Members of the Mexican Army (SEDENA) arrest Felipe Cabrera Sarabia (aka) "El Inge" as a result of a military intelligence operation in Culiacan. Mexico City, Mexico. 26th December 2011.
The Mexican army says it has dealt a significant blow to the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel with the arrest of the cartel leader's security chief.
As part of the strategy against organized crime "Operation Laguna" and against drug trafficking in Mexico, the mexican army managed to arrested Felipe Cabrera Sarabia, (aka) "El Inge" lieutenant responsible for drug trafficking and violence by the criminal organization "Pacific Cartel or Sinaloa Cartel" in the state of Durango and southern Chihuahua.
The surveillance of his movements allowed the military to locate the building where he had taken refuge creating a delicate operation that required careful planning in an attempt to capture him in a safe manner to avoid collateral damage by this elite units of the Mexican armed forces. Once in custody he was released to federal authorities. It is important to note that during this operation use of force was not necessary to take him into custody.
Suspect Felipe Cabrera Sarabia also known as "El Inge" is being presented to the media in Mexico City December 26, 2011. Cabrera Sarabia is suspected to be the security chief of the country's most powerful drug lord, Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman. According to a spokesperson, Cabrera Sarabia was arrested in Culiacan, state of Sinaloa and is accused of kidnapping, extortions, arson and secret burials.
Sarabia Cabrera integrated a criminal group composed of his brothers Luis Alberto, Jose Luis and Alejandro, who initially engaged in activities of planting and cultivation of marijuana in the mountainous area of the state of Durango. Having differences with Mario Nuñez Meza "El M-10", leader of the criminal group "Los Ms" began a struggle for control of the production areas in southern Durango and Chihuahua, causing a high rate of violence that manifested itself through clandestine burials, kidnappings, extortion, burning of businesses and homes and displays of narco-messagese against the public and other antagonistic groups.
Operation "Laguna" was able to obtain information that led to the location and arrest of this important drug trafficker, an operation that has also managed to reach other past achievements in their effort to combat drug trafficking that highlights; the detention of 23 leading members of the leadership structures, and the disruption of operations of both "Zetas" and "Pacific Cartel" that included, drug dealing, the financial and communications in the region of the Laguna District.
These actions are made without distinction of what drug trafficking organizations they belong to, as they are all the same criminals seeking at all times to refine their operational capacity.
The extent of violence that Sarabia Cabrera was capable in order to maintaining control of his criminal activities allowed him to climb in importance within the organization of "Chapo Guzman and the Sinaloa cartel," managing to be instrumental in the movement of drugs, including providing security to El Chapo in its area of operation in the Sierra de Durango.
During the arrest of Felipe Cabrera Sarabia the military seized firearms, computer equipment and various false documents. The property and equipment were turned over to the Agent of the Federal Public Ministry assigned to the Office of Special Investigations into Organized Crime (SIEDO) in Mexico City.
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