Mexican troops arrest Zetas leader "El Cochiloco" in Zacatecas

Teofilo Rocha-Marin // Mexican Army Photo

A Zetas drug cartel leader and his son are behind bars after being arrested by Mexican soldiers south of the border in Zacatecas.

Mexican soldiers arrested Teofilo Rocha-Villalobos and his son Teofilo Rocha-Marin in Guadalupe, Zacatecas on Friday.

Mexico's Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) confirmed the arrests on Monday morning.

SEDENA officials reported that soldiers out on patrol arrested Rocha-Villalobos and his son.

The two men remain in custody where they are facing federal criminal charges.

SEDENA officials reported that Rocha-Villalobos is believed to be the Zetas drug cartel plaza boss for Matamoros, Coahuila.