In January 2015, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California announced indictments charging 60 alleged members and associates of the Sinaloa Cartel with trafficking large quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and marijuana to locations across the United States.
One of the indictments charged Rene Arzate-Garcia for his role in conspiring with others to import huge amounts of marijuana from Mexico into the United States.
Arzate-Garcia has been identified as a Tijuana Plaza boss for the Sinaloa Cartel and is believed to be responsible for the cartel’s drug trade in Northern Baja California, Mexico.
Arzate-Garcia is suspected of coordinating and enforcing violent operations on behalf of the cartel, including multiple murders and kidnappings.
The FBI is offering a reward up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of Arzate-Garcia, a/k/a “La Rana,” “General” and “Apa.”
Arzate-Garcia is a male Hispanic, approximately six feet tall, 220 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was born on June 11, 1983. He is known to frequent Tijuana, La Paz and Los Cabos, Mexico.
If you have any information concerning Arzate-Garcia, please contact FBI San Diego at 858-320-1800, your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. This suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.