Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from Milenio and Valor por Tamaulipas
Subject Matter: Cartel del Golfo, El 98
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Elements of the Marines ( Semar ), captured an alleged leader of a criminal group in Tamaulipas, in a domicile in the Cumbres Quinto Colonia to the west of Monterrey.
During the discrete operation that was carried out Saturday morning, the Marines detained one Juan Francisco Carrizales Lara, known as "El 98", according to a communication given out yesterday night.
Without revealing many details, they only informed that the detained had in his possession four kilograms of marijuana, and AR 15 rifle and a luxury van.
According to the investigation, Carrizales Lara is the regional Plaza boss for the Cartel del Golfo in the cities of Nuevo Laredo, Diaz Ordaz and Rio Bravo.
The Marines used the element of surprise to arrive at a domicile in the fifth sector of the Cumbres Colonia, where a rapid action detained the person already mentioned.
However they did not release details of the street or house number where he was captured. He is now known as the leader of the "Los Metros" faction, who maintain a struggle for these Plazas against another faction known as "Los Ciclones", in the cities of Reynosa, Rio Bravo and Matamoros.
Because of this struggle, recently it has generated a lot of violence in the State of Tamaulipas according to the version given by the authorities. "El 98" was put at the disposition of Seido, where the appropriate investigation will be carried out.
Milenio carries exactly the same information about the arrest.
Borderland Beat forum member Itzli suggests that he was betrayed by Alberto Martinez Gutierrez, El Guero Cleofas, and that nearly 8 tonnes of marijuana was seized in the operation, not 4 kilos as reported by Valor and Milenio.
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