alberto Silva Córdoba streets, they observed on a Ford Edge truck, with California license plates.
Immediately the agents caught up with him and stopped the car. The driver identified himself as José de Jesús “N. He was asked to descend off the car, and was found in possession of an R-15 assault rifle and five .223 caliber cartridges.
The subject along with the weapon was placed under custody of the corresponding authorities who will be responsible for determining the man’s legal status.