Monterrey - Jorge Domene, spokesman for security in Nuevo Leon, said that elements of the State Investigation Agency (AEI) detained in Monterrey Juan Pablo Vazquez Garza, El Almoloyita, 20, who is linked to 79 murders.
"He confessed to his direct involvement in 45 murders and is related to 34 more in other investigations," the official said at a press conference
Vasquez Garza was arrested along with Marcela Ortiz Sanchez who is 25 years old.
Both youths were captured as they rode in a van down B. Mitre Street in the colonia Artíclo 27 Constitucional
In the vehicle were found 35 bags of marijuana, 12 mobile phones and 260 pesos, the official said.
He added that the alleged serial killer is a member of a criminal group operating in Tamaulipas and lives in the Valle de Santa Lucía neighboring area. At first he confessed to being involved in 79 murders, including five people in a neighborhood events/meeting room last year as well as the killing of two Transito agents, one from Monterrey and another Escobedo.
According to the State Attorney, Vazquez Garza is also responsible for the murder of two men in the San Bernabé and a table dancer dancer who was abducted in Progreso.
Furthermore, the accused gave information on other members of the criminal organization, already wanted by the state police and the attorney.
The two detainees were taken to the arraignment house to be further investigated for thirty days while the states attorney fully expects to procure a case and conviction against him.An unnamed Mexican official told CNN that Vasquez belonged to the powerful Gulf Cartel, which has been waging a deadly turf war against the rival Zetas cartel.
Mexico has suffered from a wave of drug-related violence, with about 1,000 people a month dying in gangland killings. About 80,000 people have died since 2007 in cartel violence.
Monterrey, the capital of the crime-ravaged state of Nuevo Leon, has recorded 223 homicides so far this year.
In the municipality of Tres Valles, Veracruz, gunmen finalized Daniel Villagomez, former 13-year commander of the municipal police in the parking lot of an elementary school, where he left his son.
According to initial investigations, the child of Lino Daniel Villagomez, 13, was shot twice in the chest, and was admitted to the Regional Hospital, where he was reported in serious condition.
In Acapulco, five homicides were reported in 12 hours, including three in the Emiliano Zapata neighborhood, where the victims were between 25 and 30 years old.
While on Chirimoyas Street in Jardin Palmas, the driver of a city bus was assassinated. In Lomas Verdes a murder was reported of an employee at a body and paint shop.
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