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Mexico arrests the alleged financial brains of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel

January 4, 2016
This is believed to be a photo of Elvis Gonzalez Valencia on his hospital bed.

This image purportedly shows Elvis Gonzalez Valencia on his hospital bed.

The alleged financial brains of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel has been taken into police custody while recovering from a shooting at a hospital.

Elvis González Valencia is the brother-in-law of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes — alias “El Mencho” — the elusive head of the cartel that is based in the western state of Jalisco. He is also the brother of Abigael González Valencia, the former head of a sister organization believed to run the Jalisco Cartel’s finances known as Los Cuinis, who was captured in the nearby resort of Puerto Vallarta last February.

Eduardo Almaguer, the attorney general of the state of Jalisco, told reporters on Sunday that González was hurt in a drive-by shooting while traveling from the town of San Miguel El Alto, about 60 miles northeast of Guadalajara, the state capital. He said the incident happened on Friday when González had apparently stopped to relieve himself by the side of the road when he and his companions came under attack from a group of armed men aboard a pick-up truck…

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