Valley Freedom Newspapers/The Monitor
A police commander and eight police officers from Sabinas Hidalgo in the state of Nuevo Leon have been detained. They are suspected of being informants for the Zetas and tied to the July 1 murder of two federal police.
Mexico’s Secretariat of Public Safety announced the July 5 detentions Thursday.
The commander was identified as Ricardo Francisco Monsiváis Tovar, 25.
The police officers were identified as Gerardo Isaías Quiroz Sosa, alias “Tercero Quiroz,” 28; José Castulito Granados Salazar, alias “Castulito,” 30; Roque Antonio Buentello López, alias “Roca,” 25; Juan René Alemán Camacho, 38; Carlos Adrián Medina Cantú, 29; Daniel López Ábrego, 22; Heraclio Ruiz Treviño, 25; and Juan Antonio Sánchez García, 39.
The suspects are believed to be tied to the killing of two federal police officers July 1 in Sabinas Hidalgo in that they notified the Zetas of their presence.
The operation also resulted in the detention of José Guadalupe Bautista Medina, 26, and José Luis González Guardián, alias “El Wicho,” 45.
The Secretariat of Public Safety said that according to law enforcement in the United States, González Guardián is suspected of trafficking drugs into Texas.
The operation also led to the seizure of a police patrol vehicle from Sabinas Hidalgo, a Cadillac Escalade, a Ford pickup, three pistols, 160 rounds of ammunition, 100 plastic bags with a leafy substance believed to be marijuana, four mobile telephone systems and five radio communication systems.