The cartel boss captured Saturday in Cancún. The cartel chief captured Saturday.

Cartel cell boss captured in Cancún

'El Lobo' is believed responsible for much of the recent violence in Quintana Roo

The man believed to have been the head of a Cancún cell of one of Mexico’s biggest drug cartels was ordered yesterday to stand trial after his capture on Saturday.

Joshua Loyo Peña, known as “El Lobo,” is suspected to have directed the January attack on the state Attorney General’s office in Cancún in which four people, including a police officer, were killed.

He is also believed to be the Jalisco New Generation Cartel’s chief in Quintana Roo and one of the chief generators of violence in the state, but operating principally in Cancún and its hotel zone, ordering executions and extortion and managing the drug trade.

Loyo Peña is credited with at least 30 executions in recent years.

He was found after several houses in Cancún were searched by federal security forces and arrested along with six other presumed cartel members.

Source: Noticaribe (sp)

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