Saturday, April 16, 2011
Mexico Marines Capture Bruno "El Gato" Garcia Arreola
Elements of the Mexican Marines captured Bruno García Arreola, alias "El Gato", on Thursday in Tepic, Nayarit.
The Secretariat of the Mexican Navy (SEMAR) stated the arrest of García Arreola was the culmination of joint efforts involving intelligence and information sharing between U.S. embassy personnel and Mexican agencies.
Garcia Arreola, who is wanted by both the Attorney General office (PGR)of Mexico and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is accused of distributing drugs, arms trafficking and money laundering.
According to reports, "El Gato" began his career with organized crime trafficking weapons and laundering money for the Tijuana Cartel(CAF) and is now an operator of the Sinaloa Cartel.
U.S. Drug Enforcment Agency: http://www.justice.gov/dea/fugitives/nyc/arreola.htm