'The Frog' arrested in crackdown on the Los Zetas drug cartel - Mexico
The Mexican Army arrests Carlos Oliva Castillo, 'The Frog'who was in charge of the criminal group "Los Zetas" in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas. Mexico City, Mexico. 13th October 2011
The Ministry of National Defense of Mexico (SEDENA) and the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR) reported that in the context of the Integral Strategy implemented by the Mexican State against Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime, as of August 28, 2011 is implemented the Regional Operation "Scorpion".
This operation is defined in four phases to weaken conclusively the leadership structures, financial, operational and logistical criminal groups in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas.Have been conducted search and information gathering, intelligence, planning and execution of precision during the first three phases.
The planning of "Operation Scorpion", the third phase culminated yesterday when the Mexican Army troops conducted a precision operation in the city of Saltillo, Coahuila, in which they managed to stop Carlos Oliva Castillo "La Rana " (The Frog) third in charge of criminal group" Los Zetas "in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas. Also considered one of the most important leaders of the criminal organization, second only to Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano "The Lazca" and Miguel Angel Trevino Morales "40". The intense analysis and monitoring of drug trafficking organizations, allowed to pinpoint the safe house where he was Oliva Castillo, highlighting that during his detention was not necessary to make any shot and was premised on at all times, safeguard the integrity of civilians, military personnel and the life of the detainee.
The prisoner was available to the Federal Public Prosecutor attached to the Office of Special Investigations into Organized Crime (SIEDO), together with Juan Carlos Garza Rodriguez "El JUANILLO" the commander of his bodyguard and a woman identified as Irasema Lopez Garza, girlfriend of the alleged drug dealer cited, along with two rifles, two handguns, a bag of marijuana weighing about five pounds, two vehicles (one of which is shielded), various communication devices and computer equipment.