Commander of Zetas drug cartel detained in Mexico

first_img MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s military late July 24 announced the arrest of four members of the notorious Zetas drug cartel, including a top commander within the group. A military news release said the arrests took place in the central Mexican city of Puebla, where officials detained Zeta commander William de Jesús Torres Solórzano, who also goes by the nicknames “El W” and “The Worm Eater.” He was arrested during a military patrol of the region. Authorities said that among the items seized during the arrest were four vehicles, weapons, a package containing a large quantity of cocaine and about US$830,000 in cash. The four suspects were transferred to federal authorities in Mexico City, officials said. [AFP, 25/07/2012; (Mexico), 25/07/2012] By Dialogo July 25, 2012last_img

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