The Attorney General’s Office (FGR), together with elements of the army, detained José Silverio “N”, leader of the criminal group known as “The Seven Demons”, arm of the Sinaloa Cartel.
The criminal organization, considered one of the main generators of violence in the state of Sonora, suffered the arrest of José Silverio “N”, supposedly Leader. He was captured along with other nine subjects on September 9 in the city of Nogales.
The capture derived from the investigation work of the Coordination of Investigation Methods and collaboration of the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena).
The organization operated under the leadership of kingpin Ismael May Zambada, who delegated drug trafficking operations: drugs such as methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine that were bought in South America and then transport them to U.S and sell them in the states of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas.
The Seven Demons engaged in activities such as extortions, floor collection, kidnappings, murders, drug sales, and arms trafficking of fire for the exclusive use of the Mexican Army. In the arrest they seized high-caliber weapons, drugs, and vehicles.
In the first search, carried out at a home in the Colinas del Yaqui neighborhood, former leader José Silverio “N” was arrested: two cell phones, various documents, and drugs such as 100 pills with fentanyl characteristics and a white powdery substance similar to cocaine.
In the second home, located in the Del Valle neighborhood, in Nogales, they arrested Francisco “R”, Lucio “A”, Macario “F”, and Víctor “L”. Two cell phones and a transparent bag containing a white granular substance.
The third home, in the Infonavit neighborhood of Santa Ana, they captured Braulio “T”, while in the fourth home, in La Mesa, Nogales, they arrested Pedro “C” and Sandra “A”.
One of his key men was arrested in April 2019. He was Juan Guadalupe Jacobo Regalado The J3 The The Chepa. The function of this man was allegedly the drug and arms trafficking of the Sinaloa Cartel to the United States, according to a report by InSight Crime.
The newspaper Grandstand noted that the J3 trafficked heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine, firearms between Nogales, Sonora and Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona.
The Chepa controlled that drug and arms trafficking route, in which The Seven Demons they played a key role.
“What would make them a powerful offshoot of the Sinaloa Cartel“, said InSight Crime.
Groups like The Seven Demons They are armed arms of the cartels and its function is to offer security against the threats of rival organizations in specific areas or control criminal economies such as drug trafficking and extortion.
“The Sinaloa Cartel continues to depend on specific cells in charge of criminal territories or economies, which respond to a central command, ”Insight Crime noted.
The Sinaloa Cartel had a casualty after one of its hitmen was killed in recent days. Is about Héctor Bernal Mercado, known as Chino Bitachi, who died in Culiacán, Sinaloa.
Bitachi was killed on Friday, although he was not identified from the start. The first thing that was reported was that a man had been “shot and killed on board of a truck in one of the streets of the 21 de Marzo neighborhood to the west of the city ”.
He was the chief of hitmen of the Munguía Villarreal brothers, who act as operators of May Zambada. He was accused of being the mastermind of hundreds of murders.
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