The man is identified as the alleged leader of the Metros faction (Twitter/@SAPILUAMATSDR|Special))
After an intense operation in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, a man identified as Roque “N”, alias M-58, alleged leader of the Metros faction of the Gulf Cartel, was arrested. At least eight of his bodyguards were also captured along with said person.
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On the morning of Thursday, September 7, the security authorities implemented an air and land operation and the first reports indicated that Roque “N” would have been detained, but it was not until the afternoon of the same day that various media confirmed the capture of the alleged leader. criminal.
Since Thursday morning, various users on social networks reported a strong operation in Reynosa. According to reports, the actions of the authorities were carried out in the El Olmito and Hacienda Las Fuentes neighborhoods, sectors II and III. In the National Detention Registry it can be corroborated that the man was detained on Thursday, he was wearing a navy blue t-shirt, gray pants and has tattoos on his arms, as can be read in the files of the Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC)
The man is identified as the alleged leader of the Metros faction (Photo: Special)
For its part, Fuerza Informativa Azteca was one of the media that reported on the capture of Roque “N” and that the seizure was confirmed by the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena). Journalist Salvador Maceda reported on the capture of the alleged ringleader on Thursday afternoon.
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For his part, reporter Eduardo Salazar also reported on the capture of Roque “N”, an individual related to the Los Metros faction, said communicator was the one who detailed that El M-58 was detained along with other people, apparently his bodyguards.
Salazar also explained that surveillance actions continued in the area after the man’s capture, as announced by the journalist through the ForoTV platform.
After the arrests were reported, images of several detained people circulated (Photo: Twitter/@FuriaNegra77)
After reports of the capture, images of several subjects captured by the authorities circulated on social networks, a total of nine people appear in the image, which coincides with the reports. So far the identities of those arrested have not been released.
The recent capture adds to that of Mauricio Vega, a man linked to the Gulf Cartel who was arrested at the end of August in Coahuila. He is a man who was wanted by Texas authorities.
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His arrest was reported on September 6 by US ambassador Ken Salazar who said that Vega was related to human trafficking for the Gulf Cartel.
Another man linked to the Gulf Cartel was arrested in Coahuila (Photo: Archive/Illustrative)
“Shared Security Efforts arrested Mauricio Vega, wanted in Texas for human trafficking for the Gulf Cartel. He was located on 08/28 in Coahuila thanks to intelligence exchange. He has been deported to Texas to face justice,” Salazar wrote on his X account (formerly Twitter).
On July 31, five people who worked for the Gulf Cartel were sentenced: Andrea “E”, Néstor “D”, José René “C”, Ricardo “V” and José “M”, also identified as “ La Negra”, “El Tango”, El Nica”, “Ricardillo” and “El Rigo”, who participated in the kidnapping of a couple of people.
A few months ago, at the end of April, in Tamaulipas there were various clashes in which factions of the Gulf Cartel participated. In this context, the organization specialized in drug trafficking issues InSight Crime shared a map in which it revealed that the Los Metros faction is distributed in: Mier, Miguel Alemán, Camargo, Díaz Ordaz, Reynosa and San Fernando.
While another faction, Los Escorpiones operate mainly in the municipality of Matamoros, but their presence has also been recorded in Valle Hermoso, San Fernando, Reynosa, Río Bravo and Victoria.
The Rojos usually operate south of Tamaulipas in Tampico, Altamira and Ciudad Madero, there are even reports that the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG) already has operations in some parts of Tamaulipas.