The most wanted narcos continue toppling
Moments ago Mexican National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido García announced that the highest ranking member of the Los Zetas drug cartel in Ciudad Victoria, capital of the border state of Tamaulipas, was taken into custody by military units on Saturday (May 17).
Juan Fernando Álvarez Cortez, alias "El Ferrari," was arrested by Mexican marines.
It was the third major anti-cartel operation by president Enrique Peña Nieto's PRI administration in less than a week. The government rolled out its new security plan for the violent state on May 13. Bleeding Tamaulipas.
Mexico announces capture of another top Zeta.
On Saturday the government announced that Federal Police had captured the leader of Los Rojos, a violent drug producing and trafficking organization in Guerrero state, on Mexico's Pacific coast. Officials claim he is responsible for the murder of eight federal agents in December 2008. Mexico takes down Guerrero crime boss.
Officials said today that El Ferrari's capture stemmed from the same intelligence they had relied on in tracking down Z-16 four days ago.
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