Tamaulipas government and 7 Agencies of the United States Collaborate to capture criminal leaders of Los Zetas, Cdg and CdN
Subject Matter: Mexican-USA Inter agency cooperation
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The government of Tamaulipas announced Thursday a program of collaboration with 7 United States Federal Agencies, to facilitate the detention of leaders of Los Zetas, the Cartel del Golfo and other criminal groups that operate on the frontier with Texas.
This program of collaboration is without precedent, " the bi-national force is the largest assembled against these criminal groups", said the state government.
The program began to be put together in early 2017 with the Tamaulipas Attorney Generals Office, while the US government agencies of The Office of Customs and Border Protection, the Department for National Security, the State Department, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Immigration and Citizenship Services.
Through this program, government agencies will share information and citizens of both countries will be able to make anonymous reports via telephone or whatsapp to USA as well as Mexican numbers.
1. Juan Gerardo Trevino Chavez, El Huevo
2. Luis Miguel Mercado Gonzalez, El Flaco Sierra
3. Alfredo Cardenas Martinez, El Contador
4. Petronilo Moreno Flores, El Panilo
5. Luis Alberto Blanco Flores, El Pelochas
6. Juan Miguel Lizardi Castro, El Miguelito
7. Andres Martinez Granados, El Pause
8. Agustin Ordorica Lopez
9. Luis Lauro Bautista Ramirez
Among the first objectives of the operation are, Juan Gerardo Trevino Chavez, El Huevo, designated as the leader of Los Zetas by the DEA and Alfredo Cardenas Martinez, El Contador, leader of the Cartel del Golfo, according to the same agency.
The other main objectives are: Luis Miguel Mercado Gonzalez, El Flaco Sierra; Petronilo Moreno Flores, El Panillo; Luis Alberto Blanco Flores, El Pelochas; Juan Miguel Lizardi Castro, Miguelito; Andres Martinez Granados, El Pause; Agustin Ordorica Lopez and Luis Bravo Bautista Ramirez.
(Otis: given the complicity by Tamaulipas authorities with the cartels, I don't think this cooperation will lead to any of the above being arrested, unless the USA agencies are allowed onto Mexican soil to carry out arrests without any prior notice to Mexican local authorities. If they do allow it, I can see them all leaving the State immediately to avoid arrest.)
Borderland Beat Reporter Otis B Fly-Wheel