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One of the most wanted drug lords in the world was possibly captured last night, May 24th, in the Sinaloa mountains. Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada García, the co-leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, was rumored to have been captured in the town of Aguaje, Sinaloa.

Mexican authorities have yet to confirm the report that El Mayo has been captured. The Diario de Sinaloa website was the first to report the alleged capture. The report alleged that El Mayo was captured along with his bodyguards, and then taken to Mexico City for detainment.

Most outside of Mexico call Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, however most intelligence agencies consider him a co-leader alongside El Mayo.

El Mayo currently has rewards of $5 million in the U.S. and the equivalent of $2 million from the Mexican government for information leading to his arrest.


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markjameslynn May 26, 2012 @ 9:15 p.m.

Why is the reader the only publication posting this???


K. Mennem May 28, 2012 @ 11:11 a.m.

Reports that El Mayo was captured were premature. Allegedly the Mexican Army had zeroed in on him in a mountain hideout. Helicopters were hovering above and troops were closing in, yet he was able to escape with a group of 10 or more gunmen.

Information that his location was known and his arrest was pending, was apparently leaked.

The PGR gave out a generic statement. We contacted the PGR and a Military spokesperson, they gave no more details in the incident.


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