Hugo César Román Chavarría, a Zetas operator was arrested in Culiacán.
Some publications are referring to this as a "Zetas leader" being captured, and that he "controls both the state of Coahuila and Nuevo Leon".
More accurately stated, is he is an independent operator, who works in collaboration with Los Zetas and operates in Nuevo Leon.
According to the newsletter issued by the naval command, the arrest of Román Chavarria took place when elements of the Navy of Mexico conducted a ground patrol near the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa.
They inspected the vehicle he was traveling in, he was accompanied by three other people who were identified as being; Erick Mauricio Rodríguez Mena, Rita Aidé Imperial Trevino and Veronica Jasmine Reyes Rivero.
In the vehicle soldiers found a handgun, a magazine for the firearm and seven rounds of ammunition, as well as about 1.4 kilograms of suspected drug known as meth.
As the result of investigations conducted to date by staff of the Attorney General's Office (PGR), it was determined that Hugo Cesar Román Chavarria served as independent operator and maintained a close relationship with Daniel Menera Sierra , who was secured in March by Federal Forces in the municipality of San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon.
At a press conference, authorities explained it was during the monitoring of Omar Treviño alias Z42, that led to the arrest Menera Sierra and 3 others.
Menera Sierra was considered regional head for Los Zetas and operated out Piedras Coahuila.