One of 37 leaders of criminals most wanted by the agency PGR since 2009 and whom a reward of 15 million pesos and the DEA offered a million dollars has been captured.
” Lucky” was the founder of “Los Zetas” and is currently serving as regional manager in the states of Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi and Quintana Roo state of Mexico.
Authorities of the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) and the Navy Secretariat of Mexico (Semar) state that the arrest of “Lucky” was carried out after an armed confrontation in the Veracruz-Mexico highway up to the town of Cordoba and “The Lucky” also known as “Z 16” or “APA” was arrested with four of his collaborators: Germaine Hernández Flores, Nicolas Garcia, Rafael Méndez and Cristóbal Salinas.
One of the collaborators of “Lucky” was shot on the spot and injured.
After authorities seized 132 rifles, 36 handguns, five grenade launchers, two thousand 641 porters, 28 000 cartridges of various calibers, 29 fragmentation grenades, a van, a vehicle, a trailer and a truck, so as military uniforms, shirts with initials of the SIEDO, AFI and Marina.
The detainees were taken to Mexico City and submitted to the Attorney General of the federation in the Deputy Attorney Specialized Investigation of Organized Crime.
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