Sinaloa cartel security chief arrested

AP/Houston Chronicle:
 The Mexican army announced Sunday that it had captured the head of security for Sinaloa drug cartel head Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most wanted men.
The suspect, who was not identified by name, was captured in the Sinaloa state capital of Culiacan and will be presented to the media Monday morning, the army said.
Guzman, Mexico's top drug lord, is one of the world's richest men, and has eluded authorities by moving around and hiding since his 2001 escape from prison in a laundry truck.
The army said the man they had arrested also ran cartel activities in Durango and southern Chihuahua state, and was responsible for carrying out secret burials of cartel victims, kidnapping, extortion and arson. They did not say if the arrest moved the military closer to capturing Guzman, an arrest that would be seen as a major victory for the government of President Felipe Calderon.
There is more.

This is an important get.   It should bring them closer to getting El Chapo.  The Sinaloa cartel has become one of the more dominate ones in Mexico, engaging in a murderous fight with other cartels for distribution routes into the US.  The fight took place in Mexican cities with direct access to US Interstate highways from California's I-5 To I-10 and I-35 in Texas.

If the Mexicans can find El Chapo and export him to US custody it would put a real crimp in the Mexican criminal insurgency.


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