Mexico Cartel Security Chief Captured

The head of security for one of the World’s Most Wanted men, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, has been captured, The Mexican army have announced. Felipe Cabrera Sarabia also known as “El Inge” (the engineer), was captured in the Sinaloa state capital of Culiacán and will be presented to the media on Monday morning, the army said.

Guzmán, Mexico’s top drug lord, is one of the world’s richest men, and has eluded authorities by moving around and hiding since his 2001 escape from prison in a laundry truck.

The army said the man they had arrested also ran cartel activities in Durango and southern Chihuahua state, and was responsible for carrying out secret burials of cartel victims, kidnapping, extortion and arson. They did not say if the arrest moved the military closer to capturing Guzmán, an arrest that would be seen as a major victory for the government of President Felipe Calderón.

Guzmán is worth more than $1 billion, according to Forbes magazine, which has listed him among the “World’s Most Powerful People.” He has a $7 million bounty on his head, and thousands of law enforcement agents from the US and other countries working on capturing him.

His cartel controls cocaine trafficking on the Mexican border with California and has moved eastward to the corridor between the Mexican state of Sonora, which borders Arizona.


Source: The Telegraph

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Woman Burned to Death in Elevator over Debt

A 47-year-old man was arrested Sunday in the death of a 73-year-old woman who was set on fire in the elevator of her Brooklyn apartment building, telling police the woman owed him $2,000, New York police said. Jerome Isaac faces charges of first-degree and second-degree murder, along with arson, police said in a statement.

The victim was identified as Deloris Gillespie. Isaac told police Gillespie owed him $2,000 for work he claims he did for her, said NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne. He turned himself in to police overnight or early Sunday morning, he said.

A preliminary investigation showed the man was standing outside the elevator on the fifth floor and attacked the woman as she was attempting to exit, authorities said. The incident was caught on surveillance cameras inside and outside the elevator, and police have the videotapes, Browne said.

Authorities believe Isaac initially sprayed the woman with a flammable liquid, presumably gasoline, and continued to spray her as he followed her back into the elevator, Browne said. The woman was first sprayed in the face, he said. The suspect stepped out of the elevator, threw an ignited Molotov cocktail inside, then returned again to spray more liquid on the woman as she burned.

Neighbor Carmen Martinez told the station the victim had lived in the building since the 1980s. Isaac lived about 10 minutes away from Gillespie’s apartment building, Brown said. After the incident, he apparently returned home and ignited the door to his own apartment, he said.


Source: Fox News

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