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Mexico Arrests Cartel Leader in Casino Arson

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posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 09:53 PM
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The Mexican army said Thursday it captured a top drug cartel lieutenant who allegedly ordered an arson attack at a casino in northern Mexico that killed 52 people.

news.ca.msn.com...

Oliva Castillo's capture Wednesday by soldiers in the northern city of Saltillo unleashed violence almost immediately, as his associates tried to spring him from custody, said a Defense Department spokesman, Col. Ricardo Trevilla.

Zetas gunmen opened fire on security forces in an attempt to distract soldiers and rescue Castillo, a sign of his importance to the criminal organization, Trevilla said. The firing went on for several hours and caused panic in the city. Drug cartel gunmen in Mexico rarely attack authorities in a bid to free arrested leaders.


One down....100 to go.

Saying that Cartel Gunmen rarely attack authorities makes me wonder if some of the 'Fast & Furious' shipment made into their hands to lend a little courage to the cause. I don't know of course, just speculating.

Anyway, getting someone like this off the streets is always a plus and hopefully a few more will follow. but he is only ranked third. Will it make a difference? Highly doubtful as there are always 100 more ready to step into the lead spot but one at a time is better than nothing I guess.

Peace.



edit on 13-10-2011 by jude11 because: (no reason given)




posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 10:42 PM
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well if its los zetas than this is a good thing, as their was only a handful actually trained at fort bragg.

the hundreads of underlings might as well belong to the other cartels, as its the highly advanced training the upper zetas received that make them so tactical and deadly.



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 10:54 PM
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Originally posted by UnrelentingLurker
well if its los zetas than this is a good thing, as their was only a handful actually trained at fort bragg.

the hundreads of underlings might as well belong to the other cartels, as its the highly advanced training the upper zetas received that make them so tactical and deadly.


Nothing more dangerous than a drug lord trained by the military...



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