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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

M14 Falls; Presumed Cartel Leader in Durango

Bernabé Monje Silva, M14, one of the alleged bosses of the Cártel del Pacífico in Durango, was captured in that city by Federal Police, said the police agency in a formal statement.

According to the agency, Monje Silva was a member of the criminal group La Línea and a judicial police officer in the city of Chihuahua.

A network on investigations revealed that the criminal organization of El M14 criminal was involved in arms trafficking, auto theft and drug distribution in service of the Cártel del Pacífico or the Pacific Cartel, whose area of operation included Durango, Sinaloa and Mexico City.

His arrest took place in the community of Jardines de Durango, where besides the arrest of M14, they also apprehended the following:

Ricardo Domínguez Nogal, El Gordo, allegedly identified as the man responsible for altering the serial number of stolen vehicles for the Cártel del Pacífico, as well as transporting weapons and drugs to the municipalities of Santiago Papasquiaro and Tamazula that were hidden in secret compartments of vehicles.

Also arrested was Jorge Eduardo Pascual Torres, El Gordo Dos, allegedly responsible for moving weapons and currency for the Cartel, bound for Durango, Mexico City and the city of Mazatlan, Sinaloa.

At the time of their arrest police also confiscated, three assault rifles AK-47, three handguns, five magazines of various caliber, 79 rounds of ammunition of different calibers, a plastic bag containing 500 grams of the drug known as crystal, 13 cellular phones, seven cellular phone chips, two USB memory cards and three cars of different makes.

The detainees and property were turned over to the Agency of the Federal Public Ministry, attached to the Office of Special Investigations on Organized Crime (SIEDO) in Mexico City.

Source: El Universal

1 comment:

  1. how is this gonna say that he works for the Pacific Cartel(sinaloa cartel) but they also say he's a memeber of La Linea? doesnt make sense cuz these guys are enemys


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