We have run several stories highlighting the Los Zetas cartels recruitment of children to perform different functions within their organization. Authorities report they have arrested this past weekend, a 13-year-old girl who admitted working as a hawk for the cartel.
Officials from the State and Federal Police received a report about a group of heavily armed people in the municipality of Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, and a Police operation was immediately implemented. The authorities confronted the gunman and a gunfight broke out. Ultimately three cartel members were captured while eight Cartel members escaped.
There were no deaths or injuries reported during the confrontation. Those arrested were identified as Alejandro Rodriguez Ramirez, 35, Jose Antonio Perez Gomez, 43, and a 13-year-old female who was the first to admit that they were Los Zetas.
Confiscated during the raid were six AK-47 rifles, two R-15 rifles, a pistol, cartridges, magazines, a machete that had traces of blood, cartridge belts, radio equipment, 303 bundles of crack cocaine, 317 doses of cocaine powder, a motorcycle, two trucks, and a car.
The detainees and confiscated items were turned over to the authorities.
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