Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Five Zetas Arrested for Marines’ Kidnapping in Mexico

Thursday, August 18, 2011 |

 EFE

Photo: Cuartoscuro

Five people were arrested in connection with the kidnappings of four marines in the eastern state of Veracruz and some of the men’s personal belongings were found in a building, the Mexican Navy Secretariat said Thursday.

Crescencio Gonzalez, 27, Samuel Sanchez, 18, Eduardo Gomez, 27, Efrain Fabian, 18, and a minor were arrested and later handed over to state prosecutors.

Two of the suspects were arrested in the building, located in the Dos Caminos section of the port city of Veracruz, and the others were found around the property, the secretariat said.

Investigators are continuing to gather evidence in an effort to determine the marines’ whereabouts and trying to find out whether the four bodies discovered buried on the edge of the road that links the town of Cardel to Mexico City are theirs, the secretariat said.

“Some sites where the bodies of the missing persons could be” buried have been identified by investigators, but there is no “certainty with respect to the deaths or not of the marines,” federal security spokesman Alejandro Poire said.

The first kidnappings occurred on Aug. 1, when three marine officers receiving “professional training” were reported missing, the secretariat said.

The three officers were abducted by unidentified individuals while driving in a private vehicle.

An Heroica Escuela Naval Militar cadet disappeared on Aug. 8 while on his day off and has not been heard from since.



Additional links to story:

La Marina denuncia la desaparición de cuatro agentes en Veracruz

Bodies found in Mexico might be kidnapped marines

“Zetas”, los cinco detenidos por secuestro y posible asesinato de marinos

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6 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Texcoco Mex said.

That is some real nice work. I don't know what it is but I have seen Mexico doing more arrest now.

Anonymous said...

Well, El Chapo is stomping in another ant bed and soon he will run and leave it to the Mexican Military to clean up his mess. I am to the point that I would like to see the Zetas mount another offensive like the one in Nuevo Laredo when the Zetas kicked his as back to Sinaloa. That guy has through his ego and help from Calderon ruined a beautiful country. I am ready for the allies to mount an offensive in Sinaloa that will be a blood bath like Chihuahua and all the other states has suffered. It's time and it is coming. He reminds me of a dog pissing to mark his territory and expects the other dogs to stay away because it stinks.

Anonymous said...

9:17 PM
Its time for the enemies of the Sinaloa Cartel to take the war to Sinaloa's state. For the fuckers that are starting most of the wars that are going on. Its time for them to start getting a litte taste of it, been to quiet out there. You read of a killing here and there but nothing like is going on in other states.

Anonymous said...

9:17,9:39 watch all kinds of people get hurt about you saying that and they're not even from sinaloa!

Anonymous said...

10:31 PM..Because I said that, people are going to get hurt? LOL, my words are not that powerful I don't think. But if they are, let me try this.

"Stop the cartel wars, negotiate peace, delegate territory, stop extortion and kidnapping, and go back to dealing drugs, please."

Maybe they will listen to that.

'L 'B said...

they should have turned their dead bodys over to the morgue

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