[ Subject Matter: "El Cochi" or "El Commandante 9", Beltran Leyva Organization]
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Reporter: Zeta Redaction
Elements of the Marines, detained this weekend a subject identified as "El Cochi" or "El Commandante 9", alleged leader of the Beltran Leyva Cartel in Nuevo Leon.
The authorities allege he is responsible for assassinations, extortion's and narco trafficking in the State of Nuevo Leon. The Marines detained him in the town of San Pedro during an operation carried out in the Santa Engracia Colonia. (Otis: this is on the outskirts of Monterrey).
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Together with "El Cochi", another seven people were captured and all were transferred to SEIDO of the PGR to make their statements and to wait in the next few hours to hear their judicial situation.
The detained are allegedly responsible for a series of assassinations in the town of San Pedro, among them support functionaries.
The alleged BLO plaza boss had a group of police for his personal protection, who were released from cartel service 6 months ago. He also used the local taxis as halcones, among others.
Original article in Spanish at Proceso