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Mexican security forces arrest Gulf cartel plaza boss in Nuevo Laredo

January 27, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican security forces arrest Gulf cartel plaza boss in Nuevo Laredo

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Federal authorities in Mexico arrested a notorious plaza boss for the Gulf cartel in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, early Tuesday morning along with three other suspects.

The Interior Ministry confirmed the arrest of Eleazar Medina Rojas “El Chelelo,” the leader of the Gulf Cartel in Nuevo Laredo during an operation involving elements of the Navy, Army personnel, the Federal Police, the Center for Investigation and National Security (CISEN) and the Attorney General’s Office (PGR).

Mexican authorities said Medina Rojas was in possession of drugs and weapons, at the time of his apprehension.

According to Proceso, Naval units conducting a “deterrence” patrol in the streets of Nuevo Laredo discovered four assault rifles, a handgun, and one kilogram of cocaine in a vehicle with four men inside during a routine inspection.

Officials had the four detainees including Medina Rojas transferred to Mexico City and made available for interrogation by the Deputy Attorney General’s Organized Crime unit. (SEIDO)

According to authorities, Medina Rojas has a lengthy criminal record, which includes multiple offenses for drug trafficking and rape. He was also charged with illegally entering the United States, where he is a suspect in numerous disappearances.

Authorities arrested El Chelelo back in 2007. The arrest report at the time identified him as the chief operator who controlled drug trafficking in the northeastern Mexico and considered him as one of the main kidnappers and extortionists for the Gulf cartel in the state of Tamaulipas.

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