Guadalajara (Mexico) (AFP) – Mexican authorities have arrested the wife of the leader of one of the most powerful drug cartels, Jalisco New Generation, in the city of Guadalajara, local media reported.
Rosalinda Gonzalez Valencia The wife of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, aka "El Mencho", was arrested without incident by Mexican Navy agents in a wealthy neighborhood on Saturday night, Reforma newspaper said.
Officers cited by Reforma said Gonzalez, who was helicoptered to Mexico City after her arrest, managed the cartel's finances.
Sources The Jalisco Procuratorate said the security forces, civil defense and emergency services had been alerted to attacks by the cartel.
Mexican troop They were used to guard the access roads to the second largest city in Mexico.
On Monday, Guadalajara was shaken by the assassination attempt on Jalisco's Labor Minister Luis Najera, a former prosecutor who was attacked by armed men in a restaurant in the center of Guadalajara
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Najera suffered only mild injuries during the attack, but seven others were seriously injured. One of the attackers was killed.
The Mexican government estimates that the Jalisco New Generation cartel has accumulated $ 50 billion in assets. It is well represented in nine Mexican states and has links to criminal organizations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
In recent years, it has carried out attacks against military and police targets, including the 2015 launch of a military helicopter in which 20 soldiers and a policewoman were killed.