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Chief of assassins for top Sinaloa Cartel Capo known as ‘El Lucifer’ arrested in Mexico

March 7, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Chief of assassins for top Sinaloa Cartel Capo known as  ‘El Lucifer’ arrested in Mexico

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The Mexican authorities have inflicted a major blow against a top Sinaloa Cartel capo with the arrest a key plaza boss in the state of Baja California Sur.

In a joint operation the Public Security Coordination Group arrested a man known as ‘El Lucifer’ the top lieutenant for Damaso Lopez Nunez, during an operation in Los Cabos on Monday.

Sources say ‘El Lucifer’ is the head of the Sinaloa Cartel faction known as Los Damaso in San José del Cabo, in the Los Cabos municipality of Baja California.

Mexican officials attribute a rash of executions around the state to ‘El Lucifer.’  He was captured along with two women while traveling in a small gray Nissan Sentra and immediately secured by members of the coordination group, which included military and federal police units.

‘El Lucifer’ was detained by Mexican Army and Federal Police in Baja California Monday

At the time of his arrest, authorities recovered a high-powered assault weapon, two loaded chargers, and two nylon bags of marijuana, Zeta Magazine reported,

According to intelligence gathered by Mexican Attorney General’s Office, the reputed cartel operative is considered the successor to Melissa Margarita Calderon Ojeda, alias “La China” the notorious cartel hitwoman, who was arrested back in October 2015 at Cabo San Lucas airport.

La China worked as the chief of an assassins team called the Special Forces Dámaso until a falling out with Damaso Lopez prompted her to form her own splinter cell and challenge the Sinaloa Cartel for control of drug routes in the Baja state.

The feared cartel assassin was the head of the tea, of assassins known as the Special Forces Los Damaso

Federal Police officials say ‘El Lucifer’ leads a Los Damaso cell responsible for waging a brutal war for control of La Paz and Cabos San Lucas area against the Jalisco New Generation Cartel and a Sinaloa Cartel faction led by Ivan Archivaldo Guzman Salazar, the son of recently extradited drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman.

“EL Lucifer” was known in the underworld for his cruelty with which he treated his victims in the desire to intimidate members of rival groups,” law enforcement,” officials said in a statement.

Along with orchestrating countless executions, ‘El Lucifer’ is also responsible for overseeing drug trafficking, weapons violations, and kidnappings in the state.

Police sources told Zeta, the arrest of the alleged leader and lieutenant of the Special Forces Dámaso is expected to cause a resurgence of violence in the fight for control of the drug plazas, which is a reference to vital drug trafficking routes, in Los Cabos and La Paz.

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