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Los Zetas Reeling After More Top Bosses Are Arrested

March 21, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Los Zetas Reeling After More Top Bosses Are Arrested

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The Mexican Government are continuing the intense crackdown on the Los Zetas drug Cartel after the arrest of over a dozen leaders in the past two weeks.

On Thursday, the FBI announced the capture of Manuel Saldivar-Farias, aka “Z-31” or “El Borrado,” and his cohort Osiel Hernandez-Martinez, 26. Border Patrol Agents and the Air National Guard apprehended Farias on March 12th after they caught him trying to enter the U.S. traveling on a speeding boat in Falcon Lake.

Agents arrested both men and charged them with conspiracy to possess more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana. Police also charged Saldivar-Farias with giving false statements to Federal officers, after lying to them about his identity.

Saldivar-Farias is believed to be one of the highest ranking leaders in the Los Zetas.

On Friday, State authorities in Mexico also arrested Eleazar Moreno Rodriguez, “El Chacho,” regional head of the Zetas in Nuevo Leon. Police apprehended “El Chacho” along with an associate and two women at a motel near Monterrey.

Rodriguez is believed to have taken over the operations in Nuevo Leon just last month after the Feb 26th arrest of his predecessor Mario Alberto Roldan Magana, “El Fresa.”

On Thursday, Mexican Marines arrested Artemio Olvera Garza. A 40-year-old policeman, who is the head of the Zetas cell which operates in the municipalities of Cuatro Cienegas, Castanos, San Buena Ventura, Escobedo and Abasolo.

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The Marines detained Garza along with his financial operator Severo Gonzalez Lunas.

Since the capture of Omar Trevino, the national boss of the drug syndicate,the Mexican military have arrested sixteen high-ranking members of the Los Zetas, including six of the major bosses.

Earlier in the week, the Marines arrested Daniel Menara Sierra in San Pedro Garza. He is the head of the Zetas in Nuevo Laredo. Sierra’s arrest directly led to the apprehension of the Ernesto Balderas Medrano, the organization’s head in the city of Apodica.

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Menara (R) and Balderas (L)

The arrests of Menara and Balderas were followed by the death of Luis Eduardo Monsivais Gloria, local head of the Zetas in Monclova. Gloria and three accomplices were all killed in an ensuing gun battle with the Mexican Marines.

All the arrests have linked to the treasure trove of information gathered from the March 4th arrest of Omar Trevino.

President Enrique Pena Nieto’s offensive against the drug cartels has inflicted a significant blow to the Zetas organization, known to be the most violent and ruthless narco syndicate in Mexico.

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