Capture of 'El Lico', leader of the cartel 'The Knights Templar'
The Federal Police arrested Federico Gonzalez Medina, one of the last leaders of the 'Knights Templar' cartel, an organization that has long dominated the state of Michoacan through extortion, kidnapping and drug trafficking.
Federal authorities reported on Saturday the capture of a man considered "one of the last leaders" of the Knights Templar cartel.
The man was captured in the state of Nayarit, located on the Pacific coast. Although the Federal Police did not identify him, an official who was not authorized to give his name said that it is Federico González Medina.
The Knights Templar cartel long dominated the state of Michoacan through extortion, kidnapping, murder, drug trafficking and even intervening in legitimate industries such as mining and lemon growing.
In 2013, the inhabitants of Michoacán rose in arms to remove the criminal group of the state.
Other cartel leaders have been arrested or killed. However it is believed that the Templars maintain presence in the neighboring state of Guerrero.