Francisco Arvizu Marquez stays underneath custody in Juarez hospital; Ariel Treviño Peña dies in shootout with military unit in Matamoros
EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – The Mexican military is reporting the seize of a prime Sinaloa cartel operative within the state of Chihuahua and the killing of a Gulf cartel chief in Matamoros, Mexico.
A military unit primarily based in Madera, Chihuahua, engaged in a firefight with members of a cell of the Sinaloa cartel on Friday within the city of La Norteña; the shootout led to the seize of Francisco Arvizu Marquez, a.okay.a. “El Jaguar,” or “The Jaguar.”
Arvizu sustained gunshot accidents and was taken into custody together with three different alleged drug traffickers. He was needed on prices of organized crime and homicide and is taken into account one of many major “mills of violence” in Western Chihuahua, the Protection Ministry said in a statement. The military mentioned it seized high-caliber weapons and ammo from the detainees.
Arvizu on Monday morning remained in a Juarez hospital underneath military custody being handled for gunshot wounds to the proper shoulder and forearm, based on local news media. He was anticipated to be flown to a maximum-security jail shortly.
Arvizu led the Gente Nueva del Jaguar cell of the Sinaloa cartel, which was concerned in a bloody two-year struggle with Roberto Gonzalez Montes, a.okay.a. “El Mudo,” or “The Mute,” of La Linea cartel for management of drug trafficking, unlawful logging, gasoline theft and extortion in Western Chihuahua, based on state authorities and U.S. safety consultants.
The 2 gangs clashed near the town of Las Varas, Chihuahua, in April of 2020, ensuing within the dying of 19 individuals, largely alleged members of the Jaguar’s gang, together with not less than two shut relations, the Chihuahua Lawyer Basic’s Workplace mentioned on the time.
Federal authorities arrested Gonzalez final November in reference to the murders of 9 Americans close to the Chihuahua-Sonora border. The bloodbath of three girls and 6 kids was allegedly carried out by members of La Linea who mistook their automobiles with a caravan of Sinaloa cartel rivals, a prime Mexican official mentioned in a news conference a number of days after the killings.
The Mexican military on Sunday additionally linked The Jaguar to the killings, although it wasn’t clear what function Arvizu may need performed aside from main the Sinaloa cartel factions preventing La Linea within the common space of the U.S. residents’ killings.
Safety consultants and Mexican lawmen have instructed Border Report La Linea is asserting management over drug-trafficking routes into the US within the Nuevo Casas Grandes to Janos area, whereas encroaching on Sinaloa’s Agua Prieta, Sonora-Douglas, Arizona, hall.
Gulf cartel chief slain in Matamoros
The Mexican military additionally mentioned it killed a high-ranking member of the Gulf cartel late Friday in Matamoros, Tamaulipas.
The gunfight started with the pursuit of two suspicious automobiles – together with an armored automobile missing license plates – driving alongside the Cavazos Lerma Boulevard in Matamoros, the military mentioned in a press release.
The military mentioned its troopers had been shot at with “high-caliber weapons” by occupants of the pursued automobiles and returned hearth.
4 suspects had been arrested and three extra had been killed, together with Ariel Treviño Peña, a.okay.a. “El Tigre,” or “The Tiger.” Treviño was needed on kidnapping prices and was believed to be answerable for the Nuevo Progreso-Progreso, Texas, “plaza” or drug hall, the military mentioned in its assertion. Information stories have recognized Treviño as the leader of the “Scorpions” cell of the cartel, charged with retaining rivals in line between Matamoros and Nuevo Progreso.
Each the governor of Tamaulipas and the Mexican military mentioned the demise of The Tiger will make individuals safer.
“With actions akin to these, the Mexican military reaffirms its dedication to safeguard the welfare of residents, working in coordination with authorities from the three ranges of presidency to ensure the peace and security” of individuals in Mexico, the military assertion mentioned.