Captured Regional Boss for Los Zetas - Alleged Mastermind of Slaying 72 Migrants
|Salvador Alfonso Martinez Escobedo "Comandante Ardilla"|
|Relatives of "Tamps. 72" at funeral|
NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico - An alleged regional leader of the Zetas cartel that is linked to the slaughter of 72 Central American migrants that occurred in 2010 was captured in the city of Nuevo Laredo, on the U.S. border, a source said Saturday the prosecution.
|Abandoned farm where Zetas dragged kidnapped migrant workers|
|72 Migrants Killed and Discarded by Los Zetas San Fernando, Tamaulipas 2010|
After a series of shootouts between soldiers and gunmen that occurred on Saturday, they arrested a man identified as Salvador Alfonso Martinez Escobedo, aka "Comandante Ardilla." Sourced from the Tamaulipas state prosecutor's office (northeast), who asked not to be identified, said Martinez Escobedo was arrested in a residential area of Nuevo Laredo,
Martinez Escobedo, identified as head of a cell of Los Zetas in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Attorney General offered a reward of 15 million pesos (1.15 million dollars) for his capture.
|"Ardilla" - the mastermind of massacre of "Tamps. 72"|
The suspect is identified as one of those who planned the slaughter of 72 migrants found in San Fernando, Tamaulipas. They were mostly Central Americans from Ecuador and Brazil, who were traveling through Mexico for jobs in the United States, August 2010. Los Zetas is considered one of the most powerful and bloodthirsty cartels operating in Mexico.
|Lone Survivor of Brutality, Luis Fredy Lala Pomavilla|
A badly beaten Luis Fredy Lala Pomavilla of Ecuador stumbled into a checkpoint and led marines to a gruesome scene strewn with the bodies of 72 fellow migrant travelers, some piled on top of each other, about 100 miles from the border, the U.S. border. 58 men and 14 women were killed.
|Kidnapped from buses - 72 migrants in Tamaulipas by Los Zetas|
|Dead migrants San Fernando, Tamaulipas 2010|
|"Tamps. 72" Killed for refusing to join Los Zetas|
|Abraham Barrios Caporal, alias “El Comandante Erasmo” gave up "Ardilla"|
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