MEXICO CITY, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The head of Mexico's Criminal Investigation Agency said police arrested a leader of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's Sinaloa Cartel for his alleged involvement in drug trafficking and murder.
Omar Hamid García said a man identified only as Vicente Rufino N. was arrested along with his bodyguard, identified as Fermín N., in the city of Acapulco in Guerrero state on Saturday. Hamid García said police seized a rifle, two pistols, cocaine and methamphetamine.
Vicente Rufino N. was declared one of the Mexican government's 122 priority targets to battle drug cartels in Mexico. About half of those targets belonged to the Sinaloa Cartel. Mexican officials have killed or captured the majority of the suspects, with less than two dozen remaining.
Hamid García said Vicente Rufino N. and Fermín N. are accused of killing police, at least one politician, and of trafficking drugs and weapons.
Hamid García announced the arrests during a press conference on Tuesday.