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Mexico Detains Top Money Launderer to Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’

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AP This photo released by Mexico's Federal Police shows a man identified as Juan Manuel Alvarez, one of the alleged top money-launderers for drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, in an unknown location

Police described Manuel Alvarez as "the main operator of money laundering"

The chief money launderer for notorious drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera has been detained in southern Mexico, the country’s Federal Police said Sunday.

In a statement, police said Juan Manuel Alvarez was captured in Oaxaca City “without firing a single shot.”

“The coordination of intelligence and field work allowed us to track down the subject, between the states of Sinaloa and Jalisco, but as he relaxed his safety perimeter to spend the holidays in the capital of the state of Oaxaca, the capture was carried out,” the statement said…

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