Mexico captures El Chapo's successor running Sinaloa cartel
AP/San Antonio Express-News:
Mexican prosecutors said they captured one of the Sinaloa cartel leaders who launched a struggle for control of the gang following the re-arrest of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.There are other leaders of the cartel who are still at large. There is no word on whether this arrestee will be extradited to the US.
The attorney general's office said that in a raid Tuesday morning soldiers and prosecution agents captured a drug gang leader it called "Damaso N."
A federal official confirmed the suspect is Damaso Lopez, known by the nickname "El Licenciado" — a title for college graduates. Lopez was long considered Guzman's right-hand man and helped him escape from a Mexican prison in 2001.
The office distributed photos showing soldiers in full battle gear guarding the entrance of an upscale apartment building on a major boulevard in Mexico City, not far from downtown.