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Mexico detains brother of leader of Jalisco cartel

Mexican soldiers detain brother of leader of increasingly strong Jalisco New Generation cartel

Mexico detains brother of leader of Jalisco cartel

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities say they have detained the brother of Nemesio Oseguera, who is the leader of the country's newly powerful Jalisco New Generation drug cartel.

Federal Police Commissioner Enrique Galindo said Friday that Antonio Oseguera was detained by soldiers Thursday near the western city of Guadalajara. He allegedly was caught with drugs and weapons and charges are pending.

Galindo said Oseguera "worked directly under the orders of his brother Nemesio" gathering information and acquiring weapons for his brother's cartel.

Galindo said that "his detention seriously affects the financial structure of the criminal organization."

In just a few years, New Generation has grown from being an offshoot of the Sinaloa cartel to one of Mexico's strongest criminal groups.

Updated : 2021-09-23 17:26 GMT+08:00