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‘El vaquero’, leader of the Gulf Cartel, enters the Altiplano prison

A federal judge decreed informal preventive detention against Evaristo Cruz Sánchez, The cowboy, identified as one of the alleged leaders of the Gulf cartel, which operate in the states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo León.

Evaristo Cruz and two alleged members of his criminal organization were admitted last night to the Altiplano maximum security prison, in the State of Mexico, where they will remain until next Wednesday while their legal situation is resolved.

In a hearing held at the Federal Criminal Justice Center attached to the aforementioned penitentiary, the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) charged El Vaquero and David “C” and Nicolás “A” for their alleged responsibility in criminal offenses. organized, possession of cartridge firearms, among other crimes.

The control judge considered that there are elements to presume the probable responsibility of the aforementioned, which is why it decreed informal preventive detention, a precautionary measure that will prevail until it decides whether or not it links them to the process.

According to federal officials, The cowboy He was in charge of the handling of drugs, weapons, extortion and kidnappings, in the municipality of Salinas, Victoria, in Nuevo León, as well as in other towns in Tamaulipas.

Last Tuesday, the FGR, with the support of the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), carried out searches in various homes in the municipality of Salinas Victoria.

In the Salinas Victoria neighborhood, of the aforementioned municipality, the arrest of The cowboy, as well as David “C” and Nicolás “A”, who were assured of various substances, three short firearms, a long weapon with its magazine and cartridges; chargers and cartridges, two communication radios, cash, cell phones, three vehicles, electronic tablets and a bill counting machine.

According to federal officials, Cruz Sánchez He was arrested when he tried to meet with a former head of the drug cartel. The Zetas currently operating for the Jalisco New Generation cartel (CJNG), and is known as The Chago Villarreal.

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