José Fernando Aguirre Barreras, El Güero, alleged member of “The Russians” of the armed arm of Ismael Zambada García, May, it was arrested in Mexicali, Baja California, in possession of almost a dozen long weapons, narcotics and tactical equipment.
As reported by the weekly Zeta, this subject was arrested on the afternoon of recent February 22 in the border town valley, by agents of the State Security and Investigation Guard. Baja California officials carried out an operation in the Miguel Aleman neighborhood, near the bridge that connects the Mexicali highway with the municipality of San Luis Río Colorado.
According to the reports, Guero was riding in a 2004 Grand Cerokee pickup truck, and was when he wanted to join the federal highway in the opposite direction that the officers marked the stop. Aguirre Barreras, 25, stopped and after a preventive check inside the vehicle, the rifles were secured, which were already visible from the outside.
The Tijuana media reported that they were seized three 7.62x39mm long guns, B-West, each with 30 useful ammunition (two of them made in Bulgaria); another rifle with the legend a XK 530773, Arsenal Las Vegas NV, with an accessory with the words Pat Pending SM 13, and 39 cartridges; plus another with the inscriptions Archangel 7.62x39mm, equipped with 30 bullets; another rifle Palmetto Magpul and 39 shots; a shotgun Remington cropped model 870; a .22 caliber long gun, plus a Winchester modelo 72atrade mark.
In addition, the Guero He was carrying four bulletproof vests with magazine holders, as well as 400 grams of methamphetamine and 5.9 kilograms of marijuana.
Preliminary versions, indicated Zeta, they would show that Aguirre Barreras was subordinate to José Alexander Sánchez Félix, the Russian, leader of The Russians, one of the main cells that generate violence in Mexicali.
Records have found that the Russian leads a group within the Sinaloa Cartel and is loyal to the Mayo Zambada. In turn, Sánchez Félix is linked to Felipe Eduardo Barajas Lozano, The Omega, who operates the criminal activities in Baja California. The russian led a series of clashes against the sons of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, El Chapo.
According to the weekly Rio Doce, it all started in November 2019, when A command of eight cloned trucks from the Sinaloa Police broke into the Agua Caliente area, north of Culiacán, an area under the control of the Russo, one of its operational chiefs.
At the head of the command was a hitman from the Los Chapitos team known as Néstor Isidro García y/o Nestor Ernesto Pérez Salas, The Nini, who apparently was born in a community near Agua Caliente, for which he came to claim the territory.
“Various versions collected by Ríodoce establish that in the discussion, One of the hit men said that they were pure “Iván” and that “the Lord” -El Mayo- was worth their salt. It was an unforgivable irreverence. Hours or days later the Mayos asked for the boy but they did not want to give him up. A few days later a dead person appeared on one side and then a dead person on the other“Said the publication.
After the incident, the children of Chapo Guzmán demanded the Mayo to deliver to Russian, but the answer was negative.
The confrontation between hit men was followed by a wave of violence. On December 3, the presence of armed men was reported in the Agua Caliente and Tepuche areas, which again caused the closure of schools and businesses.
The border area of Baja California is disputed by remnants of the Arellano Félix Cartel, the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, in addition to the Sinaloa group. In November of last year, in the urban area of Mexicali, 12 alleged hitmen were detained by elements of the State Security and Investigation Guard (GESI). According to a report from the State Attorney General’s Office, they were subjects recruited by the Sinaloa Cartel from the rehabilitation center “Jóvenes de Mazatlán, una Oportunidad de Vida, AC”, to whom 2,000 pesos a week were promised.