Tuesday, April 3, 2018

El Richie arrested, alleged financial chief of the Cartel Arellano Felix

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from Proceso article

Subject Matter: Ricardo Verber Campos
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required

Reporter: Proceso Redaction
Police forces of Baja California captured Ricardo Verber Campos, El Richie, in Tijuana, he is identified as a priority criminal objective of the Cartel Arellano Felix. According to data of the intelligence unit of the State Police, El Richie is a financial operator of the criminal organization of the Arellano Felix brothers, and who is close to Luis Fernando Sanchez Arellano, El Ingeniero, leader of the cartel until his incarceration in 2014.

According to the portal Lindero Norte, in the operation Police also detained Roxana, sister of Verber Campos, for attempting to intimidate and later bribe the agents to free El Richie, but they turned down her offer, and she attempted to run down the officers injuring the leg of one of them.

She had arrived at the scene of the arrest minutes after the Police action began and the capo's arrest with her personal bodyguards.

The detention was achieved on the Paseo de los Heroes, in the 20th of November Colonia, in Tijuana, the vehicle in which El Richie was travelling, a Chevrolet Colorado, with California plates was searched and inside forces found a .40 caliber pistol with twelve rounds of ammunition and a bag with drugs inside known as crystal meth.