A man was arrested in Tijuana, Mexico, for placing several “narcomantas” (banners) threatening Mexican music singer Peso Pluma.
Edgar Mendoza, regional prosecutor in Tijuana, told local news outlets that a person was detained in Colonia Libertad, one of the three points where “narcomantas” were placed warning singer Peso Pluma not to perform in the border town.
“This is for you, Peso Pluma. Don’t show up on October 14 because it will be your last presentation. You are disrespectful and loose-tongued, you show up and we are going to beat the s–t out of you,” read the banners, which were placed in three places throughout the city and signed “CJNG.”
The initials correspond to the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, which is why the banner is considered a “narcomanta.” The arrest of the person, whose identity has not been revealed, was made at 3 a.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 13) by the Municipal Police who were carrying out surveillance tours in Colonia Libertad.
“He was at the time and place. When he saw the authorities, he ran away. He was then arrested and found with narcotics in the bag. It was almost three in the morning,” explained José Fernando Sánchez González, head of the Municipal Security and Citizen Protection Secretariat, according to Infobae.
On Tuesday (Sept. 12), the municipal president of Tijuana, Montserrat Caballero Ramírez, indicated to local media that the possibility of canceling the Peso Pluma concert scheduled for Oct. 14 at the Estadio Caliente would be evaluated.
“Singers like Peso Pluma glorifies crime, so there are certain groups that get upset and unfortunately those who suffer the consequences are the citizens who want to attend their concerts and then are put at risk,” she said. “In the next few days we will determine whether the concert goes ahead or not.”
Billboard Español has reached out to Peso Pluma’s camp for comment.