Mexico: Alleged Los Zetas financial operator detained
By Dialogo July 09, 2012
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico — Military intelligence officials detained on July 5 Víctor Manuel Ramírez Navarro, allegedly in charge of financial operations for notorious criminal organization Los Zetas in the Mexican Caribbean.
Ramírez Navarro, 36, was detained initially for carrying a 7.62 pistol on the Las Palmas Boulevard, one of the thoroughfares of this resort town, 70 kilometers (43 miles) south of Cancún in the state of Quintana Roo.
When interrogated by police, Ramírez Navarro confessed to belonging to Los Zetas as the handler of the money the criminal organization collects in kidnappings, extortions and illicit drug sales, police sources said.
[Milenio.com.mx (Mexico), 07/07/2012; Diario21.com.mx (Mexico), 08/07/2012]