The army Mexican reported this Tuesday that it captured a drug trafficker identified as the alleged regional leader of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG) in the Mexican state of Michoacanwest of the country.
Meanwhile, the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) indicated that the detainee has been identified as Humberto LC and/or Diego Armando IP, alias “El Panther”, regional head of the CJNG in the municipality of Uruapan, the second largest city in Michoacán and the main avocado-producing area for export.
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In a statement, the Mexican Army indicated that the subject was captured by a group of its agents who deployed an air and ground operation last Sunday, between the towns of Matanguarán and Cutzato, in the wooded area of Uruapan, where the alleged drug trafficker kept a camp with hitmen.
The soldiers detained the drug lord in possession of a .50-caliber Barret anti-aircraft rifle, as well as eight assault rifles, a grenade launcher, three .40-caliber grenades, four bulletproof vests, two tactical helmets, chargers, and useful cartridges. His hitmen fled into the bushes.
For its part, the FGR reported that “The Panther” He faces an arrest warrant for the crime of aggravated kidnapping, in addition to being identified as responsible for organizing drug production and trafficking in the region, in addition to ordering extortion from avocado producers and the theft of high-end vehicles.
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The Mexican authorities also revealed that the capo and his group of hitmen would be involved in the murder of 16 people in the Uruapan region, as well as in two clashes in the neighboring municipality of San Juan Nuevo between the CJNG and the criminal group Carteles Unidos, where four hitmen were killed, including a rival drug trafficker of the now detainee.
According to information from the Mexican Army, “El Panther” is a trusted man of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes “El Mencho”, maximum leader of the CJNG and for whom the United States government offers a reward of 10 million dollars.
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