Pancho Chimal killed outside Culiacan
Francisco Zazueta Rosales, El Chimal, was killed during a gunfight with Marines, in the town of San Cayetano, in Tepuche, Sinaloa, north of Culiacan. His identity was confirmed through fingerprints. Numerous weapons including a grenade launcher and .223 caliber rifles, tactical and communications gear were secured at the scene. it is unknown if others were detained in the action.
Among them were Juan Jose Esparragoza, "El Negro", Alfonso Limon Sanchez, Jesus Pena Gonzalez "El 20", and Guadalupe Felix Rafael Nunez, El Changuito Antrax. Rafael Nunez, and Limon Sanchez were both named in Operation Narco Polo. A federal indictment out of San Diego, which targeted upper level Sinaloa operators, and their San Diego distribution and trafficking networks.
Pancho Chimal was captured a month before his escape, initial reports stated it was Ivan Archivaldo who had been detained, in February Pancho Chimal was said to be leading the fight against Los Damaso, upon his escape from prison.
Sources: ZETA Tijuana, Rio Doce