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Wife of Hector Beltran Leyva known as arrested in Mexico

September 13, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Wife of Hector Beltran Leyva known as  arrested in Mexico

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Authorities in Mexico announced the capture of the wife of alleged jailed drug kingpin, Hector Beltran Leyva, during an operation in the state of Sonora on Monday.

Law enforcement officials said Clara Elena Laborín Archuleta, also referred to as “La Señora” or “The Lady,” the wife of Hector Beltran Leyva, the head of the Beltran Leyva Organization (BLO) was captured on Monday. The woman was apprehended by the Research Division of the Federal Police and the organized crime unit of the Mexican Attorney General’s Office (PGR) during an operation in the city of Hermosillo, Sonora.

Mexico’s Center for Investigation and National Security (CISEN) said Laborín Archuleta was arrested along with Alan Contreas Paez, alias ‘El Cha’, an alleged financial operator for the Beltran Leyva Organization.

Authorities also seized two kilograms of cocaine and several high-powered assault rifles during the operation

According to El Universal, Laborín Archuleta assumed a leadership position within the Beltran Leyva Cartel following the 2014 arrest of her husband. She is believed to have facilitated shipments of narcotics into the United States.

Laborin Archuleta is one of 50 priority objectives listed by the Mexican government as part of a new strategy aimed at confronting organized crime groups in Mexico’s most violent state of Guerrero.

Mexican officials identified “The Lady” as one of the main generator’s of violence that exists in the port city of Acapulco. The resort city that was once viewed as a playground for Hollywood elites has since has been engulfed in cartel-related violence.

At one time Hector Beltran Leyva, along with his brothers Alfredo, Arturo, and Carlos, worked as a faction of the Sinaloa Federation led by Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman before breaking away to form the BLO.

A violent turf war erupted soon after between the two organizations after the brothers accused Guzman of providing information which led to the January 2008 capture of Alfredo Beltran Leyva.

The cartel has significantly weakened since the arrest of Hector Beltran Leyva, who assumed leadership of the BLO after the death of his brother Arturo, who was killed in a shootout with Mexican marines in December 2009.

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