The Mexican Federal Government feel they have hit the outer circles, nearer to the inner circular bullseye of 'El Chapo.' In the first year of Peña Nieto's presidency, they have captured 5 alleged operators of the Sinaloa cartel, in addition to the detention of the Z-40, the leader of 'Los Zetas', and 'El Caballo' of of Arellano Felix cartel.
The anti-crime strategy implemented by the current Federal Government changed after former President Felipe Calderon left office, and out with his power went his declaration of war on drugs.
Since Enrique Peña Nieto took office, criminals were, "presented less" as the Interior Minister, Miguel Angel Osorio explained, the strategy meant that the data was unified and there weren't various scattered statements on issues security.
The head Segob declared that because of the presentation of delinquents, "previously many of those criminals had to be released from prison because their human rights had been violated, I do not think (Osorio said) it was because they were not criminals, most likely they probably were, but because of such spectacular displays before TV audiences, and in this time of human rights considerations, they were released the next day "
From December 1, 2012 the Federal Government captured operators of Los Zetas, New Juarez Cartel, Knights Templar, Arellano Felix, the Gulf Cartel, and dismantled Laguna cartel or "Los Dannys".
Two of the most important captures of the current government were the arrests of Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, Z-40, the alleged leader of the criminal group 'Los Zetas' and Manuel Aguirre Galindo, "El Caballo" or "El Galán" the operator responsible for the financial management of the Arellano Felix cartel, and American sources have pointed out as one of the founders of this criminal group.
However, the Federal Government has hit five operators of the inner circle of the Sinaloa cartel, led by Joaquin Archivaldo Guzmán Loera "El Chapo".
Here the list of the most significant arrests of drug traffickers in Mexico a year after the peñanietista administration started and the return of the PRI:
Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, El Z-40, Leader of 'Los Zetas'
Location: Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
Details: He is noted for ordering the kidnapping and murder of 265 migrants in San Fernando, Tamaulipas. Had seven arrest warrants for various crimes including organized crime, torture and money laundering, among others.
Manuel Aguirre Galindo, "El Caballo" or "El Galán", operator and in charge of financial management of the Arellano Felix cartel
Location: Mexico City
Details: He is charged with drug crimes, organized crime and operations with illegal proceeds
Ines Coronel Barrera, father in law of 'El Chapo' and Sinaloa cartel operator
Location: Agua Prieta, Sonora
Details: It is accused of crimes against health and production, stockpiling and transfer of marijuana into Arizona by land, besides the municipalities of San Luis Rio Colorado, Cananea and Agua Prieta, in Zacatecas. In the same operation was arrested the brother of Joaquin Guzman Loera, El Chapo, Inés Omar Colonel Aispuro .
Ignacio Paez Soto, 'Nacho Páez' or 'C-1', alleged leader of the Sinaloa cartel Plaza in Sonora
Detention: Federal Police in NovemberLocation: Sonora
Details: According to federal reports, the suspect reported directly to 'El Chapo' on the activities of drug transfer, collection of plaza and smuggling fees in the Caborca-Santa Ana - Nogales route.
Mario Nuñez Meza, M-10, El Mayito, alleged leader of the Sinaloa cartel in Juárez
Detention: Agents of the State Police in August
Details: related to much bloodshed in the states of Durango and Chihuahua, and according to states' facts "he is linked to hundreds of killings, primarily in Durango for longer," declared governor, Cesar Duarte
José Fidel Núñez Meza, "M-12", alleged leader of the Sinaloa Cartel in Juarez, 40 years old
Detention: State Police and Attorney General's Office in October
Location: Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua
Details: Reportedly operating in Durango, Coahuila and Chihuahua.
Mario Armando Ramírez Treviño, 'El Pelon' or 'X-20', a leader of the Gulf Cartel
Detention: Army and Marines in Rio Bravo, in August
Details: One of the 'narcos,' most wanted by the DEA, who offered $ 5 million reward for him, and at one time, Considered by PGR and other authorities as violent 'El Lazca' and 'El Z40'.
