Guatemalan Detained with Ties to Los Zetas

Posted on May 22, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Guatemala, Organized Crime, Police/Military Activity, Zetas reported on May 22, 2013 that Guatemalan security forces detained Guatemalan citizen, Cristopher Calderón Pinto, aka. “El Palanca.” According to the National Civil Police (PNC), Calderón Pinto has ties to a Zetas cell that is active in southern and central Guatemala, and is connected to a dozen crimes related to drug trafficking. During the arrest, police seized two automatic weapons, cell phones, and cash. According to the authorities, Los Zetas have been active in Guatemala since 2008 and maintain control of areas in the south and west of the country, where they traffic drugs and weapons. Read Article

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