Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Chapo's Nephew Killed in Culiacan

 Borderland Beat

The Attorney General of Justice (PGJ) of Sinaloa confirmed that during a Father's Day celebration  Obied Cano Zepeda, nephew of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was killed.
According to information from the attorney general, Cano Zepeda, 24 years old, was at his home in Colonia Loma Linda, in the center of Culiacan, when a command cut him down in a hail of bullets.
The gunmen descended from several vehicles and fired several shots against others  present at the home and those two were also killed.
Close to  Cano's body was man identified as Luis Alberto López Higuera, 25, the third person killed is Jesus Tostado, 22.
During the shooting a man identified as the father of one of the deseased was injured.  The injured man is identified as Fernando Lopez Lopez, 64.
Obeid Cano was arrested on May 21, 2008 with an arsenal, along with  Christian Misael Lopez Estrada.

At that time, the Federal Police captured two hit men of the colony Los Pinos, who had four firearms including a machine gun 50 caliber Barrett, hundreds of cartridges, magazines, grenades and 16 luxury vehicles. The machine gun was fitted with a Barrett's easel in the case of one of the vans.

In reviewing the safe house, officials said 16 cars of recent model, seven of which were reported as stolen.

The gunmen wore at arrest four guns, 25 magazines, 913 cartridges, 11 of them to Barrett, 50 gauge, three gas grenades, vests, boots, and other objects.

Obied was the brother of Luis Alberto Zepeda Cano, who was apprehended by the Army on August 22, 2006 along with four other men, including a judge in the town of Bastanita in Tamazula de Durango.

These arrests led to the fury of the Sinaloa cartel, which days later threw a body of a man on the main gate of the Ninth Military Zone with a sign on his chest: "For fingering, Eddy" (referring to the then head of the plaza, Rolando Eugenio Hidalgo Eddy).

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Sources used: Ixtepec Informa & Animal Politico-ELDebate