Blog dedicated to reporting on Mexican drug cartels
on the border line between the US and Mexico
.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Security Forces Arrest Zetas Boss 'Z-45' in Veracruz

"MX" for Borderland Beat

Alberto "N" was taken into custody. He is commonly referred to by his codename Z45 (image: @Jalisciense1c).

Elements of the Veracruz State Police and the Mexican Navy arrested Zetas faction boss Alberto (no surname given), commonly referred to by his aliases El Chuky, El Choker, Fantasma, and/or Z-45.

Investigators say he was one of the most-wanted criminals in the southern Veracruz municipalities of Coatzacoalcos, Minatitlan, and Cosoleacaque. He is wanted for multiple murders, extortions, bank robberies, extortions, and drug trafficking.

The arrest took place in the city of Veracruz. In the next few hours he will be presented before a judge, who will determine his legal situation.

In April 2020, Z-45 got widespread media attention across Mexico after his criminal group distributed pantries and pamphlets to locals in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, as part of a Covid-19 relief program.

“In support of the citizens of Coatzacoalcos. From Mr. Commander Z-45 ", one of the distributed pamphlets read.

As reported by Borderland Beat, during the past few years, southern Veracruz has been an important turf controlled by the Zetas Vieja Escuela (ZVE), a splinter group of the old Zetas cartel.

However, the rival Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG) has been trying to take control of the turf. This has led to an increase in homicides, extortions, and kidnappings.

Both the ZVE and the CJNG are competing for the control of the extortion ("protection") market in Veracruz. These organizations collect weekly fees from businesses in the area.

Many of these establishments are also often puntos (drug sale spots) for a local cartel. In Veracruz, many of the murders committed by cartel members are driven by competing over drug sale spots to sell heroin, cocaine, and meth.

Z45 distributed pantries across Veracruz. This was first done by the Gulf Cartel's former leader Evaristo Cruz Sanchez, alias El Vaquero, was reported by Borderland Beat.

Sources: Milenio; Infobae; La Silla Rota; La Hoguera

16 comments:

  1. Not part of the original z?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not a founder or original Zeta. I tried looking him up but the most I found was mentions from 2016 or so. I wouldn’t be surprised if he goes a few years back, he’s not an OG as far as I know. It’s hard to look now that the government reserves last names...

      Not all the codenames are necessarily chronological or in succession order. They are picked for a number of reasons, including random ones.

      Delete
  2. Cjng getting rid of zetas

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hernan “Cmdte H” Martinez Zavaleta still commands southern Veracruz plaza for ZVE from prison. Top (free) boss is Sergio Enrique “Cursi” Calderon Quintanilla. Street boss of Coatzacoalcos is Francisco Javier “Pana” Magaña Zamora. Below him is “Choki”. Other cell commanders include “Concha” and “Pinto”.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Didn't el cursi go down when those ppl and baby got killed in 2019?

      Delete
    2. Thank you bjeff @8:31

      Delete
    3. Fantasma..seems like the guy is low profile! The old school zetas is well organized..the military training camp is the best school for any criminal!

      Delete
    4. Military training is good for discipline but not necessarily good for criminality since it doesn't train for real underworld activities which can only be learned by a criminal.

      Delete
    5. 8:31 here, after ZVE in Tamps went against CDN and were almost eliminated by the government, Veracruz ZVE has been very quiet. They have held Coatza for many years now and control most of the municipios in southern Veracruz. I am working on a story about the decimation of the Tamaulipas ZVE faction and where they stand now.

      Delete
    6. 11:13 The best most dangerous crime organizations are the ones who have military training!

      Delete
  4. Z will always be in veracruz

    ReplyDelete
  5. Is this guy a old time Zeta ?Is he the original Z-45?As in line right after Z-40 and Z-42?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not a founder or original Zeta. I tried looking him up but the most I found was mentions from 2016 or so. I wouldn’t be surprised if he goes a few years back, he’s not an OG as far as I know. It’s hard to look now that the government reserves last names...

      Not all the codenames are necessarily chronological or in succession order. They are picked for a number of reasons, including random ones.

      Delete
  6. This is what 8:31 referred to. I am Bjeff btw:
    https://www.excelsior.com.mx/nacional/gobierno-federal-va-por-estructura-zeta-en-coatzacoalcos/1312337

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yo. What’s up, Bjeff? How have you been? Email me when you’d like. We are looking to expand our team and would love to have you onboard. Hope all is well with you.

      Delete
    2. Thanks, MX. Been well, but busy. It is time to step up again, and join your fantastic work. I'll email you soon.

      Delete

Comments are moderated, refer to policy for more information.
Envía fotos, vídeos, notas, enlaces o información
Todo 100% Anónimo;

borderlandbeat@gmail.com