Gastélum Serrano was one of the U.S. most wanted man for smuggling tons of cocaine for the Sinaloa Cartel from Central America, Honduras, Mexico and the U.S.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
April 12, 2015
Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico – On Saturday, César Gastélum Serrano, 46, aka, “La Señora” a major cocaine drug trafficker for the Sinaloa Cartel was taken into custody in Cancun without incident. Gastélum Serrano was arrested by Mexican Federal Police and Mexican marines as he attempted to elude capture.
Gastélum Serrano did not carry any identification and had no bodyguards at the time of his arrest. A weapon and 700 grams (24.7 ounces) cocaine was confiscated from Gastélum Serrano.
He was one of the most wanted man by the U.S. for smuggling tons of cocaine from Central America, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and the U.S.
He worked for Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera and Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada from the Sinaloa Cartel. Guzmán Loera was arrested on February 22, 2014.
In December 2014, the U.S. Treasury designated César Gastélum Serrano, a Mexican national and a prolific cocaine supplier for the Sinaloa Cartel, as a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act). The Treasury Department also designated three of César Gastélum Serrano’s brothers: Alfredo, Jaime, and Guadalupe Candelario Gastélum Serrano.
César Gastélum Serrano is wanted in Honduras for the murder of several government officials.