Gregorio Albeja Linares, Plaza boss Knights Templar in Michoacan, "El Guero Abeja"
Detention: Army and PGR in August
Details: Allegedly involved in drug crimes and kidnapping. Before his capture, the federal government offered a reward of 3 million pesos
Alberto Carrillo Fuentes, 'Betty la Fea', "Ugly Betty" leader of the New Juarez Cartel
Details: Authorities sought leader regaining control of his group that remained in Chihuahua. He is accused of organized crime, drug crimes, money laundering, possession of weapons for the exclusive use of the Army, among others.
Alejandro Arias Barrera, Plaza boss "Juarez Cartel" in Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua
Location: Zapopan, Jalisco
Details: he is charged with money laundering, organized crime, drug crimes, and possessing firearms exclusively for use by armed forces. Its area of operation in various municipalities of Chihuahua as Cusihuiriachi, Carichí, San Francisco de Borja, Grand Morelos, Belisario Domínguez, Riva Palacio and the town of Ciudad Cuauhtémoc.
Edgardo Azuara Gonzalez, head of plaza "Gulf Cartel", 50.
Detention: Federal Police in September
Location: Mexico City
Details: He is allegedly linked to drug crimes, homicide and organized crime. Operating in the state of San Luis Potosi.
Daniel Garcia Avila, leader of "Cartel de la Laguna" or "Los Dannys', 'El Danny'
Detention: Federal Police in April
Details: He is responsible for various alleged unlawful killings and the Laguna region, besides the kidnappings of the newspaper El Siglo de Torreón. At the time of his arrest, the police confiscated a vehicle two assault rifles AK-47, an AR-15 rifle, supplied various chargers, communication equipment and a package of marijuana.
Juan Antonio Avila Garcia, leader of "Laguna Cartel" or "Los Dannys", 46
Detention: Federal Police in March
Details: He is the brother of Daniel Garcia Avila. Supposedly, is from Jalisco coordinating the activities of the criminal organization in Gómez Palacio and Lerdo in Durango and Torreon, in Coahuila. Allegedly responsible for the financial operations of the criminal group.
Gabriel Ovalle Zúñiga, plaza boss, 27 years
Detention: Federal Police
Details: Listed by authorities as two of the main controls called Cartel de la Laguna. Allegedly engaged in drug sales, kidnapping, extortion and murder their opponents in Torreon and Durango ..
Jacobo Zuniga Ovalle, 'El Rambo' plaza boss
Detention: Federal Police in April
Details: Boss of cell of sicarios. He is investigated by the homicide of contender for the nomination for mayor of Lerdo, Durango, Mario Alberto Landeros Campero, and his driver. In addition to kidnapping.
Jesus Salvador Coronado Rosales, "El Negro", 33
Detention: Accredited State Police Coahuila in November
Details: Said to be part of the criminal organization 'Los Zetas'. He was in charge of dues, several businesses such as bars and restaurants. At the time of his capture, they seized a vehicle, a rifle AK-47 type, with accompanying charger supplied with 24 rounds of ammunition, a suitcase of marijuana and three Chargers 'AK-47'.
Jorge Uvaldo del Fierro Varela, El Ruso head of Los Zetas plaza in Saltillo
Detention: The Operational Response Group Metropolitan in November
Details: At the time of his capture he seized drugs, weapons and money.
Roman Ricardo Palomo Ricones, 'El Coyote', one of the leaders of 'Los Zetas in Tamaulipas
Detention: The Coordination Group Tamaulipas in August
Details: He was arrested with three other people who kept captive to eight people, who were rescued.
Miguel Angel Villarreal Barajas, alias "El Mojón" surviving leader of the Gulf Cartel in Quintana Roo
Detention: Municipal police in October
Details: Tied with several murders in Cancun, including the case of Gumersindo Martinez, then operating general coordinator of the Preventive Police in the Ministry of Public Security and Traffic.
Leopoldo Jaimes Valladares, identified as one of the leaders of 'The Knights Templar' in Michoacan.
Location: Apatzingán, Michoacán
Details: he is likely responsible for the crimes of possession of exclusive weapon of the armed forces, extortion, vehicle theft and was investigating his possible involvement in violent acts committed against facilities of the Federal Commission of Electricity (CFE).