Victor Manuel "N", also known as "El Vaquero", was arrested in Guaymas, Sonora. He is identified as the alleged leader of the "Los Salazar" criminal group in the municipalities of Hermosillo, Guaymas, and Bácum. They are linked to the Sinaloa Cartel cell called Gente Nueva, which is part of Los Chapitos.
Due to the heavy rains, National Guardsmen were doing road patrols. At kilometer 138 of the Hermosillo-Guaymas highway, they saw two people in a black pickup truck with tinted windows and no front license plate. They pulled over and did a routine check.
It was observed that the driver and co-driver were carrying short firearms and a long rifle-type weapon for the exclusive use of the Armed Forces in the back seat; however, they claimed to belong to a government institution, without being able to prove it, so both people were detained.
The detainees claimed to be José Luis "N," 24, and Genaro "N," 35, from Hermosillo, Sonora; however, after consulting official databases, the latter was identified as Victor Manuel "N," alleged leader of the "Los Salazar" criminal group in the municipalities of Hermosillo, Guaymas, and Bácum.
The alleged criminals were read the Book of Rights of Persons in Detention and were registered in the National Detention Registry.
The military gear and the truck, which had been reported stolen in the U.S., were taken to the Attorney General's Office (FGR) in Guaymas, Sonora so that the related investigations could continue.