August 28, 2008

ICE seeks local drug trafficker linked to head of Sinaloa cartel

Posted: Aug 28, 2008 04:24 PM CDT

EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are seeking a top leader of a large cell of the Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman drug-trafficking network, ICE officials said Thursday.

Jose Jaime Arroyos-Carrillo, 51, is a convicted drug dealer believed to have worked for Guzman, Mexico's top drug kingpin and head of the Sinaloa cartel. The Guzman network is believed to have smuggled multi-ton shipments of cocaine and marijuana through the area, officials said.

Arroyos-Carrillo and the other two men were named in a 29-count indictment by an El Paso grand jury in November 2006. The three were indicted on various drug trafficking charges.

ICE officials believe Arroyos-Carrillo may be hiding in Chihuahua, Mexico.

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