Renowned social media personality Markitos Toys, closely associated with Nestor Isidro Pérez Salas, alias El Nini, the security chief for the “Chapitos” faction of the Sinaloa drug cartel, is facing scrutiny following El Nini’s arrest on November 22, 2023 as his video went viral
In a recent video, Markitos Toys, whose actual name is Marcos Eduardo Castro, appeared visibly emotional as he addressed his friendship with El Nini, vehemently denying any involvement in criminal activities.
YouTuber Markitos Toys Arriba Cartel and El Nini video goes viral on Twitter and Reddit
Para los Fans de Markitos Toys, estas son las imágenes del detenido en un segundo operativo Federal esta semana en Culiacán, Sinaloa, fue identificado como Kevin Daniel CASTRO Beltrán, primo del Youtuber e Influencer Marcos Eduardo CASTRO Cárdenas alias Markitos Toys, a los dos… pic.twitter.com/KhHkVpa9TQ
— Blog del Narco México (@blogdelnarcomex) November 25, 2023
Markitos Toys mostrando 1 millón de pesos. pic.twitter.com/yaojbl2chn
— Oliver (@Olivertuuit) November 27, 2023
"No lava dinero, solo son compas los del Cártel de Sinaloa CDS", Youtuber Markitos Toys llora por señalamientos de que es amigo y lavador de dinero de Néstor Isidro Pérez “El Nini”, era un gran amigo mío y lo sigue siendo dice https://t.co/oppyk57HTW pic.twitter.com/Q7A6xd9OBZ
— Blog del Narco México (@blogdelnarcomex) November 27, 2023
Markitos Admitted Friendship
Through tears, the 24-year-old acknowledged his friendship with the notorious cartel assassin but emphasized that their relationship was purely based on friendship and not criminal collaboration.
Markitos Toys expressed gratitude for the bond they shared, emphasizing that he was not connected to El Nini’s illicit pursuits. Despite his emotional plea, skepticism arose among social media users, particularly after an alleged official document identified someone named Marcos Eduardo, alias ‘Markitos,’ as the financial operator for El Nini.
Some users questioned the authenticity of Markitos Toys’ defense, suggesting a potential connection between him and the criminal activities of the Sinaloa drug cartel.
Who’s Markitos Toys?
Markitos Toys, a popular influencer hailing from Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico, boasts over 3.7 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, where he primarily focuses on content related to motor and off-road vehicles.
However, he has not been immune to controversy, with a past arrest in 2020 for driving without license plates and causing public disturbance.
Recent accusations of money laundering for El Nini surfaced amid the arrest of Kevin Daniel Castro Beltrán, Markitos Toys’ cousin, on November 23, allegedly for his association with the cartel.
The situation escalated further when a circulated video showed two individuals being tortured into naming Markitos Toys as being involved with the criminal activities of El Nini.
The combination of this disturbing footage and the purported official document has fueled speculation that Markitos Toys may have been more deeply entangled in illegal activities with El Nini than he admitted in his tearful video statement.
Social media discussions continue, with users questioning the influencer’s assertions and expressing doubts about the true nature of his relationship with the arrested cartel member.