Subject Matter: Cleofas Alberto Martinez Gutierrez, El Guero Cleofas
Recommedation: See link to BB reporter Lucio R article on his arrest
Cleofas Alberto Martinez Gutierrez "El Guero Cleofas", identified as second in command of the group "Los Metros", of the Cartel del Golfo, and detained by the PGR will be extradited to the United States, accused of crimes against health, criminal association and money laundering.
El Guero was arrested on 13th of March in Mexico City and according to investigations carried out by Federal authorities, is considered responsible for highway blockages and confrontations which occurred recently in the cities of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, as one of the command that heads and criminal organization that operates on the Northern frontier of the country.
His detention lowered the violence in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, where Federal forces took down nine alleged sicarios.
On 21st of March, the news outlet Zeta, from Tijuana, published the detention of Cleofas Alberto Martinez Gutierrez, carried out in Mexico City during the early hours of Sunday 13th of March, confirming the hypothesis of North American authorities who assure that there is a presence of the principal criminal organization in the capital of the country.
The alleged narco-trafficker captured is not the leader of the Cartel del Golfo, but he is number 2 in command of a cell called "Los Metros" that operate in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, where hours before the detention, Federal forces carried out operations to trap the leading members of said criminal clan with a total of nine sicarios taken down.
According to the news outlet, in November of 2015, the North American anti drugs agency the DEA, advised that the Cartel del Golfo operates in District Federal in competition against other organizations dedicated to narco trafficking like the Sinaloa Cartel, Knights Templar, Los Zetas, the Beltran Leyva Group, however, the Government of the capital deny it.
The detention was carried out by agents of the Federal Ministerial Police, with the assistance of international agencies and Interpol. The arrest warrant was issued by a Judge of the 14th District in Federal Penal Processes with base in City of Mexico and executed in the "Altiplano" Cefereso located at Almoloya de Juarez, State of Mexico, where said person can be found incarcerated.
On Monday the 14th of March, Renato Salas Heredia, Titular of the National Security Commission, informed of the detention of "El Guero Cleofas", in the hippodrome of City of Mexico. His apprehension unleashed a series of criminal attacks on the Northern frontier.
He said that the lines of investigation of the CNS, indicate with clarity that Martinez Gutierrez is allegedly responsible for coordinating a group of sicarios, kidnappers, and drug dealers in this locality.
The detained, 31 years old, was identified initially as Angel Ivan Martinez Gutierrez, but the authorities could establish his identity, but the authorities were already sure of his identity in "Los Metros", whose principal leader, Juan Carrizales "El 98", was captured a month before.
Original article in Spanish at Proceso