An alleged leader of the Arellano Felix criminal organization who was previously apprehended was arrested once again in the state of Nuevo León.
State Attorney General Ricardo Ivan Carpio said David Jimenez, aka “El Cabo 20,” or corporal 20 in English, was arrested in a special operation held by state and Mexican police officers, as well as military staff.
The arrested man is considered one of the most wanted in Baja California.
Jimenez has been allegedly involved in cases of homicide, kidnappings, drug sales and others.
The Attorney General said several other individuals linked to the suspect were also arrested.
Jimenez was apparently involved in the Jan. 17 murder of Tijuana journalist Margarito Martínez Esquivel.
According to media outlets, the journalist was killed by Jimenez’s band after making public the suspect’s pictures and his associates in social media. The Attorney General said Martínez Esquivel was not involved in the releasing of pictures.