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Authorities in Mexico arrest chief operator for Sinaloa cartel boss ‘El Mayo’ Zambada

May 12, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Authorities in Mexico arrest chief operator for Sinaloa cartel boss ‘El Mayo’ Zambada

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Mexican authorities arrested Inés Acosta Enrique Torres, the reputed security chief for Ismael ‘El Mayo’ Zambada, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, on Saturday in the town of Durango, Durango.

National Security Commissioner, Renato Sales Heredia, announced the arrest by federal forces of the leading capo of ‘El Mayo,’ who is number 100 on of 122 top priority objectives listed by the Mexican government.

The 31-year-old Acosta, a native of Los Llanos, in the municipality of Cosala, Sinaloa, is allegedly responsible for coordinating the production, storage, transportation and sale of marijuana, methamphetamines, cocaine, and heroin into the United States, where he also faces an indictment on drug trafficking charges.

Intelligence gathered by authorities during the investigation pinpointed Torres Acosta’s whereabouts in the vicinity of Durango.

After confirming his presence in the area, officials launched a raid arresting Torres without firing a single shot, Proceso Magazine reported

Torres Acosta is the son of Manuel Torres Felix, known as El M-1, a senior figure with the Sinaloa Cartel, who died in a confrontation with the Mexican Army in October 2012. He is also the nephew of imprisoned drug lord Javier Torres Felix who was nabbed by authorities in Mexico back in 2004.

Investigations have revealed that Inés Acosta Torres took over as head of the criminal group presumably linked to ‘El Mayo’ Zambada and his family.

The detainee has been turned over to the Mexican Attorney General’s Office (PGR) for further interrogation; it was announced.

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