Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mexico Navy arrests "El Pitufo" and 12 other Zetas in Veracruz

Officers of the Secretary of the Navy of Mexico captured 13 members of the criminal organization Los Zetas in the state of Veracruz. One of the suspects was identified as Hector Tejeda Vazquez, aka El Pitufo (The Smurf), who is under investigation in the murder of a marine whose body, was found in Playa de Vaca.

Authorities report they received an anonymous tip alerting them to an armed group in the town of San Julian, Veracruz. Quickly elements of the Mexico Navy conducted ground patrols and caught the offenders. The gunmen were cornered, gave little resistance and were captured. They also managed to secure several guns, gun cartridges, a grenade launcher, 25 grenades, 24 computers, 1800 individual packs of marijuana, 1000 of cocaine, and 2000 of crack, among other things.

The 13 subjects admitted that they belonged to the Zetas and have participated in numerous crimes. They were moved to the facilities of the Office of Special Investigations on Organized Crime in Mexico City.

Links:

Capturan a célula liderada por "el Pitufo"

Capturan a 'El Pitufo' junto con 12 zetas en Veracruz

Marina captura en Veracruz a 13 zetas




Translated from El Blog Del Narco by Hispanically Speaking News