“El Gordo” member of the Juarez Cartel wanted by the DEA is arrested

The Procuraduría General de la República (PGR), through the Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC), enforced a provisional arrest warrant with extradition purposes against Héctor Arenas Saucedo (a) “El Gordo”, for the crimes of criminal association and cocaine possession with the intention of distributing in several cities of the United States.


The diligence took place in the San Rafael colony, Mexico City, when members of the AIC, assigned to the General Direction of International Police Affairs and Interpol, arrested Arenas Sauceda, who was secured a short weapon.

In a statement, the PGR announced that in order to identify responsibilities, the detainee, together with the insured, was transferred to the premises of the Public Ministry Agent of the Federation in the corresponding delegation of the Procuraduría General de la República.

Arenas Saucedo, “El Gordo”, is required by the United States of America for the crimes of criminal association and possession of cocaine with the intention of distributing it.

He was wanted by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for conspiracy, possession, and distribution of cocaine to the United States, allegedly linked to the Juárez cartel.

According to the statement, he was also responsible for coordinating and monitoring cocaine transport, which was temporarily stored in the conurbation of El Paso, Texas, delivering the merchandise to Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina, for distribution.

Based on the charges, the Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas, on July 28, 2011, issued arrest warrants against Héctor Arenas Saucedo and others by pointing them out as responsible for the smuggling of large amounts of cocaine To the United States of America.

The Tenth Circuit Court of Federal Criminal Proceedings in the Mexico City granted provisional arrest for the purpose of extradition 1/2014-II against the detainee.