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Noé Israel Lara Belman, alias “El Puma”, at one time considered José Antonio Yépez Ortiz’s right-hand man, “El Marro”, he was detained in San Luis Potosí.
Noé Israel Lara Belman , alias “El Puma”, a founder of the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel (CSRL) and who was considered José Antonio Yépez Ortiz’s aka El Marro, right-hand man was arrested yesterday in San Luis Potosí.
Federal forces, including elements of the Army participated in the capture, security authorities confirmed.
“He had an arrest warrant in force for the crimes of organized crime and theft of hydrocarbons; he is also considered one of the main generators of violence in the State of Guanajuato,” the Ministry of National Defense said in a statement.
“El Puma” was the last of the three Lara Belman brothers to be captured, after the arrest of Fabián Lara Belman, alias “La Vieja”.
The Lara Belman brothers were considered close to “El Marro” in the criminal operation in Guanajuato, however “El Puma” fell from the grace of Yépez Ortiz at the end of last year.
“La Vieja” was captured in March in Baja California, while “El Tortugo” fell in February, in Celaya, when he had breakfast with 3 elements of the Navy and other people.
In March 2019, a phone call was leaked between Noé Israel Lara Belman, alias “El Puma”, and Hugo Estefanía, former Mayor of Cortázar, who was executed by an armed command last November.
Reports indicate that as a result of that call, mistrust was generated between “El Marro” and “El Puma”, which caused the latter to flee Guanajuato.