As part of the strategy against drug trafficking in Mexico, the Secretary of National Defense (SEDENA) and the Attorney General of the Republic of Mexico (PGR) report that as part of military intelligence works in different states of the Mexican Republic, during the day November 15, 2011, Special Forces of the Mexican Army performed an Airmobile operation arrested Alfredo Narvaez, also known as "El Comandante Aleman" allegedly responsible for criminal activities in the state of San Luis Potosi for the criminal group "Los Zetas."
Officials said Thursday that Aleman Narvaez was arrested at a horse race he organized in the northern state of Zacatecas. He is accused of trafficking marijuana both in Mexico and the United States.
At the time of his capture, a 40 mm caliber grenade launcher, a long weapon, a handgun, chargers and cartridges, six grenades 40 mm caliber, a vehicle and diverse intercommunication devices were found in his possession. Based on declarations of Aleman Narvaez, a man close to "Miguel Angel Trevino Morales," aliases "40" and Ivan Velazquez Caballero Aliases "The Taliban" who is considered the main contributor to "Los Zetas" to maintain direct confrontation with members of the "Gulf Cartel" in San Luis Potosi and Zacatecas providing support at all times to keep the conflict between cartels and prevent the weakening of its structure by this confrontation.
The prisoner was made available to the Office of Special Investigations on Organized Crime pertaining to the Attorney General of the Republic of Mexico (PGR).