Monday, February 28, 2011
Mexican Navy Presents "El Toto", Zeta boss linked to death of U.S. agent
Monday morning, the Secretariat of the Mexican Navy (Semar) formally presented Sergio Antonio Mora Cortés, alias 'Toto', leader of Los Zetas in San Luis Potosi and the boss of 'El Piolin, who is allegedly responsible for an attack on two U.S. agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, one of whom died.
'Toto', who was arrested Sunday morning in Coahuila, has also been accused of the February 3, 2011 killing of the Public Safety Protection and Nuevo Laredo, General Manuel Farfan Carriola, and three others, as well as the escape of more than 150 Nuevo Laredo prisoners last December .
Together with Mora Cortes were arrested five suspected Zetas members, including a Honduran citizen. Six grenades were seized as well as 15 thousand dollars in cash and several vehicles.
At a press conference, Semar spokesmen, José Luis Vergara Ibarra identified Mora Cortes as the leader of Los Zetas in San Luis Potosi, and confirmed that he was the boss of Julian Zapata Espinoza, alias 'El Piolin'
'Toto' is said to also have direct links to Miguel Angel Treviño," Z-40", one of the top leaders of Los Zetas.
Vergara said the detention of 'Toto' and his accomplices took place in a hotel in the city of Saltillo, Coahuila, following intelligence from U.S. and Mexican authorities.
On Sunday, Federal Police arrested Luis Miguel Rojo Ocejo, "El Oso Rojo". 27 year old Rojo Ocejo is accused of managing the financial operations of Los Zetas in San Luis Potosi.
Sources: Grupo Reforma, Milenio, Univision, You Tube