Head of La Familia Michoacana drug trafficking organization caught in Mexico

Posted on August 3, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Extortion, Mexico, Organized Crime, Police/Military Activity

Juan Carlos Muñoz Vargas (36), alias “El Pariente, was captured during a police raid in the city of Toluca, Mexico. He is believed to be a leader of the La Familia Michoacana drug trafficking organization, Antena 3 reports. He ordered at least 20 murders during his time in the cartel, according to officials. El Pariente controlled drug sales in many municipalities and was also involved in extortion. He produced revenues of over 8 million pesos every six weeks. He had already served a 2.5-year sentence in Florida, the United States, for selling drugs. After serving his time, he was deported back to Mexico. Read Article

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