Who is Los Cabos, the criminal cell in Baja California?

Tijuana and Ensenada are both controlled by the criminal group known as Los Cabos, which does business for both the Arellano Felix and Sinaloa Cartels. This is what we currently know.

Who is Los Cabos, the criminal cell in Baja California?
David López Jiménez, 'El Cabo 20′. He could be the main generator of the violence in Baja California. Image: A

David López Jiménez, 'El Cabo 20′, the criminal leader is indicated as the intellectual author of the homicide of photojournalist Margarito Martínez Esquivel and intended to expand his criminal activity to Nuevo León, where he was arrested last Wednesday, said the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena). On Wednesday, August 24, special forces of the Mexican Army and Navy arrested him in Apodaca.

In 2020, a federal judge sentenced 'El Cabo 20′ (Corporal 20′) to trial and ordered him to be remanded in custody; he was identified as the person who ordered the attack on members of the State Security and Investigation Guard (GESI) in Baja California. David L. J., also known as 'El Lobo' is accused of being responsible for the disappearance of fishermen in the Sanchez Taboada and Los Pinos delegations, in Baja California.

Who is 'Los Cabos'?

Investigations by the Sedena indicate that 'El Cabo' is allegedly the alleged head of the remaining stronghold in Tijuana, Baja California of what was once the Arellano Felix brothers' cartel. Federal authorities claim that he also operates in the Sinaloa Cartel faction, led by Chapo Guzmán's sons, not only for drug trafficking to the United States but also in contract killings.

El Cabo 20 is presumed to be the main generator of violence in Baja California and is linked to the homicide of photojournalist Margarito Martínez Esquivel, which occurred on January 17, 2022, in Tijuana.

'El Cabo 20′ operates with two cells, one in Tijuana and another in Ensenada. These are dedicated to drug dealing and according to Zeta Tijuana, 'El Cabo' runs a public campaign against the Jalisco Cartel - New Generation. For this reason, 'Los Cabos' distribute dismembered bodies with narco-banners and blame it on the CJNG; they do it through web pages and social networks.