Mexico has captured the spouse of a strong drug cartel boss.
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Authorities in Mexico have arrested the spouse of a strong drug-trafficking cartel boss, the nation’s protection ministry mentioned on Tuesday.
The ministry described Monday’s seize of Rosalinda Gonzalez, spouse of Jalisco New Era chief Nemesio Oseguera, as “a big blow to the monetary construction of the legal organisation in Jalisco state.”
Oseguera is likely one of the folks most needed by each Mexico and the US.
Gonzalez, who was captured within the central Jalisco state, is believed to be the monetary operator of the cartel, one of the vital highly effective and violent in Mexico.
She was beforehand captured in Might 2018 and accused of cash laundering however was freed this September after posting bail.
Now she is accused of a number of crimes together with “the illicit monetary operation of an organised legal group,” the ministry mentioned.
The arrest comes two days earlier than Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador meets his US counterpart Joe Biden and Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Washington – the primary such trilateral North American Leaders’ Summit in 5 years.
Lopez Obrador and Biden are due a bilateral assembly too during which safety and drug-trafficking are on the agenda.
The Jalisco New Era cartel is understood for launching brazen assaults towards authorities.
In Might 2015, the cartel shot down a navy helicopter with a rocket launcher, killing eight troopers and a police officer.
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