They arrested the “Grandfather”, head of the Northeast Cartel in Coahuila, Nuevo León and Zacatecas

(Photo: FGE Chihuahua)

Timothy Gallardo Santiago, better known as The grandfather or the prickly pear Y who serves as plaza leader of the Northwest Cartel in Coahuila, Nuevo León and Zacatecas was arrested in Ciudad Juarez by elements of the State Research Agency (AEI).

The 45-year-old defendant is charged by the crime of aggravated homicide, committed with advantage, treachery, brutal ferocity and against public servants under criminal case 2259/2021, to the detriment of a man identified as Juan Carlos SS

The arrest took place on the morning of this Saturday, January 22, between the streets Pedro Rosales from León and Montebello from Ciudad Juárez. Likewise, it was a Judge of First Instance in Criminal Matters of the Accusatory and Oral Criminal System of the Saltillo Judicial District who released the arrest warrant.

Both elements of the Coahuila State Prosecutor’s Office (FGE) in coordination with the AEI North Zone managed to find the location of the Agrandpa, of which it is known that he is the boss of the Northwest Cartel in three states in the north of the country.

(Foto: Twitter/@SSPGobPue)
(Foto: Twitter/@SSPGobPue)

It is known that Grandpa He was head of the plaza of the criminal group The Zetas From 2008 to 2012, even press reports point out that Gallardo Santiago escaped from a prison in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas in 2006.

In this sense, another record indicates that in May 2016, elements of the AEI detained Timoteo Gallardo in the municipality of Escobedo, Nuevo León.

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