Local leader of La Familia cartel caught in Morelos, Mexico

Posted on July 16, 2012 • Filed under: Conflicts, Crime, Drug Activity, Mexico, Organized Crime, Police/Military Activity

Omar Irám Guzmán Ortiz, “El Nueve,” was arrested by Federal Police in Tlaltizapán, Morelos, Mexico for involvement in a drug cartel known as La Familia. Guzmán Ortiz was responsible for ordering kidnappings and murders against members of opposing gangs, La Prensa Grafica reports. He is believed to have participated in the murder of seven people on July 11, in which the bodies were found decapitated in Jojutla and Puente de Ixtla. Several other suspects were arrested in the operation. Read Article

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