MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s federal police say they have detained a man identified as one of the top money launderers for drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
The federal police said on its Twitter account Sunday that Juan Manuel Alvarez was detained in the southern state of Oaxaca.
It was unclear whether Alvarez was allegedly operating a financial network in Oaxaca, which is hundreds of miles from Guzman’s Pacific coast home state of Sinaloa. The Sinaloa Cartel has long been viewed as Mexico’s most profitable drug gang.
Guzman was the one of the cartel’s top leaders before he was arrested in January.