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US will try to extradite most wanted cartel boss

September 4, in an operation in Tapalpa, Jalisco, the Mexican military detained Erick Valencia Salazar, the co-founder of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) on whose head U.S. authorities have placed a $US5 million bounty.

According to federal authorities,  in 2010 Valencia formed the CJNG along with its current leader, Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes (alias “El Mencho”), and several others.

Valencia (alias “El 85”) was arrested in Zapopan in March, 2012, in an operation that sparked an avalanche of violence in the Guadalajara metropolitan area, with cartel members setting fire to multiple vehicles in an effort to distract authorities.

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