Rescue attempt for mob accountant foiled; 8 federales killed

Gunmen tried to liberate the top financial operator for the Beltrán Leyva cartel, Jerónimo Gámez García, and eight other prisoners as they were being transferred to a prison in Nayarit from Mexico City. The brazen attack on the police convoy on the highway from the airport to the prison in Tepic, Nayarit left 8 federal agents and prison guards dead, but none of the prisoners escaped. Gámez, who was captured in January, is the cousin of Arturo Beltrán Leyva. He is said to have been the chief negotiator for financial dealings between the Beltrán Leyvas and the Colombian cartels.  (Reforma 4/19, 4/20)

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