Mexican federal forces arrested a man suspected of being a Sinaloa drug cartel member from Chihuahua in the middle of a baptism ceremony inside a church.
The dramatic arrest of Jose Bryan Salgueiro Zepeda on Friday evening during a baptismal Mass at a church in Culiacán, Sinaloa, was filmed on a viral video.
Salgueiro, reportedly known as “El 90,” is allegedly a leader in the family-run Salgueiro crime organization in Chihuahua affiliated with the Sinaloa cartel, the Chihuahua attorney general’s office said.
The video clip shows two couples standing before an altar as a priest speaks off-camera during the baptism rite as masked agents quickly walk up from behind.
“Do you renounce Satan? Do you renounce all of his seductions?” the priest asks in Spanish during the rite just before an agent grabs Salgueiro by an arm and pulls him away.
Mexican news media reported that the other man at the ceremony is a nephew of imprisoned Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The second man was not arrested.
After being detained, Bryan Salgueiro allegedly identified himself as a Sinaloa cartel lieutenant belonging to “Los Salgueiro” organization, the Chihuahua attorney general’s office said in a statement.
Afterward, Salgueiro was flown to Chihuahua City on a Mexican air force plane and taken to a prison.
Salgueiro’s arrest on a warrant on an aggravated kidnapping charge was part of a special operation by the Mexican military, the National Anti kidnapping Coordination, and the Chihuahua attorney general’s office.
He is accused of taking part in the kidnapping of one person on May 19, 2020, the attorney general’s office stated, describing his arrest as a “priority objective.”
Source: Aristegui Noticias