They arrested “El Dany”, an alleged fentanyl processor for the Sinaloa Cartel

August 9, 2020
Sinaloa Cartel

A man was arrested this Saturday for alleged crimes against health and related to the Sinaloa Cartel , the organization that led Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera to be one of the most wanted men in the world.

The Armed Forces, in collaboration with the Attorney General's Office (FGR), detained Daniel “N”, alias “El Dany”, in Culiacán, the capital of Sinaloa , in northwestern Mexico and the main bastion of the so-called Pacific Cartel.

It was an operation coordinated by personnel from the Special Forces Corps of the Mexican Army , with elements of the National Guard and the Special Prosecutor's Office for Organized Crime Investigation ( SEIDO ).

El Dany has an arrest warrant for being likely responsible for crimes against health , and is also considered to be in charge of the fentanyl prosecution for the Pacific Cartel .

"The events were the result of intelligence activities by the Mexican State to locate El Dany , through a follow-up carried out with full respect for human rights and corresponding legal systems," the authorities detailed in a statement.


These actions, they added, made it possible to locate the man in a property in the city of Culiacán, for which they established coordination with the Mexican Prosecutor's Office to request the corresponding search warrant , in order to avoid a loophole that would allow his release once it was presented to the judge.

"Once the order was issued by the competent judicial authority and in strict compliance with the law, the aforementioned order was executed, apprehending Daniel 'N' in the aforementioned property, also ensuring possible fentanyl pills, " they indicated. The official ruling of the chemical substance, as well as the quantities and weight, were pending.

“With these actions, the government of the Republic reaffirms its commitment to ensure and safeguard the well-being of citizens, contributing to the projects implemented by the government of Mexico to guarantee the peace and security of Mexicans , acting against all criminal groups without any distinction ”, they concluded.

The fentanyl is 100 times more powerful than morphine , but what makes it really attractive from the point of view of the distributor , it is not dependent on crops or collectors. Only a few laboratory instruments are enough to start an unstoppable production of this type of drug, whose main destination is the United States.

Fentanyl is 100 times more powerful than morphine, and also much more addictive than other drugs (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

Fentanyl is 100 times more powerful than morphine, and also much more addictive than other drugs (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

This is not the first blow of this type to the organization headed by "El Chapo Guzmán" and now coordinated by some of his sons and the capo Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada . In mid-May, José Luis “N”, 20, Eduardo “N”, 36, José Antonio “N”, 34, and Miguel Ángel “N”, 35 , were arrested in Puebla, an entity located in the center of the country.

Inside the cars they were driving, firearms, drug packages, bulletproof vests and cash were found . The indications, units and people, who supposedly trafficked toxic substances, were made available to the Attorney General of the state of Puebla to continue with the investigation.

Puebla has been identified as one of the main routes of the Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) and Sinaloa cartels to traffic fentanyl to the United States . Both criminal organizations have been identified by the governments of Mexico and the neighboring country to the north as the main exporters of opioids.