Oct 28, 2011

Drug War: Mexico's Navy Detains Alleged Veracruz Zetas Boss

InSight Crime: "Mexico’s Navy has detained six alleged members of the Zetas drug gang, including Carlos Pitalua, alias "El Bam Bam," in the Gulf port city of Veracruz.

Pitalua, detained along with five other suspected Zetas, is the alleged head of the group's drug trafficking operations in Veracruz, and is believed to have participated in a massacre that left eight dead last week in Paso de Ovejas, a town northwest of Veracruz. Another detained suspect, Jose Ramon Perera Reyes, alias "El Cuate," was one of 32 inmates who escaped a Veracruz prison in September." read more

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