Monday, August 30, 2010

Another Zeta Leader Arrested In Monterrey Mexico By Military Police

Juan Francisco Zapata Gallegos, aka, "El Billy" or "El Pelon"

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 30, 2010

Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico - On Friday, Mexican military police working on a tip captured Juan Francisco Zapata-Gallegos, aka, "El Billy" or "El Pelon," the current leader of the Zeta Cartel in Monterrey, the Office of the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) confirmed. Zapata-Gallegos was taken into custody near the municipality of Juárez before 8:00 a.m. without incident. The alleged Zeta leader tried to convince authorities that they were mistaken, but tatoos confirmed his identity.
Zapata-Gallegos later confessed to his identity and participating in attacks against the military at a technical college where several students died, ordering kidnappings and took responsibility for various disappearances of people in Monterrey.
Sedena reported that members of the Zetas had attempted to rescue Zapata-Gallegos by launching an attack where military soldiers repelled the attack and killed four Zetas. Five Zetas were taken into custody.
Other Zetas around the same time set up road blocks on various roads to distract the military.

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