The Mexican Army captured a suspected top operator with the Beltrán Leyva drug organization who had a list that included the names of 33 police officers in the city of Monterrey. The police are suspected of working for the organization, according to the Secretary of Defense. The list was found following the detention on June 26 of Omar Ibarra Lozana, who is suspected of administering the drug group’s activities in the upper-class area of San Pedro Garza Garcia. Ibarra Lozana was detained for the possession of marijuana, firearms, a grenade, and a list of 33 police officers in San Pedro Garza Garcia. The officers are believed to have been receiving money on behalf of the drug group. The disclosure follows on the heels of a comment made by a candidate of the National Action Party who alleged that members of the Beltrán Leyva group live in this part of the city and had arrived at a pact with local officials to maintain the area safe and secure.
From the July Justice in Mexico Project’s Monthly News Report:
“Capturan a operador de cartel Mexicano con lista de policies corruptos.” Univision. June 27, 2009.