Juarez police announced the arrest of ten alleged members of the Azteca gang, who serve as enforcers for the Juarez drug cartel. Following on a tip police arrested the gang members west of the downtown area. Most of those arrested are considered lookouts for the drug cartel that also participated in drug dealing. The key arrestee, Jorge Rodriguez Rios, known as “El Viejillo”, is suspected in 13 homicides of rival gang members.
The Juarez police is enjoying some recent success in locating key members of the Juarez drug cartel. Recently they arrested a suspect connected to 37 homicides in the city.