Eighteen Members of Los Zetas Arrested

By Dialogo
December 12, 2011

Mexican military personnel arrested 18 members of a cell of the Los Zetas cartel who had 1,100 hits of cocaine and other drugs in their possession in northern Mexico, the government announced.

“Those arrested said that they belonged to the Los Zetas criminal group,” dedicated to the distribution of drugs in the municipality of Juárez, Nuevo León, the 7th Military Zone announced in a statement.

At the time of the arrests, 500 hits of marijuana, weapons, cars, communications equipment, and cash were confiscated, in addition to cocaine.

Los Zetas are responsible, among other crimes, for burning down a Monterrey casino on August 26, 2011, because the owner of the locale refused to pay extortion money.