Thursday, July 14, 2011
Zetas lose large scale indoor marijuana grow
A large scale state of the art, climate controlled marijuana grow operation located in the center of Saltillo, Coahuila was raided by Federal authorities this past Sunday, July 10.
The bust was the result of an ongoing investigation by Mexico's organized crime task force, SIEDO, which is coombing the state for similar installations. The location raided in Saltillo was reportedly the property of Los Zetas.
Two men inside the building at the time of the raid, Arturo Diaz Mejia and Ruben "el Billy" Martinez, were arrested and transferred to SIEDO headquarters in Mexico City.
Unconfirmed reports state that the grenade attack on a PRI party facility in Saltillo that occurred late Monday night was linked to the Federal raid. Sources say that the attack was a warning from Los Zetas to PRI Governor-elect Ruben Moreira, reminding him to "play ball" and spoil any further actions against the criminal organization.