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Commander of top Mexican federal police intel unit arrested for alleged ties to Gulf Cartel

February 8, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Commander of top Mexican federal police intel unit arrested for alleged ties to Gulf Cartel

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Authorities apprehended a top commander and four agents of the Mexican federal police unit working to carry out intelligence operations along the border area after investigators learned that they were working for the Gulf Cartel (CDG).

The law enforcement agents and their commander are facing accusations that they protected and leaked secret information to a CDG faction that worked to steal fuel in the border states of Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas.

Breitbart Texas obtained records that are part of the federal probe where prosecutors requested the arrest of Oscar Rolando Garcia Cisneros, the top commander for the Federal Police in Nuevo Leon. Moreover, the documents summon for the arrest of agents Jesus Antonio Gonzalez Lara, Adrian Oliverio Villarreal Jauregui, Jose Matilde Cornejo Quijano and Rosemberg Cuello Robles. All of the officers are part of the Intelligence Division of the country’s Federal Police.

In the investigation file, FED/SIEDO/UEIARV-NL/906/2016 authorities called for the arrest of 11 people linked to organized crime with the intention of trading fuel. The records further request that those apprehended to be brought to the Altiplano federal prison in Mexico where they will face federal charges, according to La Prensa.

Commander of the Federal Police in Nuevo Leon, Oscar Rolando García Cisneros, above along with four other agents were arrested for alleged ties to the Gulf Cartel

An investigation discovered ties between the agents and criminal activity after officials arrested Omar Castañeda Guerrero. Guerrero is in charge of stealing fuel for the “Ciclones” faction of the Gulf Cartel. Another arrest that helped establish the links between the officers and organized crime was that of Oscar Rodriguez, one of CDG’s fuel theft cell heads.

Police sources told Breitbart Texas that the theft of fuel from pipelines belonging to Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) in Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas permits the Gulf Cartel to make substantial profits while still being able to operate the crossing of drugs and illegal immigrants into the U.S.

The arrest of the intelligence agents and the top ranking commander occurs under a year after U.S. officials arrested Ivan “La Reyna” Reyes Arzate, a Mexican Federal Police commander who was the primary link between U.S. and Mexican authorities for the drug war, while also working for the drug capos. The man is accused of leaking top intelligence information to cartel leaders and having meetings with them to provide them with intelligence reports and pictures.

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