MEXICO CITY, for the fifth year of President Felipe Calderon, the Armed Forces and Federal Police arrested 43,000 suspects of the seven criminal organizations operating in the country.
According to an assessment of the agencies responsible for combating organized crime, in 2011 the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) managed to capture around 28 000 offenders.
Among them, Noel Salgueiro Narvaez, El Flaco Salgueiro, a lieutenant of Joaquin El Chapo Guzman suspect drug trafficking and violence in Chihuahua.
In addition to the capture of Rigoberto Andrade Renteria, a lieutenant of La Familia , arrested in January 2011, adds the capture of drug lord Juan Francisco Chairs Rocha, The Chairs , the main operator of Fernando Sanchez Arellano, The Engineer , leader of the Tijuana cartel.
Another important catch is the successor of Ignacio Coronel (a) Nacho Coronel , one of the Pacific cartel leaders and who was killed in 2010, this is Colonel Martin Beltran, The Eagle , who controlled at least four institutions in the center the country, mainly Jalisco.
At the same time, the Department of Navy captured in Mexico in April to Martin Omar Estrada Luna, El Kilo , leader of Los Zetas in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, and presumed guilty of the mass graves and death of 72 migrants found in August last year.
It joins the arrest of Bruno Garcia Arreola, El Gato , captured in Tepic, Nayarit, one of the most wanted by the U.S. and the PGR.
The Navy captured Sergio Antonio Mora Cortez, Toto , chief operating officer of Los Zetas in San Luis Potosi, and who received direct orders of Julian Zapata, allegedly responsible for the death of a U.S. agent.
Last June, elements of the Federal Police reported the arrest of Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, El Chango Méndez , leader of La Familia Michoacana .
Among the highlights significant seizures the seizure of 27,129 firearms, six tons of cocaine, and 13,407 vehicles.
One major seizure was the 15 million dollars in Tijuana, Baja California, on November 22.
The money allegedly belonged to the Sinaloa cartel and is one of the blows to the financial structure of El Chapo most important so far in six years.
At the same time, the Navy Department has made in the ports of Manzanillo and Lazaro Cardenas seized nearly 300 tons of precursor chemicals.
Another most important seizure was the communications network to Los Zetas in Veracruz, in the month of September.
Although seizures and arrests, drug cartels and criminal organizations have carried out various actions that have generated and fear psychosis among the population.
One of the most relevant is the one perpetrated at Casino Royale in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, where 52 people died after a command of Los Zetas ignite the place.
In February an agent of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement was killed and another injured in a road in San Luis Potosi.
In a challenge to authority, the cartels have sparked fear and outrage among the population, as is the case of 35 bodies were lying in one of the main avenues of Boca del Rio, Veracruz.
In addition to the acts committed in Jalisco, and Sinaloa, where drug trafficking abandoned 26 bodies in the center of Guadalajara, and launched a threat to the governors of Jalisco, Emilio González Márquez, and Sinaloa, Mario López Valdez, Malov.