Friday, May 18, 2018

Federal Forces capture "El 80" leader of La Linea in Chihuahua

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

Subject Matter: La Linea, El 80, Carlos Arturo Quintana
Recommendation: see link to article on El 80

Carlos Arturo Quintana, identified as the leader of La Linea, armed wing of the Juarez Cartel, and one of the most bloodthirsty narcos that operate in the country, launching death threats against functionaries was arrested by Federal forces and Sedena. He is said to be responsible for trafficking marijuana, methamphetamines, fentanyl, opium gum and heroin to the United States and is sought by the FBI of the United States.

Reporter: Patricia Mayorga
According to the inhabitants of the municipality of Maniquipa, the leader of La Linea, of the Juarez Cartel, was arrested by Federal and State agents. Elements of the Army also participated in the operational deployment that was implemented in the area.

"Today, elite elements of Sedena and the Federal police arrested the main generator of violence in Chihuahua", Navarrete Prida wrote in his twitter account.

El 80 gained strength as a criminal leader during the government of PRI Cesar Duarte, when he managed to impose influence even in the participation of public works of the municipalities such as Namiquipa, Buenaventura and Bachiniva.

In the electoral process of 2016, when 67 mayors, 67 trustees and 33 deputies and governor were selected, Carlos Arturo Quintana managed to impose his mother in law, Silvia Mariscal, as PRI candidate for mayor of Bachiniva. She was secretary of the of the PAN municipality in the administration that concluded that same year, so she requested a license to run for mayor.

After the relationship with the criminal leader became know in the press, the PRI decided to change its candidate, as happened in Chinipas, where it was shown that Adan and Crispin Salazar Zamorano, leaders of the Los Salazares group, of the Sinaloa cartel in the region, they imposed their nephew, Juan Salazar Ochoa as the candidate of the PRI to the mayoral office.

The governor Javier Corral Jurado announced that they still have other criminal objectives to apprehend in coordinated work with Federal authorities, and he asserted that they will be detained in order to take them to prison and " to continue to undermine crime".

Corral said that in the coming days there will be renewal of forces and commands of the Federal Police in the State, and that they will continue with the coordinated work to go for alleged criminal leaders who have been enlisted for a long time. "There are several objectives that we have, they are part of a coordinated work more than a year ago":

"In fact the task has been permanent, and already in other operatives of ours, we have been very close to other objectives," he said when reporting on the arrest of "El 80".

The governor said they are ready to face violent reactions after the capture of the alleged capo. "We are ready to face, we have deployed in the area since last week, we are reinforced in that."

In addition, he announced that Carlos Arturo Quintana will be transferred to Mexico City, and that Gabriel Orozco, his personal bodyguard was also arrested with him. The facilities of the sub delegation of the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR) in the city of Chihuahua were safeguarded because they took to "El 80" to later transfer it to the capital of the country.