[ Subject Matter: Felipe Quintero Saavedra "El Iraki"
Recommendation: Some prior knowledge of the Sinaloa Cartel would be useful]
Felipe Quintero Saavedra, "El Iraki", was detained by elements during operation Parral Seguro in Chihuahua; he is related to more than high impact assassinations.
Reporter: Juan Jose Garcia Amaro
Elements of Operation Parral Seguro detained the head Sicario of the Sinaloa Cartel that operates in the South of Chihuahua State, he is linked with at least 20 executions of high impact in various towns of the State.
During his declarations, Felipe Quintero Saavedra, alias "El Iraki", 20 years of age, according to his criminal history he was born in Culiacan, Sinaloa, where he formed part of "la clica los plebes", informed the Attorney General of the State.
He is considered at the head Sicario for the Sinaloa Cartel, the Attorney Generals office said this subject is one on the priority objectives for capture of the Chihuahua Government, he has been known for 2 years to be running cells of Sicarios in this region.
In the operation, "El Iraki" was detained with an arsenal of weapons which, until this moment, with 20 executions of high impact in the Towns of Parral, Jimenez, Allende, Santa Barbara, San Fransico del Oro, and its outskirts.
The FGE said the capture was carried out during an impressive display of the mixed forces of Operation Parral Seguro, which included forces from the three levels of Government.
" It is known, that in the last two years Quintero Saavedra, has been in charge of criminal cells pertinent to the Sinaloa Cartel in killing and distribution of drugs".
At the time of his detention, forces confiscated 4 AK47 assault rifles, a 9mm pistol, a Nissan Sedan, a motorcycle, 4 black tactical vests, two bullet proof jackets, a plastic bag with marijuana inside and some packages of the same drug.
A spokesman for the FGE, Arturo Sandoval Figon, informed that the alleged Sicario was detained this Friday at 19:35 hours in a safe house located in Calle Escuadro no.3 de Parral, Chihuahua, the weapons were recovered from the same location.
Before the arrest, the subject was seen getting into the Nissan Sedan, he noticed the Police and jumped onto the motorcycle and sped off at high speed, in the chase the Agents pursuing the subject, could see a pistol shoved into the waistband of his trousers, as they chased him through various streets of the city.
The motorcyclist arrived at Calle Escudero where he entered the house marked no.3, and started to shoot at the Agents that had chased him, at this point the Agents repelled the aggression with fire arms.
The safe house of El Iraki had different routes of escape to the adjacent Calles like, Simon Bolivar, where he tried to avoid justice, but finally was detained in the tactical operation.
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Original article in Spanish at Milenio