Chihuahua - Federal Police captured Édgar Camacho Mendoza, alias “El Dorado," on November 15th of this year. He is the head of a criminal group working directly for Noel Salgueiro Nevárez, (a) El Flaco Salgueiro, the leader in Chihuahua of la Gente Nueva, armed wing of the Sinaloa cartel.
According to the Secretary of Public Securit, information gathered from the capture of 8 people associated with the Sinaloa cartel on November 4th was used to capture several members of this organization.
Acting on the information from the 8 suspects, authorities located a Mitsubishi, Lancer, license plate number ECT5991 that was traveling on highway Chihuahua-Cuauhtémoc. In the vehicle was Camacho Mendoza, who was in possession of a large caliber rifle. After a short chase, he attempted to flee on foot but was quickly apprehended.
The investigation has revealed that El Dorado was in charge of planning and carrying out the executions of rival groups, the transportation of drugs into the U.S., the extortion of businesses and car theft rings operating in Parral and Ciudad Jiménez, in the state of Chihuahua.
According to information from the Federal Police Intelligence Center, 31 year old Édgar Camacho had warrants issued for his arrest since October 13th 2008, and one ine 2006 for homicide.
Also arrested along with El Dorado, Antonio Leonel Camacho Mendoza, Eva Gabriela Márquez Grijalva, a minor named Mariela “N." They were traveling in the Mitsubishi, Lancer, which had been reported stolen earlier in the year.
UNOFFICIAL REPORTS indicate El Dorado directly participated in a massacre on March 15, 2010 when armed commandos attacked a house in Creel, Chihuahua. Amazing footage shows someone who resembles him meeting with sicarios and snorting cocaine prior to the incident. The group fires several shots into a nearby house before stealing a vehicle from what appears to be an innocent bystander.