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Security forces in Mexico captured top assassin in Arellano-Felix drug cartel

February 27, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Security forces in Mexico captured top assassin in Arellano-Felix drug cartel

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Authorities in Mexico have captured the head of sicarios and the second highest member of the Arellano Felix Organization, along with two of his bodyguards in the state of Baja California Sur.

Officials say 29-year-old Gamiño Carlos Navarro-Gonzalez alias El Karateka is one of the Mexican government’s top objectives and one of the country’s most dangerous criminals, who is responsible for numerous violent events that have occurred in the city of Tijuana.

According to Proceso, Navarro-Gonzalez oversaw the coordination of multi-ton shipments of narcotics to the United States and ordered teams of sicarios or hitmen under his command to carry out dozens of contract killings in Tijuana and throughout the state of Baja California Sur.

Federal agents arrested Navarro along with two members of his security team identified as Alan Fernando Gamiño Moreno, 25 and Juan Alberto Juarez-Cabrera, 30 years of age, as they traveled in an SUV on the San Luis Rio Colorado-Mexicali highway.

Authorities transferred all three men to the Organized Crime Unit (SEIDO) of the Attorney General’s Office in Mexico City for interrogation.

According to the Mexican Attorney General’s Office (PGR), Navarro’s capture stemmed from a joint investigation involving Federal Police and the State Preventive Police of Baja California.

Navaro was in Mexicali organizing cells for the transfer of drugs. At the time of his arrest, he attempted to bribe federal police officers with $200,000 in cash and an SUV in exchange for his freedom.

Police seized a long gun caliber .223 mm, three short arms, along with 26 rounds of ammunition and an undisclosed amount of crystallized methamphetamine.

“This is a highly dangerous individual, who used violence to climb the ranks to second in command within the organized crime group he is affiliated with,” the AG said in the statement.

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