“Sol Prendido” for Borderland Beat

The CJNG hitmen reportedly captured and interrogated two members of the Sinaloa Cartel in Colima. One of the captives identified himself as David Fausto aka El Ortiz. He claims to have worked for a subject with the alias El R 18.

The recordings were shared on Twitter during the afternoon of Sunday, May 14, with no information as to when they were captured. At first, a naked subject was seen being interrogated with blood stains on the side of his neck. The man is surrounded by assassins who are pointing guns at his head.

He identified himself as Carlos Enrique. He claimed to work for the Sinaloa Cartel and that he worked for Jose Raul, aka El R 18. Another individual interrogated was Francisco Fabian, a plaza boss, said he was part of the CDS mob. At some point one of the men behind him used part of his gun to nudge him in the back so that he would continue answering questions.

In another part of the video, a man identified as El Ortiz appears and said that he helped a person distribute drugs in the Santiago neighborhood. “The organization that I know consists of R 18, who is the main boss and is currently locked up in a federal prison,” were some of the statements made by a man who was on his knees and wearing a torn T-shirt.

The woman interrogated identified herself as Nora aka La Pirrus, said also said she worked for El R 18.

Who is “El R 18″?

El R-18 is a man who allegedly tried to assassinate Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, aka El Mencho, leader of the CJNG, on orders from Ismael El Mayo Zambada, one of the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel. According to reports, both criminal groups are fighting for control of the drug market in Jalisco and Colima. Specifically the port of Manzanillo, as it is a strategic location for moving drugs around the world.

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