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

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 |

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

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18 Borderland Beat Comments:

El_Regio said...

El Pitufo? hahah WTF he is a smurf? Man these guys need to work on getting better nicknames they don't sound so tough, although I am sure he is a ruthless SOB.

Anonymous said...

800 thousand pounds of marijuana? Damn! That's about 380 tons. What are they going to do with all that grass!

Ovemex said...

@10:54 am....

Damn! Se me fueron las cabras al monte (seems to happen alot lately, sorry.)

Thanks for the heads up, It's been corrected.

Saludos-

Anonymous said...

Opps, looks like La Flaka rolled on someone.

@ 10:54 AM....Lol, put your glasses on, it said 1800 individual packets of marijuana. Small time plaza dealer, one step up from La Flaka. But hey, spread it around to the good old boys down at the station and it is a good start on Christmas bonuses.

Anonymous said...

Wonder how he sustained that broken arm..hehe.

Anonymous said...

@11:43 AM

Hey! let's put our glasses on together.

Ovemex said...
@10:54 am....

Damn! Se me fueron las cabras al monte (seems to happen alot lately, sorry.)

Thanks for the heads up, It's been corrected.

Saludos-

Anonymous said...

@ 11:43 AM. Sorry, the first time it was posted it said: 800 thousand pounds of marijuana. But the reporter later corrected. Anyway the good thing is that they put these SOB'S away!

Anonymous said...

what i dont get is why are some people posting up saying that los zetas are very strong and big when all i see is zetas being caught.everytime they do a bust its zetas, not just one but alot of them at one time.so how are they even winning according to some people? besides who would want to join a cartel that is always being caught?that wouldn't be a smart choice to join them in my opinion. Anyone with facts that would explain why they are so big?

Anonymous said...

What these IDIOTS were caught with would get them 30yrs in Texas ,bet they will all be out of jail in 6 mos. But this is Mexico not TExas,crime rate shows it.

ajulio said...

Damn they are all just kids. Pinche Zetas will recruit anyone to join their dirty gang. Feel sorry for their parents. For me, I'm happy that there are 13 less zetas off the streets. Too bad for the people who root for the zetas. El regio will probably shed a tear when he reads this one.

ZETAS SUCK BIG ONES!!!

dario said...

@3:50 PM

All they catch is the low level cannon fodder. Zetas replace kids quickly.

Texcoco said...

@ ajulio This is how a Zeta sicario is created: the training lasts about 15 days and they call it La Diestra. They take them with the eyes bandaged to a point unknown in the mountains that surround Xalapa Veracruz. And they prepare them there with physical preparation, they teach them how to use assault rifles and pistols, how to assemble and disassemble a weapon, and teach them how to fight hand-to-hand in only 15 days.

After reading this on MundoNarco I got the feeling the Zetas are in desperate need of sicarios.

Anonymous said...

@ajulio,

Here you are talking smack about Regio because he talked bad about CDG! You are an idiot! Regio hates ALL cartels and has told you that MANY times! Either grow up or shut the "F" up!

They need to kill these scum bags on sight! Arresting them does NOTHING! They will ALL be back on the streets within months! Mexico is its own worst enemy by not exterminating these scum! The ONLY solution for Zetas is DEATH! This foes for ALL scum bag criminal cartels CDG included!

El_Regio said...

I'm in tears! But from rolling on the floor laughing my ass off...

Anonymous said...

ajulio what people who root for the Zeta's? no one roots for the Zeta's dude everyone hates the Zeta's!

Buela said...

READ AN INTERESTING ARTICLE THIS PAST WEEK...THEY HAVE A GOOD ARTICLE ABOUT 4000+ KIDS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR CARTEL CRIMES.
A L L ....A L L.....SAID THEY WERE WITH EITHER ZETAS OR CDG.
Not Zs not CDG
but from both.

also note worthy, only 105 went to trial out of the 4000. Virtual impunity exists, kids know this and have nothing to lose in a world of ni-ni.

this bs of zetas vs cdg is stupid and childish. THERE ARE NO GOOD CARTELS. Zs do more destruction and they are much greater in size... 1 + 1 = 2...

Anonymous said...

All cartels recruit children, CDG and CDS included. I mean try me find one person who looks over 20 in the gente nueva propaganda video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeEF3bpJ93k

Pitufo is not a kid though, he's been a comandante since at least the war in Nuevo Laredo, so by modern standards I guess he's an old-timer. Doesn't mean he's important but he's been around. He even has his own song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIWe1uAl7zc

Anonymous said...

In El Paso County, The Pitufos aré The federal inmates. Dressed in blue, mostly little street criminals who are illegally in the U.S. Comical that this guy looks like his nickname and is wearing blue.

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