Sinaloa Cartel member ‘La Gallina’ arrested on murder charges

Roberto "La Gallina" Nájera Gutiérrez, seen here in mugshot images, was recaptured by Mexican security forces after being released by a judge following his arrest on gun charges. He was arrested for allegedly ordering the killings of a mother and daughter in 2009. Photo courtesy of Sinaloa Attorney General's Office

Feb. 18 (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 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 Gutiérrez 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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