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Former sister-in-law of Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman executed in Mexico

February 10, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Former sister-in-law of Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman executed in Mexico

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A woman identified as the presumed ex-sister-in-law of recently extradited drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was executed in broad daylight in the Mexican state of Jalisco on Thursday afternoon, officials confirmed.

Authorities said armed hitmen opened fire, killing 41-year-old Idalia Romelia Salazar-Gonzalez as she sat in her white Mercedes-Benz at an intersection in the Real Vallarta section of Zapopan, Jalisco.

Law enforcement officials have identified the victim as the aunt of Ivan Archivaldo Salazar and Jesus Alfredo Guzmán Salazar, the sons of ‘El Chapo.’

Authorities confirmed the victim is the sister of Alejandrina María Salazar, the ex-wife Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, who remains imprisoned in the United States awaiting trial on a 17-count drug trafficking indictment.

Idalia Romelia Salazar-Gonzalez the sister of ‘El Chapo’s’ ex-wife was executed on Thursday

According to information obtained by El Debate Idalia Romelia and another sister Maria Olga Salazar Hernández were investigated by Mexico’s Attorney General in 1998 for laundering drug money on behalf of their brother-in-law and his Sinaloa cartel.

The murdered woman allegedly carried out several banking transactions for the amount of 200 million pesos, which she deposited in Scotiabank Inverlat account, in the name of Iván Archivaldo.

Officials said she also purchased 17 luxury vehicles and two estates in Jalisco.

The murder of Salazar-Gonzalez comes in the wake of the attempt on the lives of her nephews Ivan Archivaldo Salazar and Jesus Alfredo Guzmán Salazar.

‘El Chapo’s’ ex-sister-in-law was executed in the state of Jalisco on Thursday afternoon

As JammedUp News reported, both of sons of ‘El Chapo’ and Guzman’s longtime partner Ismael ‘El Mayo’ Zambada narrowly escaped death after an ambush attack last weekend in Badirgurato, Sinaloa.

A letter released to a prominent Mexican journalist signed by Ivan Archivaldo and Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar revealed that both brothers suffered injuries after a failed assassination attack on Saturday.

The attack occurred as the sons of ‘El Chapo’ and Zambada attended a high-level meeting convened by another boss within the Sinaloa cartel.

The letter stated that all the parties attending the meeting had arrived, minus one, the ranking member who summoned the gathering. Instead, they were met by heavily armed assassins, who opened fire killing their bodyguards.

Romelia Salazar-Gonzalez is the aunt of Ivan Archivaldo and Jesus Alfredo Guzman-Salazar, the sons of ‘El Chapo’

Both brothers suffered injuries in the attack but managed to flee the scene with Zambada.

The letter claimed the ambush was ordered by none other than Damaso Lopez Nunez, also known as ‘El Licenciado’ a senior figure within the Sinaloa cartel leadership and former lieutenant of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman.

The brazen act of betrayal ignited a full-blown cartel civil war in Sinaloa. Gunbattles erupted throughout Culiacan and surrounding municipalities prompting the Mexican government to launch emergency military operations to quell the violence.

Officials haven’t indicated whether authorities suspect a connection between Thursday’s execution and the attack on the sons of ‘El Chapo.’

Mexican authorities have not confirmed nor denied the authenticity of the author. However, Jose Refugio, the attorney for ‘El Chapo,’ confirmed in a recent interview that the letter was written by the sons of the drug lord.

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