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Sinaloa Cartel’s Biggest Cocaine Trafficker Arrested Saturday, Same Day Half Brother of “El Chapo” Found Shot to Death

April 13, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Sinaloa Cartel’s Biggest Cocaine Trafficker Arrested Saturday, Same Day Half Brother of “El Chapo” Found Shot to Death

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Mexican marines apprehended Cesar Gastelum Serrano, who authorities describe as one of the prominent traffickers of cocaine for the Sinaloa drug cartel. Monte Alejandro Rubido, Mexico’s national security commissioner, made the announcement on Sunday.

Serrano was arrested Saturday in the resort city of Cancun.

Authorities say Serrano and his three brothers run a massive cocaine trafficking ring operating in Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico and destined for the United States. According to Rubido, Serrano is a top lieutenant to the Sinaloa cartel boss Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada.

Zambada is considered to be the last of the old time drug lords still wanted in Mexico. “El Mayo” is the partner of Sinaloa Boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and along with Damaso Lopez are the likely successors to the jailed Capo.

Authorities said Serrano moved “multiple tons” of cocaine per week. According to Rubido, Gastelum Serrano “Kept a low profile, in order to avoid detection. He would move around Cancun without any bodyguards and would not even carry any identification or a phony ID.


The news of Serrano’s arrest came on the same day Police discovered the body of the “half-brother” of “El Chapo Guzman.”

Authorities confirmed that Ernesto Guzman Hidalgo, 70, was found shot to death with another man, in the mountainous region of Badiraguato. Hildago is the half brother of the Sinaloa Boss.

Brother of El Chapo Found Murdered Saturday

Brother of El Chapo Discovered Murdered on Saturday

Ernesto was 70 years old, born on January 26, 1945 and is the father of Patricia Guzmán Núñez, who married Alfredo Beltrán Leyva aka “El Mochomo.” Police discovered the bodies of Hildago and Raul Astorga, 27 in the small village of Bacacoragua.

Both men laid face down with their pants pulled down, and Ernesto had his index finger severed. Authorities confirmed the assailants tortured Hildago prior to killing him. Federal sources say the brother of “El Chapo” maintained a low-profile as he operated an illicit gasoline business.

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