The Attorney General's Office said that these criminal organizations operate in Michoacán, Guerrero and the State of Mexico and are accused of kidnapping, executions and extortion. (Photo: Archive/El Universal)

PGR offers reward of US$1.4 million for information on wanted drug cartel members

24/03/2016
14:52
Dennis A. García
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The most wanted list includes 13 members of Los Rojos, Los Granados, La Familia Michoacana, Guerreros Unidos, La Barredora, Independent Cartel of Acapulco and the Knights Templar drug cartels.

Mexico's Attorney General's Office (PGR) offered a reward of US$1.45 million for information that leads to the arrest of 13 members of Los Rojos, Los Granados, La Familia Michoacana, Guerreros Unidos, La Barredora, Independent Cartel of Acapulco and the Knights Templar drug cartels.

The criminal organizations, that operate in Michoacán, Guerrero and the State of Mexico, are accused of kidnapping, executions and extortion in the area known as “Tierra Caliente”.

The PGR offered a 3 million peso (US$170,240) reward for information that leads to the capture of Santiago Mazari Hernández, also known “El Carrete” or “El Ocho”, leader of Los Rojos; Jhonny Hurtado Olascoaga “El Pez”, leader of La Familia Michoacana; Salvador Granados Vargas, aka “El Chava”, identified as the leader of Los Granados and Éder Jair Sosa Carbajal, better known as “El Metro” or “La Bibi”, leader of La Barredora.

It also offered a 1.5 million peso (US$85,111) reward for information that leads to the arrest of Carlos Barragán Hernández “El Melón”, leader of the Independent Cartel of Acapulco and Salomón Pineda Villa, current leader of Guerreros Unidos and brother of María de los Ángeles Pineda, wife of the former mayor of Iguala involved in the disappearance of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa teachers training college.

The most wanted list also includes Zénen Nava Sánchez, leader of Los Rojos in Chilapa; Rodolfo Maldonado Bustos, aka “Don José” and Salvador Navarro Peñaloza “El Zarco”, members of the Knights Templar cartel; Alfredo Hurtado Olascoaga “El Fresa”, member of La Familia Michoacana; as well as Israel Arroyo Mendoza “El Espagueti”, Víctor Hugo Benítez Palacios “El Tilo” and Juan Salgado Guzmán “El Indio”, members of the Guerreros Unidos cartel.

 

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