“Drug banners” appear against fentanyl trafficking, now in Baja California Sur


The messages are signed by the alleged criminal group “La Plaza” and appeared hanging on the boardwalk of La Paz and on two pedestrian bridges in Cabo San Lucas.

La Paz.- As has happened in other entities in the region, at least three alleged “narcomantas” attributed to a criminal group appeared this Wednesday in La Paz and Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, with legends to “eradicate” fentanyl trafficking .

One of them was hung on the boardwalk of La Paz, in the structure of the kiosk, in the central plaza, and the message made reference to an alleged “truce” established five years ago with the group “CDS (Sinaloa Cartel) Chapitos faction” that on this occasion would be remembering the entity – as noted in the message – “to eradicate FENTANYL and its precursors. There will be no attention to anyone, no matter who they are.”

The messages are signed by the alleged criminal group “La Plaza” and also appeared hanging on two pedestrian bridges in Cabo San Lucas.

These messages are similar to those that have appeared in other states in the northwest region, Baja California, Sonora, Sinaloa, where alleged criminal groups have warned that they would join the CDS, acronym for the Sinaloa Cartel to prevent fentanyl trafficking. In some cases the banners have allegedly been signed by “Los Chapitos” or “Los Gorilas”.

The governor of Baja California Sur, Víctor Castro Cosío, when approached about the issue, declared that the placement of these “narcomantas” is already being investigated and maintained that this “puts the Security Table in the entity on red alert.”

He added that given the placement of similar messages in other entities, he will have communication with the governors to address the issue.

“The most important thing is that the Government draws its line. We govern without any relationship with groups of this nature. We have never wanted to get involved; we have nothing to do with these (groups). Because anyone who plays with a fire is going to get burned,” he said.

He boasted that today the entity does not register high-impact homicides as in the 2017 crisis and is the second entity with the fewest intentional homicides in the country.

He insisted that the Security and Peace Roundtable will address this issue and make decisions.

Source: El Universal