We had been following an incident that happened last Thursday in Cadereyta, Nuevo León where the Mexican military had received an anonymous tip that several sicarios had been seen travelling in two vehicles, both Mazdas. The sequence of events reported was that when the sicarios were surprised by the military, they opened fire, which generated a gunfight between the sicarios and military at a ranch in the region.
The military managed to kill three of the sicarios, while two others managed to escape. The military secured three AK-47 style long guns, a shotgun, ammunition and magazines.
There have been preliminary reports that one of the sicarios killed was no other than El Loko. He was described as heavy set, about 200 pounds and was wearing a green shirt and Bermuda shorts. The military believes that it might be El Loko and the Attorney General's Office did confirm that the man killed was in fact El Loko.
The military had intitially suspected the man to be El Loko based on the fact that his name was written on the sun visor and the trunk of one of the vehicles. On the walls of the ranch military observed the letter "Z" written in yellow paint. The military believe that the ranch was used by the sicarios as a safe house.
El Loko is plaza boss in Allende and Cadereyta for Los Zetas. He is known to be a brutally violent sicario that has participated or has been linked to some gruesome executions.
One of the executions he was responsible for was the dismemberment of two half sisters; one was Katia Cavazos Castillo, 24 years of age and niece of the State Secretary of Social Development and former Mayor of Allende, Aurora Juana Cavazos. The other female, Kendy Cavazos Caballero, was also niece of the politician. On Agust 3, 2011 14 municipal police officers had been detained and six of them admitted turning over the girls to El Loko and said they were on his payroll.