AZMEX UPDATE 2 26 DEC 2011
Note: some background on El Inge, et al.
The capture of El Inge, member of El Chapo organization in the Sierra
He was arrested in Culiacan, Sinaloa, did not provide his name and
was presented this morning at the premises of the SIEDO
MEXICO CITY, December 26 .- Mexican Army troops captured the head of
plaza in the state of Durango of the Sinaloa cartel, led by Joaquin
Guzman Loera, El Chapo.
The Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) today at the Office of
Special Investigations into Organized Crime Felipe "N" alias El Inge,
who was part of the first level of that cartel operators, was
responsible for the transfer of drugs in Durango kept the place free
of rival organizations, primarily Los Zetas.
Sedena information indicates that the detainee, who reserved the
name, but made public today, was conducting security operations when
El Chapo visited the institution, which was followed, even said to
These operations were to protect not only the life of the jefe, but
the whole group control of the Sinaloa cartel, thus performing
actions to avoid at all costs the capture of leaders near Guzman Loera.
The detainee was attributed to multiple acts of violence such as
clandestine burials, kidnappings, extortion, burning businesses and
homes and is presumed narco graves to where they have found more than
Note that this arrest is the second major operator of the Sinaloa
cartel to be stopped by the Army this year, since last October Noel
Salgueiro was captured Narváez, El Flaco Salgueiro.
For operational control exercised by the lieutenant in Durango of El
Chapo, he is considered in the same hierarchical level of El Flaco
El Flaco was arrested by the Mexican army in Chihuahua and is noted
as the founder and leader of new people, the armed wing of the cartel.
According to the Department of Defense, El Flaco Salgueiro was one of
the main responsible for carrying out criminal acts that led to
extreme violence in Chihuahua, by maintaining a constant
confrontation with the criminal group La Linea, the armed wing of the
According to the Department of Defense, El Flaco Salgueiro besides
being the Chihuahua Square chief extended his activities to the
states of Guerrero, Durango and Sinaloa, starting within the criminal
organization in Veracruz for El Chapo Guzman in 2007.
In El Flaco Salgueiro is ranked as one of the main generators of
violence in Chihuahua, especially in Ciudad Juarez, when he played in
that square with the organization of Amado Carrillo Fuentes and his
group of assassins
He is credited under his control had various criminal gangs, as
shaped by Artistas Asesinos and Mexicles.
The Sinaloa cartel and the Juarez cartel has had a direct
confrontation over the disputed so-called Golden Triangle, an area in
which converge the states of Durango, Sinaloa and Chihuahua.
This confrontation has been added to by the organization of the
Zetas, who are also trying to take over this area.
The region known as Golden Triangle, mainly in the highlands, is
considered one of the areas of operation of the leaders of the
Sinaloa cartel, Joaquin Guzman Loera mainly and Ismael El Mayo Zambada.
Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa cartel is one of the
kingpins most wanted by authorities in Mexico and the United States:
- He is included in Forbes magazine's list of the most powerful and
richest men in the world.
- According to accounts, including the Archbishop of Durango, Hector
Gonzalez, El Chapo lives partly in the mountains of Durango, in the
- In April 2009, Hector Gonzalez told reporters that "Guanacevi
later, that's where El Chapo lives, we all know, less the authority."
- In November 2010, the archbishop returned to his old ways, saying
that El Chapo "is everywhere, the same can be here than on the
boulevard where there is the El Grande (a seafood restaurant) or be
in Huazamota or Tamazula, or San Andres del Teul in Zacatecas, where
he has large properties. "
- The Golden Triangle is an area of difficult access and where
they are located make sophisticated clandestine synthetic drugs.
- In July 2007, El Chapo Guzman was allegedly married in La
Angostura, a town in Canelas, Durango, the heart of Golden Triangle,
at the wedding were local authorities and former officials of Sinaloa.