Mexico’s military have arrested the wife of the Mexican drug lord “El Mencho,” leader of the ultra-violent Jalisco New Generation cartel (CJNG), Report informs, referring to The Guardian.
Rosalinda González Valencia was detained in the municipality of Zapopan in the western Jalisco state,” the defense ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
González was detained for various crimes, with the evidence pointing to her involvement in “the illicit financial operation of an organized crime group,” the ministry added.
Her husband, whose real name is Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, is a former policeman who became the head of one of the two most powerful criminal groups in Mexico.
Oseguera, who had a $10m bounty placed on his head by US authorities in 2018, has masterminded the CJNG’s emergence as a criminal empire spanning five continents and is one of few long-term cartel leaders to have evaded capture.
González was previously arrested in May 2018 but was released on bail a few months later.