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Four alleged Gulf Cartel members arrested in Nuevo Leon shootout

July 13th 2012   ·   7 Comments

Four alleged associates of the Gulf Cartel are behind bars following a shootout south of the border in Nuevo Leon.

It happened yesterday at a ranch located in Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon, which is about an hour south of Starr County.

Federal police reported that the ranch was used a weapons and ammo stash house by the Gulf Cartel.

The suspects arrested were identified as:

• Santiago Patiño Gil, 29, San Luis Potosi
• Isaías Cavazos Flores, 19, Nuevo León
• Teresa de Jesús Mireles Melibran, 20, Tamaulipas
• Lorena Macías Méndez, 18, Nuevo León

Federal police reported that they also found children ages 3, 6 and 16 on the ranch.

Officers seized 18 weapons, about 2,000 rounds of ammunition, drugs and tactical equipment as well as several cars and trucks.

The two men and two women arrested were booked and are expected to face weapons as well as organized crime charges.


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Readers Comments (7)

  1. Now what, will they just let them go Atty. Holder, since you seem to like open borders. You A-hole.

  2. Kill ALL of them, I’ll GLADLY pull the trigger

  3. We have NO Boarder problems, WE have NO Drug problems on our boarders

  4. Great! now obama has the start of his military minion

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