[ Subject Matter: Baja California Sur, El Grande, Sinaloa Cartel
Recommendation: See link to article on El Grande]
Updated 30/05/2015 with arrest details
Updated with video 02/06/2015
Reporter: Zeta Redaction
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The afternoon of this Thursday the 28th of May, registered a gun battle in La Paz, Baja California Sur that left two sicarios dead, a Policeman injured and the presumed detention of the narco trafficker Abel Nahum Quintero Manjarrez or Cruz Alonso Lozoya Uriate "El Grande".
According to preliminary data in the fire fight with Police Forces, "El Grande" was injured and apparently has been hospitalized.
Quintero Manjarrez is considered, in the last Federal and Military criminal map, as the ring leader of the second para military group responsible for the wave of violence that has lashed the Capital of BCS since 31st of July.
After the recent capture of Victor Barraza Martinez "El Vidal" (Otis: see link), the objective of Federal Forces focused on Abel Nahum Quintero Manjarrez or Cruz Alonson Lozoya Uriate.
The boss of Sicarios, Cruz Alonso Lozoya Uriate or Abel Nahum Quintero Manjarrez "El Grande" was transferred the night of Friday 29th of May to the Sub Prosecutor Specializing in Investigation of Organized Crime (SEIDO), after having been captured in the middle of a gun battle in the Villas del Encanto Colonia of La Paz, Baja California Sur.
The criminal was taken to General Hospital "Juan Maria de Salvatierra" of La Paz, after having surgical treatment on two wounds, one in the chest and one in the back, the airport was put under high security, and he was sent on an aircraft with tail markings XA-UGI.
The Sicario went together with his gunmen, who were unharmed in the gun battle of the afternoon of Thursday the 28th of May, and where two Sicarios were killed in a gun battle against Police and Mexican Army and Marine units.
The Attorney General of the State, Adonai Carreon Estrada, announced in a press conference that "El Grande" had three arrest warrants in Sinaloa for crimes of Femicide and his relationship in no less than 20 crimes in the current wave of violence in La Paz.
The criminal boss, according to the Attorney, was the principal objective of State Forces, Federal and Military for the last six months, when his name figured for the first time in the Judicial Records, whose identity was revealed by ZETA in a report entitled "They Hunt El Grande" , (Otis: see link in recommendation).
In the operation of his capture the PGJE secured the following arsenal of weapons:
1. Two rifles with underslung grenade launchers.
2. Two AK 47 Assault Rifles (Cuerno de Chivo).
3. Four Pistols.
4. Four Fragmentation Grenades.
5. Five magazines for Rifles.
6. Six Tactical Vests with the Legend "El Grande".
7. Six Cellular and four communication radios with the frequency of the Municipal Police of La Paz and the State Preventative Police
The day of his detention, "El Grande" attacked a Patrol of State Preventative Police with a fragmentation grenade, when they "made" him, starting a 45 minute gun battle in La Paz.
Today the criminal boss was transferred to SEIDO and stayed detained in an Arraignment Centre, under Federal Investigation.
Otis: props to think tank from the forum for finding a video of this shootout.
Original article in Spanish at Zetatijuana
Updated article in Spanish at Zetatijuana