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Stop the counter ‘Los Zetas’ in QROO

July 9th 2012   ·   3 Comments

Quintana Roo • Military Intelligence officers arrested in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, the financial operator of the Zetas in the Riviera Maya and second in command of the criminal organization in the state.

The detainee is adjudicated offenses for dues collection, extortion and drug sales in the tourist area, reported the Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA).

Victor Manuel Ramirez Navarro, 36-year-old native of Guerrero, was originally arrested for carrying a gun 7.62-known as cop killer, on the Boulevard Las Palmas in Playa del Carmen and consigned to the delegation of the RMP.

On investigation, intelligence officers found Ramirez Navarro had already been arrested twice.

Interrogated, the arrested confessed to who handles the money obtained by the Zetas in kidnapping, extortion and drug sales, so they opened a separate investigation of the process of carrying weapons restricted.

He accepted that controlled the collection of fees from floor to owners of “black money” that he said, threatening death and robbery of the slums. The owners, most of which operate illegally, do not report for fear of these cases, police said.

According to the Department of Defense, Navarro Ramirez has at least three years of operating with Los Zetas. He was first arrested on April 18, 2009, for possession and sale of drugs, but was released soon.

The second arrest was on 28 January this year, he accompanied the new leader of Los Zetas, Martin Cortez Gamez, alias El Chabelo, 21 years old Tamaulipas and four accomplices in a military operation and Municipal Preventive Police.

He was placed before the Public Ministry for bribery and abuse of authority.

The Second Criminal Court held that such charges are not serious in the Criminal Code of the State and granted bail of eleven thousand dollars to each prisoner, allowing Ramirez Navarro go free again on Thursday February 2.

To stop the authorities assured him a check for 51 thousand 800 pesos issued on June 17 and a cell phone with pictures of emblems of the criminal organization and AR-15 rifles, which apparently was buying black market.

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Readers Comments (3)

  1. Paul Isaacs says:

    i think the ob at the end stands for obama

  2. Few people would know ,without seeing the full report (I haven’t yet) that QROO is Quintana Roo on the Yucatan peninsula;one of the last places on earth where headhunters would collect heads with no qualms about it.

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