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Authorities bust two Gulf Cartel operators posing as Uber drivers

May 30, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Authorities bust two Gulf Cartel operators posing as Uber drivers

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Authorities in Mexico captured two high-ranking members of the Gulf Cartel who were posing as Uber drivers to evade detection of law enforcement in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.

Federal Police last week detained 35-year-old Roberto Carlos Velázquez, alias “El Garo” or “Commander 25,” and 33-year-old Luis Omar Velazquez Guevara as they traveled in a Toyota Camry on the Santa Rosa Highway in the Los Fresnos colony of Apodaca, Proceso reported.

The two presumed members of the Gulf Cartel, who operated in the municipalities of Apocada García and Santa Catarina, were arrested on narco-trafficking charges, the Nuevo Leon Secretary of Security said in a statement.

Officials said Carlos Velázquez was responsible for numerous violent crimes around Monterrey including kidnapping, placing narco messages around the metropolitan area of Monterrey, and overseeing a network of “hawks” or lookouts, who report on the movement of authorities.

At the time of their arrest, the two drug traffickers had maintained that they were Uber drivers.

Officers found Roberto Carlos in possession of a loaded Colt 80 handgun and 41 cocaine wrappings, while Luis Omar carried a 9mm pistol with 7 cartridges and 49 doses of cocaine.

A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered an AK 47 rifle, five bags of cocaine powder, a bag of marijuana, a digital scale, and cash.

Both Gulf Cartel operators were transferred over to the Mexican Attorney General’s Office for further prosecution.

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