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Mexican Marines Seizes Ton of Cocaine

Thursday, May 26, 2011 |


Marines seized more than a ton of cocaine and arrested six suspected cartel members in the northern state of Coahuila, Mexico’s navy department said Wednesday.

The confiscated drugs have an estimated market value of $19 million and the men in custody are thought to be members of the Los Zetas cartel, according to an official statement.

Intelligence data laid the basis for Tuesday’s “special” operation targeting a ranch about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the city of Monclova, a navy department spokesman told Efe.

Besides the cocaine, marines seized five rifles, a grenade-launcher, munitions and an armored vehicle from the six suspects found at the scene.

The marines also came across what appeared to be a Los Zetas “rest house” filled with “personal effects, documents and valuable information” regarding the location of the cartel’s leaders, the navy department said.

The troops subsequently discovered another house that was being used to store cars, luxury SUVs, armament and communications gear, as well as workshops for armor-plating vehicles.

Founded by deserters from an elite Mexican special forces unit, Los Zetas has earned a reputation as perhaps the most brutal of Mexico’s drug cartels.

Source: EFE

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20 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Bravo..a loss like that stings for the Zetas but there's more work to do.

Anonymous said...

19 million?...wow someones gonna be piiiiiiissed.

Anonymous said...

Congrads GOOD JOB!! The Z outfit needs grief,along with all the others.

Anonymous said...

Somebody has the intel gathering process down pat. Bravo for them, and hopefully seizures like this will increase throughout Mexico.

Anonymous said...

I need to se pictures of the vehicle and of the people because i was kidnaped by the z by that location if you could put pictures so i can comfirmed the capture of my kidnapers

tank you

'lito'brito said...

...good work... the fukn Z needs to suffer more hits like this

Anonymous said...

Coahuila Governor Humberto Moreira sure is going to be troubled over this, we sure can expect much more violence over this loss.

Anonymous said...

Texcoco Mex said.

This is exactly the type of thing I like to read.

Anonymous said...

Ouuuuuuch!!!!

Anonymous said...

sure would be nice to have 3 or 4 of those bails to build a nice retirement plan, huh?

Anonymous said...

They need to waterboard interogate the captured zetas.

Anonymous said...

someone is going to pissed and lots of people or going to die over this

Anonymous said...

ahahahah eso les pasa por idiotas puro cartel del golfo mamasitas

Anonymous said...

sorry to disappoint anyone but for this one ton they got the zetas got across 19 others.

Anonymous said...

So who ends up with ownership of the Ton, CDG? That is my guess. Why waste 19 million? Share the wealth at the cost of the Zetas! It has always been that way. The photographs are over, now they will get down to distributing their new treasure. It has always been this way. Later they will burn a Ton of flower guarded by 40 soldiers.

Anonymous said...

Good

Layla2 said...

Hope they use this newfound evidence swiftly. Ha! Getting better though. Gotta break them at the bank. Confiscate the weapons and other armory.

Bones said...

Waterboard? Hah thats fake torture. Im sure mexico uses the real stuff

Anonymous said...

My guess is this:
http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2011/05/mexican-marines-capture-comandante-7.html

Had something to do with the seizure.

Anonymous said...

i didnt know mexico had marines i though marina meant navy???

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