Mano Seca, CJNG leader and former Gulf Cartel in Jalisco and Zacatecas, was captured in the city of Tequila, Jalisco

Ricardo Mejía indicated that a week after the arrest of the alleged CJNG drug trafficker, he has already been sentenced to criminal proceedings.

The Mexican Undersecretary of Security, Ricardo Mejía Berdeja, indicated in his report “Zero impunity” that Silvano “N,” regional head of a criminal group operating in the states of Jalisco and Zacatecas, was captured by members of the Mexican Army and the National Guard. The capture took place in the magical town of Tequila in Jalisco.

The arrest was made after the alleged drug trafficker, also known by the aliases of “Mano Seca” and “25”, was hiding in Tequila after intelligence work was carried out by the armed forces authorities, who also conducted ground reconnaissance. The action was carried out thanks to an anonymous citizen report.

As a result, the security forces identified the car in which Silvano “N” was on board, “therefore, he was stopped from proceeding to search, being arrested in flagrante delicto by military personnel.” Inside the vehicle were found:

  • 2 thousand pills of probable fentanyl.
  • 5 magazines.
  • A long weapon.
  • A short weapon.

At the National Palace, Undersecretary Mejía Berdeja highlighted that the alleged criminal leader was captured on November 13, so a week after his arrest, Silvano “N” was already linked to criminal proceedings for crimes against health, operations with resources of illicit origin, carrying a firearm, possession of cartridges and magazines, all of the exclusive use of the Army.

Mano Seca was a member of the Gulf Cartel and is now a member of the CJNG.

Mano Seca” was allegedly part of the Gulf Cartel and is now identified as the alleged regional leader of the Jalisco Cartel – New Generation (CJNG) in the municipalities of Florencia, Teul, Tepetongo, Monte Escobedo, and Fresnillo in Zacatecas; as well as in the municipalities of Tequila, Colotlán, and Huejúcar in Jalisco.

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The Undersecretary of Security informed that a judge in the case ordered the regional head of the CJNG to be remanded in custody as a precautionary measure. For that reason, he is being held in the Federal Center for Social Readaptation (CEFERESO) number 12 in Guanajuato.

In addition, personnel from the Mexican National Anti-Kidnapping Coordination of the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection served an arrest warrant on Silvano “N” for the crime of illegal deprivation of liberty against private individuals, which a control judge issued in the state of Zacatecas.

The arrest of Silvano “N” represents a decisive blow to criminal organizations in the country. This action reaffirms the loyal and institutional commitment of the Mexican Army to watch over and safeguard the well-being and tranquility of the citizens, contributing to the Mexican government to guarantee the peace and security of the population, highlighted the Sedena in a press release.