Damaso Lopez Captured In Mexico City

Damaso Lopez Captured In Mexico City

On Tuesday Mexican police arrested one of the lieutenants of the drug baron Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, suspected of leading a bloody war of succession to take the head of the cartel.

Damaso Lopez was arrested during a joint military and police operation in a building in a downtown neighborhood of Mexico City, the judicial authorities said.

The US Treasury Department described Mr. Lopez as a “drug baron” in 2013 for his “significant role in international drug trafficking ” alongside Guzman. The president, Enrique Pena Nieto, congratulated on Twitter the Ministry of Defense “for the arrest of another key objective in the fight against delinquency” .

Wave of violence

In 2001, Lopez, then deputy director of the high security prison in Puente Grande, in the state of Jalisco (west), had helped Guzman, a powerful leader of the Sinaloa cartel, to escape. Since the arrest of Guzman, members of his cartel have been carrying out a bloody war of succession, which has triggered a wave of violence in the state of Sinaloa (western) – “El Chapo” – and Baja California.

Two weeks after Guzman’s extradition, his sons had sent a handwritten letter to the press complaining that they had been ambushed by Damaso Lopez. According to them, Lopez had invited them, as well as the co-founder of the cartel, Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, to a meeting on 4 February. But on their arrival, Lopez was absent and armed men tried to shoot them down .

Damaso Lopez Captured
Damaso Lopez Captured

The sons of “El Chapo”

Three of Guzman’s sons – Jesus Alfredo, Ivan and Ovidio – are members of the Sinaloa cartel, according to the US Treasury Department. On 14 April, Guzman’s chief of bodyguards, Francisco Javier Zazueta Rosales, was killed in a clash with soldiers in Sinaloa.

Accused of leading one of the largest drug cartels in the world , Guzman was arrested in 2014 before escaping again in 2015 from a high security prison by a tunnel more than a kilometer dug under his cell . It was finally resumed in January 2016 and then extradited a year later to the United States. He is 60 years old and is currently being held in a Manhattan prison awaiting trial .

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7 thoughts on “Damaso Lopez Captured In Mexico City

  1. why everytime they “capture” someone they look just like the picture of him from 20 years ago same thing with el chapo jajajaja pinchis teatreteros!

  2. Slice him open from gooch to neck, take his guts boil them with cilantro, water,cinnamon, spiders, and a fish head and feed it to the brujas for a cleansing

  3. Don’t let him have any metal utensils and make sure that eyes are on him at all times. Money has a way of walking individuals right out the front door of jails in Mexico and no one ever sees or hears anything.

  4. hat a coincidence that Chapo brother get’s release from Prison and another Big Fish falls… Huh Strange..

  5. The attorney general’s office announced that its agents with the help of the army had capturedDamaso Lopez, one of the high-ranking men in the world’s biggest drug cartel, the Sinaloa drug cartel. Mexican prosecutors said “One of the Sinaloa cartel leaders who launched a struggle for control of the gang following the re-arrest of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was captured Tuesday

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