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Narco Blog: CFO for Los Zetas Cartel Taken Into Custody

Authorities report the arrest of Valdemar Quintanilla Soriano, aka The Leader. The Leader has been identified as the head of financial matters for the national criminal Cartel Los Zetas. The CFO was captured during the day yesterday city of Saltillo, Coahuila, in a precision operation carried out by members of the Mexican Army.”

Quintanilla Soriano’s close relationship with the two main leaders of the Zetas, Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano and Miguel Angel Treviño Morales makes his capture valuable. Before assuming the position of Chief Financial Officer for the Cartel, Soriano served as an accountant in various states where the Zetas maintain a presence, highlighting Veracruz, San Luis Potosi and Coahuila, “officials said. ” Quintanilla Soriano, was in constant travel between Plaza Monterrey, Nuevo León, and Saltillo and Monclova, Coahuila, to coordinate aspects of accounting and payment to the authorities that cooperate with the Criminal Group.” said Colonel Ricardo Trejo Revile.

The action also captured Yáñez José Guadalupe Martínez, who both worked as assistant to Soriano.  The detainees were taken to the Office of Special Investigations on Organized Crime.

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