Mexico police arrest an alleged leader of Jalisco cartel

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MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's federal police commissioner says his force has arrested a principle operator of a drug cartel in western Jalisco state that is the country's fastest growing international criminal organization.

Enrique Galindo says Ivan Cazarin Molina, 31, also known as Victor Hugo Delgado Renteria, was arrested after a six-month intelligence operation. He was detained with three others accused of drug trafficking, extortion, petroleum thefts and homicide, Galindo said Wednesday.

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In this Wednesday, April 8, 2015 photo, mourners comfort each other during a ceremony to honor slain policemen, in Tlaquepaque, Mexico. On Monday, the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel stopped a police convoy on a rural highway and opened fire, killing 15 officers and wounding five in the bloodiest single attack on Mexican law enforcement in recent memory. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)
A motorcyclist drives by a burned bus in the town of Zapopan, Mexico, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. The bus was torched by unidentified attackers during a raid by officials who detained the son of an alleged leader of a drug cartel. A federal official who was not authorized to be quoted by name says the man detained is Ruben Oseguera. His father Nemesio Oseguera allegedly leads the Jalisco New Generation cartel. (AP Photo)
Officers carry a coffin with the body of a slain police officer during a ceremony in Tlaquepaque, Mexico, Wednesday, April 8, 2015. On Monday, the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel stopped a police convoy on a rural highway and opened fire, killing 15 officers and wounding five in the bloodiest single attack on Mexican law enforcement in recent memory. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)
Mexican soldiers escort Jose Serna Padilla aka 'El zopilote' an alleged member of the drug cartel 'Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion' during his presentation to the press on March 18, 2012 in Guadalajara City, Mexico. Serna Padilla was arrested during a military operation in the small town of Zapotiltic in the Jalisco State. AFP PHOTO/Hector Guerrero (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
A firefighter help in traffic in the Guadalajara - Autlan highway, Jalisco state, Mexico, on May 1, 2015.More than a dozen vehicles were set on fire on Friday across Guadalajara, Mexico's second biggest city, while a drug gang and authorities clashed in another part of Jalisco state. Authorities have not said who was responsible for the violence, but it came amid an escalation of violence by the Jalisco New Generation Drug Cartel, which killed 20 police officers in two ambushes in March and April. AFP PHOTO/Hector Guerrero (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
Firefighters work on a burned truck in the Guadalajara - Autlan highway, Jalisco state, Mexico, on May 1, 2015. More than a dozen vehicles were set on fire on Friday across Guadalajara, Mexico's second biggest city, while a drug gang and authorities clashed in another part of Jalisco state. Authorities have not said who was responsible for the violence, but it came amid an escalation of violence by the Jalisco New Generation Drug Cartel, which killed 20 police officers in two ambushes in March and April. AFP PHOTO/Hector Guerrero (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
Firefighters work on a burned truck in the Guadalajara - Autlan highway, Jalisco state, Mexico, on May 1, 2015. More than a dozen vehicles were set on fire on Friday across Guadalajara, Mexico's second biggest city, while a drug gang and authorities clashed in another part of Jalisco state. Authorities have not said who was responsible for the violence, but it came amid an escalation of violence by the Jalisco New Generation Drug Cartel, which killed 20 police officers in two ambushes in March and April. AFP PHOTO/Hector Guerrero (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
Federal policemen secure the highway bewteen Guadalajara in Jalisco state and Leon city, in Guanajuato State, Mexico, on May 01, 2015. More than a dozen vehicles were set on fire on Friday across Guadalajara, Mexico's second biggest city, while a drug gang and authorities clashed in another part of Jalisco state. Authorities have not said who was responsible for the violence, but it came amid an escalation of violence by the Jalisco New Generation Drug Cartel, which killed 20 police officers in two ambushes in March and April. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Firefighters work on a burned bus in the highway bewteen Guadalajara in Jalisco state and Leon city, in Guanajuato State, Mexico, on May 01, 2015. More than a dozen vehicles were set on fire on Friday across Guadalajara, Mexico's second biggest city, while a drug gang and authorities clashed in another part of Jalisco state. Authorities have not said who was responsible for the violence, but it came amid an escalation of violence by the Jalisco New Generation Drug Cartel, which killed 20 police officers in two ambushes in March and April. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of Mexican Army stand guard in the highway bewteen Guadalajara in Jalisco state and Leon city, in Guanajuato State, Mexico, on May 01, 2015. More than a dozen vehicles were set on fire on Friday across Guadalajara, Mexico's second biggest city, while a drug gang and authorities clashed in another part of Jalisco state. Authorities have not said who was responsible for the violence, but it came amid an escalation of violence by the Jalisco New Generation Drug Cartel, which killed 20 police officers in two ambushes in March and April. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Seized weapons allegedly seized from suspect Erick Valencia Salazar, alias "El 85," not in the picture, sit on display during Salazar's presentation to the press in Mexico City, Monday March 12, 2012. Salazar, alleged leader of "Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion," or "New Generation" drug gang, was arrested in Guadalajara by the army on Friday March 9, according to authorities. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
Alfredo Carmona alias "el Capi," alleged leader of the New Generation gang that dubs itself "Mata Zetas," or "Zetas Killers," front row left, and Aquiles Cruz, alleged operations leader of the Zetas drug cartel in Veracruz, front row right, stand with alleged members of the New Generation gang, left, and alleged members of the Zetas cartel, right, as they are presented to the press by the marines in Mexico City, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011. Marines arrested 12 alleged Zetas and eight members of the Jalisco New Generation drug gang on Thursday. The relatively new drug gang, New Generation, is responsible for killing at least 67 people whose bodies were found over the course of a couple of weeks in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, Mexican authorities said Friday. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Soldiers stand guard over Erick Valencia Salazar, alias "El 85," and weapons allegedly seized from him during his presentation to the press in Mexico City, Monday March 12, 2012. Salazar, alleged leader of "Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion," or "New Generation" drug gang, was arrested in Guadalajara by the army on Friday March 9, according to authorities. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
Seized packages of ammunition, allegedly seized from suspect Erick Valencia Salazar, alias "El 85," not in the picture, sit on display during Salazar's presentation to the press in Mexico City, Monday March 12, 2012. Salazar, alleged leader of "Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion," or "New Generation" drug gang, was arrested in Guadalajara by the army on Friday March 9, according to authorities. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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Though Galindo didn't name the group, Jalisco is home to the Jalisco Cartel New Generation.

In just a few years, New Generation has grown from being an offshoot of the Sinaloa cartel to one of Mexico's strongest criminal groups, according to the U.S. Treasury Department, whose Office of Foreign Assets Control maintains a "black list" of drug trafficking organizations.

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