Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Source Reforma
Rubén Velázquez Aceves “El Ingeniero”, command of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) and one of the most wanted men by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
In the most absolute secrecy, the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) arrested in Zapopan for extradition purposes Rubén Velázquez Aceves “El Ingeniero”, command of the Cartel Jalisco New Generation CJNG) and one of the most wanted men by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
On July 18th three weeks after the attack on Omar García Harfuch, Velázquez Aceves, the alleged drug trafficker from Guadalajara, was arrested by agents of the Federal Ministerial Police when he descended from a KIA vehicle on Calle Azahares, in Colonia Bugambilias.
For security, he was transferred to the Colegio del Aire Military Air Base in Zapopan, where he boarded a flight that took him to Tapachula, Chiapas, to finally be admitted to the Federal Center for Social Readaptation Number 15, in the Villa de Comaltitlán Municipality.
Velázquez Aceves is a veteran of drug trafficking in Jalisco, he was born on October 17, 1954 in Guadalajara, he studied until high school and his legal occupation was that of “merchant”.
The authorities knew of an address of the alleged trafficker in Paseo de los Naranjos, in Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, but apparently, he never appeared at that location.
Unlike other operators in this criminal group, Velázquez Aceves is one of the most interesting to Americans.
The DEA identified since 2013 “El Ingeniero” as one of the main lieutenants of Rubén or Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes “El Mencho”, since together with José Alcalá Gaytán “El Actitud” he directed the CJNG drug distribution network in California, Illinois and New York.
Two infiltrators from the Anti-Drug Agency and various wiretaps confirmed their role in the deliveries of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine across the borders of Reynosa and Tijuana.
Thanks to this evidence, on May 11, 2016, the Federal Court of the Southern District of California, based in San Diego, ordered his arrest for criminal association in the modalities of drug distribution and money laundering.
According to the file, the DEA confidential informant, identified as CS-2, traveled to Mexico in September 2013 to hold a meeting at the home of “El Ingeniero,” whom he met for the first time after several drug operations.
Velázquez Aceves was escorted by heavily armed men and José Alcalá Gaytán “El Actitud” and Víctor Zapién Venegas “Domingo”, other important men of “El Mencho” in the export of drugs, who also participated in the meeting.
Of those who participated in the meeting, only “El Actitud”, an operator who, together with “El Ingeniero”, controlled narcotic transport routes is a fugitive today.
The DEA investigated for more than two years to reach “El Ingeniero” and his lieutenants, and during its investigations, it assured the CJNG 4,772 kilograms of marijuana, 316.75 of cocaine, 2.38 of heroin, as well as two pistols and one million 112 thousand 595 dollars in cash.