“#FederalPolice arrest money launderer in #Oaxaca”
— Policía Federal Mx (@PoliciaFedMx) March 27, 2016
Mexico’s federal police have arrested , the man they believe to be responsible for laundering the ill-gotten gains of drug trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán and the Sinaloa cartel. The 34-year-old Inzunza organized a network of bank accounts under false names in the states of Sinaloa and Jalisco, through which he is alleged to have funneled between $300 and $400 million a year from the drug trade, Mexico’s federal police say.
His aliases sound like something out of a Vargas Llosa novel,
Álvarez is also known as “Rolando Osuna Godoy,” “Erik Tadeo Inzunza Zazueta,” “Juan Manuel Salas Rojo” and “Juan Manuel Tamayo Ibarra.”
Business Insider reports that
Álvarez Inzunza, who was on vacation in Oaxaca when he was captured without violence, was arrested on a provisional extradition warrant issued by the US, where he has been charged with money-laundering.