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Mexican authorities arrest regional leader of Los Zetas

February 2, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican authorities arrest regional leader of Los Zetas

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Mexican authorities arrested a top commander for the Los Zetas cartel during a security operation in the border state of Tamaulipas on Tuesday.

Officials with the Tamaulipas Coordination Group, the agency responsible for security in the state said the raid occurred in the state capital of Ciudad Victoria Proceso reported.

The operation culminated in the capture of José Luis Cano Lumbreras, alias “Comandante Cano”, considered as a regional leader within the criminal faction of Los Zetas known as the Old School Zetas.

Cano Lumbreras was arrested along with three of his bodyguards identified only as Saúl “N,” Jesús Mario “N” and Erik “N” without incident.

Officials said the captures were the result of an ongoing investigation by the State Attorney General’s Office (PGJE) with support from the Mexican Army, along with the State and Federal Police agencies in the Valle de Aguayo section of the city.

Police arrested “El Cano”  with three of his gunmen in Ciudad Victoria earlier this week

Mexican law enforcement officials also recovered several high-powered weapons during the operation.

Authorities said the criminal cell has been responsible for a wave of violence including kidnappings, extortion, robberies, and numerous homicides in Ciudad Victoria.

In July 2016, Mexican authorities arrested’El Cano’ with significant amounts of U.S. and Mexican currency traveling from Monterrey to Ciudad Victoria, but was somehow later released.

A split within the Los Zetas criminal organization, considered to be Mexico’s most violent drug cartel, has sparked a brutal turf war for control of drug trafficking routes between the Old School Zetas and a rival faction out of Nuevo Laredo known as the Cartel del Noreste.

The ongoing battle between the Zetas factions has since spread throughout Tamaulipas and into the neighboring states of Nuevo Leon and Coahuila.

The turf war has also resulted in unspeakable acts of violence committed by both sides including horrific executions, decapitations, shootouts, kidnappings, and attacks on businesses taking place on an almost daily occurrence.

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