martes, 16 de octubre de 2012

Mexico, US detain cartel suspects

Police presented on 15 October 16 presumed members of The Zetas drug cartel detained in stages from 25 September to 3 October in the state of Nuevo León, northern Mexico, Proceso reported. The arrests yielded "5,000 doses of cocaine," police said. The suspects reportedly sold drugs in several districts outside Monterrey but may also face charges relating to murder and kidnapping. The first to be detained was the presumed leader of this cell, stopped while driving in the district of Santa Catarina; police reportedly found 100 doses of cocaine in his car. Separately, the Associated Press reported that a woman identified as a daughter of Mexico's leading drug trafficker was arrested on 12 October as she sought to enter San Diego in the United States "on someone else's passport." Alejandrina Guzmán Salazar told US authorities she was the daughter of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the fugitive head of the Sinaloa Cartel, and going to the United States for childbirth.