Monday, September 12, 2011

First Zeta Female Leader Arrested In Nuevo Leon By Mexican Marines

Verónica Mireya Moreno Carreón, aka, "La Flaka"

Photo: Televisa

Mexican Marines also arrested 80 Zeta suspects and dismantle a major communication Zeta network in Veracruz.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 12, 2011

Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico - On Sunday, the Mexican Secretary of Marines (Semar) announced the arrest of the first suspected female Zeta Cartel leader Verónica Mireya Moreno Carreón, aka, "La Flaka" or "La Vero" in charge of operations in the municipality of San Nicolás de la Garza. Moreno Carreón was taken into custody along with José de Jesús Molina, aka, "El Chuy" or "Mr. Chip."
Both suspects were driving a stolen vehicle in the Santa Fe Oriente neighborhood when Marines stopped them for an routine inspection. Marines found a .38 Caliber Special revolver in Moreno Carreón's possesion. Marines also recovered 100 small plastic bags of cocaine, 50 small plastic bags of hard cocaine, 2 packages of marijuana and 6 cellphones from the suspect's vehicle.
Moreno Carreón took over the Zeta criminal organization in the area after its former leader Raúl García Rodríguez, aka, "El Sureño" was arrested in August by the military. Other Zeta members are being sought in relation to the Casino Royale massacre.
Molina was in charge of providing communication equipment to the Zetas in the region.  
Last Thursday, Semar also reported that 80 supected Zetas had been arrested between August 10 to September 4, by Marines in the state of Veracruz. They were able to dismantle a sophisticated Zeta communcations system network that included antennas, batteries, amplifiers, solar cells, protable transformers, cable and other equipment. The equipment was confiscated in Tepetzintla, Pánuco, City of Veracruz, Xalapa, Orizaba, Córdoba, Naranjos, Tantoyuca, Poza Rica and Cofre de Perote.

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