Drug trafficker “El Inge”, alleged leader of the Pacific cartel, arrested in the Mexican state of Sinaloa

Mexican authorities have arrested drug trafficker Armando ‘N’ aka ‘El Inge’, alleged leader of the Pacific cartel in Sinaloa state, in an operation that resulted in the “largest” pure fentanyl seizure in history.

The Mexican Ministry of Defense said Thursday in a statement about the arrest carried out by employees from the same division, along with the National Guard and the Attorney General’s office.

Drug trafficker “El Inge”, alleged leader of the Pacific cartel, arrested in the Mexican state of Sinaloa
Drug trafficker “El Inge”, alleged leader of the Pacific cartel, arrested in the Mexican state of Sinaloa

“On November 2, the judge in charge ordered Armando ‘N’ (with the first letter of his last name), alias ‘El Inge’, the alleged leader of a criminal cell dedicated to the manufacture of synthetic drugs in the city to be tied down in Culiacán in Sinaloa and four of its employees who were arrested on October 28, ”said the ministry.

As a result of the investigation, in addition to a building that was used as a laboratory for synthetic drugs, in which the members of the criminal group hid, and another address that was used as a collection point, three other rooms were found.

In all these places, the authorities confiscated 118 kilograms of pasta with the properties of fentanyl.
four sachets of fentanyl paste precursor chemicals and two kilograms of a chemical compound with properties similar to inositol.

They also have a long gun, four handguns, 1,050 cartridges of different calibers, two vehicles and just under 20,000 dollars in cash (detailed approx.

“This seizure of pure fentanyl is believed to be the largest in history, which would have an estimated price of 970,432,000 pesos (more than 40 million euros) on the national market, preventing this type of addictive substance from reaching Mexican youth and affects their holistic development, ”he emphasized.

It is believed that the prisoners’ activity consisted of the monthly production of around 70 kilograms of base paste for the manufacture of around 70 million fentanyl tablets to supply the Pacific cartel, “with a national and international logistical presence”.

The arrests and detentions were carried out “in strict compliance with the rule of law and with full respect for human rights, without firing a single shot,” stressed the Mexican authorities.

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