Friday, November 11, 2011

Mexican Sinaloa Cartel Operator In DEA's 10 Most Wanted List Captured In Culiacán

Ovidio Limón Sánchez

Photo: EFE

Mexican military arrested principle operator of the Sinaloa Cartel

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 11, 2011

Mexico City, Mexico - On Thursday, the Mexican Secretary of Defense (Sedena) Spokesman, Ricardo Trevilla during a press conference in Mexico City announced that the military had arrested Ovidio Limón Sánchez in Culiacán, the capitol of Sinaloa. Sánchez was taken into custody on Wednesday during operation "Surprise," in which not one bullet was fired, according to Trevilla.
Sánchez is considered a principle operator for the Sinaloa Cartel and is one of the 10 most wanted man in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) list. The DEA was offering $5 million (U.S.) reward for information leading to the arrest of Sánchez. He had been sought since 2009 and is expected to be extradited to the U.S.
Sánchez had been indicted by the U.S. California District Court on drug smuggling charges. He allegedly transported and operated a cocaine route from Culiacán to Los Angeles, California.

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