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.
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.
A version of this column originally appeared in www.valleycentral.com.
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