Translated for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article by Otis B Fly-Wheel
Federal forces detained in three operations in Nuevo Leon, two leaders of Los Zetas, one of them a Municipal Policeman from Monclova, they operate in drug trafficking in Coahuila, informed today the Secretary of the Government (SEGOB).
In these actions, carried out on 16th of March in the Nuevo Leon Municipalities of Monterrey and Escobedo, elements of the Marines and Semar took down two men and women of the same criminal group, See Link.
The detained are Artemio Olvera Garza, 40 years of age, and his financial operator Severo Gonzalez Lunas. Olvera Garza was a Municipal Policeman in Monclova, Coahuila, and led a Zeta cell in that Municipality as well as those of Cuatro Cienegas, Castanos, San Buena Ventura, Escobedo and Abasolo.
With him was captured Cristian Arias Valencia, 21 years of age, also a Municipal Policeman said the statement of the Federal Agency.
According to SEGOB, Olvera Garza worked at the side of Daniel Menera Sierra, another leader of the same band of criminals detained in San Pedro this past weekend.
The captures were made by Federal Forces headed by the Marines, in a joint investigation with the Secretary for the National Defence (SEDENA), SEIDO , the PGR and the Centre of Investigation and National Security (Cisen). Otis: looks like combined Mexican forces might actually be getting their shit together.
During these actions, were found four rifles and five handguns, magazine and ammunition, 40 wraps and four bags of Marijuana, 2000 wraps and 200 grams of Cocaine, and four vehicles.
The detained were put at the disposition of SEIDO.
The capture of the named criminals has incremented in Nuevo Leon since this past 4th of March, when in the Municipality of San Pedro Oscar Omar Trevino Morales " Z-42" was detained, the alleged overall leader of Los Zetas.
Original article in Spanish at Proceso
Otis: these new arrests with those detailed today by my BB Colleague Lucio in Falcon Lake, Texas, bring a tally of 15 Zetas of some note captured since the arrest of Z 42 and his financial operator.