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Who are and what did the alleged members of the Sinaloa Cartel detained in Puebla

Puebla agents seized a Goat Horn and two small arms (Photo: Twitter / @ SSPGobPue)
Puebla agents seized a Goat Horn and two small arms (Photo: Twitter / @ SSPGobPue)

It was the afternoon of Friday, May 15, when José Luis "N", 20, Eduardo "N", 36, José Antonio "N", 34 and Miguel Ángel "N", 35, traveled aboard two trucks with Mexico City license plates, one of them a white Cadillac and the other a gray Chevrolet Trax LT, in addition to a gray Aveo vehicle with state license plates. In the complex Lomas de Angelópolis, in Puebla, there were elements of the Ministry of Public Security who gave them the stop, but the individuals started a persecution.

According to the SSP Puebla, those involved, belonging to the Sinaloa Cartel, repeatedly shot at state police, who repelled the aggression and achieved the assurance. His reaction was reckless and dangerous.

Inside the cars were located firearms, drug packages, bulletproof vests and cash. The evidence, units, and people remain at the disposal of the Puebla State Attorney General to continue the investigation.

It is presumed that the detainees were part of the Sinaloa Cartel and operated in the San Andrés Cholula bar and club area selling drugs.

Members of the Sinaloa Cartel operated in the bar area selling drugs (Photo: Special)
Members of the Sinaloa Cartel operated in the bar area selling drugs (Photo: Special)

Through a statement the Puebla SSP and the FGE reported on the apprehension of the subjects. "Intelligence, investigation and reaction work allowed the capture of two alleged members of the Sinaloa Cartel, who were engaged in the sale of drugs in the area of ​​bars and clubs in Puebla and San Andrés Cholula"

Puebla has been identified as one of the routes of the Jalisco Nueva Generación and Sinaloa cartels to traffic fentanyl. Both criminal organizations have been singled out by the governments of Mexico and the United States as the main exporters of opioids.

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Two alleged members of the Sinaloa Cartel were detained in San Andrés Cholula, Puebla (Photo: Twitter / @ SSPGobPue)
Two alleged members of the Sinaloa Cartel were detained in San Andrés Cholula, Puebla (Photo: Twitter / @ SSPGobPue)

The entity is a critical point for its proximity to the state of Veracruz. Currently it has been detected the presence of criminal organizations such as the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, the Sinaloa Cartel, the Zetas and the Reds.

The Puebla region has many important highways, pipelines of Petróleos Mexicanos that link the entity with other states. The state governor, Miguel Barbosa has assured that only local criminal gangs operate on site, and that national organizations are only passing through.

Also, the authorities have warned that in Puebla security is different from other entities in the country such as Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí and Guerrero, where there is the presence of drug cartels dedicated to drug trafficking, kidnapping, extortion and other illegal activities.

The alleged operators of the Sinaloa Cartel detained in Puebla (Photo: Twitter / @ FiscaliaPuebla)
The alleged operators of the Sinaloa Cartel detained in Puebla (Photo: Twitter / @ FiscaliaPuebla)

Sinaloa Cartel

The criminal organization led by Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada began a transformation that would take him to the top of the world's criminal organizations during the six-year term of Vicente Fox (2000-2006), but it was consolidated with that of Felipe Calderón (2006-2012).

The Calderón government's strategy was never to end drug trafficking, but to subordinate all small gangs to a single criminal organization, experts like Raymundo Rivapalacio.Then, during those years, the Armed Forces and the Federal Police exposed rotten fruit and the hired assassins of the Sinaloa Cartel did the rest.

Various investigations talk about an alliance between the Sinaloa and Gulf organizations to confront their common enemies. In contrast, the other criminal groups made alliances to confront these two greats.

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