Mexico offers $1.56m reward for information on wanted drug lord

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Mexico is offering a 30 million pesos (about $1.56 million) reward for information leading to the arrest of drug lord Nemesio Oseguera whose cartel is blamed for driving heroin shipments to the United States.

Oseguera who is popularly known as “El Mencho” rose to become Mexico’s most-wanted drug lord after Joaquin Guzman “El Chapo” was arrested and extradited to the United States to face trial last year.

Oseguera’s gang is blamed for using “extreme violence” to expand their share of the heroin trade and US authorities is offering $5 million for information leading to his arrest.

Oseguera’s Cartel, Jalisco Nueva Generacion is considered by authorities to be the most powerful Mexican drug cartel, with operations in the United States, Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia.

The Cartel “is known to produce multi-hundred kilogram quantities of methamphetamine and heroin, and traffics in multi-ton quantities of cocaine,” U.S. Department of State said.

Mexico arrested Oseguera’s wife in May on charges of laundering funds for his cartel.