Mexico captures Sinaloa cartel financial operator

Mexico captures Sinaloa cartel financial operator

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Mexico say they have arrested a major financial operator for the Sinaloa drug cartel. Nahum Abraham Sicairos Montalvo is wanted on multiple arrest warrants in the United States.

A statement by the Attorney General's Office says Sicairos Montalvo was captured early Monday in an upper-middle class suburb north of Mexico City with the help of soldiers.

The man known as "El Quinceanero" was detained for extradition to the U.S.

One of his alleged collaborators was also captured during the arrest. More than a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine was recovered at the scene.

Sicairos Montalvo is thought to work for Damaso Lopez Serrano, who reportedly turned himself in to U.S. authorities just last week. Multiple U.S. law enforcement agencies have refused to comment on that report.

Updated : 2021-04-18 08:54 GMT+08:00