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Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Zetatijuana article with additional picture from the Borderland Beat archive
Subject Matter: El Lucifer, Las Fuerzas Especiales de Los Damaso
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On Monday afternoon, March 6, in the streets of San José del Cabo, Los Cabos municipality, in Baja California Sur, “El Lucifer”, an alleged plaza leader and chief of Sicarios for the Dámaso Special Forces (FED), was arrested.
According to data obtained by ZETA, a surprise operation was carried out to identify the occupants of vehicles with tinted windows, to find arms and drugs that are flooding the conflict zone, in calles Batalla de Puebla and Eduardo Rodriguez in the El Zacatal colonia. They stopped a particular vehicle and captured the Jefe de Plaza in La Paz and Los Cabos, together with two women of approximately 18 years of age.
El Lucifer had in his possession an AK47 firearm, two magazines and twenty spare rounds of ammunition. Two nylon bags were also in his possession with a green colored substance inside which showed the properties of marijuana. He was detained driving a grey colored Sentra with BCS plates.
According to the criminal map elaborated by intelligence sources, El Lucifer is allegedly link to criminal events such as: drug trafficking, use of firearms for exclusive use of the Army, also in the collaboration and commission of homicides, and kidnapping amongst others.
According to the investigation, since the month of July of 2015, the detained was considered as the successor to Melissa Margarita Calderon Ojeda aka “La China”.
The Lieutenant headed a criminal cell that has been occupied with a war in Los Cabos against members of the CJNG and Los Chapitos of the Sinaloa Cartel.
El Lucifer was known in the underworld for the cruelty with which he treated his victims, from rival groups when extracting information about plaza bosses. After the detention the alleged Jefe de Sicarios for Fuerzas Especiales de Damaso, authorities are hoping for a reduction in the violence created in the fight for control of the narco trafficking plaza in Los Cabos and La Paz, according to Police sources.
Original article in Spanish at Zetatijuana