Five Zetas were arrested and a small weapons cache was seized earlier this week in San Fernando, Tamps., some 80 miles south of Brownsville, Mexican authorities announced.
A police convoy conducting routine patrols spotted a suspicious green Chevrolet Malibu with no license plates, according to information released by Mexico’s Federal Police. Authorities stopped the vehicle and — after a search revealed weapons and military-type uniforms — arrested its occupants.
The five were identified as:
>> Ricardo “El Miky” Villanueva Lumbrera, 26
>> Manuel Israel “El San Jose” Calletano Olivares, 25
>> Jose “El Dakota” de Leon Robles, 22
>> Maria Guadalupe “La Negra” Alejandro Garza, 19
>> Martin Alfonso “El Sarten” Rosas Fonseca, 18
Once the suspects were taken into custody, authorities confirmed with the PFP Intelligence Center that they were members of the Zetas.
Inside the vehicle, authorities found an AR-15 assault rifle, an Uzi submachine gun, a .38-caliber pistol, ammunition rounds and magazines of different calibers, one bulletproof vest, and several types of military and tactical uniforms.
The suspects were turned over to Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office in Matamoros for further investigation and prosecution.
SSP (Secretary of Public Safety)Report