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Saturday, November 6, 2021

Sinaloa Cartel's El Inge Arrested Along With A Fentanyl Seizure Worth $47 Million USD

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Soldiers from the Army (SEDENA) detained Armando N, alias "El Inge", an alleged leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, inside a synthetic drug laboratory where they then carried out the largest seizure of pure fentanyl in history. 

On November 4, 2021, SEDENA put out a press release about a secret raid they had carried out on October 28, 2021. The press release reads as follows:

Mexican Army, National Guard and FGR arrested Armando N alias El Inge, leader of the Pacific Cartel in Sinaloa.

- 118 kilograms of fentanyl paste and a laboratory to produce synthetic drug were seized 

- It is considered the most important seizure of pure fentanyl in history, exceeding 970 million pesos in the market 

- The laboratory seized can produce 70 kilograms of fentanyl base paste monthly 

- From each kilogram of fentanyl paste, up to one million pills can be produced

Mexico City, November 4, 2021.- The Ministry of National Defense, National Guard (GN) and the Attorney General's Office (FGR) inform that on November 2, 2021, the competent judge ordered the indictment for the crime of organized crime of Armando N (a) El Inge, the alleged leader of a criminal cell dedicated to the production of synthetic drugs in Culiacán, Sinaloa, as well as four of his collaborators, who were arrested on October 28, 2021, by personnel from the Mexican Army and the G.N., in support of the FGR, within the framework of the National Strategy for the Prevention of Addictions Together for Peace. 

As a result of the ministerial investigations carried out by the F.G.R. and intelligence activities, it was possible to locate a building used as a synthetic drug laboratory, in which the members of the criminal cell were hiding, as well as another building used as a storage center and three more, where the following was seized:

-118 kilograms of paste with the characteristics of fentanyl.

-Four bags of precursor chemicals for fentanyl paste.

-Two kilograms of a chemical compound with characteristics similar to Inositol.

-One long barrel firearm

-Four handguns.

-1,050 bullets of various calibers.

-Two vehicles.

-$86,000.00 pesos (MXN)

-$14,660 dollars (USD)

-160 bolivares (VED)

-Tools for the production of synthetic drugs.

This seizure of pure fentanyl is considered the largest in history, which would have an estimated price in the national market of $970,432,000.00 pesos, thus preventing this type of addictive substances from reaching Mexican youth and affecting their integral development.

It is presumed that the activity of those arrested consisted of the monthly production of approximately 70 kilograms of base paste for use in the manufacture of approximately 70 million fentanyl pills to supply the Pacific Cartel [more often known as the Sinaloa Cartel], with both national and international logistical presence.

As stated in the above press release, the FGR has estimated the worth of the seizure of pure fentanyl to be $970,432,000.00 pesos which is approximately $47,707,706.00 USD at today’s current exchange rate, making this a 47 million dollar seizure.
Along with the press release the Army (SEDENA) tweeted out the following photos, with the abysmal resolution of the photos unexplained:

Image appears to have been stretched.

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Please note that some news publications are currently using the below photo in their coverage of the story, however the Armando ‘G’ shown below was arrested on June 21, 2020 in the Jardines del Country neighborhood, in the city of Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco.


Armando ‘G’ shown above is speculated by some to be a Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generation (CJNG) operator known by the alias “El Maximo” or (at the time) “Delta 1”. He was not speculated to be a Sinaloa Cartel operator working within Sinaloa during the time of his arrest. 

It is always possible that the man photographed is the very same person who was arrested in Sinaloa but it is more likely that certain news outlets have simply misidentified the man arrested with the wrong photo despite the man in the press release being called Armando 'N' and the photo showing an Armando ‘G’.

Sources: Official Press Release, SEDENA Tweet of Photos, El Sol de Mexico, El Heraldo de Mexico, Excelsior, La Opinion, La Octavia, UnoTV, Infobae, Expreso   

The Guadalajara Armando ‘G’ Arrest Sources: El Occidental, El Imparcial


  1. You do know that’s maximo delta from the 4 letters which probably means el inge is long home 🤦‍♂️

    1. That photo was not released by SEDENA. It's just added by certain news outlets.

      Did you read any of my article?

      I felt silly writing at the top of his image "This is not El Inge from Sinaloa". But I knew some people wouldn't bother to read the text. Guess I didn't imagine some people wouldn't read the text or image text.

  2. Crazy how it looks like they were doing it in an apartment/house. I'd have imagined you'd need an industrial setting but maybe this was just the last step bc I don't see much lab wear for making it from precursor chemicals. I wonder how contaminated the building is bc in the states meth production houses get condemned ( and that for small local operations)

  3. They make a kilo of Fentanyl for $1000 and get a million pills out of it that they wholesale for $1 each

    So it's easy to smuggle in pure form. A win win for the cartel, a lose lose for everyone else

  4. No one crime group in this world can compete with CDS or CJNG!

    1. Apparently you don't know about Los Dannys® cartel

  5. South African underworld figures makes this cartels from Mexico looks like amateurs

    1. Lol dude shut up.. the mexicans cartels are better train and has better weapons. The biggest guns suppliers is right next door. Plus the mexicans are unmatched with their brutality. The only thing i think of when south Africa is mention is nelson mandela and safaris. Take a seat clown 🤡

  6. All fentanyl pushers should be hanged...include international brokers

    1. I agree but would also like to add to the list ALL cartel cheerleaders and fangirls that like to spew their stupidity all over the comment area . Yeah hang them too !

    2. Chapitos are the best! I wanna be just like Ivan when I grow up.

    3. 7:24 Ohhhhh yeaaaaa😜😆🤣😆😵🥴😭

    4. Now that tucker Carlson has got his doses of Fentanyl, and has withdrawal symptoms and needs his medicines, the sales will pick up, welcome Tucker!

  7. So let's look at some real truth about fent and addiction:

  8. I know you do it for the sheer shock in number. Let's calculate all the busts. Keep in mind you caught me with a 20. You ready to see what I've caught you without to? Lets do this little justice system now. So you can see the judge you brought me to use who you so dismissively didn't have a thought about. This is all my little piece you are on now. I didn't piece this shit together for nothing. How many busts are incarcerated? There is a price for that weight knocked off. Mine are dying for it right now. It's a toll that like many others you've overstayed your welcome with. I'm hitting you with a word at a pricey cost. I ain't even close to spending it all. You have not in all worldly travel been able to accumulate what I keep. Let me introduce you to the creator. Wh-o has let me know to create. 47 mill is nothing. Mine will continue to eat without this. And provide to for your lazy ass.


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