Photo: Juan Carlos Mendoza, 35
A notorious cell leader of the drug cartel “The Knights Templar” who participated in six kidnappings and killings in the city of Apatzingan in Michoacan. The capture occurred yesterday afternoon on the Playas de Tijuana, and Juan Carlos Mendoza was immediately transferred to the state of Michoacán for sentencing for offenses against him. The Attorney General of the State (PGJE) Mendoza reported that Mendoza, a native of the town of Nueva Italia, sought to evade justice by hiding, and that on July 17, 2014 the Attorney General requested the collaboration of Michoacan authorities to aid in the arrest.
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