Alliance between the Arrellano Félix and Los Chapitos? Narcotic banners prohibiting fentanyl hang in Baja California

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The first reports indicate that at least 18 narcomantas were placed during the early hours of this October 13. Credit: @calvariae_locus

A little over a week after the inhabitants of Culiacán, Mazatlán, Guamúchil and Ahome reported the presence of narcomantas in which Los Chapitosa faction of the Sinaloa Cartel, prohibited the production and sale of fentanylthe event was repeated again, but now in Ensenada and Tijuana, Baja California.

During the early hours of this Friday, October 13, at least a dozen blankets were placed on fences and pedestrian bridges, only this time they were not signed by the children of Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán.

According to the photographs circulating on social networks, this new message was signed by the Tijuana Cartelalso known as the Arellano Félix Cartel (CAF).

Photo: FGR
Photo: FGR

In the narcomantas you can read the following text:

"Attention. Due to the strong epidemic that our country and neighboring country suffers, and faithful to our principles, we join the effort of the government and the CDS initiative for eradicating the lethal drug known as fentanyl.

It will no longer only be prohibited as from the beginning for our companybut we will also pursue and we will punish to people who manufacture, sell, transport or cross this drug.”

It should be noted that, according to the local media Zetathe warning was posted in Valle de Guadalupe, on the CET-MAR bridge, in front of the state government, in El Sauzal, San Vicente and San Quintín.

They pointed out that the State Attorney General's Office (FGE) collected the blankets to open an investigation file, but, so far, no information has been issued. official statement by this or another agency.

Baja California authorities have not commented on the incident. (Photo: X @niporwifi)
Baja California authorities have not commented on the incident. (Photo: X @niporwifi)

In accordance with the warning from Los Chapitos, in which it was argued that “they have never been related” to the fentanyl business, the Arellano Félix Cartel maintained that they have no relationship with the production of this drug.

The placement of narcomantas in Sinaloa was recorded on October 2, 2023, days after Ovidio Guzmán Lópeza member of Los Chapitos, will plead “not guilty” to crimes associated with drug trafficking and money laundering in a court of Chicago, United States.

The message from Los Chapitos said the following:

"Due to the incessant misinformation of some media and the obvious omission of the government in not investigating and prosecuting the true culprits of this epidemic, in Sinaloa it is strictly sale prohibited, manufacturing, transportation or any type of business that involves the substance known as fentanylincluding the sale of chemical products for their production.”

The tarps were placed in various parts of Sinaloa. (X/@noticieristas)
The tarps were placed in various parts of Sinaloa. (X/@noticieristas)

It should be noted that, on April 14, the United States Department of Justice announced charges in three federal districts against several members of the Sinaloa Cartel for trafficking fentanyl and other drugs. Among the accused are the children of 'El Chapo'.

During the presentation of the charges, the US attorney general, Merrick Garlandassured that the Sinaloa Cartel was responsible for the “largest, most violent and prolific fentanyl trafficking operation in the world.”

“Today’s indictments send a clear message to Los Chapitos, the Sinaloa Cartel, and criminal drug networks around the world that the DEA will stop at nothing to protect national security of the United States,” said DEA administrator Anne Milgram that day.

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