Eduardo Ramirez Valencia, alias “El Profe” was detained on Wednesday along with an accomplice in the state of Hidalgo, who allegedly handled drug smuggling operations from Panama and the Dominican Republic into the US.
Ramirez Valencia was detained with an accomplice Wednesday in Hidalgo state in an operation that fractured a major route for transporting drugs from those two countries to the US. It is said that Ramirez collaborated closely with Heriberto Lazcano, leader of the infamous Los Zetas cartel. Officials hope to further investigate the group and learn the routes that the group used to smuggle narcotics into the US, further crippling the cartel.
Ramirez is said to have been the one responsible for providing security for Heriberto Lazcano whenever he visited Hidalgo, his operating point.