The Associated Press news agency reports that on September 26, the head of one of the largest drug carters in the country of Zetas was detained by Mexican law enforcement agencies.
At this time, law enforcement agencies refrain from publishing information regarding the circumstances of the arrest Jose Angel Fernandez (head of Zetas). So the police only said that Fernandez was arrested a few days ago during his vacation at the Kankun resort, where he was with three more members of the drug cartel. During the search, the operational group seized weapons, quite large money, some of which were in American dollars, and part in Peso, as well as a list of people in Kintana-ROO, to which this criminal organization periodically paid a monetary reward.
The Cartel “Zetas” received its name, based on the code word, with which the Mexico police denotes high -ranking persons in the service of law enforcement. Thus, it is noted that the head of this drug cartel contains former employees of the American special services. In the late 1990s, future organizers of Zetas operators worked for Cártel del Golfo, also called the Gulf of Mexico, but after several years decided to establish their own grouping.
Since the beginning of this year, a fierce struggle has been underway between Zetas and Cártel Del Golfo to take control of the traffic of drugs to the United States of America. Even being behind bars, members of these groups do not stop waging a internecine war. So, in June of this year, in prison of the city of Mazatla during the shootout, which was arranged by the members of Zetas and Cártel del Golfo, 28 people died.