JALISCO, Mexico, June 23 (UPI) -- Ruben Oseguera Gonzalez, the second-in-command of La Nueva Generacion drug cartel in Mexico, was captured by federal officers Tuesday.
Nicknamed "El Menchito" and "The Junior," Oseguera Gonzalez was captured by special forces belonging to the Army and Federal Police in Jalisco, Mexico. He was arrested without gunfire in the Lomas de Altamira neighborhood in Zapopan, a suburb of Guadalajara.
Oseguera Gonzalez was transported to Mexico City for detainment in a special section of a local jail.
Presumed to be the group's financial officer, Oseguera Gonzalez was previously detained by the Agency of Criminal Investigation in January 2014 but released due to lack of evidence in October. Oseguera Gonzalez attempted to bribe the officers who detained him by offering them more than 17 million pesos, about $1,100,000, in exchange for his freedom. The funds where later found at the home where Oseguera González was captured along with an additional $610,000.
He was re-captured after his October release but later freed in December 2014.
He is the son of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, nicknamed "El Mencho," who is the leader of the Jalisco Nueva Generacion cartel.
Jalisco Nueva Generacion is considered Mexico's deadliest cartel.
Oseguera Cervantes, who managed to escape from the military in 2013, stands accused of organized crime and the stockpiling of firearms. Mexico's attorney general's office is currently offering two million pesos -- about $130,000 -- to anyone with information that could lead to Oseguera Cervantes' arrest.
Mexican authorities have arrested several cartel leaders in recent years.
In March of 2014, Mexican authorities captured Omar Treviño Morales, a leader of the Los Zetas drug cartel. The U.S. Department of State was offering up to $5 million for information leading to Treviño's arrest. He was believed to be responsible for multiple abductions and killings and for smuggling cocaine from Mexico to the United States.
A Sinaloa cartel member was also arrested in April of 2015.
In the same month, authorities also nicked Jesús Salas Aguayo, the operations manager of the Juarez Cartel. On the same day of Salas's arrest, the Gulf Cartel's Jose Tiburcio Hernandez Fuentes was captured in the city of Reynosa.