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Top Sinaloa Cartel female operative arrested near Texas border

June 6, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Top Sinaloa Cartel female operative arrested near Texas border

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Mexican authorities arrested a top female boss of the Sinaloa Cartel operating in the northeastern border state of Coahuila over the weekend.

The Coahuila Attorney General’s Office (PGJE) announced the arrest of Cynthia Guadalupe Alvarado Campa, also known as “La Potra.” She is identified as the second-in-command of Sinaloa Cartel cells operating in the municipalities of Durango, Matamoros, San Pedro, Matamoros, Gómez Palacio, and Lerdo, Proceso reported.

Mexico’s National Security Commission (CNS), along with Federal Police units, in coordination with the PGJE, arrested “La Potra” during an operation in the Coahuila municipality of Matamoros without firing a single shot.

Authorities said Alvarado Campa had an arrest warrant for numerous crimes including aggravated kidnapping of a group of two or more persons committed through violent acts.

Officials further stated that the female cartel leader will remain in the custody of the Torreón Social Readaptation Prison Center until a judge determines her legal status.

The heavy presence of the Sinaloa Cartel in the state is a surprising development considering Coahuila is a known stronghold of the ruthless Los Zetas criminal organization.

Coahuila’s expansive border along the Rio Grande, adjacent from Texas, makes the state a strategic point for the trafficking of large-scale narcotics and human smuggling operations into the United States.

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