Jalisco drug cartel lieutenant nicknamed 'El Terrible' arrested
Jalisco drug cartel lieutenant nicknamed 'El Terrible' arrested in Mexico, prosecutors say
An alleged high-ranking official in the Jalisco drug cartel has been arrested
Ivan Margarito Esquivel Garcia, 28, was wanted for murder
Nicknamed 'El Terrible,' he is said to be a member of the Jalisco cartel, which is one of Mexico's fastest growing gangs, and most violent
Federal prosecutors in Mexico say they have apprehended a high-ranking operator of the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel.
Ivan Margarito Esquivel Garcia, also known as 'El Terrible,' was caught in the Pacific coast state of Colima, the prosecutors' office said on Sunday.
Esquivel Garcia, 28, allegedly led the cartel's activities in the state of Colima and portions of the nearby state of Michoacan.
Garcia was captured with a rifle and 117 'wrappings' of cocaine, El Universal reported.
Esquivel Garcia is wanted for the March 4 murder of Carlos Sierra Santana, a founder and leader of a rival gang, 'The Viagras.'
The Attorney General of Mexico said that the arrest was executed without any shots being fired.
The Jalisco cartel is considered Mexico's fastest-growing gangs, and one of its most violent.
The group were formerly underlings of 'El Chapo's' notorious gang, the Sinaloa Cartel, Business Insider reported.
Despite their humble beginnings, their exceedingly violent tactics have catapulted Jalisco to rival status with Sinaloa.
The group pushed the murder rate in Mexico to historic numbers, with 3,800 killings taking place between July and August of 2016.