In Pachuca, Hidalgo, members of the Federal Police arrested Cirilo González Pérez, alias "El Puchini" who is considered the head of assassins of Los Zetas in the states of Guanajuato, San Luis Potosi and Veracruz, where he was responsible for abductions, extortion and drug distribution.
Investigations by members of the Intelligence Division of the Federal Police led to the implementation of an inter-operation with staff of the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA) and the Center for Investigation and National Security (CISEN) without a shot being fired.
Cirilo Pérez González 41 years old who within the criminal organization is known by the code name "Zeta 37" and "El Puchini". He left the army in 1994 and subsequently worked directly with Zetas leaders, Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano and Miguel Angel Trevino Morales.
He was appointed head of several cells operating in Guanajuato, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas and Veracruz. In the latter state, the detainee formed a group of gunmen who managed to eliminate opposing groups to expand its presence mainly in the municipalities of Coatzintla, Papantla and Tihuatlán.
During the investigation it was discovered that the suspect honored each anniversary of the death of Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano,by organizing religious memorials, gatherings and published obituaries in memory, using the pseudonym, "El perrito de Evelio”. Although the effort was widely reported, until now the identity of Perrito de Evelio was unknown.
During the arrest, federal agents secured an assault rifle, a handgun, two magazines, cartridges, a car, León modelo 2015, and white powder in an excess of 10 kilograms, (22 lbs) with the characteristics of cocaine.
Based on the information provided by investigators, it is probably safe to assume Z37 was also the author of a Lazcano memorial flyer left in his strong hold of Poza Rica. In October it appeared at a church, in the municipality, and along with the usual praise for Lazcano, came words of disgust and outrage.
In part the flyer reads:
“If you were alive, you would die of sadness, to see what has happened to the group you formed.
These rats have denigrated the group, from those who know what significance it means to be a Zeta.
But I am alive and free to continue your legacy and eliminate this trash.
I miss you friend and boss”
In marking the third anniversary of his death, Lazca and his mother Amelia were honored at a church ceremony in his birthplace in the El Tozontle neighborhood of Pachuca, Hidalgo, to mark the anniversary of his death. Some 250 local residents turned up to hear a priest give mass, quoting the psalms during prayers for the souls of the deceased.