July 12, 2013
One of the men most wanted by the United Stateswas killed Wednesday night in Culiacan, Sinaloa. Alfredo Álvarez Zepeda was part of the Sinaloa cartel commanded by Joaquin Guzmán Loera aka el Chapo. Guzman and Álvarez are cousins.
Álvarez Zepeda (a.k.a. Gabino Ontiveros Rios), who acted as a drug trafficking liaison between the Cifuentes Villa organization and Guzmán Loera, and key criminal associates who provided material support to Cifuentes Villa’s drug trafficking activities
In 2011 Alfredo and his brother Oscar Zepeda were placed on the US Department of Treasury list of Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers (SDNTs).
While driving a car without license plates on University Street, one of the main avenues of Tierra Blanca Colonia, Álvarez was killed along with Jesus Macias Ribola who accompanied Álvarez. They came under attack by unknown gunmen wielding AK-47s who pulled alongside of the vehicle. Álvarez attempted to flee over the median but was unsuccessful.
Called to the scene was the staff of different police agencies, experts and public prosecutor specializing in malicious homicides, who attested to the facts and ordered that the bodies were taken to Semefo where relatives identified and claimed the bodies.
Sources: grupotransicion -DEA
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