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The number two leader of the Gulf cartel arrested in Monterrey

21 Sep

Salvador Roman Garcia, alias” Uncle” and other partners, in an image of the SSP statement on his capture.

Salvador Roman Garcia, alias” Uncle” and other partners

The Ministry of Public Security said in a statement that Salvador Román García, alias” Uncle”, was arrested on Sept. 18

Mexican federal police announced the capture of a person” identified as the second in command of the Gulf cartel in Monterrey” and his six employees involved in at least six homicides and two attacks on bars in the capital of Nuevo Leon state.

Public Security Secretariat (SSP) officials explained in a statement that Salvador Román García, alias” Uncle”, was arrested on Sept. 18 at Bernardo Reyes Avenue in Monterrey,” where he was visibly armed riding on board a vehicle.”

The ” Uncle”, age 47, came after the head of the cartel in Monterrey, David Rosales Guzman, alias Commander” Diablo”, was captured on 1 September. ” According to the lines of investigation indicate that this suspect was allegedly responsible for operational logistics for the distribution of drugs, as well as coordinating the kidnappings and killings of members antagonistic groups, mainly ‘Los Zetas‘, with whom fighting for control of the area.”

Besides Salvador Roman Garcia also arrested in the same action were six others, two of which are linked to homicides and four more than were working as informers for the criminal organization.

Among the actions which are related to the group’s attacks on the bars in Monterrey known as the” Elephant” and” Woman”, which took place on February 7 and March 9, respectively.

In addition, they were linked to the deaths of two people last July 30 in the same city, the other occurred on August 28 in San Bernabé, and three more on September 5 in the colony of Santa Catarina Montenegro in the metropolitan area of Monterrey.

The detainees are also related to the attack with explosive devices elements Force Civil Police of Nuevo Leon occurred on Sept. 4.

In these operations authorities seized from the suspects three vehicles, an assault rifle, two shotguns, chargers, cartridges, a grenade, and communications equipment that could be used for drug distribution and control.

Mexican federal police with these seven arrests raises to seventeen the number of people allegedly linked to the Gulf Cartel arrested so far this month Nuevo Leon.

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