November 22, 2013
The son of a top-ranking member of the Sinaloa Cartel was arrested Thursday in Nogales.
The arrest of Serafin Zambada, son of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, was confirmed by Department of Justice spokesman Cosme Lopez on Friday morning. Serafin Zambada is in the custody of the U.S. Marshals. He is scheduled to appear in court in Tucson on Monday, Lopez said.
|Serafin and Mayito Zambada|
(The Nogales International News website reports he has already appeared yesterday afternoon in US District Court in Tucson and is scheduled to appear again on Monday. at 10:30AM).
It is expected he will be transferred to San Diego after his Monday appearance.
“El Mayo” Zambada reportedly controls the Sinaloa Cartel along with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s most wanted man.
Citing official sources, the Mexican news weekly Rio Doce reported on its website Thursday that Serafin Zambada was detained at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry shortly after 5 p.m. on a warrant to face federal drug-trafficking charges in California. Rio Doce reported that he was traveling with his wife Yameli Torres at the time of his detention, but that she was not arrested. -RioDoce and Nogales International News-
Photos from the twitter page of Serafin Zambada- His last entry was November 1st