El ‘Güero’ Palma
The Mexican drug trafficker Hector Palma Salazar Guero was released last Friday in the US and delivered to the US Customs and Border Protection (ICE acronym in English) for repatriation to Mexico.
Palma, 55, will remain in detention while ICE agency makes arrangements for his transfer to Mexico. More Info
El ‘Chapo’ Guzmán
The most important arrest is the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, Joaquin Guzman Loera, El Chapo, who has been captured twice by the current federal administration.
In the first instance, the Chapo was trapped in the port of Mazatlan, Sinaloa (West) in February 2014 and transferred to the Federal Center for Social Rehabilitation No. 1 Altiplano, in the State of Mexico.
After 503 days in prison, Joaquin Guzman escaped from the maximum security prison on July 11, 2015 through a tunnel connecting the bathroom of his cell to a house that was 1.5 kilometers from the detention center.
On January 8, 2016 the drug dealer was recaptured by elements of the federal forces, after an operation in Los Mochis, Sinaloa.
Before Guzman Loera had been on the run for 13 years after escaping a first penalty in the state of Jalisco, in 2001. More Info
Elements of the Federal Police (PF) arrested on February 27, 2015 to Servando Gómez Martínez, Tuta, who was the leader of the criminal organization the Knights Templar.
“La Tuta led one of the criminal networks and more cruel and violent world drugs. Not only topped the activities of drug trafficking, but was in charge of all organized crime, including extortion, kidnapping and murder” said the DEA at the time of his capture. More Info
Hector Beltran Leyva
On October 1, 2014, the drug kingpin Hector Beltran Leyva, H, was captured in Guanajuato.
The arrest was carried out by soldiers without firing a shot at a seafood restaurant in San Miguel de Allende and after 11 months of investigation, federal authorities said at the time. More Info
Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the Z-40, was arrested on July 15, 2013, during an operation in Tamaulipas, northeastern Mexico.
Trevino played a “ruthless leadership,” the head of the criminal organization of the Zetas, which ended with his capture by Mexican authorities said the Drug Enforcement Administration. More Info
On March 4, 2015, the leader of Los Zetas cartel, Omar Trevino Morales, alias Z-42, was captured in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon, sources with the PGR and the Interior Ministry.
Brother Miguel Angel Trevino Morales of Omar was “leader of the criminal organization Los Zetas” and faces charges of organized and possession of firearms for the exclusive use of the Army, Navy and Air Force crime. More Info
Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, the Viceroy, brother of the late drug lord Amado Carrillo, was arrested in Torreon, Coahuila, on October 9, 2014.
Carrillo Fuentes, leader of a criminal organization and one of the 122 major objectives of the security strategy of the federal government, was arrested at a checkpoint of the Federal Police on New Colonia San Isidro, as a result of intelligence work and investigation of federal forces. More Info
Fernando Sanchez Arellano engineer, alleged leader of the Arellano Felix cartel or Tijuana, was captured by federal forces on June 24, 2014 in Tijuana, Baja California, in Mexico’s northern border.
Elements of the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) went to a private house in the central neighborhood of Tijuana, where he was arrested the alleged offender at 4 pm local time (6pm Central Time Mexico), without making shots. The man had with him $ 100,000 at the time of his arrest. More Info
The Army and the Federal Police arrested on June 23, 2015 in Jalisco (west) to Rubén Oseguera Gonzalez, Menchito, linked to Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
Oseguera Martinez had been arrested in January 2014, but was released shortly afterwards. It is recognized as the son of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, the Mencho cartel leader Jalisco New Generation. More Info
Federal forces announced on January 27, 2014 capture Dionicio Loya Plancarte, Uncle Nicho, one of the leaders of the criminal group of Knights Templar.
Loya Plancarte, 58, was captured in the city of Morelia, Michoacan, by agents of the Federal Ministerial Police and members of the Army. More Info