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Mexican authorities bust slain drug lord’s widow hiding with drugs, guns in border state of Nuevo Leon

May 25, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Mexican authorities bust slain drug lord’s widow hiding with drugs, guns in border state of Nuevo Leon

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The fear of being the victim of the same cartel violence that led to the execution of her husband prompted the widow of a slain drug boss for the Beltran Leyva Cartel to take shelter in a safe house in the Mexican border state of Nuevo Leon.

Her efforts to go underground and avoid being a target resulted in her arrest last week by Mexican authorities in Nuevo Leon.

Recently, state officials apprehended the family of the late drug boss Cesar Niño Garcia alias “La Borrega,” when they attempted to move to a safe house out of concern that they would become victims of the same cartel turmoil that killed their loved one.

State authorities identified the widow as Leticia, 54. She was with her daughters, ages 26, 12, and 6-years old along with four armed guards protecting the family during their move.

The widow of slain Beltran Leyva boss was busted last week hiding out with drugs and guns

Leticia was brought to the Topo Chico Prison on charges of drug distribution. Officials said during her arrest she had 4 bodyguards, two 45-caliber pistols, 37 doses of cocaine, and marijuana, all of which were reportedly owned by “La Borrega” “

Leticia’s husband, La Borrega, was an leader in Beltran Leyva Cartel who was killed by a group of assassins as he was walking out of a local meat shop. Investigators from the Nuevo León Prosecutor’s Office ambushed and arrested a crew of bodyguards protecting Leticia’s moving trucks, during her transit to a safe house in the municipality of Apodaca.

The murder of Niño Garcia and the anxiety that his family felt are linked to a bloody power war within the Beltran Leyva Cartel that is occurring in Nuevo León.

Intelligence reports indicate that the violent conflict is taking place between two top cartel leaders who are battling for regional control of the luxurious municipality of San Pedro.

The turf war is over the distribution of drugs as well as smuggling territories to the U.S.

The city of San Pedro is one of the most luxurious areas in Mexico. The town is home to wealthy businessmen and employees of the U.S. Consulate.

Niño Garcia was one of two capos who assumed the nickname La Borrega.

According to Breitbart Texas, the murder of Raul Gámez Moreno also known as La Borrega, who was a top leader of a Los Zetas faction called the Cartel Del Noreste.

Nino Garcia execution was tied to an internal conflict within the Beltran Leyva Cartel, while  Gámez Moreno was reportedly killed over a power struggle within the Zetas.

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