Sunday, September 18, 2011
Police detain 7 members of the Gulf Cartel in Jalisco
State police announced the arrest of 7 alleged members of the Gulf Cartel in San Cristóbal de la Barranca, Jalisco.
The arrest took place last weekend, when on routine patrol, State police intercepted a 2011 Honda CRV and a 2009 Toyota RAV with heavily armed men. Both vehicles had been reported as stolen.
The men, who did not resist arrest, have been identified as: Luis Alberto Anestoso Domínguez, 21, Javier Lara León, Rodolfo Lizardi Vázquez and Eduardo Jacobo Mariano, originally from Veracruz, Carlos Vázquez Pérez, from Chiapas, and Juan Carlos Caal Tzalam and Martín Caal Chu, from Guatemala.
During the arrest police seized six AK-47, one 12 gauge shotgun, one .45 caliber pistol, four fragmentation grenades, almost 1700 cartridges, two bulletproof vests, radio communications equipment, 5 camouflage CDG jackets, and two vehicles.
According to at least one of the arrested, their job was to keep the Zetas from entering "la plaza", Zacatecas.
Last June state police announced the finding of a Zeta training camp in San Cristobal de la Barranca. The discovery led to a confrontation which resulted in the death of 6 Zetas and the arrest of 10.
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