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Regional Boss of Los Zetas Known as “Fat Cheeks” Arrested In Raid

April 7, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Regional Boss of Los Zetas Known as “Fat Cheeks” Arrested In Raid

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Mexican federal security forces have confirmed that Jose Sanchez Garcia aka “Fat Cheeks”, the reputed regional boss of the Zetas drug cartel in Mexico, has been captured.

Garcia was arrested in Matamoros, Mexico just south of Brownsville, Texas. A joint task force operation conducted by Federal Police and marines, yielded Garcia in a response to an arrest warrant, according to National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido.

Sanchez Garcia joined the Los Zetas drug cartel in 2010 after being invited by Miguel Angel Trevino, Z-40, former leader of Los Zetas. β€œ[Garcia] quickly climbed the ladder because of the agressiveness with which he acted,” stated Rubido in a press conference. β€œHe was in charge of at least seven teams of hitmen who mainly operated in the cities of Aldama, Soto la Marina and Abasolo, all located in Tamulipas.”

In addition to the hitmen teams he ran, Garcia also had a large network of informants whose sole purpose was to keep tabs on the police operations on his turf.

A few of the charges expected to be brought against Garcia include murder and kidnapping

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