Gulf Cartel plaza boss among arrested in Miguel Aleman
Mon, 10 Oct 2011 22:12:26 GMT —
A Gulf Cartel plaza boss is among 36 people arrested in a series of operations by Mexican authorities in Miguel Aleman and Reynosa.
The Mexican Navy (SEMAR) confirmed the arrest of Ricardo Salazar-Pequeo on Monday morning.
SEMAR officials identified Salazar-Pequeo as the Gulf Cartel's boss for Miguel Aleman, a border town across the Rio Grande from Roma, Texas.
Authorities said a series of operations started off on Wednesday, October 5th and ended with 11 gunmen being killed and the arrests of Salazar-Pequeo and 35 others.
SEMAR officials the first raids took place in the Colonias Villas del Roble, Las Haciendas y Chapultepec of Reynosa where marines arrested:
Vctor Jimnez Ramos (a) Marrano Mario E. Segura Castillo Jorge A. Gmez Gmez, Ernesto Vargas Bonilla (a) Neto Gabriela Gmez Robles (a) Gaby Antonio Estrada Juan Lozano Vanegaz (a) Bombn
Investigators said the first two suspects were involved with street-level drug dealing while the next three were Gulf Cartel members and the other two were scouts.
Marines seized a combined 401 packets with more than 4 metric tons of marijuana in the Poblado Arturo Flores and Poblado Arg 1/4elles.
SEMAR officials reported that one gun battle win the Colonia Lindavista of Miguel Aleman ended with one gunmen being killed and seven arrested:
Ivn Antonio Medelln Daz, (a) El Flaco Luis Fernando Morales Lpez Fredy Emilio Cano Carranza Arturo Daz Rodrguez Armando Elas Garca Vctor Alvarado Bolbito Erick Omar Gonzlez Garca
Another gun battle in the Fraccionamiento San German ended with 10 gunmen killed and Salazar-Pequeo and 21 other people being arrested:
David Federico Vigil Jess Mata Paz Genaro Herrera Gonzlez Genaro Martnez Prez Melvin Josu Vzquez Jos Alberto Ros Villanueva Miguel ngel Paz Escalante Alfredo Ortiz Ros Jorge Rodolfo Flix Ocaa Juan Manuel Dimas Acevedo Fredy Yabani Gonzlez Mndez Osualo Zavala Vargas Luis Slberto Chi Nic Gerardo Daniel vila Ruiz Israel Piedra Jimnez Irvin Emanuel Compaen Guevara Jorge Luis Ruiz Ovalle Javier Alexis Gamez Silva Milton Roberto Nio Mndez Jos Manuel Matcher Chi Nic Csar Salvador Martnez Pimentel. Ricardo Salazar Pequeo
Authorities seized 65 assault rifles, grenades, grenade launchers, ammunition and other heavy artillery items in all the operations.