Confirmed today is the arrest of Enrique Puga Cortéz
"Staff of the Secretariat of National Defense and Ministry of the Navy detained two criminals, including one identified as one of the main Tamaulipas leaders of the Zetas criminal group operating in various municipalities in the central part of the state," said an official statement .
Puga Cortéz, known by the monikers El Puga, and Comandante Varo, was captured yesterday at 6:31 hours in the town of El Mante in an operation during which there were no shots fired.
Puga Cortéz was armed with a .45 pistol. He was responsible for directing the criminal activities of Los Zetas in the municipalities of El Mante, Xicoténcatl, Antiguo Morelos, Nuevo Morelos, Ocampo, Gómez Farías and Tula.
In another incident, members of the Secretariat of National Defense on Saturday arrested Apolinar Cuevas, known as El Camarón and identified as a suspected kidnapper, and extortionist, is a member of the same Zetas group headed Puga Cortez
The arrest was made after an operation implemented in the municipality of El Mante by military personnel, also without firing a shot.
Puga Cortez and Cuevas are responsible for the disappearance of hundreds of people in the central region.