“Ivan” for Borderland Beat 

In an operation carried out by the FGR and Semar, one of the leaders of the Caborca Cartel was arrested in Bacalar.

On Saturday afternoon, Quintana Roo authorities reported that Ruben Payan Adame, nephew of Jose Gil Caro Quintero Payan alias “Don Jose”, known to be one of the leaders of the Caborca Cartel, was arrested.

On February 18, Rubén Payán Adame was arrested following a series of searches carried out by the Secretariat of the Navy (Semar) and the Special Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime (FEMDO), in conjunction with the Attorney General’s Office (FGR), at several properties located in Bacalar.

According to information from Milenio, elements of FEMDO, FGR and Semar, arrived from Mexico City (CDMX) last weekend, however, they carried out the searches since 03:00 hours on Friday in Bacalar, where Rubén Payán was detained inside a residence in the town of Xul-Ha.

The Caborca Cartel operates drug shipments in the southern area of Quintana Roo, where Payán, who was identified as the nephew of José Gil Caro Quintero, brother of Rafael Caro Quintero, a drug trafficker who is facing extradition proceedings in the United States, leads.

Rubén Payán Adame was transferred in a Semar Navy aircraft from the International Airport of Chetumal City to the CDMX, where he was handed over to federal authorities.


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