Fernando Adame Monsiváis, 37 years old, was arrested in Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León on Thursday, December 4. He was driving on the Monterrey-Nuevo Laredo highway in a Silverado pickup that had been stolen in Guadalupe and was stopped at the 115 km mark. Police officers that inspected his vehicle found a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) launcher (although no actual grenades were with it), two AK-47 assault rifles, 26 ammunition clips, 800 rounds of ammunition of different calibers, tactical equipment, and five bags of drugs that he was transporting to Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.
Fernado was once a police officer in the state of Durango but was eventually dismissed. Thereafter, he moved to Michoacán, where he worked for a criminal organization, the name of which reports of his arrest does not mention. The Nuevo León state prosecutor's office reported that he had worked for a criminal organization near the border for a month and a half and suspect he was involved in the killing of General Ricardo Niño and his wife Flora Pineda on November 1. While the majority of reports did not specify the organization he currently works for, La Jornada does claim he is a member of Los Zetas which is extremely likely to be correct.