Mexico Nabs Jalisco Drug Cartel Chief

Mexican authorities announced they had captured the leader of the Jalisco New Generations drug cartel in Guadalajara, along with a top lieutenant.

Mexican soldiers take positions during an anti-drug operation in Guadalajara. Mexican authorities announced they had captured the leader of the Jalisco New Generations drug cartel in Guadalajara, along with a top lieutenant.

Mexican authorities announced they had captured the leader of the Jalisco New Generations drug cartel in Guadalajara, along with a top lieutenant.

Military officials identified the man as Erick Valencia Salazar, alias "El 85."

Officials also seized over 30 rifles, grenades, magazines and cartridges of different calibers, according to a statement.

The Jalisco group is one of the emerging smaller cartels in Mexico, which has been ravaged by fighting between the drug gangs and security forces, claiming over 50,000 deaths in the last five years.