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Mexico says it arrested a top female member of the Sinaloa Cartel

February 10, 2016
Guadalupe Fernández Valencia allegedly played an important role within the Sinaloa Cartel.

Guadalupe Fernández Valencia allegedly played an important role within the Sinaloa Cartel.

Mexican federal police have captured Guadalupe Fernández Valencia, known as “La Patrona” or The Boss, who is wanted in the United States for trafficking drugs and laundering money on behalf of the Sinaloa Cartel.

A spokesman for the National Security Commission told VICE News that the arrest took place on Tuesday in Culiacán, the state capital of Sinaloa, but declined to provide further details.

Footage of what purports to be the aftermath of the arrest published in local media, shows officers calmly escorting an unhandcuffed woman into a waiting police car. With dyed blonde hair and a leopard print shirt, she is sporting a look common among women her age in Culiacán.

An earlier statement from the Commission said the 55-year-old was “responsible for importing large quantities of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana from Mexico into the United States.”

Click here to read this article in full at VICE News.

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