A military operation involving the Mexican Marina ((Navy) has led to the capture of the top assassin for Ivan Archivaldo Guzman Salazar, the son of Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.
Mexico’s military have conducted operations aimed at targeting the children of El Chapo in the wake of September’s ambush attack in Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa which killed 5 soldiers, injuring another ten.
According to Mexican Navy officials, a specialized Marines unit captured 25-year-old Cristán Espinoza Rueda, 25, nicknamed “El 300,” who is described as the right hand of Ivan Archivaldo Guzman during a predawn operation in Culiacan early Monday morning in Culiacan.
Military officials said the cartel operative was in possession of two weapons only allowed for the exclusive use of the military.
According to El Debate, Espinoza Rueda was also carrying identification under the false name Juan Pablo Solis-Mendez.
The Marina transferred custody of the suspect over to the Mexican Attorney General’s Office for processing.
The Navy has identified “El 300” as one of Ivan Archivaldo Guzman’s most trusted gunmen, whom the Secretariat of National Defense has targeted following the deadly ambush attack north of the capital.