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Mexican authorities nab Beltran Leyva capo involved in 2013 brazen hit on cartel-linked attorney in Southlake, Texas

June 13, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican authorities nab Beltran Leyva capo involved in 2013 brazen hit on cartel-linked attorney in Southlake, Texas

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Mexican Authorities captured a high-ranking organized crime leader who is a suspect in the 2013 brazen execution of a cartel-connected lawyer at a mall in Southlake, Texas and the recent murders of two Nuevo Leon municipal police officers.

In a statement, officials with Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office announced the arrest of the suspect identified only as “Luis Lauro “N” during an operation on Sunday in San Pedro, Nuevo Leon.

However, federal sources confirmed the suspect as Luis Lauro Ramirez Bautista, also known as “El Mora” a reputed drug trafficker and financial operator for the Beltran Leyva Cartel, Proceso reported.

Juan Jesus Guerrero Chapa was executed in a parking lot of an upscale mall in Southlake, Texas in 2013

Ramirez was arrested on several counts including trafficking narcotics into the United States.

The AG’s office said Ramirez is also the subject of an arrest warrant in the U.S. for his involvement in the May 2013 execution murder of Juan Jesús Guerrero Chapa, the one-time lawyer of former Gulf Cartel boss Osiel Cardenas Guillen.

Ramirez allegedly paid a tracking team $38,000 to locate the whereabouts of Guerrero Chapa on behalf of a Beltran-Leyva plaza boss identified as Rodolfo Villarreal Hernandez, better known as “El Gato” before hitmen gunned him down in the parking lot of Southlake Townsquare.

In May 2016, a federal jury found two members of the cartel hit squad, Jesus Gerardo Ledezma-Cepeda, 59, and Jose Luis Cepeda-Cortes, 60, guilty in Chapa’s death and were sentenced to life in prison.

A police commander was among two officers executed in Nuevo, Leon, Mexico

Furthermore, Mexican officials said Ramirez is alleged to have ordered the murders of San Pedro Police commander Cesar Daniel Camacho and his personal escort, officer Orlando Robledo at a gas station in San Pedro last month.

“The detainee is linked to the murder of two municipal police of San Pedro,” officials said in a statement.

Authorities arrested “El Mora” in possession of drugs and several weapons.

Ramirez was transferred to the office of the Mexican Attorney General’s Organized Crime Investigations Unit (SEIDO).

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