Mexican authorities capture Cártel del Pacífico leader in Acapulco

The Mexican Attorney General's Office (PRG) confirmed on 29 November 2016 the capture of Cártel del Pacífico leader Vicente Rufino Carrillo Salmerón in Acapulco, Guerrero (Zocalo). Mexican Criminal Investigation Agency Head Omar García Harfuch noted Carrillo Salmerón controlled drug and arms trade in Guerrero and Oaxaca and was a major player in Guerrero's wave of violence, especially in the Acapulco area (El Universal and Zocalo). Carrillo Salmerón is also linked to the April 2010 murder of Guerrero Partido de Trabajo leader Rey Hernández García as well as several other homicides involving police forces and government officials. Carrillo Salmerón was listed as one of 122 'high priority' targets when President Enrique Peña Nieto assumed office in 2012 and was also one of the top 50 targets for the Guerrero state security strategy (El Universal).