Members of The Sweeper captured! El Chivo and El Beni!

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Members of the Federal Police arrested four suspected members of criminal groups and freed a kidnap victim, as part of the coordinated actions of the Warrior Insurance.

Regional Security Chief of the Federal Police, Luis Cárdenas Palomino, reported that one of the operatives arrested was Martin Campos, alias El Chivo and Ascencio Benito Cardenas, also called El Beni, who are considered alleged criminal group members of the Sweeper.

These individuals were arrested in the vicinity of the Grand Plaza in Acapulco, Guerrero, in possession of two coolers containing human remains and are considered likely responsible for the kidnapping, said the official from the Ministry of Public Security (SSP) federal.

The suspects were holding a 16 year old victim, who was rescued alive, and confiscated  a vehicle, rifle, and several rounds of ammunition, also found was some radio equipment and communications and other documents.

He added that a another person arrested was Joel Ramos, identified as El Indio , and Samuel Castro Oliver Bello, known as El Moreno, alleged members of the criminal group called Independent Acapulco Cartel, a rival criminal organization sweeper .

During the presentation of the four alleged kidnappers at the Command Center Cárdenas Palomino facilities of the Federal Police, they explained that these people were captured in the streets of the Colonial Revival of the port city.

He said that the suspects attempted to board a car and when they noticed the presence of federal agents attempted to escape on foot but were apprehended.

These people were found in possession of two handguns, several rounds of ammunition, two phones, documents, five kilograms of marijuana and 25 doses of a white powder suspected cocaine.

Detainees and the insured will be made available to the Federal Public Ministry will continue with investigations

Carlos “The Bam Bam” Pitalua local chief of Zetas cartel arrested! Veracruz!

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The Mexican navy said Wednesday it had arrested the alleged local chief of the Zetas drug cartel in the Gulf coast port of Veracruz, and said he is tied to the dumping of eight bodies in a rural town a week ago.

The navy said Carlos “The Bam Bam” Pitalua and five other men were arrested on Tuesday. One of the five is suspected in helping break 32 inmates out of three Veracruz prisons in a well-planned, simultaneous escape.

One day after the jail break, gunmen dumped 35 bodies on a busy avenue of Veracruz last month. Some of the victims were reported at the time to have been escaped inmates.

And in central Mexico State, outside Mexico City, prosecutors announced Wednesday they had arrested Adrian Ramirez, alias “The Mushroom,” the alleged leader of the Cartel del Centro.

The gang is believed to be one of the spin-off groups from the Beltran Leyva cartel, which has been decimated by the arrests or deaths of its leaders.

Mexico state Attorney General Alfredo Castillo said the Cartel del Centro has been linked to at least 26 killings, and operated mainly in Mexico City suburbs.

The suspects were arrested last week, Castillo said.

Mexico’s National Public Safety System announced that almost one-third of 63,436 low-ranking Mexican police officers tested so far have failed background and security checks.

Almost one-quarter of the police chiefs and top commanders tested so far have also failed, as had about 10 percent of midlevel police commanders and officers. The agency said in a statement that all those who fail the vetting process should be fired, but left open the possibility that some might be reassigned.

Mexico has set a goal of vetting all of its police officers by the end of 2012. However, only 71,079 have been tested so far, equal to about 18 percent of the total police force of 431,739 officers.