Monday, January 27, 2014

EL Tío Plancarte From Los Caballeros Templarios Cartel Arrested By Mexican Military In Michoacán

Dionisio Loya Plancarte, aka, El Tío

Mexican military detained one of the key leaders of Los Caballeros Templarios drug cartel.

By H. Nelson Goodson
January 27, 2014

Morelia, Michoacán - On Monday, Dionisio Loya Plancarte, aka, "El Tío" was taken into custody by the Mexican military in western Michoacán. Plancarte is one of the key leaders of the Caballeros Templarios drug cartel.
Plancarte was taken to Mexico City for processing and questioning by the federal Attorney General's office. 
The Mexican government had offered $30 million pesos ($2.5M U.S.) reward for information leading to the arrest of Plancarte.
Plancarte and Servando Gómez Martínez, aka, "La Tuta" another key leader of Los Caballeros Templarios are accused of masterminding the murders of 12 Mexican Federal Police agents in July 2009. He was also wanted for operating a drug trafficking criminal organization and money laundering. 
No further details were released by Mexican federal authorities. 

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