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Thursday 22 of February 2024

Mexico Captures Sinaloa Cartel Leader Dámaso López

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera is escorted as he arrives at Long Island MacArthur airport in New York. His son is believed to be in a fight for control of the cartel with Dámaso López,photo: Official Handout, via Reuters
López is believed to be locked in a dispute with Guzmán Loera's sons for control of the cartel's territories

MEXICO CITY — Mexican prosecutors say they have captured one of the Sinaloa cartel leaders who launched a struggle for control of the gang following the re-arrest of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera.

The attorney general’s office says it had detained a drug gang leader it called “Dámaso N.”

A federal official confirmed he’s Dámaso López.

López is believed to be locked in a dispute with Guzman’s sons for control of the cartel’s territories.

Guzmán Loera was extradited to the United States earlier this year to face drug charges.