Ex-Honduran soldiers trained cartel members, Mexico charges
By Dialogo March 15, 2012
MONTERREY, Mexico – Two former Honduran soldiers were arrested by the army for allegedly training members of Mexico’s violent Los Zetas drug cartel in Nuevo León, authorities said.
Roger Iván López Dávila, 41, and Carlos Alfredo Herrera Gómez, 21, have been living in Mexico for two years, an army spokesman said.
The two former soldiers were arrested along with seven other people, including five minors, in the Privada de San Juan section of Cadereyta, a city located about 35 kilometers (21 miles) east of Monterrey, the capital of Nuevo León.
The other suspects were identified as Alex Alan Rodríguez, 19, and Liliana Juanita Moreno, 21.
The five minors range in age from 14 to 17, the army spokesman said.
Army personnel seized 225 packets of marijuana, 225 packets of cocaine and communications equipment from the suspects.
[EFE, 14/03/2012; Ansalatina.com (Mexico), 14/03/2012]