MEXICO CITY, Naval Intelligence work started in January this year, identified one of the main leaders of the criminal organization “Los Zetas“, Ivan Velazquez Caballero, alias “Z-50″, ” L-50 “or” Taliban “in the colony Tangamanga, in the state of San Luis Potosi, where he was captured Wednesday afternoon and taken to Mexico City.
According to the Secretariat of the Navy of Mexico, “Taliban” was the alleged regional leader in Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato and Coahuila part of which maintained control since 2007, and that was responsible Monterrey Square, Nuevo Leon, supervised from Fresnillo, Zacatecas.
Naval Intelligence reports indicate that the alleged offender was responsible for money laundering and at the same time, he was responsible for the financial work of the criminal organization “Los Zetas”, plus it is related to several previous investigations, so in accordance A/12309 Attorney General of the Republic offered a reward of 30 million pesos or those who provide information to the location and arrest of Ivan Velazquez Caballero aka the “L-50” or “Taliban”.
According to the statements of the alleged organized crime leader, challenged the second-highest leader, Miguel Trevino Morales, alias “Z-40” so began a struggle to individually control the Piazza San Luis Potosi, so product is presumed that challenge given the recent execution of 14 of his supporters in that state in the month of August this year.
With the breakup and the differences were between the “Z-40” and “Z-50”, Ivan Velazquez separated from “Los Zetas” to seek an alliance with the Gulf Cartel to fight them squares to Miguel Angel Treviño.
We know that “The Taliban” began offending at age 14, in Nuevo Laredo stealing cars, selling in auto, and 22 years was arrested on charges of vehicle theft, which led you to criminal La Loma , in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. since “errand” to head grew to 400 square assassins at his command.
Along with “The Taliban” 42, originating in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, was achieved ensuring Manuel Antonio Guerrero, alias “Tony”, 27, a native of Monterrey, Nuevo León, and Carlos Uriel Santiago Hernandez, 19 , originally from San Luis Potosi who have seized two vehicles, two handguns, a rifle, four grenades war, communications equipment, U.S. $ 20,000 and 12 kilos of marijuana.
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