Skip to comments.Mexico Arrests Alleged Zeta Financier In Killing of ICE Agent
Posted on 03/10/2011 8:34:44 AM PST by La Lydia
Mexican authorities claim to have arrested another alleged drug cartel suspect tied to the killing of a U.S. immigration agent in February. The Mexican Public Safety Department said that federal police detained Mario Jimenez Perez and 16 other suspects on March 5. Jimenez Perez, also known as Mayito, is an alleged financier of the Zetas drug cartel. A statement by the Mexican Security Minister said that Jimenez Perez was captured Sunday in the central San Luis Potosi state and that he has been linked to the murder of a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent.
The murder of ICE agent Jaime Zapata on February 15 created tension between Mexico and the U.S. and was one of the worst attacks on U.S. personnel in Mexico. The shooting prompted even some U.S. lawmakers to press for U.S. agents to be able to carry arms in Mexico.
The Zetas, formed by renegade special forces soldiers, were a paramilitary wing of the Gulf Cartel until they broke away last year in a violent struggle to secure control of smuggling routes in northern Mexico. They are one of the most dangerous drug organizations operating in Mexico today, where more than 35,000 people have been killed since President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive on the cartels in late 2006.
Los Zetas were enforcers for years. They decided that they wanted in on the money from the drug trade instead of the pittance they were getting.
Most of the mass-murders, beheadings, etc., are compliments of Los Zetas.
Not to worry, as soon as the bribes get high enough, the Mexican government will let him go.
I thought Los Zetas WERE the Mexican government!