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Judi Lynn

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Wed Jul 10, 2024, 06:52 AM Jul 10

Sinaloa Cartel security chief arrested in northern Mexico

MND Staff
July 9, 2024

An alleged drug cartel member identified as the security chief for the brother of convicted Sinaloa Cartel drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera was arrested in northern Mexico on Monday after a shootout that reportedly resulted in the deaths of at least four people.

Luis “N” — the alleged head of security for Aureliano “El Guano” Guzmán Loera — was detained during an operation carried out by the army and the National Guard in the region where the states of Sinaloa, Durango and Chihuahua meet.

The original target of the military operation that captured the alleged Sinaloa Cartel security chief known as “R8” was R8’s boss, Aureliano “El Guano” Guzmán, seen here in this AI-assisted extrapolation of how he would look today. US authorities say El Guano, allegedly the head of the Gente del Guano Sinaloa Cartel faction, operates drug operations throughout Mexico’s “Golden Triangle.”

The operation was reportedly aimed at capturing Guzmán, who authorities say leads a Sinaloa Cartel faction called Gente del Guano (GDG), or Guano’s People. The older brother of “El Chapo,” Aurealiano is wanted on drug trafficking charges in the United States, where authorities are offering a reward of up to US $5 million for information leading to his arrest.

Federal sources told the Milenio newspaper that Luis “N,” allegedly known as “El R8,” was arrested in the municipality of Tamazula, Durango. Three other alleged criminals were also detained, according to reports. Their identities are unknown, but it is believed they are affiliated with GDG.


(Don't tell Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera he's wearing a toupee if he has a group of other grouchy men with him.)

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