A BRUTAL drug smuggler named “Cartel Queen” has been arrested by the Mexican army after allegedly kidnapping five people.
Alma Antonia Calderón García, the wife of a ringleader in one of Mexico’s most dangerous drug trafficking cartels, was arrested by authorities last week.
Also known as Almilla, she was arrested after a joint operation by state and federal forces in Michoacán, Mexico.
She has been charged with allegedly kidnapping five people along with her husband Lucas Fierros Mora or El Mataguaches, who is believed to be a high-level figure in Jalisco’s new generation cartel.
The five victims were taken from the village of La Bocanda in December – all remain missing.
Among them were a 68-year-old farmer, his wife, a 13-year-old child and two farm workers.
However, when Garcia was arrested, she was caught transporting large quantities of methamphetamine.
She was reportedly already wanted for a number of antitrust crimes.
Her husband, El Mataguaches, is accused of involvement in a range of crimes, including murders, kidnappings and bombings of military personnel.
As well as alleged drug trafficking surveillance by the Aguililla, about 350 miles west of Mexico City.
According to local reports, the CJNG has tried to strengthen its position in Michoacán with extreme violence to drive out other criminal organizations.
The cartel is believed to be responsible for a mass grave containing 47 bags of human remains discovered under the dance floor of a nightclub in Mexico.
Violence in Mexico has escalated in recent weeks following the arrest of El Chapo’s son Ovidio Guzman, 32.
The arrest of Ovidio, who was allegedly the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, sparked a wave of violence across the state of Sinaloa, with authorities sending the army into the streets.
At least 29 people died in clashes between cartel members and security forces.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/7167877/mexico-cartel-queen-arrested-kidnapping-five-people/ The brutal “cartel queen” has been arrested after kidnapping five victims with the husband of the Jalisco New Generation gang leader