Martín Humberto Ponce Félix was identified as the financial operator of seven gas stations located in Culiacán and which were also owned by Esparragoza Moreno, alias ‘El Azul’, in addition, it was unofficially mentioned that the driver who ran over him was later released.
Mazatlan, Sinaloa. – On April 22, while thousands of motorcyclists gathered in Mazatlán, a vehicle ran over a man who hours later would be identified as Martín Humberto Ponce Félix, a fugitive from the United States Anti-Drug Agency.
The celebration of the International Motorcycle Week in its 26th edition was stained with blood one day before the traditional parade of participants; It was past 1 in the afternoon when a Jeep Liberty vehicle that was traveling along Camarón Sábalo Avenue made a U-turn at the intersection with Ibiz Street, furtively hitting a passing motorcyclist.
Without asking questions, the man was transferred as a delicate by paramedics from a private clinic, however, the damage was so serious that in a matter of minutes the man lost his life. When investigating the identity of the deceased in order to communicate to his relatives, a search announcement from 2012 from the DEA emerged; It was Martín Humberto Ponce Félix, financial operator of Juan José Esparragoza Moreno, alias ‘El Azul’.
According to the US Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control, consulted by this information medium, Martín Humberto Ponce Félix was identified as the financial operator of seven gas stations located in Culiacán and which were also owned by Esparragoza Moreno, who were involved in money laundering.
The search by the DEA began in 2012, however, he no longer appeared on any wanted poster because nothing was known about his whereabouts and identity, until last April 22, when his death was reported.
After the fact, the name of Ponce Félix no longer appeared on the official search site of the DEA, except in the SDN of the Department of the Treasury (Department of the Treasury), where he continues to be linked to the seven gas stations. In addition, it was unofficially mentioned that the driver who hit him was later released.