[ Subject Matter: Oscar Leon Mendoza Cepeda "El Viejon", Cartel del Golfo
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Reporter: Proceso Redaction
Oscar Leon Mendoza Cepeda, member of the Cartel del Golfo who operates in the centre of Tamaulipas state, was detained by Police in Ciudad Victoria.
The subject known as "El Viejon", 55 years old, was captured together with Brigida Laurentina Guerrero Aguilar in a populous sector of the Tamaulipan Capital, informed a communication from the Coordination Group for Tamaulipas.
Mendoza Cepeda was captured with 14 weapons, 20 wraps of drugs, a vehicle, magazines for weapons, bottles of whisky and cell phones.
At the moment of his detention, some people attempted to bribe the State Police, offering 10,000 pesos to set him free.
The authorities confiscated the following:
- 7 rifles with 2500 rounds of ammunition
- 7 pistols of different calibre's
- 58 magazines
- 20 wraps of cocaine
- 35 cell phone, 16 of which were new
- 11 bottles of whisky (large)
- 45 bottles of whisky (small)
- 2 copied uniforms
- 4 tactical jackets and a tactical helmet
- a sedan automobile
Mendoza Cepeda and Guerrero Aguilar were put at the disposition of the Federal Public Ministry together with the weapons, ammunition and other evidence.
Original article in Spanish at Proceso