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      Zetas member among five arrested for Olmito 8-liner robbery

      An alleged member of the Zetas drug cartel is among five men arrested for the recent robbery of an 8-liner casino in Olmito.

      Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said Monday that alleged Zeta Drug Cartel member Rodolfo Casarez is in custody without bond.

      Lucio said the arrest happened following an aggravated robbery at an 8-liner casino near Olmito on Friday.

      He said four men allegedly went into the business armed with high-powered rifles and made off with $10,000 dollars in cash as well as jewelry belonging to the business and customers.

      Authorities said Casarez is believed to be a former Gulf Cartel member, and is now a Zetas Drug Cartel member. They said he served as a look-out.

      The other men arrested for the crime were Jose Manuel Sanchez Cepeda, Eduardo Perez Melendez, Manuel De Leon Rodriguez and Jose Aberto Fuentes.