Mexico catches alleged Sinaola Cartel gun runner

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican police say they have captured one of the main smugglers of illegal weapons for the Sinaloa drug cartel.

Federal police say Eduardo Avila Ojeda smuggled guns, ammunition and explosives into Mexico to be used by the cartel.

Police said Thursday that the 34-year-old suspect was captured Wednesday in the northern city of Culiacan.

Culiacan is the capital of Sinaloa state, home to the cartel of the same name.

Mexican officials have long blamed weapons smuggled in from the United States for fueling drug violence that has claimed more than 47,500 victims in five years.

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  • by N on Jan 20, 2012 at 07:07 AM
    That's weird. I never would have guessed that "Eduardo Avila Ojeda" in Spanish translated to "Eric Holder" in English.
  • by Curious on Jan 19, 2012 at 03:19 PM
    What's this guy's CI pay number? Was he ATF or just a confidential informant?
  • by Taylor Location: GJ on Jan 19, 2012 at 10:04 AM
    Keeping track of those guns is vitally important. That is a heart wrenchingly large number of casualties in the last five years.
  • by guest on Jan 19, 2012 at 08:49 AM
    they need to use one of the guns n him then the rest on the cartel . . then bring the rest to the us to be destroyed so we know where they are
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