Female Cartel Boss of Infamous Zetas Cartel Arrested in Northern Mexico

The Mexican government proclaimed a major victory in its war against the country's drug cartels, when the Mexican Marines arrested Veronica Mireya Moreno Carreón, the alleged leader of Los Zetas' operations in the northern Mexican city of San Nicolás de los Garza, near Monterrey.

Mireya Moreno Carreón, known as "La Flaca," is believed the be the first woman leader of any major drug cartel in Mexico, according to El Universal.

CNN en Español covered the story today on its channel:


Fox News Latino was one of the only US media outlets to write about the arrest today. As FNL's article states:


Moreno Carreon was arrested in the Colonia Santa Fe Oriente section of San Nicolas de Los Garza, thanks to "intense intelligence and urban operations work," the Navy Secretariat said.


The suspected drug trafficker was armed with a revolver and driving a stolen vehicle at the time of her arrest, the secretariat said.


Moreno Carreon, who was carrying six cell phones, was transporting a powder suspected of being cocaine and marijuana, the secretariat said.

Jose de Jesus Molina, suspected of providing communications equipment to Los Zetas members, was also arrested in the operation.


Monterrey, Mexico's most important industrial city, and its suburbs have been battered by a wave of drug-related violence since March 2010, when three rival cartels reportedly went to war with Los Zetas, considered the country's most violent criminal organization.



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