Sinaloa Cartel member 'La Gallina' arrested on murder charges

By Andrew V. Pestano Follow @AVPLive9 Contact the Author   |   Feb. 17, 2017 at 12:02 PM

Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Mexican security forces recaptured Roberto "La Gallina" Nájera Gutiérrez, an operative for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's Sinaloa Cartel for allegedly killing two women.

Operatives from the Sinaloa state Attorney General's Office with the support from the Yucatán state Attorney General's Office arrested Nájera Gutiérre in the Yucatán city of Mérida and transported him to Mexico City, Proceso reported.

A federal judge recently released Nájera Gutiérrez after he was first arrested for possessing Mexican army high-caliber weapons. Following the judge's ruling, the state prosecutors agreed to issue an arrest warrant for Nájera Gutiérre over the alleged 2009 revenge killings of mother and daughter María Librada Rivera Flores and Keni Paola Ruiz Rivera. Nájera Gutiérrez is accused of ordering the killings.

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