Legislative sources are reporting that Diego Fernandez de Cevallos was abducted in order to negotiate with the federal government an exchange for the release of Nacho Coronel, one of the main lieutenants of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, head of the Sinaloa cartel, considered the most powerful criminal organization in Mexico.
It is rumored and has not been denied by federal authorities that Colonel "Nachito" was arrested by military elements in the state of Jalisco. If his arrest is true, then this would be the biggest blow the Sinaloa cartel of "El Chapo" has received in recent years.
The Jalisco government secretary, Fernando Guzman, confirmed that the Mexican marines carried out an operation that resulted in arrests, the first made by the armed force in that city, but declined to confirm that one of the detainees is Colonel, who besides being a lieutenant of the Sinaloa cartel is also a brother-in-law of "El Chapo."
Yesterday narco-banners were placed around Mexico with threats against the President of Mexico and the Secretary of the Interior that also made reference to the abduction of Fernandez de Cevallos.