Moreover, the attorney general of the state of Sinaloa, confirmed today that none of the two subjects who died was “The Phantom”
MEXICO CITY, March 4. – The Mexican Army announced today that on March 1st in a clash with soldiers Gerardo Valdez War, aka “theWarChief ” died, who acted as head of the Nuevo Laredo plaza of Los Zetas , the state of Tamaulipas.
In a statement, the agency added that the operation by members of the Navy of Mexico in Quila, with thirteen assassins who were killed, among them was the local leader known as The Kid.
Valdez War had been captured by Mexican authorities in June 2009, but escaped from prison in an action that “killed three inmates and a person who was visiting,” says the bulletin.
“From the August 2, 2011 was appointed head of the Nuevo Laredo plaza from Los Zetas , after the death of Jorge Luis de la Peña Brisuelas, alias Pompin , adds.
“War was actively involved in the violence that his criminal group developed at the border” and was “one of the (gunmen) closest and most trusted” by Michelangelo Trevillo Morales, alias, Z40 , is indicated.
Moreover, in Sinaloa, the state attorney general, Marco Antonio Higuera Gomez, confirmed today that none of the two subjects who died was the Phantom, as known to be the security chief of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin El Chapo Guzman.
“This person was identified but with the nickname of The Ghost , and was duly recognized and accredited (other than the lieutenant of El Chapo), as reported in a report card on 2 March, the Attorney General’s Office (PGR , Attorney).
The prosecutor explained that the deceased Sinaloa was identified as Jonathan Salas, and is fully recognized by their families. Another body still not identified.
Finally, the prosecutor said that following the recent violence that has occurred in Culiacan, Sinaloa’s capital, security was tightened in the city with over one hundred police officers at the express order of Governor Mario Lopez Valdez.