Chihuahua. - Staff of the Department of National Defense in the state of Chihuahua detained José Salgueiro Nevarez, alias "El Che," alleged lieutenant of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, in that state.
Through a statement, the Department of Defense reported that staff of the Military Zone 42 attached to the Military Region XI, conducted an operation in the city of Hidalgo del Parral, where in addition to Salgueiro Nevarez five more people were arrested.
The federal agency said that they are Víctor Javier Hernández Márquez, alias “el Negro” and/or “Dientes de Ajo”; David Ruíz Rubio; Efrén Salgueiro González, alias “el Maniaco”, Brian Salgueiro Zepeda and Erick Salgueiro Peña.
According to the Department of Defense, the alleged lieutenant maintained control of marijuana production in areas south of Chihuahua, the movement of drugs into the United States, drug dealing, extortion from shopkeepers and businessmen, mainly miners of Hildago del Parral .
Meanwhile, Salgueiro González, “El Maniaco”, led a cell of sicarios who presumably are responsible for the execution of nine people in a room rented for parties , on February 4 this year, in the city of Chihuahua.
The Department of Defense (Sedena) said that this capture, affects the structure of leadership and operational capacity of "Pacific Cartel" (CDS), led by Guzman Loera in the state of Chihuahua, including affecting its operation at national and international level.