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Two cops arrested for Los Zetas executions in Mexican border state

December 24, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Two cops arrested for Los Zetas executions in Mexican border state

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Two Mexican police officers from Hidalgo were taken into custody in connection with murders and other violent activities committed on behalf of the brutal Los Zetas Cartel.

One of the purported narco-cops is the brother of a local police director. The two kept an arsenal of firearms at a stash house.

The two police officers have been identified as Eduardo “Lalo” Zapata Hernandez and Jesus “Chuy” Olivarez, according to Breitbart Texas.

The officers are linked to a double murder in El Carmen and other violent crimes in nearby areas where a Los Zetas faction known as the “Old School Zetas” are engaging in a territorial war with a rival group known as Cartel Del Noreste (CDN).

A source within the attorney general’s office indicated that the two officers resigned from their positions days before they were taken into custody.

However, the crimes allegedly occurred while the officers were on duty.

Officials said the duo committed the murders on behalf of the Old School Zetas.

The same source indicated that Zapata Hernandez is the brother of the current Hidalgo police director, Emilio Zapata. State authorities reported that the area has seen an increase in extortion and killings. Locals had remained silent, but the rumor spread about how cops tied to the Zetas worked in the area.

As part of the probe against the two corrupt officers, authorities raided a house where they confiscated four AR-15 rifles, two AK-47s body armor, and tactical gear.

In 2015, residents from Hidalgo spoke to the press about police officers, among them Chuy, who arrested, threatened, severely assaulted three teenagers.

Mexican law enforcement officials said the investigation is likely to uncover more Zetas-linked police officers.

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