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Sinaloa Cartel operators captured in rival’s border state

March 12, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Sinaloa Cartel operators captured in rival’s border state

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Mexican authorities arrested four members of the Sinaloa cartel in the southern part of the border state of Coahuila. The four suspects have been charged with trying to transport drugs for street level distribution.

The arrests were made earlier this month in the rural areas of Parras de la Fuente when Fuerza Coahuila officials arrested two men and a woman after carrying out an intelligence operation.

The region around Parras is located north of the Mexican state of Zacatecas and is located along the primary highway that connects the industrial center of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon with the capital of Coahuila, Torreon. For years, Coahuila was the stronghold of various Los Zetas cartel factions, making the presence of Sinaloa Cartel associates an out of the ordinary situation.

The presence of the Sinaloa Cartel  in the border state of Coahuila has surprised official

The group was riding in a Honda CRV that had been reported stolen. The driver of the car tried to flee when he noticed law enforcement, Breitbart Texas reported.

Police arrested the Julio Cesar, the 30-year-old driver, a 30-year-old passenger identified only as Rolando, along with 27-year-old Elia Olivia. During a search of the car, police discovered an AR-15 rifle, a fake police badge, five handguns and multiple street level amounts of marijuana and crystal meth that had the letters “Sinaloa” labeled on it.

In a separate occurrence, police arrested a man identified only as Mario Alberto, 29, who was caught with two handguns and 49 doses of crystal meth with the words “Sinaloa” labeled on it. The man also had four larger packages filled with marijuana.

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