Third-in-Command of Los Zetas Cartel Detained in Mexico

By Dialogo
July 06, 2011


The Mexican police detained a member of Los Zetas believed to hold the third-ranking position in the cartel’s command structure and linked to the murder in Mexico of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, the Secretariat of Public Safety announced on 4 July.

“In the municipality of Atizapán de Zaragoza, in the state of Mexico (in central Mexico),” federal agents detained “Jesús Enrique Rejón Aguilar, alias ‘El Mamito,’ one of the leaders and founders of the Los Zetas criminal organization,” indicated the secretariat, which exhibited the arrestee to the press on the same day, 4 July.

According to the agency, Rejón Aguilar is under investigation for the attack on two ICE agents on 14 February in the state of San Luis Potosí (in northern Mexico). One of the agents, Jaime Zapata, died, and the other was seriously wounded.

“El Mamito” was one of the founders of Los Zetas and was considered the third-in-command of the Los Zetas organization, after Heriberto Lazcano (“El Lazca”) and Miguel Angel Treviño (“Z-40”).





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