FBI captured alleged CJNG arms dealer

February 4, 2022

Foto: @FBILosAngeles / Twitter.

Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested Rafael Magallon Castillo, a week after he was charged along with five other people for trafficking arms and ammunition for the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).

According to reports from FBI, this 34-year-old subject fell on the night of recent February 1, while entering the United States. When the accusations against him were reported, the Justice Department reported that the authorities had reports about his stay in Mexico.

Following his arrest, the man made his initial appearance on the afternoon of February 2 at the Federal District Court from the center of The Angels. According to investigations, the criminal cell linked to the CJNG was directed by Marco Antonio Santillan Valencia, 51 years old. With the arrest of Magallon Castillo, there were five detainees in the case.

The first arrests were made on January 19 in Operation Semper Infidelis, an investigation by the Shock Force in the capital of California. The American organization provided weapons to the group led by Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, the Mencho.

Photo: AFP
Photo: AFP

According to the inquiries, these are inquiries that contemplate 23 charges against the six people, who face federal laws on the export of rifles.

“This case alleges a plan to provide military grade firepower to a major drug trafficking organization that commits heinous acts of violence in Mexico to further their goal of flooding the United States with narcotics dangerous and deadly,” said federal prosecutor Tracy L. Wilkison.

Various messages from Facebook and videos sent by said social network set off the alarms. According to the US government, the leader of the criminal group had several conversations in which he pointed out that business with the CJNG was profitable.

Information in development…


Operation Semper Infidelis: how the DEA dismantled a CJNG arms trafficking network in the US
Mexico and the US created a special group to seize illegal weapons and prosecute traffickers
Coup against the CJNG in the US: “Mencho” arms dealer sentenced to more than six years in prison
Arms trafficker of the CJNG and Northeast Cartel pleaded guilty in the US