The president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obradorconfirmed this Friday that the 14 Navy agents who died when a helicopter fell in the city of Los Mochis, Sinaloa state, participated in the operation to apprehend capo Rafael Caro Quintero.
With this position, the president contradicted what was previously announced by the Secretary of the Navy, which stated that “There is no information that the plane crash is related to the arrest of the alleged drug trafficker.” This despite the versions that were handled in the media that indicated that the aircraft allegedly participated in the operation to capture the capo, which occurred in the state of Sinaloa.
“I am very sorry for the loss of 14 elements of the Navy of Mexico and I wish the seriously injured officer to recover. I send my most sincere condolences and hugs to his family, colleagues and friends.” López Obrador pointed out on social networks. He said that the Secretary of the Navy, José Rafael Ojeda Durán, informed him “That an investigation will be ordered to find out the causes of the crash of the helicopter in which they were traveling when they were about to land in Los Mochis, Sinaloa after fulfilling the mission of supporting those who executed the arrest warrant against Rafael Caro Quintero”.
The message from the Mexican president was given hours after the accident.
Through a statement, Semar reported that the accident occurred “during the operational activities carried out by this institution.”
He specified that in the helicopter “15 people were transported, of which, unfortunately, 14 lost their lives and one is receiving medical attention.”
“An aircraft of the Navy of Mexico He had an accident in Los Mochis, Sinaloa. Based on the information available at the time, a Black Hawk helicopter suffered an accident, the causes of which are unknown at the time.”, the note stated. The Semar, which regretted the accident and the deaths, pointed out that the corresponding investigations will be carried out to determine the causes that could cause the accident of said aircraft.
the mexican boss Caro Quinterothe most wanted fugitive by the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), was arrested this Friday in the municipality of San Simón (Choix), in the state of Sinaloa, and a dog participated in his discovery, specified the Secretary of the Navy (Semar) of the Government of Mexico.
In a statement, the agency said that Caro Quintero69, was hiding in the bushes and a dog from the institution, trained in search and rescue, helped locate him. The capo was wanted for the 1985 kidnapping and murder of DEA agent Enrique Camarena and for other crimes related to drug trafficking and organized crime.
Founder of the Guadalajara Cartel, Caro Quintero He was one of the main capos in the 1980s and one of the first to ship drugs on a large scale to the United States.
Born on October 3, 1952 in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, cradle of the great Mexican capos, Caro Quinterowho amassed a great fortune, founded his cartel together with Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo and Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, alias “Don Neto”.
the arrest of Caro Quintero occurs days after the meeting of the president of MexicoAndrés Manuel López Obrador, with his US counterpart, Joe Biden.
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