The first woman leader of a Zeta operation has been arrested by the Mexican marines in Monterrey, Mexico according to the Navy Secretariat. Mireya Moreno Carreon is believed to have run the drug operations in the province of San Nicolas de Los Garza, which is situation within Monterrey in the state of Nuevo Leon.
Moreno Carreon, also known as “La Flaca” (the skinny girl) took a leadership role in drug distribution after a fellow Zeta was arrested last month. She has been under intense surveillance for quit some time according to Mexican officials. La Zeta was found fully armed and carrying six cell phones and transporting some cocaine and marijuana.
She is the first known woman to head a Zeta operation however that maybe changing. Insight Crime notes that a Zeta training camp that officials broke up last June was made up of mostly woman.
Monterrey has been deluged by violent crime and extortion from the Zetas and most recently suffered one of the worse acts of violence with the firebombing of the popular Casino Royale.