Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Milenio article
[ Subject Matter: Organized Crime in Tamaulipas, Rio Bravo
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required]
Among the detained is the right arm of the leader of the criminal group and a blacksmith who fabricated poncho llantas, tyre piercing spikes, they confiscated marijuana, guns, ammunition and stolen gasoline.
Ciudad Victoria: Elements of the Tamaulipas Force detained 21 members of a criminal group that operate in the Town of Rio Bravo.(Otis: the location suggests these maybe people of El 98 of Cartel del Golfo).
Among the detained was the right arm of the leader of the group, who were two participants in an aggression against Federal Police installations.
It follows that those detained had different functions within the criminal group like halcones to was the Federal Forces and State Forces, distribute and sell stolen gasoline, robberies, and halcones to watch the sector where they are located and detained.
The criminal group had a blacksmith who was in charge of fabricating tyre puncturing spikes.
The criminals were identified as, Leonel Landeros Calvo, right arm of the plaza boss, Eduardo Pena Rodriguez, Luis Felipe Marin Guerra, Jose Emmanuel Diaz Saavedra, Sanjuanita Contreras Espinoza, Vanessa Valdez Ruiz, Mirian Zulema Cardenas Quiroz, Anna Karen Cardenas Quiroz, Ruben Adrian Garcia Cardenas and Luis Enrique Campechano.
As well as, Oscar Garcia Potenciano, Abel Cabrera Hernandez, Miguel Angel Martinez Lopez, Alejandro Martinez Leon, Jorge Humberto Contreras, Juan Jose Nunez Garcia, Alejandro Lopez Cortez, Carlos Dorado Mireles, Raul Alberto Longoria Gomez, Oscar Eduardo Silva Gomez and the blacksmith, Osca Leonel Flores Gonzalez.
The detentions were carried out in the interior of a safe house that they had in the Del Carmen Colonia of the frontier town, it was a citizen complaint that gave rise to a series of investigations and patrols on the part of elements of the Tamaulipas Forces.
Also confiscated were 15 bales containing 110 kilos of marijuana, 10 rifles, 3035 cartridges of various calibres, 48 magazines for different weapons, and four containers with 800 litres of stolen gasoline.
As well as, four pick ups, a van modified for the sale of stolen gasoline, six radios, and 90 tyre puncturing spikes and other accessories.
Original article in Spanish at Milenio