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Shootout with Mexican police ends with arrest of man wanted by U.S. DEA since 2018

Cuernavaca, Morelos — A man wanted by the DEA was arrested in the Mexican state of Morelos Wednesday. The man, Lorenzo “S”, has been wanted by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) since 2018.

On Wednesday, agents from the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) and Interpol staged a chase in Cuernavaca, Morelos, that led to a shootout which ended in the arrest of the alleged drug trafficker.

The 59-year-old man had been on their radar for days. Based on information from local authorities, both the FGR and Interpol lead the operation. On Wednesday, the subject was detected aboard a wine-colored Suburban in the Jardines de Cuernavaca neighborhood where police began the pursuit.

During the chase, Lorenzo “S” fired at pursuing police after agents of the FGR fired several times at the old model SUV being driven by Lorenzo Salgado to stop him. Salgado eventually drove down the narrow streets of the Chipitlán neighborhood where he was unable to continue.

Instead, he made a run for it, fleeing on foot. A shootout between Mexican police and Salgado continued on Anenecuilco Street where he was eventually captured.

Lorenzo “S” was wanted for heroin trafficking and conspiracy in the distribution of drugs in United States. According to the federal prosecutor’s office of the Northern District of Illinois, in May of 2018, Jesús Salgado, his son who was 25 at the time, was sentenced to 16 years in prison after being found guilty of heading an international cell that trafficked drugs between Mexico and Chicago.