Christian Omar Palma Gutierrez, a well-known Mexican rapper, and YouTube channel owner have confessed to participating in the murder of three film students who were reported missing last month in the Jalisco state. Based on the police report, the rapper, also known as QBA, disposed of the bodies by dunking them in a tub filled with sulfuric acid.
QBA Was Recruited by the Infamous Jalisco New Generation Drug Cartel
According to Lizette Torres, the chief investigator in the Jalisco murder, QBA was recruited several months ago by the New Generation drug cartel. More than that, under his newly-gained membership, the Mexican rapper was entitled to a weekly salary of 3,000 pesos, around $160.
The Mexican authorities began investigating QBA and his entourage soon after three film students went missing in the West side of Jalisco in April.
According to Torres, the three students, later identified as 20-year-old Marco Avalos, 20-year-old Daniel Diaz, and 25-year-old Salomon Aceves Gastelum, were using a former Nueva Plaza gang safe house to shoot a documentary.
Last month, several Jalisco New Generation members who were keeping tabs on the place, saw the three film student and kidnapped them, believing that they are members of the rival gang.
Based on QBA’s testimony, the three students were taken to one of the drug cartel’s safe house where they were tortured for information. Apparently, a member of QBA’s gang tortured one of the students to death. The other two were killed shortly after.
Torres declared that QBA later took the bodies to another safe house and dumped them in a tub that contained sulfuric acid. The chief investigator believes that QBA was involved in other murders.
Since the rapper’s arrest, the authorities started analyzing QBA’s YouTube videos in the hope of uncovering evidence related to the murder. Last year, drug cartel members killed over 25,000 people.