In a series of ongoing crackdowns on the narcotics trade surrounding educational institutions, authorities in Mexico City have apprehended a man, identified as Néstor Jesús “N”, commonly known as “El Mulán”. He is alleged to have been the key supplier of drugs to students at Universidad Iberoamericana located in the Álvaro Obregón district.
The arrest, executed by the Secretariat of Citizen Security (SSC) of Mexico City, took place in the vicinity of the university. The official statement from the authorities remarked, “Members of the Secretariat of Citizen Security (SSC) of Mexico City detained a person who was possibly involved in the sale of narcotics in the vicinity of an educational institution, in possession of small bags with possible drugs, in the Álvaro Obregón district.”
Antonio Nieto, a prominent journalist, has highlighted the criminal’s offerings of marijuana and cocaine to university students.
El Mulán’s capture details
Uniformed officers, during their routine surveillance in the Santa Fe neighborhood, spotted the 23-year-old man handling plastic bags. Upon closer inspection, they discovered around 48 small bags of a green substance believed to be marijuana, a larger quantity of 500 grams of the same substance, and cash. The arrest occurred on Monday, September 4, a little after 2:00 p.m., just meters away from Universidad Iberoamericana.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t Jesús’s first brush with the law. Previous investigations linked him to the sale of illicit substances around the Ibero. Following the arrest, he was handed over to the Public Prosecutor’s Office. The SSC further detailed, “After carrying out the respective cross-checking of information, it was learned that the detainee probably sells narcotics in the vicinity of a university center.”
Journalist Carlos Jimenez also confirmed Jesús’s activities of peddling drugs to Ibero students.
The Mexican capital has a drug problem
This incident is a small part of a larger narcotics issue affecting Mexico City’s educational precincts. Just last month, on August 10, three individuals were arrested, among whom was José Alfredo “N”, alleged to be the ringleader of a gang that was active in Tlalpan bars and used properties in Cuauhtémoc and Iztapalapa for drug storage.
Photographs have emerged on social media, showcasing one of these arrested individuals flaunting firearms and marked doses of illicit substances labeled “Callejón”. Reports suggest that this group primarily operated near Prepa 5 of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) situated in Calzada del Hueso, Tlalpan, CDMX.
The official communiqué from the SSC regarding this arrest read: “A 27-year-old man was arrested, indicated as the leader of the criminal cell and probably linked to the sale of drugs, as well as two women aged 21 and 48; in addition, around 11.5 kilograms of apparent marijuana, a short firearm with two useful cartridges were seized.”
The series of arrests underscores the pressing need for stringent measures to curb the drug menace affecting students in Mexico City.