“On Saturday, September 15, José Guadalupe N., aka El Mandril (the baboon), was detained in a residential subdivision of the port of Mazatlán, Sinaloa”, confirmed the Secretary of Public Security of the state, Inocente Fermín Hernández Montealegre.
The alleged criminal was considered dangerous, and the main responsible for the wave of violence generated in the south of the state.
At the time of the arrest, the man was found in possession of weapons for the exclusive use of the Army, ammunition and drugs, in addition, to having orders of apprehension from other states for the crime of intentional homicide.
This subject was investigated by the authorities due to the violence that he generated in communities in the south of the state, for which reason an operative for his detention was carried out.
However, according to official sources, the operation for the capture of the alleged criminal, which had its operations center in Union Villa and neighboring communities, was deployed at noon and was completed at 1:00 p.m.
The arrest of José Guadalupe N. was planned from the intelligence desk of the federal authorities, and taking him before the judge was set as a priority objective in the southern part of the state.
After his apprehension, federal forces reinforced the operation and transferred him to the PGR facilities in the city of Culiacán. Later the suspect was taken to the penitentiary of that municipality.
The nickname of El Mandril came to light during the investigation that the authorities carried out for the homicide of two nurses, Érika and Cyndi, which occurred on July 29 of last year.