MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon – Authorities in this border state arrested the driver for a cartel hit squad who was identified as a murder suspect in Colorado.
The arrest was part of an ongoing investigation into a hit squad run by a faction of Los Zetas called Cartel Del Noreste that, as Cartel Chronicles reported, was targeting state police officers throughout Monterrey. Using a series of ambush attacks, CDN managed to kill and injure several Nuevo Leon state police officers to pressure officials into stopping cartel crackdowns.
State authorities arrested 27-year-old Miguel Angel “El Gordo” Hernandez Moran along with 5 CDN hitmen hiding at a house in Apodaca.
The CDN is tied to several kidnapping and extortion cases dealing with the local sale of drugs in and around Monterrey. During the operation, authorities were able to identify one of the alleged gunmen as 29-year-old Jaime Joshimar Zavala Santana, who has since been named as one of the suspects in the ambush that killed Nuevo Leon State Police Officer Luis Ricardo Morales Gonzalez.
As part of the investigation, authorities learned that Hernandez Moran, who is a native of Nayarit, is wanted in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the 2012 kidnapping and murder of Jeremy Naranjo. Hernandez Moran fled to Mexico where he claimed to be working as a taxi driver, however authorities accused him of working for the CDN.
Editor’s Note: Breitbart Texas traveled to the Mexican States of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Nuevo León to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and expose the cartels silencing their communities. The writers would face certain death at the hands of the various cartels that operate in those areas including the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas if a pseudonym were not used. Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles are published in both English and in their original Spanish. This article was written by Tony Aranda from Nuevo Leon.