Saturday, December 12, 2015
Vicente Zambada, nephew of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada killed in Culiacan
Armed men driving a truck riddled with bullets the body of Vicente Zambada near Juarez street, and Avenida Fernando Medina, in Colonia Hidalgo, on Thursday.
Vicente Zambada was traveling in a Lobo truck with three more people, two of whom also died and one who was injured.
The other two people killed are: Oswaldo Ignacio Avila, 38 years old, who died while being treated at a clinic and a man nicknamed "El Lino", who's real name has not been provided yet. The injured person is Humberto Valdez Trinidad Benitez, 38, brother of Ignacio Oswaldo.
Vicente Zambada, 28 years old, is the son of Jesus Reynaldo Zambada Garcia "El Rey Zambada" brother of "El Mayo". At some point in life, it was said by authorities that he was one of the leaders of the Pacific Cartel.
His father, "El Rey Zambada", was arrested in October 2008 in Hidalgo along with 12 others. In 2012 he was extradited to the United States; the U.S government had included El Rey Zambada in its "blacklist" for their alleged links with the Sinaloa cartel, headed by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
People on the black list are subject to the seizure of all of their assets in the US, and prohibits any US company to establish any business with them.
In less than 24 hours seven people have been killed in Culiacan, including the three mentioned above. Among those killed are Flavio Angulo Inzunza "El Tigre", a pilot of the Sinaloa cartel.