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Report: Mexican authorities have arrest 214 members of the Sinaloa cartel in past two years

February 2, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Report: Mexican authorities have arrest 214 members of the Sinaloa cartel in past two years

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Authorities in Mexico have arrested a total of 214 members of the Sinaloa cartel between 2013 and 2015, according to the Mexican newspaper El Universal reported.

The report citing information provided by SEIDO the organized-crime unit of the federal Attorney General’s Office, revealed that another 1,145 members of Mexico’s different drug cartels were arrested in over the same two-year period,

The organized crime group affected by the most arrests was the Sinaloa Cartel. Authorities captured 159 Gulf cartel members and 138 operatives of the Jalisco New Generation cartel, led by Nemesio “El Mencho” Oseguera.

Mexican law enforcement agencies detained 136 Los Zetas cartel members; 130 Beltran Leyva cartel members; 126 Familia Michoacana cartel members; and 109 Guerreros Unidos members, the organization, has been accused of being behind the kidnapping of the 43 Ayotzinapa Rural Normal School students back in Sept 2014.

The report listed 67 members of the Knight Templar; 48 members of the Independent Cartel of Acapulco, 13 Juarez cartel members; and five Tijuana cartel members were also arrested.

Mexican law enforcement arrested 92 of the 122 of the most-wanted criminals listed by the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto.

The most significant arrest made during the two-year period was Joaquin “El Chapo Guzman, who was captured on Jan. 8 in the town of Los Mochis, by Mexican Marines.

Guzman escaped prison for the second time from the Altiplano maximum-security center outside Mexico City through a mile long tunnel dug to his cell back on July 11, 2015.

The drug lord had escaped a Mexican prison the first time back in 2001 and remained a fugitive for over 13 years before being recaptured on Feb. 22, 2014, in the Pacific resort city of Mazatlan.

The report shows the seizures of  31,000 rifles, seized 3,200 grenades and  38,000 vehicles, boats, and aircraft, as well as dismantling 382 drug labs the newspaper said, citing AG’s office figures.

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