Apr 11, 2012

Mexico Police Boss Arrested in U.S. Drug Probe

The McAllen Monitor: "Federal authorities arrested a Tamaulipas State Police commander and cousin of the state's former governor on federal drug charges filed in the District of Columbia.

Gilberto Lerma Plata, 50, was arrested as he attempted to cross the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge late Friday night, a former federal agent confirmed Tuesday.

Lerma, who has U.S. citizenship, is not formally tied to any Mexican drug cartel in a federal indictment unsealed Monday. But he reportedly has had ties to the Gulf Cartel at least since 2002, when a Mexican newspaper quoted Mexican intelligence reports that stated he provided criminals with information on police movements." read more

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