Mexican Marines arrested Gamaliel Aguirre Tavira, alias "El Guero Huetamo, alleged leader of the drug cartel belonging to Edgar Valdez Villarreal, aka "La Barbie," He was arrested in Acapulco along with three of his accomplices, this according to the Secretary of the Mexican Navy.
The arrest took place on Saturday in a home located on the street Granjas del Márquez de Acapulco, an important beach town located in the southern state of Guerrero, where the Marines were patrolling the area.
The soldiers saw two men armed with rifles that were travelling in a car that was being parked in the driveway a house and attempted to hide when they saw the presence of the soldiers, said the Semar through a statement.
In the house were arrested "El Guero Huetamo, 35, Hermilo Aguirre Flores, 35, Antonia Aguirre Flores, 33, and Jaqueline Jennyfet Nava Soberanis, 23.
The Semar went on to said that in the home of the arrest they also confiscated six rifles, a grenade launcher, five handguns, eight grenades, 41 magazines from firearms of different calibers, four drums with a capacity of 100 rounds each, 2,000 rounds of various calibres and more than 140,000 pesos.
In addition, the Marines seized 10 grams of cocaine and 50 grams of marijuana.
The detainees were transported to Mexico City aboard a Mexican Naval aircraft and were made available to the Deputy Attorney Specialized in Investigation of Organized Crime.
The cartel of Edgar Valdez Villarreal, aka "La Barbie", has a presence mainly in Mexico City and the states of Mexico, Morelos and Guerrero.
"La Barbie" was lieutenant Arturo Beltran Leyva "El Barbas", but after the death of the Beltran, the Beltran cartel belonging to the Beltrán Leyva brothers splintered into two opposing factions, one led by Hector Beltran Leyva, "Ele H" and the other by Valdez Villarreal.