Crime and Violence

Alberto Mendoza Contreras, Beltrán Leyva drug cartel leader, faces criminal proceedings

The Federal Attorney General’s Office (La Procuraduría General de la República –PGR) took penal action against four members of the Beltrán Leyva drug cartel organization. Amongst those being charged is Alberto Mendoza Contreras, alias “El Chico Malo”, identified as the principal operator for the Beltrán Leyva criminal organization in San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León. Contreras is being held at a maximum-security prison in Altiplano (Almoloya), where he will face criminal proceedings for federal crimes.

Contreras was captured on March 19th of this year by Mexico’s Navy (Secretaría de Marina-Armada) after an individual fired at officers outside of  a residence located on Avenue Fuentes del Valle, number 300, in Fuentes del Valle in the municipality of San Pedro Garza. After his capture he was sent to Puente Grande, while the other four detained with him were sent to the Federal Social Rehabilitation Center number 4 (Centro Federal de Readaptación Social número 4) located in El Rincón, in Tepic, Nayarit.

He has been charged with having ties to organized crime, carrying out operations with illicit resources, crimes against health, and violating the Federal Law of Firearms and Explosives (Ley Federal de Armas de Fuego y Explosivos). Also charged were his accomplices Hugo López Reyes, Juan Gaytán Sánchez, and Joel Leonidez Gómez Morales.

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Carvallo, Manuel. “Ingresa a Almoloya informante del alcalde de San Pedro Garza.” El Sol de Cuautla. 17 Junio, 2010.

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