Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article
[ Subject Matter: Los Zetas, Reynosa
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Reporter: Proceso Redaction
Elements of the Group for Coordination in Tamaulipas detained 41 members of two criminal groups, among them two ex-military from El Salvador.
The central Americans Luis Antonio Funes and Jose Miguel Angel Galvez accepted that they work as Sicarios for a group of organized criminals that operate in Reynosa, and receive pay equivalent to 15 thousand pesos.
In a communication, the GCT said that the detentions of the two ex-military and another 39 people derived from an operation carried out on the 21st of July in the central, frontier and coastal regions of the State.
The State Department said that in the central region of the State, personnel of SEDENA, the Federal Police, and the Tamaulipas Force detained 8 people in 3 distinct operations, four of whom formed part of a band of kidnappers and extortioners that operate in the Towns of San Carlos, Padilla and Victoria.
In all, in the frontier region the Federal Police captured Gloria Leticia Lopez Morales and the two ex-military salvadorians. The detention of the 3 subjects was effected on the Playa General Lauro Villar - Tijuana highway, on the Palo Blanco tollbooth section.
The woman said that her function was to recruit criminal foreigners, meanwhile the ex-military men indicated that they work as Sicarios and received pay equivalent to 15,000 pesos.
In Reynosa, 13 people who were arrested carrying firearms and radios were apprehended in the fraccionamiento San Valentin, meanwhile in the Lomas Real Colonia, four men were arrested while trying to install cctv cameras to replace those recently removed in Reynosa by Security forces.
For the last Op, in the coastal region achieved the detained of 13 criminals among them 5 kidnappers.
In addition to these 41 detentions carried out on the 21st of July, the Group for Coordination in Tamaulipas, decommissioned 5 narco training camps, three of those in Nuevo Laredo and two more in Aldama.
Also he added that from January to August this year, 9 training camps had been decommissioned, 3 from Nuevo Laredo, 4 in Aldama, one in Nuevo Guerrero and one more in Ciudad Victoria.
Original article in Spanish at Proceso