Press Secretary for the office of state security, Jorge Domene, said that the killer of accused kidnapper Gabriela Elizabeth Muñiz Tamez, dubbed "La Pelirroja", was arrested last week during an operation conducted by elements of the federal police in Colonia Bosques del Contry, in Guadalupe. In the initial article, it was overlooked that this was Yair Pérez López. On the 31rst of December, "La Pelirroja" was hung from a bridge in Colonia Mitras Norte. She had the name "Yair" written in black marker across her back. The circumstances behind her killing have been a source of great controversy, it is alleged that members of a rival cartel broke her out of a prisoner transport only to murder her a few hours later. It is suspected she was simply handed over.
On a side note, there are many theories about why she was killed, some say it was because she was romantically involved with a well known sicario, another rumor said that she was guilty of abducting friends of her fathers for ransom money, and this a settling of accounts. The case also gathered a lot of attention because her death was predicted on several Narco message boards and on banners that were found before her death. The name 'Yair' has been the subject of debate on Borderland Beat.
Federal Police have brought down a cell of 15 presumed criminal, one of them a minor, and have uncovered a large cache of weapons, ammunition and stolen vehicles. The events leading up to the massive arrest were innitiated near kilometer marker 32 along the Monterrey-Reynosa highway.
It was here that federal officers detained Roberto Pérez Mallorga, alias El Mallorga, age 38, who was driving a truck loaded with 10 large caliber rifles, ammunition, and radio-communication equiptment. Pérez Mallorga confessed that the arms were headed to a criminal cell operating in Guadalupe.
Acting on the information of the suspects whereabouts, an operation began that culminated with the arrest of the entire cell around 11:00 pm last Friday, at a house in colonia Bosques del Contry. The police had set up several roadblocks along neighboring streets before the arrests.
“Once they were alerted to the presence of the authorites, (the gumen) attempted to confront them, but they were quickly apprehended and found to be in possession of a large cache of weapons." In two security houses there was a total of 658 ammunition clips of different caliber, 9 AK-47's, two .308, an AR-15 and one 9mm handgun.
|One of the Security Houses|
Among those detained was Yair Pérez López, alias El Chicano, 36 yeays of age; Olga Lidia Rodríguez Guerra, alias Lidia, 39; Juan Pablo Guerrero Ibarra, alias La Sirvienta, 21; José Roberto López Noriega, alias El López, 21; Mario Pérez Alvarado, alias El Mario, 26; David Castañeda Carrasco, alias El Davis, 22; and Rubén Dagoberto Padrón Guevara, alias El Dago, 23.
Also arrested was Jesús Alejandro Sánchez Link, alias Chuy, 20; Héctor Roberto Saldaña Serrato, alias El Flaco, 22; Fernando Argueta Salguero, alias El Oaxaca, 21; Enrique Martínez Puentes, alias El Quique, 25; Manuel Alejandro Treviño Padilla, alias El Alex, 20; y Marcos Ernesto Becerra Marrón, alias Marco, 36.
A minor who was identified as Luis José ‘N’, alias El Julio, age 15 was among the 14 people arrested and the weapons seized.
|All 15 who were arrested, except for the minor.|
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