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Authorities in Mexico nab Sinaloa cartel plaza boss in Sonora

January 19, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Authorities in Mexico nab Sinaloa cartel plaza boss in Sonora

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Elements with the Mexican Attorney General have detained the leader of a Sinaloa cartel cell and the reputed plaza boss operating in Magdalena de Kino, Sonora.

Police captured Luis Carlos Villagrana, who heads a group linked to the Sinaloa Cartel called the “Boars,” on Tuesday.

The head of the counterterrorism unit of the Mexican Attorney General Office (PGR) Jose Antonio Lopez Ibarra, announced the arrest Villagrana, who is an associate and suspected accomplice for recently captured drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

The PGR investigative units detained Villagrana and seized substantial drug shipments destined for the U.S. on several properties in Sonora.

According to Proceso, authorities nabbed the alleged plaza boss in the city of Sonora while he was driving in a luxury vehicle. Agents discovered two AK-47 rifles and narcotics stashed in the car.

Ibarra said the PGR would process and admit Luis Carlos Villagrana into a federal penitentiary in the coming hours.

The arrest is the second high priority target captured by Mexican authorities in days. As JammedUp reported last week elements of the federal police detained Mauricio Sanchez Garza, who is the chief financial operator Juan Jose Esparragoza “El Azul” and the legendary narco fugitive, Raphael Caro Quintero in his home state of Jalisco.

U.S. authorities want Garza for an indictment out of the Federal District Court in San Antonio. Officials said the suspect will be available for immediate extradition to the U.S.

Content taken from Proceso and translated by JammedUp

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