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Cartel member wanted by Mexico, US arrested

Namiquipa, Chihuahua — The National Security Commissioner Renato Sales Heredia has confirmed the arrest of Carlos Arturo N who is considered the main generator of violence in Chihuahua and one of the most wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States.

In a press conference, the federal official explained that the detainee, who was captured in the municipality of Namiquipat, is responsible for criminal activities committed by the Juárez cartel operating in the state.

Accompanied by the Acting Attorney General of the Republic, Alberto Elías Beltrán, the Commissioner of the Federal Police, Manelich Castilla and the spokesmen of the Secretariats of the National Defense along with the Navy of Mexico explained that the capture was the product of intelligence work.

Sales Heredia added that Carlos Arturo N is identified as the leader of one of the most important criminal groups in the north and is responsible for a majority of the band’s illegal activities.

He is accused of coordinating criminal activities in the municipalities of Bachíniva, Matachí, Namiquipa and Santa Ana Babícora and transferring drugs including marijuana, opium and others, to the United States.

For these reasons he is also wanted by the US.

Renato Sales reported that at the time of his arrest, Carlos Arturo N was in possession of two assault rifles, a sniper rifle and three squad-type pistols, all of which were used exclusively by the Armed Forces, in addition to two vehicles and approximately 30,000 peso in cash.