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Six members of Beltran-Leyva Cartel arrested in Acapulco

May 28, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Six members of Beltran-Leyva Cartel arrested in Acapulco

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Mexico’s Federal Police have captured six alleged members of the Beltrán-Leyva Cartel (BLO) during an operation in the strife-ridden city of Acapulco, officials announced.

The Mexican Attorney General’s Office (PGR) announced the arrests of Fernando Ramirez, Ricardo Rodriguez-Mondragon, Francisco Garcia Jaramillo, Mario Villagomez García, Juan Pablo Mendoza and Luis Antonio Trujillo Marina Canales, all of whom stand accused of being the alleged suppliers of weapons to the BLO operating in the state of Guerrero.

Authorities said the six people were arrested in a building located in the Colonia Club Deportivo section of the city, seizing multiple firearms of various calibers along with radio communication equipment and three vehicles, Proceso reported.

The suspects were made available to Deputy Attorney Specialized Investigation of Organized Crime (SEIDO) for further investigation.

At one time, the Beltran Leyva Organization worked as a faction of Sinaloa Federation during the 1990s and early 2000s to operate a massive drug trafficking network.

The cartel’s boss, Alfredo Beltran Leyva, who was extradited from Mexico to the United States on Nov. 2014, plead guilty in February to the trafficking cocaine and methamphetamine after accepting a plea deal from federal prosecutors.

He now faces a minimum sentence of ten years-to-life in prison.

Once a playground for Hollywood’s elite, over the last decade, the spiraling drug-related violence has transformed the resort city of Acapulco into Mexico’s murder capital.

The surge in killings has prompted the Mexican government in recent weeks to flood the city with military troops and federal police officers.

Just last month the city was shut down after cartel gunmen launched coordinated simultaneous attacks on police headquarters across the city.

A U.S. State Dept. travel alert remains in effect, warning all American citizens to avoid nonessential travel to the city and prohibits all government employees traveling to the state of Guerrero because of the threat posed by organized criminal groups.

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