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Blog del Narco: Los Zetas’ Commander Red Arrested in Nuevo Leon
Photo: Comandante Rojo (Blog del Narco)
In a large operation conducted by ministerial agents in the Northeast, 24 members of an organized crime gang who are accused of at least 16 kidnappings and 12 murders were arrested.
In a press conference this morning, the Security spokesman, Jorge Domene, said the band was led by a woman named Irma Valentina Ramos Espinoza, who is nicknamed the “Comandante Rojo” (“Commander Red”), 35, and who lives in Colonia Las Quintas in Guadalupe.
The second in command of the organization was identified by Domene as Heriberto Manrique Rios Gutierrez, alias “Z-210”, 36, who also lives in the Colonia Las Quintas.
Among the rest of those arrested was a former Marine and five active municipal police in the town of Doctor Gonzalez, as well as five minors.
The State Investigation Agency presented 19 adult detainees, men and women, while the five minors remain in the State Council for Minors.
In addition to the killings and abductions that are identified, the detainees now have at least 20 complaints against them for extortion from traders in towns like Doctor González, Marín, Cerralvo, Paras, Agualeguas, Los Herrera and Melchor Ocampo.
Authorities also confiscated marijuana, cocaine, guns, and torture devices.
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