Mexico: "La Resistencia" jefe apprehended

Posted on March 1st, 2011 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , .

MexicoMexican federal police on Feb. 28 announced the capture of Victor Torres Garcáa AKA Édgar Mauricia Barrera Corrales AKA "El Papirrin"—alleged leader of a drug network that calls itself "The Resistance." "El Papirrin" was detained in Uruapan, Michoacán, along with two associates, several guns and bags of drugs. La Resistencia is so-named because it was formed as an alliance of various cartels to resist the drive by Los Zetas to dominate Mexico's narco networks. "El Papirrin" was said to be a veteran of the Beltran Leyva cartel.

Also reported detained by army troops in Michoacán was a female state police officer who was travelling in a three-vehicle convoy of vehicles with eight assault rifles, ammunition and a bag of marijuana seeds. The other members of the convoy escaped into the bush. The officer was on medical leave at the time she was detained, yet was wearing a bulletproof vest.

In the Pacific coast state of Sinaloa, state prosecutors reported that the bodies of five men had been found dangling from bridges over a highway in the coastal city of Mazatlán. Four of the bodies were gagged and showed signs of torture. (AP, International Business Times, Mexico edition, Feb. 28)


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