Gonzalo Inzunza Inzunza-better known as “Macho Prieto”, leader of sicarios for Sinaloa
cartel Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, has died during fighting against federal forces in Puerto Peñasco.
The death of the alleged scicario has not been officially confirmed by the authorities, but local security sources consulted, confirmed the death. . Inzunza Inzunza is originally from Culiacan, capital of Sinaloa, is accused of participating in more than 80 crimes (murders) in Sinaloa, including a dozen police officers.
The fallen sicario is known by “Macho Prieto” because of his dark skin color, and he was feared by state and federal authorities because of the sophisticated weaponry he carried.
El Procurador de Jusrticia, Carlos Navarro revealed officers were maintaining a checkpoint on a federal highway, outside of a hotel in Puerto Penasco, which is located in a tourist area known as Sandy Beach.
Unofficially, it was learned that federal agents, after engaging the armed group, shot ammunitions from aboard a helicopter, killing the sicario and four others. (e; Debate reports the shootout continued for tow hours and 6 were killed)
The officers had ordered the convoy of three luxury motor units to stop. These units attempted to flee and the confrontation occurred. The conflict at the scene left two dead gunmen. Two more were killed when they tried to flee, causing a vehicle impact against the wall of a building, and another at the hospital..
No casualties were reported of federal agents.
Gonzalo Inzunza had been placed on the Kingpin List by the Treasury Department in 2011 together with Manuel Torres Felix. At that time, the United States placed both characters as major traffickers in Sinaloa cartel structure. In Sinaloa, Macho Prieto is attributed dozens of deaths.
The following was part of the announcement by the Obama administration at the time;
“Today’s designation marks another step in OFAC’s efforts to specifically target the narcotics traffickers responsible for the horrific acts of violence committed along the Arizona border with Mexico,” said OFAC Director Adam J. Szubin. “We will continue to work alongside our partners in Federal law enforcement as well as the Mexican government to financially cripple and dismantle the Sinaloa Cartel.”
The eight individuals designated today work on behalf of Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman Loera, and Ismael “Mayo” Zambada Garcia, the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel, and Gonzalo Inzunza Inzunza “Macho Prieto”, a top lieutenant of the Sinaloa Cartel. Mexican authorities have previously arrested Jesus Alfredo Salazar Ramirez, Ramon Ignacio Paez Soto, and Raul Sabori Cisneros.
The American consulate tweeted a warning to all Americans in PP to take cover inside.
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