Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article
[ Subject Matter: El Gringo Payan, El Mayo Zambada, Sinaloa Cartel
Recommendation: Some prior knowledge of the Sinaloa Cartel would be useful]
Reporter: Proceso Redaction
Genaro Payan Aros "El Gringo Payan", alleged narco trafficker of the Sinaloa Cartel, a leader for Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, was detained this past Thursday the 18th of June on a ranch in the community of Comanito, Mocorito Town, Sinaloa.
According to the website La Pared, Marines confirmed this afternoon the apprehension of the Capo and three other people. At the moment of detention, El Gringo Payan was carrying two identity cards, one in the name of Ruben Genaro Ruacha Aros and other Genaro Payan Quintero.
Together with the documents, the authorities confiscated 5 rifles, and 4 pistols, psychotropic drugs, crystal and other drugs not identified. They also confiscated 2 vehicles on his property.
According to information from the website, El Gringo Payan was put at the disposition of the PGR with base in Culiacan. Later he was transferred, together with the other detainees, whose identity was not revealed, to SEIDO in Mexico City to take their statements.
The information posted on La Pared said that El Gringo Payan was important in the structure of the Sinaloa Cartel, transiting drugs to the United States, even though he mostly flew under the radar.
Original article in Spanish at Proceso